24 February 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - fleet heads east [video]


The fleet head east in search of the trade winds, as going directly south to New Zealand is no longer an option.  Volvo Ocean Race Tracker  

Volvo Ocean Race: how the race route has changed dramatically to keep up with ...
Telegraph.co.uk
The traditional route of the Volvo Ocean Race has seen a marked change in recent years as sponsors look for full return on hefty investments. By Telegraph staff From the first Volvo Ocean Race - then called the Whitbread - in 1973-74 to the seventh in ...

Hardesty and Tunnicliffe Honored at US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman and ...
BYM News (press release)
The sailing accomplishments of Bill Hardesty (San Diego, Calif.) and Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.) were celebrated today at US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards in San Francisco. The honorees, formally announced in ...

Antwerp 1920 Olympic Sailing Competition
YACHTe.com.au
And just six nations took part in the sailing competition, with the Netherlands the only new nation to compete in the sailing, which was held in Ostende. In keeping with the unusual circumstances, the yachting regatta featured no fewer than 14 classes.

YACHTe.com.au

WEST DORSET: More Olympic drop-in sessions
View Online
PEOPLE will have a chance to attend three more drop-in sessions to find out more about the forthcoming Olympic sailing events in Weymouth and Portland. Anyone can go along to find out more about what's happening and how it might affect them.

WEYMOUTH: Olympic rewards for unsung heroes
View Online
By Harry Walton A HUNT is on for Weymouth and Portland's unsung community heroes to reward them with coveted tickets to watch the Olympic sailing events. They might be volunteers, they might provide invaluable support for a good cause or they might ...

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Low lake levels not a problem for Austin Yacht Club
UT The Daily Texan
Austin Yacht Club member Kurt Carson exits the cabin of his sailboat Wednesday afternoon at Lake Travis. Lake Travis is only 36 percent full, its third lowest level in history. For sailors of the Austin Yacht Club, comfort comes in the sound of water ...

UT The Daily Texan

More ice sailing photos:
North Country Public Radio
Until a couple of weeks ago, I didn't think the words 'ice' and 'sailing' went together. It's a bright and cold Sunday morning at Mallets Bay, just north of Burlington. We're on the northeast side of Lake Champlain, where the ice is thick.

North Country Public Radio

Conference to Highlight Big Sailing Season
Afloat
#SAILING – An Irish sailing conference has undergone a revamp to boost the sport in Ireland ahead of a season billed as one of the biggest in years. Irish footwear manufacturer Dubarry of Ireland are on board as sponsors for the one day event on March ...

'LegenDerry' Welcome for Irish Yacht in China
Afloat
The arrival reflected the Northern Irish team's 'LegenDerry' nickname as they were greeted at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre with a specular ceremony including fireworks, drums and, not least, dozens of Chinese and international media who all ...

Sailing Arabia - The Tour Leg 4 win to Courrier Dunkerque
Sail World
Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2012 (SATT) is an international regatta organised by Oman Sail which is being held from 12 to 27 February. Leg four was frustratingly slow for the nine-boat fleet but despite a lack of wind for most of the leg, the battle on ...

Sail World

Winter sailors chase ice and wind on Lake Champlain
North Country Public Radio
Ice sailing is a big sport in winter and the north end of Lake Champlain has a growing reputation as one of the best venues in the northeast. Our Champlain Valley correspondent Sarah Harris headed out on the ice to give it a try and has our story.

North Country Public Radio

Luxury sailing at Kangaroo Island
NEWS.com.au
Picture: Mike Annese Source: Supplied The Lady Eugenie yacht - a five-star sailing experience at Kangaroo Island. Picture: Mike Annese Source: Supplied "ARE you OK if I fall off?" the skipper calls. It's not what you expect to hear as you set out on a ...

Sailing: Ahmad Latif Regains Top Spot, Khairulnizam Stays Within Striking Distance
Bernama
LANGKAWI, Feb 23 (Bernama) -- National back up squad sailor Ahmad Latif Khan fought back to regain top spot from teammate Mohd Farhan Hamid in the Laser 4.7 category of the AsianSailing Championships (ASC) after today races.

BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival going Green and for Gold
BYM News (press release)
BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, known for its innovation on and off the race course, was the first regatta in the world to be recognized by Sailors of the Sea Clean Regatta Program with a Silver Certificate for its commitment to improving the ...

PORTLAND: Olympic village handover
View Online
By Harry Walton OLYMPIC bosses have officially taken temporary possession of the PortlandOlympic village for sailing athletes. The Osprey Quay development will host 700 athletes and 550 officials during the Olympic Games with about half that number ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
It's not a question of whether we continue north or not – both routes take us that direction – but when and where we choose to sail it, and choosing the option that gets us east the fastest. If we go north now and leave Taiwan to starboard, ...

Chiswick Sailing Friends Pay Tribute to Marie Colvin
ChiswickW4.com
The Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin who was killed in Syria yesterday (Wednesday, February 21st) was an active member of the London CorinthianSailing Club, based on the Upper Mall. She had many friends in Chiswick. Shocked members and friends ...

ChiswickW4.com

Lincoln Week Regatta overall
Sail World
The 37th Lincoln Week Regatta final day of racing was held today, Thursday 23rd February, on the waters of Boston Bay. Darryl Hodgkinson's Beneteau First 45 Victoire, from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney, has won the 'grand prix' IRC ...

Sail World

Gladwell's Line: Who is really leading the Volvo Ocean Race?
Sail World
The reality is that the fleet have to make a trade-off between sailing the shortest possible distance to Auckland, and getting into part of the ocean that will have the strongest, most consistent, and most favourable direction - even if they have to ...

Sail World

43ft Dhow Sailing Championships Race 3 preview
Sail World
Dubai Traditional 43ft Dhow Sailing Championships third and final race is being held at the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) on Saturday. A crowded field of 88 boats has been confirmed. After two races, held in December and last month, ...

Sail World

Tobago Carnival Regatta sets sail today
Trinidad & Tobago Express
Overall, 90 children from sailing schools at Vessigny, Point Fortin, Carenage, San Fernando have so far been confirmed to participate in the regatta, as well as 30 from Tobago. The children in the novice category will learn the basics about sailing, ...

Lyme Regis: Yachtswoman heads out on Arabian sailing adventure
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
YACHTSWOMAN Mary Rook from Lyme Regis is heading east for a sailing adventure around Arabia. The 25-year-old Lyme Regis club sailor is joining skipper Dee Caffari's all-woman racing crew for their debut in an international contest organised by Oman ...

London 2012 takes over Weymouth and Portland Sailing Village
Insidethegames.biz (blog)
By Tom Degun February 22 - London 2012 have taken temporary ownership of the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Village as the Organising Committee gets ready to house competitors and team officials taking part in the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2012 - Act 1 in Oman
Sail World
The circuit is now entering its sixth season and the 'stadium racing' concept that sits at the heart of the Extreme Sailing Series is beating stronger than ever. The Act 1 team line-ups have been confirmed, revealing a stellar cast of top professional ...

Sail World

WEYMOUTH: Academy must continue its work outside of Olympics
View Online
By Harry Walton INTENSE talks are being held to make sure the operation of Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is not compromised by theOlympic and Paralympic sailing events. Academy chief executive John Tweed said fine tuning was “vital” ...

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Asian Sailing Championships - Seven races completed at Langkawi
Sail World
The 15th Asian Sailing Championships have now completed seven races. There are a total of five different course areas within a two kilometre distance from National Sailing Centre, which is situated in the heart of Langkawi. The venue is 'abuzz' with ...

Sail World

Sailboat report details segment's sales figures
Trade Only Today
In its 12th annual State of the Industry report, presented last week during the Miami International Boat Show, The Sailing Company outlined the industry's challenges and opportunities in 2012. Although there are “tough waters still ahead,” with ...

Crown Series Bellerive Regatta preview
Sail World
Crown Series Bellerive Regatta is being held this weekend on Hobart’s River Derwent which will be a sea of sail with more than 220 keel yachts, sports boats, trailable yachts, sailboards, catamarans and off-the-beach dinghies taking part.

Sail World

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The Log of Spartina: sailing to the south
By Steve
There is small boat sailing going on not too far south of here. Above is a screen shot from Towndock.net out of Oriental, one of my favorite online publications. The county youth sailingteam was out practicing for a regatta on a beautiful day.
The Log of Spartina

Sailing the Caribbean [Video] | The Professional Hobo
By theprofessionalhobo
In the last 6 weeks, I've lived and sailed on five boats in three countries. I've also discovered a whole new way of financially sustainable travel. (video incl)
The Professional Hobo

Australian Cruiser Lost at Sea in MOB on Night ... - Blue Water Sailing
By sarah
They lived a sailing life, even owned and operated a sailing business, then sailed off from Australia's Whitsundays inside the Great Barrier Reef to live and sail in the waters off Malaysia. So how did experienced sailor Carmel Brookes, from ...
Cruising Compass • The Free...

CBC.ca | The Homestretch | Olympic sailing bid
sailing.jpg Hannah Meers of Strathmore and her sailing partner Erin Flanagan are hoping to qualify in sailing at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London.
www.cbc.ca/homestretch/episode/2012/.../olympic-sailing-bid/


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