07 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race [video] Puma leads fleet to Miami

A frustrating day brought to a close with a super-moon.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (plots current positions of boats racing to Miami)  

Fleet is expected to arrive Wednesday in Miami
On Monday, there will be sailing lessons and an appearance by PUMA mascot Marmo to host children's games and other activities. On Tuesday, attendees can learn to sail and use stand-up paddleboards. On Wednesday, organizers hope to celebrate the ...

PUMA extends Volvo Ocean Race lead
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG extended its lead Sunday in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race to 38.8 nautical miles over CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand as the fleet heads to Miami. But things could get interesting according to race meteorologist ...

Azzam plan one last move in the Volvo Ocean Race
The National
The chasing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet were preparing to risk everything on one last shot at overhauling the leaders Puma last night as Leg 6 reached its climax. With just 800 miles left to sail to the finish line in Miami, fourth-placed ...

The National

Volvo Ocean Race : Sombrero season for Groupama 4
BYM News (press release)
Offshore of the Virgin Islands, the wind has virtually died away as a zone of calms has moved into the area since Saturday morning and the exit isn't easy to locate. However, Groupama 4 has still managed to reduce her deficit in relation to the ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Life is good onboard Puma's Mar Mostro + Video
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 14 of Leg 6. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: I'm not going to say much about the weather… it's more than cooperating and I don't want to jinx it.

Tunnicliffe Leads Finals
US SAILING (press release)
The US Sailing race committee will begin the round on Sunday. Racing is held on the Nothe Course, which is the approximate location for the Olympic SailingRegatta. The winner will represent USA at the 2012 Olympic Games. The Olympic Sailing Regatta ...

US SAILING (press release)

Windsurfers promise to fight 2016 kiteboarding replacement decision
The Independent
"I am raw, sore, and shell-shocked by the decision," said Rory Ramsden, secretary of the RSX board association, returning from the meeting in Italy of the world governing body, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

Olympic sailors in residence in Weymouth
BBC News
The Olympics may still be a few months away, but some of the international sailingteams have already set-up camp in Britain. They are using the time to get used to the course off the Dorset coast. Many are staying in the nearby resort of Weymouth,...

BBC News

RYA statement on new Olympic Events and Equipment for 2016
BYM News (press release)
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 held in ...

Windsurfers rocked by Olympics ruling
The Press Association
British sailing performance director John Derbyshire admits he was disappointed by the decision to drop windsurfing in favour of kiteboarding for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced on Saturday the discipline ...

Kitesurfing replaces windsurfing at 2016 Olympics
Fox News
SYDNEY – Australian sailing officials are surprised by a decision to replace windsurfing with kitesurfing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The International Sailing Federation announced the decision after a meeting in Italy.

Windsurfing dropped from Olympic roster
Eurosport.com AU
Australian sailing chiefs admit they are surprised by a decision to dump windsurfing from the 2016 Rio Olympics and replace it with the relatively new sport of kitesurfing. Sailing's world governing body, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), ...

Eurosport.com AU

Regatta racing sails flapped like ears
Their sails flapped like ears. Their bows were too broad for sleek sailing. They each had four rudders. Oddest of all, their captains did a lot of laughing. The date was Aug. 19, 1867, and the three sailing competitors were mules.


BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
We have one more area of projected drifting on our way to Miami, and I worry that if I go off talking about how nice of a surprise yesterday was, how incredibly perfect the sailing was – especially when the early outlook looked so bleak – I worry I ...

Dahes is the winner of Dubai Sailing Cup
By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter Dubai: Mohammad Abdullah Mohammad Al Marzouqi led his Dahes to a close win over a packed field in the one-off Dubai Sailing Cup 22ft dhow sailing race held at the Mina Seyahi waters of Dubai International Marine Club ...

Ex-ODU sailor closes in on 2nd Olympic berth
The Virginian-Pilot
Former Old Dominion All-American and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Anna Tunnicliffe and her team won Saturday, advancing to today's finals of the US Olympic Sailing Team Qualifying Regatta. Tunnicliffe's team will meet Sally Barkow's team to decide who ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama Sailing Team lose ground
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 are on the fourteenth day of racing in leg six, from Itajad, Brazil to Miami. Leading the fleet for the past ten days, the Americans have again made the break in a north-easterly breeze of fifteen knots, ...

Sail World

GB windsurfers rocked by Olympic snub
The Press Association
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced on Saturday that it would be replaced by kiteboarding after this summer's Games. The decision has been met by surprise and frustration within the windsurfing fraternity, with an online petition even ...

Small and perfectly formed: From sail ships to luxury yachts - how to take a ...
Daily Mail
Perhaps the most romantic are masted sailing yachts, which offer the charms of a relaxed, intimate atmosphere and the ability to moor in small harbours or drop anchor in secluded coves. And what could be more thrilling than standing on deck looking up ...

Daily Mail

Students ready to set sail aboard Erie's Niagara
After three weeks of training and tutoring aboard the tall ship sailing-school vessel, a majority of people who participate in the Niagara's public-voyage program leave as functional members of the crew. Some even use the experience as a pipeline to a ...

Kendall upset after boardsailing cut from Olympics
In a decision that left several others in the tight-knit New Zealand sailing circles reeling, the International Sailing Fraternity voted 19-17 for the proposal which means boardsailing will be cut from the Olympics after the London Games.


Volvo Ocean Race : Miami high opens up world of opportunity for Groupama
BYM News (press release)
“We've still got a lot of work to do to get back to the lead boats, but we're sailing a slightly different course to the others and you might see a split in the next 24 hours. “There are opportunities ahead. We've still got 600 miles to go before we ...

Women's match racing final set
AP WEYMOUTH, England -- Skippers Anna Tunnicliffe of Plantation, Fla., and Sally Barkow of Nashotah, Wis., have advanced to the final round of the US Olympic team qualifying regatta in women's match racing. Tunnicliffe, who heads into the first-to-six ...

Final gamble from chasing Volvo pack
The chasing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet were preparing to gamble everything on one last shot at overhauling leaders Puma on Sunday as leg six reached its climax. With just 800 miles left to sail to the finish line in Miami, fourth-placed French ...


Two events tout coming of sailing season
By Press release PORTSMOUTH — The Piscataqua Sailing Association and Kittery Point Yacht Club have two events to kick off the sailboat racing season. On Tuesday, May 8, KPYC on Route 1B in New Castle is hosting a Racing Trim, Tactics & Strategy ...

Sailing comp is a success
Pendle Today
NINE national twelves of widely varying ages – the oldest being a 1958 Proctor mark 4 – took partin the Burwain Sailing Club National 12 open meeting. The event, which forms part of the Northern and Vintage series, sees the overall winner picking up ...

Pendle Today

RIO 2016: Dempsey dismay as windsurfing is axed from next Olympics
More Than The Games
But he could be his sport's last Olympic champion (onEdition) Former world champion Dempsey, a bronze medallist in Athens, and Shaw, who won bronze in Beijing, are two leading members of Great Britain's sailing team but the discipline has been ...

More Than The Games

Plain sailing Fisher brothers qualify
Bedford Today
Bedford Modern School pupils, and brothers, Adam and Daniel Fisher have qualified for places in the Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire Youth SailingAssociation (MKYBSA) squad sailing at the National Schools Sailing Association (NSSA) Golden Jubilee ...

Bedford Today

Volvo Ocean Race: A Naviguesser's nightmare as fleet creep to Miami
Sail World
For the three boats in the leading group, the situation has become even more tense as the two trailing boats, Abu Dhabi and Groupama attempt to cut the corner, and sail to the most favoured area of the course. Although Volvo Ocean race'smeans of ...

Sail World

Kiteboarding to replace windsurfing at Rio 2016 Olympics
By Duncan Mackay May 6 - Windsurfing has been controversially axed from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and replaced by kiteboarding, the InternationalSailing Federation (ISAF) has announced at its mid-year meeting in Stresa, Italy.


Audi Winter Series - Race 2 light conditions
Sail World
Audi Winter Series 2012, organised by The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, is being held on Sydney Harbour. Race two got under today, Sunday 6th May. What a difference one week makes – Winter's fickle nature showed its renowned form today in race two ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : A bets off in final 1000 miles
BYM News (press release)
After several days of fast sailing, the fleet stalled in light airs in the Caribbean Sea with speeds plummeting to as low as two knots. But with new breeze expected to arrive in the coming hours, the battle to reach the Miami finish line was set to ...

Jr. Sailing Camp (Beginner)
phillyBurbs.com (blog)
This program will teach the basics of sailing, knowledge of various types of sail boats, terminology, sailing skills, rules of the road, safety, rescues and practical experience handling a boat. It is a requirement that all participants must show proof ...

Volvo Ocean Race : PUMA leads Island Sprint
BYM News (press release)
The team are keeping their cool, avoiding stress but sailing as aggressively as they can to protect their lead. Media Crew Member Amory Ross points to some of the most relaxing and enjoyable days of the racing so far. “Maybe that's because it's warm ...

ISAF Selects Kiteboarding For Rio 2016 | Royal Cork Yacht Club
By Claire Bateman
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has confirmed the final event and equipment selections for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. The ISAF Council voted that Kiteboarding will replace Windsurfing for the men's and women's ...
Royal Cork Yacht Club

Day 3 | Cy Thompson Sailing
By cy
I guess I have to throw out the “college sailing” short fleet tactics of taking on every shift. Instead of trying to play the little shifts up the middle, I have found it is very important to get to a side and make that side work. Only time the middle really ...
Cy Thompson Sailing

Kitesurfing replaces Windsurfing at the Olympics 2016 ...
By chris
At the Olympic games 10 medals are given away for the sailing class. In March there were 2 independent meetings, a presentation of the kite gear for the Olympics 2016 in Brazil plus a test event. But there was also meeting in Cadiz for the ...

HEMET: Mango Mango sails away : Bob Pratte
By bobpratte
One of the most memorable cruises at the reservoir was when we took Clayton Record Jr., the former Riverside County supervisor and Metropolitan Water District board member, and his wife, Ella Mae, sailing before his death. Mango Mango ...
Bob Pratte

Olympic Trials Begin May 4 - US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics - US ...
Racing at U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta – Sailing Begins May 4. Final Event Will Determine Women's Match Racing Team for 2012 Olympic Games ...

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Sailing: Groupama back in Volvo victory contention. MIAMI: French team Groupama launched a comeback in the sixth stage of the Volvo Ocean Race on ...

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