Volvo Ocean Race boats to be protected by armed guards off East African coast
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Volvo Ocean Race boats will be loaded onto a ship and protected by armed guards when they pass through the pirate-filled waters off the East African coast, organizers said Thursday. The yachts, worth millions of dollars, ...
ISAF World Sailing Championships
Pakistan Daily Times
PERTH: Belgium's Evi van Acker edged closer to securing gold at the ISAF World SailingChampionships in Western Australia on Thursday. After six days of competition, the world number two is a clear leader in the women's Laser Radial, with just two days ...
Australians lead 470 sailing championship
Sydney Morning Herald
Australian sailing stars Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher are firmly on track to defend their 470 class world title off Fremantle. The world No.1 crew, who are among Australia's key gold medal hopes at next year's Olympics, will launch into Friday's ...
Sailing's Best of 2011 Are Shortlisted
US SAILING (press release)
Nominees shortlisted for US Sailing's 2011 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year award: Princess Sofia Trophy Regatta (ISAF Sailing World Cup) Elliott 6m Champion Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wisc.); Farr 30 World Champion Deneen Demourkas (Santa Barbara, Calif.) ...
Alameda continues push for America's Cup business
Contra Costa Times
By Peter Hegarty As the world's most skilled sailors set their sights on winning the America's Cup on San Francisco Bay next year, city of Alameda officials are hoping to catch the financial windfall generated in their wake. ...
Ramsay, Leigh best of Canadian bunch at world sailing championships
Globe and Mail
Canada's team of helmsman Luke Ramsay and crewman Mike Leigh sailed into 10th spot in the 470 yacht class to sit 25th over all in the world sailing championships off Fremantle, Australia on Thursday. It was the most solid Canadian performance of the ...
Sailing heads north
SAILORS from around the country have gathered and the stage is set for the Fiji National Sailing Championship to begin in the Hidden Paradise Savusavu today. About 25 teams are expected to participate in the three-day tournament, which is hosted by ...
Sailing: Chris Grube diary part five – a solid start to World Sailing ...
Chester's Chris Grube, 26, and sailing partner Nick Rogers have reached a crucial point in their bid to qualify for the London Olympics. Selection hinges on the pair's performance at the World SailingChampionships in Australia, from where Chris has ...
Diego Negri at Perth ISAF Sailing World Championship
BYM News (press release)
We did not miss the Centennial regatta, held in Saint Tropez, where we placed second, mindful of a great battle to the death with the Swedish Loof. Closed that week, we took again the training, always in Côte d'Azur, in Saint Raphael. ...
British dominate at world sailing championships
Barcelona pretty much bossed La Liga last season and they haven't lost to Real Madrid since 2008. Bu... To those with a fair idea of probability, it amounts to one of the great mysteries of the season so ... All five of the British Finn class ...
Behind the Scenes: Sailing Exhibit Construction at the Hall of Champions
The Hall of Champions Sports Museum has starting putting together its new 4500 square foot sailing exhibit. Set to open in 2012, the exhibit will feature a fully rigged Star Boat, an America's Cup room with scale models of boats that have raced in San ...
Volvo Ocean race : Team Sanya out sailing again
BYM News (press release)
We are out in the bay on this gorgeous sunny day, with both Table Mountain and Lion's Head in the backdrop and one can't help but feel lucky to be out sailing again. The shore team cheered and clapped as we left the dock at 1200 today, and there was a ...
Bavaria Yacht's Cruiser 45 has been chosen SAIL Magazine's Best Boat 2012 Winner
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
SAIL magazine's annual Best Boat Award recognizes the best new sailboat introduced into the North American market. Bavaria Yachts USA announced that the Bavaria Cruiser 45 has been chosen as SAIL Magazine's Best Boat 2012 Winner among cruising ...
Transatlantic regatta finishes on VG
“But with the addition of the yacht club here and the finish of the Transatlantic Superyacht Regatta and Maxi Yacht Cup with these beautiful boats in the BVI for the first time, the reputation of sailing in the islands has been taken to another level ...
Sailing / World Championships / Lee Korzits keeps her lead as action resumes ...
By Rami Hipsh A day after competition was halted due to stormy weather, action resumed yesterday at the World Sailing Championships in Perth, Australia. Israeli windsurfer Lee Korzits continues to lead in the women's RS:X competition, after finishing ...
Optimist Sailing : A World Champs within a World Championship
BYM News (press release)
New Zealand is seriously preparing for 50 countries and around 220 young sailors to come to Napier and compete for the title of new World Champion in the Optimist Sailing. In true Kiwi-style, over 160 volunteers from around the country have put their ...
Sailing Association Mar Menor Annual Christmas Dinner Dance and Prize Presentation
THIS YEAR the Christmas Dinner Dance of SAMM was held at the Restaurante Camping Lo Monti in San Pedro. This was the opportunity for the Race Organisers of the SAMM Autumn Race Series to present three cups donate by Bankia to the winning crews. ...
Chafee establishes America's Cup committee
Lincoln Chafee recently signed an executive order establishing the America's Cup World Series Host Committee. The committee will serve as the state's principal entity for the coordinated effort to successfully host the America's Cup World Series, ...
Perth 2011 Party - the place to be
The world's sailing glitterati will descend on Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club this weekend to celebrate the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships in true Western Australian style. In what organisers promise will be “an elegantly casual fiesta of ...
Things to do Dec 9
Catch the exhilarating final act of the international Extreme Sailing SeriesT 2011 in the waters off Marina Bay this weekend. This dynamic and fast-paced stadium sailing event features 10 "Extreme 40" teams who have been battling it out through the ...
Declination: Sailing Alone Around the World — In 1895
By nowhere magazine
Sailing Alone Around the World” (The Century Co., New York, 1900) was first serialized in The Century Magazine, then published as a book in 1900. In it, Joshua Slocum tells the story of becoming the first man to circumnavigate the world solo.
Volvo Ocean Race anti-piracy plans announced | The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
Publishing top quality sailing news, features, blogs, comment, photography and video for yacht and dinghy racers worldwide. ... The Volvo Ocean Race's anti-piracy plan will see the fleet transported by an armed heavy lift ship from an undisclosed Safe Haven Port in the Indian Ocean and resume racing from a set-down point along the Sharjah coastline in the northern Emirates, within a day's sailing of the Leg 2 .... Interesting comment "...commitments at tradition-steeped regatta weeks. ...
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Around the Pier: America's Cup Sails into San Diego Bay ~ and ...
By Robert Monroe
Scripps takes part in sailing World Series. Howling winds and pouring rain didn't deter the crews of sailors and crowds of sailing fans who lined San Diego Bay for the start of the America's Cup World Series during an unseasonably cool ...
US Sailing extends with its official sunglass sponsor - Sports ...
US Sailing extends with its official sunglass sponsor, Sailing Sponsorship news from SportsPro Media North America. ... Nespresso supports New Zealand's America's Cup entry - 26 April 2011 ...
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USA Qualifies for London Olympic Games in Two Events | Olympic ...
By US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics
Glorious wind and sunshine were a welcome change for the first part of the ISAF Sailing World Championships, held in Fremantle, AUS. With three additional races held Thursday in the Laser Radial, Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) has an ...
Olympic and Paralympic Teams
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 6 - Yachts and ...
The first Gold fleet races at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships started with a moderate sea breeze providing almost perfect sailing conditions off Fremantle on Thursday.
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Death on the ARC | Sailing news | Yachting Monthly
Tragedy has struck the 26th edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers with the death of a sailor from a heart attack. Andrew Nash, 64, a crew aboard Ocean Wanderer, a Westerly Oceanlord 41 died today. A spokesman for the ARC said:'Our ...
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Sailing Knot Secrets – 10 Seconds to Safer Sailing Knots! | Cruising ...
That way, you will know how to get the maximum performance from any line aboard your cruising or racing sailboat. How Kinks ... So what can a sailing skipper or crew do to compensate for the weakness caused by marine knots? Use one or ...
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US SAILING Blog: College Fall Season is Over… So What do we do ...
By US SAILING
However, we get the opportunity to catch up with friends, prepare for Finals, relax and recuperate, and do some personal sailing. Each team has their own little ... Here is the scoop from a handful of sailors representing various college sailing programs around the county. College of Charleston – Mac... Right before our last regatta, usually near thanksgiving, the entire team takes the docks out of the water and stores the boats for the winter during practice time. At this point in the year, ...
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Bursledon Blog: Open Canoe Sailing
By Bursledon Blogger
Open Canoe Sailing. Members of the Open Canoe Sailing Group visited Hamble in the summer. Canoe sailing became popular in the Victorian era both here and in the US as an effective and simple way to explore the coast, rivers and lakes. ...
The square-rigged sailing ships of yesteryear - Look and Learn
By The Publisher
A square rigger had most of its sails set square across the masts because this was the position for getting the maximum power from the wind. All ships had square sails until about AD 800, when Mediterranean ships carried a lateen sail on a ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | Anti-piracy plan revealed
The Volvo Ocean Race has revealed its anti-piracy plan, which will see the fleet ... in the northern Emirates, within a day's sailing of the Leg 2 finish in Abu Dhabi.
Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama protest against ...
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama have lodged a protest against Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand. The International Jury will hear in full the protest ...
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