04 September 2012

Hydroptere sets speed record (video)


Advanced multihull sailboat DCNS Hydroptere set the fastest certified one nautical mile speed record on Friday afternoon in San Francisco Bay.

Advanced sailing boat breaks speed record in San Francisco - Telegraph: "The Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay and the San Francisco Bay Area Multihull Association were in attendance to certify that the Hydroptere set a record by sailing for one nautical mile (one mile 265 yds) at a speed of 37.5 knots (43.2 mph) using a precise GPS (Global Positioning System) timing system."

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - All set for Porto Cervo action
Sail World
The event, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in collaboration with the International Maxi Association (IMA), which includes the third edition of the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship, is taking place from second to 8th September ...

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Retired Boston surgeon drowns while sailing
Boston.com
Dr. Ned Cabot, 69, was swept from his 15-yard (14-meter) sailing yacht Cielita in rough seas Saturday in an area about nine miles (16 kilometers) off Stephenville . . . A statement released by his family said Cabot, the father of four, practiced as a surgeon in the Boston area for many years and also taught at Harvard Medical School. Following his retirement, the avid sailor spent much of his time exploring the waters ...

Festival on crest of wave with sailing fun
WalesOnline
Thousands descended on the Bay to enjoy the sights and smells of the festival, with marine-related attractions including live music and comedy, fresh food and the Cardiff leg of the ExtremeSailing Series. The competition was as strong as the smell at ...

boat breaks speed record in San Francisco
Telegraph.co.uk
The Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay and the San Francisco Bay Area Multihull Association were in attendance to certify that the Hydroptere set a record by sailing for one nautical mile (one mile 265 yds) at a speed of 37.5 knots (43.2 mph ...

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ foiling on Waitemata Harbour - Images
Sail World
Last Wednesday, after just her fourth day if sailing on the Hauraki Gulf, Emirates Team NZ were able to get their first AC72 sailing foil-borne on the Waitemata Harbour. Sail-World has reviewed a sequence of 25 images which show the AC72 returning in a ...

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FLYING START FOR PARALYMPICS: Plain sailing so far in medal quest
Dorset Echo
BRITAIN'S sailors got off to a flying start in the opening weekend of Paralympic Sailing races on home waters. Fiercely competitive fleet racing in Port-land Harbour saw the ParalympicsGB contenders make gains towards achieving the country's first ...

We have some of the greatest sailing in Europe
Herald.ie
If hanging over the side of a dinghy just about touching the water with your shoulder or bottom is your idea of fun, then dinghy sailing may be for you. At times, however, you may end up in the water, which can be exhilarating and fun. There was a time ...

Extreme Sailing Meets Kitesurfing | Ruben Lenten makes a splash
Red Bull (International)
After races in Oman, China, Turkey and Portugal the Extreme Sailing Series came to Great Britain, making its Welsh debut in the stunning Cardiff Bay. Getting in on the act with the Red Bull Sailing Team was kitesurfing's Master of Extreme Ruben Lenten.

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Champion J/Teams Sailing Vineyard Race
J/Sailing News (blog)
And, amongst those J/Crews, it reads like a "who's who" of the Northeastern offshore sailingfraternity-- collectively there are countless Overall and Class Champions in the Block Island Race, Vineyard Race, Bermuda Race, Key West Race Week and New ...

King Of The Mountain Swinton Crowned In St. Moritz
International Sailing Federation
A fantastic Final battle between two-time event winner Mathieu Richard and Keith Swinton was won by the young Australian whilst Pierre-Antoine Morvan gave his overall Alpari World Match Racing Tour challenge a boost with a third-place finish today.

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Extreme Sailing Series cancelled
Yachting World
OC Sport, the organisers of the award-winning Extreme Sailing Series, has been forced to cancel Act six of the eight-act tour to be staged in Trapani, Sicily in ten days time. The Province of Trapani and the regional government of Sicily have failed to ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air snags overall victory in Cardiff
Sail World
In Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, the Oman Sail Extreme 40 teams went out fighting today as they looked to dominate on the final day with both teams looking to achieve the overall event win. Oman Air were aiming to surpass their team ...

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Baltic to Celtic, Foncia have early lead at European Sailing Tour
Boxscore
FONCIA, which has Volvo Ocean Race winner Charles Caudrelier as navigator, thrilled the spectators who lined the bank of the Kiel Fjord when they sprinted off the start line on port gybe under gennaker in 12-14kts of SW'ly breeze, to seize a big ...

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Paralympics London 2012 - Trick day 3 for GBR Sonar sailors
Sail World
At the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, the British Sonar team insists that it is 'Game on!' as they sit just four points outside the medal zone at the halfway point despite a tricky day three on the water at Weymouth and Portland. The trio ...

Sail World

Paralympics London 2012 - Lucas moves into pole position on day 3
Sail World
At the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, two awesome race victories propelled Helena Lucas into gold medal position in the 2.4 Metre one-person keelboat class at the halfway point. Redhill-born Lucas holds a nine-point advantage over nearest ...

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The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air dominate Extreme Sailing Series
Times of Oman
Yesterday provided the most challenging sailing conditions in Cardiff so far, as the wind speed and direction fluctuated all day. This continued to test the nine boat fleet as they raced even closer to shore than before, with the start and finish line ...

Meet the crew of Britain's paralympic sailing ship
EastLondonLines
Tenacious and its sister vessel Lord Nelson, both built and operated by the JubileeSailing Trust, are the only two tall ships in the world built for both disabled and able-bodied crews. The nautical event was also attended by Tower Hamlets mayor...

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Belfast Crew Finish Second at RS Elite Champs in Cowes
Afloat
All eyes had, of course, been on the reigning Miss Northern Ireland, Tiffany Brien in Kin, Sailingwith her Dragon Edinburgh Cup winning Dad Simon Brien and local star Graham Bailey – and their opening day 2, 9, 2 put them in 3rd. Day 2 was possibly ...

Friend says man swept into waters off Newfoundland on last leg of lengthy voyage
Windsor Star
Ned Cabot was swept from his 14-metre sailing yacht Cielita in rough seas Saturday in an area about 16 kilometres off Stephenville. The 69-year-old's body was recovered on Sunday by a Cormorant search helicopter. His family released a statement through ...

Paralympics Race Day 2 round-up
Yachting World
ParalympicsGB remains firmly in the hunt for sailing silverware after a cat and mouse day two of the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Regatta at Weymouth and Portland today (Sunday 2 September). The SKUD two-person keelboat pair of Alexandra Rickham ...

ANOTHER VIEW: Sister City Bonds Strengthening
Gazette Newspapers
This is Paice's second trip to our sister city, having visited as a 2008 delegate in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Regatta to show Qingdao how young volunteers help with competitive sailing events here at home. We wish the young Paice fair winds and ...

Extreme Sailing Series organizers forced to cancel Trapani event ...
By Valencia Sailing
OC Sport, the organisers of theExtreme Sailing Series, has been forced to cancel Act 6 of the eight-Act global tour to be staged in Trapani in 10 days time. The Province of Trapani and the regional government of Sicily have failed to execute ...
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America's Cup Social Numbers Finally Start Moving.
By Business News Desk
Towards the back end of August, the America's Cup World Series warm-up event was staged in San Francisco – the home of the defender and the largest catchment area yet for a live audience for the new format cup. The ACWS San Francisco ...
Yacht Racing Business

Bruce Kirby Inducted into Sailing Hall of Fame | BoatingLocal.com
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Over 250,000 of the one-design single-person boat have been built since the early '70s. His designs also include the America's Cup 12-Metres Canada I and Canada II, as well as the Ideal 18, San Juan 24 and the Sonar, which is raced in the ...
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168th Royal Dartmouth Regatta at the Royal Dart Yacht Club ...
The 168th Sailing Week organised by the Joint Regatta Sailing Committee (JRSC) and hosted by the Royal Dart Yacht Club (RDYC) in Kingswear enjoyed some fantastic sailing conditions on all three courses out in Start Bay. At Sunday's ...
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FLYING START FOR PARALYMPICS: Plain sailing so far in medal ...
BRITAIN'S sailors got off to a flying start in the opening weekend of Paralympic Sailing races on home waters.
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Guilfoyle and Byrne fly the flag at the Laser ... - Royal Cork Yacht Club
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America's Cup - San Jose Mercury News
SAN FRANCISCO -- America's Cup officials promised heart-racing drama. They promised boatssailing so close to shore that spectators could almost strike a ...
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Irish Paralympic Sailing Trio Lying Ninth
Irish paralympic sailing trio John Twomey, Anthony Hegarty & Ian Costello, placed 11th and 7th in the ... Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12 Official Film Now Online ...
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Sailweb - multihull - Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff
Oman Air's American trimmer and Olympic silver medallist Charlie Ogletree analyses day two ...
www.sailweb.co.uk/multihull/.../extreme-sailing-series-cardiff

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley | FunCheapSF
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley Come out and enjoy almost- monthly free sail boat rides with Cal Sailing Club - a non-profit, volunteer-run ...
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