28 January 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - the Malacca Strait

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: Team Telefonica and Camper to lock horns on Malacca Strait...
By Kate Laven Less than 12 miles separate the top four boats after five hot and sticky days of racing in the Volvo Ocean Race third leg from Abu Dhabi but the 500 mile Strait, which runs between Malaysia and the Indonesian island of Sumatra could shake...


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America's Cup waterfront development rights still under debate
San Francisco Examiner
It has been mostly smooth sailing in recent weeks for plans surrounding theAmerica's Cup yacht race, but negotiations over The City's most prized waterfront development properties could bring choppier waters. At stake are the terms of shoreline...

San Francisco Examiner

Moor for your money: Why a sailing break in chic St Lucia doesn't have to cost ...
Daily Mail
The first day of our sailing trip had passed without crises or (many) cross words. We'd arrived in time to change before heading ashore for cocktails and fresh seafood. It was my birthday. It was the perfect romantic setting. We hopped into our little ...

Daily Mail

Auckland Anniversary events to watch out for
New Zealand Herald
This is the day we celebrate in our annual public holidays, but the September 1840 regatta has become part of the tradition too. This year, a huge fleet of vessels, including tall ships, gaff riggers, sloops, racing keelers, multihulls, sailing ...

Antigua Sailing Week announces official charity
Sail World
In previous years much of Antigua Sailing Week's focus locally has been about the parties, and while this is a very important part of any sailing regatta, the 2012 team is shifting the focus so that people can see the opportunities that exist to get ...

Sail World

America's Cup moves forward, but economic concerns remain
San Francisco Bay Guardian
In past weeks, several environmental and community organizations filed two appeals of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared for the America's Cup yacht race in 2013. Jan. 24, the Board of Supervisors rejected the appeal, allowing for ...

US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR Day Four Report
US SAILING (press release)
(January 26, 2012) – A final showdown awaits three Paralympic classes tomorrow and ten Olympic classes on Saturday at US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR, which has, thus far, gifted sailors with four days of sublime sunshine and satisfying winds.

Dempsey in control in Miami
Eurosport.com ASIA
The Miami World Cup regatta reached its halfway stage with Britain's sailors poised in seven podium positions after the three days of racing. Nick Dempsey looks firmly in control in the RS:X men's windsurfing fleet, counting all race wins so far, ...

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Sailing: Nick Favell takes honours
Norwich Evening News
by David Hannant Dealing with the weather, one thing that sailors need in abundance is patience. One week there is hardly enough wind and then, as last Sunday, there is too much. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email address ...

Norwich Evening News

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro approach Malacca Strait + Video
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 5 of Leg 3. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: The Malacca Strait adventures began last night and we're still a day out. Notoriously touted as one of the busiest and most...

Sail World

Sailors compete for sports award
Port Lincoln Times
Ryan was captain of the winning team that won the Interdominion School Teams Sailing Regattawith the team finishing second in national championship. Ryan and his team also won the School Team State Title and added to their season by winning the open ...

Tunnicliffe's team knocked out of Olympic Classes Regatta
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Three Paralympic classes finish racing Friday and 10 Olympic classes conclude on Saturday at USSailing's Rolex Miami OCR on Biscayne Bay, which has 529 sailors from 41 countries. As will happen at the Olympics, only the top 10 boats after Friday's ...

Portland's Olympic venue rises from ashes of its naval past
BBC News
With six months to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympics, the timetable is looking good for the Dorset-based sailing events. Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour was the first Olympic venue to be finished, a new £90m relief road has opened,...

BBC News

Sailing toward an exciting future
Tampa Bay Newspapers
By BRIAN GOFF INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – It is difficult to imagine that getting into a small sailboat, not much bigger than a bathtub, could possibly lead to something significant in life. But it can. Just ask 15-year-old Josh Leibe of Seminole.

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Challenging Sailing With Strong Gusty Winds
It's not often we get Force 6 in Mombasa, but when you see the whitecaps being knocked off the top of the waves by the wind and the water has a glassy sheen about it, then you know the race is going to be all about good boat handling to stay upright.

Sailing poet Briggs writes of land and sea
Lahaina News
"As she was a gorgeous gal, truly a sailor's dream/She owned the route to Molokai with trade winds on the beam/Wood under glass, and built to last, she sailed like a graceful dove/More than just asailboat, the Rainbow was my love.

Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Day 4 - Racing concludes + Video
Sail World
This is always a top regatta with friendly people and good racing. Can Rosemary and I come back again next year?' Said Paddy Sims Race Officer from Taipa Sailing Club, 'we've got quality and competent racing this year, none of that 'follow the leader ...

Sail World

Sailboat yard to open in Dare County
News & Observer
Gunboat Co., a maker of high-end sailboats, announced Thursday that it would locate a new shipyard in Dare County and create 71 jobs. The company plans to invest $1.8 million over the next three years at a site in Wanchese, about 10 miles south of Nags ...

Offshore leapfrog—Sailing news from the US and beyond
Sail World
The six-strong fleet that's contesting this year's Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) is getting a great refresher in this timeless playground diversion as the leader board seems to swing with each passing cloud. For several days, Kenny Read and his Puma Ocean ...

Sail World

Saundersfoot Sailing Club
Tenby Observer
The new sailing programme is now on the website and has been emailed to computerised members this week. It is a full and exciting programme with a total of 42 club races, including eight in the Frostbite Series (but these will not qualify for the main...

Tenby Observer

Weymouth Coastal Access Route To Be Open In Time For Olympic Sailing
eGov monitor
Those hoping to catch a glimpse of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing events have been given a boost today after the Environment Minister Richard Benyon approved the first stretch of the England Coastal Path at Weymouth Bay.

Historic Spider T sloop to join Royal regatta
This is Scunthorpe
It has been chosen to take part in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Regatta The Spider T, which in her working days traded into Grimsby, was designed to carry bricks along the Humber and Yorkshire coast. She was restored to her former glory in the mid-1990s ...

Goodall ready to take on world's best
Bendigo Advertiser
Bendigo sailing champion Brett Goodall is looking ahead to the world titles after claiming the inaugural Viper Nationals earlier this month. Goodall, who teamed with Carolijn Brouwer for the event, won the Viper F-16 catamarans race in testing ...

Plain sailing | Olive Press Newspaper Spain | News
By Eloise Horsfield (Reporter)
A 16-year-old Dutch girl has completed a solo sailing trip around the world, six months after setting off from Gibraltar.
Olive Press Newspaper Spain

Day 4 Report | US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR 22-28 January 2012
By dpaxton
(January 26, 2012) – A final showdown awaits three Paralympic classes tomorrow and ten Olympic classes on Saturday at US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR, which has, thus far, gifted sailors with four days of sublime sunshine and satisfying winds. The event is the only one of seven ISAF SailingWorld Cup events to grace a ... I love this regatta, since it is the first regatta of the year for me, and it's a sunny and windy place”. In Skud-18s, Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch (AUS) are tied in point ...
US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR...

Sailing On | Life + Times
By Tamara Warren
The World Sailing Speed Record Council oversees the competition. The Maserati yacht will be fly pennant of the oldest Mediterranean sailing club, the Yacht Club Italiano, which was founded in Genoa, Italy in 1879. The journey will be ...
Life + Times

America's Cup moves forward, but economic concerns remain
By yael
In past weeks, several environmental and community organizations filed two appeals of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared for the America's Cup yacht race in 2013. Jan. 24, the Board of Supervisors rejected the appeal, .... It's almost as if the sailing community, in its excitement about the race (which is a great thing), forgot that there is a bigger deal being cut, and got bought off with chump change by the event organizers. OK, I take that back. But irony is thick enough to ...
San Francisco Bay Guardian

BoatingIndustry.com : Sailboat manufacturer to build new shipyard ...
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Volvo Ocean Race leg 3 day 6 - Yachts and Yachting Online
Franck Cammas' Groupama sailing team rounded Pulau We in fourth place, still within sight of the leaders and very much in a position to pounce during the 500 nm passage through the strait. "The strait promises to be a real minefield of ...
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Sailboat Sinks in Warren, RI | BoatingLocal.com
By Staff
EastBayRI.com: [Warren, Rhode Island] officials are still waiting to hear a salvage plan from the owner of a 23' sailboat that sank at its mooring in the lower Warren River a week ago. All that's visible of the boat now is about 12' of mast ...

Chesapeake Bay Boats: AFAD builds Baker's sailing dinghy
By mst
You may enjoy going to WoodenBoat for the article that describes his process for building thissailing/rowing dinghy. Here's what Maynard Bray had to say about Nellie when she appeared in the WoodenBoat calendar in November 2010: ...
Chesapeake Bay Boats

American boat struck by debris in Volvo Ocean Race | Washington ...
By The Associated Press
American boat Puma received a warning of the dangers ahead after being hit by unidentified debris near the Malacca Strait, the most hazardous stretch of water the boats will face in the Volvo Ocean Race. Before the leading challengers had ...
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VIDEO: Surfer Steals Boat in Marshall Islands & Sails to Guam
By Clynt Ridgell
Guam - A surfer stole a sailboat and was able to successfully sail the 35 ft. twin hulled catamaran more than a thousand nautical miles from Majuro in the Marshall islands to Guam. The local authorities and the U.S. Coast Guard located the ...
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By Blue Water Sailing
February 2012 Issue of Blue Water Sailing. In Way Out There: Getting to Know the Galapagos, Todd Duff writes about a month relaxing and repairing in the islands of enchantment. Rachel Robertson writes about the rewards of venturing off the ...

Rolex Regatta gets underway on Biscayne Bay - Outdoors ...
Tampa's Kenneth Andreasen -- head coach of the U.S. Sailing Team AlphaGraphics—says now that the team is nearly complete, this regatta is all about U.S. ...

Olympic sailing events seen as mixed blessing in Weymouth and ...
Local businesses fear disruption and loss of regular clients as summer bookings show little sign of boost from London 2012.

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