20 February 2013

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
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 ...


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 ...

AME Info (press release)

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
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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