11 March 2013

California Yacht Club Mourns Member Killed in Sail Boat Race (video)

California Yacht Club Mourns Member Killed in Sail Boat Race - ABC News: "A California yacht club is mourning the death today of one of its members who was killed in a sail boat race over the weekend. Craig Thomas Williams, a 36-year-old married father, was killed, and five crew members were injured when their sailboat, christened Uncontrollabe Urge, lost steering and broke apart in the surf. "[Williams] was a very integral member at our yacht club and it's a tragic loss," said Carey Storm, the commodore of the Silver Gate Yacht Club. "To have one of our top racers to go out and for a weekend of a competitive race and have it end in tragedy, the loss of life, the loss of… injuries, the trauma to the entire crew, the loss of the vessel…It's just really difficult," Storm told ABC News' San Diego affiliate. . . ."

Other crew members named in sailing mishap
U-T San Diego
SAN DIEGO — The sailing community continued to mourn one of its own Sunday as it struggled to understand the string of events and decisions that tore apart a 32-foot boat during a race off San Clemente Island and left one crew member dead and five ...

In the final and critical day at the Bacardi Cup, 5 teams were in with a chance at the overall title. But at the end it was USA's Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih that won the race and the 2013 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week.

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Mendelblatt and Fatih take Bacardi Cup
Sail World
Five one-design fleets, awash with competitors representing over a dozen nations, concluded six days of racing as the 2013 BACARDI MiamiSailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank wrapped up today. With points tight among the top contenders in ...

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Simoneschi crowned Melges 24 Atlantic Coast, Bacardi Miami Sailing Week ...
BYM News (press release)
The final day of the Melges 24 Atlantic Coast Championship in conjunction with the 2013 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week proved the strength of yesterday's leader board with all three teams remaining on the podium. Italy's Riccardo Simoneschi, owner of AUDI, ...

Yacht club rebuild is smooth sailing
Providence Eyewitness News
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) - Members of the Edgewood Yacht Club are moving closer to their goal of rebuilding a historic landmark and social sailing club that dates back to 1889. The new one story building, estimated to cost more than $3,000,000, replaces ...

SAILING: Protests cloud final day of international regatta
Long Beach Press-Telegram
No results may be discarded; there are no throwouts in college sailing. Meantime, some of the sailors could only kick themselves after Saturday's five races run in southwest breeze to 12 knots, with a roller coaster of steady swells and troughs as deep ...

Washington College Sailing Takes Second in Own Team Race
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- The Washington College sailing team finished second of six teams in the Washington College Team Race, held on the Chester River yesterday and today. Washington finished with a head-to-head record of 10-5, a mark identical to ...


OKI 24-hr Sailing Race hotly contested
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
The overall winners were Jason and Thomas Saunders, brothers from Tauranga Sailing Club, racing for Lautrec. The OKI boat, with youth sailors Andrew McKenzie (Kohimarama) and Matt Kempkers (Wakatere), came a close second overall, missing the pole ...

Teens Sailing Through Troubled Waters
Traverse City Ticker
Northern Michigan residents know sailing is a lot of fun, but some at-risk teens are learning it can also be good for your soul. This summer marks the fifth season for the SAIL Champion therapeutic sailing program, run by TC's Mental Wellness ...

Traverse City Ticker

T200 thermal camera - ideal for smaller sailing boats
Sail World
Raymarine's new compact T200 thermal camera is ideal for sailors wanting all the advantages of the latest thermal technology without the hefty price tag. It's still not inexpensive, but unlike radar, which only lets the skipper know there is 'something ...

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Sydney Harbour Regatta : Easy Tiger III settles for second best
BYM News (press release)
Skipper Chris Way and his crew - which included the current Moth World Champion Josh McKnight - sailed consistently over the two-day event to rack up six second places from six races. Peter Winter, Guy Kennard, Peter Gregg, Malcolm Clark, Sally Way and ...

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