30 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama 4 leads to Cape Horn [video]


Nobody Said It Would Be Easy -- Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
The fleet are spread over 2000 miles and both boats and crew members are showing signs of wear and tear. The lucky ones are still on course for Cape Horn, while others are being forced into unplanned detours.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker  

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 makes fast headway
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 remain at the front of the fleet on the eleventh day of racing in leg five, from Auckland to Itajai, at the 1300 UTC report today. With less than 400 miles to go to reach Cape Horn, Groupama 4 is making fast headway ...

Sail World

More rough conditions for Ocean Race leaders
Stuff.co.nz
The two leading boats in the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race are gearing up for more tough conditions as they engage in an intense tactical battle on the run in to Cape Horn. Already wearied by eleven days of classic Southern Ocean sailing, ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica 750 miles from Cape Horn
BYM News (press release)
This is the most delicate point of the leg and the regatta, with Cape Horn to be rounded, a pit stop for repairs to be made and “Telefónica”'s most direct rival in the Volvo ocean Race overall standings “Groupama” leading the fleet on this fifth leg of ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama & PUMA gunning for glory at Cape Horn
BYM News (press release)
With barely more than a day before the cigars can be broken out when Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA) and PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA) reach Cape Horn, the race is back on again. Thoughts of survival mode have been put aside as PUMA ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Chile ever closer as CAMPER shore crew prepares for swift ...
BYM News (press release)
The boat is less than 1700 nautical miles from its destination where the boat will undergo the necessary repairs to the bow damage suffered in the Southern Ocean. Shore crew manager Neil 'Coxy' Cox is already in Puerto Montt and preparing for a quick ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Conserving fuel onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 11 of Leg 5. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: We have just over 500 miles to go until Cape Horn, and that's about the only thing driving the 11 of us forward right now.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Host of issues for Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 11 of Leg 5. Ken Read, Skipper of Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg reports on the crew's progress: Believe it or not I can't sleep. The last few days have brought another host of issues. Most pressing has been the infection in ...

Sail World

More hiccups for Abu Dhabi
SPORT24
Auckland - Abu Dhabi's comeback was put on hold on Thursday when the team became the latest victim of the structural problems that have blighted the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team skippered by British Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Competition hots up for race host ports
BYM News (press release)
The contest to host stopovers in the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race is running hot with Expressions of Interest from 60 cities in 27 countries looking to stage the race, making it one of the largest host city bidding processes in sport.

Abu Dhabi suffer structural problem
Bangkok Post
Abu Dhabi's comeback was put on hold on Thursday when the team became the latest victim of the structural problems that have blighted the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing competes during the stage one start of Leg 4 to Auckland ...

Volvo Ocean Race leaders close in on Cape Horn
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race at 1900 UTC today, as Groupama and Puma close on Cape Horn, conditions have improved temporarily for the series of gybes required to set them free of the Southern Ocean. Groupama reported sailing with 25 knots of west ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama staying the distance
YACHTe.com.au
Refusing to be shaken off, Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg (Ken Read/USA) kept the delta between his Mar Mostro and Groupama 4 hovering around 50nm back in second. However, for overall leader, Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP), a more conservative ...

Annapolis windsurfer qualifies for Olympics
Annapolis Capital
However, the US had not secured one of 28 slots in the Olympic sailing regatta in that particular discipline. The Broadneck High graduate took care of that snag during the RS:X World Championships, which concluded Tuesday off Cadiz, Spain.

Annapolis Capital

Congressional Cup sailing races like smoke on the water
Long Beach Press-Telegram
By Rich Roberts, Correspondent Fair question after watching Thursday's roughhouse competition on Day 2 of the Long Beach Yacht Club's 48th Congressional Cup. The 10 competitors waved an estimated 39 protest flags in 30 races and the on-water umpires ...

Yacht Club effort sails on
Long Beach Press-Telegram
The former owner of Catalina Yachts donated them years ago to level the sailing field, keeping skippers from adjusting their boats and making it a true test of seamanship. The teams - which this year represent England, Finland, Italy, New Zealand, ...

Extradition kept Mont. mom from kids in Bahamas
Kansas City Star
Bryant was apprehended after the US Coast Guard intercepted his sailing vessel 30 miles east of Pompano Beach, Fla. The coast guard found Bryant's three children who have been missing since Aug. 17, 2012. Bryant had failed to return the children to ...

Kansas City Star

Cullman '13 talks sailing career
Yale Daily News
By Kirsten Adair In the 2010-'11 sailing season, Cam Cullman '13 was named the Men's New England Singlehanded Champion. He was also a member of both the All New England Skippers Second Team and the second-place team at New England Team Race ...

Kiteboarding is ready for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Sports Features Communications (press release)
Santander, Spain: The KTA is pleased to report that the worlds governing body for the sport ofsailing, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) held their 2012 Olympic equipment and format trials last week. A total of nearly 70 sailors attended the ...

Final sailing heat to be held today
gulfnews.com
Dubai: The Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) will be hosting a double-header of events this weekend with the staging of the Traditional Rowing and 22ft Dhow Sailing races today and tomorrow. The fourth and final heat of the Dubai Traditional ...

Sailing finishes fourth in three of five weekend regattas
The Dartmouth
By John Melvin The Dartmouth sailing team competed in five different events in four different states this past weekend. The Big Green pulled out fourth-place finishes in three events along with sixth- and eighth-place finishes in the remaining two ...

Team AlphaGraphics hit Europe to prepare for Olympics and Paralympics
Sail World
In order to prepare for the top sailing events this year - the Olympic and Paralympic Games – the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) is in Europe through June to train and compete at major international events. The Team is comprised of the 30 top ...

Sail World

Sail Newport to host theater event on America's Cup race
The Providence Journal
By Kate Bramson NEWPORT -- Sail Newport is hosting an event Friday night at the Jane Pickens Theater in preparation for the America's Cup World Series yachting race planned for this summer from June 26 to July 1. Sail Newport Executive Director Brad ...

43rd Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE - Preview
Women's International Match Racing Association
All of the Olympic hopefuls for Women's Match Racing will be in Palma de Mallorca, Spain this coming week for the 43rd Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE. Palma is the first stop on the European swing of the ISAF Sailing World Cup and the teams are keen ...

Paralympians And World Champs Primed For Macquarie Access Worlds
International Sailing Federation
The Australians are the ones to beat in the SKUD 18, having picked up the gold medal at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami in January, overcoming the reigning world champions, who have had a stranglehold on the class for some time.

International Sailing Federation

Riding the Wave of Success
Boston College Chronicle
The crew on the BC Sailing Team have shown themselves able to handle the challenges, whether from opponents or from the water. (Photo by Rob Migliaccio) By Reid Oslin | Chronicle Staff They are unquestionably one of Boston College's top athletic teams, ...

BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival Bitter End Cup Decided
BYM News (press release)
Racing finally got underway for the BVI Sailing Festival with a 30 mile race around the beautiful island of Virgin Gorda. A 15-knot easterly breeze with flat water provided awesome sailingconditions for the fleet. First away was Peter Aschenbrenner's ...

Princess of tides: Israel windsurfer wins third world title
Haaretz
Such a break might as well be forever in Olympic sports terms. By Muli Epstein Lee Korzits' capture of the women's RS:X title in the Sailing World Championships for the third time is unprecedented. Not only because it is the first time a woman ...

Haaretz

Testing Day For Crews At Gill BVI International Match Racing Championship
International Sailing Federation
Crews from seven teams raced in tricky conditions on day one of the Gill BVI Match Racing Championship, an ISAF Grade 3 listed event taking place during the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. The match racing, coordinated by the Chicago Match ...

International Sailing Federation

Fundraising begins for youth sailing center
Marinscope Community Newspapers
By Jessica Mullins A tiny marina near Dunphy Park may become a maritime community center and sailing school, so long as Sausalito resident Heather Richard raises $150000 by the end of the year. The Sausalito City Council and city officials gave ...

Housey selected for international regatta
SunHerald.com
Boyd will be joining 19 other qualifying junior sailors to compete on behalf of Team USA in the Magic Marine International Optimist Easter Regatta on Lake Braassemermeer in the village of Roelofarendsveen. Boyd has been sailing Optimists for Pass ...

SunHerald.com

Tall Ships Sailing In To Coos Bay In May | K-DOCK 92.9
By EvanO
The tall ships are sailing in to Coos Bay! Beginning May 3, you're invited to come on board the Hawaiian Chieftain and the Lady Washington for a self-guided walk on tour of each ship. The crews will be on deck and dressed up in period ...
K-DOCK 92.9

San Francisco Officially Approves Host ... - Blue Water Sailing
By sarah
One of the most fiercely competitive and sought after trophies in all of sport, the America's Cup, was first raced in 1851 around the Isle of Wight, 45 years before the modern Olympics. The U.S. yacht America won, giving the international sailing ...
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Geoff Holt takes up Le Tournoi Sailing Challenge | Isle News
By Jamesq
One of Britain's best-known and inspirational disabled sailors has agreed to become the patron of the Le Tournoi Sailing Challenge. Geoff Holt MBE is an ex professional yachtsman who was paralysed in a swimming accident in 1984. Rather ...
Isle News

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
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Thank you for share with us your lifestyle in that sea. I follow you since almost one year ago and it is nice to see your beatifull photos and read your feelings making your dream reality. To live in a boat is a dream for people who love sailing and ...
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US SAILING Blog: Chalk Talk Episode 3
By US SAILING
Team Race Rankings from Sail1Design:http://www.sail1design.com/rankings/icsa-rankings. News, scores, CSOTW nomination: http://collegesailing.org. Rankings: http://sailingworld.com/collegerankings. Posted by US SAILING at 8:57 AM ...
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New to Sailing?
New to Sailing? ... Perhaps you have vowed that this is the summer you will learn to sail? For active sorts who love the outdoors and the water, it's one of the ...
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