22 April 2012

Volvo Ocean Race fleet heads for Miami


VOLVO OCEAN RACE Leg 6-- fleet heads for Miami

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

Volvo Ocean Race fleet heads for Miami
SI.com
ITAJAI, Brazil (AP) - American boat Puma took a slim lead Sunday as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet headed for Miami on the 4800-nautical mile sixth leg of the nine-stage event. US skipper Ken Read of Newport, RI, who won the previous leg earlier this month ...

Read, Puma Ocean Racing crew hope for smooth sailing to Miami in Volvo Ocean Race
Washington Post
SAN DIEGO — With the frigid and violent Southern Ocean behind them, Ken Read and his Puma Ocean Racing crew are pointing their sloop Mar Mostro north. And they'll be hoping for some warm, smooth sailing when the Volvo Ocean Race heads for its only ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama hopes high as Leg 6 begins
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race - There is a fairly technical 4800-mile course on the cards, where the fleet will have to get around Brazil, negotiate the Doldrums and traverse the Caribbean. Boosted by their victory in Saturday's In-Port race, Groupama 4's crew have ...

Sail World

Next stop in epic around-the-world Volvo race: Miami
MLive.com
MIAMI _ If trying to navigate your way through weekend traffic in Miami is something you are used to attempting, then you can identify with the plight of overall Volvo Ocean Race leader Team Telefonica. In terms anyone can understand, skipper Iker ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Battle for overall victory intensifies
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, the fight for overall victory continues as Puma lead the fleet in the resumption of their bids for supremacy as Leg 6 from Itajai to Miami got underway. Only 32 points separate the top four teams as the fleet set sail for Miami...

Sail World

Puma leading way to Miami in Volvo Ocean Race
TVNZ
American sailor Ken Read wasted no time in stamping his intention to win the Ocean Race leg 6race to his home country, leading the fleet out of Itajai today and into the first few crucial days of the 4800-nautical mile course to Miami.

Volvo Ocean Race :Victory in Brazil for Groupama 4
BYM News (press release)
The weather was stormy and unstable as the Volvo Ocean Race fired up again with the In-Port race off the port of Itajai (Brazil). In rain of varying degrees of intensity, the kick-off was given just a few minutes later than scheduled so as to enable a ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Iker Martinez/ We've improved a lot, but we made a mistake
BYM News (press release)
... “Groupama” in the overall standings Following the in-port race at Itajaí, where Team Telefónica fell back into fifth place, despite having lead the fleet from the first to the fourth mark, today is the time for the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Jury finds two Race Committee errors in Camper case
Sail World
The International Jury has found that there were two omissions by the Race Committee for the Volvo Ocean Race, but that Emirates Team NZ was not entitled to redress, as she could not have carried a sail that she did not own at the start of Leg 4.

Sail World

Camper starts strongly in sixth leg to Miami
Stuff.co.nz
STRONG START: The Camper crew are desperate to make up ground on the lead in the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Brazil to Miami. Team New Zealand made a strong start as the round the round the world yacht fleet left Brazil this morning (NZT).

Stuff.co.nz

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma claws their way up to third place
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, the Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg crew clawed their way up to finish in third place in the DHL In-Port Race in Itajaí, Brazil, on Saturday, April 21. Puma crossed the line one minute and five seconds behind the winning ...

Sail World

Day 1 in Hyeres
US SAILING (press release)
Daily Summary: Hyeres, France (April 22, 2012) – In classic French style, day 1 schedule of racing at French Olympic Sailing Week was revised due to the famed Mistral. With winds topping out at 42 knots, most racing was shortened and racing was ...

ISAF Equipment Evaluation Panel submit favourites for 2016 Olympic Sailing ...
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Semana Olimpica Francesa: British sailors revel in Hyeres first day breeze
BYM News (press release)
Strong winds led to a disrupted opening day at the French World Cup regatta on Sunday (22 April) but in the events where racing was possible, Britain's top sailors made their first day count amid the breezy conditions. Megan Pascoe and Helena Lucas ...

Read, Puma hope for smooth sailing into Miami
San Jose Mercury News
And they'll be hoping for some warm, smooth sailing when the Volvo Ocean Race heads for its only stopover in the United States. The epic bluewater race has resembled a nautical demolition derby to both boats and sailors as it's hopscotched around the ...

Bill Sargent: Sailing's big mountain comes to Miami
Florida Today
A free May 6-20 sailing festival will be held in conjunction with the stopover at Miami's Bicentennial Park on Biscayne Bay. / Volvo Ocean race photo The progress of the race and other details can be found on www.volvooceanracemiami.com.

Sailor Matt Rutherford welcomed home in Annapolis after sailing solo around ...
Washington Post
For 10 months, as he completed a solo, nonstop circumnavigation of the Americas aboard a 27-foot sailboat — a feat certified as unprecedented by the US Sailing Hall of Fame — Rutherford had scarcely had any human contact. But now, on a gorgeous, ...

Volvo Ocean Race fleet heads for Miami
SI.com
US skipper Ken Read of Newport, RI, who won the previous leg earlier this month, was just ahead of overall leader Telefonica of Spain, which slipped from first to last in an in-port race Saturday after sailing around the wrong marker buoy.

WC Sailing Finishes 7th at MAISA Women's, 9th at Admiral's Cup
WashingtonCollegeSports.com
NORFOLK, VA -- The Washington College sailing team finished seventh of 12 teams at the MAISA Women's Spring Championships, hosted by Old Dominion, and ninth of 19 teams at the Admiral's Cup, hosted by Merchant Marine, this weekend.

WashingtonCollegeSports.com

Annapolis sailor Matt Rutherford completes his journey
Washington Post
Matt Rutherford adjusts the tension on the sails. His 10-month journey was certified as unprecedented by the US Sailing Hall of Fame. The sailboat St. Brendan, a 36-year-old, Swedish-built Albin Vega named after the 6th century explorer, ...

Venerable yacht club shaken by deaths in race
Bend Bulletin
In the worst yacht racing accident in Northern California in three decades, five sailing crew members were killed when the boat crashed onto the rocks during a race around the islands. By Norimitsu Onishi / New York Times News Service BELVEDERE, Calif.

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
PUMA crossed the line 1 minute, 5 seconds behind the winning Groupama Sailing Team, with CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand in third. PUMA added four points to their overall total. “In these really short races you can't ever count yourself out,” ...

Matt Rutherford completes 27000-mile journey circling the Americas
Annapolis Capital
Rutherford's feat is one “for everyone who has gone sailing and looked at the 27-foot Vega and (thought) ... how hard it would be to get to St. Michaels in that,” said Gary Jobson, president of US Sailing. The Annapolis resident's adventure began last ...

Annapolis Capital

Large Australian contingent prepare for Sailing World Cup in France
YACHTe.com.au
Racing at round four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup begins in Hyeres, France, on Sunday with the event an opportunity for Australian sailors to fine-tune their preparations ahead of a number of World Championships next month.

YACHTe.com.au

Chichester and Emsworth sailors strike gold and silver in RYA championships
Chichester Observer
And Emsworth Sailing Club's Jess Lavery and Georgie Mothersele finished the five-day regatta with a well-deserved silver. The 2012 regatta, at Pwllheli Sailing Club, attracted a record-breaking 390 sailors from around the country, ...

Chichester Observer

Sailing Represented At 'Coaching In Asia' Seminar
International Sailing Federation
If you want to know how ISAF can help your country develop its Coaching Programmes for Sailing and how to have your National Sports Structure recognized internationally then please contact the ISAF Training and Development Department here.

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Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama jump on Telefonica skipper's 'worst career mistake...
Telegraph.co.uk
By Telegraph staff Martinez, an Olympic champion for Spain in Athens in 2004 and a silver medallist four years later, looked to be heading for his third in-port race win in the series to stretch Telefonica's overall lead but sailed around the wrong ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Wounded soldiers showcase their skills at Portland's national sailing academy
Dorset Echo
The group, who were all keen sailors before they were injured, form part of the Paralympic Transitional Squad, who will take part in the Sailing World Cup in Weymouth, in June. Capt Sinnott, 31, said: “I got back into a boat quite soon after my injury.

Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series : Vallivero's 'Turnover' leader of a very short ...
BYM News (press release)
Four teams within four points, after the first three races, confirmed all expectations for the opening leg of the Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series. The results prove that predicting any outcome of an Audi Melges 20 event is impossible.

Disabled give sailing a go
Southland Times
A new initiative to introduce more people with disabilities to the sport of sailing was trialled at the Wanaka Yacht Club on Friday. Twelve sailors with disabilities and their families attended the free `have a try' sailing afternoon, which involved ...

SAILING: Williams looking for Olympic cure
New Straits Times
While he will renew rivalries with established skippers like Australia's four-time champion Peter Gilmour of YANMAR Racing and the Swedish duo of Johnie Berntsson (Berntsson Sailing Team) and Bjorn Hansen (Mekonomen Sailing Team), new faces will be out ...

10-month journey ends in Annapolis
Baltimore Sun
Martin O'Malley and Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen, as well as from several international sailing organizations. Like many single-handers, as solo sailors are called, Rutherford didn't sleep much toward the end of his journey, only an hour on his last ...

Baltimore Sun

Anatomy of a Farallon Islands yachting tragedy
San Francisco Chronicle
"Even a Navy SEAL would feel panic in that situation," said Kimball Livingston, editor at large ofSail magazine and an experienced ocean sailor. "I'm surprised anyone survived." The day began at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama take inshore victory after Telefónica error
Sail World
Groupama sailing team claimed their first inshore victory on Saturday to close to within striking distance of overall race leaders Team Telefónica, who sailed the wrong course while leading the DHL Itajaí In-Port Race. Franck Cammas and his men scored ...

Sail World

Winners Take All On Opening Day In Hyéres
International Sailing Federation
The first day of the Semaine Olympique Française, fourth event on the ISAF SailingWorld Cup circuit, started in high gear with a strong winds and athletic racing conditions. Today was a "winners take all" with breeze lovers making the most of the ...

International Sailing Federation

Mystery Chinese sailing junk is finally going home
Sail World
The Free China is an authentic Chinese sailing junk - the oldest surviving wooden Chinese sailing vessel in existence and the last of its kind. Its first fifty years are a mystery, but in 1955 the Free China made headlines when it beat all odds to ...

Sail World

Mapfre PalmaVela Day 4 - Down to the wire + Video
Sail World
Mapfre PalmaVela Regatta, hosted by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, concluded today on the bay of Palma. It came down to the wire for winners in most of the 15 divisions at the regatta, which began Friday and hosted 115 boats and over 1000sailors ...

Sail World

Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week : Mixed conditions tighten up fleets ...
BYM News (press release)
Despite a recent leg injury, Hanckel is sailing hard, with son Will on the helm. “Surgery on my leg would've cost the same as getting the bottom of Emocean into race shape. You can guess what I spent the money on.” In the Tartan 10 fleet, ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 6 Start in Itajai - Puma leads - Full Replay
Sail World
... course off Itajaí's coast in winds of 15-20 knots from the south, Puma Ocean Racing powered by BERG were followed around the final mark by Team Telefónica, Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Groupama sailing team.

Sail World

Inaugurate 52 Super Series returns to the roots of sailing
Sail World
The 52 Super Series is an event series of '52'- boats, recently established bysailing enthusiasts and business men Doug DeVos, Niklas Zennström and Alberto Roemmers, racing at high profile and prestigious sailing regattas in cooperation with yacht ...

Sail World

Mapfre PalmaVela – Azzurra conquers top spot
Sail World
Mapfre PalmaVela, the opening regatta of the 2012 Mediterranean season hosted by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, was won by the new TP52 flying the burgee of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The curtain-raising event of the new Azzurra TP52 by Audi ...

Sail World

CYCA's Great Veterans Race overall
Sail World
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Great Veterans Race was held today, Sunday 22nd April 2012. Maurie Evans' Lion 35 Malohi has won the Great Veterans Race from Anitra V and Katinka. The Great Veteran's Race is the CYCA's annual tribute to those ...

Sail World

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Show organizers have found the magic formula to capture boater interest.
Boats.com Blog

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Mixed Conditions Tighten Up Fleets While America's Cup Visits ...
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Mt. Pleasant resident Francisco Davila and the crew of Houzee is enjoying the all-new race format immensely. “My boat isn't so happy sailing around the buoys, but this course keeps a heavier boat like ours moving all the time, and we really ...
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Sail-World.com : ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyéres - Women's Match ...
Semaine Olympique Francaise de Voile, the ISAF Sailing World Cup second European stop, is being held in Hyéres, France from 22nd April to 27th April 2012 .
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