17 April 2012

San Francisco Bay Area Mourns Lost Sailors

Search called off for sailors near Farallon Islands
They are from the San Francisco Yacht Club. Claudia Bressie still had hope first thing this morning for a miracle and left some flowers at the San Francisco Yacht Club as a token of her optimism. "I couldn't imagine someone leaving on a routine sailing ...


Search for missing sailors called off as Marin yacht club mourns
Marin Independent-Journal
(IJ photo/Frankie Frost) Somber members of the Marin sailing community gathered at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere on Sunday evening to mourn the death of a Belvedere sailor killed in a tragic accident during a race on Saturday and to hold ...

Bay Area sailing community reeling after deadly racing accident
Los Angeles Times
The San Francisco Bay Area's tightly knit sailing community is reeling after a racing yacht accident near the Farallon Islands killed one sailor and left four missing. Twelve-foot waves pummeled the sailboat during the Full Crew Farallones Race and ...

Search called off for 4 missing sailors in California
Vancouver Sun
The vessel Low Speed Chase, a 11.5-metre racing and cruising sailboat with a crew of eight, was one of 49 yachts competing on Saturday in a race around South Farallon Island, part of a rugged, sparsely populated chain offshore from San Francisco.

Sailing fans reel over yacht race death - 4 missing
San Francisco Chronicle
The Bay Area's tightly knit sailing community was reeling Sunday after one of the region's most catastrophic boating disasters in decades - the wreck of a racing yacht near the Farallon Islands that killed one sailor and left four missing.

Sailing community mourns lost sailors
KTVU San Francisco
The Bay Area sailing community Monday mourned five sailors who were lost when their boat was struck by large waves, sending the 38-foot yacht crashing into the rocks in the Farallon Islands during the annual Full Crew Farallones Race.

KTVU San Francisco

A rare tragedy at sea hits SF's sailing community - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: A century-old tradition, the Full Crew Farallones Race has never been for the faint of heart: Winds averaging 10 to 20 knots and churning ...

Sailing fans reel over yacht race death - 4 missing | Full Page
The Bay Area's tightly knit sailing community was reeling Sunday after one of the region's most catastrophic boating disasters in decades - the wreck of a racing ...

Tragedy at sea hits SF's large sailing community
But Saturday's accident brought rare tragedy to the august race and the San Francisco Bay area's large sailing community. One crew member died and four others went missing after being swept into the sea after two strong waves swept them from their boat ...


Tragedy at sea hits San Francisco's sailing community | National ...
One crew member died and four others remained missing at sea Sunday after two strong waves swept them from their boat during the Full Crew Farallones Race off San Francisco.
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Volvo Ocean Race : CAMPER eager for racing return as Leg 5 finish looms
BYM News (press release)
Previously, Leg 5 winners PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, runners up Team Telefónica and third placed Groupama sailing team all encountered light winds on their final approach to Itajaí. “Fingers crossed that won't happen,” Rae added.

Volvo Ocean Race : Finish line edges closer for plucky CAMPER
BYM News (press release)
From leading the fleet in the early stages of the leg that started in Auckland, the boat fell victim to the merciless Southern Ocean that battered the fleet and eliminated two teams altogether. A damaged bow forced CAMPER to divert to Puerto Montt on ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper 24 hours out from the finish in Itajai
Sail World
But despite the high spirits, buoyed by thoughts of an end to almost a month ofocean racing, one final challenge was playing on their minds -- the windless zone off the coast of Itajaí that has so far snared all of the Leg 5 finishers.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : “Telefonica" back on the water in Brazil
BYM News (press release)
The job list carried out over the past few days on the current Volvo Ocean Race leader centred principally on carrying out an exhaustive checking and tuning of the boat, which has now completed over half of this round the world challenge.

Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Azzam heads for Itajai
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, whilst the Camper crew are battling through the South Atlantic towards Itajai, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Azzam is also making her way - on a transport ship - towards southern Brazil while two members of her shore crew work flat ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Camper contemplates perfect conditions + Video
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Camper are near 500 miles to the Leg 5 finish, media crew member Hamish Hooper contemplates perfect sailing conditions, the quick turnaround in Itajai, Brazil and what constitutes 'normality' for his team.

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Sailing star Ben Ainslie on course for '12 London Games
Gant Daily
London, United Kingdom (AHN Sports) – After dominating the Finn class at last week's Palma World Cup regatta, British sailing superstar Ben Ainslie is now focusing on the upcoming 2012 Olympics as he tries to put his recent back problems behind him.

Leukemia Cup Regatta sails April 21 & 22
A series of sailing events combine the joy of boating with the goal of raising money to fight leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. The Leukemia Cup Regatta in New Orleans is coming up April 21 & 22 at the Southern Yacht Club.

Newsbyte: SAP Continues to Make Waves With Sponsorship of Extreme Sailing Team
MarketWatch (press release)
WALLDORF, Germany, April 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) has further cemented a place at the forefront of international sailing by today announcing its sponsorship of the SAP Extreme Sailing Team. As one of the most exciting and ...

It was smooth sailing Sunday for racers and fans of the Stuart Sailfish Regatta
DEBORAH SILVER/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS Clyde McFarland and JC Wardell, both of Palm City, won the Jersey Speed Skiff heat in the boat Beer Run during the 2012 Stuart SailfishRegatta along the Stuart Causeway on the Indian River on Sunday afternoon.

Boy improving after sailing accident
Park Rapids Enterprise
Dan Risland and his boys – Isaiah, 6-year-old Zechariah and 2-year-old Jacob – were sailing on Clearwater Lake when it sunk. The father swam to shore to summon help after being unable to get the boys to land. The boys were wearing life jackets, ...

Oman Sail eyes another podium in China
Oman Daily Observer
By A Staff Reporter — MUSCAT — Sailing's hottest action series hits China this week, and the two Omani crews will be looking to pick up where they left off after Act 1 in Muscat. Oman Air tops the overall table after the season opener with I right ...

Oman Daily Observer

VisitEngland marks 100 days to the Olympic Games with its top five winning ...
Breaking Travel News
The 2012 Olympic sailing events are taking place in Weymouth, home to the best sailing waters in Northern Europe, according to the Royal Yachting Association. You can take to the waves yourself with SailLaser, where classes range from beginners to race ...

Extreme Sailing Series : Chinese Act under starters order as Danish team ...
BYM News (press release)
The Chinese city of Qingdao, the host venue for Act 2 of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series™ starting tomorrow (Tuesday 17 April), is in final preparation mode – a grand-scale public opening ceremony is planned for tomorrow night with grandstand seating ...

Chicago to Mackinac sailboat race organizers debate safety rules
Detroit Free Press
The sailboat WingNuts floats in Lake Michigan during last year's Chicago to Mackinac race. Two crew members died in the accident. / JOHN L. RUSSELL/Associated Press By Peggy Walsh-Sarniecki After two Saginaw sailors died when their boat WingNuts ...

China on the menu in the Extreme Sailing Series
BYM News (press release)
The second event, out of the eight which make up the Extreme Sailing Series 2012, begins tomorrow Tuesday 17 April on the Olympic race zone of Qingdao. A month and half on from the Muscat Grand Prix, the season's inaugural meeting, a total of nine ...

Global Ocean Race : Class40 Financial Crisis through the Celox Sailing Gate in ...
BYM News (press release)
Marco Nannini and Sergio Frattaruolo took Class40 Financial Crisis through the Global Ocean Race (GOR) Celox Sailing Scoring Gate in second place early on Monday morning and at 15:00 GMT the same afternoon, the South African team on Phesheya-Racing are ...

EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship 2012
BYM News (press release)
Sailing Aarhus and EUROSAF jointly announce that entries are now open for the EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship, being held in Aarhus, Denmark, from 4th to 10th August, 2012. Entries are invited from European National Authorities for Sailing ...

WC Sailing Qualifies for ICSA Nationals First Round with 7th-Place Finish at ...
GENEVA, NY -- The Washington College sailing team qualified for the first round of the ICSA Co-Ed Dinghy National Championships for the fifth consecutive year by finishing seventh of 18 teams at the America Trophy - the MAISA Spring Co-Ed Dinghy ...


Sail Port Stephens 2012 Commodores Cup day 1
Sail World
Today's Division 1 course was the Three Islands (course 1), approximately fifteen nautical miles with Division 2 sailing a shorter twelve mile course. The NewcastleCruising Yacht Club's Farr 40 Long Time Dead, skippered by Steve Buckingham, ...

Sail World

AUDI AG : Audi supports Sailing World Championships in Germany
Audi will be on board as partner, name-giver and supplier of the vehicles for the shuttle fleet when the sailors compete for the title and for the last remaining tickets to the Olympic Games in London on the Baltic Sea between May 4 and 20, 2012.

The wind in their sails
Times of Malta
Learning how to sail allows children a sense of freedom – a rare commodity in today's society. Deana Luchia writes. Living on a small island with limited space isn't conducive to a sense of freedom, yet sailing courses offer exactly that, ...

Red sails seek a sunset
Newcastle Herald
BY MATT CARR CLOUDY skies failed to stop Port Stephens' main sailing event starting with fullsails yesterday. The Sail Port Stephens regatta kicked off with its Commodore Cup after two days of lead-in races drew competitors from Pittwater to Newcastle ...

Olympic sport this week
BBC Sport
Great Britain's Olympic champion Nicole Cooke is among those hoping to end her run. Follow Marianne Vos and Nicole Cooke on Twitter. SAILING - ISAF World Cup, Hyeres, France (21-27 April); the fourth regatta in this season's World Cup.

BBC Sport

Sailing Team Wins SAISA Team Race Championships
By Melissa Whetzel
The team advances to the ICSA Team Race National Championship June 3-5.
College of Charleston News

Ballard sailing classes to benefit cancer research » My Ballard
By Meghan Walker
The Seattle Sailing Club, located in Ballard's Shilshole Marina, is teaming up with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) to raise money for cancer research through sailing classes this summer. The program is called Sailing for Cancer ...
My Ballard » Ballard

SAP Continues to Make Waves With Sponsorship of Extreme Sailing ...
By SAP News
“Through our existing work with Sailing Team Germany, Kieler Woche and the 505 World Championships, SAP continues to deliver cutting-edge innovations to the sport of sailing,” said Stefan Lacher, head of Technology for the SAP Sailing ...
SAP Newsroom

Easter Sailing Challenge Report : Isle of Wight News
By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood
Report from Suzanne and Alan Whitewood of Easter weekend's sailing challenge in Cowes.
Ventnor Blog » Isle of Wight...

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OpSail 2012 Getting Underway in New Orleans, then Sailing for ...
By Rick Spilman
The 47th Operation Sail, OpSail 2012 gets underway tomorrow, April 17th and will continue through the 23rd, in the port of New Orleans, LA. It will feature the tall ships Dewaruci from Indonesia, the BAE Guayas from Equador and the USCG ...
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Rapid Recap: GU Sailors Dominate America Trophy, Finish Fifth at ...
By Michael Liu
The Georgetown Sailing team competed in two regattas this weekend: the America Trophy, held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) Open, hosted by the U.S. Naval ...
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Heavy Weather Sailing - Sailing in Storm Winds
When sailing in heavy weather, with high winds and big waves, you need special storm tactics for a sailboat. Learn about different strategies for staying safe.

CampbellSailing.com » 50 Rules to Sail by in 2012 - Week 15 - Cover
In fact it may be tactically in your favor for the other boat to be sailing full-speed toward an area of the course where it will be easier to control them. On the left ...

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