14 August 2011

Oracle Racing's Spithill wins America's Cup World Series match racing title

Oracle Racing's Spithill wins America's Cup World Series match racing
Washington Post
By AP, CASCAIS, Portugal — Jimmy Spithill of San Francisco's Oracle Racing has won the inaugural America's Cup World Series match racing championship with a two-race sweep of Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand. There were four lead changes ...
Oman Sail triumphs at Cowes
Oman Daily Observer
By the final race, The Wave, Muscat had extended their lead to 14.8 points over Luna Rossa, however the battle was far from over in some of the lightest airs of the regatta, with any of the top three boats still able to claim the title, including the ...

Oman Daily Observer
Bronze for Burling and Tuke at Olympic test
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won the 49er medal race and the Bronze medal at the Weymouth and Portland 2011 International Regatta overnight. The medal comes for the NZL Sailing Team on the final day of the Olympic test event and rounds out a solid ...
Classic battleground for Volvo Ocean Race boats
BYM News (press release)
Three entries in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 head into the unknown on Sunday when Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Groupama Sailing Team and Team Sanya get a first chance to test themselves against each other in the Rolex Fastnet Race – the 608-nautical mile ...
Enviros call for better America's Cup planning
By Jason Dearen AP SAN FRANCISCO -- Conservation groups on Thursday called on city leaders to improve plans for reducing the environmental impact of events related to the America's Cup in 2013, when the world's fastest yachts will race on San Francisco ...
Outteridge And Jensen Grab Gold On Thrilling Final Day
International Sailing Federation
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) clinched the 49er gold medal on the final day of the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta following a fantastic medal race on the Nothe course. Spain's Iker Martinez and Xabier Hernandez led the ...

International Sailing Federation
Sudden thunderstorm turns Reeds Lake regatta into a rescue and salvage operation
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
EAST GRAND RAPIDS – A sudden thunderstorm turned a Saturday afternoon regatta on Reeds Lake into a rescue and salvage operation for members of the Grand Rapids Yacht Club. Five small sailboats were capsized as the storm, carrying wind gusts of up to 40 ...

The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
O'Connell, Wilkinson help sailing team win Sears Cup
Toms River, NJ - Skipper OJ O'Connell of Niantic and crew members Ben Wilkinson of Noank and Glastonbury's Kyle Seniff, who are members of the Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Association, won the Sears Cup Friday for placing first in the US Junior ...
Silence in Fiji over death of NZ woman
Some time in the last six weeks it is believed a man and a woman were sailing on a yacht near Fiji when the woman fell overboard and drowned. The body was recovered and the yacht made it to Suva, but the woman's death was not reported, and the body was ...
European Youth Sailing Games preview
Sail World
The first European Youth Sailing Games take place from the 13th to 18th August (with races starting on the 15th), on Trentino Garda, Italy. This is a new event in the regattaworld, and is exclusively for youngsters under the age of 19 - the future ...

Sail World
Competitors prepare for a race with a fearsome reputation
The Independent
After the world's economy has been battered for the last two or three years and regatta entries have been hit hard in Italy, Spain and the United States, the number of boats racing in Cowes Week is up and the number entered for the Rolex Fastnet is a ...
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 2 - Postcard sailing
Sail World
There is certainly renewed interest in racing multihulls world-wide; the America's Cupis definitely having a positive effect. 'And most of the competitors are happy with the OMR rating system ... I certainly am. The fact that the ORMA 60 (Team ...

Sail World
Ives off to fast start at 50th Cal 20 Class Championship
Long Beach Press-Telegram
"We were sailing a little light with just Jennifer and me, but we'll have Chris Collins with us (today and Sunday)." Chuck Clay, the class president who put the regatta together, finally had a chance to enjoy it with a 6-1-2 day. ...
'Stadium sailing' coming to Navy Pier
August 12, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- So-called 'stadium sailing' is set to come to Navy Pier for the weekend. Sailors are competing for the Chicago Match Cup. Racing began Friday morning and continues Saturday and Sunday. 10 international teams are ...

Sailboat Fire At Scappoose Marina
750 KXL
A man and woman were burned when their sailboat caught fire at McCuddy's Landing Marina in Scappoose before daybreak. The man tried to put out the flames with a garden hose while the woman was trapped inside. Firefighters rescued her. ...
Regatta marks 160th year
Isle of Wight County Press
By Tamsin Crouch - Saturday, August 13, 2011 Spike Atkinson, seven, in the egg and spoon race at Shanklin Regatta. Picture by Robin Crossley. SHANKLIN BeachRegatta proved it can still stun the crowds as it marked its 160th run on Thursday. ...

Isle of Wight County Press
Fisher's View: Cascais - A Box of Matches on the penultimate day
Sail World
Bob Fisher, one of the worlds top international yachting journalists, and certainly the top writer on the America's Cup, is in Cascais, Portugal for the first round of theAmerica's Cup World Series. Bob is a multihuller from way back, having competed ...

Sail World
Olympic Test Event – Six medal haul for Skandia Team GBR
Sail World
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta final medal races were held today, Saturday 13 August. Ben Ainslie sealed his Olympic sailing test event victory in style. Winning his final medal race, Ainslie ended the regatta with a 31 point winning ...

Ainslie favourite for sailing gold after pre-Games test win in Weymouth
Daily Mail
By Sportsmail Reporter Ben Ainslie won the Finn class at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta to cap a fantastic week for Great British sailing. The 34-year-old won the class by a 31-point margin at the official Olympic test event on the ...

Daily Mail
RI lands 2012 sailing event leading up to America's Cup races
Providence Journal
Newport will host the final leg of the 2011-12 America's Cup World Series, bringing the top sailing teams to the port for nine days in the summer of 2012. The event is expected to boost the state's economy not just during the competition, ...

Newport regatta (video)
Newport hosts Regatta.
Olympic Test Event final day – US Team medal races
Sail World
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - On the final day of the 2012 London Olympic Test Event, the US Team took to the spectator-friendly Nothe Course for the medal races. In the Star medal race Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih finished in ...
On the Cusp of a Dream
Annapolis Capital (blog)
But they all share a dream that looks somewhat like this: [photo: sailboat at anchor off a tropical island] And they share an incredible, and very attractive, mix of enthusiasm and trepidation for their new lifestyle. Sometimes, your life can change in ...
Night sailing - SailNet Community
By RobGallagher
I'm getting ready for my first night passage. Mystic, CT to Block Island, RI Tomorrow night is the full moon and we leave with the ebb at 11:00PM. I.
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