02 May 2012

No sign of distress in sailboat wreck found; Death Penalty Sought in Somali Yacht Hijacking


CBS News

No sign of distress before sailboat wreck is found
CBS News - ‎ENSENADA, Mexico - Eric Lamb was doing safety patrol on a 124-mile yacht race when he spotted a boat that appeared too close to Mexico's Coronado Islands.


KOMO News

Feds Seek Death Penalty in Somali Yacht Hijacking
ABC News - ‎Federal prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against three Somalis charged with fatally shooting four Americans aboard a hijacked yacht last year. Ahmed Muse Salad, Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar could also face the death ...

Volvo Ocean Race news and video (below):
Navigators' best laid plans tend to get lost in the doldrums, and this leg has been no exception. Puma stumbled, allowing Camper and Telefonica to gain ground, creating a three boat leading pack. Behind them Abu Dhabi and Groupama chase the leaders, all of them itching to get to the trade winds.



Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (plots current positions of boats racing to Miami)

Volvo fleet navigates doldrums on way to Miami
MiamiHerald.com
PUMA Ocean Racing leads the fleet into the doldrums for the fourth and final time during the Volvo Ocean Race, having crossed the Equator earlier Monday as the boats head for Miami on the 4800-nautical mile sixth leg of the nine-stage event.

Volvo Ocean Race: Tracy Edwards calls for multihull boats as organisers seek ...
Telegraph.co.uk
The Volvo Ocean Race should consider using multihull boats if women sailors have any chance of competing with men in the next round-the-world edition. By Rod Gilmour So says British sailing great Tracy Edwards, who also believes the race route doesn't ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Around the world Volvo race to stop in Miami
The Triton
For the first time in a decade, the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race will stop in Miami this month, bringing six of the world's fastest Open 70 sailboats with it. The 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, formerly known as the Whitbread race, started on Oct. 29 in ...

Volvo Ocean Race: American skipper Ken Read clings on to lead with Puma as ...
Telegraph.co.uk
American skipper Ken Read's Puma led their rivals across the Equator and into the northern hemisphere, clinging on to a minute race advantage to their home country. By Telegraph Sport The leading three Volvo Ocean Race boats were all within 10 nautical ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Abu Dhabi Volvo crew running out of rations
AFP
MIAMI — British double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker ordered rations to be imposed on his Abu Dhabi crew's dwindling food supplies on Tuesday as the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to Miami reached its halfway stage. With around 2400 miles and ...

AFP

Volvo Ocean Race : PUMA faces another night of pressure
BYM News (press release)
After 36 hours of constant attack from CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand (Chris Nicholson/AUS) and Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP), Volvo Ocean RaceLeg 6 leader PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA) are facing another night of combat ...

Racing yacht runs low on food
Herald Sun
THE skipper of Abu Dhabi has ordered rations to be imposed due to dwindling food supplies on the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. With around a week's sailing still to go until they reach Miami, Ian Walker's team were facing the reality of several ...

Second fatal yacht crash in two weeks shocks sailing community
SI.com
Two weeks after five sailors were killed in the waters off Northern California when their 38-foot yacht was hit by powerful waves and ran aground on a rocky island, the sailing community was stunned again. Three sailors were killed and one went missing ...

Crew may not know their large ship hit sailboat, experts say
Boston Herald
"It's possible they had no idea that they'd hit something," said Brad Avery, director of Orange Coast College's School of Sailing & Seamanship in Newport Beach. "It's every small boater's worst nightmare," he said. Three bodies were recovered Saturday ...

Blunt-force trauma killed 2 in California-to-Mexico yacht race
Reuters
The fatal wreck follows an April 14 sailboat racing accident at the Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco, which killed five sailors and led the US Coast Guard to suspend racing in the Pacific Ocean off northern California.

Families saddened by loss of Aegean's experienced crew in yacht crash
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Mavromatis, an aerospace engineer for Raytheon, had sailed in the Newport-Ensenada race six times before, winning his boating class in 2009 and 2011. He often took the Aegean on sailingtrips to Catalina with his family and friends.

Sailors reflect after Aegean's collision
Daily Pilot
What to look for on a watch and how to react are complex, says director of Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship. Sailors reflected on their sport's ever-present dangers as they returned from Ensenada on Monday, two days after fellow ...

Daily Pilot

World-Class Sailors to Race on Gull Lake
MarketWatch (press release)
BRAINERD, MN, May 01, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- National and world-class sailorswill compete with sailors from a five-state area as the Gull Lake Yacht Club, located in north central Minnesota, again hosts the annual E-Scow Invitational of the ...

Sailing race disaster stuns many
Inland Empire News
NEWPORT BEACH - Organizers of the famed Newport Beach-to-Ensenada sailing regatta were stunned by the mysterious loss of four crew members aboard a 37-foot boat that disappeared in mid-race, marking the first fatalities in the event's 65-year history.

Sailing Competes in Two Regattas, Fails to Qualify for Team Race Nationals
Harvard Crimson
By Kendra F. Rosario, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER In both of the two regattas this weekend the Harvard co-ed sailing team faced fierce competition on the water. The Crimson finished 13th in the Morris Trophy and sixth in and Fowle Trophy.

While Safety Standards Reviewed, Two Sailing Races to Change Routes
Patch.com
The US Coast Guard is helping offshore racing organizers adjust the courses for two upcomingsailing races in the Bay Area in response to safety concerns raised after a fatal yacht crash earlier this month. The two races affected are the Offshore Yacht ...

The latest news from the USOC - May 1
Fox News
SMOOTH SAILING Team USA brought home a medal of each color on April 27 with four top-three finishes at the 2012 French Olympic Sailing Week in Hyeres, France. The Team Maclaren trio of Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.), Molly Vandemoer (Stanford ...

Accident During Yacht Race Leaves Three Dead
NPR
KAHN: The Newport Beach to Ensenada Regatta is known as one of the easiest in Southern California. It's called a downhill race. The wind is behind you. You put your sails up and go. KAHN: Judy Foster of the Newport Beach Ocean Sailing Association who ...

Historic sailing boat coming home to Taiwan
Focus Taiwan News Channel
San Francisco, April 30 (CNA) The century-old wooden vessel Free China was loaded onto a container ship owned by Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. in San Francisco Monday and is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan May 16, according to the Taipei Economic and ...

1948 Sailing Relay-Torbay to Weymouth
BYM News (press release)
In the summer of 1948, a torchbearer ran through Torre Abbey, Torquay, welcoming athletes from the 25 nations who were about compete in the 1948 Olympic Sailing event. Sixty four years later, the Torch carried by this torchbearer is about to begin ...

Fatal yacht accident: cause remains unknown
abc7.com
(KABC) -- There's still no definite answer on what broke apart a yacht sailing in a race to Ensenada, Mexico. The Aegean left Newport Harbor on Friday morning with more than 200 other sailboats, but the yacht and its four-man crew never made it to...

abc7.com

Antigua Sailing Week : High octane racing in the sublime waters
BYM News (press release)
The second day of Antigua Sailing Week will be remembered for sparkling racing conditions which piped up at the end of the day to deliver some high octane racing in the sublime waters on the leeward side of Antigua. So far Antigua Sailing Week has ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Tracy Edwards calls for multihull boats as organisers seek ...
Telegraph.co.uk
The Volvo Ocean Race should consider using multihull boats if women sailors have any chance of competing with men in the next round-the-world edition. By Rod Gilmour So says British sailing great Tracy Edwards, who also believes the race route doesn't ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Eyes Of The Sailing World On Stresa For ISAF Mid-Year Meeting
International Sailing Federation
From 3-6 May 2012, the eyes of the sailing world will be on Stresa, Italy for the ISAF Mid-Year Meeting. Following the Equipment Committee meeting on 28 April in Southampton, Great Britain, the Audit, Events and Executive Committees will gather along ...

Sailing for gold against all odds
The Daily Telegraph
While only new to the sport after becoming addicted to sailing during a Sydney to Hobart race, Tesch has proved to be a crucial cog in Fitzgibbon's gold-medal mission "Liesl and I compliment each other well both in and out of the boat," Fitzgibbon said ...

US Sailing to conduct independent review of Crewed Farallones Race
Sail World
The United States Coast Guard has requested that US Sailing, the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, conduct an independent review of the sailing accident that occurred during the 2012 Crewed Farallones Race from San Francisco, ...

OSU sailing club headed to semi-nationals
Daily O'Collegian
By Miles Clements Connor Murphy, the president of the OSU Sailing Team, ties a rope from thesail to the bost. The OSU Sailing Club is set to take its skills 1300 miles away. The club has qualified for the 2012 ICSA semi-finals in Annapolis, ...

Sailing away: Kiwi woman's holiday from hell
New Zealand Herald
"For 760 days, all we thought about, all we planned for, was sailing across the Pacific Ocean. Not once did I think we wouldn't make it," says the 37-year-old. They bought their 16-tonne steel yacht in Aruba from a retired German doctor who'd lived in ...

Boat wrecked in race may have been hit
UPI.com
Brad Avery, director of Orange Coast College's School of Sailing & Seamanship in Newport Beach, said a freighter or tanker could have struck the smaller boat without realizing it. "It's every small boater's worst nightmare," he said.

Sailing: Tenacious Read battles to keep Puma ahead in Volvo Ocean Race
Pakistan Daily Times
Nevertheless, Read was enjoying the “champagne sailing” downwind, fast conditions after the traumas of leg five around Cape Horn which left all but his Puma boat needing pit-stops for repairs. “I can't get used to it after leg 5,” he said.

Bay Access launches new fleet to teach sailing
Ultimate Clear Lake
by Marshall Jones | May 1, 2012 9:15 am A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting competitive high school and collegiate sailing on Clear Lake and Galveston Bay has purchased a fleet of 18 Flying Junior sailboats and will make them available to ...

A CUP OF JO: NYC Date Idea: Sailing on the Hudson River
By Joanna Goddard
A couple weeks ago, I shared a post about 15 meals for toddlers, and now I'd like to share our favorite New York City date: Sailing on the Hudson River. It's like a mini vacation! A couple weeks ago, we snapped some photos on a sail, if you'd ...
A CUP OF JO

Once again an Antiguan in the Volvo Ocean Race – “the everest of ...
By eli
The Volvo Ocean Race is considered the Everest of sailing and fellow Antiguan and friend, Shannon Falcone, has done the race around the world once before. But that wasn't the highlight of his professional sailing career. After crewing on the ...
Adventure Antigua

Deaths in 2 Calif. races leave sailors reeling | M ...
By The Associated Press
Two weeks after five sailors were killed in the waters off Northern California when their 38-foot yacht was hit by powerful waves and ran aground on a rocky island, the sailing community was stunned again. Three sailors were killed and one ...

Bradenton man killed in sailboat race accident Saturday | Local ...
By mvalverde@bradenton.com (MIRIAM VALVERDE)
The yacht appeared to have collided at night with a much larger vessel, leaving three crew members dead and one missing, The Newport Ocean Sailing Association said Sunday, April 29. Race officials believe there are few other possibilities ...
Bradenton Herald -- Homepage

Sail-World.com : ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères overall
Semaine Olympique Francaise de Voile 2012 and the fourth ISAF Sailing World Cup, organised by the Fédération Française de Voile, concluded in Hyères, ...
www.sail-world.com/UK/ISAF-Sailing-World-Cup.../96594

Olympic Sailing Tickets: Sailing As Recreation Sports
Sailing can be a pleasure for short trips around the Bay, Day Sailing, more extensive coastalcruising and offshore, or "blue-water cruising with these trips may or ...
olympicsailingtickets.blogspot.com/.../sailing-as-recreation-spo...

US Sailing Team announces new title sponsor - Sailing News | NBC ...
The US Sailing Team has announced Sperry Top-Sider as its new title sponsor, immediately altering its name from US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics to US ...
www.nbcolympics.com/.../us-sailing-team-announces-new-title...

Sailing regatta stunned by fatal accident - Los Angeles Times
Organizers of the famed Newport Beach-to-Ensenada sailing regatta were stunned by the mysterious loss of four crew members aboard a 37-foot boat that ...
articles.latimes.com/2012/.../la-me-sailboat-accident-20120430

Sperry Top-Sider Named US Sailing Team's New Title Sponsor ...
Sperry Top-Sider announced today its title sponsorship of the US SailingTeam.
www.sailingworld.com/.../sperry-top-sider-named-us-sailing-te...

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