16 June 2012

Groupama wins 8th leg of Volvo Ocean Race (videos)

Groupama wins 8th leg of Volvo Ocean Race, comes closer to ...
Washington Post
LORIENT, France — Franck Cammas sailed into his home port, winning the eighth leg Volvo Ocean Race of Friday and edging closer to becoming only the ...

France's Groupama wins 8th leg of Volvo Ocean Race
Albany Times Union
In this photograph provided by the Volvo Ocean Race, Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, unidentified, approach the French ...

Volvo Ocean Race: French team Groupama close on victory
BBC Sport
Telefonica suffer three rudder breakages to leave French team Groupama on the brink of Volvo Ocean Race victory.

BBC Sport

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama edge closer to breaking 27-year ...

Groupama edged closer to becoming the first French boat to win sailing's offshore classic since 1985 after crossing the line first in a triumphant homecoming to ...


Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama in line for dramatic homecoming win ...
French boat Groupama, the overall leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race, made full use of Telefonica's demise overnight to edge closer towards a significant leg win ...


Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 - Camper secures second place
Sail World
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand crossed the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Leg 8 finish after five days 30 minutes and 10 seconds of racing. Camper ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Day 5: Groupama wins Leg 8 in home port of ...
Sail World
1131hrs UTC: France's Groupama completed a heroic comeback victory on Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Friday, strengthening their grip on the overall ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race yacht pounded by giant waves (video)
Pete Thomas Outdoor
One of the more dramatic episodes during the Volvo Ocean Race involved the crew of CAMPER, which was blasted by giant waves this week as it traveled at ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 - Groupama complete heroic comeback
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 eighth leg, from Lisbon to Lorient, victory went to Groupama 4 who completed a heroic comeback on Friday, strengthening their grip...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 - Puma on course to finish third
Sail World
We have bled more points to the race leader on the second-to-last leg and we're not very pleased about it. But, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

Sail World

Ocean Race Village to arrive in Galway on Tuesday
Galway Independent
A giant cargo ship carrying the spectacular Volvo Ocean Race spectator village – packed into 70 ready to assemble crates - will arrive in Galway Port in the early ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama first across Leg 8 finish
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 team Groupama 4 crossed the Lorient finish line this Friday lunchtime at 11h 31' 02 hours UTC. Franck Cammas and his men ...

Sail World

Huge waves catch Camper off guard in Volvo Ocean Race ... two ...
Huge waves catch Camper off guard in Volvo Ocean Race ... two weeks after avoiding whale encounter. Two weeks ago, Camper narrowly escaped danger with ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica - Chinese gybe caused rudder damage
Sail World
Speaking from onboard the former Volvo Ocean Race leader, Telefonica, crew member Pepe Ribes said they were hit by a wave and Chinese gybed.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race Day 4: All gybe - Telefonica in more trouble?
Sail World
'All the fleet completes the gybe for Lorient in winds that exceed 40kts and peak gusted to 52kts on the close of Day 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 8' Virtual ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Amazing high speed and wipe-out videos ...
Sail World
'Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand at full speed, heading towards Lorient, during leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lisbon, Portugal to ...

Sail World

Yachting: Camper hurtling to finish line
New Zealand Herald
Camper's one-day distance record has been broken as the boats in the Volvo Ocean Racehurtle to the finish line in Lorient, France, tonight (NZT).

VOLVO: Celebrating the ocean in style
Leader News
THE Volvo Ocean Race is the toughest “blue water” yacht race in the world - it covers ... Six crews will race around six continents and four oceans in innovative, ...

Leader News

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama plants it on the final miles to Lorient
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race photographer, Paul Todd, jumped in a helicopter and caught these amazing shots of Leg and probable overall Volvo Ocean Race leader, ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma takes third in Leg 8
Sail World
With a third-place finish in Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, the Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg team improved to second in the overall standings.

Sail World

Triple blow scuppers Spanish hopes of first Volvo win

Chicago Tribune
LORIENT, France (Reuters) - Three rudder breakages left long-time leaders Telefonica 's hopes of a first Volvo Ocean Race win for Spain hanging by a thread ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Conditions my worst Southern Ocean nightmare
Sail World
Speaking via Livestream with Volvo Ocean Race media, Hooper said that when he was on deck earlier in the day 'the guys were sailing the boat as fast as ...

Sail World

Yacht wrecks near Tongan island; 2 aboard missing | Fox News: "Rescuers are searching for a Englishman and his Australian sailing companion after finding the wreck of their yacht near a Tongan island. Geoff Lunt of New Zealand's Rescue Coordination Center said Friday that a plane and two fishing boats involved in the search had found the hull of the vessel and lots of debris but had seen no sign of the men. Lunt said in a statement that the two men used a satellite phone late Thursday. . . Rescuers did not name the men, who are both in their 60s."

The Jurassic Coast: A historic venue for Olympic sailing
Washington Post
The 90-mile stretch of Great Britain's coastline, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, will serve as the venue for sailing events during the 2012 ...

Olympic sailing: Fletcher still has big part to play
This is Leicestershire
Dylan Fletcher might have just outshone his London 2012 compatriots at last week's Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, but the Market Harborough sailor insists he ...

Virtual Sailing Gives Competitors the Edge
Science Daily (press release)
Scientists have shown how virtual simulation can be used to accurately predict how a yacht will behave during a race.

London 2012 Olympics - GBR's Nick Dempsey prepared + Video
Sail World
London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition will be held on the waters of Weymouth and Portland, UK. Nick Dempsey believes windsurfing gold at the Olympics ...

Sail World

Police prepared for Weymouth and Portland Olympic security
Dorset Echo
“A search regime will be in place for spectators watching the sailing events ... Up to 350 police officers will be on call during the Olympic sailing events in Dorset.

Whale brings end to global sailing trip
A California man's 12-year quest to sail around the world was ended prematurely by a whale that damaged his boat off the coast of Mexico, his wife said.

Sperry Top-Sider extends US Sailing sponsorship
Trade Only Today
The sponsorship program will allow Sperry Top-Sider to focus on the future generation of sailingthrough its sponsorship of several of the association's junior ...

Sail conference adds Grow Sailing workshops
Trade Only Today
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London 2012 Olympics - Irish sailors are 'Genuine Prospects'
Sail World
London 2012 Olympics - Irish Olympic sailors were back in Dublin yesterday, ...The medal haul demonstrates the Irish Sailing Association's claim that they are ...

Sail World

Rogers hoping appeal is overturned and windsurfing stays on ...
More Than The Games
The 16-year-old was getting a taste of things to come this summer as she took to the Olympicwaters at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy for ...

Not all plain sailing for windsurfer Noelle Finch
This is Somerset
Noelle Finch might have rubbed shoulders with London 2012-bound windsurfers at last week's Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta but the Cheddar-based teenager ...

SAILING | Hoyas Win Eighth National Title
Georgetown University The Hoya
Georgetown's sailing team wrapped up its season in style, taking home the ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship.

Whale ruins Natomas man's round-the-world sail
Sacramento Bee
His epic voyage had taken longer than expected as the Youngs had to stop sailing and resume working in order to finance the trip. Along the way, Young, ...

Olympic team has 'genuine prospects'
Irish Times
SAILING MARKING THE six-week countdown to the London 2012 Olympic regatta at Weymouth, the Irish Sailing Association yesterday presented the full team ...

Safety in Sailing, Ocean Wealth in Galway, Round Ireland Race and ...
Afloat (blog)
In this week's column the Coastguard suggests offshore sailors use satellite phones, Australia's ocean reserve and US Navy goes green.

Cougars finish strong in sailing nationals; coach Greg Fisher up for ...
Charleston Post Courier
“Winning the Fowle Trophy is such a thrill for our tremendous team and coaches,” C of C director of sailing Greg Fisher said. “(Head coach) Ward (Cromwell) and ...

Catamaran Regatta to set sail at Hampton Beach
Hampton Union
HAMPTON — Mike Easton's first taste of sailing came at 4 years old when his father took him out on the water in a Laser sailboat. Easton, a New Zealand native, ...

Devon sailing clubs re-enact 1948 Olympic torch relay
Midweek Herald
An Olympic torch relay from 1948 is to be re-enacted by sailing clubs from across Devon and Dorset. Axe Yacht Club (AYC) will be helping the replica torch on ...

The American Express Bosphorus Cup celebrated sailing between ...
PR Web (press release)
The 2012 American Express Bosphorus Cup took place in Istanbul, Turkey once again in early June. It was the 11th edition of the prestigious Cup that provides ...

Have a Go at thriving sailing club
Wharfedale Observer
Would-be sailors are being invited to 'Have a Go' sessions at Yeadon Tarn.

Tall Ship's Arrival Kicks Off Sailing Seaway Clayton
A special visitor has arrived in Clayton. The Canadian tall ship Fair Jeanne made its way to the village Thursday for the start of Sailing Seaway Clayton.

Round the island sailing cancelled because of bad weather
Isle of Man Today
TOMORROW'S (Saturday's) round-the-island sailing on the historic ship Balmoral has been cancelled.

Letter: GHS team sailing into competitive future » Opinion ...
Interscholastic sailing is a relatively new sport in Gloucester and Rockport, despite our history as a maritime community and widespread racing at yacht clubs during the summer. There is, in fact, a school sailing team that competes with high ...
GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester,...

VIDEO: Match Racing – a Gentleman's Game? - Sailing Sweden
By Fabian Bengtsson
Sailing is often described as a gentleman's sport but that's not always a fitting description. Take a look at this video from the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Tags: Alpari World Match Racing Tour, Jesper Radich, Mathieu Richard, Torvar ...
Sailing Sweden

Press Release: SB20 UK Nationals underway in Weymouth Bay ...
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Events Leading Up to the Games
By Team Sperry
We were to compete in the 470 World Championships May 10-19, then go on a US Sailing Team retreat in Lanzarote, Spain, and then head right to Portland, UK to train and race in our last event before the Olympics, Sail For the Gold.
Passion For The Sea

“In those conditions, you keep your eyes on the road!!” quote from ...
By Claire Bateman
“We kept the sails above the boat today and to be honest I was too pre-occupied with that to notice those who didn't manage it. In those conditions, you keep your eyes on the road!” Jan Persoons sailing Grand Soleil 43, Il Corvo, had a ...
Royal Cork Yacht Club

One-time sailing foes team up for shot at Olympic medal
They are, in one sense, an odd couple — a 44-year-old fifth-time Olympian from rural Saltspring.

Sail-World.com : Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games Anniversary ...
Paul Cayard of Artemis Racing reports from Stockholm, Sweden, from the Stockholm 1912Olympic Games Anniversary Invitational Sailing Regatta. I was in ...

Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 - Overhaul at the top Video - Sail World
Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul has picked up the pace a level at the halfway ...

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