08 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race news and videos - Miami's ready!


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Puma's lead in Volvo Ocean Race threatened by wind
The Seattle Times
After months of high winds and huge waves, Puma skipper Ken Read and his crew are facing flat, calm Atlantic conditions on Sunday that could ruin a triumphant return home to the United States next week in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Volvo Ocean Race : Battle for Line Honours in Miami heats up
BYM News (press release)
The breeze is dropping, the fleet has split and the lead that PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA)'s have in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race is seriously under threat; all within a fraction over 400 nautical miles of the leg finish in Miami.

Volvo Ocean Race Village Opens In Miami
CBS Local
The Village features entertainment, interactive pavilions, food, sailing opportunities and live events through May 20th. The village also has an extreme sailing ride-simulator, a 3D-cinema featuring the history of the 39-year-old Volvo Ocean Raceand a ...

CBS Local

PUMA leading sixth leg of Volvo race
All the free activities are aimed at raising interest of South Floridians and tourists in the sport ofsailing. “Sailing doesn't have a huge following in Miami, but it does around the world,” said Don Poole, president of Volvo Ocean Race Miami Inc.

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: Telefonica overtake Camper to take second as Leg 6...
Maybe that's because it's warm and we're sailing a Volvo 70 without shirts or shoes, but I think it's because we're confident and comfortable, happy and loose.” The supermoon, where the moon passes closer to Earth than usual creating the biggest and ...


Race to Miami 'closer than ever' in Volvo Ocean Race
The National
Nerves were jangling louder than ever among the Volvo Ocean Race crews as Groupama hauled back Telefonica to take over third place in a move that threatened to throw on Leg 6 wide open. At the front, Puma's long-held lead on the leg from Brazil to ...

The National

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Volvo Ocean Race : “14 consecutive days out here is the most my attention span can take!” – Jono Swain There's very little we have in common with the average working member of society. We have no desk, we have no morning commute, there are no sick days ...

Volvo Ocean Race set for climactic finish to Leg 6 as Downtown Miami Race ...
BYM News (press release)
However, with just two days of sailing until the finish into Miami and picturesque Biscayne Bay, all bets were off as to who will emerge victorious according to the skippers themselves. After more than 4000 miles sailed since departing Brazil and with ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama fights back ; Sets up nerve jangling final
BYM News (press release)
At 1300 UTC on Monday, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG were eight miles ahead of CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand with around 250 nm to go to the final waypoint at the island of Eleuthera. A second successive leg win for Ken Read's in-form PUMA ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Action stations on Groupama 4
BYM News (press release)
As a result the Hispanics are treading on hot coals right now as a 4th or even 5th place would really put pressure on their chances for an outright win in the Volvo Ocean Race! For the three pretenders for a top spot in the overall standing in Miami, ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Lottery doesn't play Telefonica's way
BYM News (press release)
Iker Martínez, the “Telefónica” skipper had forewarned yesterday that “the high pressure can change your plans at any given moment” and that is exactly what has happened on this fifteenth day of racing on the leg between Itajaí (Brazil) and Miami (USA) ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama overtakes overall race leader
Sail World
According to Volvo Ocean Race reports, Camper's media crew member Hamish Hooper said that over the last 24 hours the pressure to catch Puma and fend off Telefónica had been relentless, with Chris Nicholson's crew on high alert to capitalise on even the ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma prepare for final high pressure hurdle
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 15 of Leg 6. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: There's very little we have in common with the average working member of society. We have no desk, we have no morning commute, ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : CAMPER puts pressure on PUMA as Groupama close down Telefónica
BYM News (press release)
At 0400 UTC, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG had an 18 nautical mile (nm) lead over second placed CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand and a 46 nm advantage on Team Telefónica in third. While the top three boats struggled to break into double figure ...

Volvo Ocean Race festivities kick off
7Online WSVN-TV
The Volvo Ocean Race is making a stop at Bicentennial Park in Miami. Six 70-foot sailing yachts are expected to arrive next week, that set sail from Spain nearly nine months ago. The event opened to the public on Sunday for a free two-week festival.

7Online WSVN-TV

Volvo Ocean Race: Conditions calling the shots
Meanwhile, fourth and fifth placed Groupama and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing - 121.6nm and 163.6nm off the lead respectively - were lining up to split from the leading three and pass west of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Groupama watch captain, Damian Foxall ...


Kiteboarding takes wind out of surfers' sails
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced the decision to include men's and women's kiteboarding at the expense of windsurfing over the weekend, describing it as a "fantastic addition" for the 2016 Games. "Obviously we've got quite a few ...

Final Members of US Olympic Team Selected
US SAILING (press release)
Tunnicliffe defeated Barkow in the “first-to-six-wins” final match-up, which was held in Weymouth and Portland, site of the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta. With the win, Tunnicliffe, Vandemoer and Capozzi were selected for the 2012 US Olympic Team ...

The boat that Hendrix's guitar built
Editor's note: MainSail is CNN's monthly sailing show, exploring the sport of sailing, luxury travel and the latest in design and technology. London, England (CNN) -- A piece of rock legend Jimi Hendrix's guitar, teak from China, a salad server and a ...

Kiteboarding will replace windsurfing as an Olympic sport in 2016
Yahoo! Sports (blog)
The sport is a hybrid between sailing and surfing." There are three disciplines — match racing (one against one), fleet racing (mass start) and windsurfing — and 10 classes of boat. Competitors contest 10 races (15 for the 49er) with points awarded ...

Yahoo! Sports (blog)

Keep windsurfing four more years, says Tobin
The 35-year-old is New Zealand's sole windsurfer for the London Olympics, potentially the last for the class at that level with kiteboarding on Sunday getting the nod for 2016 from international sailing's governing body (ISAF).


Windsong Sailing Academy Celebrates 25 Years
Windsong Sailing Academy, with facilities at Lake Lanier and Tucker, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year—a proud accomplishment for a land-locked sailing school. A successful computer engineer, Captain Dave Crumbley, President and CEO, ...

Summer Games 2012 Digest
Washington Post
AP Photos Tuesday, May 8 OLY--SAI-SEALS AND SAILORS COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — This was not a typical day on the water for the US Olympic sailing team. Instead of their coaches shouting out instructions, members of the Navy SEALs were barking the ...

James Espey from Ballyholme Yacht Club in Belfast Lough has qualified for the ...
Espey is the fourth Irish sailing campaign to qualify for Ireland. The other three teams Annalise Murphy (Laser Radial), Peter O'Leary & David Burrows (Star) and Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern (49er) qualified at the World Championships in Perth, ...

Northern Ireland Laser Sailor Books Olympic Berth
#OLYMPIC SAILING – Belfast Lough is sending a second boat to the Olympic regatta in July following James Espey's Olympic qualification result in Germany today. After four days of racing at the Laser World Championships in Germany, Espey from Ballyholem ...

Kiteboarding to Replace Windsurfing in Rio 2016
A recent decision issued by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced that kiteboarding will replace windsurfing (known as RS:X) in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The decision to eliminate windsurfing as an Olympic event—just ...

Smooth sailing for Bike Tour riders until late afternoon Staten Island ferries
Gothamist reports that the kinks of last year that included massive bike traffic jams were worked out to provide smooth sailing for the 40-mile tour. Weatherman Al Roker seemed pleased when he tweeted around 11:30 am, "Just finished the BIKE TOUR NYC ...


Olympic Boat and Jimi Hendrix Guitar? What Sailing and Hard Rock Have in ...
Christian Post
By Brittney R. Villalva , Christian Post Reporter A boat made from one of Jimi Hendrix's guitars was set to sail the seven seas Monday, on its maiden voyage. A guitar however, is not the only item that was used to make this one, very unique boat.

Burlington Community Sailing Center back from lake flood
Community Sailing Center director Kate Neubauer looks over boats Friday at the center on Burlington's waterfront. The center has recovered from lake flooding in 2011. / MATT SUTKOSKI, Free Press Here's what the Community Sailing Center in Burlington ...

Sailing races near San Francisco suspended until May 25 after fatal shipwreck
San Francisco is famous for its fogbanks, its huge bay which fills with hundreds of white sailsand boats on breezy weekend days, and its turbulent tide which washes in and out of the Golden Gate daily. The bay is famed for sailing and is the site of ...

The Boat That Hendrix's Guitar Help Build
Each item of this unusual collection of materials has its own unique history and now they have been put together to create a new sailing boat. The 30-foot yacht launched Monday in Emsworth, Hampshire on England's southern coast and is made up of ...

Two kickoff events tout start of sailing season
PORTSMOUTH — The Piscataqua Sailing Association and Kittery Point Yacht Club have two events scheduled to kick off the sailboat racing season. On Tuesday, May 8, from 6 to 9 pm, KPYC on Route 1B in New Castle is hosting a racing trim, ...

London 2012 Olympics: Rio Games to drop windsurfing in favour of kiteboarding ...
Nick Dempsey's bid for gold at the Olympics in August has become make or break after it was announced windsurfing would be scrapped as an Olympic sport in favour of kiteboarding for Rio 2016. By Kate Laven The International SailingFederation, ...


Olympic decision has silver lining for sailors
It's not all bad news for New Zealand's Olympic class sailing programme, for the four years post-London. While the axing of windsurfing from the Olympic schedule will take some getting over, given New Zealand's rich success in the class since it ...

Kiteboarding to replace windsurfing at 2016 Rio Olympics
BBC Sport
Kiteboarding will make its Olympic debut at the 2016 Games in Rio after the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) dropped windsurfing. The decision has been met with surprise and frustration within windsurfing and an online petition has been set up ...

BBC Sport

Olympic yacht built with 1200 pieces of legendary wood and craftsmen skill
"She's a cross between a high performance dingy and a high performance sailing boat." A retired cabinet maker Ernest Monnery, 75, of White Dirt Lane, Clanfield, volunteered to help build the boat – including donating his scale ruler.

Olympic boat made up of Mary Rose and Jimi Hendrix guitar to be launched
The Sun
It will then begin its maiden voyage visiting locations along the south coast arriving at the Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth, Dorset, in time for the games in August. A boat crafted from 1200 pieces of wood , including fragments from the Mary Rose...

The Sun

Sailing on a dream
Hong Kong Standard
We first learned about the program in 2009 while we were out sailing. It was like any other Saturday - except that this time around, we saw her. The Pangea was beautiful and different from all the other yachts in Repulse Bay. She was undeniably special ...

Hong Kong Standard

Olympic boat takes to the water in Emsworth
BBC News
The 30ft yacht, named Collective Spirit, will sail along the south coast of England from July in the run-up to the Olympics. The boat will arrive at the sailing venue in Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, in time for the Games in August.

BBC News

Tall ships set to sail up the Hudson on May 23
New York Daily News
Legions are expected to line both sides of the Hudson to witness the Parade ofSail, which starts a little after 8 am “I must say, it'll be quite a sight ... right up there with the space shuttle,” said Gary Jobson, president of US Sailing.

New York Daily News

Video: A tricky day of sailing | Emirates Team New Zealand
By tpryor
Volvo Ocean Race Blog. Video: A tricky day of sailing. Latest on board video from CAMPER as the light conditions make for some very tricky sailing conditions. May 8 2012. 0; Video: A tricky day ofsailing Latest on board video from CAMPER ...
Emirates Team New Zealand
UK: Royal Navy's HMS Ocean Takes Part in Major Olympic Security ...
By Naval Today
The Royal Navy's largest ship, HMS Ocean, sailed up the River Thames today to take part in a major military and civilian exercise to ensure the London 2012 Olympic Games are as safe and secure as possible. Royal Marines snipers from 539 ...
Naval Today

49er FX and Kiteboarding at CORK 2012 » CORK
By eventassistant
More information is available at http://www.sailing.org/38281.php. In response to these decisions, CORK is inviting the 49er FX and Kiteboarders to CORK 2012. The 49er FX will join the 49er at CORK OCR, August 18-22. Registration and the ...

2012 Women's Sailing Conference Coming to Marblehead ...
By Tom Richardson
“Sailing teaches leadership and teamwork, adds skills that can bring a lifetime of enjoyment and creates memorable experiences,” said BoatUS Manager of Sponsorships Claire Wyngaard. “Attending this event will increase your confidence ...

Volvo Ocean Race Downtown Miami Race Village 5/6-20/12 | Soul ...
By soulofmiami
The Volvo Ocean Race is an extreme global sailing race and is widely known as the 'Everest ofSailing.' The global sailing race kicked off from Alicante, Spain on November 5th, and will conclude in Galway, Ireland, in July 2012. The teams ...
Soul Of Miami

RYA statement on new Olympic Events and Equipment for 2016 ...
At its mid-year meetings in Stresa, Italy, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has confirmed the Event and Equipment selections which will feature at the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition in Rio de Janeiro. Following equipment trials ...
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Fast Tradewind Sailing | Photo
Fast tradewind sailing calls for shirtless trimming. Onboard PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Itajai...

Eyes of the Sailing World on Stresa for ISAF Mid-Year Meeting
Sailing, watersports and powerboat racing stories from around the world ... From 3-6 May 2012, the eyes of the sailing world will be on Stresa, Italy for the ISAF ...

New Sailing Game | XS Sailing
SAILING FUN - I have been playing the Americas Cup sailing app that we showed you a few weeks ago. Now there is a new sailing app from Hydroptere. The.

Olympic Sailing Tickets: Sailing in Summer Olympic Games
Sailing and yachting on, until 1996, was one of the few Olympic sports in the Games I Olympiad in Athens, Greece, 1896. Although it is the first Olympic program, ...

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1.2 The prescriptions of US Sailing to the following rules ... US Sailing web site atwww.ussailing.org. ... Race and Sailing Instructions are in conflict, the Sailing ...

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