20 August 2012

2012-13 AC World Series is in San Francisco from August 21-26

Coming to San Francisco video - The first event of the 2012-13 AC World Series is in San Francisco from August 21-26. This marks the first racing in the host city of the 34th America's Cup.

SF to be center of sailing world as America's Cup hits the Bay
San Francisco Examiner
San Franciscans eager for next summer's America's Cup will get a taste of what's to come when sailing's new regatta circuit glides into town this week. Click on the photo to the right to see an image of where the America's Cup race will be held in San ...

San Francisco Examiner

Young sailors race toward future glory
GLOUCESTER — Cars lined the narrow streets of the Annisquam section of town, and 170 sailboats clustered under bright blue skies on Ipswich Bay for the Massachusetts Bay Junior Olympic Sailing Festival. Starting on the heels of the Summer Olympics...


Local crews lead the way at Junior Olympic regatta
Skipper Thomas Walden and crew member William Hundahl of the Pleon Yacht Club in Marblehead took first place by winning four of six races in the 50-boat C420 class at the Massachusetts Bay Junior Olympic Sailing Festival, held Monday and Tuesday in ...

Olympics: Naples' Trevor Moore returns with no medal but experience of a lifetime
Naples Daily News
Moore first learned to sail with his father, John, on Naples Bay when he was an elementary student at Seacrest. John Moore brought youth sailing to the local sailing center, and Moore won back-to-back state championships when he was 14 years old.

US Youth Sailing Championships overall
Sail World
US Youth Sailing Championships, hosted by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association, were held in Cascade Locks, Ore from 15th to 18th August. For the second straight day, light air ruled on the Gorge for the final day of racing. The Lasers, Laser Radials ...

Sail World

Sailing: Cal 20, Day Two
Gazette Newspapers
On the dawn of the second day of the 51st Cal 20 Class Championship, hosted by Long BeachYacht Club, a close look at the local weather forecast showed light breeze in the morning building to 11-12 knots by 1 o'clock. Well, it was about 3:30 p.m. when ...

Learning the ropes at an early age
Cape Gazette
More than 250 campers ages 5 through 16 took part in this year's eight-week LYC Junior Sailing Camp. Full-day and morning and afternoon sessions were offered starting June 18 and ending Friday, Aug. 10. A special Cape Critters camp was offered to 5-, ...

Cape Gazette

America's Cup: Several teams capsize during Practice in San Francisco
Sail World
The team had the boat up and sailing within a couple of minutes. The wing needs repairs, but the team is expected to be ready for racing in a couple of days. The second capsize of the afternoon was more damaging. Luna Rossa Swordfish went over later in ...

Sail World

Review: Sailing: Jeanie Johnston by Michael English
Irish Independent
... but its principal glory is the remarkable series of photographs by Michael English. Unlike many of those photographers who bring out lavishly produced books about sailing ships, Michael English actually sailed on the Jeanie as a working crew member.

Solo sailing Dutch teen to settle in NZ
Otago Daily Times
Teenage solo around-the-world sailor Laura Dekker is on her way to New Zealand to try to call the country of her birth home. Born on her Dutch parents' yacht when it was docked in Whangarei but brought up in the Netherlands, Laura sailed out of Tahiti ...

Otago Daily Times

Yacht club secures £50000 Olympic legacy funding
Your Local Guardian
In the same month sailing champion Ben Ainslie made Olympic history, Twickenham Yacht Club(TYC) is celebrating its own success after securing £50000 Olympic legacy funding. The money comes from Sport's England's inspired facilities fund, which is part ...

Sail-ship cruises: Around the Mediterranean with Star Clippers
Daily Mail
I went with Star Clippers, a Swedish company that has three sailing ships, the biggest of which is Royal Clipper. It is the largest and only five-masted full sailing ship to have been built in the past 100 years and carries just 227 guests in elegant ...

Daily Mail

Greenwich sailors star in top race
Greenwich Post
And perhaps no team was more pleased with how their holiday sailing went than Larry Dickie's of Greenwich, aboard the Kerr 43 Ptarmigan, which won its class and took overall honors in IRC after making the traditional 186 nautical mile voyage from ...

MS Harborfest Regatta participants share cookies, good cheer
Bangor Daily News
“This event really put MS on the radar of a lot of people in the sailing and corporate communities. Over the years, it expanded to include tugboats, lobster boats and other activities — like a 5K road race this year — and spread awareness to an even ...

New Cama Beach fest celebrates small sailboats
The inaugural festival is a celebration of the art of small boat sailing and features activities that include games, music, racing, sailing, sailing lessons, boat building workshops, crabbing and fishing. It is put on by the State Parks and Recreation ...

Welcome wind for MS Harborfest Regatta
Press Herald
That was the case Saturday at the 31st annual MS Harborfest Regatta. "We are just waiting for the wind," said Jody Cady, regatta fleet organizer. About 50 boats, sailsluffing, spent the next hour criss-crossing the starting line, waiting to see if ...

Press Herald

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Make way for Ezra Pritchard
Sail World
Before the gun had sounded Ezra had already rubbed shoulders with sailing royalty. He was introduced to a larger version of himself, fellow redhead and Olympic gold medal sailor Tom Slingsby, on the dock. Slingsby happily signed Ezra's shirt and wished ...

Sail World

Whitsunday Fun Race - Merit takes line honours
Sail World
Whitsunday Sailing Club's 35th Fun Race was held on Saturday 18th August 2012. Just when you thought the Whitsundays couldn't get any better, after an incredibly successful Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week, along came the Great Whitsunday Fun ...

Sail World

400 boats expected in Chichester Harbour for Fed Week
Chichester Observer
The event, run by the Chichester Harbour Federation from Hayling Island SC, starts next Monday and runs through until Friday, when the winners in the 17 events receive their coveted plates, bearing the burgees of all the harbour sailing clubs. The ...

Chichester Observer

As thousands cheer, USS Constitution sails under its own power for only second ...
Boston Globe
“It's a twice in a lifetime opportunity, sailing on her own power,” said Bob Pound, 48, of Quincy, referring to the last time the USS Constitution sailed on its own in 1997 for Marblehead's 200th anniversary. Brian Healy, 42, of Quincy and his wife ...

Chester Race this week, Paralympics next week for Paul Tingley
Sail World
Sail-World met up with Olympic Gold medalist, Paul Tingley, on the docks of ChesterYacht Club as he was getting ready to participate in Chester Race Week. Sail-World: How many times have you competed at Chester Race Week? Tingley: I started coming...

Sail World

AfloatMagazine: Do You Know Your ABC and D of #Tallships?
The Sailing spectacle which is presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International has been billed as Ireland's biggest summer free family festival (23-26th August). The event is expected to attract an estimated 1 million visitors to ...

Scouts learn self-discovery on the sea
The Sheboygan Press
The 16-year-old Sheboygan girl spent a couple of summers with Sheboygan Youth Sailing in Sheboygan and this year joined the Sea Scouts, a Venturing program of the Boy Scouts of America, that puts her on the water a few times a week. “I like being out ...

12-Ounce Regatta benefits charity
Money raised from Saturday's event will support Annapolis Community Boating, a nonprofit that introduces people to sailing and boating through free and low-cost programs. In the first eight years of the regatta, Chesapeake Outdoor Group has donated ...

IOC VP raises concern about the future of sports
And with the words "Sports" being removed from the Ministerial branding, many have raised concerns about the future of sports. One of them is International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president and Singapore Sailing Federation patron Ng Ser Miang.

Navy's oldest warship heading out for historic cruise
007-c-16-(Jay Lindsay, AP correspondent)-"on this day"-AP correspondent Jay Lindsay reports the U.S.S. Constitution sailing under its own power will likely draw quite a crowd. ((watch for dating)) (19 Aug 2012). <<CUT ..007 (08/19/12)>> 00:16 "on this ...

Golden girl Jessica Ennis and sailing legend Ben Ainslie said the move would provide a fantastic legacy after the incredible success of the 2012 Games. London mayor Boris Johnson, meanwhile, said a national sports museum would create an “amphitheatre ...

Northern Seitz wins J/27 Lake Ontario
Sail World
Like their 'bro's' and colleagues sailing in the J/29s a bit farther East on the Canadian seaboard, the J/27s managed to also attract a strong contingent of teams from across the eastern parts of North America to sail in the J/27 Lake Ontario's off ...

Sail World

America's Cup World Series races in SF
San Francisco Chronicle
The preliminary races beginning Tuesday on San Francisco Bay will offer a proving ground of sorts not only for the sailors, but also for city officials and race organizers as they prepare to host sailing's premier regatta next summer and fall. The ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Lobdell wins race named for his dad
The Westerly Sun
Sailing with Lodbell on Legacy were Solvej Freitas of Stonington, Dave Nickerson of Noank and Mark Zagol of Pawcatuck, sailing program director for New England Science & Sailing (NESS) in Stonington, of which Lobdell is president. Neal S. O'Connell of ...

PFD - How do you KNOW that it will inflate when you hit the water?
Sail World
Inflatable personal flotation devices (PFD) - they're comfortable to wear, so comfortable that you're happy to put it on every time you go sailing - but how do you KNOW it will inflate when you hit the water? If you haven't already, it's time to think ...

Sail World

Feast of Olympic memories for volunteers
Rutland Times
Several members of Rutland Sailing Club helped organise and run the sailing events during the Games, which took place at Weymouth. It is hoped people will be inspired by the success of Team GB to take up sport and Velo Club Rutland is running a ...

Rutland Times

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Scott Babbage (AUS) sailed a clean and consistent regatta across the five races to take the championship ahead of Bora Gulari (USA) while Joe Turner (AUS) claimed third. Current Australian Moth Champion Rob Gough (AUS) finished fourth and Julian ...

Rising Sports
China Daily
"We should change our former model and operate some sports in an international and market-driven way: such as sailing, golf, tennis and Formula One, which are highly professional and have huge commercial potential," Xiao said. (China Daily 08/19/2012...

China Daily

No Medals for the USA Olympic Sailing Team? | Newport Beach ...
Results from the US Olympic Sailing Team were disappointing for 2012. This was the first year in recent memory that no US Olympic sailors brought home a gold ...

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