31 March 2012

Back in the Breeze -- Volvo Ocean Race [video]


Back in the Breeze -- Volvo Ocean Race [video]

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker  

More damage strikes Volvo Ocean Race fleet
Stuff.co.nz
Groupama were the first boat to make it round Cape Horn on leg five of the Volvo Ocean Racewhile over 1500 miles behind them Abu Dhabi Racing carried out a daring mid-sea repair after discovering major damage to their hull. French leg leaders Groupama ...

Azzam sustains hull damage in Volvo Ocean Race; 4th boat battered by severe ...
Washington Post
AUCKLAND, New Zealand — A fourth boat in the Volvo Ocean Race's battered fleet was facing a treacherous journey to a safe haven for repairs on Friday after suffering more damage in the brutal conditions of the Southern Ocean.

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama 1st to reach Cape Horn, PUMA 2nd on a dramatic day
BYM News (press release)
The fleet of boats in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 have taken a beating just over 10 days after leaving Auckland, New Zealand for Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. Massive 10-meter waves and powerful winds as high as 40 and 50 knots in the ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica to stop at Cape Horn for repair session
Sail World
... would meet them by boat at Maxwell Bay, a move that should save them a significant amount of time as they bid to stay within striking distance of Groupama sailing team and Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, who both rounded Cape Horn on Friday.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Pit-Stop for Telefonica at Cape Horn
BYM News (press release)
Double-Olympic medallist and skipper Iker Martínez made the announcement this afternoon: “We have decided to make a quick stop at Cape Horn to reinforce the damaged section of the hull and to get back in the race as quickly as we can. If all goes well, ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi's Southern Ocean repair + Video
Sail World
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing pulled off a heroic repair operation in the depths of the Southern Ocean after discovering delamination in their hull. Skipper Ian Walker supervised an incredible five-hour job that saw 30 bolts screwed through the hull of Abu ...

Sail World

Battered Volvo survivors near notorious Cape Horn
Taipei Times
A Volvo Ocean Race handout picture shows Team Telefonica sailing in rough conditions at the start of the fifth leg on March 18 from Auckland, New Zealand, to Itajai, Brazil. Front-runners Groupama approached the notorious Cape Horn at the tip of South ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Team Sanya keeping up the momentum
BYM News (press release)
As Team Sanya load its boat onto a ship for the second time in the Volvo Ocean Race, skipper Mike Sanderson comes to terms with pulling out of Leg 5 – and looks forward what the rest of the race has in store. You would have thought that after a ...

Battered Volvo race survivors approach Cape Horn
euronews
AUCKLAND (Reuters) – Front-runners Groupama approached the notorious Cape Horn at the tip of South America on Friday after conditions in the Southern Ocean caused carnage on the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Only Franck Cammas's French boat and ...

Groupama lead around Cape Horn, rivals drill deep
AFP
ITAJAI, Brazil — French team Groupama kept up their momentum by rounding Cape Horn in first place on the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, while behind them Abu Dhabi completed a dramatic mid-ocean repair job. Groupama passed the maritime icon of ...

AFP

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama a PUMA neck on neck on Cape Horn approach
BYM News (press release)
At 1000 UTC today, the safe buffer carefully built up by Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA) had all but disappeared as PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA) closed to within 10.5 nautical miles (nm). The leading two are fighting for premiership in ...

Volvo Ocean Race approaches Brazil
3News NZ
By Greg Pearson The leaders in the Volvo Ocean race are approaching Cape Horn on the fifth leg to Brazil. While it has become a two boat race with the rest of the fleet stricken with damage, an opportunity has re-emerged for camper to grab a podium...

3News NZ

Volvo race fleet closes in on iconic Cape Horn
Galway News
THE Volvo Ocean Race moves close to its Galway conclusion by the week; the race is due here during the first week in July but there are three legs and in-port races to negotiate before that. Here, in our regular look at their progress, we report on a ...

Galway News

Volvo Ocean Race: Cammas keeps the pace up
YACHTe.com.au
At 1900 UTC today, as leg leader, Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA), and PumaOcean Racing powered by Berg (Ken Read/USA) close on Cape Horn, conditions have improved temporarily for the series of gybes required to set them free of the Southern Ocean.

YACHTe.com.au

Volvo Ocean Race :Telefonica makes new plans as Groupama & Puma round Cape Horn
BYM News (press release)
At 1255 UTC today, Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA) was first round Cape Horn with a 13 nautical mile (nm) lead over PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG. At 1900 UTC, Groupama led PUMA by 12.4 nm. However, as the two teams were celebrating rounding Cape Horn ...

Volvo Ocean Race : PUMA stalks Groupama as Cape Horn looms
BYM News (press release)
PUMA made the most of a small weather window to scramble to within 19 nautical miles of Leg 5 leaders Groupama as the pair close in on Cape Horn. As seas temporarily eased, Ken Read's men saw an opportunity to pounce, more than halving the gap to the ...

Yachting: Battle for third back on for Camper
New Zealand Herald
The battle for third in the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race could come down to which team can repair their boat the quickest after Abu Dhabi suffered hull damage overnight and are expected to head to South Africa to make repairs.

Mad Carbon Fiber Skills, Azzam Conducts Emergency Hull Repair in the Deep ...
GCaptain (press release)
We're making good progress towards the Chilean coast at the moment, north east away from the worst of the incoming weather.” For more excitement from the Volvo Ocean Race, follow the fleet by clicking HERE. volvo ocean race abu dhabi ocean racing.

GCaptain (press release)

Camper staying positive despite needing repairs
Newstalk ZB
Despite being out of the running for leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race, co-skipper Stu Bannatyne says they have maintained their competitive edge and been able to fatten up. "Been playing a little bit of cards, a bit of '500' and everyone's eating very ...

Newstalk ZB

The 14-year-old girl making waves in African sailing
CNN
Medal-winning 14-year-old Maria Mabjaia and fellow sailors off the coast of Mozambique's capital, Maputo. (CNN) -- A teenager who only picked up sailing to keep out of mischief while her mother worked at a yacht club has become a Cinderella sporting ...

Season starts for the sailors
This is Kent
SAILING: Hampton Pier Yacht Club's sailing season got under way at the weekend, but members expecting bright sunshine after the previous few days were met with a cold north easterly wind which did however provide a steady sail.

Sailing Summary: Baldwin Cup, CdM to Cabo, and the Shawnee
Newport Beach Independent Newspaper
With play-by-play announcing, on board GPS tracking for a bird's eye view, and golf tournament type scoreboards to help track results, this is a sailing event that is actually fun to come out and watch. The Baldwin Cup has steadily built its reputation ...

Volvo Ocean Race in Miami Announces Newest Partner- Groupon
MarketWatch (press release)
Groupon will provide "Groupon Getaways" to their online database including opportunities to purchase tickets to the Volvo Ocean Race Gala on May 17th, sailing packages, VIP passes to weekday and weekend events, tours of the Volvo Open 70s and more.

Sailing-Battered Volvo race survivors approach Cape Horn
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The race is underlining its reputation as professional sailing's toughest offshore challenge, taking place over 39000 nautical miles, four oceans, five continents and nine months. The battered fleet are due to arrive in Galway, Ireland for the final ...

WEYMOUTH: Blanket TV coverage for sailing races
View Online
By Harry Walton That was the message from the BBC when the broadcaster held a presentation at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy detailing its plans for covering the Olympics, the sailing events and the torch relay. The broadcaster will use ...

SailTime Forges Plans For Second Decade
PR Web (press release)
Unlike traditional sailing clubs, SailTime consists of new mid-sized cruising power and sail boats. What began as a means to an end for two Austin, Texas entrepreneurs has proven to be very popular with sailors from coast to coast and around the world.

PR Web (press release)

University alumnus to sail in London Paralympics
LSU The Reveille
By Paul Braun Mark LeBlanc, who graduated from the University in 2008, will compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London with the US Disabled Sailing Team Alphagraphics. When the US Disabled Sailing Team AlphaGraphics departs for the 2012 Paralympic ...

Volvo Ocean Race's March round-up: brutal weather tests crews to the limit
Telegraph.co.uk
As if gigantic waves, storm force winds, chronic seasickness and severe gear failure wasn't enough already, the beleaguered boats in the Volvo Ocean Racehave had to be on the lookout for icebergs this week. By Kate Laven Volvo Ocean Race organisers ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Clipper goes cruising
Fraser Coast Chronicle
Reports from the Italian island's Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI) note that the frisky 14-year-old, adopted and named by tall ship sailing cruise company Star Clippers as part of its marine conservation and environmental program, ...

RORC Easter Challenge - Perfect way to ease into the sailing season
Sail World
The event will offer crews a unique opportunity to jump start their sailing programs. As well as being the first fixture in the RORC's UK racing calendar, the RORC Easter Challenge doubles as a start of season training event, with on the water coaches ...

Sail World

SMU and SSF joint venture to promote for keelboat sailing
Sail World
Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote keelboat sailingamong the youths and explore possibilities of working together in sailing related initiatives.

Sail World

BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival Nanny Cay Cup: Blast reach to Tortola
BYM News (press release)
There was high drama in the Cruising Class with a tie for first place on corrected time. BVI skipper, Antonio Sanpere with a crew from the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron is racing his J36, Cayennita Grande. The local boat corrected out to exactly the ...

Yachting: Coutts calls for new clause in America's Cup
New Zealand Herald
By Daniel Richardson Russell Coutts - the man who infamously defected from Team New Zealand to Alinghi in 2000 - is calling for the America's Cup to have a nationality component among the crews. He says sailing would develop further if teams had to ...

Sailors ready for upcoming regattas after early success
Bowdoin Orient
By Clare McLaughlin Three weeks into its spring season, the sailing team is looking like a national-caliber squad. The Polar Bears finished 10th at the Navy Women's Regatta, featuring 20 of the nation's most competitive teams, on March 10.

Mhadei goes around the world
IBNLive.com
Abhilash Tomy is the skipper of the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Mhadei, the first Indian vessel to circumnavigate the world solo. The vessel is in Kochi, on a voyage to South East Asia. A reconnaissance pilot by profession, sailing has always ...

A Sailors Life For Me
Tennessee Journalist
After swimming 50 yards and putting on a life jacket while in the water, Reddick made the University of Tennessee Sailing Team. “My dad raced Hobie Cat 16s (a small racing sailboat with two pontoons) through out his college career and even picked up a ...

Tennessee Journalist

Sails raised
Barnstable Patriot
SAILS ALOFT – A bevy of boats gathers on Lewis Bay in Barnstable for the sixth annual Raise the Sail Clinic hosted by the Barnstable Sailing Boosters. Springtime means sailing time for sailors on the Barnstable High School sailing team, who kicked off ...

Barnstable Patriot

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12: Around the world in 9 months
Economic Times
Just that they weren't making formations in the waters or sailing in perfect alignment. In Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand, the six teams were fighting for precious points in the fifth in-port race of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.

Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Fierce competition for selection
Sail World
Most international teams have sent their representatives to Palma, the third ISAFSailing World Cup event on the international circuit. Sailors will test the results of their winter training and perfect their techniques and material before the Olympic ...

Sail World

Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac prepares for il Mostro's arrival
Sail World
Il Mostro has a long history of success in world-class offshore sailboat races. She finished second in the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race (a famous round-the-world yacht race), under the ownership of Puma Sailing. No stranger to ORR racing, ...

Sail World

UK. 18ft Skiffs kick off at Stone Sailing Club
BYM News (press release)
The UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix kicks off this weekend with the first of the four Grand Prix events at Stone Sailing Club. Seven boats have already confirmed participation for the first event. So the series is due to pick up where it left off with the ...

Sail Training Scholarships Available Through Mystic Seaport
Patch.com
According to the press release, the scholarships can be used towards the following programs: Joseph Conrad Summer Sailing Camp, youth Community Sailing programs, and the teen overnight programs on the schooner Brilliant. The application deadline is May ...

BVI International Match Racing Championship Day 2 - Fascinating finale
Sail World
The BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival 41st anniversary edition, presented by Nanny Cay Marina, is being held from 26th March until 1st April 2012. Today marked the final day of racing in the Gill BVI Match Racing Championship which is taking ...

Sail World

Prize-giving at Redoubt
This is Kent
SAILING: REDOUBT Sailing Club held their annual prize-giving dinner on Friday with fewer than usual trophies and prizes presented due to the depleted numbers taking part in the racing during 2011. Tracy Amos and Brian Mumford, sailing the Miracle 3692, ...

Creative Productions Supports Long Beach Yacht Club's Premier Event as the ...
Sacramento Bee
Hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club since 1964, the Congressional Cup is the only International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Grade 1 match in North America. With 90 races in five days, top rank skippers travel from all over the world to compete in one of ...

Boogie for the Boathouse – Newport Youth Sailing Team » News ...
By admin
Defunct Youth Sailing Boathouse, Yaquina Bay. This is what happens when wet snow weighs too heavily on a poor little boat house. As it was collapsing, a number of the Newport Youth Sailing Team and their supporters managed to get their ...
News Lincoln County

BMW Auckland Regatta is Fast and Furious ... - Blue Water Sailing
By sarah
There was no shortage of wind or trouble for the boats participating in day 3 of the BMW Auckland Regatta last week where mulithull and monohulls raced in 30+ knot winds. For more videos of the racing, go to www.bmwaucklandregatta.co.nz.
Multihulls Quarterly • The...

VM's Peer Leader Diaries: Smooth Sailing « Volunteer Maryland
By Joyell
For residents of the Delmarva area, especially us Marylanders, the mention of Saint Michaels is usually followed by a harmonized combination of “oohs” and aahs.” In recent years, it has been called the new Martha's Vineyard. So you can ...
Volunteer Maryland

Joshua Slocum wrote 'Sailing Alone round the ... - Look and Learn
By The Publisher
The sailing sloop Spray was only 36 feet long, and the weather off the coast of Patagonia could hardly have been worse. Under short sail the little vessel rode it out as best she could, rising to the crest of each tremendous wave before dropping ...
Historical articles and illustrations

Turf Talk: Sailing Onward | ASU News | The State Press | Arizona ...
The last regatta of the season was but a stepping stone for Arizona State University's sailingclub. The Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing.
www.statepress.com/2012/03/30/turf-talk-sailing-onward/

Ben Ainslie ready to head home to win sailing gold in London 2012 ...
Sailing is the harsh habitat of the genuine amphibian but Ben Ainslie's furious intensity remains as strong as ever, he tells Barney Ronay.
www.guardian.co.uk/sport/.../ben-ainslie-sailing-london-2012

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Tall Ships Sailing: one of your dreams? Your sailing adventure on the three masted Barque Europa is a dream that is about to come true. See our offers.
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30 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama 4 leads to Cape Horn [video]


Nobody Said It Would Be Easy -- Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
The fleet are spread over 2000 miles and both boats and crew members are showing signs of wear and tear. The lucky ones are still on course for Cape Horn, while others are being forced into unplanned detours.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker  

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 makes fast headway
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 remain at the front of the fleet on the eleventh day of racing in leg five, from Auckland to Itajai, at the 1300 UTC report today. With less than 400 miles to go to reach Cape Horn, Groupama 4 is making fast headway ...

Sail World

More rough conditions for Ocean Race leaders
Stuff.co.nz
The two leading boats in the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race are gearing up for more tough conditions as they engage in an intense tactical battle on the run in to Cape Horn. Already wearied by eleven days of classic Southern Ocean sailing, ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica 750 miles from Cape Horn
BYM News (press release)
This is the most delicate point of the leg and the regatta, with Cape Horn to be rounded, a pit stop for repairs to be made and “Telefónica”'s most direct rival in the Volvo ocean Race overall standings “Groupama” leading the fleet on this fifth leg of ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama & PUMA gunning for glory at Cape Horn
BYM News (press release)
With barely more than a day before the cigars can be broken out when Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA) and PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA) reach Cape Horn, the race is back on again. Thoughts of survival mode have been put aside as PUMA ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Chile ever closer as CAMPER shore crew prepares for swift ...
BYM News (press release)
The boat is less than 1700 nautical miles from its destination where the boat will undergo the necessary repairs to the bow damage suffered in the Southern Ocean. Shore crew manager Neil 'Coxy' Cox is already in Puerto Montt and preparing for a quick ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Conserving fuel onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 11 of Leg 5. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: We have just over 500 miles to go until Cape Horn, and that's about the only thing driving the 11 of us forward right now.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Host of issues for Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 11 of Leg 5. Ken Read, Skipper of Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg reports on the crew's progress: Believe it or not I can't sleep. The last few days have brought another host of issues. Most pressing has been the infection in ...

Sail World

More hiccups for Abu Dhabi
SPORT24
Auckland - Abu Dhabi's comeback was put on hold on Thursday when the team became the latest victim of the structural problems that have blighted the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team skippered by British Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Competition hots up for race host ports
BYM News (press release)
The contest to host stopovers in the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race is running hot with Expressions of Interest from 60 cities in 27 countries looking to stage the race, making it one of the largest host city bidding processes in sport.

Abu Dhabi suffer structural problem
Bangkok Post
Abu Dhabi's comeback was put on hold on Thursday when the team became the latest victim of the structural problems that have blighted the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing competes during the stage one start of Leg 4 to Auckland ...

Volvo Ocean Race leaders close in on Cape Horn
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race at 1900 UTC today, as Groupama and Puma close on Cape Horn, conditions have improved temporarily for the series of gybes required to set them free of the Southern Ocean. Groupama reported sailing with 25 knots of west ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama staying the distance
YACHTe.com.au
Refusing to be shaken off, Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg (Ken Read/USA) kept the delta between his Mar Mostro and Groupama 4 hovering around 50nm back in second. However, for overall leader, Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP), a more conservative ...

Annapolis windsurfer qualifies for Olympics
Annapolis Capital
However, the US had not secured one of 28 slots in the Olympic sailing regatta in that particular discipline. The Broadneck High graduate took care of that snag during the RS:X World Championships, which concluded Tuesday off Cadiz, Spain.

Annapolis Capital

Congressional Cup sailing races like smoke on the water
Long Beach Press-Telegram
By Rich Roberts, Correspondent Fair question after watching Thursday's roughhouse competition on Day 2 of the Long Beach Yacht Club's 48th Congressional Cup. The 10 competitors waved an estimated 39 protest flags in 30 races and the on-water umpires ...

Yacht Club effort sails on
Long Beach Press-Telegram
The former owner of Catalina Yachts donated them years ago to level the sailing field, keeping skippers from adjusting their boats and making it a true test of seamanship. The teams - which this year represent England, Finland, Italy, New Zealand, ...

Extradition kept Mont. mom from kids in Bahamas
Kansas City Star
Bryant was apprehended after the US Coast Guard intercepted his sailing vessel 30 miles east of Pompano Beach, Fla. The coast guard found Bryant's three children who have been missing since Aug. 17, 2012. Bryant had failed to return the children to ...

Kansas City Star

Cullman '13 talks sailing career
Yale Daily News
By Kirsten Adair In the 2010-'11 sailing season, Cam Cullman '13 was named the Men's New England Singlehanded Champion. He was also a member of both the All New England Skippers Second Team and the second-place team at New England Team Race ...

Kiteboarding is ready for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Sports Features Communications (press release)
Santander, Spain: The KTA is pleased to report that the worlds governing body for the sport ofsailing, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) held their 2012 Olympic equipment and format trials last week. A total of nearly 70 sailors attended the ...

Final sailing heat to be held today
gulfnews.com
Dubai: The Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) will be hosting a double-header of events this weekend with the staging of the Traditional Rowing and 22ft Dhow Sailing races today and tomorrow. The fourth and final heat of the Dubai Traditional ...

Sailing finishes fourth in three of five weekend regattas
The Dartmouth
By John Melvin The Dartmouth sailing team competed in five different events in four different states this past weekend. The Big Green pulled out fourth-place finishes in three events along with sixth- and eighth-place finishes in the remaining two ...

Team AlphaGraphics hit Europe to prepare for Olympics and Paralympics
Sail World
In order to prepare for the top sailing events this year - the Olympic and Paralympic Games – the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) is in Europe through June to train and compete at major international events. The Team is comprised of the 30 top ...

Sail World

Sail Newport to host theater event on America's Cup race
The Providence Journal
By Kate Bramson NEWPORT -- Sail Newport is hosting an event Friday night at the Jane Pickens Theater in preparation for the America's Cup World Series yachting race planned for this summer from June 26 to July 1. Sail Newport Executive Director Brad ...

43rd Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE - Preview
Women's International Match Racing Association
All of the Olympic hopefuls for Women's Match Racing will be in Palma de Mallorca, Spain this coming week for the 43rd Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE. Palma is the first stop on the European swing of the ISAF Sailing World Cup and the teams are keen ...

Paralympians And World Champs Primed For Macquarie Access Worlds
International Sailing Federation
The Australians are the ones to beat in the SKUD 18, having picked up the gold medal at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami in January, overcoming the reigning world champions, who have had a stranglehold on the class for some time.

International Sailing Federation

Riding the Wave of Success
Boston College Chronicle
The crew on the BC Sailing Team have shown themselves able to handle the challenges, whether from opponents or from the water. (Photo by Rob Migliaccio) By Reid Oslin | Chronicle Staff They are unquestionably one of Boston College's top athletic teams, ...

BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival Bitter End Cup Decided
BYM News (press release)
Racing finally got underway for the BVI Sailing Festival with a 30 mile race around the beautiful island of Virgin Gorda. A 15-knot easterly breeze with flat water provided awesome sailingconditions for the fleet. First away was Peter Aschenbrenner's ...

Princess of tides: Israel windsurfer wins third world title
Haaretz
Such a break might as well be forever in Olympic sports terms. By Muli Epstein Lee Korzits' capture of the women's RS:X title in the Sailing World Championships for the third time is unprecedented. Not only because it is the first time a woman ...

Haaretz

Testing Day For Crews At Gill BVI International Match Racing Championship
International Sailing Federation
Crews from seven teams raced in tricky conditions on day one of the Gill BVI Match Racing Championship, an ISAF Grade 3 listed event taking place during the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. The match racing, coordinated by the Chicago Match ...

International Sailing Federation

Fundraising begins for youth sailing center
Marinscope Community Newspapers
By Jessica Mullins A tiny marina near Dunphy Park may become a maritime community center and sailing school, so long as Sausalito resident Heather Richard raises $150000 by the end of the year. The Sausalito City Council and city officials gave ...

Housey selected for international regatta
SunHerald.com
Boyd will be joining 19 other qualifying junior sailors to compete on behalf of Team USA in the Magic Marine International Optimist Easter Regatta on Lake Braassemermeer in the village of Roelofarendsveen. Boyd has been sailing Optimists for Pass ...

SunHerald.com

Tall Ships Sailing In To Coos Bay In May | K-DOCK 92.9
By EvanO
The tall ships are sailing in to Coos Bay! Beginning May 3, you're invited to come on board the Hawaiian Chieftain and the Lady Washington for a self-guided walk on tour of each ship. The crews will be on deck and dressed up in period ...
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San Francisco Officially Approves Host ... - Blue Water Sailing
By sarah
One of the most fiercely competitive and sought after trophies in all of sport, the America's Cup, was first raced in 1851 around the Isle of Wight, 45 years before the modern Olympics. The U.S. yacht America won, giving the international sailing ...
Multihulls Quarterly • The...

Geoff Holt takes up Le Tournoi Sailing Challenge | Isle News
By Jamesq
One of Britain's best-known and inspirational disabled sailors has agreed to become the patron of the Le Tournoi Sailing Challenge. Geoff Holt MBE is an ex professional yachtsman who was paralysed in a swimming accident in 1984. Rather ...
Isle News

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
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Thank you for share with us your lifestyle in that sea. I follow you since almost one year ago and it is nice to see your beatifull photos and read your feelings making your dream reality. To live in a boat is a dream for people who love sailing and ...
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US SAILING Blog: Chalk Talk Episode 3
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Team Race Rankings from Sail1Design:http://www.sail1design.com/rankings/icsa-rankings. News, scores, CSOTW nomination: http://collegesailing.org. Rankings: http://sailingworld.com/collegerankings. Posted by US SAILING at 8:57 AM ...
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New to Sailing?
New to Sailing? ... Perhaps you have vowed that this is the summer you will learn to sail? For active sorts who love the outdoors and the water, it's one of the ...
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29 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama's lead dwindling in Leg 5 as storms gather [video]



Volvo Ocean Race Tracker  

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: Groupama's lead dwindling in Leg 5 as storms gather...
Telegraph.co.uk
"We've been sailing this way since we entered the Southern Ocean and the sea state has been really bad. It's what has stopped us breaking anything yet." Puma are the only other team who can say that about Leg five from Auckland to Itajai in Brazil.

Telegraph.co.uk

Underdogs set out on comeback trail in Volvo Ocean Race
AFP
AUCKLAND — Ten days after they were forced back to port in New Zealand, Volvo Ocean Race strugglers Abu Dhabi began the pursuit of an unlikely podium place on Wednesday as they started closing the gap on stricken Spanish rivals Telefonica.

AFP

Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi plots their comeback
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi's newest recruit, Anthony 'Nocka' Nossiter, is reckoning that he's been re-united with his sea legs after ten days of full-on Southern Ocean action though he'd previously not sailed in the VOR for a decade.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : A more Pacific finale for Frank Cammas Groupama 4
BYM News (press release)
Meantime Sanya has made it back to New Zealand, which was an opportunity for Mike Sanderson to announce his retirement from this fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Chinese boat will be loaded onto a cargo ship in Tauranga, from where she'll be ...

Volvo Ocean Race :Leader pulls off tricky manouvre to set course for Cape Horn
BYM News (press release)
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, who reached 59 degrees south -- just shy of the 'screaming sixties' -- followed suit, with the teams taking around two hours to complete a move that is not easy to achieve safely during daylight in heavy conditions, ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Hurtling towards Leg 5's major milestone
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 leaders Groupama Sailing Team were within 700 nautical miles of the infamous Cape Horn on Tuesday evening as the fleet hurtled east towards Leg 5's major milestone. With boat speeds averaging around 20 knots, the southernmost tip ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : “I'm frozen as a brick” – PUMA's Rome Kirby
BYM News (press release)
Groupama is still 30-to-50 miles ahead, depending on the sched and swing of momentum, and it looks like it will be a fun drag race to the Horn, at which point things might get interesting for the approach to Brazil. But we're still here living the ...

Volvo Ocean Race leaders gybe on way to Cape Horn
BYM News (press release)
Overnight, leaders Groupama sailing team gybed away from the south easterly track that they and second placed PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG had been sailing for several days. PUMA held on to the south east for a while before evenbtually following ...

Race to Cape Horn still a two-boat affair
Stuff.co.nz
Overall Volvo Ocean Race leader Telefonica remained in third place and was making good pace at 19 knots despite its bow damage. But it is almost 400 miles behind as it heads towards southern Argentina for repairs. New Zealand entry Camper was down to ...

Yachting: Camper's 'cocktail' party
New Zealand Herald
Four of the six boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have now suffered damage on the 6700-mile fifth leg from Auckland to Itajai, leaving only Groupama and Puma, who are duking it out for the lead, to race at full speed. Full speed in the Southern Ocean, ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica pitstop plan revealed + Video
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Groupama sailing team extended their advantage at the head of the fleet, moving 46 nautical miles clear of Puma at 1900 UTC on Tuesday as race leaders Team Telefónica, 335 nm off the lead in third, revealed a plan to make a pit ...

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Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama crew roll with the punches
Sail World
The sailing conditions have become considerably easier over the past few hours, enabling the French boat to make headway more confidently at an average of nearly twenty knots. The austral depression which has been pushing Groupama 4 across the Pacific ...

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Telefonica detour to Argentina for repairs
Stuff.co.nz
Race leader Telefonica is the fourth of six boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet now seeking help in a foreign port on this brutal Southern Ocean leg, but the news has given New Zealand boat Camper a glimmer of hope. Having suffered delamination to ...

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Volvo Ocean Race: Night gybes as course set for Cape Horn
Sail World
'We are able to sail quite well, but we don't want to go faster, because we are afraid of having more damage,' said skipper Iker Martínez. 'We are just trying to keepsailing and making miles to the Cape.' The team are confident repairs can be made ...

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Hanging in there until Cape Horn
Irish Times
AS FAR as this race goes, we are now in survival mode. From where we sit, in first place for the leg, everything hinges on how we play the next three to four days as we click off 500-plus mile days closing on Cape Horn. The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has...

Retracing Roots - London 1948 Olympic Sailing Competition
International Sailing Federation
The Olympic Games was held in London for the second time following the success of the 1908 Games. Sailing was held in Torquay, Torbay on the south west coast of Great Britain. It was an inevitable choice as the venue because it was free from strong ...

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ISAF Sailing World Cup heads to Europe
BYM News (press release)
The third of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas, the Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE, kicks off on 31 March running until 7 April in Palma, Spain. As teams begin to step up their preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition the ...

SF board approves plan to host America's Cup race
Sacramento Bee
AP SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved an agreement to host the America's Cup sailing competition, which will take place in San Francisco Bay this year and next. Mayor Ed Lee's office says the board on Tuesday ...

SF Supes unanimously approve new plan for America's Cup
KTVU San Francisco
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the agreement to host the America's Cup sailing race Tuesday after plans for the regatta were drastically scaled back last month. The board voted 11-0 in favor of the event, which includes ...

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Eberhard & Co./AUDI Italia Sailing Team Partner for Race Season
Elite Traveler Website
An important debut for Eberhard & Co., partner of the Audi Italia Sailing Team in the 2012 sailing season. The name of the Bienne Maison will stand alongside the Audi logo on the sails of the three Melges in classes 20, 24 and 32 during the whole ...

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Groupama Cutbacks Bad News For Race Yachties
Forbes
The harrowing, around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race is about halfway done and one boat celebrating a new lead over the fleet is getting some bad news: this might be your last race. Major, top-to-bottom cutbacks at Groupama — some reports have it as much ...

Forbes

British Olympic hopefuls in strong form in Cadiz
The Independent
British Olympic team members Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw were in strong form at the world windsurfer championships in Cadiz, Dempsey taking silver and Shaw finishing fourth as strong winds put paid to any more racing. Dempsey won bronze in Athens as ...

Russian Business Sailing Week Comes To A Successful Close
SKNVibes.com
The National Parks Authority in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism sponsored a dinner and prize giving ceremony in culmination of the week-longsailing event which saw Prime Minister the Hon. Baldwin Spencer being granted the privilege of being ...

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Lee Korzits wins gold medal at Sailing World Cup
Ynetnews
Israeli windsurfer secures spot in 2012 Olympic Games after winning first place in Cadiz. Last day of sailing canceled due to weather conditions Israeli windsurfer Lee Korzits won the women's RS:X title at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Cadiz, ...

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Search For Three People Missing From Sailing Vessel Off Nova Scotia Reduced
Ottawa Citizen (blog)
HALIFAX – On the authority of the Search and Rescue Region Commander, the Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre has reduced the Search and Rescue operation to locate the three people missing from a sailing vessel off the coast of Cape Sable Island, ...

BVI Sping Regatta & Sailing Festival : A good sailing wind does not materialize
BYM News (press release)
There was no racing today, the first day of the BVI Sailing Festival. Principal Race Officer, Dave Brennan postponed the start of the race to Bitter End and indicated to the 48 competing yachts in the starting area to motor up towards Virgin Gorda, ...

Annalise in Action at Palma's Olympic Classes Regatta
Afloat
Top ranked Irish Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy is back in European action on Saturday as part of a four boat Irish team competing at the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre, to be sailed in the Bay of Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Wakemans co-ordinates work on National Sailing Academy and Events Centre
WalesOnline
by Sion Barry, Western Mail CAERNARFON office property and construction consultancy Wakemans has been appointed to a new £8.3m National Sailing Academy and Events Centre in Pwllheli. The centre is designed to promote sailing and improve outdoor ...

Scene Last Night: Yacht Club Trophies; Winston Prep Entry
BusinessWeek
And,” he added, “I'd like to build a boat for myself one day and go sailing.” File this one under “words not often uttered together”: Partnership for Children's Rights describes itself as a “not- for-profit law firm.” “Not-for-profit, that's right,” ...

Casting a Fly over Sailing Club Memberships
Afloat
It is a budget model Irish sailing clubs might do well to study. There is a club a few miles from the capital that owns 25 boats. These boats are freely available to all 400 club members at any time during the season. The rules are simple; ...

Israeli windsurfer Lee Korzits captures world title
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israeli windsurfer Lee Korzits won the Women's RS:X competition ISAFSailing World Championships in Spain. By securing the gold medal in Cadiz on Wednesday, Korzits also guaranteed her spot at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Rockland-area sailors find joy in high school racing
Bangor Daily News
Robin Lewis, 17, senior instructor at the The Apprenticeshop in Rockland, disassembles sailboat rudders to be rebuilt prior to this year's sailing season. Buy Photo By Dave Barber, BDN Staff Youth sailors in 420 sailboats chase each other while racing ...

Team Warrior Wins SAIL Magazine's Best Around the Buoys Contest
BYM News (press release)
Charleston Race Week announced that Grant Dumas and his Florida-based team won SAILMagazine's Best Around the Buoys (BAB) contest. The award includes free entry to the regatta, housing and dockage, sailing gear from Gill North America, footwear from ...

Sailing Association Mar Menor
Euro Weekly News
THE Balaton Group is the most recently formed and fastest growing group within Sailing Association Mar Menor (SAMM). A past SAMM member, Peter Sharpington, offered a Balaton 18S to SAMM, as SAMM does not own boats 11 people formed new group.

America's Cup - SF Supervisors unanimously approve final hosting agreements
Examiner.com
One of the most fiercely competitive and sought after trophies in all of sport, the America's Cup, was first raced in 1851 around the Isle of Wight, 45 years before the modern Olympics. The US yacht America won, giving the international sailing ...

Lee Korzits Crowned Back To Back RS:X World Champion
International Sailing Federation
Korzits put in another consistent display of sailing in Cadiz, Spain and finished in the top three in eight of ten races sailed. Like the 2011 ISAF Worlds she finished ahead of Zofia Klepacka (POL) who had to settle for silver.

International Sailing Federation

Port Phillip sailors' wave of assistance for teens
Port Phillip Leader
SAILORS will lend a hand to disadvantaged young people through a charity fundraising event on Port Phillip Bay. The sailing challenge on Friday involves businesspeople teaming up with Melbourne teens at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club.

Sail Mooloolaba online entry now open
Sail World
Sail Mooloolaba 2012 is being held from 23rd June until 1st July. The Notices of Races and online entry are now available for Queensland’s multi-disciplineregatta. All race documentation, online entry information and links can be found on the event ...

Sail World

Brady's Back To Congressional Cup
International Sailing Federation
Of course, no one knows that better than Brady, a native of New Zealand who has been competing in the Congressional Cup for nearly 20 years since moving to Annapolis, Md. He recently moved with his family back to Auckland, where sailing is always taken ...

International Sailing Federation

Youth sail training program scholarships available
TheDay.com
Mystic — Mystic Seaport has announced that more than $50000 will be available for scholarships for the museum's youth sail training programs in 2012. Scholarships can be applied to the fees for the Joseph Conrad Summer Sailing Camp, youth Community ...

Sailing Shots - SHE 31 - Sparkman & Stephens Blog
By Bruce Johnson
Sailing Shots - SHE 31. Here are some decent sailing shots a former owner found in an old brochure and sent to us. The SHE 31 is design #1899. Thanks for sending these. Posted by Bruce Johnson at 10:41 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to ...
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US SAILING Blog: Admiral Moore Team Race
By US SAILING
The easterly breeze returned within the first hour of racing to provide some beautiful sailing and spectating conditions. The first round robin of 45 races was completed at roughly 3:00 pm. After this round the scores were extremely tight, NY ...
US SAILING Blog

Catlanza, Summer Sailing Schedule 2012 | Lanzarote Information
By Jules
Sail to Papagayo in Lanzarote on a beautiful catamaran with the crew from Catlanza.
Lanzarote Information - Anything and ...

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
Thanks to Sailing Anarchy, All at Sea, Sailing World, Segel Reporter, Nalden and all of the private blogs and tumblr sites that have spread this first video around. So glad we got into this, looking forward to see what you think about the second ...
WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and...

New Sailing Jackets for 2012 | Adventure Sports & Travel Thoughts ...
By Mark Moore
Whoever said that sailing was not a beauty contest was not being honest. I'm obviously kidding, but new sailing jackets are much-prized pieces of gear. These.
Adventure Sports & Travel Thoughts...

Pendennis´ New Refit – the World´s Largest Sailing Yacht M5 (ex ...
By lucy
Stephen Hills, Managing Director of Pendennis Plus, commented “We are very proud to have been selected to complete the refit of such an iconic sailing yacht. It is through projects such as this that the superyacht industry in the UK, including ...
Superyachts News, Luxury Yachts,...

Board Of Supes Approves America's Cup Agreement: News: SFAppeal
By Bay City News
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved the agreement to host theAmerica's Cup sailing race after plans for the regatta were drastically scaled back last month. The board voted 11-0 in favor of the event, which ...
SF Appeal: News

Sail-World.com : Antigua Sailing Week entries approach 100 yachts
The 45th Antigua Sailing Week, organised by the Antigua Sailing Week Committee affiliated with the Antigua Sailing Association, is being held from 29th April to ...
www.sail-world.com/USA/Antigua-Sailing-Week.../95088

Annapolis' Hall waiting on Olympic clincher • Sports - Sailing and ...
There are total of 28 Olympic slots for women's RS:X Windsurfing and 21 of those were filled at the International Sailing Federation World Championships, held ...
www.hometownannapolis.com/.../Annapolis-Hall-waiting-on-...

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