10 June 2012

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 Start LIVE (video)

Watch all the live action of the Leg 8 Start from Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday 10 June 2012 at 1300 (1200 UTC). 8 am EDT (US)

Live coverage from day 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Istanbul, the exciting final day of racing. Join us *live* as we stream live from the race course. All the action from the last 2-3 hours of racing.(1200 UTC). 8 am EDT (US)

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 mark, with a new looking top three at the end of day two. Leigh McMillan and The Wave, Muscat started the day in what McMillan described as 'a pretty slow ...

Sail World

Extreme Sailing Series : McMillan topples Hagara's men at halfway stage in ...
BYM News (press release)
The pace stepped up a level at the halfway stage of the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul today, with a new look top three at the end of day two. Leigh McMillan and The Wave, Muscat started the day in what McMillan described as '"a pretty slow start, ...

French boat Groupama extends Volvo Ocean Race lead over Spain's Telefonica to ...
Washington Post
LISBON, Portugal — 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 Saturday. Groupama's 22-second victory over American boat Puma stretched its overall lead ...

Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race – Victory for Groupama in Lisbon
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Oeiras In-Port Race, contested today in Lisbon, provided another victory for Groupama 4. Having won the leg from China to New Zealand, then the Itajai In-Port race, Franck Cammas and his men have further bolstered their lead ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race :Groupama strengthens lead with Oeiras In-Port Race in Lisbon
BYM News (press release)
With four teams still vying for victory in what is the closest contest in the 39-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race, Groupama remained cool under pressure to secure the maximum six points and take their overall tally to 189.

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama adds to overall lead in Lisbon
BYM News (press release)
New race frontrunners Groupama sailing team stamped their authority on the Volvo Ocean Race2011-12 today with a crucial win in the Oeiras In-Port Race, extending their overall lead to eight points with just four more scoring opportunities left.

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica skippers words from Lisbon
BYM News (press release)
For the first time here in Lisbon we've seen the six Volvo Ocean Race skippers sit down at a table together. This took place in the press conference held yesterday after the Pro-Am race, with Spanish skipper Iker Martínez also taking questions from the ...

Volvo Ocean Race Lison In-Port, another trial by fire for Telefonica
BYM News (press release)
From 12:00 UTC today, six new points will be up for grabs in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012. Olympic medallist Theresa Zabell will be on board the Spanish entry. “Telefónica” is currently preparing for tomorrow's in-port regatta in Lisbon (Portugal), ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Camper secures In-Port Race podium position
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Oeiras In-Port Race was held today, Saturday 9th June, in Lisbon. The spectacular course up the Rive Tagus and along the Lisbon waterfront saw a battle for the lead with four lead changes over the twelve nautical mile course.

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Groupama increases Volvo Ocean Race lead
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Groupama followed up its Leg 7 victory in the Volvo Ocean Race by winning Saturday's in-port race in Portugal to increase its overall lead to eight points with four races remaining. After leap-frogging Telefónica to take the overall lead at the end of ...

NZ's Camper third in Lisbon in-port race
Front-running Groupama stamped their authority on the Volvo Ocean Race with a crucial win, extending their overall lead to eight points with just four more scoring opportunities left. Puma finished second and the Kiwis third. Abu Dhabi were fourth, ...


Groupama picks up crucial in-port win
NZ City
Groupama's picked up a crucial win at the Lisbon in-port leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to extend their advantage at the top of the leaderboard. Groupama's picked up a crucial win at the Lisbon in-port leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to extend their advantage ...

Briton Ben Ainslie hits the water and misses gold at pre-Games regatta
The Guardian
The three-time Olympic gold medal winner Ben Ainslie showed that even the greatest sportsmen occasionally have an off-day when he capsized on the final day of the last pre-Games regatta. Ainslie went into the medal race of the Skandia Sail for Gold ...

The Guardian

Sailing gold for Aussies ahead of Games
Australia's Olympic sailing campaign is on course as the team from Down Under take four gold medals at a key warm-up regatta for the Games. Australian sailors have dominated the podium at an international regatta using Britain's Olympic course, ...

UK Olympic medal hopes rest on sailors and rowers showing clear blue water
Here Is The City
Weather permitting, many of Britain's Olympic sailors are expected to secure medals on Saturday in the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, the last major competition before the Games, on the stretch of Dorset water where they will compete in July and August ...

Here Is The City

Scott sets sights on Ainslie's crown in Olympic waters
The Independent
Another bullet aimed at the supremacy of Britain's top sailor, the quadruple Olympic medallist Ben Ainslie, was fired by Giles Scott in the finale of Skandia Sail for Gold week on the same waters which will host the Olympic Games off Weymouth and ...

Scott sends message to Olympic selectors by beating Ainslie to Finn title
Daily Mail
However, the 24-year-old proved he is one of the best in the Finn fleet by sailing an impeccable week in Weymouth, winning six races - including today's medal race - to secure gold. 'I feel good, I feel pretty happy with my performance,' Scott said.

Daily Mail

Kirklands learn from tough week at Olympic venue
Royal Gazette
By Colin Thompson Jesse and Zander Kirkland reckon they learned valuable lessons at this week's Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta at the Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth, England. The siblings' main priority heading into the regatta was to get ...

US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider news: Day 5 Sail for Gold and Greatest ...
BYM News (press release)
For the Olympic classes, those in the top-10 will advance to Saturday's medal races. Representing US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider will be Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan in Women's 470 and Zach Railey in the Finn,with US Sailing Development Team member ...

Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) Claims Women's Match Racing ISAF Sailing World Cup Title
International Sailing Federation
Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi (USA) have taken the Women's Match Racing ISAF Sailing World Cup title for the second year running after Skandia Sail for Gold, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas.

Sail for Gold - Podium glory for GBR sailors
Sail World
In the 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, Alison Young and Giles Scott sealed victories in the Laser Radial and Finn events on the final day of racing, with further podium glory for British sailors in the 470 men, 470 women, 49er, Star, Finn and RS:X...

Sail World

Skandia sail for Gold :Extreme wind cancels racing at Sail for Gold
BYM News (press release)
All racing was cancelled on day four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta Skandia sail for Gold, as Thursday afternoon's storm continued overnight and all day Friday at the 2012 Olympic sailingvenue in Weymouth. Left: Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie raced ...

Sail for Gold Regatta – Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold for Australia
Sail World
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2012 medal race day was held in Weymouth, Great Britain, today, Saturday 9th June. One storm had passed, but another was brewing and the drama was just beginning. There were ten classes and thirty medals to decide, ...

Sail World

Scott sails for Gold in Weymouth
ITV News
Great Britain's Giles Scott saw off Ben Ainslie to secure victory at the Sail for GoldRegatta in Weymouth today. Three-time gold medallist Ainslie was chosen to represent Team GB at a fifth successive Games this summer despite tough competition from ...

ITV News

SAIL FOR GOLD: Scott pips Ainslie to Finn title in Weymouth
More Than The Games
By Ben Baker, Sportsbeat in Weymouth 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.

More Than The Games

Sailing charity fined for lapses over sinking of radio show boat
Belfast Telegraph
By Louise Small A sailing charity has been fined for failing to secure safety measures after one of its boats sank while carrying three Downtown Radio broadcasters. The Ocean Youth Trust Northern Ireland (OYTNI) was fined £250 at Coleraine Magistrates ...

Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games Anniversary Invitational Sailing Regatta
BYM News (press release)
The International Olympic Committee Chairman, Jacques Rogge and the King of Sweden headlined the regatta here in the city centre. A number of Olympic sailors took part, including Torben Grael who happens to be the sailor who has won the most Olympic ...

Ed Killer: Sailing connects kids with the IRL
By Ed Killer With so much to do on, in and under the waters of the Treasure Coast, I often overlook sailing. It's an injustice on my part, perhaps due to the sport's passive nature. But when I dust off the cobwebs in my cluttered brain, I remember many ...

Britain's Alison Young wins Laser Radial gold medal at Skandia Sail for Gold
Alison Young is known in the British sailing squad as being one of the smartest and most focussed members of the team but today she added 'successful' to the list of qualities when she won a gold medal in the Laser Radial class at Skandia Sail for Gold...


Portland Paralympians strike gold
Dorset Echo
Extreme winds of up to 40 knots saw racing blown off the water for the 10 Olympic and three Paralympic classes, at the sixth leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series. The second day of abandoned racing for the Paralympic contenders meant gold for the ...

Sailing: Young brings home the gold
Great Britain's Alison Young won a surprise gold medal at the Skandia Sail for GoldRegatta on Saturday. The 25-year-old was a late pick for Team GB's sailing squad but proved her worth in Weymouth by winning the Laser Radial class.


O'Leary and Burrows take gold in Weymouth
Irish Times
Sailing: Peter O'Leary and David Burrows have won gold at the Skandia Sail for GoldRegatta in Weymouth, the host venue for the 2012 Olympics. The pair were third overall heading in to today's medal race and a third place finish in the double points ...

Irish Times

Normandy Sailing Week - Fair winds and rough seas
Sail World
The atmosphere at Normandy Sailing Week in Le Havre was one of fair winds and rough seas today as the 500 competitors linked together a series of round-the-cans races, on courses laid by the different Race Committees for the IRCs, sportsboats and M34s.

Sail World

Sailor Slingsby lays down Olympic marker
Tom Slingsby fired a warning to his sailing rivals ahead of the London Olympics as the Australian won the Laser class event and medal race at a key warm-up regatta on the 2012 Games course on Saturday. Reigning world champion Slingsby, 27, ...

Sperry Top-Sider: The Thirty Second Decision
Sail World
When the opportunity to become the title sponsor to the US Sailing Team was presented to Sperry Top-Sider, Michele Pytko Director of Performance Marketing for Sperry, in her opening remarks at the official celebration of this partnership at the New...

Sail World

Skandia Sail for Gold: Racing abandoned in strong winds
Strong winds have forced the cancelation of racing on the penultimate day of the ISAFSailing World Cup in Weymouth, England, where the Olympic and ParalympicSailing Competitions will be held in July. After conditions made the going tough for ...


Can the Olympics factor transform Weymouth?
The Guardian
Jacqui Gisborne, of the Weymouth and Portland 2012 operations team, is telling me about the moment the Olympic Games were awarded to London. From 29 July, Weymouth and Portland will host the sailing regattas, and Gisborne sees a chance to present this ...

The Guardian

Festival goes to the dogs Sailing Seaway Clayton, marked by tall ship visit ...
By CHRIS BROCK @dropcap-5lines-Curr:CLAYTON — Next weekend's Sailing Seaway Clayton festival will make more of a splash than in its inaugural run last year, which was sparked by the visit of a tall ship. “I think the success of last year has been a ...

Been sailing all her life - Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta.
Sail World
Good luck and happy sailing.' After Race One you could definitely say they are clearly enjoying the 10-15kn Sou'westerlies currently running down the course, as they took out all three – IRC, AMS and PHS. I'm sure they'll want that sort of performance ...

Sail World

Zwitserleven Sailing Week - Bundock and Van Leeuwen victorious
Sail World
We haven't been training that much this year, but during the event our sailing was getting better. Yesterday it went great, so maybe we would have gotten more out of it if we had been able to race today. But that's sailing for you.

Sail World

Oman Sail boats quick out of the blocks in Istanbul
Times of Oman
ISTANBUL: Racing in act three of the Extreme Sailing Series got underway in Istanbul. The two Extreme 40s competing for Oman -” Oman Air and The Wave, Muscat -” have dominated in the first two acts of the season, and were again quick out of the blocks ...

Sailing: Poole trio to resume medal quest
Bournemouth Echo
POOLE'S Olympic match racing hopefuls will today continue their Sail for Gold quest at a windswept Weymouth. Lucy Macgregor, sister Kate Macgregor and Annie Lush are set to do battle with the Australian team skippered by Olivia Price in the ...

OnBoard schools in East Dorset go head to head for windsurfing glory
BYM News (press release)
The youngsters were from East Dorset schools and are learning to windsurf this season through the RYA's grassroots sailing scheme OnBoard. Other competitors were members of the Team15 windsurfing Academy Allstars. The event was held under the banner of ...

Sailors have telepathic connection
Fox Sports
Australian pair Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen win in the 49er men's skiff at the world sailing championships. Source: Mark Dadswell / Getty Images LONDON gold medal aspirants Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen's flourishing partnership is so ...

Boston College Sailing Places Seventh In 2012 Co-Ed National ...
By Brian Favat
The three-peat wasn't meant to be as the Boston College co-ed sailing team finished in seventh place at the 2012 ICSA / Gill Dinghy National Championship. The Eagles finished with a combined 231 points over three days and 26 races down ...
BC Interruption

Teleri Eilat Sailing | EilatNature
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Discount offered for unique Schooner sailing tour in Iceland ...
By Russell
North Sailing is offering a special 10 percent discount for its unique Schooner sailing tour in Iceland, 'Edge of the Arctic', if booked before 13th June. As part of this trip, adventure seekers will get to setsail on a Schooner sailing boat to the ...
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Sailors ready for race | This is South Wales
By South Wales Evening Post
THREE visually impaired sailors are to race a small yacht from London to the Olympic sailing site of Portland.The trio are crewing the James Cook on behalf of Action For Blind People (Action) in the...
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Gold for Sonar Trio at Weymouth Regatta | Dorset Orthopaedic
By Marketing
Sonar trio of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel & Stephen Thomas win the Gold medal at the SkandiaSail for Gold regatta 2012. ... Sonar's sailing at Weymouth Regatta. By Friday morning the wind had not abated calling an early end to the ...
Dorset Orthopaedic

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