05 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - fleet reaches the Caribbean [video]

The fleet enter a key part of leg 6 where leads can be lost and won. It's decision time in the Caribbean.

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

Volvo Ocean Race: Tense times for Puma as breeze dies
Sail World
At 1000 GMT today, as the leading trio approached the Caribbean Island of Antigua, Puma led Camper from Telefónica, while Groupama sailing team (Franck Cammas/FRA) were in fourth place and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) in fifth, ...

Sail World

A conversation with PUMA Ocean Racing bowman Shannon Falcone
So when professional sailor Shannon Falcone received the call from the PUMA Ocean Racing Team “to get his boots ready” due to the injury sustained by bowman Casey Smith during Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) it was “game on.

Volvo Ocean Race - Tough tactical decisions for the fleet
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Telefonica skipper, Iker Martinez, commented that 'The tactical decisions are tough and often we have to adapt them as we go.' Today, at 1900 GMT Telefonica had risen up the leg leaderboard to seize second place from Camper ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma joy ride comes to a screeching halt + Video
Sail World
The sailing we did up to now was amazing, at high speeds, nip and tuck for days at a time. All for naught, really. The leg may be won or lost on a squall at this stage. by Ken Read ' Onboard PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 6 of theVolvo ...

Sail World

PUMA leads leg to Miami, but light winds await
The Volvo Ocean Race teams reveled in boat speeds of up to 30 knots Thursday, but light winds ahead threatened to bring the rapid progress of the past few days to a grinding halt as they continue to push on toward Miami. PUMA continued to resist ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Tactical challenge for Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 12 of Leg 6. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'Just pulled six flying fish out of the tailbag… anyone up for some sushi?' Tony Mutter. Unfortunately our time of terrific trade ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Team Sanya update from Savannah
BYM News (press release)
Though, once through there it is just over 400 miles for Sanya Lan and her reunion with theVolvo Ocean Race in Miami where her aspirations of triumphant moments await. The sailing team and boat plan to depart from Savannah on 11th May and arrive into ...

Volvo Ocean Race - High speeds to be replaced by slow conditions
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, as the fleet racing in Leg 6 enter the final 1300 nautical miles to the finish in Miami, the breeze is softening. The high boat speeds, which allowed Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg (Ken Read/USA), Camper with Emirates Team ...

Sail World

Volvo crews gear up for final stretch
Bangkok Post
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. The Puma Ocean Racing team competes during the stage one start of Leg 4 to Auckland in ...

The Day in Sports
Kelvin Harrap of New Zealand helps stear the PUMA Ocean Racing ship during the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami. Alex Jewitt plays a return shot against Alfie Hewett during their first-round match at the Wheelchair Tennis ...

Camper faces nerve-wracking few days in Caribbean
A trough of low pressure blocking the fleet's path brought light winds and a tactical split in the trio at the front with around 1000 miles left on this fascinating leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Leaders Puma have stuck doggedly to their north easterly ...

Olympic sailors to tune up at World Champs
Six Olympic class sailing world championship regattas will be sailed in Europe over the next two weeks, each featuring New Zealand's hottest yachting talent. The Laser World Championships are the first to start tonight overnight (NZT), ...

US Team 'PUMA Ocean Racing' Leaders in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012
Yahoo! Sports
Contributor Network – 3 hours ago The Volvo Ocean Race is a sailing race that began in 2001, but its roots go back to Sir Francis Chichester and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, men who drew worldwide acclaim for amazing solo voyages around the planet, ...

Duran Duran Sails Back to 'Rio'
New York Times (blog)
Cory Silken/PaneraiAfter 30 years, members of Duran Duran reunited with the 70-foot sailing yacht Eilean. Exactly 30 years ago, Duran Duran, dressed in fluorescent suits, perched themselves at the bow of a fabulously elegant ketch named Eilean to make ...

New York Times (blog)

Ten Local Sailors Qualify for National Team at Sailing Trials
Ten local sailors qualified for the national team. Courtesy of USODA Over four days of changeable weather, the United States Optimist Dinghy Association held its 2012 KO Sailing/US Optimist Team Trials at Brant Beach Yacht Club in Beach Haven, ...

Warship sails into London for Olympic security exercise
The Sun
AP By STAFF REPORTER THE Royal Navy's largest ship is sailing up the River Thames ahead of a major security exercise in preparation for the Olympics. HMS Ocean will berth at Greenwich in east London, where it will act as a launch pad for eight Lynx ...

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Star Worlds The Perfect Rehearsal
International Sailing Federation
The Star fleet will have one of their last rehearsals before the London 2012Olympic Sailing Competition when their World Championship begins in Hyeres, France this weekend. With eight Star World Champions among the fleet and 83 crews present, ...

International Sailing Federation

Sailing Away: Dana Point Boaters from San Clemente Prepare for the Adventure ...
Dana Point Times
by Andrea Swayne Rick and Connie Hedrick stand aboard their 32-foot sailboat Rhino. The couple plan to set sail shortly for the adventure of a lifetime. Their first stop will take them 2800 miles to the Marquesas Islands. Photo by Andrea Swayne Connie ...

Coed sailing fails to win a race, places last at Fowle
Bowdoin Orient
By Clare McLaughlin The coed sailing team failed to secure a win at the Fowle Trophy last weekend at MIT, ending 0-8 overall against the top teams in New England. Bowdoin went 0-5 in the qualification round against Tufts, Yale, Brown, ...

US Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta - Women's Match Racing day 1
Sail World
Tunnicliffe and Roble headed off the Weymouth and Portland National SailingAcademy docks for the first races held in 5-7 knots. In the opening match up, Roble's nerves may have gotten the best of her as she crossed the starting line early, ...

Sail World

ISAF Confirm Women's Skiff Equipment For Rio 2016
International Sailing Federation
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has confirmed the Mackay FX has been selected for the Women's Skiff event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. ISAF Council considered the recommendations of the Evaluation Panel, the Equipment ...

International Sailing Federation

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Volvo Ocean Race : “Just pulled six flying fish out of the tailbag…anyone up for some sushi?” – Tony Mutter Unfortunately our time of terrific trade wind sailing is coming to a close, and far too short it was. One glorious 500-mile day two days ago ...

Antigua Sailing Week: Hard to handle
BYM News (press release)
It was yet another day of episode and drama at Antigua Sailing Week. This year's Antigua SailingWeek is producing intense battles right through the fleet with close encounters a plenty. Stress levels were running high today with start line incidents a ...

Sailing: Long Beach State Team Advances In Championships
Gazette Newspapers
The Long Beach State club sailing team took third place at the Pacific Coast Sailing Conference championships, which will send them to the national semifinals in Maryland, on May 12 th and 13th. Special Congratulations to winning head Skippers: Dustin ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama follow Americans as fleet scatter
Sail World
As such the sailing conditions are considerably less wet, but the coming hours will be very important strategically, as there's a meteorological quagmire forming between Puerto Rico and Florida. 'The wind has eased over the past few hours as scheduled, ...

Sail World

Show of strength for Olympic Games in test military exercise
Dorset Echo
It will return to the borough in July to act as a bronze level command base during the London 2012 sailing events. Assistant Chief Constable of Dorset Police Adrian Whiting said: “I want to make absolutely clear this is a sports event with some safety ...

Mystery of fatal yacht race accident continues
Brewer, a well-known sailor who lives on Lido Isle, had his weekly breakfast with three sailing buddies Thursday, and most of the talk centered on the grim fate of the 37-foot Aegean, a Hunter 376 berthed in Redondo Beach that was found shattered into ...

SAILING: Best event ever
New Straits Times
By ZAINUDDIN MUHAMMAD | nstsport@nst.com.my 0 comments Almost 160000sailing enthusiasts made a trip to Pulau Duyong, Terengganu to watch world famous sailors competing in the last leg of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT). More than 904 million people ...

New Straits Times

Around the sailing clubs, Friday, May 4, 2012
Isle of Wight County Press
WET and windy conditions deterred most sailors from taking to the water for Saturday's first race in the All-comers series. However, all five entrants enjoyed a good race in the Force 4-5 NNE wind. Roger PE, in his Scow, timed his start to perfection ...

8th Top of The Gulf Regatta - Coronation Cup - Opti Nationals
BYM News (press release)
More than 600 participants in 300+ sailing craft, from 30 countries will compete in 12 classes, on four racing areas over four days of racing at Asia's largest multi-class regatta. Organisers from any major regatta should take a look at how carefully ...

Antigua Sailing Week - Incidents and high drama
Sail World
This year's Antigua Sailing Week is producing intense battles right through the fleet with close encounters a plenty. It was yet another day of incidents and a collision. Stress levels were running high today with start line incidents a plenty and a ...

Sail World

ON THE WATER: Midweek Racing; A Reflection
Gazette Newspapers
The venerable Lido 14 class has raced out of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club on Wednesday nights starting in May since the 1960s. But this year the local fleet has broken with tradition: they started a month early and are sailing on Thursday nights, ...

Yachting: Tricky times ahead for Camper
New Zealand Herald
Tricky times lie ahead for Team New Zealand's Camper as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet transitions from trade wind sailing to a large zone of light air. After several days of fast and furious sailing with boat speeds of up to 30 knots, conditions are ...

Ondeck thanks local Antiguan Search & Rescue Teams at Antigua Sailing Week 2012
BYM News (press release)
A collision occurred this morning on day 4 of Antigua Sailing Week between Ondeck's Farr 65, Spirit of Isis and the Oyster 82, Starry Night of the Caribbean. Peter Anthony, Chairman of Ondeck commented: "During the first race today one of our yachts, ...

Club to help revive trailer yacht sailing at open day
Nelson Mail
Noelex 25 fleet captain Warwick Young said the aim was to encourage as many trailer yacht owners as possible to get their boats out, and get sailing. It was hoped that with enough interest a trailer yacht division would be included in next season's ...

'Eyesore' sailing ketch to be moved to the BACK yard
Sail World
A judge was expected to approve the agreement, and Holland said he will begin dismantling the sailboat immediately. 'That’ll be easy,' Holland said. 'I love building things. I certainly prefer it to filing court papers,' Holland told The Log.

Sail World

View Tall Ships In NY Harbor, Reservations Needed
Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a parade of ships will be sailing into New York Harbor on May 23, beginning at 8 am The Oyster Bay Historical Society and the Post Library Association are sponsoring a trip to the Brooklyn ...

World sailing spots on the line
Bermuda Sun
Last weekend the Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association (BODA) worlds team trials had its penultimate race day out in the Great Sound with ten more closely fought races completed resulting in a tight grouping of sailors near the top of the leader board.

UK. Two-time Olympian, Christina Bassedone, to talk at Itchenor Sailing Club ...
BYM News (press release)
On May 20 th at Itchenor Sailing Club, Christina Bassedone will be recounting her experience of an Olympic campaign and giving her thoughts on the prospects for team GBR in 2012. Christina was a member of the British teams and helmed an International ...

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Volvo Ocean Race 2012 4 May report | The Daily Sail
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Unfortunately for those at Antigua Sailing Week who were expecting a fly-by, this isn't going to happen with Camper the closest some 103 miles offshore to the ENE. So what's happening with the weather? The wind is dropping off because to ...
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2012 Atlantic Cup Will Be the First Carbon Neutral US Sailing Race ...
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The upcoming Atlantic Cup aims to be carbon neutral, both onshore and on the water.
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