21 July 2012

Sailing is a way of life for some families

Sailing a way of life for some families - TODAY Travel: "Picture a sailing vacation: swimming in tropical waters, lazy days exploring palm-tree-lined islands, eating mangoes and watching sunsets. Sounds nice, right? What if it were not for a week or two, but a year or two … or five? On a boat where your sailing companions are less than 40 feet away, always? Where 80-mile-an-hour winds can make you reconsider your plan? Where at times you must stay awake for 32 hours on a long stretch of open ocean? Where your boat engine breaks down, and a fellow sailor happens to have the needed part and is happy to help you install it? Where the biggest question of the day is do you snorkel, tidy the boat or explore a beautiful island? Now try doing it with kids."
Sailing a way of life for some families
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Race to Mackinac ready to set sail - Chicago Sun-Times: "Peter Thornton’s aim at Chicago sailing history fits perfectly with the squirrelly roots of the Royono Trophy. Thornton bought il mostro (Italian for ‘‘the monster’’) with the intention of bringing the trophy back to the Chicago Yacht Club. The Royono Trophy goes to the first to finish in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. The 104th Mac begins Friday with the cruisers division. The bulk of the fleet sets sail Saturday. Thornton thinks il mostro, a Goetz Custom Boats Volvo 70, can not only be first to finish but possibly do it with a course record. ‘‘That was the whole reason,’’ said Thornton, 72, who made his mark in business as a lighting innovator."

Eleven boats with local ties set for 104th Chicago to Mackinac sailing race this ...
Eleven boats with local ties are poised to embark on the biggest Great Lakes sailing competition of the summer. The 104th Race to Mackinac hosted by Chicago Yacht Club sets sail Friday and Saturday from just beyond Navy Pier in Chicago. The finish is 40 ...

Olympic Profile: Point Loma's Graham Biehl
NBC San Diego
Graham Biehl has walked the doors of the San Diego Yacht Club more times than he can count. As he heads towards the long hallway lined with trophies he's reminded of the rich history of the club. "They all want to know when I'm competing, if it's gonna be ...

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships - Triple success for GBR
Sail World
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, Great Britain is toasting triple success after claiming their second world title, a bronze medal and the prestigious Nations Trophy in Dublin Bay, Ireland. A sensational series from RYA Volvo Youth National ...

Sail World

Despite British accent, sailor says she's all American
When Tunnicliffe won the Laser Radial class in Beijing, she became the first American woman to win sailing gold in 20 years - and this summer she could become the first to win a second. Crewmate Debbie Capozzi says Tunnicliffe's move from a one-woman ...


Finn Class Interview - Jonathan Lobert - great expectations
BYM News (press release)
Jonathan Lobert will go into the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition with the expectations of a nation on his broad shoulders. After the 2008 Finn Class bronze medal was won by fellow French sailor Guillaume Florent, this year may bring more French ...

Weymouth Prepares To Host The London 2012 Sailing Events
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WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 20: London 2012 Olympic windsurfers practice in the waters near the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy venue, which will be the host for Olympic sailing events, in Portland on July 20, 2012 near Weymouth, ...

Olympics shambles: ban on chairs and lunches at Nothe
Dorset Echo
OLYMPIC sailing spectators are shocked that London 2012 Games organisers have banned fold-out chairs and packed lunches at Weymouth's ticketed viewpoint. The ticket holders, who have spent between £20 and £55 each, fear that the rugs they are ...

Int'l marine festival kicks off in Qingdao
China Daily
Various activities themed on marine culture, tourism, sports, science and technology, blue economy, as well as a navy demonstration will be held during the 16-day festival, which will take place in Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center. "The Qingdao International...

China Daily

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship: Three crews in medal contention
Sail World
Three Australian Youth Sailing Team crews are in medal contention with Carrie Smith and Ella Clark currently second in the 420 girls, Mark Spearman second in the Laser Radial boys and Paul Darmanin and Lucy Copeland third in the multihull. With just one...

Sail World

Lake Bluff Yacht Club Hosts Sunfish Championship Regatta
All sailors in the regatta will use Sunfish sailboats, identical 14-foot long, single-handed sailboats that have been produced for over 50 years. The Sunfish is the most popular sailboat of all time with tens of thousands of boats having been produced since it ...

Morris Yachts sponsors sail festival in Maine
Trade Only Today
US Sailing's Junior Olympic Sailing Program is a nationwide series of regattas for youths ages 8 to 21. Events mix Olympic-style competition with elements of learning and fun for all levels, from beginning racers to those with Olympic aspirations. Thirty events ...

Police Olympic Accommodation 'Will Be Up To Scratch'
Police Oracle
Dorset Police has defended itself over “concerns” that the temporary accommodation it is providing for officers on mutual aid during the Olympic Sailing Event is not fit for purpose. Hundreds of officers from other forces will stay at Compass Point, near the ...

Police Oracle

Lynch Wins Silver for Ireland at ISAF Youth Worlds
#isafyw12 – Success for Ireland on home waters this afternoon as local young Laser Radial sailor Finn Lynch provided the most emotional finale to the 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth SailingWorld Championships on Dublin Bay when he clinched a silver ...

Melges 32 Sailing Series Malcesine preview
Sail World
It has only been a few days since the end of the third Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series event, characterized by an unforgettable Peler on the final day. In Malcesine, we breathe again the air of Audi Sailing Series - this time - the stage belongs to twelve Melges ...

Sail World

Race to Mackinac ready to set sail
Chicago Sun-Times
Peter Thornton's aim at Chicago sailing history fits perfectly with the squirrelly roots of the Royono Trophy. Thornton bought il mostro (Italian for ''the monster'') with the intention of bringing the trophy back to the Chicago Yacht Club. The Royono Trophy goes to ...

Cornish sailors return from Cork regatta with silverware
Falmouth Packet
A sailing team, all from Cornwall have returned from one of the largest yacht regattas in Europe having been placed second in their class. The 6 man crew competed on 'Insatiable', a vintage half tonner that was beautifully restored with the assistance of some ...

NHHS Sailors Take Their Classes at Junior Olympic Fest
Newport Beach Independent Newspaper
Dozens of top local junior sailors headed up to Cal Yacht Club in Marina del Rey for the JuniorOlympic Festival, with a number coming home with impressive hardware to show for their efforts this last weekend. Incoming NHHS sophomore Wills Johnson was ...

Storck Moore Sailing following along at the Olympics
BYM News (press release)
There will be no televised coverage of sailing, but if you can get CNBC & MSNBC on your cable or satellite service, you are entitled to get internet streaming of every Olympic event on nbcolympics.com. To sign up, go to this link. Once you go to that site, you ...

Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds: One race remains in Dublin
BYM News (press release)
Eleven races have been completed at the 2012 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Dublin Bay, Ireland, and just one more remains. The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team excelled in the more settled wind and water conditions which were handed to ...

Plan and book your travel arrangements now to avoid disappointment
Dorset Newsroom
Visitors to Weymouth and Portland for the Olympic sailing events can use a variety of transport methods – but they must book ahead to avoid missing out. With just seven days until the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games begin, transport planners ...

West Briton Sailing round-up
This is Cornwall
At the weekend 45 boats, including 11 Falmouth Working Boats and seven Sunbeams, competed in a memorial race to Bomber Holm, who was Commodore of St Mawes Sailing Club from 2003 until his death last year, writes Nigel Sharp. After a glorious race, ...

Dublin Delivers Difficult Finale As Titles Decided
International Sailing Federation
The most emotional moments of the regatta came fittingly when Dublin's 16 year old Finn Lynch was carried shoulder high from his native waters, still in his Laser Radial, after sailing to silver, the best ever ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship finish for the ...

International Sailing Federation

Hillary: Young sailors can learn from London 2012 experience
More Than The Games
Hillary, 35, a British Sailing instructor, is busy preparing young athletes for Rio 2016 but was one of just 56 coaches picked from across the country to join the BritishOlympic Association's Team GB Olympic Ambition Programme. The programme, supported by ...

More Than The Games

Lynch closing in on podium finish
Irish Independent
Finn Lynch is poised to take the podium for Ireland at the Four Star Pizza Youth World Championships in Dun Laoghaire with just one race remaining this afternoon. The Blessington sailor scored two top-10 results in the Laser Radial boys fleet and is in third ...

Lynch lands silver in Dún Laoghaire
Ireland's Finn Lynch claimed a silver medal in the Laser Radial class at the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Dún Laoghaire this afternoon. The 16-year-old's second place finish is the best ever result by an Irish representative in the ...

Brigantine Yacht Club News - Week of July 20, 2012
Shore News Today
The yacht club continues to be a hub of activity all day from Monday through Friday with sailing instruction for our junior members. Our beginning sailors take the water in the mornings followed by intermediate and advanced lessons and racing through the ...

Olympics bring out the best in U.S. sailing team | NJ.com
By Charles Zusman/New Jersey Boating
The 2012 Games come after years of daily commitment for sailors like Amanda Clark, who constantly train in the gym and on the race course.
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Meet the Team – Rob Crane, Laser | Olympic and Paralympic Teams
Rob was born into a family that is passionate about sailing. His competitive sailing began in the Optimist class, and in 1998 he won the Optimist North American Championship. Soon after, he advanced to the Laser Radial and it wasn't before ...
Olympic and Paralympic Teams

New chainplates for the 88ft classic sailing yacht SINCERITY by ...
By zuzana
This month, the US studio of Stephens Warring Yacht Design has been working on the spectacular 88ft sailing yacht Sincerity, to be rejuvenated in partnership with the studio's friends Trygve Bratz as well as talented marine photographer ...
Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News

Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series - Malcesine - The Penultimate Act ...
19 July 2012. Malcesine, Italy - It has only been a few days since the end of the third Audi Melges 20Sailing Series event, characterized by an unforgettable Peler on the final day. In Malcesine, we breathe again the air of Audi Sailing Series ...

Sailors wanted for Whaleback Regatta | SeacoastOnline.com
NEW CASTLE — There's still time to register for the Whaleback Regatta on Saturday.
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CCSC Blood Drive – July 28th - Clearwater Community Sailing Center
Be A Hero. Join the Clearwater Community Sailing Center on Saturday July 28, in Operation Blood Donation. It's fast and easy and you could help save a life. Events Special Mentions · « Previous ...
Clearwater Community Sailing Center

Stay tuned to the RYAs dedicated Olympic and Paralympic TV channel
With the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Games just one week away the RYA has launched its new 'Home of the British Sailing Team' website which will bring you all the latest news, interviews and results from the Olympic and ...
Latest news from Yachts and Yachting...

Anguilla Youth Sailors Win Second Consecutive Gold
By anguillian
On Friday 13th July a team of sailors from the Anguilla Youth Sailing Club travelled to Tortola for the 14th Annual Premier's Cup International Youth Regatta. As the reigning champions, Team Anguilla successfully defended their title as they ...
The Anguillian Newspaper

Interview: Artemis Wins Legendary Trophy - Sailing Sweden
By Fabian Bengtsson
After a good start, we could choose to sail exactly the way we wanted and when you are in the lead everything is much easier. We broke loose, got free wind and after that it was just plain sailing to the finish.” What do you think about laying the ...
Sailing Sweden

UK: 814 Naval Air Squadron Joins Olympic Security Shield >> Naval ...
By Naval Today
From there it's just ten minutes' flying time to Weymouth Bay, where the nation's flagship HMS Bulwark is serving as the floating command centre for the police-military-civilian effort protecting sailing events in Dorset. Although the Merlin was ...
Naval Today

Good, Clean 420 Fun | Charlie
By caroline
CofC Community Sailing has done the impossible. First, they've forever changed the association with “420.” Secondly, they've turned Tuesday into the most fun day of the week – hands down. And we're including Saturday and Sunday here, ...

Sail-World.com : London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition - Brief ...
The Finn made its first appearance at the Olympic Games back in 1952. That year Paul Elvstrøm won the second of his four Gold medals on his way to setting a ...

Special Local Regulation and Safety Zone; America's Cup Sailing ...
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation and a safety zone for sailing regattas that may be conducted on the waters of San Francisco Bay ...

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