06 January 2012

Banque Populaire V - fastest circumnavigation in history

Brian Thompson thunders towards record books at 43 knots in Banque Populaire V
Telegraph.co.uk
Brian Thompson is on course to become the first British sailor in almost two decades to win the Jules Verne Trophy after maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V closed in on the round-the-world non-stop record. By Kate Laven Thompson, the sole British member ...

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Loick Peyron closing in on round-the-world sailing record in Jules Verne trophy
Washington Post
BREST, France — French skipper Loick Peyron is close to beating the round-the-world sailingrecord in the Jules Verne Trophy. Peyron and his Banque Populaire V crew were about three days ahead of the current record by Friday afternoon as they headed ...

America's Cup Reaches Fundraising Benchmark, Gets Served With New Sierra Club ...
Huffington Post
It's 2012 -- the year of the America's Cup -- and things couldn't be more exciting in the race to theregatta. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, America's Cup Organizing Committee has secured the first fundraising goal of $12 million -- a ...

Sailing scheme for disabled seeks Abu Dhabi club
The National
Sailability, a nonprofit organization that helps disabled people sail, offer festival goers a taste of the sea with trial runs in their access dinghy boats off the pontoon at the Volvo Ocean Race 'Destination Village.' ABU DHABI // The first weekend ...

The National

Sailing the world youth ship
Stuff.co.nz
Former Marlborough Girls' College student Julia Whaipooti is part of a New Zealand delegation sailing on the Ship for World Youth cultural programme from January 18 to March 5 organised by the Japanese government. Young people from 15 countries around ...

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Sailing stars Rickham and Birrell are ready for the biggest year of their lives
insideworldparasport
Before those Games take place, though, there is the small matter of getting to them in the best possible shape and for many of Britain's top Paralympic sailors that means competing the 2012 International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) World ...

Old School and B52 win the 2012 Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta
BYM News (press release)
We're grateful to everyone being here and enjoying the party and the sailing. See you all next year.” Rob Curtis, Commodore of host club The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club summed up the 2012 Pittwater & Coffs Harbour regatta saying, "It's been a great ...

Ohio man bails on 7th try around Cape Horn
Coshocton Tribune
Chile's navy sent out a search and rescue plane that had to refuel on Easter Island and then go back out again before finally locating Corogin's 32-foot sailboat 520 miles to the south. The navy then summoned the merchant ship to rescue him, ...

Sailing team honoured for Arab Games achievements
Gulf Daily News
BAHRAIN's national sailing team have received His Majesty King Hamad's award for their excellent results in the 12th Arab Games held in Doha last month. The Bahraini sailors were in top form in their respective classes at the Games, winning two gold ...

Gulf Daily News

World Ice & Snow Sailing championships will delight spectators in St. Ignace
Sentinel-Standard
By Press Release The gravity-defying world of ice sailing will draw athletes from around the world to St. Ignace in February, when the World Ice and Snow Sailing Association (WISSA) holds its 2012 championship in Michigan. WISSA, launched in the early ...

Sailing for the Disabled sets sail with Wi-Manx
isleofman.com
SAILING for the Disabled has received a £5000 boost after local technology company Wi-Manx signed up as a platinum member of the charity. The charity was formed in 1984 and is run entirely by volunteers. It works with disabled people of all ages and ...

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Around the sailing clubs, January 6, 2012
Isle of Wight County Press
SEVEN boats attempted to blow away the Christmas excess during the traditional Boxing Day race at Brading Haven, with three in the fast handicap fleet and four in the slow. Although the winds close to the clubhouse were very light, conditions improved ...

The Bay Regatta – Phuket / Phang Nga / Krabi
Phuket Gazette
PHUKET: Coming into its 15th year, The Bay Regatta will see 40-50 yachts racing around the islands and magical scenery of Phang Nga Bay, taking the participants through three provinces – Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi. The regatta expects record numbers ...

Shore Patrol: Long Beach State sailing team to compete
Long Beach Press-Telegram
By Joe Segura Staff Writer Long Beach State's sailing team will be competing this weekend for the 27th annual Rose Bowl Regatta title. Some of the best sailing teams in the country will be showcasing their skills in the race, scheduled to begin at 11 ...

EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship, 2012
BYM News (press release)
The European Sailing Federation (EUROSAF) announce their combined classes, youth sailingEuropean Championship, which will be held in Aarhus, Denmark, between 4th and 10th August, 2012. A landmark development for youth sailing within Europe. ...

Magnificent sailing for the OK dinghies at Nationals in Adelaide
Sail World
The past two days has seen some of the best sailing conditions seen for some time in an OK National Championship. With temperatures finally abating from the 40 degree oven-like conditions experienced earlier in the week, the first day of racing brought ...

Sail World

Irish Sailing Association Seeks Revised Fee Structure
Afloat
#ISA – The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is convening an extraordinary general meeting to propose a revised membership fee structure next month. The introduction of the 'joint membership scheme' in 1993 fundamentally changed the representative base ...

All Systems Go for ISA Mitsubishi Youth National Championships 2012
International Sailing Federation
The granting of this prestigious sailing event to Ireland is a major boost to the sport and secures Ireland's position as an ideal location for hosting world class sailingevents. It also establishes Dun Laoghaire as one of the prime major racing ...

International Sailing Federation

Sailing Center programs offered
Tampa Bay Newspapers
CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Community Sailing Center has introduced some new programs designed around the feedback it got from members and to better serve the community. The programs are as follows: • Kids Sailing Just for Fun – Saturdays, ...

Tenby Sailing Club
Tenby Observer
The gala buffet was very well attended, with the ravenous participants being treated to a superb spread. Many thanks to Jane Stewart-Walvin for her gargantuan efforts in preparing the buffet and to Polly for her invaluable assistance. ...

Tenby Observer

Silver Jubilee a milestone year for Phuket King's Cup Regatta
eTravelBlackboard - Asia Edition
Not only was the Phuket King's Cup Regatta celebrating its quarter centenary to coincide with His Majesty the King of Thailand's 84th birthday, but the Regatta welcomed its biggest ever fleet comprising of 91 keelboats and multihulls, 38 dinghies, ...

Another appeal attempts to block America's Cup
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
The appeals effectively halt all construction related to the America's Cup and the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal, a port project also analyzed in the environmental impact report. The Board of Supervisors was initially going to decide whether to ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet led by Qingdao
Sail World
It is fitting that on the day that Clipper Ventures Plc, which owns and runs the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, announced a two-race sponsorship deal with Qingdao, the yacht representing China's Sailing City has moved into the lead in race seven. ...

Sail World

Grand sailing ships set sails for a race of the ages
Northern Advocate
Described by race co-ordinator Christine Hall as a celebration of sail as much as a regatta, the event is also a chance for old friends and like-minded lovers of old boats to get together. The race is followed by prizegiving around 6.30pm at the club's ...

Optimist Class Seek New Talent in Baltimore
Afloat
Training will be provided daily for sailors of all competencies, from those who have never sailed before – pre-Regatta fleet level - to those who are competing internationally. The class particularly would like to encourage sailors who have not ...

Local Olympian describes sailing trials | Shelter Island Reporter
By Peter Boody
But her team blog offers some details about her experience at the International Sailing Federation's World Championship regatta, in which she and Ms. Lihan competed in the Women's 470 category in 10 Olympic trial races plus a medal race ...
Shelter Island Reporter

Just Sailing Program Lets Newbies Get Their Feet Wet | Lite Rock 96.9
By Eddie Davis
I wanted to pass on word about a great local program which is nurturing the love of the water in South Jersey. Just-Sailing, a non-profit group.
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Environmentalists challenge America's Cup EIR | The Associated ...
By The Associated Press
The Sierra Club is challenging San Francisco's approval of an America's Cup environmental impact report. The group's San Francisco chapter cites concerns about pollution and other aspects ofAmerica's Cup-related construction projects.
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Environmentalists challenge America's Cup EIR | Washington ...
By The Associated Press
The Sierra Club is challenging San Francisco's approval of an America's Cup environmental impact report. The group's San Francisco cites concerns about water pollution and other aspects ofAmerica's Cup-related construction projects. San Francisco planning commissioners approved the EIR on Dec. 15. ... Preliminary races for the sailing event are this summer. City officials estimate theAmerica's Cup will generate 8000 jobs and inject $1.8 billion into the local economy. ___ ...
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CISA Clinic Applications are OPEN at www ... - Campbell Sailing
By Andrew
... each morning with Annapolis Sailing Fitness trainer Harry Legum followed by a full day usually with two sailing sessions off Long Beach, California, briefings held at the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club and evening programs bringing the likes of America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and Olympic veterans to make presentations to the sailors. The final day of the clinic is a one-day regatta where the sailors test their new skills against one and other under the careful eye of world class coaching. ...
CampbellSailing.com

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
Sailing Sponsors · Contact / BOAT FOR SALE. Friday, January 6, 2012. Finnish sweets. Glad to arrive "home" to Antigua and realize our mailbox was filled with Finnish candy, kiitos isi! Written by World Tour Stories at 11:54 AM. 0 comments: ...
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father & son sailing: Friday Column: Matt Rutherford around the Horn
By Andy
Only then did he set out back across the Atlantic, sailing again alone to the Caribbean and eventually north to Annapolis (with a few yacht deliveries in between), where upon his arrival in the harbor, he dinghied over to Mia and I - we were ...
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Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race - Five cradles for Christmas
In the Volvo Ocean Race, recent events have been slated as enough to warm the cockles of the heart of old Ebenezer Scrooge himself and though they may be ...
www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?Nid=92208

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | Groupama repair minor hull damange
Groupama Sailing Team test their hull using an ultrasound before the restart of stage 2 of IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race Groupama Sailing Team is unloaded ...
www.volvooceanrace.com/.../4646_Groupama-repair-minor-h...

Rose Bowl Regatta 2012 - Sailing World
... lead their respective teams into the 27th annual Rose Bowl Regatta Saturday and ... USCSailing Team and organized by the US Sailing Center of Long Beach .
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Scuttlebutt - Sailing Forum: DISCUSSION: Dock Talk: Growing the ...
I've been following the efforts of various groups to foster interest in sailing and, ... going into the last day of the regatta, and tensions were running predictably high. .... an America's Cup Class yacht, I have skippered a luxury sailing yacht worth ...
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Let's Go Sailing! | Cruising World
In our upcoming May 2012 issue, we will be highlighting ways to get started in sailing, and we want to know how you got your start. Did you attend a sailing ...
www.cruisingworld.com/news/lets-go-sailing

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