02 June 2012

Groupama leads in round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race


Abu Dhabi Win Leg 7 & Groupama Take the Lead - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 (video)

French grab lead in round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race
AFP
LISBON — French challengers Groupama took the Volvo Ocean Race overall lead in the early hours of Friday, finally wresting the advantage from Spain's Telefonica, who had headed the fleet since November. With two legs to go, only 21 points will ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Groupama cross Leg 7 finish in second
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 team Groupama 4 crossed the finish line in Lisbon in second place. By finishing second, a little over five minutes behind Abu Dhabi, Franck Cammas and his men sailed a superb seventh leg, which has enabled them to move up...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi win leg seven as Groupama take lead
BBC Sport
British skipper Ian Walker and his Abu Dhabi team pipped new overall leaders Groupama to win the seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami to Lisbon. Walker's crew, whose boat suffered a broken mast on leg one, scored their first win of the ...

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Abu Dhabi wins Volvo Ocean Race's Leg 7
Khaleej Times
Four teams remain separated by just 21 points, making it the closest contest in the 39-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race with just two offshore legs and three in-port races still to come. The arrival in Lisbon represented a homecoming for Abu Dhabi, ...

Volvo Ocean Race: British skipper Ian Walker hails one of greatest experiences ...
Telegraph.co.uk
"To win a leg was one of my goals for this race and it feels great. So much effort goes into these projects and it's all for moments like this." With two Volvo Ocean Racelegs to go in this year's edition, only 21 points will separate the four leading ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Volvo Ocean Race : Abu Dhabi wins Leg 7 as Groupama takes overall lead
BYM News (press release)
Lisbon, Portugal – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing shrugged off seven months of frustration to seal their first offshore victory in a nerve-jarring transatlantic leg from Miami to Lisbon, while Groupama's second place finish – only five minutes behind after ...

Volvo Ocean Race : A fight until the bitter end
BYM News (press release)
"What do you say, it is a hard race and we are a good team. We sailed the boat quite nicely but it did not happen for us. We need to go and look at why mid leg we didn't cement the lead but I think our guys had a good leg." "After the finish we sat ...

Walker wins latest Volvo Ocean Race leg
Daily Echo
SOUTHAMPTON sailor Ian Walker skippered Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to victory in leg seven of theVolvo Ocean Race. Walker and his crew crossed the finish line in first place at the end of a nerve-shredding transatlantic crossing, from Miami to Lisbon.

British skipper Ian Walker will 'fight to the end' as Abu Dhabi Racing win ...
Telegraph.co.uk
By Rod Gilmour Hampshire-based Walker has suffered enough misery to fill any one of this year's nine Volvo Ocean Race ports but the Briton put himself on the podium for the first time after holding off French boat Groupama by just six minutes in a ...

Telegraph.co.uk

After taste of big one, Azzam are hungry for more
The National
At least that is the hope of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew after overcoming a tempestuous challenge to claim their maiden victory in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race, a 3600-nautical mile sprint from Miami to Lisbon. Azzam, the boat named after the ...

The National

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi wins Leg 7 + Video
Sail World
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has taken Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race as the fleet exit an area of light winds and now head straight for Lisbon. She crossed the line in light winds, followed by Groupama, with Puma third. The next group to finish were Camper,...

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Camper beaten by low wind, strong tide
Stuff.co.nz
After more than 3500 miles of open sea sailing for 12 days, the Volvo Ocean Race turned into the Volvo river race. The first three boats into the River Tagus had enough time and breeze to beat the building current. Unfancied Abu Dhabi caused the ...

Telefonica surrender Volvo lead
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Spanish challengers Telefonica surrendered their Volvo Ocean Race overall lead for the first time since November when they could only finish fourth in the transatlantic crossing of leg seven. Skipper Iker Martinez's grasp on offshore sailing's biggest ...

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Azzam crew caught up in a whirlwind of emotions
The National
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing won the onerous Atlantic Ocean leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Skipper Ian Walker called it "one of the most amazing experiences of my sailing career." Emirati sailor Adil Khalid called it "a great day for Abu Dhabi.

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Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi clinches nerve-jangling victory
YACHTe.com.au
Abu Dhabi's crew shrugged off seven months of frustration to secure their first Volvo Ocean Race leg victory on Thursday, narrowly crossing the Lisbon finish line ahead of Groupama, which has now claimed the overall race lead.

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Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi and Groupama stoke up the fire
YACHTe.com.au
With 33 nautical miles to go to the finish of Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Lisbon, Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA) is piling the pressure on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), whose crew are now fighting to retain their lead.

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Yachting: Camper in nail biting finish
New Zealand Herald
Gybing the boat onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Photo / Hamish Hooper. Camper has finished fifth in leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race. An agonising finish saw the Team New Zealand boat edged out just ...

Abu Dhabi wins Leg 7 of Volvo Ocean Race
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing won its first offshore leg Thursday, claiming Leg 7 from Miami to Lisbon, Portugal, by finishing five minutes ahead of fast-charging Groupama. Groupama's second-place finish allowed it to overtake Telefonica for the overall lead ...

Volvo Ocean Race :Lisbon's heart stopping finish puts Telefonica three points ...
BYM News (press release)
For the first time in almost seven months of racing the leader at the top of the overall standings for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 has changed with Franck Cammas' “Groupama” moving into the top spot with a narrow lead of just three points on Iker ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi Racing Pip Groupama To The Post in Lisbon
Afloat
#VOLVO OCEAN RACE - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing secured their first leg victory of the Volvo Ocean Race last night in Portugal - pipping Groupama to the post by less than six minutes. "It's one of the most amazing experiences of my sailing career," said Abu ...

Emotional Ian Walker hails Azzam victory
The National
LISBON // Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing won the 3600-nautical mile Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami to Lisbon late last night, beating Groupama, the new overall leaders, on the line. This was the Abu Dhabi-sponsored Azzam crew's first success of the ...

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BYM Product and Industry News
BYM News (press release)
The PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG crew returned to the podium with a third-place finish into Lisbon, Portugal, early Friday morning to complete Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. The PUMA crew made the more than 3500 nautical mile transatlantic ...

Abu Dhabi shocks to win seventh Ocean Race leg
Stuff.co.nz
The Kiwis were nestled between two of their main rivals on the points table and the finish will be crucial to how the Volvo Ocean Race stands with three in-port races and two legs left. "What a finish. I don't think it could have been any closer over ...

Abu Dhabi win leg seven to Lisbon
Stuff.co.nz
Emotional Abu Dhabi Racing skipper Ian Walker could not hide his elation at winning his first Volvo Ocean Race leg in 70000 miles of ocean sailing at the finish line in Lisbon this morning. Abu Dhabi held out a fast finishing Groupama to win the 3500nm...

Blind sailing regatta comes to Alameda this weekend
San Jose Mercury News
By Lou Fancher A call for spectators to attend the 2012 Invitational Blind Sailing Regatta, hosted by Alameda's Island Yacht Club and the Marin Sailing School's Program for the Blind, is a head-turning announcement. Surprisingly, sailing is a ...

Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the ...
PR Newswire (press release)
OTTAWA, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Congratulations to the sailing athletes who have earned their spots on the 2012 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams. The members of the 2012 Canadian Olympic Sailing Team are David Wright, Danielle Dube, Zachary Plavsic, ...

Sailor has world title, seeks Olympic gold
Tucson Citizen
When she's not helping dish up summertime treats, Capozzi, 30, is part of the USA's most successful sailing team. Competing in the new Olympic discipline of women's match racing, Capozzi, skipper Anna Tunnicliffe (who won a national championship with ...

EUROSAF European Sailing Cup for Olympic Classes, to incorporate Paralympic ...
BYM News (press release)
In a statement issued this week, EUROSAF have announced that along with their partners in the EUROSAF European Sailing Cup (EESC), namely Garda Olympic Week, Delta Lloyd Regatta, Sailfor Gold, Kieler Woche, and Semaine Olympique Française, ...

Sail for Gold Weymouth : NZL Sailing Teams regatta preview
BYM News (press release)
The NZL Sailing Team and several other New Zealand Olympic and Paralympic class sailors are preparing for the biggest ISAF World Cup regatta of the season; the 2012 Skandia Sail for Goldregatta is due to commence on Monday June 4th.

Bayview Yacht Club getting good response to National Off-Shore One Design Regatta
Detroit Free Press
Boats sail in the Bayview Yacht Club's race on the Detroit River on July 6, 2006. / KIMBERLY P. MITCHELL / DFP By Peggy Walsh-Sarnecki After 19 years working with Sailing Worlds on the National Off-Shore One Design Regattas, Detroit's Bayview Yacht ...

Seventh annual Lowcountry sailing event starts this weekend
Charleston Post Courier
I do something I love for a living: SAILING. My full-time job is running a local non-profit — Charleston Community Sailing. We help provide opportunities for anyone to get on the water, and I am fortunate to be able to share my passion with youth and ...

US Sailing looks into race deaths
The Triton
By Editor An independent review panel from US Sailing has released preliminary findings and recommendations in the deaths of five sailors in the Full Crew Farallones Race in April. 1. Enhanced training of sailors in seamanship and piloting, ...

Tiami Catamaran Cruises Launches Fun Holiday Sailing Video with Party ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
A new video for http://TiamiCatamaranCruises.com, films a fun luncheon sail to swim with the turtles off the coast of Barbados. The video, which captures the spirit of sailing and party cruising, is part of a marketing campaign with RealHolidays.

Maygers' magic lights up Felpham sailing races
Chichester Observer
One of the most fiercely-fought race series at Felpham Sailing Club is the Wednesday evening contest for the Capstan Trophy. The series is 18 races long, running every Wednesday from early May to the end of August. Race officer Bob May and his team are ...

2012 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sailors Announced Today
Sail World (press release)
The formal announcement took place at the Weymouth & Portland International Sailing Academy, home of the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Sailing venue. Canadian Yachting Association Executive Director, Paddy Boyd – 'Our sailing athletes have worked long and ...

Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center Appoints Greg Cantori as Executive Director
Citybizlist (press release)
The Downtown Sailing Center Board of Directors is delighted in welcoming Greg Cantori as the Center's new Executive Director. "Greg is exactly the right leader, at the right time for the DSC. He has excellent leadership, management and fundraising ...

Citybizlist (press release)

Barnum Bay Yacht Club to set sail
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
This month, Barnum Bay Yacht Club, or BBYC, will join hundreds of organizations and thousands of sailors worldwide in the Summer Sailstice celebration of sailing to bring awareness and participation in the sailing lifestyle. BBYC will join sailors ...

Smooth sailing for 21 Omani women
Khaleej Times
Oman Sail's groundbreaking project, established in 2008, made history when 21 Omani women successfully completed the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) accredited instructors assessment programme. They were awarded sailing instructor certificates ...

Sailing-Telefonica surrender Volvo lead after seven months
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Skipper Iker Martinez's grasp on offshore sailing's biggest prize has been slipping after a hat-trick of opening leg wins and the London Olympic gold medal hopeful was off the pace again with Abu Dhabi grabbing a first victory for the 3500-nautical ...

Telefonica loses Volvo race lead
ESPN
Martinez, an Olympic gold medallist in the 49ers class in 2004 and silver medallist four years later at Beijing, looked set to dominate offshore sailing's toughest professional test when he stormed to three consecutive leg victories after the current ...

Sunsail Announces a New Preferred Partner Destination in Vancouver Island ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
We are equally happy to provide access for our local sailors to Sunsail's more than 30 destinations around the world." Pacific Northwest - Sailing Paradise The Pacific Northwest is rated as one of the world's top sailing destinations, ...

Taking the kids to the Caribbean in summer
Fox News
We've stopped like many others sailing these gorgeous islands to relax and enjoy all of the activities we can't do aboard our Moorings charter catamaran -- lounge at the pool, visit the spa, paddleboard, windsurf -- and for some diehards, ...

Kirklands proud to get sailing back in the Games for Bermuda
Bermuda Sun
Their top 10 performance at the 49er World Championships in Croatia last month has certainly made things easier on the fundraising front, but the brothers are still under the gun as they have to compete against full-time sailing professionals.

Ben Ainslie Weymouth London 2012 Olympics Regatta Gold Medal
Sky News
Ben Ainslie says competing in an Olympic Regatta on home waters will be a dream come true. The British team are preparing for the Games in Weymouth where the Sailing events for London 2012 will be held. Ainslie will be targeting a fourth Olympic gold ...

VOR: Walker wins Leg Seven—Sailing News from the US and Beyond
Sail World
It's one of the most amazing experiences of my sailing career, that's for sure. We paced ourselves pretty well, we were even sleeping today.' Groupama 4 finished less than six minutes astern of Azzam, followed by Puma Ocean Racing's Mar Mostro.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race Sets Out for 2012 Finish of the 'Everest of Sailing'
JustLuxe.com
This month, the highly acclaimed Volvo Ocean Race, dubbed the “World's Toughest and Longest Ocean Race” by the sailing community, and one of the top sporting events worldwide, made a stop in Miami, Florida. It is the only North American stopover for ...

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US Sailing debuts bracket-style voting contest
Trade Only Today
US Sailing is launching a game for sailing fans to pick the “Greatest American Sailor.” Fans who register to vote will receive a chance to win a grand prize that includes the ultimate America's Cupexperience in San Francisco, an invitation to US ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi squeeze out Groupama in epic leg to hand Britain's ...
Telegraph.co.uk
By Kate Laven “It was one of the most amazing experiences of my sailing career,” said skipper Ian Walker, having been chased hard all the way to the line by Franck Cammas' crew on Groupama in another Russian Roulette episode of this ever compelling ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Three men in a boat
Ottawa Citizen
Graham Hughes, a former Ottawa Citizen reporter, is sailing from Maine toWngland via the Azores, with two men he's never met. This is the first ni a three-part series. By Graham Hughes June 1, 2012 11:31 AM Sailors Graham Hughes, from left, ...

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The Coconut Grove Sailing Club mooring field overlooks the Dinner Key – Coconut Grove waterfront south of Dinner Key Marina. Fantastic club mooring field. Felt very lucky to be here and not in the overcrowded Dinner Key Marina or in the ...
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Finn World Masters at Pwllheli Sailing Club - Overall - Yachts and ...
Michael Maier wins fourth Finn World Masters. Michael Maier (CZE) won his fourth Finn World Masters title in Pwllheli on Friday with no more races sailed after the wind failed to stabilise in time to get the final races in before the time limit.
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