09 January 2012

Ainslie announcement prompts America's Cup conjecture

America's Cup: Ainslie announcement prompts Cup conjecture - Live
Sail World
In a media discussion, just prior to Christmas, America's Cup Regatta Director, Iain Murray said that they couldn't build AC45's fast enough, and they expected to have 12 boats sailing at the next event in Naples, Italy, and by mid-year there should be ...

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French crew set round-the-world sailing record
http://www.euronews.net/ It was champagne shower time in Brest as Loick Peyron celebrated a new non-stop round-the-world sailing record. The French skipper and his crew of 13 had good reason to pop a few corks of bubbly. They cut nearly three days off ...

America's Cup EIR Hit with 2nd Appeal from Sierra Club
NBC Bay Area
The Sierra Club has filed a second appeal this week against the environmental impact report for theAmerica's Cup in San Francisco. The environmental group's San Francisco chapter on Wednesday filed the appeal, primarily in response to concerns about ...

Regal display of dhows spices up Volvo Racing
Sailing a 16-nautical-mile sprint course which finished at the Corniche breakwater — where Abu Dhabi's Volvo Ocean Race 'Destination Village' entertainment centre is based — the race was eventually won by Mohammad Rashid Shaheen Al Marar, ...


Prince Philip Cup regatta for International Dragon class :British skipper ...
BYM News (press release)
British International Dragon class yachtsman Robert Campbell today showed his ability to quickly adjust to a different boat and a different sailing venue, winning both final lead-up races to tomorrow's start of the prestigious Prince Philip Cup on ...

British sailor in French team smashes world circumnavigation record
But in a reflection of the global nature of modern sailing Mr Thompson's triumph involved sailing on a French yacht and communicating with the largely Gallic crew using what he describes as “schoolboy French”. Mr Thompson was the only Briton on board ...


A-Cats – John Cootes supports sailing
Sail World
Competing at the 2012 John Cootes Furniture A Class Catamaran Championship fleet, sailed out of Wangi Amateur Sailing Club, was a snowy haired 71 year old sailor, John Cootes, an Australian sportsman who made history. An avid catamaran sailor, ...

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Abu Dhabi has shown clear vision
Knut Frostad, a two-time Olympian from Norway and an experienced Volvo Ocean Race sailor, said Abu Dhabi had shown a clear vision after winning the rights to be one of the ports of the race, with nearly 80 cities bidding for the same. ...


In Sign of the Times, Puma Sends Bloggers to Cover Sailing Race
Puma owns one of six entrants in the 39000-nautical-mile Volvo Ocean Race (formerly known as the Whitbread Round the World Race), and is also listed as the contest's official apparel supplier. The race is held every three years and recognized as one of ...

A-Cat Australians - High drama in last race
Sail World
Last night, seven times A-Cat World Champion Glenn Ashby (Emirates Team New Zealand America's Cup team, and winner of 14 multihull World titles and two Olympic Silver medals) won the 2012 John Cootes Furniture Australian A Class Championships....

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RS Sailing's new skiff RS900 vying for Olympic selection
My Sailing
RS Sailing has launched their campaign for the RS900 to be on the start line in Rio. The RS900 was purposely designed and built for a women's team, weighing 110-130kg, to sail at the Olympic Games. “We began the process several years ago, ...

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Perkins: Pan Ams would be wise to heed Henderson's warning
Toronto Star
He settles for being the Ex Pope of Sailing, having been president of the International Sailing Federation for a decade, then an IOC member representing Canada. These days, plenty of people in and around the Toronto 2015 Pan Ams Games are calling ...

33rd Nacra Nationals final day - Close for the podium placings
Sail World
Jared Potter who is only 16 years old, was happy with his regatta. 'I couldn't really have asked for more', Potter said on the beach. 'I will definitely be back.' Ross Guinea finished in third overall. Final results can be found on Largs Bay Sailing ...

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Rains bring Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic back again
Sail World
Just 90 kilometres south of Adelaide is Goolwa, where the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club has come together from 1974 to conduct the Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic. But since 2007, drought and environmental works have stopped the Classic. ...

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Clean beaches are a never-ending struggle
The National
Hours earlier, expatriates and visitors had boarded boats to Lulu Island while most of the city was still relaxed in weekend slumber, in a Beach Clean event for the Volvo Ocean Race. "For sailors, the ocean is their home, it's their office, ...

The National

Captain announced for Olympic boat voyage
BBC News
During the Olympic Games, the boat will be on show in Weymouth which will host thesailing events during the Olympics and Paralympics. More than 1200 wooden donations have been made into the boat, including a piece of Jimi Hendrix's guitar and a ...

BBC News

Cats fast, furious fun for family
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
The beauty of these small sailing craft, however, is that anyone can, with a little practice, master them. They are nimble on the water, very easy to control and very fast when the wind conditions are right. The boats have been clocked at speeds of up ...

Coconut Grove Grapevine: It's a beautiful weekend for a Regatta
By Grapevine
watertoday. The Etchell's Fleet Regatta Series is being hosted by Biscayne Yacht Club this weekend. You've probably seen these red, white and blue-sailed boats in the bay since yesterday. With the crystal clear blue skies and cool weather ...
Coconut Grove Grapevine

Volvo Ocean Race Hosts A Beautifying Beach Clean With An Artistic Difference ...
Abu Dhabi City Guide
Volvo Ocean Race organisers hosted a beach clean on Lulu Island yesterday with the collected rubbish becoming the raw materials for a sculpture that is to be created this week at the Destination Village in Abu Dhabi. Held in each host port throughout ...

Kinkaid senior dominates Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta
Your Houston News
“I feel just great that I was able to finish my last time at this regatta with a win like this.” Thisregatta was not Martinez's only success in 2011. In August, Martinez placed second at the USSailing Youth Championship in Newport, RI, ...

Local hiring will play role in America's Cup
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
A new workforce plan, prepared by city and race officials, reveals in detail how local businesses and residents will be able to benefit from the regatta, which will cost $300 million to put on. Exhibition races begin in August and culminate in the ...

Winter getaways Sailing the British Virgin Islands
The Boston Globe
It was our fifth day on a chartered sailboat trip through the British Virgin Islands, and we had spent it sailing calm waters and swimming and snorkeling in The Caves, a jumble of water-carved openings in craggy sea cliffs, home to a fringing coral ...

The Boston Globe

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica back on the water in the Persian Gulf at Abu Dhabi
BYM News (press release)
We are back sailing again tomorrow and thankfully we haven't had any big issues so far.” Following the checks and fine-tuning ESP-1 will be undertaking her first few miles of training for the Abu Dhabi in-port race to be held on Friday 13th of January ...

The premiere night of the Toronto International Boat Show
Sail World
Immediately after the appearance at the show, the VSR will be on its way to Florida to support the Canadian Sailing Team at the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta. Also at the show, CYA will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian Wildlife ...

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Four to join all-women Al Thuraya sailing crew
Times of Oman
During the Women Sailing Programme, the Omani women's team were tested to the limit for their endurance, on focus and offshore sailing skills, with training often leading to sleepless nights and needing extreme commitment and hard work from ...

Times of Oman

Mark Foy Regatta - 52nd Interdominions final day + Video
Sail World
Racing on the final day of the Mark Foy Regatta, for 18ft skiffs started in a light to moderate S/E breeze with a forecast to increase significantly. The breeze did not rise as expected which left the conditions ripe for a low end two rig day. ...

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Eva Lorenz gets serious about upcoming Australian championships
Sail World
Young Whitsunday Sailing Club Optimist dinghy skipper Eva Lorenz will take on a more serious attitude to her sailing when she contests the Australian championship on Brisbane's Waterloo Bay later this month. The talented Opti-sailor has been taught to...

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Paul Larsen is back: 'I'll do 60kts for the sailing speed record.'
Sail World
The year ended disappointingly for Australian speed sailor Paul Larsen, who is determined to break the 60 knot barrier in a sailboat. Last month the team made a record attempt in southern Africa after beefing up the technology in their craft SailRocket ...

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Briton and crew sail round the world in 45 days
The Independent
British sailor Brian Thompson was celebrating with his crew yesterday morning after breaking the world record for sailing non-stop around the globe. The 40-metre Banque Populaire crossed the finish line after 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 ...

Strong winds and rain for Tall Ships Regatta at the Bay of Islands
Sail World
Every year the Bay of Islands in the north of New Zealand is home to a spectacle of sail and a light hearted race of classic vessels organised by the Russell Boat Club. This year it was a great spectacle again on the 7th January(see the photos below), ...

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A mariner at heart
Malaysia Star
Koo will be sailing on board a 76-foot (23.17m)racing boat named the Boracay at the upcoming 10th Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2012 to be held from Jan 9 to 14. The former national sailing squad member created history when she was the first ...

Malaysia Star

Best places to watch Americas Cup becoming clear
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
We may not know how the legal wrangling surrounding the America's Cup will end, but at least we know where to find a good seat for the race. Organizers revealed a number of different course designs this past week – and things could still change pending ...

Disabled sailors compete for shot at 2012 Paralympics
Wink News
Having been in water sports before his accident, Tingley decided to take up sailing. He's one of 100 competitors from 12 different countries who have traveled to Charlotte county to compete in the Disabled Sailors World Championship. ...

Fireball Worlds Final Day Thriller
However, they persevered to produce the last two races of the regatta. Tom & Sam sailed what was to be their second discard when they finished 6 th , behind their closest rivals, Robin Inns and Joel Coultas and a charging Brit pack of Wade/Saxton, ...

Volvo Ocean Race: casualties, damages and restarts - Telegraph
The competitive nature of this year's Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12 has seen several high-profile casualties.

Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race - Excitement builds in Abu Dhabi
'Volvo Ocean Race' Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race ... 'It should be spectacular. Everybody will besailing with all the stops pulled out.' Fans will be able to track ...

America's Cup | Fighting Talk
At 19, he was the youngest helmsman ever in an America's Cup campaign. ... the City of San Francisco and the US sailing community have pinned their hopes of ...

Volunteers make sailing event possible - NBC-2.com WBBH News ...
A small army of volunteers have made the Disabled Sailing World Championship possible. The event is set to kickoff this weekend in Punta Gorda.

Volvo Ocean Race fleet arrival sparks week-long watersport ...
With today's arrival of the Volvo Ocean Race in Abu Dhabi, a diverse ... races and activations organised by Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club (ADSYC) will keep... ... 10-12 years old around the world the chance to go afloat in a sailboat for the ...

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