29 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama's lead dwindling in Leg 5 as storms gather [video]

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Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: Groupama's lead dwindling in Leg 5 as storms gather...
"We've been sailing this way since we entered the Southern Ocean and the sea state has been really bad. It's what has stopped us breaking anything yet." Puma are the only other team who can say that about Leg five from Auckland to Itajai in Brazil.


Underdogs set out on comeback trail in Volvo Ocean Race
AUCKLAND — Ten days after they were forced back to port in New Zealand, Volvo Ocean Race strugglers Abu Dhabi began the pursuit of an unlikely podium place on Wednesday as they started closing the gap on stricken Spanish rivals Telefonica.


Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi plots their comeback
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi's newest recruit, Anthony 'Nocka' Nossiter, is reckoning that he's been re-united with his sea legs after ten days of full-on Southern Ocean action though he'd previously not sailed in the VOR for a decade.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : A more Pacific finale for Frank Cammas Groupama 4
BYM News (press release)
Meantime Sanya has made it back to New Zealand, which was an opportunity for Mike Sanderson to announce his retirement from this fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Chinese boat will be loaded onto a cargo ship in Tauranga, from where she'll be ...

Volvo Ocean Race :Leader pulls off tricky manouvre to set course for Cape Horn
BYM News (press release)
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, who reached 59 degrees south -- just shy of the 'screaming sixties' -- followed suit, with the teams taking around two hours to complete a move that is not easy to achieve safely during daylight in heavy conditions, ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Hurtling towards Leg 5's major milestone
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 leaders Groupama Sailing Team were within 700 nautical miles of the infamous Cape Horn on Tuesday evening as the fleet hurtled east towards Leg 5's major milestone. With boat speeds averaging around 20 knots, the southernmost tip ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : “I'm frozen as a brick” – PUMA's Rome Kirby
BYM News (press release)
Groupama is still 30-to-50 miles ahead, depending on the sched and swing of momentum, and it looks like it will be a fun drag race to the Horn, at which point things might get interesting for the approach to Brazil. But we're still here living the ...

Volvo Ocean Race leaders gybe on way to Cape Horn
BYM News (press release)
Overnight, leaders Groupama sailing team gybed away from the south easterly track that they and second placed PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG had been sailing for several days. PUMA held on to the south east for a while before evenbtually following ...

Race to Cape Horn still a two-boat affair
Overall Volvo Ocean Race leader Telefonica remained in third place and was making good pace at 19 knots despite its bow damage. But it is almost 400 miles behind as it heads towards southern Argentina for repairs. New Zealand entry Camper was down to ...

Yachting: Camper's 'cocktail' party
New Zealand Herald
Four of the six boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have now suffered damage on the 6700-mile fifth leg from Auckland to Itajai, leaving only Groupama and Puma, who are duking it out for the lead, to race at full speed. Full speed in the Southern Ocean, ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica pitstop plan revealed + Video
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Groupama sailing team extended their advantage at the head of the fleet, moving 46 nautical miles clear of Puma at 1900 UTC on Tuesday as race leaders Team Telefónica, 335 nm off the lead in third, revealed a plan to make a pit ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama crew roll with the punches
Sail World
The sailing conditions have become considerably easier over the past few hours, enabling the French boat to make headway more confidently at an average of nearly twenty knots. The austral depression which has been pushing Groupama 4 across the Pacific ...

Sail World

Telefonica detour to Argentina for repairs
Race leader Telefonica is the fourth of six boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet now seeking help in a foreign port on this brutal Southern Ocean leg, but the news has given New Zealand boat Camper a glimmer of hope. Having suffered delamination to ...


Volvo Ocean Race: Night gybes as course set for Cape Horn
Sail World
'We are able to sail quite well, but we don't want to go faster, because we are afraid of having more damage,' said skipper Iker Martínez. 'We are just trying to keepsailing and making miles to the Cape.' The team are confident repairs can be made ...

Sail World

Hanging in there until Cape Horn
Irish Times
AS FAR as this race goes, we are now in survival mode. From where we sit, in first place for the leg, everything hinges on how we play the next three to four days as we click off 500-plus mile days closing on Cape Horn. The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has...

Retracing Roots - London 1948 Olympic Sailing Competition
International Sailing Federation
The Olympic Games was held in London for the second time following the success of the 1908 Games. Sailing was held in Torquay, Torbay on the south west coast of Great Britain. It was an inevitable choice as the venue because it was free from strong ...

International Sailing Federation

ISAF Sailing World Cup heads to Europe
BYM News (press release)
The third of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas, the Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE, kicks off on 31 March running until 7 April in Palma, Spain. As teams begin to step up their preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition the ...

SF board approves plan to host America's Cup race
Sacramento Bee
AP SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved an agreement to host the America's Cup sailing competition, which will take place in San Francisco Bay this year and next. Mayor Ed Lee's office says the board on Tuesday ...

SF Supes unanimously approve new plan for America's Cup
KTVU San Francisco
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the agreement to host the America's Cup sailing race Tuesday after plans for the regatta were drastically scaled back last month. The board voted 11-0 in favor of the event, which includes ...

KTVU San Francisco

Eberhard & Co./AUDI Italia Sailing Team Partner for Race Season
Elite Traveler Website
An important debut for Eberhard & Co., partner of the Audi Italia Sailing Team in the 2012 sailing season. The name of the Bienne Maison will stand alongside the Audi logo on the sails of the three Melges in classes 20, 24 and 32 during the whole ...

Elite Traveler Website

Groupama Cutbacks Bad News For Race Yachties
The harrowing, around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race is about halfway done and one boat celebrating a new lead over the fleet is getting some bad news: this might be your last race. Major, top-to-bottom cutbacks at Groupama — some reports have it as much ...


British Olympic hopefuls in strong form in Cadiz
The Independent
British Olympic team members Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw were in strong form at the world windsurfer championships in Cadiz, Dempsey taking silver and Shaw finishing fourth as strong winds put paid to any more racing. Dempsey won bronze in Athens as ...

Russian Business Sailing Week Comes To A Successful Close
The National Parks Authority in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism sponsored a dinner and prize giving ceremony in culmination of the week-longsailing event which saw Prime Minister the Hon. Baldwin Spencer being granted the privilege of being ...


Lee Korzits wins gold medal at Sailing World Cup
Israeli windsurfer secures spot in 2012 Olympic Games after winning first place in Cadiz. Last day of sailing canceled due to weather conditions Israeli windsurfer Lee Korzits won the women's RS:X title at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Cadiz, ...


Search For Three People Missing From Sailing Vessel Off Nova Scotia Reduced
Ottawa Citizen (blog)
HALIFAX – On the authority of the Search and Rescue Region Commander, the Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre has reduced the Search and Rescue operation to locate the three people missing from a sailing vessel off the coast of Cape Sable Island, ...

BVI Sping Regatta & Sailing Festival : A good sailing wind does not materialize
BYM News (press release)
There was no racing today, the first day of the BVI Sailing Festival. Principal Race Officer, Dave Brennan postponed the start of the race to Bitter End and indicated to the 48 competing yachts in the starting area to motor up towards Virgin Gorda, ...

Annalise in Action at Palma's Olympic Classes Regatta
Top ranked Irish Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy is back in European action on Saturday as part of a four boat Irish team competing at the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre, to be sailed in the Bay of Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Wakemans co-ordinates work on National Sailing Academy and Events Centre
by Sion Barry, Western Mail CAERNARFON office property and construction consultancy Wakemans has been appointed to a new £8.3m National Sailing Academy and Events Centre in Pwllheli. The centre is designed to promote sailing and improve outdoor ...

Scene Last Night: Yacht Club Trophies; Winston Prep Entry
And,” he added, “I'd like to build a boat for myself one day and go sailing.” File this one under “words not often uttered together”: Partnership for Children's Rights describes itself as a “not- for-profit law firm.” “Not-for-profit, that's right,” ...

Casting a Fly over Sailing Club Memberships
It is a budget model Irish sailing clubs might do well to study. There is a club a few miles from the capital that owns 25 boats. These boats are freely available to all 400 club members at any time during the season. The rules are simple; ...

Israeli windsurfer Lee Korzits captures world title
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israeli windsurfer Lee Korzits won the Women's RS:X competition ISAFSailing World Championships in Spain. By securing the gold medal in Cadiz on Wednesday, Korzits also guaranteed her spot at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Rockland-area sailors find joy in high school racing
Bangor Daily News
Robin Lewis, 17, senior instructor at the The Apprenticeshop in Rockland, disassembles sailboat rudders to be rebuilt prior to this year's sailing season. Buy Photo By Dave Barber, BDN Staff Youth sailors in 420 sailboats chase each other while racing ...

Team Warrior Wins SAIL Magazine's Best Around the Buoys Contest
BYM News (press release)
Charleston Race Week announced that Grant Dumas and his Florida-based team won SAILMagazine's Best Around the Buoys (BAB) contest. The award includes free entry to the regatta, housing and dockage, sailing gear from Gill North America, footwear from ...

Sailing Association Mar Menor
Euro Weekly News
THE Balaton Group is the most recently formed and fastest growing group within Sailing Association Mar Menor (SAMM). A past SAMM member, Peter Sharpington, offered a Balaton 18S to SAMM, as SAMM does not own boats 11 people formed new group.

America's Cup - SF Supervisors unanimously approve final hosting agreements
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 US yacht America won, giving the international sailing ...

Lee Korzits Crowned Back To Back RS:X World Champion
International Sailing Federation
Korzits put in another consistent display of sailing in Cadiz, Spain and finished in the top three in eight of ten races sailed. Like the 2011 ISAF Worlds she finished ahead of Zofia Klepacka (POL) who had to settle for silver.

International Sailing Federation

Port Phillip sailors' wave of assistance for teens
Port Phillip Leader
SAILORS will lend a hand to disadvantaged young people through a charity fundraising event on Port Phillip Bay. The sailing challenge on Friday involves businesspeople teaming up with Melbourne teens at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club.

Sail Mooloolaba online entry now open
Sail World
Sail Mooloolaba 2012 is being held from 23rd June until 1st July. The Notices of Races and online entry are now available for Queensland’s multi-disciplineregatta. All race documentation, online entry information and links can be found on the event ...

Sail World

Brady's Back To Congressional Cup
International Sailing Federation
Of course, no one knows that better than Brady, a native of New Zealand who has been competing in the Congressional Cup for nearly 20 years since moving to Annapolis, Md. He recently moved with his family back to Auckland, where sailing is always taken ...

International Sailing Federation

Youth sail training program scholarships available
Mystic — Mystic Seaport has announced that more than $50000 will be available for scholarships for the museum's youth sail training programs in 2012. Scholarships can be applied to the fees for the Joseph Conrad Summer Sailing Camp, youth Community ...

Sailing Shots - SHE 31 - Sparkman & Stephens Blog
By Bruce Johnson
Sailing Shots - SHE 31. Here are some decent sailing shots a former owner found in an old brochure and sent to us. The SHE 31 is design #1899. Thanks for sending these. Posted by Bruce Johnson at 10:41 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to ...
Sparkman & Stephens, Yacht Design,...

US SAILING Blog: Admiral Moore Team Race
The easterly breeze returned within the first hour of racing to provide some beautiful sailing and spectating conditions. The first round robin of 45 races was completed at roughly 3:00 pm. After this round the scores were extremely tight, NY ...

Catlanza, Summer Sailing Schedule 2012 | Lanzarote Information
By Jules
Sail to Papagayo in Lanzarote on a beautiful catamaran with the crew from Catlanza.
Lanzarote Information - Anything and ...

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
Thanks to Sailing Anarchy, All at Sea, Sailing World, Segel Reporter, Nalden and all of the private blogs and tumblr sites that have spread this first video around. So glad we got into this, looking forward to see what you think about the second ...

New Sailing Jackets for 2012 | Adventure Sports & Travel Thoughts ...
By Mark Moore
Whoever said that sailing was not a beauty contest was not being honest. I'm obviously kidding, but new sailing jackets are much-prized pieces of gear. These.
Adventure Sports & Travel Thoughts...

Pendennis´ New Refit – the World´s Largest Sailing Yacht M5 (ex ...
By lucy
Stephen Hills, Managing Director of Pendennis Plus, commented “We are very proud to have been selected to complete the refit of such an iconic sailing yacht. It is through projects such as this that the superyacht industry in the UK, including ...
Superyachts News, Luxury Yachts,...

Board Of Supes Approves America's Cup Agreement: News: SFAppeal
By Bay City News
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved the agreement to host theAmerica's Cup sailing race after plans for the regatta were drastically scaled back last month. The board voted 11-0 in favor of the event, which ...
SF Appeal: News

Sail-World.com : Antigua Sailing Week entries approach 100 yachts
The 45th Antigua Sailing Week, organised by the Antigua Sailing Week Committee affiliated with the Antigua Sailing Association, is being held from 29th April to ...

Annapolis' Hall waiting on Olympic clincher • Sports - Sailing and ...
There are total of 28 Olympic slots for women's RS:X Windsurfing and 21 of those were filled at the International Sailing Federation World Championships, held ...

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