09 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 - nearing the finish [video]

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

Volvo Ocean Race tougher than it looks
In this photograph provided by the Volvo Ocean Race, The painful sight of a windless sail onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA, on Friday, May. 04, 2012.


The Miami Herald Linda Robertson column
Chicago Tribune
The Volvo Ocean Race sailboats are almost here, and not a moment too soon because they are running out of food. The fleet has also run out of wind. Two-thirds of their way through a nine-month voyage around the world, the sailors were all but becalmed ...

Lack of wind leads to a shake-up during Leg 6 of Volvo Ocean Race
As Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race comes to a close in Miami as early as Wednesday, a lack of wind is bringing the pack closer together. BY SUSAN COCKING A lack of wind — not a surplus of it — is poised to blow the Volvo Ocean Race wide open.

Volvo Ocean Race : PUMA update from the Helm
BYM News (press release)
Battles on the ocean are hard. Especially in super light air like what we have had out here the last few days. The chess match is long and painful and very often has stops and starts that stretch out the agony. We are amongst it with CAMPER at this ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Keeping Puma on their toes
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, the Leg 6 finish line is almost in view, just 223 tortuous nautical miles left to run, but first, leg leader Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, skippered by American Ken Read, must reach the Bahamas' Eleuthera Island Light, ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: A game of snakes and ladders in the light
New Zealand Herald
There's unlikely to be much sleep on board the boats in the final 48 hours of racing into Miami in the Volvo Ocean Race with the race for line honours an intense one. It has been a game of snakes and ladders for the fleet, with hard won miles often ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Less than two days to a vital finish
Sail World
During Leg 5 they made an incredible 11th hour comeback to finish 12 minutes behind winners Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg despite having to stop for repairs just after Cape Horn. However Martínez said clever tactics would not be enough to catch ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma hangs on to small lead
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 16 of Leg 6. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'Welcome to the Volvo 70. Capable of 550 miles a day, or 20,' Rome Kirby. There was very little about yesterday that was easy, ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race boats could arrive Wednesday morning
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG and skipper Ken Read had an 11.3 nautical mile lead over second place CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand and skipper Chris Nicholson in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Groupama was a little over 10 miles ahead of ...

Camper hoping for match race finish to leg
These conditions are forecast to remain for the rest of the leg with the Volvo Ocean Race boats sailing into steadily improving pressure. This should ensure that Camper has a good chance of holding off the advances of Groupama - 50 miles behind them ...

Volvo ocean racers close in on finish
Radio New Zealand
The New Zealand boat Camper is running out of time to grab the lead on the 6th leg of the Volvo Ocean race from Brazil to Miami. Camper remains 14 nautical miles behind leaders Puma in second

Camper's radical route sees them stay second
3News NZ
As leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race entered its third week, the three frontrunners had to take decisions on the best course of action. Camper took the most radical and risky route conceding their second place position to Telefonica.

3News NZ

Nico's Blog: Expect a close finish to leg 6
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand looks to make the most of sea breezes near the islands as the enter the crucial final miles of Lweg Six of the Volvo Ocean Race. It's now Day Fourteen of Leg Six and as I predicted in my last blog this is turning ...


Volvo Ocean Race - Casey Smith to reunite with Puma team
Sail World
'To any young people out there up and coming in the sailing world, look after your back. You don't appreciate being young and bullet proof until you go to move a sailand bang, oh no...' Smith said. by Tracey Johnstone ' PUMA Ocean Racing powered by ...

Sail World

Looking Up at the Supermoon From Texas (and Beyond)
StateImpact Texas
The Supermoon, as seen from onboard Groupama Sailing Team during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 on May 5, 2012 from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, North America. A perigee moon, or SuperMoon, rises behind wind turbines on May 5, 2012 near Palm ...

Abu Dhabi Takes To Irish Air Waves
Abu Dhabi City Guide
“Irish interest in Abu Dhabi is building with the emirate's planned July promotion in Galway to mark the end of the Volvo Ocean Race and with the recent news that Etihad has bought a shareholding in our national carrier Aer Lingus.

Body of captain in yacht race accident identified - latimes.com: "The body found near the Coronado Islands has been identified as the boat captain of the 37-foot sailboat that sank during the Newport Beach to Ensenada regatta. . . . "

Plantation sailor qualifies for Summer Olympics
Chicago Tribune
Anna Tunnicliffe, who has seemingly conquered every challenge in sailing, has devised a new one for herself: winning a second Olympic gold medal in a boat class. Tunnicliffe and her crew of two won the US Olympic Sailing Trials in match racing on ...

Anna Tunnicliffe and Crew Grab Final Spot on the Women's 2012 Olympic Sailing Team
Yahoo! Sports
Contributor Network – 4 hours ago Anna Tunnicliffe is already an Olympic gold medalist, a world champion and a national collegiate champion. She's twice been named World Sailor of the Year, and she's been named the US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the ...

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky and US Sailing Introduce the Maritime ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky and US Sailing introduce the inaugural Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award. The two brands have partnered to express appreciation to the men and women in sailing communities across the country for their ...

Delighted Keerati heading for London
Bangkok Post
BOLTENHAGEN, GERMANY : Thai sailor Keerati Bualong has qualified for the London 2012 Olympics after earning himself a spot in the Gold Fleet at the Audi World Laser Standard Seniors Championship, the final 2012 Olympic Sailing competition qualifying ...

Weymouth Olympian Nick Dempsey's response to changes
Dorset Echo
Dempsey told of his shock this weekend at the 'unexpected decision' by international Sailingbosses to cut windsurfing from the 2016 Olympic line up. The home Games was always expected to be Dempsey's last hurrah in a sport he has dominated in Great ...

Dedication held at renovated Walter C. Wood '17 Sailing Pavilion
MIT News
In conjunction with the 75th anniversary of sailing at MIT, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) dedicated a new floating dock and a fleet of Firefly sailboats at the Walter C. Wood '17 Sailing Pavilion on Saturday, ...

Setting sail for thrills
Boston Globe
Q. How long have you been sailing competitively? 'When you're cocooned in a high-pressure job like mine, it's very liberating to be out at sea by yourself for three days.' A. I took it up seriously six years ago, when a group of us bought Shout, ...

Yachting: Kiteboarding aims to be the best
New Zealand Herald
The kites are in for Rio, courtesy of a 19-17 vote by the International Sailing Federation's (ISAF) council last weekend. Abercrombie is keen to have the discipline on the Sail Auckland regattaprogramme early next year. Waiting with fingers crossed ...

Olympic 'boat of memories' sets sail
Ms Jones explained that the name was chosen by public vote and the honour of cracking the Champagne bottle in the naming ceremony was given to Emily Covell, the 13-year-old daughter of boat-builder and Olympic silver medallist sailor Mark Covell.

Kieler Woche : From Kiel to the Olympics
BYM News (press release)
With the Olympic race areas of 1936 and 1972, Kieler Woche will be the perfect setting for a last fine-tuning under racing conditions for the German national team, after which they can fully concentrate on the Olympic sailing competitions off Weymouth.

Sport guide: Sailing
Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)
By Eurosport | London Spy – 7 hours ago Ainslie celebrates Finn gold in BeijingLike rowing, sailing was cancelled at the 1896 Games because of bad weather. It was also dropped from the 1904 Games but resumed in 1908 and has been included in the ...

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Slingsby nears fifth sailing world title
The Age
In sailing terms that is like golfer Jason Day taking a 10-shot lead into the final round of the Masters. "Points wise it's looking good so far," Slingsby said. Only a string of dire results during the remaining six races will prevent Slingsby winning ...

The Age

Sailing: Espey strikes gold for Olympic ticket
Irish Independent
After four days of racing at the Laser World Championships in Germany, Irish sailor James Espey from Ballyholme YC in Belfast Lough achieved Olympic qualification when he made the gold fleet. In abating winds two races were sailed and Australia's Tom ...

Irish sailors in contention at World Championships in Hyeres
Irish sailors Peter O'Leary and David Burrows have maintained a strong position in the Star fleet at the World Championships in Hyeres. The Olympic campaigners finished seventh in Tueday's event and remain in contention in third place overall, ...

Kitesurfing set for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio
The Daily Telegraph
AUSTRALIAN Olympic and sailing officials were caught by surprise today when kitesurfing was approved as a new event for the 2016 Rio Olympics, with hugely popular windsurfing dumped. Windsurfing was brought on to the Olympic program as one of 10 ...

London 2012 Olympics: Locog rejects claims 'fair play' policy on home ...
In certain sports such as slalom canoeing, mountain biking and sailing, familiarity with the course could offer Team GB athletes a huge home advantage but the London Olympic Organising Committee (Locog) is insistent that training access must be fair ...


Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta preview
Sail World
Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta starts next week in The Hague, the Netherlands, with the 'Vuurschepenrace.' About 400 yachts will commence in the three separate events of the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta. Celebrated Dutch sailors Roy Heiner,...
Sail World

Sailing Seaway Clayton: Festival, Antique Boat Museum Join Forces
By Michael Folsom
Clayton, NY (May 8, 2012) – Officials from the Sailing Seaway Clayton festival presented by Casinkette's Lofink Ford and the world-famous Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York announced today that they have joined forces in making ...
Sailing Seaway Clayton

Roses sailing: York win | York Vision
By York Vision
Sailing at Roses uses the team racing format made up of 3 boats and 6 sailors per team with the aim of securing a the lowest points total in each race. 1 point is awarded for first, 2 points for second etc. Representing the white rose in 2012 ...
York Vision

The Penalty For Laziness on a Voyaging Sailboat
By John
We left Cape Lookout Harbor on a lovely morning motor sailing into a light wind out to the buoy off Cape Lookout Shoals where we squared off on a broad reach on a course for Cape Hatteras. At first we reached along having a lovely sail, but ...
Attainable Adventure Cruising,...

Incredible Job Opportunity: Homeschool Teacher Needed for a ...
By Teacher Education Office
Sailing: Mediterranean, part of South America, Caribbean and North America. For the right person, this could be a great adventure, a chance to see the world – and get paid while enjoying the experience. If you have just graduated or would ...
Teacher Education Office

By val
Final report from Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta (island time ...
By eli
There was a slight mess up on the head sail trim and we stalled into the wind. By the time we got back on track we were late for the start and the fleet had sailed on in front. With better winds, Genesis which had won this regatta in the ...
Adventure Antigua

Kiteboarding decision criticised but Sir Richard Branson backs it ...
By Duncan Mackay
By Duncan Mackay Kiteboarding World_Cup_event May 7 - The controversial decision by International Sailing Federation (ISAF) to replace windsurfing with kiteboarding at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has drawn criticism from several ...
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Sailing the Pacific Ocean in your brand new yacht - ABC ...
By Spencer Howson
Just what would it be like to sail the Pacific for the first time? In a yacht that you'd just bought overseas? Syd Watson is about to find out - he's with 612 reporter Peter Gooch on Russell I -Sailing the Pacific Ocean in your brand new yacht.
ABC Queensland

Olympic Sailing Classes - Yachting and Boating World Forums
I don't find the current selection of classes for the Olympics very inspiring. The only one which I think should be there is the 49er. Also there is no catamaran.

New Zealand's Olympic sailors face world championships
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.

Sailing Wins Team Race Conference Championship - BCEAGLES ...
May 2, 2012. Cambridge, MA - For the second time this spring, the Boston College Sailing Team has won a Conference Championship. The Eagles, coming off ...

ISAF Reveals Changes for 2016 Olympic Sailing | Sail Magazine
Preparations for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition in Rio are already well underway. After ...

Sail-World.com : Antigua Sailing Week day 4 - Spirit of Isis and ...
On day four of the 2012 Antigua Sailing Week, a collision occurred during the morning between Ondeck's Farr 65, Spirit of Isis and the Oyster 82, Starry Night of ...

Tunnicliffe Advances to U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Finals - Old ...
Former ODU All-American and 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Anna Tunnicliffe and her team advanced to the finals of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Qualifying ...

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470Girls Well, big old day for Olympic. Sailing today. Kitesurfing has replaces windsurfing for Rio 2016. Really feeling... fb.me/1Efufz9ij about 15 hours ago via ...

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