26 April 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - "lovely day on the ocean" [video]

Quite simply, a lovely day on the ocean--dolphins swim along with Camper-- and its ANZAC Day as well which means some time out for contemplation and reflection.

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

CAMPER leads over Abu Dhabi, PUMA during Leg 6 of Volvo Ocean Race
... Chris Nicholson of CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand will be sleeping with one eye open while he keeps watch on his adversary Abu Dhabi as the dueling pair dodges rocky outcrops up the coast of Brazil during Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Volvo Ocean Race D-Day fleet in race to the Trades
BYM News (press release)
It was crunch time for the Volvo Ocean Race crews on Wednesday as they prepared to punch through a weather front that stands between them and the sought-after trade winds that will catapult them towards Miami. Whichever team best navigates the light ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Camper regains pole position
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, after a day of reasonably high speeds and easy sailing, at 1600 UTC today the Leg 6 lead changed again when Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand (Chris Nicholson/AUS) regained pole position followed by sparring partner Abu...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Itajai a fresh start for Groupama 4
BYM News (press release)
The race allows each competitor to have two masts. For Groupama sailing team, this second spar – which is in fact the first mast to have been built – was in storage at Amsterdam airport. “We made the most of the expertise of DHL, the Volvo Ocean Race ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama prepares to claw back some miles
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race fleet are on the third day of racing in leg six, from Itajad, Brazil to Miami. Before they can hook onto the easterly tradewinds, the five crews must traverse a zone of storms, which marks a 180° wind shift in relation to the current ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : “Telefonica, a threat to the leaders
BYM News (press release)
On course for Miami (USA) and the fleet continues to push forward, clearly divided into two groups. The boats have also begun to establish their positions on the final stretch to the trades, which promises to be very intense indeed.

D-Day for Volvo fleet in race for better breeze
ITAJI, Brazil — American team Puma snatched the lead in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday as the fleet prepared for 24 hours that could prove crucial in the race to the Miami finish line. The five crews were facing an area of changeable ...


Volvo Ocean Race: trade winds crucial for leg advantage and Miami honours ...
The Volvo Ocean Race leg started in picture perfect conditions but for the last 24 hours we have been plagued by light winds. Telefonica and Groupama have headed way off-shore looking to hold better wind whilst Camper and ourselves are in-shore taking ...


Volvo Ocean Race :Easy miles for PUMA who took the lead in action packed night
BYM News (press release)
Overnight PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA) has entered the action, deposing CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand (Chris Nicholson/AUS) and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) to take the Leg 6 lead at 0700 GMT today.

Volvo Ocean Race: Puma takes up the running as race lead see-saws
Sail World
US flagged, Puma Ocean Racing have taken the lead from Camper, who had survived the heart stopping 'bang' and explosion of a tack line to hold the lead, before losing it to Ken Read's crew. Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg climbed to second place at...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Of snapping tacklines and abundant dolphins
Sail World
At the moment my first action of the day is to go up on deck, scan the horizon and play spot the other Volvo boats. It was a satisfying way to start the day seeing Abu Dhabi had shrunk over night and was now around 3 or 4 miles astern of us.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Calm onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 3 of Leg 6. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'Who forgot the wasabi and soy sauce? Perfect fishing conditions out here... shame we're trying to go yachting,' Shannon Falcone.

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Yachting: Camper leading the way
New Zealand Herald
Andy McLean grinding at sunset on the first day, onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Photo / Hamish Hooper Camper and Abu Dhabi are spearheading the fleet's northern climb to Miami despite a diversion ...

Camper's lead getting cut in Volve Ocean Race
3News NZ
Team New Zealand, with an oil rig among their hurdles, have had their lead slowly eroded on leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race. Team NZ's crew on Camper are still in front on day three of the 4800-nautical-mile journey from Itajai in Brazil to Miami, ...

3News NZ

Slow going in Volvo Ocean Race
Newstalk ZB
Team New Zealand's Camper leads the fleet by just two nautical miles over PumaOcean Racing, with Abu Dhabi seven miles back. Skipper Chris Nicholson says they're searching for a wind shift but they're unsure about the next few days.

Newstalk ZB

Bay Watch: Sailing Fans Start Scoping Out San Francisco
Wall Street Journal
By SARAH TILTON With the America's Cup sailing into San Francisco Bay next summer, some local homeowners with views of the race are renting out their homes to yachting fans willing to pay for a front-row seat. SAN FRANCISCO—As this city gears up for ...

French Olympic Sailing Week. US Sailing team's Day 3 of racing,
BYM News (press release)
Another windy day almost threatened to cancel racing on day 3 of French Olympic Sailing Week, but with a very early morning start some classes managed to squeeze in at least one race. The strong Mistral wind continued to excite the fleets and US ...

Retracing Roots - Tokyo 1964 Olympic Sailing Competition
International Sailing Federation
At the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games sailing was originally planned to take place at Yokohama, but after it was deemed unsuitable the events were held off the coast of Enoshima Island in Kanagawa Prefecture on the bay of Sagami. The competition began on 12 ...

International Sailing Federation

Percy has it all to do to secure third Olympic sailing gold
Chichester Observer
Robert Scheidt is one of the greatest Olympic sailors ever so the Brazilians will be our main rivals but there will be lots of Olympic medallists putting the pressure on us. “The focus now is just on the Olympics. We feel like there is a good squad ...

Olympic-bound US sailors set bearings using SEAL-style training
Gant Daily
Colorado Springs, CO, United States (AHN Sports) – With widely varying conditions at the Olympicvenue in Weymouth, England, the US Sailing team is expected to bank on its experience from its US Navy Seal-style training. US sailors got a taste of the ...

Olympic Windsurfers offer support for Kiteboarding's Olympic Bid
Sail World
Kiteboarding is the newest and most exciting form of sailing now practiced worldwide. Because of Kiteboarding's simplicity, power and mass appeal, it attracts many newsailors into the sport of sailing. Kiteboarding has the speed and performance of the ...

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Sperry Top-Sider sponsors US sailing team
CBS News
PORTSMOUTH, RI — Sperry Top-Sider has signed a four-year deal as title sponsor of the USSailing Team, a span that will include two Olympics. The deal, announced Tuesday, runs through Dec. 31, 2016. Sperry will also continue its role as footwear ...

What to do this weekend, April 27-29
COURAGEOUS SAILING OPEN HOUSE: Prospective sailing students and members are invited to learn about adult sailing lessons and racing opportunities, take a harbor cruise, and enjoy a complimentary barbecue on the pier. April 28 and 29 from noon-3 pm Free ...

Sperry sponsors US sailing team
AP PORTSMOUTH, RI -- Sperry Top-Sider has signed a four-year deal as title sponsor of the USSailing Team, a span that will include two Olympics. Sperry will also continue its role as footwear sponsor for the team. In addition to the US Olympic and ...

Sailors put in valiant regatta effort despite conditions
Bay Post/Moruya Examiner
“The conditions were pretty ordinary, but nonetheless we still had a good fleet of 90 boats entered, we got three races in and the boats that were out there showed some good tactical racing,” Batemans Bay Sailing Club spokesman Lachlan Brown said.

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the US Sailing team new sponsor
Sail World
The big news from the racing world is the announcement that Sperry Top-Sider has stepped-up to title sponsorship of the US Sailing Team, now freshly re-minted the USSailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. This new sponsorship is effective immediately and isn't ...

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Come Sail Away to West Sac
Sacramento Bee (blog)
Sailing may have the reputation as an elitist activity -- what with the prohibitive cost of a boat and all -- but the Lake Washington Sailing Club is trying to introduce more of the populace into the activity with its annual "Sail a Small Boat Day" in ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
After having announced its European Tour programme for the coming season one month ago, AudiSailing Team powered by ALL4ONE is now introducing its 2012 core crew. For the third consecutive season, Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE will be skippered ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Ian Walker showing great tenacity despite Abu Dhabi despair ...
“As such, they pinned back their ears and sailed liked demons as underdogs,” Covell said. “But this time he won't be enjoying this experience. Sailing can be cruel and there has been plenty of soul searching. “Effectively, it is the ricochet effect on ...


Real Estate News: Housing Notches Tiny Gains
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Bay Watch: Sailing Fans Start Scoping Out San Francisco: As this city gears up for the 34thAmerica's Cup next year, a race of a different kind has already begun: one to snag the best views of the sailing regatta. REITs Spring an Unnerving Surprise: As ...

300 youngsters have chance to sail from London to Portland
Dorset Echo
Youngsters aged 12 years and over are being offered the chance to take part in a Sailing adventure between London and Portland. The London to Portland Small Ships Race 2012, will give sail training to 300 young people this summer.

Sperry Top-Sider to be title sponsor for US Sailing Team + Video
Sail World
Sperry Top-Sider, the leading global nautical performance and lifestyle brand, announced today its title sponsorship of the US Sailing Team, newly named USSailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. The title sponsorship is the brand's highest profilesailing ...

Sail World

ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - 30 young sailors awarded APP funding
Sail World
The 42nd Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships are being held in Dublin, Ireland this year. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is pleased to announce that 30 competitors from 12 nations have been approved to receive funding ...

Tauranga sailor gains pace in regatta
The pair, who only raced one race today, moved up the ladder with the discard of their worst score at one of the major regattas in the International Olympic Sailing Circuit. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke at the French regatta. Photo: Supplied.

ISAF World Cup: Murdoch wins two races on a windy Day 3 at Hyeres
Sail World
Sailing in one of the three fleets in the Mens Singlehander (Laser) in the Semaine Olympique Francaise, Murdoch won both of his races again in very breezy conditions, and lies in second place overall. Series leader, Phillipp Buhl (GER) and Tom Slingsby...

Sail World

Sperry Top-Sider Named Title Sponsor Of United States Sailing ...
By ChristineH
Sperry Top-Sider Named Title Sponsor Of United States Sailing Team In Olympic Year. Sailing. (Market Watch) PORTSMOUTH, R.I. -- Sperry Top-Sider®, the leading global nautical performance and lifestyle brand, announced today its title ...
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Bowdoin's Pizzo Named Sailing Coach of the Year « Bowdoin Daily ...By DC
Frank Pizzo '06, head coach of the sailing team since 2008, having led the team to unprecedented heights, has been named Coach of the Year by the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association, which also honored Kaylee Schwitzer '15 ...
Bowdoin Daily Sun

Photos/Report: Sailing Invitational Day #2 | Bernews.com
By Bernews
Peter Rugg took the helm for the Fishers Island team yesterday and steered his IOD of the day, #10 named Bounty, to a 2-1 performance. Adding that to John.

Island's Olympian has solid grip on third place in French regatta ...
By Julie Lane
After six races and in the fourth day of competition among women in the 470 class at the International Sailing Federation's world cup event in Hyere, France, Shelter Island's Amanda Clark and her crew, Sarah Lihan, had a firm hold on third ...
Shelter Island Reporter

Gul RS500 Grand Prix at Datchet Water Sailing Club - Yachts and ...
The RS500 GUL Grand Prix circuit came to Datchet Water Sailing Club last weekend to find high water levels, and lots of varied weather for sailing in. On Saturday coaching was laid on, and 10 boats took part in the programme of short races, ...
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New App Offers Virtual AC Racing in the Palm of Your Hand ...
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We all may dream of being America's Cup sailors and experiencing the speed of the AC45, but few of us will ever get the chance to take wheel of one of these boats. That was until now. Sailing the America's Cup is now in the palm of your ...
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I didn't mean to but...: Sailing already
By Tim Zim
Sailing What a difference having a very much smaller, more manageable, boat has made to my life already. The picture shows us cruising along at just over seven knots in what I thought was quite a strong wind, just past Lymington. It has to be ...
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New sponsor for US Sailing Olympic squad | The Daily Sail
Sperry Top-Sider has announced its title sponsorship of the US Sailing Team, now to be called USSailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. The title sponsorship is the ...

Olympics 2012: women's match race sailing – video profile | Sport ...
Barry Glendenning heads to Cadiz to meet Team GB's match racing trio of Annie Lush, Lucy ...

Team Heads to France - US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics - US ...
Hyeres, France (April 18, 2012) – In 100 days, the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics will begin competition at the 2012 Olympic Games, in Weymouth, England.

Jury dismisses protest over Telefónica sails - Volvo Ocean Race
The international jury has dismissed a protest regarding Team Telefónica's sails during Leg 4, deciding the original rule was ambiguous and that the team were ...

Olympic Sailing Photo Slideshows - Browse| NBC Olympics
Browse the latest photos and slideshows on Sailing from the London 2012 Olympic Games visit NBCOlympics.com.

Farallones survivor: Sailors must rethink safety
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
If he had to do it over again, Bryan Chong would tether himself to the sailboat. Chong, one of three sailors to survive the deadly wreck of the racing boat Low Speed Chase at the Farallon Islands earlier this month, said that if he had attached himself ...

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Farallones survivor: Sailors must rethink safety
San Francisco Chronicle
He made his comments in a lengthy post Tuesday on the sailing website Sailing Anarchy. In a frank account of the wreck, Chong said that sailors don't spend enough time talking about safety and that he considers himself lucky to "have a second chance at ...

Sailing tragedy survivor details ordeal in letter
KTVU San Francisco
For the first time, one of the survivors of the deadly sailing accident at the Farallones gave a detailed account of exactly what happened when the yacht was hit by a giant wave. When a Coast Guard crew hoisted 38-year-old Chong to safety, ...

Video taken from Santa Cruz 50 named "Deception" on Saturday as we rounded the Farallones Islands. Dedicated to the 5 lost crew of "Low Speed Chase"
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