26 October 2012

The World's Fastest Sailboat (video)


The World's Fastest Sailboat (video)

Sail-World.com : Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entry applications close in one week: " . . .And one man who is doing just that is Warwick Sherman, who has recovered well from a cancer scare. He is undertaking his first Rolex Sydney Hobart after 18 years of ocean racing, including a dozen Lord Howe Island Races, on his Ker 43 Occasional Coarse Language Too. 'The fear factor,' Sherman said is the reason he hasn’t made the journey south before now. 'I guess it’s been on my bucket list,' he added of the 628 nautical mile race. Sherman has compiled a crew that consists of his regular CYCA buddies combined with additional crew members of the former Lake Macquarie yacht, Tow Truck, including Anthony Paterson and Brett Filby who are recognised for pushing boats hard and fast. Also tackling the blue water classic for the first time are some of the French crew from Peugeot Surfrider. Watching the spectacular sight of the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet exit Sydney Harbour from North Head last year, the Protect Our Playground team, led by Sebastien Guyot, made a pact to sail in the next race with the talented French professional sailor, Nicolas Lunven, as their skipper. They have been developing their campaign over the last eight months and have entered into a boat share arrangement with Paul Clitheroe to take his Beneteau 45 south. They will sail the race to promote ocean preservation. So far a fleet of 72 has been nominated for the 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart, however, CYCA Commodore, Howard Piggott, is anticipating a fleet of between 80 and 90 yachts will take to the start of one of the world’s toughest ocean races. . . . "

Local sailing team competes in Germany : Outdoors & Recreation - Tampa Bay Newspapers: "The five-member team left on Wednesday, Oct. 24 and will return on Monday, Oct. 29. During their time in Berlin, they will be competing against the national champions from 16 different countries. The group sails Optimist class boats and are between the ages of 12 and 15. They recently won the U.S. National championship, and that earned them the invitation to Germany. "

America's Cup criticized for expensive, high-tech sailboats and exclusivity
SI.com
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) -- The head of the Italy's Luna Rossa America's Cup syndicate has joined criticism of the decision to race for sailing's greatest prize in giant catamarans, saying the high-tech sailboats are too complex and expensive.

Local sailing team competes in Germany
Tampa Bay Newspapers
CLEARWATER – An elite group of young sailors from the Clearwater CommunitySailing Center is now in Germany, competing in a world-class regatta. The five-member team left on Wednesday, Oct. 24 and will return on Monday, Oct. 29. During their time in ...

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Team NZ ahead of the America's Cup pack
Stuff.co.nz
Team New Zealand have the jump in the America's Cup, writes Duncan Johnstone. Respected Italian skipper Max Sirena believes Team New Zealand would win theAmerica's Cup if it was raced tomorrow. And he's not just saying that because the Kiwis are ...

Stuff.co.nz

Vendee Globe - Safran Sailing Team prepares for battle
Sail World
The 2012 Vendee Globe will commence in just over two weeks and the Safran Sailing Team is taking care of the Safran monohull, which has been moored up at the pontoon in les Sables d'Olonne since 18th October. Thierry Brault, who is in charge of the ...

Sail World

Sailing – Rolex Middle Sea Race: Esimit Europa 2 claims Line Honours for third ...
Malta Independent Online
Early yesterday morning Esimit Europa 2's skipper Jochen Schümann showered the Maxi crew with champagne dockside at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to celebrate taking Line Honours for the third consecutive year in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Schümann has ...

Malta Independent Online

Student Yachting World Cup - Ireland Sailing Team prepares for battle
Sail World
The 32nd Student Yachting World Cup is set to take place between the 27 October and the 3rd November 2012 and the Ireland Sailing Team - UCD will travel to La Rochelle in order to compete. The annual regatta attracts the top student sailors from around ...

Sail World

Sailing hero launches apartment development in Weymouth
Dorset Echo
NEW neighbours shared their view of the Jurassic Coast with an Olympic medallist as he cut the ribbon and officially opened their home in Weymouth. Sailing silver medallist Nick Dempsey visited Olympia Heights, a development of 41 apartments along ...

America's Cup: The Italian Big Cat spots the Kiwi Cream
Sail World
Key points to come out of the session were that Mr Bertelli would have liked to have seen the America's Cup made more affordable (smaller catamaran or lightweight, fast monohull). Their team size is around 80, it takes ... Although not crowing about ...

Sail World

It was smooth sailing for the ducks
The West Milford Messenger
It was smooth sailing for the ducks. It was smooth sailing for the ducks. Elks duck race is a big success. Published Oct 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm (Updated Oct 25, 2012). Make text smaller Make text larger ...

US Disabled Sailing Championships preview
Sail World
Perhaps, no other US Sailing National Championship exhibits more spirit and courage than the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships. The 2012 edition of this unique event will be hosted by the Southwestern Yacht Club in San Diego, California - for three ...

Garden Island Yacht Club calls for Dock 1 marina to open to help rejuvenate ...
Herald Sun
The Garden Island Yacht Club, which has about 270 members, wants overnight access to the marina at Number One Dock on weekends. Mooring master John Steer said the club regularly held cruises down the Port River, but wanted somewhere to berth their ...

Joining the Rainbow Warrior
Huffington Post
It is my first time on a ship. I really don't know what to expect. I've packed warm and cold clothes, medicines and food, sandals and sturdy sailing boots. The sea sickness pills were also high on the priority list. Arriving in Mauritius from Amsterdam ...

San Francisco Antiques Show gets America's Cup fever
San Francisco Examiner
The America's Cup, the actual 4-foot-tall, 33-pound sterling-silver trophy on display at the show's preview party on Wednesday, emphasizes the nautical theme of the event, which runs today through Sunday at Fort Mason Center. Subtitled “Sea Worthy ...

San Francisco Examiner

Sailing inspiration
Sun.Star
An imaginative designer like Danny Booc was no exception as his discovery of insights went smooth sailing as he went, literally, sailing through the sea. The next thing everyone knew, he was on his way to creating his newest line of luxurious cruise wear.

2012 ISAF Annual Conference Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
International Sailing Federation
This year will see key discussions on the selection of equipment and events for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Sailing Competitions, and, following the release of the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016, the ISAF Case and Call Books will be finalised to...

International Sailing Federation

Mystery TV presenter 'linked' to sailing child sex case
Yachting Monthly
The Mirror says that, like Savile, another BBC presenter was accused in the 1980s of using a charity as a cover to abuse vulnerable children - but this time a sailing charity. It reports that the mystery BBC presenter was investigated at the time after ...

Navy IC Sailing Competes in MAISA Match Race Championship
NavySports.com
One of the New York events was the MAISA Match Race Championship, hosted by the US Merchant Marine Academy. As defending national champions in this event, Navy was strong in the event again, displaying solid match racing skills and boathandling in ...

Prada add scorn on America's Cup catamarans
Stuff.co.nz
Eight teams have been contesting the America's Cup World Series that is sailed in the 45-foot catamarans and has achieved the target of increasing spectator appeal while keeping costs down. “It could have been a very good idea to use the 45s or ...

Stuff.co.nz

US Disabled Sailing Championship Coming to SD
The Log Newspaper
SAN DIEGO -- US Sailing's National Disabled Sailing Championships are being held on the West Coast for the first time this year, hosted by San Diego's SouthwesternYacht Club Oct. 26-28. The club's recently reopened and renovated facility will be the...

The Log Newspaper

Ocean Legends Set To Compete Against Olympic Stars At Sixth China Cup
International Sailing Federation
Some of the world's most famous and celebrated sailors are gathering at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in preparation for the start of the China Cup. ... Then again, there's nothing like local knowledge and Rick Pointon's Beijing Sailing Center has ...

International Sailing Federation

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA - capsize and recovery
Sail World
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA - capsize and recovery - Video. 'Oracle Team USA is lifted from the water to assist pumping' Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA© Click Here to view large photo. Video from Oracle Team USA of the capsize and recovery of...

Sail World

Annapolis hosting J/24 East Coast Championship
CapitalGazette.com
Past world champion Will Welles and fellow professional Tim Healy are among the top skippers entered in the regatta, which has been held out of Severn Sailing Association for the past 32 years. Tony Parker and Mike Ingham, who recently finished third ...

Sailing to create good citizens
YACHTe.com.au
Sport can be used as a powerful tool for the development of the Omani youth, and one of the main objectives of the recently launched Oman Sail Youth program is simply to use the sport of sailing to create good citizens. This was one of the key messages ...

YACHTe.com.au

Kalevala II swipes Fall Series title from Bandit
CapitalGazette.com
Murphy made all the right calls as Saavalainen steered Kalevala II to victory in the 15-boat PHRF A2 class for the Annapolis Yacht Club Fall Series. Kalevala II posted a first and a second in three races on the final day of the two-weekend event in ...

Sailing happily into mid-term break
Royal Gazette
Lakai Dill, one of the organisers, explained that the objective of the five-day voyage is offer character education by way of sailing. Awareness, pride, resilience, self-confidence, teamwork, perseverance, courage, responsibility and accountability are ...

Offshore Sailing. Navy Offshore Sailing Rallies to Win McMillan Cup ...
By clevine
The Navy offshore sailing team pulled out a come-from-behind victory on the Chesapeake Bay over the weekend coming from five points down to capture the McMillan Cup by one point over Massachusetts Maritime Academy and two points ...
ArmedForces.com

Thorpe Bay Yacht Club » Winter Warm Up Sailing Breakfast
By Martin Swindon
Sailing or spectating why not come down and try our full English breakfast, or our breakfast baps with fillings of your choice, just what the doctor ordered with these cold winter mornings setting in. Hope to see you all there. Lisa @fuudltd ...
Thorpe Bay Yacht Club

Helpers Needed Friday November 2 - Ephraim Yacht Club
By Ephraim Yacht Club
The Ephraim Yacht Club is a family oriented non-profit organization focused on forwarding sailing education and racing to students of all ages located in the town of Ephraim, in Door County, Wisconsin on beautiful Eagle Harbor.
Ephraim Yacht Club

2012 ISAF Annual Conference heads to Dun Laoghaire, Ireland ...
This year will see key discussions on the selection of equipment and events for the 2016 and 2020Olympic Sailing Competitions, and, following the release of the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016, the ISAF Case and Call Books will be ...
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Why Attitude is So Important | Business 2 Community
By John Castaldi
SAILING WITH THE WIND: Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am fortunate to have a couple of friends with sailboats. (With friends like this, why buy a.
Business 2 Community

Sailing Heals gives cancer patients special days - North - The ...
Haverhill-based Sailing Heals was founded in July 2011 by Trisha Boisvert and her twin sister, Michele Gallagher, of New York. Its mission is to take cancer ...
www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/.../story.html

Sailing to the Fastnet | Elaine Bunting's Blog | Yachting World
So notorious is it among sailors that you could say the Fastnet Rock is the northern hemisphere's Cape Horn. Legends have formed around this famous ...
www.yachtingworld.com/blogs/elaine.../sailing-to-the-fastnet

Sailing SpeedDream; a dream come true | VSail.info
Posted on 20 October 2012 by Valencia Sailing .... Ocean Race · Richard Brisius, manager ...
www.vsail.info/2012/.../sailing-speeddream-a-dream-come-tru...

Luna Rossa boss slams America's Cup catamarans - San Jose ...
AUCKLAND, New Zealand—The head of the Italy's Luna Rossa America's Cup syndicate has joined criticism of the decision to race for sailing's greatest prize in ...
www.mercurynews.com/.../luna-rossa-boss-slams-americas-cu...

San Diego Welcomes 2012 US Disabled Sailing Championships ...
ISAF Confirms Events For 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition ... The 2012 edition of this unique event is hosted by the Southwestern Yacht Club in San Diego, ...
media.ussailing.org/Latest_News/.../USDSC_12_Preview.htm

MIT Sailing Moves Up in National Rankings - MIT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On the heels of its victory at the Hoyt Trophy, the MIT coed sailing team jumped up to No. 9 in the latest Sperry – Top Sider College ...
mitathletics.com/sports/c-sail/2012-13/.../201210259kn1nl

A new spin on sailing in Croatia - LikeCroatia
By: yelena. The way I talk about sailing when the subject crops up you'd think I go all the time ...
www.likecroatia.hr/news-tips/a-new-spin-on-sailing-in-croatia/

America's Cup Insider - Alameda, CA Patch
18 October 2012 - In preparation for sailing the Artemis Racing AC72, the team was conducting ...Artemis Racing is the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup. ... Artemis Racing represents the Royal Swedish Yacht Club ( KSSS).
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