13 March 2012

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Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica delay rigging replacement
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, team Telefónica have delayed replacing their standing rigging for the second time until after they arrive in Brazil at the end of Leg 5. Iker Martínez's team had planned on swapping the rigging over in Auckland, ...

Sail World

New Zealand. Addressing concerns about crew safety in Volvo Race
BYM News (press release)
An audience of more than 400 people gathered to hear an expert panel of designers and sailors talk about issues confronting the current Volvo Ocean Race fleet. The amount of water across the deck was clearly a major issue. “There is only so much you ...

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing fired up ahead of icy southern ocean crossing
WAM - Emirates News Agency
WAM Auckland (New Zealand), March 13th, 2012 (WAM) -- Ian Walker, skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing - the United Arab Emirates capital's Volvo Ocean Race contesting outfit - is confident his 11-strong crew can push for podium honours in Leg 5 of the ...

Grant Dalton pleased with Volvo Ocean Race's return
3News NZ
By 3 News online staff The return of a New Zealand leg of the Volvo Ocean Race has pleased Emirates Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton. “For us it was critical that if you had a New Zealand boat in it it has to come back to New Zealand, it only makes ...

3News NZ

New 'Global Village' for business at Volvo Ocean Race finish
To make the most of the opportunity presented by the Volvo Ocean Racefinishing in Galway this year, organisers Let's Do It Global will stage a tented 'Global Village' for business in the south docks area of Galway harbour. “The race is a fabulous ...


Camper crew prepares for next harsh Volvo leg
Just six days remain until the re-start for Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race; a punishing 6.705 nautical mile leg to Itajai in Brazil, during which the crews will battle each other and the Southern Ocean and round the infamous Cape Horn.


Volvo Inmarsat Report: Leg 4 'Too long and hard was the consensus'
Sail World
Courtesy of Inmarsat, Olympic medallist and Volvo veteran Mark Covell, draws on his career as a professional yachtsman to bring you unrivalled analysis of the Volvo Ocean Race, as it unfolds. As Official Satellite Communications partner, Inmarsat plays ...

Sail World

Camper working around the clock
Newstalk ZB
Camper Team New Zealand's working around the clock to get its boat ready for the next leg of theVolvo Ocean Race. The fleet faces a short turnaround in Auckland, with the in-port race on Saturday before departing for Brazil on Sunday.

Yachting: No rest for Spanish sailors
New Zealand Herald
By Dana Johannsen Peter Burling and Blair Tuke enjoyed the chance to train with Volvo Ocean Racing crew members. Photo / Greg Bowker While many of their counterparts were resting up ahead of the brutal Southern Ocean leg in the Volvo Ocean Race in five ...

Volvo Ocean Race: More images from the Race Village
Sail World
The Volvo Ocean Race Village is open in Auckland with a range of activities in and around the magnificent Viaduct Harbour. by Richard Gladwell Photographs are copyright by law. If you wish to use or buy a photograph you must contact the photographer ...

Sail World

Sailing team face tough challenge
Featuring the classic Southern Ocean high speed sleigh-ride sailing for which theVolvo Ocean Race is renowned, leg five — which starts from Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday — is the longest passage in the race and throws up a new set of challenges...


First Sailors Selected For Argentinean Olympic Team
International Sailing Federation
Argentina have announced the sailors who will compete in the five classes they qualified sailors for at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships. With elevenOlympic Games between the sailors selected in the five classes the Argentineans are set ...

International Sailing Federation

Younger blow-ins are setting sail
The Canberra Times
Kaity Howker, 9, gets her hat signed by Olympic gold medalist Malcolm Page at the launch of the Bouyed Up program yesterday. Photo: Rohan Thomson A s Olympic sailing legend Malcolm Page OAM autographed children's caps and shirts down beside the serene ...

The Canberra Times

Sailors for the Sea's Clean Regattas Program Enters its 7th Season
By Staff Editor (HealthNewsDigest.com) - Newport, Rhode Island– March 13, 2012 – Sailors for the Sea, the only ocean conservation nonprofit focused on the sailing and boating community, announces the start of its 7th Clean Regattas season.

Future Olympic hopefuls selected for US Sailing Development Team
BYM News (press release)
Fifty-two talented sailors have been named to the 2012 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), the youth pipeline team supported by US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC). The USSDT was created in 2007 to help young athletes, who have been ...

Wall To Wall Talent At The RS:X Worlds
International Sailing Federation
Here in Cadiz, there are competitors from 47 countries and five continents registered to race in the Men's RS:X fleet with 19 of them chasing nine national qualification places for the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.

International Sailing Federation

Buoyed Up youth initiative sets sail
ABC Online
By Georgia Wilson A new program has been launched in Canberra, with a focus on providing support to disadvantaged children and youth through the experience of sailing. The lake may have been closed but that didn't stop 17 children from the Buoyed Up ...

Bulger leaves Oman with battle wound, win
Tufts Daily
Courtesy Max Bulger Junior Max Bulger (left) celebrates with a teammate after winning the first act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Oman earlier this month. Bulger is the youngest competitor in the year-long competition, which consists of eight ...

Women set for return as Volvo Ocean Race organisers mull over mixed crews
Amer Sports Too, skippered by Lisa McDonald was the last women's crew to compete the Volvo Ocean Race in 2002, though Australian sailor Adrienne Cahalan sailed one leg as navigator on Brasil 1 in 2005-06 before being controversially replaced by a ...


Qingdao to stage further Extreme Sailing Series events
SportsPro Media
The Chinese port city of Qingdao has extended its hosting agreement with the Extreme SailingSeries for another three years. The deal will see the city stage a leg of the in-port catamaran racing series from 2012 to 2014. Qingdao made its debut on the ...

Practice makes perfect as racing kicks off today in Mussanah Race Week
Oman Daily Observer
The selection of the international jury comes in line with the Oman Sail's objectives in organising a professional race with high international standards, developing Mussanah Race Week into a recognised event by the International Sailing Association ...

Oman Daily Observer

Volvo Ocean Race: Britain's Ian Walker 'plods on' as life of under-pressure ...
The negative sailing conditions were clearly weighing heavily upon Walker by this stage, who admitted he had little idea as to how to get out of the “massive cloud” the crew had found itself in. “Not unless you tell me how fast we will be going,” he ...


Wind in the sails of new program as sport turns over new Page
The Canberra Times
Sailing may conjure ideas of expensive boats sailing across vast oceans, but that is not always the case. A program giving some disadvantaged students an opportunity to become involved in the sport they would traditionally not have been able to has ...

America's Cup: Artemis Racing test new wingsail on Orma 60 in Valencia
Sail World
Top European sailing site, www.vsail.info is reporting the launch and trial of a new wingsail by Artemis Racing. The Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup has stepped a wingsail of an unknown size. Vsail.info's Pierre Orphanidis writes from ...

Sail World

Mussanah Race Week Mussanah, Oman
International Sailing Federation
Just two weeks after the resounding successes of the Muscat leg of the Extreme Sailing Series and Sailing Arabia-the Tour, Oman Sail is all set for another international sailing event; Mussanah Race Week 2012. Inaugurated in 2011 by OmanSail, ...

International Sailing Federation

Cadiz welcomes the 2012 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships
Two hundreds sailors will compete at the 2012 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships, in Cadiz, Spain, from 21st March. In the Men's RS:X fleet, there are 19 windsurfers chasing nine national qualification places for the London 2012 Olympic Sailing ...


Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller - Hamble River Sailing Club - Warming Pan
BYM News (press release)
With Craftinsure again kindly sponsoring the 2012 Merlin Rocket premier traveller series the Silver Tiller, the season's first event - the Warming Pan - took place on 10 th and 11 th March at Hamble River Sailing Club timed to coincide with the clubs ...

Cal Maritime sailing defends title in San Pedro
Vallejo Times-Herald
The Cal Maritime sailing team defended its championship at the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup in San Pedro on Sunday. For the first time in the event's five-year history, the top three teams were from California. CMA won the event with 26 points, ...

Sail Port Stephens 2012 - Little Tackers to set sail
Sail World
Port Stephens is a natural and beautiful sailing ground. Host to a range of recreational and competitive sailing events, the bay and surrounds provide sailors of all ages with an aquatic environment that is making it one of the must visit waterways in ...

Sail World

Panerai Supports Sailing Heals During Miami Sailing Week
Haute Living
by Regina Arriola & Alexia Gonzalez/Photo Credit: Chip Lumb Miami Sailing Week is an annual international sailing event, which recently took place on March 4th through the 10th. This year, the organizers of Miami Sailing Week and their founding sponsor...

Haute Living

Peruvians Feel Robbed over Decision to Give Treasure to Spain
Fox News
(AP Photo/Spain's Culture Ministry) LIMA, Peru – Peruvians feel robbed over a decision by the US courts to give Spain 17 tons of silver and gold coins that a private company retrieved from a wreck of a colonial-era sailing ship.

America's Cup : Emirates Team New Zealand's hidden advantage
BYM News (press release)
But although Glenn Ashby wasn't on board as James Spithill sailed into the record books, the youthful skipper acknowledged the importance of the sailing coach and multihull expert in engineering the victory, saying: “There's no way I would have been ...

Four Hoyas Named to US Sailing Development Team
Georgetown University Official Athletic Site
US Sailing named its Development Team on Monday and the list included current Hoyas Chris Barnard, Sydney Bolger, and Nancy Hagood, as well as 2011 graduate Charlie Buckingham. USSailing selects this team as the youth pipeline for sailors expected to ...

UK. New Discovery 57 will be largest resin-infused sailing yacht built in ...
BYM News (press release)
Discovery Yachts have announced that their new Discovery 57 will be the largest resin-infused sailing yacht to be produced in Great Britain. The new 57 is currently in build at the company's Marchwood premises and will have its world debut at the ...

Top of the Gulf Regatta at heart of marine tourism in Gulf of Thailand
Sail World
The sailing scene in the Gulf of Thailand is experiencing a period of sustained growth as more boats choose to locate themselves in the Gulf to benefit from the stunningsailing grounds, and the international-standard sailing events attract boats from ...

Sail World

Bedinger & Nottingham Named Shoreman & Shorewoman of Week
Bedinger led the sailing team to a first-place finish in the Washington College 2-on-2 Team Race. Bedinger served as a skipper for all 16 of Washington's head-to-head races during the regatta as the team finished with a 14-2 record, ...

Sailing Club planning series of free events
Fingal Independent
THE MEN and women of the Skerries Sailing Club want to make sailing more accessible and affordable and to that end, a series of eight special free events are to run at the club over the next couple of months to encourage new sailors to join in the fun ...

H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water: Too Much Fun Sailing Club
By Craig Russell
After owning our 30' sail boat for 12 years, I was having trouble getting folks out for a sail. Too busy, out of town, kids got the flu and a host of other reasons. The frustration made me realize that maybe my friends weren't as excited about sailing ...
H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water

What sailing knife do you use? - SailNet Community
I must admit that I haven't been good about having a knife on me while sailing. This is something I need to rectify. I plan to get one and have it.
SailNet Community

Out on the Sea – Sailing the Whitsunday Islands on Wings 2
By Heather
Sailing the turquoise waters and exploring the blindingly-white sandy beaches of the Whitsunday Islands.
Around This World

Able Sail Kingston Fundraiser at the Kingston Yacht Club » CORK
By marianne
March 22, 2012 at 7 pm – private screening of the sailing film The O CANADA Project with a talk afterwards by crew member Nathan Baron. This is a charity event for Able Sail Kingston , a program which offers sailing programs for Kingston's ...

Ordnance Survey Blog » The Princess Royal acknowledges The ...
By Melanie
The Princess recognised the work put in by many volunteers to restore it as closely to the original in time for the 2012 Olympics when the monument will be seen by millions of people watching the TV coverage of the Olympic sailing held in ...
Ordnance Survey Blog

US SAILING Blog: St. Mary's Team Race Recap
US SAILING Blog ... All ten teams sailed in both FJ's and 420's through two round robin's before breaking into a final four championship round. Posted by US SAILING at 3:15 PM ... Labels: collegesailing, kelly stannard, st. mary's, team racing ...

Clipper Race chairman made honorary ambassador of Olympic ...
Clipper Race chairman sir robin knox made honorary ambassador of Olympic Sailing Centre.

Regatta Sailing, an activity holiday like no other! - Sail Connections
Regatta sailing has moved beyond being an event for the wealthy with their professional crew and state of the art racing yacht. Where charter boats exist there ...

NewsRoomAmerica.com - Navy SEALs Help Train Olympic Sailing ...
Navy SEALs put 38 men and women from the United States Olympic Sailing team through an afternoon and morning of cold, gritty SEAL-candidate training at ...

Future Olympic hopefuls selected for US Sailing Development Team
Fifty-two talented sailors have been named to the 2012 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), the youth pipeline team supported by US Sailing's Olympic ...

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