16 December 2011

The Walking Dead - Volvo Ocean Race


As the fleet cross the notorious Agulhas Current, tempestuous conditions have led to exhaustion and sleep deprivation for the crews.


Ashley passed by Tobin in world sailing duel
Stuff.co.nz
NOSE IN FRONT: JP Tobin is in front of Kiwi compatriot and Olympic champion Tom Ashley in the RS:X board sailing class at the world sailing championships off Perth. JP Tobin registered two top-three finishes to edge ahead of 2008 Olympic RS:X ...
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Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Canada's news
Sail World
With two races left, they ca both move up considerably but neither one will make the medal race meaning that their Olympic Trials will include a combination of overall results this event and the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta in January. ...
Sail World

Sailing: Leroy bows out as Macgregor fights back
The West Australian
PERTH, Australia, Dec 15, 2011 (AFP) - - French skipper Claire Leroy's winning streak came to a sudden and costly end as she bowed out of the women's match racing regatta at the ISAF WorldSailing Championships on Thursday. Leroy was within one win of ...

Volvo Ocean Race teams caught up in varying speed winds
The National
Strong winds and heavy rain created a "second start line" for the Volvo Ocean Raceyesterday as the six yachts continued to shuffle positions. Ken Read, the skipper of Puma Ocean Racing, described the conditions as some of the most frustrating and ...
The National

Group sues America's Cup trustee GGYC
Wall Street Journal
The suit comes less than two years after one of the bitterest chapters in America's Cup history ended when BMW Oracle Racing, the sailing team that represents GGYC, swept Alinghi of Switzerland in two races off Valencia, Spain. That regatta was the ...

Groups want more time before America's Cup vote
San Jose Mercury News
By PAUL ELIAS AP SAN FRANCISCO—Environmental groups say they need more time to review San Francisco's eight-volume plan for hosting the America's Cup before it goes up for a vote Thursday night. The San Francisco Planning Commission meeting is a major ...

America's Cup, Feds Squabble Over Alcatraz
NBC Bay Area
By Chris Roberts The America's Cup organizers thought that Alcatraz would have made a fine VIP viewing box for their yacht race, an idea they didn't share with the island's federal overseers. From warehouse for America's most dangerous to grandstand ...

World Sailing Championships: GB match racing crew into final
BBC Sport
Great Britain's match racing team have guaranteed at least a silver medal at the World Championships in Perth with a dramatic win over the French crew. Defending champions Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor fought back from 2-0 down to win ...
 
BBC Sport

Sailing: Chris Grube and Nick Rogers face up to missing out on Olympic selection
ChesterChronicle.co.uk
CHESTER'S Chris Grube faces missing out on a place at next year's Olympic Games after suffering a late slide down the rankings at the World Sailing Championships in Australia. The 26-year-old from Mickle Trafford travelled Down Under knowing that ...

Canadians hang on to eighth place at sailing worlds
Globe and Mail
They managed to keep to the regatta schedule by sailing two races, but it made for a long day. With British Olympic gold medalists Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson withdrawn from the Star class – Percy's bad back left him in tears – the leadership ...
 
Globe and Mail

Volvo Ocean Race eyes Coast port
Gold Coast Bulletin News
The event, held every three years, is the world's toughest sailing event and regularly attracts hundreds of thousands of people to ports along its route around the world. "I spoke with the organisers in Spain and they said they would love to bring the ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Tired teams jostle at 'second start line'
BYM News (press release)
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG skipper Ken Read described the conditions as some of the most frustrating and mentally exhausting of his sailing career as the fleet continue to sail at the same pace as the menacing trough. The crews have reported the ...

Sailing World announces 2012 Boat of the Year
Boating Industry
This boat has great potential to spark one-design sailing in the United States.” The panel evaluated 12 nominees for this year's award at the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis last October. Selections for the Boat of the Year award were based off extensive ...

Blog: Sailing the deep blue sea
WZVN-TV
I've been telling a lot of my friends here at the station that I spent the first half of December in deep research. Two weeks on an ocean-going vessel studying the Atlantic hurricane breeding grounds. It sounds nice and scientific, but I'd be lying if ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: Telefonica take a grip as fleet split widens
Telegraph.co.uk
By Telegraph staff Abu Dhabi, Puma and Sanya all came through the slamming waves of a notorious ocean danger zone in good shape on the Volvo Ocean Race second leg to Abu Dhabi. The latest positions saw Telefonica leading from Abu Dhabi and Puma, ...
 
Telegraph.co.uk

Close sailing in laser championships
Cayman News Service
Peta Adams, the race officer for the event said, “The conditions on day one made the regatta a real test of seamanship first, before trying to beat your closest competitor”. This is the now the fourth year that Bacardi has sponsored this prestigious ...

Sailing the musical seas
Flagstaff Live
By Troy Farah Recently reunited in August, Dry River Yacht Club's nine members embody the indie creed that “more is more” and band mates are there for more than just back-up vocals. Keeping in spirit with Gogol Bordello or DeVotchKa, the band plays ...

Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing Worlds: Spanish speed through fleet on 470 Womens ...
BYM News (press release)
We still gave a few places away, but we were under no illusion at the start of this regatta that there were going to be plenty of mistakes made by us and we would have to minimise the damage and take our opportunities when we had them.” Sailing ...

2012 International Intercity Match Racing Regatta Bendigo
My Sailing
The Regatta will be open to the public. Entry fee will be $5.00 per person; children free. There will be support events, opportunities for children to sail in an Opti or in a Pacer and for adults to try sailingon a variety of trailable yachts. ...

Sailing: Chris Grube diary part six – Maybe we tried too hard
ChesterChronicle.co.uk
Chris Grube and sailing partner Nick Rogers are battling to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Selection hinged on the pair's performance at the World Sailing Championships in Australia, from where Chris has been writing a weekly diary for Chronicle ...

Sailing: Huntingdon man Scott claims world title in Australia
Peterborough Today
Scott, already the European champion, took full advantage of Olympic great Ben Ainslie's disqualification from the series following a confrontation with the media boat. The 24-year-old Scott led going into the final day of races after Ainslie's shock ...
 
Peterborough Today

49er duo maintain position in top ten
RTE.ie
Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern placed 19th in the only 49er race of the day at the ISAF WorldSailing Championships in Perth. As their worst result so far they discard it, but remain in tenth overall. Having qualified Ireland for the 2012 Olympics ...

US crew grabs spot in gold medal race at sailing world champs
SI.com
FREMANTLE, Australia (AP) -- Anna Tunnicliffe's US crew set up a women's match-racing final against Britain after beating Russia with a race to spare in the semifinals of the world sailingchampionships on Thursday. Tunnicliffe won the first, ...

Sailing / Perth 2011/ Mashiah slips to second as winds affect race
Haaretz
By Rami Hipsh Nimrod Mashiah dropped to second place at the World Sailing Championships after unstable weather allowed for only one race in the men's RS:X competition. The winds shifted from light to as much as 16 knots and later became completely calm ...

Volvo Ocean Race : A change of tune--a change of fortune?
BYM News (press release)
Will a change of mast and a change of tune add up to a change in fortune for PUMA? That's the hope of Ken Read, skipper of Mar Mostro and a secret fan of American hard rockers Aerosmith. The shore crew of PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG decided to ...

2012 Mark Foy Regatta 2nd January 2012
Sail World
New Zealand is set to step up it up a notch in it's quest to beat the Aussies in the latest 18 foot skiff regatta, January 2012. The 18 foot skiff 'World Championships' affectionately known as the Mark Foy Regatta will be held by the Auckland Sailing ...
 
Sail World

Mixed results for sailing duo
Helensburgh Advertiser
HELENSBURGH sailing sensation Luke Patience insists the sooner he is selected for next year's Olympics the better after he and 470 crewman Stuart Bithell claimed silver at the ISAF SailingWorld Championships in Australia. The 25-year-old skipper got ...
SF Fast-Tracks Environmental Review of America's Cup Yacht Race ...
By Joe Rogers
Environmentalists and San Francisco neighborhood groups said they will ask for more time to review how the city plans to minimize the effects boats and crowds will bring when spectators come to watch the America's Cup yacht race. ... Deb Self of San Francisco Baykeeper said the environmental impact report up for approval before the Planning Commission on Thursday does properly spell out the effects of the regatta. KCBS' Barbara Taylor Reports: SF Fast Tracks Environmental ...
CBS San Francisco

Vanishing Sail: Antiguan Short Film Preserves Sailing History ...
By lisaparavisini
And Antigua where the Carriacou vessels race each year among vintage yachts in the ClassicRegatta. Mixed with rare archive footage, interviews with the last old Caribbean sea captains – the film combines dramatic sailing footage with ...
Repeating Islands

Environment panel might hold up America's Cup in San Francisco ...
By Sarah Gantz
Groups that have raised environmental concerns about the America's Cup said Wednesday that they intend to slow down the development approval process if the Planning Commission will not do so. The commission is scheduled to vote ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011 15 Dec am update | 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 fleet appears to be through, but will it catch up with them again? Thursday December 15th ...
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H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water: What I Love About Sailing
By Craig Russell
I started sailing a windsurfer in 1984 when I was living on a lagoon in Foster City, CA. I thought it was so cool that I could move across the water with this amazing invisible force (wind!). When I started to sail on the bay, I felt the freedom of ...
H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water

Group sues America's Cup trustee GGYC | Washington Examiner
By The Associated Press
The suit comes less than two years after one of the bitterest chapters in America's Cup history ended when BMW Oracle Racing, the sailing team that represents GGYC, swept Alinghi of Switzerland in two races off Valencia, Spain. That regatta ...
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Sailing Sydney Harbour Today | Tahina Expedition
By Frank Taylor
In a little while we will be departing Broken Bay and heading down to Sydney Harbour. This is a moment I have been dreaming about for years. I fell in love with the idea after viewing the area in Google Earth in 3D years ago and imagining the ...
Tahina Expedition

Skandia Team GBR at Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 13 ...
Great Britain is guaranteed to leave the Perth World Championships with at least a silver medal from the women's match racing event, after a superb semi-final comeback from Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor on Thursday.
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US Sailing Names Seven Sailors to 2012 Olympic Team | Boats.com ...
By Carol Cronin
US Sailing Names Seven Sailors to 2012 Olympic Team. The USA has also earned its national slot in five classes for the next Games, which will be sailed in August, 2012 on the south coast of England. Although the final regatta of the US ...
Boats.com Blog

Tunnicliffe Advances to Finals | Olympic and Paralympic Teams
By US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics
Racing continued in the gold fleets for Laser, Men's RS:X, and 49er classes at the ISAF SailingWorld Championships, while it was a lay day for the Women's 470 and Star classes. Anna Tunnicliffe's Team ... About · Contact · ← USA Qualifies 49er for 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta ....The US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics is managed by the United States Sailing Association (USSAILING), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. The top boats in each ...
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Israeli takes the gold at Sailing World Championships - Haaretz ...
This is Lee Korzits's second world championship, eight years after her first title in 2003.
www.haaretz.com/.../israeli-takes-the-gold-at-sailing-world-ch...

No smooth sailing for clubhouse plans | In Other News | Crain's ...
Don Wilson, founder of DRW Trading Group and the Chicago Match Race Center sailing organization, wants to create a private club and lodge for the sailing ...
www.chicagobusiness.com/.../no-smooth-sailing-for-clubhous...

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