28 May 2012

Abu Dhabi leads Leg 7 in Volvo Ocean Race (video)

Volvo Ocean Race video: The struggle to go east to Lisbon continues for the fleet. Abu Dhabi were able to make a break, hooking onto strong westerly winds. For the leaders and the pack behind them, the next 24 hours could be decisive.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows current position of boats) 

Telefonica's struggles throw Ocean Race wide open
Spain's Telefonica were struggling at the back of the main fleet and facing the prospect of losing their long-held Volvo Ocean Race lead after getting the worst of the weather for much of Leg 7 across the Atlantic. French team Groupama, who trail ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Resurgent Abu Dhabi speeds up to Lisbon
BYM News (press release)
Abu Dhabi were building a big lead on Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday after beating the fleet to a low pressure system that packs the power to catapult them to within a couple of hundred miles of the finish. The team skippered by Britain's ...

Camper third as Ocean Race chess plays out
The game of chess continued on leg seven of the round the world race with Team New Zealand in the middle of a fascinating tactical battle. Camper were lying third as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet finally started to feel they push of a fresh front that ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama 4 on the road
BYM News (press release)
In fact the disturbed system will slip along at the same speed as the Volvo Ocean Race boats all the way to the Azores, at which point it will be revived by another pretty deep depression, it too dropping down from Labrador. As such we can expect some ...

Abu Dhabi extends Leg 7 lead in Volvo Ocean Race
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Abu Dhabi extended its lead Sunday morning to nearly 50 miles over second-place PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG on Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race after beating the six-boat fleet to a low pressure system that has provided lots of wind.

Volvo Ocean Race - Anything's possible onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 7 of Leg 7. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'So much for getting out of the high and the old 'rich getting richer' thing…' Ken Read. Getting a sunburn where we are now is ...

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Volvo Ocean Race : Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing is set free
BYM News (press release)
After a frustrating night trapped by the high-pressure, at 0700 GMT Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) had sniffed the new breeze and while the chasing pack wallowed, Ian Walker and his men pulled out an advantage of 31 nautical miles (nm) over ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Sanya's bold move might have paid big dividend
Sail World (press release)
The positions at 0900 UTC on May 27, 2012 show that all the Volvo Ocean Race fleet are heading north to pick up a more favourable route for the finish line in Lisbon, projected to be four days away. Using the snap-shot of fleet positions used by Volvo ...

REFILE-Sailing-Lead change in store as Spanish pacesetters stumble
(Removes erroneous dateline) LISBON May 27 (Reuters) - Spain's Telefonica were struggling at the back of the main fleet and facing the prospect of losing their long-held Volvo Ocean Race lead after getting the worst of the weather for much of Leg 7 ...

When Sailing Is Deadly
New York Times
"The race, which began in 1972, takes place over Memorial Day weekend and typically attracts more than 200 boats, which sail from Hyannis Port to Nantucket, roughly 30 miles across Nantucket Sound. As sailboat races go, the Figawi is not particularly  . . . The official inquiry into the Fastnet disaster led to a report by the Royal Yachting Association and the Royal Ocean Racing Club that ended with these words: “The sea showed that it can be a deadly enemy and that those who go to sea for pleasure must do so in full knowledge that they may encounter dangers of the highest order.” In all sailing there is a certain element of risk, in other words, and in racing, when people are reluctant to shorten sail and sometimes voyage at night or in weather that might otherwise cause them to stay home, the risk is often enhanced. Most racers like it that way."

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STARBOARD TACK: Young sailors find themselves drawn to Figawi Race Weekend
The Westerly Sun
Started in 1972 with a spontaneous wager among three sailing friends, Figawi quickly mushroomed from a three-boat rivalry to a major event which since 1985, combined with a Figawi ball, has raised more than $3 million for Cape Cod-area charities.

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Following a few busy days of upwind sailing, yesterday's light air offered ample time to catch up on rest; drifting in the middle of a high-pressure system meant there was almost nothing to do but doze and dream. Michi, who after multiple wake-up ...

52 Super Series : Quantum Racing and Audi Azzurra Sailing Team equal leaders
BYM News (press release)
But the Audi MedCup Circuit champions go into Sunday's one deciding race tied on aggregate points with the Italian flagged Audi Azzurra Sailing Team and with the boat which won the TP52's lastregatta here in September, breathing down their necks two ...

J/Navy Sailing Swiftsure Race
J/Sailing News (blog)
Radio station CKDA pioneered 'live broadcasting' of sailing with the limited ship-to-shore equipment of the day and 'The voice' was born.” Needless to say, modern sailingcoverage is just beginning to take light, thanks to friends like Stan Honey and ...

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Minnesota family's nontraditional life inspires others
Grand Forks Herald
At age 7, she can articulate the benefits of the sailing lifestyle that her parents, Mark and Katya Gordon of Two Harbors, Minn., have chosen. “I like being so close to my family,” said the Gordons' youngest daughter. “I like it being so comfortable.

SF Bay is picture-perfect America's Cup venue
San Francisco Chronicle
After skippering the team's catamaran back and forth under the bridge a few times during Friday's practice, the legendary Kiwi jumped onto a dinghy and joined us on our bobbing boat to talk sailing and admire the view. "A bit different than Venice, ...

Al Sahel come up trumps at Al Gaffal dhow race
Dubai: Al Sahel, owned and skippered by Saeed Salem Saeed Al Rumaithi, won the 22nd Al Gaffal Traditional 60-foot Dhow Sailing Race that concluded at the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) yesterday. Al Zeer, owned by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin ...

Sailing: Comeback kings Camper threaten Volvo leaders
Pakistan Daily Times
Telefonica of Spain and their French rivals Groupama, first and second on the overall leaderboard, find themselves in a similar position to Camper's predicament on Wednesday, after each failed to reach a burst of wind in time to keep them sailing in a ...

Derwent Sailing Squadron's Opening Winter Series Day 1
Sail World
Derwent Sailing Squadron Winter Series got underway today, 27th May 2012, with the first day of racing on Hobart's River Derwent. Hobart yachtsman Paul Burnell, a two-times International Cadet dinghy world champion as a teenager, took up a new sailing...

Sail World

Global Ocean Race : Finally, offwind sailing for the fleet
BYM News (press release)
The fleet crossed the start line in South Carolina and sailed directly into the teeth of a storm with conditions that some crews described as the worst in the entire circumnavigation. While the majority of the fleet opted to sail in the 50-mile wide ...

Aussie sailors win three World Cup medals
ABC Online
The Dutch world cup featured a mixed field, with some of the world's best sailors opting to sit the event out and compete instead at the next round - on the 2012 Olympic course at Weymouth and Portland. All of Australia's Olympic squad will compete at ...

Omanis join Arab Sailing Federation
Gulf Daily News
OMAN have joined the Arab Sailing Federation (ASF) following its Executive Committee meeting held in Bahrain. The meeting, which took place at Al Majran Hall at the Gulf Hotel, was chaired by president of Bahrain's Maritime Sports Association and ASF ...

Lewis following his dreams
Trinidad & Tobago Express
Suddenly the financial costs, taking a hiatus from school to pursue sailing full time, the contributions from his support staff, sailing around the world in different conditions, competing in the Emerging Nations (Sailing) Programme had all paid off.

Adventure sailing a hit with learners
Mosman Daily
This year's winter squad has 58 young sailors registered for learn-to-sail courses, training and racing each Sunday, with more than 150 juniors active across all programs. And the the club wants to recruit even more. Junior sailing administrator and ...

Mosman Daily

Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series : Onorato's 'Mascalzone Latino' leads in the ...
BYM News (press release)
Event organizers were unanimous in announcing very light wind conditions for the third consecutive day in Portoferraio, venue of the second leg of Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series 2012. The President of the Race Committee, Fabio Barrasso, was patient as ...

Delta Lloyd Regatta - Thrilling victories on final day + Video
Sail World
The Australian sailing association has yet to decide. I hope that this victory will convince the association.' Weir surpassed the Croatian Tina Mihelic (second) and the French Mathilde de Kerangat on the leaderboard. The Delta Lloyd Regatta produced ...

Sail World

Sea Notes: Marion sailor wins silver
The summer sailing camp at Mass. Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay has lowered the starting age of campers from 10 to 8 years old. At the camp, budding sailors (over the age of 8) learn to sailat one of three levels, based on experience and skill.

Camps bring youths more opportunities
Ventura County Star
By Angelique LaCour Summer camps such as the sailing camp sponsored by the Pacific Corinthian Youth Foundation are popular. Share your story: We were thinking about summer camps and sharing stories about our childhood adventures.

Volvo Ocean Race: Andrew Cape - 'The big decider will be today'
Sail World
According to the Volvo Ocean Race method of reporting the lead (distance to finish via the Great Circle Route), the top two boats in the overall standings Team Telefónica and Groupama sailing team are engaged in a close tussle for fourth place, ...

Sail World

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder seek peace at sea
Charleston Post Courier
For more information about the sailing program, go to veteransondeck.org. He had been in Vietnam firefights and worked as a civilian truck driver in Iraq. Nightmares were seldom far from his thoughts. “I was trying but I couldn't deal with life,” he ...

Audi Winter Series - Perfect conditions for Race 5
Sail World
The 124 yacht owners and their crews coming into today's race could not have purchased a more perfect day for sailing than what was delivered to them today. As Principal Race Officer, Denis Thompson said, 'It was a perfect day's sailing – not too much ...

Sail World

Japan Tsunami Debris Looms Off US Coasts, Raising Environment Fears
Huffington Post
But for the past 14 months, a different type of debris has been sailing around the Pacific — not the familiar bits of plastic found in the garbage patch, but some 5 million tons of detritus that washed offshore after the deadly Japanese earthquake and ...

J-Normous FIGAWI Turnout
J/Sailing News (blog)
(Hyannis, MA)- The 41st Annual Figawi Race Weekend is recognized as a top sailing event not only on the East Coast but is known internationally as well. Figawi Race Weekend kicks off the the Cape Cod and Nantucket summer season in America.

RC44 Championship Tour heads to Austria
Sail World
It was the 2011 RC44 Austria Cup that saw the Russian Team Nika owned by Vladimir Prosikhin and Aleph Sailing Team (FRA), make their RC44 Tour debuts. Meanwhile, for Chris Bake's Team Aqua (GBR) last season's Lake Traunsee event saw them compete for ...

Sail World

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It's Time To Start — Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series In Portoferraio ...
26 May 2012. A month ago, Lanfranco Cirillo'sFantastica archived the first leg of the Audi SailingSeries staged in Marina di Loano. But this week, the Melges 32s arrived on Elba Island, where, between Friday and Sunday, the second event of ...

Competitive Sailor Fund, Gage Schoenherr
The Clearwater Community Sailing Center is proud to introduce a brand new participant in our Competitive Sailors Fund which was established to assist those sailors who show incredible potential to take their sailing career to the highest level ...
Clearwater Community Sailing Center

S/V Denis Sullivan prepares for a new season of sailing | FOX6Now ...
By Cary Docter
MILWAUKEE -- The S/V Denis Sullivan is a 19th century-era tall ship that calls Milwaukee home. And it's about to begin a new season of sailing.Damp weather on Saturday kept the Denis Sullivan from making its grand entrance at Milwaukee's ...
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Royal Cork Boats heading up three divisions at ICRA Nationals at ...
By Claire Bateman
The event at Howth is enjoying the benefit of sunshine and fresh winds making for good sailing in all classes. According to the official event report, in Class Zero Anthony O'Leary's Antix did not have it all her own way on day two scoring a two, ...
Royal Cork Yacht Club

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