25 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - Kept Off The Rhumb (video)

Unpredictable conditions are sending the fleet north and away from the rhumb line from Miami to Lisbon. Telefonica leads but can they hold on to it?

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows current position of boats) 

Spanish extend Ocean Race lead as weather prompts rethink
MIAMI — Spain's Telefonica extended their lead on Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race to over 20 nautical miles on Thursday, as problematic weather conditions sent teams scrambling to reassess strategy and caused a split in the fleet.


Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica extends lead
BYM News (press release)
The split could come as the teams negotiate a new high pressure that is also moving east from Newfoundland, with PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand and Team Sanya looking more likely to choose the northerly option, ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Drastic change of heart for Groupama 4
Sail World
In Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race, the front ultimately rolled through faster than Groupama 4. As such, Franck Cammas and his men have had a drastic change of heart and are now gunning hard northwards, in the wake of the Spanish leaders.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : “Telefonica” takes the lead on route to Europe
BYM News (press release)
From the lead and now with 2500 miles to go until Lisbon (Portugal) the team headed up by Iker Martínez is sailing in what is proving to be a totally unpredictable North Atlantic Ocean. Right now, focussing ahead on the next crucial point on the course ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Too late for cold front as fleet heads towards Ice Gates
BYM News (press release)
Bring on the freeze,” said Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's navigator, Jules Salter. “The boats behind have a bit more breeze right now, so they'll be notching up some good data in the next few hours. The situation we have coming up is quite thorny indeed.

Volvo Ocean Race stopover generated $6m
NZ City
An economic impact report shows the Volvo Ocean Race's Auckland stopover generated six million dollars for the Auckland economy. An economic impact report shows the Volvo Ocean Race's Auckland stopover generated six million dollars for the Auckland ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro trampled
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 4 of Leg 7. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'Think we have time for a few Dark n' Stormy's in Bermuda?' Rome Kirby. To expand on yesterday's horse race analogy, ...

Sail World

Camper crew slip back in Ocean Race
Camper have been forced to abandon their position to the south of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet in what could be a major blow to their overall victory hopes. Volvo Ocean Race challengers Camper have been forced to abandon their position to the south of ...

Yachting: Camper splits from fleet in risky manouevre
New Zealand Herald
Camper has split from the Volvo Ocean Race fleet and headed north in search of better breeze in an effort to claw back the leading boats. Photo / Hamish Hooper/ Camper has split from the Volvo Ocean Race fleet and headed north in search of better ...

Camper fights back from last place to third
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet was being headed by overall race leader Telefonica which had a 20-mile cushion over surprising second-placed Abu Dhabi. But Camper was the big mover overnight and the rest of the fleet eventually covered the move north as ...

Volvo Ocean Race: North or East? That is the Question.
Sail World
'They will likely head around the top of the new high, mostly in downwind conditions,' Infante said, adding that Telefónica, Groupama sailing team and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing were more likely to stay south and sail upwind through the bottom of the high ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Volvo Ocean Race :“Think we have time for a few Dark n' Stormy's in Bermuda?” – Rome Kirby To expand on yesterday's horse race analogy, this part of the track was like turn 2 – the setup before the backstretch. Well, turn 2 was unkind and we got ... 

Volvo Ocean Race Marks Miami Stop With Activity-Filled Sponsor Village
By Jim Shi | Posted May 24, 2012, 1:42 PM EDT MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA From May 6 through 20, Bicentennial Park served as the site of the Volvo Ocean Race'sDowntown Miami Race Village, a public showcase of the sailing competition and its sponsors.


Volvo Ocean Race : Ken Read : North American sailing has taught me something ...
BYM News (press release)
There is no doubt that the overall “numbers” were down at the Miami stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race compared to other stops around the world. I am not smart enough or close enough to the event to know why. But, what I do know is that those who showed ...

Volve Ocean Race stopover under budget
"Overall the Auckland leg of the Volvo Ocean Race was a significant win for Auckland with a 194 percent regional return on investment. More than 80 Auckland businesses were contracted directly to the event, with an estimated 450 - 550 temporary ...

Yachting: Auckland stopover a success
New Zealand Herald
By Kris Shannon The Auckland stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race returned a surplus of $201000. Photo / Emirates with Team New Zealand. The Auckland stopover of theVolvo Ocean Race returned a surplus of $201000 it was announced today, boosting the city's ...

New Zealand Herald

Auckland bids for 2014/15 Ocean race return
Auckland has lodged an expression of interest for the return of the Volvo Ocean Racein 2014/15 after making more than $200000 from this year's edition which saw close to 300000 people attend. New Zealand's largest city - dubbed the "spiritual home of ...


Volvo's success a sign of Auckland's ability
Newstalk ZB
Officials are pointing to the success of the Volvo Ocean Race as a sign of Auckland's ability to host major, top-class events. An economic impact report shows the March stopover generated $6 million for the Auckland economy, and came in under budget.

Newstalk ZB

Camper head north in search of wind
In a desperate measure to retrieve lost miles on the leaders, Camper have gone from the furthest south to the furthest north in the last 24 hours of the Volvo Ocean Raceleg to Lisbon. Dodging a ridge of high pressure in their patch of the Atlantic, ...


Camper gambles with change of direction
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
Three days into the seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami to Lisbon, Team New Zealand has slipped to fifth after splitting from the fleet and heading north in search of a better breeze. The move has shifted Camper from the most southerly boat ...

Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)

From small beginnings
Galway Advertiser
In little more than a month, the much-anticipated Volvo Ocean Race returns to Galway. Acknowledged as the greatest test of sailing prowess and human endeavour, the Volvo brings with it a spectacle, a global party that celebrates the best traditions of ...

Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2012 Notice Of Race And Entry Form now online
BYM News (press release)
Morty's crew will include the infamous Kelvin Rawlings, without whom the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup would not be complete, and Jules Salter who loves the event so much that he will fly in specially from the Lorient stop over of the Volvo Ocean Race, ...

Foróige competition seeks Galway bands
Galway Advertiser
The winning and runner up acts will open up for a headlining band on the Main Stage during the Volvo Ocean Race Festival. The competition is open to any young band, group, or soloist. Entrants must be under 18 and all styles of music are considered.

IYRS students to showcase their talent at Launch Day
Sail World
A leading figure in the composite boatbuilding industry, Downs-Honey has been involved with seminal projects that define the leading edge in the America's Cup, theVolvo Ocean Race, and other offshore contests; in projects that define the state of the ...

Sail World

Inside the Best in Abu Dhabi 2012 Awards
Host Shereen Mitwalli delivered the awards with passion and pace, and the finale of the evening came with the Editor's Choice award, given to the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority for the Volvo Ocean Race, an event which saw two weeks of entertainment unfold ...

Special Olympic sailing torch to pass through Sidmouth
Sidmouth Herald
The torch will arrive in the town as part of its journey from Torquay, where Olympic sailing was held in the 1948 games, to Weymouth in time for this summer's sailing events. Setting off last week it will arrive in Sidmouth on Saturday, June 9, ...

Sidmouth Herald

US Sailing backs kiteboarding as Olympic sport
Trade Only Today
Replacing windsurfing with kiteboarding as an Olympic sport after the 2012 Olympic Games in London was a controversial decision, but a good one. That's according to Dean Brenner, a US Sailing board member and chairman of the Olympic Sailing Committee, ...

Double Olympic medallist responds to US Sailing
Sail World
Double Olympic windsurfing medalist, Bruce Kendall (NZL) responds to the USSailing's reasoning as to why the US national sailing body chose to vote for the Kiteboard as an event for the 2016 Olympic Regatta. Earlier this month, at its Mid-Year Meeting ...

Sail World

US Sailing statement on Kiteboarding vs. Windsurfing
BYM News (press release)
Every four years, difficult decisions are made about Olympic sailing events. The choices made always leave some part of the sailing community frustrated and feeling, at least on some level, disenfranchised. I say this as a former Soling sailor who was ...

10 Summer Olympics Sailing Terms
Yahoo! Sports
One of the sports that will be featured during the Summer Olympics is sailing. In order to be successful during the event, the sails need to be placed so that the wind can cut through the sails, just like an airplane wing. There is a lot of technique ...

Celebrating a tradition of the seas
By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter Dubai: There will be a spectacle to behold as the fluttering sails of 99 traditional dhow boats dot the skyline and head towards the finish off the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) on Sunday afternoon — a ...


Hartwell Lake sailing club to open gates to the public
Anderson Independent Mail
Visit www.wcsc-sailing.org. Chris Kafksy of Clarskville, Ga., prepares his sailboat for a race at the Western Carolina Sailing Club last year. Members of the Western Carolina Sailing Club compete in a race on Lake Hartwell on a weekend last May before ...

Al Gaffal sailing race postponed by a day
By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter Dubai The 'Al Gaffal' 60ft sailing race that was scheduled to be held on Saturday has been postponed by a day due to bad weather. Sid Bensalah, sports director at the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC), ...

West Briton Sailing round-up
This is Cornwall
The wind rose from 15-16 knots for the first race of the day to 20-25 knots in the third, and the waves also built to reach two to three metres in height, providing for some stunning downwind sailing so even those who were having a bad day were also ...

Stunning photos show tall ships sailing into New York for Fleet Week
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter A stunning flotilla of tall ships from around the world sailed into New York City on Wednesday for Fleet Week. They include stately, old sailing ships like the iconic USCGC Eagle, 'America's Tall Ship,' and and the Colombian ARC ...

Daily Mail

Olympic work secured
This is Somerset
These will be used on the harbour master's boats – which will be present during all the Olympic sailing events in Weymouth which will host the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events. Blom UK, an aerial photography firm has had a very different role in ...

WEYMOUTH: A summer to remember!
View Online
A NEW leaflet has been issued highlighting the range of activities for local people and visitors during this summer's Olympic sailing events in Weymouth and Portland. A Summer to Remember has been produced in response to feedback that some local people ...

View Online

Ocean sailboat racing ban to be lifted
San Francisco Chronicle
The Coast Guard suspended oceangoing races while US Sailing, the governing body of yacht racing, completed a safety review. That review is finished and should be released later Thursday, said Petty Officer Caleb Critchfield, a Coast Guard spokesman.

SAILING -- Good Conditions For Savills Kip Regatta
Inverclyde Now
SAVILLS Kip Regatta, the first major regatta of the Scottish sailing scene was sailed in some of the best racing conditions for some time. Chris Bonar and his crew aboard the BH36 Bateleur prevailed to take the coveted overall best performance from the ...

Philanthropist Jane Batten pledges $1.5M for Nauticus sailing center | The ...
The Republic
A sailing center project in Norfolk is getting help from philanthropist Jane Batten. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/LgNgLb ) says Batten has pledged $1.5 million for the sailing center, which is being developed by Nauticus.

Al Gaffal 22ft dhow sailing race postponed
Khaleej Times
The Al Gaffal Traditional 22ft Dhow Sailing Race has been postponed one day to Sunday 27 May due to bad weather. The postponement of the race ordered by Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy ruler of Dubai and UAE minister of finance, ...

Jane Batten donates $1.5M for Nauticus sailing center
The Virginian-Pilot
(Steve Earley | The Virginian-Pilot) By Aaron Applegate Philanthropist Jane Batten has pledged $1.5 million for a new sailing center being developed by Nauticus, a gift that could help boost efforts to support the cash-strapped Schooner Virginia.

The Virginian-Pilot

Sailing: Camper's gamble doesn't pay off
New Zealand Herald
Photo / AP Volvo Ocean Race challengers Camper have been forced to abandon their position to the south of the fleet and take an expensive hit that could prove to be a major blow to their overall victory hopes. Navigator Will Oxley made the call to ...

SAILING: Williams seeks to emulate Gilmour
New Straits Times
By Ajitpal Singh 0 comments BRITAIN'S Ian Williams will be bidding to equal Australian Peter Gilmour's record of four titles in the World Match Racing Tour, which gets underway in Langenargen, Germany today. "We're now fully focussed on the season ...

Fierce Women's RS:X Battle
International Sailing Federation
The second day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta started on Wednesday with very little wind. The wind increased slightly during the day and the sailors were able to get on the water after all, for the Sailing World Cup battle. A thrilling battle ensued ...

International Sailing Federation

Sailing club receive £50000 boost
This is Cornwall
On behalf of Sport England, Ben Ainslie presents Helford River Sailing Club with a cheque for £50000. He is pictured with Tim Coventry (Sports England) and the club's Garth Weaver. Back row: Jane Benney, Tony Statham, John Jane and Julian Samuel (club ...

Batten gift for sailing center to expand river opportunities for youth ...
A sailing center project in Norfolk is getting help from philanthropist Jane Batten.
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Five questions for Frans Hin, involved with time registration
By photographer
What makes time registration in sailing more difficult compared with others sports like athletics, Formule One or cycling? ,,Name me a sport without a starting- and finish line? In athletics you use cables on track and field , we can't put cables in ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta

Sailing from Eden to New Zealand | Travel Blog
Hi Guys, After nearly two weeks hanging in the Tasman Sea we have finally made it to Nelson NZ, arriving last Saturday arvo. The trip across gave us s.
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The Multihull Diet | Multihulls Quarterly • The ... - Blue Water Sailing
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The upshot is that a cruising cat can get a bit overweight. As it sinks lower in the water, its ability to sprint past monohulls wanes a bit until the inherent multihull design advantage is lost. The sailing performance from staying trim and fit has ...
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Audi Azzurra TP52 christened | The Daily Sail
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After the official christening, the Audi Azzurra Sailing Team took to the sea for the practice race of the 39th Trofeo Conde de Godo, where she finished second. On board was Commodore Bonadeo, who afterwards commented: "It was a very ...
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