03 June 2013

J.P.Morgan BAR break the Round the Island Race Multihull record (video)

J.P.Morgan BAR break the Round the Island Race Multihull record (video)
Sir Ben Ainslie and his crew onboard J.P.Morgan BAR AC45 smashed the Round the Island Race multihull record today off the Isle of Wight. The record which has stood for 12 years was obliterated by 16 minutes and 8 seconds.with a new record time of 2 hours 52 minutes 15 seconds.

Vendee Globe hero hails 'awesome' Ainslie
Daily Echo
ALEX Thomson praised Sir Ben Ainslie's achievement in smashing the Round the Island race record. The Olympic legend scissored a sensational 16 minutes off the previous record on board The JP Morgan Bar at the weekend. “Ben breaking the record by ...

Australian Sailing Team prepares for the future
Sail World
With advantages such as having access to the best equipment available with the re-signing of an existing supplier, and the addition of a new one,the Australian SailingTeam is geared for a brighter future. The Team has extended its successful ...

DePaul sailing: navigating to open waters
The Depaulia
Ewart and Lentz will work together as commodore and treasurer of the sailing club next year. Ewart will focus on funding opportunities and recruiting, while Lentz manages the club's budget. Together, the two will maintain their relationship with ...

For Sailing Club, parents' gift makes a splash
The Eenkema van Dijk family's gift, the first ever to endow a sports club, fills a need to provide high-level instruction to the Sailing Club. It's perhaps no surprise that Pieter and Yvette Eenkema van Dijk, parents to son Maarten, Class of 2014 ...

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 ...

Injured soldiers take on sailing yachts in prestigious island race
Portsmouth News
DISABLED servicemen have crewed two yachts in a competitive race, thanks to a Gosport-based charity. Toe in the Water, based in Haslar Road, Gosport, put its boat, Toe in the Water, into the Round the Island Race. It was skippered by record-breaking ...

Portsmouth News

Ainslie: Close to quitting sailing after Andrew 'Bart' Simpson's death
Sail World
British sailing great, Sir Ben Ainslie writes in The Daily Telegraph on after the funeral service for his close friend, Andrew Simpson, killed in San Francisco as a result of an AC72 break up, during a training session. I came close to quitting sailing ...

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RI sailing buddies build solar-powered robot boat for trip to Spain
The Providence Journal
Two and a half years, five models and thousands of dollars later, they and their team of tech-oriented sailing friends hope they are on the verge of launching what will become the first autonomous surface vessel to cross the Atlantic Ocean. If ...

The Providence Journal

O'Driscoll's sailing debut a big success
O'Driscoll was made to work for his ride, being assigned such race duties as winching during turning manoeuvres, helping to raise and lower the big spinnaker sail and working with the rest of the crew to balance the boat to keep her as flat as possible ...


New Performance Coach Program for Australian sailing coaches
Sail World
The Program has been developed by Australian Sailing, the performance program of Yachting Australia in partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport. It features considerable input from, and is presented by, its group of national coaches and ...

Sail World

'One of us is wrong' - Dalton on Oracle
After just a week on the water at San Francisco, Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton has a better appreciation for the immense job ahead if his outfit is to lift the America's Cup later this year. New Zealand's entry have often found themselves sharing ...

Dorsal LLC creates sailing sunrise
Specialty Fabrics Review magazine
The owner of a 30-foot Sea Sprite boat wanted the appearance of sunrise over the water for the craft's sail. Dorsal LLC created a custom-designed solution with Challenge's Fibermax 44, a ¾-ounce ripstop nylon. The sail is a classic-type spinnaker that ...

Scilly Sailing Courses start this weekend
The cost is just £120.00 for 4 weeks but this price is inclusive of annual club membership. This is a saving of around £145.00 on the normal commercial price and club membership. Students will be able to work towards RYA certification. The cost of log ...

Report finds Australian sports 'too competive' for kids
Sail World
Australia's sporting clubs, including sailing clubs, have the potential to recruit over 1.1 million Australian primary school aged children in sport. However, the new report says that the over-competitiveness in sport leads many kids to reject spending ...

Sail World

From landlubbers to seafarers
Wiscasset Newspaper
The Eastwind sailed around the harbor, passing Ram Island and going near Seal Rocks. Four out of five sails were hoisted by the students. Captain Tom Smith, who owns the Eastwind along with his wife Jennifer, remarked that teenagers were great to have ...

Wiscasset Newspaper

Is 'Bucket & Chuck It' All the Etchells Can Offer the Fairer Sex?
#etchells – There's not much interest in recruiting women into the Etchell's class as it prepares for the world championships in Rosignano Solvay, Italy this week if the response to an Irish 'bio break' query is anything to go by. There was a howl of ...

ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship - Ready to race in Busan
Sail World
The 2013 ISAF Women's Match Racing Championship is set to take place from 4-9 June in Busan, Korea, with nine skippers ready to race. Set to be held out of Dongbaek Park, Haeundae Beach in Busan, London 2012 Women's Match Racing gold medallist ...

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