Vendee Globe - Day 8 highlights - Saturday, November 17, 2012
Vendee Globe tracking
Drama on the high-seas after first week of 'world's toughest race' - CNN.com: "After less than a week at sea, the Vendee Globe single-handed round the world yacht race has lived up to its moniker as "the world's toughest race" -- with nearly a quarter of the field crashing out in the first few days. Earlier this week, 20 sailors set off from Las Sables d'Olonne in France to begin the 38,700 kilometer circumnavigation -- in which they are expected to battle everything from fierce storms in the Southern Ocean to the dreaded doldrums of the equator, with just themselves and an 18 meter yacht for company. In the six editions of the race, first held in 1989, only half of the competitors have ever completed it. So it is yet another testament, if one were needed, to the Vendee Globe's notorious difficulty that after five days, four competitors have already pulled out. . . ."
Sailing: ICRA mark year Irish made waves
THE Irish Cruiser Racing Association's annual conference today in Kilkenny will review an exceptionally varied year in which unexpected international and national successes more than offset the disappointment of having to accept that Ireland hadn't the ...
Australian sailing shines brightest at 2012 AIS Awards
Australian sailing was also honored as the Program of the Year for the third time in five years, proving its knack of producing elite sailors for international competition. Australia‚Äôs sailors have again been recognised for their successful year ...
Fastest Sailboat in the World - Speed Sailing Record
Paul Larsen has broken the speed sailing record* on the boat known as Sailrocket, ripping the title from the kiteboarders. Skirting the edge of disaster on Walvis Bay in Namibia, the Australian speed demon has proven his craft, his persistence, and his ...
Hobby becomes new career
So he didn't expect he'd spend more than a decade in sailing when he took up the sport in 2000. "I got an eye for sailing for the first time in 2000, when sailing was brought to China amid the country's bid for the 2008 Olympics," Guo said. "It was ...
Soldiers Point Sailing School students meet Olympic Medallists
A cocktail party was held at The Point Restaurant Soldiers Point Marina on Wednesday night where over 100 guests including Cr Bruce McKenzie Mayor of Port Stephens, Real Futures Foundation (RFF) sponsors, Soldiers Point Sailing School students, ...
Paris: Clear what Padres need
North County Times
If there's a sailing community with more champions, good luck naming it. A who's who of sailors attended Wednesday, adding a touch of class and significance to the event. America's Cup winners Dennis Conner and Bill Koch were among those in the house.
Paphos seeks sailing fame
A tutorial and racing event at Paphos harbour to promote the centre was attended by the mayor of Paphos Savvas Vergas who said Paphos provided ideal sailing conditions and that the new centre would have multiple positive benefits for the district.
Isle of Man Yacht Club win Topper Challenge
Isle of Man Today
The Venture Centre had by far the youngest team, including seven-year-old Archie Callaghan and eight-year-old Ali Kelly, who raced superbly against older sailors from the Manx Youth SailingSquad. ... Results: 1, Isle of Man Yacht Club (Greg Kelly, Ben ...
Oman Sail launches Youth Day of Inspiration
Hosted by Oman Sail CEO David Graham at the organisation's headquarters in Muscat, the Youth Day of Inspiration brought together the newly established youth teams and their parents from three different sailing centres around the country. One day seemed ...
SANDY STIRS UP HISTORY: Revolutionary War spike pulled from the river ...
Bucks Local News
Next came the expertise of Anchor Yacht Club member Paul Edelkamp, who happened to be in the clubhouse while the buoys were being hauled in. Edelkamp works for Sunoco at Ft. Mifflin and was lucky enough to have seen a cheval-de-frise (s-h-e-v-a-l-l ...
Pulau Duyong holds the key for Hansen
New Straits Times
THERE is a first time for everything, and Bjorn Hansen believes he has a decent shot at winning the Alpari World Match Racing Tour title this year. But the Mekonomen Sailing Team ace admits it will depend on he fares at the Monsoon Cup, the last leg of ...
NUI Galway Campaign Awarded ICRA's 2012 Boat of the Year Trophy
NUI Galway campaign manager Cathal Clarke said the boat's aim in 2012 was to inspire other sailors from the West Coast to undertake similar projects and for the next generation of Volvo Ocean Racesailors to get out there and get sailing. The ICRA ...
Port Hacking Race: Merlin takes the double
Olympic gold medallist and America's Cup yachtsman, David Forbes, has sailed Merlin to double victory in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Ocean Point Score Race 3 to Port Hacking return this afternoon, taking out line and IRC overall honours ...
Maria Island Race - Record-breaker Cougar II adds IRC win
Maria Island Race line honours winner Cougar II has added first place on IRC corrected time to her record-breaking race time, with IRC handicap results and provisional AMS handicap results announced this morning by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania.
Jessica Watson's favourite things
After skippering a crew in last year's Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Watson has turned her attention to sailing smaller boats for fun. "Everyone asks what am I doing next, but I'm just looking forward to more casual sailing on my skiff over summer ...
Cabbage Tree Island Yacht Race: Loki takes overall honours
While Bob Oatley, Mark Richards and the crew of Wild Oats XI were savouring their record breaking line honours win in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Cabbage Tree Island Race this afternoon, the battle for overall honours raged throughout the ...
Dolphins' 'mistake' leads to emergency rescue
Getting eye contact with a dolphin must be one of life's great experiences, but the truth is out - dolphins are not like cats - they can, and might, make a mistake when playing around your sailing boat. A school of dolphins made a mistake this week ...
£555 for cancer research
This is Hull and East Riding
BRIDLINGTON: Hundreds of pounds has been raised at the Yorkshire Cancer Research coffee and craft fair at the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club. A charity spokeswoman has thanked everyone who helped raise £555. She said: "The charity would like to thank ...
We look ahead to the all the main sporting action
Sporting Chapters. Olympic sailing legend Ben Ainslie discusses the many highs and occasional lows in his career... Grim up North. Arsene Wenger and Andre Villas-Boas have familiar worries ahead of the North London derby. Big Weekend. A preview of the ...
Broken Doll at the Lipton Cup
It was a sad start for Michael Hiatt in the first race on the first day of the Lipton Cup Regatta hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. In very light conditions, Living Doll was involved in a collision which resulted in her bowsprit being snapped ...
Newberry on Brink of History at US Multihull Championship
US SAILING (press release)
The 2012 edition of the U.S. Multihull Championship is hosted by the Pensacola BeachYacht Club. Newberry and Pierce have ... About Rolex Watch U.S.A.. Since Rolex Watch U.S.A. first presented timepieces to America's Cup defenders in 1958, the company ...
US SAILING (press release)
J/70 Marblehead Demos!
J/Sailing News (blog)
This is a great opportunity for Marblehead's sailors to be on the cutting-edge of one-design sailing and own a J/70- a manageable family racer/ daysailer that can easily be trailered anywhere and be ramp-launchable at a moments notice. To present the J ...
Off Season (Nov) sailing in Northeast - SailNet Community
After two plus weeks of storm related work, mucking out houses and prepping for restorations I had to get out of Dodge today chilly or not. When I got outside it was brisk and blowin about 15 kts took my time with sails and then off in a easterly ...
Cruising season long gone and a racer at work got me itching to ...
One of my most favorite sailing memories was spending a month in January, with a terrific girlfriend, cruising as far north as Minstrel Island, from Vancouver. The first 2 days was the toughest until we acclimatized and perfected our clothing ...
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Will you guys PLEASE stay on topic? This thread is entitled "Security - What would you do? And for you gun haters, a gun is a viable form of defense and security ...
Paphos eyed as newest sailing hotbed | GantDaily.com: " Paphos, a coastal city southwest of Cyprus, wants to be recognized as a hotbed for the sport in the Eastern Mediterranean region with the opening of a new sailing center dubbed as “Sail First”. “The new center would have multiple positive benefits for the district,” said Paphos mayor Savvas Vergas, after attending a recent tutorial and racing event at Paphos harbor which aims to promote the center. . . . "
Sail-World.com : The Yacht that fell into foul company - drugs, dead body, wrecked: " . . . . Some local divers made the gruesome discovery and reported their findings. Tongan authorities confirmed that there was a body on the deck, badly decomposed by the sun, and 204 1kg blocks of cocaine hidden in the hull, but no sign of the other crew member. The whereabouts of the yacht's missing crew member is being investigated and the cause of death of the body found onboard is the subject of a Tongan inquest. The questions remain. Is the other crew member still alive? If so where is he? Was there foul play in the death of the discovered crew member? Tongan authorities have not yet ruled the death suspicious, but the drugs on board tell their own story. . . . "
Mystery sailboat sinks off Cape Sable Island - Nova Scotia - CBC News: "A team of divers is searching for answers after a mysterious sailboat sank off Cape Sable Island Friday. RCMP Sgt. MJ Deluco said the 10-metre boat was first spotted from the shore Thursday evening. Police were called Friday when locals noticed it was taking on water. Deluco said a civilian took a boat out to inspect the vessel and there was no sign of anyone on board. The vessel sank before the coast guard arrived. . . . "