28 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - Race To The Horn [video]

With Sanya having suspended racing and two other boat needing urgent repair, this has already been an unforgiving leg. Forecasts predict increasingly heavy weather to come.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker  

Volvo Ocean Race : A race against the clock in Ushuaia to defend the podium ...
BYM News (press release)
The two frontrunners - “Groupama”, in first place and “Puma” in second, haven't let their guards down for a second and the yachts are currently 313 and 276 miles ahead of the overall leaders in the Volvo Ocean Race. Iker Martínez is aware that the ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama holds baxk as atrocious conditions return
BYM News (press release)
Nocka, who last competed in the Volvo Ocean Race on current CEO Knut Frostad's Djuice Dragons in 2001-02, added: “We're quite a long way off the pace with our delayed start time but you never know what could happen. “The last time I did this race we ...

Volvo Ocean Race :Telefonica confirms repair stop as Groupama pulls away
BYM News (press release)
Groupama sailing team extended their advantage at the head of the fleet, moving 46 nautical miles clear of PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG at 1900 UTC on Tuesday as race leaders Team Telefónica, 335 nm off the lead in third, revealed a plan to make a ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Leaders on last stretch toward Cape Horn
BYM News (press release)
Earlier today, Groupama 4 (Franck Cammas/FRA) led PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA) past the eastern ice waypoint and both teams are powering towards Cape Horn. At 1000 UTC, PUMA was hot on the heels of Groupama, 30.2 nautical miles (nm) ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro racing for the Horn
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 9 of Leg 5. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'Why do we willingly do this to ourselves? I wish people would stop asking me to go,' Brad Jackson (clearly relishing his sixth lap ...

Sail World

Yachting: Telefonica the latest to suffer damage
New Zealand Herald
Team Telefonica are the third team to suffer damage in the latest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Photo / Paul Todd-Volvo Ocean Race Camper skipper Chris Nicholson remains positive about the Volvo Ocean Race, despite his boat's diversion to Chile for ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Southern Ocean returns in force + Video
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race at 1900 UTC, Groupama and Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg (Ken Read/USA), the only two teams to have avoided serious damage to their boats so far on Leg 5, were 38.7 nautical miles (nm) apart. Groupama is 223 nm from the ...

Sail World

Yachting: Volvo leaders pull back as storms gather
Channel News Asia
AUCKLAND: Leg 5 leaders Groupama gave up a third of their advantage on Tuesday as theVolvo Ocean Race teams hit freezing temperatures and prepared for another storm to lash the boats over the coming 48 hours. French team Groupama saw American rivals ...

Round the World Volvo Ocean Race takes its toll
Northern Advocate
The Whangarei born 28-year-old sailor promised his teammates he would brandish Gallic colours if Groupama finished leg four of the Round the World Volvo Ocean Race in first place. A staunch All Blacks supporter during the 2011 Rugby World Cup final ...

Azzam crew is braced for 'angry' ocean around Cape Horn
The National
The UAE's Adil Khalid is "praying he gets lucky" as the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team prepare for another storm to lash the boat over the next 48 hours. The five-strong Volvo Ocean Race fleet, minus Sanya, who arrived in New Zealand on Wednesday with a ...

The National

Volvo Ocean Race : Andres blog - Sanya Lan under tow now as they head into ...
BYM News (press release)
“You know, you and I will probably be part of only a handful of people, if not the first two people to see the sun rise this morning,” said a smiling Richard Mason to me at early dawn this morning. It was a stunning night, full of stars and clear skies ...

Groupama taking conservative approach
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
France's Groupama, leading a brutal leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race, are slowing their pace in the Southern Ocean to avoid joining the list of casualties. Four crews, including Team New Zealand and overall race leaders Telefonica of Spain, ...

Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)

Sanya reach Tauranga
BACK TO SHORE: Wounded Sanya towed into Tauranga in a race against time to rejoin the Volvo Ocean Race. LATEST: The crew of Team Sanya have their feet on dry land again - after ending their fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in Tauranga on the end of a ...


Volvo Ocean Race - Team Sanya officially suspend racing
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Leg 5 from New Zealand to Brazil has taken a heavy toll, the boats battered by huge seas. Team Sanya have officially suspended racing as they approach the New Zealand coast. Mike Sanderson's team notified race control that they were ...

SAILING | Elis capture Ivy title
Yale Daily News
1 coed sailing team handily won the Ivy title, with positive results for the coed and women's teams elsewhere as well. The coed team dominated the Owen, Mosbacher and Knapp trophies, the de facto Ivy League sailing championship, which it hosted from ...

Three-regatta Weekend Keeps Sailing Team Busy
Harvard Crimson
17 Harvard sailing team had all hands on deck this weekend and came away from its three regattas with three top-ten finishes. This marks the first consistent, across the board performance from the sailing teams in the spring season.

London 2012: Weymouth Olympic viewing tower lifted into place
BBC News
The 53m (173ft) tall structure in the Dorset resort will be open in time for theOlympic sailing events. It will give visitors panoramic views of Weymouth harbour, the Jurassic Coast and east Dorset. More than 200000 people are expected to visit the ...

BBC News

Sailing Competes at 2 Team Race Events
Georgetown University Official Athletic Site
Hoya Sailing will be back in action on April 7-8 at the Prosser Trophy, which is the Middle Atlantic Conference qualifier for Team Race Nationals. This coming weekend is Georgetown Sailing'sAnnual Parent's Regatta & Dinner.

America's Cup Layoffs: Event Authority Fires A Quarter Of Its Staff
Huffington Post
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that the world-famous sailing competition fired 14 staff members in San Francisco and 14 in other parts of the world, mostly on the marketing, technology and communications teams. The 28 individuals comprise ...

Ontario Sailing Grand Prix Series and Regional Championships preview
Sail World
Ontario Sailing Grand Prix Development Series 2012 season kicks off with the Lilac Festival at Royal Hamilton Yacht Club on May 25th. The goal of the Series is to encourage participation and athlete development at the development level.

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Now it's cold…officially cold. Like, “you're-not-a-complainer-if-you-say-it” cold. Do you remember during the last leg when I mentioned finding refuge from the Equatorial inferno by grabbing the propane tanks? How, after boiling water, they would cool ...

Sailors To Attend World Record Regatta In Italy
Youngsters Campbell Patton (11) and Matilda Nicholls (10) are both Junior SquadSailors from from the Royal Bermuda YC Sailing Academy and Junior Members of Sandys Boat Club. They will be travelling to Lake Garda in Italy to compete in this Guiness ...


Volvo Ocean race: Telefonica repair stop in Ushuaia confirmed
Sail World
Groupama sailing team and Puma Ocean Racing are going strong in first and second place but Camper are also heading for a pit stop in Chile and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing are well over 1000 nautical miles behind third-placed Telefónica.

Sail World

Famous faces-famous names : BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival
BYM News (press release)
The BVI Regatta & Sailing Festival is famed for gorgeous sailing conditions, hot racing and a friendly atmosphere which attracts a large number of competitors with impressive sailingbackgrounds. Registration for the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing ...

Marblehead's David Roper navigates through years of stories about life at sea
MetroWest Daily News
Roper recalls — and perhaps embellishes — a sailing excursion to Maine with his father… and his own mermaid encounter. Since seventh grade, Roper knew he'd wanted to be a writer. In his early teens, Roper and his family moved from Hingham to ...

Sailor's bucket list did not include Lake Michigan rescue
Philadelphia Inquirer
"I just love being on the water," says Peter Gibbons-Neff, a lifelong sailor and past commodore of The Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia. His love developed as a boy, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and he has sailed all over the world.

Job Vacancy At ISAF - Connect to Sailing Administrator
International Sailing Federation
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is pleased to announce that the Training and Development Department is expanding and searching for a new staff member to work at the ISAF UK office in Southampton. This exciting opportunity to join the World ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama helmsman Harmer could miss next leg
Sail World
the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is sailing Leg 5 from New Zealand to Brazil and the huge seas and rough conditions have claimed more victims. Groupama helmsman Phil Harmer will seek medical advice once the team arrive in Itajaí after he suffered a double ...

Sail World

Abu Dhabi crew brace for Cape Horn challenge
Southern Ocean The UAE's Adel Khalid — the first Gulf national to take part in the global sailingodyssey, the Volvo Ocean Race — said rounding South America's Cape Horn would be like "climbing Mount Everest". Expected to reach the southernmost ...

London 2012: Olympic sport this week
BBC Sport
SAILING - RS:X World Championships, Cadiz, Spain (20-29 March); windsurfing's World Championships are also the final Olympic qualifying event, with competitors from 51 countries hoping to secure a London 2012 place. Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw lead ...

BBC Sport

2012 Irish Sailing Season Preview
A great mix of sailing regattas and maritime festivals means 2012 will be a bumper year on Irish waters. Here's 12 for starters.... 2012 opens with one of the biggest sailing events of the year, the Mitsubishi Youth National Championships on April 13.

Australian sailors in bad shape as storms batter Volvo Ocean Race fleet during ...
The Daily Telegraph
DELAYING the start to avoid cyclonic weather conditions has not saved the Volvo sailors from a brutal start to the New Zealand leg. ONE Australian sailor has been hailed a hero after jumping into wild seas in the opening leg of the Volvo ocean race.

Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre preview
Sail World
Around 900 sailors from 53 nations will take part. The opening of a free access village for all sailing enthusiasts to follow the racing and as a meeting point for allsailors and participants, located at leisure centre Pabisa Beach Club in Playa de ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Camper aim for Chilean pitstop + Video
Sail World
Temporary repairs have stabilised the bow section and the boat is less than 2000 nautical miles from the Chilean port and sailing in moderate weather. The calmer conditions have enabled the exhausted crew to catch up on some much-needed sleep while a ...

Sail World

America's Cup Race Caught in Hail of Negotiations
NBC Bay Area
It hasn't been smooth sailing for the City when it comes to America's Cup racing plans. By Joe Rosato Jr. hawn Paton could give a flip about sailing. He doesnâ??t know a thing about spinnakers or healing or which team won the last Americaâ??s Cup Yacht ...

ISAF Multihull Olympic Evaluation a success
Santander is a great place to sail - inshore delivers flat water and tactical challenges - offshore there are real waves and nice surf, not to mention the club doing an amazing job in one of the best places for sailing we have ever seen.


ISAF Evaluations - Roland Gaebler's observations
Sail World
What a great place to sail! Inshore with flat water and tactical challenges. Offshore with real waves and nice surf. The Club made an amazing job. Its one of the best places for sailing we ever saw. Nice facilities, brilliant beaches and snow on the ...

Sail World

Roger Williams University Athletics - Sailing fares well in eventful ...
BRISTOL, R.I. – The Roger Williams University Sailing team had a busy weekend with five regattas on the slate, finishing sixth or better in four the first including a runner-up finish at at the Duplin Trophy. At the Duplin Trophy Regatta, the ...
Roger Williams University Athletics

By Blue Water Sailing

ISAF Multihull Evaluation Feedback | Multihulls ... - Blue Water Sailing
By sarah
What a great place to sail! Inshore with flat water and tactical challenges and offshore with real waves and nice surf. The Club did an amazing job. It is one of the best places for sailing we've ever seen with nice facilities, brilliant beaches and ...
Multihulls Quarterly • The...

The RC44 fleet trains in Cascais under superb conditions | VSail.info
By Valencia Sailing
What do you get when 15 great boats sailing in a great venue, even for a practice race? The photos speak for themselves. The 15-strong fleet of RC44′s took to the waters off the Cascais marina on Tuesday for their usual practice day that ...

Let's Get the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival Party Started - All ...
With only a few days to go to the start of the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, everyone is ready for hot racing and legendary parties.

Counting Down to the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition
The 2012 470 World Championships is the second of the two qualification events for the 2012Olympic Sailing Competition with 7 slots available for the 470 men ...

BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival to start on Monday! — Luxury ...
With only three days to go, the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival starts on Monday 26 March, with the competition organisers busy getting ready for a week of ...

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