04 June 2012

Olympic sailing venue set for final dress rehearsal

London 2012: Olympic sailing venue set for final dress rehearsal
BBC Sport
The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue will be put through its paces for the final time next week as it hosts the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta. Seven hundred of the world's top sailors will descend on Weymouth for the event, which runs from 4-9 ...

BBC Sport

London 2012 Olympics: Nick Dempsey fired up by 'wrong' decision to axe ...
Telegraph.co.uk
“It was a s--- decision,” he shrugs of the International Sailing Federation's recent axing of his sport, windsurfing, from the Olympic programme in 2016. “Wrong on every level.” By Tom Cary We are sitting in glorious sunshine at a café overlooking the ...

Telegraph.co.uk

London 2012 Olympics: Giles Scott aiming to make a point with victory over Ben ...
Telegraph.co.uk
It is unlikely they will ever race each other again if Ainslie retires from Olympic sailing, as he is expected to do after London 2012, so Scott says he is keen to put in a good performance at Weymouth this week. "It will be good to beat Ben because it ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Sail for Gold Regatta : Storck Moore Sailing team retreat and back to Weymouth
BYM News (press release)
Another attribute that the team leaders have put an emphasis on is team unity, across the entire US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, as opposed to only within our boats. With that in mind, we made a retreat to Lanzarote, Spain in the Canary Islands for ...


Volvo Ocean Race video - Lisbon update: Two legs, 2,500 miles and three inshore sprints will decide the closest ever Volvo Ocean Race -- and with four boats in with a shot of winning, points have never been more crucial.

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg over and onto the in-port race - Australian Sailing News - YACHTe.com.au: "With the leg now officially over, all attention has turned to the In-Port Race, with all shore crews rushing to clean up and make repairs under the pressure of time. The action resumes with the In-Port Race eight days away on June 9, followed by the start of Leg 8 to Lorient the following day." 

Volvo Ocean Race: Closest ever race develops into a four way battle
Sail World
Two legs, 2500 miles and three inshore sprints will decide the closest ever Volvo Ocean Race – and with four boats in with a shot of winning, points have never been more crucial. Never in the 39-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race have four boats been ...

Azzam win puts all four teams in reckoning for Volvo title
The National
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's victory in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race has thrown the race for overall honours in the 39000-nautical mile contest wide open, with four boats in with a realistic chance of winning with just around 10 days of offshore sailing ...

GERMANY 16-24 Jun 2012 Mega-sailing regatta, Kieler Woche, at turning point
NewsAhead Agency
The Kieler Woche turns 130 in 2012, a year of change for the regatta billed as the world's largestsailing event and the largest summer festival in Europe. It attracts some 1500 crews from 60 nations, 3 million visitors and a harbor packed with tall ...

Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta: GBR prepared for 2012 sailing 'dress rehearsal'
BYM News (press release)
The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue will get a final run through its paces this week, as over 700 of the world's top sailors prepare to race at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta (4-9 June). The event – the penultimate leg of the ISAF Sailing ...

SAIL FOR GOLD: British sailors look for perfect send-off at Olympic venue
More Than The Games
By Sportsbeat staff BRITAIN'S Olympic bound sailors will look to secure a golden send-off at the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta - although they won't have far to travel with the London 2012 regatta taking place on the same Weymouth waters next month.

More Than The Games

Sail for Gold Regatta - Aussie sailors prepare for Weymouth hit out
Sail World
Australian sailors are preparing for a final hit out in Weymouth, ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Sail for Gold Regatta is the penultimate round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup and begins on Monday.

Sail World

Thunderbird Sailing Club welcomes guests at Annual Open House
Norman Transcript
Members of the Thunderbird Sailing Club welcomed guests to their annual open house by giving free rides on sailboats, kayaks and paddleboats. Kenneth Hodges took advantage of the free sailboatride. “I haven't been on a boat in thirty years, ...

Boston College Sailing Wins 2012 ICSA Women's National Championship
BC Interruption
After the final day of racing which saw several lead changes, the Boston College women's sailingteam was able to hold off Yale, Rhode Island and Georgetown to win the 2012 ICSA Women's National Championship on Lake Travis in Texas.

Hansen Retains Korea Title
International Sailing Federation
Defending Champion Bjorn Hansen (SWE) fought off stiff competition from reigning Tour title-holder Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar from Mekonomen Sailing Team to win the Korea Match Cup, the second event of the 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour.

International Sailing Federation

STARBOARD TACK: Excitement builds for Off Soundings Club spring series
The Westerly Sun
The Greenhaven Sailing Club season is under way. In a Tuesday-evening “icebreaker” race results were as follow. Spinnaker class: Mac Cooper, Westerly, Wild Goose, first; Jeff Curtin, Westerly, Al, second; Mark Steinmetz, Pawcatuck, Get 'Er Done, third.

Blonde ambition: Sailing duo ready for Weymouth challenge
Mirror.co.uk
Saskia Clark and Hannah Mills cannot wait to take to the waters of Weymouth this week as Britishsailing's new blonde ambition. Two weeks ago in Barcelona, Mills and Clark, who have only been a team since February last year, became the first British ...

Oman Sail's MOD70 unveiled
Times of Oman
PARIS: Oman Sail unveiled its Multi One Design 70 'Musandam-Oman Sail' at a traditional naming ceremony yesterday in St Nazaire, France, ahead of the yacht's maiden race today at the Record St Nazaire Sauvetage en Mer regatta.

International Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series : Day one in Portoferraio was all ...
BYM News (press release)
A total of four races were completed on opening day of the second act of the Audi Melges 20 SailingSeries, held in Portoferraio from June 2nd to Sunday 3rd. Twenty-four boats from five different nations were delighted by the gentle breeze blowing from ...

UH Sailors Finish 15th at Nationals
Hawaii News Now
AUSTIN, Texas (HawaiiNewsNow) – After four days of competition, the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women's National Championship wrapped up on Saturday at Lake Travis outside of Austin, Texas with the University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine sailing team placing ...

Tickets on sale for Weymouth's ICCI 360 Olympic entertainment
Dorset Echo
“We've got ticketed events, free workshops, performances and interactive gaming that will include asailing event where people can sail around the Olympic courses. “In the evenings we'll be using the arena as a performance space for comedy, ...

Coast Guard aids sailing vessel with two aboard that ran aground near Portland
Bangor Daily News
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews assisted two people aboard a sailing vessel that ran aground near Portland, Maine, on Saturday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England command center received a call at 5:13 am from the 47-foot ...

Day Two Update: Diamond Sailing at Tarbert
Afloat
Skippered by three times Scottish Series winner Jonathan Anderson this will be the swansongregatta for Playing FTSE which is being replaced in July after nine years of successful racing. A lost jib sheet pre-start in the first race was the catalyst of ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Having just come back from winning a major International regatta in a forty foot race-boat in Barcelona last week it is clear that Sproul is at the top of his game just now. Nick Haigh (a familiar name in UK sailing circles with vast experience ranging ...

GBR prepared for 2012 sailing 'dress rehearsal' | News | News - RYA
GBR prepared for 2012 sailing 'dress rehearsal'. Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta provides final pre-Games warm-up in Weymouth. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue will get a final run through its paces this week, as over 700 of ...
Royal Yachting Association News

Fresh eyes on London: The Tall Sailing Ships
By Mo
The tall sailing ships began to assemble the sea side of Tower Bridge yesterday in preparation for today's pageant along the Thames. Over a 1000 ships will travel along the river today. Can you all please wish the rain away. Posted by Mo ...
Fresh eyes on London

Eagle in Atlanta -- atleagle.com: Sailing picks up another National ...
By ATL_eagle
Sailing picks up another National Championship. Congratulations to the Women's Sailing team. They won another National Championship. This is now the school's sixth National Championship. Quite an accomplishment. Perhaps we should ...
Eagle in Atlanta -- atleagle.com

Sailing The Caribbean Islands: 10 Ports to Visit | Adventure Sports ...
By Mark Moore
Try sailing in the Caribbean if you want to forget those grey, cold winter days. When you think ofsailing the Caribbean islands, a flat tropical paradise with.
Adventure Sports & Travel Thoughts...

Coast Guard crews aid grounded sailing vessel with two people ...
By cgnews
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews assisted two people aboard a sailing vessel that ran aground near Portland, Maine, Saturday. Watchstanders at the Coast.
Coast Guard News

US Sailing looks into race deaths | The Triton
An independent review panel from US Sailing has released preliminary findings and recommendations in the deaths of five sailors in the Full Crew Farallones ...
www.the-triton.com/article/2012/.../us-sailing-looks-race-death...

Reflections on 60000 Miles of Offshore Sailing
By Phyllis
During the 15 years that John and I have been voyaging together, most of our passagemaking has been done double-handed, which, as any of you who have sailed double-handed know, means passing each other in the cockpit at watch ...

Sturgis Journal
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