08 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race to Auckland: Groupama leads [video]


It's the final part of Leg 4 and thoughts have turned to family, friends and the to-do list in Auckland.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker 

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: nervous Groupama find windless zone but maintain 100 ...
Telegraph.co.uk
By Telegraph staff The French team hit a "brick wall" of light winds on the run to Auckland, allowing Spain's Telefonica, which won the first three Volvo Ocean Race legs, to close the gap on the leaders after surging to second place at the expense of ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 prepare for long day ahead
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 lead has dropped from a 149.50 mile lead to 95.5 miles on the eighteenth day of racing in the second stage of leg four from Sanya to Auckland at the 1600 UTC report. Before they can step onto the dock in Auckland, ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Slick French transition secures solid lead on approach to ...
BYM News (press release)
Second placed Team Telefónica, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG in third and CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand in fourth are not expected to get into the fresher south east winds before 1500 UTC today. Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in fifth ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonic defends 2nd place at under 48 hours from finish ...
BYM News (press release)
In second position, “Telefónica” continues on course to Auckland (New Zealand) with “Groupama” in their sights, currently some one hundred miles ahead . Astern America's “Puma” is 12.5 miles behind and New Zealand entry “Camper” is 35.5 miles away.

Volvo Ocean Race team Puma Ocean Racing suffer raincloud induced agony
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 18 of the second stage of Leg 4. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'Do you think it's time for the last clean shirt?' Rome Kirby. There are very few things in this world I hate.

Sail World

Yachting: Blasting down the east coast
New Zealand Herald
By Dana Johannsen The Volvo Ocean Race is coming home, trumpeted officials when they opened the Auckland race village this week. The arrival of the fleet this weekend will signal the return to Auckland of the round-the-world race for the first time in ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama team in adrenaline rush to Cape Reinga
BYM News (press release)
Overnight, runaway leaders in Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race Groupama sailing team (Franck Cammas/FRA) began the long beat up towards Cape Reinga on the northern tip of New Zealand's North Island. As the tacking frenzy continued, Groupama's lead was ...

Volvo Ocean Race: The battle tightens as North Cape beckons
Sail World
While the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race looks to be Groupama's to lose, the battle for the other two podium places has tightened over the past 24 hours. A trough of low pressure in the Tasman Sea may work in favour of both Camper and Puma as they ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama back in business
BYM News (press release)
Just 35 nautical miles separated third-placed PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG from CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand at 0100 UTC. After PUMA surrendered second place to Telefónica yesterday, CAMPER helmsman Tony Rae said their chance of catching ...

Volvo Ocean Race : CAMPER and PUMA: 'Game on'
BYM News (press release)
CAMPER are putting the pressure on PUMA as the race for third place heats up with more than 600 nautical miles of tricky race track remaining to the Auckland finish. At 0700 UTC fourth placed CAMPER were trailing third placed PUMA by 24 nautical miles.

LBSU Sailing Shows Well In Newport
Gazette Newspapers
The Long Beach State Sailing team had a very competitive race series (Regattas) at The South Series 3 & 4, hosted by UC Irvine at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club on Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 26th. Taking 2nd place overall on Saturday ...

LYME REGIS: Sailing clubs forge new friendships at dinner
View Online
A GROUP of 35 guests from Lyme Regis Sailing Club were welcomed to a dinner hosted by Axe Yacht Club on Saturday evening. Initiated by Bob and Shelagh Mercer, who are members of both clubs, and organised with Axe Yacht Club commodore social, ...

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WA Open Bic Cup Regatta action packed
Sail World
WA Open Bic Cup Regatta 2012 was held over the long March weekend (3rd to 5th) in Bunbury where WA Sailors from the Open Bic class of sailing dingy converged on Koombana Bay Sailing Club. Light winds over most of the series meant the sailorsneeded to ...

Sail World

Miami Sailing Week - Stars back on the Bay
Sail World
At Miami Sailing Week, conditions for the day were near perfect as 51 teams of Starsailors headed out on Biscayne Bay for the first day of racing. Headlining Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank, the Stars will race alone through ...

Sail World

Any other business: A lesson for Osborne from my sailing holiday: ignore the ...
Spectator.co.uk
In my early twenties I spent memorable holidays crewing on a yacht in the Mediterranean. One afternoon we were entering the creek-like port of Ciudadella in Menorca when we realised that a departing car ferry was heading straight for us, ...

Spectator.co.uk

Sailing: Nauticzone snapshot of recreational sector in Italy
ANSAmed
(ANSAmed) - TRIESTE, MARCH 8 - A snapshot of the potential and criticalities of the yachting industry, particularly in terms of the services offered was taken by the study by Nauticzone (development group of the incubator of Area Science Park ...

Aqua-Firma Announce 2013 Dates for North Spitsbergen Sailing Voyages
PR.com (press release)
Wilderness & Wildlife travel experts Aqua-Firma announce 2013 dates for their North SpitsbergenSailing Voyages. Departing in June next year during the midnight sun, passengers are likely to encounter vast amounts of fascinating wildlife, ...

Junior Optimist sailing open day
Dundalk Argus
NEXT SATURDAY will see the launch of the Optimist Junior Sailing programme 2012 with an Open Day in Carlingford Sailing club. The aim of the programme is to make sailing as affordable to as many junior members as possible. The programme began last year ...

Competition: Name Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page's Olympic 470
My Sailing
Australians can participate via a link on the Australian Sailing Team website or directly to their website, BelcherPage2012 where they are able to choose their favourite from five names. The shortlist of names include Nine, Bewitched, Invasion, ...

My Sailing

Princess Anne to visit Osmington White Horse
Dorset Echo
This royal recognition will be welcomed by volunteers who spent more than two years restoring the White Horse back to its original condition in time for the Olympic sailing events. The Princess Royal will meet volunteers and unveil a plaque which will ...

Race Cayman 2012
Cayman 27
By Kevin Watler , CITN Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC) will be hosting Race Cayman 2012 15th – 18th March. Racing takes place in North Sound and will include the Western Caribbean and Open Optimist Dinghy Championship and the J22 International ...

Dahes set to clinch pole position
gulfnews.com
Dubai Dahes looks set to clinch overall honours at the end of the fourth and final round of the Dubai Traditional 22ft Dhow Sailing Championship to be hosted by the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) Friday. Skippered by Mohammad Abdullah Mohammad ...

gulfnews.com

Australian world champion sailors ask for help to name their boat
YACHTe.com.au
Australian sailors Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page are offering the chance for people to get behind their Olympic campaign in a new way by naming the boat they will race at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Belcher and Page have a tradition of naming ...

YACHTe.com.au

Cygnet Regatta at Port Cygnet Yacht Club preview
Sail World
Back on the Derwent, Kingston Beach Sailing Club is expecting a fleet of up to 50 Sabots from around the State and about a dozen B14 skiffs for their Tasmanian championships over the weekend. by Peter Campbell ' Close racing on beautiful Port Cygnet ...

Sail World

Dragon fleet Announces New Sponsor for 'Biggest Ever' Season
Afloat
Private Client Investment Managers Brewin Dolphin, who recently entered the Irish market with their acquisition of Tilman Asset Management, are continuing their recent history of sport sponsorship by backing one of sailing's most prestigious ...

America's Cup longshot: Exhibition in New York
San Francisco Chronicle
While the big races are still more than a year away, sailing certainly hasn't captivated the mainstream American sporting public. Turnout for exhibition races in San Diego in December was disappointing. Ahead of a June 1 entry deadline, only four teams ...

Water Dragon Welcomes Rolex China Sea Race Anniversary
International Sailing Federation
Ahead of the golden anniversary of one of the RHKYC's best loved events, RHKYC Commodore Ambrose Lo remarked, "Fifty years is a significant milestone for any sailing event, and the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is proud that, in that time, ...

International Sailing Federation

N.C. Community Sailing & Rowing open on weekends | Huntersville ...
By CW Web Admin
CORNELIUS – N.C. Community Sailing & Rowing, located at Blythe Landing Park in Cornelius, is now open on weekends. Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation has amended the N.C. Community Sailing and Rowing lease to allow for ...
Huntersville Herald

Isara 50 to be Introduced at Annapolis Spring ... - Blue Water Sailing
By sarah
... this team has designed a boat that assigned equal importance to providing a high level of quality and usability in every area from styling to ergonomics with the need to provide a well performing “blue water capable” sailing catamaran.
Multihulls Quarterly • The...

08.03.2012 – Olympic Classes - Olympic Sailing Week
Melges 20 & 24, J/80, Viper - Miami Sailing Week - Miami FL, USA ... The Olympic Sailing Week 2012 in split begins today with a record particpation of 160 boats ...
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NBC acquires rights to broadcast America's Cup sailing regatta ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The America's Cup will be on network TV for the first time since 1992 when NBC broadcasts the first two races of sailing's.
www.sailnet.com/.../84523-nbc-acquires-rights-broadcast-ame...

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