06 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - racing to Auckland! [video]


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Weather blows Volvo Ocean Race wide open
TVNZ
The summer that never arrived in New Zealand could finally do something useful as the Volvo Ocean Race heads to Auckland. A developing low in the Pacific Ocean around the Islands of Fiji has given fourth place New Zealand/Spanish boat Camper a ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Hang on for the bumpy ride
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race's remaining 1000 nautical mile stretch of Leg 4 is proving to be a see-saw ride with small gains and miserable losses spreading right across the five boats chasing clear leaders Groupama. Although the runway to the Auckland finish is...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama banks miles as fleet weighs up final strategy
BYM News (press release)
Groupama sailing team are today making the most of fresh trade winds to increase their margin at the front of the fleet as they power south faster than anyone else. At 1300 UTC Franck Cammas' crew had extended to 112 nautical miles (nm) ahead of Ken ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica looks for new opportunites on final stretch
BYM News (press release)
Following hours of hard work and maximum effort, according to the 13:00 UTC position report the boat headed up by Iker Martínez has again picked up the pace and is sailing at almost two knots faster than America's “Puma”, just 53 miles ahead of the ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro prepared
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 16 of the second stage of Leg 4. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'It's like running around with a bungee chord tied around your waste [in the waves].

Sail World

Groupama sets the pace in Volvo Ocean Race
AFP
AUCKLAND — France's Groupama extended its lead after rounding New Caledonia on the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Tuesday, although light winds are expected to see the gap narrow on the final run to Auckland. Groupama was almost 100 nautical...

AFP


Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 increase lead
Sail World
In terms of hierarchy there is less uncertainty now: the two trios have converged level with New Caledonia and are now making headway in virtually the same sailingconditions, in an easterly wind of between 15 and 20 knots. Ultimately Groupama 4 opted ...

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Volvo Ocean Race : Pressue on in an 800 nautical mile drag race to the Cape
BYM News (press release)
At 0700 UTC this morning, Groupama had drawn out a comfortable lead of 94.90 nm, which increased to 105 nm at 1000 UTC as the team averaged speeds of 16.5 knots, while PUMA had dropped 10 nm and were sailing three knots slower.



Ocean race events set sail
The Dominion Post
One of the greatest tests of sailing prowess in endurance, the Volvo Ocean Race is a nine-month marathon around the globe. But the racing doesn't stop when the fleet arrives in Auckland - each stopover features a pro-am race (March 16) and an in-port ...

The Dominion Post

Volvo Ocean Race | Camper fourth in race for Auckland... | Stuff.co.nz
Camper continues to struggle and time is quickly running out if they're to challenge the lead as theVolvo Ocean Race fleet closes in on the fourth leg finish at Auckland.
Stuff.co.nz - Auckland

Newsvine - Telefonica struggles for once in Volvo Ocean Race
AUCKLAND — Telefonica's hopes of sweeping the first four legs in the global Volvo Ocean Racelooked in doubt on Sunday after the Spanish boat fell 138 ...
www.newsvine.com/_.../10575015-telefonica-struggles-for-on...

Ben Ainslie looks to 'bulk up' for Weymouth and Portland sailing events
Dorset Echo
AT 6ft TALL and weighing 90 kilos, Britain's Sailing star Ben Ainslie is not 'small' by normal standards. But compared to his rivals in the Finn heavyweight dinghy class, the majority of whom tower above him at 6ft5 and weighing 100 kilos, ...

New York Sailing Foundation raises $150000 for US Olympic and Paralympic sailing
Insidethegames.biz
By David Gold March 6 - The New York Sailing Foundation has raised $150000 (£95000/€114000) for the United States Olympic and Paralympic sailing programme at the Golden Spinnaker Gala, held in Manhattan. The evening, held at the New York Yacht Club's ...

Star Sailing Underway At 85th Bacardi Cup
International Sailing Federation
Conditions were near perfect as 51 teams of Star sailors headed out on Biscayne Bay for the first day of racing in the 85th BACARDI Cup. Headlining BACARDI MiamiSailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank, the Stars will race alone through Thursday, ...

International Sailing Federation

Junior Sailing registration under way at Corinthian Yacht Club
Wicked Local
By Staff reports The Junior Sailing Program at the Corinthian Yacht Club offers instruction to over 130 children each summer out on the water. Over the past several years, the club has added both Lasers and Optimists to its curriculum of offerings in ...

BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Hot racing
Sail World
BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival 41st anniversary edition, presented by Nanny Cay Marina, is being held during 26th March and 1st April 2012. With less than one month to go a truly international cast is making ready to take centre stage in the ...

Sail World

Our Olympic team: Alex Rickman, sailing in Paralympic Skud 18 keelboat class
Dorset Echo
The team consists of the Performance Squad and Development and Transitional squads, which jointly total around 70 sailors. The sailors train and compete across 10 Olympic Classes – Finn, Laser Radial, Laser, 470 men and women, 49er, Star, ...

Old sailing ship weighs anchor in North Devon
North Devon Gazette
Jody Hooker, from Barnstaple, used her iPhone to photograph the ship sail past Appledore at about 3pm today. THE sight of an old sailing ship has been delighting onlookers in coastal spots around North Devon today (Tuesday).

Beverly Yacht Club hosts Marion junior sailing program
Sippican Week
Marion — The Beverly Yacht Club (BYC) will host a Junior Sailing Program Open House on Sunday, March 18, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at its clubhouse located at 99 Water Street in Marion. Children ages 5 to 18 (as of December 31, 2011) interested in ...

Global Ocean Race : Finally, downwind sailing for Phesheya-Racing
BYM News (press release)
Following a knockdown on Sunday, the upwind sailing continued throughout Monday despite the promise of off wind sailing from GRIB files. “We continued to beat into a fearsomely steep and nasty sea throughout the day,” reported Phillippa Hutton-Squire ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
It's a preventer so that when upwind sailing is at it's worst and you're tucked inside cooking on the high side, you don't risk losing your grip on the boat and falling all the way to leeward. It's an important piece of equipment, but one I hate seeing ...

Telestream Helps Series Sail on the Web
TV Technology
ISLE OF WIGHT, UK: The Extreme Sailing Series is an inshore "stadium" racing circuit that brings the best skippers on the planet to cities all over the world. OC ThirdPole is a global sports marketing company that specializes in professional sailing...

TV Technology

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Regatta in Cowes
Sail World
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Regatta, organised by a number of Isle of Wight clubs, is a special one-off sailing regatta to be held between Saturday 2nd and Monday 4th June. The regatta will incorporate racing for IRC and ISCRS rated boats, including the ...

Sail World

Taylor sailing into second at Sydney
Leader News
The 37-year-old, who started sailing at the age of five at Sorrento, was among elite company. Sydney Olympic gold medallist Tom King was in the winning crew. And finishing third was John Bertrand, who famously skippered Australia II to victory in the...

Leader News

Green activist to sail to Philippines to marry fiancée, save dolphins
Inquirer.net
By Joseph Pimentel Adventurer and conservationist Jim Sullivan (center) prepares to set sail on the 30-foot sailboat “Elusive Spirit” at Marina del Mar, California, on Sunday in this handout photo provided by Tony Winders. Sullivan is sailing the ...

Broadview Heights native Jen French will compete in 2012 Paralympic Games
Plain Dealer (blog)
By Ingrid Schaefer Sprague, Sun News View full sizeCOURTESY OF MICK ANDERSON/US SAILING Broadview Heights native Jen French and her partner JP Creignou in the water at the Olympic Classes Regatta in Miami in January. French and Creignou will head to ...
 
Plain Dealer (blog)

Discover Sailing at the Urunga Sail Training Club
Bellingen Courier Sun
The Urunga Sail Training Clubs new Basic 1 and 2 sailing courses for 2012 started on Saturday 25th Feb but there are still a couple of places available if you are interested in learning to sail so get in quick. We are a Yachting Australia Training ...

Miami Sailing Week - 85th Bacardi Cup Regatta underway
Sail World
51 teams of Star sailors headed out on Biscayne Bay in near perfect conditions for the first day of racing in the 85th Bacardi Cup. Headlining Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank, the Stars will race alone through Thursday, March 8,...

Sail World

San Francisco America's Cup: Great For The City, Or One Big Mess?
Huffington Post
Because of all the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming sailing extravaganza, we can think of no better topic of conversation to launch our HuffPost SF "Room for Debate" series with. Will theAmerica's Cup be the tourism boon San Francisco needs?

Zwitserleven Sailing Week preview - Entries now open
Sail World
Zwitserleven Sailing Week 2012 (Zeilweek) on the Dutch Wadden Isle Texel starts Wednesday June 6th and lasts four days and is again the ultimate battle for international beach cat sailors. The climax will be the 35th Round Texel Race starting on ...

Sail World

RYC's Sail A Small Boat Day a smashing success
Sail World
About fifty boats in almost as many classes came to Richmond Yacht Club's Sail-a-Small-Boat-Day on Saturday, March 3rd. The turnout of 200 people kept the boats busy all day. This year paddle boats (both stand-up and pedal types) attended and were very...

Sail World

Finally, downwind sailing for Phesheya-Racing in Global Ocean ...
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Sailors in First at Bavier Team Race - Stanford University's Official ...
In its second-straight weekend in Charleston, the Stanford Cardinal and the host College of Charleston are both 13-3 following the first of two days of sailing at ...
www.gostanford.com/sports/c-sail/recaps/022512aaa.html

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