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
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
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
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 ...


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
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.


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
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
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 ...


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
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
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 ...
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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.
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Joshua Slocum wrote 'Sailing Alone round the ... - Look and Learn
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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 ...
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