08 April 2012

Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 5: Groupama underway with jury-rig; America's Cup in Naples April 11-15 [videos]

America's Cup World Series of 2012: Naples, Italy, April 11 - 15

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker 

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama and Camper resume the chase for third place
Sail World
The team left Punta del Este around 0500 GMT this morning, sailing the final 650 nautical miles (nm) short-handed. Four crew, including navigator Jean Luc Nélias stepped off the boat and will re-join the team in Itajaí at the finish.

Sail World

Puma wins epic Ocean Race stage by just 12 minutes after 20 grueling days
Washington Post
ITAJAI, Brazil — After 20 days of sailing through some of the toughest conditions imaginable, Puma won the Volvo Ocean Race's fifth stage by just 12 minutes on Friday. Puma collected 30 vital points, holding off overall race leader Telefonica, ...

Puma narrowly wins epic Ocean Race stage
San Jose Mercury News
AP Commercial Photo - PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, skippered by Ken Read from the USA, are followed by a spectator fleet, as they head for first place ahead of Team Telefonica (seen in background) on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Camper back at sea + Video
Sail World
The Volvo Ocean Race crew of Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand are back at sea and in the chase for precious points after repairs to the boat’s bow were completed in Puerto Montt. Structural damage to the boat’s bow was suffered in brutal ...

At Speed on the Breakneck Ocean
New York Times
The best time to check in on the Volvo Ocean Race is when you're feeling warm and comfortable. Then you can really appreciate the thrill and high-speed misery — howling winds, topographical waves sweeping the decks, and an unceasing effort to keep the ...

British Gold Medalist Runs Afoul of the Media and a Sportsmanship Rule New York Times
Ben Ainslie of Britain is on the cusp of becoming among the most decorated Olympic sailors ever. A victory in his Finn dinghy on his home waters of Weymouth at this summer's Olympics would give him four consecutive gold medals, tying the sailing record ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings Shuffle Around After Palma
International Sailing Federation
After an action packed final day of racing at the Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE, the third of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, the overall Standings have been shuffled around with new leaders taking control. The first gold of the day in Palma, ...

International Sailing Federation

Sailing in Noumea, New Caledonia
The Australian
I'M LYING on the catamaran's trampoline looking up at the crisp, white sail silhouetted against the sky. The sound of water rushing past the hulls and the gentle motion of the yacht soon has me nodding off until someone shouts: "Dolphins!" I'm sailing ...

Brits settle for silver in Palma
Eurosport.com ASIA
The results end a week which even the head of British sailing admitted was often difficult for Britain's Olympic sailing hopefuls. Palma Bay laid on perfect conditions of sunshine, waves and 16-20 knot winds for the sixth and final day for the eight ...

Eurosport.com ASIA

Sailing World Cup Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapre final day
Sail World
43rd Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre final day, the third event in the ISAF SailingWorld Cup circuit, saw some excellent racing in the Women Match Racing and the Medal Races. The Bay of Palma presented a perfect day with sun, wind and waves.

Sail World

Polar sailing expedition missing after storm in Antarctic
Montreal Gazette
The Scorpius, a sleek white steel yacht built in 1991 in The Netherlands, left on its 130000-kilometre voyage hoping to set a number of sailing records and restoring Russia's pride on the seas. "Our main mission is to remind everyone that our national ...

Bay Area sailors race, party in Caribbean
San Francisco Chronicle
The occasion: the 41st annual BVI Regatta and Sailing Festival, a weeklong waterborne party perfectly timed for spring break during the December-May Caribbean race season. The draw's not just the timing. Or even the nightly rum-infused parties.

ISAF Sailing World Cup Princesa Sofia regatta - Finn fleet overall
Sail World
The 43 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE regatta ended with a blast, solid winds, sunshine and great sailing. For Ben Ainslie (GBR), the regatta leader, the medal race was a formality to complete the series, but there was plenty still at stake behind ...

Sail World

Starboard Tack: Sun shines on Corinthians Frostbite Regatta
The Westerly Sun
Dyer Dhows head for a mark in the Corinthians Frostbite Regatta at Mystic Seaport. Sailing from left are regatta winner Tucker Bragdon of Stonington, third-place finisher Ted Corning of East Greenwich, Lee Reichart of Mystic, Ed Dear of Stonington and ...

Yachting: Olympic hopefuls' Star turn
New Zealand Herald
By Andrew Alderson A timely granting of citizenship, an opportune run of form and a customised vintage wine mean New Zealand looks set to sail a Star men's keelboat crew at the Olympics. Three-time Olympian Hamish Pepper and brand new Kiwi Jim Turner ...

RYA Volvo Team GBR confirmed for the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships
BYM News (press release)
As the RYA Volvo Youth National Championships 2012 came to a close on Friday (6 April) after four days of adrenaline-charged racing in Cardigan Bay, Sarah Webb Gosling OBE who represented Britain twice at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships and ...

Yachting: Kiwi sailors in top form
New Zealand Herald
New Zealand's sailing team was in top form during the penultimate day of the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia World Cup event in Spain overnight. Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner worked their way up one more position in the overall rankings in the star class, ...

Italian allies Luna Rossa join in America's Cup
These regattas are sailed in the smaller 45-foot wing-sail catamarans as opposed to the 72-foot monsters that will be used for the real thing. Luna Rossa will have two entries in the Naplesregatta that starts on Wednesday and features nine boats from ...

Investing in future generation of young sailors
Oman Daily Observer
By A Staff ReporterMUSCAT — In line with its endeavour to encourage young Omanis to follow in the footsteps of current seafaring heroes, such as Khamis al Anbouri (the first Omani to win a top international sailing event) and Mohsin al Busaidy (the ...

Oman Daily Observer

GBR sailors add to medal haul
ITV News
Helena Lucas scooped Great Britain's first medal at the Princess Sofia World CupRegatta in Palma on Good Friday with Ben Ainslie also claiming gold with a day to spare after a dramatic penultimate day on the Finn course. On a breezy penultimate day of ...

ITV News

Aussies set to race for medals in five classes at Sailing World Cup
Australian sailors will be hunting for medals in five classes on Saturday after the penultimate day of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Palma Spain. Heading into the final, double points, medal race 470 Mmen's crew Mathew Belcher and Malcolm ...


Volvo Ocean Race :Telefonica closes epic leg in Brazil
BYM News (press release)
Over 6700 miles of sailing across Southern Ocean, with some of the toughest conditions seen in recent editions of the race. Round Cape Horn and an unprecedented pit stop, with the boat resuming the leg 16 hours and 57 minutes later.

Volvo Ocean Race :Gutsy Groupama closes in on third
BYM News (press release)
Groupama sailing team is pursuing the final Leg 5 podium position under jury rig after resuming racing on Saturday, while CAMPER has departed Chile and expects to join the French team on the racecourse tonight. Skipper Franck Cammas and his Groupama ...

Two silvers for Britain add to medal hoard in Palma
The Independent
Britain added two silver medals to the gold and silver already secured at the World Cup Regattain Palma de Mallorca. Two current Olympic gold medal teams, Paul Goodison came second in the Laser singlehander while Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson were ...

Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapre - GBR silver in Laser and Star
Sail World
Ben's performance was clearly sensational, but it hasn't been plain sailing for any of our sailors this week,' said RYA Olympic Manager Stephen Park of his charges' performances. 'We've seen over the last few years that our international competition is ...

Sail World

Missing Russian Antarctic yacht crew battles through ice, fuel running low
Vancouver Sun
MOSCOW — A Russian-Ukrainian sailing crew that went missing on a historic expedition around the South Pole is alive and made contact Saturday as it battled through Antarctic ice with its fuel running low. The ambitious eight-strong team on the ...

Russian/Ukrainian sailing yacht missing in the Antarctic
Sail World
In the course of the trip, officially known as the Russian Polar Sailing Expedition, the crew have already produced spectacular photo journals of wildlife and ice formations in Antarctica, displayed on their website. The mission website's last entry ...

Sail World

Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Day 5 for Team AlphaGraphics + Video
Sail World
On the fifth day of racing at Princess Sofia Trophy Regatta, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics' (USSTAG) had a stellar day: Mark LeBlanc completed the 2.4mR event with a race win, placing him into fourth overall for the week; Anna Tunnicliffe's 'Team ...

Sail World

SSC wins qualifying regatta
The St. Stanislaus Sailing Team won the Southeast US Mallory Fleet Racing National Qualifier Regatta and the Baker Team Racing National Qualifier in New Orleans on March 31 and April 1. This marks the second year in a row that St. Stanislaus has won ...


Without pier ... Weymouth Sea Life Tower as it will look
The Sun
Soaring 173ft above the resort's ferry terminal the tower stands on the corner of the Festival Pier, with a revolving observation deck giving dramatic bird's eye views over Weymouth's Olympic sailing arena and the beautiful Dorset countryside.

The Sun

RYA Volvo Youth Nationals - World class sailing on final day
Sail World
Charlie Cox and Craig Dibb displayed signs of excellence across the four days of racing as they defended their RYA Volvo Youth National crown at Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club. The regatta has provided world class sailing across all six RYA Youth ...

Sail World

ISAF Sailing World Cup Princesa Sofia regatta - Finn fleet day 5
Sail World (press release)
Despite suffering boat damage and back injury in the pre-start and unable to sailthe first race of the day, regatta leader Ben Ainslie (GBR) still made it out for the final race in a different boat to protect his points lead.

Sail World (press release)

Two children dead after boat capsizes in north Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune
They were sailing with their father, Dan Risland of Leonard, Minn., on Clearwater Lake Friday afternoon when it capsized. Risland swam to shore to get help and authorities arrived around 3:15 pm Friday, transporting the 2-year-old and 6-year-old boys ...

H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water: What Sailing is all About
By Craig Russell
The one comment that you know pretty much everything after a week of sailing cracked me up. After sailing for almost 30 years, the reality is there is so much to learn in this sport that you can never know it all. Weather, boat maintenance ...
H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water

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By admin
After an action packed final day of racing at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princess Sofia MAPFRE, the third of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, the overall Standings have been shuffled around with new leaders taking control. The first gold of the ...
All About Shipping

Graham Ezzy to Host Solo Sports Wave Sailing Clinic – Oct 6-13th ...
By Tim
Graham Ezzy is not only an amazing and accomplished sailor, he also happens to know a thing or two about sails! A limited number of spots are open, so.
Ezzy Sails

Sailing: Silver lining for Helena Lucas in Palma | Sportsister
By Louise Hudson
Helena Lucas scooped Great Britain's first medal at the Princess Sofia World Cup Regatta in Palma on Good Friday (6 April), with Ben Ainslie also claiming gold with a day to spare after a dramatic penultimate day on the Finn course.

Sailing letters, the sequel « Rechtsgeschiedenis Blog
By rechtsgeschiedenis
One of the projects related to the history of piracy I mentioned briefly in 2011 is the joint projectSailing letters: letters as loot of the Dutch Royal Library, the Dutch National Archives, the National Archives at Kew and Leiden University. Last year ...
Rechtsgeschiedenis Blog

GRJSA Opti Age Limit Raised to 15 » Grand Rapids Junior Sailing ...
By admin
GRJSA Opti Age Limit Raised to 15. Students interested in learning to sail and race are encouraged to consider the Opti until age 15. Optis are raced all over the world by skippers who are predominantly between the ages of 12 and 15 (more ...
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