13 June 2012

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 videos


Volvo Ocean Race video Leg 8 - The fleet are heading around the island of São Miguel before slingshotting back towards Lorient and the finish line of Leg 8

Les Bleus, ce sont les Espagnols de Telefónica. Les Verts, les Français de Groupama. Ils pointent en tête, à fond au reaching entre Portugal et Açores. Leurs adversaires pourraient se venger bientôt dans les petits airs de l'anticyclone.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows present position of boats)

Volvo Ocean Race: Weather changes open up options on soldier's course
Sail World
A hard night is in store for the six boat fleet on Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race as they suffer light headwinds surrounding the Azores island of São Miguel, which they must round before pointing their bows towards France. At 1900 GMT Groupama were just ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Game time for Puma + Video
Sail World
Volvo race officials seem to be putting the start lines in riskier positions every start. This one was dicey for sure. A downwind start. You could barely cross the line on starboard, and if you started on port there was a chance you would run aground ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 - Battle for lead intensifies
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 fleet are on day two of leg eight from Lisbon, Portugal to Lorient, France. Overnight, Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) relinquished their lead to Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA) in a game that will only intensify as the fleet makes ...

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Volvo Ocean Race - Camper moves in on front runners
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 first section of the eighth leg, from Lisbon to Lorient, is drawing to a close as the fleet approach the Azores High. The lead the front runners have held over Camper is being eaten away as the boats compress in the light airs...

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Volvo Ocean Race - Strong position for Groupama 4
Sail World
The crew of the French boat cleverly performed a little 2-mile counter tack to reposition herself to windward of the fleet, which was sailing in around ten knots of north-westerly breeze. Indeed, as they approach the volcanic landmass that makes up the ...

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Inmarsat Enables Live Coverage of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race as Crews Sprint ...
MarketWatch (press release)
LONDON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Inmarsat , the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, brings live coverage of the penultimate leg of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race direct into the homes of race followers ...

Light airs for leading boats in Volvo Ocean race
Radio New Zealand
Camper is currently 4th on the 8th leg of the Volvo Ocean race from Lisbon to Lorient in France, 6 miles behind leaders Groupama. Camper managed to minimise the damage done in the reaching conditions over the last 24 hours with the top four boats all ...

Camper fighting back as wind disappears
Stuff.co.nz
With the Volvo Ocean Race yachts stalling in the light airs near the Azores, Camper had edged back to fourth place and was only six miles behind leader Groupama. Skipper Chris Nicholson and his crew had done a good job minimising the damage in reaching ...

Camper fourth as Volvo fleet compresses
MSN NZ News
Two days out of Lisbon, Team New Zealand has hit the light airs of the Azores High and is lying fourth in the eighth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race heading to Lorient, France. Only six nautical miles separate the top four boats, led by French entry ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Playing keep up onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 2 of Leg 8. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: 'Almost time for the big sail...' Ken Read. We're all in agreement: there's something strange about sailing west.

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Independent panel investigating 4 sailors' deaths believes yacht ran aground ...
Washington Post
The US Sailing Independent Review announced its finding Tuesday. The panel drew its conclusion after gathering information from race organizers, collecting data from the Aegean's track during the race and meeting with the US Coast Guard San Diego ...

Independent panel believes yacht struck island
The Associated Press
By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer – 1 minute ago SAN DIEGO (AP) — An independent review panel investigating the deaths of four sailors said it believes the 37-foot sailboat Aegean ran aground on North Coronado Island off the Mexican coast on April 28 ...

Olympic hopes sailing with young Kiwi brigade
Independent Community Newspaper
If New Zealand's sailing team is to break its 20-year Olympic medal drought in classes other than boardsailing, it could be the young brigade that does it. That is certainly the conclusion to be drawn from performances in key regattas during the last ...

Sailing panel: Yacht ran aground on island
OCRegister
By GREG HARDESTY / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER NEWPORT BEACH – With a US Coast Guard investigation still under way, a national sailing panel that conducted its own probe of a fatal yacht crash during the Newport-to-Ensenada boat race in April announced ...

Smooth Sailing: Landry & Kling Celebrates 30 Years of Group Cruise Innovation
MarketWatch (press release)
MIAMI, Jun 12, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Thirty years ago, two young, up-and-coming women pioneered a bold new concept: business meetings at sea. They faced many challenges including a recession and skepticism from some within the cruise industry.

Sailing at the Olympics - A Preview
YachtPals.com News
Sailors from around the world had a preview last week of what the 2012 London Olympics may hold in store for them, as competitors from around the world gathered at the Sail for Gold Regatta off Weymouth. The sailing venue for theOlympic games had no ...

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Boat ran aground in fatal Newport-Ensenada race, panel says
Los Angeles Times
But US Sailing, the sport's governing body, said Tuesday its review concluded that the Aegean broke apart after hitting the island's rocky shoreline – its last location before disappearing from an online tracking system. A panel of experienced sailors ...

Newport to Ensenada - US Sailing Independent Review Panel conclusion
Sail World
During the Newport to Ensenada Race 2012 a tragic incident occurred, on 28th April, which resulted in the deaths of four Sailors. A US Sailing Independent Review Panel has come to a conclusion regarding the cause of accident. Aegean, a 37-foot Hunter ...

US Sailing Independent Review Panel Makes Discovery in Newport to Ensenada ...
US SAILING (press release)
PORTSMOUTH, RI (June 12, 2012) - A US Sailing Independent Review Panel has come to a conclusion regarding the cause of accident during the 2012 Newport to Ensenada Race that resulted in the deaths of four sailors on April 28. Aegean, a 37-foot Hunter ...

George Washington University names first Varsity Sailing Head Coach
Sail World
The George Washington University Department of Athletics has hired John Pearce as the first-ever head coach of the Colonials' sailing program, which will be elevated from club to varsity status beginning in 2012-13. Coach Pearce most recently spent ...

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Sailing in Marin: Fairfax's Arndt has put in the time to become a top boat captain
Marin Independent-Journal
It didn't take much to be convinced that working with Kilroy, an offshore sailing guru and real estate magnate could only lead to good things. Arndt jumped in his car and drove down to Los Angeles where the two sailors talked for hours.

Sailing spectacular gets underway
Isle of Wight County Press
"This will be my seventh Round the Island Race and I've competed in everything from an open 60, Extreme 40, Kerr 40 to an SB3 — but nothing is going to matchsailing the 50-mile course on this beautiful classic." Ben will co-helm with Eleonora's owner ...

Isle of Wight County Press

Texas 200 regatta sets sail
Monitor
PORT MANSFIELD — The smallest of 35 boats sailing in the Texas 200 regatta arrived at docks near the Port Mansfield Chamber of Commerce on Monday afternoon, the first of five overnight stops. Sailboats launched at Port Isabel on Monday morning and ...

Snettisham Beach Sailing Club members having fun in the Norfolk sun
Lynn News
SNETTISHAM BEACH SC At Snettisham Beach sailing club s open day part of their 10000 Sport England grant will be used to buy another Wayfarer boat like the one in the picture which is used to introduce new members to sailing. From left Natalie Miller ...

Lynn News

SAILING: Cobb claims overall glory at Welland regatta
Spalding Guardian
Three of the fleet were juniors, who have graduated well from the very successful 'junior club' – which is held on a Sunday morning prior to normal sailing. Conditions were perfect, with a ten knot northerly wind, glorious sunshine and plenty of water ...

Sailboats in Texas 200 regatta arrive in Port Mansfield
Brownsville Herald
By ALLEN ESSEX/Valley Morning Star PORT MANSFIELD —The smallest of 35 boats sailing in the Texas 200 regatta arrived at docks near the Port Mansfield Chamber of Commerce Monday afternoon, the first of five overnight stops. Sailboats launched at Port ...

Sailing Seaway Clayton brings in tall ships, DockDogs and more
MyABC50.com
Starting on Thursday, June 14 th at 6 pm Sailing Seaway Clayton will kick off the weekend events with the Grand Arrival of tall ship Fair Jeanne. The ship is expected to be escorted into Clayton by a “parade of boats” from the Antique Boat Museum, ...

Review Panel: Sailboat Ran Aground On N. Coronado Island
KGTV San Diego
SAN DIEGO -- An independent review panel investigating the deaths of four sailors says it believes the 37-foot sailboat Aegean ran aground on North Coronado Island off the Mexican coast on April 28 during the Newport to Ensenada Race.

SAILING: Horrendous weather hits Wirral Regatta events
Wirral Globe
Steve Stratton headed the Hoylake Operas in Fidelio and the Falcon Class main award was taken by a visitor from Fiddlers Ferry Sailing Club. The Fast Dinghy section was claimed by Richard Fairclough in an RS 500 Simple Solution and the Handicap Cats ...

America's Cup World Series - Final showdown set for Newport
Sail World
The inaugural champion of the America's Cup World Series will be decided in Newport, Rhode Island on July 1, the final day of racing in the series. Under the spotlight of a nationwide audience on NBC, the grand finale will witness one of eight teams ...

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Secretary of State defends axing of Portland's rescue helicopter during visit
Dorset Echo
BRIEFING: Secretary of State for Transport Justine Greening visits Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, pictured with John Tweed, Peter Finney, Robert Gould and Angus Campbell. THE Secretary of State for Transport defended the government's ...

Strong line up for the IP Office SB20 UK National Championships ...
By admin
Just days after completing the 2012 Sail for Gold Regatta, WPNSA will welcome forty two, SB20's who will take to the Olympic waters on Thursday 14th June to compete for the IP Office SB20 UK National Championship title. Eleven races are ...
Weymouth and Portland National...

Coach Boat: June, 2012 - Olympic and Paralympic Teams - US Sailing
By USST
So, when some of our teams are not necessarily sailing to their full potential it may be because we are testing certain elements that long term will make a difference. When it comes to sail testing, we can do line ups all days long, but we won't ...
Olympic and Paralympic Teams

Isle of Wight Sailors Lead The Fleet At Lymington : Isle of Wight News
By Tim Sewell
Four sailors from Island Clubs travelled to Lymington on Sunday to take on 42 other youngsailors from around the South Coast in the Harken Regatta Fleet Optimist Open 2012 and did the Island proud with an excellent set of results. Leading ...
Ventnor Blog » Isle of Wight...

Diving Dock Dogs and a Tall Ship at the Sailing Seaway Clayton ...
By Rick Spilman
This weekend's Sailing Seaway Clayton festival in Clayton, New York will feature a visit by the STV Fair Jeanne, but will also include a Seaway Splash dock dog competition. Dogs will be able to compete in three events – “Extreme Vertical,” ...
Old Salt Blog - a virtual port...

Sail-World.com : London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition ...
London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition is being held in Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain, from 29th July to 12th August. Australia will head out onto the ...
www.sail-world.com/Canada/London-2012.../98019

PROFILE-Olympics-Determined Ainslie aims for fourth sailing gold ...
A supreme competitor and tactician, Britain's most successful Olympic sailor and triple gold medallist Ben Ainslie has proved almost unbeatable in the Finn ...
uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/.../profile-olympics-determined-ainsli...

Sailing Towards Olympic Dreams : Boating Times Long Island
In early May, Debbie Capozzi began possibly the most important sailing regatta of her life in Weymouth, England. If her team came first among the four American ...
boatingtimesli.com/NY/?p=10886

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