26 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: across the Southern Ocean [video]

The fleet is spread out across the Southen Ocean. Groupama lead, but problems aboard CAMPER and Telefonica opens a small window of opportunity for Abu Dhabi.

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Volvo Ocean Race: Squally conditions return to haunt the fleet
At 1900 UTC Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA) and Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg Ken Read/USA) are the only teams to have avoided serious damage to their boats so far on Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. The top two are 38.7 nautical miles apart and ...


Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama 4 and Puma looking to traverse Drakes Passage in ...
BYM News (press release)
After the successive damage which has occurred aboard the boats of four of the six competitors in the Volvo Ocean Race, the violence of this fifth leg on the way to Cape Horn means that the sailing method isn't quite what it was for the two leaders.

Volvo Ocean Race : Southern Ocean lets Telefonica come up for air
BYM News (press release)
A new week begins today and to ease into it, it looks like the Southern Ocean has given “Telefónica” and the rest of the Volvo Ocean Race crews a moment's breath. The white flag isn't exactly flying in all its glory, but the breeze has dropped to a ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Team Sanya to ship to Miami as fastest option to get back ...
BYM News (press release)
Team Sanya will make their return to competitive action in the Volvo Ocean Race in Miami following the rudder and hull damage that has forced them to head back towards New Zealand on Leg 5, with the team reluctantly announcing on Monday that all ...

A eulogy to Team New Zealand's failed campaign
New Zealand Herald
Photo / Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race It was supposed to be Team New Zealand's leg. The gruelling 6700 nautical mile slog through the Southern Ocean to Brazil - which rewards seamanship and boat reliability - was a leg in which the Camper ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Great day onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 8 of Leg 5. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'Brushing my teeth for the first time… I'm going to use twice the amount of toothpaste to cover me the rest of the way,' Casey ...
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Problems escalating for broken-down Camper
The problematic bow on Camper has further deteriorated and the boat was down to nine knots while the leaders sail away towards Cape Horn at around 20 knots on this fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Auckland to Brazil. "Things certainly aren't ...

Ten-foot waves hit Team Telefonica during Volvo Ocean Race
The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the most thrilling and dangerous sailing competitions in the world. Hi-tech monster yachts defy the power of Nature, anytime and anywhere. Team Telefónica has been slammed by two monster waves as they blast through the ...


Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama leads chase
Leg 5 leader, Groupama has extended its advantage over Puma to nearly 50 nautical miles in the Volvo Ocean Race, while Telefónica is a further 70 miles in arrears, with all three in strong winds and huge seas on Sunday local time.


Camper, Sanya shore crews scrambled
LATEST: As Emirates Team New Zealand frantically prepares its boat builders for a mercy dash across the Pacific, another Kiwi-laden yacht in the Volvo Ocean Raceis just a day away from salvage in Tauranga. While both Camper and Team Sanya limp towards ...


Volvo Ocean Race: Emirates Team NZ mount major repair effort in Chile
Sail World
Currently she is sailing at 10kts and heading in a straight line for her destination, rather than taking the optimised route which would have her sail well south and then come up the Chilean coast. Camper has 2000nm to sail to the reach the port.

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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper's Mr Smooth comes into his own
Sail World
I guess it's yet another challenge we must over come to reach our primary goal of just getting to land. by Hamish Hooper ' Tony Rae nursing Camper through monster Southern Ocean waves during Leg 5 of the Volvo.

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Americas Cup primer
The Triton
The race course for the 34th America's Cup will bring racing closer to shore than ever before. GRAPHIC PROVIDED By Paul Warren The America's Cup sailing regatta is due to sail into several ports in Europe and the US over the next 19 months.

Tall ship ready to sail into new season
Peninsula Daily
The Adventuress sits in drydock in Port Townsend while restoration and maintenance are done in anticipation of the 2012 sailing season. By Charlie Bermant PORT TOWNSEND — Repairs and renovations have been completed on the schooner Adventuress, ...

RYA Mixed Multihull training sessions at WPNSA
Sail World
RYA Mixed Multihull training sessions, being held at the Weymouth and Portland National SailingAcademy, are to be staged for all sailors with an eye on the new mixed multihull discipline for Rio. A high performance catamaran event will be making its ...

Sailing Pros Zero In On Congressional Cup
International Sailing Federation
Congressional Cup teams will sail the Catalina 37s with standard crews of six, including the skipper, rotating boats daily. The boats, designed and built by Catalina Yachts primarily for match racing, are owned and maintained by the Long Beach Sailing ...

International Sailing Federation

Money for sailing
Vendée Globe
Telling people about the realities of sailing around the world totally changes how they see the project. It becomes real and concrete to them, and then they tell other people about it. » Some contributors got back to the French yachtsman in a very ...

Connecticut College Sailors Place Seventh
Connecticut College traveled to Boston to compete in a sailing regatta this weekend. The following information was provided by William Tomasian, sports information director at Connecticut College: The Connecticut College coed sailing team headed north ...

Nice And Close On Final Day Of The International Rolex Regatta
International Sailing Federation
The event, in its 39th year and hosted by St. Thomas Yacht Club in the USVI, is the oldest regatta in Rolex's portfolio of global sailing events, and is considered the "Crown Jewel" of Caribbean regattas. Today's tactically demanding Pillsbury Sound...

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JP Tobin in medal contention at RS:X worlds
New Zealand's JP Tobin took advantage of 30 knot-plus winds as he moved into a medal position after four days of sailing at the RS:X world windsurfing championships off Spain. Tobin continued a purple patch of form in Cadiz as gusty winds took their ...

St. Patrick's Regatta takes advantage of perfect conditions
Savannah Morning News
By Elmo Weeks The Geechee Sailing Club has been sponsoring and hosting the St. Patrick'sRegatta for 33 years, but the local racing club will have a hard time besting this year's turnout and experience. During the two-day event, 15 boats from local ...

QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Race :Roland Dane revs up for Easter weekend ...
BYM News (press release)
Team Vodafone V8 super car principal Roland Dane has focused his attention towards sailing fast on the open ocean over the Easter weekend. He recently purchased the impressive Corby 36 class sloop and christened her Jessandra ll in a professionally ...

Washington College Sailing 15th at Boston Dinghy Cup
BOSTON, MA -- The Washington College sailing team finished 15th of 18 teams at the Boston Dinghy Cup, a three-division intersectional co-hosted by Harvard and MIT, this weekend. Senior skipper Mike Whitford (Chicago, IL/Francis W. Parker School) and ...


Youth National Championships at Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli SC preview
Sail World
RYA Volvo Youth National Championships 2012, to be hosted by Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club, is being held next week and will see a record number of the nation's top Youth sailors lock horns out on the Welsh waters of Cardigan Bay.

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Sailing, football and the arts – all in the service of city promotion
The Caledonian Mercury
It is estimated that 40 million people will catch a glimpse of Edinburgh's yacht on their TV screens as it sails around the world, not to mention it as talking point at many a business meeting. A city's football team, if successful, can attract ten ...

The Caledonian Mercury

JLT Winter Opti Sailing Series Concludes
The RBYC's JLT Winter Series concluded on Sunday [Mar.25] with 5 races in the Great Sound in near perfect sailing conditions. The day's racing was the end of the 2nd Winter Series sponsored by JLT, one of Bermuda's leading providers of insurance ...

French sail boat attracts interest
Marlborough Express
The Interislander's latest neighbour is a 1913 traditional sailing boat – at least for the next few months. The Steadfast, a 17.7 metre long traditional French pilot cuttersailing boat, is being berthed between the Edwin Fox Museum and the ferry ...

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Kiteboarding showed Olympic flavour in Santander
Fortunately, there was enough wind to prove to the sailing authorities that kiteboarding should be in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In the third day, riders showed six different course formats: enduro with two different course options and ...


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The Brown University sailing team--one of the first college-sailing programs in the U.S.--has been to 37 national championships in the past 13 years.

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