17 June 2012

IWC Schaffhausen Speed Record Challenge Leg 8 - Volvo Ocean Race (videos)

Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand clinched the IWC Schaffhausen Speed Record Challenge Trophy, setting a new record for this year's race on the run from Lisbon to Lorient.

Lorient Race Village Opening

Late-night Arrivals Leg 8 - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12

photo of Volvo Ocean Race Overall Standings scoreboard
Volvo Ocean Race Overall Standings (volvooceanrace.com)

Volvo Ocean Race: Sweet home victory for Groupama
Groupama completed a comeback victory on Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Friday, strengthening its grip on the overall standings and realising a dream ...


Volvo Ocean Race: Giant wave knocks over Camper skipper
BBC Sport
Camper skipper Chris Nicholson is floored by a huge wave on leg eight of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Cammas moves closer Ocean Race victory
Franck Cammas has moved a big step closer to only France's second overall victory in the Volvo Ocean Race with a commanding leg eight victory.

Groupama wins Leg 8, extends Volvo Ocean Race lead
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Groupama completed its comeback victory on Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Friday to increase its overall lead. Two days ago Groupama was in fourth place ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Rudder problems kill Telefónica crew's dreams
A heartbroken Iker Martínez/ESP saw his dreams of a fourth leg victory evaporate overnight when during the much anticipated and feared gybe towards the ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Disaster for Telefonica as broken rudders dash ...
BYM News (press release)
Telefónica led the overall standings in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 for six months from late November through early June after surging to an early points lead ...

Telefonica left in Groupama's wake in Volvo Ocean Race
The National
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Azzam could not follow up victory in Leg 7 and ... Four boats are in contention to win the Volvo Ocean Race, with the remaining in ...

The National

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper and Puma make up the podium
Following Groupama's leg victory into her home port of Lorient, France, Camper followed not quite an hour later, with Puma claiming third, just 15 minutes later.


France's Groupama wins eight leg of Volvo Ocean Race
Sport LIVE
Franck Cammas sailed into his home port, winning the eighth leg of Volvo Ocean Race on Friday and edging closer to becoming only the second Frenchman to ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Update from the Helm Leg 8, Lorient Finish
BYM News (press release)
Barring a disaster of epic proportions we are going to be third on this leg to Lorient. On the podium again. Becoming a familiar theme. But it isn't good enough at ...

Team NZ second in ocean race leg
3News NZ
Team New Zealand have fended off a double attack to claim second spot in the penultimate leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, while overall leaders Groupama have ...

3News NZ

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Volvo Ocean Race :Puma Ocean Racing powered by BERG second overall with 3rd ... Two In-Port Races and one leg remain in this year's Volvo Ocean Race.

Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 8, Lorient
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race photographers, Paul Todd and Ian Roman, present this gallery of images from the finish of Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Lorient, France, ...

Sail World

Darling Camper back on podium
It was the shortest, fastest and hairiest legs of the Volvo Ocean Race, and Camper almost came out on top.


The Irish Times - Saturday, June 16, 2012
Irish Times
SAILING: Barely five days after departing Lisbon for the 2000-mile penultimate stage of the Volvo Ocean Race, skipper Franck Cammas and the Groupama 4 ...

Irish Times

Telefonica's rudder breaks just before end of leg eight in Lorient
Telefonica 's rudder dramatically broke right near the end of leg eight in Lorient in the Volvo Ocean Race.It means that Groupama now look almost certain to win ...

Camper finish second on Leg 8 of Volvo Ocean Race
Radio New Zealand
Team New Zealand on its yacht Camper has survived stormy conditions to finish second on leg eight of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon Portugal to Lorient ...

Governor's full support for good work of Sailing for the Disabled
Isle of Man Today
HIS Excellency Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood boarded Pride of Man II recently to find out more about the work of Sailing for the Disabled.

Isle of Man Today

The World's Classic Ocean Race, 2012
Royal Gazette
Newport Bermuda Race sailing great, Sherman Hoyt (right), with 'Ducky' Endt and Briggs Cunningham at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in the 1930s.

British sailors are a different class
Portsmouth News
Not perfect but in the last major international regatta before the Olympics, British sailors proved once again they will be the team to beat when they return to ...

Portsmouth News

America's Cup: Ray Davies works out the Kinks for Emirates Team NZ
Sail World
Emirates Team New Zealand tactician Ray Davies is one of the nicest guys you'll meet on the professional sailing circuit. A veteran Cup campaigner who won ...

Sail World

Wind and Rain? Pray for it, Bring it on!
Afloat (blog)
Pray for breeze,we just won Gold Medal for O'Leary and Burrows in the Star, and Bronze for Murphy in the Radial.

Giraglia Rolex Cup. A special year for Russian sailing
BYM News (press release)
At 12:18 yesterday afternoon, The Yacht Club of Saint-Petersburg's Swan 60, Bronenosec, sponsored by Gazprom, crossed the finish line of the 242-nautical ...

Seaton and McGovern warming up nicely for Olympics
Carrickfergus Times
Commenting overall on the team's performance at Skandia Sail for Gold ISA High Performance Director James O'Callaghan said: “The results that Irish sailing is ...

Carrickfergus Times

J/80 in Barcelona Sailing School
J/Sailing News (blog)
(Barcelona, Spain)- Sailing director, Eva Piulats, says "We're opening a new sailing school in Barcelona...the novelty is that we have a beautiful J-35 in our fleet ...

Shredded Spinnakers and Knock Downs at IRC Nationals in Cowes
With 25 knots of wind pulses were racing and many yachts chose not to hoist spinnakers.

Sardinia Cup - Soto 40 and TP52 classes put to the test
Sail World
Vasco Vascotto, America's Cup sailor and strategist aboard Audi Azzurra SailingTeam: 'You build the result brick by brick, even when the situation seems ...

Sail World

Annapolis Yacht Club Names New Sailing Director | Eye On Annapolis
By EOA Staff
The Annapolis Yacht Club is very pleased to announce that Mr. Joel Labuzetta will assume the role of Sailing Director in early September.
Eye On Annapolis

Press Release: Two more perfect races in Portland Harbour ...
By admin
Racing at the IP Office SB20 UK National Championships continued today at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. The Race Committee reviewed the conditions in Weymouth Bay and the fleet waited ashore as the situation ...
Weymouth and Portland National...

Daily Kos: Cruising Adventures - The Island of Tanna, Vanuatu and ...
By rss@dailykos.com (reflectionsv37)
As some of you know, Mrs. R and I are currently sailing around the Pacific in our little 37 foot sailboat, Reflections. I thought it was about time I started sharing some of our adventures with my family here. Hopefully, this will be the first of many ...
41 days to go until London 2012 - Introducing Toni Wilhelm (GER ...
Sailing news as it happens. The first place to stop for reports, results, fixtures & photographs from racing sailing. ... Germany's Toni Wilhelm heads to London 2012 as part of a young German Olympic Sailing squad. Wilhelm will be one of ...
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It's 10K day on Shelter Island, race scheduled for 5:30 p.m. | Suffolk ...
By Jo-Ann Robotti
The SI 10K has been a fun cross training goal for me as I prepare for the Olympic Games in sailing. I am not looking to go out to be the fastest but I will be there to support my community in one of Shelter Island's best annual events.” ...
Suffolk Times

Frightening Conditions in the Eastern Solent today at the RORC IRC ...
By Claire Bateman
... Championship and all classes are still wide open. The weather forecast is for a more moderate breeze of between 10-15 knots, which should provide more of a tactical test after a two day masterclass in the black art of heavy weather sailing.
Royal Cork Yacht Club

Annapolis Yacht Club Names New Sailing Director
Eye On Annapolis
The Annapolis Yacht Club is very pleased to announce that Mr. Joel Labuzetta will assume the role of Sailing Director in early September.

Sardinia Cup - Azzurra Sailing Team gains due reward
Sail World
Though the French team on Paprec Recylage lead across the finish line of the coastal course, they contravened the sailing instructions when they sailed ...

Sail World

Yacht race crews face a major weather challenge
This is Somerset
Nearly 20 sail training ships and their crews of 200 young people have already had their mettle tested sailing from London's West India Dock to Portland Marina ...

Giant sailing yachts return to Falmouth
Falmouth Packet
For the first time since the world was last at war, Falmouth will see the return of a class of vastsailing yachts this month.

Sailing's as close as you can get to God for me...
Portsmouth News
Tim Reynolds is cross with himself. 'I'm sorry, I forgot to bring my adze. It would have been good for the picture. You don't see many solicitors with an adze.'

Portsmouth News

Is there anywhere I can go sailing in London?
The Docklands Sailing & Watersports Centre comes highly-recommended. It's a Royal Yachting-recognised Training Centre, so you can expect its courses - in ...


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