12 November 2012

Vendee Globe solo around-the-world yacht race starts

Le Cam, Le Cleac’h among skippers setting off on Vendee Globe around-the-world yacht race - The Washington Post: "LES SABLES D’OLONNE, France — Twenty skippers set off from western France on Saturday in the seventh edition of the Vendee Globe solo around-the-world yacht race. Skippers circle the three great capes: Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn, the southernmost tips of Africa, Australia and the Americas."

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Vendee Globe 2012-13: France's Marc Guillemot abandons race
BBC Sport
French skipper Marc Guillemot, one of the favourites to win this year's Vendee Globe, has pulled out after his boat Safran broke her keel. Guillemot, 53, who finished third in 2009, said he heard "two loud noises" 60 miles off the coast. He was then ...

BBC Sport

Cargo Ship Rescues Crew From Damaged Yacht Off New Zealand | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine: "Two injured people from the damaged yacht Windigo are now safely aboard the cargo ship Chengtu after a rescue just before 9am this morning. Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator Keith Allen from the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) said heaving lines were lowered from the cargo vessel to the damaged yacht and the 52-year-old British man and the 43-year-old Auckland woman pulled aboard. Both people aboard the Windigo sustained mild to moderate head injuries after their 11.6m yacht rolled after leaving Tonga two days ago 700km southwest of Tonga and 1260km northwest of New Zealand. The man has also suffered a back injury. None of the injuries are believed to be serious."

Windsurfing stays in Olympics
DUN LAOGHAIRE, Ireland -- Windsurfing will stay in the Olympics for 2016 after the InternationalSailing Federation scrapped plans to replace it with kiteboard racing in Rio de Janeiro. The ISAF Council voted in May to introduce kiteboarding in Brazil ...

NZ National Match racing Championships: Will Tiller wins tight final
Sail World
With Laurie Jury and Will Tiller both in the World Match Racing Tour, Francesco Bruni and Rod Davis with America's Cup teams, Chris Steele, Dave Hazard and Adam Middleton all top contenders in the Youth Match Racing Circuit some of whom having just ...

Sail World

SAILING: Kiss, Lamphere early leaders
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Mitchell Kiss of Holland, Mich. and Malcolm Lamphere of Lake Forest, Ill. lead the 2012 ISSA Single-handed National Championship for the Cressy Trophy after a breezy first day of racing Saturday off the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier. The top 36 ...

Argentine sailors brandish weapons to stop Ghana officials from moving seized ...
Sailors aboard an Argentina navy sailing ship seized in a billion-dollar international debt controversy brandished weapons to block Ghanaian officials from moving the vessel to a less busy dock, an official of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority said ...

SAILING - FRANCE: Vendée Globe favourite Guillemot pulls out of race
San Francisco Luxury News
French skipper Marc Guillemot, one of the favourites for the 2012/2013 Vendée Globe , has been forced to abandon the race less than 24 hours after the start here on Sunday. Guillemot limped back to Les Sables d'Olonne early Sunday morning after his ...

Windsurfers regain Olympic berth
Financial Times
Britain's Royal Yachting Association on Sunday welcomed the Olympic sailing authority's reversal of its decision to scrap windsurfing at the next games in Rio de Janeiro in favour of kitesurfing. The windsurfing industry had lobbied hard to retain ...

Yachting through the years on display at Flagler
Palm Beach Post
Flagler was a member of New York Yacht Club, owned sailing and steam yachts and attended regattas. In 1883 or 1884, he bought the famous schooner “Columbia,” the successful 1871America's Cup defender. Oddly, there are apparently no extant ...

Monsoon Cup - Excitement builds ahead of Pulau Duyong battle
Sail World
The top eight skippers who have confirmed their tickets, in order of the points collected thus far are Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team, Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar, Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing, Peter Gilmour (AUS) Yanmar ... four...

Sail World

Broadneck grad leads Navy to Kennedy Cup victory
An All-American skipper at the University of Miami-Ohio, Palmer began her illustrious career as head coach of intercollegiate sailing at the University of California-Irvine while concurrently serving as youth sailing instructor for the Newport Harbor ...

Woman speaks out about her life-and-death yacht drama
This Is Hampshire
Julie Denaro, of Middle Mead, Hook, spoke to The Gazette about the effect the traumatic incident has had on her life following a court case in which the owner of a sailing school and the skipper on board the yacht were both cleared of negligence in ...

Sailor returns to Durban after round-the-world trip
Going Places
ominick's final leg was sailed from Reunion, which he departed towards the end of October, sailing in mostly stormy conditions over the 12 days it took to reach Imvubu's hometown, the last three days the ocean was calm and windless. Stepping onto the ...

The Calvin Report - Alex Thomson: 'I don't do this for the love of the sea. It ...
The Independent
The crowd, half a million strong, lined the French Atlantic harbour walls in driving rain. The well-wishers were a blur of humanity, a blaze of colour, a buzz of conflicting accents and entreaties. By the time darkness fell last night, and Alex Thomson ...

Sailing: Benn Smith Leading Optimist Nationals
Over 70 Optimists from Bermuda, USA, Canada and Great Britain raced from RBYC today [Nov 10] on Day 1 of the Digicel Optimist National Championships. It was a windy start to the Regatta for the participants who will see sailing continue until Monday ...


St. Croix International Regatta gets underway
Virgin Islands Daily News
CROIX - Looking due South from St. Thomas, the St. Croix Yacht Club may be hidden from view by Buck Island National Park, but a crowd of sailors found their way to the club for the first day of sailing Friday in the 20th annual St. Croix Yacht Club ...

Virgin Islands Daily News

A Nice Day For Sailing
Caribbean Hurricane Network
Indeed, a nice day, as we watch the clouds for His coming! I am also watching the East for any signs of development from that large tropical wave. It is being torn apart by 30 - 50 mph winds, so most likely it will not survive even as a wave. We are ...

AfloatMagazine: Bitter Blow for Kites as Windsurfing is Reinstated in…
Israel's Sailing head Yehuda Maayan told Reuters that delegates had likely been confused about the original vote because of language difficulties, noting that the Spanish delegate had voted for kiteboarding by mistake. Among those expressing their ...

Simmons retains IOD title
Royal Gazette
Sailing with crew James Amos, Steven King, D'Arcey Betschart and wife Sacha, the veteran skipper won all five races sailed in the IOD fleet to finish seven points clear of nearest rival Andrew Cooper. Yesterday saw the IOD fleet sail in 15-24 knot ...

JY-15 North American Championships under way
Hilton Head Island Packet
Competitors took part in two races Saturday for the JY-15 North American Championships near the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club. Paul-John Patin of the Sayville (N.Y) Yacht Club leads after the opening day, while Mark Allen of the Pontiac (Mich.) Yacht ...

Hilton Head Island Packet

Windsurfing voted back in for 2016 Rio Olympics
Newstrack India
London, Nov. 11 (ANI): Windsurfing will remain in the Olympic Games at the Rio De Janerio in 2016 after the International Sailing Federation reversed a decision to replace it with kite boarding. Both men's and women's windsurfing will be retained after ...

Windsurfing will return for 2016 Olympic Games
One News Page
LONDON (REUTERS) - Windsurfing has reclaimed its place in the Olympic programme after the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) voted on Saturday to reinstate it at the expense of kiteboarding. Windsurfing will return for 2016 Olympic Games (news ...

Yachting NZ hails windsurfing Olympic vote
3News NZ
Yachting New Zealand (YNZ) has welcomed windsurfing's reinstatement as an Olympic sport but warns there is hard work ahead if a proud Kiwi history in the class is to be maintained. A decision in May by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) to ...

3News NZ

Team GB windsurfing hopes lifted as sport gains 2016 Olympics reprieve
The Guardian
The International Sailing Federation has decided to retain windsurfing for the 2016 Olympics – which could prove a major boost for Team GB. The plan had been to ditch the discipline for Rio and replace it with kiteboarding, a decision that attracted ...

New ISAF Council Members Announced | Broadly Boats News
By News Editor
credit David Branigan/ISAF. Saturday 10 November 2012. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced the new members of the ISAF Council, the final decision-making body of ISAF. Broadly Boats News · Firetrench Directory ...
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa foils on Day 1 - with single foil - Sail World
It was the first day of sailing for the Italian America's Cup Challenger starting in light winds which slowly increased top around 15 knots. The AC72 sailed with ...

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