04 April 2012

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5: Puma and Groupama lead [video]

You can run but you cannot hide from Telefonica.
Puma and Groupama's battle continues whilst a growing threat--Telefonica--lurks behind.

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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma takes narrow lead
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg have closed down Groupama to take the lead at 1900 GMT tonight by 0.10 nautical miles (nm). Telefónica is back in contention for the lead, but a secure third place on the podium in Itajaí, ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma and Groupama battle for the lead
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 16 of Leg 5. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: Yet another day of close-proximitysailing with Groupama, yet another day of multiple lead changes with the French.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica back in the game as leaders slow
BYM News (press release)
Overnight, Leg 5 leaders Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA) and PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA) who are match racing each other for a leg win, have been hindered by a high-pressure system, which has allowed third-placed Telefónica (Iker ...

Volvo Ocean Race:
BYM News (press release)
After more than two weeks at sea and over 6000 nautical miles of racing since the Leg 5 start in Auckland, New Zealand, Groupama sailing team and PUMA Ocean Racing powered by Berg have been in frequent visual contact throughout the past 24-hours as the ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper suspends racing and begins motoring + Video
Sail World
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand has officially suspended racing in Leg Five of the Volvo Ocean Race and began the 180 nautical mile trip up the fjord to Puerto Montt. Camper suspended racing at just past 1400h NZT, near the southern entrance of ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : CAMPER hit pause on racing
BYM News (press release)
CAMPER have suspended racing and are closing in on the Chilean coast where their shore crew are awaiting their arrival to begin repairing the red boat's structural damage. The team contacted Race HQ at 0130 UTC on Tuesday to confirm the suspension ...

Ken Read's Ocean Ride
The Providence Journal
By Kevin McNamara Newport's Ken Read and his crew aboard Puma's Mar Mostro are nearing the end of the Fifth Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The six-boat race is currently traveling from Aukland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil. Puma and France's Groupama ...

Global Ocean Race Class40s Leg 4 + start Video
Sail World
'There'll be a lot of shipping for sure and hopefully we might cross tacks with a Volvo 70,' says Cavanough as the Volvo Ocean Race leaders, Puma and Groupama, pile north at 15 knots 430 miles to the south of the GOR fleet. As the boats cross the Celox ...

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Team NZ under motor to Chile for repairs
Team boss Grant Dalton will be among the Kiwis on land, hoping to buoy the spirits of his crew who suffered hellish luck damaging the boat while leading the Volvo Ocean Race's leg five to Brazil in mountainous seas in the Southern Ocean.

Yachting: Camper suspends racing for repair job
Otago Daily Times
Camper has officially suspended racing on the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race and begun the 180 nautical mile trip up a fjord to Puerto Montt in Chile to make repairs to their damaged bow. The Team New Zealand boat has been limping towards South ...

Volvo Ocean Race "Telefonica” exerts pressure on the front runners
BYM News (press release)
The pair of entries have been engaged in head to head battle which has opened up some new options for the crew of the Spanish boat, as navigator Andrew Cape explained from on board the blue boat: “I'm sure they're sailing at 110 per cent, ... 

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama and Puma's match race continues
Sail World
'Puma is to windward of us, about 4-5 miles away: we've been sailing close-hauled in twelve knots of breeze since Monday evening. This kind of close-contact racing is really enjoyable! In fact we've had a good deal of it since Cape Town as we've often...

Sail World

Camper suspends racing in Volvo Ocean race
Radio New Zealand
Team New Zealand's Volvo Ocean race entry Camper has officially suspended racing as it prepares to undergo repairs in Chile. Camper suspended racing this afternoon but still has 300 kilometres to go to Puerto Montt where they'll meet up with their ...

Volvo Ocean Race : One hundred miles splits top three in Leg 5 final
BYM News (press release)
The South Atlantic match race between Groupama sailing team and PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG continued with gusto, with Franck Cammas' French team holding a 0.7 nautical mile lead over Ken Read's PUMA. And after a mounting a comeback that saw them ... 

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: Telefonica threaten to join leaders Groupama and PUMA
By Kate Laven Less than 100 miles separate the top three boats in the 2011-12Volvo Ocean Race after Telefonica made significant gains at the expense of the French and American boats which had both slowed due to their unhelpful encounter with a high ...


Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi turns south towards Cape Horn
Sail World
We were sailing with three reefs in the main and the number 4 jib. Despite having little sail area we had still picked up some huge waves and were hitting speeds of over 30 knots. Suddenly the call came from below to slow down as they had heard some ...

Sail World

Emergency repairs slow down Volvo Ocean Race
The Volvo Ocean Race continued over the weekend as the fleet left New Zealand and headed for Brazil in leg five of the race. However tough weather conditions meant many boats were forced to stop and make emergency repairs along the way.

Camper officially suspends racing on leg five
Newstalk ZB
Camper Team New Zealand has officially suspended racing on leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race as they near Chile for urgent repairs on their damaged hull. They've stopped racing just south of the entrance to the port, and under race rules must return ...

Newstalk ZB

Olympic sailing gold medallists are back in action
Dorset Echo
BRITISH sailing's multiple Olympic gold medallists Iain Percy and Ben Ainslie returned to competitive action yesterday, for the first time since December. But a lack of wind postponed morning racing at the Princess Sofia Trophy Regatta in Palma, ...

Portland butterflies herald Olympic sailing
Dorset Echo
THOUSANDS of silver studded blue butterflies unique to Portland will be playing a key role in a dramatic performance to herald the Olympic sailing events. A total of 2692 butterflies – the number representing each child on the island – will be handmade ...

SAILING | Coed sailing takes first
Yale Daily News
The sailing teams had mixed results this past weekend with a first-place finish, two third-place finishes, and a fifth-place finish. Photo by Zeenat Mansoor. By Clinton Wang The No. 1 coedsailing team captured the Southern New England Team Race last ...

Sailing Places in Middle of the Pack
Harvard Crimson
By Kendra F. Rosario, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER The Harvard sailing team completed two regattas this past weekend—one minutes away at Boston University and the other, slightly further, at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

Sailing hero told no wheelchairs allowed
Isle of Wight County Press
Mr Holt was awarded an MBE in 2010 for services to promote disabled sailing and in 2007 he became the first quadriplegic person to sail around Britain, but a dispute at a train station with a guard left him feeling like a "piece of dirt", he said.

Isle of Wight County Press

Olympic Qualification Battles Add Spice To Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE
International Sailing Federation
A number of key London 2012 Olympic qualification battles is adding an extra spice in the life of sailors at the 2012 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE, the third of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas. A southerly breeze at 7 knots which built to 10 ...

International Sailing Federation

Prada to outfit the Olympic 2012 Italian sailing team
Prada has been revealed as the official sponsor of the Italian National sailing team for the Olympic and Paralympic games. BY Aurelia Donaldson | 03 April 2012 Stella McCartney is not the only designer getting involved with the sporting event of 2012.


Sailing clubs awarded
This is The West Country
SOMERSET Youth & Community Sailing Association (SYCSA) and Durleigh Sailing Club have gained full status as a clubs that delivers safe, efficient racing and race training. The clubs were awarded the Volvo Champion Club award at the Royal Yachting ...

Slingsby starts well at Spain sailing comp
Sydney Morning Herald
He's rusty and a bit overweight but Australia's red-hot Olympic medal favourite Tom Slingsby has started well at the third round of the sailing world cup in Spain. The reigning Laser world champion hasn't raced since December, with a couple of months ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Rescued round-the-world yacht racers go to hospital
Chicago Tribune
The assistant director of the round-the-globe sailing contest, Justin Taylor, said it would be up to doctors to determine whether the two injured mariners were fit to return to the race later this month for the last leg of the competition.

Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia Mapfre : GBR sailors top three classes after day two ...
BYM News (press release)
Palma Bay dished up improved conditions for the second day of World Cup series sailing, with British boats occupying the top spots in the Finn, 470 Women and 49er events at the end of racing on Tuesday (3 April). Triple Olympic gold medallist Ben ...

Aussies have the wind at their backs
Sky News Australia
Aussies have the wind at their backs Updated: 16:48, Tuesday April 3, 2012 Australian sailors are off to a strong start at round three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Palma, Spain, with several crews ending the opening day inside the top 10 in four ...

Laser Sharp Espey Masters Palma Conditions
Northern Ireland Olympic sailors made the best of the light conditions after a light air opening to yesterday's Trofeo Princesa Sofa MAPFRE on the Bay of Palma, Mallorca. James Espey who seeks a final shot at Olympic qualification next month in the ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Princesa Sofia regatta - Finn fleet on day 2
Sail World (press release)
After three months out of the boat, it was business as usual for Ben Ainslie (GBR) on the second day at the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre regatta. A first and a second place in Tuesday's two races puts him on top of the 57 boat Finn fleet.

Sail World (press release)

America's Cup: French National team withdraws from ACWS and Cup
Sail World
Our partner, the French Sailing Federation (FFV), supported the spirit of this initiative by awarding us the title of French National Team ('Equipe de France') for the 34th America's Cup. The new format of the America's Cup and the America's Cup World ...

Sail World

Clothing firm gets OnBoard in sailing deal
This is Nottingham
LONG Eaton-based sailing clothing specialists, Gill, are the new official clothing partner for the RYA's grassroots sailing scheme OnBoard, which introduces thousands of youngsters to sailing and windsurfing across the country every year.

Enjoy sun-soaked sailing holidays in Tortola
Take a sailing course in Tortola and you'll have the opportunity to develop new skills while working on your glowing tan. As the biggest and most populated island in the archipelago, Tortola is the ideal destination for those wishing to embark on a ...

Prada Is Sponsoring the Italian Olympic Sailing Team : Lucky ...
We're guessing these athletes aren't feeling too blue (sorry) about getting to wear Prada all day, every day.
Lucky Right Now

Sailing team practices with Brown University | The Crow's Nest — A ...
By Lenay Ruhl
Sailing coach Allison Jolly looked out from her boat at the flag blowing on the U.S. Coast Guard ship on Wednesday, March 28, frowning about the gentle northeast wind that was making it a calm day for sailing. Hoping for a sea breeze, Jolly ...
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Paracas Yachts design largest sailing Catamaran of the future
By Wrik Sen
With the world's environment being a serious matter of thought, the yacht makers are making some major inroads into imbibing eco-friendly mechanism into their new creations. Within the recent past, we saw some innovative examples like the ...

Roger Williams University Athletics - Sailing wins Southern Series ...
BRISTOL, R.I. – The Roger Williams University Sailing team had another eventful weekend, competing in five regattas and earning a first-place finish at the Southern Series Two in Newport. The University of Connecticut hosted the 20-team ...
Roger Williams University Athletics

David V. Johnson lends support to BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing ...
By Admin
Monday, April 2, 2012 – For the 4th consecutive year, David V. Johnson, Chairman of Victor International and developer of Oil Not Bay has donated his private yacht Resolute, to be used as the VIP boat during the BVI Spring Regatta and ...
BVI News

Aleph Announces Withdrawal from America's Cup - Blue Water Sailing
By val
As Prada fashion house boss Patrizio Bertelli celebrates the launch of his latest bid to win the America's Cup, two teams have announced their withdrawal from next week's world series regatta in Naples. The French team, Aleph, skippered by ...
Multihulls Quarterly • The...

Sailing: Light wind start to Palma World Cup | Sportsister
By lflint
Light wind conditions gave rise to a delayed start on day one of the Palma World Cup regatta, but up and coming 470 women's duo Sophie Weguelin and Sophie Ainsworth, and 2.4mR sailor Helena Lucas took an early lead in their respective ...

Boston Sailing… | My Wooden Boat of the Week
By Carl Cramer
Its Real Name Is “My Favorite Wooden Boat Of the Week.” I will post a new boat every Tuesday. “Because every wooden boat has a story . . .” ~ Carl Cramer. Subscribe to WoodenBoat magazine. Skip to content. ← Grayhound Lugger Sailing ...
My Wooden Boat of the Week

Sail-World.com : London 2012 Olympic sailing Sail-World.com's ...
The 2012 Olympic sailing regatta starts in Weymouth on Sunday July 29 2012 and Sail-World.com, the largest marine news network in the world, will have its ...

America's Cup | First day of practice sailing in Italy
First day of practice sailing in Italy. Posted on 02 April 2012. Team Korea became the first of theAmerica's Cup teams to sail in Naples on Monday, training for 90 ...

Prada Dresses, Sponsors Italian National Sailing Team - News ...
The team will perform at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in blue Prada- branded racing apparel, while its boats are getting Prada sails. Would it be ...

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