05 March 2012

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Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 consolidates lead
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama remain in the lead on the fourteenth day of racing in the second stage of leg four from Sanya to Auckland at the 1300 UTC report. The Doldrums have been traversed without hassle, both by those favouring the outer ringroad ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Goodbye Doldrums – hello Trades
At 1300 UTC today, Groupama was the fastest boat in the fleet, sailing in solid trade wind conditions at an average of 16.3 knots -- more than 2 knots faster than anyone else. On third placed Telefónica, despite being 142nm adrift of Groupama, ...


Telefonica struggles for once in Volvo Ocean Race after tough time in Solomon ...
Washington Post
AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Telefonica's hopes of sweeping the first four legs in the global Volvo Ocean Race looked in doubt on Sunday after the Spanish boat fell 138 nautical miles off the lead. Skipper Iker Martinez was nearly flawless in winning the ...

Telefonica struggles for once in Volvo Ocean Race
The Seattle Times
Telefonica's hopes of sweeping the first four legs in the global Volvo Ocean Race looked in doubt on Sunday after the Spanish boat fell 138 nautical miles off the lead. The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article.

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma Ocean Racing ready to fight
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 14 of the second stage of Leg 4. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'I don't see any chance for a seabreeze. For a seabreeze scenario you need hot air and cold air, ...

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Volvo Ocean Race fleet escapes the Doldrums
BYM News (press release)
The fleet racing in Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Auckland has finally escaped the Doldrums and is beginning to feel the effects of fresh south-easterly trade winds, which will build right-handed to the benefit of leader Franck Cammas and his men on ...

Volvo Ocean Race - A story of east versus west?
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race - Puma MCM, Amory Ross, shares with us the latest on the crew's progress as they continue their journey towards Auckland. I hope they're showing the classic film 'West Side Story' in the Auckland race village.

Source: America's Cup Event Authority
Sacramento Bee
By Jeff Mitchell While it won't exactly be a seagoing version of a NASCAR race, next year'sAmerica's Cup sailing competition in the San Francisco Bay won't exactly be your grandfather's regatta, either. Actually, far from it, say organizers for the ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet departs Qingdao
Sail World
The spectacular welcome ceremonies the individual teams received upon their arrival at the Olympic Sailing Centre was exceeded by an even more lavish departure ceremony shown live on Chinese television. The red carpet was rolled out for the ten ...

Sail World

Sailing-Spanish hopes for four-in-row victory fading
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
AUCKLAND, March 4 - Spanish boat Telefonica's hopes of a fourth leg win in succession in theVolvo Ocean Race were hanging by a thread on Sunday after falling 138 nautical miles off the lead in the race from China to New Zealand.

Interschool Sailing Festival organised by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
BYM News (press release)
The 2012 Interschool Sailing Festival attracted 150 sailors across 20 teams. As in past year,s teams were split into two divisions sailing a round-robin format to decide who would qualify for the 3rd and 4th match and the finals.

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
They've got stronger winds but are sailing towards unknown waters, including uncharted passages, mystery currents, and fluky winds. But that's what ocean racing is all about, isn't it? Weather, navigation, boat handling, and decision making are all ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
We've already experienced a decline in wind strength and can no longer sail the fast angles we were able to, only a few hours ago. These symptoms are expected to worsen on our approach to San Cristobal – the easternmost island – as we begin to feel the ...

UK. Hollowell Sailing Club crowned RYA Club of the Year
BYM News (press release)
Hollowell Sailing Club are the 2012 RYA Club of the Year. The club received their award from Team Volvo and Skandia Team GBR's Saskia Clark and Hannah Mills and RYA CEO Sarah Treseder, at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show yesterday (Saturday 03 March 2012).

Optimist Tasmanian Championship - Young sailors show their skills
Sail World
Tasmanian sailing has the young talent to put up a strong showing against more than 200 sailors from mainland states expected to contest the Australian championship for the International Optimist class on the Derwent next January.

Sail World

J Sailors Lovin' Sailing Heineken St Maarten Regatta
J/Sailnig News (blog)
"The Heineken Regatta" is a unique blend of International sailing, with boats from as far away as Russia and Brazil, and musical talent the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, the Marley Brothers, Maxi Priest and Wyclef Jean to name a few.

Optimists take over the Derwent
The biggest fleet of Optimist dinghies seen on Hobart's River Derwent, 58 in total, is contesting the Tasmanian Championship off Sandy Bay Sailing Club on Nutgrove Beach this weekend. In 10 months' time, between 200 and 250 of the world's biggest ...


Yachtsman Russell arrives in China
Berwick Today
The Geraldton Western Australia team was greeted at the Qingdao Olympic SailingCentre with a spectacular ceremony including fireworks, drums and dozens of Chinese and international media who all fought to get pictures and interviews with the heroic ...

Berwick Today

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta day 2 big breeze
Sail World
On the one hand, the solid air pressure provided sporty, challenging, and ideal sailingconditions for the traditional Day 2 race to Marigot, on the island's French side, for most of the competitors in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta fleet.

Sail World

Bala nurse Elin Haf Davies sets sail across the Pacific in latest maritime ...
BBC News
"This time I'm crossing the pacific, but I'll be sailing instead of rowing so it's quite a different challenge," she added. Dr Davies, 35, a scientific advisor for the European Medicine Agency, is competing in the world's longest yacht race.

BBC News

No government clearance for Indian sailors
The waters are churning, there is turmoil on the high seas as a couple of sailors have accused the Yachting Association of India (YAI), the sport's apex body, of depriving them of an opportunity to compete in the recently concluded Asian Sailing ...


J/24s Sailing Sydney Harbour Regattas!
J/Sailnig News (blog)
We constantly hear you want more one-design racing-- so here goes: We encourage all boat owners in Sydney to enter the Sydney Harbour Regatta on 10 & 11 March – we currently have a small J/24 Division and would love to make this a worthwhile event.

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama extends after island sortie puts Telefonoica back ...
BYM News (press release)
At 1300 UTC today Groupama were the fastest boat in the fleet sailing in solid trade wind conditions at an average of 16.3 knots -- more than two knots faster then anyone else. On third placed Telefónica, despite being 142 nm adrift of Groupama, ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica prepares for New Caledonia
BYM News (press release)
The Spanish team has been defending their third spot in the provisional rankings tooth and nail throughout the night and whilst “Groupama” and “Puma” have notched up better data, the Spanish yacht “Telefónica” was sailing faster than the Frenchs and ...

J/70 Ready to Roll for New York YC Qualifiers
Sail World
What's not to like about this ramp-launchable, trailerable sailing machine? J/70 has something for everyone-- easy-to-store, easy-to-launch anywhere there's a driveway and a boat ramp; comfortable cockpit with lifelines for safety; small cabin with ...

Sail World

Eye of the Wind in the Caribbean
Sail World
The over 100 years old vessel was on a short stop over before sailing to Bermuda and crossing the Atlantic to the Azores and further on to Europe. Her imposing figure has attracted the attention of the film industry in previous years, so she crossed ...

Sail World

Weather predictions fail to deter classic boaties
"Sunday was absolutely perfect, with a great crowd, a full schedule of events and just enough breeze for the sailing races." Prizes were given at an awards dinner at Rotoiti Lodge on Saturday night, with the Jens Hansen Cup for best vessel overall ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Tensions build in east versus west duel
BYM News (press release)
In the east, leaders Groupama sailing team, PUMA and Abu Dhabi have their own issues of concern today as their approach to San Christobal, the south eastern most point of the Solomon's, is expected to herald less wind. “We're no doubt clinging to the ...

Rees takes series double
Tasmania Mercury
The biggest fleet of Optimist dinghies ever seen on the Derwent 58 of the single-sailed pram dinghies is contesting the state championship at Sandy Bay Sailing Club. In the open division the stand-out skippers yesterday were Hugh Hinkling from Sandy ...

Throwing caution to the wind
Calgary Herald
The slightly built 28-year-old from Carnac, in Brittany, northwest France, told reporters before setting off that the crossing was "above all a way for me to live my passion of sailing on the ocean." "I love the ocean. I can't wait to get out there, ...

Global Ocean Race :Marco Nannini and Hugo Ramon take second in Punta
BYM News (press release)
“It was pretty much like sailing on the Grand Banks in the OSTAR,” reports Nannini of their trip to 60S. “It's just very, very miserable down there, but we had very light winds when we were down there, which is surprising for where we were.

US Navy rescues Iranian in capsized boat
The coastal patrol boat USS Firebolt and the US Coast Guard cutter Maui conducted a search and rescue mission for survivors of the capsized Iranian dhow -- a sailing vessel typically used to haul cargo -- on Saturday and Sunday, the Navy said in a ...

"Champagne Sailing" | Photo
"Champagne Sailing" once the wind fills again, with big winds, blue oceans, warm water, and clear skies. PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG dur...

Olympic sailing 'on level course' |
Racing on the London 2012 sailing course will be level and fair to help avoid the media flashpoint after Ben Ainslie's shock disqualification from the World ...

Retracing Roots - Paris 1924 Olympic Sailing Competition - boatingOZ
Olympic Sailing was somewhat downsized in 1924 with just three disciplines on show compared to the 14 at Antwerp 1920. With this in mind, and an emphasis ...

Olympic sailors past and present open RYA Volvo Dinghy Show ...
Olympic sailors past and present open RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2012. Come along and see for yourself... Team GB 470 sailors Saskia Clark and Hannah Mills ...

It was 100 years ago today, the Selandia first sailed away
The Copenhagen Post
Somehow she ended up being sent to a Japanese firm, sailing in Japanese waters under the Japanese flag during the Second World War, though still with a Finnish crew. On 26 January 1942, 30 years to the day after her first trial sailing, the Tornator, ...

The Copenhagen Post

Keep the boats running
Buffalo News
The last sailing of the venerable Maid of the Mist may already be in the cards. If so, it would bring an end to four decades of operation by the Glynn family and would count as a turning point in the story of tourism in Western New York.

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