21 June 2012

A Look Back to the 1997-98 Whitbread (video)

A Look Back to the 1997-98 Whitbread Round The World Race (predecessor to the Volvo Ocean Race) video: More than half the skippers who entered the 1997-98 race had never previously competed in the Whitbread which may sound like a throwback to the early Corinthian days, but was in fact a reflection of how badly the top professionals of the day wanted the title on their CV. Among them was a Californian called Paul Cayard, who was famous in America's Cup circles, but unproven offshore. So no-one rated him very seriously as skipper of EF Language but he was to have a profound influence on the evolution of race, raising professional standards to levels previously unseen.

Volvo Ocean Race: Heading into the final leg in second place
Kansas City Star
For those of you, and my guess is that there are a few, who didn't watch video of the action in the leg from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France, watch them.

Irish Olympic Sailor Turned Race Officer Set for Galway's Photo ...
It looks like the VOR could be decided on a 60 minute inshore race just metres from Galway Bay shore.

Volvo preparations on target
Galway Independent
Final preparations for the Volvo Ocean Race Grand Finale are in full swing, with construction work commencing across the various festival sites that will house ...

Galway Independent

Round the world yachtsman hangs on for dear life in Bay of Biscay
The Volvo Ocean Race is considered one of the most dangerous sports events in the world and has claimed the lives of five sailors since it started out as the ...

Olympic sailors eye record medal haul
Australia's Olympic sailors are expected to win a record medal haul at the London Games and should confirm themselves as a golden generation of champions.

Sailor Amanda Clark finds new partner, seeks Olympic medal
Amanda Clark found a new teammate in Sarah Lihan, and the two qualified for the London Olympics about a year after their partnership began.


Junior Olympic Sailing Festival comes to Annapolis
BYM News (press release)
From July 5 to July 8, junior sailors from around the world will descend on Annapolis for the the 2012 Junior Olympic Sailing Festival – Chesapeake Bay Open ...

Sailor finds partner, seeks Olympic medal
Tucson Citizen
Maybe the best and worst thing about Amanda Clark's Olympic sailing event is that she can't do it alone. Clark sails in the 470 boat class, consisting of two ...

London 2012: Weymouth and Portland sailing village wins award
BBC News
The Weymouth and Portland Olympic Sailing Village in Dorset is named the supreme winner of the 2012 national Housing Design Awards.

BBC News

London 2012 Olympic Games - Aussie sailors aim to bash the Poms
Sail World
London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition is being held on the waters of Weymouth and Portland where Australia's Olympic sailors are expected to win a record ...

Sail World

ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds The Perfect Pre-Olympic ...
Women's International Match Racing Association
Sixteen of the world's top 25 teams will take to the waters in Gothenburg with the 12 teams selected to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing amongst ...

The Road to London: Krystal Weir, Olympic sailing champion
ABC Online (blog)
Richard has a chat with Aussie sailing champion, Krystal Weir, before she makes her way to the London Olympics on July first. Krystal Weirs love for sailing was ...

SIDMOUTH: Torch replica arrives at Sidmouth College
View Online
STUDENTS at Sidmouth College were able to spend a day with a replica of the 1948 Olympic sailing torch, which is currently on a journey travelling from ...

View Online

Dawn Riley to speak at GPYC USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival
Sail World
Dawn Riley will be at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (GPYC) USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival and will be speaking about how a girl from Detroit ended up ...

Sail World

Ben Ainslie 'amused' by doubts over his form in run-up to London 2012
Three-time Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainslie says he thinks it is 'amusing' that people are questioning his form in the run-up to London 2012.


Clear sailing on eastern seaboard
Toronto Sun
It happens once every 10 years, spectacular tall ships with billowing sails and multiple masts glide smoothly into harbours along the U.S. eastern seaboard.

Barrington sailing races turn tragic
A 52-year-old Barrington man reportedly suffered a medical emergency during a Barrington Yacht Club boat race in Narragansett Bay Tuesday night.

Man dies after Barrington sailing race
Providence Eyewitness News
A man who suffered a medical emergency while sailing in Rhode Island waters has died.

Revere man dies after fall from boat
The 22-foot sailboat Joseph Sampson volunteered to help sail during the race was coming out of a turn when Sampson lost his balance and fell in about 2:20 ...

Olympic sculpture takes pride of place
ITV News
Organisers hope the Rings will provide a distinctive welcome for visitors coming to Weymouth for the London 2012 Olympic Games sailing events.

ITV News

Sailing: Olympic medals on the mind
Northern Advocate
Northland sailors Jenna Hansen and Stephanie Hazard are back from a stormy Sail for Gold regattafull of confidence about their chances at the 2012 Olympics.

Olympic Rings sculpture unveiled today
Campaign Series
Weymouth and Portland will be hosting the London 2012 Olympic sailing events between July 27 and August 11 and the Paralympic sailing from September 1 to ...

Sailing: Bailey Wins Spring Opti Series
While the first Newport Bermuda Race entries entered the Great Sound on their way to Hamilton from the finish line at St. David's, they couldn't help but notice.


Olympic style: New sculpture at Weymouth railway station
Dorset Echo
The sculpture will be craned into place at 7.30am and aims to provide an 'iconic and locally distinctive welcome' for visitors coming to the Olympic Games sailing ...

Olivia is setting sail for London Olympics
Village Voice Drummoyne
Olivia Price is the youngest member of the Australian Olympic sailing team. She is the skipper of an Elliott 6 (six-metre yacht) in the women's match racing.

Village Voice Drummoyne

No more plain sailing!
Galway Independent
The iconic sails sculpture in Eyre Square has received a makeover this week thanks to students from Tirellan Heights National School. The students' colourful ...

Galway Independent

Sailing club on the lookout for stars of the future
Derby Telegraph
BURTON Sailing Club is hoping to find the stars of the future after signing up to a leading national grassroots scheme.The OnBoard programme, run by the ...

BSA appeals for sponsors for youth sailing program
The Freeport News
This year's summer sailing program is scheduled from July 9 through August 17 and the BSA is again inviting individuals, corporations and civic groups to ...

J's Sailing Tough Onion Patch Series
J/Sailing News (blog)
J/122 sailing Onion Patch series (Newport, RI)- Known as the "triathlon of ocean racing", The Onion Patch Series is a diverse three-event series of international ...

2012 US Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship to be raced ...
US SAILING (press release)
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (June 20, 2012) – Lake Minnetonka Sailing School (Deephaven, Minn.) is hosting the 2012 U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded ...

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Sixty Three Nations confirmed for London 2012 Olympic Sailing ...
Sixty three nations will be represented at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition after the unused qualification places were assigned. Tripartite places, which are aimed at the world's smallest National Olympic Committees, were ...
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Sailing in Barcelona – the gateway to the Costa Brava | Adventure ...
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The most populous city on the Mediterranean Sea is Barcelona. With warm summers, mild winters, plenty of sunshine, and relatively low levels of precipitation,
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Sailing around Spain, a sea of regulations
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Unlike the UK, Spain has a raft of regulations concerning boats, the ownership of boats and the sailing of private vessels.
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WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
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Not only do I miss Alex, the water and the sun, but I also miss sitting in peace, reflecting on life, writing my memoirs, contemplating in peace and quietness surrounded by nature. I've come to a lot of conclusions during my time off the boat, ...

Sail-World.com : ISAF Sailing World Cup - Women's Match Racing ...
Today, Saturday 9th June, Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi (USA) have taken the Women's Match Racing ISAF Sailing World Cup title.

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Sailing Sunsets - The Sun Over the Yardarm
Here are some of the sunsets we saw as we sailed in the British Virgin Islands.

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Sailing in the 2012 London Summer Olympics - For Dummies
The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition will be held from July 28 to August 11 in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour. The ten events — six men's and ...

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