02 January 2012

Volvo Ocean Race on despite Iran missiles

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: race organisers keep to plan as Iran tests missile ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Organisers of the Volvo Ocean Race say they are taking advice on developments in the Strait of Hormuz after Iran test fired a medium range surface to air missile in the area near to where their race boats are due on Tuesday. ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Orange Bowl Regatta ends with blizzard on Biscayne Bay
BYM News (press release)
JJ Johnson is a very lucky Opti White Fleet sailor because last year a British gal won an Optisailboat in the regatta raffle and could not ship it back to England. JJ's grandparents bought it and hid it in their garage. After JJ successfully finished ...

The America's Cup win was a turning point for Australia, former prime minister ...
The Australian
Mr Hawke celebrates the America's Cup victory until dawn at the Royal Perth Yacht Club, infamously declaring live on television that any boss who sacked a worker for not turning up was a "bum". Picture: News Limited Source: News Limited THE 1983 ...

Boating industry sailing along in tough economy
New York Post
It may not feel that way, but this week will see the start of the boating season as the New York Boat Show sails in to the Javits Center on Manhattan's Westside. Despite the struggling economy the boating industry has seen some positive things and will ...

Bay hosts impress world sailing chief
Hawke's Bay Today
Countries wanting to host the regatta must put together a proposal, similar to the Olympics and other sporting world events, and the one found most suitable is voted in. Napier is currently hosting the first Optiworlds to be held in Oceania. ...

Conditions take the wind out of yachties' sails
The Canberra Times
BY ANDREW JOHNSTON The Australian pacer and pacer pursuit championships are in danger of ending on a lacklustre note as the tournament continues to be bedevilled by poor sailing conditions. The competition, which is being held on Lake Burley Griffin's ...

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ/Luna Rossa deal gets a tick from Jury
Sail World (press release)
The International Jury has answered the first of a two stage challenge to the joint development and training agreement between the two America's Cup teams, Emirates Team New Zealand and the new Italian Challenger Luna Rossa. In a ruling released after ...

Sail World (press release)

America's Cup: Ian Taylor recognised for VirtualEye development
Sail World (press release)
What is now known as VirtualEye was initially created by three people with no sailingexperience - Ian Taylor, Professor Geoff Wyvill (University of Otago) and Paul Sharp (Developer) in 1991/92 and first used in the America's Cup in San Diego in 1992. ...

Sail World (press release)

Historic Abu Dhabi stopover
Khaleej Times
With Shaikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) stirring a symbolic helm, the capital's Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village was officially opened on Saturday. Stretching over 55000 square metres, or the size of...

Khaleej Times

Ellen MacArthur: 'I saved up my dinner money for my first boat'
Telegraph.co.uk
I grew up loving sailing, having been introduced to it by my aunt at the age of four, but never thought I could make a career of it until I was 18 and watched the Whitbread race on television. It was then I realised that with sponsorship and canny ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Post Race Protests - is there another way?
Sail World
Both Investec Loyal and Wild Oats XI were extensively communicating with the media by phone, email and Skype in flat seas later in the 2010 and 2011 races and could have dealt with questions from the Race Committee, if the Sailing Instructions had been ...

Sail World

Clearwater siblings qualify for 2012 London Olympics
Central Florida News 13
By Chris Hopper , Reporter A life long Olympic dream will come to fruition for a brother and sister sailing team from Clearwater. Earlier this month, Zach and Paige Railey qualified to sail in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The two have been sailing ...

Central Florida News 13

Voice of Steele continues the call
Hawke's Bay Today
With stronger breezes predicted for today, officials were hoping to run four races instead of the scheduled three in the 15-race regatta, which continues until next Monday. Race one proved to be a Singapore benefit with three members of the five-strong ...

Clipper Round the World Race : Geraldton Western Australia leads fleet into 2012
BYM News (press release)
Whilst we are making good boat speed this sort of sailing comes with one major drawback, we have to have the hatches shut to stop the water pouring down below which raises the temperature even higher in the main accommodation. ...

Coldplay numbers floor fans in Abu Dhabi
gulfnews.com
By Iman Sherif, Staff Reporter Abu Dhabi: Despite serpentine queues, heavy traffic and a long wait for those who had chosen to arrive at the venue early, the launch event of Abu Dhabi hosting the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race — and the capital's main New ...

Phuket's 'Persons of the Year': A Sailor's Salute
Phuket Gazette
What drives these drivers? Duncan sums it up: “Sure, it's a lot of work, but the event is such a great showcase for Phuket, for Thailand and for sailing. We are lucky to be able to support all three,” he says. Phuket King's Cup Regatta stalwarts ( from ...

Phuket Gazette

Fierce rivalry gives twins edge
Hawke's Bay Today
From a town called Waasmunster, in north Belgium, the twins are in Napier with the Belgium team for the Optiworlds and have been sailing together since they were 6. Astrid recalls crying a lot during her first year of sailing. ...

River town refuses to keel over
Adelaide Now
It will be preceded by Goolwa Regatta Week, on January 14, with events ranging from Opera on the Wharf to model boat races. Long-time race entrant Randal Cooper is preparing his 80-year-oldsailboat Nerana to run in one of nine divisions in the Classic ...

Global Ocean Race: Buckley Systems second in Wellington
Sail World
Sailing the Class40 BSL, the Fields crossed the finish line in Wellington harbour after 32 days 11 hours 38 minutes and 40 seconds and 7000 miles of racing from Cape Town South Africa - just over one and-a-half days behind Leg 2 winners, Conrad Colman ...

Sail World

Heemskirk Westcoaster and Eastcoaster silverware awarded
Sail World
The wonderful presentation ceremony took place at the Derwent Sailing Squadron for the sailors who excelled during the course of the 2011 Heemskirk Westcoaster and Eastcoaster in which competitors were awarded their silverware. ...

Sail World

Hawke: 1983 National Economic Summit established success
ABC Online
NAOMI WOODLEY: Mr Hawke I can't let you go without asking you about the America's Cup and your famous words which I don't need to repeat, I think many people know you for, but I'd like to ask you if you can to explain how important to the mood of the ...

Concerns in Dorset over 2012 Olympics hotel bookings
BBC News
Concerns have been raised after many hotels in Dorset are yet to be booked up ahead of the 2012 Olympic sailing events in the county. Weymouth and Portland council is worried regular customers are being put off by the Games which are due to be held ...

BBC News

Youngest ocean race team wins second leg
Stuff.co.nz
Colman, 28, and Goodchild, 22, crossed the line at 9.20pm on their Class 40 after 30 days and 22 hours of often gruelling sailing since leaving Cape Town in South Africa. The leg-two win earned Colman and Goodchild the maximum 30 points. ...

Landlocked again after race success with Loki
Stuff.co.nz
The former fulltime professional ocean yachtsman these days sells real estate in Cambridge while living in Hamilton, but he gets his sailing fix with his annual return to the iconic Sydney-Hobart classic and a number of shorter Australian coastal races ...

Stuff.co.nz

Sunny start to central Victoria's new year
Bendigo Advertiser
Bryanna Allaway, 15, took advantage of the hot start to 2012 yesterday, practising sailing at Lake Eppalock. The Bendigo Yacht Club member will compete alongside Joshua Thorpe in the Port Phillip Bay Stonehaven Cup, which starts tomorrow. ...

Ascension for sailing cruisers | Journeyman 60
By Jesper
I thought I should do a little writeup of my experiences of what Ascension is like for cruising sailors. There's not too much of that available on the net.
Journeyman 60

Top 10 Largest Sailing Yachts in the World | YachtPals.com
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Coast Guard continues search for missing sailboat from Kauai ...
The Coast Guard was planning to search overnight for a 66-year-old man aboard a 36-foot sailboatthat departed Kauai Dec. 17 and was expected to arrive on ...
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America's Cup video barge concerns bay swimmers
A Bay Citizen news story, as well as a column in The Chronicle, have suggested that swimmers plan an "Occupy the Bay" movement to derail the upcoming 34th ...
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/26/...

Architect Roger Kingsland passionate about design, sailing ...
Whether sailing his favorite waters or developing architectural design concepts on land, Roger Leverich Kingsland III lived a life of passion, his friends and family ...
www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_773887.html

Just Cause I Can
The League of Ordinary Gentlemen (blog)
He is the owner and skipper of Sailing Montauk and is currently building a 40' charter sailing catamaran. You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan Ta-Nehisi recently wrote: As an aside, I think there's an essay to be written about why any ...

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