06 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - breezin' toward Miami

The miles to Miami are counting down - Volvo Ocean Race video

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

Groupama back in Volvo victory contention
MIAMI, Florida — French team Groupama launched a comeback in the sixth stage of the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday to keep their chances of scoring a second leg win alive. Groupama's hopes of victory seemed to have faded when they found themselves more ...


Volvo Ocean Race - Out of control onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 13 of Leg 6. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'Oh it's not so bad. As long as we are drifting faster than the other guys, it's actually quite good,' Michi Müller.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : The Virgin Islands' split for Groupama 4
BYM News (press release)
A technical issue with gathering the data from the five VO-70s is depriving the Volvo Ocean Race organisation of any precision as regards true speeds and distances between the boats as the routes diverge. However, it has to be admitted that Groupama 4 ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Options open and game on
For the crew of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), the disintegrating breeze has been a tough pill to swallow, but there is hope ahead. “If we manage to slowly close down the gap (to the leaders) each day, like we have been doing over the past ...


Team New Zealand's Camper second in Volvo Ocean Race
3News NZ
The decision to split from the fleet was made necessary by a large trough of low pressure blocking the fleet's way and bringing light and variable conditions across the race course. Camper's tactical gamble appears to have paid off for the time being ...

3News NZ

Miami is ready for arrival of Volvo Ocean Race - Business - MiamiHerald.com: "After sailing around the world since November, participants in the Volvo Ocean Race are doing what comes naturally to so many international jetsetters: Stopping in Miami for a break. The race, which first set sail in 1973, is making its sole North American stop in downtown Miami for the next two weeks. While the six 70-foot sailing yachts will likely not arrive until Wednesday because of weather delays, the Downtown Miami Race Village in Bicentennial Park will open to the public Sunday for a free, two-week festival . . . . "

Miami is ready for arrival of Volvo Ocean Race
Chicago Tribune
After sailing around the world since November, participants in the Volvo Ocean Race are doing what comes naturally to so many international jetsetters: Stopping in Miami for a break. The race, which first set sail in 1973, is making its sole North ...

ISAF Selects Kiteboarding For Rio 2016
International Sailing Federation
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has confirmed the final event and equipment selections for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. The ISAF Council voted that Kiteboarding will replace windsurfing for the men's and women's board events ...

International Sailing Federation

Thailand's Keerati looking good as he excels in dinghy class qualifying
Bangkok Post
BOLTENHAGEN, GERMANY : Keerati Bualong proved that serious training pays off during the first day of the Audi World Laser Standard Seniors Championship, the final 2012 Olympic Sailingcompetition qualifying round for the men's one person dinghy class.

Sounds of the sea soften memories of war
Chicago Tribune
Twenty veterans -- returned from Iraq or Afghanistan or both, some with post-traumatic stress disorder -- spent six days on the vessels, sailing the sounds and bays and passes of the Upper Keys. On the Outward Bound expedition for veterans, ...

Tunnicliffe and Barkow Advance
US SAILING (press release)
“We've been training the past three and a half years for this regatta and the Olympic Games. This is another regatta along the way. We knew we had to face one of the American teams. We'll keep sailing the way we've been sailing.

Gull Lake Yacht Club seeks to keep sailing tradition alive
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
By Renee Richardson EAST GULL LAKE — Gliding across open water with the power of wind and sail is a passion members of the Gull Lake Yacht Club members want to share with the community. Since 1947, the club's Gull Lake Sailing School has been teaching ...

Sailing: Hyde family fortunes as Stephen lands top prize
Irish Independent
By WM Nixon WITH sailing being a very strong family sport, it's not unknown for sons and daughters to repeat their parents' achievement in being Irish Independent/Afloat.ie 'Sailor of the Month'. Sometimes the accolades can occur close together, ...

Controversial decision as windsurfing is switched for kiteboarding at 2016 ...
The Independent
A major row over Olympic Games sailing is the inevitable consequence of a decision to throw windsurfers out of the 2016 line-up and replace it with kiteboarding. Windsurfers , seen on beaches and lakes around the world, have been in the Olympics since ...

Sailing: Volvo crews gear up for final stretch
Pakistan Daily Times
MIAMI: The three-way battle for victory in the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race will go down to the wire, with just 20 nautical miles separating the top trio on Thursday. Any hope of making a decisive break before the end was seemingly gone as ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 in attacking phase
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 are on the thirteenth day of racing in leg six, from Itajad, Brazil to Miami. Offshore of the Virgin Islands, the wind has virtually died away as a zone of calms has moved into the area since Saturday morning and the...

Sail World

Snoop Dogg support surprises Olympic sailor Hannah Mills
BBC Sport
The duo, who are based at the National Sailing Academy in Weymouth which will host the Olympic sailing events, are now preparing for the 470 World Championships in Barcelona on 10 May. Mills and Clark will complete their Olympic preparations at the ...

BBC Sport

Wind holds back Brits' Olympic plans
Portsmouth News
By Phil Riley The weather denied several British sailors the chance of medals at the French World Cup Regatta in Hyeres as the build-up to the Olympics continues. However, Winchester's Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson confirmed they will be the team to ...

Portsmouth News

Antigua Sailing Week: Winners decided
BYM News (press release)
In CSA 1A, there was a nail-biting finale to Antigua Sailing Week. Geoff Hill's Santa Cruz 72, Antipodes won the last race of the day to take the division. Geoff Hill spoke dockside in Falmouth Harbour: "This is the first time we have raced the yacht ...

Strong winds test sailors on Day 1 of the 2012 Top of the Gulf Regatta
Sail World
Superb sailing conditions greeted the 200 plus boats on Day 1 of the 2012 Top of the Gulf Regatta, with 12 to 18 knots of wind gusting up to 25 knots. The winds, combined with lumpy seas, made for exciting startlines and some breakages in the keelboat ...

Sail World

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
So we will continue on with our Russian roulette game and hope that our side wins in the end just as our competitors are hoping that their side wins out. The sailing we did up to now was amazing, at high speeds, nip and tuck for days at a time.

2016 Olympics: Kiteboarding ousts Windsurfer for 2016
Sail World
The Evaluation Team produced a report that spoke in glowing terms of Kiteboarding and what it could bring to the ISAF's competitions, however the same was said of windsurfing when it was first included in the ISAF and Olympic Sailingfamilies.

Sail World

Groupama back in Volvo victory contention
After several days of fast sailing, the fleet has stalled in light airs in the Caribbean Sea, 14 days into the race from Brazil to Miami. With less than 20 miles splitting the top trio of Puma, Camper/Team New Zealand and Telefonica, and Groupama and...


Tall Ship Eagle has local connection
Chicago Tribune
Dan and his wife, Carrie, accomplished sailors in their own right, are used to the drill. Eldest daughter, Krysta, a nationally known sailor, graduated last year from the Coast Guard Academy, where she skippered the school's sailing team to the ...

Pennine Sailing Club hold open day
Huddersfield Examiner
by Peter Barrow, Huddersfield Daily Examiner SAILING: Pennine Sailing Club are holding an open day for non-members on Sunday, May 13.The club are offering training courses in first aid, dinghy sailing and powerboat driving for all abilities, ...

Christchurch youngster to do sailing battle with Olympic champion Ben Ainslie
Bournemouth Echo
A STRAPPING Christchurch youngster is set to sail against Olympic champion Ben Ainslie as he prepares to compete in one of the world's major regattas. Fourteen-year-old Jack Arnell from Christ-church Sailing Club junior squad, will be attracting as ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Status quo returns after CAMPER 'thread the needle' off ...
BYM News (press release)
Groupama sailing team in fourth had closed to within 77 nm of the lead, chased hard by fifth placed Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, another eight nm back. In his latest report from the boat, CAMPER Media Crew Member (MCM) Hamish Hooper described the team's ...

Young sailors, foot-nibbling fish and more from MNN's week in review
Mother Nature Network
Meet the teens who have sailed around the globe — alone, no less — and plan your first summer outing around one of these offbeat roadside attractions, which also happen to be made from salvaged materials. • Most people who think about sailing a boat ...

Mother Nature Network

HEMET: Mango Mango sails away
I was ecstatic, and a little nervous, the day I bought Mango Mango, our Corona-built, 23-foot cruising sailboat. I didn't feel joy at all when I recently sold the Santana 2023 that was like a member of our family and an ongoing character in my column,...


Puma utökar ledningen i Volvo Ocean Race
The exhilarating tradewind sailing of previous days, that even put a smile on the faces of Groupama sailing team (Franck Cammas/FRA) and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) who are 59.4 and 72.4 nm behind PUMA, has been replaced by glassy ...


2016 Olympic Womens Skiff chosen after tense political stoush
Sail World
Both the FX and 49er were selected after the International Sailing Federation conducted Evaluation Trials. For the Men in Torbole, Lake Garda Italy in 1996, and for the Women in Santander in March this year While some will be quick to point out that ...

Sail World

Spirit of Blake summons boats home
The New Zealand Sailing Trust welcomed home Blake's Steinlager II to great fanfare yesterday, but behind the scenes they are working to save another famous yacht, NZL38, from the scrapyard. Blake's Team New Zealand went undefeated on NZL38 in 24 races ...

Couple enjoys work and life aboard their boat Jammin
By the time you finish a standard two-hour ride, you'll come away with knowledge of Wilmington's historical figures and events and two friends who have shared with you their stories of sailing and life. "It seems like we become instant friends with ...

31st Street Harbor makes waves on south lakefront
Chicago Tribune
At one point, it was proposed as the site for Olympic sailing competitions. While Rio de Janeiro won the games, the harbor still went forward — and was improved by input from local aldermen and citizens as well as civic groups like Friends of the...

Chicago Tribune

Smooth sailing
Virginia Gazette
NORFOLK — The Walsingham varsity sailing team finished with a bronze finish at the 2012 Virginia State Championship Regatta. Led by captains James Gardner and Jacob Marquardt, the “A” and “B” fleets for Walsingham had solid races.

Richmond Hill High sweeps Demere Sailing Scholarships ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 - Day 14 - Yachts and Yachting Online
After several days of fast sailing, the fleet stalled in light airs in the Caribbean Sea with speeds plummeting to as low as two knots. But with new breeze expected to arrive in the coming hours, the battle to reach the Miami finish line was set to ...
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Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race - Easy sailing onboard Puma's ...
'Easy sailing near days' end onboard PUMA's Mar Mostro. Onboard PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12' ...

Tunnicliffe Heads Four ODU Sailing Greats In Olympic Sailing Trials ...
WEYMOUTH, UK-- ODU's 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Anna Tunnicliffe heads a list of four former ODU sailing greats battling for a spot in the upcoming games ...

The Cirdan Sailing Trust - home page
The Cirdan Sailing Trust specialises in enabling groups of young people, particularly those who are socially, physically or mentally disadvantaged, ...

U.S. Sailing panel to probe Northern California yacht crash - ESPN
The Coast Guard is asking sailing's national governing body to investigate last month's fatal yacht racing accident off the San Francisco coast.

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