14 June 2012

Volvo Ocean Race video - Extreme Conditions

The extreme conditions facing the fleet in the second part of Leg 8 into Lorient has already resulted in record breaking speeds. But high speeds come with high risk and the all the crew will very aware that "to finish first, first you have to finish"!

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows present position of boats)

Volvo Ocean Race boats screaming to Leg 8 finish
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
The top four boats in Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race were all within 20 minutes of each other as they embarked on the final 350 nautical miles to the finish line in ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish outfit Telefonica break 24-hour record ...
After two disappointing Volvo Ocean Race legs and losing their overall lead in Lisbon, the Spanish outfit led rivals Groupama by eight nautical miles on ...


Volvo Ocean Race Day 4: Telefonica replace rudder in big breeze
Sail World
'Team Telefonica faces harsh weather as the fleet approach a storm, during leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lisbon, Portugal to Lorient, France.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - The adrenaline-filled comeback of Telefonica
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, it was an adrenaline-filled afternoon in the North Atlantic for Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) who overcame damage to their starboard ...

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Volvo Ocean Race - Camper establish new IWC Schaffhausen ...
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 team Camper established a new IWC Schaffhausen Speed Record with a 24-hour run of 564.922 nautical miles on the fourth day of ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: The red runaway freight express train to Lorient
Sail World
Every sail change has to be totally thought out and planned with what weather is ahead, just because slowing down for 20 minutes can cost you 10 miles.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race Day 4: Telefonica replace rudder in big breeze
Sail World
Despite slipping to third place behind Groupama sailing team and Puma Ocean Racing, Telefónica were back up to speed this afternoon and in the hunt for a ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race teams push man and boat to absolute limit
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 fleet are on day four of leg eight from Lisbon, Portugal to Lorient, France. The overall race result could hinge on a risky manoeuvre ...

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Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 continues to attack
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 team Groupama 4 are on day four of leg eight from Lisbon to Lorient. Less than 24 hours from the finish offshore of the island of ...

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Bowman Brad saves day as jammed sail costs ... - Volvo Ocean Race
Groupama bowman Brad Marsh pulled off a daring mid-sea fix to keep overall leaders Groupama in with a shot at a podium finish in Leg 8 after their mainsail ...

ALL SAILS SET: America's cup vessels come to Pier
South County Independent
NARRAGANSETT - Legends will sail past the shores of Narragansett on Thursday, June 21, when classic 12-Meter yachts come to Narragansett. Intrepid ...

Olympic sailing rivals have 'heated argument in pub' after race incident
Olympic sailing champion Paul Goodison had a 'heated argument in the pub' with world champion Tom Slingsby after the Weymouth pre-Olympic regatta.


Competitive Sailing Expands in Maine Schools
Working Waterfront
Even here on the coast of Maine, sailing does not immediately come to mind as being part of the spectrum of high school competitive sports, but it is, and it's ...

Working Waterfront

Yacht Club Slates Sailing Program
Litchfield County Times
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 ...

Virtual sailing gives competitors the edge
Science Codex
Simulating weather and water conditions before a race could give sailors the advantage they need to win, new research reveals. The study, carried out by the ...

900 miles from final port, whale ends Sacramento man's dream to ...
Sacramento Bee
A Natomas man's 12-year sail around the world was sunk about 900 miles from ... Debra joined her husband in Panama, sailing the Panama Canal last month.

California Man Rescued After Whale Sinks Boat
Fox News
Max Young of Sacramento, Calif., was sailing alone late Tuesday about 40 miles west of La Playa, Mexico when his 50-foot boat was struck by the whale, said ...

Carney's Olympic dream is sunk
This is Kent
HYTHE'S Elliot Carney admits he could have waved goodbye to windsurfing at last week's Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, but is urging the powers that be not to ...

RYA Sail for Gold Ball - Royal send off for Britain's sailors + Video
Sail World
With 42 days to go until the 2012 London Olympic Games, the sailors of the British... Introduced by the BBC team for the 2012 sailing events, including double ...

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America's Cup catamarans arrive safely in Rhode Island
Jamestown Press
According to Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport and chairman of the state America's Cup Host Committee, the cargo ship could not have arrived in ...

Bryony Shaw: Windsurfing's Olympic exit has taken wind out of my ...
Writing exclusively for Metro, Olympic windsurfer Bryony Shaw talks about her own return to health, but the demise of her sport on the Olympic.


Slatter bags three victories at Hickling
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Saturday's near gale force winds affected most of the scheduled sailing events, including Northern Rivers visit to Horsey.

Shaw fighting fit again
Croydon Guardian
The Wandsworth windsurfer was getting a preview of what to expect later this summer when she took to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy ...

Fort Adams renovations have immediate, long-term impact
Turn to 10.com
The executive director of a Newport sailing group says he's already seeing ... new docks to Fort Adams in advance of the America's Cup World Series races.

Clitheroe sailer Mark out to boost Ben's Olympic bid
Clitheroe Today
That event took place at the London 2012 venue – the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy – and with the world's best descending on the south ...

Clitheroe Today

Waterfront transformed as Sailing Seaway Clayton floats into town
6.14.2012 Starting today, June 14th at 6 p.m. Sailing Seaway Clayton will kick off the weekend events with the Grand Arrival of tall ship Fair Jeanne, followed by ...

Relative of boat wreck victim questions findings
Daily Pilot
A U.S. Sailing official, however, stood by the findings. ... While Mavromati expressed skepticism about how quickly U.S. Sailing finished its inquest, at least when ...

Esimit Europa 2 Sets Fantastic Course Record at the Giraglia Rolex ...
MarketWatch (press release)
After the round up, Esimit Europa 2 was sailing at average between 16 and 18 knots, having over 30 miles distance to the nearest competitor at the finish line.

NAUTICAL NIRVANA: Dempsey surrounded by dinghys
Dorset Echo
The gold-level sponsor of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy ... “They're all over the Olympic sailing, it's amazing how many of them have ...

Late title slip fails to dent confidence of medal hopefuls
This is Somerset
ANDREW Simpson might have seen the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta title slip through his fingers at the death last week, but he isn't about to panic, insisting he ...

Abigail Hewitt on course for Rio Olympics
Southport Visiter
At just 17, Hewitt headed to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy – the London 2012 sailing venue – never expecting to come away with a ...

European sailing championship to be held in Llandudno
North Wales Weekly News
YACHTS from as far away as Canada and the USA will be among those taking part in a European sailing championship held in Llandudno bay in September.

Olympics: Rogers facing tough examinations on an off the water
This is Staffordshire
JADE Rogers relished the learning curve of taking on the world's best windsurfers at the SkandiaSail for Gold Regatta.The 16-year-old, from Cheadle, took to ...

Olympic Games: Surf starlets' Olympic dreams sunk by shock decision
This is Staffordshire
But their ambitions have been dealt a hammer blow by a shock International Sailing Federation (ISAF) decision to replace windsurfing with kiteboarding as an ...

BLOG: Smooth Sailing for Sailabration
ABC2 News (blog)
Charm City kicked off the start of the commemoration of the War of 1812 under sunny skies and with a crisp northwesterly wind. However, the sailors manning ...

ABC2 News (blog)

America's Cup Extends Deadline to Lure More Competitors for ...
Haute Living
America's Cup has just extended their deadline for teams to build their 72-foot ... 1 to August 1 in hopes of attracting more sailing teams to San Francisco in 2013.

Haute Living

Sailing: Lartista wins first edition of the BOV Round the Islands race
Malta Independent Online
Sailing from Marsamxett harbour with very light winds, the crews faced the arduous task of keeping their sails filled as they rounded the south of Malta to head up ...

US Sailing – Yacht Aegean Sank After Hitting North Coronado ...
By Rick Spilman
Wreckage of the sailboat and the bodies of the fours sailors who had been aboard were subsequently found nearby. After initial speculation that there had been an explosion or that thesailboat had been run down by a commercial vessel, the ...
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Interview: Best Ranking Ever For Björn Hansen - Sailing Sweden
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The Swedish skipper and his crew in Team Mekonomen Sailing stepped up from number four to a new personal record. — It feels great. This is our best ranking ever and that is very inspiring for us as we prepare for Marstrand. It feels like the ...
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RNYC News 12 June - Sailing KwaZulu-Natal | Sailing Durban ...
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SAILING MATTERS. By Gregg Dobson – Rear Commodore. IRC Class Provincial Champs. Last Saturday was a frustrating day for sailors competing in the IRC Provincial Championships. 13 boats motored out of the harbour to be greeted with ...
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta: GBR prepared for 2012 sailing 'dress ...
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 ...

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