27 February 2013

Sailing at 41 knots onboard Banque Populaire (video)


Sailing at 41 knots onboard Banque Populaire during the Jules Verne Trophy (video) - Pascal Bidégorry and his crew share with us what it looks like sailing at 41 knots on a 40 meters trimaran with a sail area of 1200m2.

British sailing champion changes course
Kathimerini
Sailing in the Olympics will not be the same after the withdrawal of a living legend in the sport, Sir Ben Ainslie, the Briton who managed to bag four Olympic golds and a silver over the course of his illustrious career. The 36-year-old spoke to ...

Kathimerini

SAILING | Elis weather storms, finish second
Yale Daily News (blog)
2 coed sailing team overcame canceled flights and canceled races to put in a strong showing at the Bob Bavier Team Race in Charleston, S.C.. The Bulldogs finished second out of 10 teams in the round-robin style regatta. Georgetown, the nation's top ...

Medical examiner identifies man who drowned in Kualoa sailing accident
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
In a 1996 profile, the Los Angeles Times reported that sailing has been a big part his life since he was 7. By the time he was a teenager, Ross-Duggan was doing well in California regattas, and at 15 he was seventh in the 1970 Hobie Nationals in Honolulu.

Five Things: Richard Blais At Dave's, Sailing Seminar
Patch.com
Sail Racing Seminar: GBSA is proud to welcome Brad Dellenbaugh for a seminar on the new 2013 Racing Rules of Sailing tonight at 7 p.m. at the East Greenwich Yacht Club. Brad Dellenbaugh, America's Cup Chief Umpire, International Judge, Olympic ...

Hilton Head sailing, rowing center design approved; local clubs want more ...
Hilton Head Island Packet
Conceptual designs of a sailing and rowing center on Hilton Head Island won unanimous approval Tuesday from a town board, but members of local seafaring clubs say the plans need improvement. Plans for proposed center off Squire Pope Road, which ...

Three-year venue deal with Singapore & Aberdeen Asset Management main ...
BYM News (press release)
The Extreme Sailing Series is set to become a brand new international fixture on the Singapore sports calendar until 2015, in a three year deal announced today between Series organisers OC Sport, the Singapore Sports Council and Aberdeen Asset ...

£41500 boost for Foulridge sailing club
Lancashire Telegraph
A SAILING club has been awarded £41,500 to build a gangway and pontoon to allow safe access into the water. Burwain Sailing Club, in Reedymoor Lane, Foulridge, has been awarded the money from Inspired Facilities, part of Sport England, for a 15-metre ...

Lancashire Telegraph

Nations Continue To Grow With ISAF And IOC Olympic Solidarity
International Sailing Federation
With 2013 well underway the ISAF Training and Development Department is already experiencing an increased number of applications for programmes designed to grow the sport of sailing within all 138 Member National Authorities (MNAs).

International Sailing Federation

Unbeatable Canfield Glides To Budget Marine Match Racing Cup
International Sailing Federation
The fifth edition of the event, which kicks off a festival of sailing culminating with the 33rd running of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, attracted the strongest fleet of match racers in the series growing history. The eight skippers included ...

International Sailing Federation

2 hospitalized after sailboat runs aground on Ponte Vedra Beach after week at sea | jacksonville.com: "Two Florida men aboard a sailboat for seven days drifted ashore Monday in Ponte Vedra Beach weary but OK, according to St. Johns County Fire Rescue. Francis Saunders, 86, of Port St. Lucie, and Jerry Willis, 71, of Cocoa, were headed to Grand Bahama Island when their boat lost power, said spokeswoman Joy Hill of the Florida Fish and wildlife Conservation Commission. Saunders’ dog, Alfy, also came along for the trip. The sailboat ran aground about 11:45 p.m. in the 3000 block of South Ponte Vedra Boulevard. The men, who appeared tired and confused according to a St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office report, were assisted through heavy surf and taken to Flagler Hospital with minor injuries. The dog, a schnauzer about 4 years old, was still in the care of St. Johns County Animal Control. The men told authorities they left Port St. Lucie seven days earlier in the 32-foot sailboat built in 1976. They lost their bearings, then lost power and began to drift. . . ."


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26 February 2013

One week until Extreme Sailing Series 2013 begins (video)


One week until Extreme Sailing Series 2013 begins - The original high-performance, stadium-style global racing circuit, designed for spectators, is set to come alight with a rash of new talent in its seventh season, as 8 international teams with some of the worlds best sailors prepare for Act 1 of the 2013 global tour, to the held at The Wave, Muscat Oman 5th-8th March. Three new skippers and two completely new teams will bring a wealth of fresh talent to the Extreme 40 fleet in 2013, along with a set of credentials that will make predicting not only the outcome of the opening Act but the entire Series a near impossibility. The public race village opens on the 6th March with Red Bull Free Runners, a dedicated kids zone, a football tournament for local teams and try sailing amongst other activities all staged at the The Wave, Muscat community beach. 

Coast Guard suspends search for sailboat reported missing - MontereyHerald.com :: " . . . . A Coast Guard spokesman said the search was ended at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, and that no debris or other evidence from the sinking was found after searching a 20,000-square-mile area of ocean. . . . The Coast Guard received a radio distress call Sunday afternoon from a man who reported his 29-foot sailing vessel Charm Blow was sinking 65 miles west of Pillar Point, that there was no life raft aboard, and that he and his wife were assembling a makeshift raft from a cooler and lifesaving ring before abandoning the boat with their 4-year-old son and a nephew. A search by the Coast Guard and Air National Guard was conducted Sunday night through Tuesday morning with no results. No one has come forward to report missing family members, the Coast Guard said, and searchers have not been able to identify the people on board or the port where the Charm Blow originated."

Officials: Badger to begin sailing season May 6
Fond du Lac Reporter
MANITOWOC — Lake Michigan Carferry announced Monday the S.S. Badger will begin the 2013 sailing season on May 6, two weeks earlier than previously announced. Spokeswoman Terri Brown stated the expanded season is in response to a request to ...

Medals Spread At Sail The Gulf Regatta In Qatar
International Sailing Federation
"Our objective is to engage Hussain and our other National sailors in the Olympic classes at both regional and international training camps and regattas to intensify their development and raise their level to prepare them for major international ...

International Sailing Federation

Artemis Racing suspends sailing program to modify AC72s
Gant Daily
San Francisco, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Artemis Racing has suspended its sailing program to give way to modifications on its AC72s, according to sailing director Iain Percy. The decision was reached following Artemis Racing's training sessions ...

CSULB Sailing Team is ranked first in the Southwest
Daily 49er
The top-ranking Cal State Long Beach Sailing Team breezed through to a first-place finish at the South 3-4 regatta hosted by University of California, Irvine last weekend at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. CSULB ranked as No. 2 in the Southwest, right ...

Laser Midwinters East Wrap Up In Clearwater
International Sailing Federation
In the end the Bermudan, who sailed the inaugural Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games finished sixth as well as two ISAF Youth Worlds managed to do what he needed to do to take bronze. He finished the final race in 14th and ahead of all of his rivals ...

International Sailing Federation

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25 February 2013

5 Teams Selected for Red Bull Youth America's Cup (video)


5 Teams Selected - RBYAC Selection Series - Five of the best youth sailing teams in the world have qualified for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup following a grueling two-week Selection Series in San Francisco. The 12 crews, from 11 countries, were pushed to the limit as they fought for the right to compete in September's races. National crews from Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Portugal and Switzerland, made the cut to advance to the Red Bull Youth America's Cup where they will meet five crews supported by current America's Cup teams. Double Olympic Gold medalists Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher, the Sports Directors for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, made the selections after closely monitoring the teams on and off the water during the two back-to-back selection weeks. With the high talent level and extreme motivation of the crews, there were hard choices to make. 

Judgement Day Brings Elation To Five Teams Selected For Red Bull Youth...
International Sailing Federation
"We went into this with a plan not to let them sail in over 15 knots of wind and to keep the teams inside the Bay Bridge," Steinacher said. "We broke both of those rules on the very first day! Fortunately, the teams have shown us they are able to ...

International Sailing Federation

Coast Guard searching for 2 adults, 2 children from sinking sailboat offshore from Santa Cruz - San Jose Mercury News: " . . . The U.S. Coast Guard was searching late Sunday for two adults and two children who had been aboard a sailboat that reportedly sank about 30 miles southwest of Santa Cruz. The boat was reported to be taking on water late Sunday afternoon, according to Petty Officer Sean McGinnis. Details were still sketchy Sunday evening. KTVU News reported that Coast Guard officials received a distress call at about 4:20 p.m. from someone aboard a 29-foot sailboat that was 65 miles offshore. The four people aboard told the Coast Guard they had to abandon ship at around 5:30 p.m. .. ."

Four people missing in sailboat mishap off northern California | Reuters: "The Coast Guard said in a statement that the four people from the missing vessel, believed to be named the Charmblow, might have made it into a makeshift life raft, but that their fate was not known. Local television station KTVU reported that victims lacked life rafts or survival suits and planned to tie a cooler and other materials together to give them a means of floatation until they could be rescued. Coast Guard aircraft and sea vessels conducted several searches of the area without success, and additional Coast Guard resources were to join in the operation, the agency said in its statement."

Team AISM sail to victory in EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour
BYM News (press release)
AISM dominate region's only long distance offshore race with BAE Systems second and EFG Bank (Monaco) in third. Stunning showcase of competitive sailing comes to a successful close in beautiful Muscat. 7A superb performance by Team AISM throughout...

Guo Chuan expects to finish solo world sailing in one month
Global Times
Chinese sailor Guo Chuan expected to finish his non-stop solo sailing around the world in one month, according to his supporting team on Monday. Many parts of Guo's yacht were broken last week, like jib, generator and radar. "I got the boat only one ...

Finglas Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.Resident Coach
BYM News (press release)
Surprisingly during his primary school years he had shown the talent to fulfil a promising career in swimming but thankfully elected to master sailing free with the wind winning his second Australian championship in the international 420 class in 1986.

Mashich And Freitas On Top In Brazil
International Sailing Federation
Nimrod Mashich (ISR) and Patricia Freitas (BRA) got their preparations for the 2013 RS:X World Championship off to a flying start after they won gold at the RS:X South American Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

International Sailing Federation

RYA Youth Nationals to welcome double Olympic gold medallist
BYM News (press release)
The 2013 regatta is being staged at Largs Sailing Club (Scotland) from Sunday 31 March to Friday 5 April where Ayton will lead the panel of RYA selectors. Ayton, who began her career in an Optimist, quickly progressed through the RYA Youth Racing ranks ...

65th Qantas link Brisbane : Schooner sails under safe hands
BYM News (press release)
Experienced female navigator Robin Elkington will again man the Navigators nook when the 30m schooner South Passage contests the 65th Qantas link Brisbane to Gladstone race over the Easter weekend. Robin Elkington a 24 race veteran has been an ...

Barnes Wins Harken Youth International
International Sailing Federation
Scott Barnes and his team of Jackson MacFarlane, Rawiri Geddes and Michael Boucher representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have won the Harken Youth International Match Racing Championship 2013.

International Sailing Federation

OKI 24-hr Sailing Race 2013
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Auckland (February 25, 2013): The North Shore's beloved OKI 24-Hour Race will this year be from 2pm Saturday March 9 until 2pm Sunday March 10. Sailors will once again be racing on Lake Pupuke with a Le Mans-style start, as they have done since the ...

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24 February 2013

RBYAC Selection Series Session 2 Racing (video)


Tight Racing in San Francisco - RBYAC Selection Series Session 2
The racing program started February 22, for the six teams in the second selection series of the Red Bull Youth America's Cup. In wind conditions that started out light and built to about 17 knots in the afternoon, a total of five races were held in the round-robin format. Three of the teams got in three races while the other three completed two races. . . . the racing was intense. The teams are evaluated on both their race results at the selection series, as well as their overall performance on and off the water, including fitness tests, training programs and professionalism.

Sailing Arabia: TU Delft team gives it the old college try
The National
"It's a sign of how wide open sailing can be as a sport," said Issa Al Isamili, the events director of the race organiser Oman Sail. "Our mission is to show everyone in the region that sailing is an accessible sport and there could be no greater ...

24-hour sailing race on Lake Pupuke next month
Voxy
The North Shore's beloved OKI 24-Hour Race will this year be from 2pm Saturday March 9 until 2pm Sunday March 10. Sailors will once again be racing on Lake Pupuke with a Le Mans-style start, as they have done since the race began in 1967. There will ...

Superyacht of the week: The stunning 67 metre Vertigo
Superyacht Times
With her second launch anniversary taking place this month, the supersailing yacht Vertigo has been roaming the seas with her owners and guests since she departed the Alloy shed in 2011. But for her owners and indeed the designers and builders behind ...

Superyacht Times

Former Annapolis sailor helps set "Golden Route" record
CapitalGazette.com
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, a non-profit organization based in Annapolis, provides sailing opportunities for persons with physical and developmental disabilities as well as any individual who would not otherwise have the opportunity to sail.

Slingsby to Skipper ORACLE TEAM USA in Naples
BYM News (press release)
Over the next two months, the five-member crew will balance training on the AC45 for Naples and sailing the AC72 in preparation for the America's Cup Final in September 2013. The city of Naples hosts the grand finale of the 2012-13 America's Cup World ...

Sailing: India's Saravanan reigns supreme in Qatar
Peninsula On-line
The podium winners at Sail the Gulf, the international regatta of Qatar Sailing and Rowing Federation (QSRF) pose for a picture with officials of QSRF at Doha SailingClub yesterday. RIGHT: The Qatari pair of Abdelrahman Al Jinah and Yousef Al Baker ...

America's Cup amphitheater sails through - SFGate: "Normally, something as big and loud as a rock concert amphitheater would take months of public back and forth to win approval. That's why it's all the more amazing that the America's Cup and Live Nation landed permission for a 9,000-seat venue on San Francisco's waterfront without a single commission vote or hearing. "It's like it just fell out of the sky," said Jon Golinger, head of the Telegraph Hill Dwellers Association, whose members will be serenaded by as many as 40 outdoor shows this spring and summer. It didn't quite fall out of the sky, but it's close. America's Cup organizers originally had permission to build a 4,000-seat amphitheater on Piers 27-29 for opening and closing ceremonies and other events connected to this year's sailboat-racing competition."

America's Cup expedites overdue projects - SFGate: "The great thing about events like the America's Cup is that even if they flop, the long-term payoff for the host city can be rewarding. I refer not to the balance sheet at San Francisco's City Hall, but to civic improvements that in this case might not otherwise occur. These projects include a new cruise terminal and a more pedestrian-friendly Fisherman's Wharf. While they've been on the city's to-do list for ages, they became priorities in response to the hype surrounding a regatta that could draw hundreds of thousands of viewers for the final batch of high-profile yacht races on the bay. We'll see what happens now that only four yachts will compete in the series being held from July to September. Mayor Ed Lee's administration is scrambling to help raise $32 million so taxpayers won't be stuck with the tab for city services related to the event. But three infrastructure projects already are leaving their mark in ways that are long overdue. The cruise terminal is the most visible change, a long box of aluminum and glass that for now sits behind fences along the south edge of Pier 27. . . ."

Repairs launched to town's Sandy-battered Ye Yacht Yard - Fairfield Citizen: "The venerable Ye Yacht Yard at the mouth of Southport Harbor took a few punches from Superstorm Sandy. The late-October drubbing virtually destroyed the wooden building housing the marina's the lavatory and storage area. Town boards recently approved $65,000 in funding to rebuild the structure, but this time it will be set on a foundation. It is expected that 75 percent of the cost will be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency."

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23 February 2013

New Sydney-Hobart sailing record

Sydney-Hobart sailing record smashed
Yahoo!7 News
One day and six hours is the new fastest sail-time between Sydney and Hobart. Sydney sailor Sean Langman set out just before 11:00am AEDT yesterday to break the standing record of one day, 18 hours. Cruising at up to 38 knots overnight, Langman and ...

Yahoo!7 News

Time and Technology - AC Discovered:

This week on America's Cup Discovered we take you on a journey through time and technology. We get an all time exclusive when we get invited to spend a day on the water with Ted Turner, as he reforms his 1977 victorious 'Courageous' crew to commemorate this win 35 years ago. Then we take a leap into the future to see how some of the technology has evolved in our sport since Newport, Rhode Island.

Final leaderboard of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Vendée Globe ...
The 2012-2013 Vendée Globe leaderboard is now complete and final.
www.vendeeglobe.org/.../final-leaderboard-of-the-2012-2013...

Bugg breezes to win
Tasmania Mercury
Racing Group 1 sailed three windward/leeward races following the Friday evening race, with Jeff Cordell's Mumm 36, Host Plus Executive, showing renewed speed under a huge Italian spinnaker to win two of the four races under PHS scoring. The eastern ...

Tasmania Mercury

Sailing: India's Saravanan reigns supreme in Qatar
Peninsula On-line
The podium winners at Sail the Gulf, the international regatta of Qatar Sailing and Rowing Federation (QSRF) pose for a picture with officials of QSRF at Doha SailingClub yesterday. RIGHT: The Qatari pair of Abdelrahman Al Jinah and Yousef Al Baker ...

Two legs remain as EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour heads for home
BYM News (press release)
Events Director of Oman Sail, Issa Al Ismaili looks forward to the next leg: “We saw a great leg from Ras Al Khaimah, with the boats fighting it out against the incredible fjord landscapes of Musandam, and as we head on to Mussanah, the sailing and the ...

Team Korea enters 2013 Extreme Sailing Series
BYM News (press release)
The inaugural Act of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series will commence in Muscat, Oman in just over one weeks time where Team Korea, the Korean America's Cup syndicate, skippered by Peter Burling, Olympic silver medallist from London 2012, will line up for ...

Annapolis Yacht Club Junior program welcomes new fleet of 420s
BYM News (press release)
Annapolis Yacht Club has added 21 new 420s to its Junior Sailing fleet. The new boats were custom-built by Laser Performance and the sails were designed by AYC and produced by North Sails. On Wednesday, February 20, the Annapolis Yacht Club (AYC)...

Meat seller Stuart Simon, 90, had passion for sailing
Omaha World-Herald
Stich said that from the 1950s to the 1980s, Simon Meats were served at many widely known Omaha restaurants. “He was a very physically active man, and his passion wassailing,” Stich said. He sailed competitively and for pleasure for more than 40 years ...

Chicago Match Race Center teams up with Group Experiential Learning
BYM News (press release)
"Sailing in itself is a fantastic team building activity," says CMRC Program Director Tod Reynolds. "By partnering with GEL we are able to leverage a natural classroom and combine GEL's leadership training expertise with our world-class facility to ...

Packed winter programme sees British Keelboat Academy geared up for 2013
BYM News (press release)
Between October and February the BKA has run four shore-based weekends for its squad, comprising of 36 sailors aged between 18-24. The weekends were aimed at furthering the sailors' knowledge of campaign planning, as well as providing a selection of ...

Carroll submits 3-Bullet BVI day taking the 2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin ...
BYM News (press release)
Day two in the British Virgin Islands was equally amazing as the first with the 2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series, Event No. 1 in Virgin Gorda, hosted by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) bagging three more races. Jason Carroll's ...

Sailboat sinks: Couple, dog rescued from sinking sailboat near Ponce Inlet - OrlandoSentinel.com: "A couple and their dog were rescued Friday from their 42-foot sailboat, which sank in the Intracoastal Waterway in Volusia County. Michael and Diane Robinson of Green Cove Springs and their cocker spaniel, Annie, made it safely to shore . . ."

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2013 Extreme Sailing Series starts March 5

Team Korea enters 2013 Extreme Sailing Series » Extreme Sailing Series: "The inaugural Act of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series will commence in Muscat, Oman in just over one weeks time where Team Korea, the Korean America’s Cup syndicate, skippered by Peter Burling, Olympic silver medallist from London 2012, will line up for their Extreme 40 debut. At 22 years of age, Burling is the youngest skipper in the Extreme 40 fleet, but age aside, the Kiwi has already earned his stripes in the international sailing arena. Not only does he already have two Olympic Games and a silver medal in the high-performance 49er class to his name, Burling is hoping his experience as skipper of Team Korea in the AC World Series help him adapt to the short course stadium format of the Extreme Sailing Series quickly. "

2013 Extreme Sailing Series Calendar
Act 1: Muscat, Oman 5-8 March
Act 2: Singapore 11-14 April
Act 3: Qingdao, China 2-5 May
Act 4: Istanbul, Turkey 20-23 June
Act 5: Porto, Portugal 25-28 July
Act 6: Cardiff, Wales 23-26 August (Media day 22 August)
Act 7: Nice, France 3-6 Oct
Act 8: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14-17 Nov (Media day 13 November)
Day 1 of each Act is the official Media Day, followed by three days of stadium racing where the event opens to the public. In Cardiff and Rio de Janeiro all 4 days of racing will be public, with a non-scoring media day before the event publicly opens.


Arrivée de Team Plastique (3ème partie) by VendeeGlobeTV

Vendee Globe - Di Benedetto, Team Plastique across the line
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, Alessandro Di Benedetto (FRA - ITA) on Team Plastique crossed the finish line at 15h 36 mn 30 s (French Time). He finishes eleventh in the race. In completing his race 26d 00h 17min 50s after race winner François Gabart, completed ...

Sail World

Yachting: Di Benedetto brings curtain down on Vendee Globe
GlobalPost
Alessandro Di Benedetto brought down the curtain on the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world yacht race on Friday when he crossed the finishing line in Team Plastique to take 11th and last place. Nearly a month after the winner, Frenchman Francois Gabart,...

Shore Patrol: Long Beach sailing team to make waves again this weekend
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Long Beach State's 49er Sailing Team hopes to flex its muscle this weekend in Newport Beach, repeating some of its successes earlier this year. The team hopes to qualify for the Pacific Coast Championships competition during the races known as South 3 ...

Lakewood to host Bay Access sailing clinics
Your Houston News
Lakewood Yacht Club Sailing Director Marek Valasek has announced that the club will be hosting a series of six, one week-long Bay Access sailing clinics for beginners this summer. Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 7:00 am. Lakewood to host Bay Access ...

AISM takes control as EFG Bank Sailing Arabia –The Tour rounds Musandam on ...
BYM News (press release)
Leg five of EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour, the region's only long distance offshore race, may have proved to be the decisive one, with Bertrand Pacé's AISM winning her fourth consecutive offshore leg. With BAE Systems coming home in fifth place ...

J/22 Class celebrates 30th Anniversary with World Championship in Newport ...
BYM News (press release)
From October 1-5, J/22 competitors from around the globe will convene for five days of racing in one of the most venerable keelboats worldwide to take place in the legendarysailing venue on Narragansett Bay. Sail Newport will serve as the Organizing ...

Decision day looms for Red Bull Youth America's Cup hopefuls
BYM News (press release)
“These are good young sailors who are learning what it takes to rise to the next level, to become professional sailors at a standard where they could compete with the best in the world.” “What's been impressive is the overall level of the teams,” said ...

Cooper underlines huge potential
Royal Gazette
If Chase Cooper's success at last week's Mar del Plata regatta in Argentina is anything to go by, then perhaps it's safe to say the future of local sailing is in good hands. The Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association's (BODA) 2012 Sailor of the Year ...

UK Sailing superstars at RYA Dinghy Show 2013
Sail World
Luke will be taking over for the Going for Gold talk on the main stage at 12.00, so if you're looking for some useful advice on the road to becoming a champion then don't miss this, before being joined by fellow 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailors ...

Sail World

Russian Ghost Cruise Ship Reappears: " . . . the Orlova was spotted by the Atlantic Hawk, a supply craft used to ferry materials to and from oil platforms. The Atlantic Hawk was able to intercept and secure the Orlova but cut the vessel loose on February 4, following orders of Transport Canada, the country's equivalent of the US Department of Transportation. Now she's again sailing on her own, a prisoner of the Atlantic's currents. The information was published by the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, an organization that creates classified maps for the United States military as well as maps for civil use. According to the agency, the ship was about 1,300 nautical miles away from Ireland and now it's en route to Europe. [Daily Memorandum via US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency via Physorg]"

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22 February 2013

SWC Miami 2013 - Lasers - Race 3 (video)


SWC Miami  2013 - Lasers - Race 3 video (1-29-13, Canon Vixia HF R300, Will Ricketson )

Follow Team Plastique's finish - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "The entire Team Plastique team has rallied to share the emotion of my finish with as many people as possible, even those who won't be able to be there. Everybody can follow my progression on the internet through the live video coverage on www.teamplastique-voile.com or on Dailymotion (www.dailymotion.com/video/xsyneq), from the finish line to the channel and the press conference, the first interviews and the podium ceremony. "

Vendee Globe live tracking

World's largest sailing ship Sedov stops off in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post
The world's largest sailing ship in operation paid a visit to Hong Kong for the first time yesterday. The Sedov, a 92-year-old Russian windjammer, sailed into the harbour and to its berth at the Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, where the public will be ...

The Harbor Report: The importance of sailing stories
Daily Pilot
I am sure you have heard and lived it yourself: Life is too short to go boating without your family and friends. Tuesday I stared at my blank computer monitor for about 20 minutes, thinking of something to write for this column. Then, while looking out ...

World's largest sailing ship makes a stop in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post
The world's largest sailing ship in operation paid a visit to Hong Kong for the first time on Thursday. The Sedov, a 92-year-old Russian windjammer, sailed into the harbour and to its berth at the Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, where the public will ...

Sean Langman's world record sailing attempt made tougher
The Daily Telegraph
On the eve of Langman's attempt to set a new world course record for the distance between Sydney and Hobart the World Sailing Speed Record Council updated its record. Team Australia now has to beat the record of the 100-footer Wild Oats XI of 1 day 18 ...

Ancient voyage
Stuff.co.nz
Sailing through the tropics is nothing like the brochures make out. But then, this is no ordinary trip. I am taking part in the recreation of an ancient voyaging tradition — Te Mana o Te Moana, the spirit of the sea — traditional double hulled ...

Oman Sail's Hussain Al Jabri to race Sail The Gulf 2013 ahead of Mussanah ...
BYM News (press release)
After just a year with Oman Sail, 24-year-old Hussain Al Jabri is showing promise. In 2012 he won Gold at the Singapore Laser Trophy and has been training hard ahead of the 2013 dinghy season, which kicks off with Qatar's Sail The Gulf regatta at the ...

Sailing Tale: A first week in Cuba
Sail World
Cuba, lying strategically in the middle of the Caribbean, has not been visited by cruising sailors in droves, mostly for political reasons. So what is it like? Here cruising sailors Andrew and Clare Payne, sailing their yacht Eye Candy in the Caribbean ...

Sail World

Five islands to visit when sailing in the Saronic Gulf | The Official ...
By admin
The Saronic Gulf is a fantastic area to take your first sailing trip in Greece. It is immediately accessible from the marinas in Athens, it is relatively sheltered from the strong Meltemi winds making it a great place for those taking their first sailing ...
The Official Blog of visitgreece.gr

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20 February 2013

Maserati Soldini breaks NY to SF Speed Record (video)


Maserati Soldini: arrivo a San Francisco

Sailboat Crew Breaks Speed Record in NY-to-SF Voyage | Playbook | Wired.com: "Famed Italian skipper Giovanni Soldini and his tireless crew of eight sailors obliterated the record for sailing the “Golden Route” from New York to San Francisco, shaving a full 10 days off the previous record around the tip of South America. . . . Forecasting technology also advanced alongside the boats in the days since Parlier set the record, providing Soldini’s crew with far more accurate data than Parlier had available. The crew relied upon laptops and a satellite antenna to download the latest weather data and images. . . The original plan had Soldini doing the Volvo Ocean Race, but it’s a much bigger undertaking, so he decided to challenge the Golden Route record. The historic route was heavily used by clippers during the gold rush of the mid and late 1800s. It is a difficult journey that takes sailors through a variety of weather conditions, including the Doldrums and the westerly gales at Cape Horn. Flying Cloud set the record at 89 days and 8 hours in 1854, a record that stood for more than 130 years until Warren Luhrs and Thursday’s Child made the journey in 80 days and 20 hours in 1989. “It’s not really the record we’re beating but the record we’re setting that counts,” said Breymaier. “It will be difficult to break later on. We’re racing whoever is coming after.”. . . ."

RORC Caribbean 600 News | blog: "Mike Slade's maxi yacht, ICAP Leopard, crossed the finish line in Antigua to take Monohull Line Honours for the 2013 RORC Caribbean 600 on Wednesday 20 February in an elapsed time of 45 hours 58 minutes and 05 seconds. . . . Mike Slade's crew on ICAP Leopard were enjoying a cold beer in the Antigua Yacht Club today and Leopard's owner, Mike Slade, was really enjoying winding down after a tough race in which ICAP Leopard took Line Honours for the second time: "That was definitely the toughest of the three races I have done, but I absolutely love this race; the course, the weather and the welcome we receive back in Antigua is just the best, anywhere. The RORC Caribbean is one of the premier yacht races worldwide and ICAP Leopard will definitely be back next year.""

Vendee Globe - Out of the final calm and into the breeze + Video
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, less than fifty miles to the northwest of La Corruna, Spain Alessandro di Benedetto on Team Plastique is now counting down the final miles to the finish, expecting to cross the famous line off the Nouch buoy on Friday morning.

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A nautical getaway can feature a sails call
Chicago Tribune
Sailing is cool, but there's far more to it than buying a boat; it takes a lifetime to master. "I'm still learning; you're always learning" about sailing, said Dawn Riley, a champion sailor whose seagoing resume is longer than a clipper ship. A current ...

Maserati sets sailing world record
Gizmag
The vessel, captained by Giovanni Soldini, negotiated the high seas from New York, traveled southward past the remainder of North and South America, transitioned from Atlantic to Pacific around Cape Horn, and sailed north again to San Francisco.

Crown Prince witnesses sailing royalty do battle in port in Ras Al Khaimah for ...
BYM News (press release)
AISM lead overall with BAE Systems second and EFG Bank (Monaco) in third after in port series on Day 9. EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour to pass through the Strait of Hormuz for Leg 5 and first Omani stopover at Zighy Bay- Dibba. H.H Sheikh ...

Marine construction marks milestone for sailing club
Whitsunday Times
A PROJECT of some 16 years in the making is about to be realised by the WhitsundaySailing Club. Construction of a new 28-berth marine facility specifically for club use is now underway at the Port of Airlie site and is expected to be finished by April.

Sailing and the Isle of Wight
Yachting and Boating World
The Isle of Wight is famed for its sailing pedigree and is home to many of Britain's best sailors. Surrounded by the famously challenging waters of the Solent, the Isle of Wight has historically hosted (and continues to host) many of the world's most ...

Full 'shake–up' for sailing on the agenda at next month's ISA AGM
Sail World
GP14 and Mirror dinghy sailor Norman Lee, an active Wicklow boater with a reputation for introducing to people to the sport in both dinghy and cruising boats, says he wants 'The ISA focus off elite sailing and the emphasis instead to be on enjoying ...

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2013 RORC Caribbean 600 Start Helicopter Footage


Photographer Richard Langdon shot the start of the 2013 RORC Caribbean 600 Race from a helicopter

2013 RORC Caribbean 600 tracking

RORC Caribbean 600 Race Homepage: "Breaking news from the RORC Caribbean 600 race course is that the first finishers are expected in the early hours of tomorrow morning (Wednesday 20 Feb), with every possibility that at least one record will be broken and possibly two. Peter Aschenbrenner's American trimaran, Paradox, has virtually rounded Guadeloupe and is close to laying Les Desirades, the most easterly point of the course. Paradox, with multihull legend Cam Lewis on board, is still on record pace and is expected to arrive back in Antigua in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Paradox need to cross the line before 03:11:05 on Wednesday morning, to beat Region Guadeloupe's 2009 record. Paradox needs to cover 190 miles in 12 hours, which is very achievable. In the Multihull Class Lloyd Thornburg's Gunboat 66, Phaedo, took a big gamble this morning and rolled straight sixes. Leaving Montserrat to leeward meant that the team had to sail many more miles but the "Buffalo Girls" manoeuvre had Phaedo smelling of roses, nearly catching up with ICAP Leopard and cementing their position as leaders of the Multihull Class."

Sailing: Hansen continuing on path to Rio 2016 | Northern Advocate: "Blair Tuke will be watching his skiff as Whangarei's Marcus Hansen aims to be the next Northland Olympic medallist. The 20-year-old Hansen, who races against Tuke in the 49er class, is currently ranked second in New Zealand alongside his sailing partner Josh Porebski. Hansen said a keen interest from his father has turned into an Olympic dream. "He'd [Hansen's father] done a bit of sailing and he took me to the local sailing club, [which was] the Parua Bay Cruising Club," explained Hansen. "It all just went from there. I learnt to sail and all of a sudden was going to Taipa, and then was going to Auckland every weekend." Hansen is another product of the School of Emerging Talent (SET) in Whangarei which saw him balance study around training, without losing the importance of education. . . ."

Coast Guard helps two from sailboat off Oregon Inlet | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com: "Crew aboard the Cimarron, a 43-foot sailboat, called Coast Guard Sector North Carolina about 8 p.m. Saturday, saying they had lost their rigging in severe weather and were adrift. The boat was about 17 miles east of Oregon Inlet, a Coast Guard news release said."

A nautical getaway can feature a sails call
Chicago Tribune
Her favorite solution, obviously, is for sailors to travel to the Oakcliff Sailing Center (oakcliffsailing.org) in Oyster Bay, N.Y., where she is executive director. It recently became the first official training center for the U.S. Sailing Team ...

Fort Pierce youth sailing program expands
Fort Pierce Tribune
FORT PIERCE — The Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation can expand its instruction program now that the city has granted it permission to use Jaycee Park's Pavilion 2, which is also popular with the general public. In approving the measure, the City ...

RAK Crown Prince watches sailing action
gulfnews.com
Ras Al Khaimah: Shaikh Mohammad Bin Saud Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, was on the dock to survey the fleet as they set off on Tuesday during the last in-port series of EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour, the Gulf region's only long ...

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Ras Al Khaimah to host 4th Leg of Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2013
AME Info (press release)
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, and as part of a continuous programme to promote Ras Al Khaimah the rising emirate hosted today the 4th leg of the international sailing ...

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Sailing World Championships for Jervis Bay
South Coast Register
NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, announced today that NSW has secured the 2014 Hobie 16 World Championships, in partnership with Hobie Cat Australasia. “The Hobie 16 World Championships is the pinnacle competition for the ...

Oars to awesome: Former rower Sarah Cook wins first 470 sailing title
Australian Times
TWO-TIME Olympic rower Sarah Cook has swapped oars for awesome, winning her first national sailing title just five months after switching to the sport. By Australian Times on 19 February, 2013 10:32 am in Sport / no comments. TWO-TIME Olympic rower ...

Gosforth man celebrates retirement by sailing around the world
ChronicleLive
ACTION man Richard Dawson is celebrating retirement by sailing around the world at the age of 65. The retired airline director will wave goodbye to family and friends in August to take part in the ninth Clipper round-the-world yachting event. But, with ...

Key West Sailing Interview- Dave Franzel
J/Sailing News (blog)
Dave Franzel interview- part deux (Key West, FL)- Brian Hayes recently had a chance to catch up with Dave Franzel to chat about his J/70 experiences in Key West, his first J/70 regatta (Dave in orange hat at right chatting with Dave Reed of SW fame).

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19 February 2013

2013 RORC Caribbean 600 start highlights video



2013 RORC Caribbean 600 start highlights video - Feb 18, 2013 - Stabilized, on the water footage of all classes starting. Includes before and after Liara's rig comes down.

Sail-World.com : RORC Caribbean 600 - Fifth edition underway with a bang!: " . . . fifth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 got underway with a flash of smoke, high above the 'Pillars of Hercules'. Before the start, 25 knots of trade winds, gusting close to thirty, provided feisty conditions. 53 yachts blasted into action, crashing to windward through the surf in the starting area. The international fleet, with crews from 31 nations, set off for the 600-mile race threading through 11 stunning Caribbean islands and the forecast strong winds promises a wild and memorable ride. 'This is going to be a fast and fairly tough race,' commented RORC CEO, Eddie Warden Owen, prior to the start. 'All the teams are aware of the forecast and they know it is going to be breezy and how they handle those conditions will have a big impact on their performance. They will be excited but also apprehensive about the conditions. However, watching the start I have to say it was stunning, sunshine, beautiful warm water, they are all going to have a fantastic race.'. . . "


J/24 Sailor Fourth In Vendee Globe Race
J/Sailing News (blog)
J/24 sailor- Jean-Pierre Dick- in Vendee Globe sailing Virbac- (Les Sables d'Olonne, France)- This one happens to be an amazing story of a remarkable guy. Frenchman Jean-Pierre Dick sailing the massively fast and huge Open 60 called VIRBAC-PAPREC ...

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Tanguy de Lamotte (Initiatives Cœur) finishes the Vendee Globe. Photo Jean ...
My Sailing
Tanguy de Lamotte crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe on Sunday at 10hrs 58min and 10 seconds (French time). He finished in 10th place with a race time of 98 days 21 hours 56 minutes and 10 seconds. He has travelled 28,160 miles on the water at ...

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Sarah Cook wins national sailing title after switching from rowing
NEWS.com.au
TWO-TIME Olympic rower Sarah Cook has swapped oars for awesome, winning her first national sailing title just five months after switching to the sport. The Queenslander quit Australia's "motley crew" women's eight after the London Games to join the ...

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Kids Ahoy! Community Bonds Forged as Youth Sailors Prepare to Test New ...
BYM News (press release)
Few sailing events forge stronger bonds with the community than the annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The event is proud of its long heritage and association with the residents of St. Maarten, who join the sailors and race organizers each year for ...

See all stories on this topic »Team AISM win third leg of sailing Tour
Peninsula On-line
Dubai: Dubai based Team AISM led by America's Cup skipper Bertrand Pacé won the third leg of the EFG Bank Sailing Arabia The Tour, the Gulf region's only long distance offshore sailing race. Setting off from Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club at sunrise ...

Abu Dhabi back in Volvo Ocean Race with team and stopover on exciting new ...
BYM News (press release)
Monday's double announcement gives the race a third confirmed team for 2014-15 more than 18 months before the start and sets up a massive challenge for the sailors on Leg 2, with the route from Recife in Brazil to Abu Dhabi set to take the teams and ...

Qantaslink Brisbane To Gladstone race : Black Jack to defend the Courier Mail ...
BYM News (press release)
Popular Brisbane yacht owner Peter Harburg buoyed with an outstanding 2012 season of blue water racing has entered his speed sailing sloop Black jack for the 308 n/ml Qantaslink Brisbane To Gladstone race. Black Jack skippered by the experienced big ...

Historic photos found from inaugural Hamilton Island Race Week in 1984
BYM News (press release)
The sailing identities were too many to name, but there was no one more saluted than Hugh Treharne, who in September the previous year was tactician aboard Australia II when she won the America's Cup in Newport, Rhode Island. Ironically, it was when ...

Goss completes Kayak Quest
BYM News (press release)
Pete Goss and Andy Warrender have completed their epic 1500 km circumnavigation of Tasmania by sea kayak after 50 days of adventure, and a bit of sailing, in a trip which saw a variety of weather and a wealth of wildlife. The paddling pair battled the ...

Sailing for the Youth of Lake Macquarie and Region
Sail World
Centennial Coal are again sponsoring the second Youthsail Lake Mac regatta on Sunday the 10th of March 2013 for young sailors from the Lake Macquarie region under 19 years of age at the 31st December 2013. Youthsailors are invited to enter the regatta ...

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17 February 2013

Maserati Yacht sets New York to San Francisco record (video)



Maserati smashes the NY to SF Record with a time of 47 days 0 hours 42 minutes and 29 seconds! Interview with skipper Giovanni Soldini just after Maserati hit the dock in SF. Soldini also announces that Maserati will join the Transpac Race to Hawaii!

Yacht sets record from New York to San Francisco: "A racing yacht named after one of the world's fastest cars has docked in San Francisco after what organizers said was the fastest passage of a single-hulled sailing vessel from New York to San Francisco. The 70-foot Maserati sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge late Saturday morning and tied up at Pier 39 Marina around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 47 days after pulling out of New York City, said Judy Laws, a spokeswoman for the event. The 13,225-mile journey around Cape Horn at the tip of South America is what sailors have said for centuries is one of the most challenging sailing journeys in the world. The Maserati finished the trip in 47 days, two hours and 33 minutes, easily beating the most recent record of 57 days, three hours and two minutes set in 1998, Laws said. . . . The eight-member crew of the Maserati — led by its Italian skipper 47-year-old Giovanni Soldini — left New York City on New Year's Eve. . . ."

Racing yacht sets record for fastest passage from New York to San Francisco - ESPN: "Though calm winds late Friday had pushed back the vessel's expected arrival by a few hours, Laws described a festive atmosphere as dignitaries, including Mauro Battocchi, Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, and others greeted the crew when they arrived at the dock."


Maserati Yacht Sets Sailing Record
The Ledger
SAN FRANCISCO | A racing yacht named after one of the world's fastest cars has docked in San Francisco after what organizers said was the fastest passage of a single-hulled sailing vessel from New York to San Francisco. The 70-foot Maserati sailed ...

Vendee Globe - Tanguy de Lamotte crosses finish line
Sail World
Vendee Globe 2012-13 skipper Tanguy de Lamotte crossed the finish line on Sunday at 10hrs 58min and 10 seconds (French time). He finished in 10th place with a race time of 98 days 21 hours 56 minutes and 10 seconds. He has travelled 28,160 miles on ...

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Meanwhile, Team Plastique progresses - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "1,031 miles away from the excitement of Tanguy de Lamotte's finish in Les Sables d'Olonne, Alessandro is still in the race, progressing towards Vendée. Team Plastique passed the Santa Island, in the Azores, around 1AM and is now headed to Cape Finisterre, 640 miles ahead, at a speed of 14 knots. The French-Italian skipper is doing well as he covered 304 miles in 24 hours, which, compared to the 90 miles covered over the same period three days ago, must feel great."

Grand Prix denies watering left Albert Park Lake too low for sailing
The Age
A SAILING program for the disabled based on Albert Park Lake has been left high and dry as water levels drop to levels too dangerous to sail. Parents of one Sailability participant say the Melbourne Grand Prix Corporation must wear some blame for ...

The Age

SAILING: It's a clean sweep for experienced Strube at midwinter regatta
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Local knowledge played second fiddle to sailing skills on opening day of the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's share of the 84th Southern California Yachting Association Midwinter Regatta on Saturday. The leaders among 86 boats in 11 classes came from as far ...

Paralympic sailing champion Lucas to compete against able-bodied rivals at ...
Insidethegames.biz
Based in Weymouth, which hosted sailing during London 2012, the 37-year-old Lucas became the first ever female winner of the 2.4mR class Paralympic title, as well as becoming Great Britain's first Paralympic sailing gold medallist. She will compete ...

Sailing: Riding the waves
Herald Scotland
It will irk him for the next three-and-a-half years. Such is the territory that comes with possessing an Olympic silver medal. Not that the Helensburgh sailor's achievement at London 2012, where he finished second to the 2011 and 2012 world champions ...

Herald Scotland

RORC Caribbean 600 : Danish champion takes on new challenge
BYM News (press release)
The RORC Caribbean 600 is a truly international yacht race, sailors from 31 countries have gathered in Antigua for the spectacular event. Of those nations, six have sailinggrounds in the Baltic Sea, which has a current sea temperature barely above ...

18ft Skiffs:: Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, Race 2
BYM News (press release)
The team had sailed the entire course not knowing they had been recalled for an on course start. With Mojo Wine being declared a non-starter, race honours went to the Thurlow Fisher Lawyers crew of Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas and Dave O'Connor, ...

Bahamian sailor heads to Los Angeles with the College of Charleston sailing team
Bahama Islands Info (blog)
Now a sophomore student at the College of Charleston in Charleston S.C., Brent is studying Business Administration and Economics and is also a member of the 'club'sailing team at the college. Brent will be traveling to LA along with team members Luke...

Sailing: Messe Frankfurt impress at Abu Dhabi races
Peninsula On-line
Abu Dhabi, UAE: The University of Plymouth crew on Messe Frankfurt won the first race of the three in-port races, and finished third in the other two, of the EFG Bank SailingArabia The Tour. Yesterday, three races were held in the lagoon between the ...

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16 February 2013

Miami International Boat Show includes Strictly Sail Miami

Miami International Boat Show Kicks Off in Miami Beach | NBC 6 South Florida: "The Miami International Boat Show kicked off Thursday at Miami Beach Convention Center and ends Monday in Miami Beach. The convention center is the biggest venue, but there also are two "in-water" locations, Sea Isle Marina and Strictly Sail Miami"Everyone knows you are going to see anything and everything that's new and popular, first launches, first unveilings, the newest, greatest, latest,” said Cathy Rick-Joule, vice president of the boat show."

South Fla. High Season Arrives With Boat & Art Shows « CBS Miami: " . . . There are four major boating and art events this weekend including the Miami International Boat Show, the Yacht & Brokerage Show, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and the brand new Art Wynwood contemporary art fair. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to attend these events. The Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail takes place at three locations in Miami Beach and Miami. . . . " Click here for a Guide To The Miami International Boat Show

Hautest Events Happening At Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail | Haute Living: "The Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail, the world’s premier boat show and the largest event in Florida, will be taking place this weekend from February 14th to the 18th. They will be showcasing thousands of boats and companies at their three venues, but will also be having some of the hautest events throughout the weekend. To get things started, your very own Haute Living is sponsoring the Official Kick-Off Party for the 25th anniversary of the Yacht and Brokerage Show. It will be taking place on Miami Beach at the Sunset Harbour Yacht Club. . . .the Yacht & Brokerage Show kick-off event benefitting Shake-A-Leg.. . ."

MIAMI: Ferretti boosts its presence at show: "The Ferretti Group touted its continued growth in the North American market and worldwide at a press conference Thursday at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach. The collection of 37 yachts on display from its eight brands, including 25 new models, are the largest manufacturer’s display ever at the Collins Avenue show and the largest display ever for Ferretti in North America."

Photo gallery of the Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach - Yacht Shows - SuperyachtTimes.com: "For the last 72 years, one of the world’s largest boat shows has been held annually in Miami. The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show returns President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 14-18, 2013 - an event that draws more than 100,000 visitors from around the world to explore the best of boating, and generates big business in Florida and for the U.S. recreational boating industry." More photos at http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/15/3237279/miami-international-boast-show.html )

Vendee Globe live tracking

105 miles to go for Tanguy de Lamotte - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "On his Initiatives-coeur monohull, Tanguy de Lamotte is currently 105 nautical miles away from Les Sables d'Olonne and the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe finish line, which he is expected to cross on Sunday morning, between 9 and 10AM (French time). If he makes it before 11AM, the French skipper will be able to immediately sail through the canal to the Port Olona pontoons. If he arrives later, he will have to wait until the end of the afternoon for the tide to allow him to access the canal again."


Vendee Globe - Upwind finish expected for Tanguy de Lamotte
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, Tanguy de Lamotte (Initiatives Cœur) is forecast to cross the finish line at Les Sables d'Olonne between nine and ten (French time) on Sunday, February 17. It would give him a race time of around 98 days, 21 hours. But he will not ...

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The first of two selection series for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup drew to a close today (Feb 16) with the teams from New Zealand, Full Metal Jacket Racing, and Germany, STG/NRV Youth Team, standing atop the fleet. That doesn't ensure the two teams will qualify for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup final in September because a second selection series for another six teams will be held next week. At least four teams will advance to the final, so it does give the two crews a leg up.The second selection series for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup begins Monday and concludes Sunday, Feb. 24.

Red Bull Youth America's Cup Selection Series 1 Results
1. Full Metal Jacket (NZL) William Tiller -- 16 points
1. STG/NRV Youth Team (GER) Philipp Buhl -- 16
3. Team Austria (AUT) Max Trippolt -- 18
3. Danish Youth Vikings (DEN) Daniel Bjørnholt Christensen -- 18
5. Objective Australia (AUS) Jason Waterhouse -- 19
6. i'KaziKati (RSA) Matt Whitehead -- 21


Maserati to Break Record -- for Sailing
KQED
Some call it the "Mount Everest" of sailing: a voyage from New York to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn, at the southern tip of South America. And now an internationalsailing crew aboard a racing yacht called the Maserati is about to break the record ...

Competition heats up in Abu Dhabi for Sailing Arabia
Oman Daily Observer
By A Staff Reporter — MUSCAT — Under clear blue skies and in the shadow of some of the UAE's best known landmarks, eight boats played a cat and mouse game over three in-port races for the latest leg of EFG Bank Sailing Arabia — The Tour, the Gulf ...

Oman Daily Observer

£50k lottery grant for Brixham sailing foundation
This Is South Devon
The Trinity Sailing Foundation received the grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to go towards the £92,000 conservation project. ​. The work would see the historic Brixham trawler Provident restored and a series of education and promotion activities to ...

West County: Sailing the world turns Spalding teen into global volunteer
CapitalGazette.com
After moving to Annapolis as a child, Taylor discovered one of his passions — sailing. Before becoming a member of the Archbishop Spalding sailing team, he already was a veteran sailor, having been selected as a crew member on the Volvo Ocean Race ...

US Sailing's International Women's Keelboat Championship
US SAILING (press release)
What: The International Women's Keelboat Championship (IWKC) is a signature USSailing Championship. Inaugurated in 1985, the International Women's Keelboat Championship quickly became the premier women's sailing event in the U.S. and worldwide.

Young sailors sail around Nakheel's The World to raise funds
gulfnews.com
Dubai: Twenty-two children aged eight to 15 completed a six-hour sailing trip around Nakheel's the World to raise funds for the Dubai OffshoreSailing Club's (DOSC) Youth Sailing Fund yesterday. The children completed a 27km course sailing singlehanded ...

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BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Lady racer, Janice of Wyoming, followed after, flicking the Hauraki Gulf from her bow, her start heralding a good omen for the day's racing with sails filling and the skies clearing above her. Silvertip's gennaker filled just as she prowled over the ...

Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour
BYM News (press release)
An incident free race for the defending champion Gotta Love It 7 team proved a winning factor in a wonderful finish to Race 1 of the Winning Group 2013 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship sailed on Sydney Harbour today. Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and ...

Record sailing voyage wrapping up in S.F. - SFGate
A 70-foot sailboat named after a sports car and skippered by a top Italian sailor is on the last leg of a grueling record-breaking race from New York to San ...
www.sfgate.com/.../Record-sailing-voyage-wrapping-up-in-S-...

Sailing the World's Cup into San Francisco's sustainable waters ...
Jill Savery, the America's Cup's sustainability lead, shares some of the challenges posed by green sporting events.
www.greenbiz.com/.../sailing-worlds-cup-san-francisco-sustain...

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