22 January 2012

Key West 2012 - Snatching victory

Key West 2012 - Snatching victory
Sail World
It was somewhat fitting that Doug DeVos, primary shareholder for regatta sponsor Quantum, skippered the victorious 52-footer. Terry Hutchinson, skipper for America's Cup challenger Artemis Racing of Sweden, did a brilliant job of calling tactics for ...

Sail World

Richardson wins Farr 40 class at Key West regatta
Greenwich Time
(AP) — Barking Mad, skippered by Bostonian Jim Richardson, has won the Farr 40 class at the Key West 2012 sailing regatta. Regatta organizers are calling Richardson's victory on Friday one of the greatest comebacks in the five-day regatta's 25-year ...

Piracy threat along Africa coast forces Volvo Ocean Race boats to Maldivian ...
Washington Post
The fleet will face monsoon winds and long stretches of upwind sailing through rough seas. They'll dodge container ships while picking their way through some of the busiest shipping lanes. Team Telefonica of Spain, led by co-world sailors of the year ...

Watson rival completes solo sailing voyage
ABC Online
A teenage rival of Jessica Watson has become the youngest person to sail round the world single-handed. Laura Dekker, who celebrated her 16th birthday during the trip, arrived in the Caribbean Island of Sint Maarten a year and a day after she set sail ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi aim to continue form
The six-strong fleet — now reunited with Team Sanya after they were forced to suspend racing between Cape Town and Abu Dhabi — will have to tackle monsoon winds, endure painfully long stretches of upwind sailing through rough seas and dodge container ...

Yachting: Tobin breezes through pain
New Zealand Herald
He had the best result from the Sail for Gold regatta in June at the Olympic course off Weymouth - second to Ashley's ninth - earning him the right to race the Games test event at the same course in August where he finished fourth. ...

Humber sailboat has date with the Queen
Hull Daily Mail
Mr Nicholson said: “Heavy seas and stormy weather were encountered, putting huge strains on her sailing gear and the ship herself. “But she stood up to the conditions and proved herself capable. “The organising committee responsible for the Diamond ...

America's Cup teams at Boot Düsseldorf
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
On Sunday, 22 January, America's Cup representatives from Energy Team, ORACLE Racing and Artemis Racing will be at Boot Düsseldorf. All are appearing in Hall 17 on Sunday afternoon. Artemis Racing skipper Terry Hutchinson is bookending the appearances, ...

Auckland at its best for regatta
New Zealand Herald
Auckland has more 100-year-old classic yachts still sailing than any other city in the world. Most attention will probably centre on the 1905 classic Rawhiti, fresh from an extensive six-year restoration. Co-owner Greg Lee, one of those heavily ...

Taking a Vstep toward boating safety
Baltimore Sun
Not that your average weekend sailor is going to be able to afford the most basic Vstep, which costs around $10000, but it now can be used by Martino and others who run local sailing and boating schools.

Mystery surrounds abandoned sailboat
Nassau Guardian
Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) officials are trying to figure out what happened to the Canadian owner of a sailboatfound abandoned off West End, Grand Bahama Thursday. USCG Lieutenant Brian Betz said the ...

Nassau Guardian

Volvo Ocean Race - Interview with Abu Dhabi's watch captain
Sail World
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's watch captain, Robert Greenhalgh analyses the difficult leg 3 just 48 hours before the start. by Louay Habib Photographs are copyright by law. If you wish to use or buy a photograph you must contact the photographer directly ...

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Cougar II pouncing on record
Tasmania Mercury
HOBART'S newest racing yacht, Cougar II, yesterday set what was a likely record time for a port hand rounding in the Derwent Sailing Squadron's Betsey Island race, surfing back up the river in a spectacular spinnaker run. Skippered by Tony Lyall, ...

Tasmania Mercury

Australian Flying 11 Championship Title - Oscar secures title
Sail World
Another sensational come-from-behind win in the penultimate race of the 2012 Gill Flying 11 National Championships stylishly secured the title for Gosford Sailing Club's Kurt Hansen and Lindsay Pike in Oscar at Salamander Bay, Port Stephens, ...

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Crazy French Twins Leave the Canaries Behind
YachtPals.com News
They had always intended to stay around until the time of year when the weather on their sailing route to Barbados was likely to be kind, but I was a little surprised when they announced New Year's Day 2012 as their departure date. ...

YachtPals.com News

2012 Farr 40 National Championship Notice of Race now available
My Sailing
The regatta will be hosted by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron - hosts of the hugely successful 2011 Australian and World Championships, which were well attended and the pinnacle events of the International sailing calendar last year. ...

My Sailing

JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race :1st entries announced, Ben ...
BYM News (press release)
The Island Sailing Club (ISC) is delighted to confirm that the first entry registered by the Race Entries team at 12.04am for this year's JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race is Inseyandra, a Bavaria 46, owned and skippered by Martin Thomas ...

Festival of Sails Melbourne Premier Racing Series - Dramatic start
Sail World
'We thought this weekend would be a training regatta, it's certainly proved to be that. Thank god it's a standalone regatta. Anyone want to buy a boat?' Date joked. Sloppy crew work in race one was compounded in race two when the tiller suddenly broke ...

Sail World

New office set up to help those with cancer
Portsmouth News
SAILING charity Sail 4 Cancer has set up a new office in Fareham to help families in the area. Sail 4 Cancer takes people affected by cancer on sailing days and adventures to get away from the stress of living with the disease. ...

Australia Day is a time to celebrate on the north shore
Cumberland Courier Newspapers
Australia Day on Sydney Harbour features a range of events - from the Ferrython at 11am to the best-dressed vessels to the 176th Australia Day Regatta, the world's oldest continuously-conducted annual sailing regatta. There's lots going on in the city, ...

Cumberland Courier Newspapers

26-29 | 17th Annual Strictly Sail Chicago, Navy Pier, Festival Halls A and B, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, www.strictlysailingchicago.com This event is the largest US indoor sailboat show and attracts more than 20000 sailing enthusiasts each year for ...

So far, so good! Mon Tiki: Montauk's Charter Sailing Catamaran
By CaptainDavid
Day Sailing and Sunset Cruises on Montauk's Only Coast Guard Certified Sailing Vessel! Charter Outings · Principals/For More Information · Sailing Classroom Trips · The Mon Tiki Concept. Posted by: CaptainDavid | January 21, 2012 ...
Mon Tiki: Montauk's Charter Sailing...

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
Carib down there. We got another perspective on our usual blue playground, cruising high up in the air instead of down by the sea level. We're out on a few missions on another island, back in Antigua shortly. This is good plane music.

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