04 July 2013

Extreme Navigation (video)

Extreme Navigation: "Oracle Team USA shares how they plot the smartest course on the water during extreme weather."

Sailing on Air With America's Cup Catamarans
New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Max Sirena, the Italian skipper of Luna Rossa Challenge, was standing inside a converted airplane hanger watching his shore crew at work on wingsails and gleaming hulls and wondering if it was still right to define the focus of all ...

Loïck Peyron, Sailing's 'Free Electron' - NYTimes.com
A star in his native France, Peyron is not running his own team in this America's Cup. The odds at this stage are heavily against him and his latest employer, ...
www.nytimes.com/.../Lock-Peyron-Sailings-Free-Electron.htm...

America's Cup: Regatta director defends himself against accusations he's ...
San Jose Mercury News
SAN FRANCISCO -- On the eve of the America's Cup opening ceremonies, the regatta director on Wednesday defended himself against accusations that he is favoring Oracle Team USA with his list of safety recommendations and said he couldn't vouch for ...

New Zealand unhappy with America's Cup rule changes
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emirates Team New Zealand is protesting a change of rules for the America's Cup, just days away from Sunday's opening of the challenger trials. Following the death of leading British sailor Andrew Simpson in May, when rival ...

America's Cup regatta director threatens to halt race
Gant Daily
San Francisco, CA, United States (4E Sports) – America's Cup regatta director Iain Murray has threatened to stop competition if his safety recommendations will not be approved by the Cup's international jury. The five-member jury is scheduled to meet ...

Smooth Sailing at San Francisco's Legion of Honor
Huffington Post
The show explores the Impressionists' fascination with sailing, a popular pastime and competitive sport in late 19th century France. It's a fitting theme for this Beaux-Arts museum set high on a bluff overlooking the sparkling San Francisco Bay and ...

Sailing program for kids launches capital campaign
Capecodonline
ORLEANS — Behind Kent's Point, in a dense stand of oak trees and down a narrow dirt road, the Namequoit Sailing Association runs a tiny fleet of sailboats, mostly for kids. "It's not easy to find, that's for sure," said Commodore David Quincy. "We ...

Luxury cruising: Sailing the Mediterranean's rivieras
Telegraph.co.uk
We were sailing to Portofino, St Tropez and Antibes, a classic “yachtie” itinerary that suited the ship well. After arriving in Genoa I spent the morning strolling the warren of narrow streets leading up from the sweeping crescent of the old market ...

Sailing: Larry Fair wins division in Solo Mac race
Port Huron Times Herald
You have to, of course, run the boat, trim your sails constantly, you have to navigate, and eventually you have to try to work in a few minutes of sleep here and there; grab a sandwich.” Fair has sailed the larger Mackinac Race three times with his son ...

Young Sailing Competition Launches in Grosse Pointe Saturday
Patch.com
The United States Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) National Championships have joined forces with the Yacht Club and the Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Foundation to showcase the best in young sailing. "The event is a great experience for boys and ...

Sailing: Burling, Tuke off the pace at champs
Northern Advocate
Olympic silver medallists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke made a sluggish start to the European 49er sailing championship in Denmark to sit well down the field after the first day of racing. The pair are sailing their first competitive 49er skiff regatta ...

Sailing mast worth £2000 stolen.
The Argus
The 14-foot black carbon fibre mast and boom were taken from a boat at Bexhill SailingClub in De La Warr Parade, between the afternoon of Saturday, June 29 and 8.30pm on Tuesday, July 2. Inspector James Scott said: "This isn't an easy item to steal ...

Smooth sailing
Global Times
[Sailing at the park] is a bit like learning to swim at a pool instead of the ocean," Pan said of her club, which charges 3,500 yuan ($570) for a 10-hour course that teaches basic sailing skills. Sailing is picking up speed in China, where the number ...

Kiwis unhappy with rules changes just before America's Cup trials begin
Washington Post
SAN FRANCISCO — Sailing near the fog-shrouded Golden Gate Bridge, Emirates Team New Zealand's sleek catamaran turned back toward Alcatraz Island and accelerated almost as if skipper Dean Barker had flipped a switch, with its hulls lifting out of the ...

Kingston Sailing Club racing on Sundays
Kingston Daily Freeman
KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Kingston Sailing Club is offering racing every Sunday through late October from the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Skippers' meetings take place at 10 a.m. under the KSC tent at the museum and new skippers and crews are ...

Grand Bahama Sailing Club has kids tacking and gybing through summer
Bahama Islands Info
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The wind is blowing at Grand Bahama Sailing Club! Every day you'll see Optis, FJ's, and Lasers sailing in and out of the Grand Lucayan Waterway. If you're around the Discovery Bay area, you'll see the southern shore filled ...

MOL Starts New Sailing Rig Onshore Demonstration Test (Japan)
By World Maritime News
MOL Starts New Sailing Rig Onshore Demonstration Test (Japan). Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced start of an onshore demonstration test of a new prototypesailing rig that has great potential for reducing CO2 emissions from ...
World Maritime News

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