17 October 2012

Virtual sailing program helps disabled

Virtual sailing program helps disabled
... Published on Oct 16, 2012 by CNN. Susan Hendricks reports on a program helping spinal cord injury patients gain strength and self-confidence in ...

America's Cup boat rescue stories differ
San Francisco Chronicle
The seafaring saga of the French team's America's Cup World Series runaway boat, and an attempt by a Treasure Island scavenger to extract a $200,000 bounty, continues. The 45-foot catamaran, Energy, broke free of its mooring in the wee hours of Sept. 30.

Air Canada 777 diverts to help locate stranded Aussie yacht: "The passengers and crew of an Air Canada flight to Sydney are being hailed for helping to find a stricken yacht off the coast of Australia. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) tells AFP it asked a Sydney-bound Air Canada Boeing 777 to investigate an emergency beacon activation, which was detected about 270 nautical miles east of Sydney on Tuesday morning. The AMSA "wanted help confirming the GPS location," says Canada's CTV News."

Sailing Excels in Weekend Regattas
Harvard Crimson
But for the members of the Crimson sailing team, the middle of October marks the halfway point of the season. This weekend, the coed and women sailing teams showed signs of good things to come in the remaining weeks of competition. The coed squad ...

Millionaire's wife dies sailing her anniversary gift home
I simply cannot understand what she was thinking when she left the harbour in Mousehole, and against the advice of the sailing school." He said the 130-mile journey from there to Bideford would have tested even experienced sailors, let alone in ...


Downtown Boat Show Goes Strictly Sailing
Gazette Newspapers
Long Beach is known for its calm waters where waves are dampened by the breakwater — a sailor's paradise for many. Now, one of its largest trade shows is getting back to its own sailing roots. Strictly Sailing will come to Rainbow Harbor at Shoreline ...

Pacific Union International Supports Artemis Racing in America's Cup Competition
Sacramento Bee
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pacific Union International is pleased to announce its support of Artemis Racing, Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, through an exclusive marketing partnership. Through this ...

Developer of football's first down line graphic inducted into Sailing Hall of Fame
It was still a prevailing feeling during the induction ceremony at the Southern Yacht Club on Sunday night. "It's a huge honor. I wasn't ... He and his crew won the around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race in 2006 aboard ABN Amro One, and he set a record ...


Detecting New Irish Sailing Talent
#olympicSailing – The Olympic Games are, for the general public, the pinnacle of sport. More than the World Championships or other events, the Olympics are the showcase for all disciplines, the only time that many can hope to reach a wide audience, the ...

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ flies in big breeze
Sail World
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ flies in big breeze ... It was sailing day 12 of the 30 permitted before the end of January next year. The cat performed well in a south-west breeze in the low to mid 20s with gusts to 28 knots. Back at the dock by 2pm ...

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PG&E Gives SF Youth Inside View During America's Cup Youth Day
Haute Living
PG&E and The Treasure Island Sailing Center have partnered to create America's Cup Youth Day, a program focused on focused on introducing the City's youth to the sport of sailing through interactive activities and up-close views to the intense racing ...

Haute Living

America's Cup: Oracle Team US's AC72 on Day 7 on San Francisco Bay
Sail World
America's Cup: Oracle Team US's AC72 on Day 7 on San Francisco Bay. 'Oracle Team USA - Day 7 - October 15, 2012 -' Erik Simonson/ pressure-drop.us ©. Erik Simonson from www.pressure-drop.us joined the AC racer chasers club today on San Francisco ...

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No decision made on Galway Volvo Ocean Race stopover
Galway Independent
Let's Do It Global has refuted widespread reports that Galway will not bid to be a host city for the Volvo Ocean Race Festival in 2014. While Harbourmaster Capt Brian Sheridan had stated earlier today that a decision has been made to focus on staging ...

Galway Independent

Indian Harbor hosts Ideal 18 US Championships
Greenwich Post
29 at Greenwich's Indian Harbor Yacht Club. In the competition were a fleet of 41 boats hailing from 10 Clubs – Rochester Yacht Club, Pequot Yacht Club, Norwalk Yacht Club, Stamford Yacht Club, Old Greenwich Yacht Club, Riverside Yacht Club, Indian ...

Ja a captainless ship sailing on turbulent waters
Jamaica Gleaner
Ja a captainless ship sailing on turbulent waters. Published: Tuesday | October 16, 2012 Comments 0. THE EDITOR, Sir: I had a dream a few nights ago, wherein I was on a ship painted in the colors of black, gold and green. It was a very large ship, with ...

Boats compete in Italy's historic Barcolana regatta
Add to. Published on Oct 15, 2012. Boats compete during the Barcolana regatta, an historical sailing race on October 14, 2012 in Trieste, northern Italy. More than 1700 boats took part in the 44th Barcolana, the largest single start sailing race in the ...

Lüderitz prepares to host elite speed sailing
New Era
The event is billed the crème de la crème of sportsmen and women who have registered for the most prestigious speed sailing event in the world. Several records are likely to tumble at the prestigious Lüderitz Speed Challenge 2012, because since the ...

New Era

Ice thief barred from yacht club
Yachting and Boating World
Kicked out from the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Sydney. Royal Motor Yacht Club Sydney. An Australian man has spent 18 months, and $400,000 in legal fees, fighting his expulsion from a yacht club after he was caught stealing ice from his neighbour's boat.

Rich OAP feared drowned after she is lost at sea sailing new yacht with no lessons
The Sun
Jerry Hobkirk, owner of the Falmouth boatyard which sold the couple the yacht, said: “We urged them to get proper sailing qualifications. You don't buy a yacht on Friday and try to sail it around Land's End on your own on Saturday. That route is ...

The Sun

International regatta from today
The Hindu
The event will be conducted by the Tamil Nadu Sailing Association (TNSA) and sponsored by Raymonds. The competitions will be in the 6-21 age group. Four countries — India, Ireland, Sri Lanka and Seychelles — will be taking part. The face-off between ...

Bangalore's talented young sailor Vir aims for Olympic medal
The way Vir has progressed since taking up sailing as a six-year-old, his dream is likely to be realised in eight years' time. "I started my sailing career at the age of six but at eight, I competed in my very first Regatta, which was held at Mumbai. I ...


Dun Laoghaire Sailors Seek Winter Boat Storage Options
#boatstorage – Winter storage for boats is at a premium in Dun Laoghaire this winter with yacht club platforms packed and no boat storage on the Carlisle Pier available leaving boat owners looking around for secure locations in Dublin this winter ...

Soon sailing off to South Georgia! from Emma Simonsson on Vimeo.
Getting everything ready for the 4 day long sail trip over to South Georgia!
Expedition watch: Baffin Babes on South Georgia
Currently they are sailing from the Falkland Islands to South Georgia to ski and climb for a month. ExWeb caught up with Emma just before they boarded. Here is what she shared about their game plan, their biggest challenges and their custom designed ...

Finely crafted
... Bertelli (unofficially known as Mr Prada) had a brief conversation with yacht designer German Frers. It was enough to convince him to create his own sailing team to compete in the prestigious America's Cup, and the Prada Luna Rossa Challenge was born.

Coastal Classic: Great record breaking forecast treated with caution
Sail World
Three days out from the NZMYC's Coastal Classic Auckland to Russell Yacht Race, Simon Hull, skipper of Team Vodafone Sailing, is aiming at not thinking too much about the prospect of a back to back record in the iconic New Zealand race. 'If it's a good ...

Sail World

Trojan Girls Take Third In Becton Cup Regatta
CASTINE — Sailing on the Maine coast can be glorious in October, but that idea would be a hard sell to any of the high school girls who raced in the Becton Cup regatta on Sunday. For the second successive year in the event's brief history, the weather ...

US NAVY J/133 Wins College Big Boats
J/Sailing News (blog)
(Larchmont, NY) - A record 425 college sailors from 38 schools racing 43 borrowed boats came together for the 2012 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta hosted by the Storm Trysail Foundation and Larchmont Yacht Club. With so many college sailors ...

YachtsandYachting.com Forum Members Open at Broxbourne ...
Sailing news as it happens. The first place to stop for reports, results, fixtures & photographs from racing sailing. ... An excellent dinner was held at Broxbourne Sailing Club in the evening with jovial chat and banter. This carried on until the club ...
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Shirley Robertson - Maxi Maxi World Championships
By helen
The MAXI YACHT ROLEX CUP, hosted at the Yacht Club in Porto Cervo (Sardinia) is one of the most glamorous regatta's in sailing. Some entries and their full time crews travel thousands of miles to compete here and the dockside is a feast of ...
Shirley Robertson

Kiteboarders make mark in sailing — quickly - Boston.com
EDGARTOWN — The first thing you notice about a kiteboard is how ridiculously small it is. It is so small, it makes a luge seem roomy. So small that what it can do ...

Sailing with a Mule | YachtPals.com
For many years, I have climbed with mules. They've saved me from certain death on many occasions, and made my life easier and more comfortable on many ...

Patrizio Bertelli Eyeing America's Cup - Fashion Scoops - Fashion ...
Patrizio Bertelli Eyeing America's Cup ... that we sail in each regatta,” said Bertelli in an interview on daily La Stampa's special supplement dedicated to sailing, ...

Scuttlebutt: Sailing news with a North American focus
"We have had our America's Cup team, as well as the Olympic sailing in. Qingdao, the ... some time away from match racing, sailing in the Volvo Ocean Race, he returned to the ... The fleet racing for both the 2012 season prize as well as the ...

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