17 December 2012

This week on America's Cup Discovered (video)

This week on America's Cup Discovered Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge are setting the pace on their AC72. We catch up with the teams to get their reactions on sailing the big cats. Why does Jimmy Spithill always punch above his weight? We ask Jimmy's Dad. When did the sailors start living the dream by turning professional?

Latest from the Vendee Globe with Armel Le Cleac'h - 7M sport
"Hello, it's Sunday, December 16 and we are in the Furious Fifties in the southern Hemisphere, 51 degrees south. It's very cold and to show you how cold here we have some olive oil which has frozen. So I am going to show you that. Here you see the ...

The solo sailing blog: Another chance | Alex Thomson | Independent Sport Blogs: "I’m currently in 4th place as I sail past the bottom of Australia. I’ve slowed down slightly today as the wind is light this morning and will continue to get lighter as I sail into what is left of the ex-cyclone Claudia and line up for the next system which will arrive quickly. The route back to the south looks good, and although it’s a bit complicated with a few manoeuvres, the weather models agree and that gives me some confidence. . . . "

The Independent (blog)

Digicel Sponsors RBYC Sailing Programme
“Sailing is a high equipment cost sport yet instills ownership and responsibility amongst participants,” states Wayne Caines CEO of Digicel Bermuda [pictured]. “We are pleased to hold such a vital role in an initiative that aims to not only deliver a ...


Sailing in Marin: Fairfax's Steinberg works to get messages out to help ships ...
Marin Independent-Journal
Fairfax resident Eric Steinberg, President of Farallon Electronics, tests communication equipment aboard the sailboat ÒDoradeÓ on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, Sausalito, Calif. Steinberg installs the Pactor modem on boats and is the North American distributor.

Oman wins bid to host 2016 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships
BYM News (press release)
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships are traditionally where top racing sailorsfirst get the chance to prove themselves on the international stage. Past ISAF Youth World champions can now be found across all the pinnacle events in competitive ...

Singles club welcomes new members with interest in sailing
Middletown Press
WESTBROOK – The active sailing season may be over, but those interested in the sport can sail through the winter by attending meetings of the Shoreline Sailing Club. Meetings of the club, geared for singles age 35 and older, are held year-round on the ...

Smooth Sailing for Holiday Retailers - KHGI-TV/KWNB-TV/KHGI-CD-Grand ...
Many Nebraskans already have their trees set up and decorated at home, and now it's just a matter of getting the presents that go underneath. Studies by the National Retail Federation show Americans are making progress on their holiday shopping and ...

Duo triumphs at Sydney regatta
TASMANIAN sailors Rob Gough and Matt Bugg won the International Moth and International 2.4mR classes respectively at the Sail Sydney regatta, which ended yesterday. In each case their winning margin against stiff competition was just one point.


Junior Sailing Pelican State Championships preview
Sail World
The 55th Pelican class State Championships will be hosted by East Fremantle Yacht Club from 6th to 11th January 2013. 2012/13 is a particularly exciting season for East Fremantle Yacht Club, who will host the State Championships for the first time in ...

Sail World

Edge's Boat Yard aggregate point series : Wind fails to reach 8 knots
BYM News (press release)
Airlie Beach and Pioneer Bay recognised as Queensland's most popular tropical sailingdestination has the reputation to become a tactically tough racing venue during the warmer months of summer. The combination of warm temperatures and a reliable ...

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