30 December 2011

Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior Sailing [VIDEO]


Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior Sailing [VIDEO]
Greenpeace's first purpose built campaign sailing ship takes a little getting used to whether you're crew or campaigner. With five sails totalling 1288 square metres of sail area she can do 15 knots on wind power alone -- about as fast as the Esperanza can do under engine. That's a lot of sail to handle for a small crew but the modern hydraulic system that sets the sails makes it all manageable as you can see here.

Anniversary Pro Am Regatta Attracts Top Sailors
All At Sea
The Bitter End Yacht Club played host to Olympians, World Champions and America's Cup sailors during the 25th anniversary of the Pro Am Regatta on October 29 to November 5th. More than 70 sailors participated in the weeklong regatta, where they got an ...

Volvo Ocean race uses armed ship for pirates
The Australian
If the boats were to be taken by pirates, a race with a turnover of hundreds of millions of euros, visiting 10 cities around the world over eight months and featuring the elite of offshore sailing could not continue at all. ...

Sailboat fire in Oak Bay sends owner to hospital
Vancouver Sun
2011) An anchored sailboat is burning near Oak Bay Marina Thursday morning. The owner was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation. The concrete-hulled vessel was reported on fire just after midnight Thursday. The lone man aboard was removed by a nearby ...

Veteran glad race decided on the sea
The Canberra Times
BY JON TUXWORTH SAILING It may have cost him and his crew line honours, but Wild Oats XI veteran Iain Smith was ecstatic when Investec LOYAL's Sydney to Hobart win was confirmed yesterday. An international jury meeting at the Royal Yacht Club of ...

Sailing: Day #2 Orange Bowl
Bernews
The Biscayne Bay winds got lighter and the competition heated up for day two, the half way point, of the Orange Bowl International Youth Sailing Regatta in Miami. The day started off with 12-15 knot breezes from the NNW, but gradually shifted NNE and ...

Bernews

Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta Set for February 2012
All At Sea
Hot competition, superb sailing conditions and great fun on and off the water is what you'll experience at the 11th Club Nautico de San Juan's International Regatta (CNSJIR), set for February 3rd to 5th 2012. “We expect over 100 competitors from the ...

Costa Smeralda Superyacht Regatta in the Shadow of the ARC
All At Sea
While the 217-boat fleet taking part in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) was the Canary Islands show-stopper, another Atlantic regatta got underway from Santa Cruz de Tenerife the following day, November 21st. As the name suggests, yachts taking ...

More Hulls and More Fun at 15th Annual Foxys Cat Fight Regatta
All At Sea
'Purrfect' is the only way to describe the sailing at the 15th Annual Foxy's Cat Fight Regatta, held every year on the Saturday coinciding with Halloween; this year October 29 2011 at Jost Van Dyke, BVI. Two glorious races, sailed in 15 to 20 knot ...

Looking Back: Did America's Cup Avenue Change Newport's Walkability?
Patch.com
How did America's Cup Avenue change the walkabilty of the city? How could future projects get us back on our feet? By Olga Enger During the late 1960s, downtown Newport went through a revitalization that included the construction of America's Cup ...

Loki's long wait through the night
The Canberra Times
BY RUPERT GUINNESS Loki skipper Stephen Ainsworth and his crew ended the gruelling sailingpart of their Sydney to Hobart campaign in the pre-dawn hours of yesterday. But once on land, they faced what was arguably the mentally toughest part of their ...

Record Breaking Attendance at Sol International Opti Regatta
All At Sea
Twelve-year-old, Leonardo Knol, sailing for St. Maarten, took top honors at the 5th annual SOL International Optimist Regatta held November 5th. Second place went to Hosea Williams (15) of Antigua, coached by Olympic medalist, Karl James. ...

Sultanate to host 2012 Extreme Sailing series opener
Oman Tribune
MUSCAT The Sultanate will host the opening race of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series beginning from February 28, according to a press release from Oman Sail. The Oman leg is scheduled to conclude on March 2 before heading back to Qingdao, China for the ...

Gusto grabs Melbourne-Hobart sailing win
Ninemsn
In the Westcoaster race being sailed concurrently to Hobart, Extasea was sailing towards an emphatic line-honours win. The Royal Geelong boat was under spinnaker with the breeze at the bottom of the Bruny Islands, 40 nautical miles from Hobart. ...

US outfit Puma take time to reflect and recover from 60-day onslaught to safe ...
Telegraph.co.uk
By Telegraph staff Take, for instance, US-based Puma Racing, who are finally able to enjoy some down time after two months of solid sailing since the first in-port Volvo Ocean Race in Alicante on Oct 29. Having endured a broken mast in three places, ...

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Braidwood credits American navigator
Newcastle Herald
The 39-year-old, sailing in his 17th Sydney to Hobart, was crew boss and watch captain in LOYAL's against-the-odds win over five-time winner Wild Oats XI. Braidwood said the protest lodged by race officials immediately after Wednesday's victory over a ...

Club to host 12th annual Frostbite Race Sunday
Elizabethton Star
By Jason Mullins For the 12th consecutive year, the Watauga Lake Sailing Club will host the annual Frostbite Race. Since 2001, WLSC members have gathered at the Watauga Lake Sailboat Dock on New Year's Day for the race. Photo by Danny Davis - Since ...

Ainslie in hot water
SkySports
The action saw him disqualified from races nine and 10 and the triple Olympic gold medallist failed to secure a top-three finish at the regatta. The Royal Yachting Association are considering whether to take any further action against Ainslie, ...

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Holmberg Wins Tenth Pete Sheals Memorial Match Race
All At Sea
Perfect sailing conditions allowed for keen and fast-paced competition at the 10th Pete Sheals Memorial Match Race. Six teams sailed out of the Royal British Virgin Islands' Yacht Club during this November 12th – 13th invitation-only regatta where the ...

CG Searching for Mariner Missing for 11 Days
Military.com
Foreman's wife reported he was sailing from American Samoa to Oahu but mistakenly arrived in Port Allen, Kauai. He remained aboard the vessel at anchor for a one day before departing for Oahu on Dec 17. The sailboat Arcturus is described as having a ...

RBYC Commodore Shrubb steps down
Royal Gazette
The highly-respected international sailing umpire, who officiated at several world-class regattas this year, will step down to make way for Jonathan Brewin who is the club's current Vice-Commodore. During his watch, Shrubb spearheaded the day-to-day ...

Polar dip to raise money for schooner-bound high school junior
knox.VillageSoup.com
Last summer, Camden Hills Regional High School junior Elizabeth Sherfey worked aboard the windjammer Angelique, realized she loved sailing, and wanted to learn more. She joined Rockland Community Sailing's high school sailing team in the fall and was ...

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Economic impact of ACWS will be palpable
Jamestown Press
BY KEN SHANE One of the biggest area events in 2012 will be the arrival of the America's CupWorld Series in June. The regatta, which will take place from June 23 to July 1, is a precursor to theAmerica's Cup finals, which will take place in San ...

Penmaenmawr sailing club will celebrate 50th anniversary
North Wales Weekly News
“It's an honour to be the commodore of Penmaenmawr Sailing Club during this very special year,” he said. “The club is looking forward to a number of special events and open races to celebrate our 50th anniversary during the coming sailing season. ...

Son sets sail to keep up tradition
Fraser Coast Chronicle
The week-long regatta is being hosted by the Scarness-based Maryborough Sailing Club. One of the people who will be cheering Wasson, a former centre and Brisbane Broncos fan, on will be someone who knows him very well - his father Rob, the president of ...

L'ton race winner's vow
TheMercury.com.au
"I missed sailing in this years Sydney Hobart when a charter to a group of British yachtsmen fell through and my wife gave me permission to sail in the shorter Launceston to Hobart and the win was a real bonus," Fisher said. However, the Sydney Hobart ...

Harken Invitational Regatta at Napier, New Zealand - Overall ...
Although racing started late, two races with each of the three fleets were held and allowed organisers to complete the regatta with a successful day's sailing. Provisional results indicate that Kimberly Lim from Singapore is the overall winner of ...
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father & son sailing: Friday Column: Observations from the ...
By Andy
It is difficult to write a sailing column when I have not actually been sailing since September, but then again it is the times around the holidays when one is prone to reminisce, so I reminisced about our Bahamas trip in my column and think that I ...
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My last full day in the Global Ocean Race! « Sam Goodchild Sailing
By samgoodchild
Our last full day at sea and in contrary to the past 3 weeks we are slamming up wind again. We are 80 miles from the cook strait where we get to bear away for the final 100mile stretch home. Going up the west coast of New Zealand has been ...
Sam Goodchild Sailing

Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race - No festive truce
'On board with Team Telefonica - Volvo Ocean race 2011-12' Diego ... The five boats still sailing in Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi were entering the final ...
www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?Nid=92218

America's Cup mega-yacht marina plan scuttled - SFGate
America's Cup mega-yacht marina plan scuttled ... The appeal is not necessarily a major setback to the regatta, which is scheduled to begin in eight months. ...
articles.sfgate.com/.../30527864_1_northeast-wharf-plaza-meg...

News Release: Coast Guard tows disabled sailing vessel to Coos ...
SEATTLE — A 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Coos Bay, Ore., takes the sailing vessel Nakahara Maru in tow after it suffered a steering malfunction 11 ...
www.d13.uscgnews.com/go/doc/21/1259927/

US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee Selects Additional Members ...
Eight additional members of 2012 U.S. Olympic Team – Sailing were selected based on performance at the ISAF Sailing World Championships, Dec. 3-18, in ...
olympics.ussailing.org/.../us-sailings-olympic-sailing-committe...

CSUM | About » Sailing Director Charlie Arms Named Boating ...
Arms, who has served as Cal Maritime's director of sailing since 1999, received the award for her commitment to boating education. She was the only recipient in ...
www.csum.edu/.../sailing-director-charlie-arms-named-boating...

Volvo Ocean Race: Spain's Telefonica pull off nail-biting win ...
Spain's Telefonica clinched a last-gasp victory over Camper in the first stage of leg two of the Volvo Ocean Race on Monday after 15 days' sailing from Cape ...
www.arabianbusiness.com/.../volvo-ocean-race-spain-s-telefon...

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