09 February 2013

2013 America's Cup: Billionaires Battle at High Speed (video)

Paul Allen looks into the huge costs associated with the 2013 America's Cup and who is bankrolling this year's competitors. (Source: Bloomberg Feb 7, 2013)

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Dominique Wavre (Mirabaud) finishes the Vendee Globe. Photo Vincent...
My Sailing
Finishing his third Vendée Globe from four starts, at 57 years old Dominique Wavre completes his tenth round the world passage. It is an impressive record for a dedicated, passionate Swiss sailor who has shown once again that he can compete at the very ...

My Sailing

Vendee Globe Race - Hugo Boss with Doyle Sails
Sail World
Vendee Globe Race. When Alex Thomson made the decision to use Doyle Sails for his third Vendée Globe attempt, he bucked the trend of the pack as the only Doyle skipper in the fleet. It was a decision that Thomson and his team believe paid dividends in ...

Sail World

Md. Senate debates need for bill banning drunken sailing
Washington Post
“I'm sure the Mothers Against Drunken Sailors are wholeheartedly in favor of this bill, and it would be bad to vote against Mothers Against Drunken Sailors,” Colburn said, later stating: “I really don't believe this bill is necessary.” His arguments ...

Life at sea: a four-year sailing trip round Central America
The Guardian
Friends had said I was mad when I told them I was planning to take Emily out of school, pack up our home in Brighton and sail around Central America for 12 months. But I knew I could handle it. I'd been sailing for years and travelling for most of my life.

The Guardian

Smooth sailing for boat fest
Tasmania Mercury
THE spectacular sight of more than 300 wooden vessels, from tall ships to wooden dinghies, sailing into the River Derwent launched the Australian Wooden Boat Festival yesterday. The impressive flotilla, the Parade ofSail, began four days of ...

Tasmania Mercury

Maryland Today — Intoxicated sailing bill approved by state Senate
Frederick News Post (subscription)
ANNAPOLIS (AP) — The Maryland Senate has voted to close a legal loophole that exempts sailboat operators from laws on boating under the influence of alcohol. The Senate voted 37-8 on Friday for the bill, which now goes to the House of Delegates.

Whistler sails for big challenge
THE iconic 87th Bruny Island Yacht Race, starting today, will be more than just a long offshore-inshore yacht race for the crew of Whistler. The boat and her robust crew will be in full Three Peaks Race training throughout the 89-nautical mile race ...

The Countdown, Episode 15 – Sailing on Sunlight, “Goldilocks” Redefined...
Scientific American (blog)
NASA plans to launch a giant solar sail in 2014. It's the largest sail ever created and will cover 1200 square meters; about the area of your average olympic swimming pool. The sail, dubbed Sunjammer after a sci-fi short by Arthur C. Clarke, will be ...

Scientific American (blog)

EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour set to kick off on February 10 in Bahrain
Peninsula On-line
Doha: A host of world-class crews and regional sailing elite are gearing up for the physical and mental challenges of the EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour, which kicks off on February 10 from Bahrain. At Amwaj Marina, one of Bahrain's premier ...
America's Cup Presentation Adds Highlight to Oakland Sailing School ...
PR Web (press release)
The Hidden Treasures Fundraising Gala on February 15, hosted by Afterguard Sailing Academy and Foundation, now has a new presentation on the evening's lineup. America's Cup presenter Peter Rusch, from the America's Cup communications group at ...

PR Web (press release)

Sail Solomons Awarded Outstanding School for 2012
Bay Net
Sail Solomons has been named “Outstanding School for 2012” by the American Sailing Association (ASA). The award recognizes the top 20 of over 300 ASA sailing schools worldwide, and is based upon responses from 2012 student surveys regarding the ...

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