30 June 2013

The Wind Gods: The story of the 33rd America's Cup Film Premier (video)



The Wind Gods: The story of the 33rd America's Cup Film Premier: "ORACLE TEAM USA skipper Jimmy Spithill, team owner Larry Ellison and film producer David Ellison at the America's Cup Park on Pier 27, ahead of a special screening of 'The Wind Gods', a documentary about Ellison's historic win in the 33rd America's Cup."

Technology makes America's Cup a sport for the masses
AFP
SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube, mobile applications, and the tech wizardry of veteran sailor Stan Honey are out to make America's Cup yacht racing as thrilling a spectator sport as Formula One. Along with sailing 'in-shore' for the first time ever along ...

Adaptive Sailing on Lake Michigan offered for people with disabilities through Judd Goldman program | abc7chicago.com: "There's nothing like sailing on Lake Michigan. It is an activity that anyone can learn, regardless of their limitations, and there is a program that helps make it possible. Twenty-four years ago, Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Program started with three sail boats. Now, they have 20 boats ready for people with disabilities to conquer the winds. Burham Harbor is where the program is located. It is open Wednesdays through Sundays during boating season. "We will train them from novices completely never being on a boat before, all the way up to we actually have our first instructor who just graduated from the program," said Joseph Harris, the director of sailing. All fleets are adapted for different disabilities. . . . ."

Sailing: Mixed day for O'Learys in testing conditions
Irish Independent
After a day of fresh to strong winds off the Old Head of Kinsale, slightly easier conditions should allow the full fleet of 90 boats to sail their final races in the Covestone Asset Management Sovereigns Cup today....

All to sail for as Routes going down to the wire
Irish Independent
Instead, as the hulls lifted off the waves, past the point of fast sailing and into the spectacular, but dangerous flight mode, the typical reaction on board is something like "okay, we're lifting ... time to react." So the headsail is eased out, which ...

Sailing: Marion Bermuda Sets 2015 Race Date
Bernews
The organizers and sailors agreed that the 2013 race was a fantastic success with all entries finishing, possibly a first for Marion Bermuda. With the addition of the Spirit of Bermuda, the boats ranged from 34 feet to 118 feet. All of the entries ...

Smooth sailing
The Register-Guard
For five days, Nick spent hours out on the water with Charlie Johnson, the program's sailing instructor. And the effect of those days was more profound than Nick, his mother or Johnson expected. “He has been interested in sailing for a long time ...

Sailing: Mother of cliches
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
As it turns out, many of our favorite phrases were born from sailing. Which makes sense. Sailors were core players in our shared history. They were the travelers and adventurers that connected the globe. So it shouldn't surprise anyone that they also ...

Naval Academy sailing squadron to visit Marblehead
Marblehead Reporter
They will be sailing from Annapolis, Md., on four, 44-foot-sail training vessels. These young men and women are participating in an offshore professional-development program designed to provide experience in navigation, seamanship and small-unit ...

20 questions with a sailing instructor
Sioux City Journal
Anders Berglund, 20, from Minneapolis, has been teaching sailing lessons for five years at the Okoboji Yacht Club. He's a junior at Carleton College. What goes into the job? Nick Hytrek decided to find out. 1. How long have you been teaching people how ...

National Laser Championships: Light winds make for tough sailing conditions in ...
Santa Cruz Sentinel
"It takes amazingly high concentration levels to sail in light winds," Vrolyk said, adding that while the exhaustion is physical in heavy winds, in light winds there's another side that gets highlighted: mental stamina. "It separates the best from the ...

Natasha, 16, to sail across Channel solo
Isle of Wight County Press
A SAILING enthusiast is to celebrate her 16th birthday with a solo sail across The Channel — using just her mouth to control her 21ft yacht. Natasha Lambert was born with cerebral palsy, which affects her limbs and speech. She uses a wheelchair, which...

C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic and Regatta - Big breeze on Day 2
Sail World
The breeze switched on in a big way today at the 11th annual C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, where 36 sailors with disabilities, sailing 23 boats in three Paralympic classes on Narragansett Bay, showed what they were made of.

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
The International 49er and 49er FX Classes are delighted to announce a long term partnership with Magic Marine, which sees the renowned sailing apparel manufacturer become Official Clothing Partner to the Olympic skiff classes. The collaboration ...

Tom aims to build on Paralympic success
Droitwich Standard
A WORCESTER sailor has been charged with helping British sailing capitalise on the post-Paralympic buzz and getting more disabled people out on the water in the North of England. Tom Davenport, 25, has been appointed RYA's Sailability Development ...

Oman Sail young athletes taste success at Al Bareh Intl Regatta
Oman Daily Observer
“Four of our sailors reached our goal in the Optimists and both our Laser 4.7 sailorsreached the goal so it is promising,” said Oman Sail Junior Race co-ordinator Abdul Aziz al Shidi. “Until the last day we had two sailors fighting for the podium and ...

Tall ships sail into Cleveland on waves of War of 1812 history
Plain Dealer (blog)
Among the visiting ships is the Norwegian Sorlandet, the oldest (1927) full-rigged tall ship in the world which offers high school and college students the opportunity to attend classes while sailing to ports around the world. The Unicorn, built from ...

Unix luminary among seven missing at sea
Register
A sailing enthusiast, Nemeth joined a trip on the vintage schooner Nina, a 21-metre vessel designed in 1928 which won a 1928 race from New York to Santander in Spain. The vessel was also the first American-built yacht to win the Fastnet race. Nemeth ...

Route des Princes : Edmond de Rothschild's Grand Slam
BYM News (press release)
Once we're around Wolf Rock, we'll link onto a long downwind section of around 120 – 130 miles towards the Roche Gautier cardinal, but we won't be sailing in a straight line; we're going to have to tack throughout the night. On our arrival at Bréhat ...

50 years have been a breeze at Lake Naomi
Pocono Record
Lake Naomi Club continues its popular tradition with its members when it holds its annual Fourth of July Sailing Regatta at the 277-acre lake and its Chef's Surf & Turf on Thursday. This year's event, which again is expected to draw at least 60 boats ...

Sailors compete in Palmetto's annual River Regatta
Bradenton Herald
Sailboats head to the next mark on a race course Saturday in the Manatee River assailors participate in the fifth annual River Regatta 2013 hosted by the Regatta Pointe Yacht Club and Regatta Pointe Marina. The event also included races for young ...

Clipper awards for Elana and Phoebe
Channel Television
"Most of my sailing has been in Optimists at St Catherine's Sailing Club," said Elana, "and I have been competing in races for the club and for Jersey for the last three years. I really enjoy the sport and being part of my club and the local sailing ...

Fife Regatta 2013, Classic Yachts Sets Sail off Clyde Coast
Afloat
#fife – The 2013 Fife Regatta, celebrating William Fife's Classic yacht design, set sail for their first race of their week tour along Scotland's Clyde coast. This is the fourthFiferegatta which will see some exciting racing from some of the best ...

Team Aqua lifts the RC44 Sweden Cup
BYM News (press release)
With second to fourth places all tied on 48 points, the count back went to Synergy Russian Sailing Team then Aegir Racing. Early leaders Peninsula Petroleum (John Bassadone /Vasco Vascotto) were disappointed to just miss out on the top three. After...

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