09 November 2012

Vendee Globe 2012-13 starts Saturday, November 10

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Vendée Globe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Vendée Globe is a round-the-world single-handed yacht race, sailed non-stop and without assistance.[1] The race was founded by Philippe Jeantot in 1989, and since 1992 has taken place every four years. The 2012-2013 edition is set to start Saturday, November 10, 2012. As the only single-handed non-stop round-the-world race (in contrast to the VELUX 5 Oceans Race, which is sailed in stages), the race is a serious test of individual endurance, and is regarded by many as the ultimate in ocean racing."

A round up of today's skippers press conferences - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "Jérémie Beyou, FRA, Maitre Coq: “ The night before the start I make sure I get more sleep and I will wake up earlier. The morning is a bit of a blur. There are so many people who come to greet you, to see you but you are in your bubble. I apologize in advance to those that I wont have time to say goodbye or even smile at. Once in the channel you have this huge surge of emotion. We are not used to feel like we are in a stadium with tens of thousands of people around about us. But when you are out you have to immediately get into the starting focus, to see the boats all around you, to make the last call to the router. You need to switch quickly from one mode to another.”"

Vendee Globe 2012-13: Mike Golding aims for 'Wiggins moment'
BBC News
At the age of 52, Golding knows he may not get many more cracks at the race - which is rated as the pinnacle of ocean racing and alongside the Americas Cup in terms of prestige. "It is competitive and adventurous because you are sailing over such an ...

BBC News

A sudden change of tide: The people who quit their day job to sail the world - CNN.com: "Hail stones the size of fists pummel the small sailboat lurching violently in the Pacific Ocean. Blanketed in darkness, Nik Brbora desperately tries to steer his 18-strong crew through 50-knot hurricane winds and waves three-storeys high. As dawn approaches, a monster wave flips the yacht, ripping out the steering and smashing Brbora against the deck. Falling in and out of consciousness, the 29-year-old is rescued by U.S. coast guards who take him to the closest hospital -- 900 kilometers away in San Francisco. It's a terrifying and ultimately death-defying moment for the IT engineer from London. Yet now, as he looks back three months after completing the year-long Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Brbora says the journey was also the greatest experience of his life. . . ."

BBC News - UK man awaits Pacific yacht rescue: "It is about 700km (434 miles) south-west of Tonga and 1,260km north-east of New Zealand, rescue co-ordinators said. The yacht, called Windigo, righted itself after being damaged on Wednesday but is taking on water and could sink. The 52-old-man and 43-year-old woman are understood to have mild to moderate head injuries. . . There are few vessels in the area, which has been affected by 75km/h winds. A message from an emergency beacon on the yacht was received on Wednesday at 18:30 New Zealand time (05:00 GMT). A freighter and a yacht are expected to reach the Windigo at 0100 on Friday, but no rescue would be attempted until daybreak, the Rescue Co-ordination Centre said."

Composite Sailing Teams: Elitist or Egalitarian?
A proposed rule change might allow “composite” sailing teams like the one put together by the Rockland Community Sailing program, shown at Downeast Regatta last May, to qualify for high school championship regattas. FILE PHOTO. ELLSWORTH ...

St. Andrew's Bay Yacht Club to host F-16 World Championships
The News Herald
Whitehead and Reiss have paired together in sailing regattas worldwide, but they will compete against each other this weekend in the Formula 16 World Championships hosted by the St. Andrew's Bay Yacht Club. Many of the country's top sailors will ...

New Zealand Match Racing: Three tied on five wins after Day 1
Sail World
It has been a huge day out on the water today for Day 1 of the New Zealand Match Racing Championship. 14 Skippers and 10 boats requires incredible logistics and timing for all involved. A huge thank you to the Race Officers, Umpires and Boat drivers...

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Alpari World match racing tour
World Match Racing Tour
Minoprio's presence at the Monsoon Cup after returning from a Volvo Ocean Race campaign with CAMPER Team New Zealand will certainly have been noted by the current Tour-leading pair, Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team and Ian Williams (GBR) GAC ...

Sailing star to step into the ring at charity event
Carrickfergus Times
The sailing star is just one of many sporting and business personalities participating in tonight's (Thursday) 'White Collar Boxing' in Belfast's Europa Hotel. The event will see a number of boxing 'heroes' take up the noble art to raise money for ...

ISAF Presidents Report - 8 November 2012
International Sailing Federation
The Olympic Games was followed by a very well-run Paralympic Sailing Competition. IFDS President Linda Merkle once said to me that the Olympic Sailing Regatta was only a test event for the Paralympics and I think she was probably right. The success of ...

International Sailing Federation

Victorians claim sailing honours
The Border Watch
Rivoli Bay in Southend was an array of colour and activity with sailing boats visiting from across Victoria and South Australia. Saturday racing consisted of three races with windward return courses. The fleet was divided into three divisions with the ...

Olympic hero Ben Ainslie named world sailor of year for record fourth time
“Sailing is going through a period of commercialisation and it is crucial that we get the direction right,” Ainslie said. “We must find the right balance between attracting spectators, making it more entertaining, and preserving the integrity of the ...


Letter: HMS Bounty was unique, beautiful sailing ship
St. Augustine Record
Editor: I have become very distressed with the way the news and attached blogs are talking about the loss of the HMS Bounty. They are calling her a replica, a “movie ship” and worse. First off let's discuss the original Bounty. She was originally named ...

Larry Ellison's wrecked America's Cup yacht is reborn as an airplane
Not the airplane pictured here exactly, but it will be of the same ilk. The Flugtag is Saturday in San Francisco (McCovey Cove), and one of the makeshift flying vehicles to be launched into the bay will be a miniature version of an $8 million America's ...


BUCS Championships - Plymouth University triumphs on home waters
Sail World
195 sailors, in 105 boats and four fleets, competed last weekend in Plymouth Sound for the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Fleet Racing Championships 2012, in conjunction with British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA). The event ...

Sail World

KI Sport - Sailing - Trick and treat for Pointers fleet
The Islander
Mother nature played her full hand of tricks and treats for an impressive eight vessel Strawbridge Pointer fleet on Eastern Cove last week. With sailing day falling on All Hallow's Eve, commonly referred to as Halloween, 26 Pointers arrived in witch's ...

Lake sailing gets off to great start
Jindabyne Summit Sun
Lake Jindabyne Sailing Club kicked off the 2012-13 sailing season with a twilight race on Wednesday October 31. Five mono-hulls and two catamarans rigged up on the shore beside a very full Lake Jindabyne on a warm and sunny evening.

KI Sport - Sailing - Mistimed starts costly for lasers
The Islander
The Kangaroo Island Yacht Club championship series continued on Saturday with heats 4, 5 and 6 being sailed in All Boats division, Holdfast Trainers and the Full Rig Laser. All boats raced three races in light north to north-easterly winds. The ...

Award for Cambuslang sailing enthusiast
Rutherglen Reformer
The awards aim to recognise those who show passion and commitment at both local and national levels, and Bill was nominated by the Clyde Yacht Club Association for his work there in developing a handicapping system for yacht races. He was delighted to ...

Fire destroys boat at Toronto Humber Yacht Club
CP24, Canada
The fibreglass boat went up in flames as it was stored at a dry dock at the Toronto Humber Yacht Club on Humber Valley Road, near Park Lawn Road and Berry Road, at about 4:55 a.m.. At least one other boat was damaged. Damage is estimated at $30,000, ...

CP24, Canada

Paralympian of the Year Awards - Fitzgibbon and Tesch named finalists
Sail World
London 2012 Paralympic Games sailing gold medallists Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch will have a chance to add another feather on their cap after the sailors were named finalists. Fitgibbon and Tesch won gold in the Skud 18 class at London 2012 and ...

Sail World

Crosby Scout & Guide Marina Club enjoys another fine season of sailing and ...
CROSBY Scout & Guide Marina Club has come to the end of another successful summer season of sailing and kayaking. Although the poor summer weather affected activities on more weekends than usual, training sessions and events such as the Junior ...

Polar Plunge to Benefit Family of Dave Whelan
The Swampscott Yacht Club is proud to sponsor the 7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. Our past beneficiaries have included: The Friends of Swampscott Sailing, My Brother's Table, The Jared Raymond and Jennifer Harris Scholarship Funds, The Legere Family ...

Swede Takes Deserved Gold At Kona Worlds At Fourth Attempt
International Sailing Federation
Back on shore the new champion was carried by his team mates, friends and family on his board to the podium, celebrating the impressive sailing over seven races that gave him a total score of 13. His record was: 3-(10)-1-4-3-1-1. Last year's World ...

International Sailing Federation

Yachtsman arrives after long voyage
Independent Online
The Royal Natal Yacht Club's sailor of the year, who left South Africa in February 2010 on an adventure that saw him sailing past more than 52 countries, was welcomed by a cheering crowd which included his mother. “He has been away for so long and ...

Independent Online

Weinstein Company Nabs True-Life Sailing Epic 'Kon-Tiki'
A dramatic recreation of Thor Heyerdahl's daring crossing of the Pacific Ocean via raft will sail into the United States courtesy of The Weinstein Company. The indie studio picked up the domestic rights to Hanway Films' "Kon-Tiki" and will also ...

Kuller Dies in Accident
East Boston Times-Free Press
One of those people was Jeff Kuller, the man that help save Piers Park Sailing from certain extinction back in 2001. Kuller, the former Executive Director of the Piers ParkSailing Center, died tragically at his home in Camden, Maine on Sunday, November 4.

East Boston Times-Free Press

Winter Dinghy Handicap Championship to test skill and persistence
Sail World
The Winter Dinghy Championship is now in its fourth season and will test both sailingskill and sheer persistence across six of the biggest events of the chilly season. The GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series kicks off with the Draycote Dash on the ...

Sail World

J/109 VENTO SOLARE Wins STC One-Design
J/Sailing News (blog)
In IRC 2 Class, the two J/111s had some great racing against one another with new J/111 owner Kjell Dahlen sailing his newly acquired RAGIN to 3rd overall and 1st 111. Marty Roesch's team on VELOCITY had their hands full with RAGIN's new team and ...
Latest Volvo Ocean Race book | Broadly Boats News
By News Editor
“39270″ is the definitive, official publication of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12: a gruelling, nine-month epic that unfolds against a backdrop of extreme oceans, tempestuous weather and spectatcular host ports. This 11th staging of the ...
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Winter is setting in! « GBR Match Race Girls - Women's Match ...
By Lucy
From a personal point of view although it was lovely to be sailing in shorts and t shirt again against some of the best teams in the would, the best thing was sailing with Kate and Annie again, the first time we had sailed together since the Olympics . We were also joined by two people who ... That was our last Match Racing event together for the year but I hope to be Match Racing with Kate and Annie again in the not too distant future! In the mean time the three of us are being to work out ...
GBR Match Race Girls

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Alex and Taru sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
Thursday, November 8, 2012. Underway. Sorry to keep you waiting for the grand news. We are currently underway and should be back at it as soon as we arrive on our next destination. See you shortly! Written by World Tour Stories at 7:34 AM ...

America's Cup: Luna Rossa launched in Auckland + Video - Sail World
The AC 72 Luna Rossa catamaran, challenging in the 34th America's Cup, ...of Circolo ...

Red Bull Youth Americas Cup sailing event announces selection trials
Red Bull Youth America's Cup sets dates for Selection Series Trials ... Teams that make it through qualify for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup in September.

Weinstein Company Nabs True-Life Sailing Epic 'Kon-Tiki' | The ...
A dramatic recreation of Thor Heyerdahl's daring crossing of the Pacific Ocean via raft will sail into the United States courtesy of The Weinstein Company.

US SAILING's REPLAY OF 2012 | XS Sailing
US SAILING - A look into some of US Sailing's events in 2012. From the National Sailing ...

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