20 February 2012

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 Stage 2 delayed due to gale-force winds and 30-foot waves, Telefonica leads


Sanya Splendor - Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4, Stage 1 highlights

Volvo Ocean Race delayed
ESPN
AP SANYA, China -- Gale-force winds and 30-foot waves have forced Volvo Ocean Race organizers to delay a leg start for the first time since the event began in 1973. Instead of heading straight for Auckland, New Zealand, at the scheduled restart time of ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonoca leads Sanya to Auckland leg following split due ...
BYM News (press release)
At 14:00 sharp local time (06:00 UTC) with ten knots of breeze “Telefónica” with Iker Martínez and crew began the fourth leg in this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race: 5220 miles between Sanya and Auckland, now split into two stages for safety reasons: ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefónica to start Auckland sprint ahead after PUMA hit ...
BYM News (press release)
Team Telefónica will enjoy a head start on their rivals in the race to Auckland after taking victory in the first stage of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Iker Martínez's team continued their winning streak in Sanya with victory in a race full of ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Pit stop in China
BYM News (press release)
The weather conditions in the South China Sea were too extreme for the six competitors in the Volvo Ocean Race to have to tackle in one go. Indeed 8m waves and over 40 knots of breeze were on the cards beneath the squalls. As such the Race Committee ...

Stormy weather forces Volvo Ocean Race delay
AFP
SANYA, China — Volvo Ocean Race organisers have introduced an unprecedented delay to the start of an offshore leg after deciding high waves and fierce winds would present an unacceptable risk to the fleet. Race CEO Knut Frostad informed the teams late ...

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Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica to take slim lead into Leg 4 restart after PUMA ...
BYM News (press release)
The Stage 2 start will be staggered according to finishing times on Sunday, meaning Telefónica will begin with an advantage of 02 minutes 34 seconds -- their margin of victory over Groupama sailingteam in a 43.2 nautical miles sprint that PUMA had ...

Sailing Arabia training pays off for Raya Al Habsi
The National
ABU DHABI // Having braved the cold during a sea journey exceeding 290 kilometres and lasting more than 36 hours from Doha to Abu Dhabi, Raya Al Habsi showed no signs of being exhausted from the longest leg of the Sailing Arabia - The Tour event.

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Volvo Ocean Race : PUMA's Mar Nostro finishing Leg 4 first stage ; Off to ...
BYM News (press release)
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG completed the first stage of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Sanya, China, to Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday, Feb. 19. PUMA finished with a time of 4:39.17 as the final team to cross the line on the 43.2 ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Racing suspending due ti weather for 1st time in 39 year in ...
BYM News (press release)
Overall race leaders Team Telefónica will enjoy a head start on their rivals when Leg 4 restarts on Monday after the Spanish team finished Sunday's sail more than two minutes ahead of their nearest rivals, Groupama sailing team.

Sailing-'Wall of waves' forces first ever Volvo delay
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Volvo Ocean Race organisers will introduce the first delayed start in the event's 39-year history on Sunday over fears that a wall of 10-metre waves and 50-knot winds could smash the six boats and effectively end the competition five months early.

'Sail Away with Bal Masque' at Garrett Coliseum
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Hula dancers helped kick-off Hawaiian-themed cruise during “Sail Away with Bal Masque,” the mystic society's 49th anÿ nual ball. / Photos by Paul Robertson/Special to the Advertiser Ladies in red dance during a disco-themed showtime performance.

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper disappointed at decision to split Leg 4
Sail World
Late yesterday evening race organisers informed teams that due to the forecast conditions after a short inshore course the fleet will finish and then wait in Sanya until conditions are deemed safe enough for them to sail. The delay will not be for more ...

Sail World

Sultan on board with Team RAK
gulfnews.com
Abu Dhabi: UAE-flagged entry Team Ras Al Khaimah will be boosted for the third and arguably toughest leg of Sailing Arabia — The Tour, with Emirati Marjed Sultan joining the crew. The Abu Dhabi to Ras Al Khaimah leg, which started yesterday, ...

Sailing: Hannah Mills on why the Olympic bug is really catching
WalesOnline
by Gareth Griffiths, Wales On Sunday If we wanted any reminder how close the Games are, the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Village was officially handed over to London 2012 organisers last week. This is where we train every day and in five months it ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Chasing two seek Stage 1 advantage
BYM News (press release)
Keen to close the 28-point gap between his team and Telefónica, Groupama sailing team skipper Franck Cammas said any gain was crucial. He reckons a real advantage could be had from finishing as little as one minute ahead of Telefónica after the 43 ...

Volvo Ocean Race delayed by winds, high waves
The Seattle Times
Gale-force winds and 30-foot waves have forced Volvo Ocean Race organizers to delay a leg start for the first time since the event began in 1973. The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. Gale-force winds and 30-foot waves have ...

Volvo Ocean Race Delayed by Unsailable Waves in South China Sea
Bloomberg
The Volvo Ocean Race leg to Auckland was delayed today by gale force winds and high waves capable of destroying boats in the South China Sea, organizers said. Forecasts of winds gusting above 40 knots (46 mph or 74 kph) and waves of eight meters (26 ...

National regatta series embarks on 25th season in St. Petersburg
ABC Action News
The largest and most storied sailboat racing circuit in the United States, the Sperry Top-Sider National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta series, will embark on its 25th season right here in St. Petersburg. It runs between February 17-19 at the St.

SAIL - Q3FY12 Result update - Centrum
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SAIL reported subdued results as expected with a drop in net sales of ~5% YoY on the back of lower volumes of just 2.6 MT, down ~7% QoQ. EBITDA was propped up by increase in stock in trade (as steel inventories rose to ~1.3MT) which resulted in lower ...

Russell Coutts ready to change sailing's image
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Somewhere along the line, sailing became perceived as a soft sport, largely because of the big money required to participate in the sport. If anyone's going to put the rough back in the seas, though, it will be Mr. Coutts, the head of the Oracle Racing ...

Sailing Arabia stage winners honoured
Gulf Daily News
THE official prize giving ceremony for the second and longest leg of Sailing Arabia - the Tour took place yesterday at the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club. The ceremony recognised the efforts of the Sailing Arabia - the Tour crews who completed the ...

Gulf Daily News

Volvo Ocean Race : Haka handover in spectacular Sanya departure ceremony
BYM News (press release)
The cultural infusion, which included fireworks and bamboo dancing, along with the partying Chinese dragons and lions, stopped thousands of visitors in their tracks at the Sanya Race Village while drawing the attention of the Volvo Ocean Race sailors ...

Volvo Ocean Race delayed by winds, high waves
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AP Sports News Video More>> Pa. judge rejects AG's request for out-of-county jury, says Sandusky can see grandkids More>> SANYA, China (AP) - Gale-force winds and 30-foot waves have forcedVolvo Ocean Race organizers to delay a leg start for the first ...

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CAMPER sets sail for Auckland | Emirates Team New Zealand
By tpryor
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand has set sail for Auckland and Emirates Team New Zealand's home base as Leg Four of the Volvo Ocean race gets underway in Sanya. In a patchy 12 to 15 knot breeze CAMPER made a strong start ...
Emirates Team New Zealand

Sailing-'Wall of waves' forces first ever Volvo delay
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Volvo Ocean Race organisers will introduce the first delayed start in the event's 39-year history on Sunday over fears that a wall of 10-metre waves and 50-knot winds could smash the six boats and effectively end the competition five months ...
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Fire officials said a two-alarm blaze at the Quincy Yacht Club this morning was likely burning for several hours before they received a call. At 10:46 a.m., the ...
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