24 April 2012

The Inbetweeners - Volvo Ocean Race [video]



The Fleet have split, and are now mired in a cold front blocking their path to the trade winds that will carry them to Miami.

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

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper and Abu Dhabi take lead as fleet's path blocked by ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Camper, the Spanish boat crewed by Team New Zealand, managed to resume the leg, crossing the finish line in Itajam, five days prior to the start of Volvo Ocean Race leg six to Miami, but Abu Dhabi could only ship the boat to Brazil.

Telegraph.co.uk

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica moves past Rio de Janeiro; Gains east to make it ...
BYM News (press release)
The cards are on the table and the first few miles to Miami (USA) are making it very clear where the preferences of each of the boats in the Volvo Ocean Race lie. Two clear tactical calls are currently dividing the fleet and Spanish boat “Telefónica” ...

Volvo Ocean Race : CAMPER is carefully rock hopping up the coast
BYM News (press release)
Although CAMPER is carefully rock hopping up the coast, avoiding the Brazilian current and with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) for company, skipper Chris Nicholson would have preferred to be in closer contact with the rest of the fleet.

Volvo Ocean Race : East versus west battle in Leg 6
BYM News (press release)
At 1300 UTC CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand held a 4.2 nautical mile lead over Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, while 70 nm to the southeast, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG were in third, followed by Team Telefónica and Groupama sailing team.

Race leaders left to sweat on inshore strategy
AFP
ITAJAI, Brazil — Leg six leaders Camper and Abu Dhabi were nervously waiting Tuesday to see if their split from the Volvo Ocean Race fleet would pay off on Tuesday, with the next 24 hours set to prove the wisdom, or otherwise, of their risky inshore ...

AFP

Whatever Floats Your Boat Skipper: Quotes From The Boats
Examiner.com
Word from the high seas is that Leg 6 has proven to be a devilish ride for Volvo Ocean Race teams. CAMPER with Emirates New Zealand took the leadon the second day of Leg 6 and as dawn broke on Day 3 they were still at the topwith a narrow lead over Abu ...

Volvo Ocean Race :Fleet progress hindered by cold front
BYM News (press release)
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) remain glued to CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand (Chris Nicholson/AUS) at the head of the fleet, but a cold front has hindered progress and only PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA) seem to have ...

'Wind shift' to decide sway for Volvo leader pack
The National
The crews of the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 leaders Camper and Azzam were last night hoping that their inshore split from the rest of the fleet had paid off. With 80 miles of lateral separation seperating the leading pair from their rivals, Ian Walker, ...

The National

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 opts for easterly course
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama are on the second day of racing in Leg 6, from Itajad, Brazil to Miami. The zones of calm extending offshore of Rio de Janeiro are upsetting the forecasts. The group of five have split into two groups: offshore are the ...

Sail World

Camper And Abu Dhabi With The One Two Punch
Examiner.com
The journey from Itajai to Miami has proven to be extremely challenging for the Volvo Ocean RaceTeams, as they battle for points on the sixth leg of the race. As is evident, the Volvo Ocean race is no cake walk, and sailors are required to compete in ...

Camper nervous but clinging to sixth leg lead
Stuff.co.nz
Camper and Abu Dhabi chose to hug the Brazil coast and had had opened a 40 mile lead on the other three Volvo Ocean Race boats who had headed east in search of more favourable winds. There was an 80 mile lateral split in the fleet and now they were ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Sanya's Mile Sanderson 'Race thoughts & getting back ...
BYM News (press release)
While the fleet was all having problems of their own, it was easier to not be in the race, now that they are fully re-grouped and are back starting a new leg fully fixed and back into it, it feels pretty lonely for us not being able to be a part of it.

Groupama clinch in-port race in Brazil
7M SPORTS
Groupama won the Volvo Ocean Race in-port competition at Itajai, in Brazil on Saturday, a day before the fleet set out on Leg 6 to Miami, Florida, in the USA. The Volvo Ocean Race in-port competition at Itajai in Brazil hadn't even started but the ...

Team New Zealand's Camper with narrow lead in leg six of Volvo Ocean Race
3News NZ
Team New Zealand's Camper has taken a narrow lead 24 hours into leg six of theVolvo Ocean Race. In light conditions there was just 24 nautical miles separating the five boats as they headed up the coast of Brazil on a 4800nm journey to Miami after ...

3News NZ

Two footbridges across mouth of river for Volvo Ocean Race finale
Galway News
BY ENDA CUNNINGHAM Two temporary pedestrian footbridges – linking Nimmo's Pier to Long Walk and the Spanish Arch to the Claddagh – are to be constructed as part of the plans for this year's Volvo Ocean Race Grand Finale. And a Fourth of July parade and ...

Galway News

Volvo Ocean Race and The Downtown Miami Race Village 5/6-20 ...
By soulofmiami
With a rich history of sailing in the South Florida community and home to the U.S. Sailing Center, the Volvo Ocean Race committee was confident that the City of Miami would be the ideal North American stopover. Downtown Miami Village will ...
Soul Of Miami

French Olympic Sailing Week : Early birds catch the best of the breeze on day ...
BYM News (press release)
Tuesday at the French Olympic Sailing Week in Hyeres signalled a return to strong wind conditions and a 0900 start for a number of classes, with event organisers anxious to ensure some racing before the breeze became too much, with gusts of up to 35 ...

Sperry Top-Sider Named Title Sponsor Of United States Sailing Team In Olympic Year
MarketWatch (press release)
LEXINGTON, Mass. and PORTSMOUTH, RI, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Sperry Top-Sider®, the leading global nautical performance and lifestyle brand, announced today its title sponsorship of the US Sailing Team, newly named US Sailing Team ...

French Olympic Sailing Week : US Sailing Team news: Day 2 of racing,
BYM News (press release)
The strong Mistral wind experience so far at French Olympic Sailing Week, in Hyeres, France, has proven a challenge that the US Sailing Team is enjoying. Racing in 20-25 knots, all classes caught up from day one's abbreviated schedule, ...

Italy: body of German tourist found in Lake Garda | Fox News: " Italian Coast Guard searchers on Monday found the body of one of three German tourists who went missing after they took a sailboat out on Lake Garda a few hours before a storm developed, authorities said."

SAILING | Sailing Dominates Season Finale to Advance in ICSA
Georgetown University The Hoya
By Michael Liu The Georgetown sailing team wrapped up its regular season this weekend with three regattas: the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association women's championship, the Admiral's Cup and the Arrigan Memorial Regatta.

Weymouth pensioner creates Olympic sailing masterpiece
Dorset Echo
A WEYMOUTH pensioner with a passion for painting spent three weeks creating a masterpiece fit for an Olympic sailing hero. John Lee used oil paint on canvas to capture an action shot of triple gold medallist Ben Ainslie in Weymouth Bay, ...

SEALs push US Olympians to limit in their training
USA TODAY
By Will Ricketson,, US Sailing The US sailing team trains with Navy SEALs. Then the SEALs warn their audience, comprised mostly of US sailing team members: "We're going to re-set your baseline today." Within hours, some athletes are on the edge of ...

USA TODAY

G4S PLC : G4S sponsored Skandia Team GBR sailors take on World Cup challenge
4-traders
With the first day of racing brought to an early halt due to high winds, the team's first full day ofsailing saw British crews firmly in control of the standings. Skandia Team GBR has fielded its topsailors in four of the ten Olympic classes, ...

Sailing Team Races Four Regattas
Harvard Crimson
By Kendra F. Rosario, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER Four regattas in one weekend spelled a mixture of success and failure for the Harvard sailing team. The co-ed team raced for the Thompson Trophy and the Admiral's Cup, while the women raced at the Wellesley ...

Connell: Avid Sailor, America's Cup Racer
Patch.com
Connell was part of a colorful and competitive sailing scene, where his highly sought-after skills earned him a spot on five America's Cup 12-meter crews: Weatherly in 1958, Columbia in 1962, Constellation in 1964, Intrepid in 1967, Independence in ...

Vessel Salvaged From Farallon Islands
Patch.com
A helicopter equipped to lift marine salvage hauled in the remains of the 38-foot sailing vessel that struck rocks near the Farallon Islands 10 days ago, leaving five sailors dead. By Christa Bigue Salvation operations of the 38-foot sailing vessel ...

Sailing Wins Another Women's Conference Championship Team Also Competes at ...
Georgetown University Official Athletic Site
The number one ranked Georgetown Women's Sailing Team won their Spring conference championship in decisive fashion this weekend at the event hosted by Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Sunny and warm with gusty breeze on Saturday gave way to ...

Georgetown University Official Athletic Site

SEALs push U.S. Olympians to the limit
Tucson Citizen
Then the SEALs warn their audience, comprised mostly of US sailing team members: “We're going to re-set your baseline today.” Within hours, some athletes are on the edge of hypothermia, some are crying, others are cursing like, well, sailors, ...

Sailing pair score World Cup wins
ABC Online
Australia's world champion sailing pair of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have had a perfectOlympic warm-up with a brace of victories at day two of the World Cup in France on Tuesday (AEST). The heat was on the world number one 470 dinghy crew after ...

Yacht in fatal race salvaged
ESPN
The 38-foot sailboat was swamped by a pair of waves while rounding the island during a race on April 14, sending seven of its eight crew members into the chilly Pacific. One was found dead later that day and four remain missing at sea.

Lib at Large: A sailing tragedy that ended a young life inspires a documentary ...
Marin Independent-Journal
He was on the Northwestern sailing team, he skied, surfed, backpacked, ran marathons, climbed mountains and generally seemed indestructible. "It seemed like nothing negative could touch him enough to bring him down," Swedlund said.

Strictly Sail Pacific reports attendance boost
Trade Only Today
The four-day sailing event featured nearly 100 sailboats, gear and accessories from more than 400 manufacturers, more than 100 seminars, on-the-water sailing clinics, free sailboat rides on anAmerica's Cup AC 45, and the entire Clipper Round the World ...

J/24 Italian America's Cup Sailing
J/Sailing News (blog)
(Naples, Italy)- In keeping with the influence of Italy on the sailing world, it's somewhat coincidental that SAILING WORLD's recent "50th Celebration" article from past J/24 World Champion and College Sailor of the Year Terry Hutchinson- "Recover from ...

J/Sailing News (blog)

UH sailing coach earns prestigious honor
Hawaii News Now
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – University of Hawai'i sailing head coach Andy Johnson was presented the 2012 Richard H. Lough Memorial Service Award by the Pacific Coast CollegiateSailing Conference Board of Directors following their annual general meeting ...

Early Start For All In Hyeres
International Sailing Federation
With strong winds predicted for the third day of the Semaine Olympique Francaise the day started early with sailors ready to launch at 08:00 to make the most of the early, lighter conditions. With the end of the qualification sailing, priority was ...

International Sailing Federation

Unsalted Sailing ready for customers
Nwmichigan
Sailing and Michigan just go together like, well, any kind of cliche you can think of really. It helps that both parts of this state are peninsulas and surrounded by the Great Lakes. It doesn't matter if you're an amateur or a veteran, either--there ...

Nwmichigan

Semaine Olympique Francaise Regatta : NZL Lasers lead Hyeres fleet
BYM News (press release)
After the second day of racing at the 2012 Semaine Olympique Francaise Regatta, the NZL SailingTeam's top Laser Sailors are showing their class at the front of the fleet. Left: Andrew Murdoch, the NZL Sailing Team's Olympic representative in the Laser ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Simple sailing for Puma's Mar Mostro + Video
Sail World
But that is Mar Mostro life, and slowly but surely we again come to appreciate 'unplugging,' and our focus turns instead to sailing, scheds, weather, and sleep. And the sailing has been simple. There have been no tacks since leaving Itajaí, ...

Sail World

Light air means big sailing win for MDI
Fenceviewer
Max Swann, above, skippers his boat through a tack during a race between the Mount Desert Islandsailing team and George Stevens Academy on April 11. Emerson Whitney BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School sailing team bested George Stevens ...

Former Americas Cup sailor and Patton Marine surveyor dies
The Triton
By Dorie Cox Reknowned America's Cup sailor Robert "Bob" Connell, a marine surveyor with Patton Marine, died of a heart attack in Miami on April 17. He was 72. Mr. Connell was born on April 7, 1940, in Manhasset, NY, and grew up sailing, according to ...

Young Bahamian Set For 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds
International Sailing Federation
Eric Nabb, who is only fourteen years old, won The Bahamas National Laser Radial (singlehanded) division in November last year and has now qualified to represent the Bahamas at the 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships.

International Sailing Federation

Prince of Grinds
The Atlantic
He is the owner and skipper of Sailing Montauk and chief builder at The Montauk Catamaran Company. You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan The author, with belt sander and disc sander, enjoying a day at the boat shop.

The Atlantic

Roger Williams University Athletics - Sailing takes second at O'Toole ...
BRISTOL, R.I. – The Roger Williams University Sailing team took part in five regattas this past weekend, including the 21st O'Toole Trophy race where the Hawks took home second place. At the O'Toole Trophy competition, Roger Williams ...
Roger Williams University Athletics

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Sailing: 2012 BODA World Trials Underway | Bernews.com
By Bernews
The 2012 BODA World's Trials got off to a flying start on Sunday with near perfect sailing conditions on the western side of the Great Sound. Southerly.
Bernews.com

The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta finishes with our team victorious ...
By eli
All of the wooden Caribbean vessels sailing in the Traditional class of the regatta bunched up together between the Turtle Surf Shop and the Skullduggery Bar on the Antigua Yacht Club Marina. Half of them seen here: The first race was on ...
Adventure Antigua

Local information | Tollesbury Sailing Club
By andy_beharrell
We are lucky as East Coast sailors that there is a wealth of information available to support us online. With some fairly tricky pilotage for many of our harbours, it is a great help for us that there is an intrepid band of sailors who survey the ...
Tollesbury Sailing Club

Sailing: Great Britiain in control on day two of French World Cup ...
By lflint
More moderate wind conditions allowed for a full day of racing on day two of the French World Cupregatta in Hyeres yesterday.
Sportsister

DBC Raises Main Sail For Dorset «
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America's Cup | Summer Song (宋夏群), sailing champion in China ...
Summer Song (宋夏群), a Chinese female sailor, is joining the team and will start racing in Qingdao for the Extreme Sailing Series event. Summer is a Chinese ...
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Nice Sailing | Photo
Nice sailing as nightfall approaches. Onboard PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Itajai, Brazil, to Mi...
www.puma.com/media/nice-sailing

Sperry Top-Sider Named Title Sponsor Of United States Sailing ...
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