29 April 2012

Yacht racing accident: 3 killed in Newport-Ensenada race; Volvo Ocean Race video "Heat is On"

Collision suspected in yacht mishap that killed 3
LOS ANGELES - A yacht involved in a race off the coast of California and Mexico apparently collided at night with a much larger vessel, leaving three crew members dead and one missing, a sailing organization said early Sunday. It was the state's second ...

Los Angeles Times


Volvo Ocean Race video: Approaching the equator and the distances between 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are marginal. Turn up the pressure!!

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (plots current positions of boats racing to Miami)

Puma hanging on to slim Volvo Ocean Race lead
SI.com
MIAMI (AP) -- American boat Puma is holding on to a slim lead Sunday as theVolvo Ocean Race fleet heads for Miami on the 4800-nautical mile sixth leg of the nine-stage event. Captained by 50-year-old Ken Read, Puma is hoping to build on its victory in ...

Nearing Miami, Volvo could be 'anyone's game'
MiamiHerald.com
With a little more than a week left until boats reach South Florida, the race appears to be wide open. Kelvin Harrap driving PUMA's Mar Mostro at sunrise. Onboard PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, ...

MiamiHerald.com

Volvo Ocean Race : Nip & tuck battle continues as top three on Doldrums approach
BYM News (press release)
The top three teams on Leg 6 from Brazil to the USA are today engaged in a nip and tuck scramble as Ken Read's PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG continue to lead from Chris Nicholson's CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand and Iker Martínez´s Team ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica head to head with the New Zealanders towards the ...
BYM News (press release)
... rounded the northeastern corner of Brazil to finally commence their encounter with the southeasterly trades and some downwind sailing which allowed the gallop towards Miami to begin, the destination port of this sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Spanish leaders set to tighten grip on Volvo race
Chicago Tribune
MIAMI (Reuters) - Overall leaders Telefonica were threatening to take a stranglehold on the Volvo Ocean Race after moving menacingly into second place on the sixth leg from Brazil to the United States on Sunday. Skipper Iker Martinez, an Olympic gold ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Battle among top three
Radio New Zealand
PUMA continue to lead from Team New Zealand's Camper and Telefónica in third on Leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race from Brazil to the USA . This morning the leading three boats made a synchronised move towards Brazil, gybing to the west to pick up an ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro holds off Camper
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 7 of Leg 6. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'It's far too pleasant out here. I've already forgotten the Southern Ocean… Unfortunately contemplating my next Volvo,' Jono Swain.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Puma's lead cut by rivals with thrilling match race looming - Telegraph: "Spinnakers have been hoisted and speeds are expected to rise as the fleet rides the trade winds though as to whether the leaderboard will change significantly is anyone’s guess. “Personally I don’t think that from here we’re going to see vast differences in the boats, so we’ll probably see these first three boats stick closely with each other,” said Camper skipper Chris Nicholson. “I think we are very competitive -- we certainly don’t have an issue in the tight reaching. “This was a course that could have been extremely difficult for us with regards to a lot of jib reaching and it hasn’t been the case so far.” The tight reaching conditions are not suiting Groupama who are trailing PUMA by more than 100 miles."


3 dead, 1 missing in accident during Newport-Ensenada sailing race
msnbc.com
By Gil Aegerter, msnbc.com A 37-foot sailboat apparently collided with a much larger vessel during the annual sailing race from Newport Beach, Calif., to Ensenada, Mexico, killing three crew members and leaving one missing, a sailing association said ...

Sailing group: Collision suspected in yacht tragedy that killed 3, left 1 missing
Baltimore Sun
BERNIE WILSON, DAISY NGUYEN AP LOS ANGELES (AP) — A yacht involved in a race off the coast of California and Mexico apparently collided at night with a much larger vessel, leaving three crew members dead and one missing, a sailing organization said ...

Three dead as tragedy strikes yachting race
USA TODAY
By Ken Steinhardt, AP Boats tack for position Friday before the start of the Newport Ocean Sailing Association's Newport to Ensenada yacht race. By Ken Steinhardt, AP Boats tack for position Friday before the start of the Newport Ocean Sailing ...

USA TODAY

Collision suspected in yacht mishap that killed 3
Boston.com
ENSENADA, Mexico—A yacht involved in a race off the coast of California and Mexico apparently collided at night with a much larger vessel, leaving three crew members dead and one missing, a sailing organization said early Sunday.

Boston.com

3 Dead in Sailing Accident; 1 Person Missing
Patch.com
Susan Hoffman The lifeless bodies of three men were found Saturday off the shore of northern Mexico, and another sailor remained missing, after their sailboat broke apart in an apparent collision with a large vessel in an international shipping lane ...

3 dead, 1 missing in mishap during yacht race
CBS News
Last Updated Sunday 7:13 am ET (AP) LOS ANGELES - A yacht racing off the coasts of California and Mexico apparently collided with a much larger vessel, killing three crew members and leaving one missing, a sailing organization said early Sunday.

Three killed in latest California yacht racing accident
Chicago Tribune
The Newport Ocean Sailing Association said the Aegean disappeared off their online tracking system early on Saturday while it was sailing several miles off the coast near the border of Mexico and California. A subsequent search by the US Coast Guard ...

Three killed, one missing in latest California yacht accident
Chicago Tribune
The Newport Ocean Sailing Association said the 37-foot (11.3-meter) Aegean disappeared off their online tracking system early on Saturday while it was sailingseveral miles off the coast near the border of Mexico and California.

Chicago Tribune

Three die, another is missing after sailing accident near Coronado Islands
Sacramento Bee
By TONY PERRY SAN DIEGO -- Three people are dead and a fourth missing at sea after a mishap Saturday involving a 37-foot sailing boat near the Coronado Islands south of San Diego, the Coast Guard reported. The vessel, called the Aegean, ...

Three dead in apparent California yachting race collision; 1 sailor says boat ...
Detroit Free Press
The yacht appeared to have collided at night with a much larger vessel, leaving three crew members dead and one missing, The Newport Ocean Sailing Association said Sunday, April 29. Race officials believe there are few other possibilities for what ...

3 crew members die as yacht apparently hits larger vessel
Los Angeles Times
(Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times / April 27, 2012) Associated Press A yacht racing off the coasts of California and Mexico apparently collided with a much larger vessel, killing three crew members and leaving one missing, a sailing organization said ...

Los Angeles Times

3 Dead, 1 Missing in Yacht Race Crash Off California, Mexico Coast
ABC News (blog)
Around 1:30 am Saturday, the boat's image vanished from the online race tracking system, prompting a Coast Guard search which led to the discovery of the boat's wreckage near the Coronado Islands in Mexico, according to the Newport OceanSailing ...

ABC News (blog)

Second yacht tragedy sparks review
Herald Sun
The Newport Ocean Sailing Association - organiser of the 201-kilometre Newport, California to Ensenada, Mexico yacht race - said the apparent collision involving the 37-foot (11-meter) Aegean occurred late Friday or early Saturday several miles off the ...

Search to resume for missing Newport-Ensenada boat crew member
Los Angeles Times
A Coast Guard cutter and a Mexican naval vessel searched through the night for the crew member of the sailboat Aegean. Debris was spotted in the water. The Newport Ocean SailingAssn., sponsor of the race, believes the Aegean was struck by a "much ...

3 dead, 1 missing after sailboat disappears south of San Diego
Los Angeles Times
Three people are dead and a fourth missing at sea after a mishap Saturday involving a 37-footsailing boat near the Coronado Islands south of San Diego, the Coast Guard reported. The vessel, called the Aegean, was participating in a race from Newport ...

Yacht racing accident: 3 killed in Newport-Ensenada race
GlobalPost
Three sailors are dead after a collision in a 125-mile sailing race organized by the Newport Ocean Sailing Association. Team Korea leads Emirates Team New Zealand during theAmerica's Cup World Series, San Diego Match Racing Championship Fleet Race, ...

Patience focused on Olympic Gold
The Press Association
Patience, from Helensburgh, Argyll, returned to his sailing roots on the Clyde to launch the 470 European Championships which take place in Largs, Ayrshire, from June 25 to July 4. More than 100 top crews are expected to compete in the event as a last ...

Three dead, one missing in yacht racing crash near Coronado Islands
U-T San Diego
The crew of the 37-foot sailboat Aegean was involved in the 125-mile Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race, said Newport Ocean Sailing Association spokesman Rich Roberts. The boat left Friday about midday from Newport but disappeared off the online race ...

Three dead, one missing in US yacht race
Herald Sun
Three dead, one missing in yacht race accident Coast Guard trying to determine cause of wreck Conditions were fine for sailing, with good visibility THREE crew members were found dead and a fourth person was missing today after their yacht ran into ...

Three killed, one missing in sailing race
Independent Online
The Aegean, a sailing vessel, was participating in a Newport, California, to Ensenada, Mexico regatta. Debris from the yacht were reported in the area of the Coronado Islands early Saturday. The Newport Ocean Sailing Association said in a statement ...

Independent Online

Juventus still sailing along, blasts Novara
CBC.ca
Undefeated Juventus moved a step closer to the Italian league title with a 4-0 rout at neighbour Novara on Sunday. Mirko Vucinic scored twice for Juventus, Marco Borriello hit the target for the second straight match and Arturo Vidal also found the net ...

CBC.ca

Olympic Sailing Competition - Tokyo 1964
Sail World
During the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, sailing was initially supposed to take place at Yokohama, but after it was deemed unsuitable, the events were held off the coast of Enoshima Island in Kanagawa Prefecture on the bay of Sagami.

Sail World

Sailing group: Collision suspected in yacht race tragedy that killed 3, left 1 ...
Washington Post
LOS ANGELES — Sailing group: Collision suspected in yacht race tragedy that killed 3, left 1 missing. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

3 Dead From Redondo Yacht in Race
Patch.com
The Aegean was skippered by its owner, Theo Mavromatis, and had its regular crew, according to Ray Pollock of Marina Sailing, which rents out the boat for Mavromatis. This was the seventh time Mavromatis had entered the race, according to results from ...

Redondo Beach yacht likely crashed with bigger vessel during race off CA coast
abc7.com
The Newport Ocean Sailing Association, the race organizer, said the crash occurred late Friday or early Saturday several miles off the coast near the ocean border of the two countries. Authorities have recovered bodies of three of the crew members, ...

abc7.com

Lipton Cup Regatta once again sets sail off Volusia
Daytona Beach News-Journal
It draws fewer spectators than the thousands who used to come from all over the world, but the ones who do watch the race appreciate the artful sailing. Watching from the top of their 36-foot fast trawler, Steve and Nancy Franklin of New Smyrna Beach ...

3 Dead 1 Missing from Sailboat near Coronado Islands
San Diego 6
The sailing vessel was participating in a Newport, Calif., to Ensenada, Mexico regatta. Vessels in the area of the Coronado Islands reported seeing debris at approximately 10 am The Coast Guard launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, and a 33-foot ...

Three crewmembers die during regatta
FOXSports.com
Three crewmembers were found dead and another was missing after a 37-foot sailboatdisappeared Saturday near Mexico's Coronado Islands, the US Coast Guard said. The boat, called the Aegean, was competing in a regatta from Newport, Calif., to Ensenada, ...

Bone in Its Teeth: Dewinterizing for the new sailing season
By Mitch Zeissler
Dewinterizing for the new sailing season. For the past couple of weeks we've been working on getting Shearwater dewinterized and prepped for the new sailing season. One of the tasks is getting the engine back into operation, which includes ...
Bone in Its Teeth

Free Sailing Lessons for Veterans – Bay Area Association of ...
By admin
Free Sailing Lessons for Veterans. Through an Olympic Opportunity Fund (OOF) Grant, BAADS is offering to teach 12 veterans to sail using US Sailing curriculum, the idea being that veterans can then go on to sail in Paralympic competitions.
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors

Sailing group: Collision suspected in yacht tragedy that killed 3, left ...
By Newsroom
A yacht racing off the coasts of California and Mexico apparently collided with a much larger vessel, killing three crew members and leaving one missing, a sailing organization said early Sunday. The Newport Ocean Sailing Association was ...
WRHI.com

Sailing On Bodega Bay | Bodega Bay Tips and Stories
By boomer
Captain Rich Crumley owner of Bodega Bay Sailing Adventures is licensed by the US Coast Guard as a UPOV captain and offers a 3-hour sailing tour of Bodega Bay on his beautifully maintained 33′ sailboat. Rich can take up to 4 people ...
Bodega Bay Tips and Stories

San Francisco Yacht Club Official Agrees With Temporary Racing ...
By Keith Mizuguchi
The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. ... In addition to the Coast Guard's investigation, US Sailing will put a safety panel together to look into the fatal April 14 accident near the Farallon Islands.
CBS San Francisco

What is the best place you have sailed to so far? - Cruisers & Sailing ...
By Nostrodamus
Well we have not visited too many places so far on our cruising but what is the best marina / anchorage you have ever been to and why. So far we have three. 1) St Kats in the heart of London because.
Cruisers & Sailing Forums

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French Olympic Sailing Week Day 4 of racing for US Sailing Team ...
On day four of racing at French Olympic Sailing Week, light wind was a complete change from the previous three days' 20-plus knots. US Sailing Team Sperry ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | Five star sailing marks first 1000 ...
PUMA have extended their lead overnight as the teams ticked off the first 1000 nautical miles of Leg 6 in “luxurious” conditions in the South Atlantic where a ...
www.volvooceanrace.com/.../6026_Five-star-sailing-marks-fir...

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Tagged Under : Fédération Française de Voile, france regattas 2012, french olympic sailingweek 2012, hyeres regatta 2012, hyeres sailing, hyeres segeln, isaf ...
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Club Sports: Panther Sailing Club faces equipment challenges | The ...
The sailing club initially asked for about $50000 from Pitt's Student Government Board in order to purchase seven Club FJ sailboats, the minimum number ...
pittnews.com/.../club-sports-panther-sailing-club-faces-equipm...

Olympics 2012: women's match race sailing -- the Guardian - YouTube
Barry Glendenning heads to Cadiz in south-west Spain to meet Team GB's match racing trio of ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz8l9MnuKDc

California sailing tragedy prompts suspension of ocean racing ...
FAIRFAX, California (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday it has suspendedsailboat racing in the Pacific Ocean off Northern California following a ...
www.reuters.com/.../us-usa-yachts-california-idUSBRE83Q03...

Sailing Hosts MAISA Women's Championships on Busy Weekend ...
The Old Dominion University sailing team will headline a busy weekend on the water by hosting the MAISA Women's Dinghy Championship Regatta on the ...
www.odusports.com/sports/c-sail/spec-rel/042012aab.html

27 April 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - fleet heading north [video]


Leg 6 and the fleet are heading North. Sometimes it's the little things that count.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (plots current positions of boats racing to Miami)  

Volvo Ocean Race : Fun at the front for PUMA
BYM News (press release)
In complete contrast to the atrocities of the Southern Ocean, Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Itajaí to Miami is a breeze, particularly for PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA). Overnight PUMA steadily extended their lead over CAMPER ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma under attack by Camper and Telefonica
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, at 1900 GMT tonight, Leg 6 leader Ken Read and Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg were under attack from Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand (Chris Nicholson/AUS), backed up by Telefónica and Iker Martínez/ESP,...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race April round-up: it's goodbye Brazil as fleet jockeys for fast ...
Telegraph.co.uk
By Kate Laven and Rod Gilmour Shifting winds and currents forced skippers to make a decision this week whether to stay inshore or head out to sea to be in the best position to pick up the more reliable trade winds in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Telegraph.co.uk

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama continue to lose ground
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 are on the fifth day of racing in leg six, from Itajad, Brazil to Miami. The situation for Groupama isn't favourable: having fallen off the pace offshore of Cape Frio, Franck Cammas and his men haven't benefited from ...

Sail World

PUMA Ocean Race Team Hold Offs The Competition
Technorati
As dawn broke on Thursday about 1300 UTC, Skipper Ken Read's PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG was in possession of a commanding lead with a north east advantage over the rest of the field in the 2012 Volvo Ocean Race. PUMA 's biggest challenger and ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Fun onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 5 of Leg 6. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: One major component of sailing around the world that never shows up on any score sheet, sched, or progress report is team ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Day 4 of Leg 6 for Puma
Sail World
This doesn't seem like the Volvo Ocean Race – not one single bit! It is comfortable on deck, the water is warm, amazing temperature, starry night, heading reasonably toward the next mark. I can't get used to it. No thrashing, bashing, soaking, ...

Sail World

Overall leaders launch comeback
SuperSport.com
Telefonica navigator Andrew Cape sent a word of warning to his Volvo Ocean Racerivals on Friday as the Spanish overall event leaders started a comeback from third place in the race to Miami. Australian sailor Cape, who has guided his team to three ...

SuperSport.com

Chasers Hatch Comeback Plans As Groupama Slip
International Sailing Federation
The chasing Volvo Ocean Race pack were formulating their comeback plans on Friday in a bid to reel in Leg 6 leaders PUMA -- while struggling Groupama fell further behind the frontrunners. PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG were still enjoying a 15-mile ...

International Sailing Federation

Yachting: Camper duelling for the lead
New Zealand Herald
Photo / Hamish Hooper Camper are finally into some more consistent breeze after several days of light and variable conditions and are duelling with Puma for the lead of the Volvo Ocean Race. Puma to the east and Camper to the west managed to benefit ...

California sailing tragedy prompts suspension of ocean racing | Reuters: "The U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday it has suspended sailboat racing in the Pacific Ocean off Northern California following a yachting accident that killed five people west of San Francisco earlier this month. The agency said it called for the offshore racing "stand down" due to the fatal April 14 tragedy near the Farallone Islands, and another accident in the area that occurred two weeks before and injured two yacht crew members.
(Survivor: safety harnesses might have prevented deaths)"

French Olympic Sailing Week : British Star and Sonar crews retain top spots ...
BYM News (press release)
“It's a great place to be,” commented Robertson on his team's overall first place, with one day of theregatta left to go. “Unfortunately the Norwegians pulled out of that race with some boat damage so I don't know if they're going to sail tomorrow, ...

French Olympic Sailing Week ! US Sailing Team day 5 of racing in Hyeres
BYM News (press release)
Day 5 of racing at French Olympic Sailing Week was another day of heavy wind and big waves preventing some of the classes from completing racing. For Friday's medal races in the Olympic classes, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider will be represented in ...

Olympic sailing behind the scenes
BBC News
Paddy O'Connell delves into the Olympic sport of sailing. Leaving London behind, he visits the sailing venue in Weymouth on England's south coast and takes to the water. Paddy meets the people who are working hard to ensure everything is ready for the ...

BBC News

California sailing tragedy prompts suspension of ocean racing
Reuters
Temporary "stand-down" to allow thorough safety review * Survivor: safety harnesses might have prevented deaths (Adds comments from Coast Guard and US Sailing) By Ronnie Cohen FAIRFAX, Calif., April 26 (Reuters) - The US Coast Guard said on Thursday it ...

Coast Guard calls off SF offshore sailing races
San Francisco Chronicle
The Coast Guard said the order would affect Saturday's Offshore Yacht Racing Association Duxship Race and a second event, the Singlehanded Sailing Society Farallones Race, scheduled for May 12. Saturday's race has already been rerouted inside San ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères overall
Sail World
Semaine Olympique Francaise de Voile 2012 and the fourth ISAF Sailing World Cup, organised by the Fédération Française de Voile, concluded in Hyères, France, today. China's Lijia Xu is starting to peak at the right time following her third 2011-2012 ...

Sail World

Ocean races halted after fatal crash
ESPN
A second race, the Single-handed Sailing Society Farallones Race scheduled for May 12, will also have to adopt a similar alternative route or cancel the race entirely. The restriction issued Thursday requires racing vessels to stay within the bay.

Ocean boat races halted after fatal Calif. crash
Fox News
A safety review by US Sailing, the governing body of yacht racing, is expected to be completed within the next month. The restriction comes after five crew members of the 38-foot boat Low Speed Chase died when the vessel was hit by waves while rounding ...

Free sailing event Saturday on Lake Washington at Port of West Sacramento
Sacramento Bee
By Sam McManis The Lake Washington Sailing Club has scheduled a free "Sail a Small Boat Day" from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm Saturday at the Lake Washington Sailing Club's headquarters at the Port of West Sacramento, just off Industrial Boulevard.

How sailing helped autistic boy leads Clearwater Sailing Center to start new ...
Tampabay.com
She found Clearwater Community Sailing Center and Rich White, an instructor who taught Mark to sail. "Rich told me to bring Mark out," recalled Monroe. "After Mark went out with Rich in a Hobie, he said, 'I'm ready to sail, Mom, let's go.

Tampabay.com

Bryan Chong, San Francisco Yacht Accident Survivor, Speaks Out
Huffington Post
04/25/12 06:01 PM ET AP SAN FRANCISCO -- A survivor of the fatal grounding of a racing yacht on rocky islands west of San Francisco is calling on the sailing community to make safety a higher priority. "Hopefully this incident will spur a wider ...

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson win Hyeres World Cup regatta
BBC Sport
"It's particularly pleasing to see all three of our Paralympic classes on the podium and being in a position that we were realistically racing for gold in the Laser Radial," said Team GB Olympic sailing manager Stephen Park. "Following the silver for ...

BBC Sport

Sailing at Conn College links family
Norwich Bulletin
Beginning with her oldest sister's freshman season in 2002, a Whipple has helped the Camels remain near the top of the country's collegiate sailing circuit, starting with Emily (Class of 2006), going through Candace (Class of 2009) and now Bitsy, ...

Sailing Finds Success, Despite Mother Nature
Washington College Elm
By Sam Gross The men and women of the Washington College sailing team were split up this past weekend as the women traveled to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, to compete in the MAISA Women's Spring Championships and the men went up to the ...

Coast Guard suspends San Francisco offshore boat races pending accident review
New York Post
The ban was set to affect Saturday's Offshore Yacht Racing Association Duxship Race and the Singlehanded Sailing Society Farallons Race on May 12, the Coast Guard said in a statement. Capt. Cynthia Stowe, Coast Guard captain of the Port of San ...

Maloney Silver, Murdoch Bronze at Sailing World Cup
Voxy
The Semaine Olympique Francaise ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta in Hyeres has come to a close with two of the NZL Sailing Team on the podium. Andy Maloney has finished with a silver medal and Andrew Murdoch bronze after the final medal races were sailed ...

U.S. Sailing Center of Martin County celebrates decade of sailing service
TCPalm
By Ed Killer Gabriel Miranda, 10 of Stuart, waits for assistance on the side of a 15-foot Hobie Wave catamaran during a sailing lesson in the Indian River Lagoon at the US Sailing Center of Martin County in Jensen Beach. Luke Anderson (right) 9, ...

O'Leary and Burrows Take Fourth in Hyeres Medal Race and Sixth Overall
Afloat
#OLYMPIC SAILING – Peter O'Leary and David Burrows finished fourth in today's medal race to finish Semaine Olympique Francaise in sixth overall at the windy Hyeres venue on the French riviera. The Irish Olympic 49er pairing Ryan Seaton and Matt ...

Historic sailing boat to be put on display on Maritime Day
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, April 27 (CNA) An old wooden sailing boat that will soon return to Taiwan for the first time since it made a historic trans-Pacific journey to the US 57 years ago will be revealed to the public on Taiwan's Maritime Day on July 11, ...

Coast Guard Halts Ocean Boat Races After Fatal Farallones Crash
CBS Local
The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. (San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris) SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The Coast Guard has temporarily stopped boat races in San Francisco Bay Area ocean waters following a deadly yacht ...

CBS Local

Aust sailing team aim for WC medals
Sky News Australia
Aust sailing team aim for WC medals Updated: 11:03, Friday April 27, 2012 Australia's star-studdedsailing team are in the running for at least six medals at the World Cup in France - an encouraging sign just three months out from the London Olympics.

Scotiabank supports junior sailing
Nassau Guardian
Scotiabank has come on board to support junior sailing at this year's National Family Island Regatta in George Town, Exuma. Photo courtesy of LEAH DAVIS “Scotiabank is pleased to support over 15 junior sailing teams set to sail in beautiful Elizabeth's ...

Nassau Guardian

Sails set to fulfil a dream
Victoria Times Colonist
Kirk Patterson is embarking on a solo sailing expedition to Japan, but he's not on the hunt for pearls, island paradises or Pacific exotica. Instead, Patterson will be spotting garbage. The 58-year-old Oak Bay man will be reporting signs of ...

California Yacht Accident Survivor Wants More Focus on Safety
ClaimsJournal.com
A survivor of the fatal grounding of a racing yacht on rocky islands west of San Francisco, Calif., is calling on the sailing community to make safety a higher priority. In a lengthy letter posted online Tuesday, Bryan Chong, 38, offered a detailed ...

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson take gold at the French Olympic regatta
The Independent
“Iain did a great job and after we managed to get into the lead we sailed pretty conservatively,” said Simpson. The pair moves on to the class world championship, starting at the same venue next weekend, and has already been selected for the Olympic ...

America's Cup World Series Sails to Venice After Naples Success
International Sailing Federation
Fresh from record crowds and success in Naples, Italy, the America's Cup World Series heads to Venice, Italy, for the penultimate regatta in the inaugural AC World Series. Racing takes place from 15-20 May and is part of a festival of sailing over nine...

International Sailing Federation

NHHS sailors clinch national tourney spot
Daily Pilot
Sailing team from CdM High School places fifth in Gold PCCs. Sea Kings lose out toSailors by one point in quest for berth in US championship after thrilling Bay Area battle. CdM's crew Jimmy Madigan hikes out in boat @#20 as his skipper and brother,...

Daily Pilot

Your chance to meet Hannah Mills, Great Britain's Olympic sailor from Dinas Powys!
Penarth Times
OLYMPIC sailing hopeful Hannah Mills, of Dinas Powys, is making a return trip home to fly the flag for British sailing. And local sports fans are being offered the opportunity to meet Hannah, who will represent Great Britain with teammate Saskia Clark ...

Ocean Races Re-Routed After Fatal Yacht Crash
KRON 4
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- The US Coast Guard is helping offshore racing organizers adjust the courses for two upcoming sailing races in the Bay Area in response to safety concerns raised after a fatal yacht crash earlier this month.

Volvo Ocean Race: Puma carve small lead in 'luxurious' conditions as fleet ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Their frustration is in stark contrast to the mood on Camper where Hooper describedsailing conditions in the South Atlantic as 'luxurious'. “They don't seem to have any problem with getting up for sail changes in this weather, just a slight roll out ...

Telegraph.co.uk

OPEN HOUSE: Good clean sailing fun on Lake Nipissing
The North Bay Nugget
Members of the Blue Sky Sailing Club take a windy ride along the North Bay waterfront. (SUBMITTED PHOTO) By HENRY VAN BRUSSEL, for Community Voices Sunday was Earth Day. If picking up an environmentally friendly hobby isn't incentive to try sailing, ...

More Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Sailing reports | Adventure ...
By eli
They will have several shops open in English Harbour this week selling their gear for Antigua SailingWeek as they are the main clothing sponsor for the event. I took these shots while Andy took over the helm from me: We ended up finishing ...
Adventure Antigua

West Sacramento sailing club holds open house | The News-Ledger
By Steve Marschke
Free sailboat rides at Port of West Sacramento on April 28 in event hosted by Lake WashingtonSailing Club.
The News-Ledger

Island's Olympic sailor finishes second in Hyeres, France World Cup ...
By Julie Lane
Shelter Island Olympian Amanda Clark and her crew, Sarah Lihan, placed second in the women's 470 class at the International Sailing Federation's world cup event in Hyeres, France this week, well behind the Netherlands team of Lisa ...
Shelter Island Reporter

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy to Celebrate ...
By admin
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) will be marking the lead up to the Games this year with not only a series of sporting events but also celebrating the 'Cultural Olympiad' that reflects on arts and celebrates local ...
Weymouth and Portland National...

34th America's Cup World Series Comes to Venice | Venice | ITALY ...
By ITALY
The America's Cup World Series is an internationally famous sailing event which originated in 1851 as a race between two yachts around the Isle of Wight off England's south coast. The name of the winning boat was America, hence the event ...
ITALY Magazine

sailing | Development update – April 2012 | Sailwave
By admin
This is about sailing and boats. Getting results of events and regattas to the shore and scoring results. Regattas like sailing, windsurfing, kitboarding and other watersports. All sorts of boats like dinghy, catamaran, yacht, cruiser and keelboat.
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Crash Test Boat wins Best Innovation award | Sailing news ...
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Miami Yacht Club's young sailors have ambitious goals - Outdoors ...
Miami Yacht Club's youth program has a number of sailors contending for honors at the national and international level.
www.miamiherald.com/.../miami-yacht-clubs-young-sailors.ht...

Patience - Volvo Ocean Race [video]


Drifting in a ridge which temporarily held up the fleet, there was time for inspections, repairs, and an unexpected visitor, before the boats began to punch through and reach towards the trade winds. Next, it's onwards to Miami.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (plots current positions of boats racing to Miami)  

Volvo Ocean Race - Tough, tiring Leg 6 for Groupama
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama are on the fourth day of racing in leg six, from Itajad, Brazil to Miami. The wind hasn't been very cooperative for Groupama 4 over the past 48 hours and their deficit in relation to pole position has further increased.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : PUMA points north
BYM News (press release)
After a tense night with plenty of cloud activity and a few gybes this morning to set up the angle for the turning point at Recife on the coast of Brazil, PUMA Ocean Racing Powered by BERG has continued to hang on to the lead she claimed a 0400 GMT ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Iker Martínez “Choosing the right moment to head North will ...
BYM News (press release)
It's been a complicated night for the fleet, with the transition zone slowing the six boats racing down to unexpected low speeds. The crew on Spanish boat “Telefónica” have been working very hard indeed to get through the new calm and are now thinking ...

Volvo Ocean Race : PUMA holds commanding position in trade wind drag race
BYM News (press release)
At 1300 UTC Ken Read's PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG held a commanding north east advantage over the fleet, leading second placed CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand by 7.7 nautical miles. Earlier today the American team punched through an ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma punch through cold front
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 4 of Leg 6. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: It seems we are through both front and ridge and finally free to point north, but it was not without its troubles!

Sail World

PUMA gain crucial Volvo edge
SPORT24
Miami - American-led PUMA secured a small but crucial advantage on the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Thursday after swapping the overnight lead in the 4 500-nautical mile, leg six chase to their home shores. A cold front hampered Ken Read's boat allowing ...

Volvo Ocean Race : PUMA leads the way
BYM News (press release)
After what amounted to a tortuous night traversing the belt of light and fluky wind, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG led the way out into fresh breeze at 0400 GMT to become the new leader on Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Itajaí to Miami.

Puma gains crucial Volvo edge
Bangkok Post
American-led Puma secured a small but crucial advantage on the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Thursday after swapping the overnight lead in the 4500-nautical mile, leg six chase to her home shores. The PUMA Ocean Racing team competes during the stage one ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Top gongs for Sanya stopover and star sailor Tiger
BYM News (press release)
The Sanya stopover has been recognised as the best sailing regatta in Asia at a top awards ceremony -- with the Volvo Ocean Race's sole Chinese sailor “Tiger” Teng Jiang He named Chinese Sailor of the Year. The Chinese city of Sanya, in Hainan Province ...

VOR: Inshore, Offshore....Off
Yachting World
Telefonica skipper Iker Martinez gave the lie to those of the opinion that in-port races are a trivial side-dish to the main courses of the Volvo Ocean Race. Former Olympic champion Martinez committed a schoolboy error which not only cost Telefonica ..

Camper second through tricky stretch
MSN NZ News
Team New Zealand's crew on Camper are in close attendance in second place in leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race as the fleet makes its way though a tricky stretch in the Atlantic. Having lost the lead to Puma, Team NZ closed the gap to their American ...

LEG 6: CAMPER hoping dolphins will bring good luck
YACHTe.com.au
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand have had mixed fortunes in the Volvo Ocean Race so far, but that may be about to change. As the team sped along the Brazilian coast between Rio and and Salvador do Bahia on day three of Leg 6 from Itajai to Miami, ...

YACHTe.com.au

Steinlager 2 about to end her overseas sojourn
Sail World
Stefan entered Steinlager 2 into the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta in Alicante, Spain and had a mix of original crew on board plus supporters. Two of those supporters, Tony Stevenson and William Goodfellow were trustees for the NZ Sailing Trust and ...

Navy SEALs push US Olympic sailing team to the limit
Florida Today
US Sailing COLORADO SPRINGS — The session starts genially enough, with a video presentation, some talk about becoming a Navy SEAL and a quick overview of the separating-men-from-boys “Hell Week” part of SEALs training. Then the SEALs warn their ...

French Olympic Sailing Week Day 4 of racing for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
BYM News (press release)
On day four of racing at French Olympic Sailing Week, light wind was a complete change from the previous three days' 20-plus knots. US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider holds four top-10 positions: Jen French and JP Creignou third in the SKUD-18; ...

California sailing accident survivor urges new safety rules
Chicago Tribune
In a letter posted to the website Sailing Anarchy, Bryan Chong of Tiburon, California, said he and the seven other sailors aboard the 38-foot (11.6-meter) Low Speed Chase should have been tethered to the boat. A series of powerful waves thrashed the ...

Riding wave of popularity
China Daily
Lin Zhiwei said she hadn't seen so many spectators at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center since the Olympic sailing competitions in 2008. "More than 20000 people lined up to watch the Extreme 40 Sailing Series on the first match day, and it reminded me...

China Daily

Semaine Olympique Francaise - US Sailing Team in top 10 + Videos
Sail World
Semaine Olympique Francaise (French Olympic Sailing Week) fourth day of racing saw light wind which was a complete change from the previous three days' 20-plus knots. US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider holds four top-10 positions: Jen French and JP ...

Semaine Olympique Francaise - British Star champs forced out of race
Sail World
Strong winds returned to Semaine Olympique Francaise, the French Olympic SailingWeek, today (Thursday 26 April). Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson's mast was a casualty but their misfortune wasn't enough to knock the Star Olympic Champions off the top of ...

Sail World


Yacht accident survivor wants more focus on safety
Boston.com
SAN FRANCISCO—A survivor of the fatal grounding of a racing yacht on rocky islands west of San Francisco is calling on the sailing community to make safety a higher priority. In a lengthy letter posted online ( http://bit.ly/JqIlHH) Tuesday, ...
 
Boston.com

'Low Speed Chase' survivor recounts chilling sailboat wreck near Farallon Islands
San Francisco Examiner
In a detailed account provided to the sailing website Latitude 38, Chong described the day, the race, the high swells and the moment everything went wrong. Chong said as their boat rounded the islands, they could see boats ahead and behind them in a ...

San Francisco Examiner

SAILING | Women's team qualifies for Nationals
Yale Daily News
The Elis finished their season on a high note at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women's Championship. The first two teams of the 17 teams competing automatically qualify for championships. The Bulldogs attained a score of 157, ...

Sailing | Co-ed sailing takes fifth at Admiral's Cup
Tufts Daily
By Alex Wong After placing fifth out of 19 teams at the Admiral's Cup King's Point, the co-ed sailingteam is now looking ahead to the New England Team Racing Championships at MIT this weekend. This past weekend marked a crucial moment for Tufts' ...

Survivor of boat wreck speaks out
San Francisco Examiner
Five other sailors were lost. In a detailed account on the sailing website Latitude 38, Chong described the day, the race, the swells and the moment everything went wrong. As their boat rounded the islands, he said they could see boats ahead of them ...

Tales of sailing around world
This is Somerset
We already knew we were in for a treat during our April meeting, as Linda and John Elmes were going to share with us their experiences of sailing round the world in their yacht, the Magic Dragon. We were anticipating upping anchor and setting sail with ...

Community supports sailing siblings
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Clearwater will be well represented in the Summer Olympics when the resident siblings compete for gold in two different classes of sailing in Weymouth, England. Zach, who has already experienced the Olympic dream by successfully winning a silver medal ...

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Hall of Champions preparing wing dedicated to sailing
U-T San Diego
Ever since Sir Thomas Lipton visited San Diego in 1903, the city's sailors have been racing in the international arena. To honor San Diego's history in sailing, the San Diego Hall of Champions later this year will open one of the nation's top museum ...

Gazprom powered boat to bring sailing glory to EU
RT
A new force is emerging in the world of sailing. Russian gas major Gazprom, is bankrolling a European yacht and crew, who are already making huge waves in the sport. Emirates New Zealand, Allingi Switzerland, Stars and Stripes, you don't need to dig ...

Ready, set, sail!
The Hour
The services that they continue to provide include such responsibilities as organizing and scheduling regattas, forming committee boats, offering beginner and junior sailing programs, instructing seminars on racing rules, sailing performance, ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
We found ourselves without wind, aimlessly drifting while trying to keep the rig from punching through our lifeless and hanging sails. It's one thing to simply sit there, but to spend all of your idle time wondering if it's a condition the other boats ...

Red Bank Regional Wins JV Challenge Regatta
Word on the Shore
Oceanport: On the Shrewsbury River yesterday the Red Bank Regional sailing team won the JV Challenge Regatta. The regatta was hosted by Shrewsbury Sailing &Yacht Club. There were six high schools scheduled to race, Colts Neck, Point Boro,...

Word on the Shore

A sailing perspective on WB history
Lumina News
Just as Barden mentioned earlier this month that he would like to assist the museum in highlighting surfing history at Wrightsville Beach, Allen said she would like to incorporate sailing history into the museum. "Sailing has been a very big part of ...

Rich Asians go sailing in style
Malaysia Star
The three-mast sailing yacht has six ensuite staterooms, a large saloon with a piano and “a state of the art audiovisual system throughout, as well as an extensive watersports toys list,” brokerage Simpson Marine said.Hong Kong remained the biggest ...

Malaysia Star

Tour Northeast Iceland with Schooner sailing holiday
IceNews
North Sailing, an Iceland tour provider that specialises in unique sailing holidays, is offering a different perspective on Northeast Iceland with a Schooner trip around its coastline. The two-day 'Edge of the Arctic' tour departs from Húsavík in north ...

IceNews

Belcher and Page hit the front at Sailing World Cup in France
YACHTe.com.au
Australian sailors Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have taken the lead in the 470 men's class on day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, as strong winds again limited racing. Gusts above 30 knots meant that just the 470, Laser, ...

YACHTe.com.au

Penarth sailor set to skipper Challenge Wales yacht in Thames Diamond Jubilee ...
Penarth Times
INVITATION: Challenge Wales is the only sailing boat selected from Wales for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. A PENARTH sailor is set to skipper a Welsh sail-training vessel, moored in Penarth Marina, on the voyage of a lifetime - as part of the ...

Bone in Its Teeth: The top sailing destination on the planet
By Mitch Zeissler
Spectacular sailing and gunkholing -- I know of no other region that offers so many thousands of miles of nooks and crannies to explore and sail in. I've lived here most of my life and still haven't covered half of the Bay with my explorations.
Bone in Its Teeth

The Michigan Sailing Team: MCSA Coed Championships at Grosse ...
By ellnd303
Over the weekend of April 14th and 15th, the Michigan Sailing Team hosted the MCSA Coed Champsionship at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. It was a large event, with 11 teams from the MCSA coming to race. Sailors came to GPYC Saturday ...
The Michigan Sailing Team

Super Yacht News: Antigua Sailing Week; Where World Class Sport ...
By Frances and Michael Howorth
Bringing Caribbean sailing to life with thrilling entertainment both on and off shore, the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda plays host to one of the biggest regattas in the world next week. The annual Antigua Sailing Week the jewel in the ...
Super Yacht News

Photos/Report: Sailing Invitational Day #3 | Bernews.com
By Bernews
Two-time IOD World Champion John Burnham took the helm again yesterday and drove the Burnham/Rugg IOD team to a comfortable third-place finish in what was the.
Bernews.com

Sailing: Sonar crew in pole position after day four in Hyeres ...
By lflint
A change in conditions made for a long day and tricky racing at the French World Cup regattayesterday, but the Paralympic Sonar trio of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas (pictured) are in pole position with two days of the ...
Sportsister

LIS Sailors Make a Good Showing at Charleston Race Week ...
By WaterViews
Long Island Sound was well-represented in last weekend's Charleston Race Week, with nearly 20 local teams competing in the 257-boat regatta, which has recently become the largest keelboatregatta in the United States. Steve Girling was ...
WaterViews

Mark Your Calendars: KRYS Ocean Race ... - Blue Water Sailing
By val
Since the start of the 20th century, very few recurrent crewed races have sailed this legendary eastbound course across the North Atlantic. Thanks to the willingness of a handful of men and partners, the KRYS OCEAN RACE, a crewed race ...
Multihulls Quarterly • The...

America's Cup | China Team Starts in Extreme Sailing in Qingdao
China Team Starts in Extreme Sailing in Qingdao. Posted on 18 April 2012. - Four days of racing for Act 2, starts tomorrow with 9 teams fighting for the Double ...
www.americascup.com/.../China-Team-Starts-in-Extreme-Saili...

Act 2, Qingdao: In Brief » Extreme Sailing Series
The Austrian Red Bull Sailing Team finished on the podium for the first time since Muscat 2011. All eyes were on the Austrian team for the first two days, as they ...
www.extremesailingseries.com/news/.../act-2-qingdao-in-brief

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | Groupama sailing team
French offshore legend Franck Cammas and his long-term sponsor Groupama will compete in the next two editions of the Race in a boat designed by two-time ...
www.volvooceanrace.com/.../quote_2_929_Groupama-sailing...

Low Speed Chase, High Speed Commiseration | Sailing World
Tim Zimmermann reflects on the tragedy at this past weekend's Farallones Race in San Francisco.
www.sailingworld.com/.../low-speed-chase-high-speed-commi...

SCUTTLEBUTT 3577 - Scuttlebutt: Sailing news with a North ...
providing a digest of major sailing news, commentary, opinions, features and dock ... I've chosen to use Sailing Anarchy, Seahorse, Latitude 38, and Scuttlebutt ...
www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/archived_Detail.asp?key=4932

The Author's House | AuthorHouse Olympic Sailing Team | The ...
The Authors House selects his AuthorHouse Olympic Sailing team from AuthorHouse authors and athletes in the AuthorHouse bookstore.
www.theauthorshouse.com/the-authors-house-authorhouse-oly...

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