30 April 2013

Hydroptere yacht can sail at 60 miles per hour (video)



Hydroptere can reach speeds of 60mph using its giant 'wings' to lift most of its frame above the water. Mast is 28m high - almost as tall as the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It can reach 50mph in ten seconds and has broken world records with its aeronautic design.

Hydroptere: Super yacht can clock 60 miles an hour | Mail Online: "The super yacht is an experimental sailing hydrofoil designed by French yachtsman Alain Thibault and in full flight only 2.5 square metres of the boat are in contact with the water . . . The Hydroptere earned the world record after sustaining a speed of 52.86 knots (97.90 km/h or 60.83 mph) for 500 metres in 30 knots of wind. She later broke the 50 knot barrier for a nautical mile with a speed of 50.17 knots (92.91 km/h or 57.73 mph). She did once manage 56.3 knots (104.3 km/h or 64.8 mph) - but capsized shortly afterwards. The boat's creators and team have spent years perfecting the awesome design. The initial model was made in 1985, and 20 years later in 2005, it broke its first record. In 2005 it crossed the Channel faster than Louis Blériot did by plane in 1909. The Hydroptere then beat two world speed records ratified by the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) on 4th April 2007: 44.81 knots of average speed over 500 meters and 41.69 knots of average speed over one nautical mile. June will see the yacht's greatest challenge yet when she tries to set a new record for sailing from Los Angeles to Honolulu in Hawaii." Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2317001/Hydroptere-Super-yacht-clock-60-miles-hour.html#ixzz2RxfB1Pzw

News & Features | ISAF | World Sailing | Official Site : ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 29 April 2013: The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 29 April 2013 have been released. more info at link above

KCBS In Depth: Oracle Team USA Oozing Confidence Ahead Of America’s Cup « CBS San Francisco: "The skipper of Oracle Team USA and his sailing team appear to be brimming with confidence as they look forward to sailing on home waters before an enthusiastic home crowd at the 34th America’s Cup match, beginning Sept. 7 on San Francisco Bay. Most recently, defending America’s Cup champion Oracle Team USA christened and launched its new 72-foot, wing-sailed catamaran. But, because of strong winds, the syndicate canceled the fast cat’s maiden voyage, reasoning there was still plenty of time to do so before the competition."

Oman's women set sail for Olympics
The Guardian
Oman Sail, a government organisation launched in 2008 to develop the sport in the sultanate, has its headquarters in the new marina adjoining this development. The venture is headed by Briton David Graham, assisted by 190 employees, mainly Omanis.

The Guardian

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Isabella Bertold says 'That's a wrap!'
Sail World
The 2013 ISAF World Cup Circuit concluded the other day and with my sixth place finish in Hyeres I added another single digit world cup finish to my results sheet! This was by far the hardest event for me, both mentally and physically. I was ...

Sail World

Sailing Shows Improvement Over Weekend
Harvard Crimson
The Harvard sailing team split up along the Charles River, as the Crimson competed in three regattas in the Boston area. Harvard picked up a sixth place finish at the 45th Women's President's Trophy Intersectional, hosted by neighboring Boston University.

Land Rover sponsors Extreme Sailing Series in three-year deal
Telegraph.co.uk
According to Mark Turner, executive chairman of series organisers OC Sport who has been at the forefront of the drive to make sailing less baffling and more entertaining to spectators, it was this global reach plus the experiential opportunity for ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Lakewood Yacht Club hosts summer sailing clinics in Seabrook
Houston Chronicle
"From our experience, kids who sail tend to learn how to solve problems on their own, operate without close supervision and learn to take responsibility of their actions," said Valasek. "Sailing also introduces children to a lifestyle within a strong ...

Sir Keith Mills prepares to invest 'millions' in sailing
Telegraph.co.uk
A marketing expert who made his fortune creating Air Miles and the Nectar card before leading the campaign to bring the Olympics to London, Mills has now turned his attentions to sailing, after identifying races such as the Vendee Globe and the ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Great Sailing Van uden Reco Regatta
J/Sailing News (blog)
(Stellendam, Netherlands)- With more than 120 boats on the start line, the Van Uden Reco Stellendam Regatta promised to have lots of action and fun for the offshore sailingseason opener in the Netherlands. Traditionally, the event is marked by an ...


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29 April 2013

Ocean rescue of lone Pacific sailor after skipper lost overboard

British man rescued from yacht after skipper lost overboard | World news | guardian.co.uk: ". . . Officials from the Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre based at Falmouth in Britain reported to the US Coast Guard at 11.30pm on Saturday that one man from the 38ft (12-metre) vessel had fallen overboard and the person who remained on board had little sailing experience. . . . Two navy helicopters were sent to search from the Peleliu at about 5am on Sunday. One of them found the boat and the man on board, lowered a hoist and pulled him in. . . . Chandler said that while remote, the location of the boat was not especially surprising. "People sail pretty often pretty far out of reach," he said. "I don't think that it's that unusual.""


It's day 1 of racing at Antigua Sailing Week 2013 (27 April - 3 May) and today we get the inside scoop from the crew from Voilactus and how winning The Hamptons Challenge brought them to Antigua to take part in the Caribbean's premier sailing event.

Antigua Sailing Week - Positive vibration on Day 1
Sail World
On the first day of racing at Antigua Sailing Week 2013 beautiful sunshine, crystal clear blue skies and a gentle breeze produce a positive vibration. Winners are always grinners but as sailors came ashore, after three hours of racing in paradise ...

Sail World

Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Sailing Team ready for Act 3
Sail World
Act 3 of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series is set to get underway in Qingdao on Thursday 2nd May and the SAP Extreme Sailing Team are preparing to battle it out on what will be an extremely tough course. The team is no stranger to China's Olympic sailing ...

Sail World

Sailing: Invitational Race Week Optimist Results
Bernews
The Bermuda International Invitational Race Week included racing for Optimists for the first time in its history. Winds were light on the first day of racing. This provided for an excellent introduction to racing for some of the younger sailors ...

Bernews

School roundup: CCA sailing headed to nationals
Capecodonline
Cape Cod Academy is headed to the National Fleet Racing sailing championships for the second straight year. The Seahawk sailors won the New England championship Sunday at Indian Harbor Yacht Club, edging out North Kingstown, R.I., on a tiebreaker.

Dos Pueblos Youth Sailing Team Places 5th in State, Earns Berth at Nationals
Noozhawk
The Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation Dos Pueblos High School team, ranked fifth in the state, includes, from left, head coach Willie McBride, juniors Niles Sterner and Matthew Long, senior Stephen Long and sophomore Caroline Gay. (Santa Barbara ...

Noozhawk

ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 29th April 2013
Sail World
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 29th April 2013 have been released with 15 countries taking 30 of the top three ranking positions. It has been a consistent 12-month period for the Alonso brothers which has earned them the world number one spot in ...

Sail World

Fancy taking to the water? Try sailing at Culmore Point
Derry Journal
Lough Foyle Yacht Club sail mostly modern sailing dinghies, and are very keen to welcome new members. They are currently offering a 'Taste ofSailing Series' evenings designed to introduce the thrill of sailing to the wider public. If you or anyone you ...

Derry Journal

Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series Champion announced
Sail World
The first ever OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Island Sailing Series (M32VISS) championship went to Roberto Tomasini Grinover aboard Robertissima. Caribbean Champion Tomasini Grinover was accompanied by tactician Vasco Vascotto and crew comprised of ...

Sail World

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28 April 2013

America's Cup World Series Naples - AC Discovered (video)



America's Cup World Series Naples - AC Discovered (video) - This week America's Cup Discovered brings you match racing from the final 2012/2013 America's Cup World Series in Naples, Italy. We take you through both semi-finals and the winner takes all grand finale.

Extreme sailing series heads to Qingdao for Act 3
Jakarta Post
Extreme racing: The eight participating yachts are back to Qingdao, China, to race in Act Three of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series, beginning this week. (Lloyd Images)After concluding the Singaporean races, the eight international Extreme 40 teams are ...

Jakarta Post
Extreme Sailing Series Act 3: Qingdao, China 2-5 May here on johnthecrowd.com

Annapolis sailing community remembers Don Backe, founder of CRAB - baltimoresun.com: "Don Backe never won the America's Cup or any other world-class sailing event, but he probably had more of an impact on the sport around the Chesapeake Bay than any champion. A segment of the local sailing community — the physically and emotionally disabled as well as those who couldn't afford to sail — are deeply indebted to Backe, who helped found Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) in 1991, four years after a car accident left him a paraplegic. While mourning his death on April 12 at age 77 after a prolonged illness, those who knew Backe are also celebrating his life — particularly the last 22 years of it. A memorial service is being planned for June in Annapolis, where Backe's nonprofit was based. . . ."

Adventuress brings sailing experience to South Sound
TheNewsTribune.com
Adventuress brings sailing experience to South Sound. The Adventuress isn't your typical tall ship. The schooner, built in 1935, has seen sailors young and old from all corners of the South Sound, and this week it will dock in Foss Waterway to share ...

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Ask Frank: A sailing holiday in Croatia and how to organise a charity challenge
Daily Mail
Sail Croatia (0800 193 8289, www.sail-croatia.com) is a small-ship adventure company that offers a mix of island-hopping routes, perfect for young adults. As well as standard trips, there are party cruises and routes that tie in with some of Europe's ...

Daily Mail

Growing Sailing- Girls Rule?
J/Sailing News (blog)
J/109 offshore cruiser racer- sailing with women crew (Newport, RI)- While sailing industry types scratch their heads trying to find the right formula to increase the number of kids in sailing programs, and sailing clubs and racing associations ...

Mullan wins two-day sailing event
Bedford Today
Mullan wins two-day sailing event. Topper National Junior Squad member Joseph Mullan, 15, won National Series 1, a two-day sailing competition held at Datchet Water Sailing Club from April 13-14.

Bedford Today

ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013 -Golden returns as Hyeres action concludes
Sail World
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 , the medals were decided across the ten Olympic events which brought the regatta to a close. An up and down breeze that never truly filled in at any point ensured for close knit racing on the final day in the ...

Sail World

Maloney, Meech stake early Olympic claims in skiff
TVNZ
Kiwis Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have won gold at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres in the 49erFX class, securing victory after six days of racing off the French coast. "We're definitely happy that we won our first World Cup event in Europe," says Maloney.

Winning Crew Arrives for Sailing Week 2013
Caribarena Antigua
Colin James and the winning crew Antigua St. John's - The winning crew of the 2012 Antigua and Barbuda Hampton's Challenge “Wasn't Me” arrived in Antigua yesterday (Friday) ready to participate in the 2013 Antigua Sailing Week event which runs from ...

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27 April 2013

Extreme Sailing Series Act 3: Qingdao, China, May 2-5 (video)


Extreme Sailing Series -Act 3: Qingdao, China, May 2-5 - China's Olympic Sailing City Qingdao is preparing to welcome the eight international Extreme 40 teams for Act 3 of their international non-stop tour of the globe. Only two weeks ago the Swiss team Alinghi claimed victory in Singapore before the fleet and all the Series paraphernalia were packed into containers and shipped by Logistics Partner GAC Pindar non-stop to Qingdao.

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères results: http://swc.ffvoile.com/swc2013gbr/race-information/racing-chart.aspx

Kiwi sailing pair take lead at World Cup regatta
Stuff.co.nz
New Zealand's 49er FX pair of Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have stormed into the lead at the sailing World Cup in France today. It will all come down to the three medal races at the regatta in Hyeres. Kiwi sailors will also feature in the medal races in ...

Sailing - Mills relishing Finn medal races at Hyeres World Cup
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Sailing - Mills relishing Finn medal races at Hyeres World Cup. Andrew Mills is relishing the challenge of overhauling teammate Giles Scott as 16 British boats prepare for the medal races at the Hyeres World Cup in France. Sportsbeat – 3 hours ago ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Wiebel is the new speed sailing project - SurferToday.com
SurferToday
Inspired by the Sailrocket and windsurf sailboards, Wiebel mimics and incorporates the behavior and aspects of both wind sailing classes. The high speed, great maneuverability and planing behavior of windsurfing is combined with the size, the team ...

SurferToday

MMA wraps up sailing season - Fenceviewer
Fenceviewer
The consequences of Maine's short spring sailing season are compounded, Brown said, by MMA's academic calendar. With commencement scheduled for May 4, many studentsailors began preparing for finals two weeks ago. Some students have been ...

BIIRW Sailing To Get Underway On Saturday
Bernews
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club [RBYC] is ready once again to open its doors to visiting and local sailors as the annual BIIRW is set to begin on Saturday April 27. BIIRW 2013 will see five sailing classes competing over the course of the week: Comets ...

Bernews

Tough regatta for Team USA - ISAF World Sailing Cup 2013 Hyères
Sail World
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 - Under dark skies and light wind on the racecourse, day 5 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères concluded the final series to determine the top 10 sailors/teams advancing to the medal round. Annie Haeger and Briana ...

Sail World

Top of the Gulf Regatta delivers world-class sailing competition in Pattaya
Pattaya Mail
Attracting top sailing talent and participants of over 30 nationalities, the Regatta also provides an international-standard competition format for Thai sailors, which has proved invaluable and has helped develop Thai stars such as Kerati Bualong (2012 ...

ICRA's Try Sailing Day at Howth Yacht Club Attracts 87 - Afloat
Afloat
Laura Dillon, Philip Watson and Peter Bayly were among the instructors afloat with shore sessions run by Des McWilliam, Prof O Connell, Graeme Grant and Noel Davidson. Sessions included talks on topics such as New to sailing, Bow and Masst, Sail Trim ...

Tenby Sailing Club
Tenby Observer
On a cloudy Sunday morning competitors gathered for the second set of races of the summer series. Three Ospreys of Paul and Steve, Alistair and Alistair, and Jamie and Hanna were joined at the start line by the two RS 200s of Dan and Steve, the club ...

Tenby Observer

The PAW: Sports: Sailing through the storms
my.hsj.org
Strangely, the spring sport that has skipped around this dilemma best, is the one that requires open water: the Sailing Club. The snow "has made it a lot more challenging," said coach Carl Locker. "We've had to shovel out our boats a couple of times ...

The Singles only Sailing Club - encouraging new sailors
Sail World
Yacht Clubs are always dreaming up ideas to encourage new sailors who may be intimidated by the idea of sailing boats that tip and just might tip over - here's a great idea, used by the Shoreline Sailing Club, sailing on Long Island Sound. The Shorline ...

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Kiwi duo edge up sailing leaderboard
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
New Zealand sailors Alex Maloney and Molly Meech edged closer to the leaders after the fourth day of sailing in the World Cup regatta off Hyeres, France. The women's 49erFX skiff crew narrowed the gap on Charlotte Dobson and Mary Rook of Great Britain...

Saundersfoot Sailing Club
Tenby Observer
We're gearing up to welcome members and visitors to our annual sailingshindig and as usual have a full programme of sailing and social events planned. Those of you who have already registered to race have your race programme already, but here are a ...

Tenby Observer

Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 25 APRIL 2013 - Afloat
Afloat
BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 3. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan). BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levana (Jean Mitton), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston). CRUISERS 0 ...

Big race boats to make a splash at Antigua Sailing Week
Sail World
The 46th edition of Antigua Sailing Week will commence with the Yachting World Round Antigua Race on Saturday 27th and conclude on Friday 3rd May 2013. It's buzzing in Antigua as Falmouth Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard are filling up fast with racing ...

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ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - Racing action and interviews
Sail World
It is only two weeks that the first stop of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre in Palma, came to an end. Six exciting racing days with various weather conditions and 900 of the best Olympicsailors from around the world. All ...

Sail World

Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series - Caribbean Championship
Sail World
The 2013 Otterbox® Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series (M32VISS) consists of three events and is the first ever of its kind for the progressive sportboat class. Act one of the three-part series, the BVI Sportboat Regatta took place on February 21 ...

Sail World

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres images by Mick Anderson
Sail World
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres images by Mick Anderson. 'Day 4 - ISAFSailing World Cup Hyeres 2013' Mick Anderson/SAILINGPIX.DK. ISAFSailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Day four images provided by photographer Mick Anderson. Day 4 - ISAF Sailing ...

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College of Charleston Crew Takes on J/70 World
J/Sailing News (blog)
J/Boats News is a digest of worldwide events, regattas, and news forsailing enthusiasts and members of our J Community. Contributions regarding your racing, cruising or human interest stories on-board J's are welcome- please send to "editor@jboats.com".

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Team Tilt to compete in Extreme 40 exhibition regatta in Portofino
Sail World
In parallel to their training on the multihull Decision 35 and their participation in the Vulcain Trophy, Team Tilt will compete in two Extreme 40 series events: the 'Pirelli' regatta in Portofino and the Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul ...

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New boats get thumbs up - Fenceviewer
Fenceviewer
The first batch of new sailing dinghies jointly purchased by area sailing clubs, pictured, were tested by members of the Mount Desert Island High School sailing team on Monday afternoon. The lightweight hull construction and improved tackle are ...

Turner's Fighting Temeraire - Britain's journey from sail to steam
BBC News
A painting by Turner, voted Britain's favourite, captures one of the most important developments in marine history, when the age of sail gave way to the age of steam. When JMW Turner first exhibited his masterpiece, The Fighting Temeraire, in London in ...

BBC News

TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Tight knit at the top after day one
Sail World (press release)
Karl Kwok's Team Beau Geste sailing for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club was again the steady performer, a first and two seconds giving them an early two-point break on Jason Van Der Slot's Calm 2 (VIC) and four-point break on Marcus Blackmore's ...

Sail World (press release)

Royal Navy officer's yacht collided with oil tanker after straying into shipping lane - Telegraph: "Roland Wilson, a former Royal Navy lieutenant, was accused of negligence yesterday. Mr Wilson and his seven-man crew were on the penultimate leg of the race on the first day of the regatta, when their yacht crashed into the side of the 120,000 ton Hanne Knutsen. It is thought that several serving commanders and chief petty officers were manning the Royal Naval Sailing Association’s 33ft Atalanta of Chester. Thousands of spectators watched from the shore as the mast was ripped off after becoming tangled in the tanker’s anchor, a court was told."

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25 April 2013

Oracle christens America's Cup catamaran - foiling on the bay (video)



Hear from the 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 on-board.

Oracle christens America's Cup catamaran - San Jose Mercury News: " . . . This America's Cup could be won or lost depending on teams' ability to foil, which is when the boat develops enough lift that both hulls are out of the water and the seven-ton cat is skimming along the waves on foils on the rudders and on a daggerboard on the leeward hull. Foiling reduces drag and, as a result, increases speed. "What's so amazing about this boat is it's suspended on these tiny pieces of engineered carbon fiber," Spithill said. "That's why these boats are so cutting edge technologically, and we're pushing them right to the limit. . . . "Once the boat foils, it's like hitting a turbo button in a car and off she goes," Spithill said. . . ."

Ben Ainslie's ambition: Sailing hero takes on America's Cup challenge - CNN.com: " . . . while the sport has an elitist image, Ainslie says that anyone can enjoy sailing. "People think it's either a very expensive sport or it's just far too complicated -- and really it's neither," said the Englishman, whose family moved to Cornwall on the south-west coast of the UK when he was young. "At the grassroots level you can go down to a sailing club and you can just get into a dinghy and borrow a boat or start sailing and crewing for someone else and get into it for very little money." Ainslie's Olympic days came to a glorious golden end at London 2012, as he overcame what he thought were dubious race tactics to beat his rivals and claim the Finn Class title in the final race. . . ."

Sailing - Scott in the lead as British Finn sailors prosper in Hyeres
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Sailing - Scott in the lead as British Finn sailors prosper in Hyeres. Giles Scott is refusing to dream of back-to-back World Cup victories despite moving into pole position in the Finn class with two days of racing left in Hyeres. Sportsbeat – 55 ...

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Sailing Big River for Earth Day
Mendocino Beacon
Rick Hemmings led the noon eco tour on Sunday. He is resting his hands on the solar panels that charge the small motor. Hemmings designed the solar- and wind-powered outrigger and Bob Cummings of Secret Harbor Boat Works built it. Teresa Shumaker ...

Sailing: NZ crews in hunt for World Cup medals
New Zealand Herald
Although the top two places in the 113-strong fleet are unchanged after today, there was considerable movement in the standings below them, with nearly all the top-placed Lasersailors having at least one average result coupled with the transition in ...
Sailing open day at Northamptonshire reservoir
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
Anyone inspired by Britain's sailing success at London 2012 can take a trip in a sailing boat at Northampton Sailing Club's annual open day. The event takes place at Pitsford Reservoir from noon on Sunday May 5. A club spokeswoman said: “There will be ...

Tactics key to success in Buckenham Sailing Club's Rockland Race
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Having crossed the Broad the falling tide helped them to drift back to the main river to complete the race down the River Yare back to the club. Sailors who took the opposite route did not manage to get to the Broad before the tide turned against them ...

Singles Sailing Club Ready To Set Sail For Season ...
Hartford Courant
The active sailing season is here, and those interested in the sport can meet other enthusiasts by joining the Shoreline Sailing Club. Meetings of the club, geared for singles age 35 and older, are held year-round on the first and third Thursdays of ...

Hartford Courant

Sailing - Dobson and Rook take control at ISAF World Cup
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Charlotte Dobson and Mary Rook mastered the changing conditions to seize the overall lead in the women's 49er class at the ISAF World Cup in Hyeres. Sportsbeat – 23 hours ago. Email 0; Share 0. Tweet. 2. Print. Generic 49er sailing picture. Eurosport ...

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Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 - Qingdao next stop, announcement planned
Sail World
Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series is on the way and China's OlympicSailing City Qingdao is preparing to welcome the eight international Extreme 40 teams. Just two weeks ago, the Swiss team Alinghi claimed victory in Singapore before the fleet and ...

Sail World

Sailing: 49erFX crew close gap on leaders
Voxy
As day four of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres wraps up Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (pictured), lying 2nd in the 49erFX are almost neck and neck with the leaders, while Josh Junior has inched into 3rd in the Finn. Elsewhere the remainder of ...

Sailing | Solid day at World Cup regatta for Kiwi... | Stuff.co.nz: "Four New Zealand crews remain in the top-five but the men's 470 pair of Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox have dived down the leaderboard at the halfway point in the World Cup sailing regatta in France. In good breeze off Hyeres, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (second in 49er FX), Sam Meech (fourth in Laser, and Josh Junior (fourth in Finn) retained spots in the top five in their respective fleets, while Thomas Saunders (fifth in Laser) joined them."


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23 April 2013

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères: Ryan Pesch and Trevor Burd Take On Europe (video)


Hyeres 2013: Ryan Pesch and Trevor Burd Take On Europe (video)
Interviewed by Will Ricketson/US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider - www.sailingteams.ussailing.org

Sailing World Cup 2013 - Hyeres: "Two days of fickle breeze at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères brought the Qualification Series to a close as the world's best sailors positioned themselves at the top ahead of three days of Final Series racing. In a breeze that stabilised later on in the day, peaking at 10 knots, Ivan Pastor (ESP) and Charline Picon (FRA) were the star performers in the Men's and Women's RS:X on the second day of racing in Hyères to take a clean score through to the Final Series."
Regatta Details:
Start Date  20 April 2013
End Date   27 April 2013
Venue Hyeres, France
Results: http://swc.ffvoile.com/swc2013gbr/race-information/racing-chart.aspx

Sailing: NZ crews well placed heading into finals stage
New Zealand Herald
New Zealand teams are tracking well after the second day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France. With the two qualifying days out of the way, five New Zealand crews sit inside the top five in their respective fleets heading into the final ...

Sailing: 470 crew on top of standings
New Zealand Herald
Men's 470 sailors Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox are the best placed of the Kiwis after the first day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres. The pair picked up two wins and a fifth in the three races overnight (NZT) in patchy winds off the ...

SAILING | Bulldogs build momentum
Yale Daily News (blog)
While the Boston Marathon bombings forced the Women's New England Championships to be postponed, the coed sailors nevertheless headed to New York to compete in the Admiral's Cup, finishing fourth overall in the competitive field. Hosted by King's ...

Sailing and crew race across New England
The Dartmouth
The sailing team traveled to a trio of regattas across the Northeast and managed to grab three top-five finishes. At the 22nd O'Toole Trophy hosted by Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. the team took home a victory over 17 other teams thanks to ...

The Dartmouth

Olympic medallists set to compete in Wirral's Wilson Trophy sailing competition
Liverpool Echo
Commodore of West Kirby Sailing Club, David Taylor, said: “The Wilson trophy is renowned for its very special atmosphere; and this is a fantastic opportunity to come and watch some of the world's finest sailors in action and to cheer on our Olympic heroes.

After Sandy Roundup: Debris does double duty, sailing to Seaside
NJ.com (blog)
Some people saw tons of trash generated by Hurricane Sandy along the Shore, others saw treasures, or — they create them. Ben Wurst is one of them. The 34-year-old father of two from the New Gretna section of Bass River Township turns the damaged ...

Championship Sailing
The Alexander City Outlook
Dixie Sailing Club hosted the Regional 3 Championship races for Catalina 22 sailboat on Lake Martin Saturday and Sunday at Wind Creek State Park. Justin Chambers, from Lake Lanier, Ga., the No. 1 Catalina 22 sailor in the U.S., won the Gold Fleet ...

Sailing to Seaside: Was that Snooki we saw?
NJ.com (blog)
My sailing buddy the Captain and I spent Sunday afternoon sailing to Seaside Heights. It was our first voyage there since the hurricane. We found conditions on the bay to be surprisingly good, given all the damage we witnessed on the sail south. A lot ...

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America's Cup ACWS Naples 2013 video highlights


Highlights, Super Sunday April 21 - ACWS Naples 2013 - Led by helmsman Francesco Bruni, Luna Rossa Swordfish today won the overall championship of the America's Cup World Series Naples. Bruni posted a thrilling win in the fleet racing finale, coming from behind on the final run in a race that saw the lead change hands three times. The win was cathartic for the emotional Italian helmsman. Earlier in the day Luna Rossa Swordfish lost the match racing championship to ORACLE TEAM USA SLINGSBY. Bruni was critical of his performance in the loss after leading the match early on. Slingsby delivered on his stated goal: to secure the overall 2012-2013 America's Cup World Series season championship for ORACLE TEAM USA, the defense team in the upcoming 34th America's Cup (Sept. 7-21.)    ACWS Naples Results


Story of the Day, Super Sunday April 21 - ACWS Naples 2013- video

Luna Rossa wins the Americas Cup World Series Naples
euronews
It was sweet revenge for Swordfish after losing out to Oracle earlier in the day in the Match racing championship, although Oracle took the overall championship title to boost morale before it defends its Americas Cup title proper in September in the ...

euronews

Prada's Luna Rossa Wins Naples Series of the America's Cup
Women's Wear Daily
... who proved once again to be up to our expectations.” Luna Rossa Swordfish and Luna Rossa Piranha are both gearing up for the Louis Vuitton Cup-Challenger Selection Series and the 34th America's Cup events taking place in San Francisco in July.

Oracle in Last Stretch of America's Cup Training
First Coast News
Oracle in Last Stretch of America's Cup Training. Oracle Team USA is preparing for the final stretch of training ahead of sailing's most prestigious event, the America's Cup. AFPTV jumps aboard for a training session on the San Francisco Bay with the ...

America's Cup: Artemis Racing's David Brooke on the improve
Sail World
The family of David Brooke (NZL), a veteran of several America's Cupcampaigns and Volvo Ocean Races, have advised that he is recovering successfully after an emergency liver transplant last week, in San Francisco. At the time he collapsed in his ...

Sail World

NZ America's Cup Entrant Hitches Maersk Ride
MarineLink
Emirates Team New Zealand's 'AC72' catamaran is on its way to San Francisco to compete in the America's Cup regatta, courtesy of sponsor Maersk Line. The Port of Auckland witnessed a spectacular sight recently as the massive 72-foot multihull yacht,...

Tom Slingsby holds up the America's Cup World Series trophy for ORACLE ...
My Sailing
Slingsby delivered on his stated goal: to secure the overall 2012-2013America's Cup World Series season championship for ORACLE TEAM USA, the defense team in the upcoming 34th America's Cup (Sept. 7-21). He wrapped up that championship ...

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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA reveal new AC72 in San Francisco
Sail World
Oracle Team USA, the Defending team in the 34th America's Cup have unveiled their second AC72 catamaran, and the boat that will most likely be the Defender in the America's Cup Regatta, to be sailed in September 2013. At first blush, the new AC72 ...

Sail World

Light winds no issue as British boats thrive at World Cup
Eurosport.com AU
Great Britain's Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign made a flying start to their campaign at sailing's ISAF World Cup in Hyeres. Light winds no issue as British boats thrive at World Cup - Sailing Imago. The 49er partnership thrived in the light wind ...

Eurosport.com AU

Kiwi sailors have near-perfect first day
Stuff.co.nz
New Zealand men's 470 sailors Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox have enjoyed a near-perfect day in light winds to take the early lead at the final World Cup sailing regatta of the season, in Hyeres, France. The Kiwis won two of three races but were able...

Sperry Top-Sider® Charleston Race Week : Wild winds prompt early finish
BYM News (press release)
Despite the intensifying winds, it was just another day on the water for the competitors in the Pursuit Class, which sailed a fetch out the jetties and a big-air run back to Patriot's Point for the finish. Roughly half the Pursuit competitors were able ...

Lijia Xu And Marit Bouwmeester Return To ISAF Sailing World Cup Action In ...
YouTube
London 2012 Olympic gold and silver medallists in the Laser Radial Lijia Xu (CHN) and Marit Bouwmeester (NED) were back in the boat at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres and enjoyed their first day on the water. Following the ISAF Sailing World Cup: ...

Sailing the big winner in sports funding package
Radio Australia
... funding for 2013-14 following Olympic success last year. (Credit: Getty Images). Sailing is the big winner as Australian sports are set to receive $120 million in elite funding, but our biggest Olympics sports - swimming and athletics - have their ...

Radio Australia

Eat up to help Piscataqua Sailing Association
Seacoastonline.com
The Piscataqua Sailing Association is the official organization for sailboat racing on the New Hampshire Seacoast and southern Maine. It sponsors weekly racing, starting in late May and running through mid-September. It also sponsors a number of ...

BRANCASTER STAITHE: Open day at sailing club
Lynn News
Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club's open day on Saturday, May 18, takes place from 9.30am to 2.30pm and everyone is welcome to go along and try sailing in the scenic harbour. It is recommended that people wanting to get a sail should arrive no later than...

Team New Zealand end series on flat note
Stuff.co.nz
The Naples regatta marked the end of the campaign sailed in the smaller 45-foot catamarans, with the Kiwis finishing the series in fifth place from the three regattas. Luna Rossa claimed the Naples title and America's Cup holders Oracle the world ...

Simon Le Bon Mourns Death Of Sailing Pal Magnus Olsson
Contactmusic.com
Duran Duran star Simon Le Bon is mourning the death of his close pal, Swedish sailing icon Magnus Olsson, following his death on Saturday (20Apr13). Duran Duran. Picture: Duran Duran performs duriing the 2012 BT London Live Concert in Hyde Park ...

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22 April 2013

Full Video Replay - ACWS Naples Day 4, Super Sunday (April 21)


Full Video Replay - ACWS Naples Day 4, Super Sunday (April 21)

ACWS Naples Results

Luna Rossa, ORACLE TEAM USA winners at America’s Cup World Series Naples / America’s Cup: "Led by helmsman Francesco Bruni, Luna Rossa Swordfish . . . won the overall championship of the America’s Cup World Series Naples. . . . Slingsby delivered on his stated goal: to secure the overall 2012-2013 America’s Cup World Series season championship for ORACLE TEAM USA, the defense team in the upcoming 34th America’s Cup (Sept. 7-21). He wrapped up that championship yesterday and today added the match racing title as well. “I’m really proud to be getting the America’s Cup World Series trophy for ORACLE TEAM USA,” said Slingsby. ORACLE TEAM USA also won last year’s championship. “Jimmy Spithill and his team set it up for us. We just had to come here, do our best and luckily he gave us enough of a lead to take home the trophy.”. . ."


Umpire booth footage of collision between ETNZ and Luna Rossa Swordfish

Sailing: Magnus Olsson dies in Spain, age 64
The Independent
Olsson, Swedish and also known as Mange, was even better known for his huge smile, indomitable sense of fun and humour, and his sheer professionalism and talent in the world of offshore sailing. “It is with great sadness that I received the news of ...

The Independent

Sailing: Teens facing the ultimate test
The Bay of Plenty Times
WORLD-CLASS: Tauranga sailors Zak Merton [left] and Sam Barnett will represent New Zealand at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships. John Borren. The chance to test themselves against the very best young sailors in the world is an opportunity ...

Mahesh wins national sailing title
Times of India
The event was hotly contested by eight teams comprising 40 sailors and saw some big guns such as Arjuna Awardee Mahesh and Mongia mixing it up with fresh new challengers like Gulshan Chunekar, R Mutthu and the defending champion, Ayaz Shaikh.

Oracle, Luna Rossa take sailing titles in Naples
Albany Times Union
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Oracle Team USA won the 2012-13 America's Cup World Series overall championship Sunday. Italy's Luna Rossa took the Naples series for the second consecutive year. Tom Slingsby's Oracle boat came from behind to edge Luna ...

Mister Christian wins the Great Veterans Race
BYM News (press release)
The Great Veteran's Race, is the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's annual tribute to those classic Sydney Hobart Yacht race yachts that sailed south in the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s and marks the opening of the CYCA Winter Series. Kathleen Gillett, Jack...

Melges 20 Audi Sailing Series Day 1 images by Borlenghi and Gattini
Sail World
Melges 20 Audi Sailing Series 2013 - Carlo Borlenghi provides the action on the first day of competition in Gaeta, Italy. Gaeta, 20-04-2013. Melges 20 Audi Sailing Series 2013 - Day 1 - Studio Borlenghi/Stefano Gattini/BPSE Click Here to view large ...

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J/22 Sailing Caymans- A Cracking Good Time Racing!
J/Sailing News (blog)
J/22 Race Cayman 2013 winners! (George Town, Cayman Islands, Caribbean)- This year's Race Cayman sailing regatta was another huge success. The annual event, now in its 5th year, featured three different categories of sailboats. The winds rarely ...

J/Sailing News (blog)

Warmer weather brings return of sailing action
Bury Free Press
Persistence and perseverance were rewarded as Nev Boneham and Charlotte Norrbom, sailing their Vareo, were the only crew to complete all three races, despite several capsizes, earning them the first series win of the season. This weekend, the Sea ...

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20 April 2013

America's Cup World Series Finals - Naples Live Racing - Day 4 video


2013 America's Cup World Series Streamed LIVE from Naples - ACWS Naples Live Racing - Day 4 - Streamed live on Apr 21, 2013 at 14:00 CEST. (8:00 am EDT in the US)  (replay of April 20 hereAmerica's Cup World Series, live racing from Naples

ACWS Naples Results



Slingsby ready to deliver America’s Cup World Series championship for ORACLE TEAM USA / America’s Cup: " . . . Slingsby has shown a steady hand in his first America’s Cup World Series regatta, leading the team into tomorrow’s match racing championship and also eyeing a chance to win the fleet racing championship. But regardless of how he finishes tomorrow, ORACLE TEAM USA is in a strong position for the overall season championship (barring an unforeseen circumstance). “It’s great for the team, winning the America’s Cup World Series for the second year in a row,” said Slingsby. “I’m glad I could help in some way, but this championship doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to Jimmy and his team for setting it all up. I came in with a nice big lead.”. . ."

Oracle leads at America's Cup World Series
San Francisco Chronicle
On a day when a NASCAR-style race broke out on the Bay of Naples, Tom Slingsby showed why Oracle Team USA promoted him from tactician to skipper for the America's Cup World Series regatta in Naples, Italy. Slingsby, filling in for regular skipper Jimmy ...

San Francisco Chronicle

America's Cup trouble as contenders square up
Stuff.co.nz
The unveiling of the new catamarans by defenders Oracle and Swedish challengers Artemis Racing will be crucial to their chances of America's Cup success because neither of their first generation boats are capable of lifting sport's oldest trophy. That ...

America's Cup: Teams in Naples come together to show support
Sail World
The America's Cup teams competing in Naples, Italy have come together to pose in the photo above, to show their support for David Brooke (NZL) who is in the early stages of recovery from an emergency liver transplant, after the collapsed in San ...

Sail World

America's Cup WS: Images from Naples - Close to the action - Day 2
Sail World
Sail-World's Linda Wright is at Naples, Italy, for the America's Cup World Series. She filed this image gallery from the Race Day 2, at Naples, where she was positioned on one of the media RIBs © These images are copyright to Linda Wright and ...

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America's Cup World Series - Images from Naples by Carlo Borlenghi
Sail World
Carlo Borlenghi was on site in Naples to capture these images during theAmerica's Cup World Series. America's Cup World Series 2013 - Luna Rossa / Carlo Borlenghi. America's Cup World Series 2013 - Luna Rossa / Carlo Borlenghi. America's Cup World ...

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Team New Zealand in collsion
Stuff.co.nz
Team New Zealand are facing repairs to their catamaran after a collision with Luna Rossa cost them their match racing quarter-final at the Americas Cup world series event in Naples today. Team New Zealand continued to race the two fleet races ...

Barker hot after collision knocks Team NZ out
TVNZ
Team New Zealand have crashed out of the match-racing contest at the America's Cup World Series Naples, after colliding with with Luna Rossa Swordfish in opening race of Day Two. The rival crews, who spent the summer training on full-sized AC72s in ...

Collision costs Team NZ
NZ City
Barker continued sailing straight to the mark and Bruni crashed into him as he started to tack towards the mark. Barker was penalised on the ensuing run and Bruni won the match. The New Zealand skipper was upset that Luna Rossa didn't do more to avoid ...

Charleston Raceweek 2013 | April 18-21, 2013: "Overcast skies with fresh southerly winds punching the anemometer into the high teens, that’s how Friday started for racers at Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week. The forecast called for the winds to surge throughout the day due to an impending frontal system, and the weather meister was spot on. With winds averaging 20 knots – and often surging to 26 and above – Day 1 at Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week . . . "

Sailors convene on Charleston's harbor for race week
ABC NEWS 4
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) – Sailboats, sailboats, and more sailboats all sailing for the win as part of Charleston Race Week. The event features three days of racing competition. "It's highly competitive, but it also appeals to people who are novice ...

Audi Melges 20 Class pulls the trigger on Sperry-Top Sider Charleston Race ...
BYM News (press release)
The fleet has attracted the likes of former America's Cup superstars Terry Hutchinson and Ed Baird are in attendance sailing with Jim Richardson's Barking Mad and Jeff Ecklund's STAR. The list goes on to also include Rosco Halcrow, 2002 Melges 24 World...

Franco-German victory in Normandy Channel Race
BYM News (press release)
They were 56 minutes and 20 seconds ahead of “Made in Normandie”, skippered by localsailors Nicolas Jossier from Granville and Alexandre Toulorge from Cherbourg. “Campagne de France” skippered by Briton Miranda Merron and local Halvard Mabire, ...

Bollé RS600 Grand Prix
BYM News (press release)
10-15 knots of breeze was on the lake for the second Bollé Grand Prix held at Oxford Sailing Club. The course for the weekend was triangles and sausages sharing with the 500s and Contenders. Race 1 - Got under way with the 600 being the first fleet ...

She's still sailing after all these years
Park Record
Pike was born in New York City and grew up sailing on the coastal waters surrounding Newport, R. I. "My father worked for Yachting magazine, so we just had to sail," she says. Pike raced sailboats and taught sailing throughout high school. At age 15 ...

Shaikh Khalifa's boat wins dhow sailing event in Abu Dhabi
gulfnews.com
Initiated by the Western Region Development Council (WRDC) and organised by the Al Gharbia Sports Club and Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club, the festival is a strategically important event for the WRDC as it aims to grow Al Gharbia into a leading tourist ...

gulfnews.com

GRSC to offer Family Sailing Program
Grand Haven Tribune
Building on the popularity of its WINCHES women's sailing initiative, GRSC's Family Sailing Program will place emphasis on sailingfundamentals, water safety and the importance of every member of the family having the confidence and knowledge to be a ...

Grand Haven Tribune

Piory Sailing Club round-up
Bedford Today
The beginning of April saw Piory Sailing Club's annual All Fools races followed by a get together for the first club afternoon tea of the year and the presentation of the winter series racing prizes. All Fools Day Races: 1, Jonathan Powell; 2, Jim ...

Bedford Today

Sail Port Stephens – Sailing in an East Coast Low
Sail World
How many sailing venues can have four good courses for IRC Racing, Performance Racing, Sports Boats and Cruising fleets smack in the middle of an Australian East Coast Low (a severe low pressure system), when there is an offshore Gale warning, four to ...

Sail World

Kiwi sailors hope to edge up rankings in France
Stuff.co.nz
New Zealand are hoping to edge up the rankings at the season-ending ISAF World Cupsailing regatta in Hyeres, France, starting Monday (NZT). The Kiwis enter the fourth and final regatta of the World Cup series in eighth position on the points ladder ...

Sailing toward expansion
New England Business Bulletin
This small sail boat is seen next to the docks at Bristol Marine where owners hope that a lot of boats will be using their new floating docks in the future. A Somerset marine ...

Student Sailing Worlds Selection conclude today
Sail World
Student Yachting World Cup 2013. There are two distinct strands in Irish university sailing these days. The annual National Team Racing Opens in Fireflies – won five weeks ago on Tralee Bay from 26 college teams by University of Limerick skippered by ...

Sail World

Sailing offers fun, fellowship
South Hill Enterprise
Butch Cheatham, club secretary, said now more than ever is a great time to get out and come sail away. “This club is all about having fun and educating people about sailing,” Cheatham said. “The fellowship is great and we all have a good time.” To ...

Sailor of theYear Awards to be presented on May 14
Muscat Daily
Oman Sail has announced the launch of the Sailor of the Year Awards presented by Renaissance Services to honour the outstanding achievements of top sailors in the sultanate. The new event presented by Renaissance Services and cosponsored by ...

Muscat Daily

1O1O 4G Match Racing – International Regatta Skipper Lineup in Hong Kong
BYM News (press release)
Match racing is a brutal one-on-one sailing contest where the rules aren't used to keep boats apart, instead being used to try and inflict a penalty turn on the opposition. Winning margins are slim and the skills required include a keen knowledge of ...

West End Junior Sailing Regatta set for April 19-20
thebahamasweekly.com
WEST END, Grand Bahama Island – Another great sporting event is planned for Grand Bahama that will bring junior sailors from across the island to West End for a weekend of competitive sailing. The West End Eco-Fishing Camp Association in conjunction ...

thebahamasweekly.com

Authority urges end to leakage - Canberra Times
The Canberra Times
A sewage leak means parts of the lake cannot be used for anything, not even sailing, because the risk is much greater that it carries more dangerous pathogens compared with animal faeces washed into the lake during floods. The chief instructor of the ...

The Canberra Times

Couple celebrate yacht revamp and will now let her sail away
Bournemouth Echo
Michael and Eve Bonham Cozens invited people who had worked andsailed on Gemervescene of London to Lake Yard in Hamworthy see the boat “dressed overall” – in other words decked with flags – and raise a glass to mark the completion of the project.

Bournemouth Echo

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