27 December 2011

Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica win [VIDEO]



Sailing-Spain's Telefonica pull off nail-biting win   [VIDEO]
Reuters Africa
ALICANTE, Spain Dec 26 (Reuters) - 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 Town to a secret Indian Ocean stopover. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Doldrums hinder Groupama
Sail World
Groupama Sailing Team are in fourth place in the Volvo Ocean Race, 69 miles astern of the leader, on the 15 day of leg 2 on the 1300 UTC report. Once again the last miles of this strange second leg haven't been in line with the weather forecasts and ...

Sail World

America's Cup: SF arts groups scramble for role
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Those are the roles local artists envision playing in the America's Cup, the world-famous sailingrace that will arrive in San Francisco in 2012 and 2013. Theater, music, dance and art, they say, will be crucial to keeping visitors entertained beyond ...

Watson up to the challenge of young crew
The Canberra Times
However before sailing out the Heads, Watson, 18, whose crew on the Sydney 38 yacht is the youngest to ever take part in the 628 nautical mile race, spoke about how different she found crewsailing compared to solo challenges such as her unassisted ...

Fleet braces for bumpy ride with southerly change
The Canberra Times
BY ADRIAN WARREN SAILING Wild Oats XI gave herself a shot at Sydney to Hobart history as the fleet braced for a bumpy ride last night following the onset of a southerly change. As forecast, the kind early northerlies in the first few hours of the race ...

Sailing in Marin: Hall-of-famer Cayard takes another shot at America's Cup ...
Marin Independent-Journal
"We had some weaknesses that we identified in the first regatta in Cascais and the team worked really hard on that — mainly the reaching speed on the first leg after the start," he said. "They conquered that and were on a good run in Plymouth, ...

2011's top stories: July sailboat capsizing killed two Saginaw Township residents
The Saginaw News - MLive.com
The crew of Sociable, another sailboat, rescued the rival team members. Morley, then-president of Saginaw's Morley Foundation, was a 51-year-old avid sailor. Makowski-Bickel, 40, also had experience sailing. wingnuts . jpg.

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Darien Native Rob Crane Selected for US Olympic Sailing Team
Patch.com
The former Darien resident is one of eight additional members selected by US Sailing's OlympicSailing Committee based on performance at the ISAF Sailing World Championships. By Patrick Barnard Darien native Rob Crane, nephew of Darien resident Bill ...

Punta Fuego places PH on sailing map
Manila Standard Today
“The competition is not only for the boat aficionados, it also encourages those who are interested to learn the ropes of sailing,” added Jerry Rolin, the Regatta Committee head. “A lot of local sailors have been competing internationally and have a ...

Xiamen and Taiwan to cooperate in yacht sailing training
What's on Xiamen
According to the report, Xiamen and Taiwan authorities have made historic breakthrough on issues such as mutual reorganization of the yacht sailing license issued by each side. The two sides will work together to formulate a training program and ...

What's on Xiamen

Bluewater sailing
Gulf Times
A handout photo taken and released by Rolex yesterday shows Australian super-maxi 'Wild Oates XI' (front centre), skippered by Mark Richards, leading arch-rival 'Loyal' (front left), skippered by Anthony Bell, at the start of the 67th Sydney Hobart ...

Gulf Times

Coast Guard searching for overdue Kauai sailboat
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
By Star-Advertiser staff The Coast Guard is searching for a 66-year-old man aboard the 36-footsailboat who departed Kauai Dec. 17 and was expected to arrive on Oahu the following day. Ira Foreman left Port Allen late in the morning of Dec. ...

Tassie's minnows in the mix
Tasmania Mercury
All six crew aboard Not Negotiable were Sydney-Hobart virgins before yesterday, but they weresailing like experienced hands in a fleet of 88 starters. "We are pretty competitive," Rayner said before the start. "The odds for us to win on handicap ...

One to forget says Dylan
Lutterworth Today
OLYMPIC hopeful Dylan Fletcher admitted his frustrations at an all-round lack of knowing after he finished just inside the top 20 at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Australia. The 23-year-old skipper, from Desborough, and crew Alain Sign were ...

Clipper Race 7 - Spinnakers fly as conditions turn more settled - Gold Coast ...
YACHTe.com.au
“Looks like St Stephen's Day, or Boxing Day, may be a day of champagne sailing!” notes Edinburgh Inspiring Capital's skipper, Gordon Reid. “As we make our way north the fleet are all still in close proximity and there is regular VHF chat and banter ...

YACHTe.com.au

2011 Optimist Worlds: It is all happening in Napier
Sail World
Watch the racing on the beach on Hardinge Road, or come down to the Fan Zone at the Napier Sailing Club for replays of the races and mixing with the 48 nationalities taking part. ' Optimists - Sir Peter Blake Regatta 2011 , Day 1 ' Richard Gladwell ...

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Olympic sport this year
BBC Sport
A round-up of some of the success Great Britain enjoyed on the world stage in 2011, with Team GB producing world champions in athletics, cycling, rowing, swimming, taekwondo, sailing and triathlon. Mo Farah and Dai Greene led Britain's medal haul at...

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Gamesa back home in Southampton
Vendée Globe
The British skipper completed the Transat Jacques Vabre with Bruno Dubois as his co-skipper beforesailing his boat home alone in the Transat BtoB. He left with a storm in the Atlantic and came back under threat from a big, bad one. ...

L2H shapes up as tactical race down East Coast
YACHTe.com.au
Both line honours and overall first place on corrected time could go to the skipper and navigator who comes up with the right answers, in particular sailing through Banks Strait tomorrow evening and on Wednesday as the fleet heads down the East Coast. ...

YACHTe.com.au

Coast Guard Searches For Missing Sailor
KITV Honolulu
The Coast Guard began the search for Foreman Saturday afternoon. He's believed to be sailing a 36-foot sailboat with a white hull. Anyone with any information regarding Foreman's whereabouts is urged to contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600.

Fort Ross to mark bicentennial
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By BOB NORBERG In March, it will be 200 years since a Russian sailing ship anchored in what is now Fort Ross Cove and two dozen Russians and 80 Alaskans came ashore to set up a bluff-top camp. The members of the Kashia band of Pomo Indians likely ...

Auckland the 'City of Sails'
Toronto Sun
Known as the "City of Sails" for the large number of yachts that grace the Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf, try a sailboat cruise on a boat from the Pride of Auckland fleet or perhaps a two-hour jaunt on an original America's Cup yacht or even ...

38 Haitians drown after boat sinks off Cuba
GlobalPost
In 2007, one man died after a sailboat carrying more than 100 Haitian migrants landed in Miami. Today, another boat carrying Haitian migrants sunk nearby the coast of Cuba, killing 38 passengers in the process. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) A boat carrying ...

Evasive garden eels play undersea hide-and-peek
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The extraordinary event occurred at the end of a long day of strong-wind, rough-water sailing in the Sea of Cortez. The sun was near setting by the time Craig and I anchored in the clear water of a sandy anchorage. Sweaty and tired, we grabbed masks ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 16 - Yachts and Yachting Online
The UK's top performance sailing magazine ... By Volvo Ocean Race media 26 Dec 2011 12:37 ...Team Telefonica through the binoculars just behind CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race ...
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Telefonica extends lead in Volvo Ocean Race « Artesia News
By admin
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The Spanish boat Telefonica won the first stage of the second leg of the eight-month Volvo Ocean Race. It beat Camper by less than two minutes after a trek that lasted 15 days. Telefonica trailed Camper ...
Artesia News

father & son sailing: An email exchange about celestial nav.
By Andy
I was just reading your article in the magazine "All at Sea" and had a couple questions. First I haven't done celestial in forever and thought the pub was 229 not 249. Am I misremembering, more than likely lol!? I was interested if you wrote other ...
father & son sailing

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
Sailing Sponsors · Contact / BOAT FOR SALE. Monday, December 26, 2011. Happy Holidays. Greetings from St Barts. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Written by World Tour Stories at 11:39 AM. Tags: Caribbean - St Barths, ST BARTHS ...
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Women Sailors Unite to Learn: SCYA Sailing Convention Feb 4
Photo Caption: Noted cruiser and sailing instructor Diane DeWitte will be speaking ... her older brother sew sails on his home-built sailboat in upstate New York. ...
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Sydney to Hobart With a Teenager at the Helm
New York Times
James Spithill was the first Australian helmsman in nearly 30 years to win theAmerica's Cup, at the helm of BMW Oracle Racing in 2010. He is perhaps the finest match racer in the world, a hard-driving competitor who is quick to embrace the risks that ...

New York Times

America's Cup - Green Comm Racing partners with Region of Lombardy
Sail World
Among them: Green Comm Racing is building up the youngest team ever to compete in the America's Cup, engaging a new generation of European athletes, selected from Olympic sailing trials, tapping a new wave of young European entrepreneurs, ...

Sail World

No smooth sailing forecast for Icefire
The Canberra Times
BY RUPERT GUINNESS Alan Mather is resigned to the unlikelihood of Icefire being seen among the leaders in this year's Sydney to Hobart yacht race, which starts on Monday. But the Sydney property investor who co-owns the 45-footer with three mates said ...

Wild Oats XI aim for 6th Rolex Worlds Sydney-Hobart Race title under ...
bettor.com (blog)
The 88-yacht fleet sailing in the race will face some of the most disturbing and troubling weather conditions during the event. The race course will be surrounded by strong winds blowing southerly along with huge cyclone-related swells, which means it ...

Canadian Sailor Arrives Safe & Sound
Bernews
On December 5th, Sergei Morozov set sail from Canada aboard “Hikari,” a Canadian registered, 35-foot sloop sailboat. The journey to Bermuda was set to be the first leg of an around-the-world solo sailing trip. The boat sustained mild damage, ...

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