12 June 2012

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 video

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 video--close race--It's the closest contest in the 39 year history of the Volvo Ocean Race. Four teams can still take the glory with one month to go, and now Leg 8 is underway.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows present position of boats)

Volvo Ocean Race too important to be decided in-port
The National
Then, after 39270 nautical miles, the whole thing comes down to a merry little hour-long spectacle in an Irish bay, a mini-race designed to please spectators and sponsors. A brief primer on the Volvo Ocean Race: it has nine ocean legs ranging from 485 ...

The National

Volvo Ocean Race: Tightly grouped fleet in a drag race to the Azores
Sail World
Groupama lead Telefónica by eight points with two offshore legs and two in-port races to go in what is turning out to be the closest ever Volvo Ocean Race. Puma are in third, 13 points off the lead, with Camper a further 10 points back.

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Volvo Ocean Race – Groupama 4 make up ground
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 team Groupama 4 are currently on day one of leg eight, from Lisbon, Portugal to Lorient, France. On Tuesday morning, things are set to become more complicated once the boats close on the centre of a large zone of high pressure, ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Pressure continues to mount in Leg 8
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Telefónica and Iker Martínez/ESP have continued to put the pressure on, needing to win Leg 8 to regain their position at the top of the overall leaderboard, a place that Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA), just 0.7 nautical mile ...

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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro nails Leg 8 start + Video
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 1 of Leg 8. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: This whole race restart thing is getting easier and easier with every leg. The routine begins with the In-Port Race's finish on ...

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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 8 Day 2 - A tight match race to Lorient
Sail World
There are just two high-scoring offshore legs to complete, as well as two in-port races, in what is the closest ever Volvo Ocean Race. Taking the most northerly track overnight, fourth-placed Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing were within 4nm of the lead with a ...

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Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama surge on race to the Azores
BYM News (press release)
Bunched tightly in the middle of the race track are Team Telefónica, PUMA Ocean Racingpowered by BERG and Groupama sailing team. CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand (Chris Nicholson/AUS) are following the same course, but are struggling to keep pace ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica puts heat on PUMA at start od sprint to France
BYM News (press release)
At noon GMT today Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon in Portugal to Lorient in France got underway with PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA) first out of the blocks and comfortably leading the fleet away from the coast of Portugal.

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper - playing for a draw until the Azores
Sail World
Although I am not sure the guys need a boost, time is running short in this race, points becoming rarer that hens teeth. Everyone knows we must do the business in this leg. It seems quite surreal to think that we only have a matter of days on the water ...

Sail World

Galway to host sustainability summit during Volvo Ocean Race festival
This July, Galway City is hosting the final stage of the 2012 Volvo Ocean Race. As part of the sporting event, clean technologies, green finance and sustainability will be up for discussion during a sustainability summit on 5 July in the Global Village...


Volvo Ocean Race Galway Grand Finale
July's Sustainability Summit presents a unique opportunity for countries and corporates taking part in the race to come together with Ireland's politicians, leaders and innovators in the sector to debate and share best practice approaches to ...

Luis Figo overboard in Volvo Ocean Race!
Portuguese footballing great Luis Figo made an honourary appearance on-board the Abu Dhabi sail boat on Sunday (10th June) during the eighth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to Lorient. The leg is expected to take around six days to complete, ...
Telefónica takes Leg 8 lead in Volvo Ocean Race
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Telefónica's bid for redemption and the return of its overall lead was well underway on Monday with the Spanish team leading Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France. Telefónica, which won the first three offshore legs of ...

Camper hope for heavy weather
Camper head out of the River Tagus in Lisbon at the start of leg eight of the Volvo Ocean Race to Lorient. The crew of Camper have made a solid start to the five-day sprint from Lisbon to Lorient, confident they can stick with the "Juan K" boats in the...


Camper gunning for quick leg in Volvo Ocean race
Radio New Zealand
Team New Zealand's Camper has made a strong start to Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon to Lorient sitting in second place as the fleet heads out to sea after completing the short inshore course. The penultimate leg of the race sees the boats ...

PUMA leads Leg 8 of Volvo Ocean Race
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG had the lead after the start Sunday of Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France. Telefónica was just 0.4 miles behind. Leg 8 is the shortest leg of the race at 1940 miles.

Camper keeping up with early pace
Team New Zealand is keeping pace with the leaders on the quickfire eighth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race as the six-strong fleet heads out to sea from Lisbon on the way to Lorient in France. Camper lies in fifth place 12 hours into the leg, ...

The VOR fleet is headed to France!
Sail World
Groupama has improved their lead at the top of the Volvo Ocean Race scoreboard yesterday with an additional six points gained in the Oeiras In-Port Race in Lisbon. The exciting event in the narrow River Tajo proved to be challenging for racers and...

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Extreme Sailing Series Act 3, Istanbul wrap-up - YouTube: "Istanbul has delivered the eight Extreme 40s with the best conditions they have sailed in all year - blue skies, warm weather and most importantly - great breeze. From racing on the stunning waters of the Bosphorus to the stadium racing against the backdrop of Istanbul's old town and the famous Blue Mosque, Istanbul is an Act the fleet and the public of Istanbul will not forget in a hurry. 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 races which has seen them in a game of cat and mouse with Roman Hagara and his Austrian Red Bull Sailing Team since the word 'go'."

PROFILE-Olympics-Determined Ainslie aims for fourth sailing gold
Anyone who witnessed a teenage Ainslie trying to upstage Robert Scheidt at the 1996 Games in Atlanta would have had few doubts that he was blessed with the talent to become one of the greatest Olympic sailors of all time. Ainslie had to settle for ...

Irish Olympic Sailing Team Head for London 2012 as 'Genuine Prospects'
Photo: Brian Carlin While the boycott reduced Olympics of 1980 may have given hope to the IrishOlympic Sailing team, it is perhaps fair to say that the performances of the class of 2012 are closer to the positive end of the hope-expectation scale.

Sailing: Sailors' success in UK
Northern Advocate
Four of the six Northland sailors achieved top 10 finishes in the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth, England. Kerikeri laser sailors Andy Maloney and Olympic-bound Andrew Murdochsailed in the gold medal race while the women's match racing crew ...

No Finn regrets for Park
Campaign Series
OLYMPIC sailing manager Stephen Park has defended the decision to select triple Olympic medallist Ben Ainslie for the home Games over Portland's Giles Scott. Park, known as Sparky, praised Scott's 'master class in Finn sailing' at this week's Skandia ...

Kiwi sailors take gold in Olympic dress rehearsal
As far as Olympic dress rehearsals go, this was about as good as it gets for New Zealand 470sailors Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie. They not only won the Sail for Gold World Cup regatta in Weymouth, England, yesterday, they did it comfortably on the same ...

African Diaspora Maritime Takes America's Cup Trustee to NY Supreme Court
MarketWatch (press release)
Goliath" battle (Sailing Anarchy), one man's two-year attempt to integrate the upcoming 34thAmerica's Cup (2013 San Francisco) will now be heard in oral arguments before the Supreme Court of the State of New York on June 27, 2012.

Ainslie hits the water and misses gold at pre-Games regatta
By Mike Rowbottom June 9 - Britain's three-times Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainslie demonstrated that even the greatest of performers can sometimes get it wrong when he capsized on the final day of the last pre-Games regatta, thus losing his chance ...


Ainslie praise for regatta winner Giles Scott
Cambridge News
Great Britain's Giles Scott sent out a message to the Olympic selectors by seeing off Ben Ainslie and securing victory at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta. Former world and European champion Scott, from Huntingdon, lost out to three-timeOlympic gold ...

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Australia's Sailing Head Coach Victor Kovalenko Honoured With An Order Of ...
International Sailing Federation
The Australian Sailing Team's Head Coach, Victor Kovalenko, has been recognised for his contribution to the sport with an Order of Australia Medal in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours. Kovalenko, 61, has played a significant role in the development of ...

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Great Scott topples Ainslie to exact revenge over selection
Daily Mail
By Sportsmail Reporter Ben Ainslie, triple Olympic sailing champion, was beaten into second place in the Finn class in his final competition on the Olympic course at Weymouth by the man he kept out of Britain's team - world and European champion Giles ...

Daily Mail

Leigh Mcmillan Wins Closest Extreme Sailing Series Act This Year In Istanbul
International Sailing Federation
In the closest finish 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 races McMillan had been embraced in a game of cat and mouse ...

International Sailing Federation

Blind sailors ready for yacht race
Bourne Local
Three visually impaired sailors, including two from the North West, are to race a small yacht from London to the Olympic sailing site of Portland, in Dorset. The trio are crewing the James Cook on behalf of Action For Blind People (Action) in the Small ...

Medals Decided At Skandia Sail For Gold
International Sailing Federation
The pair pushed each other down the run extending away from the fleet, then on the second beat Slingsby, who is unbeaten at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing venue, covered Goodison. He kept it up for the rest of the race and leaving Goodison vulnerable ...

International Sailing Federation

Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Creates Five London 2012 Olympic...
International Sailing Federation
The Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships today welcomed the announcement that five sailors who participated in the Championships' Emerging Nations Programme have each qualified to compete at the London 2012 OlympicGames.

International Sailing Federation

Sailing: Poole stars finish fifth in Sail for Gold Regatta
Bournemouth Echo
Games medal hopefuls Lucy Macgregor, sister Kate Macgregor and Annie Lush lost in the last eight of their class at the weather-disrupted Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta on Saturday. Bidding to make a mark against their rivals ahead of this summer's ...

Golden finale for Portland sailors
Dorset Echo
Hundreds of spectators flocked to the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy to watch the final double-points medal races and prize-giving ceremonies. While Star sailors Iain Percy and Sherborne's Andrew Simpson, Weymouth's 470 women Hannah Mills ...

Bantam Lake Yacht Club sponsoring junior and adult sailing program
Torrington Register Citizen
BANTAM — Bantam Lake Yacht Club is sponsoring a junior and adult sailing program this summer and wants to teach 9-18 year old children and adults to learn to sail and/or race sailboats. We have four Kingfisher dinghies, which are two person collegiate ...

Giraglia Rolex Cup - Champagne sailing on day 2 + Video
Sail World
There was champagne sailing on the second day of the Giraglia Rolex Cup with beautiful sunshine and up to 30 knots of wind in the Gulf of St. Tropez. But the thing that really determines a sailor's mood, regardless of the blue skies or azure seas,...

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Sailing club open day
Henley Standard
HENLEY Sailing Club will hold its annual open day at its base in Willow Lane, Wargrave, tomorrow (Saturday) from 2pm to 5pm. The event is part of the Royal Yachting Association's Going for Gold campaign to mark the Olympic sailing competition and ...

Normandy Sailing Week - Toulon Provence Méditerranée victorious
Sail World
The 2012 Normandy Sailing Week came to an end this afternoon in Le Havre with victory going to 'Toulon Provence Méditerranée' on the M34s, 'Beelzebuth 3' in IRC1, 'Batistyl' in IRC 3, 'LVHN2' in First 7.5 and 'Vog' in J80. In some varied sailing ...

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Albert Sailing Club Winter Regatta
Sail World
Albert Sailing Club's annual Winter regatta is being sailed on Albert Park Lake in South Melbourne on Saturday 23rd June (pm) and Sunday 24th June (am, pm). This has been a popular regatta for over 25 years for sailors of senior, youth and junior ...

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Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 - Edmond de Rothschild takes second
Sail World
After Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series, it is now three podiums in a row for the Edmond de Rothschild Group! After four days of lively, windy competition on the Marmara Sea, the catamaran fitted out by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild has secured second ...

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Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta - Outstanding victory for Tasmania
Sail World
The 22nd Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta was sailed over the weekend of 9th to 11th June 2012 on Melbourne's Port Phillip. Bellerive Yacht Club sailor Colleen Darcey has led a crew of Hobart yachtswomen to an outstanding victory.

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New York Yacht Club (NYYC) 158th Annual Regatta overall
Sail World
With 104 boats entered in Friday's race (separately scored and optional) and 133 entered in weekend racing, this 2012 edition of what is revered as America's oldestregatta will go down in sailing history as having its biggest fleet ever…and, for some ...

Sail World

Get Ready for the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Island!
To help land lubbers understand sailor-speak like a pro, we've put together a list of both the most frequently asked questions about the CYC Race to Mackinac Island, and some of the most commonly used sailing terms. By the time the boats are visible ...

'tis done! - Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta, Day 3
Sail World
Colleen Darcey (skipper), Lauren Davison and Caroline Walker represent the Bellerive Yacht Club. Sally Rattle (Archie, A35), Michelle Edwards and Heather McCallum the Derwent Sailing Squadron, with Sarah Baldwin from the Geilston BayYacht Club.

Sail World

Ballycastle prepares for sailing regatta
Ballymoney and Moyle Times
Moyle District Council is hosting not just its first sailing and boating regatta but has also secured its place in being a host port for a flotilla of vessels from Scotland and Northern Ireland enroute to join the Clipper Homecoming Festival in ...

Three Rivers Race delay worth the wait
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
By that time the wind was expected to abate from the force five plus then prevailing to levels more amenable for safe and enjoyable sailing – and so it proved. The changes involved re-jigging the safety boat arrangements and shortening the course, ...

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Midwesterners return, launch sailing school
Juneau County Star-Times
Merry Petticlair and Jeff Longmore dock their 24-foot sailboat Thursday at the Dirty Turtle on Castle Rock Lake. A West Coast sailing instructor has relocated to Necedah to teach on the region's lakes. Merry Petticlair has created Sailing Central, ...

Sailing: Bouchard Helps University Place Second | Bernews.com
By Bernews
Local sailor Sean Bouchard and the Roger Williams University Sailing team came away with a second place finish at the ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National.

The toughest line up of the year so far - Sailing Sweden
By Fabian Bengtsson
Pierre-Antoine Morvan, Vannes Agglo Sailing Team (FRA) 3. Björn Hansen, Mekonomen SailingTeam (SWE) 4. Johnie ... Laurie Jury, Kiwimatch Sailing Team (AUS) (Received wild card for Stena Match Cup Sweden) 9. Keith Swinton, Black ...
Sailing Sweden

Extreme Sailing Series Act 3, Istanbul wrap-up | iSAIL
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Intercollegiate Sailing. Navy IC Sailing Finishes 16th at Dinghy ...
By clevine
Intercollegiate Sailing. Navy IC Sailing Finishes 16th at Dinghy National Championship. This post was originally published by Navy Midshipmen News -- www.navysports.com. June 11, 2012 in Resources, Sports and Recreation by clevine ...

New F-44SCs Available From Multihulls Direct ... - Blue Water Sailing
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From Farrier Marine: It has been a while since I have been able to recommend a big cat builder, the last series build being in Australia around 2002-2005, with a superb product. But, as was the case with the F-33, this had to be ended as the ...
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London 2012: Bluffer's guide to sailing | Sportsister
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Sailing is both a technical and tactical sport. Athletes need to be masters of their boats, getting the most out of them in terms of speed and performance.

British supremacy on show as Olympic squad set the pace - Sailing ...
Hard as teak in soggy conditions, Britain's marauding squad of singlehanded Olympic racers set the pace on the Finn track for all the others on the second day of ...

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