27 April 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - fleet heading north [video]

Leg 6 and the fleet are heading North. Sometimes it's the little things that count.

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

Volvo Ocean Race : Fun at the front for PUMA
BYM News (press release)
In complete contrast to the atrocities of the Southern Ocean, Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Itajaí to Miami is a breeze, particularly for PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA). Overnight PUMA steadily extended their lead over CAMPER ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma under attack by Camper and Telefonica
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, at 1900 GMT tonight, Leg 6 leader Ken Read and Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg were under attack from Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand (Chris Nicholson/AUS), backed up by Telefónica and Iker Martínez/ESP,...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race April round-up: it's goodbye Brazil as fleet jockeys for fast ...
By Kate Laven and Rod Gilmour Shifting winds and currents forced skippers to make a decision this week whether to stay inshore or head out to sea to be in the best position to pick up the more reliable trade winds in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race.


Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama continue to lose ground
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 are on the fifth day of racing in leg six, from Itajad, Brazil to Miami. The situation for Groupama isn't favourable: having fallen off the pace offshore of Cape Frio, Franck Cammas and his men haven't benefited from ...

Sail World

PUMA Ocean Race Team Hold Offs The Competition
As dawn broke on Thursday about 1300 UTC, Skipper Ken Read's PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG was in possession of a commanding lead with a north east advantage over the rest of the field in the 2012 Volvo Ocean Race. PUMA 's biggest challenger and ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Fun onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 5 of Leg 6. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: One major component of sailing around the world that never shows up on any score sheet, sched, or progress report is team ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Day 4 of Leg 6 for Puma
Sail World
This doesn't seem like the Volvo Ocean Race – not one single bit! It is comfortable on deck, the water is warm, amazing temperature, starry night, heading reasonably toward the next mark. I can't get used to it. No thrashing, bashing, soaking, ...

Sail World

Overall leaders launch comeback
Telefonica navigator Andrew Cape sent a word of warning to his Volvo Ocean Racerivals on Friday as the Spanish overall event leaders started a comeback from third place in the race to Miami. Australian sailor Cape, who has guided his team to three ...


Chasers Hatch Comeback Plans As Groupama Slip
International Sailing Federation
The chasing Volvo Ocean Race pack were formulating their comeback plans on Friday in a bid to reel in Leg 6 leaders PUMA -- while struggling Groupama fell further behind the frontrunners. PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG were still enjoying a 15-mile ...

International Sailing Federation

Yachting: Camper duelling for the lead
New Zealand Herald
Photo / Hamish Hooper Camper are finally into some more consistent breeze after several days of light and variable conditions and are duelling with Puma for the lead of the Volvo Ocean Race. Puma to the east and Camper to the west managed to benefit ...

California sailing tragedy prompts suspension of ocean racing | Reuters: "The U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday it has suspended sailboat racing in the Pacific Ocean off Northern California following a yachting accident that killed five people west of San Francisco earlier this month. The agency said it called for the offshore racing "stand down" due to the fatal April 14 tragedy near the Farallone Islands, and another accident in the area that occurred two weeks before and injured two yacht crew members.
(Survivor: safety harnesses might have prevented deaths)"

French Olympic Sailing Week : British Star and Sonar crews retain top spots ...
BYM News (press release)
“It's a great place to be,” commented Robertson on his team's overall first place, with one day of theregatta left to go. “Unfortunately the Norwegians pulled out of that race with some boat damage so I don't know if they're going to sail tomorrow, ...

French Olympic Sailing Week ! US Sailing Team day 5 of racing in Hyeres
BYM News (press release)
Day 5 of racing at French Olympic Sailing Week was another day of heavy wind and big waves preventing some of the classes from completing racing. For Friday's medal races in the Olympic classes, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider will be represented in ...

Olympic sailing behind the scenes
BBC News
Paddy O'Connell delves into the Olympic sport of sailing. Leaving London behind, he visits the sailing venue in Weymouth on England's south coast and takes to the water. Paddy meets the people who are working hard to ensure everything is ready for the ...

BBC News

California sailing tragedy prompts suspension of ocean racing
Temporary "stand-down" to allow thorough safety review * Survivor: safety harnesses might have prevented deaths (Adds comments from Coast Guard and US Sailing) By Ronnie Cohen FAIRFAX, Calif., April 26 (Reuters) - The US Coast Guard said on Thursday it ...

Coast Guard calls off SF offshore sailing races
San Francisco Chronicle
The Coast Guard said the order would affect Saturday's Offshore Yacht Racing Association Duxship Race and a second event, the Singlehanded Sailing Society Farallones Race, scheduled for May 12. Saturday's race has already been rerouted inside San ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères overall
Sail World
Semaine Olympique Francaise de Voile 2012 and the fourth ISAF Sailing World Cup, organised by the Fédération Française de Voile, concluded in Hyères, France, today. China's Lijia Xu is starting to peak at the right time following her third 2011-2012 ...

Sail World

Ocean races halted after fatal crash
A second race, the Single-handed Sailing Society Farallones Race scheduled for May 12, will also have to adopt a similar alternative route or cancel the race entirely. The restriction issued Thursday requires racing vessels to stay within the bay.

Ocean boat races halted after fatal Calif. crash
Fox News
A safety review by US Sailing, the governing body of yacht racing, is expected to be completed within the next month. The restriction comes after five crew members of the 38-foot boat Low Speed Chase died when the vessel was hit by waves while rounding ...

Free sailing event Saturday on Lake Washington at Port of West Sacramento
Sacramento Bee
By Sam McManis The Lake Washington Sailing Club has scheduled a free "Sail a Small Boat Day" from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm Saturday at the Lake Washington Sailing Club's headquarters at the Port of West Sacramento, just off Industrial Boulevard.

How sailing helped autistic boy leads Clearwater Sailing Center to start new ...
She found Clearwater Community Sailing Center and Rich White, an instructor who taught Mark to sail. "Rich told me to bring Mark out," recalled Monroe. "After Mark went out with Rich in a Hobie, he said, 'I'm ready to sail, Mom, let's go.


Bryan Chong, San Francisco Yacht Accident Survivor, Speaks Out
Huffington Post
04/25/12 06:01 PM ET AP 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. "Hopefully this incident will spur a wider ...

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson win Hyeres World Cup regatta
BBC Sport
"It's particularly pleasing to see all three of our Paralympic classes on the podium and being in a position that we were realistically racing for gold in the Laser Radial," said Team GB Olympic sailing manager Stephen Park. "Following the silver for ...

BBC Sport

Sailing at Conn College links family
Norwich Bulletin
Beginning with her oldest sister's freshman season in 2002, a Whipple has helped the Camels remain near the top of the country's collegiate sailing circuit, starting with Emily (Class of 2006), going through Candace (Class of 2009) and now Bitsy, ...

Sailing Finds Success, Despite Mother Nature
Washington College Elm
By Sam Gross The men and women of the Washington College sailing team were split up this past weekend as the women traveled to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, to compete in the MAISA Women's Spring Championships and the men went up to the ...

Coast Guard suspends San Francisco offshore boat races pending accident review
New York Post
The ban was set to affect Saturday's Offshore Yacht Racing Association Duxship Race and the Singlehanded Sailing Society Farallons Race on May 12, the Coast Guard said in a statement. Capt. Cynthia Stowe, Coast Guard captain of the Port of San ...

Maloney Silver, Murdoch Bronze at Sailing World Cup
The Semaine Olympique Francaise ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta in Hyeres has come to a close with two of the NZL Sailing Team on the podium. Andy Maloney has finished with a silver medal and Andrew Murdoch bronze after the final medal races were sailed ...

U.S. Sailing Center of Martin County celebrates decade of sailing service
By Ed Killer Gabriel Miranda, 10 of Stuart, waits for assistance on the side of a 15-foot Hobie Wave catamaran during a sailing lesson in the Indian River Lagoon at the US Sailing Center of Martin County in Jensen Beach. Luke Anderson (right) 9, ...

O'Leary and Burrows Take Fourth in Hyeres Medal Race and Sixth Overall
#OLYMPIC SAILING – Peter O'Leary and David Burrows finished fourth in today's medal race to finish Semaine Olympique Francaise in sixth overall at the windy Hyeres venue on the French riviera. The Irish Olympic 49er pairing Ryan Seaton and Matt ...

Historic sailing boat to be put on display on Maritime Day
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, April 27 (CNA) An old wooden sailing boat that will soon return to Taiwan for the first time since it made a historic trans-Pacific journey to the US 57 years ago will be revealed to the public on Taiwan's Maritime Day on July 11, ...

Coast Guard Halts Ocean Boat Races After Fatal Farallones Crash
CBS Local
The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. (San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris) SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The Coast Guard has temporarily stopped boat races in San Francisco Bay Area ocean waters following a deadly yacht ...

CBS Local

Aust sailing team aim for WC medals
Sky News Australia
Aust sailing team aim for WC medals Updated: 11:03, Friday April 27, 2012 Australia's star-studdedsailing team are in the running for at least six medals at the World Cup in France - an encouraging sign just three months out from the London Olympics.

Scotiabank supports junior sailing
Nassau Guardian
Scotiabank has come on board to support junior sailing at this year's National Family Island Regatta in George Town, Exuma. Photo courtesy of LEAH DAVIS “Scotiabank is pleased to support over 15 junior sailing teams set to sail in beautiful Elizabeth's ...

Nassau Guardian

Sails set to fulfil a dream
Victoria Times Colonist
Kirk Patterson is embarking on a solo sailing expedition to Japan, but he's not on the hunt for pearls, island paradises or Pacific exotica. Instead, Patterson will be spotting garbage. The 58-year-old Oak Bay man will be reporting signs of ...

California Yacht Accident Survivor Wants More Focus on Safety
A survivor of the fatal grounding of a racing yacht on rocky islands west of San Francisco, Calif., is calling on the sailing community to make safety a higher priority. In a lengthy letter posted online Tuesday, Bryan Chong, 38, offered a detailed ...

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson take gold at the French Olympic regatta
The Independent
“Iain did a great job and after we managed to get into the lead we sailed pretty conservatively,” said Simpson. The pair moves on to the class world championship, starting at the same venue next weekend, and has already been selected for the Olympic ...

America's Cup World Series Sails to Venice After Naples Success
International Sailing Federation
Fresh from record crowds and success in Naples, Italy, the America's Cup World Series heads to Venice, Italy, for the penultimate regatta in the inaugural AC World Series. Racing takes place from 15-20 May and is part of a festival of sailing over nine...

International Sailing Federation

NHHS sailors clinch national tourney spot
Daily Pilot
Sailing team from CdM High School places fifth in Gold PCCs. Sea Kings lose out toSailors by one point in quest for berth in US championship after thrilling Bay Area battle. CdM's crew Jimmy Madigan hikes out in boat @#20 as his skipper and brother,...

Daily Pilot

Your chance to meet Hannah Mills, Great Britain's Olympic sailor from Dinas Powys!
Penarth Times
OLYMPIC sailing hopeful Hannah Mills, of Dinas Powys, is making a return trip home to fly the flag for British sailing. And local sports fans are being offered the opportunity to meet Hannah, who will represent Great Britain with teammate Saskia Clark ...

Ocean Races Re-Routed After Fatal Yacht Crash
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- The US Coast Guard is helping offshore racing organizers adjust the courses for two upcoming sailing races in the Bay Area in response to safety concerns raised after a fatal yacht crash earlier this month.

Volvo Ocean Race: Puma carve small lead in 'luxurious' conditions as fleet ...
Their frustration is in stark contrast to the mood on Camper where Hooper describedsailing conditions in the South Atlantic as 'luxurious'. “They don't seem to have any problem with getting up for sail changes in this weather, just a slight roll out ...


OPEN HOUSE: Good clean sailing fun on Lake Nipissing
The North Bay Nugget
Members of the Blue Sky Sailing Club take a windy ride along the North Bay waterfront. (SUBMITTED PHOTO) By HENRY VAN BRUSSEL, for Community Voices Sunday was Earth Day. If picking up an environmentally friendly hobby isn't incentive to try sailing, ...

More Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Sailing reports | Adventure ...
By eli
They will have several shops open in English Harbour this week selling their gear for Antigua SailingWeek as they are the main clothing sponsor for the event. I took these shots while Andy took over the helm from me: We ended up finishing ...
Adventure Antigua

West Sacramento sailing club holds open house | The News-Ledger
By Steve Marschke
Free sailboat rides at Port of West Sacramento on April 28 in event hosted by Lake WashingtonSailing Club.
The News-Ledger

Island's Olympic sailor finishes second in Hyeres, France World Cup ...
By Julie Lane
Shelter Island Olympian Amanda Clark and her crew, Sarah Lihan, placed second in the women's 470 class at the International Sailing Federation's world cup event in Hyeres, France this week, well behind the Netherlands team of Lisa ...
Shelter Island Reporter

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy to Celebrate ...
By admin
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) will be marking the lead up to the Games this year with not only a series of sporting events but also celebrating the 'Cultural Olympiad' that reflects on arts and celebrates local ...
Weymouth and Portland National...

34th America's Cup World Series Comes to Venice | Venice | ITALY ...
The America's Cup World Series is an internationally famous sailing event which originated in 1851 as a race between two yachts around the Isle of Wight off England's south coast. The name of the winning boat was America, hence the event ...
ITALY Magazine

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Miami Yacht Club's youth program has a number of sailors contending for honors at the national and international level.

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