29 September 2011

How to get a sailboat with 80 foot mast under 65 foot high bridges of the US Intracoastal Waterway (video)

How to get an 80' rig through the 65' bridges of the Intracoastal Waterway using two tons of water? The balls get swung out with an initial turn to port or stbd. The tendency then is for the roll to continue by itself, but is controlled by letting the bags out slowly with a line made off to each bag and running through necessary tackle to a cockpit winch.

Extreme Sailing Series: Red Bull dominates, Rookie well placed + Video
Sail World
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2011 Act 7 is currently underway in Nice, France. Light winds dominated the opening day. The beautiful resort in the heart of the French Riviera provided plenty of sunshine and sparkling Mediterranean waters for the 11 Extreme ...
Sailing regatta on Forfar Loch
Kirriemuir Today
Forfar Sailing Club Regatta 2011 will be recalled by all who attended as a great event, the elements conspiring to provide everyone with their own memories. Bright sunshine and unseasonal warmth meant no bleak skies or rain, nor any fear of chill, ...
Antilles sailing team again on top
Virgin Islands Daily News
The Antilles team took first in the regatta team standings, and it appears the Hurricanes are just getting warmed up for another big sailing season. William Bailey, now at Boston College, is the only sailor not back from last year's team. ...
Summerset Regatta Set For October 8 And 9
Island Sun and River Weekly
For 46 consecutive years, Southwest Florida sailors have gathered to celebrate the end of summer by participating in this area's premier sailing event called the Summerset Regatta. The Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) is again ...
Canadian open sailing championship starts today
The four-day Canadian open championships, which begin today at the St. Margaret Sailing Club, will feature racing in laser (male) and laser radial, both male and female. The event is open to sailors ages 14 and older. This regatta is a qualifying event ...
SAILING | Yale's ignored national powerhouse
Yale Daily News
1 Yale sailing teams practice 15 minutes away from campus in Branford, Conn. and normally only have one home regatta each year. Photo by Zeenat Mansoor. . By Max de La Bruy√®re On a mid-September Tuesday, it was pouring in Branford, Conn. ...
Sailboat crashes into barge at Manette Bridge construction site
Kitsap Sun
By Kitsap Sun staff A US Coast Guard boat moves in to help the sailboat that collided with a barge under the Manette Bridge on Tuesday. (LARRY STEAGALL KITSAP SUN) A bridge worker looks down at a sailboat trapped against one of the barges Tuesday at ...
Sailing | Jumbos take New England Sloop Championship
Tufts Daily
This weekend, the co−ed sailing team dominated the New England Intercollegiate SailingAssociation's Sloop Championship, capturing the regatta's White Trophy in a performance that earned the team a spot in November's Sloop Nationals, which will be ...
Sports - Sailing and Boating
Annapolis Capital
More than a decade ago, the regatta earned prestigious Category I status from the International Sailing Federation, and its international appeal grew dramatically. It continues to offer a taste of upcoming Olympic competition as representatives from ...
Sailing With Charlie - Overboard
All At Sea
Charlie with his group of three sailing students had departed the anchorage and a pretty young student had managed to raise the mains'l to the second reef point when her cap blew off and into the water. Normally Charlie would have abandoned the hat but ...
Ben Ainslie faces challenge in Extreme Sailing Series
He is also intent on mastering the art of racing these high speed catamarans on stadium courses since his ambition remains to win an America's Cup where state of the art racing catamarans now prevail. It will not be easy. In his first event in Trapani ...
Sailrocket ready to smash speed sailing world record
Walvis Bay might only be weeks away from the honour as the place in the world where the speedsailing world record has been shattered from a current 55.65 knots to over 60 knots. That is thanks to the Sailrocket team who is back in the country after ...
New committee for sailing club
Whitsunday Times
NEW POSITIONS: Newly elected Whitsunday Sailing Club president Jeff Brown and new club commodore Rob Davis are looking forward to fullfilling their positions at the club. Photo Aimee Vinci / Whitsunday Times THE Whitsunday Sailing Club has a new ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees heading for Perth 2011
BYM News (press release)
... name in the 49er fleet, they have also risen to prominence in offshore sailing. In August this year they took a break from training for the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race and returned to the 49er at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta...
Sailing in Marin: Leukemia Cup a meaningful event for Marin sailors
Marin Independent-Journal
"We've watched the regatta morph into the leading Leukemia Cup in the country." In its sixth year, the event raised $688500 in 2010, and according to Robin Reynolds, fundraising consultant to the event, this year's goal is $1 million. ...
Sailing foundation thanks volunteers
The Westerly Sun
10 and 11, the SHYC Sailing Foundation hosted 66 athletes and partners competing in another successful Special Olympics regatta. Saturday began with a parade through Stonington Borough and the Opening Ceremony, and Sunday closed with the ...
Ted Turner Wins Pine Brothers Trophy at International 12-Metre North American ...
MarketWatch (press release)
In 1977 skippering another boat, Turner won the coveted America's Cup. Pine Brothers is the sponsor of the International 12-Metre North American Championship and makers of the Pine Brothers softish throat drops. The company was founded in 1870 and is ...
SF Taxpayers Could Be On Hook for America's Cup Bill
NBC Bay Area
Hosting the internationally-renown regatta will also transform San Francisco's waterfront, as Port properties are changed from dilapidated piers to world-class yachting berths, as well as condominiums and hotels. This will bring badly-needed union jobs ...
QYC gears up for Frostbite Regatta
Inside NoVA
“Last year, I traded-in my powerboat for a brand new Catalina 309 sailboat,” he said. Does he miss the convenience of being able to turn a key and roar across the river? “Not for a minute,” answered Pelland. “So far this year I have cruised over 300 ...
Top 3 destinations for a sailing holiday in Croatia
When it comes to getting away from the nine to five working day, sailing breaks cannot be beaten. Giving you the chance to experience exotic destinations, feel the wind in your hair and soak up a little sun, a yacht charter holiday really is an ...
D-Trip Wins the 3rd Aruba Rembrandt Regatta
All At Sea
Dozens of boats and hundreds of competitors took part in the sailing races, swimming competition and beach tennis tournament. Races were sailed for yachts, wind surfers, kite surfers, optimist, sunfish and beach cats. On Friday August 11th, ...
Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2012 - News Update 4
Sail World
Use this opportunity to improve skills while having fun at an affordable regatta run to an international standard. Bay of Islands Sailing Week's four days of racing is a 'One-Off' for New Zealand yachties, friends and supporters. ...
Tornado Speed Sailing day 2 at Southampton + Video
Sail World
The second day of Hydropool Tornado Speed Sailing at the PSP Southampton Boat Show set off with more wind, more crowds, and much closer action on the water. Set directly off the impressive marina pontoons of the boat show, the Hydropool Tornado fleet ...
Recreation column: Fort Myers Roller Girl chosen as U.S. team alternate
Naples Daily News
Regatta in December: The 2011 2.4mR Pre-Worlds Championship will be held Dec. 8-10 at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club in Charlotte Harbor. The regatta is open to disabled and able-bodied members of the 2.4mR Class Association. The registration fee of $175 ...
RC44 Adris Cup Day 1 challenging serenity
Sail World
The penultimate event kicked off as ever with a day of match racing, a chance for the pro's to steer or the owners to pit themselves against some of sailing's top match racers. Although on the surface the conditions looked serene, the low gradient ...
Discover the Caribbean Series Turns Festival
All At Sea
“We're celebrating PYFC's long sailing history as well as having a regatta,” says sailing director, Joel Santiago. “We want everyone to join in the celebration, so we expanded our shore side events to create an exciting festival for spectators, ...
Book your place at the 10th International Sailing Summit
By Eloise.Pritchard@syc.com.au
We are excited to announce the 10th International Sailing Summit (ISS), scheduled to take place this year from the 8-10th November as part of Sail Melbourne's ISAF Sailing World Cup event program. Proudly presented by the Boating Industry ...
Sandringham Yacht Club
UW Sailing Team | Collegiate Sailing at University of Washington
The UW Sailing Team is a club sport at the University of Washington in Seattle and a member of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA). The UW is a part ...

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