27 April 2012

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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