04 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet of two halves [video)

Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet of two halves [video)
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Volvo Ocean Race: Solomon Islands open up big possibilities
An unexpected wind shift has split the Volvo Ocean Race fleet in two and opened up opportunities for the boats on the fleet's western flank as they take on a tricky passage through the sparsely charted waters of the Solomon Islands.


Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 extend
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 team Groupama 4 have extended their lead on the thirteenth day of the second stage of leg four at the 1300 UTC report. Whilst the tradewinds are becoming increasingly sluggish in this descent towards Auckland, the fleet are ...

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Volvo Ocean Race: Looking to make the most of squalls and thunderstorm
Sail World
With Camper on the verge of crossing the Equator temperatures have been slowly increasing aboard with the hot and stick conditions making for uncomfortable sailingfor the crew. Camper co-skipper Stu Bannatyne says that Camper are looking to make the ...

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Yachting: City of Sails prepares its welcome
New Zealand Herald
By John Weekes A computer graphic shows the Volvo Ocean Race yachts moored as they will be at the Viaduct Events Centre. Photo / Supplied A new village on Auckland's waterfront is taking shape days out from the Volvo Ocean Race stopover.

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica faces 24 crucial hours on alternative route to ...
BYM News (press release)
There's no doubt that this archipelago positioned in the middle of the Pacific will make an impact on these final miles of this fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. On the approach to the archipelago “Telef√≥nica” has logged some good data, sailing at ...

Groupama retain Volvo lead
Sanya - French team Groupama were leading rivals Puma and Telefonica by just over 80 nautical miles on Saturday with some 2 000 miles left to sail to New Zealand in the Volvo Ocean Race. The six skippers were split evenly down the middle over the key ..

Volvo Ocean Race update 3 Mar | The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
Telefonica, Camper and, astern, Sanya look set to negotiate the passage between the islands of Choiseul and Santa Isabel (just over 100 miles ahead of Telefonica at the 0700 sched) before sailingup New Georgia Sound and then exiting the ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Thunder clouds gather over VOR fleet headed ...
French boat Groupama's breakneck pursuit of a Volvo Ocean Race Leg four triumph into New Zealand was being powered by “thunder-cloud power” after ...

Yachting: City waits as sailors strive to be first in
New Zealand Herald
Telefonica's captain Iker Martinez describes Auckland as a special place "for all the people who likesailing". He believes Auckland will be one of the best stopovers of the race and thinks it will be "very significant" to arrive first. 

Volvo Ocean Race : Solomon Islands separation
BYM News (press release)
An exciting day lies ahead for the six boats racing to Auckland in Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Although Groupama sailing team (Franck Cammas/FRA) retain a solid lead over PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA) who are well positioned in ... 

Volvo Ocean Race : Unexpected wind shift sets up Solomon Islands split
BYM News (press release)
Today, a split strategy is looking increasingly likely as an unexpected wind shift and strong currents force the three westerly boats to consider sailing through rather than round the Solomon Islands chain. This morning, the western pack -- Iker ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Solomon Island crossing opens up opportunities in the west
BYM News (press release)
“It's a bit more complex than open water sailing obviously,” he said. “It's a very sparsely inhabited part of the world and the charts aren't very good. “They are going to be going through it at night -- certainly Telef√≥nica and CAMPER -- and it's not ... 

BYM News (press release)
There are loads of fun activities for younger visitors including the always popular Treasure Hunt andsailing simulator, as well as a whole host of competitions to take part in with great prizes to be won. So if you have a passion for dinghy sailing or ...

Omani teams create ripples with Extreme Sailing start
Omani crews celebrate on the podium after the first stage of the 2012 Extreme SailingSeries in Muscat yesterday. Muscat: A pair of Omani crews thrilled their home crowd with a brilliant one-two in the opening round of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series ...


America's Cup downsized pier pact gives S.F. a better deal
San Francisco Examiner
In just a few months, the America's Cup will grace San Francisco Bay with its world-class sailing regatta. And as spectators line the waterfront to witness the boats race by, the piers around them won't all be spiffed up with fancy new accommodations ...

Controversy of sailing around the world
Fremont News Messenger
Most of you probably read about the teenager who completed a year-long solo sailing journey around... As the newly elected Fremont law director, I ask for your help in strengthening the families of... I am writing this letter to ask voters to vote yes ...

High school sailing teams compete in Bay Area
Daily Pilot
Teams from Newport Harbor High, CdM, Sage and Mater Dei sail in Golden Bear Regatta in San Francisco Bay. By Mary Cappellini, Special to the Daily Pilot The sailing teams from Newport Harbor High School and Corona del Mar High School traveled to San ...

Oman Air sail to victory in opening round
Oman Daily Observer
By A Staff Reporter - MUSCAT — In a thrilling close to the Extreme Sailing Series, Muscat yesterday, all eyes were on the two Omani boats, Oman Air and The Wave, Muscat who stormed to first and second place in the final race of the day.

Oman Daily Observer

Sailing Weekend Preview: Privateers To Take Part In Two Events This Weekend
Maritime College Athletics
THROGGS NECK, NY (March 2, 2012) – The Maritime sailing team will be taking part in two events along the East Coast this weekend. The Privateers were recently ranked 15th in the nation on the Sail1Design Team Race National Rankings ...

Sailing and walkabout weather
Caribbean Hurricane Network
Should be nice for sailing about and other outside activity just keep an eye on the clouds cold for me. Think I'll check out one of those newish Dive Skins while I'm on a walk about. Have not had a full wet suite for more than a ,,,,MMMMmmmm let us say...

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Sailing enthusiast scheduled to give presentation
NEW CASTLE — Maritime expert Nate Hazen will regale participants at a March 7 community pot luck supper with a "historical armchair cruise and tour of Piscataqua River and Portsmouth Harbor." Hazen, a retired engineer and recreational sailor, ...

Oman LNG and Oman Sail to establish sailing school in Sur
Oman Daily Observer
By A Staff Reporter - MUSCAT — In a landmark agreement, Oman LNG and OmanSail have committed to establish the first sailing school in Sharqiyah at Sur, the historic hub of Oman's illustrious seafaring past. The building of the sailing school will...

Oman Daily Observer

Optimists Tasmanian Championship at Sandy Bay SC
Sail World
Optimists Tasmanian Championship is being held this weekend off Sandy Bay SailingClub on Nutgrove Beach. The biggest fleet of Optimist dinghies seen on Hobart's River Derwent, 58 in total, are contesting the event. In 10 months time Hobart will see ...

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Topper show in dinghy regatta
Dorset Echo
A FLEET of 181 dinghies descended on the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy for a weekend of winter racing. The sun shone for the Topper Winter Regatta but sadly, the wind was not so obliging, averaging just five knots, and two of the planned ...

Sailing into the 21st century
Fiji Times
This week we profile Joji Marau Misaele, an engineer who builds the camakau, or traditional Fijian sailing vessels. Having lost his eldest brother to the sea after their camakau sank in the Lau Group, he knows all about the limitations of the ...

J/125 TIMESHAVER Sailing Puerto Vallarta Race
J/Sailnig News (blog)
In this class is the J/125 TIMESHAVER sailed by Viggo Torbensen from Dana Point Yacht Club. Viggo and crew are hoping the predominant NNW to NNE winds prevail in the 15-25 knots range, prime surfing/planing weather for the J/125 offshore speedsters.

French Bay Regatta succeeds on all levels
Sail World
Titirangi's French Bay Yacht Club hosted 57 centreboarders at its annual regatta on Sunday 25 February, and in the process proved there is little doubt that, in a South-Westerly, the bay is one of the very best places to sail in the City of Sails.

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IOC Announces Olympic Highlights of the Week
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has issued an open invitation for manufacturers to put forward bids for the supply of one-person dinghies at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. One hundred young sailors, aged 15-16, will compete across four ...

Got the need for speed? Then the Stuart Sailfish Regatta needs you
Join us for the Volunteer Orientation Kick-Off Party on Thursday, March 15, at 5:30 pm at the USSailing Center, 1955 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Snacks and beverages will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering for this thrilling ...

New Laser League for Dublin Bay
#LASER – The single handed Laser dinghy made a welcome return to Dublin Bay racing last year with up to 20 boats racing on a Tuesday evening as part of the regular Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) season. And for 2012 it looks like the renewed interest ...

Club Marine Series Round 6 - Oliver Twist
Sail World
Lots of souls just love sailing in the rain - not. As we got wet from head to toe, you thought to yourself, gee I wish I could have a lot of this - cold and wet, which is simply yummy. Anyway, at least Hughie the God of Wind came to the party…

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Quinlans land award for intrepid Pacific voyages
Irish Independent
Four of the boats managed better than 500 miles in 24-hour runs this week -- after the many frustrations, this is the sort of sailing they signed up for. Trouble is, furthest in front is first to the Doldrums. Leading is France's Groupama with our own ...

Boracay Cup : And the winners are Hi Fi, Selma Star & Freewheeler
BYM News (press release)
Any sailing teams that like racing in strong winds and surfing conditions, should mark the dates firmly in their diary as a "Must Do Asian Regatta". As the news slowly filters out to the Internationalsailing community, in future this event will be ...

Shamal winds sweep country
Khaleej Times
The National Centre for Metereology and Seismology (NCMS) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Traffic and Patrols on Saturday warned both motorists and sailors against reckless driving and sailing out into the sea as strong winds and poor visibility caused ...

“Sail Away to Romance'' in St. Augustine
(Schooner Sail for Two & Champagne = $100 value). The TALL SHIP 72' Topsail Schooner is a US Coast Guard certified sailing vessel, a replica of the blockade runners that once cruised the famous waters in the 19th century. She was built in Norfolk VA in ...

Omani celebrations as locals clean up in Extreme Act 1
Going into the first Act of the Extreme Sailing Series 2012, the all-French crew on Groupe Edmond de Rothschild, led by Pierre Pennec, were favourites on paper, and few would have predicted the final outcome of newcomer Morgan Larson and his Oman Air ...


My fun day on the sea as human ballast
China Daily
The Extreme Sailing Series organizers invited the media to go onboard as the fifth crew member for races this week during the first act of the circuit's 2012 season. Not a practice session - a race, for points. Find an online video from last year's ...

China Daily

Host of Olympic sailors open RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2012 - Yachts ...
Team GB 470 sailors Saskia Clark and Hannah Mills were joined by 1996 Paralympic Gold medallist Andy Cassell and 1988 gold medallist Mike McIntryre to officially open the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2012. In front of a packed house Mike ...
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29.02.2012. The tradition of the host nation: Brazil, the country of Sailing at the Olympic Games. Brazilians know how to enjoy nature's gift to Brazil – a coast of ...

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