03 July 2012

Groupama overall winner of Volvo Ocean Race (videos)

In the early hours of the morning, Groupama crossed the finish line in Galway to become overall winners of this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. A proud moment from Franck Cammas, who wins this prestigious event on his first attempt.

Highlights of Groupama's victorious 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, starting in Alicante and ending with their triumphant arrival in Galway after nine grueling legs through the world's toughest and most inhospitable seas.

Groupama clinches overall victory in Volvo Ocean Race
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Groupama crossed the finish line in the pitch black Galway night to secure a remarkable overall victory in their debut Volvo Ocean Race campaign and finally settle the closest contest in the event's 39-year history. While CAMPER were celebrating ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Groupama 4 outright champions
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 outright champions are Franck Cammas and his men: by finishing second in the final leg between Lorient and Galway behind the New Zealanders, Groupama 4 has racked up a sufficient lead to be assured of first place in the ...

Sail World

Groupama wins Volvo Ocean Race
Irish Times
French yacht Groupama, with Kerryman Damian Foxall on board, has been declared overall victor in the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean YachtRace.

Irish Times

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma cross Leg 9 finish
Sail World
With the results of Leg 9, the final standings of this year's Volvo Ocean Race are set. Groupama takes home the overall race trophy (currently with 250 points), Camper finishes second (226) and Puma captures third place (220). Team Telefónica ends in ...

Sail World

Thousands turn out for finale of Volvo Ocean Race in Galway
More than 20000 people turned out in Galway to see the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race in the early hours of this morning.

London 2012 Olympic sailing success should inspire all-British Volvo Ocean ...
That anticipated success has led Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female crew to sail round the world in 1989, to call for an all-British crew to attempt the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. “It would be the perfect opportunity," Edwards ...


ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - Gold Medallists return to defend titles
Sail World
In four years' time the Mixed Multihull will be on show at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition following the selection of the Nacra 17. The Open SL16 event at this year's regatta features several mixed crews. Paul Darmanin and Lucy Copeland (AUS ...

Sailing-Cammas completes epic comeback for Volvo victory
Washington Post
GALWAY, Ireland — Frenchman Franck Cammas sealed victory in the Volvo Ocean Race on Tuesday after his Groupama team made it over the finish line in Galway to build an untouchable lead and complete a comeback in the eight-month adventure.

Ainslie set for Round The Island Race
Eurosport.com ASIA
Ben Ainslie grins as he leaps effortlessly aboard Eleonora from the speed boat that has brought him alongside the 50 metre classic schooner waiting for him in choppy waters off the Isle of Wight.; Eurosport Asia.

Eurosport.com ASIA

Sailing with nerves of glass
In the world of racing, tiny details can be the difference between victory and defeat. It is no wonder, then, that manufacturers of racing yachts are always on the lookout for new technologies to optimize boats and sails. An ingenious new sensor ...

Weymouth, Dorset: The UK Seaside Destination of Choice
As host town to the forthcoming Olympic sailing events, which start in just over one month's time (29 July - 11 August), Weymouth has become the seaside destination of choice in the UK this summer. Waterside Holiday Group has had a busy spring and ...

Kirklands hail Games venue trip a success
Royal Gazette
That's the way star 49er sailor Jesse Kirkland summed up last month's training exercise at the 2012Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth, England in a nutshell.Jesse and elder sibling Zander travelled to the UK primarily to get reacquainted to sailing in ...

RI's America's Cup World Series drew nearly 60000
Nearly 60000 people attended the America's Cup World Series in Newport — a turnout that pleased Rhode Island officials even though it fell short of initial predictions. State tourism officials reported Monday that 59882 people visited the sailing ...

Weymouth and Portland - The Games Venue Guide
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
'Weymouth and Portland - The Games Venue Guide' on Yahoo! Eurosport UK. The Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy is set to host 14 days of London 2012 sailing competitions.

Newport action to heat up
Attleboro Sun Chronicle
NEWPORT - The fleet for the America's Cup sailing series has departed Newport and next week, a fleet of Americans will be invading Bellevue Avenue for the International Tennis Hall of Fame Championships, which begin Monday.

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
The PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG team set out on the around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race on November 5, 2011, from Alicante, Spain, and early Tuesday morning they completed the journey they started. PUMA's Mar Mostro crossed the line in ...

RULING THE WAVES ... Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson
The Sun
IAIN PERCY and Andrew Simpson admit the fear of failure spurs them on despite having already claimed Olympic sailing gold.

The Sun

London 2012: Britain's 49ers learn from mistakes in fresh search for gold
The Guardian
Two boyhood friends have turned a poor showing in the 49ers in Beijing to advantage as they go for gold at London 2012.

South Port Sailing School instils confidence
Windsor Star
TECUMSEH, Ont. -- The South Port Sailing School kicked off its 47th season Monday with a safety talk.

SAILING: Record times posted
Wirral Globe
A NEW record time was posted as crews enjoyed an exhilarating passage across the Irish Sea in the annual Tranmere Sailing Club / Liverpool Yacht Club Isle of Man Midnight Race.

A voyage to promote sailing as a sport
The Asian Age
The local sailing community is excited at the prospect of a couple of civilian sailors ...

Long Distance Sailing Seminar, 18th August, London
Sail World
The Cruising Associations (CA) Blue Water Section, is organising a Long DistanceSailing Seminar to be held at the CA headquarters in London's Limehouse Basin on 18 August 2012. The programme deals with topics of interest to both those at the planning ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Camper happy with final leg victory
Sail World
I'm more happy for the rest of the team, I look at what everyone does in this programme, day in and day out, and everyone at Camper and I hope it's our sailingteam's way of saying 'thank you' to everyone. 'We went quite light with our weight onboard ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Day 2 - Tenuous lead for Camper rounding final mark
Sail World
Sail-World has spoken with race organizers who say they are having problems with the satellite tracking and the positions shown may or may not be accurate. The key when the boats are so close is to have a position that is simultaneous in time for all ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper wins Leg 9, Groupama overall winner
Sail World
That would not have made a difference to the overall result, which is a superb effort for Franck Cammas and his crew, who aside from a disappointing opening leg (finishing third), sailed very well, and improved as the race progressed. As the pressure ...

Sail World

SAILING: Jeremy one win from the big event
New Straits Times
JEREMY Koo of Koo Racing Team is one win from qualifying for the Monsoon Cup after winning stage two of the four-round Malaysian Match Racing Championships (MMRC) in Pulau Indah on Sunday. The skipper, who won stage one in Lumut in May, ...

GP14 Open Meeting at West Kirby Sailing Club
Sail World
GP14 Open Meeting was held at West Kirby Sailing Club over the weekend of 30th June and 1st July 2012. Saturday's windy conditions had been expected to moderate but Sunday morning saw no lessening of the steady Force 5 often gusting 6 from the west ...

Sail World

Conway family of Ho-Ho-Kus embarks on year-long sailing adventure
"I think we're sailing into the Bermuda Triangle, and we learned about that in school so I'm a little nervous," adds Reese. Porter wonders about what they're going to eat each day. But the number one question outsiders ask is: are you worried you will ...


Sailing- It's a Family Affair | OCSC Sailing Blog
By Michael Spranger
Written by April Thygeson Jim Contratto first learned how to sail at OCSC in 1985 and he has a vintage sail bag to prove it! Flash forward twenty-seven years.
OCSC Sailing Blog

Two Island Residents To Front BBC Olympic Coverage - Ventnor Blog
By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood
Two Island residents will be fronting Olympic sailing events for the BBC later this month. ... Thanks to Alan and Suzanne Whitewood for this news about the Olympic sailing coverage on the BBC. Ed. Leigh McMillan: Two well known Island ...
Ventnor Blog » Isle of Wight...

Stena Match Cup Sweden 2012 Crew List - Sailing Sweden
By Fabian Bengtsson
Berntsson Sailing Team. Johnie Berntsson Skipper Daniel Wallberg Tactics/Mainsheet Oskar Angervall Trimmer Nicklas Carlzon Pitman Björn Lundgren Bow. Waka Racing. Phil Robertson Skipper James Williamson Trimmer Adam Martin ...
Sailing Sweden

Volvo Ocean Race 2012 leg 9 finish report | The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
While in the dead of the night Camper reached Galway in first place, crossing the line at 00:42 UTC to claim on the Volvo Ocean Race's ninth and final leg, it was Groupama's second place finish just seven minutes later that saw the French ...
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WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
If you ever wonder why Alex wanted to change to a bigger boat.. well it was definitely not because of my lightweight shoes. Do you have any idea of how much these things weight? One can wonder how the hell we have crossed an ocean with ...

SAILING: Armington and Herrin to represent U.S. in Youth Worlds ...
It seems like almost nothing can slow down the sailing duo of Sam Armington and Jeremy Herrin. The 16-year-olds will travel to Ireland in less than two weeks to ...

One month to go until the Olympic sailing begins in Weymouth and ...
Many of the Olympic sailing teams are already in Dorset preparing for the competition and local residents have been telling us on twitter when they've seen any ...

Sail-World.com : WSSCA Sail for Gold Regatta at Upton Warren
At the 2012 WSSCA Sail for Gold Regatta, a fleet of 55 Worcestershire school kids battled for victory. The parents of Worcestershire's newest Olympian, Alison ...

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Sail-World.com : Extreme Sailing Series heads to Portugal for Act 4 ...
The Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 is being held from 5th to 8th July 2012. The Extreme Sailing ...

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