19 June 2013

America's Cup: Artemis Racing Back in the Game (video)


Video: Artemis Racing sailing director Iain Percy spoke to AC UNCUT this weekend to talk about the team's intention to carry on competing in the Louis Vuitton Cup, America's Cup Challenger Series. The Swedish challenger is in the process of getting its second AC72 ready to sail following a capsize last month that severely damaged its first boat and led to the death of Percy's best friend and teammate, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson. . . . "Losing a friend is very different to getting revved up for a competition. So for us it's been very strange and disappointing to not understand that people see things differently from us. We want to get out and race and we can't see why that wouldn't be good for every team in the event," he said. "We find it strange that people want to stop that but it doesn't deter us in any way. We have our processes and our own challenges without trying to be stopped by the opposition. We want to leave that behind and get on with trying to support the event and get our team out on the water. Artemis Racing has indicated it is likely to miss some of its opening round matches as it resumes sailing in early July and working its second AC72 towards a state of race-readiness for later in the month." (published June 16, 2013)

Realstone Sailing takes on new challenges after Bol d'Or Mirabaud
Sail World
Realstone Sailing is lying second overall in the provisional Vulcain Trophy ranking, after posting a convincing fourth place at the Bol d'Or Mirabaud. This week, the professionalsailing team is taking on two strong teams in Team Tilt and l'hydroptere ...

Sailing Leaders Struggle for Late Night Finish
Bernews
As predicted late Sunday, the 'line honor' leaders hit the wall Monday afternoon. According to the YellowBrick tracker they now seem to be sailing on the wind, on a long port tack to Bermuda. The 'handicap' leaders are the ...http://yb.tl/mbcyr2013 (tracking)
Marion to Bermuda Results

Sailing dreams end in fine for Mandurah cannabis grower
Mandurah Mail
A COODANUP man who grew cannabis in an effort to “sail around Australia on his yacht” has been advised by Magistrate Vivien Edwards to sell his yacht to pay his thousands of dollars in outstanding fines.

The many pathways to Olympic sailing success
Sail World
This summer young sailors will learn first-hand about the multiple pathways to Olympic sailing success as Olympians, medalists, coaches and leaders from the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program—such as JJ Fetter, Josh Adams, Andrew Campbell, Luther ...

SAMM 
The Leader Newspaper Online
It was Don Clark in the Hartley who finished first, sailing solo – in previous races he had managed to capsize, lose his crew, redeem himself, but this latest race proved the guy can sail. Tug and Vernon achieved a second and the third dinghy, again a ...http://sailingmarmenor.com/

Abu Dhabi sets sail on 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race campaign with intense UK ...
WAM - Emirates News Agency
WAM ABU DHABI, June 18th, 2013 (WAM) -- Volvo Ocean Race entrant, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, and its history making Azzam (determination) Volvo 70 race yacht, will return to top level competition in the UK this August with a fortnight of training and ...

Rep dream sets sail
Newcastle Star
Sailing runs in the family, with her two older sisters, Sasha and Jaime, sailing in the Australian development squad, along with older brother, Will, who was recently selected to represent Australia in the 2016 Olympics. "Hanging around regattas pretty ...

Focus on Oman Sail at regional meet
Times of Oman
At a gathering of some of the most influential sports events organisers in the region, including PGA European Tour, Qatar Olympic Committee, Bahrain Grand Prix, and Yas Marina Circuit, Oman Sail's Head of Business Development, Bryan Winning was ...

Times of Oman

Grand Pavois 2013 - The LABS emerge from the shadows
Sail World
Back in 1995, the elite of the sailing world met up in San Diego for the 29th America's Cup, the most coveted trophy in the history of sailing. Just as in all those international meetings, if there was competition on the water, it was just as fierce on ...

Sail World

Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet - Two great events rolled into one
Sail World
In one year's time, when two of the world's iconic sailing events like Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet Race follow on from one another, it is not surprising to see many competitors grab the opportunity to participate in both ...

Sail World

Locals 2nd in national sailing championships
Pilot Tribune
Jacob Larson and Andrew Larson of Storm Lake participated in the Hobie Cat 17 North American Championships at Lewis and Clark Reservoir, Yankton, SD this past week. The races started off with no wind - which is something the experienced son and ...

Texas 200 sailing event was 'life-changing'
Port Lavaca Wave
After traversing 200 miles up the Texas coast from Port Isabel, sailors with the Texas 200 ended their five-day, four-night journey Friday at Magnolia Beach. “I think, in general, everyone had a good time,” said Jack LaBarge, commodore of the Seadrift ...

Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 18 June 2013
Afloat
CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. UpD8 (Whelan/McCabe/Carey/Cramer), 2. Jiminy Cricket (M Tyndall), 3. Papytoo (M Walsh/F Guilfoyle). FIREBALL - 1. No Name (S Oram), 2. Elevation (N.Colin/M.Casey), 3. Mr. Tipsy (J Clancy/C Clancy). GLEN - 1. Glenmiller (P ...

Record fleet to Malta in the 600 mile C&N Trophée Bailli du Suffren
MaltaToday
25 classic sailing yachts will be arriving in Malta with their owners, crews and an army of supporters coming by sea and private jet for the dramatic finish of the Camper & Nicholsons Trophée Bailli du Suffren celebrating historic and modern links ...

BSU offers kayaking, sailing programs
Bemidji Pioneer
BEMIDJI — Bemidji State University's Outdoor Program Center is offering sea kayaking and sailing skills clinics at the BSU boathouse at Diamond Point Park....

Mal de Mer (aka Sea Sickness)
ChicagoNow (blog)
Welcome Mal de Mer sounds like some resort in Florida, but it is no where close. No doubt this is an unpleasant topic, and even more unpleasant to experience. Commonly it is one of the big topics when new sailors step aboard. The good news is, it goes ...

Foxall's Return to Famous Transatlantic Race to be Announced in Dublin
Afloat
The new venture by the Irish Volvo Ocean race winner and his French skipper Sidney Gavignet is expected to be confirmation of an Omani sponsored entry into November's Jacques Vabre Transat race but details are under wraps until Foxall reaches home ...

Race or relax on the water during the Downtown Sailing Series
KING5.com
As the weather gets warmer, many people will be getting out on the water this summer, even if they do not own a boat. The Downtown Sailing Series, put on by the Seattle Boat Show, allows people to try sailing each week on Elliott Bay and Shilshole Bay ...

Hollowell sailing report: Club retains two of three prizes in event
Harborough Mail
Last weekend Hollowell Sailing Club hosted the annual interclub open team event between the club and nearby Cransley Sailing Club. This weekend Hollowell Sailing Club hosted the annual interclub open team event between the Club and nearby Cransley ...

Harborough Mail

Pwllheli Sailing Academy delayed by 'technical problems'
BBC News
The new £8.3m National Sailing Academy in Gwynedd has been delayed by more than a year due to problems with the tendering process. Gwynedd council says "technical issues" mean the process will have to begin again. The building at Pwllheli had been ...

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