26 August 2011

Boaters prepare for Hurricane Irene



Boater Prepare For Hurricane
KDRV
The expected havoc of Irene has already forced the yearly Herreshoff Regatta to cancel for the very first time. Dyer Jones says all the entrants, including himself, are just trying to get their boats prepped. "I have a partner in the boat and he's ...
Newport regatta race and air show cancelled - Projo 7 to 7 News ...
By Features staff
The organizers of the Newport Bucket, a grand regatta of super-yachts, have cancelled a race scheduled for Saturday in Rhode Island Sound. Also an associated air show of World War II-vintage aircraft on Saturday and Sunday afternoon ...
Projo 7 to 7 News Blog
Bucket Regatta Scrubbed | Newport Now.com
By Newport Now Staff
NEWPORT, R.I.-- The effects of Hurricane Irene are already being felt on the city's sailing scene. It looks like the 25th Newport Bucket Regatta and air show.
Newport Now.com
Capsized sailor won't abandon $20M sailboat - New York Post - Long ...
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Capsized sailor won't abandon $20M sailboat - New York Post Long Island Chat.
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RSM Regatta: lessons learned on Kilimanjaro boat op RSM MBA Blog
By Lesley Juárez
As predicted, it was a completely new and fun experience to participate in the RSM Regatta. Lots of nice people, great food and tacking, no permanent seasickness nor trophy! It was a weekend of learning and discovery. Sailing has its ...
RSM MBA Blog
America's Cup | America's Cup Uncovered - Episode 4
This week's program begins with the inaugural America's Cup World Series event in ... Then, a day off from the sailing not just rest but also a focus on ocean ...
www.americascup.com/.../Americas-Cup-Uncovered---Episod...
Vintage Raceboat Owners Line Up for 2011 Regatta - News, Sports ...
Fifty-three vintage raceboats already are committed to attend this year's Wheeling Vintage RaceboatRegatta, organizer Debbie Joseph announced at a...
theintelligencer.net/.../Vintage-Raceboat-Owners-Line-Up-for-...
Eight Travel Apps for Smooth Sailing - Spotlight news from Channel ...
Traveling can wreak havoc on the nerves. Between gate delays, unfamiliar transit and taxis, and inconvenient facilities, even the most centered and seasoned ...
www.channelinsider.com/.../Eight-Travel-Apps-for-Smooth-S...

Light winds affect Audi MedCup once more
The Independent
By Stuart Alexander Off to a bad start on the opening day of the Audi MedCup regatta in Cartagena, Spain, the British-based TP52 Rán, owned by Skype founder Niklas Zennström, added a couple more on a second day delayed by light wind. ...
Sailing in the Eye of the Wind
Wall Street Journal
Sailing enthusiasts are in for a double celebration over the next two years, with next summer's London Olympic Games and the America's Cup a year later—events many hope will act as a major fillip for the sport. Next month, the English coastal city of ...
Capsized sailor won't abandon $20M sailboat
New York Post
By SELIM ALGAR A French sailor felt so much amour for his $20 million sailboat that he refused to abandon ship after it capsized -- and spent an incredible 36 hours in its tiny cabin bobbing up and down in the rough waters off Long Island until a tow ...
Windy weather shortens regatta
The Kingston Whig-Standard
The lost day of sailing, coupled with the Olympic Class Regatta's tight schedule, meant a swift, abbreviated end to six different classes. Champions, all of whom recorded at least nine races (15 for the 49'er fleet), were crowned in Finn (Greg Douglas) ...
Newport Bucket regatta plus WWII planes Saturday and Sunday
Providence Journal
In the past, Bucket Regattas have been low-key events for some of the finest sailing yachts in the world.. “We're always trying to think outside the box and figure out how to make the Bucket Regattas exciting for participants and spectators,” said Tim ...
Regatta raises money for kids
Victoria News
For 15 years, a sailing regatta has raised significant money for a camp for children with disabilities. The Vancouver Island Easter Seals Regatta Festival kicks off at 1 pm, Sept. 15, at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Cadboro Bay. ...
Lord Nelson sailing ship set for Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Passenger sailing trips from two to four hours are available from Thursday September 8 until Saturday. Ken Sims, chairman of the Greater Yarmouth Tourist Authority which organises the festival said: “Sailings on the Artemis and Mercedes at previous ...
Sailing on the Bay
San Diego Reader
By Barbarella | Published Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 “Take it off!” shouted the salty ex-marine at the bow of the boat. “Take it off!” “What the hell is he talking about? Are we all supposed to strip?” I asked Lou, who was manning the tiller. ...
RS800 National Championships at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy.
BYM News (press release)
The 2011 RS800 National Championships were hosted by Weymouth & Portland National SailingAcademy. Portland Harbour & Weymouth Bay delivered fantastic days racing for the 60 boat fleet for 5 days of the RS Games. Stevie Wilson teamed up with 49er 'hot ...
Sailing championship coming to Rochester
Rochester Business Journal
By THOMAS ADAMS The 2011 Women's Keelboat Championship is scheduled for next week at the Rochester Yacht Club on St. Paul Boulevard, officials announced. Female sailors, including Olympians and world and collegiate champions, will race in teams of four ...
Crew in pot-smuggling case sentenced to jail
Houston Chronicle
(AP)  A federal judge has ordered  prison terms for two Massachusetts men who used a sailboatto help smuggle 4497 pounds of marijuana from Jamaica to the Bay of St. Louis, Miss. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/mUjLLB ) US District Judge Louis ...
America's Cup Uncovered: Episodes 1-4 - World Series and more
Sail World
Week 4's program begins with the inaugural America's Cup World Series event in Cascais, Portugal aboard Green Comm Racing, the Spanish challenger as they compete in the first ever AC500 Speed Trial. Then, a day off from the sailing not just rest but ...
Leonardo DiCaprio Sailing The Coast of Australia on World's Largest Yacht
Haute Living
By Lexi Holzberg Kritzer on August 25th, 2011 Designed by Philippe Briand, New Zealand's Alloy Yacht, a 220-ft. ketch, is the largest sailing yacht to date. The latest news on the massive luxury yacht? Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to be cruising on the ...
Gloucestershire rowers to feature in the world championships
Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
Starting on Sunday (August 28) and running to September 4, these double as a qualifying regatta for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 68-rower Siemens-sponsored GB squad is fielding boats in all the Olympic classes - five women's, ...
Canada's Cup Sailing Festivities Begin at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
WHTC
HOLLAND, MI (WHTC News) - Teams are slated to begin registering today at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club for the Canada's Cup sailing competition, with defender trials slated to begin tomorrow through Monday in the waters of Lake Michigan, and the showdown ...
Sailing club receives Queen's award
Watford Observer
By Adam Binnie » A special sailing club in Rickmansworth was presented with a royal award for its services to disabled sportsmen and women by the Queen's representative. Colne Valley Special Sailors, which operates out of Bury Lake in the Aquadrome, ...
18ft Skiff International Regatta - Dedicated sailors
Sail World
Compared to the America's Cup pros who will hit San Francisco Bay in 2013 or even the leaders in the current 10th annual 18ft Skiff International Regatta hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, those from the local Sail1ing Foundation are at the other ...
Troops' therapy yacht hit by boat
BBC News
Therapeutic sailing lessons for military personnel returning from Afghanistan could be at risk after a yacht was damaged in a "hit and run". The Sarie Marais was moored off Drake's Island in Plymouth Sound when it was badly damaged by another vessel. ...
Are Olympic Games a burden on Britain?
Caernarfon Herald
HAVING read “Our boys experience the Olympic spirit” (August 11) it is natural the six men representing Pwllheli Sailing Club's elite events team were pleased to go down toWeymouth in the south of England and help with the preparatory work for the ...
ISAF Level 3 Technical Course For Coaches - Mozambique
International Sailing Federation
During this time (25th - 29th July) the Mozambique Sailing Federation hosted an ISAF Level 3 Technical Course for Coaches in Maputo, delivered by ISAF appointed Trainers Rob Holden from South Africa and All African Games technical delegate Pedro ...
For Wilton sailor Erin Maxwell, the goal is 2012 Olympics
Wilton Bulletin
The most important result of the summer came at the Sail for Gold Regatta, held June 5-11 in Weymouth, England. It was the first of two international regattas that US Sailing uses to select its entry for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. ...
Gold Coast Australia starts ocean sprint in Clipper Race
My Sailing
“As I type she's wonderfully sailing along at 9.5 knots almost in the right direction under full main, staysail and our work horse Yankee 2.” Having already crossed into the Southern Hemisphere, Singapore and Welcome to Yorkshire, current occupiers of ...
Tom Slingsby reflects on Hooligan's success at Hamilton Island Race Week
My Sailing
Tomorrow, for the final day of Australia's most awarded sailing regatta winds are likely to swing to the NE/SE at 10-15 knots and decrease, hopefully just enough breeze to get the 195 competing boats around the track in the Molle Islands Race before ...
Sailboat flips, passengers OK
TbNewsWatch.com
Minute Muffler, 677 Memorial Avenue www.minutemuffler.com No one was injured after a sailboat flipped over earlier tonight. Just before 7 pm Thunder Bay firefighters and the coast guard were called out to Lake Superior to assist the passengers on a ...
Artemis Offshore Academy Selection Trials deadline extended
Sail World (press release)
The Artemis Offshore Academy Selection Trials closing date has been extended to midnight on the 4th September to give potential candidates an extra week to apply after a busy summer of sailing. The Artemis Offshore Academy provides a structured UK ...

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