12 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race teams race to finish repairs [video]

The hard work got underway today in Auckland as the shore crews work round the clock to get the boats ready for Saturday's In-port race.

Volvo leader wounded
A second team in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is working around the clock to repair hull wounds, with race leader Telefonica the latest boat nursing a damaged bow. The Spanish boat suffered minor damage to its bow in the battle into Auckland, ...

Volvo Ocean Race teams race against time to finish repairs
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race teams are busy making repairs, during the leg four stopover in Auckland, in preparation for the Pro-Am race to be held on 16th March. Leg four winners Groupama are on track to finish repairs to their damaged bow by Tuesday evening ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : The day after in Auckland
BYM News (press release)
The marathon will kick off again for “Telefónica” with the crew back racing in the official training raceon Thursday, the Pro-Am and in-shore on Friday and Saturday respectively and the start of the 5th leg from Auckland to Itjaí (Brazil) on Sunday ...

Foxall thrilled as Groupama take line in Auckland
Irish Times
SAILING: THE FOURTH leg of the Volvo Ocean race ended in Auckland on Saturday with the expected win for Franck Cammas's French entry Groupama after an extended stage that saw the six-boat fleet sail almost 7000 miles in just under three weeks.

Irish Times

Ny film: alla teamen framme i Auckland
Båtliv (Swedish)
Alla teamen i Volvo Ocean Race är nu framme i Auckland, seglingens huvudstad i världen. Franska Groupama kom, som väntat, fram först och ligger nu tvåa i sammandraget efter ledande Telefonica. Se filmen här nedan för att följa arbetet i hamnen i ...


J-Trained Tacticians Leading Volvo Ocean Race
J/Sailnig News (blog)
The "J-Trained" tacticians are continuing to put their mark on the Volvo Ocean Race. As even Ken Read (6x J/24 World Champion) has to say, "we're racing tactically and strategically from sched-to-sched (eg 3 hour intervals)." In other words, when all ...

J/Sailnig News (blog)

Camper feeling disappointment
The Nelson Mail
CRUEL SEA: Camper were pipped to third place at the finish line in Auckland by Telefonica, on the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race yesterday. At the end of a gutwrenching 20 days of sailing from China to Auckland, beaten Camper skipper Chris...

The Nelson Mail

Volvo Ocean Race : From beach debris to a whale's tail
BYM News (press release)
Skeleton Sea art workshops are underway at the Auckland Race Village, with local schoolchildren busy turning flotsam and jetsam into a work of art. Around 40 people gathered on Saturday to collect rubbish from the beaches of Motuihe Island.

Volvo Ocean Race: My daddy is home.
Sail World
After a tough and competitive leg into Auckland It was a pleasure to see these hard outrace boys reunited with family . All the fatigue and discomfort the race pressure was dissolved on re uniting with the up and coming family crew. by Paul Gilbert ...

Sail World

New Zealand. New Protector shares limelight in Auckland Stopover
BYM News (press release)
When the media raced out to follow the yachts in the Volvo Ocean Race's Auckland Stopover, they did so in the latest Rayglass Protector 9 metre Cabin RIB, a high quality rigid inflatable boat designed and built specially for the event.

The Daily Edit: 3.12.2012
The State
(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa) AP In this fish eye lens photograph taken from a helicopter and provided by Volvo Ocean Race, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG and skippered by Ken Read from the USA is followed by spectator boats as they sail towards the ...

The State

Walker keeps hopes afloat aboard Azzam
After narrowly escaping the clutches of last place to Auckland, New Zealand, in theVolvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker revealed a lesson from his book of hard knocks: “You just have to keep believing.” The 42-year-old Olympian said there ...


Nostroviya! Row is settled over a vodka
New Zealand Herald
He was hosting guests there on Sunday when officials from the Volvo Ocean Race and the Ministry of Economic Development came to serve him a warning. "They told me, 'You must put down your Waiwera flag because this area'," Mr Khimich said, ...

VOR: Leg four wrap-up report—Sailing news from the US and beyond
Sail World
You know a design rule has finely evolved when an entire fleet of open-class boats—including a previous-generation design—can finish a 5220-mile leg within a few days of each other, but leg four of the fully crewed, around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race ...

Sail World

Ask Phoebe: Cycle lanes are indeed for non-motorised transport
New Zealand Herald
I'm planning to visit the Race Village for the Volvo Ocean Race this weekend. Where is it exactly and how do I find out how to get there and what's going on? The Race Village is in the Wynyard Quarter near the Viaduct Basin, and spreads across the ...

Volvo crews fighting time to repair boats
3News NZ
By Greg Pearson The Volvo Ocean boats are out of the water, but not for long, with all six needing to be checked and repaired in time to sail again on Thursday. The condensed schedule has been made even tighter with the fleet arriving three days late.

Quick turnaround needed
That's what crews in the Volvo round-the-world yacht race will be pondering after Sunday's arrival in Auckland. The modern round-the-world version of the great race misses out the tough battle through the roaring 40s across the bottom of the Indian ...

Holland sailor Michael Kiss wins Audi Melges 20 at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week
By Staff reports Michael Kiss of Holland skippered the winning boat in the Audi Melges 20 fleet during Bacardi Miami Sailing Week. Kiss and partners Chris Rast and Willie McBride posted a winning score of 20 points over six races.

New app for smooth sailing
The app is definitely helpful to recreational boaters, said Andy Turpin, managing editor of Latitude 38, a local sailing magazine. "It's very important if you are going for a sail to plan around the tides and the currents," he said.

American Sailing Association Recognizes Stockton State Park Marina Sailing School
Kansas City infoZine
This marks the third year in a row that the sailing school has received this designation. Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - The American Sailing Association recognized the Stockton State Park MarinaSailing School as one of the top 20 schools for sailing ...

World class coaching at Mussanah Race Week
Oman Daily Observer
By A Staff Reporter - MUSCAT — The first day of Mussanah Race Week concluded yesterday with participants having spent the day with their coaches to learn practical and theoretical elements of sailing to win. It was an early start for the 165 sailors ...

Oman Daily Observer

Polar Bear Sailors Dive Into Spring Season With Pair of Weekend Regattas
Bowdoin Athletics
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College sailing team opened its spring 2012 season in earnest last weekend, competing in a pair of regattas. The women's team, currently ranked 15th in the country, competed at the Navy Women's Regatta hosted by the US ...

Bowdoin Athletics

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 Inmarsat MCM Award top three
Sail World
They are, in no particular order: Leg 3 winner Amory Ross (Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg), Hamish Hooper (Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand) who took the first leg award and Yann Riou (Groupama Sailing Team), victor for the second leg from Cape ...

Sail World

Malahide Yacht Club Opens Redeveloped Dinghy Centre
#SAILING CLUB – Malahide Yacht Club has unveiled its newly re-developed Dinghy Sailing Centre at the Broadmeadows to herald a new era in the Club's dinghy racing and sail training activities, a move that coincides with a new membership drive.

Cygnet Regatta - Red Back takes line honours
Sail World
However, the red-hulled sloop's winning margins were just by seconds in the race from Kettering to Cygnet and in the Cygnet Regatta. Port Cygnet Sailing Club's attracted 68 entries from all Hobart, Channel and Huon River clubs.

Sail World

Smart Program For SL16 Sailors
International Sailing Federation
Following the success of the 2011 SL16 International Training Program, the SL16 Class have announced the start of a smart program for teams going to the 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. Set up for all youth multihull sailors...

International Sailing Federation

Harbor Cup/Cal Maritime Invitational Intercollegiate Regatta final day
Sail World
We had a good time sailing together for the last time.' Sunday's racing was often painful to watch, if not sail, but there was acceptable wind of 9 knots to start on time at 11:30 am But minute by minute it seemed to become more challenging as it faded ...

Sail World

How to pre-prepare for a sailing emergency
Sail World
Knowing the information above is vital for the first of these three three easy sailing tips that will help your boat to be emergency-ready and allowing for the unexpected. Scan your nautical chart. Look for white pockets of deeper water off the main ...

Sail World

Sonia sets sail as stars go distance for Sport Relief
Irish Independent
By Breda Heffernan and Ken Sweeney SONIA O'Sullivan found her sea legs yesterday as she joined other sport and television celebrities on the sailing section of a 1000-mile challenge around Ireland and the UK. The Olympic runner got together with rugby ...

Cultural Olympiad 2012 reaches the critical masses
The Guardian
The boat will be launched on 7 May, sailing to Portsmouth, Brighton, Hastings, Margate, before being put on a trailer for Milton Keynes. It will also be in Weymouth for the Olympic sailing events. "A lot of these objects would have ended up in a skip, ...

The Guardian

Foxall Victorious in Auckland
... his ninth voyage round the planet Groupama's only Irish crewmember Damian Foxall was ecstatic on Saturday as he and his team mates arrived victorious into Auckland into a crowd of 30000, describing the win as a major thrill in his sailing career.

San Francisco to Host 34th Americas Cup
Haute Living
by HauteLiving The America's Cup is one of the world's leading sporting competitions featuring the best sailors on the world's fastest boats, the wing-sailed AC45 and AC72 catamarans. Nearly 160 years old, it is oldest trophy in international sport.

Haute Living

Kris Fay and Morgan Frew dominate NSW Cherub State Championships
Sail World
Kris Fay and Morgan Frew, sailing Wally, capped off an outstanding season in the Cherub class by securing the 2011-12 NSW State Championship. While the pair from Belmont 16ft Sailing Club went in to the final round of the State Championships sailedat ...

Sail World

Hobart and William Smith Colleges - HWS sailing finishes 4th in St ...
St. Mary's Results | Navy Spring Women's Race Results The Hobart and William Smith sailing team took fourth out of 10 teams at the St. Mary's Team Race in St. Mary's Md., this weekend. William Smith sailors also claimed eighth out of 20 ...
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Penn Sailing Earns 5th Place Honors at ODU Spring Open ...
By mike
The Penn Sailing Team started off its Spring 2012 season by traveling south to Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia. It was also the first event of the season for many of the other teams in attendance. Skippering A Division was Junior ...
University of Pennsylvania Sailing Team

Setting sail in PDX | Portland State Vanguard
By Nilesh Tendolkar
“Sailing for me is a huge stress relief. It enables me the chance to clear my mind of the weekly list of to do's and focus solely on something I truly love doing,” McLean said. “I've found very few experiences that offer the same thrill and ...
Portland State Vanguard

America's Cup Sail | Spinnaker Sailing
Spinnaker Sailing, located in South Beach Harbor in San Francisco, offers a variety of services which includes sailing lessons and rentals, team challenge ...

2012 Extreme Sailing Series: China makes new 3 year commitment ...
30th August to 2nd September are new dates for Act 5 of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series, a week later than previously announced. The UK round of the ...

Split Olympic Sailing Week » www.finn-dinghy.de
First experience of sailing and regattas with dinghies from 1958 on the Uphuser sea, Hieve and the mouth of the EMS. It follow sailing and regattas with our ...

Qingdao to host 2012 Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 Apr 17-20 ...
At an official signing ceremony last week hosted by Ms Zang Aimin, Vice President of Qingdao Major International Sailing Events Organising Committee and ...

Global recession takes toll on Volvo Ocean Race | Te Waha Nui: "The recession has hit the Volvo Ocean Race which a decade ago had 50 entrants and now has six. Port director for the Auckland stopover Tom Mayo believes the event will continue, but puts the recent decline in boats down to the current economic situation. “Teams have always had to have a large budget to gain entry into this race. It takes around $15 to $20 million to put together a team.” Former volvo sailor Ben Costello took part in the event in 2008, and says over the last four it has been a strain to gain funding for teams. “It’s a massive investment for a sponsor.” But Mayo is confident in the future of the event. “We have a long term strategy to reduce costs…while keeping the event quality tight.”"

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