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New Zealand lifts NESPRESSO Youth International Match Cup

George Anyon, 20, representing the Youth Training Program of the Royal New Zealand Yacht, with his team of Josh Wijohn, Patrick Haybittle and Logan Andresen, has won NESPRESSO Youth International Match Racing Cup.
George Anyon beat Murray Jones of Cruising Yacht Club of Australia 2-1 in the best of 3 series. The Race Committee had to cut-short the racing today after no winds forced the crews to stay at docks till after lunch. The racing between Anyon and Jones was quite close all through the regatta and at the last start either team might have walked away with the victory.
In the fight of the wills, Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club’s William Eastman won the third spot from William Dargaville. Anyon called the win today as down to the boat handling, keeping it effective and very simple big thanks to the team coach as well as graduate of Youth Training Programme Chris Steele.
Wijohn, Andresen and Anyon also won Centerport Youth International Regatta previous weekend, but Anyon appeared apprehensive that they would be able to take 3 victories in 3 weeks with Red Bull Foiling Generation arranged at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron next week.

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Final 4 advance at the Busan Cup

Spithill, Le Berre and Groeneveld celebrated Halloween by making it to the semis of Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, along with World #1 Ulrikkeholm Klinkby beating Women’s International Match Racing Series topper Shea of Epic Racing 3 – 1 for the last semi-final position.

Danish skipper told that Maggie pushed us a lot in the pre-starts, but they found the right shifts and had good boat handling. Now they are going for a win, in Busan and in the Women’s International Match Racing Series. They had really close races as well as most of them could have gone either way. They did the best they could, but now it is not in their hands anymore. Continue reading Final 4 advance at the Busan Cup

Phuket a top selection for the very first Thailand yacht show

Phuket has been called as a popular selection for launch of a Thailand Yacht Show, to be arranged by Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Tourism and Sports. The place for the new yacht event, programmed for this year’s end has been narrowed down to Pattaya and Phuket, said Deputy Minister of Transport Akom Termpittayapisit to the National News Bureau of Thailand.

This would give soe exposure for yacht makers same to what car makers are handed during Motor Expo, explained Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha. Yacht makers could exhibit their luxurious, new models at the program, and this would serve help to promote yacht tourism in Thailand, added he.

MOTS Phuket office’s deputy director Ratchadaporn Pattana told the Phuket Gazette this morning that he believes that Phuket is all set for this. Located on the Andaman coast, they have suitable marinas for this kind of event. If Phuket is selected as a place for yacht show, this would be more than helpful to the province, as it keeps itself to be an important port of call for yachts across the area. He told that along with this, they would attract more and more quality travelers, who would have higher per-capita expenditure in Phuket. Continue reading Phuket a top selection for the very first Thailand yacht show

Sir Robert Knox Johnston Gets The Third Place In A Transatlantic Solo Race

Sir Robin Knox Johnston finished third in Route du Rhume transatlantic race on 22nd November. Sir Johnston’s current age is 75 and he is the oldest competitor in the race that spanned over three thousand miles.

Sir Johnston became the first to sail around the world solo without stopping 45 years ago. He currently has five grandsons. The race started from France and ended at Caribbean. Sir Johnston said that he felt euphoric after getting the third place in the race. Sir Johnston sailed in the race in his Grey Power Open 60 Yacht. Sir Johnston is the founder of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. He finished the race on Saturday after being at sea for more than twenty days. He last participated in this race in the year 1982 where he finished 14th. Continue reading Sir Robert Knox Johnston Gets The Third Place In A Transatlantic Solo Race