12 January 2012

Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year announced; Laura Dekker nearing finish of solo

Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year announced
Sail World
US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year 2011 were announced today, Wednesday 11th January 2012. Etchells World Champion Bill Hardesty (San Diego, Calif.) and ISAF (International Sailing Federation) Sailing World Champion Anna Tunnicliffe ...

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Teenage Dutch sailor, 16, approaches end of solo voyage in stages around the world
Washington Post
AMSTERDAM — Teenage Dutch sailor Laura Dekker is nearing the finish of her solo sailing trip around the world almost the same way she began it — in good spirits, despite endless debate about the terms under which she is allowed to be at sea. ...

Laura Dekker Sailing Trip Around The World Nears Completion
By The Huffington Post News Editors
AMSTERDAM — Teenage Dutch sailor Laura Dekker is nearing the finish of her solo sailing trip around the world almost the same way she began it – in good spirits, despite endless debate about the terms under which she is allowed to be at ...
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Sailing World Championships Arrive in Charlotte Harbor
Examiner.com
The establishment of the Charlotte Harbor Regatta in 2010 recognized that these waters were also ideal for hosting prestigious sailing events. The annual event is held each February and has previously welcomed to Punta Gorda over 100 boats and 400 ...

Prince Philip Cup Regatta - Wintery Derwent
Sail World
The Tasmanian champion, sailing Karabos IX with crew Leigh Behrens and Simon Burrows as crew, sat becalmed near the windward mark the second time round as his opposition 'came in from the left and in from the front with heaps of breeze,' Rogers ...

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US Sailing ISAF Youth World Qualifier headed for Long Beach
Sail World
The competitors share a common goal with the Volvo Ocean Race veterans currently circling the globe: Ireland in July. The big boat guys will stop over at Galway Bay on Ireland's west coast near the finish of their nine-month adventure, while shortly ...

Ben Ainslie: I have unfinished business in the America's Cup
Telegraph.co.uk
My two great goals in sailing have always been the Olympics and the America's Cup. So I guess my return for what I hope will eventually be a proper crack at the oldest trophy in international sport was inevitable. The way Team Origin disbanded at the ...

Telegraph.co.uk

In sailing, you take all you can then hope for best as Volvo race proves
The National
Back in their campaigns' embryonic days, the Volvo Ocean Race teams faced moments almost cruelly pivotal as they consulted yacht designers. Even as studies have shown that decisions tax human brains, they had to choose sets of strengths and weaknesses ...

The National

Sailing club dredging project to remove harbour creek sediment
Gulf Islands Driftwood
Salt Spring Sailing Club commodore Gary Morrison reported the $1.5-million project is necessary to remove material deposited by Ackerman Creek between the club's shoreline and its floats. Studies suggest the creek delta has advanced approximately 30 ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: Team Sanya out of 'danger zone' as homebound China...
Telegraph.co.uk
By Telegraph staff The first ever sole Chinese entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, who currently languish in sixth place, suspended racing in the second leg from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi when a key part of their mast's rigging failed while the boat was ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Teen sailing star Tess Lloyd in a coma
Herald Sun
A YOUNG Victorian sailing star is in an induced coma after being knocked unconscious during a race. Tess Lloyd, 17, was thrown into the water after a collision with a windsurfer during the Australian Youth Championships in Brisbane on Tuesday. ...

With a little vision, the America's Cup could mean great things for bikes
San Francisco Bay Guardian
So it may seem a little odd that I am excited about the America's Cup regatta coming to San Francisco. This high-profile international yacht race has the potential to accomplish even more impressive feats on land than on water, ultimately leaving a ...

Sailing Arabia The Tour – Courrier Dunkerque to participate
Sail World
Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2012 (SATT) second edition is being held from 12 to 27 February. The crew of Courrier Dunkerque, four-time champion of France and World Farr 30 champion in 2010, will participate. The Dunkerque Plaisance group, led by Daniel ...

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Hot racing guaranteed for BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival
Sail World
The BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival is the highlight of the season in one of the world's best sailing locations. With gorgeous sailing conditions and stunning scenery, the British Virgin Islands offer sailing enthusiasts an idyllic location to ...

Sail World

10th Royal Langkawi International Regatta : Fighting back to stay in the running
BYM News (press release)
After a disappointing start to the regatta Jeff Harris J 92 S Nijinsky managed to sandwich themselves between Phoenix and Skandia Endeavour Of Whitby for second place and lift their spirits as well as their overall ranking. ...

Olympic honour for sailing umpire Shrubb
Royal Gazette
But the highly-respected ISAF international sailing umpire and judge will certainly have a major say in determining who gets to stand on the podium. The past Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC) commodore has been named on the ten-member international jury ...

St. Barts Race Week: A new regatta well worth a visit
Toronto Star
Her skipper, Ken Read, has more than 40 world titles in various classes and is an America's Cupand Volvo Ocean race veteran. American Jim Swartz won the racing class with Vesper, a 52-footer named, as all his boats are, after James Bond movie ...

Olympic hopes for duo as London calling sailing stars
Fingal Independent
The 2012 470 world championships in five months time is the second and final opportunity for the Dublin duo to qualify but places, just two months before the Olympicregatta itself, are extremely limited. 'We were quite unlucky to miss out, ...

Fingal Independent

Sailing beyond disabilities
MyFox Tampa Bay
But sailing is more than just a boat ride, it's about empowerment. "When you're in a wheelchair and you have no movement, your body is sitting stationary in a chair. When you're on the water, and you're floating, it's a completely different experience ...

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta : Peter Holmberg to seek 3rd title in Budget ...
BYM News (press release)
Virgin Islands sailing legend Peter Holmberg—the only Caribbean sailor to win both an Olympic Medal and the America's Cup—will return to one of his favorite sailing venues next month to compete in the fourth running of the Budget Marine Match Racing ...

SAILING: Skipper unhappy with third
New Straits Times
By Sharanjit Singh | 0 comments A NEAR-PERFECT day for sailing saw Uranus, the Malaysian Navy team in their spanking new DK47 yacht, finish third in the Racing Class on the first day of the Royal Langkawi International Regatta yesterday. ...

Ideal sailing conditions for regatta
New Straits Times
"Participants can look forward to challenging sailing conditions," he said, adding that the regatta had been recognised as a grade three championship by the InternationalSailing Federation. The regatta, the 10th so far, is organised by RLYC and ...

New Straits Times

Raiders send Drifters sailing home with a loss
Northern Neck News
By Nathaniel Cline | Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 12:14 am By Win Sisson Photo by Win Sisson: Rappahannock's Russell Scott and the Raiders battle for the rebound over Colonial Beach's Keane Foster during the district opener at Rappahannock ...

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Sailing couple potential Olympic rivals
Gold Coast Bulletin News
Naturally they've experienced ups and downs in their sport of sailing but, as 29-year-old Gold Coaster Mathew was named for his first Olympics yesterday, Friederike couldn't have been happier. "It was pretty exciting and I know how much it means to him ...

Gold Coast Bulletin News

Launch of Ben Ainslie's new sailing team will not affect his Olympic chances ...
East Anglian Daily Times
BAR will be underwritten by Oracle Racing for whom Ainslie will join for their defence of the 34th America's Cup and Park believes such a move could provide a boost to British sailing both in the short-term and long-term. “There is of course a risk ...

East Anglian Daily Times

AIB No Longer Covering Sailing Club Subs for Staff
Afloat
#SAILING CLUBS - Sailing enthusiasts on AIB's staff have taken a blow to the wallet as the bank is to stop paying club membership fees for employees, the Irish Independent reports. In an e-mail seen by the paper, AIB head of human resources John Conway ...

17 Countries Confirm Participation For Asian Sailing Citizenships
Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (Bernama) -- Seventeen countries have so far confirmed their participation for the 15th Asian Sailing Championships from Feb 16-26 at the National Sailing Training Centre in Langkawi, Kedah. Malaysian Yachting Association (MYA) ...

Weather mars big regatta
Northland Independent Community
The annual Tall Ships Regatta held on January 7 is thought to be the wettest occasion on record. Only 10 of the majestic yachts finished while 15 in the classic yachts category finished. Put off by the weather this year were usual attractions R Tucker ...

Northland Independent Community

Sailing: Dublin to host World Youths
Irish Independent
The Youth World Championships are coming to Ireland for the first time and will take place in Dublin Bay from July 12-19. Over 400 sailors aged between 16 and 19, from 60 nations representing six continents, will sail in the championships, ...

New team for America's Cup…sort of
3News NZ
If Ainslie, considered one of the world's best sailors and with experience in theAmerica's Cup is unable to mount a new challenge, what chances are there of anyone else entering? Of the other teams currently sailing on the World Series but yet to pay...

3News NZ

Ben Ainslie Takes Aim at the America's Cup | Boats.com Blog
By Doug Logan
Ben Ainslie, three-time Olympic gold medalist for Great Britain, three-time ISAF Sailor of the Year, and the pride of British sailing, has announced plans to compete for the America's Cup, beginning with the America's Cup World Series in the summer of 2012. For a first-hand report of the announcement see Ben ... This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at 7:46 am and is filed under America's Cup, Olympics, Racing Sailboat, Sail. Tags: America's Cup, Ben Ainslie, Ben ...
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History of the Catamaran | Tollesbury Sailing Club
By jonathan_brooks
Catamaran means tied logs. Initial reception from some of the sailing fraternity was not always enthusiastic. Cat sailing setting the modern speed records. Much of this footage is filmed at StoneSailing Club on the River Blackwater in Essex. ...
Tollesbury Sailing Club

Princess Anne visits Crash Test Boat | Sailing news | Yachting Monthly
It takes a lot to belay a cruising sailor like Princess Anne, but the sea-going royal took one look at the smoking hulk of Yachting Monthly's shattered Crash Test Boat and said: 'What should one do about gas safety?' Chief wrecker Chris Beeson ...
Yachting Monthly News

Ben Ainslie on his America's Cup future - The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
So if the British Olympic living legend can transfer this profile on to the America's Cup then it will be to everyone's benefit – Ainslie, Oracle, sailing, sailing in the UK, a future British America's Cupchallenge...etc According to Ainslie, discussions ...
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Change to Notice of Race Posted | US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR ...
By dpaxton
US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR 22-28 January 2012. Search ... Live · Photos · Video · History · 2011 Rolex Miami OCR · 2010 Rolex Miami OCR · Regatta Champions · Participation History · Press Center · Press Accreditation · Survey ...
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Postcards from a Royal Clipper Caribbean Sailing | Star Clippers Blog
By Nicole
Postcards from a Royal Clipper Caribbean Sailing · Nicole | January 11, 2012. Star Clippers guests Tom, Ellice and Nancy shared so many great photos from their recent Royal Clipper cruise we decided to create two posts to feature them all. ...
Star Clippers Blog

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
What else? I was today invited to have a look at the new amazing condominium that is taking shape here in Falmouth Harbor. South Point Falmouth Harbor is Antiguas most interesting property to invest in for a vacation residence in paradise. ...
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Sailing the British Virgin Islands - Boston.com
It was our fifth day on a chartered sailboat trip through the British Virgin Islands, and we had spent itsailing calm waters and swimming and snorkeling in The ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | Model performance from CAMPER ...
Representatives of all six Volvo Ocean Race teams took time off from their ... in a hotly contested inter-team model boat regatta in the Abu Dhabi Destination Village. ... With a 4,2,4, string of results, Groupama sailing team closed out the final ...
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