04 February 2012

A hard day's night - Volvo Ocean Race [VIDEO]

A hard day's night - Volvo Ocean Race  [VIDEO]
The crews on board our fleet of Volvo 70's have had a tough 24 hours tacking up the Vietnamese coast as they enter the last 24 hours of the leg to the Chinese city of Sanya.
Volvo Ocean Race: A Soldier's course to Sanya
Sail World
'The main sheet broke when we were sailing off Vietnam,' he said. 'We heard a bang and 10 seconds later it was gone. 'We changed all of it. We lost five or 10 miles but we fixed it easily with the spare one. It could have been dangerous but nothing ...

Sail World

US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee Selects 2012 US Paralympic Team
SportsNOLA.com
US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee will officially nominate the 2012 US Paralympic Team -Sailing, pending approval from the US Olympic Committee. The US Paralympic Team – Sailing will compete at the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Regatta, scheduled for ...

America's Cup officials ponder best-of-3 format
San Francisco Chronicle
AP Regatta organizers are considering a new best-of-three daily match-racing format for both the Louis Vuitton Cup for challengers and the America's Cup on San Francisco Bay in 2013. Defending champion Oracle Racing of San Francisco and the eight ...

Volvo Ocean Race organisers close to handing pirates 'safe haven' location ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Volvo Ocean Race officials went to extraordinary lengths to make sure the location of their 'safe haven' was undisclosed, then inadvertently published a photograph on their website that blew the secret wide open. Spot it yet? On closer inspection the ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Russians Sailors Star as Phuket Regatta Reaches Krabi
Phuketwan
By Media Release PHUKET: Day two of The Bay Regatta saw sailors depart from their mooring off Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Resort and Spa and head south towards Krabi,sailing through the breathtaking limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay, one of the world's...

Phuketwan

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: five boats still on track for thrilling finish into ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Five yachts will battle nip and tuck as the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race gets set for a thrilling climax on Saturday. By Telegraph staff The closing miles have been full of incident, the latest coming from Camper, currently nestled in third place, ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Sailing Arabia The Tour – Interview with Daniel Souben
Sail World
Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2012 is an international regatta organised by Oman Sail which is being held from 12 to 27 February. The Courrier Dunkerque team will take off for Arabia and Bahrain on 7 February 2012. On 12 February, they will take the start ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper's Tack Fest to China
Sail World
For the past 24 hours Camper has been tacking up the Vietnamese coast avoiding hundreds of fishing boats, debris and uncharted marks and islands. For navigator Will Oxley the final tack away from Vietnam coast came with a huge amount of relief: 'With ...

Boat owner cries foul after hitting sunken yacht
New Zealand Herald
The 71-year-old classic yacht Gypsy sank after a collision with the 18m sailboat Antaeus during Monday's regatta. Owner John Pryor had spent five years and $100000 restoring the K-class yacht and was racing it with his partner, Jill Hetherington, ...

Mariners Sailing Coach Qualifies for Third Paralympics
Fenceviewer
Brown is one of six sailors that earned spots on the US Paralympic Sailing Team at Friday's Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta on Biscayne Bay. The 2012 games will be the third for the two-time medalist. Brown earned a bronze medal at the 2000 games ...

Conner's 1987 triumph 'zenith of America's Cup'
U-T San Diego
Dennis Conner shown in October 2011 being inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame at the San Diego Yacht Club. — Eduardo Contreras There were those on the boat that day who heard a crack in Dennis Conner's voice and thought they saw a tear in ...

Sail Auckland launches without top windsurfer
Stuff.co.nz
JP Tobin is the only notable absentee as most of New Zealand's Olympic class sailors kick off 2012 with the four-day Sail Auckland regatta, which starts today on the Waitemata Harbour. Tobin, who won New Zealand's RS:X men's windsurfing spot for the...

Stuff.co.nz

London 2012 Olympics: Ben Ainslie back in the hunt for glory after successful ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Ainslie's presence sailing off Weymouth in the Finn class would have been in serious doubt without the operation, but he now feels physically sharper and ready for the Games thanks to the procedure carried out last month at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol...

Telegraph.co.uk

25 years on
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Esteemed America's Cup historian and writer Bob Fisher looks back at the 1987 America's Cup, and Dennis Conner's historic win... February 4th 1987 is a day printed firmly on the minds of everyone who enjoyed the great Australian summer of fun, ...

America's Cup - Images of Artemis Racing on the water with two AC45s
Sail World
'We've only been sailing the two AC45s for four days, but we've learned a great deal. Possibly more than in the three America's Cup World Series Regattas we've competed in. There is a tremendous amount to learn about the wing and the sail set up in ...

Sail World

Malaysia Hosts 15th Asian Sailing Championships 2012
Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 3 (Bernama) -- Pulau Langkawi, Kedah is all set to host the 15th AsianSailing Championships, which gets underway on 17 to 25 February 2012. A total of 279 sailors from 24 nations in Asia will battle for the 14 classes in the Asian ...

2012 WMR International Country Olympic Qualifying Regatta - Day One
Women's International Match Racing Association
The top six teams will then advance to the second stage of the regatta: a double round robin in which the six teams will sail against each other team twice. The top four teams will advance to the semi-final knock out stage. The 2102 WMRICOQR is hosted ...

Sailing school faces court hearing
Yachting Monthly
Legal proceedings against both the skipper and the sailing school at the centre of the New Year storm rescue have been instigated by the MCA, it was revealed today. The RYA have already rescinded their recognition of Hot Liquid Southampton as a ...

Carringtons' stunning success in Frostbites' Arthur Mann memorial race
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
John and Caroline Ellis, sailing Arthur's old boat Rainbow, proved best of the rest, keeping well in touch with the leading group to come in fourth and move up to second on handicap. For the first time at Frostbites, a Topper joined the race, ...

Kiteboard Tour Asia and Marine Scene Asia form partnership to ramp up ...
Sports Features Communications (press release)
It also specialises in competition reporting of the region's major sailing regattas and it was at the recent Phuket King's Cup Regatta in Thailand where the KTA and Marine Scene Asia first made contact. Following on from this first appearance of kiting ...

Sports Features Communications (press release)

Combined fleets comp
TheMercury.com.au
The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania has so far received 21 entries for the 86th annual Bruny Island Race which will start next Saturday, February 11, from off the Royal Hobart Regatta Grounds, at 9.30am. Notice of race is now available on line for the ...

Koh's bid for a second successive Olympic spot is over
TODAYonline
"Russell also has other priorities apart from sailing and there needs to be a balance," he said. "I've been in this position before, so I am taking it in my stride. My focus now will be on coaching duties with the national 470 team, but I am still keen ...

SAIL publisher elected Sail America president
Boating Industry
BOSTON – The Sail America board of directors named SAIL magazine Publisher Josh Adams as thesailing trade industry association's president. Adams has been a member of the Sail America board for several years and was vice president for Sail America ...

Irish bound for Caribbean
Irish Times
Experienced Irish offshore sailors James Carroll, Johnny Mordant, Aaron O'Grady and Mark O'Reilly are among 29-Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup veterans on the 200-foot ketch Hetairos. Although the average length of yacht for this year's entry is now ...

Get Ready for Midwinters -- Feb. 18-19
The Log Newspaper
More than 500 boats are expected to compete in the Southern California Yachting Association's 83rd Midwinter Regatta, Feb. 18-19, North America's largest regatta. Boaters will compete at 27 California and Arizona yacht clubs, in 74 different classes...

The Log Newspaper

470 Junior Worlds: Italy and Netherlands win Mens and Womens titles
Sail World
'We didn't know what the level of the fleet would be, or what the weather was like before the regatta but we are happy with how we are going. We started sailing in July. We did the Youth Worlds in Medemblik after only two days of training, ...

Sail World

My First Gold of 2012 - Latest Blog from Olympic Champion Paul Goodison
BYM News (press release)
What with the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, a holiday in Bali and then Key West Week followed by the Rolex Miami OCR, I have only spent one night in my house in Weymouth since 17 November and it was absolutely freezing when we got back!

Maserati sets out on new trans-Atlantic sailing record attempt
Maserati is a 70 foot (21 m) VOR70 (Volvo Ocean Race) mono-hull racing yacht that previously participated under a different name in the 2008-2009 round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race. It features a carbon mast over 98 ft (30 m) high, ...
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Sailing Photo Of The Day - Primo Cup - Messing About In Sailboats
By Adam Turinas
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Messing About In Sailboats

Volvo Ocean Race leg 3 day 13 update - Yachts and Yachting Online
Sailing news as it happens. The first place to stop for reports, results, fixtures & photographs from racing sailing. ... Weary crew in leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Volvo Ocean Race leg 3 day 13 update. By Volvo Ocean Race media today at ...
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WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world. ... Aggravating I'll bet …... beautiful sailboat though.... very nice lines.... February 3, 2012 10:33 AM · Enter Miles said... Beauty is allways worth the trouble. Duende is a lovely ...
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