02 June 2013

America's Cup circa 1851 to present (video)

92. AC Discovered: "This week on Discovered we go back in time to 1851. We review America's Cup history and design of the America's Cup boats from then to now. Enjoy archived footage of Stars & Stripes, Alinghi, BMW Oracle Racing and more."

Sir Ben Ainslie dedicates win to Andrew Simpson as he smashes record
Telegraph.co.uk - breaks record for the fastest time around the Isle of Wight.
The winner of four Olympic gold medals and the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, the 36-year-old had a mission, sailing in memory of his friend Andrew "Bart" Simpson, who was killed when his Artemis Racing AC 72 capsized in San Francisco on...

Sir Ben Ainslie leads mourners at funeral of Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson
Sir Ben Ainslie, who grew up sailing with and against Simpson in British youth squads, has decided against pulling out of Saturday's event and will line up on his JP Morgan BAR AC45 catamaran with his crew wearing T-shirts in tribute to their friend.


Sailing champion Andrew 'Bart' Simpson laid to rest
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
Tears flowed as moving tributes were paid to a sailing legend who 'achieved more in his 36 years than most people do in their lifetime'. Hundreds filled Sherborne Abbey yesterday and dozens more gathered outside to hear the funeral service of double ...

College Sailing All-Americans and Honors announced
Sail World
During the banquet, Josh Adams, Managing Director of U.S. OlympicSailing, spoke to the 200-plus crowd about the various pathways to the Olympic podium and encouraged them to sail high performance boats. 'College sailors, you are on the Olympic ...

Sail World

Round the Island Race - Sun shines on Cowes, excitement rises
Sail World
At today's packed pre-Race press conference at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, there was a mix of guests interviewed on stage by MC Tracey 'TC' Clarke, ranging from Dame Ellen MacArthur to 90-year old competitor Ray Moxley and Emily Sarsfield, ...

Sail World

America's Cup: Sailing The Line Between Control And Chaos
America's Cup sailors were once heavy muscled strongmen. McFarlane says now crew members must produce serious horsepower and maintain elite endurance, combining the best attributes of a nimble linebacker with the aerobic capacity of a sub 4-minute ...

New Zealand spurns big rule changes as it preps for America's Cup
Grant Dalton, managing director of Emirates Team New Zealand, told Reuters on Thursday that he supported new safety rules put forward last week by event organizers. But he dismissed suggestions by some sailors, including members of the Artemis Racing ...

College of Charleston wins College Sailing Coed National Championship
Sail World
Today was the last day of the ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship, the last of three high caliber Spring College Sailing National Championships. The events were co-hosted by the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Eckerd College and ...

Body of missing boater sailing from Fort Myers found in Cuba
Wink News
The body of an Alaska man who set sail from Fort Myers has been recovered in Cuba along with his boat. For two weeks, Jay Rydberg was missing in the Gulf of Mexico. Pictures from Rydberg's Facebook page are how friends and family remember him: a ...

Largs Sailing champ died at sea in 1933
Largs and Millport Weekly News
The community of Largs was in mourning in March 1933 after a championship winning sailor Mr D.Guthrie Dunn was drowned on his voyage home after a cruise around the world. The 'News' reported that a 'cablegram' was received at Knock Castle which ...

The return of the Texel rating
Sail World
A survey held under participants of the Round Texel last year showed that sailors would like to see a more 'back to basic' and pure sailing approach. A Round Texel with a high focus on quality, fun and safety for the sailors. Race Manager Romkema: 'At ...
Sail World

Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series - Robertissima on top after day 1
Sail World
The third act of the 2013 Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series hosted by Lega Navale Italiana Portoferraio officially got underway on Friday with two difficult races under light and shifty conditions. Roberto Tomasini Grinover aboard Robertissima is currently ...

Sail World

Free sailing on offer at Upton Warren
Droitwich Standard
UPTON Warren Sailing Club and Upton Warren Outdoor Education Centre are offering free sailing for all of the family this weekend as part of national RYA Push the Boat Out Weekend. Running on Saturday and Sunday (10am to 4pm), the fun-filled weekend ...

Sailing Adventure
In the days of old, when sailing ships transported cargo from port to port, the need for speed drove the great schooners that plied the Atlantic Coast. Getting in first paid handsome rewards. The captain would fly as much sail as safely possible, in an ...

2 Ships Passing in the Fog: 35 Years before the Titanic, Uneasy Sailing on the ...
Scientific American
Nature Publishing Group and Scientific American are working to digitize all past issues of the magazine. Mary Karmelek is in charge of checking over each issue, and in the process she uncovers fascinating, captivating and humorous material buried in ...

Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race is Sailing's Call of the West
Afloat (blog)
Dingle is everyone's dream port – everyone sailing into the place thinks they are the first people ever to discover it properly, and the first to truly appreciate its unique qualities....

Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for Saturday,1 June 2013
WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Sweet Martini (Bruce Carswell), 2. Fortitudine (D & A Clarke), 3. The Great Escape (P & D Rigney). WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al), 2. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 3. Calypso (Howard Knott) ...

Boat donation will help people learn to sail
Rutland and Stamford Mercury
Mr Gant has Parkinson's Disease and joined Rutland Sailability to try sailing as a leisure activity he could enjoy in the specially-designed boats for people with disabilities. He added: ”I was invited to come to Rutland Sailability to try sailing by ...

Rutland and Stamford Mercury

Daily Star
The emotional service featured readings by Olympic sailing star Sir Ben Ainslie, 36, and Simpson's best friend and sailing partner Iain Percy. Simpson won gold alongside Percy, 37, at the Beijing 2008 Games and took silver at the London 2012 Olympics ...

Plain sailing on the Foyle with Carrick help
Carrickfergus Times
“We met up the next morning on the town pontoon to rig the boats along with the local volunteers. There were members of three sailing clubs there to assist, Foyle, Moville and Lough Swilly, who brought their own safety boats to help out. The river ...

Carrickfergus Times

Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series - Porto Ferraio day 1 images
Sail World
Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series - Porto Ferraio day 1 images. '2013 AudiSailing Series Melge 32 Sailing Series, Porto Ferraio Day 1' Stefano Gattini/ Studio Borlenghi. Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series - Day one images taking on site in Porto Ferraio by ...

Sail World

London named to host Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
"This will be the ninth edition of the biennial Clipper Race, a unique global event, and what better place to host the start and finish than London, in front of one of the best known landmarks in the world," Sir Robin, who became the first person to ...

RS Feva Nationals at Thorpe Bay SC
Sail World
The gold fleet saw a 'master class' on heavy wind sailing by Elliott and Jake who lead from start to finish, and nearly overtook the whole silver fleet too ! Flynn Davies and Henry Jameson rounded second with Tom and Will third, positions they held to ...

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Korea Match Cup - Defending champion ousted + Video
Sail World
Pierre-Antoine Morvan and Vannes Agglo Sailing Team had been leading the regatta at the end of day one, but were another high-profile casualty today. The French team had been leading Kim Taejeong's Gyeonggi Match crew but then got caught in the ...

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Sail boat regatta next weekend
Rome Sentinel
The Oneida Lake Sailing Club will host the next J/24 Class District 7 Pennant Series Regatta event that is scheduled for the weekend of June 8-9 on Oneida Lake. The two-day event will set sail from Callahan's and Oneida Lake Marinas on the southeast ...

Boston College Coed Sailing Finishes Fifth At Gill Coed National ...
By Brian Favat
The Boston College coed sailing team came home empty from its trip to St. Petersburg for the 2013 National Championships, but turned in a respectable fifth place finish at the Gill Coed National Championship Regatta. The Eagles finished ...
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America's Cup: Sailing The Line Between Control And Chaos | Only ...
But amid the cavernous buzz of sail makers and boat builders one things is clear: these new super fast catamarans require a new generation of sailor.

Turkey by gulet: sailing in the company of the ancients - Telegraph
On a voyage taking in the archaeological treasures of Turkey and the Dodecanese, Peter Hughes finds that gulet cruising isn't just for the young and those who ...

ICSA: Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association » Sperry Top-Sider ...
The sailors arrived to temperatures in the 80s, partly cloudy skies and a light 5- knot breeze from an easterly direction. The first race of the day was scheduled to ...

BBC News - Hometown mourns sailing hero Andrew Simpson
Leading figures from the world of sailing have attended the funeral of Olympic gold medallist ...

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