Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Capt Marty wins his first Extreme 40 race in Singapore

Must have been first time lucky! Look out onto the water and another revolution is taking place - six massive sleek 40ft all carbon fibre racing machines being driven by some of the worlds best sailing teams, going head to head in fleet races right in front of your eyes. Like 'A dream coming true'. Bring sailing to the masses by turning it into a spectator sport similar to car racing. Go one step further and offer a fifth position onboard the boats during the race for anyone game enough to go onboard. No other extreme sport can offer you that. Follow the trials and tribulations as Capt Marty wins his first and only race in the Extreme 40 class and Race 14 of the Extreme Sailing Series Asia - Singapore. Wow! Done it! Won it! Many thanks must go to the hard working and dedicated crew that guided the mighty Masirah on their winning ways and for transforming the way we look at staging high profile yacht racing events going into the future. Follow the evperience and race blow by blow at: http://asianyachting.com/news/EX40Asia09.htm

Saturday, July 4, 2009

2008-09 Skipper and Yacht of the Year - Neil Pryde & Hi Fi

By winning the Sawadee.com Regatta, Neil Pryde and Hi Fi have scored a record 20 points in the 2008-09 AsianYachting Grand Prix Championships. They have dominated the racing class this season and scored podium places in all eight regattas that they have contested this season. Five wins, two second places and one third place is worthy of being crowned the 2008-09 Skipper and Yacht of the Year. This is also the third time Neil has won the prestigious award over the seven years it has been contested. He has shown a remarkable ability to successfully run a racing campaign in Asian waters over the last 20 years and long may it continue. Final pointscore and see how the championships unfolded at: http://asianyachting.com/news/AYGP08-09.htm

Friday, May 15, 2009

Capt Marty wins Ericsson 4 VOR jacket

Good news for AsianYachting subscribers on the day after Ericsson 4's arrived in Rio, Torben Grael drew Capt Marty's name first out of the hat to win an Ericsson Racing Team - Helly Hansen wet weather jacket. This was an on line competition to vote for crew members date and time predictions for when they expected to round Cape Horn on Leg 5 of the VOR. As Ryan Godfrey's date (March 17 @ 1200GMT) was the latest of all and as the going was very slow we selected him for our Cape Horn bet, and wallah first of three winners to come out of the hat. We have already received the autographed photo (See Photo) of this memorable occasion and will post photos when we receive the jacket. Thanks to Torben and all the crew for allowing us to share the experience, be it from behind a computer desk but we will always treasure the memories. Browse the May 09 News & Views web edition with photos at: http://asianyachting.com/Archive/newsletter/111May09.htm

Friday, February 27, 2009

Volvo Ocean Race Singapore Restart Photo Gallery

To get proceedings underway the Volvo Ocean Race returned to the race track in spectacular style when the horn sounded at 1300 local time (0500 GMT) signifying the start of the 2,500 nautical mile leg to Qingdao, China, the leg most crews consider will be one of the most difficult and brutal legs of the race. Ken Read's Puma nailed the start from the middle of the line, closely followed by Torben Grael's Ericsson 4 taking the windward berth next to the start boat. Right from the onset the battle commenced in earnest and both had their bows ahead of the rest. Delta Lloyd, with new navigator Frits Koek in the chair, chose the pin end. Both Telefónica boats and Ian Walker's Green Dragon were in the second row as the gun fired and the fleet pounded up the first two-mile beat. AY was lucky enough to be onboard the startboat Lady O courtesy of SSR PRO Richard Cai and recorded some of the action which have been posted in the VOR 09 Singapore Photo Gallery at: http://asianyachting.com/photos/photo.htm?VOR09Singapore