05 June 2012

2012 Olympic Sailing prep - Skandia Sail for Gold

Olympic test for Weymouth 2012
ITV News
Weymouth is the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue and later this week it will get a final chance to prepare for the big event as 700 of the world's top sailors race at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta from 4th to 9th of June.

ITV News

Sail for Gold 2012: Weymouth and Portland hit by Olympic fever
The Sport Review
By Sportsbeat 1:05pm UK, Monday 4 June, 2012 Tim Hall believes this year's Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta will be the mostly keenly-contested yet with the Olympic Games just under two months away. The event director for the Royal Yachting Association ...

Aussie Olympic medal hopes to fine-tune preparations at Weymouth
AUSTRALIA'S Olympic gold medal sailing favourites will tonight begin fine-tuning plans in the final assault before the Games at Weymouth next month. The Aussies will compete at the Gold Regatta, a vital lead-up for their London preparations.

Sailing: Lucy looking ahead to an Olympic dress rehearsal
Bournemouth Echo
Poole trio Macgregor, her younger sister Kate and Annie Lush will line up at Skandia Sail for Gold on the Olympic waters for one more taste of battle prior to this summer's Games. The Dorset triumvirate are all preparing for their Olympic debuts but ...

London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition - Australian team finalised
Sail World
London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition is being held in Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain, from 29th July to 12th August. Australia will head out onto the seas of Weymouth with a star studded team determined to become Australia's most successful ...

Sail World

Upcoming Sailing Events:
  • Extreme Sailing Series: Act 3 - Istanbul, Turkey, June 7th - 10th.
  • Volvo Ocean Race: In-Port Race on June 9; start of Leg 8 to Lorient on June10.
  • America's Cup World Series at Newport (RI): June 23 - July 1, 2012
  • Olympic Sailing: July 29 - August 12, 2012.

Windsurf-kiteboard row overshadows Skandia Sail opening
The Independent
Any lack of wind and racing on the opening of the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta, the last chance to tune up before the Olympic rings move in next month, was more than made up by the rumour mill about machinations within the International Sailing ...

Women's Sailing Takes Eighth at Nationals
Harvard Crimson
By Blake Sundel, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER After finishing its season this past weekend with an eighth-place finish in the Sperry Top-Sider/Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women's National Championships, it is finally summer for the Harvard women's ...

Omani women receive sailing accreditation for the first time
The Certification ceremony is for the women sailors from the women sailing program from Oman Sail after they got accredited by ISAF. (Photo courtesy ISAF) By Al Arabiya Twenty-one Omani women have become the first to be accredited professionalsailors, ...


Equipment Selected For Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games
International Sailing Federation
ISAF has announced the Techno 293 windsurfer and the Byte CII dinghy have been chosen as equipment for the four sailing events at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. ISAF Head of Competitions, Alastair Fox said, "The Byte CII and the Techno ...

International Sailing Federation

Aussie sailor Slingsby in fitness battle
Sydney Morning Herald
Nonetheless, Slingsby is undefeated on the 2012 Olympic course and is still favourite to win the Laser contest at the Sail for Gold World Cup event. All of Australia's Olympic sailors are competing at the six-day regatta. World No.1 470 dinghy crew ...

Sailing team named for London
The team was finalised on Monday with the addition of Olympic gold medallists Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell (470), recent Hyeres World Cup winner Brendan Casey (Finn), Krystal Weir (Laser Radial) and the women's match-racing team of Olivia Price, ...

2012 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta Weymouth, UK: Team Maclaren's update
BYM News (press release)
Today is the start of racing at the 2012 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta, our last stop on the ISAF World Cup Series. It has been a while since our last blog; we have been up to quite a bit but are looking forward to, and are ready to go racing this ...

Sparky's target for GB sailors
Dorset Echo
FOUR medals – that's the goal for the British team at this week's Skandia Sail for Gold regatta and the home Olympic Games. Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Olympic manager Stephen Park has revealed his hopes for the strongest team he has ever fielded ...

Sail for Gold Regatta will be an 'Exceptionally High Standard'
#sailforgold – Tim Hall believes this year's Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta will be the mostly keenly contested yet with the Olympic Games just under two months away and all five Irish Olympic boats in competition. Ireland is also represented in the ...

Navy IC Sailing Places Seventh at ICSA Women's Nationals
At the awards banquet, in addition to the prizes for the regatta, many of the honors for the year in women's sailing were announced. Freshman Mary Hall was named an honorable mention All-American Women's Skipper. "Shortly after coming to Navy, ...


Kirklands set for final dress rehearsal
Royal Gazette
By Colin Thompson Readjusting to heavy air racing will be among the top priorities for Olympic-bound sailors Jesse and Zander Kirkland at this week's Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, England. The regatta, that gets underway today, ...

Volvo Ocean Race set for raft of changes to boats, teams and route in bid to ...
Major new changes to the Volvo Ocean Race are set to be announced next month with smaller boats, smaller teams and a shorter route. By Kate Laven Fewer stopovers are also likely to be introduced to encourage more entries, but Telegraph Sport can reveal ...


Diamond Jubilee: Flotilla to set sail on Humber Estuary
BBC News
Big ships, small ships, tall ships and short ships - some with sails, some without. Boats of varying colours, shapes and sizes are moored at Hull Marina for the Humber Diamond Jubilee Regatta. In a few hours, more than 40 of these vessels will sail ...

BBC News

Man of a Certain Age: Sailing trip to Pender Island a spiritual journey
Edmonton Journal
Thirty-eight years ago, Scott was introduced to sailing by the late justice Ross McBain and he wanted to make one last sailing trip to the church at Poets Cove on Pender Island. “My back has been troubling me a great deal,” Scott said.

Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series : And the winner is De Falco's Pecceré
BYM News (press release)
The second leg of the Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series ended with the great victory for Pecceré, the hull of Mirko De Falco, Guglielmo Giordano and Piero Vigo (today 3-6). The crew successfully defended their overnight lead of the 24-strong Audi Melges 20 ...

USA. Elaine Dickinson Honored with Leadership in Women's Sailing Award
BYM News (press release)
A life-long sailor, Dickinson was honored Saturday with the National Women's SailingAssociation/BoatUS 2012 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award at the 11th Women's SailingConference held in Marblehead, MA, and hosted by the Corinthian Yacht Club.

Piracy off Somali coast more frequent, violent than ever, experts say
Fox News
While much of the world's economy is in the doldrums, business is booming for Somalia's pirates, whose attacks on commercial ships sailing Africa's east coast are more frequent, violent and lucrative than ever. Pirates took in an estimated $160 million ...

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta - Fleet ready for action
Sail World
Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with Boat International Media, the regatta is taking place from 4th to 9th June in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. The fleet represents the state-of-the art in sailing yacht design and construction and ...

Sail World

Scottish Series Sailing Salutes the Queen on Loch Fyne (Photos!)
#SCOTTISHSERIES – It was a distinctly 'old school' day on Loch Fyne for competing crews at the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series where there was a departure from the usual diet of windward-leeward races and even Olympic triangles. Instead days of old were ...

J/97 'Fever' Win Scottish Series in Style
#HYC – HOWTH YACHT CLUB. WEDNESDAY SERIES 1 (RACE) 30/05/2012 Class 1 IRC: 1, Crazy Horse Chambers/Reilly; 2, Trinculo M Fleming; Class 1 HPH: 1,… Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 29 MAY 2012 below: BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M ...

Sailing: Clear passage
Herald Scotland
Grant Gordon's crew on the J/97 Fever Glenfiddich yesterday cut the corner at Inchmarnock to shrug off the challenge from 2011's reigning Scottish Series champions on Jackaroo and keep their unbeaten record intact at the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series ...

Video – Wave Sailing in Poland with Robert Baldyga - Continentseven
By medea
Last weekend the Baltic coast got hit by a typical summer storm from the west. Along the whole Polish coast, windsurfers and kitesurfers were enjoying the wind, sun and logo high waves. The Polish windsurfer Robert Baldyga was sailing on ...

Sailing advances on first day of Team Racing Championships
AUSTIN, Texas – The Roger Williams University Sailing team began the ICSA/APS Team Race National Championships, advancing to the Gold Round Robin after the first day of racing. Racing got underway around 10:30 a.m. CDT under ...
Roger Williams University Athletics

Whitsunday Sailing Club Lady Skippers race on Pioneer Bay
Sail World
A spanking South East trade wind spiced with gusts to 25 knots provided a supreme test of fresh wind sailing in the Whitsunday Sailing Club Lady Skippers race on Pioneer Bay last week. The combination of sea spray gusty breeze and a lumpy seaway ...

Sail World

Intercollegiate Sailing. Navy IC Sailing Places Seventh at ICSA ...
By clevine
Navy IC Sailing Places Seventh at ICSA Women's Nationals. This post was originally published by Navy Midshipmen News -- www.navysports.com. June 4, 2012 in Resources, Sports and Recreation by clevine. • Complete Results The Spring ...

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providing a digest of major sailing news, commentary, opinions, features and dock ... of hosting." Park added that, in any case, home advantage in sailing was ...

Hunterdon Sailing Club event is June 12
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com
The Hunterdon Sailing Club will host an introductory presentation 6 pm Tuesday, June 12 at Spruce Run Reservoir in Spruce Run State Park. Experienced sailors Susan Mallows and Doug Brown will present an introduction to sailboats, learning to sail and ...

Sailing, sailing ... | Oakland Local
Uploaded 1 min 53 sec. Sailing, sailing ... While attending an East Bay Open Studio stop this weekend, Oakland resident Pamela Drake soaked in the nautical ...

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