25 February 2012

Volvo Ocean Race video - Puma's gamble in the north


Nothing ventured, nothing gained - Volvo Ocean Race [video]
Puma's gamble in the north started to pay off as they benefited from 20 knot speeds to start closing the 200 mile deficit on the pack.
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: Puma's radical move north could pay dividends in time
Telegraph.co.uk
By Telegraph staff and agencies Puma's decision to come out of the South China Sea and sail north towards Japan in the exact opposite of the Leg 4 destination of Auckland was always going to be a risk and skipper Read is far too cautious to call it yet ...

Telegraph.co.uk 

Volvo Ocean Race: Puma heads for New Zealand at 20kts plus
Sail World
Puma Ocean Racing, the US flagged entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, is blitzing the fleet, sailing at speeds of around 19kts, while her competitors are sailing at 10-12kts. Worst affected is the leg leader, Camper crewed by Emirates Team NZ, ...

Sail World

The Associated Press
Telefonica of Spain won the first three offshore legs and was sailing safely in the main pack in leg four. Puma, tied for fourth and needing points after breaking its mast on leg one, sailedtoward Tokyo — the opposite direction of the leg-four finish ... 

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper lead, but is Puma about to pounce?
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race organisers use a system of an on the water snap shot of the distance to sail to Auckland as a determinant of the race lead. Sail-World uses the routing function of PredictWind to calculate finishing times of the yachts which takes into ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - The relentless pursuit continues
Sail World
The rest of the fleet were enjoying some fast sailing this evening as they reached speeds of 18 knots. Despite torrential downpours, Franck Cammas/FRA and Groupama 4 have the pedal right down and have kept up their relentless pursuit of Camper with ...

Sail World

SF group sues to halt America's Cup plans
The Seattle Times
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. By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article.

San Francisco group sues to halt America's Cup plans, seeks new environmental ...
Washington Post
SAN FRANCISCO — 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 ...

Get on board for America's Cup 34
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
The America's Cup sailing races coming to San Francisco – starting this summer with the World Series races – is a very good thing for our city. I say that as a San Francisco resident as well as part of the tourism community.

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

2011 sailing awards at St. Francis Yacht Club
San Francisco Chronicle
Rolex Watch USA's Stewart Wicht (left) and US Sailing's Gary Jobson (right) congratulate yachtswoman Anna Tunnicliffe and yachtsman Bill Hardesty. A page of sailing history was written Wednesday when - for the first time since its creation in 1961 ...

Sibling sailors from Clearwater set course for the Olympics
Tampabay.com
But this time around, the seafaring siblings from Clearwater have both scored a berth at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in England. They qualified in December during the International Sailing Federation's (ISAF) Sailing World Championships in Perth, ...

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America's Cup pact violates state rules, suit says
San Francisco Chronicle
The suit, which also names race organizers and dozens of international yacht clubs and sailingteams, was quietly filed in San Francisco Superior Court on Thursday, a day before the deadline to challenge the environmental approvals in court.

Covenham Sailing Club has vision for future
Louth Leader
COVENHAM Sailing Club is providing more opportunities for people to get into sailing in Olympicyear, thanks to a £10000 funding boost from the Sport England Small Grants programme. The club has invested in three new state-of-the-art RS Vision dinghies ...

Sailing program planned
Door County Advocate
Mike Stapleton of Egg Harbor sends news on a new sailing program that will take place this summer. The program, called SailAnyWay, involves a rare type of sailboat that is capable of accommodating people with physical disabilities as severe as ...

Sailing Arabia leg four winners honoured
Oman Tribune
MUSCAT Under the patronage of Her Excellency Maitha Bint Saif Al Mahrouqiyah, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Tourism, the sailors of Sailing Arabia – the Tour were officially welcomed into Omani waters on Friday, during the official prize giving ...

Sailing season is finally underway
Pendle Today
Two races were sailed in bright sunshine and moderate winds, with 10 boats out on the water. Both races were won by Innes Armstrong with 16-year-old Jamie Partridge crewing in their GP14. A number of teams from Burwain Sailing Club will be going to the ...

Warm welcome for sailors
Edinburgh Evening News
They were greeted at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre with a spectacular ceremony including fireworks, drums and dragon dancers. Edinburgh Inspiring Capital's skipper, Gordon Reid, said: “It's absolutely fantastic getting into Qingdao.

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Qingdao arrive in home port
Sail World
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 ...

Sail World

America's Cup Teams convene in San Francisco to prepare for racing later this year
BYM News (press release)
The representatives are sourcing team housing, inspecting the venue sites and planning together for two summers of sailing here in San Francisco -- the America's Cup World Series later this year and the pinnacle events of the 34th America's Cup in ...

China party for clipper crew
Derry Journal
The teams arrived to a hero s welcome in the Chinese Olympic Sailing Center today. The Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race started from Southampton on the south coast of the UK on 31 July 2011. The route will take the crews of the ten, ...

Derry Journal

Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - Protagonist wins AMS category
Sail World
A massive fleet of 211 sailing boats is contesting the Crown Series BelleriveRegatta over the weekend – 111 keelboats, sports boats and trailable yachts and 101 dinghies, sailboards and catamarans. Despite the 38 degree plus temperature and blazing ...

Sail World

Record fleet for regatta
Tasmania Mercury
Cougar II heads a record fleet of 111 keelboats, sports boats and trailable yachts contesting the weekend-long regatta, an event first held in 1854 and which has been revived in recent years by Bellerive Yacht Club and Lindisfarne Sailing Club.

Tasmania Mercury

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama Sailing Team stick to fleet leader
Sail World
Groupama 4 has opted to favour a course towards the East in the wake of the New Zealand leaders who, despite the ease of this Botin design when sailing into the wind, haven't managed to open up a lead and are just six miles ahead of the French boat.

Sail World

Subic-Boracay Regatta kicks off today
Philippine Star
By Jun Pasaylo Updated February 25, 2012 01:49 PM SUBIC FREEPORT, Philippines – Nearly 20 local and international yachts sailed off from Lighthouse Marina Resort here before noon today for the 200 nautical-mile Subic-Boracay Regatta Race 2012.

Children Warm to Baltimore's Optimist Spring Sailing Camp
Afloat
Iseult, age 7, sails in the Royal St George Yacht Club as part of the Sea Squirts programme and has come to Baltimore with her Mam and Grandad to sail in the pre-Regatta fleet. She is the youngest child sailing in Baltimore this week.

#OPTIMIST – What is an Optimist dinghy? The Optimist is, quite simply, the ...
Afloat
Sailed in over 110 countries by over 150000 young people, it is the only dinghy approved by the International Sailing Federation exclusively for sailors under 16 years of age. Over half of the dinghy skippers at the last Olympic Games were former ...

America's Cup, San Francisco, and an Armada of Yachting Teams are Sued
SF Weekly (blog)
Also sued along with the more than 50 potential sailing teams (though the race's organizers would be elated to field one-fifth that number) are the Planning Commission and Port Commission. The suit alleges that the "Petitioner submitted written and ...

RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series entries now open
Sail World
The RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series 2012 is being held on the 10th and 11th March and the RYA is urging interested sailors, whether current Skandia Team GBR Development Squad members or future Olympic hopefuls, to get their entries in before the late ...

Sail World

Olympic Star Sailors Clarke/Bjorn want to take you to the Olympics!
Sail World
are in their final preparations with their sites on a podium finish at the London 2012Olympic Games. The sailors, currently ranked sixth in the world in the Star Class (http://www.sailing.org) will spend the better part of the next 5 months in Europe ...

Sail World

Former SF Supes President Peskin Sues Over America's Cup Race ...
By carloscbs5
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.
CBS San Francisco

America's Cup Lawsuit: Aaron Peskin Sues To Halt Race Plans
By The Huffington Post News Editors
SAN FRANCISCO -- 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 ...
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Matt Rutherford Sailing Singlehanded Around the Americas – In ...
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cruising chute - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
By stevensuf
So im considering a cruising chute, for downwind sailing in light airs, been quoted 3500 uk pounds for a chute and snuffer , im wondering for those who are out there and have done it, 3500 uk pounds.
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | Smart sailing keeps Sanya in the hunt
While most of the Volvo Ocean Race crews are itching to reach the stable conditions of the trade winds, Team Sanya have their fingers crossed for more of the ...
www.volvooceanrace.com/.../5207_Smart-sailing-keeps-Sanya...

[EN] Get Ready for Act 1 and Follow All The ... - Extreme Sailing Series
In brief: - Enhanced live TV production available online with expert commentary from BBCOlympic sailing commentator, Richard Simmonds from 1130 GMT 29th ...
www.extremesailingseries.com/.../get-ready-for-act-1-and-foll...

Sailing Sailing over the BVI Blue.. on Vimeo | Wonderings ...
Sailing Sailing over the BVI Blue.. on Vimeo on Vimeo. via Sailing Sailing over the BVI Blue.. on Vimeo. This is what I have been doing the last week..other then ...
kerryhucul.com/.../sailing-sailing-over-the-bvi-blue-on-vimeo/

Group wants to expand Cape Cod sailing programs - - Wicked Local ...
Despite living so near the water, the majority of Cape Cod residents never actually get an opportunity to get out on the water. A new nonprofit sailing ...
www.wickedlocal.com/.../Group-wants-to-expand-Cape-Cod-s...

Erratic sailing report results in drug arrest
TheReporter.com
At about 7:30 pm, a large tanker vessel notified the Coast Guard Station Vallejo of a sailing boat being driven erratically in the shipping channel near the Carquinez Bridge. The 35-foot craft was found at the entrance of Mare Island Straights, ...

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