21 August 2011

Pre-Viking ship Baltic's oldest known sail boat

Pre-Viking ship Baltic's oldest known sail boat
The Independent
Researchers at a dig on Estonia's Saaremaa island confirmed the 17-metre-long (55.7-foot) ship used as a burial tomb for warriors had a keel, a device commonly used on sailing vessels to keep them upright in the water by counter-balancing the force of ...

Metro & state: Local sailing teams among 12 competing in Detroit Cup
Detroit Free Press
Teams from five countries will compete in Detroit this weekend in the Detroit Cup, an ISAF Grade 2sailing regatta that's the second stop in a four-event US Grand Slam series. The team with the best combined scores at the end of this weekend will be ...
RC44 Sweden Cup: Tight at the top in Marstrand
BYM News (press release)
Overnight leaders No Way Back (NED) and second placed Aleph Sailing (FRA) were both called over. No Way Back didn't manage to get back into the race, but were quick to make amends winning the next by an amazing 2 minutes 57 seconds margin. ...
Man Rescued From Sinking Sailboat In Ferry Lane
Ashland Current
Commercial salvage has been contacted regarding the capsized sailing vessel. The man's name and age is not being released. The Coast Guard says that recreational boaters should wear a life jacket at all times, as it is much more difficult to find and ...
Regatta raises sails to raise funds for hospice
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
She works with children ages 5 to 14 during the "sail-by" who are also members of the yacht club's Youth Sailing Program. "It's just nice to get all the kids on the water," she said. "It's their way to participate in the regatta."
Sailing exhibition held in Qingdao
20 (Xinhua) -- An exhibition featuring 515 sailing-related items opened in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao on Saturday. The exhibition, which displays posters, pictures, brochures and souvenirs from three Olympic museums, five national sailing ...
Groups Worry About Environmental Footprint of America's Cup on SF Bay
New America Media
The sailing regatta is expected to transform the city's northern waterfront -- including the construction of a new cruise terminal -- and pump $1 billion into the local economy. Since the city was chosen to host the event late last year, ...
Sailboat spotted in the waters off Staten Island to attempt record-breaking ...
A Google search revealed that the sailboat with IDEC emblazoned on its sails is the trimaran of Francis Joyon, a Frenchman who holds the record for the fastest single-handed sailing circumnavigation. However, Joyon hadn't just arrived. ...
Irish Times
GAIL MacALLISTER , owner West Cork Sailing : I LIVE IN the village of Adrigole, about a mile from the sailing centre. I'm up at 6.30am because it's the only time I have to get the housework done, though my husband and two boys, who are aged 10 and 11, ...
Sailing away on memories
Today, the Club has more than 700 members and sponsors many races and events each year, making it one of the most active clubs in the Great Lakes. In addition, the club supports many charitable agencies and hosts an annual Easter Seals regatta...
Temecula residents get aboard city's regatta
Southwest Riverside News Network
Temecula residents built their own boats as a city sponsored regatta. (Rocky Salmon) The city hosted a regatta as the summer finale of the community service's family night events. The events will continue into the fall and winter seasons. ...
Lively Lady Wins DBSC on IRC and ECHO
Derek Martin's Beneteau 44.7 Lively Lady produced wins on IRC and ECHO to win Dublin BaySailing Club's race this afternoon in medium winds that featured a long spinnaker run the length of Dublin Bay. Martin's Royal Irish club mate George Sisk was ...
The Sailing Scene changes hands
Marine Business
ESTABLISHED Sydney Hobie Cat dealership The Sailing Scene has been sold to Outdoors and Beyond proprietor David O'Toole. Speaking to Marine Business at the recent Sydney International Boat Show, where the Sailing Scene took out the best stand award, ...
When the news came on wings
Boston Globe
Larry Ellison, the Cup's billionaire impresario, hopes the explanatory graphics will help capture the attention of mainstream viewers who know a lot less about sailboat racing than, say, baseball. In the regatta's early days, the waning popularity of ...
Weymouth & Portland NSA: Magic Marine RS500 World Championships
BYM News (press release)
Their incredibly effective and fast sailing style got everybody talking at the bar! A truly mixed week ofsailing conditions meant that Taylor / Mobbs had to perform well at all ends of the sailing spectrum, and they proved worthy winners, ...
Sailing tragedy in Croatia- motor yacht kills visiting Italian sailors
Sail World
Two Italian sailors on a sailing holiday in Croatia were this week thrown into the water and killed when their 13 metre sailing boat was hit by a 12 metre motor yacht near the islet of Maslinovik, two nautical miles off Primosten on the central ...
Taylor Burn becomes New Zealand sailing's latest World Champion
Sail World
Evangeline struggled to put good races together but hooked into a great left hand shift, 3rd at the top mark, finishing 7th, one of her best of the regatta. Eight races were better than four, we had our World Championship series and a bonus four races ...
Then & Now Ellen MacArthur, sailor
Irish Times
Her passion for sailing began at the age of four, when she went on sailing trips with her aunt Thea. She avidly read books about sailing, and at eight she began saving her school dinner money to buy her first boat. At 18, she was a fully qualified ...
Fastnet re-run for Ran
Portsmouth News
According to former America's Cup helmsman Gavin Brady, Beau Geste was forced to pull out when some cracking developed in her deck, and with conditions set to build around the Fastnet Rock and the onset of night, they chose to err on the side of ...
Solo circumnavigator changes course towards Cape of Good Hope
My Sailing
The Delphia 40's are built in Poland, to a high standard of design and construction, and have a CE “A” class rating, for bluewater or offshore sailing, and whilst this is not the first Delphia 40 to have crossed oceans by any means, this voyage is a ...
Some struggling Santa Cruz harbor businesses, Port District at odds over direction
San Jose Mercury News
"They're pushing out businesses that are needed at the harbor," said Marc Kraft, the 29-year owner of Pacific Yachting & Sailing, who has been fighting an increase in his rent for several years. "The boating business is tough. ...
Safe Boating Course
The course is a requirement in Connecticut for the operator of any motorboat or sailboat over 19.5 feet. This accelerated course prepares boaters and personal watercraft operators for a safe season on the water and earns them a state-required safety ...
Roy Montgomery: Longtime photographer's images of the sea featured in Langley
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Roy's photos are mainly of the sea, sailing and ships — such as the Lady Washington near the Deception Pass Bridge and the tug Dorothy Foss. And they're mostly in black and white, like these from a 1979 sailing race near Olympia, Washington. ...
Starboard tack: Beetle champ Bill Boll tops 'The Leo'
The Westerly Sun
2009 New England champ Karen Renzulli Fallon, also from Wild Harbor and sailing with her brother-in-law, Mark Fallon from Philadelphia, was second in women's and third overall. WYC fleet captain Charlie Warner was thrilled with the regatta's attendance ...
Lightning strikes RS:X windsurfers
Ricardo Bimba Santos was hit by a lightning while competing in a RS:X windsurfing regatta, at PeƱol Lake, in Guataqe, Colombia. "It was about 16h and we were sailing between two islands, on our way back to the shore after racing, when we were hit by an...
Over 1000 sailors attend 3rd Qingdao International Sailing Week
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
A dialogue among world's celebrities on sailing events will be held alongside three internationalsailing events, namely the Mayor's Cup International Sailing Rally, the Qingdao InternationalSailing Regatta and the 2011 International Optimist Sailing ...
La Solitaire du Figaro leg 4 preview
Sail World
It's not just another sailing regatta, it's got so much more to it than that: Learning about your boat, learning about yourself, learning about everything. It's got so much more to it than I ever imagined, it's gone way over my expectations. ...
Six youngsters rewarded in Sail Training Awards
BYM News (press release)
The winners of MDL's Sail Training Awards have been selected and the six deserving youngsters who won the opportunity to experience a life changing sailing trip will begin their voyage later this month. The winners have been carefully selected due to ...

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