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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