23 July 2012

Olympic Sailing venue is breathtaking

Sailing venue is breathtaking - San Antonio Express-News: "“We have the lowest tide in the United Kingdom and no commercial traffic, so with a clear wind, that gives us the best sailing waters in the UK,” she says, slipping into her promotions role for the Weymouth & Portland 2012 Operations Team. But what's most exciting from a spectator's point of view is the way in which the events will be presented. Cameras will be mounted on ship masts and helicopters will capture close-up images of the races, which will be broadcast on big screens set up on the shore. Sailors will be close enough to hear the roar of the crowds, as well. “So ‘stadium sailing' will be hosted for the first time ever in 2012,” Gisborne explains. This quaint British seaside town is a popular destination for kayakers and wind surfers, too, and it also offers plenty of less-strenuous attractions"

US sailing team enjoys big send-off for London 2012 Games
The "Good Luck USA send-off" was presented by parenting lifestyle brand Maclaren, with US Sailing'sOlympic Sailing Committee and Junior Sailing Association hosting the event with the Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont. Morean th 1000 sailors, fans, ...

Near calm slows finish of Chicago-Mackinac yacht race, with lead boat 27 miles from line: "Light winds are slowing the finish of the Chicago-to-Mackinac (MAK'-in-awe) Island yacht race, with the lead boat making a mere half a knot as it pushes toward the line. About 350 yachts set sail in the Lake Michigan tradition that began in 1898. Some left Friday, while the bulk left Saturday on the 333 statute-mile course. The Chicago Yacht Club's website showed lead boat Infinite Diversion barely moving as it pushed east about 6:30 p.m. EDT Sunday. The 56-foot yacht was about 27 miles from the finish line. . . "

3 LIers set sail for London Olympics
For Huntington native Storck, "cruising on the family sailboat" began before his memory kicked in and, by 7, he had begun sailing at the Centerport Yacht Club. At 8, his father built him his first boat. His years of seafaring have included competitions with and ...


Ben Ainslie: 'There are 12 guys who could beat me to London 2012 gold'
The Guardian
There is a lot that can go wrong in sailing – equipment can fail, jealous competitors can work together to scupper a favourite's chances (over the years Ainslie has been a tough, uncompromising sailor and has made one or two enemies) or an umpire can ...

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London 2012 Olympics: Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark put sailing hopes down ...
Daily Mail
Ultimately, the Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth, in June last year, determined who would be sailing towards the Olympics and who would be heartbroken. 'It was all or nothing for Hannah and me,' said Clark. 'We threw everything into one regatta to stake our ...

Daily Mail

Great wind and exciting sailing a fitting finale to 2012 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket ...
BYM News (press release)
Two races – a windward/leeward and an islands course – for all except the Classics was the decision by Race Officer Simon James for the Cape Panwa Hotel Race Day, and the fresh breeze delivered some great sailing, and surprises to the results table.

Melges 32 Sailing Series Malcesine day 2
Sail World
The Peler, the typical Northern wind of Lake Garda, was the ingredient on the menu on the second day of the Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series. Blowing sometimes with violence from early morning, the Peler reached peaks of over 30 knots around mid-day, ...

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Galveston offers fun for sailors of all kinds
Daily News - Galveston County
For some sailors, few things are more fun that sailing a small, shallow-draft boat to explore seldom visited areas around the bay. Few things are more relaxing than sailing along the reflection of a full moon on the bay's surface on a peaceful night outing.

Daily News - Galveston County

The heart of Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week
Sail World
Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week, being held from 10th to 16th August 2012, is a significant sailing event and one of Australia's biggest sporting spectacles. There are only a few handfuls of sporting events in Australia with more than 1000 competitors.

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Lead Chicago-Mackinac racers rounding Leelanau
Greenwich Time
The start of the trophy division for the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan of Chicago gets under way on Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Chicago. Sailing from left to right front is M*A*S*H, USA 412, owned by Ronald Kallen of Highland ...

US should strike plenty of Olympic gold
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Gymnastics: Men's floor exercise; Women's vault; Men's pommel horse. Sailing: Men's Star; Men's Finn. Shooting: Men's 50m pistol. Tennis: Mixed doubles; Women's doubles; Men's singles. Weightlifting: Women's +75kg. Wrestling: Men's 55kg Greco-Roman; ...

London 2012 Olympics: Dinghy double act sets course for Team GB gold
The Guardian
The women make a great double act on and off the water and could be a star turn in Great Britain's sailing team at London 2012. They compete in the women's two-person 470 dinghy class and go into the Olympic regatta at Weymouth and Portland as world...

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Whales delight English tourists sailing Sydney Harbour
Sail World
'We couldn't believe the luck for ourselves let alone the English family with three daughters onboard who got a good sight of a whale for the first and possibly only time in their lives. In all my time of sailing on Sydney Harbour I have never seen anything like it...

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On a winning course - Meet Finn sailor Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic
Sail World
In the last four years he has won two European titles, four ISAF Sailing World Cup events and countless races at these and other regattas. He has briefly risen to number one in the world rankings, and is currently the number three. He remains one of the best...

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New York Yacht Club Race Week - Three more classes join the action
Sail World
The Evelyn 32 Bluto was one of the 'perfect candidates' for this race, and her owners, Bill Berges and Ben Hall (Tiverton, R.I.), had loaded it with friends for a fun day ofsailing. Unfortunately, the class was unable to finish its race within the time limit, but there ...

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Laser North American Championship - Challenging day 3
Sail World
On day three of the 2012 Laser North American Championship, four races were sailedamid warm, sunny skies and a breeze the built to a steady 21 knots. Sailing families suntanned and swam in the Columbia River with a great view to the racecourse as ...

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Craobh Haven Water Sports 'Sailing for Gold'
For Argyll
They had a dozen or so children and adults turn up to go on the water to try a range of aquatic sports, have a barbeque and get their first taste of competitive dinghy sailing – for £15.00 all in. Owner instructors, Mark Hampton and Helen Buchanan – and their ...
For Argyll

14-year-old boy dies after sailing accident
Portsmouth News
14-year-old boy dies after sailing accident. Published on Sunday 22 July 2012 14:00. POLICE have confirmed that a 14-year-old boy died after an accident near the Isle of Wight. Solent Coastguard, based in Lee-on-the-Solent, were called to the incident on ...

RYA's Push the Boat Out day a success
Sail World
Hundreds of sailing clubs, centres and marinas up and down the country yesterday (Saturday 21 July) celebrated the RYA's Push the Boat Out day and not only cheered on the sailors of Team GB ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games but also ...

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Bob Geldof Presents New Junior Sailing Award in Dun Laoghaire
#DMYC – A new annual award to recognise the outstanding contribution by junior sailors was launched yesterday by Sir Bob Geldof at the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DYMC). The DMYC Bob Geldof Spirit of Sailing Memorial Award is named in honour ...

Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race week : 106 entries representing New Zealand ...
BYM News (press release)
The Whitsunday Sailing Club will again attract important international media attention when they host the 2012 Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race week over their tactically demanding island passage courses next month. This friendly tropical shirt regatta the first ...

Close call at Mackinac
A summer sunrise over Lake Huron as seen by members of the Limerick crew during the Port Huron to Mackinac Race. More. Darrell Cope's 33rd Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island Race was one of the most memorable and special in his lengthy sailing career.

Chicago Mackinac 2012 – Has the rubber band broken?
Sail World
In the last few hours il Mostro has broken the rubber band that seemed to be keeping her with Windquest and is now tracking towards Point Betsie, just 129.7 nm from the Mackinac Island finish, sailing at just 7.2 knots. The DeVos brothers Windquest was on...

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Sailor Tom at home in Weymouth
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
The conditions off the English south coast are so similar to the winds and waves he's sailed all his life on the NSW central coast, he couldn't be more comfortable as he bids to erase his horror Beijing Olympic experience. Slingsby, 27, goes into the London ...

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SAP 5O5 World Championship : Champagne Sailing in La Rochelle
BYM News (press release)
The SAP 5O5 World Championship kicked off in sunny conditions this afternoon in La Rochelle, France. With a light South Westerly breeze forecast the race officials took the decision to keep the 187 boat fleet ashore, opting for a four hour postponement to ...

Metro + state: 350 boats start Chicago-Mackinac race on Lake Michigan
Detroit Free Press
An investigation by the governing body U.S. Sailing found the vessel's sails were too large for its weight under the conditions of a long overnight competition in an area known to have frequent violent thunderstorms. Started in 1898, the Chicago-Mackinac is ...

Girke gives back while going for gold
North Shore News
SO many generous people have helped West Vancouver's Nikola Girke sail her way into her thirdOlympic Games that when she hits the waves of Weymouth, England with windsurfing gold on the line, she wants to use her board as a platform to give ...

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In addition to the traditionally strong British… Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 21 JULY 2012 · Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 21 JULY 2012 BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 3.

Chicago Mackinac 2012 – Now it's Windquest
Sail World
It was a long year for the Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac organisers after the 2011 race was marred by the death of two sailors, Mark Morley 51, and his girlfriend, Suzanne Bickel, 41. Both from Saginaw, Mich. sailing on a 35 foot sports boat Wing ...

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Its the cut of her jib
New York Post
And for Clark, who has been competing on the US Sailing team since she was 15 and finished 12th in the Beijing Olympics, there's an added motivation: This will be her last hurrah as an Olympian. “It's exhausting,” she said. “I really love Olympic campaigning,...

New York Post

Photo Of The Day: Summer Sailing In Puget Sound
Photo Of The Day: Summer Sailing In Puget Sound. by Chris Owen (RSS feed) on Jul 21st 2012 at 5:00PM. photo of the day. This Photo of the Day comes from Gadling Flickr pool member APANCHA who captured this image of summer sailing in Puget Sound ...

The O-zone | Athletes to watch: Rowing and sailing
By Jessica Sprenkle
Today's installment of the Associated Press athletes to watch series takes to the seas with a look at rowing and sailing. Some are household names. Some will be soon. Some are headed for disappointment, while others are headed for a ...
The O-zone
Why Sailboats Are Better Than Motorcycles - Cruisers & Sailing ...
By GaryMayo
Did this topic on a Mac board a year ago, and got some interesting chit chat going. If you race on a bike, you get a ticket, if you race on a sailboat, no fines, no court costs, and no increase in.
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Heading Towards The Deciding Moment At ... - Sailing Sweden
By Fabian Bengtsson
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Push the Boat Out day celebrated across the country - Yachts and ...
Hundreds of sailing clubs, centres and marinas up and down the country yesterday (Saturday 21 July) celebrated the RYA's Push the Boat Out day and not only cheered on the sailors of Team GB ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games ...
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Sail a Viking ship in Roskilde, Denmark
The Guardian
"We know almost exactly how to build and navigate the old-fashioned way," Søren enthuses while the crew struggles with the Viking longboat's immense sail. The ship slows on the calm fjord, ready for its manoeuvre into the wind. The sail, now in position, fills ...

The Guardian

Westpoint Marina Regatta Sailing Instructions Updated | Sequoia ...
The Sailing Instructions for the Westpoint Marina Regatta were updated on July 17. The following is a summary of the updates. There will be no Skippers ...

Russian Olympic sailing team coach Sergay Kuzovov, center, is ...
AP Russian Olympic sailing team coach Sergay Kuzovov, center, is interviewed by the media as he arrives with other team members at Heathrow Airport Monda ...

Sail-World.com : Torbay Council gift 1948 Sailing Relay Torch to ...
RYA's 1948 Sailing Relay was held to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. Over the last seven weeks a replica 1948 Torch has made a unique ...

Brit Ainslie hopes to make Olympic sailing history
The southern English coast has been witness to remarkable nautical history, from the Pilgrims leaving for the New World aboard the Mayflower to Titanic setting ...

America's Cup catamaran christened with fanfare
A few thousand well-wishers packed out Auckland's Viaduct Harbour this evening for the official launch of New Zealand's hope for the America's Cup. Team New Zealand's AC72 catamaran was christened "New Zealand" in the hope it can bring back sailing's ...

New York Yacht Club Race Week - Wet but having fun
Sail World
Nearly 100 teams are competing in the New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. Today was the second day of the event's split-format final four days of buoy racing. It was an unseasonably wet, dreary day in Newport, but at least ...

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New technology helps recovery for missing boaters - WGEM.com ...
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WGEM.com: Quincy News, Weather, Sports, and RadioNew technology helps recovery for missing boaters. Member Center: Create Account|; Log In; Manage Account|; Log Out. SITE SEARCH WEB SEARCH BY Google. HOME ...

Windsurfer Farrah Hall of Annapolis ready for London Olympics - baltimoresun.com: "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."

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