31 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race video - endgame of Miami-Lisbon Leg

Volvo Ocean Race video - endgame of Miami-Lisbon Leg: The fleet are planning their endgame for Leg 7 from Miami to Lisbon. Ever closer to completing their round trip from Europe in this year's epic race, there's no time to think of the end, only of the challenges in front of them. A ridge of light air threatens to mix up the boats' positions agonizingly close to the finish line.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows current position of boats)  

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi Racing frantically trying to reach Lisbon first ...
It was a case of whales and leaks in the North Atlantic as the Volvo Ocean Raceracked up another riveting 24 hours, with the fleet rapidly closing in on a leg seven finish in Lisbon. By Telegraph Sport With around 400 nautical miles to the finish in ...


Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama closes in on leg leader
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA) have closed to within 11 nautical miles of leg leader Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) as the wind fades for the final 300-nm push to the finish of this Atlantic leg from Miami in the United...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama snatch second place
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 have moved into second place on the tenth day of racing in the seventh leg from Miami to Lisbon. A day and a half from the scheduled finish on Thursday evening, the fleet is having to confront a zone of calms which it ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : TransatAtlantic leg set to go down the wire as Groupama ...
BYM News (press release)
Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race looked set to come to a thrilling climax in the final 36 hours of the transatlantic passage to Lisbon as the fleet began to compress in a high pressure ridge off Portugal on Wednesday. Just 49 nautical miles separated ...

Volvo Ocean Race : No room to breath for Abu Dhabi
BYM News (press release)
The lead, which Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) has built up in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami to Lisbon, Portugal, is approaching the critical time, with just 467 nautical miles to run to the finish. Will it be enough of a buffer to ...

Volvo Ocean Race fleet compressing
The key to winning Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race lies in choosing the fastest route through an area of light air directly ahead of the fleet. That ridge and the final 100 or so nautical miles to Lisbon will be the decider.

Volvo Ocean Race - Small victories for Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 10 of Leg 7. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'It's getting a bit mushy wushy out here…' Brad Jackson (Kiwi for: light, leftover chop). Five hundred miles to go and this race ...

Sail World

Fifth-placed Camper close on race leaders
Just 45nm separated leaders Abu Dhabi from sixth-placed Team Sanya this morning (NZT) as Groupama continued their climb up the Volvo Ocean Race rankings, slipping past Puma Ocean Racing into second. Groupama were just 9nm off the lead and 5nm ahead of ...

Groupama fix leak to continue ocean race
Groupama have drained more than a tonne of water from their boat, as they raced to the finish of leg 7 in the Volvo Ocean Race. French boat Groupama drained more than a tonne of water from inside their boat after discovering a leak but still maintained ...

Abu Dhabi clings to Leg 7 lead in Volvo Ocean Race
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's lead in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami to Lisbon, Portugal, dwindled to 22 miles over PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG and 25 miles over Groupama Wednesday morning with the finish line just 467 miles away.

Azzam crew enjoying 'the chase' to Leg 7's conclusion
The National
Groupama and Puma crept ever closer to Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing as the seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race sped toward what is expected to be a dramatic finish in Lisbon, Portugal. Abu Dhabi's Azzam clung to a lead of about 13 nautical miles last night, ...

The National

Volvo Ocean Race : Light patch will define Lisbon finish
BYM News (press release)
Xabi Fernández: “We have to stay in there during the day and wait for the night to come when the wind will die down completely. I'm sure that we're all going to group together and it'll be like starting again” 450 miles to go until Lisbon and the fleet ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Lightning fast reactions on board Camper + Video
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race today, there has been a period of quick reactions on board Camper, the Spanish New Zealand entry currently racing in Leg 7 from Miami to Lisbon. First thing this morning, skipper Chris Nicholson lost control of the steering ...

Sail World

Groupama bails out water, hoping to take race lead
French boat Groupama kept alive its hopes of taking the outright lead in the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday after draining more than a ton of water from inside their boat because of a leak. Crewman Brad Marsh spent three hours fixing the leak in a water ...


Camper slips to fifth as race tightens up
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
Team New Zealand has dropped back to fifth as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet jockeys for position in a tight, tense finish to leg seven in Lisbon, Portugal. Camper skipper Chris Nicholson says the key to victory lies in choosing the fastest route through ...

Abu Dhabi lead way to Lisbon
Times of Malta
Abu Dhabi managed to stem the flow of miles lost to their rivals yesterday as the fleet continued its headlong rush across the Atlantic towards Lisbon in leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race. With all six teams' average speeds hovering around 20 knots ...

Groupama hampered by leak
Newstalk ZB
However, they are maintaining their assault on the leg seven leaders in the Volvo Ocean Race. The repair job took more than three hours but failed to hamper their progress attacking first-placed Abu Dhabi as the race from Miami to Lisbon entered its...

Newstalk ZB

VIDEO: Team New Zealand swerve to avoid whale in Volvo Ocean Race
The Team New Zealand Crew, aboard Camper, were hurtling through the North Atlantic Ocean at a speed of 20 knots (37kph) when their Volvo Ocean Race got a smidge more exciting. The crew had to react quickly as a whale breached and loomed only metres ...

Rolex Volcano Race - Jethou dominates
Sail World
Cajoled by Volvo Ocean Race veteran Bouwe Bekking, who calls the shots and acts as the team's commander-in-chief, the crew of predominantly Belgian and Dutch sailors are on an upward learning curve. Owner Filip Balcaen is proud of the progress his ...

Sail World

The Hottest Sailing News from Europe and beyond
Sail World
A dramatic end coming up fast in the Volvo Ocean race into Lisbon. With a soft patch ahead, there could still be changes, all through the fleet. Just saw the Camper - Whale footage on Sky. News from Emirate Team NZ as their AC72 progresses. by The ...

Sail World

Camper starts to focus on frantic finale
Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker, delighted to be in the rare position of leading a leg for the third day in a row after fighting off a series of attacks, summed up the mood of all the Volvo Ocean Race crews when he admitted he had an eye on the future ...


Birmingham Mail World View: Wednesday May 30, 2012
Birmingham Mail
Phil Harmer from Australia, ducking the constant waves, crashing over Groupama Sailing Team perform manoeuvres during leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at sea from Miami, USA to Lisbon, Portugal. Getty. Photo issued by the Ministry of Defence of ...

Team GB Olympic sailors gather at Portland
Dorset Echo
THE full line-up of the British Olympic Sailing team gathered at Portland Marina to rally home support ahead of their last major event before the Games. This Bank Holiday Monday, the world's best sailors will begin racing at Skandia Sail for Gold ...

Olympic Sailing Competition – Los Angeles 1984
Sail World
The Olympic Sailing Competition in 1984 was held in Los Angeles, USA. The Los Angeles and Long Beach combination that was seen in the 1932 Olympic SailingCompetition was used again at the 1984 Games as the USA hosted the Olympic Games for the third ...

Sail World

2012 Olympics: Three sailors added to NZ Olympic sailing team
Sail World
New Zealand will field its largest ever sailing team at the 2012 Olympic Regatta, following the announcement of two further crews. Three more sailors have been confirmed to the London 2012 New Zealand Olympic Sailing Team. Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner ...

Sail World

Sailing Stars Head To World Cup Regatta
International Sailing Federation
The waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour will be filled with the stars of sailing over the next couple of weeks as the team's training camps at the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition venue turn serious as the sixth ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta,...

International Sailing Federation

Good Luck USA
US SAILING (press release)
Portsmouth, RI (May 30, 2012) – With less than two months until the start of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, England, US Sailing announced a nationwide effort to cheer on the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams.

Volvo Ocean Race: At the mercy of the winds
Kansas City Star
Not fun, but a part of offshore sailing, I guess. Sometimes the rich get richer. Other times the tail enders get a break and are thrown right back into the mix. It is what you do with it that counts. And that is what the final 1000 miles are going to ...

America's Quantum Racing wins 2012 52 Super Series regatta – Sailing Update
bettor.com (blog)
The American teams displayed some outstanding sailing skills on the third day proceedings and claimed two bullets which secured the top podium place for them. Italy's Audi Azzurra Sailing Team scored the same points on the table but due to their lower ...

Olympics-Kiteboarding soars after 2016 inclusion
Ever since their sport was included on the Olympic programme for the 2016 Games their spirits have been sky high. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced the decision to include men's and women's kiteboarding at the expense of windsurfing ...

Big America's Cup cat ready by July
New Zealand sailing, and America's Cup sailing especially, is waiting for the unveiling of the revolutionary Cup class AC72 catamaran in July. While competition has been occurring in the America's Cup series around the world, the AC72's are a much ...

Sailing-French boat in Atlantic leak scare in Volvo race
LISBON (Reuters) – French boat Groupama emptied more than a tonne of water from their boat on Wednesday to continue their 11th hour comeback in the seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. It took Franck Cammas' crew more than three hours to drain the ...


Sailing looks to make a splash at national championships
The Dartmouth
By Matt Stanton, The Dartmouth Staff Dartmouth sailing will compete in the ICSA women's national semifinal and the Dinghy National Championship starting today in Austin, Texas. After placing as one of the top nine teams at the Intercollegiate Sailing...

The Dartmouth

Iridium Pilot(TM) Selected by IMOCA 60' as Satellite Communications Platform ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Relying on the world's only truly global satellite network, skippers and crews can access real-time weather reports, sailing conditions, benefit from an emergency communications safety link, and stay connected to family and friends via phone, email, ...

Skandia Sail for Gold - Cream of world sailing head to Weymouth
Sail World
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2012 seventh edition is being hosted at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy from 4th to 9th June 2012. The waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour will be filled with the stars of sailing over the next ...

Sail World

It's all happening - with hot AC72 news
Sail World
The Australian Sailing Team is now in Weymouth training ahead of Skandia Sail for Gold, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, which runs from 4 to 9 June 2012. Over 700 sailors from 60 nations will compete at the host venue of the London ...

Sail World

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Some of the trailing boats appear to be cutting the corner to Lisbon – sailing fewer miles certainly has its merits – but Tom is confident in our approach to this windless ridge now just a day away, and that deserves proper consideration, too.

Dorset heroes bearing the torch
Dorset Echo
A former secretary from Portesham whose late husband was instrumental in bringing the Olympic Sailing events to Weymouth will carry the Olympic Flame when it travels through Dorset this summer. Di Ludlow has worked tirelessly for many of the county's ...

SAILING: Kiwi Robertson comes into the reckoning
New Straits Times
"We were looking forward to racing Robertson and felt good about the way we were sailing the boat but at the end, it was just taken out of our hands. "We'll take some confidence from the event and get straight back into it at the Korea Match Cup.

Southeast Alaska Sailing kicks of 2012 SEAS Cup
Capital City Weekly
JUNEAU - SouthEast Alaska Sailing (SEAS) announces the 2012 SEAS Cup. This series of 13 races designed to be fun, while remaining challenging and rewarding. The races began May 13, and continue all the way through Labor Day.

Norwich's Nick Dempsey told to adapt to survive following Olympic change
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Nick Dempsey believes the move to take his discipline off the Olympic schedule after London 2012 is evidence sailing's world governing body is slowly ruining the sport – but Great Britain's sailing chief Stephen Park has no doubt the Norwich ace can ...

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Iridium Pilot Selected by International Europa
Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) is providing vital satellite broadband communications connectivity for sailors competing in the prestigious international Sailboat Races of the IMOCA Championship. The Europa Warm'Up Race kicked off May 19 and ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Camper looking to close the gap
Sail World
The Camper yacht, currently lying in fifth place, excels in downwind sailing rather than the current hard-reaching conditions that is benefiting rivals Telefónica and Groupama. However, an area of light air directly ahead could stall the frontrunners ...

Sail World

Sail Mooloolaba - High performance sports boats set to contest
Sail World
An interesting fleet of high performance sports boats have nominated to contest the 2012 Queensland championship as a feature event in the multi class Sail Mooloolaba regatta on the 23-24 of June. Heading the challenge will be the impressive New ...

London Olympics 2012: Weymouth World Cup regatta may hit Great Britain's medal...
Olympic team manager Stephen Park has conceded Great Britain's sailors may forfeit a some home advantage with the hosting of a World Cup regatta at the Olympic venue in Weymouth and Portland less than two months before the Games.


Sailing school nears Niue
Fiji Times
We've learned that sailing vessels unlike their motorised are not expected to be able sail a straight course from point A to point B! With wind as its basic propellant the sailing vessel must constantly readjust its course to maximise wind power.

Olympic torch on the move
Philippine Star
The Olympic values of respect, excellence and friendship must shine through each nominee's personal story. Lord Coe himself is a torchbearer. Chosen to carry the torch for 300 meters in the first leg was triple Olympic sailing gold medalist Ben Ainslie ...

Steve Montagnet named Budweiser Sailor of the Year
PICASA Following an exceptional sailing season in 2011, Pass Christian's Steve Montagnet has been named Budweiser Sailor of the Year by the Mississippi Coast Yachting Association. Montagnet is the owner and skipper of Fidelis II, a 44-foot Beneteau.


Newly Discovered Roman Shipwrecks Bust Ancient Sailing Theories
By Melissa Stusinski
Two ancient shipwrecks from Roman times have been discovered in deep water off a western Greek island, a find which challenges the long-held theory that.
The Inquisitr

Sailing Round Britain on A Beach Cat - New Attempt - Messing ...
By Adam Turinas
A year or so ago, two young Brits, Chris Brooks and Glen Foster, were preparing to set off to sailround Britain on a beach cat. Sadly during their preparation Glen was lost at sea during a storm off Portugal....
Messing About In Sailboats

Oban's Chris plays role in sailing at Olympics | The Oban Times
By ot
Oban-based sail-maker Chris Owen has been chosen to help over-see the 49er Olympic Campaign in Weymouth. Chris is the shore manager for the team working with Olympic coach Paul Brotherton,a world class sailor in his own right.
The Oban Times

Kathryn Thomas launches 'Sail Spree' | Federation of Irish Sport
By David Gash
Today Tuesday 29 May, the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) with the assistance of TV personality Kathryn Thomas launched SAIL SPREE a new initiative to encourage people to get on the water over the weekend of 23/24 June 2012.
Federation of Irish Sport

US Sailing Releases Initial Recommendations Resulting from ...
By sarah
A US Sailing Independent Review Panel has released a set of preliminary recommendations from the research conducted on the 2012 Crewed Farallones Race that resulted in the deaths of five sailorsfrom sailboat, Low Speed Chase, ...
Cruising Compass • The Free...

Spring Training | The WaterFront Center
By The WaterFront Center
The WaterFront Center is a US SAILING accredited school, providing sailing lessons and programs for sailors of all ages and skills. Adults and families may choose to enjoy a 2-hour Discover Sail, or a 4-hour Sailing 101 lesson.
The WaterFront Center

Red, White and Blue Fleet Newsletter – Last weekend practice
By Justin
We have made the most of our small team at practice and worked hard on the water. The time on the water has shown through in the kids sailing. Chase has shown amazing improvement in his short year of sailing and Gage has obviously had ...
Clearwater Community Sailing Center

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world. Wednesday, May 30, 2012. summer. Yet another beautiful sunny day in London... Written by World Tour Stories at 12:37 PM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to ...

Olympic Games 2012 | Royal Western Yacht Club
By ClaireA
A friendly club with full range of sailing and social activities, an excellent waterside venue for weddings and corporate events and home to famous oceanic races such as OSTAR, RB & I and Fastnet. Officers & Staff · Club History · Club House ...
Royal Western Yacht Club

Qingdao Announced as ISAF Sailing World Cup Host City
Qingdao has been announced as a venue for the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The Chinese event will include $180000 prize money.

Qingdao Olympic sailing center,Qingdao, Apr2012 | Flickr - Photo ...
2012 #China #htc #photography #qingdao #streamzoo Uploaded from Streamzoo.

Windsurfing - Calling BS on US Sailing's Statement - Windsport ...
Indepth windsurfing gear reviews, the latest news and videos, and windsurfing instruction from North America's premier windsurfing magazine - Windsport.

30 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race video - downwind to Lisbon

Volvo Ocean Race video: With some fast, downwind conditions heading east to Lisbon, Abu Dhabi are still trying to out-run the pack hunting them down. Groupama are making back their lost miles.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows current position of boats) 

Volvo Ocean Race - Pure speed onboard Groupama 4
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 fleet are being pushed along by a front, which is moving almost as fast as them. The crews are devouring the miles to such an extent that this seventh leg from Miami to Lisbon should see some 24-hour distance records being set.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race :Compression in the fleet as Telefonica attacks
BYM News (press release)
"We're going for them" says Pepe Ribes from on board the boat. Position reports in confirm that "Telefónica" has clawed 35.8 miles closer to the leader and is now just 10.5 miles away from the podium With under 1000 miles to go to Lisbon (Portugal), ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama moves up with menace as leader conserve strength
BYM News (press release)
Groupama surged back into contention on Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Tuesday, joining a fast-moving pack of teams threatening to make it a tight finish for leaders Abu Dhabi. The Emirati team skippered by Ian Walker have managed to keep their lead ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Abu Dhabi fends off fleet attacks
BYM News (press release)
Leg leaders Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) are fast reaching towards the Portuguese coast and clinging on to a diminishing lead over the chasing pack as the six teams ride the cold front on Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami to Lisbon.

Volvo Ocean Race - Fast and fun onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 9 of Leg 7. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'The race has come good, eh!?' Ryan Godfrey. One thousand miles to go, and what a thousand miles it is shaping up to be.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Abu Dhabi 's need for speed
BYM News (press release)
At 1900 GMT, Ian Walker and his men on board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Azzam were still leading Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami in the United States to Lisbon in Portugal, but it is a nervous time for the Emirati team as the fleet dig into ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Keeping it together onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
You know what the best part of this race has been so far? The fact that this crew, without exception, still laughs at each others' jokes and seems to hit it off as if it was day one of the program. And what a huge part of sport that is. Chemistry.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race fleet in attack mode as Abu Dhabi clings on
BYM News (press release)
With 689 nautical miles to go to the finish of Leg 7 in Lisbon, Portugal, the pace has increased today as the chasing pack went into attack mode and continued to whittle away at Ian Walker and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's tenuous lead.

Round the World Yacht Race Boat Narrowly Misses Whale
International Business Times
Galician helmsman Roberto 'Chuny' Bermúdez narrowly saved his round the world sailing team from a high-speed collision with a whale in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday (May 29). The incident happened on Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from ...

Volvo Ocean Race battle Tropical Storm Alberto
Bound for Lisbon in Portugal, the six-team fleet in the Volvo Ocean Race came through Tropical Storm Alberto off the Eastern Seaboard (the East Coast of the United States) early in Leg 7. With the boats having departed Miami for Leg 7 of the Volvo ...

Azzam skipper Ian Walker expects frantic finish
The National
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet closed in on Azzam today, but the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team held onto their lead in the race to Lisbon, Portugal. The team, skippered by Ian Walker, managed to keep their lead in Leg 7 over second-placed Puma steady at ...

The National

Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video
Pete Thomas Outdoor
Roberto "Chuny" Bermudez was guiding CAMPER swiftly across the Atlantic during the seventh stage of the Volvo Ocean Race when the whale surfaced just off the bow. (Viewers can see the whale eight seconds into the video, and in slow-motion at 23 seconds ...

Quick reaction saves whale and Camper hopes
The split-second reflexes of Camper helmsman Roberto "Chuny" Bermudez saved the situation as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet was hurtling along at speeds in excess of 20 knots. White water was breaking over the bow when Bermúdez's keen eye caught a grey ...


Yachting: Camper heading for Lisbon at speed
Otago Daily Times
Team New Zealand boat Camper is heading for Lisbon at speed as the team make the most of the long awaited fast-running conditions in leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race. For much of the past 24 hours Camper has been averaging speeds in excess of 20 knots ...

Abu Dhabi's lead reduced on leg seven
Newstalk ZB
The latest Volvo Ocean Race update spells more bad news for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. The leg seven leader's advantage has been cut to just 30 nautical miles by Puma Ocean Racing, with Camper Team New Zealand now just 55 miles off the pace.

Newstalk ZB

Team NZ's Camper in tight battle
3News NZ
Team New Zealand are fighting to hold off the boats behind them, while looking to attack those in front, as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet prepares for a tight, tense finish to leg seven. Team NZ's crew on Camper remain third with about 1200 nautical miles ...

3News NZ

Global Ocean Race: Getting ready for a mid-Atlantic Force 9-10 gale
BYM News (press release)
As the Global Ocean Race (GOR) Class40s enter their tenth day at sea in the final leg of the circumnavigation, all four teams are focussed on one weather feature; a deep depression heading for the fleet carrying winds of up to 50 knots forecast to ...

Kiwi Olympic sailing team boosted to 15
The New Zealand Olympic Sailing Squad has now been boosted to include Dan Slater (Finn Class), and Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner (Star Class). The Star duo of Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner, and Finn sailor Dan Slater, have sneaked in the back door to the ...


2012 Skandia Sail For Gold - WMR Preview
Women's International Match Racing Association
Over 700 sailors from 60 nations will compete at the host venue of the London 2012 Olympic SailingCompetition from 3-9 June as the ISAF Sailing World Cup heads to Weymouth. Skandia Sail for Gold, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, ...

Aussie sailing coach Victor Kovalenko agrees to stay on until 2016 Olympics
Herald Sun
AUSTRALIA'S Olympic sailing future looks bright after super coach Victor Kovalenko agreed to continue with the national team to the 2016 Games. It follows months of speculation that the Ukraine-born head coach, who turns 62 in August, could quit after ...

Sailors added to NZ Olympic team
Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner in the Men's Keelboat (Star) and Dan Slater in the Men's One Person Heavyweight Dinghy (Finn) were confirmed by the New Zealand Olympic Committee selectors. "We're honoured to be named to the New Zealand Olympic Sailing ...

Unclear sailing for John F. Kerry
Boston Herald
By Joe Battenfeld NEWPORT, RI — Summer is back in New England and you know what that means — backyard barbecues, traffic tie-ups on the Cape, and the return of one of the most storiedsailing vessels on the high seas — US Sen. John F. Kerry's yacht.

Top coach Kovalenko to guide Australia's sailors through Rio Olympics
Washington Post
SYDNEY, Australia — Influential Ukraine-born coach Victor Kovalenko has agreed to stay with the Australian national sailing team through the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. The 61-year-old Kovalenko who, since 1997 has coached Australian sailors to four ...

Sailing Prepares for National Championships Hoyas to compete in three national ...
Georgetown University Official Athletic Site
The Georgetown Coed and Women's sailing teams are in final preparations this week in advance of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association's (ICSA) Spring National Championships, which get underway this week on Lake Travis, located about an hour west of ...

Georgetown University Official Athletic Site

Green yacht sailing to Brazil on vegetable oil
Independent Online
By Natasha Prince The Voyage for Cleaner Energy is a worldwide lecture series andsailing expedition. Picture: David Ritchie What do two South Africans, two Irishmen, a Bulgarian, an Englishman and an Australian have in common?

Independent Online

Crews push limits in Volvo Ocean race
The Triton
PHOTOS FROM ANDY WOODRUFF By Andy Woodruff Six international teams are racing 39000nm around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race, one of sailing's most challenging events. Each team is crewed by 11 professional sailors on a one-design Volvo Open 70, ...

Olympics: Three more added to New Zealand team
New Zealand Herald
By Michael Brown New Zealand's Olympic team now stands at 88 after sailors Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner (Star) and Dan Slater (Finn) were added and runner Adrian Blincoe's (5000m) nomination was ratified by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

Rumball Contemplates Offshore Sailing Career
#VOLVO OCEAN RACE – One of Ireland's most promising dinghy sailors, Fireballer Kenneth Rumball, has turned his sights to being signed to a Volvo Ocean Race team for the 2014/15 campaign after watching Abu Dhabi-backed outfit Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
It is exciting to think that after sailing 3500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean this leg could well restart with just 100 to go, and with Groupama, Telefónica, and now Abu Dhabi squandering breakaway leads due to unfavorable weather, the thrills look ...

Thierry Schmitter claims 24MR class victory: 2012 Delta Lloyd Regatta ...
bettor.com (blog)
Spectators present at the Medemblik waters witnesses some outstanding sailing competitions in the 24MR class. The former class leader, Nederland's Thierry Schmitter claimed the class title with some brilliant sailing display.

Mirabaud is sailing again
BYM News (press release)
With the last of the work to adapt Mirabaud to single-handed sailing completed, Dominique Wavre was able to start his intensive sail training programme on 10 May, ahead of the Vendee Globe. “We are very pleased with the modifications that we have made ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
And they have sailed really well to date. Just slightly less frustrating for us, I must add. We have been the lurkers on this leg. Second a fair chunk of the time only to see things come unraveled on multiple occasions. Our little jaunt through the ...

Launch of Small Ships Race will be in Southend
Southend Standard
Once the starting signals are given at 5.40pm and 5.50pm, the 15 ships will race to the Olympic sailing venue of Portland, where they are expected to arrive on Friday, June 15. Visitors to the Pier will be treated to the sight of these magnificent ...

Emirates Post releases stamps on Al Gaffal 60ft Traditional Dhow Sailing Race
AME Info
Emirates Post has released commemorative stamps on the 22nd Al Gaffal 60ft Traditional DhowSailing Race, along with a Souvenir Sheet and First Day Cover. The stamps are available in all main post offices. HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ...

Shahar Zubari claims RS:X Men fleet title of 2012 Delta Lloyd Regatta ...
bettor.com (blog)
Israeli RS:X sailor, Shahar Zubari performed brilliantly throughout the 2012 Delta Lloyd Regatta and was able to claim the RS:X Men fleet title compiling 21 points after taking part in 11 races, including a discard race and a medal race.

Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series Regatta preview
Sail World
The Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series Regatta is set to take place 1-4 June and Tarbert's local sailing hero, Ruairidh Scott, who in 2003 won the prestigious Scottish Series Trophy overall, will return to his native waters when he competes again in the ...

Sail World

Camper swerves a whale during Volvo Ocean Race
"For the moment we are pushing hard, we keep changing sails to sail at the maximum speed," said Groupama's navigator Jean-Luc Nelias. "We're lucky because the sea state is good. The boats are sailing well. We have 24 hours left in these conditions ...


Technical Launch: Yachting Developments 30M sailing catamaran "Q5"
Yacht Forums (press release)
The long awaited 30.48-meter long sailing catamaran "Q5" has been just rolled out the building shed at Yachting Developments. Although she will not be launched until June, she was rolled out so her mast could be stepped and be prepared to take to the ...

UK. Fast Track Sailing wins Adventure Under Sail Activity
BYM News (press release)
Adventure Under Sail has brought in Fast Track Sailing, the sports and marine specialist agency, to support communications activities for the charity commencing this weekend when their tall ship TS Pelican partakes in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Boat ...

Spectaculaire Sailing Grand Prix Ecole Navale
J/Sailing News (blog)
Said Marc Bouvet, head of the FFV (the French Sailing Federation), "This is the third year that the Grand Prix Ecole Navale provides support to the championship of French one-designs. With 180 boats (J/80s nearly 33% of the fleet), the event is a major ...

Moore Stephens Isle of Man Help Raise £500 for RNLI and Sailing for the Disabled
Moore Stephens Isle of Man, leading providers of multi-sector accountancy, consultancy and wealth management services is pleased to present a donation of £250 each to the RNLI and Sailing For the Disabled. The money was raised at the Douglas Bay Yacht ...


Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta - Larsen and Cesari emerge victorious
Sail World
Jorden Veenman and Frank de Waard are sailing together with Team Boskalis since last year. They have found calmness in the boat. In 2011 they lacked that and a clear plan. In their sports technical plan the focus is on those two points.

Sail World

Mohican Sailing Club Holds Open House On Memorial Day
Gary Rickel, the club's campaign manager said the goal of the event is to get people interested in boating and introduce them to the Mohican Sailing Club. Rickel said Charles Mill Lake is one of the best kept secrets in the area.

US Sailing To Review Deadly Yacht Crash That Killed 4 « CBS Los ...
By cbsjenn
Sailing's national governing body will try to determine what caused an accident that killed four sailorsduring last month's yacht race from Southern California to Mexico.
CBS Los Angeles

Denmark: Sailing Restriction Around Anholt Offshore Wind Farm ...
By Offshore Wind
DONG Energy is constructing Anholt Offshore Wind Farm, and during the entire sailing season in 2012 and 2013, works will be conducted on establishing the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark, which includes an area of 88km² between ...
Offshore Wind

[EN] Extreme Sailing Series™ en route to Istanbul for Act 3 ...
Turkey's iconic city prepares to welcome the Extreme Sailing Series™ for the second ... Many ...

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providing a digest of major sailing news, commentary, opinions, features and dock ... In fact,Sailing World dubbed them the "dancing elephants" based on their ...

US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Athletes Continue Preparation in ...
Portsmouth, R.I. (May 28, 2012) – As the days continue to count down until the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider ...

Sailing Center Gets Its Biggest Grant Ever | Vermont - WPTZ Home
Burlington's Community Sailing Center gets its largest grant ever, $75000 from Jane's Trust to help foster Lake Stewards and teach people to sail.

Sailing The Blue
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Hawaii Athletics - Johnson Inducted In College Sailing Hall of Fame
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – University of Hawai'i head coach Andy Johnson has been honored with a place in the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Hall of ...

Jules Ferrer about European Sailing Cup
The announcement of the new European Sailing Cup for next year has led to positive reactions ...

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Abu Dhabi still holds Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 lead
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing built a 90-mile lead in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race, then saw it drop to 60 miles on Monday as the five sailboats chasing it lined up along a cold front with strong winds that had them zipping along at speeds of more than 20 ...

Volvo Ocean Race: The van of the fleet closes on flying falcon
Sail World
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Leg 7 lead was being steadily eroded on Monday, as the chasing pack lined up along an easterly moving cold front bringing strong winds. Up to 90 nautical miles ahead of their nearest rivals at one point, Ian Walker's Emirati ...

Sail World

'Every boat could come first' in the Volvo Ocean Race
The National
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing continued to build on its lead in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race yesterday, and last-place Team Sanya also made a surprising surge, moving up to fourth place in the voyage from Miami to Lisbon, Portugal.

The National

Volvo Ocean Race : Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing long gone
BYM News (press release)
The six boats racing in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami to Lisbon are tearing across the Atlantic led by Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) who have pulled out a margin of 78 nautical miles over PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi banks some miles
Abu Dhabi was building a big lead on Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday local time after beating the fleet to a low pressure system that packs the power to catapult the yacht to within a couple of hundred miles of the finish.


Volvo Ocean Race - Exciting times onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 8 of Leg 7. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: It's always fun waking up to the sound of water rushing by your head at 20 knots, especially when it indicates the forecast and ...

Sail World

Abu Dhabi ocean racing powers to Volvo ocean race leg 7 lead
WAM - Emirates News Agency
WAM Atlantic Ocean, May 28th, 2012 (WAM) -- A resurgent Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing - the Abu Dhabi-backed entry in the nine-month Volvo Ocean Race - has powered to the 3590 nautical mile trans-Atlantic Leg 7 lead, after a number of deft tactical decisions ...

Southampton sailor Ian Walker believes his team should win Volvo Ocean Race
Daily Echo
SOUTHAMPTON sailor Ian Walker believes his Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team deserve to win the latest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Olympic medallist Walker, who skippers the yacht Azzam, currently holds a lead of about 80 nautical miles over the rest of the ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica applies pressure with southern bid
BYM News (press release)
Following a week of racing on this leg, the fleet remains grouped together into a tight bunch with the 1500 miles to the finish mark now overcome. “Telefónica” is now 29 miles from the Americans on “Puma” and aboard “Camper with Emirates Team New ...

Storm before the calm for anxious Camper
BECALMED: Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand search for wind on their way from Miami to Lisbon on leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race. Team New Zealand's round the world yacht was in the thick of a high-speed dash to the European coastline but ...


Camper out of hole
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand search for wind on their way from Miami to Lisbon on Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Camper have managed to crawl out of a hole deep in the Atlantic and resume the game of cat and mouse with Abu Dhabi Racing and ...


Abu Dhabi's 'Azzam' takes the lead in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's yacht Azzam has taken the lead in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Skipper Ian Walker said their 85-plus nautical mile lead was down to smart thinking by navigator Jules Salter, who tackled shifting breezes and swirling Atlantic ...

Yachting: Tense times ahead for Camper
Otago Daily Times
The tense times are set to continue for Team New Zealand's Camper in the Volvo Ocean Race as the team begin the run east towards the finish of leg seven in Lisbon and face the prospect of more unpredictable weather. In the last few hours, ...

Abu Dhabi catches fast breeze to Lisbon
Sport LIVE
Abu Dhabi boarded the Lisbon express on Sunday, catching a stronger breeze in the North Atlantic far earlier than their rivals to build a lead of 65 nautical miles in leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Emirati team, skippered by Britain's two-time ...

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US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes continue preparation in Europe
BYM News (press release)
As the days continue to count down until the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, US SailingTeam Sperry Top-Sider athletes are foregoing the traditional American Memorial Day holiday to mark the start of summer. Instead, they are focusing on ...

Success in sailing breeds success in classroom for Lesh
Bellingham Herald
By MICHELLE NOLAN — THE BELLINGHAM HERALD Which helps explain why Lesh led a history-making victory for Whatcom Sailing, a fast-rising team coached by Scott and Mallory Wilson that is devoted to fostering competition and a love of sailing for students ...

'Queen of yachting' captures sailing's golden era on film
By Stina Backer for CNN Eileen Ramsay pioneered the water-level photography angle - shooting images of sail boats from as close to the water as possible. Editor's note: MainSail is CNN's monthlysailing show, exploring the sport of sailing, ...

SAILING: Wilson edges Tripp at Memorial Day Regatta
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Vann Wilson and his buddy Chuck Tripp ran 1-2 in all but one of the first six exhausting Laser class races of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's windy Memorial Day Regatta, and they had a deal: they wouldn't sail the seventh and last race in their club's annual ...

Onboard a Volvo Ocean Race Boat
Huffington Post (blog)
Since November of last year, six boats have been racing around the world in a 39000 nautical-mile competition that pits physical strength against mental will -- accurately dubbed "the Everest ofsailing." This edition has seen stopovers in Cape Town, ...

Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan won the Delta Lloyd regatta in the 470 class
The newest sailors to join the Providence Resources Irish Olympic Sailors line up, Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan, have won the Delta Lloyd regatta in Medemblik, Holland in the 470 class. This is a great result for the duo in their first regatta since ...

URI oceanographers to exhibit at America's Cup
NEWPORT, RI—Spectators at the America's Cup World Series in Rhode Island next month will get a chance to learn about the connections between sailing, the ocean and atmosphere. The Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island will ...

The Azzam crew have something to smile about
The National
At 42, this might be his last chance at this storied domain after switching from his two silver medals in Olympic sailing to ocean sailing, almost a different sport. It was supposed to go better than his fifth-place finish skippering the underfunded ...

The National

Row over fishing in Weymouth area during Olympics is resolved
Dorset Echo
A ROW over Weymouth fishermen's access to local waters during the Olympic sailing events has been resolved following a meeting. The Weymouth & Portland Licensed Fishermen's & Boatmen's Association demanded a rethink from security bosses after finding ...

Volvo Ocean Race: British skipper Ian Walker closing in on welcome leg win on ...
That gave the Abu Dhabi team a huge advantage of around 70 nautical miles, with about four days of sailing remaining before arriving in Portugal as they look for their first Volvo Ocean Race podium finish in an offshore leg.


Olympic contender from Portland finds a wheely good way to stay fit
Dorset Echo
The Skandia Team GBR sailor now aims to step up on the podium at the Skandia Sail for Goldregatta, which begins at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on Monday, June 4, and then this summer's home Games. A total of 517 boats from 60 ...

Five titles decided at national sailing event
Irish Times
Munster eyes were smiling in Class One where Pat Kelly's Storm II, from Rush SailingClub, was deposed of his national title on local waters by Ian Nagle and Paul O'Malleys' Jelly Baby, also from the RCYC. Twenty boats turned out for this class that ...

Irish Times

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Having more runway to the south means we can choose to sail higher with bigger sails for longer, gaining valuable leverage on all but Abu Dhabi to our east, or we can choose to stay low and hold our northerly lane – the more likely scenario.

Of RC sailing and AMA on Orcas Island
Sail World
For those familiar with RC sailing, you know the joys. For the uninitiated, RC sailingis a seriously fun and cerebral challenge that's both joyous and humbling, often simultaneously. For me, the strangest part was the 'remote' nature—not feeling the ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: A drag race to Lisbon - but will Azzam last?
Sail World
Walker attributed their lead to some good tactical moves, plus Abu Dhabi had been able to avoid a lot of upwind sailing - which they perceived as their weak point of relative to the rest of the fleet. At the time of the interview Azzam was sailing in ...

Sail World

Quantum Racing Team Win Trofeo Conde de Godó
International Sailing Federation
With no racing on the final day Quantum Racing are crowned winners of the 52 Super Series first regatta, winning on countback from the Audi Azzurra Sailing Team. It was due to be a Sunday High Noon shootout for the Trofeo Vela Conde de Godó regatta ...

International Sailing Federation

Torchbearers' achievements given north Wales 'croeso'
BBC News
As I wait for the torch to arrive at Pwllheli Sailing Club, I recall how many here had hoped to host the Olympic sailing competitions. That didn't happen and the competition will be held in Weymouth instead. The club is included on the list of ...

BBC News

PadGadget Weekly App Series — Apps for Boating and Sailing
We have included six apps for boating and sailing in this week's bundle. Our editorial team goes through the data, picks the best and most interesting apps and then brings them to you on a regular basis. We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these ...


Pram Fleet looking for more hands
News Chief
By Phil Attinger "We have the craziest wind on the day of the adventure race," said Will Ballentine, 18, a sailing instructor. Each year, the Lake Wales Pram Fleet has training sessions in the spring and fall. May 20 was the "final exam" for students ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Stood up on a date but not for long
Sail World
Will has been tensely waiting, looking for the right opportunity to get more north, then abruptly it was time and over we gybed and suddenly we started sailing into what Stu Bannatyne called, 'washing machine conditions'. The reason being Will placed ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE quickly got into the game this week, despite the fact that the team was racing together for the first time in Barcelona, with 60% of the crew that was new to start this season. The team managed to take some good ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama gain precious miles
Sail World
To windward of the fleet accompanied by the Spanish, who are sailing within sight of them, the crew of Groupama 4 are slowly but surely managing to reposition themselves in relation to the New Zealanders and the Chinese, who are a little less at ease ...

Sail World

Indian Navy Sailing Vessel Mhadei Sails into Kochi Port - Naval Today
By Naval Today
Indian Navy Sailing Vessel Mhadei Sails into Kochi Port. Indian Navy Sailing Vessel Mhadei sailedinto Kochi Port after completing a grueling 5000 nautical mile odyssey to South East Asia. The vessel skippered by Lieutenant Commander ...
Naval Today

Royal Southern Yacht Club's 175 Regatta opening ... - The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
The opening weekend of the Royal Southern Yacht Club's 175 Regatta, sponsored by Brewin Dolphin, served up an early summer cocktail of sunshine and competitive racing in Mediterranean-like conditions. The two-day May Regatta held ...
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5-27-12: Sailing Away « Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
By mdmorn
5-27-12: Sailing Away. May 28, 2012 at 7:15 am Leave a comment. Audio for this segment will be available by the end of the day. Maryland sailor Matt Rutherford returned from his trip around both North and South America last month. He was ...
Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

Do you use Nautical Terms or Plain Language? - Cruisers & Sailing ...
By Nostrodamus
So when you learn to sail they throw all these nautical terms at you and along the way you also pick up some more. Some people even use them in normal conversations for some reason. I have been on.
Cruisers & Sailing Forums

Italy: Perini Navi Splashes 31.6m Sailing Yacht Xnoi
By Shipbuilding Tribune
The Perini Navi Group, world leader in the design and construction of large sailing and motor yachts, has launched the 31,65m sloop Xnoi. This sailing yacht has a hull, superstructure, mast and boom in carbon fibre. The launching ceremony ...
Shipbuilding Tribune

Rhode Island Looks Forward To Tall Ships, America's Cup Event This
By WTIC News
Next month's America's Cup World Series regatta at Fort Adams State Park is expected to feature top international sailors competing in catamarans built for speed and agility. The event is scheduled for June 23 to July 1 and will include four ...
CBS Connecticut

Scuttlebutt - Sailing Forum: DISCUSSION: Dock Talk: QUESTIONING ...
As an avid kitesurfer, windsurfer, sailor, US Sailing member, and also someone who has been very involved in youth sailing development, I am eager to hear US ...

Sailors steel nerves for Atlantic endgame - Volvo Ocean Race
Nerves of steel are a requirement for a Volvo Ocean Race sailor especially when crossing the Atlantic, CAMPER helmsman Rob Salthouse said as his team ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2012 en route to Istanbul for Act 3 - YouTube
www.extremesailingseries.com Historic, modern and traditional -- Istanbul, the European Capital ...

Gaastra Blog » olympic sailing 2012
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EUROSAF European Sailing Cup announced | The Daily Sail
The EUROSAF European Sailing Cup will be open to all sailors from around the world and is not restricted to European sailors. It is designed to complement the ...

Sailing Relay features replica Olympic Torch from 1948 - uk.boats.com
The 1948 Sailing Relay, organised by the RYA is celebrating London 2012 and will see this 1948 Torch travel by water from Torquay to the Olympic sailing ...

Jester Challenge's sailing purists | Elaine Bunting's Blog | Yachting ...
They may look like eccentrics, but the sailors in the Jester Challenge are the heart of simple oceansailing.

2012 Upper Midwest Junior Olympic Sailing Festival : Lake Forest ...
The goals are to promote the enjoyment of sailing and development of skills as well as provide anOlympic pathway for junior sailors. In 2012, 25+ events are ...

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