01 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race [video]: Puma Ocean Racing team sails by the equator and still in the lead




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Puma Ocean Racing team sails by the equator and still in the lead
Examiner.com
As the fleet competing in the 2012 Volvo Ocean Race hits the midway point of Leg 6, the lead for the last 36 hours or so, belongs to PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG. PUMA has bought themselves some valuable mileage on this leg against their closet ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Big night in store as fleet takes on final Doldrums
BYM News (press release)
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA) tonight leads the fleet into the Doldrums for the fourth and final time during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 having crossed the Equator earlier today. After failing on Leg 1 to supply King Neptune with ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica's first assault pays off on route to Miami
BYM News (press release)
Hereon, and for what's left of the race, the Spanish crew will be sailing in the waters of the Northern Hemisphere. This was therefore the final Equator crossing for Iker Martínez and crew for this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Volvo Ocean Race - Camper in marathon match race + Video
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand, racing from Itajaí to Miami, crossed the Equator at 0910h UTC for the fourth and final time. Camper is currently just over 2000-miles into the sixth leg of this marathon ocean race around the ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Easy sailing onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 8 of Leg 6. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'Sailing on a Volvo 70 doesn't get any easier than this!' Ken Read. Our time along Brazilian shores has not been brief – it's an ...

Sail World

PUMA lead Volvo sixth leg
SPORT24
Miami - American skipper Ken Read's PUMA led their rivals across the Equator and into the northern hemisphere on Monday, clinging on to a narrow 25-nautical mile advantage in the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to their home country.

Volvo Ocean Race : Marathon Match Race keeps PUMA in lead
BYM News (press release)
As the crew of PUMA continue to revel in their lead position, with skipper Ken Read commenting, “sailing on a Volvo Open 70 doesn't get any easier than this,” for fourth-placed Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing the struggle continues.

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama prepares to tackle the Doldrums
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 are on the eighth day of racing in leg six, from Itajad, Brazil to Miami. Racing along the north coast of Brazil, the fleet is still being pushed along by some north-east to easterly tradewinds of around fifteen knots.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma aims to stay in the lead + Video
Sail World
We want to be leading this race from start to finish. So far so good, but we have a long, long way to go. Leading out of Itajaí was very cool. That first night we hung on in some breezy, tight reaching conditions. Two competitors split low to the coast ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Temporary respite for under-fire PUMA as Equator nears
BYM News (press release)
The Equator crossing will be the fleet's fourth and last of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. They will then face the Doldrums, a band of moveable low pressure lying just above the Equator characterised by squalls. At the latest position report Abu Dhabi ...

Puma hangs on to lead in Volvo race
Gulf Daily News
MIAMI, Florida: A three-way tussle for the Leg 6 lead of the Volvo Ocean Race was being battled out off the north-eastern coast of Brazil yesterday with Ken Read still desperately hanging on to the lead on Puma. The 50-year-old American, ...

Woman says husband is 3rd sailor who died in Calif. yacht race, was sailing ...
Washington Post
Farther south though, the Newport Ocean Sailing Association's race between Newport Beach, Calif., and Ensenada, Mexico, went forward on Friday. On Saturday morning, Lamb spotted the wreckage of the Aegean. Lamb said the 37-foot racing yacht looked like ...

Yacht deaths: Other vessels sought in mishap that killed 4
Los Angeles Times
Regatta organizers said they believed the boat was hit and demolished by a much larger ship — perhaps a freighter or tanker. The boat disappeared from the online tracking system around 1:30 am Saturday. Two sailors on other boats recalled seeing a ...

3 killed, 1 missing after boat, crew are lost in regatta
Boston Herald
to-Ensenada, Mexico sailing regatta were stunned by the mysterious loss of four crew members aboard a 37-foot boat that disappeared in mid-race, marking the first fatalities in the event's 65-year history. While the US Coast Guard was still ...

Disaster strikes again for a sailing race
Los Angeles Times
(Susan Hoffman, Newport Beach Patch) By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times Organizers of the famed Newport Beach-to-Ensenada sailing regatta were stunned by the mysterious loss of four crew members aboard a 37-foot boat that disappeared in mid-race, ...

Los Angeles Times

No sign of distress before sailboat wreck is found
CBS News
Hundreds of race participants held a moment of silence at the Newport Ocean SailingAssociation's award ceremony, many of them stunned and puzzled. Skies were clear and winds were light when the boat went missing on the course from Newport Beach, ...

Sailboat in race may have hit larger vessel
San Francisco Chronicle
The sailboat, carrying a crew of four, was reported missing Saturday. It was California's second deadly accident this month involving an ocean race. Two weeks ago, five sailors died in the waters off Northern California when their 38-foot yacht was hit ...

Yacht debris, bodies found off US-Mexico coast
The Associated Press
If the smaller boat was bobbing around in light wind, the crew might not have been able to get out of the way of a larger ship, said Rich Roberts, a spokesman for the Newport Ocean Sailing Association, the race organizer. The race goes through shipping ...

The Associated Press

Doomed Sailors Didn't Have to Wear Life Vests
Patch.com
The fourth crewman was Theo Mavromatis, the 37-foot Aegean's skipper, according to Ray Pollock of Marina Sailing, which rents out the boat for Mavromatis. On Sunday afternoon the US Coast Guard officials suspended the search for the missing sailor ...

Sailing race ends in tragedy
Daily Pilot
(Photo courtesy Meg Holt and Barbara Orsow / April 29, 2012) For the second time in a month,sailboat crew members have died while racing off the California coast. Two weeks ago, five died when their 38-foot boat was swamped by two waves near the ...

Sailing tragedies recalled as bay boating season opens
San Francisco Chronicle
And he's looking forward to the America's Cup races set for later this year and 2013 in the bay. "I'm glad it's here," he said. "You'll see what a great venue it is to race here." Both Crawford and Kresge said the recent sailing accidents should serve ...

3 killed in apparent collision
Detroit Free Press
A yacht involved in a race off the coast of California and Mexico apparently collided at night with a much larger vessel, leaving three crew members dead and one missing, a sailing organization said early Sunday. A search is under way for the fourth ...

Search continues for missing yacht skipper after collision claims three lives
KUSI
A spokesman for Newport Ocean Sailing Association, which puts on the annual Newport to Ensenada race, said the wreckage of the 37-foot Aegean dropped off the race's boat-tracking system about 1:30 am Saturday, and the debris field found when the sun ...

Woman confirms husband is 3rd victim in fatal race
Spartanburg Herald Journal
She says Rudolph trusted the boat's captain and never had qualms about sailing. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.Sailboat shards floating in the ocean were the first sign something ...

Second fatal accident brings new scrutiny to ocean yacht races
NECN
The head of the US Sailing Association says his group will appoint an independent panel to investigate. Gary Jobson says he's "horrified" by what happened. But the commodore of thesailing association says the collision was a "fluke.

Three killed, one missing after racing yacht disintegrates
Mohave Valley News
The Coast Guard said conditions were fine for sailing, with good visibility and moderate ocean swells of 6-to-8 feet. If the smaller boat was bobbing around in light wind, the crew might not have been able to get out of the way of a larger ship, ...

Victims in deadly sailing race were not wearing life jackets
Pete Thomas Outdoor
Ray Pollock of Marina Sailing, which rented Aegean when Mavromatis was not using the vessel, told City News Service that Mavromatis was participating in the race for the seventh time. He won his class in 2011 and 2009. The vessel had a new engine and ...

Redondo Beach Skipper Still Missing After Fatal Yacht Crash
LAist
A spokesman for Newport Ocean Sailing Association said the wreckage dropped off the race's boat-tracking system about 1:30 am Saturday, and the debris field discovered at daybreak suggested the fiberglass sloop was hit by a much larger vessel.

LAist

Yacht Crash off Mexico Coast Leaves at Least 3 Dead
Fox News
(AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)AP2012 A yacht racing on the coast along the California-Mexico border apparently collided at night with a much larger vessel, leaving three crew members dead and one missing, a sailing organization said Sunday.

Sailing instructor class on the Metedeconk River.
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
By Jody Somers/For The Star-Ledger Stephen Dinklage of Lincroft, right, watches the performance of Mark Pearson of Bensalem, PA, center, and Michael Kunkel of Lyndhurst, left, during a sailing instructor lesson Sunday, April 29, 2012 on the Metedeconk ...

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Rescuer finds shattered debris in boat wreck
Broadcast Newsroom
The boat apparently collided at night with a much larger vessel, leaving three crew members dead and one missing, a sailing organization said early Sunday. It was the state's second ocean racing tragedy this month. The 37-foot Aegean, carrying a crew ...

Sailrace collision leaves three dead
Trade Only Today
Three sailors died over the weekend during the Newport (Calif.) to Ensenada (Mexico) offshore race after their boat apparently collided with a large vessel several miles off the coast near the border, according to the Newport Ocean Sailing Association, ...

3 dead, 1 missing in Southern California yacht race
San Francisco Chronicle
Dunphy said conditions were fine for sailing, with good visibility and moderate ocean swells of 6-to-8 feet. The dead were not identified pending notification of relatives. A total of 210 boats were registered in the 65th annual yacht race, ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Volvo Ocean Race : “Sailing on a Volvo 70 doesn't get any easier than this!” - Ken Read Our time along Brazilian shores has not been brief – it's an enormous coastline – and we continue to have chance encounters with other maritime vessels of all ...

Deadly crash in yacht race off US coast may have been caused by freighter
Toronto Star
Three bodies have been found and a fourth crew member remained missing Monday as the president of the US Sailing Association said his group will appoint an independent panel to investigate. “I'm horrified. I've done a lot of sailboat racing and I've ...

Toronto Star

Search Suspended in Deadly Yacht Accident
NBC San Diego
Officials have not determined the cause of the accident, and would not speculate on what ship, if any, might have collided with the sailboat. Hundreds of race participants held a moment of silence at the Newport Ocean Sailing Association's award ...

Bodies found after California yacht race 'collision'
BBC News
At least three sailors have died during a US yacht race, weeks after another fatal accident off California. US Coast Guard boats are looking for a fourth crew member from the yacht Aegean. Race organisers the Newport Sailing Association said the...

BBC News

Three Dead In Second Yacht Race Tragedy In Weeks
Sky News
The race started on Friday and the sailboat was reported missing on Saturday when it disappeared off the Newport Ocean Sailing Association's online tracking system. Eric Lamb, who has been patrolling the race for eight years as captain for a private ...

Sky News

Three dead as tragedy strikes California yachting race
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The 37-foot yacht Aegean disappeared early Saturday from a tracking system monitoring the race from Newport Beach, Calif., to Ensenada, Mexico, according to a statement from Rich Roberts, spokesman for the Newport Ocean Sailing Association.

Tourism minister welcomes yachtsmen for Sailing Week | Antigua ...
By efrancis
ST JOHN'S, Antigua – The 45th Antigua Sailing Week got off to a start with a mix of activities in the Nelson's Dockyard on Saturday evening when hundreds turned out for a night of partying and to welcome sailors from around the world to the ...
Antigua Observer Newspaper

O.C. Now » Blog Archive » Disaster strikes again for a sailing race
By Daily Pilot
Organizers of the famed Newport Beach-to-Ensenada sailing regatta were stunned by the mysterious loss of four crew members aboard a 37-foot boat that disappeared in mid-race, marking the first fatalities in the event's 65-year history.
O.C. Now

Sailing Trips Around NYC – Ahoy! | StayBrooklyn
By Tammi
In case you've never seen that side of the state, New York has many opportunities for sailing, boat tours and getting a glimpse of the city from the water. As we near the warmer months, keep in mind that the “City that Stays Awake” is also the ...
StayBrooklyn

Torresen Sailing and Boating News » Blog Archive » Down To The ...By Larry
Down To The Wire — Ryan DeVos Wins East Coast Championship. West Palm Beach, Fla. – Two more crazy races were conducted in Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday leaving Ryan DeVos on Volpe with winning America's Cup helmsman Ed ...
Torresen Sailing and Boating News

Pier 27's Transformation Underway; Makes Way For SF's America's ...
By Andre Torrez
The ceremonial agreement to bring the America's Cup sailing race to San Francisco in 2013 was signed by Mayor Ed Lee at Pier 27, which will see some major changes.
CBS San Francisco

Flying Fifteen Bulwark Trophy at Hayling Island Sailing Club ...
There was a strong turnout for the event with 19 competitors, 10 visitors (from as far as Royal Highland SC). Competitors arrived on Saturday morning and were greeted by the infamous Hayling Bay conditions, which were so sorely missed at ...
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UK: Experts Remove World's Largest Mast from Sailing Yacht m5
By Shipbuilding Tribune
Posted on Apr 30th, 2012 with tags De-Step, europe, experts, largest, m5, Mast, News by topic, Pendennis, Sailing Yacht, The world's largest sloop-rigged sailing yacht, UK, World's Largest. Experts Remove World's Largest Mast from Sailing ...
Shipbuilding Tribune

Sailing: Hyeres World Cup medals for GBR crews | Sportsister
By lflint
Britain's sailors claimed four medals at the weekend, after a strong wind finish to the French World Cup Regatta, with golds going to John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas in the Paralympic Sonar class.
Sportsister

“Gun Death” Sailboat Racing | Weer'd World
By Weerd Beard
The San Francisco Bay Area's tightly knit sailing community is reeling after a racing yacht accident near the Farallon Islands killed one sailor and left four missing. Twelve-foot waves pummeled the sailboat during the Full Crew Farallones Race ...
Weer'd World

Australia to Thailand - Townsville to Hinchinbrook | Sailing blog from ...
By Recluse
It was after 9pm before we were put back in the water, so we anchored outside the breakwater before sailing back to Magnetic island the next day. Next stop was PalmIsland, about 30 nm north. We had planned to sail, but with no wind, and the ...
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California sailing accident survivor urges new safety rules - Yahoo ...
From Yahoo! News: TIBURON, California (Reuters) - One of three survivors from a fatal California yacht wreck said the moments he spent overboard felt like he ...
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At the Pinnacle of Sailing « Saving Sailing
Frankly, I don't lose much sleep over this, because in fact, sailing is well within reach for most Americans. And most sailors know that sailing isn't a spectator ...
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