10 August 2013

Cowes Week Sailing Videos

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2013 videos, Friday, August 9,  finish above, starts below

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - Friday - Day 7 News: "The penultimate day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week was another warm day with plenty of sun and winds of around 8-15 knots that increased to 12-20 knots with occasional stronger gusts during the afternoon as thermal enhancement boosted the gradient west-north-westerly breeze. The larger Black Group classes started today on the Black Group Committee Boat, which was stationed near Lee on Solent on the north shore of the eastern Solent, before heading to the western Solent on a long beat against the tide and eventually finishing on the Royal Yacht Squadron line, in a classic Cowes Week finish under spinnaker and as close to the shore as they dared to keep out of the adverse tidal stream. First to finish in IRC Class 2 was 83-year-old Piet Vroon’s hugely successful Ker 46 Tonnerre de Breskens 3 . . ."

Cowes Week 2013: Day 6 Round-Up
On The Wight
Competitors enjoyed champagne sailing, bright sun and the tightest of racing on the sixth day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. The two giant MOD70 trimarans and six IMOCA 60s competing in the Artemis Challenge started their races at 1015 in ...

Cowes Week 2013: Sir Keith Mills helps Five Degrees West to overall victory
Johnny Vincent's Pace, which has given Mills a run for his money all week, bowed out of the final day's racing to prepare for the Rolex Fastnet Race starting on Sunday. It paved the way for a fifth success in six races for Five Degrees West to give ...

Marblehead gears up for the annual Corinthian Classic Regatta - Marblehead - Your Town - Boston.com: "Boat lovers and sailors from New England are gearing up for the annual Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta, a Marblehead maritime tradition that attracts sailors and spectators from all over New England. The two-day event, starting Saturday Aug. 10, is hosted by the Corinthian Yacht Club and includes two 20-mile races through courses starting at the mouth of the Marblehead Harbor."

What’s ruining the America’s Cup? - Therese Poletti's Tech Tales - MarketWatch: "“The good news is that because no one is actually showing up, their costs are going down,” said Peskin, who lives on Telegraph Hill where he has a view of the festivities down at Pier 27. “This whole thing was predicated on somewhere between 12 and 15 teams from around the world. It turned out to be three and Oracle, which is as exciting as watching paint dry.” A few weeks ago, Avalos called up Peskin and asked him to go outside and see how many people were attending a race. “I went out there with some binoculars,” he said. “I said, ‘Do you want me to count them for you?’ There were maybe 100 people.”"

Luna Rossa takes 3-0 lead over Artemis Racing in America’s Cup challenger semis - The Washington Post: "Helmsman Chris Draper made a clutch move right before the start and sailed Italy’s Luna Rossa to victory Friday over Artemis Racing and a 3-0 lead in the America’s Cup challenger semifinals. Luna Rossa can wrap up the best-of-seven series Saturday on San Francisco Bay and earn a berth against Emirates Team New Zealand in the Louis Vuitton Cup final."

America's Cup: Luna Rossa beats Artemis in Race 3
San Jose Mercury News
The America's Cup challenger race was the best so far for both teams -- each improving their maneuvers and speed -- but Luna Rossa had a perfect start and was the clear winner, beating Artemis by 1 minute, 18 seconds. Crowds lining five deep along ...

America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA forfeits ACWS titles due to technical ...
Washington Post
America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA forfeited its overall championships from the first two seasons of the America's Cup World Series on Thursday after it was determined that its yachts were modified without the permission of the Measurement ...

America's Cup champion Oracle forfeits ACWS titles
San Jose Mercury News
America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA forfeited its overall championships from the first two seasons of the America's Cup World Series on Thursday after it was determined that its yachts were modified without the permission of the Measurement ...

SAILING: Weymouth couple Kay and Kevin Stibbs set for Fastnet Race
Dorset Echo
WEYMOUTH sailing couple Kay and Kevin Stibbs are taking on the gruelling Fastnet Race 2013 for a cause close to their hearts. The duo and their team aboard Draig O'r Mor will be lining up among 380 contenders at the world's largest offshore yacht race ...

Sailing key to St Margaret's Hospice 'Challenge of a Lifetime'
This is The West Country
NEXT year, 160 brave members of the public will face up to 88 difficult and exciting days'sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, all while raising money for St Margaret's Somerset Hospice. Though it seems a long way off, preparations are already underway.

New sailing school cruising Lake Windermere
Columbia Valley Pioneer
LOVELY LAKE — Sailboats bob in the tranquil waters of Lake Windermere, which according to Columbia Valley Sailing founder Thorsten Gaul are ideally suited for both beginner and advanced sailors.. . .

Sailing odyssey is a treat for leukaemia lad Griffin
Exmouth Journal
And 16 months after his treatment finished he joined the crew of one of five yachts to sail around the Solent in a four-day yacht adventure. Griffin, who sailed on the New Dawn along with four other young people, said: ”I have never been sailing before ...

Smooth sailing
Grand Haven Tribune
“Going into the last race, we had a one-point lead over two other boats, and the former regatta champion from last year was in fourth place, two points behind,” said Hatton, who sailed with an outstanding crew that featured Olivia Windemuller, Chad ...

New Sailing Club In Worthing Nears Completion
Cllr Robert Smytherman, Mayor of Worthing, joined Nigel Jupp, commodore of WorthingSailing Club, and young sailors to tour the new building in Sea Place, Goring-by-Sea - led by Nick Moore, Kier Homes' deputy managing director. The Mayor said: "I'm ...

Wonders of Modern Life | The Big Picture: "Lost my anchor 2 weeks ago. That is not a spiritual reference, I literally snagged what I suspect is an undersea communications cable in the Long Island Sound in 39 feet of water in my little dingy. Despite lots of trying, could not get free — had to cut it loose, thinking, “there goes $500.” On Monday, I find a replacement on eBay for $30 and order it. I come home from work the next day and there is a box sitting on my front porch with a Danforth anchor in it. I am amazed."

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