03 January 2012

Volvo Ocean Race sailboats begin offloading

Volvo Ocean Race boats get ready to be unloaded from the ships
The National
Volvo Ocean Race teams will today execute the cumbersome and delicate task of off-loading their yachts in preparation for a sprint to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The five boats still active in Leg 2 were expected to arrive in Sharjah by cargo ship ...

Cammas hopes for good winds
SuperSport.com
Franck Cammas has his fingers crossed for wind when the Volvo Ocean Race fleet resumes Leg 2 on Wednesday, because those are the conditions Groupama 4 revels in. “It will be a great fight, we will be neck and neck,” Cammas said on the Volvo Ocean Race ...

SuperSport.com

Britain's young Optimists head New Zealand way
The Independent
At Olympic level, Britain is one of the most feared in the sailing world; in this regatta, Williams expects strong competition from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Greece, and Spain. The Dutch are already making their presence felt. ...

America's Cup race courses revealed
San Francisco Examiner
“The racing should be difficult, the courses should be challenging, the competition should push the best in our business out of their comfort zone for some spectacularsailing,” regatta director Iain Murray said. Also, a proposed race area close to the ...

San Francisco Examiner

LiveLine technology to keep tabs on America's Cup
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
After an America's Cup World Series Regatta in England in September, one viewer thought the dots were so real that he complained to a local newspaper that the boats were polluting the water by dumping ink over the side. "We were very flattered," said ...

Slowest aims to be fastest
TheMercury.com.au
THE man who sailed the smallest, slowest and oldest yacht in last week's Sydney-Hobart will attempt a world sailing-speed record between Sydney and Hobart on a 60-foot trimaran. Sydney yachtsman Sean Langman, who owns the Kermandie Hotel and Marina, ...

TheMercury.com.au

Family face-off at sailing meet
Sunshine Coast Daily
For Buddina-based Greg, one of the helmsmen who steered legendary maxi Brindabella to 38th place on handicap in the famous ocean race, the regatta will present him with an opportunity to show his son how it is done while attempting to win his second ...

Oats grabs line honours
TheMercury.com.au
He brought with him eight crew, including New Zealand's America's Cup legend Robbie Naismith, for the race. The crew was a combination of gun sailors and ring-ins, but it still got the beautiful supermaxi around the course, which was shortened by one ...

Dean and Corlett claim Frostbite Regatta
Isle of Man Today
For the first time in several years the island's sailors had the choice of Boxing Day sales or Boxing Day sails as Manx Sailing and Cruising Club were able to run the Frostbite Regatta at West Baldwin Reservoir on Monday. While the wind would have been ...

Optis: First taste of international regatta
Hawke's Bay Today
It is an historic week for the Cook Islands optimist team who have travelled to Napier to compete in their first international Optimist regatta. Only two of their five sailors have previously sailed outside of the Cook Islands. ...

Indian sailor chases Olympic dream
Financial Times
At November's Sail Melbourne Regatta, the opening event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup 2011-12, Rau finished 19th overall, her best world cup performance. Her achievements so far include winning a gold medal with sailing partner Pallavi Naik, ...

Volvo Ocean race: Life at the extreme - a look back at 2011
Sail World
Thanks to the total dedication and sheer skill of the sailing teams and their shore crews, race organisers, sponsors and partners, all six boats are still in the race as it heads into 2012. Watch this highlights video to remind yourselves what happened ...

Sail World

Win a day of sailing for two with Pure Latitude
The Lawyer
Win a day of sailing for two with Pure Latitude and spend it racing, cruising or training on one of their top-end sail and motor yachts - or choose £250 worth of sailingclothing. The Lawyer has teamed up with Pure Latitude, a membership boating club ...

The Lawyer

Chefs take culinary voyage from Poole along south coast
Bournemouth Echo
By Harriet Marsh » A MAJESTIC sailing boat from Poole plays a starring role in a new TV series that sees chefs undertake a culinary voyage along the south coast. ITV's The Hungry Sailors follows MasterChef finalist Dick Strawbridge on his Cornwall to ...

Chadwick's son proves jack of all trades in pacer titles
The Canberra Times
''That's the beauty of this class, that there's kids aged from seven to 15, all sailing with their mums and dads, and it is just such a beautiful family environment,'' he said. ''I've sailed all my life, in adult boats since I was about 15, ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Australian yachts battle for lead
Sail World
'The reports had us sailing towards our waypoint from the east so it would have been a great surprise to Geraldton Western Australia when we crossed their bow at 0500 this morning coming from the west. We crossed about two miles ahead of them and had a...

Sail World

Seventh Overall, Browne Stays in Contention at Optimist World Champs
Afloat
It is early days in a long regatta and its just another day at the office! Sophie is really enjoying the kiwi experience here in Napier" The sole Irish competitor is now on equal points with sixth overall. The Tralee Bay sailor counts a very consistent ...

Australian A-Cat Nationals 2012 – Ashby fires the warning cannon
Sail World
These Championships will be a unique event on the world sailing scene bringing together a slew of America's Cup sailors along with three current World Champions; Tom Slingsby (four times Laser World Champion) from Gosford, Nathan Outteridge (three ...

Sail World
Good Morning Mission!
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Maybe keeping tabs on world-class sailboat racing is for you. The America's Cup is coming to the Bay soon, and now, as the Chronicle reports, it'll be easier than ever before to follow what's happening on the water. Race umpires will use an “augmented...

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Polish sailor Tomasz Cichocki reaches Cape Horn during his solo circumnavigation
bettor.com (blog)
The 56-year-old Cichocki holds 40 years of sailing experience and has vast knowledge being a trained psychologist and an educator. The Polish sailor is sailing on his Delphia 40.3, called Polish Copper, and is heading towards the Southern Ocean. ...

Singapore's Kimberly Lim and Ryan Lo dominate at the 2011 Harken Invitational ...
bettor.com (blog)
Yachting New Zealand provided several Optimist Dinghies to the public and invited them to enjoysailing. Meanwhile, New Zealand's Leonard Takahashi-Fry, the best placed New Zealand Team Sailor in the regatta, finished on seventh place in the overall ...

Leader's confidence sky high
Hawke's Bay Today
Yes I'm confident I can maintain my lead in the regatta," Lambriex said after a successful second day in the champs yesterday. The 13-year-old started the day in fourth equal place but two firsts, an eighth and an 11th placing saw him the secure first ...

Baby Tonga stamps its class
New Straits Times
PORT KLANG: Everybody was cooing about Baby Tonga following the conclusion of the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta (RMSIR) recently. Sean Koh (right) marketing manager of Tiger, presenting the Tiger International Challenge Cup to Datuk Alex Nah ...

New Straits Times

Seattle sailor missing in Hawaii found safe
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Officials said Ira Foreman arrived at Honokohau Harbor on the Big Island on Sunday after apparently encountering strong winds that blew his 36-foot sailboat off course. Foreman set sail from Kauai on "Arcturus" on Dec. 17 with plans to arrive at Keehi ...

Neil Pryde says Olympic kiteboarding is premature
SurferToday
The sailing entrepreneur, born in New Zealand, has built a business empire in the water and winds sports industry, which also includes the iconic kiteboarding brand Cabrinha, but he has no doubts when it comes to Olympic bids. "Olympic sailing is all...

SurferToday

Local Sailors Brave Weather For Annual Frost Bite Race
WCYB
By Rebecca Rogers Well that might be the case in a place like Florida, but here, many people would think its crazy to go sailing in winter weather. But for a group of sailors that's exactly what they've been doing every first of the year. ...
Places available on first Liverpool transatlantic tall ship voyage for more ...
Liverpool Daily Post
For the first time in nearly a century fare-paying passengers will be able to cross the Atlantic on the three-masted barquentine Pelican sailing ship from the River Mersey. The Pelican will depart with 28 passengers on the 80-day crossing from ...

International OK Dinghy celebrates 50 Years of National Championships
Sail World
Commencing tomorrow, Adelaide Sailing Club will host the 50th Australian Championship for the International OK Dinghy. To commemorate this important event, OK sailors from around Australia have assembled to do battle in what is shaping up to be an ...

Sail World

Outrigger Sailing Canoes: Rigs and Reefing
By Gary.Dierking
I gave the new crossbeam hinges on the Va'a Motu a good workout this week. Some steep five foot waves and a rip roaring surf couldn't make them squeak so I'm feeling good about them. I am however going to try a different rudder system. ...
Outrigger Sailing Canoes

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
Superb day at Shell Beach yesterday, much thanks to the amazing Brooke Johnstone and her deep, minimal set... felt like being sent back to Ibiza. If you're anything like us and prefer your music to be more dirty underground and if you're sick ...
WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and...

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: fleet on alert in the Persian Gulf as ...
Fending off the pirates was not the only potential hazard facing the Volvo Ocean Race fleet in Leg 2 with the threat of imprisonment for making navigational ...
www.telegraph.co.uk/.../Volvo-Ocean-Race-201112-fleet-on-a...

Volvo Ocean Race - BYM Sailing & Sports News
Attention switched to a delicate operation to load the Volvo Ocean Race yachts onto a ship that will transport them to the United Arab Emirates following Abu ...
bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=96963

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