30 March 2013

BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival 2013 video


BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival 2013 video- The first day of serious racing as the fleet saw some challenging conditions in the Sir Francis Drake Channel.

Step up for Kiwi Olympic sailing hopefuls
Stuff.co.nz
New Zealand's unbeaten 49erFX skiff crew face the ultimate test at the sailing World Cup regatta in Palma, Spain, starting tomorrow. Alex Maloney and Molly Meech are one of two crews to have dominated the class since last year's announcement that it ...

Sailing: 2013 Argo Group Gold Cup Date Set
Bernews
Match racing in Bermuda for The King Edward VII Gold Cup is recognized as one of the classic heritage events on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. The 11th annual Renaissance Re Jr Gold Cup will also be sailed October 10-13 in Bermuda.

Bernews

Sailing starts
Fenceviewer
The sailing clubs include the MDI Sailing Center, the Northeast Harbor Sailing School, the Bar Harbor Yacht Club, the Seal Harbor Yacht Club and the Little Cranberry Yacht Club. Young sailors will be able to use a modern new fleet of 420 sailing ...

Reservoir used to be sailing hotbed
San Angelo Standard Times
A 1981 photo in the Standard-Times showed two people on windsurfers gliding in toward the shore on Twin Buttes reservoir. At that time, the north pool of Twin Buttes was a focal point for sailing in the West Texas area. Catamarans, sailboats and ...

Beijing sailing champion Pippa Wilson to return in Majorca
BBC Sport
She tried out alternative classes, including a 470 partnership with eventual 2012 silver medallist Saskia Clark, before stopping sailing. "I just didn't have the motivation emotionally or physically to give the campaign what it deserved," said Wilson ...

BBC Sport

Morrison adamant lows can lead to highs this year
Eurosport.com AU
... probably the next regatta in Hyeres. "But come later in the summer at Sail for Gold in Weymouth, and the European Championships, by then we'll hopefully be up to a better standard and can look to lay down a bit of a marker." © Sportsbeat 2013 ...

Choate Sailing's Second Wind: Navigating a New Program
The Choate News
The Choate Sailing program has experienced a second-wind since its revival two years ago. From 1990 to 1992, sailing was a competitive interscholastic sport at Choate. However, the program was terminated because it demanded too many resources for a ...

Fabulous conditions continue as OK Dinghy fleet complete practice race
BYM News (press release)
After a thorough morning briefing by PRO Kevin Wilson (AUS), the sailors enjoyed a taster of the awesome week that hopefully lies ahead. But departing from tradition, the conditions were so good that most of the fleet completed the race. They came ...

Not all smooth sailing in the Three Peak's Race
Yahoo!7 News
There has been drama in this year's Three Peaks Race with a yacht running aground and its skipper needing to be rescued. This morning the yacht Whistler ran aground near Flinders Island and its skipper David Rees was thrown overboard, before being ...

Yahoo!7 News

Spot the Difference' for your chance to win a Henri Lloyd goody bag
BYM News (press release)
The Henri Lloyd goody bag will include Henri Lloyd's latest 100% waterproof dry bag - all essential pieces of ...

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29 March 2013

AC45s Thrill Crowds (video)


 AC45s Thrill Crowds video - This week on America's Cup Discovered we take a look back on a momentous 2012 on the America's Cup World Series tour. The AC72s hit the water, and the AC45s thrilled the crowds.

Forum plots course for future of Irish sailing
Irish Times
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is drafting a blueprint for sailing this week after receiving 300 suggestions at last Saturday's small boat sailingand youth training forum. The National Yacht Club (NYC) gathering of clubs and classes heard ...

Irish Times

Try Sailing for FREE at Trent Valley SC!
Derby Telegraph
Trent Valley Sailing Club invites you and your family to come along and try sailing for FREE at the club's Open Day on Sunday 7 April! ​. Sailing on the River Trent at Long Eaton. This fun-filled Open Day, at this family friendly club in Long Eaton ...

Derby Telegraph

Sailing into spring
Barnstable Patriot
This year Barnstable, Pope John Paul II and Nantucket high schools took part in the two-and-a-half day event, during which they were treated to “chalk talks” and on-the-water training with sailing pros Tim Fallon and Jennifer Langille, who teamed up ...

Barnstable Patriot

Stage record for top cat
Tasmania Mercury
THE Melbourne catamaran Peccadillo last night smashed the record for the first sailing leg of the 25th Tasmanian Three Peaks Race, sailing the 90 nautical miles across eastern Bass Strait from Beauty Point on the Tamar River to Lady Barron on Flinders ...

Tasmania Mercury

New lease leads to new sailing program
NBC2 News
Two sailing schools are looking for room on Charlotte Harbor--and there is only room for one. The launch of a new sailing program is sending a long-time school scrambling for a new location. Logan Boucher and his sister, Kyra, learned to sail at the ...

Sailing Saturdays Return to CBMM this Summer
The Star Democrat
MICHAELS - Beginning in June, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels will offer visitors the opportunity to go out on the water in one of CBMM's wooden sailing or rowing skiffs. CBMM's Sailing Saturdays program runs June 22, July 13, ...

Another great event for sailing calendar
This is Plymouth
With a vibrant summer sailing programme set to bring thousands of people to the city, the Class 40 World Championships has become the latest sailing event to bring some of the world's best yachtsmen to race on our shores, Rebecca Ricks reports.

This is Plymouth

McKinnon returns to city to promote adaptive sailing program
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription)
The adaptive sailing program started last summer with adults from the Maine Vocational and Rehabilitative Associates (MVRA) in Rockport. Then the Transitional Life Skills program at Camden Hills Regional High School, which has 4-8 students, had sailing ...

Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription)

SAILING | Elis maintain momentum over spring break | Yale Daily ...
2 women's sailing teams took advantage of five-day training programs at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., over the break, in addition to participating in ...
yaledailynews.com/.../sailing-elis-maintain-momentum-over-s...

Sailing is hard work - Boing Boing
Sailing is hard work. Cory Doctorow at 5:50 am Thu, Mar 28. Rome Kirby is an extreme sailor. When they tried putting him on a heart-rate monitor, they found he ...
boingboing.net/2013/03/28/sailing-is-hard-work.html

Sailing Competes in Pair of Regattas | The Harvard Crimson
It was a busy weekend for Harvard's co-ed sailing team this weekend, as the squad was split for two different regattas on the East Coast. The Crimson paired ...
www.thecrimson.com/.../3/.../harvard-sailing-split-dinghy-nav...

Sailing returns to mixed results
The Dartmouth
After a cold winter training season, the Dartmouth sailing team returned to action over the weekend, competing in four regattas along the East Coast. The team placed in the top eight in three of the four events. The Big Green tested the waters with a ...

US Sailing Extends Gill as Official Technical Apparel Sponsor
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (March 27, 2013) - US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, announced a multi-year partnership extension with Gill North ...
media.ussailing.org/Latest_News/2013/Gill_032713.htm

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BVI Spring Regatta, March 25-31 (video)


BVI Spring Regatta , West Indies - March 25-31, 2013 bvispringregatta.org 
From Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola, 150 boats compete across three courses.

Sailing - MacGregor relishing test in new boat
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The 26-year-old skippered the British women's match racing team at the London 2012 Olympics last summer, sailing on the Weymouth shores as the world champion from 2010. However, having also won silver at the worlds in 2011, things didn't quite go to ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

New lease leads to new sailing program
WZVN-TV
Two sailing schools are looking for room on Charlotte Harbor--and there is only room for one. The launch of a new sailing program is sending a long-time school scrambling for a new location. Logan Boucher and his sister, Kyra, learned to sail at the ...

NESS celebrates a year of sailing as science
The Westerly Sun
New England Science & Sailing program director Mary Horrigan, right, shows a group of students a model of how a wave works... NESS celebrates a year of sailing as ...

Asher lays out 49er plans for Rio
BBC News
Sailing: Nic Asher lays out 49er plans for Rio Olympics. By Chris Osborne BBC Sport East. Two-time world champion Nic Asher will begin his campaign for Rio 2016 next week in a new class of boat. Asher, 28, has quit the 470 class for 49ers after missing ...

BBC News

Top sailors & Race Partners confirmed for Britain's favourite yacht race
BYM News (press release)
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race Three of the world's finest offshore racing sailors and Team GB's Paralympic sailing Gold Medallist have signed up for this year's J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by...

Sperry Top-Sider® Charleston Race Week Bigger Than Ever
BYM News (press release)
“We're very fortunate to have one of the most desirable sailing venues in the country,” explained Event Director Randy Draftz, who has been involved with the regatta for nearly a decade. “In addition, Charleston's hospitality is unsurpassed. This city ...

Omanis shine on day one of GCC sailing
Oman Daily Observer
As the wind clocked to the right hand side of the course throughout the afternoon, the sailors were forced to stay tuned in with its movement, and that is one of Musannah's great challenges, it means that the sailors must race right until the very end ...

Oman Daily Observer

2013 Fujian City Cup Sailing Race to kick off in Xiamen on May 31st
What's on Xiamen
Meanwhile, 2013 China (Xiamen) International Aquatics & Outdoor Products Fair will be held simultaneously at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre, with a huge range of aquatics and outdoor products for sailing, diving, fishing ...

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27 March 2013

America's Cup video - Nathan Outteridge on mods and recon


America's Cup video - Nathan Outteridge on mods and recon - AC UNCUT's Genny Tulloch has a chat with Artemis Racing's helmsman Nathan Outteridge to talk about recent mods and recon. Recently Artemis Racing took a big step forward for as they launched their foiling AC45 onto the San Francisco Bay. This is the first step in foiling training for their second AC72. Nathan shares insider spy stories with Genny . . . 

Sailing for a Cause on Lake Pontchartrain
My New Orleans (blog)
After writing about fun things I wanted to do in New Orleans, I was invited to fulfill my dream of sailing on Lake Pontchartrain by Lynn Long from the Leukemia Cup Regatta. The Leukemia Cup happened March 23-24, 2013, at the Southern Yacht Club.

My New Orleans (blog)

Sailing - Thompson eyeing world success with Laser return
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Thompson knew since September 2011 that Paul Goodison would besailing the sole British Laser boat at the Olympics. Goodison beat him to Beijing 2008 before winning the gold medal in China. Thompson would make just one competitive appearance in ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Hilton Head rowing, sailing center to get final town review
Hilton Head Island Packet
The Hilton Head Rowing and Sailing Center now appears fit for launch, picking up approval Tuesday from a town design board. The center is to be built off Squire Pope Road, along Skull Creek. It will feature a pier for fishing and crabbing; a floating ...

GCC sailing meet begins in Al Musannah today
Oman Daily Observer
MUSCAT — Al Musannah Sports City is yet again a hive of activity as the fifth annual GCC Sailing Championships, organised by the Oman SailingCommittee in conjunction with Oman Sail under the authority of the GCCSailing Organisation Committee, kicks ...

Oman Daily Observer

Navy IC Sailing Places Third at Admiral Moore Team Race
NavySports.com
Unfortunately, the Mids lost the tiebreaker, but the mostly young squad displayed solidsailing over a wide array of challenging conditions. George Prieto, Chelsea Smith, Glenn McKenna, Mary Hall, Charlie Peck, Sarah Blake and Michael Popp comprised ...

Catt's in top sailing cradle
The Mercury
HOBART sailor Amelia Catt has been named in the 2013 Australian sailing squad as Yachting Australia begins its Rio 2016 Olympic Games campaign. Catt, 20, an arts/law student at UTAS, has been chosen to crew with Victorian Jacqui Gurr in the ...

Cal Maritime sailing fourth in Santa Barbara
Vallejo Times-Herald
Cal Maritime sailed the South Designate Regatta in Santa Barbara over the weekend and finished fourth overall in the 26-boat fleet, posting an astonishing 25-point lead in B division. The Keelhaulers' A division sailed by Scott Doyle's '14 with crew ...

RORC Easter Regatta :TOE IN THE WATER springs into action over Easter ...
BYM News (press release)
Using competitive sailing as a rehabilitation tool, tri service initiative TOE IN THE WATER, aims to re-inspire the men and women of our Armed Forces who have sustained profound and traumatic injuries often including the loss of limbs, to move beyond ...
The Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre is presented with many novelties
BYM News (press release)
The regatta CEO, Ferran Muniesa, reminded that the Sofia Mapfre debuts officially in this new stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, “which has become more global with only two stops in Europe and the rest in the US, Oceania and Asia”, and has thanked ...

SAILING | Elis maintain momentum over spring break | Yale Daily ...
2 women's sailing teams took advantage of five-day training programs at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., over the break, in addition to participating in ...
yaledailynews.com/.../sailing-elis-maintain-momentum-over-s...

Sailing Competes in Pair of Regattas | The Harvard Crimson
It was a busy weekend for Harvard's co-ed sailing team this weekend, as the squad was split for two different regattas on the East Coast. The Crimson paired ...
www.thecrimson.com/.../3/.../harvard-sailing-split-dinghy-nav...

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26 March 2013

Les Voiles de Saint-Barth 2013



Les Voiles de Saint-Barth 2013 - Teaser - April 8-13, 2013

America’s Cup Sets Carbon Neutral Target · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader: " . . . This summer’s San Francisco race will be the first in the America’s Cup history to have an official carbon credit supplier, according to the America’s Cup Event Authority. In addition to providing carbon credits with links to marine benefits and sailing, Offsetters will also manage the America’s Cup Sustainability Credit program. Each America’s Cup Sustainability Credit is comprised of a carbon credit equivalent to removing 1 metric ton of greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, and a cash donation to a restoration project in San Francisco Bay. The America’s Cup says all carbon credits will be sourced from high-quality projects, designed to meet or exceed the highest international standard for carbon accounting and offsetting. The race’s other sustainability strategies include diverting materials away from landfill, sourcing local and sustainable food, and reducing emissions from transportation. Event organizers say a carbon management strategy is being implemented to measure the event carbon footprint and reduce America’s Cup emissions as well as those associated with event activities in San Francisco. They did not provide an estimated carbon footprint. . . ."

SAILING | Elis maintain momentum over spring break
Yale Daily News (blog)
2 women's sailing teams took advantage of five-day training programs at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., over the break, in addition to participating in several regattas. The coed team first traveled to Maryland March 9-10 for the St. Mary's ...

Hilton Head Rowing, Sailing center to get final town review
Hilton Head Island Packet
Design Review Board February 26, 2013 Agenda Package. Plans for the proposed rowing and sailing center on Hilton Head Island's Squire Pope Road include a 1,400 square foot picnic pavillion, fenced boat storage, a floating dock and restrooms.

Hilton Head Island Packet

Sailing Foundation of New York Renews Commitment
US SAILING (press release)
SFNY_Silver Club Partner logo The Board of Directors of the Sailing Foundation of New York announced today a $50,000 commitment to the pathway development plans of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program. This pledge continues SFNY's long-time support ...

SAILING: Dustin Durant lives up to the role of favorite
Long Beach Press-Telegram
LONG BEACH - With consistent precision, Dustin Durant of Long Beach Yacht Club won Sunday's Butler Cup and with it the 2012-13 California Dreamin' Series in the Grade 3 ISAF match race regatta. On a weekend featuring a breeze that built each day from ...

Wind, waves and wonder
Mayo News
Mayo Sailing Club was founded in 1976, and Rory, who lives in Castlebar, has been sailing with the club since he was in his teens. While life's currents led him to drift away from sport for a while, he's been back chasing waves for around ten years now.

Oman Sail's M34 team prepares for Tour de France à la Voile
BYM News (press release)
Two Oman Sail teams are to compete in upcoming Spi Ouest France Intermarché this week: the Oman Sail M34 team will kick off their five-event racing season while a selection of sailors from Oman Sail's Women's Sailing Programme partnered by Bank...

Penn Sports Plus: Penn Sailing
Daily Pennsylvanian (blog)
Penn Sailing takes new members at the start of both the fall and spring semester, sincesailing is a two-season sport. Prior experience is great, but certainly not necessary - in fact most of our new members have little to no experience at all. We ...

Beyond the Pyramids: 20 Favorite Photos from Sailing Egypt's Nile River with ...
Babble (blog)
There are three ways to sail down the Nile; ancient practice of Felucca Sailboats , the more luxurious Dahabiyas, and the Nile Cruise Tours. Being a family, we opted for the relaxation and adventure that the Feluccas offer. You board the sailboat, and ...

Babble (blog)

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25 March 2013

Auckland Regatta 2013 videos


Auckland Regatta 2013 - Day 3


Team Vodafone Sailing dismasts during Auckland Regatta 2013 - Forestay failure caused TVS' second dismasting on day 1 of the Auckland Regatta 2013

KEY LARGO (CBSMiami) – A visitor from Iowa is missing after a boating trip in ...
WBFS
Man Vanishes On Key Largo Sailing Trip. March 25, 2013 11:01 AM. View Comments. (Source: www.keylargofireworks.com). (Source: http://www.keylargofireworks.com). Filed under. Local, News, Syndicated Local. Related tags. Boater Vanishes, Coast ...

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GW Sailing Finishes 7th, 14th at Pair of Pre-Qualifier Regattas
George Washington University - Official Athletic Site
ANNAPOLIS, Md. & HAMPTON, Va. - George Washington sailingcompeted in a pair of regattas for the second consecutive weekend, finishing seventh of 14 teams at the MAISA/SAISA Interconference at Hampton University and 14th of 19 teams at the Owen ...

George Washington University - Official Athletic Site

Chinese Sailor Set to Finish Solo World Sailing in 9 Days
CRIENGLISH.com
Chinese sailor Guo Chuan is expected to return to Qingdao, east China, and finish his solo non-stop sailing around the world on April 3, according to his supporting team Monday. "I am closer and closer to hometown, and it's the last stage I should be ...

New Challenges Ahead For ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma Competitors
Around the Rings (subscription)
Thirty seven of the 38-boat Nacra 17 fleet will take to ISAF Sailing World Cup race action in Palma for the first time. ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami victors Sarah Newberry and John Casey (USA) are the only team racing from the inaugural appearance of ...

Success of EFG-SATT 2013 ensures bright future for Arab Sailing
Oman Daily Observer
MUSCAT — EFG Bank Sailing Arabia — The Tour has further enhanced its position and international presence as the only long distance offshoresailing race in the Gulf region following the most successful edition in the tour's history. This year's race ...

Oman Daily Observer

Sailing Team Competes in Regattas at Navy and Tufts Over Weekend
Bowdoin Athletics
Michael Croteau '15 sailed with Charlotte Williamson '15 and Sarah Fiske '13 in A division while Kaylee Schwitzer '15 split time with Tom Peabody '14 in B division and both sailed with Mae Speight '13. After sixteen races, the Polar Bears were winning ...

Bowdoin Athletics

Suffolk: Sailing clubs' concerns at costly new licensing scheme
East Anglian Daily Times
Chris Gill, incoming commodore of Orford Sailing Club, said that despite planning permission being granted for a dinghy park extension, the club was recently charged for a licence it was unaware existed. Mr Gill added: “A man was passing on his day off ...

East Anglian Daily Times

Sailing for Cancer Cures program set to start - My Ballard
The Sailing for Cancer Cures program is now open, allowing novice sailors to learn the sport while raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
www.myballard.com/.../sailing-for-cancer-cures-program-set-t...

2013 US Sailing Development Team Announced
Portsmouth, R.I. (March 20, 2013) – Thirty-eight talented sailors have been named to the 2013 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), the pathway team ...
sailingteams.ussailing.org/News/.../2013_USST_Announced.ht...

Sailing World's College Rankings, March 20, 2013 | Sailing World
In the third poll of the spring season, Yale takes command of the coed rankings followed by Georgetown and Stanford. Boston College tops the women's ...
www.sailingworld.com/.../sailing-worlds-college-rankings-mar...

Photo Gallery: Go sailing away
Capecodonline
Despite high winds and low temperatures, the Barnstable High School Sailing Booster Club hosted its seventh annual Raising the Sail clinic Friday through Sunday at the Hyannis Yacht Club, where sailors from Cape and Islands high schools learned new ...

Electric solar wind sailing spacecraft an important step closer

Nanowerk LLC
"We are happy and proud to now have demonstrated that the unit not only can be designed, although it was certainly challenging, but also that it can be manufactured and that it satisfies its demanding specifications so that revolutionary electric sail ...

Nanowerk LLC


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Yacht rescue drama

Yacht rescue drama Tasmania News - The Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania: "FOUR men had to be rescued after their yacht overturned when its mast broke off, leaving the quartet clinging to the vessel's hull in rough seas off northern Tasmania. The men had been racing in the 9m trimaran Flagmaster about 8km off Devonport on Saturday afternoon when they abandoned the race because of wild waves, police said. On its way to port, the boat speared off one wave and into another, causing it to lose its mast and capsize. The yacht's skipper told police that they had been sailing about 20 knots at the time. Waves were averaging 3m high, with some peaking at 5m. It took crew members 25 minutes to reach and activate an emergency beacon (EPIRB) at 2.30pm, prompting a police rescue boat and helicopter search. A police boat found them less than an hour later, clinging to the hull. The crew had to swim to the police boat for rescue. . . . " (read more at link above)



ETNZ: A Different Kind of Pre Start - Emirates Team New Zealand tactician Ray Davies explains the big difference in the pre start and weather information required in the new America's Cup form of AC72 racing.

WC Sailing Goes Undefeated to Win Team Race Challenge
WashingtonCollegeSports.com
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- The host Washington College sailingteam posted a perfect 18-0 head-to-head record to win the seven-team Team Race Challenge held yesterday and today on the Chester River. The performance qualified Washington, along with ...

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CYC to hold junior sailing open house March 27
Marblehead Reporter
The Corinthian Yacht Club invites members and non-members to sail in its new juniorsailing program. Anyone interested can learn about the CYC's new classes, new sessions and new price structure at an open house Wednesday, March 27. According to...

Two lifeboats rescue sailing boat in Force Eight gales off North Yorkshire coast
The Press, York
EIGHT sailors were rescued by two lifeboats in the North Sea when their powered steering and engine failed in a Force Eight gale off the North Yorkshire coast. Thesailing boat Warnhw was sailing from Holland to Scotland when disaster struck and she ...

Video highlights of sailing beamed worldwide
AsiaOne
With daily video footage containing close-up action, commentary and even a bird's eye view of the competition, it is easy to mistake the Fish & Co National Youth Sailing Championships for a world-class event in Europe. Highlights of the five-day ...

AsiaOne

Sailing sisters shine at East Coast
AsiaOne
And they are leading their respective classes at the Fish & Co National Youth Sailing Championships at the National Sailing Centre at East Coast Park. Going into the final day today, 16-year-old Fathin Rasyiqah, from Raffles Girls' School (Secondary), ...

AsiaOne

ISORA Offshore Sailing Lecture at National Yacht Club on Wednesday
Afloat
#isora – Preparing for the offshore racing season and especially the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race and Fastnet Race is the subject of Wednesday's pre-season ISORA talk at the National Yacht Club on Wednesday at 7pm. 'Prof' O'Connell of North Sails ...

New England Science and Sailing to hold fundraiser at Dogwatch
The Westerly Sun
New England Science and Sailing provides experiential “hands-on” learning in sailing, marine science and adventure sports, and teaches respect and responsibility for the sea. Need-based financial aid enables programs to be accessible to all, regardless ...

Sisters Under Sail sailing into Tall Ships 2013 | WGN-TV
Summer seems like a long way off but it will be here before you know it and a popular event is returning to Navy Pier. Dawn Santamaria is director of Sisters ...
wgntv.com/2013/.../sisters-under-sail-sailing-into-tall-ships-20...

Sailing for Cancer Cures program set to start at Seattle Sailing Club ...
The Sailing for Cancer Cures program is now open, allowing novice sailors to learn the sport while raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
www.myballard.com/.../sailing-for-cancer-cures-program-set-t...

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24 March 2013

America's Cup video - James Spithill on Oracle Team USA AC72


James Spithill on Oracle Team USA AC72 modifications - AC UNCUT's Genny Tulloch catches up with Oracle Team USA skipper James Spithill six months after their AC72 capsize. James talks the psychological benefit of going through the capsize, and how he believes Oracle Team USA is stronger than ever because of it. 

Is Team New Zealand sailing away with our money? | Stuff.co.nz: " . . . The America's Cup will be held in San Francisco in September and it is likely to be New Zealand's last chance to win back the cup. Dalton said in a television interview in February that the event had become "ridiculously out of control, expensive" and that "billionaires' egos" were being allowed to set the criteria. Green Party co-leader Russel Norman said the Government's oversight of the money was "disgraceful" and "extraordinary" and it had failed to implement basic accountability measures for the use of $36m of taxpayer money. He was scathing of the year-long gap in providing information. "On the face of it, it's a clear breach of the agreement. I think we can say Government was asleep at the tiller." . . . "

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Plymouth sailing club receives MoD grant
BBC News
A Plymouth sailing club has become the first group in the city to receive a Community Covenant grant from the Ministry of Defence. The £30,000 grant has been given to help the families of service personnel in Devon. Plymouth Youth Sailing will use the ...

Why sailing on the seven seas is second nature for Kahla Delahay
WalesOnline
Life on the ocean waves isn't for all of us, but for Kahla Delahay, sailing on the seven seas is second nature. In fact, from the first time the 23-year-old got into a boat 11 years ago, she was hooked – and since then she's made whatever sacrifices ...

Sailing the Connecticut Coast with Albert Einstein
Patch.com
Often sailing near the mouth of the Connecticut River at Old Saybrook, Einstein ran aground on a sand bar once. The New York Times took note, running the following headline in the summer of 1935: "Relative Tide And Sand Bars Trap Einstein." Another ...

Sailing Organizations awarded grants for US Sailing REACH Program Education
BYM News (press release)
Through the support of the John B. and Nelly Llanos Kilroy Foundation, US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, has awarded eight sailing centers with grants to facilitate the implementation of REACH, US Sailing's STEM (Science, Technology ...

Musandam-Oman Sail postpones attempt on Round Ireland record
BYM News (press release)
With a very busy training and racing season ahead, Musandam-Oman Sail's French skipper Sidney Gavignet chose safety for the crew and the boat this morning over the Round Ireland Record attempt and decided to turn back to Lorient in France where the ...

75-foot schooner Tyrone ready for summer of sailing
Wicked Local
She relies on 11 tons of lead to help keep her stable when 1,805 square feet of sail are hoisted. Sutphin, who also owns the Cape Cod Lavender Farm in Harwich with his wife Cynthia, said that he achieved a life-long goal when he purchased the boat in ...

Golden girls go for three in a row
Portsmouth News
Emsworth's Vikki Payne and Chichester's Stephanie Orton will be laying down the gauntlet to Britain's top sailors as they bid to land gold at the 2013 RYA Youth National Championships. Around 350 of the UK's finest youth dinghy racers and windsurfers ...

Portsmouth News

Over 120 Hear of Stormy Waters for Irish Sailing at National Yacht Club Forum
Afloat
#dinghy – A packed National Yacht Club (NYC) in Dun Laoghaire heard important contributions from clubs and classes right around the country this morning at a forum to revitalise small boat sailing and youth training. Although the contributions varied ...

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23 March 2013

1987 America's Cup - AC Discovered (video)


1987 America's Cup - AC Discovered (video) - A look back at the once fierce American and Australian America's Cup rivalry. We meet a man who just can't leave his fascination and love of the event behind, now Race Director of the 34th America's Cup, Australian Iain Murray. And travel to London to the design rooms of Garrard's, the world's oldest jewellers, responsible for making the oldest trophy in sport. (published March 22, 2013)

Sailing pennants down to wire
Tasmania Mercury
ONLY one yacht appears certain of winning a summer season pennant going into today's Combined Clubs Harbour Series final race day on Hobart's River Derwent. Don Calvert's Castro 40 Intrigue looks unbeatable in the IRC handicap category of Group 1 ...

Tasmania Mercury

Sailing Clinic to Raise Money for Barnstable High School Sailing Team
Patch.com
Each year, high school sailors from across New England attend the clinic for the opportunity to receive college level sailing instruction at the start of the competitive sailing season. The money raised by the clinic helps to defray costs for ...

Boat sales are sailing
Albany Times Union
Queensbury. During the worst of the now-receding recession, Jon Brodie was selling fewer recreational boats from his Yankee Boating Center locations in Lake George and Albany. But as credit loosened and buyers returned, his business revived and he now ...

A new championship for a growing discipline within European sailing.
BYM News (press release)
From 21st to 23rd June this year, the Match and Team Sailing Centre in Lelystad, Holland, is organising the EUROSAF 2K Club Championship of Europe. This is a brand new sailing event, bringing together some of the top sailing clubs and sailors in Europe...

Hawaii Youth Sailing Association beats to windward at base marina
DVIDS
Laser sailboat competitors blow off the starting line during the Hawaii Youth Sailing Association No. 2 regatta in Kaneohe Bay, Saturday. Sailors navigated a triangular course defined by three buoys. Competitors ranged from ages eight to 20 on a windy day.

Fish&CO Singapore National Youth Championships : Current leaders on track to ...
BYM News (press release)
Laser Radial sailor Ryan Lo, sailed incredibly well in both of the races that were held – nailing another two wins to firmly secure his top placing on the leaderboard with just 16 points; 23 points ahead of Jevyn Ong. The third place is currently still ...

US Sailing will investigate California accident
Trade Only Today
Less than two weeks after a sailor died after the six-person crew of a 32-foot sailboat abandoned their crippled vessel before it broke apart during a California race, US Sailing said it will conduct an independent review of the accident.

Trade Only Today

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21 March 2013

2013 Sailing race weeks

If you get a chance, have fun at one of these sailing events this year--

2013 Sailing race weeks around the world:

BVI Spring Regatta , West Indies - March 25-31, 2013 bvispringregatta.org 
From Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola, 150 boats compete across three courses.

Antigua Sailing Week, West Indies - April 27 - May 3, 2013 sailingweek.com
The Yachting World Round Antigua Race - cruisers and classics as well as sportier vessels.

Cowes Week, Isle of Wight - August 3-10, 2013 aamcowesweek.co.uk
Since 1826, the largest regatta of its kind in the world - 1,000 boats and 100,000 spectators.

Hamilton Island Race Week, Australia - August 17-24, 2013 hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au
Australia's largest offshore keelboat regatta - vessels include sportsboats to "supermaxi" yachts.

America's Cup, San Francisco - September 7-21, 2013 americascup.com
The fastest boats and best sailors compete as the defender, Oracle Racing, meets the winner of this summer’s Vuitton Cup.

Les Voiles De Saint-Tropz, France - September 29 - October 6, 2013 lesvoilesdesaint-tropez.fr
Supermaxis – as long as 100ft – provide glamour but the Rolex Trophy is open to smaller boats.(Last year gaff-rigged cutter Avel, built in 1896, won)

Falmouth Week, Falmouth - August 9-18, 2013 www.falmouthweek.co.uk
More than 300 yachts race over eight days

Nantucket Race Week, Massachusetts - August 10-18, 2013  www.nantucketraceweek.org 
Nantucket sailing events, awards ceremonies and parties.

West Highland Yachting Week, Scotland - July 27 to August 2, 2013 www.whyw.co.uk
In its 66th year, 1000 competitors take part in races held at Craobh, Oban and Tobermory.

(source - Telegraph)


Luna Rossa video: Goodbye, Auckland, and thank you!

Remembering the Last Great Worldwide Sailing Expedition
Smithsonian
In 1838, 346 seamen embarked on a massive sailing expedition that would confirm the existence of Antarctica. (Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA / The Bridgeman Art Library). At 3 p.m., August 18, 1838, six ships got under way on the ebb ...

Smithsonian

Sailing for Cancer Cures program set to start at Seattle Sailing Club
My Ballard (blog)
The Sailing for Cancer Cures program is now open, allowing novicesailors to learn the sport while raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The program is open to beginner sailors and lessons will be held at Seattle Sailing Club (7001 ...

My Ballard (blog)

Sisters Under Sail sailing into Tall Ships 2013 | WGN-TV
By aroberts12
Summer seems like a long way off but it will be here before you know it and a popular event is returning to Navy Pier. Dawn Santamaria is director of Sisters Under Sail, and you'll be able to see her ship, The Unicorn, this summer at Navy ...
WGN-TV

Sailing for Cancer Cures program set to start at Seattle Sailing Club ...
By Danielle Anthony-Goodwin
Sailing for Cancer Cures program set to start at Seattle Sailing Club.

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America's Cup ORACLE TEAM USA - Fun on Foils video


ORACLE TEAM USA crew - what it's like to fly their AC72 "17" on foils, sometimes at speeds of over 40 knots, and experience the sensational acceleration from onboard.

Ambassador program launched for America's Cup
Marinscope Community Newspapers
Ambassador program launched for America's Cup. The Artemis Racing team, which will be competing in the America's Cup races later this year, toured the Bay Model to learn more about the vagaries of the San Francisco Bay upon which they will be sailing.

America's Cup: Oracle flies in San Francisco
Sail World
America's Cup: Oracle flies in San Francisco. 'Oracle Team USA - foiling in San Francisco - February 2013' Guilain Grenier/Oracle Racing© ...

US Sailing to Conduct Independent Study on 2013 Islands Race
US SAILING (press release)
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (March 20, 2013) - The 2013 Islands Race Organizing Authorities of San Diego Yacht Club and Newport Harbor Yacht Club have jointly requested that USSailing, national governing body of the sport, conduct an independent review of ...

2013 US Sailing Development Team Announced
US SAILING (press release)
Portsmouth, R.I. (March 20, 2013) – Thirty-eight talented sailors have been named to the 2013 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), the pathway team supported by the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program and US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC).

Sailing - Macgregor overcoming Olympic disappointment as she begins 49er FX ...
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Kate Macgregor admits a forced switch of sailing classes has helped her gradually overcome a 'depressing' Olympic debut with the realisation of the road ahead to banishing the heartache for good set to come in April. Sportsbeat – 9 hours ago. Email 0...

RHADC Host Junior Sailing Easter Break Clinic
The Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club [RHADC] will be holding a junior sailingEaster break clinic between April 1st – 5th and April 8th – 12th. This clinic is targeted tosailors between the ages of 5 and 15 who want to improve their sailing ...

America's Cup Rental Market Makes Us Seasick: SFist: " . . . Sources tell us that sailing enthusiasts will be flocking to town come summer for the culmination of the American's Cup contest that's been on the minds/lips/hearts of every able-bodied local seaman for ... what already feels like a really long time. And they'll need a place to rest their heads after a long day of watching world-class catamarans do whatever they do. . . . "

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20 March 2013

AC World Series Naples brings AC45 fleet back on the water (video)


A fleet of nine crews is expected when the America's Cup World Series returns to the waters off Naples, Italy, April 16-21. Entries have been received from series leader ORACLE TEAM USA, second-placed Luna Rossa, third-placed Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand, J.P. Morgan BAR, Energy Team and China Team. A ninth crew is expected to be announced later this week. Last year's AC World Series Naples drew crowds estimated at 500,000, who were there in part to catch the debut of Luna Rossa Challenge 2013. Chris Draper led his Luna Rossa Piranha crew to a thrilling win in the final fleet race. The victory kicked off celebrations among the tens of thousands of Italian America's Cup fans lining the Naples waterfront to catch a glimpse of their heroes.

Sailing: Burling and Tuke target Rio
New Zealand Herald
Other sailing opportunities have already come their way and the calendar for 2013 won't be strictly 49er sailing. Together Burling and Tuke will lead the NZL Sailing Team with Emirates Team New Zealand, as skipper and tactician respectively, set to ...

BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Fresh winds on the horizon
Sail World
New activities for the BVI Spring Regatta (BVISR) and Sailing Festival were summarised at a press conference hosted by the Event Committee on at Peg Legs Restaurant, Nanny Cay. The occasion included the culturally and historically important ...

Sail World

Best job in the world? Or worst?
Stuff.co.nz
Sailing the Greek islands must be the best job in the world, unless you're responsible for a bunch of drunken Aussies and Kiwis.

Stuff.co.nz

Adult Sailing Needs a Lift
Afloat
The keenest sailors are coming out of youth classes looking around and thinking that they have left the best sailing of their life behind them. Why has adultsailing failed to grasp the issue of creating a well-structured and genuinely ...

The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing announces a special New York ...
BYM News (press release)
The first carbon neutral sailing race in the United States, The Atlantic Cup is furthering its mission for the 2013 edition by bringing together some of the environmental industry's most well respected voices to celebrate the Race and recognize the ...

Cruising club sailing activities
Times of Malta
At the meeting details will be given regarding two sailing activities the Malta Cruising Club plans for the coming weeks. These are the traditional Easter Weekend (March 29-31) cruise to Mġarr Marina in Gozo and the Sette Giugnio cruise to Pozzallo ...

Limerick Capture College Sailing Championship
Afloat
Three days of great racing on Tralee Bay, snatched from under the decidedly unsettled Patrick's Day weekend weather, saw the annual Irish UniversitiesSailing Association (IUSA) team championship raced at full pressure from March 15th to ...

Black Jack wins 2013 IRC Queensland Title
My Sailing
IRC Division two in the 2013 XXXX Sail Paradise Regatta was won by Brisbane's Blunderbuss, skippered by Tony Kinsman, this was no easy defeat by Southport Yacht Club vessel Alacrity, skippered by SYC's Vice Commodore of Sail, Matthew Percy.

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19 March 2013

2013 Sperry Top-Sider San Diego NOOD Regatta (video)



Sperry Top-Sider San Diego NOOD | Sailing World: "Light winds and signficant shifts tested the patience of sailors in all fleets at the San Diego NOOD, with the second day of racing putting a premium on good starts and conservative strategies."
2013 Sperry Top-Sider San Diego NOOD Regatta Results

Spread the NOODs: Major Regatta Fights Weak Winds but Prevails - Encinitas, CA Patch: "Three local yacht clubs serve as host venues for the annual event—San Diego, Mission Bay and Coronado. Each location will have free viewing areas for spectators between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Encinitas owner/skippers entered were: Ed Machado’s J Hawk (J105 yacht class) David Cheresh’s Troublemaker (J105 yacht class) Paul and Julie McPherson’s Niuhi (FT10 class) Brad Ruetenik’s Astragulus (I14 class) Gary Geisler’s Shibumi (Buccaneer 18 class) Sailors competed in a series of races, accumulating points based on placement in each individual race. The boat finishing with the fewest total points will be declared the winner of its class. Race officials will determine the regatta’s overall winner, based on the strongest finish in its most competitive class. The overall winner in San Diego—the second of seven races—will be invited to the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Championship Regatta in the British Virgin Islands at the end of the season to compete aboard Sunsail 44i’s against the other overall winners in the 2013 series."

GW Sailing Places 4th, 5th at Pair of Weekend Regattas
George Washington University - Official Athletic Site
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The George Washington sailing team returned to action this weekend with a pair of regattas after spending a week honing their skills in Charleston, S.C., during spring break. At the Christopher Newport University Women's Invite, GW ...

George Washington University - Official Athletic Site

US Sailing announces 2013 squad
Insidethegames.biz
American sailors qualified based on their 2012 results or performance at the 2013 ISAFSailing World Cup Miami last month, with final selection in the Nacra 17 and SKUD-18 classes to take place at future events. Of the 34 selected to the team, 14 moved ...

Antigua Sailing Week: Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge
BYM News (press release)
Lay Day at Antigua Sailing Week will take place on Pigeon Beach on 1st May 2013. There will be fun for the whole family ashore with beach games, barbeques and music, but this year there will also be a spectacular new one-design racing competition on ...

The sailing ships which made you stop and stare
Shields Gazette
She would not have been exactly a rare sight at the time – sail had still to complete its transition to steam – but she would have been distinctive enough, still, to have caused the passer-by to linger for a few minutes. This is a beautiful picture ...

Shields Gazette

Inaugural sailing regatta for green industry
Isle of Wight Radio
Cowes is the centre for world class sailing and an ideal venue for the inaugural Eco Industry Regatta. The regatta will be the first to offer sustainability industry companies and professionals the opportunity to network whist taking part in ...

Isle of Wight Radio

Falmouth Classics sailing regatta launches new dedicated website
This is Cornwall
A Falmouth classic boat event dating back more than six decades has been brought into the 21st Century with the launch of a dedicated website. The site for Falmouth Classics 2013 includes a full programme of activities enables competitors to book their ...

This is Cornwall

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17 March 2013

Down to the Wire finish in Miami Beach Invitational Regatta

Struntje Light Completes Wire-to-Wire Win in Miami Beach Invite: "Most Farr 40 regattas comes down to the last leg of the last race on the last day. This one was even closer than that! The Miami Beach Invitational was decided by two incredibly close finishes that happened just seconds apart. First, Enfant Terrible edged Plenty by a bow length in the battle for first. No sooner had those boats crossed the line than Struntje Light nipped Flash Gordon 6 by less than half a boat length in the fight for third. Those two results made all the difference as skipper Wolfgang Schaefer and his team on Struntje Light scored a narrow one-point victory over Plenty. Had either of those two head-to-head battles gone the other way, skipper Alex Roepers and the boys aboard Plenty would have been the overall winners. "That is exactly the way we like it. Very close, very exciting racing," said Schaefer, who earned his first Farr 40 class victory since the 2010 Sardinia Cup. . . . The Farr 40 class will reconvene for its next event the weekend of May 13-16 in Annapolis with competition being held on the Chesapeake Bay. MIAMI BEACH INVITATIONAL STANDINGS--
1. Struntje Light, Wolgang Schaefer, Germany, 31 
2. Plenty, Alex Roepers, New York, USA, 32
3. Enfant Terrible, Alberto Rossi, Italy, 35
4. Flash Gordon 6, Helmut Jahn, Chicago, USA, 40
5. Barking Mad, Jim Richardson, Newport, USA, 43
6. Charisma, Nico Poons, Monaco, 48
7. Groovederci, John Demourkas, Santa Barbara, USA, 51"
http://www.yachtscoring.com

Farr 40 Miami Beach Invitational - Close finishes on final day
Sail World
Farr 40 Miami Beach Invitational 2013 - Most Farr 40 regattas comes down to the last leg of the last race on the last day. This one was even closer than that! The Miami Beach Invitational was decided by two incredibly close finishes that happened just ...

Sail World



Aerial view of ORACLE TEAM USA '17' training in San Francisco Bay in February 2013.

2nd Singapore Youth Olympic Festival 2013
BYM News (press release)
Sailing takes place in the Marina Reservoir that is flanked by such landmarks as Singapore Flyer and F1 Pit Buildings, The Gardens by The Bay and Benjamin Sheares Bridge. As for the racing, this will involve many classes: there will be Byte C2 and 29er...

Sailing among myanmar's islands of mystery - The New York Times
Living aboard a 100-foot boat, exploring a mostly uninhabited region spread out over 250 miles in the Andaman Sea.
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Learn crew, sailing skills
TheNewsTribune.com
Enrollment has started for a basic crew and sailing course in Tacoma. The course, offered by the Tacoma Mountaineers, will begin in April. Course participants will learn what it takes to be a sailboat crew member. After successfully completing the ...

Man in hospital after Sydney sailing event
The Australian
A MAN has been rescued by bystanders after striking his head on a wharf following the completion of a charity sailing event in Sydney. Emergency services were called to the Bobbin Head marina shortly after 1pm (AEDT). The CareFlight doctor said in a ...

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