10 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama wins Leg 4 [video]

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama wins Leg 4 [video]

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12: French boat Groupama claims historic fourth-leg win ...
Telefonica loosened their grip on the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race when Groupama's 14 day lead in the fourth leg became their first outright victory to crank up the pressure. By Kate Laven Franck Cammas' crew crossed the Auckland finish line late on ...


Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Leg 4 finish
Sail World
Sail-World was on the water and ashore at the Viaduct Harbour for the arrival of Groupama (Franck Cammas), the first to finish Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, in Auckland and marking the return of the round the work classic to the City of Sails. by...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama's dramatic leg win
Frank Cammas and his Groupama 4 crew survived a late scare to secure a dramatic victory in Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday, crossing the finish line shortly before midnight in Auckland to end Team Telefónica's winning streak and give New ...


Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama 4 victorious in Auckland
BYM News (press release)
On crossing the finish line this Saturday at 1033 UTC, Groupama 4 secures victory in this fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. A very important result for Franck Cammas and his men after sailing over 6500 miles between Sanya (China) and Auckland (New ...

Groupama overcomes leak, wins leg 4 of Volvo Ocean Race for provisional lead
Washington Post
AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Groupama has overcome a massive leak to win leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday, taking the provisional overall lead. The French boat had dominated the 5220-nautical mile stage from Sanya, China, to Auckland, New Zealand.

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica faces last few miles to Auckland
BYM News (press release)
It's now a question of hours before "Telefónica" reaches Auckland (New Zealand), the final destination port on this fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Only 110 miles are separating the Spanish team from dry land, but there's a lot still to be decided ...

Volvo Ocean Race: King Cammas
Skipper Franck Cammas was thrilled with the win and becoming the first French team to take line honours in a Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race finish into Auckland, although 33 Export did win on handicap back in 1977-78. “It's a great day for Groupama 4 and ...

Groupama leads Volvo Ocean Race
Times of Malta
France's Groupama retained a commanding lead in the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Raceyesterday but was bracing for huge seas on the home run to Auckland. Race organisers issued a severe weather warning yesterday and said Groupama, 96 nautical miles ...

Camper in fourth as race for second heats up
Team New Zealand's Camper is locked in a tense battle for second place on the fourth leg of theVolvo Ocean Race today. With French team Groupama having snared number one place after crossing the finish line in Auckland just after 11.30pm last night, ...

Yachting: Kiwi sailor first home
New Zealand Herald
Photo / Michael Craig A Kiwi flag flew on the first boat to reach Auckland last night in the Volvo Ocean race, but it didn't belong to Team New Zealand. French team Groupama, with Kiwi bowman Brad Marsh on board, survived a late scare of a hole in the ...

Groupama wins Leg 4 of Volvo Ocean Race
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Groupama survived a late scare to secure a dramatic victory Saturday in Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, sailing across the finish line shortly before midnight in Auckland, New Zealand to end Team Telefónica's winning streak.

French campaigners claim Volvo win
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
French boat Groupama overcame an 11th hour scare when a huge hole opened up in the hull filling the bow with water before claiming a first leg win of the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday. Franck Cammas' crew were forced to bale out with victory almost in...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro dash to the finish
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 20 of the second stage of Leg 4. Ken Read, Skipper of Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg reports on the crew's progress: Just rounded North Cape. After about a million miles and I think about three weeks of sailing we saw land for ...

Sail World

Groupama first into Auckland
Auckland - Groupama overcame a massive leak to win leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday and take the provisional overall lead. The French boat had dominated the 5 220-nautical mile stage from Sanya, China to Auckland, New Zealand but their ...

Volvo Ocean Race arrives in Auckland
BYM News (press release)
The first of the Volvo Ocean Race yachts is due to arrive into Auckland late this evening. Race fans can follow the boats in real time as Leg 4 of the race comes to an end. View the Race Tracker here, and be sure to click the LIVE button (top left) ...

Groupama wins ocean race leg to Auckland
Radio New Zealand
Thousands turned out in Auckland on Saturday as French yacht Groupama won the fourth leg of theVolvo Ocean Race. The yacht reached Auckland just before midnight and it is the first time sailing's biggest round-the-world race has stopped over in the ...

Groupama first in port
NZ City
French syndicate Groupama's taken line honours on leg four of the Volvo Ocean Race from China to Auckland. Groupama, with Kiwi Brad Marsh aboard, has taken out the leg in 19 days and 15 hours, arriving into Auckland at 11:33pm on last night.

Volvo Ocean Race - Nearing the end of an epic leg
Sail World
Groupama 4 led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet around Cape Reinga at 1754 UTC today and is now on the home strait with just 176 nautical miles remaining. The final stretch includes a beat down to Cape Brett, where the French team will crack sheets and power ...

Sail World

Fans flock to viaduct to welcome winning yacht
3News NZ
Fans numbering in their tens-of-thousands flocked to Auckland's viaduct harbour overnight to welcome the first Volvo Ocean Race yacht into port. French team Groupama, whose crew includes Aucklander Brad Marsh, has claimed victory in the fourth leg of ...

3News NZ

Yachting: Family eagerly await Groupama arrival
New Zealand Herald
Photo / Yann Riou, Groupama Sailing Team, Volvo Ocean Race The family of the only New Zealander on board the boat leading the race for shore in the Volvo Ocean race is eagerly awaiting its arrival. Brad Marsh is part of the French syndicate Groupama, ...

Sailing-French campaigners claim Volvo win after leak scare
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Franck Cammas' crew were forced to bale out with victory almost in sight as they passed the New Zealand coast after their 5220-nautical mile journey from Sanya, China, in the fourth leg of offshoresailing's premier race. After several frantic minutes, ...

The Bacardi Cup is the anchor event of Bacardi Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank, which got under way Monday and was interrupted by two days of blustery winds. Four other racing classes began competing Thursday and will wrap up on Saturday.

China commits to Extreme Sailing Series in new deal
Act 5 of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series has been moved to 30 August to 2 September, a week later than previously announced, while Qingdao, which hosted thesailing component of the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has signed a new three-year deal to ...


Vendée Globe - Safran Sailing Team prepare food supplies
Sail World
Vendée Globe 2012-2013, an around the world race for single handed sailors, will start from Les Sables d'Olonne on Saturday 10th November 2012. Eighty days of sailingaround the world, or in other words about twelve weeks where the skipper has to be ...

Sail World

Miami Sailing Week - Tight at the top
Sail World
On the penultimate day of racing at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank, the temperature hovered around 80 and an east-southeast breeze of 12 knots blew. Competitors quickly got down to business. Two races were sailed by the Star ...

Sail World

Olympics 2012: Weymouth pupils at Royal Manor Arts College gear up for the Games
Dorset Echo
Each pupil at Royal Manor Arts College has the chance to get involved in a host of Olympic inspired activities. Year 10 and 11 students will kick start the sailing events when they take part in seafaring voyages during the Easter holidays.

Sailing the high seas, Dubai-style
The Malaysian Insider
DUBAI, March 10 — Sun, sea, stupendous amounts of money — when it comes tosailing, Dubai's got it all. Next week, the emirate's International Boat Show gets under way, allowing the rest of us to get a glimpse at how the super-wealthy live on the ...

The Malaysian Insider

Hilton Head rec board gives nod to rowing, sailing center plans
Hilton Head Island Packet
A scaled-back rowing and sailing center on Town of Hilton Head Island land received some tailwind this week when a panel approved conceptual plans. Town staff will seek bids for design and engineering services after the Parks and Recreation Commission ...

Hilton Head Island Packet

Sailing Weekend Preview – March 10-11: John Jackson Team Race At Georgetown
Maritime College Athletics
THROGGS NECK, NY (March 10, 2012) – The Maritime dinghy sailing team will be competing in an event in the nation's capital this coming weekend. Below is a preview to the event. This weekend, Maritime travels to Washington, DC, to compete in the John ...

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week : Favini still in charge after 7 races
BYM News (press release)
It was yet another grand day on the water for the Melges 24 fleet at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW). Four more races were added to the scoreboard with Flavio Favini at the helm of Franco Rossini's Blu Moon hanging on for first overall.

Cal State Channel Islands shows its sailing skills
Long Beach Press-Telegram
The teams are sailing rugged Catalina 37s out of Los Angeles Yacht Club on an ocean course between the harbor entrance and Point Fermin. The Port of Los Angeles is the regatta sponsor, Los Angeles YC is the organizing authority and Cal Maritime is the ...

Wimco Villas Gears Up for Les Voiles de St Barts Regatta
MarketWatch (press release)
NEWPORT, RI, Mar 09, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Sailing enthusiasts know St Barts for its famous though largely unpublicized Bucket Regatta, held annually in late March. That event draws both classic and modern yachts of over 100' in length to the ...

O'Leary shows old-salt sibling his star potential
Irish Independent
However, strong onshore winds saw the sailing postponed two days running. When racing did resume on a revised two-races-a-day format, conditions were, as Peter O'Leary put it, "interesting -- a bit tricky with big waves". Maybe so, but they revelled in ...

Tourism website relaunched in time for summer
Dorset Echo
The visit-dorset.com website has been redesigned to make it easier for local businesses to promote their services as the county gets ready to host the Olympic sailing events. The site was launched three years ago and has already had 500000 visitors and ...

Outdoor centre to offer adult sailing courses
Bromsgrove Advertiser
Head of Centre, Phil Ascough, said: "Our 2012 skills courses programme has been designed to cater for a wide range of people, from ladies interested in learning some sailing basics and 'Silver Sailing', our introductory course specifically designed for ...

Miami Sailing Week day 2 Melges 20 - Kiss maintains lead
Sail World
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) day 2 was as incredible as the first for the 40-strong Audi Melges 20 fleet. PRO Bruce Golison fired off four heats enabling Michael Kiss on Bacio to hang on to his overnight lead. Paul Reilly's Red Sky Sailing Team ...

Sail World

Out at Sea, Relaxing in the Philippines
New York Times
Some members of our 19-member sailing expedition were already there, peering into an orange coral bigger than an armchair. That meant the creature was not lethal. But it did look hungry. Half hidden in a crevice loomed a long speckled predator, ...

New York Times

All-star 9-nation lineup for Extreme Sailing ... - Sailing Times India
By Sailing Times India
Once again, the team rosters include world-renowned sailors from a multitude of backgrounds representing 9 different nationalities. French sailing superstar Loick Peyron, Britain's three-times ISAF World Match Racing Champion Ian Williams, ...
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Extreme Sailing Series update | The Daily Sail
The Cardiff round of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series has been moved to 30 August to 2 September, a week later than previously announced. As a result it will ...

China commits to Extreme Sailing Series in new 3 year deal, and ...
Act 5 of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series has been moved to the 30th August to 2nd September, a week later than previously announced. The UK round of the ...

Sydney Harbour Regatta - Sailing Instructions
The 2012 Sydney Harbour Regatta sailing instructions are available to download here. All classes sailing instructions are contained within the one document.

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Sailing Academy launched - Yachts and ...
Sailing news as it happens. The first place to stop for reports, results, fixtures & photographs from racing sailing.

Sir Robin Knox Johnston made honorary ambassador of Olympic ...
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was this week made an honorary ambassador for Qingdao Sailing Sport by the Chinese Olympic sailing venue following the departure ...

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