28 November 2011

Telefonica wins first leg of Volvo Ocean Race (video)



Sailing-Iker bounces back to take Volvo Ocean race first leg
Reuters Africa
CAPE TOWN Nov 26 (Reuters) - World sailor of the year Iker Martinez jumped from bottom to top spot when Telefonica stormed in past Table Mountain to complete a first-leg victory in the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday. The Spaniard, an Olympic gold ...

Camper second in Volvo Ocean Race
ESPN
AP CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Australian skipper Chris Nicholson endured the toughest conditions of his career and a late scare with broken rigging before guiding his Camper boat to second place Sunday behind Telefonica in the first leg of the Volvo ...
America's Cup could buoy bayside businesses in San Mateo County
San Francisco Examiner
Port leaders are exploring ways to attract mega-yachts to their harbor during theAmerica's Cup sailing race. It's just one of several San Mateo County institutions seeking ways to profit off the event. If all goes as county leaders hope, ...
Britain's Ian Williams lands two sailing crowns
Gant Daily
Pulau Duyong, Malaysia (AHN Sports) – After besting Italian Francesco Bruni in a thrilling World Match Racing Tour finale Saturday, British sailor Ian Williams added the Monsoon Cup Sunday to his third ISAF Match Racing World Champion crown. ...
Tasmanian Sailing Awards announced
YACHTe.com.au
Just ahead of him in the regatta were Australian Olympians Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge. His plan training and racing regularly (10 races on the Derwent in 25 knots of wind, plus last Thursday) for the 2012 Worlds in Lake Garda next August. ...
Sailing Body Joins Clontarf Flood Defence Protests
Afloat
#DUBLIN BAY – The Irish Sailing Association has urged Dublin City Council to defer next week's vote on flood defences at Clontarf promenade. The sailing body has written to Dublin City manager John Tiernan arguing that the Council did not allow for any ...
Body recovered from Lake Wanaka
Independent Community Newspaper
The body of a Wanaka yachtie has been recovered from Lake Wanaka, 10 days after he fell from his boat while sailing with a friend. Trevor Hawke, 70, fell overboard while sailing an etchell on Lake Wanaka on November 17. He was part of a two-man crew. ...
Lipton Cup Regatta - Excellent racing on Port Phillip Bay
Sail World
Lipton Cup Regatta last weekend once again provided some excellent racing at the RVYC in Williamstown. With an emphasis on providing high quality racing at an affordable price, the Lipton Cup Regatta is now recognised as the premier racing regatta on ...
Finn focus at the 2011 Finn Gold Cup, Perth
BYM News (press release)
Cook revealed, “I've been sailing full time since the beginning of September to prepare for the event, but I haven't sailed a Finn regatta in three years so I have managed expectations, but still hope to sail well. Ken Dool has committed his time to ...
Cave laughs off a dunking or two
Daily Advertiser
For Cave and the rest of the Wagga Sailing Club regatta, treacherous winds produced their share of troubles on Saturday - it was anything but plain sailing. "Strong winds are fine if they keep blowing. Despite failing to complete the course on Saturday ...
Whitsunday sailors to contest Australian Optimist Dinghy Championship
Sail World
However they will not be alone with a high number of equally young and inexperienced sailors also testing their skills at the National regatta level for the first time. Klaus Lorenz their resident club coach who achieved Queensland's best ever ...
Cruise ships may hurt SF air quality during Cup
San Francisco Chronicle
Cruise ships won't race against the current during the America's Cup. But they'll sail into San Francisco at the same time as the event - and that worries environmentalists. As many as 80 ships dock along the Embarcadero each year, allowing passengers ...
Itchenor crews' efforts were anything but weak at Cowes Week
Chichester Today
At the annual XOD presentation of trophies from this year's Cowes Week, crews from Itchenor Sailing Club received the lion's share. In a year when the famous week enjoyed a record turnout of 146 X boats to celebrate the class's centenary, ...
World Sailor of the Year ready to take on Perth
Sail World
Recently crowned 2011 World Sailor of the Year, US Match Racing Skipper Anna Tunnicliffe and her United States Sailing Team AlphaGraphics crewmates that make up Team Maclaren (Debbie Capozzi, Molly Vandemoer and Liz Lewin (alternate) ) are all fired up ...
Camper limps into Cape Town after late scare
Stuff.co.nz
HI DAD: Team NZ Camper crewman Stuart Bannatyne is greeted by his children after the yacht docked at Cape Town to complete the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Camper survived a huge scare before securing second place in leg one of the Volvo Ocean ...
Top honours go to Upton Warren duo
Worcester News
A PAIR of Worcestershire sailing stalwarts were presented with two of the Royal Yachting Association's most prestigious awards. Vivian Brookes and John Ling received their honours from HRH the Princess Royal, president of the RYA, at the organisation's ...
Book Feature: Two new books from the authors of 'Two's a Crew'
Sail World
First there is the adventure tale about sailing where few cruising sailors choose, in Australia's own Southern Ocean, then there is the companion practical book, the result of a lifetime of sailing. Here are two new books from the authors of 'Two's a ...
Raja Muda 2011: strong finish, Aussie Maid and Mandrake are champions
Sail World
The Rala Muda Selangor International Regatta 2011 closed the way all good regattas end, with good racing in strong breeze on Bass Harbour, Langkawi. There were a lot of very happy and very festive competitors at the Closing Dinner and Prizegiving Party ...
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chrono Volvo Ocean Race
Classic Driver
Its latest chronograph is the result of an official partnership with the Volvo Ocean Race series 2011-2012. It's also a title sponsor of the Abu Dhabi Sailing Team, but IWC CEO Georges Kern is at pains to stress that a policy of strict impartiality ...
Team GAC Pindar's Ian Williams wins third world title and crowned overall ...
BYM News (press release)
Team GAC Pindar skipper Ian Williams has clinched his third International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Match Racing title after his crew's win in the Monsoon Cup in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. The team had arrived in Malaysia for the Monsoon Cup ...
Rally through the Canary Islands - February 2013
Sail World
There's plenty of time to prepare for THIS sailing rally - and if you can't sail there, you can charter a yacht and have a holiday of a lifetime. It's the Canarias Sailing Rally, first to the 14th February, 2013. Several marinas in the Canary Islands ...
Edinburgh Inspiring Capital arrives in Tauranga
My Sailing
Echoing the sentiment of crew from all of the other boats, Scottish round the world crew member, Lesley Roberts, 36, commented, “That was the most full on sailing experience we have had so far. It was just relentless from start to finish. ...
Winners announced at Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship
YACHTe.com.au
Blackmore, who had winning America's Cup yachtsman, Grant Simmer, calling tactics, and other sailors of note, such as Richie Allanson aboard, admitted the crew work was a bit rusty. “We're not at the same level we were at Hamilton Island, ...
Malaysian yatching circuit debuts in February
Malaysia Star
KUALA TERENGGANU: Sailing is set to create waves with the establishment of a local yachting circuit organised by the Malaysian Yachting Association (MYA) with the cooperation of T-Best Events Sdn Berhad (T-Best). An agreement and memorandum of ...
Coldplay to perform in Abu Dhabi
Trade Arabia
Coldplay will perform adjacent to the purpose-built 'Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village' on the Corniche Breakwater, which from New Year's Eve until January 14, 2012, will host the six-strongVolvo Ocean Race fleet, its sea-hardened sailors and the ...
Lighted Boat Parade Winners Announced
First Coast News
In the sailboat category, the first place winner was Captain Warren Burton, with his boat Pelican, which was decorated with a North Pole theme with lights shooting up and off of the mast. The second place sailboat winner was Captain Nick Sharrow, ...
Who owns a super yacht?
Deccan Chronicle
Ernesto has already won two prestigious America's cup yacht races. The duo's lavish craft was put through sea trials last week as curious spectators gathered to witness the phenomenon and capture the sailing beauty in all its glory. ...
Book events
Arizona Daily Star
Discuss the second half of "Sailing Home: Using the Wisdom of Homer's Odyssey to Navigate Life's Perils and Pitfalls" by Norman Fischer. 2 pm Nov. 27. Free. 792-3715. Mystery Book Group - Antigone Books. "Wormwood" by Susan Wittig Albert. 12:30 pm Nov. ...
BC-AP Sports Digest
SI.com
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - SAI--Volvo Ocean Race. Chris Nicholson guided his Camper boat to second in the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Sent. - KUUSAMO, Finland - JUM--Ski Jump World Cup. Austria dominates first ski jump World Cup meet of the ...
UK TV company sails away in style
Cyprus Mail
But it was the Paphos International Sailing Club (PISC) and Paphos harbour that yielded them the right contact and the perfect boat for their purposes: Gladan af Westervik, a Lagoon 440 belonging to Swedish sailors Sven and Maj Spånberg, ...
CAMPER secure second place in leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race ...
They are now in second place overall on the Volvo Ocean Race leaderboard with 29 points – two behind Team Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) who finished first on Saturday evening. Groupama sailingteam are expected to finish on Tuesday, ...
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