08 November 2012

Ben Ainslie - ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year (video)


Ben Ainslie, the record setting Olympic sailor from Great Britain, won the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award at a reception on November 6th in Dublin, Ireland, as part of the ISAF Annual Conference. Ainslie last summer won his fourth consecutive gold medal at the London-Weymouth Olympic Regatta by winning the Finn class in a tiebreaker over Danish sailor Jonas Christensen. Ainslie and Christensen placed 9th and 10th, respectively, in the concluding medal race, which became the determining factor for the gold medal. The win cemented Ainslie as one of the greatest Olympic champions of all time. His fourth consecutive gold medal, a run that started at Sydney 2000, equaled the mark of the legendary Paul Elvstrom, who won four gold medals from 1948-1960. It was also his fifth medal overall, including a silver at Atlanta 1996, which equaled a pair of Brazilians, Torben Grael and Robert Scheidt, for most medals ever won in sailing. Ainslie won the Rolex ISAF World Sailor of the Year award for a record fourth time, twice more than any other male recipient.

US Sailing Team presents 'Charlie Awards' at St. Francis YC + Video
Sail World
From the iconic St. Francis Yacht Club, the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider presented the 2012 'Charlie Awards' to the sailors who attained excellence in the following categories: Breakthrough Performance, Commercial Award, Best Teammate, Social ...

Sailing | After decades of work, sailing boathouse begins construction
Tufts Daily
The original Tufts sailing boathouse was an antique in every sense of the word. Built in 1948 and featuring three rooms for storing boats, the old boathouse wasn't given a bathroom until 1960 or proper plumbing until the 1990s. This week, construction ...

Sailing in Marin: Sausalito boat builder turned a recycled boat into a winner
Marin Independent-Journal
Sailing in Marin: Sausalito boat builder turned a recycled boat into a winner. By Michelle Slade IJcorrespondentmarinij.com. Posted: 11/06/2012 04:45:27 PM PST. Sausalito boat builder and sailor Gordie Nash emerges from the cabin of his boat Arcadia ...

Alphaland to build P2B yacht club
Malaya
Alphaland Corp. yesterday announced that it will start building a P2-billion yacht club that will serve as the centerpiece of its premium self-contained, seaside community, the Bay City. Apa Ongpin, Alphaland project coordinator, said that Marina Club ...

Mariemont high school sailing team heads to national championship
FOX19
Senior Griffin Rolander, with the help of senior Alec Ahrens, started the sailing team two years ago, and it has now grown to five members including sophomore Nick Weston, junior Allie Howe and senior Olivia Cooke. Both Griffin and Alec have sailed ...

Sailing gong for Ainslie
ic Solihull.co.uk
Four-time Olympic champion Ben Ainslie has won his fourth ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award. The 35-year-old, who took gold in the Finn class at the London Olympics this summer, took the men's crown at an awards ceremony in Dublin, while ...

Bitter End Yacht Club – Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
stupidDOPE.com
Activities at Bitter End Yacht Club include snorkeling, scuba, fishing, windsurfing, and sailing. When you're done retire to your cottage, beachfront villa, bungalow or two bedroom rental home. Each is perfect for having an evening drink and watching ...

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Dublin Bay Boats Top Royal Alfred Yacht Club (RAYC) Superleague 2012
Afloat
#rayc – There were Class One IRC wins for outgoing Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Commodore Tony Fox in the The Royal Alfred Yacht Club Superleague this year and victory too for former Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) Commodore Peter Redden in ...

Navy Offshore Sailing Team Wins Kennedy Cup
NavySports.com
Winning five of seven races, Navy ended up winning the Kennedy Cup National Big Boat Championship. With the victory, the squad earned the right to represent the United States at the Student Yachting World Cup in France in 2013. Sailing for the Naval ...

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Oracle America's Cup Team and Turtle Group Plan Point Reyes Beach Cleanup ...
Patch.com
The project by the Turtle Island Restoration Network and the sailing team is open to the public and will place at Limantour Beach, 10 miles west of the town of Point Reyes, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Turtle Island Program Director Teri Shore said the ...

Larry Ellison's Wrecked $8 Million Yacht Is Reborn As An Airplane
Business Insider
Ellison's catamaran capsized in San Francisco Bay while the crew was practicing for the America's Cup sailing race, and was badly damaged. The crew is now waiting for a replacement boat expected to arrive in February so they can get back to training.

Oracle Team USA Working to Defend Title on New Boat Designed
Product Design & Development
Dassault Systèmes has announced that ORACLE TEAM USA, winner of the 33rd America's Cup in 2010 and 34th America's Cup defender in September 2013, used its 3DEXPERIENCE platform to bring the team's AC72 racing catamaran from concept to ...

Antares III named Best Sailing Superyacht 24-40 m
Reinforced Plastics
SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, has signed a contract to provide engineering services for what is scheduled to be the largest private sailing yacht ever built – Dream Symphony. SP-High Modulus introduces PVCell G-foam marine core ...

KiwiMatch: Bringing it home
Sail World
A second place finish in Match Race Germany was just the start we were after to kick off our first season on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Unfortunately consistency was hard to come by as we failed to make our way out of the qualifying rounds a ...

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Sailing: National Championship fixed for December 15 and 16
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sailing: National Championship fixed for December 15 and 16. Wednesday, 07 November 2012 13:26. E-mail · Print · PDF. The Yachting Association of Sri Lanka (YASL) revealed that the postponed National Championship of 2012 event has been ...

Britain's Sam Davies leaving son behind to compete in round-the-world Vendée ...
The Independent
Northern hemisphere November is not known for its salad days but for Britain's current queen of ocean racing, fast becoming a French star, it is sunny and fruitful and for three British sailors there is the neck hair raising challenge of taking on 12 ...

WMRT Monsoon Cup - Everything to play for in Malaysia
Sail World
In a month's time, the world's top match racers will descend upon Malaysia for the final event of the 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour season, the Monsoon Cup. Whilst Bjorn Hansen and Ian Williams are touted as the most likely winners of this year's ...

Sail World

Bay Racer Supernova Takes Top DBSC Prize (2012 Prizewinners List Here!)
Afloat
Over ninety trophies will be awarded at one of Irish Sailing's biggest nights of the year when DBSC's prizegiving takes place on the 16th November 2012 at the Royal St.George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Among the awards to be made is one for a notable ...

Caribbean winter festivals are hot, hot, hot
CANOE
Why not take in a new attraction, or time your trip to coincide with one of many upcoming festivals (focused on everything from food and sailing to film and music), or consider a visit to one of the islands. Here's a look at what's new and coming up ...

Ainslie named sailor of the year
BBC Sport
In the women's category, Xu's achievement as the first Asian competitor to win an Olympic gold medal in a dinghy sailing boat was recognised at the ceremony in Dublin. She said: "Sailing has given me the chance to chase my dreams and the stage to show ...

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WORLD TOUR STORIES - Alex and Taru sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
SO happy for America and the World today.. and in retrospective, how could anything else have be possible? We also have some other great news we'd like to share with you a bit later today... stay tuned.
WORLD TOUR STORIES - Alex and...

Welcoming Adam, Aidan, and Declan | The Intercom Blog
By eoghanmccabe
He's been a technical consultant at every level of sailing from Olympic campaigns to the America's cup and Volvo Ocean Race teams. He crashed a small plane in the name of computer science once. He shares Frantisek's obsession with ...
The Intercom Blog

Will Cammas be the French Sailor of the Year? - Volvo Ocean Race
Franck Cammas has been shortlisted by the French Sailing Federation for the title of Sailor of the Year 2012. Winner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 with ...
www.volvooceanrace.com/.../6875_Will-Cammas-be-the-Fren...

Vendée Globe Preview 2012 | Sailing World
Visit the Vendée Globe website. Read Bruce Gain's blog on sailing with Marc Guillemot on Safran. Read Gain's blog on Alessandro di Benedetto. 0 Comments ...
www.sailingworld.com/racing/vend-e-globe-preview-2012

Sailing school boss cleared (From Daily Echo)
THE owner of a sailing school which sent a crew of rookie sailors out in storm force winds has been cleared of breaking safety rules.
www.dailyecho.co.uk/.../10029577.Sailing_school_boss_clear...



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