11 June 2012

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 Start Highlights (video)

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 Start Highlights (video)

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows present position of boats)

Volvo Ocean Race - Sailors bid adieu to Lisbon
Sail World
The teams in the Volvo Ocean Race left the dock at Lisbon just before midday local time, ready for the penultimate Leg 8 on what has turned out to be the closest everVolvo Ocean Race. Here are some final thoughts from the competing teams.

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Volvo Ocean Race : PUMA leads fleet out on Make or Break Leg 8
BYM News (press release)
The battle for victory in the closest Volvo Ocean Race ever resumed on Sunday, with PUMA leading the fleet out towards the Atlantic on the critical Leg 8 race to Lorient, France that has a looming storm front with the potential to make or break the ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg - Camper ready for big breeze
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 eighth leg, a ,1940 mile race between Lisbon and Lorient, France got underway on Sunday 10th June. The Portuguese capital once again provided a spectacular back drop as the six-boat fleet started racing.

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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma leads fleet out of Lisbon + Video
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Puma led the fleet out towards the Atlantic as Leg 8, the penultimate offshore stage of the race, got underway from the Portuguese capital Lisbon, bound for Lorient, France. Ken Read's men, second in yesterday's Oeiras In-Port ...

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Leaders Groupama up against it
Lisbon - Groupama, skippered by Franck Cammas, were left with some catching up to do on the penultimate leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday as they chased a first French victory in 27 years in the offshore sailing classic.

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama strengthens grip after in-port victory
Groupama's crew extended their overall Volvo Ocean Race lead to eight points with a crucial victory in the Oeiras In-Port Race on Saturday, a result that gives the French crew a huge boost as they prepare for the Leg 8 race to their home port of ...


Groupama Extends Lead in Volvo Ocean Race
New York Times
Franck Cammas took a big step toward becoming only the second Frenchman to win the Volvo Ocean Race with a victory in the Lisbon in-port race. Groupama's 22-second victory over the American boat Puma stretched its overall lead to 8 points over the ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama stamps their authority + Video
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, after knocking Telefónica off the top spot at the end of Leg 7, Franck Cammas' men dealt another blow to their rivals with a stellar performance on the waters of Lisbon's River Tagus to take their points tally to 189.

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Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica's heroic attempts at a comeback
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Telefónica had little reward for an exhausting day's work in the Oeiras In-Port Race, but despite their latest inshore setback, watch leader Neal McDonald said the team could take heart from their heroic attempts at a comeback.

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Camper second in penultimate leg of Volvo Ocean race
Radio New Zealand
Team New Zealand's entry, Camper, has made a strong start to Leg eight of the Volvo Ocean Racefrom Lisbon to Lorient, sitting in second place as the fleet heads out to sea after completing the short inshore course. Puma lead the fleet out towards the ...

Team NZ third as Groupama extend lead
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
Team New Zealand have finished third in the Lisbon in-port contest behind winners Groupama, who have extended their overall lead in the Volvo Ocean Race. In excellent sailing conditions of 15 to 18-knot winds, Team NZ's crew on Camper led for part of ...

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Yachting: Camper back on the podium in Lisbon
New Zealand Herald
Today we wanted more but it could have been a whole lot worse as we've seen. "Now we're all really looking to the next leg." Leg eight of the Volvo Ocean Race, a 1940 nautical mile battle from Lisbon to Lorient, France gets underway at midnight ...

Four sailing golds for Australia
Eurosport.com AU
Australian sailors have dominated the podium at an international regatta using Britain's Olympic course, boosting confidence ahead of the London Games. Australia, led by five-time Laser dinghy world champion Tom Slingsby, took gold medals in four ...

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Extreme Sailing Series Istanbul video

Extreme Sailing Series : Leigh McMillan wins closest Act this year in Istanbul
BYM News (press release)
Meet the teams mainsail trimmer Hervé Cunningham here In the closest finish we have seen so far this year, British Olympian Leigh McMillan and his crew onboard The Wave, Muscat won Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul, after four days and 29 ...

Skandia Sail for Gold 2012 video highlights - Day 6

Ainslie falls to Scott at Regatta
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Ben Ainslie might be looking to be crowned the greatest ever sailor with gold at London 2012, but the Finn sailor couldn't end the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta as the best Brit with Giles Scott claiming victory. The two had been locked in a battle all ...

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Volvo Ocean Race: fleet sails from Lisbon into the stormy Atlantic for ...
Skippers will face some tricky decisions over the next days after the Volvo Ocean Race fleet headed out from Lisbon into the Atlantic for what could be the deciding leg into what is set to be the mother of all storms. By Kate Laven Pressure on crews of ...


Skandia Sail for Gold : Silver & Bronze for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider team
BYM News (press release)
Day 6 summary: Weymouth and Portland, UK (June 9, 2012) – The final day of racing at Sail for Gold brought silver and bronze medals to US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan won silver in Women's 470, while in Women's Match ...

McMillan top dog as Williams struggles
The Independent
Red Bull was doing its thing in Canada, now supporting the youth America's Cup, and looked like leading the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul as double Olympic gold medallist Roman Hagara and his crew were the early front runners.

London 2012 victory hopes rise as Britain win two sailing golds and silver at ...
By Mike Rowbottom June 9 - Britain's hopes of securing their first ever Paralympic sailing medal this year have risen with the achievement of their sailors securing two golds and a silver on the final day of racing at the ISAF World Cup event for the ...

Skandia Sail for Gold : Superior Scott secures Gold in Weymouth
BYM News (press release)
After winning five out of the seven opening series races he wrapped up his most dominant week ever with a medal race win to take the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta by a sizeable 30 points. Ben Ainslie (GBR) finished the week in second despite capsizing ...

Sun, Sailing And Saint-Tropez
International Sailing Federation
Carlo Croce, President of event organizers Yacht Club Italiano, is looking forward to the contest ahead, "Almost two hundred boats should be participating, demonstrating that the Giraglia Rolex Cup has a place in everyone's heart.

International Sailing Federation

Sail for Gold Regatta - Great Britain tops leaderboard
Sail World
On the final day of the penultimate ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta one storm had passed, but another was brewing and the drama was just beginning. There were ten classes and thirty medals to decide, and not one of them was a certainty.

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Aussies reap the medals at Olympic venue Skandia Sail for Gold
The sailing definitely suits me (in Weymouth and Portland) - strong winds and big waves and a bit of everything with the conditions, where as China was just really light. Goodison was the best in the light air, but hopefully this time I can knock him ...


2012 US Sailing Jr. Olympic Sailboat Regatta at Grande Maumelle Sailing Club
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Read what what US Sailing has to say: US SAILING's Junior Olympic Sailing Program is a nationwide series of regattas for youth ages 8 to 21. Each event in this family of regattas is hosted by a different club or organization, but all events share a ...

Failed Sailing Attempt Leaves Adventurer Hospitalized
CNN- A British adventurer rescued after a failed attempt to sail solo around the globe says she is relieved to be back on land. Sara Outen tweeted a photo of herself late Saturday from a Japanese hospital where she is undergoing evaluation after the ...

Skandia Sail for Gold : Young and Scott lead eleven medal haul for GBR sailors
BYM News (press release)
Alison Young and Giles Scott sealed victories in the Laser Radial and Finn events on the final day of racing at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta on Saturday (09 June), with further podium glory for British sailors in the 470 men, 470 women, 49er, ...

Extreme Sailing Series : Edmond de Rothschild Group happy with second in Istanbul
BYM News (press release)
Great work by Pierre Pennec and his crew, who have shot up from fourth to second place in the annual standing for the Extreme Sailing Series. Though victory in Act 3 went to The Wave Muscat, the men on Gitana Team demonstrated solid potential and real ...

Roman Hagara Back In Control Despite A Crash On The Mighty Bosphorus
International Sailing Federation
Red Bull Sailing Team are back in the driving seat as the eight Extreme 40s head into the final day, but their day was not without incident after a collision with GAC Pindar left the teams locked in protest at the end of the day.

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Games course suits Aussies
The Australian
SAILING: The Australian team has demonstrated its mastery of the Olympic waters off Weymouth by winning in four of the 10 Games classes at the Sail For Gold World Cup, the last event to be held at the venue before the Games.

Lady Todd tests Chichester sailors' skills
Chichester Observer
In race nine, they were followed closely by David and Juliet Brecknell, also sailing a Laser 2000. The team showed their experience in making strong headway despite the testing conditions. Sailingsingle-handed, Michael Olliff, also favouring a Laser ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Red Bull Sailing Team regains lead + Video
Sail World
In the Extreme Sailing Series, the beautiful Bosphorus was where proceedings commenced on the penultimate day of Act 3 in Istanbul, providing one of the most stunning race courses the Extreme 40s have ever raced on. Red Bull Sailing Team are back in ...

Sail World

NZL 470 Gold and Bronze at Sail for Gold
Jo Aleh and Olivia (Polly) Powrie have won Gold at their Olympic 470 dress rehearsal event, and Paul Snow Hansen with Jason Saunders have achieved bronze. After a week of tumultuous weather at the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth, ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Double Olympic medallist slams vital Umpire Call
Sail World
However because she created the overlap by sailing to leeward, Telefonica is not allowed to sail above her proper course. (A technical term generally meaning a course a yacht would sail to reach the next mark as quickly as possible.

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Volvo Ocean Race - Confident onboard Groupama 4
Sail World
Groupama 4 tried to get free of the wind shadow of the leaders by sailing in the middle of the Tagus, whilst the crew on Abu Dhabi had some major issues with hoisting their gennaker. When it came to passing beneath the impressive bridge, ...

Sail World

Skandia Sail for Gold : Team Maclaren wins Bronze
BYM News (press release)
We won the bronze medal today at the 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold regatta after defeating Team Skudina (RUS) in a one race petit finals. Our third place finish also gave us the ISAF Sailing World Cup Women's Match Racing title for the second year running ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 – Perfect start for Puma Ocean Racing
Sail World
The Groupama Sailing Team holds the top spot with 189 points, while Team Telefónica is second at 181. The Volvo Ocean Race started on November 5 in Alicante, and the fleet is traveling 39000 nautical miles through 10 ports, finishing in Galway, ...

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Puma Lead Fleet Out On Make Or Break Leg 8
International Sailing Federation
While Leg 8 is the shortest of the race yet, it will by no means be easy sailing as the teams negotiate the light conditions of the Azores High before confronting a potentially gale force low-pressure system in the North Atlantic, with no margin for ...

International Sailing Federation

Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta - Tassie crew unbeatable
Sail World
Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta, organised by Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, is currently underway. Despite light and flukey winds on Melbourne's Port Phillip today, the Tasmanian crew sailing Penfold Audi Sport is leading in all three handicap ...

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Sail for Gold - Aussies claim four gold medals
Sail World
On the closing day of the 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, the last event in Weymouth ahead of next month's London 2012 Olympic Games, Australian sailorswon four gold medals and a silver medal. The final day haul included gold medals for Laser ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Practice makes perfect for Groupama
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, it was a case of practice makes perfect Groupama sailing team skipper Franck Cammas said after his team claimed their second in-port victory and extended their overall lead on Saturday. The modest skipper said at times he was...

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Gold for Kiwis in Sailing World Cup
NZ City
The Kiwi women's 470 of Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have claimed gold at the latest Sailing World Cupregatta in Weymouth. The Kiwi women's 470 of Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have claimed gold at the latest Sailing World Cup regatta in Weymouth.

Omani teams maintain form
Times of Oman
Istanbul: Second day of racing at Act 3 of this year's Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul, and the action moved into the Istanbul stadium. Once again light and puffy winds made it tough for tacticians and crews, but both Omani teams maintained their ...

Tasmanians on the boil at Women's Keelboat Championship
Sailing the borrowed Victorian yacht, Penfold Audi Sport, Colleen Darcy and her crew also got the gun in the third race, winning the IRC category on corrected time, beaten by just five seconds in AMS, and placing third in the PHS category overall.


Clipper Round the World : A sprint for the finish line for Race 12
BYM News (press release)
Gold Coast Australia continues to retain their lead after experiencing some near perfect sailingconditions by the northern part of Georges Bank, at the edge of the Atlantic continental shelf between Cape Cod and Nova Scotia, “At midnight the tide ...

Aussie Slingsby lays down Olympic marker
Gulf Times
Meanwhile, Great Britain's Alison Young won a surprise gold medal at the Sail for Gold Regatta. The 25-year-old was a late pick for Team GB's sailing squad but proved her worth by winning the Laser Radial class. Young's second-place finish in the medal ...

Smooth go for Mills field
Toledo Blade
"All the way around, it was a beautiful night for sailing," said Duane Burgoyne of North Cape Yacht Club, who skippered Flak-Bait to the top finish in its class in the race that left from the Toledo Harbor Light on Friday evening and concluded here in ...

Skandia Sail for Gold 2012 final report | The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
However Weymouth and Portland turned it on, the sun putting an appearance and 15-22 knot winds making for lively sailing. The medal races were held on a variety of the courses to be used for theOlympic Games – one inside Portland ...
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Sunset Sunday - The Sailors Sunset in Newport, Rhode Island | Stay ...
By Craig Zabransky
Newport, Rhode Island is synonymous with sailing. Luckily for the local sailors, the harbor where most boats are docked or moored is the scene of some of the best sunsets in town. Most superstitious boaters believe the adage: “Red sky at ...
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New Sponsor for US Sailing Team
Sperry Top-Sider® is the new title sponsor of the US Sailing Team, newly named US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. This sponsorship, the brand's highest ...

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