21 January 2012

Laura Dekker may never go home after sailing the world

Teen may never go home after sailing round the world
Now, after sailing around the world, with difficult port approaches, storms, dangerous reefs, and the full responsibility of keeping myself and Guppy safe, I feel that the nightmares the Dutch government organizations put me through, were totally ...


Sailing Girl Laura Dekker Won't Make Guinness Record
By Dutch Daily News
Sailing Girl Laura Dekker (16) will arrive in St. Maarten this weekend where she began her journey around the world one year ago. Although she will be indeed the youngest sailor who ever sailed round the world one year, she won't have a ...
Dutch Daily News 

The Adventure Blog: Solo Sailing Update: Laura Dekker To ...
By Kraig Becker
Her story began when she was just 13-years old and announced her intentions of sailing around the world. At the time, the Dutch court stepped in and blocked that move, but after months of legal wrangling, and extensive investigations into her ...
The Adventure Blog 

Key West 2012 - Down to the wire
Sail World
'The guys are sailing really well, the boat is going really well and we've giving ourselves opportunities to make gains.' Pisces, skippered by Benjamin Schwartz with America's Cup veteran Ed Baird aboard as tactician, is a class newcomer that has ...

Sail World 

DeVos clinches victory at Key West regatta
Michigan sailor Doug DeVos and his Quantum Racing team have clinched victory in the 52 Class at the Key West 2012 sailing regatta off the Florida Keys. DeVos of Grand Rapids, with tactician Terry Hutchinson of Annapolis, Md., scored three wins Thursday ...

Key West regatta down to the wire for several classes
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
The boats competing in Quantum Key West 2012 have sailed eight races and have two remaining, and several classes won't be decided until Friday's races are completed. In the Melges 32 class, Samba Pa Ti has a four-point lead over Pisces. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Sanya reflects on the 'long and bumpy' road
Sail World
The Volvo Ocean Race has offered up many challenges thus far for the fleet, especially Team Sanya. The crew successfully completed Stage 1 of Leg 2 during the early morning hours and now skipper Mike Sanderson reflects on the 'long and bumpy' road with ...

Sail World

America's Cup Pollution Levels Raise Environmentalists' Ire
Huffington Post
New estimates of the number of boats expected to hit the water when the America's Cup takes over the San Francisco Bay during the next two years have raised eyebrows among many Bay Area environmentalists, who are concerned the race's organizers are ...

America's Cup transit plan aims to limit cars
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco transit officials are working on plans for the America's Cup sailing event with the goal of keeping as many cars as possible out of the city. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/xaXzF0) that the proposal currently being put ...

America's Cup: An update from the Big Fella
Sail World
Murray was back in Sydney, having taken a break from his role as Regatta Director for the 34th America's Cup and World Series to compete in the Star class at the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, in Perth, do another Rolex Sydney Hobart, ...

Sail World

Grand Bahama Sailing Club to participate in Boomerang Regatta
By David Valentine, GBSC Freeport, Bahamas - Grand Bahama Sailing Club will once again be traveling for the 2012 Boomerang regatta, hosted by Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club. This Florida regatta is hugely popular with Junior sailors, and was one of the ...


Les Voiles de Saint-Barth to showcase top sailing talent
Sail World
The regatta continues to show signs of healthy growth and popularity with a roster that promises not only to expand by almost a third over last year’s 47 entrants but also to showcase top sailing talent as well as some of sailings most phenomenal ...

Sail World

Sailing the South Seas part two
Coast Reporter
Thirty-nine days had passed quickly, but left us with a lifetime of memories. Sailing has become a wonderful way to travel. You can see many places in a short period of time and know which ones will be added to your “must return to” list.

National Yacht Club is the New 'Club of the Year'
The success of this regatta underlined the National's high level of event proficiency. It is recognition of this that one of the club's leading race officers, Jack Roy, has been recruited to the 16-man Olympic Race Management Team for this summer's ...

Ireland's Olympic hopes set for Miami
Irish Times
SAILING: BOTH OF Ireland's big hopes for London Olympic success are back on the water this weekend at US Sailing's Rolex Miami Olympic classes regatta in Florida attended by 532 sailors drawn from 44 countries. When Dún Laoghaire's Annalise Murphy ...

Getting ship shape for sailing games
Dorset Echo
Mr Mole added: “We're comparatively unique compared to other Olympics at the Athens and Beijing Games, where I believe harbours at the sailing events were closed for business. “It's quite an ambitious undertaking to try and enable business as usual and ...

The many draws to a flotilla sailing holiday
Perhaps the event that can prove most enjoyable is the regatta, where you will have the chance to race your fellow travellers in your yacht and show off the skills and expertise you have developed during your time at sea. However, if you would prefer a ...

TP52 Class Announces 2012 Racing Circuit
International Sailing Federation
The regatta schedule will include: Weiland says IRC 52 and Soto 40 teams are invited to join in the racing. "We'd like to increase the participation, which not only makes for more exciting competition, but will also provide a chance to race for the ...

International Sailing Federation

Duce family dominate Melton Sailing Club pursuit
Melton Today
A GOOD turnout saw 14 boats line up for race two of Melton Sailing Club's Cobweb Series on Sunday. Sailors tackling the pursuit race were greeted by the return of customary winter weather with the temperature only just creeping above freezing. ...

Phuket News - Preparations set for the 'Fun Regatta'
The Phuket News
The regatta is a unique event in Thailand's sailing calendar. It is still relatively low-key despite establishing itself as one of the key fixtures on the Southeast Asia yachting calendar, and is renowned as much for its social activities as for its ...

The Phuket News

Full sail ahead for Bay regatta
Northern Advocate
SPECTACULAR FUN: Cruising around the Bay of Islands in last year's Sailing Week. PICTURE / SUPPLIED FULL FLIGHT: Cruising around the Bay of Islands in last year's Sailing Week. PHOTO/SUPPLIEDThe beach party on Roberton Island on Thursday after a ...

Squadron set to host two major events in Olympic year
Isle of Wight County Press
RYS yachting secretary, Chris Mason, himself no stranger to top level sailboat racing, said: "Theregatta will come at the end of a very busy season for us, and will be a fitting finish to what is going to be a spectacular year at RYS. ...

20 killer whales greet kids sailing off Dana Point
A killer whale swims off the coast of Dana Point on Thursday morning. It was one of a group of about 20 orcas seen during a whale-watching trip. 50% off! $20 for $40 Worth of Drinks at Johnny's Saloon By ROB VARDON / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER A group ...

Australian Optimist National Championship victory to Jack Graves
Sail World
'I think it was a fabulous regatta,' said Rob Ware, Chairman of the Jury. 'The race management was really good, the kids' behaviour was good and the quality of thesailing was just excellent so it was very pleasing all round. ...

Sail World

Replica Portuguese caravel the Notorious sails into Corio Bay, Geelong
Herald Sun
Picture gallery: See more of the Notorious and how she was made Keep track: Follow the Notorious on Facebook GRAEME Wylie has proved naysayers wrong, sailing into Corio Bay yesterday at the helm of his replica 15th century Portuguese ship, Notorious. ...

Alumni qualify for 2012 Olympic Games
Connecticut College
Amanda Clark '05 has qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games in sailing's 470 class (her boat is 470 centimeters long) and Bob Willis '09 has qualified in windsurfing. Qualifying for an Olympic sailingevent is a tremendous accomplishment, ...

Susan Fogwell: Bareboat Sailing Options In The Caribbean
By Susan Fogwell
Bareboating in the Caribbean requires sailing experience and navigational skills. It also requires choosing a destination.
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America's Cup transit plan aims to limit cars | The Associated Press ...
By The Associated Press
San Francisco transit officials are working on plans for the America's Cup sailing event with the goal of keeping as many cars as possible out of the city. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/xaXzF0) that the proposal currently being ...
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Gordon Spends £7053 to Ask About Local Sailing Club - Guy ...
By Neo-Guido
Gordon Brown was seen loitering around the Parliament this week, and it seems he managed to do something on behalf of his constituents while he was in town. He put in a written question about the his local sailing club. Democracy in action ...
Guy Fawkes' blog

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | "Mission accomplished" as Team ...
The crew of seven on board the first Chinese entry in the Volvo Ocean Race crossed ... A tropical cyclone, the Doldrums and some short-lived trade wind sailing ...

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Girl drowned in sailing tragedy
Rutland and Stamford Mercury
A coroner has recorded a narrative verdict on an 11-year-old Nottinghamshire girl who drowned after becoming trapped under a catamaran during a sailing holiday in Greece. The Nottinghamshire Coroner, Mairin Casey, heard that Laura Morgan died in July ...

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