04 January 2012

Volvo Ocean Race poised for Sharjah-Abu Dhabi sprint

Volvo Ocean Race poised for Sharjah-Abu Dhabi sprint
Abu Dhabi: The five teams sailing in leg two, stage two of the Volvo Ocean Race will scramble for vital points when they reconvene for a 98-nautical mile speed race from Sharjah to Abu Dhabi today (provisional start time 9am UAE). ...

Sailing: Optimist Worlds Update
Team Bermuda coach Zizi Staniul is looking for better consistency through cleaner starts for the second half of the regatta. Ryan Lo from Singapore is the current regattaleader followed by Bart Lambriex from the Netherlands and Javier Arribas from ...


Sailing duo close in on nationals
Mackay Daily Mercury
Sophie Osborne, 10, and Stephanie Robertson, 7, are sailing in the 2-ups category. At the end of yesterday's racing they were leading the class and had their sights set on taking the national title.Sailing in 10-to-15 knot winds, the girls competed in ...

KPMG boss says plain sailing ahead in China
The Australian
In the first week of every January, at the Victorian summer playground of Sorrento, wooden sailboats built on the Mornington Peninsula between 1870 and 1930 to catch barracouta are filled with corporate leaders of varying sailing ability. ...

James Spithill sailing A-Cats in Australia talks Made for TV sailing
Sail World
'America's Cup wise, we have a big year ahead. Our next 45s regatta will be in Italy in April and then May in Naples and Venice. 'Ahead of that in February we are going to do more sailing in San Francisco with Oracle. 'The 72s will come along from July ...

Sail World

America's Cup partners with save oceans campaign
It includes IMAX movies, a television series and a thousand online videos and now, theAmerica's Cup wants to be part of it. The pictures are amazing and the message is that our oceans are in trouble. World renowned oceanographer, National Geographic ...


Major rescue for sailing school yacht
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
The Bénéteau 40.7, run by sailing school Hot Liquid, sent a distress signal from three miles off Dungeness Point at around 0530 this morning, reporting difficulties including broken steering. All but one of the yacht's seven crew members were ...

Did missing boater give away life vest?
Annapolis Capital
17 sailboat accident near the Sandy Point Light may have given his life jacket to his girlfriend before he drowned, according to the man's friends and family. AP VIDEO more>> That is what Taylor Rogers told the family of 25-year-old Tyler Cordrey ...

Annapolis Capital

Windstar Cruises Announces Two-For-One Fares on Caribbean Voyages
USA TODAY (blog)
Windstar Cruises, which operates a fleet of three luxury sailing yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world's most treasured destinations, announces two-for-one fares starting from $1399 per person, based on double occupancy, ...

International Cadet Australian Championship - Sandy Bay sailors on top
Sail World
Charlie Connor and Ethan Galbraith had a sixth and a second yesterday while Oliver Burnell and Issie de Clerk placed 7-3 on the penultimate day of the regatta. The success of the Sandy Bay Sailing team is a significant boost for the off-the-beach club...

Sail World

Sophie Drops to 16th After Six Races in New Zealand
She continues to sail with consistency which may assist her in the overall standings at the end of theregatta. She has placed in the top 20, out of 210 boats competing, in every one of her 6 races so far in this event. The next two days are for team ...

Siese qualifies for Youth Worlds
Royal Gazette
Siese reckons that the experience he has gained sailing at this level in the past gave him the edge when it mattered most at the Orange Bowl Regatta. “I have picked up a lot of stuff at regattas that I have been to recently,” he said. ...

SH Yacht Club names 1st woman commodore - Herald-Palladium
San Francisco Luxury News
SOUTH HAVEN – Twenty years ago, Joan Hiddema never realized how her husband's boyhood interest in sailing would lead her to the top post at the South Haven Yacht Club, and yet, that's exactly what has happened. Hiddema has the honor of becoming the ...

New law lets foreign yachts charter during AC regattas
The Triton
29, US President Barack Obama signed the America's Cup Act of 2011, which provides an exemption for foreign-flagged megayachts to move owners and charter guests between ports if they are involved in the America's Cup regatta and related events. ...

Lake Forest Sailor Wins Orange Bowl Regatta
Photo by Zim sailing. By Paul Foght 559 young sailors in 483 boats from around the world competed in the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta in Miami December 26-30 and Lake Forest/Lake Bluff sailors ranked among the very best. ...


'By the Berth' sailing holidays - making life easy
Sail World
So you want to go sailing AND you need a holiday, but you don't have a boatload of people to join you in chartering a boat. One travel company is now making life easy by introducing sailing holidays in some of the world's prize cruising grounds ...

Sail World

Andrew Dean and Charlotte Corlett claim Frostbite Regatta title - Sailing news
bettor.com (blog)
After a superb sailing performance on their RS200 boat, Andrew Dean and Charlotte Corlett made their way to the top podium place of the Frostbite Regatta standings. The Frostbite Regatta was hosted by Manx Sailing and Cruising Club at the West Baldwin ...

Colourful Cats fill Coast bays
Sunshine Coast Daily
THE Australian Hobie Cat Championship regatta got underway on the Sunshine Coast yesterday with 76 boats taking to the water for the first of five days action. Seventy-one boats completed the three races yesterday with four withdrawing due to lost ...

International Fireball World Championship - Aussies power into lead
Sail World
By the last windward mark rounding Lewis and Byrne sailing 'Mutleys Revenge' were lapping back markers and opening up a 100m lead. Good boat handling downwind secured them a deserved victory over the new regatta leaders Inns and Coultas. ...

Sail World

100-year-old Irish boat makes Abu Dhabi debut
The National
The Nora Bheag, which was brought over from Ireland for the Volvo Ocean Race, was taken out on her maiden voyage by Coilin Hernon, her owner and skipper. But getting here was not plain sailing for the 8-metre boat, which is more accustomed to the wild,...

The National

Records of early vessels on Lake Ontario recalled
These splendid and fast-sailing vessels, have been recently engaged in two trials of their speed, between Morristown and Ogdensburgh. On the first trial, the States is admitted to have gained the victory. On the second trial, the victory is claimed by ...

Two hits, one miss in Sydney to Hobart
St George and Sutherland Shire Leader
Wasabi skipper Bruce McKay described his third consecutive race as the hardest one yet while fellow Cronulla Sailing Club boat ColorTile failed to finish the race following damage to its rigging while entering Bass Strait. "Physically it was the most ...

Residents happy as waterski plans rejected
Get Surrey
Campaigners who live near the Desborough Island Sailing Club in Ferry Lane, Shepperton, had strongly opposed the proposal to build a waterski cable tow facility, clubhouse and car park in Ferris Meadow. They claimed the facility would have disturbed ...

Stealthy Racing; Boat Show Next Week
By Bruce Burdett They'd hoped for better, but skipper Ken Read and his Puma team are treating last week's third-place finish in stage 1 of Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race as a stepping stone toward better things. With 25 points, they are in fourth place ...

Visit the Warm and Welcoming Island of Anguilla!
Sailing, surfing, kayaking, kite surfing and kayaking are some of the many exciting activities which you can experience in Anguilla. You can also explore a web of hiking trails on the island and discover secluded coves and beaches rich in wildlife. ...


Australian B14 National Championships day 2 at Perth Dinghy SC
Sail World
Australian B14 National Championships are currently underway at Perth DinghySailing Club. The sailors left the beach in a strong and gusty south east breeze and the start boat was up the far north west corner of the bay. The fleet had mostly managed ...

Sail World

A well-kept secret: Peter Isler's Little Blue Book
Sail World
One of the nicest things to land on my mantelpiece this festive season was Peter Isler's 'Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets.' It is a delightful mix of wit and wisdom, bon mots, good advice and reflections drawn from enormous experience. ...

Sail World

Big fleet for Adelaide-Lincoln
Port Lincoln Times
34th America's Cup regatta director and America's Cup Race Management chief executive officer Iain Murray has sailed in many America's Cups and Olympic campaigns. He is most noted for his appearances in 12-metre class yachts in the 1983 and 1987 ...

Whangarei's like home away from home for Alaskan boaties
Northern Advocate
Mike and Debbie Spence are a pair of empty-nest boaties who have been sailing around the world on their cruising yacht, Deva, for five years. Returning to their island home of Ketchikan in southern Alaska for northern hemisphere summers, ...

First ever wreck at ExCel | Sailing news | Yachting Monthly
On Friday all those interested in seeing what happens when you neglect safety issues afloat can gaze at a wreck: Fizzical the 40ft Jeanneau Sun Fizz 40 ketch which Yachting Monthly has capsized, sunk, dismasted, set ablaze and blown up, ...
Yachting Monthly News

Sylvia Earle Alliance (SEA): America's Cup Joins Dr. Earle & One ...
By Deb Castellana
It includes IMAX movies, a television series and a thousand online videos. And the America's Cup is very much a part of it, as is Mission Blue. ABC's Mark Matthews shares with us the environmental message of the worlds' highest profile yacht ...
Sylvia Earle Alliance (SEA)

Get Ready for a Great Year of Sailing - H2uh0
By Craig Russell
They won a sailboat trip on my boat at an auction a year ago. Should be fun to play charter captain for a day. I will let you know how it goes. Here is a vid to get you thinking about your next sailingadventure and get you excited about being out ...
H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water

The One World One Ocean Campaign gets support from the ...
By Constantine Alexander
The America's Cup It's being called the largest media campaign ever that's focused on protecting the oceans. It includes IMAX movies, a television series and a thousand online videos and now, theAmerica's Cup wants to be part of it. ...

Smooth Sailing Into the Harbor Of Dreams (Night version).. | Flickr ...
Stockholm City, December 2011. Repetition is hell, but I´ve been thru worse..

A COUPLE'S SAILING CHARTER GONE WRONG Thirteen DOs and DON'Ts of  Chartering a Boat...
We were so excited to start our honeymoon in the beautiful British Virgin Islands. My wife and I both had some sailing experience, but never sailed together, ...

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