28 February 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama heads the pack [video]


Winds of change - Volvo Ocean Race [video]

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Groupama heads the pack (source)

Volvo Ocean Race: could Telefonica's winning streak end at the hands of Groupama?
Telegraph.co.uk
... stages of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 from Sanya to Auckland. Current routing from race HQ in Spain suggests they could cover up to 550 nautical miles in the next 24 hours, and even greater distances during the next four days of trade winds sailing.

Telegraph.co.uk

Volvo Ocean Race - Raw power, soaked decks and high speeds
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race - Ian Walker, skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Race, said 'Finally, it feels like the Volvo Ocean Race. No more drifting around or upwind sailing – just raw power, soaking decks and high speeds,' as the fleet surged south, clicking off the ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race – Groupama 4 leading
Sail World
Early this Tuesday afternoon, it had to be admitted that Telefonica, like Camper, were sailing in a wind which was more oriented towards the ENE (55°), whilst Groupama 4 and Abu Dhabi were making headway in a north-easterly breeze (45°) and Puma was ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Too tight to call in late running Leg 4
Sail World
Meanwhile the latest report from Volvo Ocean Race says that the fleet is about to start a drag race towards the equator in solid north east trade winds. Groupamasailing team continue to hold the lead and the furthest east position and at 0800 UTC this ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro back up to speed
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 9 of the second stage of Leg 4. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: Yesterday's sunrise brought strong winds and positive results, but today's brought light winds and negative ...

Sail World

Groupama in strong position over ocean race rivals
AFP
SANYA, China — French team Groupama were in a commanding position on Tuesday having reached the coveted trade winds in the Pacific Ocean ahead of their Volvo Ocean Race rivals. Groupama, skippered by Franck Cammas, now stand poised to take a huge lead ...

AFP

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama heads the pack
YACHTe.com.au
Groupama sailing team topped the leaderboard with a strong strategic hold on the fleet on Monday local time – a position French skipper Franck Cammas put down to the cunning work of navigator Jean-Luc Nélias. Cammas paid tribute to Nélias, ...

YACHTe.com.au

Volvo Ocean Race Update: Winds Of Change « LiveNews
By Selwyn Manning
Winds of change – Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 – The 24-hour speed distance record for the current edition of the Volvo Ocean Race is under threat as the fleet face four days hurtling south at up to 30 knots. Catch up with all the action from the ...
LiveNews

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | Abu Dhabi's Adil in reflective mood
The last time Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Emirati crewmember Adil Khalid left China is was by airplane after competing in the 2008 Olympic Games in the ...
www.volvooceanrace.com/.../5196_Abu-Dhabis-Adil-in-reflec...

Volvo Ocean Race fleet current state of play | en.NauticWebNEWs.com
The current state of play: A big compression in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet has seen the six teams ... Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race ...
en.nauticwebnews.com/.../volvo-ocean-race-fleet-current-state...

Sailing: Groupama ahead Volvo Ocean Race rivals
Channel News Asia
Current routing from race HQ in Spain suggests they could cover up to 550 nautical miles in the next 24 hours, and even greater distances during the next four days of trade winds sailing. Groupama hold a lead of 50 nautical miles over Camper/Team New ... 

Volvo Ocean Race : Breakneck speeds threaten 24 hour speed distance record
BYM News (press release)
The arrival of the solid north-easterly trade winds benefitted the easterly boats first with leg leaders Franck Cammas' Groupama sailing team extending their advantage at the front to 55 nautical miles (nm) in the 1300 UTC position report. 

Volvo Ocean Race: Global Party at the Auckland Stopover
Sail World
There's a chance to Try Sailing with the Volvo Academy or paddle boarding with PUMA. Little ones can drive miniature Volvo pedal cars, trucks and diggers and jump around the world on a special bouncy castle. The six competing Volvo Ocean 70s yachts ...

Sail World

Crucial Supes Hearing Tuesday on America's Cup Sailing Race
KRON 4
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)--The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider whether to approve an agreement between the city and organizers of the America's Cup sailing race that will have long-term implications for the city's waterfront.

Scaled Back America's Cup Plans Mean Fewer Jobs, No Supes Vote On Tuesday
The San Francisco Appeal
by Bay City News San Francisco city officials and organizers of the America's Cup sailing race announced today the downsizing of plans to rebuild the city's waterfront in preparation for the regatta in 2013. Piers 30 and 32, previously planned as the ...

The San Francisco Appeal

Oman teams stake claim on Extreme Sailing leaderboard
Oman Daily Observer
By A Staff Reporter - MUSCAT — Oman Sail's Extreme 40's Oman Air and The Wave, Muscat got their campaign for Extreme Sailing Series glory off to a flying start yesterday. A perfect start for the two Omani teams saw The Wave, Muscat wining the opening ...

Oman Daily Observer

America's Cup plans for Pier 30-32 get scaled down
KGO-TV
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There were some major changes that happened Monday impacting the America's Cup sailing race. It's still coming to San Francisco, but it's a greatly scaled down deal. The major development project planned for the waterfront is now ...

KGO-TV

'Don't forget Paralympics' plea to Portland pupils
Dorset Echo
PROUD youngsters at Underhill Junior School on Portland knew the Olympic sailing events are happening this summer. But when asked by island sailing star Megan Pascoe what was happening two weeks later, guesses ranged from 'I'm leaving school?

Dan Slater sets sail with London as his goal
Stuff.co.nz
New Zealand has a proud Olympic history in the Finn class and Dan Slater intends to keep it that way. The two-time Olympian was a surprise omission from the initial New Zealand sailing team named to compete in London, though he has more than enough ...

Stuff.co.nz

15th Asian Sailing Championships: Nine medals for Hong Kong
Sail World
Hong Kong was called nine times to the podium during the prize ceremony that drew to a close the 15th Asian sailing championships, on Saturday 25th February on the Malaysian resort island Langkawi. The event gathered 275 sailors from 19 countries and ...

Sail World

SF waterfronts plans for America's Cup scaled back
Sacramento Bee
By PAUL ELIAS AP SAN FRANCISCO -- Organizers of sailing's most prestigious event are dramatically scaling back plans to renovate San Francisco's dilapidated waterfront. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Monday that two little-used piers near the ...

SAILING | Elis shake off winter rust
Yale Daily News
4 Yale coed sailing team pulled off a tight team victory this weekend. A three-pair team represented the Bulldogs at the two-day Bob Bavier Team Race, which marked the team race season opener for the team. Hosted by the College of Charleston on the ...

Howth Yacht Club to Host First 'Family Cruising Week'
Afloat
#CRUISING – Cruising enthusiasts throughout Ireland, Britain, Europe and even further afield are being invited by Howth Yacht Club to participate in the inaugural Fingal International FamilyCruising Festival between July 7th and 15th for what is the ...

America's Cup officials reduce San Francisco waterfront renovations
SI.com
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Organizers of sailing's most prestigious event say they are dramatically scaling back plans to renovate San Francisco's dilapidated waterfront. After weeks of increasing tensions between the Board of Supervisors and ...

SF group sues to halt America's Cup plans
Ventura County Star
AP SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has filed a lawsuit seeking a new environmental review of the America's Cup sailing race. A group calling itself Waterfront Watch filed the lawsuit Thursday in San ...

Singapore, Malaysia And China Dominate As 15th Asian Sailing Championship Wraps Up
International Sailing Federation
The majority of podium places in the 15th Asian Sailing Championships 2012 were won by Singapore, Malaysia and China after an intense twelve-race battle on the five courses in multiple classes. Kim Ju Hyeong's (KOR) strategy going into the last and ...

International Sailing Federation

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
It was tough sailing for a few hours this morning with all sails flapping in the wind and nothing to push them (or us) anywhere. And when you go to all-stop like that, from sailing in 16 knots of wind to drifting in 4, you move almost everything in the ...

Boat and sailing show opens March 2
Inquirer.net
It began as a passion, a passion for boating and sailing, and from that passion was born a mission: To stage a premier exhibition that will gather manufacturers and enthusiasts in one venue for a weekend of shopping, exchanging ideas,sailing and ...

Inquirer.net

Waterfront plans dialed back
ESPN
AP SAN FRANCISCO -- Organizers of sailing's most prestigious event said Monday they are dramatically scaling back plans to renovate San Francisco's dilapidated waterfront. Mayor Ed Lee made the announcement during a news conference at San Francisco's ...

Sailing to the Paralympics
WTSP 10 News
Her sailing teammate, Jean Paul Creignou, started on the water when he was a child in Europe. "When you go sailing, you just step out in the water and you're in a different world right away," says Creignou. "It's just very peaceful.

WTSP 10 News

15th Asian Sailing Champs, 2012: what the young HK competitors thought
Sail World
A fabulous Championship was had by all, with many challenges due to the very difficult and different sailing conditions from those we experience sailing in Hong Kong, with many new skills being learned along the way. Here are some comments from the ...

Sail World

HONEY BADGER Sails To St Pete NOOD Victory
J/Sailnig News (blog)
Just behind Travis and crew were Chris Stone from Atlantic Highlands YC sailing VELOCIDAD to a 3-4-3-2 record for 12 pts to secure 2nd overall. Also flying the AHYC flag and lying third sailinga very solid series was John Surguy on VANISHING ACT, ...

Courrier Dunkerque clinch Sailing Arabia 2012 crown
Oman Tribune
MUSCAT The French team Courrier Dunkerque clinched the Sailing Arabia- the Tour 2012 crown, after the 15-day sailing event came to a close in Muscat on Monday. The nine competing teams in the six-legged sailing had race covered 1408 kilometres and ...

Winners of Sailing Arabia race feted, Omani team placed 3rd
Oman Daily Observer
By Ali Ahmed al Riyami - MUSCAT — The French-flagged Team Courrier Dunkerque took top honours as all nine competing teams crossed the finish line for the final 5th leg of the Sailing Arabia competition and, together with 2nd place Qatari-flagged Team ...

Oman Daily Observer

Turkey And Iceland Funding Success
International Sailing Federation
ISAF is pleased to announce that both the Icelandic Sailing Association (SIL) and Turkish Sailing Federation (TYF) have received confirmation from their respective National Olympic Committees that Level 3 Technical Course for Coaches have been approved ...

International Sailing Federation

Olympic Rings & Budget make splash!
LBC 97.3 (blog)
As giant Olympic rings sail Thames it seems London is very much on calmer waters to deliver a great Games on budget! As giant Olympic rings sail up and down the River Thames to mark 150 days to go it seems London is very much on calmer waters to ...

In February, the Best Sailing Is on the Beach
Patch.com
He estimated they were going 25 to 30 mph on Saturday and said blokarters can use sails of different sizes depending on conditions. Dyjak said anybody who understands the basic concepts of sailing — including tacking and jibing — can easily maneuver ...

Red Stripe and Good News share regatta prize money
Bahamas Tribune
Sir Durward Knowles, who was honoured by organiser Eleazor 'the Sailing Barber' Johnson, said while the regatta was a success he was disappointed that a C Class race was held on Sunday just before the Catch Me If You Can race was staged.

America's Cup Plans: San Francisco Waterfront Proposal Dramatically Scaled Back
Huffington Post
PAUL ELIAS 02/27/12 09:36 PM ET AP SAN FRANCISCO — Organizers of sailing's most prestigious event said Monday they are dramatically scaling back plans to renovate San Francisco's dilapidated waterfront. Mayor Ed Lee made the announcement during a news ...

Volvo Ocean Race : All on the starting line for South, East or West ?
BYM News (press release)
On board the Spanish boat the feeling is that the dog days are now behind them, as Diego Fructuoso comments in his blog from the boat: “It's as if the news of the birth of Joca's daughter has woken up the boat and we've been sailing very fast during ...

Clipper 11-12: Race 8 -Singapore to Qingdao, China - Day 22
eTravelBlackboard - Asia Edition
It's been a rough journey for the Qingdao crew, being hit by the “home port curse” and arriving in last place, but spirits were soon lit up, as a spectacular welcome in China's 'Capital of Sailing' awaited them. Hundreds of Qingdao people waited on the ...

Danish team joins the Extreme Sailing Series
My Sailing
A new team in the form of Team Trifork from Denmark can finally be unveiled today as the 8th team in the starting blocks for the first Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™ 2012 in Muscat, Oman. The team will be co-skippered by Jes Gram-Hansen on helm ...

My Sailing

Doyle Sailmakers: The Future of High Performance Sailing
Join the team behind SpeedDream, the quest to build the world's fastest sailboat, for an informal, in-depth discussion about the future of sailing. Vlad Murnikov, lead designer of the innovative SpeedDream100, and Brian Hancock, multiple ...
Dolye Sailmakers: News

Pure Michigan Blog | World Ice & Snow Sailing Championships ...
By Pure Michigan
This past week, the World Ice and Snow Sailing Association Championships took St. Ignace by storm. Check out a recap of all the activities.
Pure Michigan Connect

Crucial Supervisors' Hearing Tuesday On America's Cup: News ...
By Bay City News
wave.jpg The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider whether to approve an agreement between the city and organizers of the America's Cup sailing race that will have long-term implications for the city's waterfront.
SF Appeal: News

Long-serving county Chief Executive to retire later this year | Dorset ...
By Dorset County Council
“In the next eight months I will continue to be closely involved in celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic sailing events being hosted in Weymouth and Portland, reforms within the NHS and the rolling out of high-speed ...
Dorset Newsroom

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