06 April 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: Dismasting--two boats still racing [videos]

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Volvo Ocean Race: Only two boats still racing
Groupama's dismasting while in the lead of the Volvo Ocean Race leg to Brazil earlier today leaves Puma (Ken Read/USA) and only Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) on the race course in what has been a dramatic Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí.


Abu Dhabi crew abandon leg of Volvo race
The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew were forced to quit the latest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race after their boat was hit by huge waves. Dubai: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has ceased racing in the latest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race and will ship their boat from ...


Ocean race leader set for charging finish
But Telefonica, the overall leader in the Volvo Ocean Race was get ready for a sling-shot ride courtesy of a massive storm in the south Atlantic. Telefónica watch captain Neal McDonald said his team would do all they could to overhaul Puma in the ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica pushes hard for the lead
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) have the bit between their teeth tonight after making more gains on leaders Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg (Ken Read/USA) and are pushing hard for the lead. 'We're going for them,' said ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race anger at another boat failure
ITV News
Groupama dismasted in sight of victory Photo: Volvo Ocean Race Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad issued a statement on Wednesday expressing his concern at the continuing instances of boats suffering serious damage in the 2011-12 edition.

ITV News

Volvo Ocean Race : No protection from Telefonica's advances
BYM News (press release)
The team will construct a jury rig with the help of members of their shore crew and return to therace track to complete Leg 5 to Itajaí, Brazil. Of the two teams still racing, PUMA Ocean Racingpowered by BERG (Ken Read/USA), the only team not to have ...

Groupama battling after hiccup
Itajai, Brazil - Former leaders Groupama will fashion a makeshift solution from the remains of their broken mast in an attempt to finish Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race on the podium, the team announced on Thursday. The French team, skippered by Franck ...

Stage leader Groupama dismasted in Volvo race | Bangkok Post: news
Bangkok Post
French yacht Groupama was dismasted on Wednesday while it was leading the fifth stage of theVolvo Ocean race, the team announced. French yacht Groupama, pictured in February 2012, was dismasted on Wednesday while it was leading the fifth stage of the ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Tension mounts onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 18 of Leg 5. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'When we finish this leg we'll have sailed 47 of the last 50 days. Not exactly a balanced life,' Michi Müller.

Sail World

Ocean race boss questions ongoing carnage
Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad has expressed concern at on-going breakages following Groupama's dismasting this morning. The head of the Volvo Ocean Race is alarmed by the frequency of serious damage suffered by boats in the 2011-12 race, ...


Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama mast breaks with victory close at hand
BYM News (press release)
Groupama sailing team were assessing their options early Thursday morning after being forced to suspend racing from Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 after their mast broke. With 677 nautical miles to go to the finish line, Groupama (Franck ...

Groupama Dismasting Leaves Two Boats Racing to Itajaí
Photo: Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race Damian Foxall's Groupama is limping towards a haven in Uruguay after being forced to suspend racing from the fifth leg after the mast broke with a second successive victory agonisingly close.

Volvo Ocean Race : Photo finish on the cards for PUMA and Telefonica
BYM News (press release)
Just hours after Groupama sailing team dismasted in relatively calm conditions while leading the fleet, PUMA and Telefónica were smashed by storm-force winds. “Groupama's dismasting certainly makes us aware that the leg is by no means over,'' ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper safely docked in Chile
Australian skipper, Chris Nicholson, competing in his fourth Volvo Ocean Raceand no stranger to adversity, said his team was determined to reach Itajai in time to compete in the in-port race. "When things are tough this is the type of team that can do ...


Groupama suffers sudden dismasting
Irish Times
SAILING JUST TWO boats remain at sea today in the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race following yesterday's sudden dismasting of stage leader Groupama 4, skippered by Franck Cammas, with Ireland's Damian Foxall on-board. The incident occurred barely 600 ...

Irish Times

Yachting: Groupama break mast
New Zealand Herald
The carnage from a dramatic fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race continued overnight when Groupama broke their mast with victory in sight. Groupama, who have led for most of the leg and were looking for consecutive victories after winning the last leg to ...

Volvo Ocean race fifth leg leader Groupama suspends racing after losing mast
The Daily Telegraph
Untangling the mess: Thomas Coville from France goes into the water to try and remove the top section of the mast. Source: Getty Images The clean-up: Groupama get to work sorting out the sails that cover the deck following the mast malfunction.

Volvo Ocean Race - Images of Groupama's dismasted
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, the Groupama team suffered a dismasting while in the lead, racing in Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí, earlier today. This gallery of images shows some of the damage sustained in what has thus far been a drama filled leg. by Anna ...

Sail World

Volvo leaders Groupama dismasted
French yacht Groupama has been dismasted while leading the fifth stage of the Volvo Ocean race, the team has announced. The yacht - which had battled back to regain the lead off the American Puma in the stage - lost its mast off the coast of Uruguay, ...

Hampshire skipper forced to put safety first
Daily Echo
HAMPSHIRE skipper Ian Walker's Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing will ship their boat to Brazil after damage prevented them from completing Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team made the tough call not to attempt to complete the 6700 nautical mile leg from ...

Volunteers Wanted for VOR Galway Festivities
The eight-day festival of the marine, sport, arts and culture, entertainment and food to celebrate the arrival of the Volvo Ocean Race competitors as they cross the finish line is expected to attract as many as 700000 visitors to the City of the Tribes ...

Pendennis Cup : Peter Craig confirmed as Principle Race Officer
BYM News (press release)
... Craig from Marblehead, USA, has a wide range of experience with many of the premiere international regattas, including the Bucket Regattas and the Perini Navi Cup, the Maxi Rolex World Cup, the Swan World Championships and the Volvo Ocean Race.

World premiere for Olympic Sailing at 2012 Delta Lloyd Regatta.
BYM News (press release)
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Delta Lloyd Regatta, which will be held from May 22nd until May 26th in Medemblik, The Netherlands, has a world premiere for Olympic sailing. Sailors are in a tough situation where they have to make certain choices on which ...

Sailing Minnows compete in Dunsborough regatta
Busselton Dunsborough Mail
BRIGHT blue sails of visiting sailors from Shelley and Rockingham joined the Minnow sails of the Dunsborough Bay Yacht Club on the water's edge for the first heat in the club's Minnowregatta. Sailors' prayers were answered with a very light ...

Extreme Sailing Series heads to Qingdao for Act 2
Sail World
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2012 Act 2 gets underway in Qingdao, China from 17th to 20th April where the Extreme 40s will take to the waters of the 2008 Olympic sailingvenue. China Team, the home nation challenger for the America's Cup will be flying the ...

Sail World

California Yacht Club Prepares to Host Popular 2012 Sunset Sailing Series
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The California Yacht Club will again host the much anticipated 2012 Sunset Sailing Series, the largest racing Regatta of Sail Boats on the Santa Monica Bay. Marina del Rey, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 The California Yacht Club will again host the ...

Meet Olympic sailors on your local high street
Yachting Monthly
Sailors based in London and on the South Coast can meet two of Team GBR's top Olympiccontenders on their local high street. Olympic, world and European sailing champions Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson will be at Clarks' flagship stores in Plymouth ...

Kiwis eye London after sailing through Oceania
New Zealand asserted their Oceania dominance in the most emphatic fashion to secure passage to the Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012. The Football Ferns are now hoping that the one-sided nature of their play-off victory against Papua New ...


French sailing team says 'Au revoir' to America's Cup
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
A French sailing team announced Tuesday it is dropping out of the America's Cup, citing economic difficulties. ALEPH – Equipe de France had been one of 10 teams signed up to participate in the America's Cup World Series, a series of exhibition races ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
“When we finish this leg we'll have sailed 47 of the last 50 days. Not exactly a balanced life.” – Michi Müller I'd like to be able to say we're the last boat standing, because as the only boat yet to suspend racing this leg that's the way it feels, ...

NK sailing – equipped with 10 islanders – defeats Dartmouth
Jamestown Press
Amina said 10 islanders have made this year's sailing team, including Emma Vogel, Rachel Bryer, Mason Kelly, Fiona Christie, Ryan Geib, Molly Sylvia, Hali Chesher, Hailey Cassidy and Islay Petrie. The Skippers have in all about 26 on the roster.

Aye, aye, Mumbai
Hindu Business Line
Once exclusive to the rich and famous, sailing finds an enthusiastic following among Mumbaikars of all ages. It's a picturesque setting… boats of every kind dot the blue sea beyond Mumbai's Gateway of India — from catamarans that ferry visitors to ...

Hindu Business Line

ISAF Sailing World Cup Spain - Australian sailors charging
Sail World
Australian sailors have had a great day on the water on day three of the ISAFSailing World Cup in Palma, Spain, with many crews working their way up the leaderboard in the light conditions. Finals series racing will begin on Thursday with six ...

Sail World

Australians Take The Day
International Sailing Federation
So far the third of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas has been dominated by light winds. However, all scheduled races have been completed providing sailorsin Palma with a full racing programme. Usually known for their strong wind skills, ...

International Sailing Federation

Aussie upstages sailing greats in Spain
He's ranked just 67th in the world and took up sailing only six years ago but Australian Jared West has upstaged some of the best sailors in the world with a barnstorming display in the third round of the world cup in Spain. West, 30, began Wednesday's ...

Luna Rossa introduces 2 crews for AC World Series; French team out of regatta
Washington Post
SAN DIEGO — Powerhouse Italian sailing team Luna Rossa — backed by fashion house Prada — has announced two crews for the America's Cup World Series stop in Naples next week. The debut of the Italian crews in their home waters will help offset the ...

Sailing close to the edge
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Fashion & Sports Prada Designs For Italian Olympic Sailing Team ...
By kpriss
This is not Miuccia's first foray into the world of sports as Prada is known for its association with America's sailing Cup. It may have something to do with Patrizio Bertelli's passion for sailing? (Patrizio is Miuccia's husband and Prada CEO).

Sailing: Women continue form at World Cup in Palma | Sportsister
By lflint
The third day of the World Cup series sailing in Palma, and British boats are still occupying many of the top spots in the women's events.

Denmark: Anholt Offshore Wind Farm Area Closed for Sailing ...
By Offshore Wind
DONG Energy is constructing Anholt Offshore Wind Farm, and during the entire sailing season in 2012 and 2013 works will be conducted on establishing the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark, which includes an area of 88km² between ...
Offshore Wind

UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix at Stone Sailing Club - Yachts and Yachting ...
The Australian 18ft skiff season finished last weekend, whilst on the other side of the world the new skiff season starts. Six UK teams arrived at Stone Sailing Club in Essex for the first round of the UK Grand Prix. On Saturday a mixed forecast ...
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