19 August 2011

Pirate Threat Forces Re-Route of Sailing Race

Pirate Threat Forces Re-Route of Sailing Race
By Eben Novy-Williams - Thu Aug 18 16:00:50 GMT 2011 The threat of piracy in the Indian Ocean forced the Volvo Ocean Race to reroute part of its 39000- nautical-mile sail around the world, race organizers said today. The announcement comes less than a ...
Taranaki man smashes solo sailing record
Taranaki Daily News
Bruce Arms learned to sail on the Waitara River – and yesterday taught the Aussies asailing lesson in their own backyard. He has literally run a ring around them, smashing the solo-circumnavigation-of-Australia record when he arrived at Mooloolaba in ...
Pittsford man takes 2nd at National Ensign Regatta
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The 50th National Ensign Regatta took place on Canandaigua Lake this week, featuring sailing teams from across the country. Jonathan Gorbold of Pittsford skippered boat 1226 to a second-place finish. / Brady Dillsworth CANANDAIGUA – Canandaigua Yacht ...
Build-A-Boat Regatta and Picnic on Friday in Collier County
The News-Press
Young boat builders will take to the waters of Lake Avalon to sail their vessels and share time with the Collier County sheriff's deputies who worked with them during the CCSO Build-A-Boat Regattaand Picnic from 1 pm to 2:30 pm Friday at Lake Avalon ..
Sailors Rise to the Occasion on Final Day at US Youth Sailing Championship
US SAILING (press release)
NEWPORT, RI (August 18, 2011) – Thursday was the final of four days of racing on Narragansett Bay at the 2011 US Youth Sailing Championship in Newport, RI This USSAILING National Championship regatta consists of top young sailors from around the...
Depot's boathouse offers Marines sailing instruction
Service members looking to learn how to operate a sailboat can take advantage of sailing classes offered at the depot's boathouse from March through October each year. At the end of the two-day course, participants will have earned a qualification card ...
Seattle boat takes the win in Whistler's first sailing regatta
Pique newsmagazine
By Clare Ogilvie Taking the win in Whistler's first sailing regatta was no easy feat for Seattle's Mike Karas. "It was really gusty, shifting," said Karas who with Molly Jackson raced a Tasar sailing dinghy dubbed the Honey Badger on the waters of Alta ..
Weekly insight: Duncan Flint, 2012 communications officer
Dorset Echo
THIS week has been a busy one in preparation for the sailing events coming to Weymouth and Portland in 2012. The International Regatta, hosted at the National Sailing Academy, was a huge success from a logistics perspective and proved very useful in ...
A new sailboat but another successful race
By Dan O'Meara Tim Clayson is a veteran of many Port Huron-to-Mackinac sailboat races, but this year's event was something altogether new for him and his crew. That's because they were sailing a new boat and a different course, all of which added up to ...
Oracle's Ellison, Coutts on America's Cup Rules
18 (Bloomberg) -- Russell Coutts, chief executive officer of defending-champion Oracle Racing and a four-time America's Cup winner, and Larry Ellison, chief executive officer of Oracle Corp. and founder of the Oracle team, discuss race competition ..
Set sail for silliness at Fools' Rules Regatta
Providence Journal
At the Fools' Rules Regatta, a kooky event hosted by the Jamestown Yacht Club, competitors get two hours to construct a sailing vessel out of nontraditional materials — think fairly obvious: bathtubs, beer cans, soda bottles; and nearly unbelievable: ...
Having a Roaring Good Time at the Great Gatsby Regatta and Help Saline Crew
The annual Great Gatsby Regatta, which benefits Saline's men's and women's rowing teams, is set for Aug. 23. By Tran Longmoore Bridgette Sparks is pictured at a previous year's Great GatsbyRegatta. Design Hub The third annual Great Gatsby Regatta...
Laura Dekker, 15, proves plenty in first year of sailing odyssey
Pete Thomas Outdoor
She has safely crossed the Atlantic and Pacific, and is in the Coral Sea aboard her beloved Guppy, a 38-foot twin-masted sailboat, bound for Darwin, Australia. Now 15, she's more than half way around the world, with the Indian Ocean representing her ...
Welcome to the Women's Sailing Association
Soon, we'll be competing with a crew in the Linda Elias Memorial Women's One Design Regatta on Catalina 37s in Long Beach," she continued. “I joined so I'd have access to boats,” she told me. “At $100 a year it's a great value, because members can not ...
John Harrington, 80, of Stamford, Loved Sailing
The Daily Stamford
One of his passions was sailing, and he was a member of the East Hampton Yacht Club. Harrington is survived by his wife, Joan; his sons John, David and his wife Laura, and Michael, and his wife Kristen; his daughter Joanne, and three grandchildren. ...
The party has started as 70 crews celebrate finishing the Fastnet Race
My Sailing
After completing a circumnavigation in 2009, Ambersail competed in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland before sailing the boat across the Atlantic to take part in the RORC Caribbean 600. The Volvo 60 then raced back to Britain in the Transatlantic ...
It's a Beautiful Day – Let's go sailing!
Stark Insider
Next time you should consider Sailing! One of the best features of the Bay Area and often underappreciated are the beautiful San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay waters. There is no better way to appreciate all of nature's water wonders than a day out ...
Mt. Sinai regatta sets sail
Port Times Record
By Brittany Wait The Mount Sinai Sailing Association's 30th annual American Cancer SocietyRegatta is set for this Sunday, Aug. 21, at 11 am and is open to all single-hull sailing yachts in Performance Handicap Racing Fleet spinnaker and non-spinnaker ...
Close/MS Regatta opens with Launch Party
Tulsa World
After Jim's death, Windycrest renamed the regatta for him. Today his family continues to support the National MS Society and the Close/MS Regatta. Ride the waves and experience the unforgettable excitement of a sailboat race. ...
Not-so-plain sailing: A leisurely cruise on Portugal's man-made Grande Lago lake
Daily Mail
During our sailing we battle with temperatures of up to 38C, which encourages sleeping on deck. But the village marinas are safe - everybody knows everybody around here. There is also the option to moor up and camp anywhere on one of the many islets...
Saturday regatta helps Hospice of Holland
sailing regatta starts at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club and a Dinghy Poker Run starts at noon. Check-in is 11 am The event is $20 per dinghy. It starts and ends at Yacht Basin Marina. For more details, visit vanderleekcup.com or call (616) 396-2972...
Stars cruise into Hamilton Island for the start of Race Week on Saturday
My Sailing
Two sailing forums will be held during Race Week to reveal the new formula for the next America's Cup match. It will be hosted by Hamilton Island Yacht Club Commodore Iain Murray, who is also theRegatta Director for the 34 th America's Cup match and ...
Lyme Regis: Top procession rounds off Regatta and Carnival Week
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
By Adrianne Maslen » A PROCESSION hailed one of the best Lyme Regis has ever seen rounded off a spectacular Regatta and Carnival Week. The parade on Saturday evening was followed by live music in the Marine Parade Shelters and a firework display over ...
After brushes with death, sailboat owner takes West Linn grounding in stride
Doyle and his wife, Beth, motored their sailboat, the Cheshire, from its regular moorage on Sauvie Island to downtown Portland over the weekend, hoping to show their nephew, Scott Sauerwein, the laboratories at OHSU. When they realized the 2011 ...
Women Race for Women: Sailing Regatta, Women Only, to Benefit Women's Shelter
Atlantic Highlands Herald
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ: On Saturday, August 20, the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club (AHYC) will be hosting its annual Ms. Race, a charity regatta for women sailors only. It is a benefit for 180, Turning Lives Around, a Monmouth county private, ...
Volvo Ocean Race route tweaked over piracy fears
By Shane McGinley Organisers of the Volvo Ocean Race have been forced to amend their route amid fears of piracy in the Indian Ocean, impacting the sailingrace's planned route to and from Abu Dhabi. Plans for the boats to sail through an East African ...

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