14 October 2012

The Extreme Sailing Series video - Giving sailing a healthy dusting-off!

The Extreme Sailing Series - Giving sailing a healthy dusting-off! (video) - Now in its sixth year, the award-winning and adrenaline-fueled Extreme Sailing Series' stadium racing format has brought the action to the public, put guests at the heart of the battle and has dramatically increased the pace on the water! In 2012, and over 11 months of global touring, the Series will visit seven iconic venues across three continents before making its South American debut at the Grand Finale in Rio de Janeiro. Some of the best professional sailors in the world are attracted to the challenge of racing these high-speed catamarans on the stadium style racecourses pioneered by the Series. The line-up that reads like a who's who of sailing including Olympic medallists, America's Cup veterans, World Champions and Round the World sailors. Next up: Nice, France, October 18-21st!

National Sailing Hall of Fame to induct nine members at Southern Yacht Club on ...
Posthumous inductee Barrett was an Olympic gold medalist, Bavier was an America's Cup competitor and a journalist who worked at Yachting magazine. Stevens founded the New York Yacht Club, Bemis created many of the modern day sailing rules, and...


USVI sailor Canfield in spotlight
Virgin Islands Daily News
Canfield, a 23-year-old St. Thomas native, led his Chicago Match Racing Center team as they took top honors in the King Edward VII Gold Cup at the 2012 Argo Group Gold Cup in Hamilton, Bermuda, on Sunday. As a result of his breakout ... Stanton has ...

Virgin Islands Daily News

Olympic silver medallist joins The Wave, Muscat
Muscat Daily
Hannah Mills, Britain's silver medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, will join The Wave, Muscat's crew as its fifth member for the penultimate leg of the 2012 ExtremeSailing Series, which is scheduled to be hosted by the French city of Nice from ...

Muscat Daily

What is wind? How wind is formed?
All sailing crafts depend on the strength and direction of the wind. Sails and kites are driven by the power of winds. Wind is responsible for the creation of waves. As wind touches the surface of the oceans, it helps the formation of swell, sometimes ...


London Cypriots honour Olympic star
Famagusta Gazette
THE World Organisation of Young Overseas Cypriots (NEPOMAK), in London has honoured Cypriot Olympic silver medalist in sailing, Pavlos Kontides. President of the National Federation Peter Drousiotis said Kontides` success made all members of the UK ...

Famagusta Gazette

STARBOARD TACK: Fleet captain ends season on a strong note
The Westerly Sun
Fleet Captain Scott Schneider of Watch Hill added a third crew member Oct. 6 in anticipation of stronger-than-usual winds and partly credited that move in his boat's win of Watch Hill Yacht Club's annual Columbus Day Race. “We had a great start,” added ...

US Sailing's 2012 US Multihull Championship
BYM News (press release)
The US Multihull Championship is a US Sailing National Championship event. This year's championship will be raced in F16 ... US Sailing medals will be awarded to the first, second and third place teams. The winning team will be presented the Hobie ...

Israel warns it will stop ship from entering Gaza waters
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel has warned Finland that it will stop a ship sailing under the Finnish flag carrying human rights activists attempting to break Israel's naval blockade of Gaza. The Swedish-owned Estelle, carrying 17 activists from countries ...

Seized Argentine navy ship stranded in Ghana port
Loading... Published on Oct 14, 2012 by AFP. A stately Argentine navy sailing ship held in a Ghana port is proving a novel attraction for locals, while a diplomatic mission has been sent to release it, and bored sailors pass the time with mall visits ...

James Bond Moments and Destinations with Sunsail
PR Web (press release)
Sunsail is excited to see one of their sailing destinations, Fethiye in Turkey, featured in the 23rd Bond film, Skyfall. Rumour has it that Daniel Craig fell in love with this beautiful harbour town and has already planned his return next year. That's ...

Boaters must leave Sailing Squadron
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Hensley is one of 37 boat owners caught in the fallout of the sailing club's 12-year permitting battle with the state — a sort of turf war over who can use the sandy land below the waves. The squadron lost. Sailors have a couple months to pack up and ...

'If life is a journey, then surely sailing is life'
The Keene Sentinel
A self-styled dilettante sailor for 25 years, Salmon takes the helm of the huge ship, sailing “full and by” — that is, staying as close to the wind as possible. The Captain tells him, “Keep the sails full and drawing, and take care not to bring her ...

After 4 months at sea, group completes journey through Northwest Passage
The Republic
KODIAK, Alaska — Sailing through the Northwest Passage is like taking a history course, or so says Mark van de Weg, who just did it. Weg and a crew of five others sailed the 49-foot sailboat Jonathan through the Northwest Passage over the summer.

Voyage to the song of the Royal Clipper
Philadelphia Inquirer
The line has two smaller vessels, but the Royal Clipper, inspired by a 1902 tall ship and built in Rotterdam by a Swedish firm, claims to be the largest full-rigged sailing ship in the world. With five masts and 42 confusing sails, the 439-foot-long ...

Philadelphia Inquirer

Racine man killed in sailing accident during race
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Gloucester, Va. - Authorities say a sailor from Wisconsin in the annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race was killed after a sail on his vessel knocked him overboard. The Virginia Marine Police say 68-year-old Paul Stephen Case of Racine died ...

Bareboating in sailboat way to see Caribbean
Reading Eagle
I have known Sue and Larry Kirk for many years and have always looked forward to hearing their tales from their sailing adventures in the Caribbean. At first, I must admit that I was hesitant to ask for any more details about certain aspects of their ...

Art: 'Shipwreck!' explores Homer's artistic epiphany
Philadelphia Inquirer
The tranquil harbor scene with sailboats titled Clear Sailing, painted in watercolor about 1880, typifies the spirit of Homer's art before his trip to England. The Life Line, a major oil painted four years later, reveals a dramatic shift to a darker ...

Philadelphia Inquirer

Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta : Dinghy sailors try big boats on for size
BYM News (press release)
Four teams raced on two 52-foot match racing machines lent by Brewer Yacht Yards. The boats were built in the early 1990s by Dennis Conner when he was preparing for the first America's Cupdefense in Cup Class monohulls. Teams from SUNY Maritime, ...

St Regis International China Coast Regatta - day 3
Sail World
On day three of the St. Regis China Coast Regatta, Hong Kong Observatory, Wind Guru and Predict Wind were all in agreement, absolutely no sailing wind was expected on the race track today until late afternoon. Competitors sauntered up to the Middle ...

Sail World

Daily Star
He is sponsored by Help For Heroes, which is providing at least one “hero” as a crewman on each of the ten stages of the voyage on board the Jubilee Sailing Trust's Lord Nelson. It is hoped “Nellie”, as the vessel is affectionately known, will enter ...

Windsurfers eye records at the Luderitz Speed Challenge 2012
The French bullet has registered to record his speed sailing times. Windsurfers will have almost one month to give their best in Luderitz, from the 5th November to 2nd December. Sébastien Cattelan has already tested some improvements in the speed strip.


Massachusetts Woman's Message in a Bottle Washes Up on Beach in Norway ...
Litchfield County Times
In July of 2010, Mary Lou Manley was sailing home from Bermuda on the Lilla, a boat owned by her Mattapoisett neighbors Nancy and Simon DePietro, when she cast the sealed rum bottle into the ocean current. Inside it were tributes in memory of her ...

Nobody sank in first ever recycling regatta
Apalachicola Times
Mary Balthrop, a spokesperson for the event, said none of the fanciful flotilla actually sank during the crossing of the canal adjacent to the lab, but the “Palletdrome” sailing under Capt. Marjorie “Reviver” Turnbull won the “Titanic Award” for the ...

Local Sports Briefs Oct 14
Stamford Advocate
Among the Sportspersons of the Year are Darien's Rob Crane, U.S. Olympic sailing, the Greenwich High boys and girls golf teams, and Stamford's Dan Madwed of the University of Michigan swim team. Sacred Heart head football coach Paul Gorham is the ...

LDC Sailing sell used sails on eBay - Yachts and Yachting Online
"It is a joy buying stuff from LDC - everything I have ordered recently from the site arrives the next day without fail. The site is one of the few selling to sailors that gives you live stock information - none of this "we will ring you if it is not in stock".
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