06 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race video - on to Auckland

The teams are feeling the pressure as Auckland "mileage to go" clicks down.
Volvo Ocean Race Tracker 

Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica hopes tumble as Puma make inroads to Groupama's lead
Spanish boat Telefonica's hopes of a fourth leg win in a row in the Volvo Ocean Racewere hanging by a thread Sunday after falling 138 nautical miles off the lead in the race from China to New Zealand. By Telegraph staff Skipper Iker Martinez, ...


Volvo Ocean Race : West abandoned as volatile weather threatens status quo
BYM News (press release)
The even spilt in the fleet which has prevailed for the past week began to diminish today as the leading pair, Groupama sailing team and PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG tried to translate their easterly separation into genuine distance ahead and ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama shoots through
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is converging on Groupama 4, and the French team's lead has been up and down like a yoyo for much of today, dropping to 53nautical miles at 1000 UTC, before steadily climbing in the afternoon. At 1900 UTC tonight, ...


Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica gains west on the approach to New Caledonia
BYM News (press release)
There's not long to go and it looks like we are doing better in racing terms”, commented Pablo Arrarte. As the sailor from Cantabria commented, the heat continues to be unbearable and the consequences really are uncomfortable, but fortunately “although ...

VIDEO: Groupama leads the charge to Auckland in Volvo Ocean Race
3News NZ
Eight days into leg four of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 and the fleet were still geographically north of their start point in Sanya, at the southern tip of China, heading north-east to pick up the easterly trade winds that would carry them south to ...

3News NZ

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma skipper on the unsure outcome
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race - Puma skipper, Ken Read, shares with us the latest on the crew's progress as they enter day fourteen of Leg 4. I know I haven't blogged for a while because quite honestly, I have been pretty busy. In a strange way…dodging squall ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race update 5 Mar | The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
Volvo Ocean Race charts courtesy of Expedition/Tasman Bay Navigation Systems and high res GRIB (European model) from PredictWind ... The European GRIB (shown above) indicates that the leaders will be sailing into more breeze.
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Vernon Stratton Memorial Regatta Saturday 10 March
BYM News (press release)
In this Olympic year we like to remember just how much of Great Britain's current success in Olympic sailing is a direct consequence of seeds sown by Vernon's Stratton strong leadership back in the 1960s, 70s and early 80s.

Sailing: Clipper yachts set off for California
Channel News Asia
They then left the Olympic Sailing Centre to the sound of drums and thousands of cheering locals, as well as the sights of dragon dancers and fireworks. The crew on board the Singapore yacht are looking forward to the Pacific challenge, ...

Clipper Round the World Race fleet set sail for San Francisco Bay
Sail World
After a spectacular visit and farewell ceremony held in China's Olympic Sailing City, where drummers and thousands of spectators flocked to wish the teams well, the Race Director instructed the fleet to begin motoring towards a waypoint 25 miles ...

Sail World

Sailing: Fekkes brothers honoured at Sports Awards
Larne Times
The sailing duo blazed a trail back in the summer of 1991 when they were crowned GP14 World Champions in New Jersey, USA. On Thursday evening they were honoured by their home town at the sixth annual awards which took place at the McNeill Theatre.

Larne Times

Maine Adventure Sailing - Thorfinn Expeditions
VillageSoup Belfast
By Thorfinn Expeditions Inc. | Mar 05, 2012 Experience the Maine Coast on an adventure sailing trip with Thorfinn Expeditions. Thorfinn operates a Maine built Presto 30 which is fast, fun and simple to sail. The boat has the ability operate in as ...

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Zwitserleven Sailing Week again the ultimate battle for beach cat sailors
BYM News (press release)
In 2012, the Zwitserleven Sailing Week (Zeilweek) on the Dutch Wadden Isle Texel is again the ultimate battle for international beach cat sailors. The Sailing Week starts Wednesday June 6th and lasts four days. The climax will be the 35th Round Texel ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
And, in the case of tonight, we finally enjoy a beautiful star-filled, moonlit night that has us sailingfast yet not getting pummeled by water in the chest every 10 seconds. And, we are actually heading south still, in the general direction of our ...

Washington College Sailing 12th at Graham Hall Team Race
Entertainment News from AP ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Washington College sailing team finished 12th of 16 teams at the Graham Hall Team Race, hosted by Navy, this weekend. The full 16-team field sailed a full round robin on Saturday.

Boaters risk fines for sailing out of UK waters
According to the Association, many owners will have to lie when they sign declarations saying that they are not sailing into international waters using red diesel, a situation which it described as “totally unacceptable.” It also voiced fears that the ...


Volvo Ocean Race – Groupama 4 trundle along
Sail World
Early this Monday afternoon, they were benefiting from around twelve knots of easterly wind, whilst nearly all the rest of the fleet were sailing in a SSE'ly air flow! This unforeseen cloud attack has forced the Spanish and the New Zealanders into a ...

Sail World

Triton Survey: Sailing offers many skills for yachties
The Triton
By Lucy Chabot Reed After last month's education in advice for young yacht crew, we noticed some common thoughts: “go sailing”, “study the craft”, “get your sea legs”, “learn how to handle lines”. It sounded like captains (who happened to be the ...

NBC hopes technology, scenery will attract fans to sailing
By TOM FITZGERALD, San Francisco Chronicle NBC is banking that many sports fans will pull away from pro football and baseball on a September weekend in 2013 to watch a sailing race. With a host of technological innovations, the NBC Sports Group will ...

City of Oakland and 2012 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show to Host Official ...
MarketWatch (press release)
OAKLAND, Calif., Mar 05, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Strictly Sail Pacific, Oakland Mayor Quan, local businesses, and the entire sailing community will join forces to welcome and host the 250-plus crew members of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht ...

Clipper Race: Thousands bid fleet farewell in Qingdao
The Clipper 11-12 Race fleet has departed Qingdao today and the spectacular welcome ceremonies the individual teams received upon their arrival at the Olympic SailingCentre was exceeded by an even more lavish departure ceremony, shown live on Chinese ...


Triton Survey: More comments on sailing skills
The Triton
Just to understand the dynamics of sailing and how the wind can work for you or against you.Sailing teaches you the basics of set and drift and how the wind will affect any boat on the water. It also teaches you the limitations that sailboats face ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Saturday party, Sunday finish predicted for Leg 4
Sail World
And then there is the issue of how the yachts handle the transition into the SE Trades, with the Volvo Ocean Race dashboard showing that the race leader, Groupama had hit a soft spot in the breeze and was sailing at an average speed of just under 7kts ...

Sail World

Manning Regatta - Like father, like son
Sail World
So it was for Chuck Sinks and 16-year-old offspring Scott of San Diego Yacht Clubwho left with first-place trophies. Chuck, a longtime successful presence on the areasailing scene, and his crew Jessica Dias overhauled the Doug Hart/Ryan Hopps team to ...

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Collapse of America's Cup piers deal a blow to SF
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Three hours later, the mayor was before a bank of cameras acknowledging that 13 acres of concrete and pilings known as Piers 30-32, which the city has tried unsuccessfully to develop for decades, would no longer be rehabilitated to serve as sailing ...

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover News 13 - The man at the helm
Sail World
“Nobody likes to sail to a moving target,” says Lloyd. Twenty-one Kiwis on five of the six strong fleet will be sailing home to New Zealand on this Leg but, according to Jack, Auckland is a special destination for most of the crews.

Sail World

Yacht gift for charity's sailing work
British Forces News
The charity Toe In The Water, which uses sailing to help injured servicemen and women regain their confidence, has been given a Farr 52 racing yacht. Its owners - Tony Hayward, Sam Laidlaw, and Rob Gray - donated "Bob" to support the tri-service ...

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Wind gods unleash their power
Sail World
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 32nd edition was held from 1st to 4th March 2012 off Simpson Bay. On the first day of the regatta, the breeze was sharp and steady. On the second day of the annual Caribbean sailing festival, it blew harder still.

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Volvo Ocean Race: Auckland amps up as Race Village opening nears
Sail World
The Race Village, at Viaduct Harbour, will throw open its doors to the public at 9am on Thursday, kicking off 10 days of celebrations marking the Volvo Ocean Race's return to the City of Sails and the completion of Leg 4. The Auckland Race Village is ...

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Bone: Wright Ready to Represent Canada
Wright's first splash of success occurred at the age of 14 when he won the Canadian Championship while sailing the Byte class. He then followed that up with a third place finish at the Youth Nationals. Wright started to makes waves on the international ...


Sailing Lake Mission Viejo | Orange County
By kaitlin
Safe, easy and fun! This 12 hour basic sailing courses is designed for adults and mature teens. We'll cover boating safety, basic sloop rigging, points of sail and sailing skills development.
Orange County

Visit Malta continues to back Sailing Logic Reflex 38 | The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
After highly successful racing seasons in 2010 and 2011, Southampton-based Sailing Logic has announced that the Malta Tourism Authority has again renewed their commitment to the Reflex 38 yacht, Visit Malta Puma and its teams of ...
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Coconut Grove Grapevine: Bacardi Miami Sailing Week welcomes ...
By Grapevine
During Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (now through 10, in Coconut Grove), sailors will be able to enjoy themselves in the hospitality lounge, at Bacardi Rum tastings, as well as the daily prize giving for the top-three finishers and the final awards ...
Coconut Grove Grapevine

Sarah Hebert – Sailing Across the Atlantic by Windsurfer? | Old Salt ...
By Rick Spilman
Ms. Hebert is being accompanied by a 15 meter sailing catamaran. She windsurfs all day and them sleeps on board at night. She restarts her sailing the next morning at the same GPS coordinates at which she ended the night before.
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Roger Williams University Athletics - Second and sixth for Sailing in ...
BRISTOL, R.I. – The Roger Williams University Sailing team began the spring portion of the 2011-12 season with regattas at Navy and MIT, where the Hawks placed second and sixth. At the Graham Hall Team Race at Navy, the Hawks ...
Roger Williams University Athletics

Put the Bow Down | Port Townsend Sailing Association
Last weekend, I sailed the stars with my dad who had very little tiller time in the class. The vast majority of his sailing experience has been in dinghies and.
Port Townsend Sailing Association

NBC acquires rights to broadcast America's Cup sailing - 03.01.12 ...
NBC acquires rights to broadcast America's Cup sailing regatta in 2013 - SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The America's Cup will be on network TV for the first time since ...

Host of Olympic sailors open RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2012 - Yachts ...
Team GB 470 sailors Saskia Clark and Hannah Mills were joined by 1996 Paralympic Gold medallist Andy Cassell and 1988 gold medallist Mike McIntryre to ...

Annalise Recognised for Olympic Sailing Achievement
SAILING – Olympic Single handed sailor Annalise Murphy was recognised at home on Saturday night when the 22–year–old National Yacht Club sailor who w ...

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