America's Cup planners should make concessions now
San Francisco Chronicle
They know how to win a regatta. Soon, we'll learn if organizers of the 2013 America's Cup also know how to keep legitimate concerns from becoming full-scale controversies. If they don't, a huge project with a rare degree of support in San Francisco ...
Hampton to Caribbean sailing race boosts local economy
HAMPTON — Fort Monroe has been a place of departures in recent months as the Army has pulled out but few will be more dramatic than the departure of 62 sailing vessels from the historic citadel on Monday. The Caribbean 1500 cruising rally is due to ...
Philippine sailing team arrives as foreign bets trickle in
The sailing team, which will not see action until November 12, was the lone Philippine contingent that came late in the night, with the others in the 512-strong athletic roster scheduled to plane in on a staggered basis starting Wednesday. ...
Crews battle sailboat fire in East Ocean View
By Mike Hixenbaugh Smoke was billowing from a 40-foot sailboat when crews arrived at Cutty Sark Marina just before noon, said Battalion Chief Harry Worley, spokesman for Norfolk Fire-Rescue. The fire was brought under control shortly after. ...
America's Cup Event Authority today issued the following statement on the ...
BYM News (press release)
“We applaud the members of the US Senate and US House of Representatives who voted overwhelmingly in support of the America's Cup Act of 2011,” said Craig Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, America's Cup Event Authority. ...
Rescue ends family's dream sailing voyage
A family of four has been winched to safety after their catamaran ran aground on the central Queensland coast early today. The vessel had broken from its mooring near Shoalwater Bay about 3am, RACQ Central Queensland Rescue's Phil Dowler said. ...
Lipton Cup Regatta 2011 incorporates 2010-2012 State IRC/AMS titles.
November 19 and 20 - Lipton Cup Regatta held on Port Philip. This year the 2011-2012 Victorian State IRC and AMS Titles are incorporated into the event. With racing covering all divisions, including cruising boats, this is the major pre Christmas event ...
Volvo Ocean Race : Zidane visits beautiful, wonderful Formula 1 of the sea
BYM News (press release)
Zinedine Zidane saluted a beautiful race and the wonderful boats about to depart in sailing's Formula 1, as the French soccer legend gave Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing a unique send-off this morning. Zinedine Zidane saluted a beautiful race and the wonderful ...
Top Olympic coach named Sailor of Year
New Zealand Herald
However, perhaps his crowning glory came at the Olympic Test Event in Weymouth, the site of the 2012 Olympic sailing regatta. Although he and Tuke were the youngest pairing taking part, they finished a more-than-creditable third, in the process ...
Fast and furious Showdown
IT was no place for the faint-hearted on the Derwent yesterday as the crews showed their aggressive side on day two of the 2011 Showdown Regatta. The racing was fast and furious when the seabreeze kicked in during the afternoon, which was in stark ...
Kenefick rewarded for showcasing array of skills
The Volvo Ocean Race gets under way today from Alicante in a global marathon which will conclude in Galway early in July next year. The short in-port race last weekend was inconclusive as the course had to be shortened as calms set in, but Ian Walker's ...
Wind farm worries blowing up a storm in Christchurch
A recent meeting at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes was attended by Commodore of Christchurch Sailing Club Rick Thompson and Vice-Commodore Lawrence Crapper as well as the commodores from the areas sailing clubs and a representative from Eneco. ...
Boats clash at start of Volvo Ocean Race | The Associated Press ...
By The Associated Press
Camper led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of Alicante on Saturday on leg 1 of a 39000-nautical mile journey around the world after a dramatic opening in which two boats crashed into each other. France's Groupama penalised herself for ...
Volvo Ocean Race leg one start report | The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
Chris Nicholson's Emirates Team New Zealand crew led the fleet out of Alicante at the start of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race today, living up to the daily sail's form guide. With the forecast indicating 20-25 knots, but gusting to over 35, today's ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Alicante « volvobusesenvironmentblog
It's sailing season again! Seeing the crews taking good bye of their families is truly heart breaking. Today the Volvo Ocean Race started in Alicante. The six teams first made some laps along the coastline and then took off for Cape Town. ...
Saturday 5 November 2011: Squalls, Full-On Sailing & Chasing ...
08:30 GMT: Gamesa is making solid speeds down the race course in a south westerly direction nicely in touch with the main pack, sailing a middle routing as Mike Golding and Bruno Dubois monitor the evolving weather patterns. The Open 60 ...
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NZ boat makes flying start in Volvo Ocean Race | Stuff.co.nz
New Zealand entry Camper made the best start on the opening leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday as the six teams contesting the eight-month, 39000-nautical-mile event set off from Alicante, Spain, bound for Cape Town. ... "The conditions at first will be ideal for these boats - fastsailing in fresh breeze," chief meteorologist Gonzalo Infante said on the race's website (www.volvooceanrace.com). "But within about 12 hours, as the boats race into the night, they will have to punch ...
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Investec Private Bank provides sailing bursary in conjunction with Le ...
By Investec Bank Channel Islands Limited
Jersey youngsters with a passion for sailing could be awarded a bursary thanks to Investec Bank (Channel Islands) Limited. The bursary is open to Jersey youngsters this year, but may be open to those in the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the future ...
Rolling Earth Travel » Blog Archive » Tips on how to Find a Sailing ...
By Jerry S
A sailing vacation in Bahamas can be the ultimate solution to travel throughout comfort and in style. With it's islands and beautiful shorelines, Bahamas is the perfect place to simply get away from the stress filled city lifestyle and just rest under ...
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