23 February 2013

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 ...

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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 ...

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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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