22 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - Alberto pushes Groupama into lead (video)

Leg 7 is underway and after a difficult, lightwind start, the fleet head North to where tropical storm Alberto awaits.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows current position of boats)

Alberto pushes Groupama into lead
GROUPAMA have built a big lead on leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race after making the best use of Tropical Storm Alberto off the coast of Miami. Groupama took a conservative approach to the storm and timed a turn east to perfection to put the ship in a ...


Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama gybes to perfection
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, the North Atlantic is a playing field that Franck Cammas/FRA and Groupama sailing team know well and today, they played Tropical Storm Alberto to perfection, extending their lead by gybing at the critical time.

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Volvo Ocean Race | Sun., May 20, 2012
Roger Tobin blesses the fleet as the Volvo Ocean Race boats prepare to leave the dock. The sailboats competing in the around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race left Miami Sunday, May 20, 2012, bound for Lisbon, Portugal, for leg 7 of the grueling race.


Volvo Ocean Race headed to Portugal
MIAMI — — Conditions were beautiful but far from ideal for the re-start of the Volvo Ocean RaceSunday afternoon. The six Volvo Open 70 sailboats competing in the 39270-mile around-the-world race had nearly flat seas and southeast winds of 8 knots, ...

Sailors gamble with tropical storm
Bangkok Post
Sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race headed into the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday planning to flirt with the first tropical storm of the US hurricane season, a risk that could make or break their seventh-leg efforts. Spain's Team Telefonica competes at the ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Gulf Stream conveyor belt whisks fleet towards storm
Sail World
After a light airs start to Leg 7 yesterday, Groupama sailing team have the lead today as northerly winds blowing against the Gulf Stream kick up a choppy sea in the opening stages of the transatlantic leg to Lisbon in Portugal.

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Volvo Ocean Race teams hit screaming speeds as stormoffers key to victory
BYM News (press release)
Boat speeds rocketed on Monday as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet flirted with Tropical Storm Alberto, the weather system that could hold the key to a rapid, unorthodox transatlantic crossing. Fleet-wide speeds were into the high 20s as the teams careered ...

Volvo Ocean race heads to Lisbon
The Triton
Boats started the seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean race, the transatlantic crossing from Miami to Lisbon, after a short inshore course. By Andy Woodruff Today was the start for the seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean race, the transatlantic crossing from ...

Volvo Ocean Race : “Telefonica” looks for “ Alberto ” storm to the north
BYM News (press release)
There are constant shifts in the rankings and it seems that the north is the safe bet, with the entire racing pack moving along that routing, although “Groupama”, at 11.25 UTC, has decided to gybe heading Northeasterly now. “Telefónica” remains in the ...

Groupama lead 7th Volvo stage
Miami - French team Groupama were building a big lead on leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Raceafter making the best use of Tropical Storm Alberto on Monday off the coast of Miami. Groupama took a conservative approach to the storm and timed a turn east to ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma leave Miami on a high note + Video
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 1 of Leg 7. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'Nothing like going upwind in the Gulf Stream,' (slamming into a big swell) Tony Mutter. There are not many day one's left between ...

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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro leaves Miami for Leg 7 start
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 team Puma's Mar Mostro is off across the Atlantic Ocean with the start of Leg 7 from Miami, Florida, USA to Lisbon, Portugal. The Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg crew rounded the buoys in Miami to complete the six-leg inshore ...

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Yachting: Volvo ocean race fleet heading for tropical storm
Otago Daily Times
The Volvo ocean race fleet has left Miami for the seventh leg to Lisbon and is heading straight for a tropical storm. Telefonica had a slim lead heading out into the North Atlantic, where the first major obstacle the fleet will face is tropical storm ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama exits Miami for Leg 7 start
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, with a stormy situation over Florida, Leg 7 between Miami and Lisbon kicked off amid a very light and fickle breeze. Franck Cammas and his men managed to extract themselves from this meteorological magma astern of Abu Dhabi ...

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Camper break away in early tactical punt
Camper had split from the Volvo Ocean Race fleet to keep on a more northerly track in a navigational gamble that was costing them miles for the time being as Groupama took early control of the race to Europe. After boat speeds had rocketed up during ...


Sailing-Storm threatens bumpy ride for Volvo fleet
"It's giving us some downwind conditions so we're kind of cutting the corner and probably sailinga more direct route that we would have done if the storm wasn't there. "The closer we can get to it the better, it will give us a bit of a catapult out of ... 

Olympic sailing torch to visit town
Exmouth Journal
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London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition - Final spots taken
Sail World
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Sailing Relay begins in Torbay
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Sailor always eager to learn, but also will teach
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BBC News
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Omani women set course in sailing programme
Khaleej Times
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London 2012 Olympics: police officers across Great Britain seconded to help ...
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150 officers on the beat for Olympics
Dorset Echo
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Ida Lewis Youth Challenge Race Returns for its Third Year
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Seattle NOOD Sailing Preview
J/Sailing News (blog)
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Paralympic Games: 100 days to go
Dorset Echo
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NZL Sailing Team's 2012 world championships conclude
The NZL Sailing Team's busy month at six Olympic class world championships have come to a close overnight as Sara Winther placed 34th in the Laser Radial. Sara had mixed results in what was a predominantly windy and shifty weather regatta where ...

Dorset Police - Ready For The 2012 Games
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FIELD NOTES: Sailing The Volvo Ocean Race With IWC - Watches ...
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The sailing experience, which was fun despite the hazards and hard work, helped us appreciate what the crews participating in the Volvo Ocean Race go through 24 hours a day, seven days a week for nine months. At least we got to sip ...

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