05 April 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama dismasted 500 miles short of Leg 5 finish; Three's a Crowd sailing video

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: Groupama dismasted 500 miles short of Leg 5 finish
Rough seas and strong winds put paid to Groupama's hopes of winning Leg 5 when their mast came crashing down with just 500 miles to go to the finish line in Itajai, Brazil. By Kate Laven At the front of the fleet and locked in battle with PUMA in the ...


French boat Groupama breaks mast when in sight of victory in 5th leg of Volvo ...
Washington Post
Race organizers said Wednesday that Groupama looked set for a second straight leg victory when the top of its mast snapped in heavy upwind sailing 650 nautical miles and two days'sailing away from the finish in Itajai, Brazil.

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 - Groupama 4 suspend racing after dismasting
Sail World
When the incident happened, Groupama 4 was sailing upwind on port tack in a northerly wind of around twenty knots. The mast broke level with the first spreader (around ten metres above the deck). She was at the time involved in a match race with Puma ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: No rest for the weary
Kansas City Star
By KEN READ After a brutal 13 days of sailing through the Southern Ocean, we're now in a match race with Groupama with less than a mile separating us. We went from survival to a full-blown, head-to-head battle. The worst is very much over - it was over ... 

Azzam retire from Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race
The National
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has retired from the Volvo Ocean Race's gruelling Southern Ocean Leg 5 to carry out urgent repairs to its yacht Azzam and ensure full competitiveness for the final four legs of the global sailing event. Having first noticed hull ...

The National

French boat breaks mast during 5th leg of race
Commercial Photo - Groupama Sailing Team skipper Franck Cammas from France on the helm and focusing on staying in first place, as PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG trail closely behind during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Auckland, ...


Stage leader Groupama dismasted in Volvo race
ITAJAI, Brazil — French leg five leaders Groupama joined a lengthy casualty list in the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday when a broken mast forced them to suspend racing with a second successive victory within their grasp. Bowman Brad Marsh suffered a ...


Volvo Ocean Race Telefonica provide pressing danger as Abu Dahabi retires from ...
BYM News (press release)
After days of one-on-one racing, leading duo Groupama sailing team and PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG have one more thing to worry about after Telefónica confirmed the impression that they are once again contenders for a fourth leg victory on this ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: Telefónica closing gap on Groupama and Puma on Leg 5
“When you think about what these boats have been through over the past two weeks, it is absolutely remarkable that we are this close and sailing so strong and intensely. It's been a tough couple of weeks – I could have landed a three iron on their deck ...


Volvo Ocean Race Telefonica launches attack on leaders via alterative routing
BYM News (press release)
On the 31st of March at 21:33 UTC, “Telefónica” resumed racing on this fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race following a brief pit stop at Cape Horn itself. At the moment of reincorporation, the frontrunners were some 412.1 miles in front, but now, ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Pressure rises at the top as Groupama falls
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Groupama's dismasting while in the lead earlier today, leaves Puma with only Telefónica able to challenge them for the lead in the final stage of what has been a drama filled Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí.

Sail World

Groupama breaks mast in latest Ocean mishap
SNAP: Groupama has broken its mast, the latest yacht struck down by the rough conditions on the Volvo Ocean Race. The round the world yacht race took another major twist with Groupama breaking its mast in the home straight of this dramatic fifth leg ...


Groupama dismasted in Ocean Race
French leg five leaders Groupama have joined a lengthy casualty list in the Volvo Ocean Raceafter a broken mast forced them to suspend racing with a second successive victory within their grasp. Bowman Brad Marsh suffered a slight arm injury but ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Decisions time for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
BYM News (press release)
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) have ceased racing and will ship their boat from Puerto Montt in Chile to Itajaí to ensure they are ready for the in-port race on April 21. Ian Walker's crew was forced to carry out a mid-sea repair to Azzam ...

Volvo Ocean Race : CAMPER safely docked in Chile
BYM News (press release)
Skipper Chris Nicholson, competing in his fourth Volvo Ocean Race and 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 it - I've ...

Ocean Race stage leader loses mast
GROUPAMA was dismasted overnight while it was leading the fifth stage of theVolvo Ocean race. The French team - who had battled back to regain the lead off American team Puma in the stage - lost their mast off the coast of Uruguay, some 650 nautical ...


French sailing team drops out of America's Cup
San Francisco Examiner
A French sailing team that had signed up to race in San Francisco's America's Cupyacht regatta has removed itself from contention, creating more setbacks for the event. The team, called Aleph, announced Tuesday that it planned to drop out of the...

San Francisco Examiner

Delta Lloyd Regatta set to premiere Olympic sailing
Sail World
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 sailing. Sailors are in a tough situation where they have to make certain choices on which ...

Sail World

Sailing | Sailing squads finds success across busy weekend
Tufts Daily
By Andy Wong The co-ed and women's sailing teams competed throughout New England this past weekend, with races at Tufts, Brown, UConn, Conn. College and BU. Tufts' co−ed and women's sailing squads, ranked No. 8 and No. 12, respectively, in Sailing ...

12 volunteer coastal rangers needed for Olympic sailing events in Dorset
Dorset Echo
Coastal rangers are looking for volunteers to join their ranks in the build-up to the Olympic sailing events. The 12 volunteer coastal rangers are needed to help maintain the rural coastline, assist tourists and help keep the coast clean, ...

Retracing Roots - Helsinki 1952 Olympic Sailing Competition
International Sailing Federation
The Olympic Games were going from strength to strength with 69 nations competing in Helsinki, Finland in 1952. And Olympic Sailing continued its global spread with 93 boats from 29 countries taking part. Racing began on Sunday 20 July and ran until ...

International Sailing Federation

Melbourne to continue hosting ISAF Sailing World Cup
Yachting Victoria's major event arm Sail Melbourne, in conjunction with the State Government of Victoria, are delighted to announce today their successful bid to host the Oceanic Leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne for the next four years...


Canada's star pair sit fourth after strong day at Princess Sofia regatta
Globe and Mail
Clarke of Toronto and Bjorn of Montreal finished tenth at the world championships in Perth, Australia in December, but were eighth at a pre-Olympic regatta in Weymouth, site of the LondonOlympic sailing event last fall. On Monday, the wind was light, ...

Caribbean sailing: chasing Blackbeard's ghost in British Virgin Islands
Toronto Star
It's apt because I'm part of a nautical tradition here, skippering a boat in the British Virgin Islands, the shoulder of the Caribbean, making for an archipelago that is the stuff of legend, sailing past Throw Way Wife Bay and Pull and be Damned Point, ...

Toronto Star

The Harbor Report: Start of sailing season 'off the charts'
Daily Pilot
If you did not stop by Newport Harbor Yacht Club this weekend to watch the Baldwin Cup Team Race, then you missed some of the best sailing that our harbor can provide. Sailed in harbor 20s, the event ran from March 30 till April 1, with Sunday finals ...

Daily Pilot

ISAF Sailing World Cup Princesa Sofia regatta - Finn fleet on day 3
Sail World
Unfortunately, like yesterday we started at 11 again and didn't get a chance to sail in the afternoon sea breeze, which came in as we were sailing home.' On his training, 'The training since Perth has been going well. Canada now has seven Finns ...

Sail World

Sailing team competes in flurry of regattas along East Coast
The Dartmouth
By Caroline Buck , The Dartmouth Staff Dartmouth's coed and women's sailing teams have been busy over the past two weekends, competing in five events on March 24 and four more on Saturday. The New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association has the ...

Melbourne Selected For 2013-2016 ISAF Sailing World Cup
International Sailing Federation
Melbourne, Australia has been selected as the third of six venues that will host the ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas from 2013 onwards. The regatta will kick start the 2013-2014 Sailing World Cup at Sandringham, Yacht Club from 2-8 December 2012 with ...

International Sailing Federation

ISAF Presidential Candidate plans to sail a new course
Sail World
The ISAF vote to toss the multihull out of the 2012 Olympic Games brought the voting processes of sailing's peak body into sharp focus for many sailors for the first time. Some six thousand sailors signed a petition asking for a decision reversal, ...

Sail World

Team Vodafone Sailing's decision to withdraw from Auckland-Tauranga race ...
Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club commodore Wayne Eaton added: "Our sailingseason this year has been very challenging as a result of the Rena disaster. We have had several events affected throughout the summer. Like everyone, we look forward to when ...


Kiwi Star sailing duo cement strong position
Kiwi sailors Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner have retained their position atop the Star class standings after carding two more top-10 finishes on the second day of the week-long Princess Sofia World Cup regatta in Palma, Spain. It was also a good outcome ...

Believe: Sailing towards gold
Canada has never won a gold medal at the Olympics in sailing, but Tyler Bjorn and Richard Clarke say that's about to change, thanks in part to their special connection to the sport. The pair is headed to London this summer, and they're working hard to ...

Smile and Wave 2nd at BVI Spring Regatta - Season's 4th Podium Finish
Sail World
The Smile and Wave sailing team dominated the third and last day of racing at the 41st BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, easily winning the day in CSA Class 3. The Beneteau First 40, driven by Puerto Rican businessman Jaime Torres and crewed by ...

Sail World

Prada Sponsors Italian Sailing for London 2012 | Blog | Stylesight
By Calvy Click
Team Italy will be well outfitted this summer. Prada has announced they will sponsor the Italian National Sailing Team for the Olympic and Paralympic.
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By photographer
More compact format for the 2012 Delta Lloyd Regatta. The ISAF Sailing World Cup Delta LloydRegatta, which will be held from May 22nd until May 26th in Medemblik, The...
Delta Lloyd Regatta

Interview with Volvo Ocean Race Sailor and Puma Sailing Team ...
By George Guerin/Fitness Blogger
Jono Swain is the trimmer and driver for the Puma Ocean Racing Team, which is currentlysailing in a 27000-mile nautical sailing race around the globe known as The Volvo Ocean Race. The race challenges sailors with the most adverse ...
Health and fitness

Curious things about sailing: How do you sail into the wind? | Salt ...
Have you ever wondered how a sailor can sail boats into the wind? It just doesn't quite seem logical. As it turns out, it's because a sailboat is a lot like a plane.
Loku News

Strong support for sailing from Sol at 41st BVI Spring Regatta | BVI ...
By Admin
Tortola, British Virgin Islands, April 3, 2012 - Hosted by Sol at the Regatta Village, Nanny Cay, junior sailors of the Royal BVI Yacht Club (RBVIYC) raised $4000 through raffle ticket sales during the 41st BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival ...
BVI News

Race Seminar: Starting Sequence and Sailing Instructions ...
By Robert
Thursday April 19, 2012 - Thursday April 19, 2012 1 El Portal Map and Directions | Register Description: A key part of racing is getting started properly - and.
Sausalito Yacht Club

Prada to Design Uniforms for the Italian Olympic Sailing Team ...
From the blog Prada to Design Uniforms for the Italian Olympic Sailing Team: Fashion.

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