19 July 2013

2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds Day 4 Highlights (videos)

2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds Day 4 Highlights video

Perdomo Secures Puerto Rico's First Ever ISAF Youth Worlds Gold Medal (video)

Transpac: "Honolulu, Hawaii – July 18, 2013 – After a long trip that included a wide range of conditions and a chance at a course record, John Sangmeister’s Lending Club is the first boat in the fleet to cross the finish line of the 47th Transpac at Diamond Head tonight at 21:52:33 local time, for an elapsed time of 5 days 11 hours 52 minutes 33 seconds over the 2225-mile course."

New Zealand Sets Top Speed for America’s Cup 72-Foot Catamarans - NYTimes.com: "Emirates Team New Zealand set a top speed for America’s Cup 72-foot catamarans, hitting 44.15 knots, or 50.8 miles an hour, on San Francisco Bay. The Kiwis set the mark as they sailed alone to collect another point in the Louis Vuitton Cup for challengers."

For New Zealand, San Francisco America's Cup looks make or break | Reuters: " . . . In an international competition where money buys top talent from around the world, New Zealand's is the only boat crewed almost entirely by nationals. Only New Zealand has a home-grown grown industry devoted to designing and building advanced carbon-fiber boats of the type being used in the Cup. And only New Zealand, whose winning Cup campaign two decades ago touched off a national celebration, is backed by its government and risks losing that support if it fails this year. "I don't think the team will survive if we don't win," said New Zealand tactician Ray Davies. "It's fantastic that the government puts the money in, but they're expecting us to win and they're not going to back a team that doesn't win.". . ."

Sailing: The old man and the lake
Port Huron Times Herald
Balcirak and Tipp are youngsters compared to 91-year-old Lee Smith of St. Clair Shores, who will be sailing his 60th Mackinac. He'll join the crew of Mostly Harmless, owned by Warwick Smith of Grosse Pointe Woods. Tipp, 74, competed in his first ...

Sailing: Expet faster times in Port Huron to Mackinac race
Petoskey News-Review
About 230 boats and about 2,500 sailors are competing this weekend in the 89th edition of the Bayview Yacht Club's Port Huron to Mackinac race. The Cove Island course is 259 nautical miles, and the shore course is 204 nautical miles. A front is ...

Dinghy sailors at full stretch both at home and abroad
Irish Times
The Irish sailing scene has never been more buoyant, with Irish dinghy sailors at full stretch this morning, as leading classes stage championships on home waters and abroad, and a young Irish squad's efforts at the ISAF world youth championships in ...

Smooth sailing for opening day of Race the Cape
Cape Breton Post
The four-day, point-to-point sail race began its first leg Thursday, as 40 vessels made their way from St. Peter's to Ben Eoin, covering a total 33 nautical miles. The first leg started in the Bras d'Or Lake off the Cape George lighthouse with the ...

Sailing into marina living
New Straits Times
BOAT HAVEN: Resort-style homes near berthing facilities aim to lure sailors and non-sailors alike. One of the latest attractions of waterfront developments in Malaysia is the marina, which is a dock or basin with moorings and supplies for yachts and ...

Turkish cruise holidays: Sailing the Mediterranean on a gulet
Daily Mail
If ever there was a compelling reason to take to the waves in Turkey, it's that taking to the roads can be hair-raising. Even late at night on the short journey around the coast from Bodrum airport. By contrast, when we arrive at the small bay village ...

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