25 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: A Wing and a Prayer [video]

The fleet are now in the middle of the Southern Ocean. Camper face some repair difficulties and Abu Dhabi look to the skies.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker  

Volvo Ocean Race: Caution on the course as Camper slows for repairs
In third position, Puma Ocean Racing Powered by Berg's Aussie navigator, Tom Addis said his team were pushing at about 85 percent. “With 30 knots of breeze in flat water, these boats sail incredibly fast, but when you've got waves crashing over the ...


Yachting: Camper cede lead as in Volvo Ocean race
Channel News Asia
AUCKLAND: Camper became the latest team to see their fifth leg hopes hit by atrocious conditions in the Volvo Ocean Race when they were forced to slow right down and carry out structural repairs mid-ocean on Saturday. Camper, the Spanish boat crewed by ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama leads as Camper throttlr back to makr repairs
BYM News (press release)
Four of the five boats racing in Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race are around 500 nautical miles (nm) shy of the halfway point from New Zealand to Cape Horn. As the barometer continues to drop, conditions are deteriorating and the fleet is reporting wind ...

Yachting: Hammer down but Camper hanging on
New Zealand Herald
Team New Zealand's Camper have slipped from the lead in the Volvo Ocean Race but the extreme Southern Ocean conditions means the fifth leg is well and truly up for grabs. Camper held the overnight advantage and, over the last 24 hours, had been pushing ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Staying dry onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 6 of Leg 5. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'Positions are easily hyped, but everyone's just looking after themselves. There's very little boat-to-boat strategy while the ...

Sail World

Yachting: Camper cede lead as Southern Ocean bites
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
AUCKLAND, March 24, 2012 (AFP) - - Camper became the latest team to see their fifth leg hopes hit by atrocious conditions in the Volvo Ocean Race when they were forced to slow right down and carry out structural repairs mid-ocean on Saturday.

Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)

Volvo Ocean Race: Skating on thin ice
BYM News (press release)
The Race Management for the Volvo Ocean Race took the decision earlier this week to move the ice limit 2° further North, after icebergs were spotted to the North of 50°S. As a result, the risk of encountering growlers is very low, but it's the biting ...

Camper bows out of lead as structural failure slows Spanish boat
The National
Camper became the latest boat to see their fifth leg hopes hit by atrocious conditions in the Volvo Ocean Race when they were forced to slow and carry out repairs in the middle of the Southern Ocean on Saturday. The Spanish boat crewed by Team New ...

The National

Smooth sailing in the Hernando Beach Channel
By Tony Marrero, Times Staff Writer One fall evening in 2007, Dan McCann motored his just-purchased sailboat, Red Bug, into the Hernando Beach Channel for the first time. McCann bought the 34-boat in St. Petersburg and was on his way to his slip off ...


America's Cup budget shrinks - so do expectations
San Francisco Chronicle
It may be the Mount Everest of sailing, but expectations are shrinking for the America's Cup'stransformative impact on San Francisco. Sailing's premier race, coming to the city in 2013, is now scheduled to have fewer competitors, ...

Rolex Regatta ready despite rain
Virgin Islands Daily News
By AARON GRAY (Daily News Staff) Daily News Photo by AARON GRAY Race buoys line up outside the St. Thomas Yacht Club on Thursday. Despite the anticipation of some rainy weather for the 2012 International Rolex Regatta, sailors from around the world ...

Virgin Islands Daily News

A scaled-down America's Cup will be just fine
San Francisco Chronicle
The America's Cup came to San Francisco with a trumpet fanfare and soaring expectations. The Embarcadero waterfront would be transformed and finally developed. Up to 10 sailing teams would skim across the bay for the right to challenge for the Cup.

West Seattle weekend scene: Sailing in the Sound
West Seattle Blog (blog)
12:06 PM: Sailboats on Puget Sound today! From Upper Alki, JayDee captures the wide view, and from sea level, Gary Jones takes a closer look. . . .

West Seattle Blog (blog)

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
I was warned: “You get wet, you die,” because the air is too damp to dry anything, and the temperatures are too cold to risk sailing wet. So self-sustainability starts with making sure you, and your materials, stay dry as best you can.

International Rolex Regatta :Energetic outing to town and back
BYM News (press release)
The three-day International Rolex Regatta kicked off with “town races” that took sailors from the east end of St. Thomas, where host St. Thomas Yacht Club is located, to Charlotte Amalie, the island's capital city. Once there, the fleet of 68 boats, ...

America's Cup lays off 28 people, race officials say
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
The business arm of the America's Cup laid off a quarter of its staff Friday, the latest sign the premiere sailing competition has dramatically scaled back its presence — and budget — in San Francisco. The America's Cup Event Authority laid off 28 ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Camper slows to assess bow damage
Sail World
While Camper were heads down with their repairs, France's Groupama sailingteam slipped into poll position, Team Telefónica claimed second place and Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg moved into third. At 1000 UTC Groupama held a 14-nautical mile lead ...

Sail World

First bridge race a ripper
Tasmania Mercury
Pictures: NIKKI DAVIS-JONES DERWENT Sailing Squadron's Bridge Race is likely to become a permanent event on Hobart's yachting calendar. A fleet of 27 yachts, ranging from J24s to Farr 40s, yesterday contested the first 10-nautical-mile Derwent River ...

Tasmania Mercury

Durant, Snow might have some company in Ficker Cup duel
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Wickwire hopes to play spoiler for sailing title and the Congressional Cup berth that comes with it. By Rich Roberts, Correspondent LONG BEACH - The Ficker Cup ticket to the Congressional Cup might come down to the final race on the final day between ...

Corinthian YC junior sailing registration open to all
Wicked Local
Refer to the Corinthian website, corinthianyc.org, for details and information about classes and new CYC Sailing Program Director Noah Pasackow (jrsailing@corinthianyc.org). Registration for junior sailing classes at the Corinthian Yacht Club is in ...

Winners, Grinners and a swimmer at XXXX Sail Paradise 2012
BYM News (press release)
Today the yacht claimed yet another prestigious trophy when she became unbeatable, with one race remaining, in the XXXX Sail Paradise regatta being sailed out of Southport Yacht Club. Dane, who heads the Team Vodaphone Australian V8 Championship ...

Volvo Ocean Race: CAMPER slows for repairs as conditions force teams to play ...
BYM News (press release)
Groupama sailing team have claimed the Leg 5 lead after CAMPER throttled back to repair damage in the Southern Ocean, with worsening Southern Ocean conditions forcing all the teams to play a percentage game. The fleet has been menaced by the Roaring ...

Hunstanton: Lifeboat helper joins Olympic team
Lynn News
Hunstanton Lifeboat crew member Leesa Espley has been selected to crew lifeboats in Weymouth during the olympics. www.lynnnews.co.uk/buyaphoto A VOLUNTEER at Hunstanton Lifeboat Station has been chosen to help in the sailing events at this summer's ...

Lynn News

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams re-energise
Sail World
It's been another day of sailing under leaden skies in the North Pacific. At least the winds remain favourable and we continue to make good speed towards Oakland. Marine wildlife, however, remains curiously absent so far.' Welcome to Yorkshire is very ...

Sail World

Cardiff Big Weekend cancelled because of Olympic football
Cardiff Harbour Festival will also go ahead between August 31 and September and will include the Extreme Sailing Series. Cardiff won the bid to host the UK event of the global sailing circuit. A spokeswoman for Admiral, who sponsor the Cardiff Big ...

America's Cup layoffs affect half of San Francisco staff
San Francisco Business Times
We made these changes to create efficiencies necessary to ensure that we deliver an exciting and important event for both the world of competitive sailing and San Francisco,” said Stephen Barclay, who was just given the job of interim CEO of the ...

Rolex Cup Regatta Preview
J/Sailing News (blog)
The competition and the camaraderie are unsurpassed; attracting sailing teams from around the world, and from this perspective its 2012 edition will prove to be the most diverse ever, with entries from the USA, Russia, Sweden, The Netherlands, ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica now second in battle with the elements to reach ...
BYM News (press release)
The most recent position report, published at 13:00 UTC reflects that the entry skippered by Iker Martínez is sailing with average winds of 32,6 knots, although in the past 24 hours, the top four entries have recorded peaks above 45 knots, ...

Grand Hotel named the official hotel of the Bell's Beer Mackinac Race 2012
BYM News (press release)
Detroit's Bayview Yacht Club, one of the most storied and historical sailing clubs in the world, today announced the Grand Hotel is the official hotel of the 2012 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. In conjunction with this announcement, ...

The America's Cup meltdown
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Much like launching a new soccer league, Ellison and company are trying to turn high-tech sailing races into the next X games, and they make no bones about it in their business plans. For that launch, they need a world class city as a backdrop for the ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama 4 in the groove East
BYM News (press release)
In this way, the sailing angle will be crucial as the gale will be fleshed out as the disturbed system dropping down off the Andes cordillera is compressed... In the meantime, the crews will get a real pasting from the wind, the sea, the spray and even ...

Tasmania to host Australian Mirror Championship
Sixteen boats from other Tasmanian clubs got a taste of sailing on the waters of the upper Derwent River last weekend when they contested the state championship on Montrose Bay. Conditions on Saturday were very fluky, ranging from nothing to 20 knots ...


Ioannis Mitakis wins European Finn title in style in Scarlino
BYM News (press release)
He is fast and very smart and sailing well. I made a few mistakes myself but I am still in the process of learning and I hope these mistakes get less and less during the season.” “One problem for me was that I didn't have a sail for light winds this ...

2012 Round NZ Race: From start to finish
Sail World
Thankfully for Rhys the leg was a quick one, sailing through the pain 'till he gets to land. In just 5 hours the fleet were approaching the half way mark, giving the committee following the race around by land a hurry up.

Sail World

Martin Silk guest speaker at MHYC Sailing Clinic 28th March
Sail World
Former westernaustralia2011.com skipper Martin Silk will be the guest speaker at Middle Harbour Yacht Club's monthly sailing clinic to be held on Wednesday 28th March, 2012, at 7.30pm. All welcome to come along and hear Martin speak about his ...

Sail World

Children's watersports festival to go ahead
Dorset Echo
Splash 2012, the Olympics-inspired event taking place in May, will aim to give children from Wyvern School a taste of sports from sailing to windsurfing. And Paralympian sailing hopeful Megan Pascoe is now on board to support the event.

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
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Time again for a new playlist. Get on Spotify if you wanna know what we listen to at the moment. It's a semi-melancholic, downtempo melange with a bit of rock to stir it up. Perfect for a Sunday night accompanied by a bottle of red. Link to our ...

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The Optimist Class is the biggest in the World and has provided early training for many Olympic and World Class sailors over the years. Jamie, who comes from a sailing family, has been racing seriously since he was 8. He is now 13 and his ...
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International Rolex Regatta: An Energetic Outing to Town and Back ...
By redazione
The three-day International Rolex Regatta kicked off today with “town races” that took sailors from the east end of St. Thomas, where host St. Thomas Yacht Club is located, to Charlotte Amalie, the island's capital city. Once there, the fleet of 68 ...

Sail-World.com : America's Cup Chairman to head AC World Series ...
The chairman of America's Cup marketing arm is switching roles to become its head of world series development, allowing him to focus efforts exclusively on ...

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