24 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - Tense Times (video)


The Volvo Ocean Race fleet are reaching decision time in the Atlantic. With barely anything between the frontrunners and only a week until the leg finish, things are tense. For Team Sanya, who made their return this leg after missing the previous one, there's nothing like being thrown in at the deep end.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows current position of boats) 

Volvo Ocean Race - Telefónica close in on Groupama 4
Sail World
Whilst Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 team Groupama 4 is still leading in the seventh leg, from Miami to Lisbon, they are having to keep an eye on Telefonica, to leeward, Puma astern and Camper to windward… However, the main focus is on being the first to ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Atlantic dual for the lead between Telefonica & Groupama
BYM News (press release)
The North Atlantic is one of the world's most respected oceans by offshore sailors, with its tough conditions, in particular the cold, taking their toll, especially when there is only a couple of months left of the round the world race.

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama and Telefonica neck and neck as critical decisions ...
BYM News (press release)
After overhauling PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, Iker Martínez's Telefónica snuck up on Groupama, leaders of the 3590-nm leg to Lisbon since day one, and at 1300 UTC just 3.8 nm split the two. “We are doing pretty fast angles and speeds so right ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper slides to the back of the fleet
Sail World
Around 70 miles from the leaders, Team Sanya, in fifth, gained two miles on fourth-placed PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, winners of the previous two offshore legs. by Volvo Ocean Race ' Skipper Chris Nicholson and navigator Wil Oxley look a the ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Balancing act onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 3 of Leg 7. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'Officially making the switch from shoes to boots, short sleeve to long sleeve,' - Ryan Godfrey. This leg must be hard to interpret ...

Sail World

Camper crew suffer discomfort
SPORT24
Miami - Volvo Ocean Race challengers Camper were forced to abandon their position to the south of the fleet on Wednesday and take an expensive hit that could prove to a major blow to their overall victory hopes. Navigator Will Oxley made the call to ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper - The turtle and the hare + Video
Sail World
Golden Quote: 'Will Oxley is going bald, and I am going grey- that's the Volvo Ocean race for you.' Chris Nicholson by Hamish Hooper ' Camper hits rough weather in the Atlantic , during leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean.

Sail World

China's Best Kept Secret: Sanya
MarketWatch (press release)
No longer an ancient Chinese secret, Sanya has made its splash in the United States as the Chinese entry in the iconic Volvo Ocean Race. Heralded as the world's toughest sailing event, spanning eight months and passing through four oceans and five ...

Camper crew suffer southern discomfort
Bangkok Post
Volvo Ocean Race challengers Camper were forced to abandon their position to the south of the fleet on Wednesday and take an expensive hit that could prove to a major blow to their overall victory hopes. Volvo Ocean Race challengers Camper race on May ...

Tropical Storm Alberto catches chasing Volvo Ocean racers and leader Groupama ...
The Daily Telegraph
THE main Volvo Ocean Race fleet have set about hauling back French leaders Groupama after straying far too close to Tropical Storm Alberto, with predictably fierce consequences. Five of the six boats were surprised by a sudden shift in direction from ...

Camper take wrong turn - drop to last place
Stuff.co.nz
Overnight Camper split from the track of the five other Volvo Ocean Race yachts and headed south looking for better breeze. But little came of it and the Kiwis had now rejoined the main route being taken by the yachts on this trans-Atlantic Race to ...

A danger of being becalmed after the storm
Irish Times
After our rather lacklustre, back-of-the-pack start from Itajai one month ago on leg six, the latest stage of the Volvo Ocean Race was far more promising for us on Groupama 4 after we said goodbye to Miami on Sunday afternoon.

Yachting: Frustrating 24 hours for Camper
New Zealand Herald
It has been a frustrating 24 hours in the Volvo Ocean Race for Camper as the team fell prey to the unpredictable conditions of tropical storm Alberto. Photo / Hamish Hooper. It has been a frustrating 24 hours in the Volvo Ocean Race for Camper as the ...

Team NZ's Camper plays catch-up after storm
Stuff.co.nz
Camper was still lying fifth on the latest schedule report, having dropped from second yesterday in a dramatic period when tropical storm Alberto wreaked havoc on theVolvo Ocean Race fleet. Camper was caught in the eye of the erratically moving storm ...

Stuff.co.nz

Galway showcased in Miami as part of Volvo Ocean Race
Businessandleadership.com
Ahead of the finale of the Volvo Ocean Race, which will happen in Galway, a delegation from the county joined Tourism Ireland in Florida last week during the Miami stopover of the race. They met with some of the key travel trade and media contacts in ...

Businessandleadership.com

Mayor takes the plunge
Galway Independent
The celebratory leap into the water marks the beginning of seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Miami to Lisbon, drawing the Galway Grand Finale ever closer. After an hour of racing at Miami, Cllr Naughton gamely leapt from the boat into the water ...

Galway Independent

Camper slips to last place
Newstalk ZB
Team New Zealand's Camper is hoping a dramatic move will pay dividends on leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race. Camper has slipped to last, more than 80 nautical miles off the lead after splitting from the fleet, heading north in search of better breeze.

Miami stopover visit branded a massive success
Galway Independent
A Galway delegation's visit to Miami to coincide with the city's Volvo Ocean Race stopover has been branded a major success for local tourism. by Conor Harrington The delegation that visited Miami, Florida last week to promote Galway as a tourist ...

Galway Independent

Camper drops to rear of fleet
Radio New Zealand
Team New Zealand's boat Camper has dropped to the back of the fleet after taking an alternative route to avoid an area of light wind on the 7th leg of the Volvo Ocean race from Miami to Lisbon. The New Zealanders have headed further north and they are ...

Camper falls back in tough conditions
3News NZ
Team New Zealand have fallen from near the front to near the rear of the six-strong fleet after a frustrating 24 hours on leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race. Having been sitting second in the trans-Atlantic crossing from the southern United States to ...

3News NZ

Camper falls behind on leg seven
NZ City
Team New Zealand's Camper has once again fallen back in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on leg seven to Lisbon. Camper had got to within 20 nautical miles of the leaders but have dropped a further 10 miles back in fifth. Groupama has wrestled back the lead ...

Retracing Roots - Moscow 1980 Olympic Sailing Competition
International Sailing Federation
The Moscow 1980 Olympic Sailing Competition was held in Tallinn and was the smallest Olympic Sailing event since 1956 due to the American boycott of the Games which led to several other non-attendees. Nation numbers were down, and so with it came just ...

International Sailing Federation

US Sailing Statement on Kiteboarding vs. Windsurfing
US SAILING (press release)
PORTSMOUTH, RI (May 23, 2012) - 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.

ISAF Kiteboarding Format Trials - US Sailing Statement
Sail World
ISAF Kiteboarding Format Trials – US Sailing has provided the following Statement on Kiteboarding vs. Windsurfing in the 2016 Olympic Games; as prepared by Dean Brenner, US Sailing Board Member and Chairman, Olympic Sailing Committee: Every four years, ...

SAILING: Crimson Surprises in New England Champs Victory
Harvard Crimson
By Blake Sundel, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER While most of Harvard's athletes have packed their bags and headed home for the summer, the sailing team is just beginning the most exciting portion of its season. In the coming weeks, both the women's and co-ed ...

Blatter says FIFA is sailing into calmer waters
Chicago Tribune
She is a member of the International Olympic Committee, she is a businesswoman, she is a princess, she is very knowledgeable." Nsereka is also a member of Mark Pieth's Independent Governance Committee looking into FIFA reform which has criticised the ...

Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds set to be held in Dublin Bay
BYM News (press release)
Media accreditation for the 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship set to be held in Dublin Bay, Ireland from 12-21 July 2012 has opened. Finishing six days before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Four Star Pizza ISAF ...

No plain sailing for private equity
Financial Times
Numerous other yachtmakers have come in and out of trouble following private equity takeovers: Bain Capital's 2007 investment in Bavaria Yachtbau soured two years later; Dehler, a German sailing boat maker, was bailed out by the government after having ...

Financial Times

Summer Can Wait for Women's Sailing
WashingtonCollegeSports.com
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- With Washington College's 229th annual commencement in the books, the school has officially transitioned into summer mode - but don't tell that to the six female members of the sailingteam. Those half-dozen Shorewomen are busy ...

WashingtonCollegeSports.com

Al Marzouqui hopes for Another good show
gulfnews.com
By Jai Prasad V. Rai, Sports Reporter DUBAI: As the 22nd Al Gaffal Traditional 60ft Dhow Sailing Race is held on Saturday, 2010 winner Marwan Abdullah Al Marzouqui, owner of Zizzal, hopes to repeat his feat. "We are confident of doing well," said Al ...

gulfnews.com

Ceremony honors dead Newport-Ensenada sailors
OCRegister
Two concurrent investigations, by the US Coast Guard and US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, continue to look into what caused the crash of the 37-foot Aegean. "Our thoughts remain with the families of the four crewmembers of the ...

Shahar Zubari of Israel dominates RS:X Class on Day 1 of 2012 Delta Lloyd ...
bettor.com (blog)
Israeli sailors dominated the RS:X Class of the 2012 Delta Lloyd Regatta at Medemblik in Nederland as they cruised into the top podium finishes in the first day proceedings. Israel's Shahar Zubari was able to clinch the leading position in the ...

Tricky sailing conditions kick start Optimist season at Volvo Gill Optimist ...
BYM News (press release)
Over 300 young sailors battled it out this weekend at the annual Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Championships. In typical British summer style the sun didn't quite reach Grafham Water SailingClub, but instead sailors were faced with a tricky day with just ...

Al Gaffal dhow race attracts almost 100 entries
gulfnews.com
By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter Dubai: Some 99 dhows have confirmed their participation for the 22nd 'Al Gaffal' traditional 60-foot dhow sailing race from Sir Bu Nair island to Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) on Saturday.

Cutting Edge: Behind Sailing at Portland
Dorset Echo
A FREE event that aims to demystify the sport of Sailing will be taking place tomorrow on Portland. Cutting Edge: Behind Sailing will explore what it takes to win gold at Olympic level through an interactive, thought-provoking and demonstration-packed ...

U.S. sailor Anna Tunnicliffe will go for second gold medal in place of her birth
Bellingham Herald
Where once sailing was thought to be the bastion of people such as Dennis Conner, the pudgy skipper of America's Cup fame - or Alan Hale Jr., the pudgy skipper of "Gilligan's Island" fame - Tunnicliffe represents a new reality: sailors who are both ...

Historic Russian Sailing Ship Replica Prepared for Launch
MarineLink
It is noteworthy that we're reconstructing the sailing ship on the order of Voronezh regional administration, and she will become a symbol of Voronezh which is the cradle town of Russian fleet". The ship's construction goes on under supervision of the ...

Ocean Safety provides expertise and equipment for Weymouth 2012 Police Training
The Maritime Executive (press release)
Ocean Safety's Training Department has been selected to provide safety equipment for the training sessions that will equip the Dorset Police to carry out their on the water patrols during the Olympic Sailing in Weymouth Bay in July.

GSA Eagles Finish Third In State Sailing Championship
Fenceviewer
CASTINE — Racing mostly in light airs on Smith Cove over the weekend, the George Stevens Academy sailing team took third place in the Maine State High School Sailing Championshipregatta. Falmouth High School won the state title for the second ...

Sailiing: Cardiff youngsters on the crest of a wave
WalesOnline
The same venue will host the Olympic sailing competitions in just a few months' time. William Hall (11), Rhys Lewis (10), Mila Monaghan (11) and Hannah Roberts-Straw (11) boosted the number of Welsh sailors to a record 20 out of the total 85 selected.

Volvo Ocean Race: British skipper Ian Walker feared for Abu Dhabi's safety as ...
Telegraph.co.uk
With three legs to complete, the top four teams are separated by just 14 points - a significantly tight margin after more than six months' sailing around the world. The race, which began in Alicante back in October, will conclude in Galway, ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Western Australia Economy Boosted By Perth 2011 Sailing World Championships
International Sailing Federation
The Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships today announced that the event exceeded economic forecasts after independent reports showed it injected almost $39million into the Western AustraIia economy and generated nearly $15million of global media ...

International Sailing Federation

Community Events: Sailing Club; adult reading contest; Nature Camp for Kids
Sault This Week
By SAULT THIS WEEK COMPILATION SAIL AT ASC: Algoma Sailing Club opens this year's racing season with the Spring River Race Series on Wednesday, May 23. “As a community-based and volunteer-run organization we continue to welcome both sailors who may be ...

Middle Harbour Yacht Club - Junior sailing mums set sail
Sail World
The Junior Sailing program at Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) is going through a rapid growth spurt and now the Mum's are getting in on the action too. A local group of Mum's with children who are currently part of the MHYC junior sailing program or ...

Sail World

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Sailing preparations at the Delta Lloyd Regatta
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Together with Jeroen Hameter and Wietse Pijlman we take a look at the preparations sailors have to take at the 2012 Delta Lloyd Regatta. Photo: Sander van der Borch.
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Robotic Sailboat Attempts World Record | Cruising Compass • The ...
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The ASV Roboat, a robotic sailing boat is once again setting sail. From July 9-17, the fully autonomous, unmanned sailing boat will be used within the framework of a long-term mission for the first time, and is set to break the current robotic ...
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British Olympians All Set For Cowes Week : Isle of Wight News
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This in from Cowes Week. Features on the Olympic sailors to follow. Ed. The sailors: The 2012 edition of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, received a boost for the event's 'Best of British' theme yesterday (Tuesday 22 May 2012) with ...
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New Member Orientation - Clearwater Community Sailing Center
By CCSC
We will introduce you to the basics: how to reserve a boat, how to check in, where everything is kept, how to do a pre-sail boat check, problem-solving, checking out after you've had fun on the water, post-sail boat checks, etc. It's easy and fun ...
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Sail-World.com : London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition - Final ...
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Italians Love Sailing - YouTube
Local spectators came out in force to check out racing in Venice. Our friend Kenneth came all the way from Hong Kong to watch the AC45s in action on the Gran.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fukJ0FcamJs

Swiss Sailing Team
Swiss Olympic selektiert das Swiss Olympic Sailing Team am 5.6.2012. Nach dem Abschluss der letzten Qualifikationsregatten, den Weltmeisterschaften in den ...
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Sailing: What to expect in London - Sailing News | NBC Olympics
This summer, 10 sailing events will be contested in Weymouth, England, at the 2012 OlympicGames, over the course of 14 days. Here are five storylines to ...
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