04 April 2013

Palma 2013: Americans Move Into Medal Contention (video)

Palma 2013: Americans Move Into Medal Contention (video)

America’s Cup unveils plans for waterfront village, park | Paul Gackle | Development | San Francisco Examiner: " . . . After racing concludes Sept. 21, the Port of San Francisco, which owns and constructed the new building, will transform it into a cruise ship terminal. America’s Cup Park will sit at the race’s finish line and give spectators who want to follow every twist and turn closely a chance to watch the competition on the jumbo screen with live commentary over the loud speakers. But fans who want to be closer to the action can go down to America’s Cup Village at Marina Green and sit in the bleachers that will be set up right along the racecourse. America’s Cup Park also will give fans a rare opportunity to interact with the competitors as they come on and off the water and participate in daily Q&A events with the public. “This is the place where you can really get up close and meet the athletes,” Spaulding said."

Raul and Rocco Hevía, Sand Hollow Sailing Club: Developing the sport of...
Dixie Press Online
Growing up in Puerto Rico, Raul Hevía spent his summers sailing. He continued that passion after having a family, acquainting his son with sailing on a trip through the Caribbean at age 4. He kept a sailboat on Lake Mead throughout Rocco's childhood ...

Dixie Press Online

Sailing: Tauranga teens seal worlds selection
The Bay of Plenty Times
Meanwhile, their Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club teammates continue to lead the way at the halfway stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Palma, Spain. With day three wrapped up, the qualification series is done and the regatta heads into the ...

Sailing - Morrison and Rhodes lead the way in Palma
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Morrison added: "Obviously the racing's going to get a lot tighter with the standard getting higher and there's every chance that's going to pick up some of the rusty points in our sailing. "If we can stay relaxed and realistic about that then there's ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Update 2 - Strong wind causes power cut, dismasts sailing yacht
Times of Malta
A strong wind this evening damaged a power cable, causing a widespread power cut. It also dismasted a small sailing yacht off Wied iz-Zurrieq. Enemalta said the wind damaged a 33kV cable between Mosta DC and Mellieħa, causing a 132/33 kV ...

Massachusetts regatta opens spring high school sailing season
One year ago this week, the George Stevens Academy sailing team was already out on the water, racing against Mount Desert Island High School in Southwest Harbor. The Eagles have the first regatta of their 2013 season this Saturday in Marblehead, Mass.

Team-building opportunity sets sail
Blackpool Gazette
Andy Dobson has got the wind in his sails with his business Atlas Sailing which offers team bonding events to companies and individuals from across the north of England. Andy and his business partner Graham Zirfas run the yacht Atlas from Fleetwood ...

Blackpool Gazette

Extreme Sailing Series - Act 2 action underway next week
Sail World
Act 2 of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series gets underway in just one weeks' time and the high-rise, cosmopolitan city of Singapore is getting into gear to host. It's not the first time the Extreme 40s have raced in Singapore but this iconic city is now a ...

Sail World

News & Features | ISAF | World Sailing | Official Site : Strong Winds ...
Sailing got underway at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - Trofeo S.A.R. Princess Sofia MAPFRE with wild winds and wicked waves pushing the fleets that got out ...

Vermont Farmer Building Sailboat To Transport Produce To NYC: Gothamist: "The 39 foot sailboat—named Ceres after the Roman goddess of agriculture and grain crops—is currently being built by an all volunteer crew of students and members of the community. When completed, the boat would be capable of transporting 12 tons of Vermont-produced goods down the river without using any gasoline. If they're able to get the funding, the Vermont Sail Freight Project would launch in Lake Champlain in July and would sail Ceres on her maiden voyage in September. This harkening back to older shipping methods was also implemented by Williamsburgs's Mast Brothers chocolate, who transported cocoa beans by schooner in 2011, the first time such a method had been used in NYC since 1939."

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