09 June 2012

Extreme Sailing and Volvo Ocean Race - live video

Live coverage from day 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Istanbul. Join us *live* as we stream live from the race course. All the action from the last 2 hours of racing. Saturday 8 am EDT (US)

Day 2 Race of the Day Extreme Sailing Series
In race three of the day, Morgan Larson and his crew on Oman Air accelerated  off the start line getting the rest off to a great start. But the Omani-flagged team were squeezed out at the top mark which resulted in a collision with Alinghi, for which Alinghi were given a penalty - while Oman Air headed downwind in fourth place. After passing through the top gate Larson thought he saw a wind shift and was the only team to head to the left side of the course as they headed back downwind -  and it paid off. He sailed into first place, leaving the rest of the fleet behind. This was the first of three race wins for Oman Air, which saw them sail into third place at the half-way stage of the regatta

Austrian Sailing Icon Leads The Way In Istanbul
International Sailing Federation
Roman Hagara and his Austrian Red Bull Sailing Team continued the impressive form they showed at Act 2 Qingdao on the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul, finishing the opening day in pole position. The iconic Turkish city kept the ...

International Sailing Federation

VOLVO OCEAN RACE - The Oeiras In-Port Race will start on Saturday 9 June 2012 at 1300 (1200 UTC) from Lisbon, Portugal. -- 8 am EDT (US)

Volvo Ocean Race – Groupama prepare for Oeiras In-Port race
Sail World
The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 fleet will be back in race mode from 1200 UTC on Saturday with the start of the Oeiras In-Port race off Lisbon. This hour-long course promises to be pretty complicated since the crews will have to contend with the current...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Neal McDonald - It's going down to the wire
Sail World
With just two legs and three in-port races to go, four teams are still in the running for the overall prize. Volvo Ocean Race's media team talk to some of the most experienced contenders as they prepare for the decisive final few weeks.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Damian Foxall: consistency is the key to victory
Sail World
In the final part of the series on the most experienced sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race, Groupama watch captain Damian Foxall reveals to the Volvo Ocean racemedia team, what it will take to win this race, and why victory has never been so close.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Every point vital from Race Weekend in Lisbon
Sail World
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's first place in Leg 7 came too late to put them in contention overall but three inshore wins mean they can still come away from the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 with a major prize. Skipper Ian Walker said his team were preparing to...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Penultimate offshore test
Sail World
The penultimate offshore test for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet starts on Sunday from Lisbon. The fleet head out into the North Atlantic and back for a sub-2000 nautical mile passage to Lorient on the coast of Brittany, France.

Sail World

Volvo leaders Groupama fear distraction
French skipper Franck Cammas has warned his Groupama team they will have to show improved levels of concentration in Saturday's Lisbon in-port race if they are to take their hard-won lead in the Volvo Ocean Race into the penultimate offshore leg.


Watch the video highlights from day 5 at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta. Including Including interviews with Thierry Schmitter 2.4mR NED, Helena Lucas 2.4mR GBR, Udo Hessels Sonar NED, Niki Birrell Skud 18 GBR and Robert Schidt Star BRA

Slingsby leads Olympic sailing warm-up
Sky News Australia
Slingsby leads Olympic sailing warm-up Updated: 09:29, Friday June 8, 2012 World champion sailor Tom Slingsby has stormed into the lead at a key Olympic warm-up regatta on the 2012 Olympic course in England. The 27-year-old New South Welshman revelled ...

Giles Scott plots 2016 Olympic sailing course after losing out to Ben Ainslie
Sailing's Giles Scott tells Metro he wants to put the disappointment of failing to qualify for the London Games behind him and work towards Rio in 2016. Giles Scott's hopes ofOlympic glory have been put on hold... for now (Picture: Getty) Giles Scott ...


Olympics-Life is plain sailing for windsurfer Korzits
By Ori Lewis | JERUSALEM, June 8 (Reuters) - If women's RS:X windsurfing world champion Lee Korzits does win a medal at the Olympic sailing regatta, it may well partly be down to her vivacious, easy-going manner. Possessing a typical Israeli trait of ...

Slingsby leads at Olympic sailing warm-up
Friday's performance at the Sail for Gold World Cup event put the world No.1 in pole position for yet another confidence-boosting victory just seven weeks before the London Games begin. The regattaends on Saturday night (AEST) and Slingsby, ...

Blind sailors ready for yacht race
The Press Association
Three visually impaired sailors are to race a small yacht from London to the Olympic sailing site of Portland, in Dorset. The trio are crewing the James Cook on behalf of Action For Blind People (Action) in the Small Yacht Race 2012, ...

London 2012 Olympics: Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark gunning for podium at ...
Any word of winning gold at Skandia Sail for Gold was swiftly brushed aside but Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark were still in contention following another wet day on the water at Weymouth. By Kate Laven Britain's success in this Olympic discipline, ...


Kiwi sailors on target at pre-Olympic regatta
Kiwi 470 sailors Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie will take a handy lead into tomorrow's medal race after allsailing was cancelled today because of stormy weather at the Sail for Gold World Cup regatta in England. The Kiwis, who have won the last three races ...

Ainslie unhelped by weather
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The 35-year-old faces an uphill task to finish the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta with gold in the Finn as the wind batted the Weymouth and Portland National SailingAcademy on Friday, forcing all races to be cancelled in the final regatta ahead of ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Extreme Sailing Series director predicts less events
The Independent
South coast gales in an English summer were in stark contrast to the race track off Istanbul, between the Aegean and the Bosphorus, as the founder and organiser of the Extreme SailingSeries, Mark Turner predicted: “There will be less professional ...

Skandia Sail for Gold : Giles Scott extends lead at the top of Finn fleet
BYM News (press release)
Driving rain and building breeze made for a challenging day for sailors and race officials alike on this sixth leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series. The 24-year-old Scott continues to chase a repeat of the title he won on Weymouth and Portland ...

Skandia Sail for Gold : No stopping Scott with yet another win
BYM News (press release)
The atrocious weather so far at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta got a whole level worse on day four in Weymouth with stronger winds, torrential rain and limited visibility. However the stand out performer this week Giles Scott (GBR) was unfazed by ...

Chandlers to finish sailing voyage
The Press Association
The couple held hostage by Somali pirates for more than a year are planning to finish their round-the-world sailing trip. Rachel and Paul Chandler said they had the support of family and friends who raised half a million pounds of ransom money for them ...

Paralympic sailors win Golds
ITV News
All 10 Olympic classes and three Paralympic classes were confined to shore on day five of the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, with RYA event organisers taking the decision to call off all racing in Weymouth and Portland with strong winds throughout the ...

ITV News

London 2012 Olympics: Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell stake their claim in ...
Although Belcher and Page have not been beaten in an ISAF World Cup event sinceSail for Gold last year, Patience who at just 5' 5" and probably around 60 kgs looks more like a jockey than an Olympic sailor, has little doubt that they can be beaten.


Sail for Gold - Trio of medals for GBR Paralympic stars
Sail World
The closing day of competition at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta for the Paralympic classes in Weymouth and Portland saw two gold medals and one silver for Britain'ssailors with their Skandia Team GBR teammates having it all to play for in the ...

Sail World

GB's Giles Scott extends Finn lead at Sail for Gold event
BBC Sport
Giles Scott continues to lead the Finn fleet after a weather-hit fourth day at the SkandiaSail for Gold Regatta. The 2011 world champion held off competition from his Great Britain team-mates to claim his fifth race win of the event in Weymouth and ...

BBC Sport

Ben Ainslie, Great Britain
Financial Times
“I love the fact that sailing is getting more and more popular. Look at these people here today. It takes your breath away.” Ainslie's name has become synonymous with Olympic sailing. It began when he won his one and only silver medal in 1996.

Financial Times

Skandia Sail for Gold: McIntyre collision curtails one-regatta comeback
South West Londoner
By Paul Smith HE may be an Olympic gold-medallist, but there was nothing Michael McIntyre could do to prevent a collision that curtailed his one-regatta comeback at Skandia Sail for Gold. McIntyre joined forces with Hayling Island Sailing Club friend ...

South West Londoner

Sail for Gold - Early end for Paralympic sailors
Sail World
The British Skud duo had never won the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta, Niki Birrell commented, 'It feels fantastic to finish the regatta with a gold medal here in Weymouth and Portland. We came here wanting to win this event and we have done so, ...

Sail World

Sailors test Olympic waters
Olympic sailors tested the waters of Weymouth out during the Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta on Thursday. The world's leading sailors got a glimpse of the Olympic course at the Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta in Weymouth and Portland on Thursday.

Ahoy! Oldham sailor joins blind crew on yacht race from London to Dorset ...
Mancunian Matters
By Dean Wilkins A courageous crew of visually impaired sailors from Oldham are taking to the seas to race a yacht from London to Dorset's Olympic sailing venue. Three men are crewing the James Cook in support of Action For Blind People (Action) in the ...

Mancunian Matters

Aussies top of their sailing class
Herald Sun
AUSTRALIA'S Olympic gold medal favourites have all climbed to the top of their sailing classes in another dress rehearsal to the London Games this morning. Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page re-claimed the 470 lead, Laser sailor Tom Slingsby surged to ...

British And Dutch Teams Take SKUD18 And Sonar ISAF Sailing World Cup Honours
International Sailing Federation
With Paralympic racing cancelled on the final two days at the 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, the SKUD18 and Sonar World Cup Standings are confirmed. Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell (GBR)...

International Sailing Federation

26 saved after sailing boat sinks off Malaysia
Hindustan Times
Malaysia's navy has rescued 26 people, including tourists from Britain, Japan and the US, after their sailing boat sank in stormy weather off Borneo island, an official said today. The boat -- with 12 crew and 14 passengers on board --sank early ...

Charleston sailing heats up with start of summer
Charleston Post Courier
Youth sailing programs have begun all around Charleston. Wednesday night races are back. And with a beautiful full moon and some high tides this week, one could have sailed through downtown Charleston. The weather has been amazing and, as always, ...

Kiwi sailors continue strong form
Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie demonstrated their prowess in strong winds by nailing another two race wins as they moved clear at the front of the women's 470 class at the Sail for Gold World Cupregatta in England. The Kiwis, who won the final race ...

Skandia Sail for Gold: Fifty days to go, but not quite Fifty Knots
BYM News (press release)
There are just fifty more days until the 2012 London Olympic Games opens, and the British weather made the occasion a notable one. The weather battered Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta causing cancellations, postponements and some full on racing for those ...

Around the sailing clubs, Friday, June 8, 2012
Isle of Wight County Press
AN OLYMPIC course was set for sailors who chose to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee last Sunday by racing for the Governor's Trophy. This all-comers event was first sailed 41 years ago in celebration of the club's 21st anniversary, for a trophy presented ...

Brits revel in rough waters
Dorset Echo
GRUELLING conditions likened to being 'in a washing machine' hit the world's best sailors competing in the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta. Portland's 470 men's dinghy sailors Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell revelled in the 'disgusting' British weather ...

Normandy Sailing Week in race mode
BYM News (press release)
In the overall provisional standing for the M34 category at Normandy Sailing Week this evening, after a boisterous day on the water, “Toulon Provence Méditerranée”, skippered by Fabien Henry, is leading the struggle ahead of “Bred La Normandie” and ...

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Cowes Lifeboat Towed Crippled Sailing Canoe Out of Busy ...
By George Chastney
This in from George at Cowes RNLI. Ed. Tabby Cat lifeboat: A modern 16 foot sailing canoe with outriggers that suffered a steering failure in worsening sea conditions at the entrance to Southampton Water was towed into Cowes yesterday ...
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Torresen Sailing and Boating News » Blog Archive » 50 Years of ...
By Larry
This summer the Lake Bluff Yacht Club in conjunction with the Waukegan Yacht Club will host the 50th Sunfish North American Open Championship. The regatta will be sailed in the fresh waters of Lake Michigan off the beach in Waukegan, ...
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Skandia Sail for Gold 2012 day four report | The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
I haven't done a lot of Finn racing recently, but I'm still in shape and I've been doing a lot of America's Cup sailing which is really physical. I've also been training with Ben and the other boys so I'm not racing fit, but I'm still physically fit and ...
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Chandlers to finish sailing voyage « This Is Jersey
The couple held hostage by Somali pirates for more than a year are planning to finish their round-the-world sailing trip.
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Sailing: Mills and Clark remain in medal contention at Sail for Gold ...
By JessicaW
Driving rain and building breeze made for a challenging day for sailors and race officials alike on the fourth day of this year's Skandia Sail for Gold regatta.

Omani women receive sailing accreditation for the first time
Twenty-one Omani women have become the first to be accredited professional sailors, newspapers reported on Monday. The women, aged between 18 and 35, ...

Sail-World.com : Sail for Gold Regatta - Battle underway
Over 700 athletes from 59 nations poured out onto Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay, with the cream of world sailing ready to put a marker down for the ...

Elaine Dickinson receives Leadership in Women's Sailing Award
'Elaine Dickinson (2nd on R), accepts NWSA/BoatUS Leadership in Women's Sailing Award from NWSA Conference Co-Chair Marcia Bennet (L) NWSA ...

Sail-World.com : Skandia Sail for Gold - Cream of world sailing head ...
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 ...

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