02 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama smokin' [video]



 Volvo Ocean Race Tracker

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama smokin'…
YACHTe.com.au
“The mean green reaching machine Groupama 4 is on fire, we're flying, sailing really well,” says bowman and boat captain Martin Krite as the team consolidates its Volvo Ocean Race lead to 80.7 nautical miles, with just under 3000 nm to go to the finish ...

YACHTe.com.au

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama prepares for the Doldrums
Sail World
'I think that the whole fleet is converging on the same point, which would suggest a route sailing closer to the wind for Telefonica to get to the East of the island of San Cristobal (East of the Solomon archipelago): we should all traverse the ...

Sail World

Camper pushes hard to make up time in ocean race
AFP
AUCKLAND — Australian skipper Chris Nicholson tried to claw back lost time Thursday after a gash in one of Camper's main sails damaged prospects of winning leg four of the Volvo Ocean Race. The crew are desperate to reach Auckland ahead of the pack ...

AFP

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro chase down the French
Sail World
Fortunately, when the sailing is as exciting as it is now, everyone has something to get up for! So we all roll out of our bunks, put on our (very wet) wet weather gear, head on deck, and continue to chase down the French, 80 some-odd miles off the ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama wary of Doldrums danger; Telefonica eyes comeback
BYM News (press release)
Franck Cammas' Groupama sailing team are making cautious progress towards an equator and Doldrums crossing after establishing a stranglehold on the fleet during two days of frenetic strong wind sailing. Today Cammas' crew had just over 300 nautical ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Temporary pause for Groupama 4
BYM News (press release)
"I think that the whole fleet is converging on the same point, which would suggest a route sailing closer to the wind for Telefonica to get to the East of the island of San Cristobal (East of the Solomon archipelago): we should all traverse the ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Iker Martinez there are still a few days to go before ...
BYM News (press release)
Now we are sailing fast and towards our destination, but as always when you're behind, the days fly by and you'd like them to last a bit longer to make more of them. We are third in the rankings, but we've got to be realistic because although 'Abu ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Xabi Fernandez : The passage past Australia will define ...
BYM News (press release)
Speaking live from the boat Xabi explained: “Right now we're sailing with 20 to 25 knot winds and during the day we've had gusts of 27 and 28 knots. We're managing averages of 21 knots, more or less and we are soaking, in quite honestly uncomfortable ...

Camper languishing in fifth in Ocean Race
Manawatu Standard
Camper have been unable to bounce back from their gear problems and are languishing in fifth spot on the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Sanya, China to Auckland. A torn headsail yesterday saw Camper, who had been making good progress in the ...

NBC acquires rights to broadcast America's Cup sailing regatta in 2013
SI.com
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The America's Cup will be on network TV for the first time since 1992 when NBC broadcasts the first two races of sailing's marquee regatta on San Francisco Bay in September 2013. Officials told The Associated Press that the deal with ...

NBC acquires America's Cup rights
Boston.com
By Bernie Wilson AP Sports Writer / March 1, 2012 SAN DIEGO—The America's Cup will be on network TV for the first time since 1992 when NBC broadcasts the first two races of sailing'smarquee regatta on San Francisco Bay in September 2013.

NBC to air America's Cup
Salt Lake Tribune
AP SAN DIEGO • The America's Cup will be on network TV for the first time since 1992 when NBC broadcasts the first two races of sailing's marquee regatta on San Francisco Bay in September 2013. Officials told The Associated Press that the deal with the ...

Stonington foundation's new name to better match its offerings
TheDay.com
By Joe Wojtas Stonington - The Stonington Harbor Yacht Club Sailing Foundation has announced that it has changed its name to New England Science and Sailing to better reflect its mission. The nonprofit organization, which began 10 years ago offering ...

The Topper Winter Regatta at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
BYM News (press release)
A fleet of 181 toppers descended on the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy over the weekend for the Topper Winter Regatta. The sun shone, the sea sparkled and it certainly did not seem like the end of February. Sadly, the wind was not so ...

Missouri sailing school named among top 20
Springfield News-Leader
(AP) — A sailing school in landlocked Missouri is being recognized as a top US sailing school for the third year in a row. The American Sailing Association has named the Stockton State Park Marina Sailing School as one of its top 20 schools for ...

Acadia Adventure Sailing with Thorfinn Expeditions
VillageSoup Belfast
By Thorfinn Expeditions Inc. | Mar 01, 2012 Experience Acadia National Park/Mount Desert Island on an adventure sailing trip with Thorfinn Expeditions. Thorfinn operates a Maine built Presto 30 which is fast, fun and simple to sail.

VillageSoup Belfast

Local sailors head to regatta in Mexico
Daily Inter Lake
An all-Montana team is bound for a prestigious sailing regatta in Mexico for the second time. The Bound 4 Glory team, led by Kalispell financial adviser Peter Sauer, will represent the Pacific Northwest in the Regata Copa Mexico in Puerto Vallerta's ...

Portland sailing star battles for selection for 2012 Games
Dorset Echo
COMPETITION is hotting up for Portland Sailing star Megan Pascoe and her British teammate Helena Lucas who are battling for selection for the 2012 Games. Yesterday marked six months to go until the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the unveiling of the ...

Neanderthals were sailing the Mediterranean 100000 years ago
io9
But there's mounting evidence that our Neanderthal cousins were routinely sailing throughout the Mediterranean twice as long ago. Alternatively, they were just really good at long distance swimming. We can't know what sorts of boats Neanderthals might ...

Ernesto Bertarelli takes advantage of fifth man rule after being named on ...
Telegraph.co.uk
By Kate Laven Concerns over the lack of women and young sailors under the age of 23 coming through the ranks, leading to a growing sense of 'closed shop' in the fleet, have prompted Extreme Sailing Series organisers to trial a new rule, ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Bay Area Sailing Club, Tradewinds Sailing School and Club, Adds New Boats to Fleet
PR Web (press release)
Tradewinds Sailing School and Club, a Bay Area and Sacramento sailing club that offers sailinglessons and charters, announces the addition of new boats to its fleet in anticipation of demand. Tradewinds Sailing School has added new boats to its fleet.

Omani flag flies high in Extreme Sailing
Oman Tribune
MUSCAT Oman Sail's Extreme 40s Oman Air and The Wave, Muscat continued to impress at the Extreme Sailing Series Muscat on Wednesday, with two Omani flags flying high on the podium at the end of day two. At the press conference Oman Air's skipper Morgan ...

Oulton Broad racing sees boat from new X1 Riverboat class
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
By DAVID HANNANT Sunday was another beautiful sailing day on Oulton Broad although a bit more wind would have made the sailing more exciting and prevented all the races having to be shortened. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their ...

Hospice regatta readying to sail
The South Florida Times
For the past 16 years, this highly anticipated sailing event has raised funds to support hospice care for patients and families residing in South Florida. After an exciting day of racing, both sailors and supporters of Hospice by the Sea are invited to ...

Round the Island Race preview
Sail World
JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the IslandSailing Club (ISC), is being held on Saturday 30th June 2012. To secure your place on either Saturday 17th March 2pm at the Royal Southampton Yacht Club or Saturday 24th March ...

Sail World

Sailing charity selected as official partner for Cowes Superyacht Cup
Superyacht Times
Cancer respite and sailing charity, Sail 4 Cancer, has been selected as Official Charity for the Superyacht Cup regatta at Cowes from 22 to 25 July this year. Organised in association with the Royal Yacht Squadron, the prestigious Superyacht Cup Cowes, ...

Superyacht Times

A bit more is raised for America's Cup
San Francisco Chronicle
The group of philanthropists and city leaders is trying to raise $32 million in three years to help offset city costs for hosting sailing's premier event. If convincing well-heeled residents to pay for Muni and police officers out of their pockets ...

Groupe Edmond de Rothschild take lead, Omani teams in 2, 3 spot
Oman Daily Observer
By Ali Ahmed al Riyami - MUSCAT — After two days of tough competition between the eight international teams in the 3rd edition of the Extreme Sailing Series, the current top contenders are Groupe Edmond de Rothschild in 1st place and Oman Sail's Oman...

Oman Daily Observer

Larson Impresses at Extreme Sailing Series Debut | Multihulls ...
By sarah
American Morgan Larson, new skipper of Oman Air, had an incredible start to his Extreme SailingSeries career on the opening day of Act 1 in Muscat, Oman. The forty-year-old, a passionate surfer, who lives in Oregon, has an outstanding ...
Multihulls Quarterly • The...

NBC to Broadcast America's Cup | KQED News Fix
By Jon Brooks
(AP) SAN DIEGO -- The America's Cup will be on network TV for the first time in two decades when NBC broadcasts the first two races of sailing's marquee regatta.
KQED News Fix

Sailing industry thrives in regatta venue of Beijing Olympics ...
QINGDAO, China, February 22 (Xinhua) -- With the sport becoming more and more popular for local citizens, sailing industry is thriving in Qingdao, east China, ...
www.chinadaily.com.cn/xinhua/2012.../content_5218343.htm...

Antwerp 1920 Olympic Sailing Competition - Australian Sailing ...
Only 14 nations took in all competition, not surprising given the human and economic ravages of the war. And just six nations took part in the sailing competition, ...
yachte.com.au/news/story.asp?story=35968

SCYA Midwinter Regatta SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
SCYA Midwinter Regatta. Saturday and Sunday, February 18-19, 2012. Marina del Rey, California USA. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS. GENERAL INFORMATION ...
www.calyachtclub.com/files/Midwinters2012SI_2-17-12.pdf

The tradition of the host nation: Brazil, the country of Sailing at the ...
Brazilians know how to enjoy nature's gift to Brazil – a coast of over 7400 Km – like no other.
www.rio2016.org/.../the-tradition-of-the-host-nation-brazil-the...

Sailing Set to Begin Spring Season on Saturday - Old Dominion ...
The Old Dominion University Sailing team is set to begin the spring portion of their 2011-12 season this weekend in Charleston, S.C. and St. Mary's, Md.
www.odusports.com/sports/c-sail/spec-rel/021712aab.html

Group wants to expand Cape Cod sailing programs - - Wicked Local ...
Despite living so near the water, the majority of Cape Cod residents never actually get an opportunity to get out on the water. A new nonprofit sailing ...
www.wickedlocal.com/.../Group-wants-to-expand-Cape-Cod-s...

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