20 May 2012

America's Cup Day 4: LIVE video; Volvo Ocean Race - Miami Leg 7 Start LIVE video

Match Racing Championship & Fleet Racing Championship begins Sunday 9 am EDT (UTC 1300)

Live Webcam - America's Cup World Series Venice

ACWSVenice News from Saturday (Day 3):
Very close, tight, and tactically challenging racing was the attraction for the largest spectator fleet the AC World Series has enjoyed to date on Saturday afternoon. The Venetian crowds lined the waterfront and took to the Grand Canal by the thousands to cheer on the AC45 crews. Winds were light, but the race course was very short and demanding on the teams. Luna Rossa Swordfish pleased the local crowds by winning the first fleet race and momentarily grabbing the overall lead in the regatta. But the early heroes fell to the back of the fleet in race two, allowing Loick Peyron's Energy Team to retain overall leadership heading into Sunday's final race. Artemis Racing had a very strong showing on Saturday, with skipper Terry Hutchinson grinding out a fifth place finish in the first contest before winning the second.

VOLVO OCEAN RACE - Miami Leg 7 Start LIVE: Sunday 12:45 pm EDT (1645 UTC)

LIVE coverage of the start of Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami, USA on Sunday May 20, 12:45 pm EDT (1645 UTC)

Telefonica's gaffe in Volvo Ocean Race in-port race allows rival Groupama to ...
Washington Post
MIAMI — Spain's Iker Martinez made his second costly error in the Volvo Ocean Race in-port series on Saturday, allowing his closest rival, France's Groupama, to close the gap in the standings. Martinez's Telefonica crew leads Groupama by only seven ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Highlights from Saturday's Miami in-port race (video)

Amateurs get sample of ocean racing, but it's far cry from real thing
On Friday, I got to race a few miles aboard CAMPER for about 30 minutes. Extrapolate that journey to 39247 miles and nine months and it might give a vague idea of what this grueling test called the Volvo Ocean Race is all about. Only a vague idea, ...

French crew trims Spaniard's Ocean Race edge
MIAMI — France's Groupama cut Spanish yacht Telefonica's edge in the Volvo Ocean Race to only seven points on Saturday after a major error by the leaders cost them any hope of winning the Miami in-port race. Telefonica were on the heels of the ...


Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi wins InPort Miami as points table tightens
Sail World
The event was sailed in Miami, stopover port after the end of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Leg 7 to Lisbon, Portugal starts tomorrow. From there the fleet race to Lorient, France and then to the finish in Galway, Ireland. The results of the InPort ...

Sail World

Camper crew chase ocean race crown
Having recently completed one of the tightest legs of the Volvo Ocean Race's storied history and finished second to Puma, the Kiwi camp is in a confident mood as the business end of the 2011-12 edition begins. The Brazil to America leg signalled a ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Skippers look forward to InPort Race and Leg 7
Sail World
The points table in the Volvo Ocean Race is now so tight between third and fourth places, that the leaderboard could change after the Miami In Port Race. On the day of what's set to be one of the most hotly contested in-port races of the series so far,...

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And they're off: Sailing champ Ben Ainslie kicks off the Olympic torch relay ...
AP Three-time Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainslie kicked off the London 2012 Olympic torch relay from Land's End today. Ainslie, 35, is the first of 8000 torchbearers who will carry the Olympic Flame 8000 miles over 70 days to where it will light the ...


Olympic flame heads off on UK tour
The Olympic flame began a 70-day journey around the United Kingdom on Saturday after landing on British soil for the first time since 1948 ahead of London 2012. Three-time Olympic sailingchampion Ben Ainslie started the torch relay at Land's End, ...

FORUTH GOLD BID ... Ben Ainslie
The Sun
By VIKKI ORVICE BEN AINSLIE put the wind up his Olympic sailing rivals by winning a record sixth Finn-class world title yesterday. Ainslie, who will be the first Olympic torch-bearer when the London 2012 relay begins at Land's End today, triumphed off ...

The Sun

Olympic fever hits Britain as the torch arrives - it hits Wales on Friday
Olympic fever tightened its grip on Britain today – as the iconic torch began its epic journey across the country. The flame was lit and taken from Land's End its first leg by Olympic sailinglegend Ben Ainslie. It will now head to every corner of ...

Olympic Flame begins its tour as London 2012
The Sun
By VINCE SOODIN THREE-TIME Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainslie has kicked off the London 2012 Olympic torch relay from Land's End this morning. Ainslie, is the first of 8000 torchbearers who will carry the Olympic Flame 8000 miles over 70 days to ...

The Sun

Olympic torch relay travels from Plymouth to Exeter
BBC News
The flame makes a return to Torre Abbey, which it visited in 1948 when Torquay was the Olympic sailing venue. During the day, 121 people will carry the torch before an evening celebration at Exeter Cathedral. A total of 8000 people will carry the flame ...

BBC News

Olympic torch starts 8000 mile journey in England
LAND'S END, England (AP) -- British sailing hero Ben Ainslie kicked off the torch relay for the 2012 London Olympics on Saturday with a stroll through teary, flag-waving crowds who cheered the arrival of the flame. Hundreds held up mobile phones to ...

Olympics: London 2012 torch relay starts in Britain
Times of India
British Olympic sailing hero and three-time gold medalist Ben Ainslie holds the Olympic torch at the official start of the London 2012 Olympic games torch relay at Land's End. (AP Photo) LAND'S END: Sailor Ben Ainslie was the first torchbearer as the ...

Olympic flame begins trip to London
The Australian
THE London Olympic torch relay has begun at Land's End in Cornwall with what may be one of the slowest relay legs in history. Triple Olympic sailing gold medallist Ben Ainslie launched into the 70-day relay determined to savour the moment and let the ...

Torch relay begins in Cornwall
Irish Times
Olympics: Three-time Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainslie today kicked off the London 2012 Olympic torch relay, saying it was “one of the more nervous moments of my life”. Ainslie was up in the early hours to complete the first leg of a relay that will ...

Irish Times

More than 100000 gather to watch America's Cup warm-up
The Independent
Adding to a great week for British hopes in Olympic sailing, as Ben Ainslie crowned winning his sixth world championship in the Finn singlehander by being the number one Olympic torch carrier in Cornwall fellow team members Hannah Mills and Saskia ...

Linda Robertson: Amateurs get little taste of Volvo Ocean sailing
Bellingham Herald
By LINDA ROBERTSON — McClatchy Newspapers What is it like to race around the world on a 70-foot sailboat? Only elite and fearless sailors really know what it is like to evade pirates off the coast of Africa, brave the storms of the Pacific and survive ...

Aussie sailors on verge of world title
Sydney Morning Herald
Page will retire from Olympic sailing after the London Games. Victory on Saturday night would also cap a remarkable fortnight for Australian sailing with Tom Slingsby winning the Laser dinghy world title in Germany and Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen ...

Britain glows as Ben Ainslie begins torch relay at Land's End
The Australian
Image Video Video < Prev of 2 Next > Home and away Games Weymouth calling THE London Olympic torch relay has begun at Land's End in Cornwall with what may be one of the slowest relay legs in history. Triple Olympic sailing gold medallist Ben Ainslie ...

Sailing: Hannah Mills is crowned World champion
Welsh wonder Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark made history by becoming the first British sailors to win the women's 470 world championships in Barcelona. The duo claimed silver at the 2011 World Championships but went one better on Saturday as Skandia ...

Sailing's Big Ben chimes in mainstream media
Sail World (press release)
The biggest sailing story world-wide this week, bar none, was in fact one of the biggest mainstream story of the week world-wide. It was six times Finn world champion, Britain's favourite Olympian Ben Ainslie, with all the poise we are used to seeing, ...

Sail World (press release)

Olympic torch relay begins
Three-time Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainslie began the relay at just after 07.08 on Saturday morning. Ainslie, who also has the honour of being the first athlete to formally be selected for Team GB, is aiming to win his fourth successive gold medal ...


London 2012 Olympic torch relay starts
Yahoo! Sports
Ainslie, who has won gold medals in sailing at the last three Olympics, then walked just 300 yards, allowing some of the 3500 spectators lining the route in the morning sunshine to touch the gold-coloured torch. The yachtsman, wearing the number 001 on ...

Olympic Torch starts its 8000 mile journey
Land's End, May 19 (TruthDive): Ben Ainslie, British Olympic sailing hero has started the Olympic torch relay for the London Olympics 2012 through heavy flag-waving gatherings who cheered as the flame arrived. Hundreds held their mobile phones up as he ...

Ainslie carries Olympic flame
ITV News
by Sion Donovan - last updated Sat 19 May 2012 Three-time Olympic sailingchampion Ben Ainslie has kicked off the London 2012 Olympic torch relay from Land's End this morning. The Hampshire sailor is the first of 8000 torchbearers who will carry the ...

ITV News

Club to hold classes on sailing
Delmarva Now
he Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club will start its 12th year of sailing classes taught by USSailing certified Instructors. / SUBMITTED IMAGE MELFA -- The Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club will start its 12th year of Sailing Classes taught by US ...

Olympic torch relay as special as Olympic golds, says Ben Ainslie
The Guardian
Three-time Olympic champion Ben Ainslie has said that being the first person to run in the London 2012 Olympic torch relay was almost as special as winning a gold medal. Ainslie, who won his sixth sailing world title on Friday, was up in the early ...

Olympic Torch begins its winding path through Britain
This was "probably one of the more nervous moments in my life" but ranked "right up there with winning a gold medal" said Ainslie, who hopes to win his fourth in thesailing this summer. He wore the number 001, the first of 8000 runners who will carry ...


Sailing legend Ainslie kicks off Torch Relay from Land's End amid huge fanfare
With clockwork precision, Ben Ainslie (pictured top), three-times Olympic gold medal-winning sailor, began the relay's 5000-mile, 70-day route to roars of encouragement on a beautiful sunny morning, matched by an infectious, typically British fanfare.


Closure in Disappearance of Computer Scientist Sailor - NYTimes.com: "Just over five years ago, Jim Gray, a computer scientist then working for Microsoft, vanished with his sailboat somewhere in the waters beyond the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Because no trace of Dr. Gray or his boat, Tenacious, was found during the extensive searches that followed, he could not be declared legally dead. That changed on Wednesday when a court in San Francisco granted a petition by Donna Carnes, Dr. Gray’s widow, to establish her husband’s death under California law, which allows for such a determination when a missing person has not been heard from for five continuous years. Dr. Gray is now considered missing but presumed dead. . . ."

Sailing Mystery Unsolved: Court Declares Jim Gray Dead
InformationWeek (blog)
More than five years ago, he and his sailboat disappeared near the Farallon Islands. By Charles Babcock InformationWeek Jim Gray, the respected computer scientist who worked with big data before anyone had thought to call it that, was formally declared ...

Slightly Rough Day - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
By sww914
We moved from one anchorage to another about 4 miles away today, and a lot sure happened in that short time. I hit a nav buoy, Tamiko says I just kissed it but I say that I got to at least second base,
Cruisers & Sailing Forums

Mount Gay Regatta sails off -- NationNews Barbados -- Local ...
THE MOOD OF COMPETITION for the 2012 Mount Gay Regatta which sailed off yesterday was definitely established when the captains' briefing was held on ...

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