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Sailing series

TWENTY-FOUR of the World's top professional sailors will converge on Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour this week for the first round of the new Extreme Sailing Series Asia. The first round will run from November 20-24 with a 40-foot catamaran that can reach speeds of up to 73km per hour. The China Team entry will be helmed by Wearn Haw Tan from Singapore, joined by Mark Stopforth, a former Olympian from South Africa now based in Hong Kong, Wang Jue from China and skippered by Thierry Barot, a Hong Kong based Frenchman with immense expertise and experience from America's Cup, Round the World Races and other world class big boat campaigns.


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