12 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Speed Record Trophy (video)


Leg 6 was a challenge of skill and judgement, with Puma picking up a double victory as both leg winners and winners of the IWC Shaffhausen Speed Record Challenge Trophy.


Team Sanya have set sail from Savannah following extensive repair work, and are en route to Miami.

Miami stopover info: volvooceanracemiami.org

Miami a welcome stop for Abu Dhabi at Volvo Ocean Race
MiamiHerald.com
But all Simon Fisher could do Thursday was flash a giant grin after surviving another grueling leg in the Volvo Ocean Race. Maybe it was because he had a steak-and-potato breakfast, with plenty of fresh fruit, as the sun was rising at the Volvo race ...

DHL provides logistics support for Volvo Ocean Race
South Florida Business Journal
Plantation-based DHL has partnered with the Volvo Ocean Race to provide logistics support for its race participants and organizers. The nine-month long, 72000-kilometer Volvo Ocean Raceincludes sailing teams of 11 crew members that travel around the ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Team Sanya sets sail for Miami
BYM News (press release)
Today, Friday 11th May, Team Sanya will set sail from Savannah, Georgia, USA and sail the 400 miles down the coast to Miami to re-join the Volvo Ocean Race fleet and prepare for the PORTMIAMI InPort race which will take place on Saturday 19th May.

Travelers Heading to Miami for Volvo Ocean Race Miami Book Accommodations ...
PR Web (press release)
The Volvo Ocean Race: Beyond Water, widely known as the “Everest of Sailing” is an extreme global sailing race kicked off in Spain in November, 2011 with six teams estimated to arrive in downtown Miami in 90 days. Visitors staying in Miami for the ...

Volvo Ocean Race : PUMA Wow. The only word that comes to mind.
BYM News (press release)
I think he and I are working better together each leg, and it shows with confident placement on the race track, and certainly there's faith in the team and the boat to win a type of race that is such a grind. I can only equate what I am trying to say ...

Read roars home to pressure Ocean Race leaders
euronews
America's Ken Read has won his second Volvo Ocean race leg in a row to leave the leaders in his wake and throw the overall result wide open. A runner up in yachting's blue ribbon trophy in 2009, the 50 year-old skipper mastered the treacherous southern ...

euronews

Ocean Race hots up
Irish Times
SAILING: A FOURTH place for overall leader Iker Martinez on Telefonica in the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race into Miami on Wednesday marked a potential game-change in the 39000-mile contest. The Spaniard's lead has shrunk to just 11 points with ...

Irish Times

Port body to pitch for Galway to host major sailing events
Galway News
By Dara Bradley Galway Harbour Board has used the worldwide exposure of theVolvo Ocean Race finale in the city this summer to 'pitch' for more prestigious sailing events Tall Ships race, the Velux 5 Oceans, and the America's Cup.

Galway News

PUMA win leg six to move back in contention
7M SPORTS
Puma Ocean Racing team won leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday (9th May). American skipper Ken Read and his Puma Ocean Racing team won their second straight leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday (9th May). Puma won Leg 6 when they arrived in ...

7M SPORTS

Olympics-Delegates misunderstood kiteboard vote-Israeli official
Reuters
* Language problems caused confusion for some voters * Sailboards could become an unwanted item By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, May 11 (Reuters) - The International SailingFederation's (ISAF) decision to drop windsurfing from the Olympics in favour of ...

Sailing Summary: Kettenhoffen Wins Ahmanson on a Dare
Newport Beach Independent Newspaper
This week a couple sailors with local connections are in the final stages of trying to qualify for the London Olympics this summer. Unlike some Olympic sports, there is only one qualifier for each country in Olympic sailing, and winning the sole spot ...

Round-the-world racers, hunkered down in Miami, hope to rev up interest in sailing
MiamiHerald.com
Recreational sailing is a sinking ship in the United States, but events like this month's Volvo Ocean Race could help turn things around. BY ADAM H. BEASLEY When the 'round-the-world regatta known as the Volvo Ocean Race stopped over in the United Arab ...

Sailing: Windsurfers down, maybe not out
New Zealand Herald
By David Leggat The Spanish Sailing Federation (REFV) yesterday admitted its delegate voted incorrectly for kiteboarding at the expense of windsurfing at the International Sailing Federation meeting in Italy last weekend due to confusion at the process ...

How a Lifelong Passion for Sailing was Rekindled Thursday Afternoon
Patch.com
Sally Donlin Bob Slocum first sailed Lake Minnetonka as a young boy back in the 1940s. On what he says was a “whim,” Slocum's mother enrolled him and his brother in sailing lessons one summer—sparking a passion that would last a lifetime and ...

GB sailors to benefit from military technology
Daily Echo
Britain's Olympic sailors and mountain bikers at London 2012 will have clothing and equipment covered with a liquid-repellent coating initially developed to protect soldiers from chemical weapons. The invisible "nano-coating" is fully breathable and ...

London 2012 - Home water advantage played down
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The man charged with guiding Great Britain's crack sailing fleet at the London 2012 Olympics has played down the benefits of home water advantage. Stephen Park, the RYA's sailing manager, knows much is expected after their six medals, including four ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Israel laments decision to drop windsurfing
Jerusalem Post
The International Sailing Federation's (ISAF) decision to drop windsurfing from the Olympics in favor of kiteboarding likely came about because some delegates didn't realize what they were voting for, Israel's sailing chief said on Friday.

Bithell: Olympic experience will rub off
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The 25-year-old has known for nearly four months that he and Luke Patience will be tasked with sailing the sole British 470 boat on the London 2012 waters in Weymouth – and they haven't wasted any time preparing. Bithell and Patience travelled to Miami ...

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Going for gold
Dorset Echo
GREAT Britain's sailing team head to London 2012 with better medal prospects than ever before, according to team leader Stephen Park. Britain are the most successful nation inOlympic sailing history, having accrued more gold medals than any other ...

Sailing: Hannah Mills on a mission to become a golden girl of Olympics
WalesOnline
by Gareth Griffiths, Western Mail SHE has quickly become the silver lining of the British sailing team. Now Welsh ace Hannah Mills is looking to become its Olympic golden girl this summer. Mills and partner Saskia Clark have forged a formidable ...

Sailing away: The Rochester Community Boating Foundation aims to get as many ...
Fairport-E.Rochester Post
Irondequoit High School senior Sarah Bangs, seen here in boat 7, has been sailing for two and a half years. "It (sailing) is really athletic and intellectual — the best of both worlds," she said. "Plus, who wouldn't want to be on the water, ...

LONDON 2012: British sailing chief plays down the benefits of home water advantage
More Than The Games
By Gerard Meagher and Nathan Brown, Sportsbeat THE man charged with guiding Great Britain's crack sailing fleet at the London 2012 Olympics has played down the benefits of home water advantage. Stephen Park, the RYA's sailing manager, knows much is ...

More Than The Games

Bainbridge sailing team wins Northwest District title
Bainbridge Island Review
Sailors from the Bainbridge Island Sailing Team claimed first place at the Northwest District of the Interscholastic Sailing Association (Northwest District) team racing championship. The competition was held April 28-29 at Western Washington ...

Four seasons: Racing leadership shifts for Sailing Buckeyes
Canton Repository
By Gary Brown The reins of Sailing Buckeye Yacht Club racing have been turned over to another generation. Young Bernie Marucci has taken over the guidance of Sailing Buckeyes racing on Atwood Lake from longtime race chairman Joe Sirgo.

Old Cove Yacht Club Announces Youth Sailing Scholarships
Patch.com
By Erin Schultz The Old Cove Youth Sailing Foundation has announced that they will be awarding three all-expense-paid scholarships to the junior sailing program at the Old Cove Yacht Club in New Suffolk. No previous sailing experience is required.

Slingsby eyes gold
The Age
1 Laser sailor Tom Slingsby says he can win an Olympic gold medal after securing his fifth world championship in north Germany. The 27-year-old confirmed his status as sailing royalty by wrapping up a fifth world crown in six years off Boltenhagen.

Volvo Ocean Race pit stop in Miami
The Triton
All the deck hardware, such as the winches, will be taken apart and serviced along with the hydraulic systems for both the sailing systems and the operations for the canting keels. The hydraulic rams for the canting keels will have a thorough ...

Eyewitness News Report: Setting Sail
WDIO-TV
But here's the story of one woman who..with her husband, two kids and a love for sailing... are choosing a different path. They're setting sail. The squawking of seagulls, the scent of the shoreline, the attraction of the lake.

ISAF decisions on Rio 2016 - Kiteboarding, NACRA 17 and Mackay FX
Sail World
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) confirmed the final event and equipment selections for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition at their mid-year meeting in Italy this past weekend. Kiteboarding will replace windsurfing for the men's and...

Sail World

Sailing: Bronze for Maloney
New Zealand Herald
Andy Maloney's bronze medal finish at the laser world championships in Germany was the major result registered by the New Zealand sailing team overnight. This podium finish is a personal best for Maloney and comes just two weeks after a silver ...

South West Olympic medallist to carry flame
This is Cornwall
Sailing hero Ben Ainslie will be the first person to carry the iconic London 2012 Olympic flame on British soil. The three-time Olympic gold medal winner and Westcountry sportsman will seize the historic torch at Land's End on Saturday, May 19, ...

Miami Enjoys Tourism Boost From Global Volvo Ocean Race, Only North American Stop
World Property Channel
(Miami, FL) - This week Miami welcomed the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, a globalsailing event, with much fanfare. And as it turns out, Miami has a lot to be thankful for being the only North America stop-over on their global trek. Money.

World Property Channel

London Games : Helena Lucas added to GB Paralympic Sailing Team
BYM News (press release)
Helena Lucas has been handed the chance to compete for her Olympic gold medal dream after the sailor was picked as one of the six members of the British Paralympic sailing team for the London Games. Charles Russell LLP sponsored Lucas will be racing ...

Registration opens for sailing conference
Trade Only Today
Sail America announced that registration is open for the 2012 Sailing Industry Conference, which will be held June 25-27 at the Newport Harbor Hotel in Rhode Island. “Our 2012 Sailing Industry Conference has a fantastic lineup of speakers, ...

The fast and the failures
The Economist (blog)
Held once every four years, the Volvo Ocean race, the biggest round-the-world event in the sailing calendar, is renowned as one of sport's toughest slogs. Over eight months, competitors face a 39000-mile battle against the elements, braving rough water ...

The Economist (blog)

UK's only carbon-neutral chocolate arrives by sailing ship
The Guardian (blog)
Or organic chocolate grown by a co-operative of Grenadian peasant farmers on a solar-powered farm and transported to Europe from the Caribbean in a sailing ship with no engines? The olive oil sells for £8.50 for a 500ml bottle, but the first 24000 bars ...

Go back in time on an Iceland sailing tour with a difference ...
By jbaker
An Iceland sailing tour with a difference is now being offered by North Sailing, where by adventure seekers will get to set sail on a Schooner sailing boat to the northeast part of Iceland and spend two days away from modern times.
IceNews - Daily News

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Kestrels, Wanderers and Comets at Sutton Bingham Sailing Club ...
Sutton Bingham were pleased to welcome visitors from across the South West and beyond for a weekend of racing on the reservoir just to the south of Yeovil, Somerset with Kestrels sailing alongside Wanderers, sharing a start. With a gentle ...
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Team Sanya repaired and Miami-bound | The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
The sailing team arrived back into town after their break with tales of fitness challenges achieved during their time off and it was clear they were all race fit and ready for action. Mike Sanderson, CEO and Team Skipper, commented: “For sure it ...
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11 Amazing Under-the-Radar Sports Dynasties - Mental Floss
By Jason Plautz
In terms of length, you'd be hard pressed to find a better winning streak than the U.S.'s 132-year domination of the America's Cup sailing race. After winning the inaugural race in 1851 (the winning boat was named “America” and the trophy ...
mental_floss

Weekly Update – Week 19 | Y.CO
By Daniel O Neill
Built by the Dutch shipyard to Lloyds class in 2004, the beautiful luxury sailing yacht Athena is the culmination of four years of spirited teamwork, combining the unique talents of Pieter Beeldsnijder for exterior and interior design with the ...

We Are Living In the 'Sail Age' | Advance Finance Blog
By admin
Perhaps the most romantic are masted sailing yachts, which offer the charms of a relaxed, intimate atmosphere and the ability to moor in small harbors or drop anchor in secluded coves. Want to sail away from the crowds… Budding sea dogs ...
Advance Finance Blog

All calm - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | Groupama sailing team
French offshore legend Franck Cammas and his long-term sponsor Groupama will compete in the next two editions of the Race in a boat designed by two-time ...
www.volvooceanrace.com/.../quote_2_1030_Groupama-sailin...

Kiteboarding at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing ... - Nautical Channel
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Council has confirmed that Kiteboarding will replace Windsurfing for the men's and women's board events for the Rio ...
nauticalchannel.net/.../kiteboarding-at-the-rio-2016-olympic-s...

U.S. sails away from French Olympic Sailing Week with four medals ...
Team USA wrapped up French Olympic Sailing Week with four World Cup medals on Friday, continuing its success en route to the London 2012 Olympic and ...
www.nbcolympics.com/.../u-s-sails-away-from-french-olympi...

Regatta Sailing with Alpina : Alpina Watches
Sailing with Niceforyou, have a look at some nice pictures of a practice afternoon on the water. Alpina was the official watch sponsor of Extreme Sailing Series ...
blog.alpina-watches.ch/2012/05/regatta-sailing-with-alpina/

Archived Newsletters - Scuttlebutt: Sailing news with a North ...
providing a digest of major sailing news, commentary, opinions, features and ... Stresa, IT (May 5, 2012) - The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has ...
www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/archived_Detail.asp?key=4940

Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama Sailing Team lose ...
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 are on the fourteenth day of racing in leg six, from Itajad, Brazil to Miami. Leading the fleet for the past ten days, the ...
www.sail-world.com/UK/Volvo-Ocean-Race.../96900

Issues with college sailing in the US - Sailing Anarchy Forums
I want to hear the community's issues with College Sailing in the US. I'm from the North East and raced in MAISA with some great programs, th...
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