01 December 2012

Extreme Sailing Series heads to Rio de Janeiro for 2012 final showdown (video)

Extreme Sailing Series heads to Rio de Janeiro for 2012 final showdown - The Extreme 40s are preparing to head into the final battle of 2012 in the spectacular city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- the same city that will also be hosting the FIFA World Cup Final in 2014 and the 2016 Olympic Games. Team Brasil will be representing the home nation as a wildcard entry making it nine Extreme 40s on the startline with renowned sailor and Brazil's most successful Olympian Torben Grael, leading the team as skipper. For the eight established Extreme 40 teams, the stakes are high with four teams capable of lifting the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series overall trophy, and no one wants to go home empty handed. Watch all the action live from the 7th-9th December.

Vendee Globe skipper breaks distance record
PARIS — Vendee Globe skipper Francois Gabart has lowered the 24 hour monohull Open 60 distance record held for the past nine years by British sailor Alex Thomson. France's Gabart, at the helm of his boat Macif, sailed 482.91 nautical miles between ...


Next stage of Vendée Globe set to get underway
The Independent
Cutting corners can often come at a price and the cost for the 13 remaining Vendée Globe singlehanders could be a shake-up at the top as the leaders start the next phase and the fourth week. On Friday afternoon the organisers were still putting Armel ...

An Eventful Third Week On Board HUGO BOSS
Huffington Post UK (blog)
It's been an eventful third week in the Vendee Globe onboard HUGO BOSS, I continued my DIY expertise in the Southern Atlantic, manoeuvred into 2nd place as race tactics came to the forefront, and now I'm ending the week in 5th position holding strong ...

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US sailing team hires Charlie McKee
McKee's responsibilities will include managing all on-the-water elements of the U.S. sailing team, including the coaching program, technical development and youth development. He will report to Josh Adams, managing director of the U.S. Olympic sailing ...

Tickets still available for 11th International Sailing Summit
Sail World
Tickets are still available for sailing enthusiasts interested to be part of the 11th International SailingSummit (ISS) on December 3 at Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne. As part of the ISAF SailingWorld Cup (Sail Melbourne), the Summit will be ...

Musto Intl. Youth Match Racing Championship title to Steele and crew
Sail World
After four days of fierce competition at the Musto International Youth Match RacingChampionship, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Chris Steele and his crew of Stewart Dodson and Rawiri Geddes, representing Royal New Zealand Yacht ...

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RS Sailing announce changes to management structure
Sail World
Having helped build our international dealer network and more recently, spear-heading RS Sailing'sentry into North America, Riki will continue to build our presence on that continent whilst also concentrating on developing RS success in the Middle ...

24 hour distance sailing record broken
Sky News Australia
Gabart, who is lying third in the non stop, single-handed round the world yacht race, was sailing at an average speed of 20.1 knots. 'I benefitted from perfect conditions to stack up the miles, ' said Gabart. 'We remained just ahead of a front with a ...

Robotic sailing boat sets off across the Atlantic
Sail World
Syndicates have been attempting to sail the Atlantic for years with robot sailing boats with limited success, as part of the Microtransat Challenge. Now another somewhat different attempt is being made and, weather permitting, a robot sailing boat ...

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Alpari World match racing tour
World Match Racing Tour
PULAU DUYONG, 30 November 2012 : Jeremy Koo (KFC Malaysia/KRT) proved he was too good for the rest when he defeated Hazwan Hazim in the finals of the Malaysian Match Racing Circuit (MMRC) Final Stage – Pulau Duyong, Terengganu held at the ... Jeremy ...

Detroit Yacht Club gala to raise money for clubhouse repairs
MyFox Detroit
The newly formed Detroit Yacht Club Foundation will host an inaugural gala, Restoring the Grandeur, at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in the 93,000-square-foot DYC clubhouse. The event includes a strolling dinner with cash bar, music, dancing and historical displays.

Impressive year of achievement for Charlie Buckingham
Sail World
Olympic Development Team member Charlie Buckingham was recently chosen for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, after a tryout session in San Francisco earlier this month. This past year has been one of impressive achievement by Buckingham. After...

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Sailing club burgled for third time
Weston & Somerset Mercury
MEMBERS of a sailing club were left in disbelief after burglars destroyed part of the venue to steal about £1,000 worth of alcohol and the group's charity box....

Sailing in disputed areas of the South China Sea? Prepare to be boarded by ...
New rules, which come into effect on January 1, will allow Hainan police to board and seize control of foreign ships which "illegally enter" Chinese waters and order them to change course or stop sailing, the official China Daily reported. "Activities ...

Liesl Tesch found passion and love on Sydney to Hobart voyage
Herald Sun
"I can't believe all that has happened in such as short time and it all began with the Sydney to Hobart," said Tesch, a former captain of the Australian women's wheelchair basketball team who won her first gold in sailing at the London Paralympics at ...

Zachary Zammit national sailing champion
Malta Independent Online
The 2012 National Sailing Championships, organised by the Malta Sailing Federation and hosted by the Malta Young Sailors Club (MYSC), were held recently in St. Paul's Bay using the club's premises as race and committee offices and the yard of St. Paul ...

Geelong to host first Southern Hemisphere Melges 24 Worlds in 2014
Sail World
The city of Geelong and Royal Geelong Yacht Club are set to offer competitors and families from overseas a fantastic opportunity to experience a wonderful Australian holiday, as well as being able to compete in the world renowned Festival of Sails lead...

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Pequonnock Yacht Club battle is over
Ct Post
BRIDGEPORT -- A bitter property dispute between the city and the 100-plus-year old PequonnockYacht Club is over, with both sides walking away with money and the club getting its cherished flagpole back. "It will never bring satisfaction, but it does ...

Stars descend on Fort Lauderdale for 5th Melges 32 Gold Cup
Sail World
The 2012 Melges 32 Gold Cup will be pitting some of sailing's biggest stars in a three-day action-packed race from Nov. 30 to Dec.2 in Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Reigning USA Sailing Series titlist Steve Howe is set to defend his Gold Cup title ...

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Everything you need to know about sailing around Grenada
Sailing holidays in the Caribbean are a fantastic way to see the highlights of Grenada, especially as the yachting in this corner of the globe is brilliant. Its warm winds range in speeds of between 15 and 25 knots, with winter the more challenging ...

Sailors tested to the limit by high winds
Isle of Wight County Press
SAILING. UNDETERRED by forecasts of Force 8 winds, 25 boats took to the line for the penultimate race of Royal Victoria Yacht Club's frostbite series last Sunday. A number retired before or during racing but those who did compete were tested to the limit.

Crickmay surveyor sets sail on 3000 mile Atlantic rally
West Sussex County Times
As a member of Brighton Marina Yacht Club and the Chartered Surveyors Sailing Association, sailing is Adam's passion and he has spent many a weekend competing or just sailing off the South Coast from Brighton where he has a mooring. Adam deals with ...

West Sussex County Times

Weighty issue for Giles as he aims to follow in Ainslie's golden wake
Cambridge News
"Giles is in New Zealand right now sailing with Prada and among other things he is grinding on this big catamaran for the America's Cup," said Howlett – speaking at the UK Coaching Awards, supported by Gillette. "They want him to be 100kg, which he can...

Cambridge News

Waka anchor off Rapanui
Two waka crossing the Pacific using traditional navigation have reached their destination safely after three months of sailing. The waka hourua, or double-hulled sailing canoes, are anchored off the southeast coast of Rapanui (Easter Island) after ...

Back duo's Rio bid
Dorset Echo
Alex Tobutt and Stuart Appleby want to work with borough residents and businesses to promote the London 2012 legacy as they embark on a self-funded campaign in the 49er sailing class. The last time Stuart and Alex, both of Wyke Regis, campaigned for ...

Almost 120 Optimists compete in North Islands at Taupo
Sail World
The Optimist North Islands were recently hosted by Lake Taupo Yacht Club, Nov 16-18, and were held in very challenging conditions including a wide range of wind strengths and cold temperatures throughout. The open fleet had 119 sailors from across 14 ...

Sail World

Classics to cast off on final leg of Panerai Transat Classique 2012
Superyacht Times
The classic sailing world is preparing for the most exclusive event of the season. On December 2nd , a fleet of gorgeous classic and vintage sailing yachts will cast off on the final leg of the Panerai Transat Classique 2012, the only transatlantic ...

Superyacht Times

Local Briefs
Virgin Islands Daily News
The event will feature five female skippers ranked in the world's top 31 and St. Thomas native Peter Holmberg, the 2009 America's Cup winning helmsman. ... The CAMR is organized by the St. Thomas Yacht Club and the Virgin Islands Sailing Association.

Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs Regatta - One week to close of entries
Sail World
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is expecting a late of wave of entries with just a week to go before the end of registration for the upcoming Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta 2013. The 226nm Category 2 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs ...

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Yacht Club hosts 'Ugly Sweater' event for Shalom Center
Kenosha News (subscription)
11/29 11:31 p.m.. Kenosha News staff. Drag out your ugliest Christmas sweater and head down to the Kenosha Yacht Club/Breakwater Bar and Grill, 5130 Fourth Ave., on Simmons Island Saturday (Dec. 1).  The ...

St. Maarten. IGY announces dates for Captains' Briefing at The Yacht Club at ...
BYM News (press release)
IGY Marinas has announced that the official dates for the Captains' Briefing at The Yacht Club at Isle de Sol by the US Superyacht Association are January 16th and 17th 2013. The two-day extended seminar will be held along with The Maritime Security ...

Donated dinghy's added to the fleet
Salisbury Journal
Sailability New Forest District receive the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service from the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Dame Mary Fagan, at Spinnaker Sailing Club. DC2354P13. SAILORS with disabilities at New Forest and District Sailability (NFDS) will be ...

Ahmad Faez holds court
New Straits Times
AHMAD Faez Shamsuddin was crowned the boys Under-16 champion in the 48th Port Dickson Open Tournament at Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club (RPDYC) recently. The energetic boy defeated Indonesian Dias Wibawa 6-3, 6-1 in the 60-minute final.

Christmas takes to the water
Cowichan News Leader Pictorial
These beautifully decorated boats will leave the Yacht Club at 6:30 p.m. and make their way around the bay so the community can watch. But members say they don't get quite the view that the community does. “When you're on the boat doing it, you don't ...

Natalie's Olympics dream is back on
Hamilton Advertiser news
The trophy was presented to Natalie at the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club in Rhu, Helensburgh, at a dinner to celebrate the success of fellow club member Luke Patience, who together with sailing partner Stuart Bithell won silver medals for sailing ...

Ya Mon! Longshore Sailing School heads to the Caribbean ...
By WaterViews
The Westport school's “Away Team” has been hosting their annual Caribbean Sailing Weeks every January for more than a decade now. The instructors always go to the same place, and that's for a good reason. The Bitter End Yacht Club on ...

RS Sailing announces restructure of international management ...
RS Sailing have announced changes to their management structure due to expansion into new international markets. Jon Partridge, previously Operations Director, has been appointed as the new UK and European Sales Director for RS ...
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McKee to help lead US Olympic sailing team
He will report to Josh Adams, managing director of the U.S. Olympic sailing program.Adams ...McKee also has been involved in two America's Cup campaigns.

Tickets still available for 11th International Sailing Summit - Sail World
Tickets are still available for sailing enthusiasts interested to be part of the 11th International SailingSummit (ISS) on December 3 at Sandringham Yacht Club in ... Sailing Team, Peter Conde andAmerica's Cup sailing legend John Bertrand.

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