07 April 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: Puma narrowly wins Leg 5 [videos]







Groupama carried out an extraordinary repair job on their broken mast to leave them ready to set sail again. Third place on the podium in Itajai is still up for grabs, although Camper are aiming to give the French team some competition if they can get their own repairs done in time. Shore team manager Ben Wright, and Skipper Franck Cammas lead us through their repairs.

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Nailbiting Ocean race fifth leg win for Puma
Stuff.co.nz
American Ken Read secured one of the greatest wins of his long career by edging out Olympic gold medallist Iker Martinez by only 12 minutes in the treacherous Volvo Ocean Race fifth leg today. Five of the six-strong fleet had to make repairs during the ...

Volvo Ocean Race : PUMA hold off Telefonica for epic Leg 5 win
BYM News (press release)
After more then 7500 nautical miles of racing from Auckland, starting with a first-night battering as bad as any in the race's history and on through brutal conditions in the Southern Ocean and around Cape Horn, PUMA's Mar Mostro finished in brilliant ...

Puma clinch narrow victory over Telefonica
The Independent
Early gold and hard-won silver opened the medal haul for Britain's Olympic sailors at the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma de Mallorca. Ben Ainslie overcame a start line, boat-damaging collision, injury to a recently operated on back, and a dash ashore ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Repairs complete for Groupama 4
BYM News (press release)
The first two competitors in the Volvo Ocean Race are currently involved in some very close racing as they approach the finish in Itajai. Meanwhile, Groupama 4's crew, with the assistance of their Shore Crew, are completing the installation of a new ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Groupama 4 prepare to rejoin Leg 5
Sail World
Whilst the shore crew and some of the sailing team are finishing up with the inevitable adjustments and trimming, others are analysing the weather conditions: 'There's 20 to 25 knots of easterly breeze and quite lumpy seas to get back to the ...

Sail World

Grand design of Azzam has fallen short in the Volvo Ocean Race
The National
And as the Azzam skipper Ian Walker gazed off into a New Zealand marina on a grey Sunday last month, he seemed to stare into nothing at all as he gave a sorrowful summary of the Volvo Ocean Race itself. "I cannot tell you how hard it is," he said.

The National

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
But therein lies the “bright side:” there is nothing we can really do about Telefónica, so we've been focusing on sailing our own boat as best we know how. It's not to say we haven't tried to defend. The goal for all of last night was to get low, ...

On The Bay: April 4, 2012
Port Washington News
The Volvo Ocean Race will be making its only North American stopover in Miami, with the fleet estimated to arrive by May 6. During the two weeks that the fleet is in Miami, the event village will host sailing and extreme water sports activities, ...

Extreme Sailing Series Qingdao, China
International Sailing Federation
In less than two weeks times, the Extreme 40s will take to the waters of the 2008Olympic sailing venue in Qingdao, China, for Act 2 of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series?. China Team, the home nation challenger for the America's Cup will be flying the ...

International Sailing Federation

Prada dresses Italy's Olympic sailing team
Campden FB
So it should come as no surprise that the country's national sailing team will wear clothing designed by one of Italy's most famous fashion houses at the Olympic Games in London this summer. Everyone knows Italians take fashion seriously.

Sailing Expedition Missing in Antarctic
MyFox Chicago
(AFP) - A Russian-Ukrainian crew that set sail in September on a historic expedition around the South and North Poles went missing in the Antarctic Friday after encountering gale-force winds. A spokeswoman for the eight-person crew on board the 97-foot ...

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Russian sailing expedition 'goes missing' in Antarctic
Hurriyet Daily News
This undated hand out photo released on April 6, 2012 shows the Scorpiussailboat which went missing, an expedition spokesman said. AFP photo A Russian-Ukrainian crew that set sail in September on an historic expedition around the South and North Poles ...

Hurriyet Daily News

Sailing family wintered in NN
Daily Press
After years of work on Ganymede, named after one of Jupiter's moons, the family set sail in late 2010. Daughters, Antigone, 8; Emily, 5; and Damaris, 3, were now along for the ride. The Zartman family spent the first months of their trip sailing the...

Daily Press

The Sailing GPS understands tacking ... and lots more (required reading if you ...
Gizmag
By Mike Hanlon One of the problems of using GPS chartplotters on a sailboat is that it is extremely difficult to calculate accurate arrival times given the amount of tacking often involved. Now there's a purpose-built Sailing GPS that not only accounts ...

Aust leads 3 classes at Sailing World Cup
Sydney Morning Herald
Australian crews sit at the top of the leaderboard in three classes after four days of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Palma, Spain. The 470 women's crew of Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell, 470 men's pair Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, ...

Ben Ainslie wins Finn class in World Cup sailing regatta
BBC Sport
Ben Ainslie feels that he is on track in his Olympics preparations, after clinching gold in the Finn class at the Palma World Cup regatta. The 35-year-old missed the ninth race, but his third place in race 10 gave him an unassailable 35-point lead over ...

BBC Sport

Windstar Announces New Look, New Places for 2013
MarketWatch (press release)
Leading Windstar's new offerings for 2013 are seven entirely new voyages, each designed to provide guests a unique sailing experience in extraordinary destinations. The 2013 schedule is highlighted by two 11-day voyages, Footsteps of Faith, ...

First orders for Mackleys, but Edwards take the Cup in Frostbites down-river ...
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Rollesby just beat Frostbites' turnout with 14 for their Spring Regatta, sailing a figure-of-eight course in the shifting winds, producing much place changing. In the first race Auriel Gibson and Lindsey Nettleton took line honours in the Wayfarer, ...

Russian sailing expedition missing off Antarctic coast
PanARMENIAN.Net
They have already broken several world shipping records during the voyage, including the farthest journey into the Ross Sea in the Antarctic. The voyage is planned to be concluded in early 2014. Russian sailing expedition missing off Antarctic coast.

PanARMENIAN.Net

Keuka Yacht Club's Junior Sailing Program registration now open
Steuben Courier
By Press Release The Keuka Yacht Club's Junior Sailing Program is one of the oldest in the US. Founded during WW11, KYC maintains the philosophy that sailing is an excellent way for youth to learn self-reliance, self-esteem and sportsmanship.

Sailing: results from Perth Sailing Club
Perthshire Advertiser
The series continued on Sunday with another two races sailed. The wind was a much stronger force four. Chris Watson continued to dominate his position by winning both races outright despite grounding out above the bridge. It was much closer racing with ...

The Sailing Yacht that Started a Revolution is Back on the Market
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
Since its launch S/Y GALAXIA is the flybridge sailing yacht that all flybridge sailing yachts have tried to replicate. "Simply put, she raised the standard for all sailing yachts to come," says her YPI Sales & New Construction broker, Matt Albert.

Master mariner will miss 'little boats,' his favourites in 40 years of sailing
Victoria Times Colonist
With the Easter weekend coming, many civilian staff and military members have time off, said Keki Pardiwala, the 67-year-old ship's officer at the helm of the 3 pm sailing of the military's commuter ferry service. Pardiwala has been the master mariner ...

Lawmakers christen sailing ship
Providence Eyewitness News
By Tim O'Coin PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) - The Rhode Island House of Representatives has officials christened the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry as the state's official sailing education vessel. The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is scheduled to sail later this year, ...

Honolulu Sailing Co.
Urban Oahu
Enjoy spectacular cruising amongst these majestic high islands in the mid-Pacific Weddings, honeymoon cruises, convention parties, extended cruising, shared and private group charters all available. Honolulu Sailing Co. was established in 1974 by Mike ...

More Designers Heading to London for the 2012 Olympic Games
AllMediaNY
Prada will back the Italian national sailing team for the Olympic and Paralympic games. “We are extremely proud to have Prada as a sponsor; the Prada brand is not just a flagship of Italy worldwide, but it has always been very closely connected to our ...

AllMediaNY

Ainslie Seals The Deal Despite Damages
International Sailing Federation
"It was a nice playground for spectacular 2.4mR sailing. And when I am enjoying the conditions, I am also able to win. Even if the World Champion, Damien Seguin (FRA) was not present, these results are encouraging for the coming months and the ...

International Sailing Federation

Sailors finish in top 8 three times, women ranked No. 11
Bowdoin Orient
By Clare McLaughlin The sailing team traversed New England this past weekend, sending crews to three different regattas. The women visited Brown University for the Dellenbaugh Trophy, where they took eighth of 18 top teams.

Despite theft, boating program sees clear sailing
Ct Post
Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Connecticut Post | Buy This Photo BRIDGEPORT -- For nearly five years, Chris German collected donations and materials in hopes of dropping anchor on the waterfront downtown and offering sailing, boating, kayaking and other ...

RI House votes to give ship state symbol status
Boston.com
The House voted Thursday to designate the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry as the official state "sailing education vessel". A nonprofit group is raising funds to build the $6.6 million replica of an early 19th century vessel. The group wants to use the ship to ...

K1 Open at Wimbleball Sailing Club
Sail World
The K1 Open at Wimbleball Sailing Club was held on March 17th 2012. The first race saw the top three boats break free - Jeff, John Shimell from Chew Valley and Simon Jones, Wimbleball commodore and Flying Fifteen helm as well as K1 owner - stayed close ...

Sail World

Canada's Richard Clarke reports from World Sailing Cup - Lost mojo
Sail World
Yet another light tricky day off Palma, I guess that all the sailors are frustrated with the randomness of the winds but some of us are handing it better than others. We, well...lets say are not getting many breaks. I guess I should start this post ...

Sail World

Three Australian crews on top at Sailing World Cup in Spain
YACHTe.com.au
Australian crews sit at the top of the leader board in three classes after four days of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Palma, Spain, including the new partnership of Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell in the 470 Women's class.

YACHTe.com.au

Sailing: British sailors advance on day four in Palma | Sportsister
By Louise Hudson
Light winds caused delays to Thursday's racing at the Princess Sofia World Cup regatta, but Britain's sailors were quick to make a mark when the wind did fill in across Palma Bay.
Sportsister

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Sail Aboard Hemisphere -- the World's Largest Luxury Sailing Catamaran ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, NY, Apr 06, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- With items such as spending the day with Bill Clinton, an afternoon of shopping with style icon Simon Doonan, and a 7-day charter on HEMISPHERE -- the world's largest luxury sailing catamaran, ...

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