31 August 2011

Blind man to sail around the world alone



'Blind' man to sail around the world alone
CNN International
"But what I immediately gave up on in my head was sailing. I just thought, 'well, I'll never do it again.' "But the more I thought about it, the more I realized I just had to change the way I sail ... I want people to realize that they shouldn't just ...
America's Cup cost 'well spent'
BBC News
The cost of bringing the America's Cup to Plymouth has been "money well spent", the leader of the city council has insisted. The yachts are due to begin racing in Plymouth Sound on 10 September. Suggestions that it could cost up to £500000 to stage ...
First day a success for disabled sailing regatta
Hamilton Spectator
The Cup — Canada's national regatta for people with disabilities — kicked off with opening ceremonies Monday evening, following practices early in the afternoon. Some climbed and others with more severe disabilities were lifted in and out of their ...
Charity Campaigns - Brave Rowan is set for new sailing adventure
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph
Rowan Ramsay is joining up with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, a charity which takes young people who are recovering from cancer sailing. The 14-year-old from Isham was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a cancer of the white blood cells, ...
What about my dog? Comments in on America's Cup plan
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
The 2200-page document is the legal underpinning of the city's plan to host what officials say will be the greenest sailing race in the history of the sport. The 2013 race could bring $1 billion for the local economy and bring 5.5 million viewers, ...
Too hot? No, sailing is a breeze
The National
For them, sailing is a passion that will not cool in such temperatures. "It's not so bad once you are out in it," says Mr Dodge, the boat's captain, who has been sailing since he was 11. "The breeze makes it all that bit more bearable. ...
Boaters calling for awareness after sailboat nearly hits divers
WPTV
Boaters and marine experts are calling for new awareness after a sailboat skimmed right over divers recently. Captain Sean Payne of "Deep Obsession," a dive boat with Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures, says dive flags were clearly in sight, ...
URI Sailing Center Prepared for the Worst, Hoped for the Best
Patch.com
The URI Sailing Center on Pt. Judith Pond battened down the hatches as Hurricane Irene approached. By Rachel McCarty The URI Sailing Center was ready for Hurricane Irene. Usually sporting a gleaming white fleet of Flying Juniors and Tech Dinghies on ...
Beached Sailboat Owner 'Grateful' for Island Park's Help During Irene
Patch.com
Sherry Gibson certainly didn't want or expect her sailboat, Wind Swept, to end up stranded on Island Park beach during Hurricane Irene on Sunday. But that's exactly what happened. The sailboatcame loose from its mooring during Hurricane Irene and ...
Bribon Are Spain's Kings Of Cartagena
International Sailing Federation
Now the only team to have finished on the podium at each regatta this season, back to back second places for Audi Azzurra Sailing Team, promotes the team which is skippered by Guillermo Parada (ARG) to now lie second ahead of Udo Schutze's Container ...
Just a smattering of boat damage
SouthCoastToday.com
PETER PEREIRA/The Standard-Times Anne Tisdale and husband Verne Tisdale assess the damage caused to their sailboat by Tropical Storm Irene. Their sailboat broke from the mooring during the storm and ran aground on the Mattapoisett beach. ...
Paraplegic sailor in sea rescue
BBC News
A former lifeboat man helped to rescue a paraplegic sailor at the Dartmouth Regatta in Devon. The sailor, who was strapped into his dinghy, was trapped under its hull for about four minutes after it capsized on Saturday. ...
Stepping over
My Sailing
Some entry-level cats have twin wheels, which may be good when you are sailing, but for smaller models unnecessary. For close-quarters manoeuvring twin engine controls would be a better option if you can get it. A second part of the secret is to ...
China First for VOR
CRIENGLISH.com
The Volvo Ocean Race will break new ground when it gets underway in Alicante, Spain in late October with a Chinese sailor taking part for the first time. Teng Jianghe, a 37-year-old businessman who goes by the nickname Tiger, only started sailing last...
Titirangi sailing club opens doors to visitors
Sail World
On sailing days the reclamation is bursting with brightly coloured dinghies, sailors, parents, volunteers and spectators, and its program includes adventure picnics at Cornwallis Beach, an annual regatta, and hosting of national and regional events. ...
Green Dragon Sailing for Kinsale then Rotterdam
Afloat
"At this major global exhibition in Germany this will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase IrishSailing and our plans for 2012 - and also to show our support for Team Sanya our Chinese IrishVolvo Ocean Race Team. A formal sendoff  is planned from ...
Queen Mary Sailing Club's Jerry Wales claims RS700 National Championship title ...
bettor.com (blog)
A consistent sail from Queen Mary Sailing Club's Jerry Wales brought him on top of the standings to claim the title of RS700 National Championships held at Weymouth and Portland National SailingAcademy. Wales gained the overall lead early in the ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet closes in on Rio
Sail World
'At 0900 local time we were able to raise our medium kite and a stunning day of sailing ensued and we were able to make excellent progress toward the next waypoint at the start of the oil fields,' Ben said. Rupert Dean, skipper of Welcome to Yorkshire, ...
Team Red Bull Take Tornado Worlds Title
International Sailing Federation
To win the title was, however, their goal, Nahid said, after the regatta. Gaebler was delighted at the title in the mixed category, which they brought against the Austrians Nicole and Dietmar Salzmann (AUT) and the Rusterholz paring. ...
Storm Roundup: Chafed Lines Sprang Boats from Moorings
Patch.com
Many of those boats were large sailboats, a majority of which appeared to receive minor damage; a few boats, including at least one sailboat, were destroyed. Susan Booras of Swampscott said that her family's boat, Moira, a 25-foot sailboat...
New Zealand. Euro City Napier signs up to support OptiWorlds
BYM News (press release)
The Opti Worlds programme commences on 20 December with a four day sailing clinic, and an invitation regatta for all internationals and 100 of the top New Zealand Optimist sailors, runs on 28 and 29 December. There will be a welcoming ceremony and ...
Slidell Picayune Sports Briefs: Wednesday Night Races on Lake Pontchartrain
NOLA.com
By The Times-Picayune The Tammany Yacht Club will resume its fall Wednesday Night Sailboat Races at the end of August. The skippers' meeting will be Wednesday at the TYC, 1196 Harbor Drive, Slidell. Scott Threlkeld / The Times-Picayune archiveWednesday ...
'Bash' For A Cause
Yankton Daily Press
By Derek Bartos With summer winding down, lake enthusiasts made sure to take in as much fun as possible over the weekend during this year's Bash to the Colonies Sailboat Regatta. The annual celebration, held at Lewis and Clark Lake, consisted of a ...
Storm-tossed: Italian disability rights activist, sailor land in Belfast ...
Bangor Daily News
The handicapped-accessible sailboat is the centerpiece of his nonprofit organization that helps disabled people have a chance to go sailing for free, he said Tuesday. Buy Photo BELFAST, Maine — Andrea Stella's life changed forever 11 years ago, ...
Schooner Lazy Jack II launches creative series
knox.VillageSoup.com
Camden — Schooner Lazy Jack II is launching its Creativity at Sea series with two special four-hour sailing and creative writing events scheduled for Sept. 10 and Sept. 17. Writing instructor Teresa Piccari, proprietor of The Village Scribe at The...
30 Years of Sailing at Kielder Water Sailing Club - Yachts and ...
Kielder Water Sailing Club and Kielder Water Yacht Club celebrated the 30th anniversary with aregatta on the August Bank Holiday weekend, this year hosted by the sailing club which is based at Tower Knowe. Originally, both the sailing club ... Rounding off the regatta weekend was KWSC's long-standing Little America's Cup - match racing in Toppers, a knock-out competition where pairs of competitors sail a very short triangular course against each other. The winner was Adrian ...
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Pacific Northwest Boating News: Two tales of sailing down the west ...
By Nigel Barron
We cleared the Juan de Fuca Strait yesterday (8/18) around 3 p.m., quickly got the main up and started motor sailing. The wind direction initially was not the most favorable, but over the course of the evening backed enough that we spent the ...
Three Sheets Northwest
Snipe Worlds 2011: Hardest Regatta Yet | Boats.com Blog
By Carol Cronin
So I'll go even farther out on the one-design limb and say that in two decades of high-level international sailing, the 2011 Snipe Worlds was my Hardest Regatta Yet. Here's why. Team Cronin takes advantage of a postponement on day 3 to do ...
Boats.com Blog
Desert Sea - New Mexico and Southwestern Sailing: Former Cup ...
By Pat
Southwestern sailing, New Mexico sailing, sailboats, Rio Grande Sailing Yacht Club, New MexicoSailing Club, Arizona Yacht Club, sailboat racing, Elephant Butte Lake, sailors, sail, boat safety, past commodore, race management, club race officer, ... I'm pretty sure it was "Stars and Stripes" but not the 1995 USA-34 International America's Cup Class (IACC) Stars and Stripes that is moored adjacent to the barge shown in these pictures, but rather a slightly order IACC boat, USA-11. ...
Desert Sea - New Mexico and Southwest...
Two Months. – Sailing Wondertime
By Sara
We're extremely grateful that we decided to sail down the west coast of Vancouver Island after all; the trip has given the girls and us valuable experience sailing in ocean swells and much greater confidence in sailing together as a family. ...
Sailing Wondertime
What do sailors do when they are on land? » Extreme Sailing Series
Known for their achievements on board multihulls, monohulls and speed machines, a group from the world of professional sailing, are lesser known for their ...
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