23 February 2013

New Sydney-Hobart sailing record

Sydney-Hobart sailing record smashed
Yahoo!7 News
One day and six hours is the new fastest sail-time between Sydney and Hobart. Sydney sailor Sean Langman set out just before 11:00am AEDT yesterday to break the standing record of one day, 18 hours. Cruising at up to 38 knots overnight, Langman and ...

Yahoo!7 News

Time and Technology - AC Discovered:

This week on America's Cup Discovered we take you on a journey through time and technology. We get an all time exclusive when we get invited to spend a day on the water with Ted Turner, as he reforms his 1977 victorious 'Courageous' crew to commemorate this win 35 years ago. Then we take a leap into the future to see how some of the technology has evolved in our sport since Newport, Rhode Island.

Final leaderboard of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Vendée Globe ...
The 2012-2013 Vendée Globe leaderboard is now complete and final.

Bugg breezes to win
Tasmania Mercury
Racing Group 1 sailed three windward/leeward races following the Friday evening race, with Jeff Cordell's Mumm 36, Host Plus Executive, showing renewed speed under a huge Italian spinnaker to win two of the four races under PHS scoring. The eastern ...

Tasmania Mercury

Sailing: India's Saravanan reigns supreme in Qatar
Peninsula On-line
The podium winners at Sail the Gulf, the international regatta of Qatar Sailing and Rowing Federation (QSRF) pose for a picture with officials of QSRF at Doha SailingClub yesterday. RIGHT: The Qatari pair of Abdelrahman Al Jinah and Yousef Al Baker ...

Two legs remain as EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour heads for home
BYM News (press release)
Events Director of Oman Sail, Issa Al Ismaili looks forward to the next leg: “We saw a great leg from Ras Al Khaimah, with the boats fighting it out against the incredible fjord landscapes of Musandam, and as we head on to Mussanah, the sailing and the ...

Team Korea enters 2013 Extreme Sailing Series
BYM News (press release)
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 ...

Annapolis Yacht Club Junior program welcomes new fleet of 420s
BYM News (press release)
Annapolis Yacht Club has added 21 new 420s to its Junior Sailing fleet. The new boats were custom-built by Laser Performance and the sails were designed by AYC and produced by North Sails. On Wednesday, February 20, the Annapolis Yacht Club (AYC)...

Meat seller Stuart Simon, 90, had passion for sailing
Omaha World-Herald
Stich said that from the 1950s to the 1980s, Simon Meats were served at many widely known Omaha restaurants. “He was a very physically active man, and his passion wassailing,” Stich said. He sailed competitively and for pleasure for more than 40 years ...

Chicago Match Race Center teams up with Group Experiential Learning
BYM News (press release)
"Sailing in itself is a fantastic team building activity," says CMRC Program Director Tod Reynolds. "By partnering with GEL we are able to leverage a natural classroom and combine GEL's leadership training expertise with our world-class facility to ...

Packed winter programme sees British Keelboat Academy geared up for 2013
BYM News (press release)
Between October and February the BKA has run four shore-based weekends for its squad, comprising of 36 sailors aged between 18-24. The weekends were aimed at furthering the sailors' knowledge of campaign planning, as well as providing a selection of ...

Carroll submits 3-Bullet BVI day taking the 2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin ...
BYM News (press release)
Day two in the British Virgin Islands was equally amazing as the first with the 2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series, Event No. 1 in Virgin Gorda, hosted by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) bagging three more races. Jason Carroll's ...

Sailboat sinks: Couple, dog rescued from sinking sailboat near Ponce Inlet - OrlandoSentinel.com: "A couple and their dog were rescued Friday from their 42-foot sailboat, which sank in the Intracoastal Waterway in Volusia County. Michael and Diane Robinson of Green Cove Springs and their cocker spaniel, Annie, made it safely to shore . . ."

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