20 May 2012

America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race videos


News Day 4 Super Sunday (video)- AC World Series Venice
Fleet Champion: Energy Team (Loïck Peyron)
Match Racing Champion: Artemis Racing (Terry Hutchinson)
Loïck Peyron continued to demonstrate the form he has shown all week, leading his Energy Team to a spectacular win on the final day of America's Cup World Series racing in Venice. The next ACWS event in Newport, Rhode Island, from 27 June – 1 July. 


Leg 7 Start Highlights - Volvo Ocean Race (video) Watch the highlights from today's Leg 7 start, as Abu Dhabi led the fleet out on the trans-Atlantic crossing to Lisbon.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows current position of boats)

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 7 starts from Miami as tropical storm looms
Sail World
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet headed out of Miami and directly towards a tropical storm on Sunday after making a slow start to Leg 7, potentially one of the most critical stages of the 39000 nautical mile marathon. With a gentle breeze blowing off Miami's ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: PUMA gaining as Telefonica comes last in Miami in port race
Telegraph.co.uk
"We don't care how we start but where we finish", claimed Ken Read, skipper of PUMA at the start of the crucial transatlantic leg from Miami to Lisbon of the Volvo Ocean Race. By Kate Laven In what has become one of the closest and most exciting Volvo ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Olympic torch begins its 8000-mile, 70-day journey in Land's End, England
Plain Dealer
By The Washington Post ALASTAIR GRANT / ASSOCIATED PRESS British Olympic sailing hero and three-time gold medalist Ben Ainslie shows the flame to the crowds as he holds the Olympic torch at the official start of the London 2012 Olympic games torch ...

Plain Dealer

Free sailing open house is May 26
The Star Democrat
ROCK HALL The Rock Hall Yacht Club Sailing School (RHYCSS) will host a spring open house from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, May 26, at 22759 McKinleyville Road, Rock Hall. RHYCSS instructors and volunteers will be on hand to help guests try out its fleet of ...

Social media, deals help spread summer sailing bug
Buffalo News
By Samantha Maziarz Christmann Seven Seas Sailing School had been gliding along since 1970, lifted by little more than its passion for introducing the public to the splendor of sailing. But since embracing the Internet as a marketing tool, ...

Buffalo News

Clippers keep sailing right along
Boston Herald
By Bruce Lerch NORWELL — A dangerous attack group paired up with a devastating performer in the faceoff X have pushed the Norwell boys lacrosse team all season long. A recent run of complete-game efforts across the board have the Clippers gaining ...

More sailing cancellations for BC Ferries
News1130
TSAWWASSEN (NEWS1130) - More bad news if you're planning to sail with BC Ferries today. For a third straight day, the Queen of New Westminster has been taken out of service. On Friday, it was pulled because of a rudder issue and yesterday it was taken ...

Australian sailors smash opposition at World titles
ABC Online
Australia has won its third world sailing title in 10 days, with Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page triumphing in the 470 championships in Spain. Defending champions Belcher and Page led theregatta from start to finish, winning eight races over a week of ...

470 World Championship titles a Olympic qualifications in nail biting finish ...
BYM News (press release)
Lucas Calabrese/Juan de la Fuente (ARG) – 74 pts In the 470 Women event, Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark (GBR) make it a first for British sailing by winning the 470 World Championship title. They went into the Medal Race on equal points with the Dutch team ...

Tabor senior renovates, donates boats to sailing programs
Sippican Week
By Jennifer Heshion | May 20, 2012 Photo by: Jennifer Heshion Tabor senior Asa Smith test sails one of the completed model boats before donating it to programs for sailors with disabilities. Marion — Tabor Academy senior and sailing enthusiast Asa ...

Sippican Week

Volvo Ocean Race Volvo Ocean Race leaderboard tightens after Abu Dhabi wins in ...
MiamiHerald.com
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet competed in an around-the-marks "in port" race Saturday off the coast of Miami Beach. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing won the race, followed by Groupama Sailing Team, and then Puma Ocean Racing, Camper, Team Sanya and Team Telefonica ...

MiamiHerald.com

Sailors complete 'perfect' Games prep
The Australian
World No.1s Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher successfully defended their 470 dinghy world title in Spain overnight and will spearhead a star-studded London Olympic squad now brimming with talent and confidence. They'll be joined by Tom Slingsby who ...

LYC names Matt Bower director of sailing
Cape Gazette
Photo by: Ron MacArthur Stephen Robinson, left, welcomes Matt Bower as the new Lewes Yacht Club director of sailing. Lewes — Lewes Yacht Club's new director ofsailing is Matt Bower. He will oversee the LYC junior sailing program, sailing clinics and ...

Cape Gazette

At the start: Torch relay for 2012 London Olympics begins its journey
Washington Post
LAND'S END, England — LAND'S END, England — British sailing hero Ben Ainslie kicked off the torch relay for the 2012 London Olympics with a stroll through teary, flag-waving crowds who cheered the arrival of the flame to Britain.

Sailing: An anxious wait for Sydney
Channel News Asia
By Tan Yo-Hinn, TODAY | Posted: 20 May 2012 0631 hrs SINGAPORE: As a child, Scott Glen Sydney only got into sailing to please his parents, who wanted him to pick up a sport. But two years later, the Olympic bug bit him for the first time when he ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing took first, with the Groupama Sailing Team a close second. “It was a lousy start, we got trapped down the line, but the boys did a nice job of battling back,” said skipper Ken Read. “We had really good sail changes – we used ...

Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark on crest of Olympic wave
The Sun
The duo fought back from being disqualified in the first race of the week-longregatta in Barcelona. They sealed gold with a third-placed finish in yesterday's medal race. Mills said: “It was really cool to cross the finish line and know we had done ...

The Sun

Olympic torch starts its journey around the UK
euronews
Britain's triple Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainslie set the Olympic torch on its marathon 70-day relay journey around the United Kingdom. At euronews we believe in the intelligence of our viewers and we think that the mission of a news channel is to ...

euronews

470 World Champion Medalists and Olympic qualification in Barcelona
BYM News (press release)
In the 470 Women event, Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark (GBR) make it a first for British sailing by winning the 470 World Championship title. Seven new nations in the 470 Men event secured their place at the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, ...

BC Ferries cancels more sailings Sunday
CTV.ca
The 12 pm sailing from Tsawwassen, the 2 pm sailing from Swartz Bay, the 4 pm sailing from Tsawwassen and the 6 pm sailing from Swartz Bay have all been cancelled. Mechanical difficulties began Friday morning when rudder problems caused four sailings ...

Sea Notes: Figawi sets sail next weekend
SouthCoastToday.com
By BARBARA VENERI With more than 200 boats registered for the 41st annual Figawi Race, the summer sailing season gets under way next Saturday with a blast of the starting gun off Hyannisport. Many New Bedford area boats, skippers, and crews have ...

Alpari World Match Racing Tour Brings First Class Sailing Action to the Fans
World Match Racing Tour
She will be joined by Simon Shaw for expert opinion, a specialist sailing pundit who will add his very recent experience of the Tour at selected events, having competed with Peter Gilmour's YANMAR Racing in 2011. Simon's sailing expertise will be ...

Tropical Storm Alberto Lies In Wait As Crucial Leg 7 Begins
International Sailing Federation
The formation of Tropical Storm Alberto may have put an end to the traditional route up the coast using the Gulf Stream as a catapult but it will reward the teams with fast sailing in decent breeze if they play it correctly.

International Sailing Federation

BC Ferries cancels some Sunday sailings on busy Victoria Day long weekend
Vancouver Sun
The Queen of New Westminster's sailing times have been cancelled because of a mechanical problem, said BC Ferry spokeswoman Deborah Marshall. Consequently, the 12 and 4 pm ferries out of Tsawwassen are cancelled, as are the 2 and 6 pm departures out of ...

A Prayer for smooth sailing at Blessing of the Fleet
Pensacola Business Journal
Monsignor Stephen Bosso, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, blesses boaters Saturday during the Blessing of the Fleet at Riverwalk Park in Milton. / John Blackie/jblackie@pnj.com Dozens of boating enthusiasts gathered at Riverwalk Park in ...

Derwent Sailing Squadron Autumn Short-handed Series final
Sail World
Derwent Sailing Squadron's Autumn Short-handed Series final race was held on Hobart's River Derwent on Sunday 20th May. A countback was needed to decide the overall winner in one division while no more than two points separated the top boats in two ...

Sail World

America's Cup World Series - Artemis Racing victorious in Venice
Sail World
We were sailing to win today, over a little early on the start, but the guys did great work to get us back in. Some great gybes down the first run. We got out of sync with the fleet, and that allowed us back into the race,' said Terry.

Sail World

Family living on sailboat in Charleston welcomes newborn son aboard
Charleston Post Courier
After sailing to Honduras, the Bahamas, Washington, DC, and elsewhere throughout the Atlantic, the family has been living in Charleston's Ashley Marina for the last two months, preparing for Jack Benjamin's arrival. The couple chose the city in part ...

Sailing - Luna Rossa Swordfish wins on day 3 in ACWS
Malta Independent Online
Home favourite Luna Rossa Swordfish won the first race on the penultimate day of the Venice leg of the America's Cup World Series yesterday to reduce Energy's lead in the standings to just one point. More than 100000 spectators cheered Luna Rossa ...

Robotic sailing boat goes for a world record
Sail World
There have been many attempts by a variety of countries to master the art of roboticsailing and Sail-World has reported them steadily (Here's just one). While there have been a lot of failures, gradually the technology is improving, as Darren Quick of ...

Sail World

In cruising, it's all about the destination
Dailyrecord.com
The report also said the highest influencer — more than one-third of those surveyed — said the destination of the cruise was the top reason for selecting a sailing. This fact was ahead of the ship, cost, overall experience and amenities, ...

Sgrech Claims Second ISORA Win in Irish Sea Sailing Race
Afloat
Due to the generous sponsorship of lynx metmAsts, a complimentary Crew Bus will meet the 13.15 HSS from Dun Laoghaire and will bring crew from Holyhead to Pwllheli. There will also be a reception in Pwllheli Sailing Club on the Friday 1st June.

470 World Championships - Belcher and Page win third world title
Sail World
Belcher and Page's win was the third World Championships for the AustralianSailing Team in the space of 10 days as the paired joined 2012 world title winners Tom Slingsby in the Laser class and Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen in the 49er.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Another InPort clanger costs Telefonica dearly
Sail World
The in-port failures have left the team's overall lead hanging precariously by just seven points, as they struggle to fend off attacks from Groupama sailing team, Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand and Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg.

Sail World

AC World Series Venice - Oracle Team USA Spithill holds 4-point lead
Sail World
'The key moment was the downwind sailing,' Kostecki said. 'Energy Team and ourselves excelled on that first run and just got away from the pack. Our technique in the jibing was excellent. There were tactical moves that were nice and it all came...

Sail World

Belcher and Page collect Gold at 470 World Championship
YACHTe.com.au
Australian sailors Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page dominated the 2012 470 World Championship in Barcelona, Spain, to collect their third straight gold medal, and were the third Australian Sailing Team crew in the space of 10 days to win successive ...

YACHTe.com.au

Sunshine, breeze and a harbour alive with ... - Royal Cork Yacht Club
By Claire Bateman
Also on the water were Optimists receiving training including sailing downwind heeling to leeward like old pros despite the fact that maybe even six months ago they hadn't even sat in a boat on their own. To top it all off Cove Sailing Club had ...
Royal Cork Yacht Club

Master Chorus Eastside: Sea Chanties and MCE's Celebrate America
By Master Chorus Eastside
Sea chanties (aka shanties)—Sailors' work songs which accompanied various chores aboard the ship—and a sailor's life on the great sailing ships; nothing like them to set the imagination adrift. Here is a common description of the role of sea ...
Master Chorus Eastside

Olympic torch route 2012: 70 days, 8000 miles - One News Page
Source: Press Association UK News video: Sailor Ainslie starts torch relay Three-time Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainslie has kicked off the London 2012 Olympic torch relay from Land's End this morning.
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Sailing Competition Expands with Red Bull Youth Americas Cup
Red Bull Youth Americas Cup will, for the first time in the history of the Americas Cup, offer youngsailors a clear path into the prestigious sport.
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US Sailing Launches Membership Matters Campaign
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (May 15, 2012) – US Sailing, the National Governing Body of the sport, is introducing a Membership Matters campaign to raise awareness ...
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