22 August 2012

ACWS Day 1: Live Racing from San Francisco Thursday



America's Cup World Series Day 1: Live Racing from San Francisco starts 5 pm EDT (GMT/UTC-4) on Thursday, August 23, 2012

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America's Cup World Series: Ben Ainslie advances to quarterfinals - San Jose Mercury News: "For Ben Ainslie, Wednesday's opening session of the America's Cup World Series on San Francisco Bay could not have been more different from his last sailing competition.Instead of being the lone occupant in a 14-foot dinghy that carried him to Olympic gold in London 17 days earlier, Ainslie was skipper of a five-man crew skimming across the water in a 45-foot catamaran. But the results were similar as Ainslie's boat survived a challenge from Team Korea to qualify for the match-race quarterfinals that begin Thursday afternoon. "We're obviously very happy with the first day of racing, but there's a huge amount we can learn and improve on," said Ainslie, a Cornwall native who carried the host country's flag into the stadium during the Olympic closing ceremonies last month. This week, Ainslie has his name on the team -- JP Morgan Ben Ainslie Racing -- competing in the world series event. This will be a chance for him to prepare for the 2013 America's Cup, where he will provide the 72-foot Oracle Team USA catamaran skippered by Jimmy Spithill with competition during defender practice races. . .  . "

America's Cup sailors warm up The Bay
SFBay
America's Cup sailors warm up The Bay. Oracle Team USA turns in front of the Palace of Fine Arts during America's Cup World Series practice Monday. (Photos by Scot Tucker/SFBay). By Jesse Garnier. 2:03 pm. August 21, 2012 ...

SFBay

America's Cup World Series sets sail Wednesday
San Jose Mercury News
SAN FRANCISCO -- Some of the world's elite sailing teams get their first taste of competition on San Francisco Bay on Wednesday afternoon and their skippers say they will be facing challenges found nowhere else. "The cool thing about this bay is that ...

Sailing-Ainslie non-committal over another Olympic campaign
Reuters
Aug 22 (Reuters) - British sailor Ben Ainslie on Wednesday moved to temper reports the four-time gold medallist will chase more Olympic glory in 2016 when the Games are held in Rio De Janeiro. The 35-year-old became the first sailor to win medals at ...

Sailors beat the economic headwinds
The Australian Financial Review
The four medals won by the Australian Olympic sailing team were fresh in the minds of the sailors as they celebrated the launch of race week, adding extra punch to the festivities. Sailors and socialites flew in on the Friday to a perfect day, with ...

The Australian Financial Review

Hong Kong welcomes home activists arrested by Japan after sailing to disputed ...
Washington Post
Hong Kong welcomes home activists arrested by Japan after sailing to disputed islands. (Kin Cheung/ Associated Press ) - Activist Why Yang, right, captain of Hong Kong fishing vessel “Kai Fung No. 2” waves after arriving at Hong Kong Wednesday, Aug.

Drink-sailing law on Guernsey's Home Department's agenda
BBC News
The possibility of introducing drink-sailing laws in Guernsey will be discussed by the Home Department. The island's harbour master raised the issue after the lifeboat had to search for four hours for a private boat, whose crew were reported to be drunk.

America's Cup village opens
San Mateo Daily Journal
The America's Cup racing village opened Tuesday at San Francisco's Marina Green, where race organizers introduced the sailors who will participate in preliminary races this week for the international regatta. Practice runs are under way this afternoon ...

Olympic hero Tom Slingsby sets sights on America's Cup glory
Herald Sun
"It's an exciting time for sailing," the multiple world champion said. Slingsby was calling tactics aboard Queensland ocean racer Black Jack - named after racing car driver Sir Jack Brabham - before this week's Audi Hamilton Island regatta. The ...

Veteran Twomey sailing towards sunset of glittering career
Irish Times
As with the Olympics just gone, the sailing events are in Weymouth. Twomey will helm a three-man crew sailing in the Sonar class. His team-mates are a couple of amputees heading to their first games – Anthony Hegarty from Mallow and Ian Costelloe from ...

Irish Times

ISAF Appoints New ISAF Sailing World Cup Manager
International Sailing Federation
ISAF is delighted to announce that Antonio González de la Madrid (ESP) has been appointed as the new ISAF Sailing World Cup Manager. ISAF received 22 applications for this new role from around the world from people with a very wide range of sailing ...

Spring into Twilight Sailing at Middle Harbour Yacht Club
Sail World
With Spring almost upon us, Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) is excited to announce dates for Twilight Sailing in 2012-13 with Twilight racing taking place at the Club on both Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Clubs Wild Oats Thursday Twilight ...

Sail World

Sailing first in top yacht race
China Daily
Strong tidal currents and erratic, cold winds this week greeted the first Chinese sailor to take part in yachting's prestigious America's Cup World Series. "I've exhausted myself every time training with my fellow crew in the past year," 32-year-old ...

China Daily

Purchase your own slice of Australian Olympic sailing history
YACHTe.com.au
Australia's sailors have now returned home after a successful London 2012 OlympicGames campaign and Yachting Australia is offering sailing fans the chance to purchase a special collectable on each of the three gold medal winning crews. Officially...

YACHTe.com.au

Optimist National Championships conclude at Pwllheli SC
Sail World
Over 500 British and International competitors, descended on Pwllheli Sailing Club to battle it out for the 2012 Optimist National Championship titles this past week, 13th – 17th August. The event came to a close after a week of varied and tricky ...

Sail World

Sailing: All-Female Crew to Contest Next Volvo Ocean Race
Jakarta Globe
In this photograph provided by the Volvo Ocean Race, skipper Franck Cammas from France, on the helm of Groupama Sailing Team as they approach Indonesia during leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sanya, China on Friday, ...

Jakarta Globe

Paralympic sailors ready for action
Dorset Echo
The racing will be held on Portland Harbour from Saturday September 1 to Thursday September 6 and the British team will be vying for the country's first ever Paralympic Sailing medals. Alongside the Sonar trio, Portland's Helena Lucas will be racing in ...

Royal Regatta sails into Cornish port
This is Cornwall
The gathering, which has been held in the picturesque Cornish port for over 100 years, is one of the region's premier sailing events. ​. Fowey Royal Regatta. Topping the bill this year is a display from the Red Arrows, the only time the aerial display ...

This is Cornwall

Sailing ship in Port Angeles Harbor is also a research vessel
Peninsula Daily
The twin-masted brigantine SV Kaisei is shown in the photo at right anchored in Port Angeles Harbor on Tuesday during a port of call on a mission to research floating wreckage from last year's Japanese tsunami as part of a larger project to study ocean ...

ISAF Match Race Rankings - 22 August 2012
International Sailing Federation
There are only two events counting points towards the women's rankings, the 2012Olympic Sailing Competition and the ISAF Grade 1 Lysekil Women's Match. Despite disappointment at not reaching the finals, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) and Lucy MacGregor...

International Sailing Federation

So what is the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco?
San Jose Mercury News
While some of you sailing experts have already drafted your fantasy yachting team (Jimmy Spithill in the third round? Score!), others will need a basic introduction to the America's Cup World Series events that begin Wednesday in San Francisco. We're ...

America's Cup World Series San Francisco - Practice session images
Sail World
The America's Cup World Series San Francisco fleet took to San Francisco Bay for a practice session in winds between 17 and 20 knots. Artemis Racing's photographer Sander van der Borch sent these images from the day's sailing.

Sail World

Pirates sailed along coast of Delaware
Delmarva Now
When the two small vessels rounded Cape Henlopen, residents of Lewes assumed they were another pair of colonial sailing ships making their way to one of the settlements that were scattered along the east coast of North America. At the end of the 17th ...

US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Course Here in January | Arizona ...
By Mike Ferring
Here's the sales pitch: Not only does the course prepare you to teach sailing, but it also makes you a better sailor. Course instructor Ray Deppa has taught all of the US Sailing Instructor courses in Phoenix, and he's a real pro, someone who ...
Arizona Yacht Club - Sailing in Arizona

Australia's Olympic Sailors Descend on Hamilton Island
Members of the London 2012 Australian Olympic Sailing Team were given a warm welcome to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week by the sailing community last night. 21 Aug, 2012 6:49:00 PM AEST . Leg stretcher tests crews at Audi Hamilton ...
CYCA News

America's Greatest sailor buys America's greatest sailboat - Sailing ...
America's Greatest sailor buys America's greatest sailboat - posted in Sailing Anarchy: New Owner Dennis Conner Enters J/105 North American Championship The J/105 Class has a new boat owner that maybe you've heard of-Dennis ...
Sailing Forums

National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame | Cruising Compass • The ...
By andrew
The USA's National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame (NSHOF) has named the nine sailors who will make up its 2012 class of inductees. Following a two-month period this spring during which sailorsfrom all corners of the country nominated ...
Cruising Compass • The Free...

Ainslie has second thoughts about sailing off into the Olympic sunset ...
By Keir Radnedge
LONDON: Britain's Ben Ainslie, already the most successul sailor in Olympic history, is targeting a fifth Olympic gold medal in 2016 – after having suggested he would not compete in Rio de Janeiro writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Ainslie, 35, won a ...
KeirRadnedge.com

Orkney teenagers sailing opportunity | The Orcadian Online
By newsroom
Three Orkney teenagers are to be given the opportunity to experience life under sail onboard an ocean going yacht, as Orkney Islands Council have put out an appeal for young sailors to apply for places in the CoSLA New Horizons Voyage.
The Orcadian Online

Sailing: Vose and Urwin crowned 2012 Ladies 420 Junior European ...
By Sophia Smith
RYA Volvo National Youth Squad sailors Annabel Vose and Kirstie Urwin were crowned Ladies 420 Junior European Champions on Friday in Riva, Italy.
Sportsister

SNECCA Travellers at Helensburgh Sailing Club - Yachts and ...
The fourth SNECCA travellers event of the year was hosted by Helensburgh Sailing Club 18th/19th August. With a good and varied turnout, exciting racing for all was on the cards. Local hero James Miller pulled together a race team to provide ...
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London 2012 Olympic Sailing: Our Favourite Images - YouTube
In this retrospective, Boats.com editor Gael Pawson asks if the 2012 OlympicSailing Regatta ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnT5c9JNhf4

How Australia became top Olympic sailing nation at London 2012 ...
Australia's supreme effort in the sailing at London 2012 went according to plan for the first time in three Olympiads. After they bombed eight years ago in Athens, ...
www.thedailysail.com/.../how-australia-became-top-olympic-s...

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