27 January 2012

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Miami OCR - Strong day for US Sailing Team members
Sail World
It was another strong day of performance for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics at USSailing's 2012 Rolex Miami OCR. Sailed in Miami on Biscayne Bay, USA sailors hold top-10 spots in 11 of the 12 fleet racing classes spread across Olympic and Paralympic ...

Sail World

Upbeat day for Australia at Miami Sailing World Cup round
Australian sailors have enjoyed another upbeat day on the water at round two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami, Florida. Day three highlights included 470 Men's crew, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, extending their lead at the front of the fleet,...


Volvo Ocean Race: Camper contest for the lead
NZ Herald
Camper with Team Emirates New Zealand are in a good position to possibly take the lead as they battle it out in stage two of the third leg.

Olympic sailing events seen as mixed blessing in Weymouth and Portland
The Guardian
It is going to disrupt our business and make sailing look like an elitist sport. "They say it'll put us on the map but that's rubbish. Can you remember which city in China hosted the sailing event at the 2008 games? No, nobody can.

The Guardian

Sailboat manufacturer to open shipyard in Dare County
Triangle Business Journal
Gunboat salaries for the jobs created in Dare County will average $27093 a year, plus benefits. The Dare County average annual wage is $24128. Sailing World magazine in 2011 named Gunboat's $4.5 million, South-African-built Gunboat 66 its “best ...

Straits Regatta returns to Singapore
BYM News (press release)
For the past two years the entire regatta has been held at Nongsa Point Marina Resort in Batam, Indonesia. After serious discussions took place amongst the yacht clubs and marina stakeholders earlier this year, it was decided to expand the number of ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica makes counterattack from the north
BYM News (press release)
During the early hours of this morning second-placed New Zealand entry "Camper", sailing on the same course as "Telefónica" six miles ahead, chose to move in on the leader: North American entry "Puma" and to third-placed entry in the provisional ...

176th Australia Day Regatta - Sydney Hobart yachts excel
Sail World
On Sydney Harbour yachts old and new, small and large contested the traditional Australia Day Regatta, held continuously now for 176 years and as such, the oldestsailing regatta in the world. Bob Steel's TP52 Quest, overall winner of the 2008 Rolex...

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Tasmanians celebrate Australia Day
ABC Online
The Hobart Lord Mayor, Damon Thomas, says the regatta has become a fixture of Australia Day celebrations in Tasmania. "For many decades the Sandy Bay Regatta has been the focal point, the seaside regatta, the rowing events, the sailing events, ...

Bay of Islands Sailing Regatta 2012 Day 3
3rd day of racing in the Bay of Islands.

Taking the Kids -- on an un-cruise cruise
Chicago Tribune
My far-flung gang has come to the British Virgin Islands -- the undisputed Sailing Capital of the World -- for a week aboard a chartered Moorings sailboat (www.moorings.com). It is the first time my husband and I and our three kids (plus my daughter ...

Sailing Weekend Preview: Privateers To Take Part In Rare Winter Regatta
Maritime College Athletics
26, 2011) – The Maritime sailing team is excited to be able to field three teams in the Interclub Midwinter Championships, a non-collegiate regatta hosted at Larchmont Yacht Club this weekend, Jan. 28-29. Although the event does not appear on the ...

Volvo Ocean Race in Galway Will See Irish Food in Focus
#VOLVO OCEAN RACE - Top chef Maurice Keller was in Abu Dhabi last week to fly the flag for Irish food at the third stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race, Waterford Today reports. Keller spent a few days away from Waterford's Arlington Lodge to join members ...

Larry Ellison Is Gearing Up For The Fastest America's Cup Race Ever
Business Insider
AP America's Cup teams are gearing up for a 2013 race that will resemble a battle of the titans, only faster, more dangerous for the crew and more exciting for the spectators. And Larry Ellison is leading the way. That's according to Forbes' Daniel ...

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Ellison Bets On Pure Speed For Next America's Cup - Forbes: "The $1 million AC45 cats—all built to Oracle Racing specifications at a New Zealand yard—are just for training purposes. The real competition will come in the final elimination series, called the Louis Vuitton Cup, where teams that can raise the expected $50 million to play will be racing 72-foot catamarans with 132-foot-tall wing sails that look like they’ve been ripped from a Boeing 737. The guess is they’ll hit 40 knots (46mph) with a crew of 11 hanging on for dear life. The last single-hulled boats to compete in the America’s Cup, carrying 17 crew, rarely broke 14 knots."

Sailboat Runs Aground Off Magic Island
KITV Honolulu
HONOLULU -- Salvage removal company Vessel Assist has been hired to remove a 35-foot fiberglasssailboat, "FSOW," that ran aground about 2 pm Wednesday on the rocks off Magic Island. The vessel's owner, who had a temporary mooring permit at Ala Wai ...

30 yachts to take part in 2012 Singapore Straits Regatta
Red Sports
(Photo courtesy of Jason Lim) The 18th Singapore Straits Regatta (SSR) will take place from January 26th to 31st in Singapore and Batam. 30 yachts will compete on a new course in Singapore waters, setting sail off East Coast Park and racing towards ...

Red Sports

America's Cup Will Not Include Giant Floating Jumbotron Screen
Source: SFPlanning.org The Board of Supervisors rejected two appeals of theAmerica's Cup environmental report yesterday, meaning the event has some smoothsailing in front of it on the way to 2013. The vote was unanimously against (minus Supervisor ...


The UBC sailing team has joined the growing collegiate sailing movement in the ...
Ubyssey Online
Inside the open doors of an old warehouse is the dry storage for the UBC collegiatesailing team. A sail lies on the floor. Neil Roberts and Karl Jensen, both engineering students, are debating about which number to apply to the new sail.

Ubyssey Online

America's Cup draws Sailors for the Sea to California & the San Francisco Bay ...
89.3 KPCC (blog)
The America's Cup itself isn't till next year, but plenty of events happen along the way to the final series. For all of them, for some time, environmentalists have been concerned about the impact a huge sailing race will have on the San Francisco Bay ...

Win a seven-night sailing break to explore the South West!
DCA (press release)
Plymouth was placed firmly on the sailing map in 2011 when it hosted the UK leg of the America's Cup, one of the world's most prestigious sailing events. It's the perfect base for exploring the uncongested waters of the South West, with the tidal ...

Bavaria Yachts Unveils New Vision 46
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
At the world's largest boat show, the 2012 Dusseldorf Boot, Bavaria Yachts unveiled its new, most innovative sailing yacht, the Vision 46 to a large crowd with grand excitement. At the world's largest boat show, the 2012 Dusseldorf Boot, Bavaria Yachts ...

Grenada Sailing Festival promises action on sea and land
Easier (press release)
Festival fun starts this week as the Grenada Sailing Festival Camper & Nicholsons Racing Series opens on Friday at Port Louis Marina. In 1994 when organisers named the island's first international yachting event the 'Grenada Sailing Festival' it was ...

Volvo Ocean Race workers evicted for bomb disposal
AROUND 100 people working in the offices of the Volvo Ocean Race in Alicante port were temporarily evicted on Tuesday while a 50kilo unexploded bomb, a relic of the Spanish Civil War thought to have been dropped by aircraft and at a depth of ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2012 26 Jan report | The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
The Volvo Ocean Race boats have neatly sidestepped an area of light winds as they head for the northern tip of Sumatra. Last night at 2000 UTC race leader Ken Read's Puma was the first to put a short hitch in to the north, but tacked back ...
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Mid-Week Battle on the Bay | US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR 22-28 ...
By dpaxton
Six days of racing, which count toward standings in the ISAF Sailing World Cup Series, began on Monday for 354 boats sailing in the same 13 classes that will be featured at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. GBR's Hannah Mills and Saskia .... For match racing (Elliott 6m), which makes its debut in the 2012 Olympic Games, the regatta will consist of an opening series, a knockout series, and a sail-off for boats not advancing to the knockout series. Competitors in the Paralympic...
US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR...

How to Save Your Sailboat from Being Eaten ... - Blue Water Sailing
By sarah
It's simple to prevent but easy to forget until it's already taken a firm grip to destroy your costlysailing rigging and equipment. This creeping-crud disease can topple your boat mast, destroy a boat boom, or cause your winches to rip from their ...
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European Sailboat of the Year Awards, 2012 | Boats.com Blog
By admin
The Oscars of sailboat-building were recently presented in Düsseldorf, Germany. Here's who won, and why. ... Also aboard was Jimmy Spithill, the youngest winning skipper in the history of theAmerica's Cup. Spithill, the personable and ...
Boats.com Blog

Sailing: Four times World Champions continue bid for first Miami title ...
By lflint
Four time World Champions, Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell continued their bid for their first title at the Miami World Cup Regatta yesterday, with 2,3 from their two races yesterday, edging them into a two point lead after their nearest rivals, ...

2012 Sailing Calendar | St. Catherine's Sailing Club
By Simon
The 2012 Sailing Calendar/Fixture list can be downloaded from the sailing pages. We will also post one out to you at the end of next month, as is the tradition. Dutyman has not yet been updated, but will be in the next few weeks, you will be ...
St. Catherine's Sailing Club

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
When we were in St Martin last week, we picked up some of the few remaining things that were left on Caos and cleaned her out once and for all. These handmade plates from Morocco were some of the things we flew home with. Suits the ...

Caribbean T20: Smooth sailing to Caribbean T20 title, says Denesh ...
Denesh Ramdin, the Trinidad & Tobago captain, has said it was smooth sailing for his side in the Caribbean T20 after losing to Windward Islands in their first ...

Cold Weather Sailing
Cold Weather Sailing. ... Are you sailing in an area of cold water or cold air? In both cases, the cold creates special hazards - even if don't expect to get wet.

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