31 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race video - endgame of Miami-Lisbon Leg

Volvo Ocean Race video - endgame of Miami-Lisbon Leg: The fleet are planning their endgame for Leg 7 from Miami to Lisbon. Ever closer to completing their round trip from Europe in this year's epic race, there's no time to think of the end, only of the challenges in front of them. A ridge of light air threatens to mix up the boats' positions agonizingly close to the finish line.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows current position of boats)  

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi Racing frantically trying to reach Lisbon first ...
It was a case of whales and leaks in the North Atlantic as the Volvo Ocean Raceracked up another riveting 24 hours, with the fleet rapidly closing in on a leg seven finish in Lisbon. By Telegraph Sport With around 400 nautical miles to the finish in ...


Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama closes in on leg leader
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA) have closed to within 11 nautical miles of leg leader Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) as the wind fades for the final 300-nm push to the finish of this Atlantic leg from Miami in the United...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama snatch second place
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 have moved into second place on the tenth day of racing in the seventh leg from Miami to Lisbon. A day and a half from the scheduled finish on Thursday evening, the fleet is having to confront a zone of calms which it ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : TransatAtlantic leg set to go down the wire as Groupama ...
BYM News (press release)
Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race looked set to come to a thrilling climax in the final 36 hours of the transatlantic passage to Lisbon as the fleet began to compress in a high pressure ridge off Portugal on Wednesday. Just 49 nautical miles separated ...

Volvo Ocean Race : No room to breath for Abu Dhabi
BYM News (press release)
The lead, which Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) has built up in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami to Lisbon, Portugal, is approaching the critical time, with just 467 nautical miles to run to the finish. Will it be enough of a buffer to ...

Volvo Ocean Race fleet compressing
The key to winning Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race lies in choosing the fastest route through an area of light air directly ahead of the fleet. That ridge and the final 100 or so nautical miles to Lisbon will be the decider.

Volvo Ocean Race - Small victories for Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 10 of Leg 7. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'It's getting a bit mushy wushy out here…' Brad Jackson (Kiwi for: light, leftover chop). Five hundred miles to go and this race ...

Sail World

Fifth-placed Camper close on race leaders
Just 45nm separated leaders Abu Dhabi from sixth-placed Team Sanya this morning (NZT) as Groupama continued their climb up the Volvo Ocean Race rankings, slipping past Puma Ocean Racing into second. Groupama were just 9nm off the lead and 5nm ahead of ...

Groupama fix leak to continue ocean race
Groupama have drained more than a tonne of water from their boat, as they raced to the finish of leg 7 in the Volvo Ocean Race. French boat Groupama drained more than a tonne of water from inside their boat after discovering a leak but still maintained ...

Abu Dhabi clings to Leg 7 lead in Volvo Ocean Race
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's lead in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami to Lisbon, Portugal, dwindled to 22 miles over PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG and 25 miles over Groupama Wednesday morning with the finish line just 467 miles away.

Azzam crew enjoying 'the chase' to Leg 7's conclusion
The National
Groupama and Puma crept ever closer to Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing as the seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race sped toward what is expected to be a dramatic finish in Lisbon, Portugal. Abu Dhabi's Azzam clung to a lead of about 13 nautical miles last night, ...

The National

Volvo Ocean Race : Light patch will define Lisbon finish
BYM News (press release)
Xabi Fern├índez: “We have to stay in there during the day and wait for the night to come when the wind will die down completely. I'm sure that we're all going to group together and it'll be like starting again” 450 miles to go until Lisbon and the fleet ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Lightning fast reactions on board Camper + Video
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race today, there has been a period of quick reactions on board Camper, the Spanish New Zealand entry currently racing in Leg 7 from Miami to Lisbon. First thing this morning, skipper Chris Nicholson lost control of the steering ...

Sail World

Groupama bails out water, hoping to take race lead
French boat Groupama kept alive its hopes of taking the outright lead in the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday after draining more than a ton of water from inside their boat because of a leak. Crewman Brad Marsh spent three hours fixing the leak in a water ...


Camper slips to fifth as race tightens up
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
Team New Zealand has dropped back to fifth as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet jockeys for position in a tight, tense finish to leg seven in Lisbon, Portugal. Camper skipper Chris Nicholson says the key to victory lies in choosing the fastest route through ...

Abu Dhabi lead way to Lisbon
Times of Malta
Abu Dhabi managed to stem the flow of miles lost to their rivals yesterday as the fleet continued its headlong rush across the Atlantic towards Lisbon in leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race. With all six teams' average speeds hovering around 20 knots ...

Groupama hampered by leak
Newstalk ZB
However, they are maintaining their assault on the leg seven leaders in the Volvo Ocean Race. The repair job took more than three hours but failed to hamper their progress attacking first-placed Abu Dhabi as the race from Miami to Lisbon entered its...

Newstalk ZB

VIDEO: Team New Zealand swerve to avoid whale in Volvo Ocean Race
The Team New Zealand Crew, aboard Camper, were hurtling through the North Atlantic Ocean at a speed of 20 knots (37kph) when their Volvo Ocean Race got a smidge more exciting. The crew had to react quickly as a whale breached and loomed only metres ...

Rolex Volcano Race - Jethou dominates
Sail World
Cajoled by Volvo Ocean Race veteran Bouwe Bekking, who calls the shots and acts as the team's commander-in-chief, the crew of predominantly Belgian and Dutch sailors are on an upward learning curve. Owner Filip Balcaen is proud of the progress his ...

Sail World

The Hottest Sailing News from Europe and beyond
Sail World
A dramatic end coming up fast in the Volvo Ocean race into Lisbon. With a soft patch ahead, there could still be changes, all through the fleet. Just saw the Camper - Whale footage on Sky. News from Emirate Team NZ as their AC72 progresses. by The ...

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Camper starts to focus on frantic finale
Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker, delighted to be in the rare position of leading a leg for the third day in a row after fighting off a series of attacks, summed up the mood of all the Volvo Ocean Race crews when he admitted he had an eye on the future ...


Birmingham Mail World View: Wednesday May 30, 2012
Birmingham Mail
Phil Harmer from Australia, ducking the constant waves, crashing over Groupama Sailing Team perform manoeuvres during leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at sea from Miami, USA to Lisbon, Portugal. Getty. Photo issued by the Ministry of Defence of ...

Team GB Olympic sailors gather at Portland
Dorset Echo
THE full line-up of the British Olympic Sailing team gathered at Portland Marina to rally home support ahead of their last major event before the Games. This Bank Holiday Monday, the world's best sailors will begin racing at Skandia Sail for Gold ...

Olympic Sailing Competition – Los Angeles 1984
Sail World
The Olympic Sailing Competition in 1984 was held in Los Angeles, USA. The Los Angeles and Long Beach combination that was seen in the 1932 Olympic SailingCompetition was used again at the 1984 Games as the USA hosted the Olympic Games for the third ...

Sail World

2012 Olympics: Three sailors added to NZ Olympic sailing team
Sail World
New Zealand will field its largest ever sailing team at the 2012 Olympic Regatta, following the announcement of two further crews. Three more sailors have been confirmed to the London 2012 New Zealand Olympic Sailing Team. Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner ...

Sail World

Sailing Stars Head To World Cup Regatta
International Sailing Federation
The waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour will be filled with the stars of sailing over the next couple of weeks as the team's training camps at the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition venue turn serious as the sixth ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta,...

International Sailing Federation

Good Luck USA
US SAILING (press release)
Portsmouth, RI (May 30, 2012) – With less than two months until the start of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, England, US Sailing announced a nationwide effort to cheer on the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams.

Volvo Ocean Race: At the mercy of the winds
Kansas City Star
Not fun, but a part of offshore sailing, I guess. Sometimes the rich get richer. Other times the tail enders get a break and are thrown right back into the mix. It is what you do with it that counts. And that is what the final 1000 miles are going to ...

America's Quantum Racing wins 2012 52 Super Series regatta – Sailing Update
bettor.com (blog)
The American teams displayed some outstanding sailing skills on the third day proceedings and claimed two bullets which secured the top podium place for them. Italy's Audi Azzurra Sailing Team scored the same points on the table but due to their lower ...

Olympics-Kiteboarding soars after 2016 inclusion
Ever since their sport was included on the Olympic programme for the 2016 Games their spirits have been sky high. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced the decision to include men's and women's kiteboarding at the expense of windsurfing ...

Big America's Cup cat ready by July
New Zealand sailing, and America's Cup sailing especially, is waiting for the unveiling of the revolutionary Cup class AC72 catamaran in July. While competition has been occurring in the America's Cup series around the world, the AC72's are a much ...

Sailing-French boat in Atlantic leak scare in Volvo race
LISBON (Reuters) – French boat Groupama emptied more than a tonne of water from their boat on Wednesday to continue their 11th hour comeback in the seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. It took Franck Cammas' crew more than three hours to drain the ...


Sailing looks to make a splash at national championships
The Dartmouth
By Matt Stanton, The Dartmouth Staff Dartmouth sailing will compete in the ICSA women's national semifinal and the Dinghy National Championship starting today in Austin, Texas. After placing as one of the top nine teams at the Intercollegiate Sailing...

The Dartmouth

Iridium Pilot(TM) Selected by IMOCA 60' as Satellite Communications Platform ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Relying on the world's only truly global satellite network, skippers and crews can access real-time weather reports, sailing conditions, benefit from an emergency communications safety link, and stay connected to family and friends via phone, email, ...

Skandia Sail for Gold - Cream of world sailing head to Weymouth
Sail World
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2012 seventh edition is being hosted at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy from 4th to 9th June 2012. The waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour will be filled with the stars of sailing over the next ...

Sail World

It's all happening - with hot AC72 news
Sail World
The Australian Sailing Team is now in Weymouth training ahead of Skandia Sail for Gold, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, which runs from 4 to 9 June 2012. Over 700 sailors from 60 nations will compete at the host venue of the London ...

Sail World

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Some of the trailing boats appear to be cutting the corner to Lisbon – sailing fewer miles certainly has its merits – but Tom is confident in our approach to this windless ridge now just a day away, and that deserves proper consideration, too.

Dorset heroes bearing the torch
Dorset Echo
A former secretary from Portesham whose late husband was instrumental in bringing the Olympic Sailing events to Weymouth will carry the Olympic Flame when it travels through Dorset this summer. Di Ludlow has worked tirelessly for many of the county's ...

SAILING: Kiwi Robertson comes into the reckoning
New Straits Times
"We were looking forward to racing Robertson and felt good about the way we were sailing the boat but at the end, it was just taken out of our hands. "We'll take some confidence from the event and get straight back into it at the Korea Match Cup.

Southeast Alaska Sailing kicks of 2012 SEAS Cup
Capital City Weekly
JUNEAU - SouthEast Alaska Sailing (SEAS) announces the 2012 SEAS Cup. This series of 13 races designed to be fun, while remaining challenging and rewarding. The races began May 13, and continue all the way through Labor Day.

Norwich's Nick Dempsey told to adapt to survive following Olympic change
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Nick Dempsey believes the move to take his discipline off the Olympic schedule after London 2012 is evidence sailing's world governing body is slowly ruining the sport – but Great Britain's sailing chief Stephen Park has no doubt the Norwich ace can ...

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Iridium Pilot Selected by International Europa
Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) is providing vital satellite broadband communications connectivity for sailors competing in the prestigious international Sailboat Races of the IMOCA Championship. The Europa Warm'Up Race kicked off May 19 and ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Camper looking to close the gap
Sail World
The Camper yacht, currently lying in fifth place, excels in downwind sailing rather than the current hard-reaching conditions that is benefiting rivals Telef├│nica and Groupama. However, an area of light air directly ahead could stall the frontrunners ...

Sail World

Sail Mooloolaba - High performance sports boats set to contest
Sail World
An interesting fleet of high performance sports boats have nominated to contest the 2012 Queensland championship as a feature event in the multi class Sail Mooloolaba regatta on the 23-24 of June. Heading the challenge will be the impressive New ...

London Olympics 2012: Weymouth World Cup regatta may hit Great Britain's medal...
Olympic team manager Stephen Park has conceded Great Britain's sailors may forfeit a some home advantage with the hosting of a World Cup regatta at the Olympic venue in Weymouth and Portland less than two months before the Games.


Sailing school nears Niue
Fiji Times
We've learned that sailing vessels unlike their motorised are not expected to be able sail a straight course from point A to point B! With wind as its basic propellant the sailing vessel must constantly readjust its course to maximise wind power.

Olympic torch on the move
Philippine Star
The Olympic values of respect, excellence and friendship must shine through each nominee's personal story. Lord Coe himself is a torchbearer. Chosen to carry the torch for 300 meters in the first leg was triple Olympic sailing gold medalist Ben Ainslie ...

Steve Montagnet named Budweiser Sailor of the Year
PICASA Following an exceptional sailing season in 2011, Pass Christian's Steve Montagnet has been named Budweiser Sailor of the Year by the Mississippi Coast Yachting Association. Montagnet is the owner and skipper of Fidelis II, a 44-foot Beneteau.


Newly Discovered Roman Shipwrecks Bust Ancient Sailing Theories
By Melissa Stusinski
Two ancient shipwrecks from Roman times have been discovered in deep water off a western Greek island, a find which challenges the long-held theory that.
The Inquisitr

Sailing Round Britain on A Beach Cat - New Attempt - Messing ...
By Adam Turinas
A year or so ago, two young Brits, Chris Brooks and Glen Foster, were preparing to set off to sailround Britain on a beach cat. Sadly during their preparation Glen was lost at sea during a storm off Portugal....
Messing About In Sailboats

Oban's Chris plays role in sailing at Olympics | The Oban Times
By ot
Oban-based sail-maker Chris Owen has been chosen to help over-see the 49er Olympic Campaign in Weymouth. Chris is the shore manager for the team working with Olympic coach Paul Brotherton,a world class sailor in his own right.
The Oban Times

Kathryn Thomas launches 'Sail Spree' | Federation of Irish Sport
By David Gash
Today Tuesday 29 May, the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) with the assistance of TV personality Kathryn Thomas launched SAIL SPREE a new initiative to encourage people to get on the water over the weekend of 23/24 June 2012.
Federation of Irish Sport

US Sailing Releases Initial Recommendations Resulting from ...
By sarah
A US Sailing Independent Review Panel has released a set of preliminary recommendations from the research conducted on the 2012 Crewed Farallones Race that resulted in the deaths of five sailorsfrom sailboat, Low Speed Chase, ...
Cruising Compass • The Free...

Spring Training | The WaterFront Center
By The WaterFront Center
The WaterFront Center is a US SAILING accredited school, providing sailing lessons and programs for sailors of all ages and skills. Adults and families may choose to enjoy a 2-hour Discover Sail, or a 4-hour Sailing 101 lesson.
The WaterFront Center

Red, White and Blue Fleet Newsletter – Last weekend practice
By Justin
We have made the most of our small team at practice and worked hard on the water. The time on the water has shown through in the kids sailing. Chase has shown amazing improvement in his short year of sailing and Gage has obviously had ...
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WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world. Wednesday, May 30, 2012. summer. Yet another beautiful sunny day in London... Written by World Tour Stories at 12:37 PM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to ...

Olympic Games 2012 | Royal Western Yacht Club
By ClaireA
A friendly club with full range of sailing and social activities, an excellent waterside venue for weddings and corporate events and home to famous oceanic races such as OSTAR, RB & I and Fastnet. Officers & Staff · Club History · Club House ...
Royal Western Yacht Club

Qingdao Announced as ISAF Sailing World Cup Host City
Qingdao has been announced as a venue for the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The Chinese event will include $180000 prize money.

Qingdao Olympic sailing center,Qingdao, Apr2012 | Flickr - Photo ...
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