24 July 2012

Inside Team GB's Olympic medal factories – No3 Sailing

Inside Team GB's Olympic medal factories – No3 Sailing | Sport | The Guardian: "Inside Team GB's Olympic medal factories – No3 Sailing Less than two decades ago Britain's Olympic sailors were largely enthusiastic, often unfit, amateurs. Now Team GB are the ones they all need to beat at London 2012"

Smooth sailing for Olympic windsurfer Farrah Hall of Annapolis
Baltimore Sun
First, the spot she won on the Olympic team for the Beijing Games was taken away and given to a competitor. Then, after making this year's team, she learned her sport would be dropped from the Games after London. Somehow, Farrah Hall, the sole American ...

Baltimore Sun

Aust Olympic sailors enjoy own pub
Located a stone's throw from the Games sailing venue, on Portland's stunning Jurassic Coast, the 350-year-old beachside boozer will act as a home away from home for the Aussie sailors and their supporters. "We love them - don't tell the Brits that - but we ...

The Tampa Bay area produces three sailors on the US Olympic team
At the 2008 Olympics, sailing in the Finn class for the United States, he ended up with the silver medal. Back at the Games this year, he said he is more experienced and has no illusions about what it takes to be the world's best. "I never stopped training," this ...

Sailors play mind games before the Games
The Olympic Games may not begin for several days, but the mind games are in full swing at the sailing competition in southwest England. Australia's Tom Slingsby is overwhelming favourite to win gold in the Laser dinghy class after a stellar 12 months of ...

Olympics sailing spectators banned from bringing folding chairs 'for safety reasons'
Fans with tickets to watch the sailing contests in the waters off Weymouth and Portland, where Britain's Ben Ainslie will attempt to win a record-equalling fourth gold medal, have also been banned from taking picnic hampers and cool boxes. When it comes to ...

London 2012 Olympic Sailing:Laser Radial fleet wide open
BYM News (press release)
The 41-boat Laser Radial fleet will be one of the most hotly contended sailing events at London 2012 with a number of sailors with realistic medal hopes. Throughout 2011 Marit Bouwmeester (NED) and Evi Van Acker (BEL) looked like they would be runaway ...

London 2012: Weymouth sailing picnic and chairs ban
BBC News
Spectators at the Olympic sailing and windsurfing events at Weymouth face sitting on a grass bank with just a rug due to security restrictions. Ticket-holders for the Nothe Fort viewing area have been told fold-up chairs and cool boxes are banned and are ...

BBC News

US sailing team gears up for 2012 Olympics
Trade Only Today
The International Olympic Committee has designated the Games the “social Games,” and USSailing is encouraging every American sailor to get behind the team and cheer it to victory, whether on social media, directly by email or by following its journey ...

Whitsunday Sailing Club volunteers 'top class', says event organiser
Sail World
The Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Regatta might be a gathering of 1000 competitors, but it is the 150 volunteers, all active sailors or in the marine industry, that make it all possible for the organising club, the Whitsunday Sailing Club. 'All our volunteers are ...

Sail World

Melges 32 Sailing Series Malcesine final day
Sail World
Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series penultimate event, organized by B-Plan Sport and Events in collaboration with Fraglia Vela Malcesine and Melges Europe, was held in Malcesine, Italy. Event leader since day one, Audi F.lli Giacomel supported by Eberhard and ...

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It's 'a lifetime of learning' when you're sailing on a hobie cat
Inquirer.net (blog)
Sailing is an incredibly strenuous sport. It demands that your entire body be in good shape, and if it's not, it will be in a few weeks. With just a harness and a hook attached to the boat to keep you from straying too far when you fall—and everybody falls off, just...

Inquirer.net (blog)

Long Before London Games, James Bond Tactics
New York Times
And USA Sailing opportunistically snatched up property near the Olympic competition site in Weymouth, England, to build a training base in enemy territory to study weather and current conditions before the Games. As the Games have grown in magnitude ...

Major championships at Sandy Bay Sailing Club, Tasmania
Sail World
Entries are now open for the three major events making up the largest summer ofsailing to occur at the Sandy Bay Sailing Club, Hobart, Tasmania, in 2012 - 13. The Jackson Volkswagen supported events of the Australian International Cadet ClassAustralian ...

Sail World

Carpenter is in sixth Olympics as sailing coach
The Advocate
As an Olympic coach for U.S. Sailing, Luther Carpenter begins his sixth straight Games when theOlympic Sailing Regatta gets under way Sunday in Weymouth and Portland, U.K., on the southern coast of England. “I occasionally think about the traveling as a ...

Weatherwatch: All eyes on Olympic weather for sailing
The Guardian
All eyes are on the weather for the Olympics and especially for the sailing at Weymouth, on 29 July, where the current prognosis hints at far more summery conditions than has been experienced so far this summer. It will be fascinating to see how the sailors ...

The Guardian

EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship
BYM News (press release)
A new tracking facility will enable family and friends to use Facebook to follow their sons, daughters and friends online throughout the EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship in Aarhus, Denmark, which takes place between 4th – 10th August.

New York Yacht Club Race Week - Winners in 11 classes determined
Sail World
'Most races were decided by less than a minute,' said Rambler crew member Mick Harvey, who has been sailing with the program since the boat was purchased by David in 2006. 'The boats are different lengths and different vintages, so it proves that the IRC...

Sail World

Malaysia: Arguably South East Asia's premium sailing destination
TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific
International sailing events, a growing number of marinas and yacht clubs as well as the unique natural environment of Malaysia position the country as a leading sailingdestination in Asia. There are a growing number of marinas and yacht clubs throughout...

TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific

Close watch on weather before sailing events during Olympics
London: Weather forecasters are expected to work overtime in the coming weeks to provide accurate information for the sailing events during the London Olympics, beginning from July 29. While the wind and the waves pose a serious challenge to sailors in ...

Inspirational teen takes on sailing challenge
Isle of Wight County Press
Natasha, 15, of Northwood, discovered sailing three years ago, and has worked ever since to be able to helm a boat herself. Her family acquired an Artemis 20 boat, which they named Miss Isle, and her father converted it so Natasha could helm it using a ...

Isle of Wight County Press

Win a sailing lesson with Jessica Watson
If you are a keen sailor and under the age of 18, you could win the chance to have a private sailing lesson with Jessica Watson at this year's Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week, where the young round the world sailor will be available to meet the public from ...


It's time to sink or sai: Bertrand
The Australian
The America's Cup-winning skipper, who is also chairman of selectors for the Australian sailing team, knows a thing or two about Olympic competition, having been a rare bright light in a woeful Australian performance at the 1976 Montreal Games. "To me, the ...

15th Western Circuit Sailing Regatta
Sail World
Co-organized by the energetic students from the Singapore Management University (SMU) and the hard working professionals from Raffles Marina (RM), this regatta is the talk of the sailing community. Winds are expected to pick up as the infamous ...

Sail World

The entire sailing competition will be live streamed on NBCOlympics.com. The U.S. Team. Laser Radial (women's one-person dinghy): Paige Railey. Finn (men's one-person dinghy heavy): Zach Railey. RS:X (windsurfer): Farrah Hall, Annapolis, Md.


6 Olympic sports your child can try
The Idaho Statesman
The appeal: Sailing can be expensive, but it provides kids a chance to get outdoors, be on the water and get some hands-on experience operating a boat. There is a certain amount of teamwork involved as sailors need to communicate with one another to ...

The Idaho Statesman

London Olympic news and notes
The organizers could have done what they did with the sailing competition and sent it to a seaside or ocean venue. But they kept one of the Games' most popular events in the city and gave it an ingenious setup: in sight of Buckingham Palace. Imagine Queen...


Sailing in Spain
By ChrisMcNab
My plans were (possibly still are) to retire to Spain and indulge my hobby of sailing (yacht/sailboat not power). In the 'Sticky' section is a link entitled “Spanish Taxes and Boat Registration”. In.
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Crew Available: Sail loving couple ready to help / South Asia ...
By Louis Nardin
Hello, We're a Swiss, 30's, couple actually in Lombok and looking for joining a boat to continue our 10 months long trip. Both of us have experience in sailing and living on a boat . . . .
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Laser Radial Fleet Wide Open - Yachts and Yachting Online
Sailing news as it happens. The first place to stop for reports, results, fixtures & photographs from racing sailing. ... Lithuania's Gintare Scheidt won her nations first and only sailing medal at Beijing 2008 in the Laser Radial. The Lithuanian will ...
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Sailing: GBR crowned top performing nation at Championships ...
By Sophia Smith
Great Britain is celebrating a triple success after their impressive performance at the 2012 Four Star pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Dublin Bay, Ireland, which concluded on Friday.

Photos from Huahine, Raiatea and Bora Bora – Sailing Wondertime
By Sara
Welcome to Sailing Wondertime! Our family of four is cruising aboard our 38' Benford Ketch, Wondertime. Follow us while we sail north to British Columbia, south to Mexico, and west across the Pacific.
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Family's plea after yachtsman goes missing | Sailing news | Yachting ...
British/South African sailor Sean Terry was on final leg of voyage.
Yachting Monthly News

Weatherwatch: All eyes on Olympic weather for sailing - The Guardian
Jeremy Plester speculates on how sailors will cope with weather conditions down on the south coast.

US Olympic Sailing team
The U.S. Olympic Sailing Team holds a meet and greet at Larchmont Yacht Club before leaving for London to participate in the Olympics. (July 14, 2012). Email ...

BBC News - Olympic sailing Weymouth venue from the air
No one wants bad weather during the Olympics but for the sailors it can make for rough conditions, and create havoc.

US Olympic Sailing Team Preview 2012 | Sailing World
Sailing World's preview of the US Olympic Sailing Team.

Sailing vs. Vollyball | XS Sailing
AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSORS - Weta has a cool new video out. It is of the the ...

US Olympic sailing team receives huge send-off | GantDaily.com
Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter Larchmont, NY, United States (4E Sports) - The United States Olympic sailing team was given a huge send-off by more.

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