17 August 2012

San Francisco Prepares for America's Cup (video)



San Francisco Prepares for America's Cup video
The excitement is building for what is described as the Nascar of the water: America's Cup racing.

Cowes Week sailing regatta 'boosted' by Team GB factor
BBC News
The success of the Team GB Olympic sailing team has boosted the profile of the sport and that of Cowes Week, organisers of the event have said. The sailing regatta has attracted up to 8000 competitors to the Isle of Wight and has drawn crowds of about ...

BBC News

Frenches win national sailing competition
Lexington Clipper Herald
Carol and Ernie sailed on their boat Sheva during three days of competition and in the end were crowned the Mutineer 15 National Champions, which was held at the Ware River Yacht Club in Gloucester, Va., Aug. 1-5. “We just had an outstanding weekend,” ...

Sunderland AFC: sponsorship is just plain sailing
The Guardian (blog)
Sunderland AFC football club has struck a global deal with the South Korean America's Cup sailing team. While the synergies between a sailing event being held in San Francisco later this month and a football team based in the north-east of England ...

The Guardian (blog)

The Harbor Report: Racing results of summer sailors
Daily Pilot
This year's PHRF started with Newport Harbor Yacht Club's newly formatted three-race Ahmanson Cup. This series was a huge success with 35 of our harbor's boats entering. Tres Gordo on It's OK from Balboa Yacht Club came in third, Team Plant sailing ...

Sailing takes off as kids get wind of sport
The Canberra Times
Australia ruled the waves at the London Games, and the ripples are even washing over our landlocked city. Canberra Yacht Club manager Matt Owen says the ''phones have been running hot'' in the wake of the nation's Olympic successes, which included ...

The Canberra Times

Irish sailing must use this favourable wind
Irish Times
It didn't stop the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) predicting its team would win a medal in Weymouth. Such was the expectation that nearly anything the 2012 Olympic sailingteam did other than stand on the podium would have been a disappointment.

Irish Times

USS Constitution stamp, sailing this weekend
The Patriot Ledger (blog)
On Sunday, the USS Constitution will set sail for the first time since 1997 as she commemorates the 200th anniversary of her victory over HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812. Constitution's victory in this battle marked the first time a US ship ...

Sussex sailing: Dinghy week and youth regatta are hailed a success
Chichester Observer
CYC were also able to run a regatta fleet – a coached fleet for those who could sailbut wanted race training – plus a beginners' Optimist course. Visitors from other clubs helped make the sailing an enjoyable spectacle. Over the week more than 90 ...

Chichester Observer

Rolex Big Boat Series - Performance catamarans join in
Sail World
This year, the event—scheduled for its 48th edition on September 6-9, will be adding performance catamarans to the already dense roster of monohulls sailing in IRC and one-design classes. Adding catamarans was inspired by the America's Cup sailing...

Sail World

'Tough Love' for Singapore sailing stars
Sail World
Sailors Colin Cheng and Elizabeth Yin can expect tough love from the SingaporeSailing Federation (SSF) when they embark on their four-year cycle in preparation for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. At the just-concluded London Games, Cheng, 22,...

Sail World

Record breaking conditions for Musandam-Oman Sail in Artemis
Oman Daily Observer
The 93 km course multihull speed sailing record for sailing around the Island had been held by Playstation in a time of 2 hours, 33 minutes and 55 seconds and has stood for 11 years. But the MOD70's are some of the fastest multihulls on the planet and ...

Oman Daily Observer

The 2012 John Farrell Able Sail Regatta at Royal Hamilton YC
Sail World
Following on the heels of last year's immensely successful Mobility Cup (awarded both the OSA and CYA Regatta of the year award for 2011), the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club again hosted the John Farrell Regatta for Able Sailing in Martin 16s. This was also ...

Sail World

Park: No need to panic after London 2012
Portsmouth News
Despite being knocked off their perch as the top Olympic sailing nation, Park said Team GB had been better prepared than ever before. 'That's just the nature of the changing mood of the sport. As it continues to get more and more competitive, that ...

Portsmouth News

Sloop releases fall sailing schedule
Poughkeepsie Journal
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater recently announced its fall 2012 sailing schedule aboard its 106-foot-long replica tall ship. Groups can book a sail by downloading and submitting an application from the Clearwater website, www.clearwater.org. Individuals ...

Around the sailing clubs, Friday, August 17, 2012
Isle of Wight County Press
Despite tactical sailing around the second lap, the positions remained unchanged with Cooper taking the gun a full minute ahead of the Herberts, who despite a brave effort lost out to both Easter, second and Coleman third on handicap. The turnout for ...

Ben Ainslie sails down the Thames
ITN
... boat will later be installed at the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall. Ainslie became the most successful sailor in Olympic history when he won his fourth gold medal at London 2012 and will now focus on the biggest race in sailing, 2013 America ...

Gold Coast sailor Mathew Belcher returns with Olympic gold medal
Courier Mail
One half of Australia's gold-medal winning men's 470 sailing team, the 29-year-old's path to glory had a rocky start. "I was about six and I really didn't want to go," he said of his first trip on a sailingboat with his dad. "I screamed and carried on ...

Tenby Sailing Club
Tenby Observer
The Enterprise Class arrived last Saturday and at the time of going to press was enjoying some excellent sailing. There will be a full report next week. Junior Sailing Sail training and BBQ as usual next Wednesday. BBQ and Music Tomorrow (Saturday) ...

Dahm International's Jubilee Regatta report
Superyacht Times
17 Sailing yachts, including 12 super yachts up to 42 meters in size, met from 7-10 June 2012 at the 25 th running of the Club Yachting Life Regatta (CYLI) hosted by dahm international. The Monaco based brokerage company is the only one in the world to ...

Superyacht Times

Coast Guard rescues two boaters from vessel taking on water
19 Action News
At 4:35 a.m., a search-and-rescue coordinator, from Coast Guard Sector Detroit, received a call for assistance from a VHF marine radio, from a sailing vessel that was taking on water with two people aboard. The SAR coordinator immediately requested the ...

It's our silver belle
North Shore Times
OLYMPIC sailing silver medallist Lucinda Whitty will need a new boat if she wants to sail on to the podium again at the 2016 Games in Brazil. With the women's Elliott 6m match racing not on the program for Rio de Janiero, the 22-year-old from ...

North Shore Times

Onya, mates: Aussies golden on the Olympic waves
Austin American-Statesman
Australia's crew Mathew Belcher and Malcom Page celebrate after winning the gold medal of the 470 men's two person dinghy sailing race at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in Weymouth and Portland, England. (AP Photo/Francois ...

Austin American-Statesman

Pride of Mann 11 - sailing for the disabled
Ballymoney and Moyle Times
SAILING for the Disabled paid an impromptu visit to Ballycastle last week and brought with them the opportunity for budding sailors to experience the trip of a life time in this luxurious vessel named the Pride of Mann II. Contact was made with the ...

Burnham-On-Sea Sea Cadets meet silver medal winning Olympian
Burnham-On-Sea
The youngsters were thrilled to meet Team GB's Olympic Sailing team, including silver medal winner Luke Patience, as pictured, during their visit to the Olympic Sailing facilities in Weymouth and Portland. The group's Commanding Officer, Lt. Bob...

Burnham-On-Sea

Stonehaven Regatta
Kincardineshire Observer
However, this detracted nothing from the sailing which was enjoyed by all. The 'DIY' barbeque on the Saturday evening was, as always, hugely popular with the sailors and the merriment continued well into the long summer evening for some competitors.
USS Carr Assists United States-Flagged Sailing Vessel - Naval Today
By Naval Today
USS Carr Assist United States-Flagged Sailing Vessel. Guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) assisted a United States-flagged sailing vessel in the Western Caribbean Sea Aug. 14. Carr discovered the U.S. flagged sailing vessel “Bob” ...
Naval Today

Sailing on the San Francisco Bay - blog*spot
By Nedra
There is so much to see and do in the Bay Area, that I think I need a vacation to recover from my vacation. One of the highlights of our trip was sailing on the San Francisco Bay. A family friend has a sailboat slip at Pier 39 on Fisherman's Wharf, ...
Quilting Blog - Cactus Needle...

Artemis Challenge 2012 report | The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
Race management yesterday made a last minute change to the sailing instructions to allow the MOD70s to race for the record, thanks to the favourable winds forecast. The two MOD70s joined two IMOCA 60s, Mike Golding's Gamesa and ...
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Why Agile Marketers Need to Learn How to Sail | Conspire: A ...
By Troy Larson
Being a sailor and living in San Francisco, I've found this to be a particularly exciting time. For those unfamiliar with the America's Cup, think of it as the “World Cup of Sailing”. Even though next weekend isn't the “official” competition, I actually ...
Conspire: A @Mindjet Publication

Australia wins 3rd gold in Olympic sailing - Yahoo! Sports
From Yahoo! Sports: LONDON (AP) -- After winning just one gold medal in the first week of the London Games, Australia is starting to show some of the form ...
sports.yahoo.com/.../dibaba-looks-add-5-000-072408860--oly...

Spain Wins Dramatic Olympic Sailing Gold | NBC Connecticut
Spain won that race by 1 minute, 1 second, denying Australia a fourth sailing gold medal of the London Games.
www.nbcconnecticut.com/.../NATL-Spain-Wins-Dramatic-Oly...

Olympic Sailing Photos - Sailing Photo Galleries | London 2012
PreviousNext. Full screenPlay1 / 12. Competition begins in the men's 49er Sailing. Competition begins in the men's 49er Sailing on Day 12 of the London 2012 ...
www.london2012.com/sailing/photos/galleryid=1387689/

Spain wins dramatic Olympic sailing gold - Boston.com
It's a skipper's worst-case scenario, and it happened in the Olympics with a gold medal at stake. Trying to earn the top spot on the podium in women's match ...
articles.boston.com/.../33155355_1_marina-alabau-boat-meda...

China wins Laser Radial class in Olympic sailing regatta CCTV ...
China´s Xu Lijia won Laser Radial class in the Olympic sailing regatta after medal race on Monday, the second gold ever in Chinese Olympic sailing history.
english.cntv.cn/20120806/118292.shtml

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MLive.com
He will be up against a veritable who's who of sailing, including Jimmy Spithill, Russell Coutts, Dean Barker and Terry Hutchinson. Robertson said he's in awe of them. "We really respect what they've all done, and we just want to take them down," he said.

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