20 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race video: Once More Unto the Breach


Icebergs force Ocean Race course change
Stuff.co.nz
NEW PROBLEM: Crews in the Volvo Ocean Race have icebergs to contend with, as well as freezing, treacherous weather. The round the world yacht fleet has been issued with a new iceberg warning for the Southern Ocean on top of the pounding they are ...

Stuff.co.nz

Yachting: Storm 'kick in guts' for Abu Dhabi
New Zealand Herald
By Dana Johannsen Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker says his team have been dealt a "meteorological kick in the guts" after potentially boat-breaking conditions in the Colville Channel forced them to delay their bid to rejoin the Volvo Ocean Race.

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica takes control on course for Cape Horn
BYM News (press release)
24 hours after the start of the fifth leg in the Volvo Ocean Race and with the fleet now well into the Pacific Ocean, Iker Martínez and his “Telefónica” crew have taken control at the front as the most southerly and easterly boat also notching up ...

Volvo Ocean Race: 'The hardest opening night I have ever done' + Video
Sail World
But seriously sailing and controlling the boat in these sorts of conditions shows true seamanship. It is mighty impressive, man against the elements. This morning Stu Bannatyne came below deck for the first time since we left Auckland, blood shot eyes, ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 - Puma prepares for dangers ahead + Video
Sail World
I had heard so much about 'En-Zed,' so many good things about the people, the islands, and their passion for sailing, and it was all correct. The only problem I have is that we didn't get to stay longer! So thank you Auckland, I look forward to ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race fleet blasting towards the Roaring Forties
BYM News (press release)
With sheets cracked, the six-boat Volvo fleet led by Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) is blast-reaching towards 40 degrees south at speeds of 17 to 18 knots. But, before the sleigh ride of the Roaring Forties towards Cape Horn can begin in earnest, ...

Yachting: Telefonica maintains lead in Volvo Ocean Race
Channel News Asia
WELLINGTON: Spain's Telefonica battled heavy seas to maintain a narrow lead in the Volvo Ocean Race Monday, as the crew of Abu Dhabi scrambled to repair their vessel after being forced back to harbour. With the fleet reduced to five yachts after Abu ...

Will Auckland remain a Volvo stopover?
Stuff.co.nz
It may be dubbed "the spiritual home" of the round-the-world race, but New Zealand may need to have a boat in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race to see Auckland reincluded on the route. As six-strong fleet left Auckland after a week-long stopover - arguably ...

Stuff.co.nz

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper leads on brutal opening night
YACHTe.com.au
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand is leading the Volvo Ocean Race fleet in a battle against more than 37-knot winds and 6 metre seas on the brutal opening night of Leg 5 that has already forced Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing back to port with damage.

YACHTe.com.au

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi's repairs complete and restarts Leg 5
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race reports that Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have left Auckland to rejoin the Volvo Ocean Race fleet after completing repairs to their yacht Azzam around 12 hours earlier than expected. The Abu Dhabi shore team worked through the night to fix ...

Sail World

Azzam rejoins action in Leg 5 of Volvo Ocean Race
The National
Jules Salter, the Abu Dhabi navigator, notified race control that the Abu Dhabi team had rejoined the leg at 11.30am (UAE time) close to the spot where they were forced to turn back just hours after the start on Sunday. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racingreturned ...

The National

Abu Dhabi to resume racing
Stuff.co.nz
Just 12 hours after they slunk back to the dock in Auckland last night, Abu Dhabi Racing were ready to race back to sea to join the battered Volvo Ocean Race fleet trying to make headway in their dive into the Southern Ocean.

Stuff.co.nz

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi leaves New Zealand coast in 55kt winds
Sail World
Abu Dhabi, the Farr designed Volvo 70 appears to have cleared the Hauraki Gulf and resumed racing on the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Strong winds are still blowing in the area with gusts of over 55kts being recorded at Channel Island in the...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica moves to the front
YACHTe.com.au
At 1900 UTC tonight, Team Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) took a slim 4 nautical mile lead from Camper, as Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Auckland to Brazil receives the predicted battering less than 24 hours into the leg.

YACHTe.com.au

Volvo fleet battle 50 knot winds
Newstalk ZB
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet are battling 50 knot winds east of New Zealand two days into leg five of the race to Brazil. Overall race leader Telefonica has opening up a 15 nautical mile lead on Team New Zealand's Camper with Groupama in third place.

London 2012: Dorset torch relay to visit Hovis ad street
BBC News
The Olympic flame will visit the street used in a famous 1970s Hovis advert and the Games' sailing venue when it passes through Dorset. The exact route of theOlympic torch relay around the UK has been announced by the Games organisers, Locog.

BBC News

SAILING: Pletsch, Millbourn win Flying Scott
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sailboats compete in the Sarasota One Design Midwinters Regatta at the Sailing Squadron in Sarasota on Saturday, March 18, 2012. By Jim Brockman, Correspondent CITY ISLAND — Skipper Ron Pletsch and crew member Barry Millbourn aboard Sidewalk Express ...

LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS: Best friends Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson go in search ...
Daily Mail
But what about when the end game is Olympic gold, what then? Happily, as Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson will testify, the two can go hand in hand with spectacular results. The pair swept to victory in Beijing four years ago in the oldest of the sailing ...

Daily Mail

Sailors land government support
Caymanian Compass
Four young sailors from the Cayman Sailing Programme took part in the Race Cayman 2012 competition, proving the success of the Ministry of Sports and the Cayman Islands SailingCentre's joint sailing development initiative.

Australian Sailing Team 2012 - London and beyond
Sail World
Defending World Champions, returning Olympic Gold medalists and stars for the future have all been named in the 2012 Australian Sailing Team, racing against the best sailors in the world in the coming year. Australian Sailing Team athletes will compete ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race – Groupama 4 bound for roaring forties
Sail World
However, the transition wasn't very smooth as it took a further six hours of close-hauled sailing before the sheets could finally be eased. Gradually distancing themselves from the influence of the tropical depression, Groupama 4 was able to accelerate ...

Sail World

Sailing Weekend Recap – March 17-18: Privateers Place Second To Hosts USF At ...
Maritime College Athletics
THROGGS NECK, NY (March 19, 2012) – The Maritime sailing team competed in the Mendelblatt Team Race hosted by the University of South Florida this past weekend in Tampa Bay. Below is a recap of the weekend's event. Maritime traveled south to St.

Abu Dhabi repaired and ready to race
TVNZ
The Abu Dhabi shore team worked through the night to fix structural damage in the bow of Azzam - and just 12 hours after arriving back in Auckland the sailors were headed back out to sea. Ian Walker's crew must now play catch-up to rejoin their five ...

Ficker Cup sailors hope to follow Brady's course
BYM News (press release)
The right way to a successful sailing career. "The Congressional Cup gave us the credibility to get invites to other events around the world," Brady said. This year's Ficker Cup competitors can draw high hope from Brady's past.

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi shelters in Hauraki Gulf
Sail World
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has issued a statement saying that they will delay their restart of Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race to avoid potentially boat-breaking conditions in the South Pacific. The statement says that Ian Walker's team set sail again from ...

Sail World

Sailing Week Seeking Volunteers
Caribarena Antigua
Antigua St John's - Antigua Sailing Week is looking for volunteers to assist with every aspect of the event, not only during the event, but also in the lead-up to the event. To that end, a volunteer recruitment afternoon will be held upstairs the ...

Caribarena Antigua

Regatta lives to see another day
The Ashburton Guardian
By Jonathan Leask March 20, 2012 The sunshine and a big turnout helped save the Ashburton Sailing Clubs Classic Boat Regatta. The annual classic boat regatta was in danger of having its last hurrah on Lake Hood on Sunday but a big turnout convinced ...

GJW Direct Partner the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club
PR Web (press release)
The Club, located in Abersoch in North Wales, is situated and designed to host the whole range of Sailing Events, with accommodation to suit everyone from luxury hotels, self catering houses, bed and breakfast and camp sites.

PR Web (press release)

Extreme Sailing Series host venue bidding process commences
Sail World
The tender and selection process for venues with interest in hosting an ExtremeSailing Series event between 2013-2016 has begun, with three new slots opening up in 2013. The bid process closes 18th May 2012, with Host Venue decisions made by 29th June ...

Sail World

Global Ocean Race - Cessna Citation make co-skipper change
Sail World
Cavanough has an immensely diverse sailing background from racing in the Sabot Nationals in his native Australia in the early 1990's, to the rarefied air of the international superyacht circuit and the polar opposite of Mini 6.50 racing.

Sail World

Nicole Breault Wins Butler Cup, Next Stop, Ficker Cup
International Sailing Federation
In sailboat racing good breeze is a good thing. But too much is not so good. Such was the case this Sunday in the California Dreamin' Series Butler Cup, an ISAF Grade 3 match race hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club. With a severe storm watch in effect and ...

International Sailing Federation

Weymouth caravan site set to celebrate 25th anniversary with upgrades
Caravan Times
Already looking forward to the Olympic sailing events that will take place in Weymouth, 2012 is proving an eventful year for East Fleet Farm Touring Park. Ahead of the sporting events, the site owners are planning a raft of new investment too.

Caravan Times

12th Philippine Hobie Challenge sails to finish in El Nido
GMA News
After six days of sailing, the shores of Palawan celebrated the end of the Blackberry 12th Philippine Hobie Challenge. The five-leg challenge that took place near various islands of Palawan saw the Hobie Cat Australasia team of Mick Butler and Bradley ...

Weymouth & Portland Olympic Live Site
Dorset Newsroom
Weymouth & Portland Live, which will be free to enter, will be based centrally on Weymouth's golden beach overlooking the spectacular bay where the Great Britain Sailing Team will compete against the world's top sailors for Olympic honors.

Queer New York: Queer Sailing in NYC - First time on the water in ...
By riot
Naturally, I knew almost nothing about boats and had hardly been on them, until sailing with Static last Summer caused a whole new area of geeky enthusiasm to bloom in my heart! I've already learned a ton, including that sailing is mostly the ...
Queer New York

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