30 June 2013

The Wind Gods: The story of the 33rd America's Cup Film Premier (video)

The Wind Gods: The story of the 33rd America's Cup Film Premier: "ORACLE TEAM USA skipper Jimmy Spithill, team owner Larry Ellison and film producer David Ellison at the America's Cup Park on Pier 27, ahead of a special screening of 'The Wind Gods', a documentary about Ellison's historic win in the 33rd America's Cup."

Technology makes America's Cup a sport for the masses
SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube, mobile applications, and the tech wizardry of veteran sailor Stan Honey are out to make America's Cup yacht racing as thrilling a spectator sport as Formula One. Along with sailing 'in-shore' for the first time ever along ...

Adaptive Sailing on Lake Michigan offered for people with disabilities through Judd Goldman program | abc7chicago.com: "There's nothing like sailing on Lake Michigan. It is an activity that anyone can learn, regardless of their limitations, and there is a program that helps make it possible. Twenty-four years ago, Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Program started with three sail boats. Now, they have 20 boats ready for people with disabilities to conquer the winds. Burham Harbor is where the program is located. It is open Wednesdays through Sundays during boating season. "We will train them from novices completely never being on a boat before, all the way up to we actually have our first instructor who just graduated from the program," said Joseph Harris, the director of sailing. All fleets are adapted for different disabilities. . . . ."

Sailing: Mixed day for O'Learys in testing conditions
Irish Independent
After a day of fresh to strong winds off the Old Head of Kinsale, slightly easier conditions should allow the full fleet of 90 boats to sail their final races in the Covestone Asset Management Sovereigns Cup today....

All to sail for as Routes going down to the wire
Irish Independent
Instead, as the hulls lifted off the waves, past the point of fast sailing and into the spectacular, but dangerous flight mode, the typical reaction on board is something like "okay, we're lifting ... time to react." So the headsail is eased out, which ...

Sailing: Marion Bermuda Sets 2015 Race Date
The organizers and sailors agreed that the 2013 race was a fantastic success with all entries finishing, possibly a first for Marion Bermuda. With the addition of the Spirit of Bermuda, the boats ranged from 34 feet to 118 feet. All of the entries ...

Smooth sailing
The Register-Guard
For five days, Nick spent hours out on the water with Charlie Johnson, the program's sailing instructor. And the effect of those days was more profound than Nick, his mother or Johnson expected. “He has been interested in sailing for a long time ...

Sailing: Mother of cliches
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
As it turns out, many of our favorite phrases were born from sailing. Which makes sense. Sailors were core players in our shared history. They were the travelers and adventurers that connected the globe. So it shouldn't surprise anyone that they also ...

Naval Academy sailing squadron to visit Marblehead
Marblehead Reporter
They will be sailing from Annapolis, Md., on four, 44-foot-sail training vessels. These young men and women are participating in an offshore professional-development program designed to provide experience in navigation, seamanship and small-unit ...

20 questions with a sailing instructor
Sioux City Journal
Anders Berglund, 20, from Minneapolis, has been teaching sailing lessons for five years at the Okoboji Yacht Club. He's a junior at Carleton College. What goes into the job? Nick Hytrek decided to find out. 1. How long have you been teaching people how ...

National Laser Championships: Light winds make for tough sailing conditions in ...
Santa Cruz Sentinel
"It takes amazingly high concentration levels to sail in light winds," Vrolyk said, adding that while the exhaustion is physical in heavy winds, in light winds there's another side that gets highlighted: mental stamina. "It separates the best from the ...

Natasha, 16, to sail across Channel solo
Isle of Wight County Press
A SAILING enthusiast is to celebrate her 16th birthday with a solo sail across The Channel — using just her mouth to control her 21ft yacht. Natasha Lambert was born with cerebral palsy, which affects her limbs and speech. She uses a wheelchair, which...

C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic and Regatta - Big breeze on Day 2
Sail World
The breeze switched on in a big way today at the 11th annual C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, where 36 sailors with disabilities, sailing 23 boats in three Paralympic classes on Narragansett Bay, showed what they were made of.

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
The International 49er and 49er FX Classes are delighted to announce a long term partnership with Magic Marine, which sees the renowned sailing apparel manufacturer become Official Clothing Partner to the Olympic skiff classes. The collaboration ...

Tom aims to build on Paralympic success
Droitwich Standard
A WORCESTER sailor has been charged with helping British sailing capitalise on the post-Paralympic buzz and getting more disabled people out on the water in the North of England. Tom Davenport, 25, has been appointed RYA's Sailability Development ...

Oman Sail young athletes taste success at Al Bareh Intl Regatta
Oman Daily Observer
“Four of our sailors reached our goal in the Optimists and both our Laser 4.7 sailorsreached the goal so it is promising,” said Oman Sail Junior Race co-ordinator Abdul Aziz al Shidi. “Until the last day we had two sailors fighting for the podium and ...

Tall ships sail into Cleveland on waves of War of 1812 history
Plain Dealer (blog)
Among the visiting ships is the Norwegian Sorlandet, the oldest (1927) full-rigged tall ship in the world which offers high school and college students the opportunity to attend classes while sailing to ports around the world. The Unicorn, built from ...

Unix luminary among seven missing at sea
A sailing enthusiast, Nemeth joined a trip on the vintage schooner Nina, a 21-metre vessel designed in 1928 which won a 1928 race from New York to Santander in Spain. The vessel was also the first American-built yacht to win the Fastnet race. Nemeth ...

Route des Princes : Edmond de Rothschild's Grand Slam
BYM News (press release)
Once we're around Wolf Rock, we'll link onto a long downwind section of around 120 – 130 miles towards the Roche Gautier cardinal, but we won't be sailing in a straight line; we're going to have to tack throughout the night. On our arrival at Bréhat ...

50 years have been a breeze at Lake Naomi
Pocono Record
Lake Naomi Club continues its popular tradition with its members when it holds its annual Fourth of July Sailing Regatta at the 277-acre lake and its Chef's Surf & Turf on Thursday. This year's event, which again is expected to draw at least 60 boats ...

Sailors compete in Palmetto's annual River Regatta
Bradenton Herald
Sailboats head to the next mark on a race course Saturday in the Manatee River assailors participate in the fifth annual River Regatta 2013 hosted by the Regatta Pointe Yacht Club and Regatta Pointe Marina. The event also included races for young ...

Clipper awards for Elana and Phoebe
Channel Television
"Most of my sailing has been in Optimists at St Catherine's Sailing Club," said Elana, "and I have been competing in races for the club and for Jersey for the last three years. I really enjoy the sport and being part of my club and the local sailing ...

Fife Regatta 2013, Classic Yachts Sets Sail off Clyde Coast
#fife – The 2013 Fife Regatta, celebrating William Fife's Classic yacht design, set sail for their first race of their week tour along Scotland's Clyde coast. This is the fourthFiferegatta which will see some exciting racing from some of the best ...

Team Aqua lifts the RC44 Sweden Cup
BYM News (press release)
With second to fourth places all tied on 48 points, the count back went to Synergy Russian Sailing Team then Aegir Racing. Early leaders Peninsula Petroleum (John Bassadone /Vasco Vascotto) were disappointed to just miss out on the top three. After...

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29 June 2013

Sailing by the Sun (video)

Sailing by the Sun: "The world’s largest solar-powered ship stopped in New York City on June 20, 2013."

America's Cup go-ahead but rules rows continue in wake of safety concerns
The Independent
With dispute still raging fiercely over late changes to design specifications, and with less than a week to go until the start of the America's Cup summer of sailing, the United States Coast Guard's necessary permit to race on San Francisco Bay has ...

Permit issued to America's Cup
SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a Marine Event Permit toAmerica's Cup officials to conduct racing on San Francisco Bay this summer. The competition begins with the opening race of the Louis Vuitton Cup for challengers between ...

Team NZ to appeal late America's Cup changes
Team New Zealand will appeal late changes to the America's Cup sailing regatta in San Francisco following a fatal training accident by Swedish challenger Artemis in May. Team New Zealand (TNZ) said they would ask the America's Cup jury to determine ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison, the winner of the 2010 America's Cup, earned the right to chose the location, ground rules and boat design this year. He specified that racing will be held near shore on extremely fast and fragile 72-foot ...

Sailing: Mixed day for O'Learys in testing conditions
Irish Independent
After a day of fresh to strong winds off the Old Head of Kinsale, slightly easier conditions should allow the full fleet of 90 boats to sail their final races in the Covestone Asset Management Sovereigns Cup today.

Sailing: All to sail for as Routes going down to the wire
Irish Independent
Instead, as the hulls lifted off the waves, past the point of fast sailing and into the spectacular, but dangerous flight mode, the typical reaction on board is something like "okay, we're lifting ... time to react." So the headsail is eased out, which ...

Smooth sailing
The Register-Guard
Katherine Quillin (far left) soaks Adrienne Banks on the dock at Richardson Park Marina after a day of sailing on Fern Ridge Lake earlier this week. The students are taking part in the city of Eugene's youth sailing camp. (Brian Davies/The Register ...

Sailing the ocean blue
Delano Herald Journal
Few people can imagine giving up their careers, home, and earthly goods for a more simplistic lifestyle aboard a 35-foot sailboat, much less spending four years sailing around the world. “There were a lot of people who said, or thought, we couldn't do ...

Natasha Lambert: Disabled teenager sailing English Channel controlling yacht ...
A disabled schoolgirl is to sail across the English Channel – controlling the yacht with her tongue. Wheelchair-bound Natasha Lambert was born with athetoid cerebral palsy, which affects her limbs and speech. But the determined 16-year-old will leave ...

Why not take a sailing trip this July?
Belfast Newsletter
The former Miss Northern Ireland and sailor who is now campaigning full-time towards representing Ireland in Rio's 2013 Olympic Games believes that Northern Ireland sailing enthusiasts, like herself, are in for a real treat this summer with a host of ...

Sailing: Final Race Of Leg 1
Thursday 28th June saw race 8, the final race of leg 1 of the Sailing Club Thursday night league being completed. Eleven sailors took part in the final race in a total fleet of 8 boats. This was made up of 5 Lasers and 3 Redwings. The evening saw fresh ...

Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 29 JUNE 2013
BENETEAU 31.7 ECHO - 1. Avalon (R.Conan/J.Fox), 2. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power). BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll). CRUISERS 0 ECHO - 1.

Cotswold Sailing Club is holding an open weekend at the club at Cotswold ...
This is Gloucestershire
IF you enjoy messing about in boats, an open event at the Cotswold Sailing Club could be just the thing. Based at the Cotswold Water Park in South Cerney, the club is hoping to open up sailing to a new audience this weekend. The club's beautiful lake ...

Sail Maine teaches life lessons on and off the water
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- One of the best things about summer in Maine is the chance to get out on the water. A non-profit group in Portland is helping people do that. Sail Maine offers sailing classes to kids and adults, and lets them ...

2016 Olympic venue to host first Clipper Race stop over
My Sailing
“We are really pleased to be returning to Rio and to be based in the marina selected to host the 2016 Olympic sailing events,” said Clipper Race founder and Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. “We have significant experience of working with Olympic ...

Perth Sailing Club
Perthshire Advertiser
Seven boats set sail and in the end the race was shortened with some boats still drifting after about an hour. Saturday was the final training day for the RYA course. Sunday was the day of the assessments. Charlie Amatt and Jim Galloway assisted by ...

Sharpie National Championships return to Sydney in 2014
My Sailing
Sharpie National Championships return to Sydney in 2014. 29 Jun 2013. The New South Wales Sharpie Association has announced that the Georges River Sailing Club on Botany Bay, Sydney will be the host of the 2014/15 Sharpie National Championships.

Sailing championship wraps up Saturday at Lake Lemon
The Herald-Times (subscription)
It's the last day of competition for the 2013 Force 5 North American Championship, hosted by the Bloomington Yacht Club, that started Wednesday at the lake where the yacht club is based. RELATED: See a photo gallery of the event. The Force 5 is a type...

MRYC 2013 sailing program
The Westerly Sun
MYSTIC – The Mystic River Yacht Club's 2013 family sailing program, in conjunction with Team Chance, starts in July. The program will feature an expanded fleet that includes four JY-15s for the junior sailing program and a J-24 and a Catalina 28 for ...

Bermuda One-Two Yacht Race - Resolute claims overall win
Sail World
After all, following on from winning the outbound single-handed race, winning Class 1 both on elapsed and handicap time and sailing back double-handed with friend George Hazelton to repeat the feat of the first leg, it may be time for celebration ...
Michael-In-Norfolk - Coming Out in Mid-Life: My First Sailing Regatta
By Michael-in-Norfolk
Although I have sailed for many years - since childhood, actually starting at the family Adirondack camp and later on my famly's 25 foot Cape Dory - today I will be crewing in my first regatta. There is a national regatta for Albacore class ...
Michael-In-Norfolk - Coming Out...

6 Americans vanish at sea while sailing from New Zealand to ...
Six Americans have been missing at sea for more than three weeks after setting sailfrom New Zealand, officials said Thursday. Three males -- aged 17, 28 and ...

Mystery at Sea: Missing Yacht Sailing From New Zealand to ...
Authorities search for a crew of seven, including six Americans, that disappeared three weeks ago.

OracleVoice: Oracle Weekly Roundup: Sailing, Sweeteners ... - Forbes
Got your personal mobile device locked and loaded with reading material for this summery weekend? To ensure you don't miss a ...

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28 June 2013

Inside the America's Cup: No Second Place (video)

Inside the America's Cup: No Second Place - Ep 1 - YouTube: NO SECOND PLACE, a Red Bull Media House six-episode production in conjunction with the America's Cup, offers a fascinating and dramatic perspective at the world of sailing with a behind-the-scenes look at the teams competing at the 34th America's Cup, September 7-21, 2013 in San Francisco. This documentary-style production goes inside the teams, boat designs, training regimens, rules, the speed of the sport, strategy and teamwork, among other elements. In this first episode titled Racing to Win, we set the scene by showcasing the stunning power of the new AC72's and the drama that envelopes day-to-day life as the America's Cup speeds its way towards September. ORACLE TEAM USA wants to defend its title, but New Zealand, Italy and Sweden are all gunning for the trophy too.These elite sailors are constantly pushing the limits of both themselves and the AC72 and this opening show delivers perspective from team members as they break down what it will take to raise the Cup. This is the pinnacle of racing and the oldest active trophy in International sports. There are national bragging rights at stake and there is "No Second Place."

Sailing-NZ, Luna Rossa to appeal America's Cup changes
Chicago Tribune
WELLINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Team New Zealand and Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge plan to appeal late changes to the America's Cup sailing regatta in San Francisco following a fatal training accident by Swedish challenger Artemis in May.

Sailing-New Zealand to appeal late America's Cup rule changes
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Team New Zealand will appeal late changes to the America's Cup sailing regatta in San Francisco following a fatal training accident by Swedish challenger Artemis in May. Team New Zealand (TNZ) said they would ask the ...

Sailing: Santa Cruz's Steve Bourdow posts strong first day at US National ...
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz Yacht Club member Steve Bourdow sailed to three top-10 finishes Thursday and sits in fifth place overall in the standard division following the first day of the U.S. National Laser Championships in Santa Cruz. Bourdow, a silver medalist in ...

Sailing in Marin: As principal race officer for upcoming America's Cup, Terra ...
Marin Independent Journal
It's been the nature of these speed demons that has to a large degree pre-determined how this event — one that sailors consider to be the pinnacle of their sport — will play out. "Working through what these new boats have created has probably been ...

Sailing the ocean blue
Delano Herald Journal
Few people can imagine giving up their careers, home, and earthly goods for a more simplistic lifestyle aboard a 35-foot sailboat, much less spending four years sailing around the world. “There were a lot of people who said, or thought, we couldn't do ...

Marco youth sailing program adds new vessel
The News-Press
. . . the new laser racing sailboat Mary Atwood purchased for the Marco Island Community Sailing Center's youth program. / Don Manley/marcoislandflorida.com ...

Sailing: Top sailors compete at District 19 Laser Championship Regatta
Petoskey News-Review
In the end, sailing with the Irish Fleet, it was Harbor Springs' Polk Wagner who finished in first place and took home top honors. Polk had a low score total of 11 points after the one throw-out was allowed. Another summer resident and Irish Fleet ...

Sailing through life
Baltimore Sun
He competed internationally, including at the 1968 Olympics, helped found the Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis and has written 10 books and numerous magazine articles. And he did all of that while working as a pediatrician and medical professor ...

Sailing : Hollowell duo take podium places
Northampton Herald and Post
Over 40 young sailors from the host club, Hollowell, Middle Nene, Cransley and Northampton Sailing Clubs were competing in blustery and chilly conditions, resulting in frequent capsizes and a good deal of spray. Three short fleet races were held - Fast ...

Windermere's Sailing Regatta Series underway
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
A series of special sailing regattas are being held on England's largest lake this summer. The events, run in conjunction with Windermere Marina Village and the Windermere Cruising Association, have been attracting more than 25 sailing boats at a time.

Around the sailing clubs, Friday, June 28, 2013
Isle of Wight County Press
The course provided the fleet with some big fast reaches and interesting gibes, and both races were closely fought with only two minutes separating the first and last boats, despite Simon Cooper capsizing twice and Giles Easter sailing an incorrect ...

SAILING: Free session at Cotswold
This Is Wiltshire
Cotswold Sailing Club will hold a free open weekend on Saturday and Sunday (10am-4pm both days). Lake nine at Cotswold Water Park will be open to non-members who want to experience sailing with qualified instructors. Safety gear will be supplied.

Digicel Optimist Summer Sailing Series
The Pre-Optinam Optimist racing in the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club [RBYC] Summer Series continues this weekend. As the overseas sailors arrive for the big Opti North American regatta, the RBYC Race Management Team expect to be busy as many of the ...

Open weekend at Cotswold Sailing Club
Stroud News and Journal
Anne Higgins from Cotswold Sailing Club, said: "It's all about the thrill of sailing and having fun at Cotswold Sailing Club. No matter how young or old, whether you've never sailed before or want to get back into it, we've got great facilities and ...

Walker celebrates 90th birthday, National Sailing Hall of Fame selection
Stuart Walker Sailing. Annapolis resident Dr. Stuart Walker, shown sailing an International 14 in the 1970s, has been selected to the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Stuart Walker birthday. By Joshua McKerrow, Staff ...

Pupils recycle plastic into a sailing boat
This is Cornwall
Children at a Cornish school are constructing their own sailing vessel from plastic bottles with the help of a boatbuilder who took a similar vessel across the Pacific. Pupils at Fourlanesend School, on the Rame Peninsula, spent a day working with ...

Free mooring for south coast sailing charity catamaran
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
Poole Harbour Commissioners is supporting a local charity, Sports Forum for the Disabled, by providing them with a free permanent berth. Sports Forum for the Disabled provides sailing opportunities for the disabled and their carers on its 10-metre ...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day - Sailing the Caribbean Sea | Mexico ...
By kay
One of our favorite ways to enjoy the Mexican Caribbean is to take a sailing excursion. Romantic sunsets, snorkel tours, do it all on a sailboat.
Mexico Time

6 Americans vanish at sea while sailing from New Zealand to ...
Six Americans have been missing at sea for more than three weeks after setting sailfrom New Zealand, officials said Thursday. Three males -- aged 17, 28 and ...

Mystery at Sea: Missing Yacht Sailing From New Zealand to ...
Authorities search for a crew of seven, including six Americans, that disappeared three weeks ago.

Sailing Ship in Space Puts Britain at Cutting Edge: Sunjammer Interview
A British scientist working on a revolutionary space ship has told of his excitement at the prospect of sailing through the solar system. UK experts are currently working with NASA to blur the lines between science fact and science fiction. A team from ...

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27 June 2013

Larry Ellison - Obsessed With the America's Cup (video)

Why Larry Ellison Is Obsessed With America's Cup: Video - Bloomberg: "Author of "The Billionaire and the Mechanic" Julian Guthrie discusses Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's Americas Cup sailing interests with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock. (Source: Bloomberg)"

America's Cup sets course for the courtroom once more
New Zealand Herald
The Italians are even making noises about taking their fight to the US Supreme Court - a prospect that will further enhance the view that the America's Cup is more about courtroom battles than on-water duels. As was revealed in the Herald on Monday ...

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA complete first day of two boat testing
Sail World
Racing among the challengers begins on July 7 with the Louis Vuitton Cup. Oracle Team USA's race schedule opens on September 7 with the first race of the 34th America's Cup. 'One-boat testing is very difficult. And, when you try to do it in San ...

Three sailing medals in Germany
Australian Olympic Committee
SAILING: Australian sailors have won two silvers and a bronze medal on the final day of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup round in Kiel, Germany. Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin won silver in the Nacra 17 class, with two medals for Australia in ...

Sailing: Falmouth sailor Goodchild makes history
This is Cornwall
Speaking this week a delighted Goodchild said: "The best part of my race was also the hardest part, sailing down the south coast of England under the spinnaker in around 30-40knots of wind. Main image for Golden Lion Inn & Restaurant Stithians Lake ...

Sailing round-up: West Briton June 27
This is Cornwall
Arf Treneer will lay the marks from his fishing boat and Cedric Thomas and Fred Baker will be the gunners and Roger Andrew will be safety boar coordinator with two RIB's from St Mawes Sailing Club. Mylor. NEWS from... Thirty-one boats competed in the ...

Sailing into the past: Columbus ships visit Hudson
HUDSON, Wis. - Visitors will be able to turn the clocks back hundreds of years this weekend by taking in a bit of floating history in Hudson. Accurate replicas of the Nina and Pinta sailed up the St. Croix Thursday, docking at the Hudson City Docks for ...

Six Americans and one Brit missing in historic yacht sailing from New Zealand ...
Daily Mail
A yacht sailing from New Zealand to Australia has gone missing, prompting fears for the safety of the seven crew on board. The American schooner has not made contact for three weeks - it left Opua in the Bay of Islands and was headed to Newcastle, ...

KI Sport - Sailing - Pointers land in the soup
The Islander
When sailing only two days from the winter solstice, skippers should have hot, restorative and tasty nourishment at hand. Not to do so, causes grumbling among the crew which leads to a shortness matched by the length of the day. So to avoid any ...

Walker celebrates 90th birthday, National Sailing Hall of Fame selection
Stuart Walker Sailing. Annapolis resident Dr. Stuart Walker, shown sailing an International 14 in the 1970s, has been selected to the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Stuart Walker birthday. By Joshua McKerrow, Staff ...

Brave Chris races with sailing legend
This is Total Essex
A BRAINTREE teenager who has survived two brain tumours got the chance to sail around the Isle of Wight with sailing legend Dame Ellen MacArthur. Chris Rayner, 18, from Great Notley, took part in the 50-nautical mile course along with 25 other ...

Tall ships sailing into Port Dalhousie
Two 1812 replica vessels, Pride of Baltimore II and Lynx, along with the Unicorn, the only tall ship in the world with an all-female crew, will be docked at Port Dalhousie Harbour for the St. Catharines 1812 Tall Ships visit Saturday and Sunday, June ...

Safety day at sailing school
This is Cornwall
FALMOUTH School of Sailing is holding a community safety day at the Watersports Centre from 10am until 3pm on Saturday. Emergency services will display their equipment and skills. It is a chance to get close to sailing boats, fire engines and ...

Brave Natasha plans cross-Channel charity sailing trip
Kent Online
A girl who suffers from cerebral palsy is planning to sail across the Channel from Boulogne to Dover on Monday using her mouth to control the boat. Natasha Lambert, who lives on the Isle of Wight, is raising money for three charities, the RNLI, the ...

Joe Becker 1918-2013: Tulsan was two-time national sailing champion, five-time ...
Tulsa World
As a boat dealer and leader in Tulsa's sailing community, he introduced lots of people to the sport, helping match them to the right boat and often to the right sailing club or marina, his daughter said. Becker's life had revolved around sailing since ...

Sailing sessions for young people on offer at Chasewater
Lichfield Live
The Royal Yachting Association's Start Sailing programme allows under 18s to learn the basic skills of the support, with all equipment provided. The sessions take place on July 6 and 7 and cost £65 with two follow on sessions included. “You will soon ...

Role change for Chairman of 2012 Sailing Academy
Sail World
Chairman of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) since 2007,Edward Leask, will be stepping down from his position this month in order to focus his attention on elevating CSM Sport and Entertainment to be one of the top three ...

Goolwa Dinghy Sailing
Victor Harbor Times
Sunshine and light breezes made for a most enjoyable afternoon on the water for dinghy sailors at Goolwa on June 16. The race officer programmed two races back-to-back with 15 Sabres, two Impulses, one Tasar and a Sharpie on the start line. Competition ...

All Change at Dragon Edinburgh Cup in Weymouth
Today's race winner was fleet newcomer Grant Gordon, sailing with Ruaridh Scott and Joost Houweling, who enjoyed a spectacular dog fight with Poul Richard Hoj-Jensen,sailing with Andrew Norden and Hamish McKay. Initially Hoj-Jensen just had the ...

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26 June 2013

America's Cup video: Foiling

The Shapes of Foiling - AC UNCUT: "AC UNCUT's Genny Tulloch goes behind the scenes at ORACLE TEAM USA's base on Pier 80 in San Francisco to have a chat with Designer Joseph Ozanne about the shapes of foiling."

America's Cup boats don't agree on safety changes: "Two weeks before the launch of the first America's Cup race, competitors continue to quarrel about new safety rules put forth in the wake of last month's training fatality. The primary stalemate involves changes to the overall weight and rudder dimensions – so-called "class rules" -- of the turbo-charged multihull AC72s, which when foiling can reach speeds of nearly 50 mph. "It's just frustrating when you're literally thirteen days away from starting the first race and you could be forced to actually make changes to the equipment, which if you are making design-related decisions should have happened a year ago," said Dean Barker, skipper for Emirates Team New Zealand, in an interview with USA Today Sports on Thursday. . . ."

34th America's Cup: Racing To Win
Red Bull (International)
The first episode highlights the power of the new AC72s as the America's Cup speeds its way towards September when ORACLE TEAM USA will hope to defend their title, however New Zealand, Italy and the Swiss team are all gunning for the trophy too.

Luna Rossa's Draper adapting to Cup lifestyle
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Chris Draper debuted with Luna Rossa Challenge on the America's Cup World Series (ACWS) at Naples on April 11, 2012. Four days later he and his Luna Rossa mates were standing atop the championship podium, winners of their first ACWS regatta.

Italians dispute America's Cup racing change
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Italian-based America's Cup team is threatening to go to court over proposed rule changes to the race. The four teams worked with mediators to make the race safer after a member of the Swedish team died last month when the ...

SFMTA Tests Bike/Ped Wayfinding Signs During America's Cup
Streetsblog San Francisco (blog)
The SFMTA has installed 40 temporary wayfinding signs at 27 locations to guide people walking and biking to the America's Cup races starting next month, according to agency spokesperson Ben Jose. Though the SFMTA installed wayfinding signs for ...

Campari America to roll out SKYY Vodka Limited Edition Bottle
Drinks Business Review
Campari America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Davide Campari-Milano, is to roll out Limited Edition Bottle to celebrate SKYY Vodka's sponsorship of Emirates Team New Zealand for the 34th America's Cup races taking place in its hometown of San ...

Sailing ships
Whether your idea of sailing brings up images of Errol Flynn, thePirates of the Caribbeanmovies or the America's Cup races, these ships will fit the bill. You'll feel the wind in your face as you look up at thousands of feet of billowing sails on tall ...

Campari unveils Skyy Americas Cup bottle
just-drinks.com (subscription)
Gruppo Campari has launched a limited-edition Skyy Vodka bottle to mark its sponsorship of Emirates Team New Zealand in the America's Cup. The bottle, available during the racing season, will only be on sale in California, Campari said . . .

Champion Oracle Team sustain boat damage
Gulf Today
SAN FRANCISCO: America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA sustained damage to their newest catamaran just minutes into the first day of their two-boat testing program on San Francisco Bay. The damage to the headstay was enough to force the ...

Franck Cammas and Groupama C on finale home straight
Sail World
With Louis Viat out on the wire and Gurvan Bontemps on the helm when he's otherwise engaged, Franck doesn't really have any cause to be jealous of the skippers preparing for the America's Cup in San Francisco Bay: 'We're sailing in the C Class as we ...

Sailing through life - LIFE - BEIJING - Globaltimes.cn: "After 137 days and 21,600 nautical miles on the open water, Guo Chuan couldn't wait a moment more to reach the dock as his sailboat approached Qingdao, Shandong Province. Guo, 48, jumped into the sea, swam to the bank and crawled into the arms of his wife and two children. Tears, rain and sea water soaked him through. Guo's arrival at Qingdao, on April 5 marked a new record for a solo nonstop sail around the world with a 40-foot vessel. "

Annapolis man selected for sailing hall of fame
Baltimore Sun (blog)
He helped found the Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis, competed internationally including at the Olympics and the Pan-American Games and wrote 10 books and numerous magazine articles about the sport's tactics and psychology. Walker started in ...

National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame announce 2013 inductees
Sail World
Following a two-month period this spring during which sailors from all corners of the country nominated their choice for induction, a selection committee – made up of representatives from US Sailing, the sailing media, the sailing industry, community ...

Sailing results
Norwich Evening News
Sailing results. Chris Lakey Wednesday, June 26, 2013 2:59 PM. Beccles ASC. Comments; Email; Print. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Novices Salver (7): 1 Tic Tac (O Meek), 2 T2 (J Denny), 3 Bluebird (G Browne). Bittern ...

Extreme Sailing Series fleet Porto bound for Act 5
Sail World
Cujean mirrored Clerc's thoughts, predicting that for Team Tilt, 'The toughest aspect will be to take quick decisions, avoid contact and navigate properly among a very competitive fleet. The Extreme Sailing Series has its own format of short and fast ...

Youth Sailing Grand Prix competitors seek success on and off the water
Sail World
To go into the running to win the GoPro camera entrants just need to post a photo of themselves sailing to the Youth Sailing Grand Prix Facebook Page. The photo with the most number of combined likes, shares and comments at 12pm on Saturday 6 July will ...

New sailing instructor sets sights on Sooke
Sooke News Mirror
The Sooke Sailing Association is proud to announce one of its own club directors has been hired to instruct the MOSS Sailing program for kids all over British Columbia this summer. The best thing for us is that Max Westgate, a youth from Sooke, will be ...

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - South African team announced
Sail World
Robinson will be competing in the 420 Dinghy Boys class alongside teammate Dominic van der Walt in these Championships, which aim to develop youth sailing around the world. Many an eventual Olympic champion first emerged at this event with past ...

US SAILING Blog: What's New in Adaptive Sailing
By Sarah Everhart-Skeels and Cindy Walker We recently had a conversation with Betsy Alison, US Paralympic Coach for the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider about the evolution of adaptive sailing in the US. We agreed that Nick Scandone ...

Sailors most often injure their knees -- on land | Science Codex
By News
The knees are the body part that is injured the most by dinghy sailors. The injuries are primarily due to overstrain and most often occur during physical training. This was shown in a study at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, ...
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25 June 2013

America's Cup video: Oracle, Emirates New Zealand, and USA 76

America's Cup: Oracle, Emirates New Zealand, and USA 76, June 21 2013 - YouTube: "Published on Jun 22, 2013 Great boat handling with foiling gybes!"

America's Cup dispute could end up in court - SFGate: "Sources close to the negotiations told The Chronicle that Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa consider the elevators used by Oracle and Artemis illegal and could take the matter to court depending on a possible verdict by the AC jury. The Oracle/Artemis elevators have ailerons, like the movable flaps on airplane wings. The New Zealand/Luna Rossa ones don't. America's Cup spokesman Tim Jeffery said that all the parties are contractually obligated to accept the jury's ruling. However, the sources said the matter could be brought to the New York State Supreme Court, the guardian of the America's Cup's originating document, known as the "Deed of Gift," on the grounds that the jury has overstepped its jurisdiction."

Italian team threatens legal action over new America's Cup rules
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A lawyer for the Italian team competing in this summer's America's Cup sailing regatta in San Francisco said on Monday that he is prepared to go to court over last-minute rule changes that came in the wake of a fatal training ...

Sailing Around the World Or Three Cats in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Man)
RIA Novosti
BALI (Indonesia), June 25 (Mikhail Tsyganov, RIA Novosti) – For a year and a half now, Sergei Morozov has been sailing around the world on his 10-meter yacht, with no company except for three cats. He regularly records his travel experiences in a blog, ...

Sailing - TAKE A LOOK - San Francisco hosts high-tech America's Cup
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Three challengers will compete in July and August to sail against defender Oracle Team USA in the final match races Sept. 7-21. > Italian team threatens legal action over new safety rules > Brawny Italian brings high-tech brains to America's Cup yacht ...

Sailing center names new executive director
The Sailing Center provided on-water educational and recreational experiences for more than 5,700 people in 2012, and launched its 2013 season on May 25 with plans to provide access to Lake Champlain for more than 6,000 people this year. “I'm thrilled ...

SAILING: More disappointment as regatta is blown away
Wirral Globe
THERE was more disappointment for local yachtsmen at the weekend as the Dee Sailing Club and West Kirby Sailing Club Regattas became the latest weather victims. It was damp and uninviting as the crews arrived to board before 8am on Saturday and not ...

Sailing the world on solar power
New York: Last year, after it became the first solar-powered boat to circumnavigate the globe, the Turanor Planetsolar could have taken its 5,500 square feet of photovoltaic cells and eight tons of lithium-ion batteries and sailed off into the sunset ...


Try Sailing for FREE at Girton SC!
This is Lincolnshire
Girton Sailing Club once again invites you and your family to come sailing for FREE at the club's annual Open Day this Saturday (29 June)! This fun-filled day at this family club near Newark runs from 11am to 4pm and is guaranteed to offer something ...

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Community Sailing Center announces new executive director
With great excitement, the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center Board of Directors announces the appointment of Mark Naud as Executive Director, effective immediately. The Board had appointed Naud as Interim Executive Director during the search ...

Croatia, sailing magnet now, but what after she joins the EU in July?
Sail World
Croatia is a drawcard for cruising sailors from all over the world. They float around from other European ports, they arrive as circumnavigators with Croatia one of their 'must sees', or they fly from America and Australia to charter yachts around ...

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Albert Sailing Club Winter Regatta - Close fleet racing
Sail World
The two day regatta was sailed on Melbourne's Albert Park Lake in light wind conditions under clear skies. It followed its traditional short course format with one or two lap dashes of around 30 to 40 minutes across the three half day sailing sessions.

EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup2013- finals series underway
Sail World
Kiel Week 2013 - The finals series has kicked off at the fourth EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup round, with close racing throughout the fleets in Kiel, Germany. After two days of qualifying crews took their current position as a point through to Monday's ...

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US Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship features elite
Daily Pilot
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club junior sailors Holly McNamee, left, and Shannon Morris will compete in the U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship. (Photo courtesy BCYC: Betsy Crowfoot / June 25, 2013) ...

Diederichs, Beadsworth & Lea Wins Dragon South Coasts
The International Dragon fleet's weeklong festival of sailing in Weymouth got off to a great, if slightly delayed, start today with the South Coast Championship. Originally scheduled to be sailed over two days, strong winds on Sunday had forced the ...

Lending Club to Attempt New Transpacific Sailing Record
Sacramento Bee
Lending Club and Tritium Racing have assembled a team of highly accomplished sailorsincluding America's Cup winners John Sangmeister and Gino Morrelli, four-time 505 World Champion Howard Hamlin and New York - San Francisco World Speed ...

Junior Sail Program teaches youngsters valuable lessons at sea
Lake County Journal
A windless, relaxing day in the harbor is not ideal for Waukegan Yacht Club's Junior SailProgram participants. These kids want high winds and high speeds. Still, there's something to be said for a lazy day of sailing around the Waukegan North Harbor.

Teen to embark on sailing challenge
ITV News
A teenager born with atheroid cerebral palsy, which affects her limbs as well as her speech, is attempting to sail across the English Channel using just her mouth to control the boat. Natasha will sail solo across the English Channel Credit: Tenpointstick.

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Final two classes for 2013 US Sailing Team to be decided this Summer
Sail World
American sailors shooting for a berth at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will have an additional opportunity this summer to qualify for the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider in the SKUD-18 and Nacra 17 classes. Two events will serve as ...

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Irish Optimist European Team to Compete on Lake Balaton
Irish Optimist European Sailing team at Dublin airport (left to right)– Thomas Chaix, Team Coach, Clare Gorman (NYC), Loghlen Rickard (NYC), Gemma McDowell (MYC), Alex O'Grady (HYC), Rebecca O'Shaughnessy (RCYC), Richard McGinley ( RCYC) ...

Oman Sail begins four week training programme
Muscat Daily
A demanding daily schedule of racing activity and classroom learning has been organised for 50 sailors aged between eight and 25, drawn from a broad spectrum of talent and skills levels including Oman's NationalSailing Squad and the Race Club from its ...

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Oman's young sailors to test their mettle in Bahrain
Oman Daily Observer
MUSCAT — Oman's fledgling sailing stars will get the chance to measure their progress over the last 12 months when they take part in the Al Bareh International Regatta in Bahrain from June 25 to 29. The 2013 Bahrain regatta, celebrating its 20th ...

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Summer 'Sailstice' kicks off in Newport
OCRegister (subscription)
Under pristine blue skies and with a steady supply of wind to fill the sails of boats in Newport Harbor, the Orange Coast College Sailing Center was buzzing with excitement Saturday afternoon as new sailors, both young and old, took advantage of free ...

The 36th Annual Atlantic City Race Week Hosted By Ocean City Yacht Club July ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
ACRW is a premier sailing regatta that was held in Atlantic City, NJ from 1977 - 1992, Ocean City NJ from 1993-2011 (Heart Cup), and moved back to Atlantic City in 2012. The regatta has hosted many regional and North American Championships including ...

Battling for Brazil
OCRegister (subscription)
After a day of sailing at Newport Harbor Yacht Club, eight-year-old Chris Barnard and his group of friends would head to the beach across the street for snacks, body surfing and a good laugh. When Olympic sailors Pease Glaser, J.J. Isler and Charlie ...

BYTE CII set for 2013 World Championships in Newport RI
Sail World
The CII's Carbon, II (two) piece mast and fully battened Mylar sail are self-depowering in true skiff style. With a lightweight hull and the flexy rig, junior sailors coming from Optimists can learn proper dinghy techniques, without having to wait for ...

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Hundreds of young sailors brave rough seas in annual competition
Virgin Islands Daily News
The International Optimist Regatta is organized under authority of the Virgin Islands Sailing Association and it is a Caribbean Sailing Association-sanctioned event. Major event sponsors include Glacial Energy and Sea Star Lines as well as Gill North ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Heading to Plymouth, one of England's most historic ocean racing centres, the Routes des Princes fleet of eight grand prix multihulls left from Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Bay at 1100hrs this Monday morning. For the teams the return to perfect sunshine with ...

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24 June 2013

America's Cup Preview video - ENTZ foiling gybe

America's Cup: Preview of June 21 2013: "ETNZ in great foiling gybe!"

America's Cup: Where to sip, nosh and watch - San Jose Mercury News"The Bay will be aflutter with sails this summer as the America's Cup takes over white-capped waves. Well, not "aflutter" as much as "tautly stretched atop a heeling racing machine" -- and there's no doubting the appeal of this summer's sailing spectacle. If you're wondering where to watch the races, which run July 4 through Sept. 21, San Francisco's America's Cup Village at the Marina Green and America's Cup Park at Piers 27/29 are the obvious choices. But if you were hoping to enjoy the action with a cocktail in one hand -- and perhaps a lovely nosh in the other -- here are a few more possibilities.. . ." (more at link above)

Cayard: Officials should have reacted to danger earlier
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
He called the 72-foot catamarans being used in this year's America's Cup too big, too powerful and too dangerous. He has already lost one crewman in a tragic capsize. Additional safety precautions will be put in place, although the teams were still ...

SAP® Solutions Transform the World’s Largest Sailing Event, 2013 Kieler Woche: " . . . Bringing sailing fans and spectators closer to the action, the official regatta website will feature an online "SAP Live Center," available in German and English, making the regatta action accessible to an international audience. New this year, SAP will deliver the English version of Kieler Woche TV on the regatta website, providing three hours of live daily race footage and expert SAP commentary. For the first time at Kieler Woche, SAP will also hold "Regatta Reviews" on the Audi Main Stage, enabling all sailors to benefit from SAP expert analysis. More information on how to participate in sailor debriefs and Regatta Reviews is available on the regatta website and at the "SAP Sailors Lounge" on site. . . ."

adidas Sailing sponsors the fastest yacht in Europe
Never settling for less than the best, Schümann has provided his own feedback and input into the design of the innovative adidas Sailing range. The Esimit crew members will wear and use exclusively adidas products, which are based on the 2013 ...


Football, netball and sailing competitions postponed on health concerns
SINGAPORE - At least three sports fell victim to the haze on Wednesday, as Singapore's Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) hit an all-time high. With air quality reaching hazardous levels, competitions in football, netball and sailing were called off over ...


Second Inter–Counties Sailing Championships to Set Sail at Grand Canal Dock
Sailing will be centre stage when teams from around Ireland battle it out in the Grand Canal Dock, Dublin over two days for the second edition of the Inter-Counties Sailing Championship to see which county has the best sailing team. Notice of ...

Concerns over loss of sailing funding
ABC Local
The Hunter Academy of Sport has raised concerns about changes to funding which has led to the loss of high performance coaches for its sailing program. While funding was increased to Yachting Australia in the wake of the sport's success at the London ...

Mountain bike torch great for tough sailing conditions
Sail World
Cruising sailors benefit, not only from the research that goes into space science and high tech racing, but also from research into other markets. This was the case for Exposure Marine, which initially developed torches for the professional mountain ...

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Club sets sail for summer
That's the message Henry Van Brussel of the Blue Sky Sailing Club has for landlubbers who have always wanted to try their hand at sailing. Established in 2007, the club offers two levels of membership, social and full. Social members can take to the ...


Dailymotion to show Extreme Sailing Series
Rapid tv news
Video streaming platform Dailymotion has made a deal with Real TV to show the Extreme Sailing Series as well as Germany's biggest sailing event, Kieler Woche. Following the success of Dailymotion's partnership with Vendée Globe for its 2012/13 race, ...

RC44 Championship Tour heads to Sweden
Sail World
The RC44 heavy weights Team Aqua fleet has returned for the third consecutive year to the sailing mecca of Marstrand, Sweden for round three of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour,after a tantalizingly close finish to the RC44 Trapani Cup last month.

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