05 May 2013

Extreme Sailing Series finals in Qingdao (video)


Extreme Sailing Series, Act 3, Qingdao Final Day Racing Replay video - Qingdao saved its best for last on the final day of Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series ™ and the pressure was understandably on from the first start gun with no quarter given on the water as the teams used classic match racing tactics to try and outwit their nearest rivals. Watch how the final races of the Act played out.

Return to form for Leigh McMillan to clinch victory in Qingdao by the smallest of margins » Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat triumph on China’s Olympic waters just two points ahead of Alinghi - Alinghi win final double pointer and maintain lead on overall Series leaderboard after three Acts - - SAP Extreme Sailing Team firing on all cylinders, winning three races to secure third place . . .

Extreme Sailing Series results:
RANK-TEAM-MUSCAT-SINGAPORE-QINGDAO-TOTAL
1 Alinghi   -  8 - 10 - 9 27
2 The Wave Muscat - 10 - 6 - 10 - 26
3 Red Bull Sailing Team -  9 -  9 - 6 - 24
4 SAP Extreme Sailing Team - 4 - 8 -  8 - 20
5 Team Korea  - 6  - 5 - 5 16
6 GAC Pindar - 5 - 4 - 7 - 16
7 Realteam - 3 - 7 - 4 - 14
8 China Team -  7 - 3 - 3 - 13

Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 - The Wave, Muscat victorious in Qingdao
Sail World
In the third act of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series, Qingdao saved its best for last on the final day and the pressure was understandably on from the first start gun with no quarter given on the water as the teams used classic match racing tactics to ...

Sail World

Honolulu sailboat bound for Long Beach still missing - Press-Telegram: "The Coast Guard in Honolulu is still trying to get information from anyone who may have seen the missing 44-foot sailboat "Siesta." The agency put out a plea for help Saturday in locating the vessel that has missed its scheduled radio contacts . . . The Coast Guard put out a bulletin asking California mariners if they have seen it to contact the Honolulu Command Center. Nothing so far, he said. The "Siesta" is described as a 44-foot white and blue vessel, captained by a man named Curtis Collins. Anyone who spots it, or makes radio contact, is asked to notify Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at (808) 535-3230." UPDATE--The Coast Guard says a sailing vessel that wasn't heard from for more than a day has been located about 500 miles northeast of Honolulu.
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/04/5395975/search-on-for-sailboat-en-route.html#storylink=cpy

2013 Antigua Sailing Week: Tricky conditions adds pressure to final day
BYM News (press release)
You could almost feel the tension on the dock as the international fleet sailed out to the combat area on the final day of Antigua Sailing Week. With many class winners yet to be decided, the pressure was heightened by tricky conditions. The breeze was ...

Antigua Sailing Week results here

Olympic sailing star Ben Ainslie takes on America's Cup challenge
Gant Daily
London, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Four-time Olympic sailing gold medalist Ben Ainslie will face a new challenge when he leaves dinghy racing to take on 72-foot multihull catamarans as he pursues his dream of giving Britain its first America ...

Stithians Lake pushes the boat out with sailing day
This is The West Country
RYA Sport Development Manager Jon White said “With so many people being inspired by the London 2012 Games, the 'Push the Boat Out' will encourage people to get down to their local sailing venue, have a go themselves and find out how just easy it is to ...

Chipping Sodbury Yacht Club celebrates 30 years of no boats and no navigable ...
South Cotswolds Gazette
A YACHT club famed for the fact none of its members actually own a boat is celebrating sailing its way through three decades. Chipping Sodbury Yacht Club, one of the original parody clubs of its kind, first set sail on April 1, 1983 – the irony of ...

South Cotswolds Gazette

Fire reported at Isle of Bute Sailing Club
Buteman
Police and firefighters attended a report of a fire at Isle of Bute SailingClub's premises in Ardbeg Road in Rothesay on Sunday afternoon. Published on 05/05/2013 15:56. Firefighters and police were called to a report of a blaze at the Isle of Bute ...

Buteman

Stage set for Top of the Gulf Regatta - The Nation: " . . . Now in its 38th year, the national optimist championships is the second-oldest annual sailing event in Thailand and continues to develop youth talent and introduce Thai youngsters to the sport of sailing. And this year, the TOG Regatta organisers welcome Sansiri as presenting sponsor of the championships. Upto 12 classes will compete in the TOG Regatta this year, including IRC 1, IRC 2, IRC 3, IRC 4 Cruising, Platu (competing for the Coronation Cup), Ocean Multihulls, Formula 18, Open Beach Multihulls, Single handed monohull dinghies, Double-handed monohull dinghies, Optimist (Thailand Optimist National Championships) and returning for their second year are the NeilPryde RS:One Windsurfs."

Coast Guard rescues 2 from storm-damaged sailboat | New Orleans - WDSU Home: "The Coast Guard says a helicopter crew rescued a man and woman from a 36-foot sailboat disabled by storms."

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