23 January 2012

Dutch teenager sails into the record books, unofficially

Dutch teenager sails into the record books, unofficially
Sydney Morning Herald
But her efforts will not make it into the record books. After the controversy she caused when she announced she was going to try to break the record aged 13, Guinness World Records decided to stop recognising records for youngest sailors. ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Dutch teen completes year-long solo sailing journey around world
Fox News
Dozens of people cheered as Laura Dekker pumped her fist into the air in celebration while sailing past a drawbridge raised for her arrival in the port from which she set out on Jan. 20, 2011. Dekker marked her 16th birthday during the trip and claims ...

Fox News

More hurdles for America's Cup, time is tight
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
In six months, San Diego mobilized to host the America's Cup World Series - a series of races featuring the teams in smaller boats - for nine days in November. Promoting the event in that period was difficult, said John Laun, president of Sailing ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Six strong fleet resumes racing to Sanya
BYM News (press release)
Ken Read summed up the mood on-board PUMA's Mar Mostro, “Well it finally feels like we aresailing around the world again at least we are not day racing anymore” and added “we have got our work cut out for us here this is a big leg for us. ...

Extreme Sailing Series team lineup announced
Sail World
Two teams will be representing Oman – The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air – at the helm of The Wave, Muscat is Olympic Tornado sailor Leigh McMillan whilst newcomer American Morgan Larson, with three America's Cup campaigns under his belt, will take the helm ...

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Competitors ready for Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta
The US Sailing Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, a key steppingstone to the Summer Games, runs Monday to Saturday. By SUSAN COCKING Opening ceremonies were set for Sunday in Coconut Grove for US Sailing's Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta on ...

Polish Regatta at Trellis
Caribbean Hurricane Network
Unbeknown to us there was a Polish Regatta and memorial plaque service being held over on Bellamy Island for Wladek Wagner, who circumnavigated the world from 1932 and completed it in 1939. He died in 1992 and would never see this day but so many ...

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STEVE SWENSON: Sailing a breeze, even with an uneasy partner
Bakersfield Californian
But I still had some time left in the one-hour, free sailboat experience offered by the resort. So I went out again. Farther. Faster. Nearly to the other side of the bay, I turned around to head back. I looked for that thatched roof I was supposed to ...

Snowflakes and Frostbite give sailing clubs a wintry feel
Midhurst and Petworth Today
The series is supported by Rooster Sailing and Hawk Marine Products. With just two races to go in the Frostbite series, only a handful of points separate the four leading boats. But races nine and ten in the 12-race series consolidated the position of ...

Midhurst and Petworth Today

Eastern Yacht Club to host sailing seminar Feb. 8
Wicked Local
Following the seminar, Legler will present a slide show, called “World Sailing Tour.” The presentation begins in New Zealand with pictures from the 470 Worlds, Team Racing Worlds, America's Cup and touring. The show then travels through Europe, ...
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18th Singapore Straits Regatta 2012 Preview
Sail World (press release)
18 years ago the first Singapore Straits Regatta took place, with pioneers such as Changi Sailing Club, Nongsa Point Marina and Raffles Marina, coming together with Singapore Sailing Federation (then known as Singapore Yachting Association). ...

Sail World (press release)

Sanya rejoins Volvo fleet as race heads for Malacca Strait
The Independent
TP52 racing will continue in 2012 and beyond at the same high-calibre level as in previous years," says Weiland. The circuit winner will be the best-performing boat in five qualifying events. Theregatta schedule will include . . .

Sailor pulled always to water
Toledo Blade
But still he heads to the deep waters. His love for sailing was an accumulation of events — a lifetime of asides — that drove him to the water. In the second grade, he received his first toy sailboat as a gift — “a surfboard with a sail on it. ...

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Ice boaters in Loveland seek adrenaline, speed, thrills (video)
"It's exactly like sailing on the ice," Hypes said. "But it's colder and faster ... I describe it as a four- or five-senses sport." The appeal of sitting on a small craft outfitted with three large blades and a sail, steering with your feet and zipping ...

Australian Championship gives Eva Lorenz clarity
Sail World
Her target was to sail smart and focus her tactical skills on finishing the regatta in the top 30 she achieved her goal finishing 25th overall and the fifth best female behind Lola Stoodley, Jaime Swalvey, Annabelle Davies and Sarah Kirke. by Ian Grant ...

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Royal Jubilee: one man in the middle of 1000 boats
On June 3, Ben Fogle will be one of a thousand boats, rowing, sailing, surfing, paddling and steaming down the River Thames. By Ben Fogle On June 3 I will be one of a thousand boats, rowing, sailing, surfing, paddling and steaming down the Thames in...


Happy birthday Auckland
Auckland stuff.co.nz
The non-stop party starts on Friday with the International Buskers Festival, and continues with the Seafood Festival, the Auckland Anniversary Regatta and the Laneways Festival. And as a birthday present to you, Auckland Now has a bunch of tickets to ...

Auckland stuff.co.nz

YCCS, Virgin Gorda opens
The Triton
David Johnson of Victor International set up its base at the club, which will host international sailingevents such as the Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous. YCCS is twinned with the Yacht Club de Monaco and the New York Yacht Club, ...

In Defence of Finks
Indian Express
In the early days of sailing, it was observed that rats could sense the sinking of a ship before anyone else, and it's been the most popular metaphor for humans bailing out of sticky situations ever since. Ships sinking in this century is virtually ...

South Passage's Tweed link
My Daily News
The Tweed Valley Sailing Club vice commodore has skippered the twin-masted, gaff rigged schooner for many years. It most recently set sail from Sydney on January 15 after celebrating New Year's Eve on Sydney Harbour and hosting training voyages for New ...

Solar ship runs on same power output as a bike
Construction Week Online
Sailing the world's first solar powered catamaran is nothing like sailing a normal ship, says the captain of the MS Turanor PlanetSolar. The ship, docked at the ADNEC marina for WFES, is at its last major stop before it travels back to Monaco, ...

Shelley's Last Breath: Was fatal dive an accident or murder?
CBS News
"They put together a really fun trip, got to do a lot of different things, where they were sailing all around the Caribbean, around the British Virgin Islands. And they were diving off the sailboat they were living on," said Jen Bloom. ...

Register early to arrive by boat during 2012 Games
Dorset Echo
The Harbour Authorities of both Weymouth and Portland are imposing some restrictions to thesailing waters for parts of July, August and September in 2012 to enable the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events to run smoothly. Boat owners are required to ...

Clipper Round the World - Dodging fish nets, oil and gas platforms
Sail World
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race competitor Lisa Blair is sailing on Gold Coast Australia. Below is her account of race seven: The crew on board Gold Coast Australia have now entered into the transit section of the race to be completed under motor. ...

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Surfing oracle could forecast the world's best waves
Ottawa Citizen
His father was a former navy lieutenant and avid sailor who instilled in his son a passion for the ocean, taking him on sailing races as far afield as Hawaii. However, for Collins, who started surfing when he was eight, sailing was ultimately a means ...

Controversial Because People Don't Understand Sailing
By Zendo Deb
Some 518 days after she first set off alone in her sailboat, 16-year-old Laura Dekker glided into a Caribbean port on Saturday to complete her historic, and controversial, voyage around the globe. Also a bit controversial because of the route ...
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Teen completes dream of sailing around the globe - Spokesman ...
Why didn't I think of sailing around the world when I was a kid. Oh yeah, I was not born into aristocracy. Who could do that and how much would it cost for the support crew not to mention thesailboat and the state of the art gear. Ambitious effort ...
Spokesman.com: Nation/World stories

Dutch teen sailing epic makes world headlines - Expatica
News of Laura Dekker's record as the youngest person to sail solo around the world has drawn global media attention.
Expatica - Dutch Local Headlines

Volvo Ocean Race 2012 leg 3B departs Mali | The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
Team Sanya celebrated Chinese New Year's Eve by leading a full strength fleet off the start line on the Volvo Ocean Race's 3051 mile Leg 3 second stage from Male in the Maldives to their home port in China. In hot and humid ... By 1100 UTC the six VO70s continued to track south easterly sailingline abreast on port tack separated by less than three nautical miles from north to south with all six boats working flat out for the lead. ... Russell Coutts America's Cup interview Read more ...
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America's Cup | America's Cup teams at Boot Düsseldorf
Sailing from the inside out ... On Sunday, 22 January, America's Cup representatives from Energy Team, ORACLE Racing and Artemis Racing will be at Boot ...

Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race: 'We're capable of better ...
Volvo Ocean Race: 'We're capable of better' - Camper's Chris Nicholson ... The sailing team are in Dubai and we'll spend the next few days going through a pretty ... 19 Jan 2012, America's Cup: Dalton reflects on Jury and Volvo performance ...

Best sailboat maintenance book?
What do you consider to be the best sailboat maintenance book for ships systems , varnish, etc.?... I like Don Casey's "Sailboat Refinishing". Small and useful.

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