22 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - Brief Reprieve [video]

Volvo Ocean Race - brief reprieve [video]

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker

Camper drops to fifth as fleet hit speed bump
Team New Zealand's entry Camper has slipped to fifth on the latest leg of the round the world yacht race but the fleet is bunched so tightly a mainsail could almost cover them. The leading five yachts in the Volvo Ocean race have stalled south-east of ...


Volvo Ocean Race: Puma crew pop team-mate's shoulder back in place after ...
It followed a period of intense sailing at the start of leg five. Three Volvo Ocean Race crew members, led by helmsman Jono Swain, consulted with medics back on land before popping Johanson's shoulder back into place as the boat neared the Southern ...


Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama take slender lead as fleet recall '12 rounds with ...
By Rod Gilmour The feared "Roaring Forties" - an area long renowned by mariners for its high winds - produced little more than a feeble breeze in the SouthernOcean, with Groupama edging a less-than-fearsome 1.1 nautical mile lead overrace Volvo Ocean ...


Legal question mark over Ocean Race leaders
Each Volvo Ocean Race boat is required to carry on board one storm trysail, one storm jib and one heavy weather jib, plus a maximum of seven other sails, made up of a maximum of one mainsail, two headsails, three spinnakers and one staysail.

France's Groupama takes lead in Volvo Ocean Race
BusinessWorld Online Edition
WELLINGTON -- France's Groupama hit the lead in leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race Tuesday, as the feared "Roaring Forties" produced little more than a feeble breeze in the Southern Ocean. This handout photo taken and provided by the World Sport Group on ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's abundance of renewed energy
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 3 of Leg 5. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'Rome, I just want to let you know that if they make me take the suppository pill, I want you to be the one to[administer] it.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Abu Dhabi set up to cut corner
BYM News (press release)
“We're all waiting for the same thing and that's a lane of passage through the high-pressure ridge that has swallowed us whole,” said Amory Ross, Media Crew Member on PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG. “The first boat through gets to turn east and ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Light airs changes leaderboard
BYM News (press release)
The high-pressure blocking the path of all six boats racing in Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Racefrom Auckland to Itajaí in Brazil has led to some changes on the leaderboard. The fleet has compacted to just 11 nautical miles (nm) from new leader Franck ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica to appear before Int Jury in Brazil
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race reports that the International Jury will schedule a hearing during the next stopover in Itajaí after receiving a report from the head of the Measurement Group over the sails carried by Team Telefónica during Leg 4 from Sanya to ...
Sail World
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, there has been a complete turnaround from the atrocious conditions the six-boat fleet has been forced to endure since the start of Leg 5 last Sunday, the famous Roaring Forties have been reduced to a 'simpering' six knots as ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Calm after the storm buys vital time for teams
BYM News (press release)
The shift in conditions from relentless slamming to a slow crawl has given the crews vital respite on board -- to carry out crucial repair work, recover from sea sickness and prepare for a return to fire hydrant conditions in the Southern Ocean.

Camper moves into second place
Newstalk ZB
Team New Zealand's Camper has moved into second place on leg five of the Volvo Ocean race to Brazil this morning. The fleet have encountered light winds overnight with the leading five boats now separated by less than five nautical miles.

Newstalk ZB

Camper battles ocean extremes
Team New Zealand has gone from one extreme to another during the last 24 hours in the Volvo Ocean Race's fifth leg from Auckland to Brazil. From battling 40 knots of wind, Camper is now struggling to work with four as the fleet enters an area dominated ...


Tight fifth leg of Volvo Ocean Race
NZ City
Less than 12 nautical miles separate the first five boats on leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race. Less than 12 nautical miles separate the first five boats on leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race. Team Telefonica hold a slim lead over Groupama, ...

PredictWind launch new wind forecast App for iPhone and Android
Sail World
Sail-World's NZ and Editor at Large, Richard Gladwell is a long-time PredictWind user, and the routing feature of the product is used extensively to compile and develop stories on Sail-World's Volvo Ocean Race, and general sail racing coverage.

Sail World

Read more…
Galway Independent
And, with the Volvo Ocean Race on the way this summer, Liam says that Occupy Galway are determined to embrace the festival while delivering their message at the same time. “The demonstration has to continue because the system hasn't shown any signs of ...

Galway Independent

Retracing Roots - Berlin 1936 Olympic Sailing Competition
International Sailing Federation
Sailing took place at Kiel with four classes represented. The 6-metre, 8-metre and Star remaining from 1932 but replacing the Snowbird as the organiser supplied dinghy class was the Olympic Jolle with the boats rotated amongst competitors between ...

International Sailing Federation

Volvo Ocean Race: Big winds cause injuries aboard Southern Ocean
Kansas City Star
We've said goodbye to shirtless sailing for a while, and added helmets to our daily wardrobe on deck. Safety will always be our No. 1 priority as we try to avoid any more injuries on this hospital ship. So, Casey and Thomas are toughing it out, ...

Sailing to success
The Hindu
First of sorts The two teenagers became the first sailors in India to win a youth medal in an International event—the 15 Asian sailing championships in Langkawi, Malaysia, recently. The duo from Chennai clinched the bronze medal in the 29er class that ...

The Hindu

New America's Cup move: partially fix Piers 30-32
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
The plan, submitted to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, is a marked departure from the original conditions under which the city would host the sailing competition, which begins with the exhibition races this summer and culminates in the finals next ...

Ukrainian Yacht Crew Sets World Record
MarketWatch (press release)
KYIV, Ukraine, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Ukrainian-Russian crew aboard sailing yacht Scorpius set the new world record in navigation sailing into the Ross Sea, west Antarctica. The 30 meters (98 ft) Scorpius became the first yacht to ...

London 2012 Olympic Games - 60000 a day predicted for Sailing
Sail World
London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing events are being held in Weymouth and Portland harbour during Sunday 29th July to Saturday 11 August. The OlympicDelivery Authority (ODA) and Dorset County Council unveiled a new public awareness campaign ...

Sail World

New Zealand women's match-racing crew on course for London Olympics
Gant Daily
Wellington, New Zealand (AHN Sports) – Though considered young compared to their key competitors, New Zealand's Jenna Hansen, Stephanie Hazard and Susannah Pyatt have remained undaunted in their bid for a sailing medal at the upcoming 2012 London ...

Kiteboarding plays last Olympic trump cards
The best kiteboarders in the world have traveled to Santander, in Spain, to demonstrate why kiteboarding should take of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Olympic Sailing competition will have to choose between ...


Yacht Club sets sail with training courses
Belton Journal
by Tanner Clarke | Members of the Lake Belton Yacht Club practicing sailing on Lake Belton recently.Last Sunday, the Lake Belton Yacht Club started its spring Basic Keelboat SailingCourse for adults. The participants are learning the basics of sailing ...

Canada's top windsurfers compete in Spain
The coastal town of Porto de Santa Maria in Cadiz, Spain has a long history in relation to sailing. From Christopher Columbus' second voyage to the Americas to the 2003 International Sailing Federation's World Championship.


America's Cup Chairman to head AC World Series Development
Sail World (press release)
The America's Cup Event Authority announced today that Richard Worth will become the head of America's Cup World Series Development and spearhead what is becoming one of the most important efforts to grow the sport of sailing and the America's Cup, ...

Sail World (press release)

What's New with the Level 1 Instructor Course Program?
US SAILING (press release)
US Sailing's National Faculty has devoted their efforts to streamline the Level 1 Instructor program. Find out all the details in this one on one with Kim Hapgood of Sail Newport. USSailing: What are the significant changes to the Level 1 Instructor ...

Sailing with the pirate ships
The Yorker
I'd never sailed before, but was reassured that I would be taught as I was going along, and as it was a cruise leg of the main race, the pressure was off a little. So I agreed, had an afternoon sailing with the skipper (the uncle of my friend who I ...

The Yorker

Monsoon Cup is not just about sailing
New Straits Times
THERE'S more to the Monsoon Cup than just sailing. Before the introduction of the Monsoon Cup, Terengganu was just another beach destination for tourists, but in 2005, all that changed. The wet season in Kuala Terengganu has never been the same again.

New Straits Times

Napa Valley and the America's Cup
Napa Valley Register
Sailing, it seems, has come to the Napa Valley. Thursday, the Napa Valley Vintners and the Napa Valley Destination Council held a mixer for local community leaders at Robert Mondavi Winery. The America's Cup loomed large in the discussion.

Sailing with Balvenie: Caribbean farewell to Chinook Wind
Sail World
In February cruising sailors Dick and Ann Oliver lived every cruising sailor's nightmare. They tragically lost their 37ft Tayana Chinook Wind on a reef off the coast of Venezuela. (See Sail-World story). Now fellow cruisers Amanda Church and Mark ...

Sail World

Midland Sailing Club Craftinsure Merlin Rocker Silver Tiller report
BYM News (press release)
The fleet stayed on the water for the final race, sailed over the same course. With Mike and Jane on shore Andy and Tom come to the fore. They won from Jon Gorringe and Toby Lewis, with Matt and Ben in third. So Mike Calvert has got his name on the ...

NEW: Tall Ships Return to Newport After 5 Years
This storied vessel is a vehicle for teaching the nearly lost arts of square-riggedsailing and seamanship. Pride of Baltimore II is a reproduction of an 1812-era topsail schooner privateer. Berthed in Baltimore, the privateer is Maryland's working...


Olympics 2012: TV star encourages Weymouth and Portland residents to back the ...
Dorset Echo
He spoke as hundreds of Games Makers descended on Weymouth Pavilion for their first training session for the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing. The Games Makers will be inside the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy handling everything from ...

Sperry Top-Sider® Charleston Race Week, America's Cup Defender, Tom Ehman ...
BYM News (press release)
Held in one of America's top tourist destinations, the event boasts an ideal sailing venue offering a great breeze and challenging currents, a huge entry list with some of the biggest and most competitive classes of any sailing event in North America, ...

Boats prepare for upcoming Rolex Regatta with practice races
Virgin Islands Daily News
THOMAS - By the end of the week, some of the top sailors in the world will be spread across St. Thomas Harbor for the first day of the 2012 International Rolex Regatta. The countdown is on, so some local sailors took to the waters Sunday for tune-up ...

University sports star to carry Olympic Flame
University of Manchester
Blaire, a first-year Speech and Language Therapy student, a TASS athlete and a member of the Paralympic transitional squad for Sailing, will be transporting theOlympic Flame on the 'Aiming High' wheelchair accessible power boat along Bristol Floating ...

University of Manchester

RYA Sailability Centre of Excellence launched in Scotland
Sail World
Located on the scenic shores of Castle Semple Loch in Lochwinnoch, the watersports centre has been recognised for its fantastic facilities which enable local disabled adults to get out on the water and experience sailing. The award was presented by ...

Best Expedition in the World » Have you ever tried sailing?
By Ben Southall
But sailing doesn't have to be a experience reserved for the jetset alone, come on if I can do it anyone can. Last year I was lucky enough to live onboard a catamaran called Sunshine during the Best Expedition. Amongst all the glorious ...
Island Caretaker Blog

US SAILING Blog: A Fresh Perspective on Evaluating Your Programs
by Stu Gilfillen, Sailing Program Administrator at US Sailing When I was a program director, one of the major questions that I always had was, “Where does my program compare to other programs nationwide?” While the question sounds like it ...

50 Rules to Sail by in 2012 - Week 12: Fitness in ... - Campbell Sailing
By Andrew
“Physical fitness” and “sailing success” have only recently become related terms. Dinghy sailors for many years have understood the reality that if you hike harder you will ultimately go faster. Grinders and physically demanding positions on ...

America's Cup World Series Comes to Venice
By Italia Living
Venice is a cradle of sailing, it is inseparable from the sea that has guided this city though the history and to the successes it has achieved by today. The America's Cup, with its high-tech machines sailing in the historical environment of the art ...
Italia Living

Check out Team Warrior, Winner of SAIL Magazine's Best Around ...
By Jessica
Dumas and company won SAIL Magazine's Best Around the Buoys contest, meaning they'll receive a free entry to the regatta, housing and dockage, along with sailing gear from Gill North America and the use of a brand-new Beneteau ...
Charleston Raceweek 2012

Great North Asymmetric Challenge at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club ...
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