18 August 2011

Sailors rave about new America's Cup World Series

Sailors rave about new America's Cup World Series
The switch from plodding monohulls to the fast cats upset many sailing traditionalists. Cayard, an American who is CEO of Sweden's Artemis Racing, said it's hard to argue with the results of the first ACWS regatta. "For those who thought catamaran ...
A new sailboat, another successful race
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 a challenging ...
Bitter End Yacht Club's Pro Am Regatta 2011 welcomes UK dinghy class champions ...
BYM News (press release)
Many of the people we spoke to had been going to the regatta for 15 years or more. It is extremely unique for them. Most of them were club sailors and were continually amazed by how much they learnt by sailing with the pro's. ...
Sailing photographer Louisa Gould
Martha's Vineyard Times
Since the 2000 America's Cup race in New Zealand, Ms. Gould has traveled to the South Pacific, England, and the Mediterranean to capture the drama and action ofsailing races, and in the process turned her passion into a career. Ms. Gould also raced, ...
It's plain sailing for cancer recovery boy Jake
Coventry Telegraph
The Trust was launched in 2003 by Dame Ellen MacArthur and takes young people in recovery from cancer and leukaemia sailing onboard 38 to 48ft cruising yachts. Led by experienced sailors and a medical professional, the youngsters get the chance to test ...
Coast Guard Investigates Trawler-Sailboat Crash South of Montauk
According to Specialist Ternia "Nikki" Pipkins, of the Homeland Security FOIA and Data Administration Division in Washington, DC, on June 21 at approximately 9:30 pm, “the fishing vessel Joyce D…collided with the sailing vessel Summer Wind. ...
European Youth Sailing Games day 3
Sail World
On the penultimate day three of the European Youth Sailing Games, it was another hot, sunny day with good winds from the south which were 11-13 knots. The wind was a little inconsistent but it was enough to complete all of today's races: four for the ..
Sailing youth championships
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)
Jack Swikart (Rumson, NJ) from the Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club finished in second place. He also closed out the regatta strong by posting a pair of second place finishes. There were 20 skippers competing in the US Junior Singlehanded Championship ...
100 sailboats and powerboats to participate in regatta
Bangor Daily News
CAMDEN, Maine — The new Penobscot Bay Rendezvous Regatta will celebrate boating and boat building Aug. 18-21. The festival is designed both for sailors and land-lovers. The regatta will have about 100 sailboats and powerboats in Thomaston, Rockland ...
America's Cup to be on display
Whitsunday Times
Commodore of Hamilton Island Yacht Club, CEO and regatta director for the next America's CupIain Murray organised for the cup to be on display at this year's race week. It will be the third time the cup has been to Australia. ...
Sailing Away: A mid-life timeout turned into years-long excursion
The sailing life agreed with us and so the gap year turned into years. At all times a tight eye was kept on our budget and an even tighter fist on our wallet. For most of a decade we lived like gypsy time travelers from a past century — no cable TV, ...
Tension heats up for final day
Whitsunday Times
Sailors have been blessed with terrific sailing conditions, with the traditional Whitsunday trade winds and plenty of sunshine playing their part to make it an amazing spectacle on the Whitsunday waters.Regatta director Denis Thompson said he couldn't ...
Marine Matters: Sailingsailing, over the bounding main!
Freepress Online
All this emphasis on sailing caused me to recall my own somewhat checkered history in the sport. I have penned a brief retrospective I call "The Five Stages of Amateur Sailing": Children's sailingclasses at the yacht club. "OK kids, today we are going ...
America's Cup sailors recount Rambler capsize in Rolex Fastnet Race
Sail World
A professional yachtsman, Williams is one of New Zealand's top sailors, with a longsailing career encompassing five Round the World races, and several America's Cupcampaigns. Other top America's Cup sailors were also on board including Andrew Taylor ...
Sailing record within grasp
Taranaki Daily News
The last few miles are expected to be the most challenging for the 50-year-old sailor – who now lives in Mooloolaba – as he battles fatigue from 38 days of sailing in conditions ranging from dead calm to Southern Ocean storms.
Government of Canada Supports 2011 CORK OCR and International Regatta
Canada NewsWire (press release)
The Canadian Yachting Association is a registered amateur athletic association, with charitable status, and has been designated by the Government of Canada as a national sport organization, representing the sport of sailing...

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