10 April 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper rounds Cape Horn [video]; America’s Cup World Series Live Webcam

Camper rounds Cape Horn; Groupama's Brad tells the tale of his de-masting injury.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker  

Volvo Ocean Race :Ambitious rivals step up points pursuit
BYM News (press release)
Groupama sailing team have less than 150 nautical miles standing between them and a podium position that will keep them in the running for overall race victory, while Chris Nicholson's equally ambitious CAMPER are feeling a chill as they make their ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama on home strait while CAMPER toughs it out
BYM News (press release)
Boosting morale is plenty of food and the thought that although there are no competitors on the water to sail against, there is a ship carrying ABU Dhabi Ocean Racing's Azzam (Ian Walker/GBR,), which will be heading towards Itajaí with her precious ...

TNZ's Camper focused on Cape Horn challenge
Two days out of Chile where it stopped to replace its damaged bow, Camper skipper Chris Nicholson reported satisfaction with the way his repaired boat was going in this game of catch-up on the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Groupama expected to secure third today, as Martinez leads by 20 points
Irish Times
Sailing Following Ken Read's leg five victory into Itajai, Brazil on Friday evening, French team Groupama are expected to complete the 6700 mile stage from New Zealand in the Volvo Ocean Race later today after setting-up a jury rig with a 20 metre ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 - Groupama continue to make headway
Sail World
Indeed, aboard the boat, the time seems to drag sometimes for the seven crew, who have remained aboard: 'It's a bit 'cruising'. We've been sailing downwind since we left Punta del Este. It's fine and hot and we're in T-shirts on deck so it's calm,' ...

Sail World

America’s Cup World Series – Live Webcam
Tune in to the AC World Series - Naples webcam to get a bird's eye view of all the action, live from Italy. We have three webcams covering the team bases and Race Village area. See if you can spot your favorite team as they prepare each day. Championship Racing runs from April 11-15, with teams training in the days leading up to the racing.

America's Cup opens in style in Naples
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia
Many of the crowd gathered in Piazza del Plebiscito wore hats, raincoats and umbrellas to brave the weather for the inauguration of the world's most important and ancient sailing event. The leaden skies underscored the plays of light on the colonnade ...

America's Cup Event Authority launches new sailing simulation app
Gamers and America's Cup fans, even those with no sailing experience, can test themselves against the best sailors and the fastest boats in the world. The game is now live in the Apple App Store and is available free for downloading to iPhones and ...

Sail-around-the-Americas captain almost home
Morning Sentinel
AP The 31-year-old wanted to raise money for a local charity by sailing solo around the Americas. The "MacGyver of the Seas," as he's been called by followers of his blog, has battled the elements and equipment failures on his more than 25000-mile, ...

Sailing, Classes Make For Full Schedule For Southwestern Freshman
Jamestown Post Journal
Instead, she is training and practicing sailing. Mehvish is on the US Optimist National Team. To earn a spot on this team, she had to prove that she was one of the top 60 optimist sailors in the country. Mehvish said that she is one of only five girls ...

Sailing GPS helps you navigate through troubled waters easily
By Edwin Kee on 04/09/2012 11:01 PDT Love sailing? If you answered in the affirmative, then surely you would be familiar with the activity known as tacking, where you can then derive your Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) as accurately as possible.


Risland family asks for prayers after sail boat accident kills two
Crookston Daily Times
By AP Family members were asking for prayers Sunday for an 8-year-old boy who remained hospitalized after a sailboat accident that claimed the lives of his two brothers. Isaiah Risland, his two brothers and their father were sailing Friday on ...

Sailing: Hannah Mills misses out on medal in Palma
Out of medal contention heading into the day of the girls 470 class, they were hopeful of a solid finish to their regatta. The world silver medallists crossed the line first in their final, but were deemed to have been over the line early so were ...

CU Sailing Team Aspires to Make A Name for Itself in College Sailing
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun
By Alex Gatto Most people picture the sport of sailing in an idealistic setting — on a warm summer day, with a light wind breeze and at about midday. The thought of sailing in conditions akin to a rainstorm then, with wind speed constant at a stiff 20 ...

Setting Sail On A Schooner For A Knitting Vacation
Huffington Post (blog)
Add a schooner and salt water into the mix and knit away as the wind fills the sails. Based on the coast in Rockland, Maine, J. & E. Riggen has three knitting cruises lined up for the summer of 2012. On each sailing trip, 24 knitters gather on the ...

High School Sailors Win in Massachusetts
Members of the Mount Desert Island High School sailing team got a start on the sailing season on the docks of the Community Sailing Center last Wednesday rigging a 420 dinghy in the snow under the watchful eye of sailing coach George Deans.

World's Largest Sailing Catamaran up for Auction at Christie's "Bid to Save ...
Haute Living
The owners of the magnificent 145-foot “supercat” yacht have donated a charter package worth $245000 for 10 to 12 sailing enthusiasts. HEMISPHERE is a design masterpiece and comes with a crew of 10 (including a gourmet chef).

Sailors revel in good conditions
Fraser Coast Chronicle
COMPETITORS of the 81st annual Maryborough Sailing Club Easter Regatta were blessed with excellent conditions at the weekend. About 50 boats set sail off Scarness Beach on Friday, with the action concluding on Sunday. Maryborough Sailing Club secretary ...

Sailing scholarship up for grabs at Weymouth school
Dorset Echo
A Sailing scholarship to a Weymouth school is up for grabs for young talent born between September 1, 2003 and August 31, 2004. Thornlow Preparatory School headteacher is inviting applications from potential world-class sailors for a '100 per cent ...

Minnesota family asks for prayers after sailboat accident
Duluth News Tribune
Isaiah Risland, his two brothers and their father were sailing Friday on Clearwater Lake in northern Minnesota when their boat capsized, throwing them into the frigid water, the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office said. All three boys were wearing ...

Sailboat survivor, 8, shows positive signs after accident
Gadget Soule, Risland's sister-in-law, told the Star Tribune she watched the boys leave to gosailing, and they were thrilled to take their new sailboat out for the first time. “They were all excited to go out and sail with Daddy,” she said.

Kuwait International Open Laser Regatta - Kuwaitis dominate
Sail World
The races, in the first sailing competition of 2012, started early morning in really bright weather on both the days with the prize distribution ceremony being held late Saturday as the competition involved 11 races in the Standard and Radial events, ...

Sail World

Annapolis Sailor Close To Completing 25K-Mile Trip
CBS Local
The 31-year-old wanted to raise money for a local charity by sailing solo around the Americas. more than 25000-mile, nonstop journey in an old boat so small he can't stand up in the cabin. into the air so drunken fishermen would steer their boat clear...

CBS Local

8-year-old Minn. survivor of sailboat capsizing remains hospitalized
Minneapolis Star Tribune
An 8-year-old boy from northern Minnesota remained hospitalized in Minneapolis on Sunday after suffering hypothermia in a Clearwater County sailing accident that took the lives of his two younger brothers. Isaiah Risland remained at Children's Hospital ...

Brothers Off To Good Start At Macquarie 2012 Access World Championships
International Sailing Federation
Far Northern Queensland brothers, Duncan and Angus MacGregor started their respective Macquarie Access World Championships at Middle Harbour Yacht Clubtoday the way they wanted; being in the top three after the first two races in the Access 2.3 ...

International Sailing Federation

Sailing charity to drop anchor at Drake Circus
This is Plymouth
Plymouth-based charity Horizons will be at the mall tomorrow. Drake Circus is providing the organisation with £13000 a year for the next three years. Visitors to the shopping centre will be able to see the work of charity at first hand ,as well as see ...

World's biggest wind farm 'to blight the South Coast'
Daily Mail
The Royal Yacht Squadron, the prestigious sailing club whose patron is the Queen, has written to 200 sailing clubs on the Isle of Wight and along the South Coast to call for action against the development, named Navitus Bay. The Cowes-based club, ...

Daily Mail

Airlie Beach Race Week -Team Vodafone and Team Australia head to head?
Sail World
Whitsunday Sailing Club will dust off the welcome mat and invite a high number of new sailors to enjoy the weather and facilities when they host the event later this year. The happy group of club volunteers are still talk about witnessing the record ...

Sail World

Sailors salute their Cumbrian saviours
News & Star
Walter Burrow, 67, and his son Tim, 41, were sailing their yacht towards Whitehaven when they got into trouble in treacherous weather. Workington's RNLI crew came to their rescue after unexpected wind speeds took their toll on the vessel.

News & Star

C.U. Sailing Team Aspires to Make A Name for Itself in College ...
By Alex Gatto
Most people picture the sport of sailing in an idealistic setting — on a warm summer day, with a light wind breeze and at about midday. The thought of sailing in conditions akin to a rainstorm then, with wind speed constant at a stiff 20 miles per ...
The Cornell Daily Sun

Sailing president contributes to growth, success | The Miami Hurricane
By Dylan Bensinger
by Dylan Bensinger on Apr 8, 2012 • 9:42 pm No Comments. David Hernandez has been president of the Sailing Canes, won a host of race trophies and mentored the next generation of UM sailors. It just so happens he can't stand getting wet.
The Miami HurricaneThe Miami...

Racing Rules of Sailing - Look to Windward: (pillow)Case of the ...
By Jos
While bearing away to return to the pre-start side, L, initially the windward boat, assumed a leeward position by sailing under W's stern. Immediately after position 4, L luffed to close-hauled and sailed straight for the port end of the line.
Racing Rules of Sailing - Look...

Charter the World's Most Expensive Cat – For a ... - Blue Water Sailing
By val
The most expensive and largest luxury sailing catamaran in the world, the Hemisphere, is now up for charter. In an auction by Charitybuzz, 10 bidders will have the opportunity to hire the Hemisphere for a week-long sea adventure with ...
Multihulls Quarterly • The...

Island Games Laser Radial Qualifiers | St. Catherine's Sailing Club
By Simon
The racing in St Aubin's Bay: The first 3 Laser Radial qualifier races for the 2013 Bermuda Island Games took place on Saturday 31st March in St Aubins Bay run by Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club. There was a cold north easterly wind ...
St. Catherine's Sailing Club

'AMERICA'S CUP: SPEED TRIALS' PUTS COMPETITIVE SAILING IN YOUR HANDS. Posted on 09 April 2012. An exciting new game with exceptional ...

Sail-World.com : Delta Lloyd Regatta set to premiere Olympic sailing
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Delta Lloyd Regatta, is set to take place from May 22 -26 in Medemblik, The Netherlands and will have a world premiere for Olympic ...

Upwind Sailing | Photo
Upwind sailing towards Brazil. PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Auckland, New Zealand, to Itajai, ...

Sailing Set to Compete in MAISA Team Race Championship - Old ...
The No. 14 Old Dominion University coed sailing team is set to compete in this weekend's Prosser/MAISA Team Race at St. Mary's College in St. Mary's, Md.

ISAF Sailing World Cup Heads to Europe | SailAngle.com
March 28, 2012: PALMA, SPAIN - The third of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas, the Trofeo S.A.R. Princess Sofia MAPFRE, kicks off on 31 March running ...

China Team joins Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao | The Daily Sail
In less than two weeks times, the Extreme 40s will take to the waters of the 2008 Olympic sailing venue in Qingdao, China, for the second event of the 2012 ...

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