18 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 - Abu Dhabi damaged [video]


Volvo Ocean Race Tracker
Volvo Ocean Race: each leg counts for 30 points apiece and with five legs still to contest, the race is wide open. Overall standings: 1. Team Telefonica (Spain) 122 points; 2. Groupama (France) 107; 3. Camper (Spain/New Zealand) 104; 4. Puma (U.S.) 83; 5. Abu Dhabi 55; 6. Team Sanya (China) 25.

Volvo Ocean Race 2012: disastrous day for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing as they ...
Telegraph.co.uk
The Azzam curse struck once more for Ian Walker's crew on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing when they were forced to suspend racing just hours into the fifth leg of theVolvo Ocean Race with a damaged bulkhead. By Kate Laven A miserable adventure took a turn for ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Setback for Azzam at the start of fifth leg in Volvo Ocean Race
The National
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing are returning to Auckland after suffering structural damage just 50 nautical miles into Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. All the crew are safe. Abu Dhabi's skipper Ian Walker reported to race control that a bulkhead in the bow of ...

The National

Ocean race boosts economy but will it come back?
3News NZ
By Brook Sabin Huge crowds have been gathering in Auckland to farewell the round the world yachts in the Volvo Ocean Race and after bringing in millions for the local economy. Tens of thousands lined Auckland's waterfront - taking up every vantage...

3News NZ

Ocean race leaves Auckland
3News NZ
By Greg Pearson The Volvo Ocean Race has left the City of Sails on the start of the fifth leg after an all too brief stopover in Auckland. And it was a day of high emotions for the Kiwi sailors in the race as they said their goodbyes to family and ...

3News NZ

Volvo organisers couldn't be happier
Newstalk ZB
Volvo Ocean Race organisers couldn't be happier with the Auckland stopover of the round the world race. After a week harboured in Auckland, the fleet has begun leg five of the race to Brazil via the Southern Ocean. There's already been drama, ...

Newstalk ZB

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: how the fleet has fared and who will win leg five ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Three Volvo Ocean Race leg wins on the trot required dogged knuckle pounding but the game has now been raised so things could get bloody. Could be spearheading a changing of the guard after their emphatic win in Leg 4. Made steady improvements since ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race - Third for Groupama 4
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 secured third place in the In-Port race off Auckland's harbour today, Saturday March 17th, and has further boosted her second place in the overall standing, as well as clawing back three important points in relation to ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand take In-Port win in ...
BYM News (press release)
Local heroes CAMPER with Emirates T

WC Sailing Qualifies for Prosser Trophy with 2nd-Place Finish at Team Race ...
WashingtonCollegeSports.com
KINGS POINT, NY -- With a second-place finish at this weekend's Team Race Challenge, hosted by Merchant Marine, the Washington Collegesailing team has qualified for next month's Prosser Trophy, the MAISA Team Race Championships.

WashingtonCollegeSports.com

Sailing-Abu Dhabi forced back to port after battering
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, March 18 (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi's hopes of getting back into Volvo Ocean Race contention were hit on Sunday when they had to head back to port in Auckland after suffering damage to their boat slamming off the back of a wave.

Abu Dhabi forced back to port in 5th leg of Volvo Ocean Race; China's Sanya ...
Washington Post
A bulkhead for a key sail broke off its mounting after the fifth-placed boat crashed into a huge wave while sailing out toward the Southern Ocean. The boat returned to Auckland for repairs as the rest of the fleet navigated toward stormy conditions ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/2012: Fleet find a battering from huge waves and ...
Telegraph.co.uk
The short stopover in Auckland limited the amount of time the shore crews could devote to boat maintenance and repairs and prevented a full recuperation forsailing crews following the long leg from Sanya. “The first few days will be about making sure ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Camper values are sailing values, Dalia Saliamonas
Sail World
'I am in charge of anything new and different, including the Volvo Ocean Race.'Sailing is a large part of the Camper marketing arsenal and the VOR is the biggest sponsorship commitment of them all. 'This is not the first, but it's the biggest.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Goodbye Auckland, hello Brazil : Telefonica takes on ...
BYM News (press release)
It is expected to reach Cape Horn in approximately 10 days Battle has commenced: 6705 miles of sailing between Auckland (New Zealand) and Itjaí in Brazil. Early this Sunday morning, 01:00 UTC, the starting gun for the fifth leg in the Volvo Ocean Race ...

Sailing: Abu Dhabi forced back to port after battering
Emirates 24/7
Abu Dhabi's hopes of getting back into Volvo Ocean Race contention were hit on Sunday when they had to head back to port in Auckland after suffering damage to their boat slamming off the back of a wave. The team skippered by Britain'sOlympic silver ...

Emirates 24/7

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet splits but regroups in punishing first night
Sail World
The Volvo Ocean race fleet has split into, two - or three if you include Abu Dhabi now under repair back in Auckland. The bulk of the fleet have headed north marginally led by Camper as they sail into winds of more than 37 knot winds and six metre seas ...

Sail World

SPELTZ: Have sails, will travel
The Missoulian
A Kalispell product, Sauer's sailing evolved to where he specializes in J24 racing. It's a courageous endeavor considering he craves big-time regattas held at sea. He trains in a short 11-week summer window at his favorite lake.

Second Half Of Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Underway With Race Still Wide Open
International Sailing Federation
Telefónica lead second-place Groupama sailing team by 15 points in the overall standings, with CAMPER just three points behind Groupama in third and fourth-place PUMA still with hopes of challenging for victory. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing currently sits ...

International Sailing Federation

Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 prepare for tough conditions
Sail World
Charles Caudrelier: 'There's a little stress as the first thirty hours are going to be tough, sailing into headwinds with big seas. We'll be fearful for the boat and it's not nice to set off like that. Yesterday we slept at the hotel and this evening ...

Sail World

Azzam crew hopeful of getting back on track
gulfnews.com
Dubai: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing are hopeful of resuming racing in leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race within the next 24 hours after arriving back in Auckland to repair damage to their yacht Azzam. Ian Walker and his crew made the decision to return to the ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi suspend racing, return to Auckland + Video
Sail World
Flat water, smooth sailing. A bit of a tease really - seeing as though in about 20 minutes time the sea state will jack up about 3 metres and our misery will begin.' As there is a three week stopover in Brazil, allowing Abu Dhabi ample time to re-join ...

Sail World

Sailing ketch Irene - goodbye billionaires, hello cargo!
Sail World
Last month the British sailing ship Irene, a 1907 West Country trading ketch bought and restored by owner Dr Leslie Morrish in 1965 and restored again after a fire in 2003, set off from Plymouth on what may turn out to be an historic attempt to set the...

Sail World

Combined Offshore Series - Solid ocean sailing off Newcastle
Sail World
Combined Offshore Series, organised by Lake Macquarie Yacht Club (LMYC) and Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club's (NCYC), was held over the weekend of 17th and 18th March off Newcastle and dished out some solid ocean sailing. Great for the sailors.

Sail World

RYA boost for Chichester as they prepare to pay tribute to Jack
Chichester Observer
The award was presented by Team Volvo and Skandia Team GBR's Saskia Clark and Hannah Mills, both GB women's Olympic 470 sailors, and RYA chief executive Sarah Treseder. The winners were Hollowell Sailing Club, who had managed to enable extraordinary ...

Chichester Observer

Barr pulls double duty on and off water during regatta
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The annual three-day event, featuring races in seven different classes, is hosted annually by The Sarasota Sailing Squadron, located on City Island in the heart of Sarasota Bay. "I'm worn out before I get on the water," Barr said of his 12-hour days.

The Onion Patch Series - A difficult one to win
Sail World
Almost fifty years ago, a trio of Bermuda sailors were in Cowes, England sailing in the Fastnet Race, the finale of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Admiral's Cup Series. They liked the event and wanted to bring it home. The Admiral's Cup was a hard ...

Sail World

Russian Business Sailing Week Ready
Caribarena Antigua
Antigua St John's - Yachts have begun to arrive in Antigua for Russian Business Sailing Week activities from March 17 to 23. Organisers are confident that everything is in place, and are looking forward to a great time over the next few days.

Caribarena Antigua

RS:X World Windsurfing Championships - Who are the fans betting on?
Sail World
The clear winner in the RS:X men's fleet is Nimrod Mashiah [ISR21 - 198 votes] who took the bronze medal at the ISAF Sailing World Championships just three months ago in Perth, Western Australia. The current world champion, Dorian van Rijsselberge ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 - Puma heading for the Southern Ocean
Sail World
The Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg team departed Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday, March 18, for the start of Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. After rounding the buoys during the in-port loop in Auckland, Puma's Mar Mostro sailedpast ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 - Game on!
Sail World
Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg followed them around the televised section, followed by Team Telefónica, Camper with Emirates Team Zealand and Groupamasailing team. With 6700 nautical miles of ocean racing ahead of them, no team will be placing any ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Scott Taylor's view of the In Port Race
Sail World
An exceptional photographer, with an interest in sailing, he has spent the last couple of days at the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Auckland and filed this collection of images of the In Port Race won by Camper with Emirates Team NZ.

Sail World

Melges 32 Australian Championships - Noel Leigh-Smith claims title
Sail World
Noel Leigh-Smith from Southport Yacht Club commented that 'it was a great day of offshore racing, I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.' Noel sailed with his crew Jaime McPhail, Chris Links, Jabin Crisp, Grant Meredith, Josh Torpy and his son ...

Sail World

Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo -the place to be next weekend!
Sail World
It's normally a relaxed place, Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, otherwise known affectionately as 'The Alfreds', but next weekend the gracious lawns and marine vista will explode with activity as the inaugural Club Marine Pittwater SailExpo ...

Sail World

Auckland to bid for next ocean race
Auckland stuff.co.nz
HOME HARBOUR: Team Camper is welcomed into Auckland after sailing from China in the Volvo Ocean Race. Auckland will consider hosting a stopover in the next round of the world yacht race after the success of the past week. The Volvo Ocean Race departed ...

Auckland stuff.co.nz

Around the world in 45 days
China Daily
"If you never did that before, you really have to," said the 52-year-old Peyron, who is moonlighting as skipper for the ZouLou crew in the Extreme Sailing Series this year. Peyron is from a renowned family of sailors - his brother, Bruno, won the Jules ...

China Daily

International sailing training camp ends in Alger.
StarAfrica.com
The international training camp for sailing technicians organized at the nationalsailing school in Alger, Algeria, ended on Friday. This course was organized by the Algerian sailing federation (FAV) under the supervision of the international ...

StarAfrica.com

Award is huge boost for Burwain sailers
Pendle Today
BURWAIN Sailing Club was formally presented with the award of Volvo Champion Club status at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace. The award was presented by Hannah Mills and Saskia Clarke, who will represent Team GB in the women's 470 class at ...

Pendle Today

Sanya first out of Auckland
Stuff.co.nz
A recycled round-the-world boat heaving with Kiwi sailing talent led the fleet out of Auckland on the most treacherous leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. But the crew on Team Sanya were focused on holding their boat together rather than winning the 6700-mile ...

Stuff.co.nz

Leander Trophy -R class Nationals: To Foil or not to Foil
Sail World
All the talk for this year's Leander centred on how the highly experienced team of Sean Milner and Dan Leech sailing in the L3 with conventional foils would fare against 2010 champion Paul Roe back with his regular crew Jess Hix sailing the hydrofoil ...

Sail World

Get your second wind! | OCSC Sailing Blog
By Michael Spranger
Article and Photos by Bill Kinney, OCSC Fleet Manager The smallest big boat in OCSC's fleet is the Catalina 31 Second Wind. It is a small, nimble boat, yet.
OCSC Sailing Blog

First timers prepare for hardest sailing of their lives - Volvo Ocean ...
The very mention of the Southern Ocean send shivers down the spines of even the saltiest of ocean sailors – so spare a thought for the race's first timers as they ...
www.volvooceanrace.com/.../5511_First-timers-prepare-for-h...

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