26 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper Detour To Chile For Repair; Telefonica Hit by Big Waves [videos]

Catch up with all of today's action, as CAMPER with Emirates Team NZ announce their detour to Chile, and we witness Team Telefonica take some severe punishment from an enormous rogue wave.

Telefonica Hit by Big Waves - Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: damaged Camper heads to Chile as brutal Southern...
Brutal conditions in the Southern Ocean forced a third Volvo Ocean Race boat to start the long, hazardous journey to find a haven for repairs on Sunday after discovering major structural damage. By Telegraph staff and agencies Australian skipper Chris ...


Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 first to pass Central Ice Gate
Sail World
The reasons for this are that the sailing conditions will gradually become more manageable and equally the wind will be more favourable at the front. As a result the leader will always be a step ahead and should therefore manage to extend her lead over ...

Sail World

Yachting: Unhappy Campers heading for Chile
New Zealand Herald
The boat is not withdrawing from leg five of the Volvo around-the-world race and management intend to resume racing when repairs are completed. Skipper Chris Nicolson said the crew were in good spirits. "This is the only option that is satisfactory to ...

Team NZ Camper fall back after boat damage
3News NZ
Team New Zealand's Camper have fallen back to 150 nautical miles from the lead on the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean after being forced to slow down in extreme weather because of damage to their yacht. France's Groupama lead the fleet of VO70s through ...

3News NZ

Volvo Ocean Race : CAMPER heading to Chile to repair bow
BYM News (press release)
"What led us to this course is I guess like a classic Southern Ocean snowball effect where we had some problems with our bulkhead early on in the race, we repaired that only for that repair to fail again probably about three days ago.

Volvo Ocean Race - Safety a priority for Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 7 of Leg 5. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'I'm going to bring my survival suit home and live in it, it's that comfy and warm,' Tony Mutter. I don't know how it happened, ...

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Crippled Camper diverting to Chile
Efforts to repair the damage done to the bow when the Emirates Team New Zealand boat fell off a "two storey" wave three days ago - while leading the Volvo Ocean Race fleet through the Southern Ocean - have failed to hold. Although the 11-man crew on ...

Chile-bound Camper vows to stay in the race
Team New Zealand's boat Camper has vowed to get back into the round the world race once it gets its damaged fixed in Chile. Camper is the latest casualty in the Volvo Ocean Race, succumbing to compounding damage problems last night and now struggling ...

Volvo Ocean Race: PUMA Ocean Racing update from the Helm
BYM News (press release)
We are certainly making the best of what could be classified as a seriously full-on situation out here in the lovely Southern Ocean. This is the leg that just keeps on giving. First a storm right out of the gates. Now, relentless wind pressure is ...

Pit-stop huge blow to Team New Zealand's Volvo Ocean Race campaign
Radio New Zealand
While the Volvo Ocean race leg leaders were passing the central waypoint in the Southern Ocean ice exclusion zone, Team New Zealand's Camper accepted they would have to make a brief pit-stop in Chile for repairs to their bow.

Camper out of 5th leg of Volvo Ocean Race after massive wave breaks bow of boat
Washington Post
AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Some of the most treacherous sailing conditions in the world forced title challenger Camper to head to Chile to make repairs on a broken bow in the Volvo Ocean Race. Camper was in third place overall and had led for long ...

Sailing-Camper heads to port after Volvo Race setback
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Team New Zealand's Volvo Ocean Race crew were limping towards a forced stop in Chile on Sunday after their Camper boat fell off the back of 10-metres wave and the bow suffered a dangerous crack. The setback brought an end to their hopes of challenging ... 

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper update - putting safety first + Video
Sail World
The other three boats in the immediate fleet are sailing at speeds of around 18-20kts, however Camper and Abu Dhabi who also suffered bulkhead damage (but returned to Auckland for repairs) are averaging a speed of 13 and 10kts respectively.

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Volvo Ocean Race - Surviving onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
But, the fact is when you are sailing boats that can go way too fast, if you let them things can get dangerous in a hurry. We have had the helmsman washed off the wheel no less than eight times during this leg. Nobody driving while the boat is doing ...
Sail World

Annapolis' Hall waiting on Olympic clincher
Annapolis Capital
However, the United States has not qualified for the Olympic sailing regatta in that discipline. Hall's last chance to clinch a spot for the US, and thus stamp her own ticket to London, comes at the RS:X World Championships, which are underway off ...

41st British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival
In less than a week, hundreds of sea-loving people living in the British Virgin Islands will get together for this year's 41st BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival happening from March 26- April 1st, at Nanny Cay Resort and Marina.


Tabor Sailing hits the water, hopes for another championship
Sippican Week
By Georgia Sparling | Mar 25, 2012 Photo by: Georgia Sparling Tabor's sailing team hit the waters on a windy Saturday for their second day of mini-camp in preparation for tryouts March 27-30. Marion — After last year's 23-1 overall season record, ...

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Sailing Through Life
Jamaica Observer
However, Alexandra could not keep away from sailing, and BP soon put her together with crew member Niki Birrell, who was born with cerebral palsy and who had been sailing since he was nine years old. The pair found that they made a great competitive ...

Sailing Festival yes, Paddleboards no
MOUNT DESERT — For the third time in seven years, the Northeast Harbor Sailing School will host the northeast regional US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival this summer. As many as 200 competitors are expected for the event July 19 and 20, which is one ...

Tzanov tops in Airbus Regatta
By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter Dubai: The experience of Kristian Tzanov came through on board Brigante in Division 1 at the end of the Airbus Spring Regatta held at the Dubai OffshoreSailing Club over the weekend. Bulgarian Tzanov, a former ...

Ben Ainslie ready to head home to win sailing gold in London 2012
The Guardian
It is the discreet magnetism of the genuine sporting champion, around whom, as Britain's soleOlympic competitor in the Finn class, the sponsored mini-industry that is elite men's sailing will arrange itself for the next five months.

Checks And Balances
International Sailing Federation
In CSA 1, Andrea Scarabelli (Cole Bay, St. Maarten) hung on to first today by sailinghis Melges 24 Budget Marine/GILL to finish positions of 2-4 to post eight points to Magnitude 400's nine in overall scoring. The latter boat, a Farr 400 skippered by ...

International Sailing Federation

RS:X Worlds - Battle for Olympic qualification spots continues + Video
Sail World
Gusting into the mid 30s, racing today was a test of will power and determination not to mention supreme sailing skills in the tight slalom end section of the course before the finish. Alessandra Sensini [ITA] reveled in the conditions with a 2-3-1 ...

Sail World

Tickets on sale now for Stuart Sailfish Regatta
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Maritime & Classic Boat Museum, the USS SailingCenter and the Children's Museum. Purchase tickets now for $10 each online at http://www.StuartSailfishRegatta.org before prices go up April 1. From April 1-12, ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet enjoys downwind conditions
Sail World
The ten internationally backed teams have begun to enjoy some extended downwind sailing. 'So the downwind sailing for leg six has finally commenced,' reveals Rupert Dean, skipper of Welcome to Yorkshire. 'It's a great chance to make good speed and ...

Sail World

Clipper Round the World Race Derry-Londonderry aims to hold onto third place
BYM News (press release)
The ten internationally backed teams taking part in the Clipper 11-12 Race have begun to enjoy some extended downwind sailing conditions during the race across the Pacific Ocean to Oakland, San Francisco Bay. “So the downwind sailing for Leg 6 has ...

Girke takes aim at London Games
Globe and Mail
Weymouth – the site of the London Olympic sailing events – is a different story, with varying winds and conditions. Girke has won three World Cup races in windsurfing. Two of them have come on the Weymouth course. “I know I can do it there,” Girke said ...

Globe and Mail

Global Ocean Race: Fresh co-skipper for Dutch entry Sec. Hayai
BYM News (press release)
Van Vuuren, one of the Netherland's most experienced big-boat professional inshore and offshore sailors, has – potentially - long term plans of Class40 sailing: “Four years ago I started a sailing consultancy,” says the 42-year-old Dutchman.

School Secrets: 5 things to know about MIT
Boston.com (blog)
Want to sail the Seven Seas? Head to MIT. That's right: MIT offers a pirate certificate to students who complete four physical education classes: pistol, archery, sailing, and fencing. "It's kind of tough to get into sailing," Maybury said.

Boaters urge Marco leaders to repeal anchoring law invalidated three years ago
Naples Daily News
In the meantime, Marco Island had caught the attention and disapproval of national sailing organizations, including the National Marine Manufacturers Associations, as well as international cruising magazines. Attorney Donald Day of Naples represented ...

BMW Auckland Cup: A boisterous and spectacular final day
Sail World
The blustery conditions ensured that the fleet had been well tested in all conditions, from virtually drifting at times on the first day, to brisk sailing in steady mid-teen breezes on the second day and a howling gale on the third.

Sail World

Tee time in every port
The Province
Compagnie du Ponant invites golf and travel enthusiasts to combine their two passions with a nine-day "Nice-Nice" voyage that sails to eight ports and visits five stunning courses in Italy and France aboard the three-masted sailing yacht Le Ponant.

Permission to sail - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
By squarehead
Maybe this is the right forum to ask this question, it didn't work in the general forum We are planninig to charter a boat in Greece in September We know we need an ICC certificate, we all own our own.
Cruisers & Sailing Forums

Early season coaching for Youths and Solos at Ripon Sailing Club ...
There was plenty of activity at Ripon Sailing Club on Saturday 24 March with early season coaching taking place for the club's rapidly expanding Solo Fleet, delivered by Solo Class Association coaches Dave and Andy, with coaching for the ...
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Chicago Boyz » Blog Archive » Extreme Sailing
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I am so tired of politics and Chicago is a great sailing center so I thought I would post something about my favorite hobby. If that doesn't look like fun, you're probably as old as I am. My son is also a big sailing fan and San Francisco Bay, where ...
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WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world. Sunday, March 25, 2012. invasion. Probably not the most common view here on Antigua. We're more used to see people riding around on donkeys in fact. Written by World ...

2016 Equipment Evaluations Day 8 - Kiteboarders show their kit ...
Sailing finally got underway at 13:30 today after light winds meant the morning session was cancelled. But whilst we waited for breeze it gave a chance for the kiteboarders to show some of the skiff and multihull sailors their equipment and how ...
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