10 February 2013

Capsizes and Safety Training (video)


This week on America's Cup Discovered the countdown continues to the Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup Finals, and Oracle Team USA have implemented a safety training seminar for all it's crew. Influenced not only by the dramatic capsize of their AC72, but also by revelations from the seriousness of their AC45 capsize during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco. The next generation of Cup sailors are gearing up to take their challenge to San Francisco to take part in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup Selection Series (Feb 9-24).

Vendee Globe live tracking

Vendee Globe Race 2013 - Wavre seventh across the finish line
Sail World
Vendee Globe Race. Dominique Wavre, the skipper of Mirabaud, crossed the finish line at 16:16:42 this afternoon having completed his thirdVendée Globe and a record-breaking eighth round the world race. The Swiss sailor crossed the Vendée Globe finish ...

Sail World

Vendee Globe Race - Hugo Boss makes podium 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

Golding sets Vendee Globe record - BBC
Mike Golding becomes the first sailor to complete three Vendee Globe races after finishing the round-the-world race.
www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sailing/21361531

Arnaud Boissières, Double Whammy, AKENA Vérandas, eighth in the Vendée ...
BYM News (press release)
By finishing the Vendée Globe in eighth position joins the small group of solo sailors who have managed to finish the Vendée Globe round the world race twice, in consecutive editions. Only eight sailors have done that up until now. Arnaud Boissières is ...

Pearl Marina to host exciting port sailing race
Peninsula On-line
DOHA: An exciting port sailing race at The Pearl Marina involving a host of world-class crews and sailing elite from across the Middle East will take place on February 12. Organised by the EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour, the region's only long ...

Milson Memorial Cup - Perfect sailing conditions
Sail World
Milson Memorial Cup was held today, February 9th 2013, at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. John Griffin and his crew of the Beneteau First 40 Bennie and the Jets can use the lyrics of the famous song as an excuse to 'kill the fatted calf' when they ...

Sail World

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

Big hopes on high seas before start of Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2013
The National
With a Volvo Ocean Tour on his CV,Adil Khalid, who will captain the all-Emirati Abu Dhabi entry for the Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2013, has a more realistic view. 'Our focus is to get the first leg behind us,' he says. The race starts out of Manama ...

The National

Mary Rook's Rio 2016 Olympic sailing dream inspired by friends' glory
This is Somerset
A sailor from Lopen who has earned herself a place in Team GB's eight-woman sailing squad says she is determined to be the best in the world. Mary Rook, 26, watched as her childhood friends and sailing partners Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell took ...

This is Somerset

Optimist Sailors Arrive for Baltimore Sailing Club Spring Clinic
Afloat
#optimist – 150 Optimist sailors, with boats and parents in tow, are converging on Baltimore Sailing Club in West Cork today for what looks to be the largest turn out to date for the annual Optimist Spring training clinic. Sailors from seven to fifteen ...

Sailing World- Interviews J/24 Ace- Terry Hutchinson
J/Sailing News (blog)
Terry Hutchinson sailing Key West- J24 World Champion (Key West, FL)-As if there weren't enough J/24 World Champions in the mix, like America's Cup winner Ed Baird calling tactics on the TP52 QUANTUM RACING or champion J/24 sailor Tony Rey ...

Coast Guard Foundation Cup sailing race coming in April to Annapolis
Baltimore Sun (blog)
For many years, the Coast Guard Foundation held charity golf tournaments to raise money to help support enlisted personnel, reservists and their families who suffered a personal or financial loss. Two years ago, the foundation changed course by looking ...

San Mateo County: Two rescued after sailboat overturns in Bay - San Jose Mercury News: "Two people were rescued from an overturned boat in San Francisco Bay east of San Francisco International Airport on Friday afternoon, according to a South San Francisco fire official. The boat, a 21-foot sailboat, was reported overturned around 4:30 p.m., according to Battalion Chief Jess Magallanes. The City of San Mateo took the lead on the rescue, but two people were pulled from the water by a South San Francisco fire boat, Magallanes said."

Life at sea: a four-year sailing trip round Central America | Travel | The Guardian: " . . . I struggled with Trinidad when we got there: there are frequent muggings and murders, and we were constantly advised not to walk anywhere alone. But again, we met some wonderful people and in the end stayed for a year before Beverley became seriously ill and we sailed with Roy back to Florida. That journey meant the three of us spending 13 days at sea. Emily will never again ask, "Are we nearly there yet?" We travelled for four years in the end. Sailing with other people is cheap – and addictive. Although the time was broken up with occasional trips to the UK and US, neither of us was quite ready to return home for good. But Emily was due to start secondary school, so at the start of 2012 we returned to Brighton. The little girl I'd taken away had become a confident 10-year-old with new front teeth and lots of stories. She has forgotten the seasickness and the weeks when she saw no other kids, but remembers rescuing baby turtles and celebrating birthdays on palm-fringed islands. . . . "

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