23 February 2012

America's Cup's New, Bigger, Faster Boats [VIDEO]

America's Cup's New, Bigger, Faster Boats [VIDEO]

ORACLE Racing Unveils Bigger, Faster Boats For Next America's Cup - Forbes: "The countdown to the America’s Cup race in San Francisco has begun as ORACLE Racing unveiled its new home today at Pier 80 in San Francisco, California, where the defending champ is building its new boat for the 2013 race. The AC 72 is designed to be the fastest boat in the history of the race. No one’s ever raced on this particular catamaran-style sailboat before, with a sail that stands 20 stories high. "

Volvo Ocean Race fleet face challenging conditions
Sail World
'We are sailing with a current of about two knots with us (which is good), but it's going against the swell (not so good), which creates such confused seas. 'Every now and then a set of large steep waves with no backs to them come along and the...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker 

Retracing Roots - Antwerp 1920 Olympic Sailing Competition
International Sailing Federation
Post War Belgium managed to demonstrate the Olympic spirit by gathering enough resources in a limited amount of time to host the games. The 1916Olympic Games were scheduled to be held in Berlin, with sailing in Kiel, but were cancelled due to World ...

International Sailing Federation

Sailing industry thrives in regatta venue of Beijing Olympics
People's Daily Online
22 (Xinhua) -- With the sport becoming more and more popular for local citizens, sailing industry is thriving in Qingdao, east China, the sailing venue of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Thanks to theOlympic sailing events, there are already 28 sailing ...

Sailing Arabia - The Tour in-port race overall + Video
Sail World
Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2012 is an international regatta organised by Oman Sailwhich is being held from 12 to 27 February. The in-port race was held from Al Hamra marina in Ras Al Khaima in the UAE. The Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin ...

Sail World

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
In the meantime, we have a lot of crappy weather to get through. Big waves. Lots of wind, and very little wind. Did I say big waves? Not real pleasurable, but in about a week's time we should have some great trade winds sailing through the Pacific.

Extreme Sailing Series team line-ups confirmed
Superyacht Times
With less than two weeks to go until the Extreme Sailing Series in Muscat, Oman, the Act 1 team line-ups have been confirmed, revealing a stellar cast of top professional sailors. Following the final event of 2011 in Singapore last December,...

Superyacht Times

Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi outfit Camper lead fleet through South China Sea's ...
Sailing through the Kuroshio current, known to sailors in the race as the "black tide" and responsible for big waves and even bigger crash landings, has long been dangerous. "It looks like we will have more boat-breaking conditions as we reach the ...


Fort Lauderdale honors Lihan and Clark
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Olympic sailors Sarah Lihan, left, and Amanda Clark were presented with a proclamation by Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, second from right, and Vice Mayor Romney Rogers at the Lauderdale Yacht Club Tuesday evening. Olympic sailors Sarah Lihan and ...

Sun-Sentinel (blog)

Commercialbank pleased with sailing show
Gulf Times
Team Commercialbank was happy with its second position after sailing the 232 kilometres from Abu Dhabi to Ras al-Khaimah, arriving early Monday morning. Described by the skippers as the most tactically challenging leg of the tour to date, the third leg ...

Summit Up 2-22-12: Sailing our Kon-Tiki raft into a sea of inanity
Summit Daily News
Heyerdahl and five companions sailed the raft for 101 days over 4300 miles across the Pacific Ocean before smashing into a reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands on August 7, 1947. The crew made successful landfall and all returned safely.

Californians win Jensen Beach regatta
A fleet of 86 boats carrying 170 sailors from around the country and 24 outside the US gathered at the US Sailing Center of Martin County in Jensen Beach through the weekend. The Club 420 Midwinter Championship sailing regatta competed for three days ...

34th America's Cup Race Course Revealed
International Sailing Federation
Racing in 2013 will take place in the AC72 class; a new breed of America's Cupboats, these wing-sailed catamarans are on the cutting edge of design, engineering and technology. Outrageously fast and requiring a crew with great athleticism as well as ...

International Sailing Federation

London 2012 Olympics: Britain's sailors will be under same scrutiny as ...
By Telegraph staff and agencies But Britain's sailing gold medal favourites will have to get used to a spotlight on home waters as intense as that faced by footballers, London 2012's deputy chairman Sir Keith Mills warned. "Sailing is one of our most ...


Glenn Bourke heads to Sail Paradise on the Gold Coast
Sail World
Bourke's remarkable sailing career has had many highlights, including being theSailing Venue and Competition Manager for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. It was recognised as the best ever Olympic yachting regatta. As a competitive sailor he has won seven ...

Sail World

America's Cup team offers a sneak peek of racing yacht
San Jose Mercury News
... were caught taking underwater photos of secret keels; when helicopters circled overhead with powerful zoom lenses; and when one competitor mounted fake listening devices on a boat to "psych out" the sailing crew. to be a different shape underwater.

Some skepticism as America's Cup agreement comes under review
KTVU San Francisco
The America's Cup racing team sailed the waters of the San Francisco Bay Tuesday during a demonstration amid growing skepticism about how much the city stands to cash-in on the upcoming series of sailing events. The demonstration was billed as a ...

KTVU San Francisco

Team Bahrain sailors claim victory
Gulf Daily News
TEAM Bahrain yesterday secured its first ever win of Sailing Arabia - The Tour (SATT) as it sped to victory in the second of two in-port races at the Al Hamra Marina in Ras Al Khaimah. Having finished each of the first three main stages of the ...

Gulf Daily News

Extreme Sailing Series : Interview with The Wave, Muscat's Leigh McMillan
BYM News (press release)
For the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series, British Olympic Tornado sailor Leigh McMillan will return as helm of The Wave, Muscat for the second consecutive year. Leigh, who skippered the boat for six of the nine events in 2011, led his team to an impressive ...

Home Town Team Lead Etchells Worlds
International Sailing Federation
"We started sailing a bit lower than Jud right from the top mark and we slowly separated. Down towards the finish we had a little more pressure than he did and we just slipped around in front of him," King said. Smith was complimentary of King and his ...

International Sailing Federation

DC news in brief
Washington Post
Cherry Blossom Regatta planned for April 21 DC Sail is holding its annual Cherry BlossomRegatta, a race of Flying Junior sailing dinghies on the Potomac, on April 21. The proceeds benefit DC Sail's sailing education programs and youth scholarship fund ...

Netherlands. Holland Jachtbouw launches J-class yacht based on America's Cup ...
BYM News (press release)
The original Rainbow was an empty boat with a deck of sailing gear and a powerful aluminium rig. This Rainbow is a different proposition altogether.” The project's naval architects were Dykstra & Partners, and this office also partnered with ...

America's Cup team offers a sneak peek of racing yacht
Marin Independent-Journal
Even this week, he said, spy boats have been spotted in the San Francisco Bay, taking photos of Oracle Racing crews sailing the AC45s, the smaller, prototype version of the AC72 that will compete in the America's Cup race in the summer of 2013.

RCC presents dry sailing course | Rappenings | Rappahannock ...
By Tom Martin
“The intention is to provide students with a broad, exciting, fact-filled introduction to the world of sailing, which they can follow up later by going down to the water and getting on a boat,” says Arabella Denvir, principal of Premier Sailing School ...

36m sailing yacht Dolce Mare launched by Neta Marine — Luxury ...
By zuzana
The Turkish shipyard, Neta Marine based in Bodrum has recently launched the 36m sailing yacht Dolce Mare. ... The luxury yacht Dolce Mare by Neta Marine is fitted with the latest technology for ease of navigation, sailing and maneuvering.
Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News

Montana Team to Compete in Mexican Sailing Championship
By publisher
A sailing team led by Kalispell's Peter Sauer will represent the U.S. Pacific Northwest for the second consecutive time in the Regata Copa Mexico Olympic Edition, or the Mexican SailingChampionships. The regatta will be held in J24 class ...
Metiers De La Mer - All About...

Seaton: We're not going to the Olympics to make up the numbers ...
By Ardnet
We're not going there to make up the numbers,” said Seaton who cut a confident figure when the Times caught up with him at Carrickfergus Sailing Club this week. “Our first goal was to qualify the country and get to the Olympics. At the World ...
Ardnet Online Solutions

Offshore sailing with one headstay - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
By unbusted67
Is there anyone out there (on CF) cruising off shore without a solent or cutter rig? I am just curios, it seems like every serious off shore boat I see has two head stays of some kind. Is it possible/s.
Cruisers & Sailing Forums

Finally sailing again! | Journeyman 60
By Jesper
After a long pause for big repair works, we are finally back at sea. The new crew has made the decision to not sail so aggressively to start with, so now we.
Journeyman 60

Mooloolaba Sailing - Sailing Anarchy Forums
Beautiful day on Sunday, 8 - 15 knots SE - E, flat sea, temp late 20's - 30's, 34 boats, 3 divisions. Short course-Cruising, Short course-Ra...

Olympic sailing 'on level course' - Olympics news | MSN Sport UK
Racing on the London 2012 sailing course will be level and fair to help avoid the media flashpoint after Ben Ainslie's shock disqualification from the World.

Youth Sailing, The Royal BVI Yacht Club Sailing Events & Notices
The Home of Sailing... ...in the Sailing Capital of the World! ... All the latest information on forthcoming cruises, races and other sailing events organised by the ...

Sailing industry thrives in regatta venue of Beijing Olympics - Xinhua ...
Made its first sailboat in 2002 and sold it only for 40 thousand yuan with little profit to a French merchant who worked in Shanghai.
OLYMPIC SAILING 'ON LEVEL COURSE' | Sporting Life | London ...
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Sailing. Sailing Competes at College of Charleston Spring ...
The Georgetown University sailing team continued the spring season at the College of Charleston Spring Invitational Regatta in Charleston, S.C., on February ...

SCUTTLEBUTT 3524 - Scuttlebutt: Sailing news with a North ...
Scuttlebutt is published each weekday with the support of its sponsors, providing a digest of major sailing news, commentary, opinions, features and dock talk ...

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