30 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race video - downwind to Lisbon

Volvo Ocean Race video: With some fast, downwind conditions heading east to Lisbon, Abu Dhabi are still trying to out-run the pack hunting them down. Groupama are making back their lost miles.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows current position of boats) 

Volvo Ocean Race - Pure speed onboard Groupama 4
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 fleet are being pushed along by a front, which is moving almost as fast as them. The crews are devouring the miles to such an extent that this seventh leg from Miami to Lisbon should see some 24-hour distance records being set.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race :Compression in the fleet as Telefonica attacks
BYM News (press release)
"We're going for them" says Pepe Ribes from on board the boat. Position reports in confirm that "Telefónica" has clawed 35.8 miles closer to the leader and is now just 10.5 miles away from the podium With under 1000 miles to go to Lisbon (Portugal), ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama moves up with menace as leader conserve strength
BYM News (press release)
Groupama surged back into contention on Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Tuesday, joining a fast-moving pack of teams threatening to make it a tight finish for leaders Abu Dhabi. The Emirati team skippered by Ian Walker have managed to keep their lead ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Abu Dhabi fends off fleet attacks
BYM News (press release)
Leg leaders Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) are fast reaching towards the Portuguese coast and clinging on to a diminishing lead over the chasing pack as the six teams ride the cold front on Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami to Lisbon.

Volvo Ocean Race - Fast and fun onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 9 of Leg 7. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'The race has come good, eh!?' Ryan Godfrey. One thousand miles to go, and what a thousand miles it is shaping up to be.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Abu Dhabi 's need for speed
BYM News (press release)
At 1900 GMT, Ian Walker and his men on board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Azzam were still leading Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami in the United States to Lisbon in Portugal, but it is a nervous time for the Emirati team as the fleet dig into ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Keeping it together onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
You know what the best part of this race has been so far? The fact that this crew, without exception, still laughs at each others' jokes and seems to hit it off as if it was day one of the program. And what a huge part of sport that is. Chemistry.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race fleet in attack mode as Abu Dhabi clings on
BYM News (press release)
With 689 nautical miles to go to the finish of Leg 7 in Lisbon, Portugal, the pace has increased today as the chasing pack went into attack mode and continued to whittle away at Ian Walker and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's tenuous lead.

Round the World Yacht Race Boat Narrowly Misses Whale
International Business Times
Galician helmsman Roberto 'Chuny' Bermúdez narrowly saved his round the world sailing team from a high-speed collision with a whale in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday (May 29). The incident happened on Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from ...

Volvo Ocean Race battle Tropical Storm Alberto
Bound for Lisbon in Portugal, the six-team fleet in the Volvo Ocean Race came through Tropical Storm Alberto off the Eastern Seaboard (the East Coast of the United States) early in Leg 7. With the boats having departed Miami for Leg 7 of the Volvo ...

Azzam skipper Ian Walker expects frantic finish
The National
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet closed in on Azzam today, but the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team held onto their lead in the race to Lisbon, Portugal. The team, skippered by Ian Walker, managed to keep their lead in Leg 7 over second-placed Puma steady at ...

The National

Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video
Pete Thomas Outdoor
Roberto "Chuny" Bermudez was guiding CAMPER swiftly across the Atlantic during the seventh stage of the Volvo Ocean Race when the whale surfaced just off the bow. (Viewers can see the whale eight seconds into the video, and in slow-motion at 23 seconds ...

Quick reaction saves whale and Camper hopes
The split-second reflexes of Camper helmsman Roberto "Chuny" Bermudez saved the situation as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet was hurtling along at speeds in excess of 20 knots. White water was breaking over the bow when Bermúdez's keen eye caught a grey ...


Yachting: Camper heading for Lisbon at speed
Otago Daily Times
Team New Zealand boat Camper is heading for Lisbon at speed as the team make the most of the long awaited fast-running conditions in leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race. For much of the past 24 hours Camper has been averaging speeds in excess of 20 knots ...

Abu Dhabi's lead reduced on leg seven
Newstalk ZB
The latest Volvo Ocean Race update spells more bad news for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. The leg seven leader's advantage has been cut to just 30 nautical miles by Puma Ocean Racing, with Camper Team New Zealand now just 55 miles off the pace.

Newstalk ZB

Team NZ's Camper in tight battle
3News NZ
Team New Zealand are fighting to hold off the boats behind them, while looking to attack those in front, as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet prepares for a tight, tense finish to leg seven. Team NZ's crew on Camper remain third with about 1200 nautical miles ...

3News NZ

Global Ocean Race: Getting ready for a mid-Atlantic Force 9-10 gale
BYM News (press release)
As the Global Ocean Race (GOR) Class40s enter their tenth day at sea in the final leg of the circumnavigation, all four teams are focussed on one weather feature; a deep depression heading for the fleet carrying winds of up to 50 knots forecast to ...

Kiwi Olympic sailing team boosted to 15
The New Zealand Olympic Sailing Squad has now been boosted to include Dan Slater (Finn Class), and Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner (Star Class). The Star duo of Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner, and Finn sailor Dan Slater, have sneaked in the back door to the ...


2012 Skandia Sail For Gold - WMR Preview
Women's International Match Racing Association
Over 700 sailors from 60 nations will compete at the host venue of the London 2012 Olympic SailingCompetition from 3-9 June as the ISAF Sailing World Cup heads to Weymouth. Skandia Sail for Gold, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, ...

Aussie sailing coach Victor Kovalenko agrees to stay on until 2016 Olympics
Herald Sun
AUSTRALIA'S Olympic sailing future looks bright after super coach Victor Kovalenko agreed to continue with the national team to the 2016 Games. It follows months of speculation that the Ukraine-born head coach, who turns 62 in August, could quit after ...

Sailors added to NZ Olympic team
Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner in the Men's Keelboat (Star) and Dan Slater in the Men's One Person Heavyweight Dinghy (Finn) were confirmed by the New Zealand Olympic Committee selectors. "We're honoured to be named to the New Zealand Olympic Sailing ...

Unclear sailing for John F. Kerry
Boston Herald
By Joe Battenfeld NEWPORT, RI — Summer is back in New England and you know what that means — backyard barbecues, traffic tie-ups on the Cape, and the return of one of the most storiedsailing vessels on the high seas — US Sen. John F. Kerry's yacht.

Top coach Kovalenko to guide Australia's sailors through Rio Olympics
Washington Post
SYDNEY, Australia — Influential Ukraine-born coach Victor Kovalenko has agreed to stay with the Australian national sailing team through the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. The 61-year-old Kovalenko who, since 1997 has coached Australian sailors to four ...

Sailing Prepares for National Championships Hoyas to compete in three national ...
Georgetown University Official Athletic Site
The Georgetown Coed and Women's sailing teams are in final preparations this week in advance of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association's (ICSA) Spring National Championships, which get underway this week on Lake Travis, located about an hour west of ...

Georgetown University Official Athletic Site

Green yacht sailing to Brazil on vegetable oil
Independent Online
By Natasha Prince The Voyage for Cleaner Energy is a worldwide lecture series andsailing expedition. Picture: David Ritchie What do two South Africans, two Irishmen, a Bulgarian, an Englishman and an Australian have in common?

Independent Online

Crews push limits in Volvo Ocean race
The Triton
PHOTOS FROM ANDY WOODRUFF By Andy Woodruff Six international teams are racing 39000nm around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race, one of sailing's most challenging events. Each team is crewed by 11 professional sailors on a one-design Volvo Open 70, ...

Olympics: Three more added to New Zealand team
New Zealand Herald
By Michael Brown New Zealand's Olympic team now stands at 88 after sailors Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner (Star) and Dan Slater (Finn) were added and runner Adrian Blincoe's (5000m) nomination was ratified by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

Rumball Contemplates Offshore Sailing Career
#VOLVO OCEAN RACE – One of Ireland's most promising dinghy sailors, Fireballer Kenneth Rumball, has turned his sights to being signed to a Volvo Ocean Race team for the 2014/15 campaign after watching Abu Dhabi-backed outfit Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
It is exciting to think that after sailing 3500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean this leg could well restart with just 100 to go, and with Groupama, Telefónica, and now Abu Dhabi squandering breakaway leads due to unfavorable weather, the thrills look ...

Thierry Schmitter claims 24MR class victory: 2012 Delta Lloyd Regatta ...
bettor.com (blog)
Spectators present at the Medemblik waters witnesses some outstanding sailing competitions in the 24MR class. The former class leader, Nederland's Thierry Schmitter claimed the class title with some brilliant sailing display.

Mirabaud is sailing again
BYM News (press release)
With the last of the work to adapt Mirabaud to single-handed sailing completed, Dominique Wavre was able to start his intensive sail training programme on 10 May, ahead of the Vendee Globe. “We are very pleased with the modifications that we have made ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
And they have sailed really well to date. Just slightly less frustrating for us, I must add. We have been the lurkers on this leg. Second a fair chunk of the time only to see things come unraveled on multiple occasions. Our little jaunt through the ...

Launch of Small Ships Race will be in Southend
Southend Standard
Once the starting signals are given at 5.40pm and 5.50pm, the 15 ships will race to the Olympic sailing venue of Portland, where they are expected to arrive on Friday, June 15. Visitors to the Pier will be treated to the sight of these magnificent ...

Emirates Post releases stamps on Al Gaffal 60ft Traditional Dhow Sailing Race
AME Info
Emirates Post has released commemorative stamps on the 22nd Al Gaffal 60ft Traditional DhowSailing Race, along with a Souvenir Sheet and First Day Cover. The stamps are available in all main post offices. HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ...

Shahar Zubari claims RS:X Men fleet title of 2012 Delta Lloyd Regatta ...
bettor.com (blog)
Israeli RS:X sailor, Shahar Zubari performed brilliantly throughout the 2012 Delta Lloyd Regatta and was able to claim the RS:X Men fleet title compiling 21 points after taking part in 11 races, including a discard race and a medal race.

Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series Regatta preview
Sail World
The Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series Regatta is set to take place 1-4 June and Tarbert's local sailing hero, Ruairidh Scott, who in 2003 won the prestigious Scottish Series Trophy overall, will return to his native waters when he competes again in the ...

Sail World

Camper swerves a whale during Volvo Ocean Race
"For the moment we are pushing hard, we keep changing sails to sail at the maximum speed," said Groupama's navigator Jean-Luc Nelias. "We're lucky because the sea state is good. The boats are sailing well. We have 24 hours left in these conditions ...


Technical Launch: Yachting Developments 30M sailing catamaran "Q5"
Yacht Forums (press release)
The long awaited 30.48-meter long sailing catamaran "Q5" has been just rolled out the building shed at Yachting Developments. Although she will not be launched until June, she was rolled out so her mast could be stepped and be prepared to take to the ...

UK. Fast Track Sailing wins Adventure Under Sail Activity
BYM News (press release)
Adventure Under Sail has brought in Fast Track Sailing, the sports and marine specialist agency, to support communications activities for the charity commencing this weekend when their tall ship TS Pelican partakes in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Boat ...

Spectaculaire Sailing Grand Prix Ecole Navale
J/Sailing News (blog)
Said Marc Bouvet, head of the FFV (the French Sailing Federation), "This is the third year that the Grand Prix Ecole Navale provides support to the championship of French one-designs. With 180 boats (J/80s nearly 33% of the fleet), the event is a major ...

Moore Stephens Isle of Man Help Raise £500 for RNLI and Sailing for the Disabled
Moore Stephens Isle of Man, leading providers of multi-sector accountancy, consultancy and wealth management services is pleased to present a donation of £250 each to the RNLI and Sailing For the Disabled. The money was raised at the Douglas Bay Yacht ...


Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta - Larsen and Cesari emerge victorious
Sail World
Jorden Veenman and Frank de Waard are sailing together with Team Boskalis since last year. They have found calmness in the boat. In 2011 they lacked that and a clear plan. In their sports technical plan the focus is on those two points.

Sail World

Mohican Sailing Club Holds Open House On Memorial Day
Gary Rickel, the club's campaign manager said the goal of the event is to get people interested in boating and introduce them to the Mohican Sailing Club. Rickel said Charles Mill Lake is one of the best kept secrets in the area.

US Sailing To Review Deadly Yacht Crash That Killed 4 « CBS Los ...
By cbsjenn
Sailing's national governing body will try to determine what caused an accident that killed four sailorsduring last month's yacht race from Southern California to Mexico.
CBS Los Angeles

Denmark: Sailing Restriction Around Anholt Offshore Wind Farm ...
By Offshore Wind
DONG Energy is constructing Anholt Offshore Wind Farm, and during the entire sailing season in 2012 and 2013, works will be conducted on establishing the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark, which includes an area of 88km² between ...
Offshore Wind

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Sailing Center Gets Its Biggest Grant Ever | Vermont - WPTZ Home
Burlington's Community Sailing Center gets its largest grant ever, $75000 from Jane's Trust to help foster Lake Stewards and teach people to sail.

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Hawaii Athletics - Johnson Inducted In College Sailing Hall of Fame
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Jules Ferrer about European Sailing Cup
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