09 June 2013

AC Discovered - AC72s training on San Francisco Bay (video); David Crosby on Sailing



93. AC Discovered: "This week on Discovered we see three AC72s training on the San Francisco Bay for the first time. We talk to designers about the evolution of the America's Cup yachts. Then we review the America's Cup World Series tour from the very first event in Cascais, Portugal to our finale in Naples, Italy."

David Crosby's Schooner Muse - WSJ.com: " . . . The 74-foot boat was named Mayan and was built in 1947 with Honduran mahogany. The cabins below can sleep eight, but six people is more ideal—four to keep watch and take turns manning the sails and two who can alternate cooking and cleaning. After I took possession, I had to learn how to sail it. I had never sailed anything larger than 8½ feet, and you need a good wheel-hand—that's me—and two good deckhands to handle the sails. So I made friends with lots of experienced sailors who wanted to sail on the boat, and they taught me everything I needed to know. Within a year, I decided to sail the boat to San Francisco and live on it full-time, until 1970. During that time I wrote many songs down below, including "Wooden Ships," "The Lee Shore," "Page 43" and "Carry Me." The Mayan has been a deep muse. . . ."

David Crosby: One Last Tour Before He Sails Away
Ultimate Classic Rock
David Crosby opened up to the Wall Street Journal about his future plans and his struggle to keep the beloved schooner he hopes will occupy his retirement years. In a nearly 800-word story that reads like a personal essay, the longtime Crosby, Stills ...

America's Cup cuts challenger race programme following death of Andrew ...
The Independent
The newly published schedule continues to include the Swedish challenger Artemis, for whom Simpson sailed until he died in a training accident on San Francisco Bay. Artemis CEO Paul Cayard says he hopes the team will eventually be able to take part in...

Australian 470 sailors head to Italy for European Championships
My Sailing
Australia's 470 class sailors have made their way to Italy for the 2013 470 European Championships, with racing to begin in Formia on Monday. Eight Australian crews will be in action in the men's and women's fleets, including current world number ones, ...

My Sailing

SAILING: Crapper in top 20
Oxford Mail
Retired Witney fireman Martin Crapper saw his reunited team finish 20th out of a fleet of nearly 1,500 boats in the JP Morgan Asset Management Round The Island Race (Isle of Wight). Crapper, 57, together with Oxfordshire's former chief fire officer ...

Route des Princes 2013: Britain's Neal McDonald leads inexperienced Omani ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Funded by a collective of French food producers, the brand new multihull race around Europe aims principally to be compelling sport. It has attracted some of the biggest names in sailing, competing on a fleet of high performance boats capable of ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for Saturday, 8 June 2013
Afloat
BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. After You Too (Michael Blaney), 2. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et al), 3. Avalon (R.Conan/J.Fox). BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. After You Too (Michael Blaney), 2. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et al), 3. Avalon (R.Conan/J.Fox). CRUISERS 0 - 1.

Not all smooth sailing for Oracle's Spithill
TVNZ
Not all smooth sailing for Oracle's Spithill. Source: ONE Sport.  Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill sent a chill through his Oracle team yesterday, when he fell ...

'It's a family thing'. Sailing sisters are making waves
This is Total Essex
SAILING sisters from St Lawrence Bay are heading to Belgium next month after being selected to compete in the Cadet World Championships. Lucy Terkelsen, 15, and her younger sister Cally, nine, have been given the call after impressing in trials held ...

Artemis stay in America's Cup, but starting late
TVNZ
Sweden's Artemis Racing said today it will remain in the America's Cup sailing regatta following a fatal accident last month, but that it will not be ready in time for the start of preliminary races scheduled for early July. The participation of ...

Sail for Gold Regatta - Sailors bound for Weymouth Olympic venue again
Sail World
The 2013 Sail for Gold Regatta is set to commence June 9th with the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy welcoming back some familiar faces as some of the world's top Olympic and Paralympic sailors return to the 2012 waters of Weymouth ...

Try it and see sailing day
Thurrock Gazette
Try it and see sailing day On Saturday 8th June Brightlingsea Sailing will be hosting a free 'Try it and see' day to give everyboy the chance to trysailing. Experienced club sailors will be taking people sailing for half-hour sessions in a variety of ...

Thurrock Gazette

Homan, My Tai named May Sailor of the Month
Sail World
Looking at the international front, Europe is May's focus of attention for Olympic and Paralympic activity. The new EUROSAF Champions SailingCup, organized by the European Sailing Federation (EUROSAF) in association with five of the major regatta ...

Sail World

One of the best days of my sailing life
Sail World
One of the best days of my sailing life. 'Suddenly THIS happens' . You're sailing on a fairly calm day a couple of miles of the coast, and suddenly THIS happens:...

Sail World

Rickham's preparations for the World SKUD Championships gets wind in its sails
Your Local Guardian
Epsom's sailing princess of the waves is back in action this weekend as preparations for August's IFDS World Championships gather pace. Alexandra Rickham, with sailing partner Niki Birrell, is a four-time skud class world champion and a London 2012 ...

Your Local Guardian

Enjoy some fun on the water with Redditch Sailing Club
Redditch Advertiser
REDDITCH Sailing Club (SC) is once again inviting families to comesailing for free at the club's annual open day on Sunday, June 23. This fun-filled day at this family club, in Proctors Barn Lane, runs from 2pm and is guaranteed to offer something for ...

Redditch Advertiser

Horam student sets sail with Olympic champion
Sussex Express
“The Round The Island Race is the London Marathon of sailing, and we treat it very much as that – we're the fun runners and we try to draw attention to our charity,” said Nigel. “This year is quite special to us, and it's a milestone we're thoroughly ...

Sussex Express

Foxhall's Log: Speedy tri-marans to make for spectacular 3000-mile sprint
Irish Independent
Between various speaking engagements and a project arranged for me by former IrishSailing Association secretary general Paddy Boyd, who runs Sail Canada, competitive racing has taken a back seat to family life. But earlier this year, I began taking ...

Sailing class offered
Bonner County Daily Bee
SANDPOINT — Join Sandpoint Parks and Recreation and the Sandpoint Sailing Association for an introduction to sailing class on Monday through Thursday, June 24-28 from 3-5 p.m. at the Windbag Marina. Adults and or adults with children 8 years-old and ...

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