02 April 2012

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5: Puma, Groupama trade lead [videos]

Puma and Groupama are trading the lead back and forth whilst the remaining 3 boats are just as tenacious as ever.

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PUMA take Volvo Race lead
Itajai - American team PUMA overhauled Groupama to snatch the lead in the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday, as Spanish rivals Telefonica returned to action following a pit stop for repairs. PUMA stole the lead from Groupama as the pair ...

Puma takes lead in Volvo Ocean race
Radio New Zealand
The American yacht Puma has overhauled Groupama to take lead on the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, while the Spanish entry Telefonica is back in he raced following a pit stop for repairs. The leading two are the only boats in the fleet to have ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Defiant Nicholson insists race still wide open
BYM News (press release)
With less than 600 nautical miles to their pit stop for repairs in Puerto Montt, skipper Chris Nicholson insists CAMPER can still win the Volvo Ocean Race. “We've got to understand that this race is still wide open,” he said on Sunday as the shore crew ...

Telefonica returns to the water
Newstalk ZB
Telefonica is back on the water after a successful short pitstop on leg five of theVolvo Ocean Race. They've spent around 15 hours on a Chilean island successfully fixing damage to their hull, and are now on their way to Brazil.

Newstalk ZB

Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica back on track
After a successful pit stop at Caleta Martial, a cove on Herschel Island in Chile, Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) resumed racing on Saturday at 2133 GMT, but without bowman Antonio Cuervas-Mons. The Spaniard will miss the remaining 2000 nautical miles ...


Volvo Ocean Race April's shark for Groupama 4
BYM News (press release)
The climb up towards Itajai isn't going to be at all restful as the rapidly changing weather conditions along the Argentinean coast are being accompanied by the Andes cordillera phenomenon, leading to some separation between two major oceanic and ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Chase for the lead heats up
Groupama and Puma were neck and neck on Sunday, locked in a battle for the top spot in Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race as they raced up through the South Atlantic. Long-term leg leader, Groupama, was overhauled by Ken Read's Puma at around 0700 UTC – but ...


Volvo Ocean Race: Tough decisions for Puma Ocean Racing + Video
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 14 of Leg 5. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: Today our race began. Almost simultaneously with daylight's first sched, the focus clearly became Groupama and the remaining miles ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Two-boat race heats up
With two boats left literally left racing in this Volvo Ocean Race leg, the French maestros on Groupama have once again taken miles out of Puma, putting 30 nautical miles between them as the latter cuts corners in a quest to catch implacable Frank ...


Volvo Ocean Race : “Telefonica" at one hundred per cent in South Atlantic
BYM News (press release)
At 21:33 UTC the announcement came from on board “Telefónica” that they would be resuming the race following 16 hours and 57 minutes of hard work to get the boat fixed at Caleta Martial, a cove on Herschel Island (Chile). The racing and shore crews had ...

Volvo Ocean Race skipper Chris Nicholson insists Camper can still win
Sail World
Nicholson stressed it was going to take a Herculean effort from the sailing crew and shore crew to get the boat repaired quickly and to Itajai in good shape ahead of the in-port race and Leg 6 start. 'There's no two ways about what we're embarking on ...

Sail World

British sailors stranded 400 miles off coast of California await rescue
It was sailing to America from Qingdao, China, and is now continuing on its course towards San Francisco Bay under secondary steering, where Leg Six of the race finishes. Race director Joff Bailey said, "We are naturally concerned at the ... incident ...


Coast Guard waits for better weather before rescue
Seattle Post Intelligencer
In this image provided by the US Coast Guard Air National Guard a Coast Guard drop master prepares to drop medical supplies to the Clipper Venture Six, a 67-foot sailing yacht, Saturday, March 31, 2012. The Rescue Coordination Center in Alameda, ...

World-length Volvo Ocean Race to reach Miami's waters next
A fleet of the most advanced racing yachts, helmed by the most decorated sailors, is fighting its way to Brazil, then on to Miami. Seaspray on deck during the stacking after the sail change onboard Groupama Sailing Team during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean ...


Washington College Sailing Ties for 8th at Southern New England Team Race
NEW LONDON, CT -- The Washington College sailing team finished tied for eighth among 12 teams at the Southern New England Team Race, hosted by Connecticut College, this weekend. Washington went 5-6 in head-to-head races on Saturday, placing the team in ...


Sailing into a sea of tsunami debris
KITV Honolulu
The crew of a research ship in Hawaii prepared for a trip into the huge field of tsunami debris spreading across the Pacific Ocean. While on land, concerned volunteers cleaned up our coastline and prepared for that debris to reach our islands.

BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival : Another day of hot racing in paradise
BYM News (press release)
We had a grand time, wonderful sailing, we love it all." In Class 1, Bill Allcott's Farr 65, Equation reigned supreme today scoring a hatrick of bullets to open up a four-point lead over Stefan Lehnert's Tripp 55, Passion 4C.

Cal Maritime selected for sailing regatta
Vallejo Times-Herald
A campus of the California State University, Cal Maritime will host the event July 22-28 which will draw sailing teams from all over the world. Named after Florida international businessman William "Bill" Koch, who successfully defended the America's ...

Coast Guard heads to aid 4 injured yacht crew members
San Francisco Examiner
A Coast Guard drop master prepares to drop medical supplies to a stricken sailing yacht off the coast of California in this US Coast Guard handout. The supplies were dropped from a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft to the yacht with four injured...

San Francisco Examiner

Rigging the historic schooner Zodiac
The Seattle Times
The historic schooner Zodiac, built in 1924, was rigged for sailing Saturday on South Lake Union. It was an all-day task performed in the rain by the mainly volunteer crew readying, as they prepared the ship for a three-hour cruise Sunday on Lake Union ...
The Seattle Times

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
One train of thought has us being conservative and following them around the ocean, trying to stay in the same body of water, sailing in the same winds, grinding them down by being faster. But the French are tough to predict.

Sailing the sea with composite wings
High Performance Composites
Sailors have been furling and unfurling, and generally wrestling with voluminous sails for millennia. But naval architects and engineers for almost a century have pondered the concept of a simple wing. The most dramatic example is the huge rigid carbon ...

Youth National Championships - Record breaking number of sailors
Sail World
RYA Volvo Youth National Championships 2012, hosted by Clwb Hwylio PwllheliSailing Club, is being held from 2nd to 6th April. A record breaking 390 competitors from across the country, including a handful of international entrants from New Zealand, ...

Sail World

Coast Guard to the Rescue of Geraldton Western Australia
NBC Bay Area
Air National Guard parajumpers, from the 129th Rescue Wing prepare medical supplies to be dropped from a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft to the Clipper Venture 6, a 67-foot sailingyacht with three injured persons aboard, Saturday, March 31, 2012.

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama and Puma battle for top spot
Sail World
In this way, since rounding Cape Horn on Friday at 1300 UTC, Groupama 4 has been sailing in a moderate northerly breeze (15 knots), backing round to the North-West as it builds (20 knots) with gusts, then switching temporarily round to the South-West ...

Sail World

GBR medallists return to action for Palma World Cup regatta
BYM News (press release)
British sailing's multiple Olympic gold medallists Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy will return to competitive action for the first time since the Perth World Championships in December when racing gets underway at the Palma leg of the World Cup circuit on ...

Young Emsworth sailors aim to be among best of British
Chichester Observer
Emsworth sailing stars Jess Lavery and Georgie Mothersele will lay down the gauntlet to Britain's top young sailors as they bid to land gold at the 2012 RYA Volvo Youth National Championships for the second consecutive year over Easter.

Chichester Observer

Australian sailors set for Spanish Sailing World Cup event
Sail World
Australian sailors are preparing for racing at the first European ISAF Sailing World Cup round of the Olympic year in Palma, Spain, including current world number ones Tom Slingsby, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page. Racing begins at round three of the ...

Sail World

Coast Guard attempts rescue after freak wave smashes race yacht in Pacific
Fox News
We were making good speed, sailing with the third reef in the main, surfing at 15 to 20 knots. Then at our watch change, just before the sun came up, a monstrous foaming swell broke over our stern." "Mark Burkes was on the helm at the time," he added.

Huge Wave Slams Racing Yacht, Rescue Under Way
Discovery News
The yacht, with 13 people on board according to Coast Guards, is sailing under secondary steering toward San Francisco, but will rendezvous with a container ship that has been diverted to reach them before they get to land. Race Director Joff Bailey ...

And the most southerly-sailing boat ever is...
Sail World
Last week in Sail-World we announced that Ukrainian-Russian crew aboard 30m sailing yacht Scorpius had claimed a new world record in sailing farther south into Antarctica than any other boat had gone, reaching 77 degrees. But we were wrong - well, ...

Sail World

Rescue boat ramp a safety risk
Adelaide Now
Henley Sailing Club commodore Malcolm Annells near the damaged boat ramp. Picture: Simon Cross Source: The Advertiser EROSION caused by heavy machinery carting sand has created a safety risk at a suburban boat ramp and left a sailing club fearing for ...

Three hurt aboard yacht off California
The yacht was limping toward the coast Sunday at the same time the Coast Guard cutter Bertholf was sailing west with a helicopter aboard. Once in range, the chopper would fly to the scene and lower a rescue swimmer to the Clipper Venture and assess the ...

Volunteer sailors winched down to rescue sailing boat
Sail World
Usually Sail-World Cruising's rescue stories involve cruising sailors being lifted off boats and flown to shore and safety. But this week some volunteer sailors were flown to a sailing boat to replace the injured skipper and his non-sailing wife and ...

Sail World

Valentin Zavadnikov's Synergy Russian Sailing Team hits top podium of 2012 ...
bettor.com (blog)
Opening day of the second leg of the 2012 RC44 Championship Tour, the 2012 RC44 Cascais Cup brought good news for Russia's Synergy Russian Sailing Team skippered by Valentin Zavadnikov as they hit the top podium place of the overall standings at the ...

Travel Tips: Stena Match Cup Sweden Sailing | Lifecruiser
By Lifecruiser
This summer, the 2-7 of July, there will be a big, first class sailing cup, Stena Match Cup Sweden in Marstrand that I recommend if you're a sailing enthusiast.

East Coast Sailing - News: "RED DIESEL AND THE BUDGET In the Budget on 21st March, the Government gave an assurance that it has no intention of making the use of red diesel unlawful outside UK territorial waters. The reassurance comes as a result of the meeting between the RYA, BMF and HMRC last month when revised wording for the declaration to be signed by yachtsmen purchasing red diesel was sorted out. Gus Lewis Head of Government Affairs said of the agreement: “The wording in the revised declaration is now clear that no change has been made to the ability of UK boaters to use red diesel when cruising or racing outside UK territorial waters. “UK fiscal law only applies within UK territorial waters and the UK laws covering the use of red diesel therefore also only apply in UK waters. In international waters, recreational boaters are not subject to any restrictions on the use of red diesel. “The revised declaration does, however, remind boaters that other coastal states may apply their own rules on the use of red diesel in recreational craft, which has been the case for many years. “Most coastal states, however, choose to apply the principle of ‘comity’ and do not apply their fiscal rules to visiting yachts.” "

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