27 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race video - A Marathon and a Sprint

Volvo Ocean Race video - A Marathon and a Sprint: The constant strain of the Volvo Ocean Race begins to take its toll. The event is both an endurance race and a series of punishing sprints, and things aren't letting up yet with leg 7 still wide open.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows current position of boats) 

Volvo Ocean Race : Abu Dhabi extends lead with Leg 7 still in balance
BYM News (press release)
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing clawed their way back into the Leg 7 lead on Saturday as the six-boatVolvo Ocean Race fleet fought to position themselves for what could be a leg deciding 24 hours, with light winds from a high pressure system slowing them down.

Abu Dhabi surges ahead as rival struggle
Bangkok Post
Abu Dhabi were the surprise leaders on leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday with 20 nautical miles between themselves and the chasing pack as light winds slowed the fleet in the North Atlantic. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing bowman Justin Slattery ...

Volvo Ocean Race : No free ride in Gulf Stream trade off
BYM News (press release)
At 1900 GMT, Chris Nicholson's CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand's stranglehold on Ian Walker's Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was in jeopardy as Walker's team closed to within 4.9 nautical miles, while Telefónica, although in third place, ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica avoiding anticyclone at any cost
BYM News (press release)
After six days of racing and making it through a tropical storm, an anomalous downwind shift and numerous light patches, the fleet is now 1900 nautical miles from the finishing line with such a tight margin between them that just 38 miles stand between ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Routing options galore to get across the Atlantic
Sail World
In earlier position reports, still after the 1300UTC report referenced by Volvo Ocean Race in their latest report, the Predictwind route projection software had Camper up to two hours ahead of the second placed boat, Abu Dhabi and with Puma five hours ...

Sail World

Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff goes overboard in Volvo Ocean Race
It's a Volvo tradition, spokeswoman Sophie Luther said. Whenever the race boats set sail for a new city, celebrities, sponsors and local officials known as “jumpers” are invited on board. The guests plunge into the water before the vessels get too far ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro slams upwind + Video
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 6 of Leg 7. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: I distinctly remember looking at the routing computer in the nav station two days out of Miami and seeing six days and 20 hours ...

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Yachting: Camper in the lead but taking nothing for granted
New Zealand Herald
A bold tactical move has seen Team New Zealand's Camper come from last place to steal a narrow lead in leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race. Photo / Hamish Hooper. A bold tactical move has seen Team New Zealand's Camper come from last place to steal a ...

Camper slips to third as winds desert fleet
The Volvo Ocean Race yachts were stalled in single digit speeds as they awaited the next crucial juncture in this trans-Atlantic haul to Portugal. It was a far cry from the 20-knot action of the previous 12 hours. After a night where they were beating ...

Medals Awarded At Delta Lloyd Regatta
International Sailing Federation
The medallists were crowned on the final day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta, the fifth stop on the 2011-12 ISAF Sailing World Cup with two victories for the home crowd and hopes for Olympic selection for Krystal Weir after victory in the Laser Radial.

International Sailing Federation

Sailboat ban lifted for SF's Golden Gate
Daily Democrat
By PAUL ELIAS/AP SAN FRANCISCO -- The 90-mile yacht race from San Francisco to Monterey was under way Friday after the US Coast Guard lifted a ban on ocean racing that was set in place in the wake of a deadly sailboat accident. US Sailing's review ...

Olympic Ticket For Shahar Zubari (ISR) After Securing A Win In Medemblik
International Sailing Federation
Great sailing conditions on day four of the Delta Lloyd Regatta, the fifth stop on the 2011-12 ISAF Sailing World Cup gave Shahar Zubari (ISR) even more to smile about as he booked his place for London 2012. Zubari has secured the victory in RS:X Class...

International Sailing Federation

Replica Ships Sailing Into Yorktown Next Week; Overnight Trip on Lynx
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
By WYDaily Staff Saturday, May 26, 2012 A War of 1812 replica tall ship, the Clipper Schooner Lynx, will be sailing into Yorktown for the first time Thursday and will be joined a day later by two other vessels to celebrate the Bicentennial of the War ...

Olympics: Ireland's squad building nicely for Weymouth
Irish Independent
By WM Nixon With the Olympic torch burning its way through Ireland in 10 days' time and the countdown to London 2012 well under way, the Irish squad for the sailing events in Weymouth has little enough time to adjust to its greatly increased size, ...

Sailing towards boating success
BBC News
From there, they can share their passion with a seemingly growing band of sailing enthusiasts from home and abroad. Mr Scott considers the local waters the "pinnacle of cruising worldwide". "From the English people we meet who come here, ...

BBC News

Sailing: Spanish extend lead as weather prompts rethink
Pakistan Daily Times
“That's why we've concentrated on sailing the boat hard and so far we've been rewarded for that.” Cape and his crew received further encouragement on Thursday when French team Groupama, their closest rivals for the overall title, got caught in light ...

Delta Lloyd Regatta - Great day on the water for Aussie Krystal Weir
Sail World
At the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2012 in Medemblik, the fifth round of the ISAF SailingWorld Cup, Australian sailor Krystal Weir has taken the Laser Radial class lead on the penultimate day of racing. Weir went into Friday's four races a point behind ...

Sail World

Robertson And Morvan Power Through Qualification
International Sailing Federation
Thursday's light breeze gave way to perfect sailing conditions on Lake Constance, with a wind speed of 10 to 15 knots allowing a packed day of racing to bring the qualification round into its latter stages. Pierre-Antoine Morvan (FRA) Vannes Agglo ...

International Sailing Federation

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
I distinctly remember looking at the routing computer in the nav station two days out of Miami and seeing 6 days and 20 hours remaining. That was a mistake… I never should have looked, or gotten my hopes up that it might actually be that quick (no leg ...

Exciting sailing in Volvo Ocean Race
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
The six sailboats in the Volvo Ocean Race have been going back and forth in the Atlantic Ocean as the fleet competes in Leg 7 from Miami to Lisbon, Portugal. No matter how big a lead one of the boats gets, that lead evaporates, as the standings have ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama crew prepare for drag race
Sail World
With the exception of the Chinese boat, which is now too far behind to worry the leading pack, the fleet will launch into a long glide towards the Azores from Sunday, which will kick-off with some spinnaker sailing in a north-westerly breeze (15-20 ...

Sail World

Race around Lido
Longboat Key News
The annual “Race Around Lido,” held at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron every Memorial Day, is a sailing event that the whole family can enjoy. The race itself is open to all classes of non-motor boats – sailing, paddle and otherwise and the rules are ...

Longboat Key News

Volvo Ocean Race: Tack Fests and Turtles as Leg 7 reaches crucial mark
Sail World
All on board are fed up with sailing upwind and for them the wider angle of the fresher westerly breeze can't come quick enough. Overnight Camper had an unexpected encounter with a turtle, which became entangled in their foils, causing the boat to slow...

Sail World

DBSC Sigma 33 Race Won by 'Rupert' of the Royal St. George YC
Royal St. George club mate Paddy Maguire on the helm of Gwili Two was second and A. Bell sailingMiss Behavin third. It was a spectacular afternoon for sailing with 15–knot north easterly breezes. There was a reduced turnout in Dublin Bay Sailing ...

Try Sailing at Lytham
BBC News
Go afloat in a dinghy or cruiser to try sailing. Whether it be on board a cruiser on the river or in a dinghy at Fairhaven Lake we aim to show you what sailing is all about and the opportunities we provide for budding sailors.

Ahoy! Sail boats on the Marina
Colourful and sporty looking sail boats dot the Marina. At this year's National Sailing Regatta, close to 15 '420' sized boats battled to come out tops. Organised by the Royal Madras Yacht Club(RMYC), there are sailors of all ages from places like ...

Dhow sailing race at Sir Bu Nair Island set for tomorrow
Gulf Today
By Wilfred Pereira SIR BU NAIR: All the 99 boats are anchored at the Sir Bu Nair Island for the Al Gaffal ('The Return') which is to set sail in the early hours of Sunday from here. The long distance 60-ft sailing dhow race, the season-ending ...

Trofeo Conde de Godo - Azzurra and Quantum share overall lead
Sail World
Day three of racing at the 39th Trofeo Conde de Godo, the first event of the 52 Super Series circuit, saw Azzurra sailing better, with perfect starts and maneuvers. A second and a third place are very respectable but perhaps don't fully reflect the ...

Sail World

Seven navigation 'Rules of thumb' for safer sailing
Sail World
Here are seven simple rules that will enhance your sailing navigation safety--without a whole lot of math! Follow these sailing tips to keep your sailing crew or partner safe and sound wherever you choose to cruise! Parallel rules and protractors tend ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Stranglehold in jeopardy
Sail World
The further they sail towards it, the bigger the windshift will be and the wider the angle coming out, but there is a high risk of sailing into a no wind zone. Walker expects another 24 hours of upwind sailing around the corner, after which the wind ...

Sail World

UH Coach Johnson Inducted Into HOF
Hawaii News Now
MINNEAPOLIS (HawaiiNewsNow) – University of Hawai'i head coach Andy Johnson has been honored with a place in the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Hall of Fame. Johnson is one of five members of the 2012 class after being awarded the Graham ...

WMRT Match Race Germany - Action hots up in quarter-final fight
Sail World
Karol Jablonski (POL/GER) Jablonski Sailing Team and Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) Team Trifork would have to sit through the final three flights before they knew their fate. Although Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team had only a slim chance of ...

Sail World

Kirklands make early UK arrival to prepare for Olympic Games
Royal Gazette
Jesse and Zander Kirkland depart for Weymouth, England on Monday to get a feel for the local conditions with which they will be confronted at July's Olympic Games. The sailing siblings qualified for the upcoming Games after finishing ninth at this ...

Island sailing along
Jersey Evening Post
Jersey continued their record-breaking performance at the Jeux des Iles in Sardinia yesterday as they secured their first-ever win in a sailing race – and another gold in athletics. David Raimbault clinched a momentous victory in the third race of the ...

Jersey Evening Post

52 Super Series : Tied at the top
BYM News (press release)
After two great races in sparkling Garbi seabreeze conditions off Barcelona it is Niklas Zennström's Rán team which leads the Trofeo de Vela Conde de Godo, but only on countback from the Audi Azzurra Sailing Team. After five races not only do the top ...

28th Delta Lloyd Regatta at Medemblik, Holland - Day 4 - Yachts ...
Sailing news as it happens. The first place to stop for reports, results, fixtures & photographs from racing sailing. ... With his qualification for the medal race on Saturday, he secured a place in the Dutch Olympic sailing team. The Frenchman ...
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Weir hopes that victory in the Delta Lloyd Regatta will get her an ...
By photographer
The Australian sailing association has yet to decide. I hope that this victory will convince the association.” Weir surpassed the Croatian Tina Mihelic (second) and the French Mathilde de Kerangat on the leaderboard. The Delta Lloyd Regatta ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta

Cruising in Croatia and adriatic coast
With more than one 1000 islands, which not really a hundred are lived on, it's no wonder that if this involves sailing, Croatia keeps growing in recognition among individuals who would like a sailing holiday. Introduced to as "gem from the...
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Upgrading the electronics on Inti in Australia - Cruisers & Sailing ...
By inti
Hi, we have the boat we need,a proven 11.6m cruiser, old and not worth huge money but the electronics are in need of upgrade. Do we spend big dollars and buy state of the art chartplotter eg simrad,
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Rider of the Week : American Windsurfing Tour
By Russ Faurot
I got into windsurfing through my parents because every weekend they would drag me up to the Delta CA. and finally, I got tired of being sitting on the beach and tried sailing . Ever since I've been hooked on the sport because of the feeling of ...
American Windsurfing Tour

Atlantic Cup Leg 2 from Initiatives | Sailing World
Ryan O'Grady recaps Leg 2 of the Atlantic Cup from ​Initiative​s​, co-skippered by Americans Emma Creighton and Rob Windsor.

Olympic Sailing
The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition is just around the corner, stay tuned to see images of previous Olympic Games. Photo of International Sailing ...

PhotoBlog - Sailing away in Venice for the America's Cup
France's Team Energy (L) New-Zealand's Team Fly Emirates and Italy's Team Luna-Rossa (C) compete during the America's Cup World Series Match-Racing in ...

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