21 May 2013

Is this the most dangerous America’s Cup ever? (video)



Is this the most dangerous America’s Cup ever? (video) - In the days before two-time Olympic medalist Andrew "Bart" Simpson died while training for the America's Cup yacht race, teammates expressed safety concerns. Stu Woo joins the News Hub with a look at why this year's race could be more dangerous than ever. (source: wsj.com)

Italian Team Seeks Change in America’s Cup Wind Limits After Sailor’s Death
After the death of a British sailor in a training accident, Luna Rossa Challenge said it would consider not participating in the America’s Cup if wind limits for the race were not lowered (source infra)

America’s Cup Changes Are Sought After Death of Sailor - NYTimes.com: " . . . “In order for a boat to be safe, the crew must feel safe, and they need to trust their boat; this is primordial,” Bertelli said. “I have asked our sailors if they trust the boat, and our sailors have told me they do trust the boat and that they can sail on it.  . . . The existing rules in the protocol, the guiding document for this year’s competition, call for racing to take place in winds of up to 25 knots for the early rounds of the challenger series, known as the Louis Vuitton Cup. Those limits are to be increased to 28 knots for the final of the Vuitton Cup and then to 33 knots for the America’s Cup match in September, pitting the winner of the challenger series against Oracle Team USA, which is owned by the American billionaire Larry Ellison and represents Golden Gate Yacht Club. . . ."

Blackmatch are back as Team Alpari FX
Sail World
The Volvo Ocean Race, America's Cup AC 45's, TP 52's, RC 44's, Mini Maxis and much more. 2013 sees a return to the World Match Racing Circuit and the return of 'the originals'; Adam, Dave, Tom and Nick, with the infamous Chris Main (aka Maniac) joining ...

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USF, Eckerd host sailing championships
Tampabay.com
The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association is divided into seven conferences, and every seventh year, the South Atlantic Conference — which includes schools in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee — gets to host the championship.

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Hamilton family sailing where the winds of life take them - Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton Spectator
At first, they travelled only during the day and anchored at night. Eventually, they started sailing through the night. Once they conquered that, their biggest stretch was the three weeks it took to sail from the Galapagos to French Polynesia across ...

I've Never Seen A Better View Of New York City Than From A Boat In Its Harbor
Business Insider
Last week, I was invited to take part in the Atlantic Cup Pro-Am, a brief race around New York City that's part of a larger sailing race up the East Coast. Racing through the harbor on 40-foot boats was exciting in its own right, but just as ...

Pontefract sailing team enjoys national victory
Pontefract and Castleford Express
Two boats from Pontefract contested this prestigious event with 'Maverick' (70757) sailed by Emma Grayson and Ben Settle and 'Little Britches' (70756) sailed by Rachel (Reg) Grayson and George Stainforth. Both teams had trained hard over the winter in ...

Pontefract and Castleford Express

A sailing tour off Bodega Bay - Bodega Bay and Bodega, CA - The Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Rich Crumley, who gives tours on his 33-foot sailboat, the Entropy II out of Bodega Bay, started sailing as a young boy growing up in Southern California. (Photo courtesy of Rich Crumley). By DIANE PETERSON / The Press Democrat. There are a many ...

Bermuda's weeklong Summer Solstice Party
Sail World
Summer Sailstice was founded in 2001 by John Arndt, as the global, annual celebration of sailing held on the summer solstice. The annual Summer Sailstice sailing event is free to all participants and has grown from 200 boats signed up in 2001 to almost ...

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Delta Lloyd Regatta - New challenges for event's 29th edition
Sail World
For Event Director, Arjen Rahusen, this is the way forward ' We are concentrating our efforts to take sailing closer to the public especially through social media. All the boats will be equipped with trackers with the help of Swiss Timing. We have two ...

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Sailing honours
Oman Tribune
Honours bestowed on successful sailors in Muscat on Tuesday once again underlines the encouragement and support that is being provided to sports-persons who are keeping Oman's rich maritime legacy alive and flourishing. Blessed with a long coastline, ...

Thousands take to the water with RYA Push the Boat Out
Sail World
A great many people of all ages and abilities took to the water and experienced sailing this weekend (18-19 May) with RYA Push the Boat Out. The national event saw over 120 sailing clubs and centres up and down the country opening their doors to their ...

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South Coast sailing and trams by train
Rail.co.uk
During the Festival, Yarmouth's harbour is usually crammed with maybe 100 of these old vessels, including some steam powered ones as well as the purely sailing versions. There is a huge range of attractions for visitors around Yarmouth for the three ...

Rail.co.uk

Falmouth-based sailing and therapy charity Sea Sanctuary features on national ...
This is Cornwall
A film promoting the work of Cornwall-based sailing and therapy charity Sea Sanctuary will be shown on ...

This is Cornwall

RYA Spring Series - Champions crowned at Hayling Island
Sail World
British Sailing Team Pathway sailor Peter McCoy made the best of his return to Finn racing after completing his university exams, winning four of his six races – but it was Ogsdon SC's Harry Briddon who took the overall Series victory, finishing fourth ...

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Group offers summer sailing lessons for children
The Northwest Florida Daily News
Group offers summer sailing lessons for children By. http://www.nwfdailynews.com May 20, 2013 11:46. Emerald Coast Sailing Association will hold summer sailing lessons this year. Class starting dates are June 10, June 24 and July 8.

Awards higlight sailors' success in Warsash Spring Series
Gazette Daily
Sailors packed into Warsash Sailing Club for the prize giving at the end of the 30th year of a premier racing event. The awards ceremony was also an opportunity to thank the 120 members who contributed to making the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring ...

Victory for Bishop in Ely Laser Open
Ely Standard
The lead from start to finish was held by Alan Bishop from Girton Sailing Club with the second to forth places changing lap by lap. Jack Knight (Ely Sailing Club) held second until being overhauled in the last few meters by Hannah Wilcox (Ely Sailing ...

West Sussex Sailors Takes on Britain's Biggest Yacht Race
Living magazine (blog)
Now in its 82nd year, the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is one of the largest yacht races in the world, regularly attracting over 1,700 boats, and is the fourth largest participation sporting ...

Living magazine (blog)

SBA sponsors Sailor of the Year Awards
Muscat Daily
The structure of the programme, which was formed in 2008, uses the power of the adventurous sailing sport to unleash the creative energy of young Omanis and contribute to their overall development. This also fosters a positive disposition for young ...

Muscat Daily

Isle of Man Back on the ISORA Chart After Thrilling Dun Laoghaire Race - Afloat
Afloat
ISORA is keen to attract Dublin bay racers and has had some success in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. This page details ISORA's growing strength, race reports, programmes and up and coming events. We carry all Afloat's Irish Sea Offshore Sailing (ISORA) ...

Huge interest in boat show
Shetland News
A wide range of boats and equipment was on show in the main hall of the Clickimin Leisure Centre - Photo: Austin Taylor SHETLAND Sailing Centre's 2013 boat show has attracted as many as 2,000 visitors through the door over the weekend.

Shetland News

Clipper Round the World Race - Kristie Reid takes on race of her life
Sail World
Having first been invited to join the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust after finishing treatment in February 2010, Kristie took part in a four-day sailingtrip and returned to sail with the Trust in 2012. With the trips inspiring a love for sailing ...

Sail World

J/88 One-Design Offshore Speedster Hatched!
J/Sailing News (blog)
J/Boats News is a digest of worldwide events, regattas, and news for sailing enthusiasts and members of our J Community. . . .

Yacht race and rally to explore Bali and beyond
Jakarta Post
The biennial event, jointly held by Indonesia's Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, Fremantle Sailing Club (FSC) Australia, the Indonesian Consulate General in Perth and Garuda Indonesia, is aimed at promoting Indonesian marine tourism and ...

Cruises: Sailing the South Pacific
Telegraph.co.uk
Alexander, the ship's Russian doctor, poked his head out of his cabin like a tortoise sniffing the weather, uttered a lugubrious “I don't think you'll be going anywhere today,” and retreated back into his shell. Outside, the ocean raged beneath a ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Sailing Is The Best Way To See NYC - Business Insider
By Alex Davies
For those unfamiliar with New York City, Battery Park City is built on landfill on The marina is used by the Manhattan Yacht Club and the North Cove Sailing School. And for the occasional sailing race, like the Atlantic Cup. It's right under the ...
Business Insider

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