Ago Gold Cup – 30th Sept

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Adam Mioprio (NZL) – Photo: Talbot Wilson

Williams and Hansen top seeds in Argo Group Gold Cup
Ian Williams and Bjorn Hansen are the top seeds in their respective groups. Williams will face Will Tiller, Taylor Canfield, and Steffan Lindberg to round out the top four seeds in Group 1. Hansen’s round robin Group 2 will include Johnie Berntsson, Eric Monnin and Adam Minoprio.

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Samba Pa Ti Crowned 2012 Melges 32 World Champion

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Newport, RI – USA – The final day of competition at the 2012 Melges 32 World Championship, hosted by the New York Yacht Club (NYYC), had spectators on the edge of their seats for the last race of the ten part racing series. John Kilroy, Jr. on Samba Pa Ti triumphed over the thirty-three strong fleet to claim the class’ most coveted trophy and title – that of Melges 32 World Champion.

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MMRC Johor – Day 2 – AY Race Report 2

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Day 2 MMRC Johor – No ‘Give Me’ races as top teams progress…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 2Sept 29th – Tg Leman, Johor: Teams participating in match racing are ready to fight it out till the bitter end. Every race starts with a head to head battle and continues until one emerges triumphant. The round robin format is structured for teams to make their way up the pecking order and finish on top of the pile. Each race is a constant challenge and like any competitive sport, the aim at the end of the day is to finish number one. Those just starting out will be encouraged to achieve their dreams and do the best they can to gain experience. These qualities have made match racing exciting to watch and the often fast and furious action over short courses continues to attract interest and participation to survive as a discipline within the sport. With all this cut throat determination there are no ‘Give Me’ races in this field.

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Fourth Quarter Rally: Class Winners and IRC North American Champion Determined! Description: http://www.us-irc.org/images/2012_vesper_bbs.jpg

On the fourth and final day of the 48th annual Rolex Big Boat Series, a majority of the eight classes competing had bristling showdowns to determine winners, while others held the line to establish early leaders as class victors, including IRC A’s Jim Swartz (Park City, Utah) and his team aboard the TP52 Vesper, which also were named the IRC North American Champions for 2012. “In my mind, sailing is all about teamwork, and we just have a fantastic team,” said Swartz, mentioning crew members Jamie Gale, Ken Keefe and Gavin Brady as among the greatest sailors in the world. “It really helps the program immensely when you have a group of people who know how to take care of each other.” Ken Keefe added that the team also won the IRC East Coast Championship earlier this year. “After having a successful summer on the East Coast and then to come here and do so well is just an incredible feat and shows how strong our team is.” …

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Kilroy Advances To Lead 2012 Melges 32 Worlds In Newport

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Newport, RI – USA – An additional three races were completed on Friday at the 2012 Melges 32 World Championship, hosted by the New York Yacht Club (NYYC). John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti, with tactician Paul Goodison delivered a 1-2-8 punch to take the lead, five points ahead of Alec Cutler on Hedgehog with Richard Clarke on tactics in second. Steve Howe’s Warpath with tactician Morgan Larson is currently seated third.

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THE PANERAI TRANSAT CLASSIQUE 2012 CHAMPION WILL BE HONOURED WITH THE LUMINOR 1950 RATTRAPANTE 8 DAYS TITANIO

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8 DAYS TITANIO – 47mm
Panerai Transat Classique 2012
December 2012: a fleet of vintage yachts which have made sailing history is voyaging from Cascais
in Portugal, heading for Barbados. This is the Panerai Transat Classique 2012: hundreds
of enthusiasts including owners, captains and crews are competing in a quadrennial race which
not only celebrates the elegance, the beauty, the remarkable craftsmanship and the uniqueness
which are typical features of every vintage yacht, but which is also a challenge bringing out the
strength, courage and valour of people faced with the power of the sea. The participants in the
Panerai Transat Classique 2012 are travelling 4,000 miles in yachts which in some cases boast
histories of a hundred years or more, driven by the power of the wind and the ocean currents, but
above all by the great passion that unites all lovers of the sea.

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MMRC Johor – AY Race Report 1

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MMRC Stage 3 Johor – Time to get down and dirty…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Sept 28th – Tanjung Leman, Johor: After scouring the countryside, T-Best have assembled a team of Race Officers, Umpires, Management, Promotion and Media Circus together at Felda Residence, only five minutes drive from the jetty, where four Foundation 36 yachts are moored. The keels were removed and boats completely de-rigged, then transported with a small armada of jury/media boats and equipment, down from Terengganu, only to be reassembled again at Tanjung Leman before being launched and made race ready. This formidable task over the last two weeks, has been accomplished by Aussie Dave Mills and his boat preparation and maintenance crew, that have looked after these boats since they arrived in Malaysia for the first Monsoon Cup.back in 2005.

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Italy’s Pozzi Now In Control Of Melges 32 Worlds

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Newport, RI – USA – PRO Hank Stuart fired off three more great races at the 2012 Melges 32 World Championship, hosted by the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) on Wednesday. With two more days left to race, the pressure to do well is extremely intense as Bombarda’s Andrea Pozzi with tactician Gabriele Benussi sit atop the leaderboard ahead by two. In second overall, is John Kilroy Jr. on Samba Pa Ti who felt the full effects of a great day of successful racing with Paul Goodison on tactics. Ben Schwartz on Pisces with Chris Rast as tactician is now third. Tied in points with Schwartz, seated fourth and fifth respectively is Steve Howe’s Warpath and Alec Cutler’s Hedgehog.

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