08 August 2013

Sailing videos, Cowes Week 2013, Americas Cup hydrofoiling

Cowes Week 2013 - August 8, Thursday video above

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - News: "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 very light and fickle winds, with Code 0 sails set to catch every zephyr of breeze. The wind swung into the west shortly before the 1015 start and strengthened to around 5 knots...." (read more at link above)

Hydrofoils: Flying on Water: "The AC72 is a speedster unlike any seen in previous America's Cups. Powered by a 130-foot tall wing sail and with the ability to hydrofoil. Foiling reduces drag and lift the boat out of the water. We are regularly seeing the AC72s hit 40 knots, but the sky is the limit on the speeds we could see this summer."

Luna Rossa beats Artemis again in America's Cup | Reuters: "Italy's Luna Rossa cruised to victory over Artemis Racing on Wednesday to open a 2-0 lead in the semi-finals of their series to eventually decide the America's Cup challenger."

Sailing school looks to add offerings
Northwest Herald
The next step is coordinating an accredited STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) class and setting up a competitive sailing team that could draw students from different high schools in the area. “If we can raise enough money to buy ...

Sailing success
The Age
Bachelor of Commerce student Andrew Gillies can barely remember how old he was when his dad first ' chucked him on a boat' but he thinks he must have been about six or seven. Something about that first experience stuck, as Mr Gillies has become one of ...

Sailing: Hannah Mills faces World Championship title defence fight
Welsh sailing star Hannah Mills faces a fight to reach the final medal day of their World Championships title defence following a disastrous day in La Rochelle. In the women's 470 fleet, it was a day of 'almosts' for Mills and Saskia Clark, who will ...

SAILING: Luna Rossa sails to 2-0 lead in challenger semifinals
Oakland Press
Looking a bit like spacemen in their silver life vests and crash helmets, the sailorsaboard Luna Rossa's high-performance catamaran rocketed across San Francisco Bay Wednesday afternoon and took a 2-0 lead over Artemis Racing in the America's Cup ...

Sailing: Aleh and Powrie back at the top
The tables have turned after day four at the 2013 470 World Championships on now in La Rochelle, France with NZL Sailing Team's Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie regaining the lead in the Women's fleet, while Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox didn't fair so ...

Sailing with WAVE
Nearly two-dozen boat captains will be taking Wounded Warriors and other veteranssailing this weekend. The Pensacola Yacht Club and other organizations are putting on the "Wounded American Veterans Event," or "WAVE" for short. They'll be serving ...

Curtis joins Marblehead legends in Sailing Hall of Fame
Dave Curtis is a member of the 2013 National Sailing Hall of Fame class. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe Dave Curtis is a member of the 2013 National Sailing Hall of Fame class. By James Sullivan / Globe Correspondent / August 7, 2013 ...

Sailing into San Diego like a (Hugo) Boss
U-T San Diego
Hugo Boss first got into sailing, as a means to promote its brand values of "dynamics, perfection and precision" (and maybe just a touch of luxury), when it sponsored Alex Thomson Racing in 2003. Thomson and his crew, of course, are outfitted in tailor ...

Sailing out of your comfort zone on SS Sorlandet
And there was Donaldson blowing in the wind while video taping the “Sailing With the Stars” talent competition Tuesday night in Lake Michigan a few miles off the Waukegan harbor. DSCN5492. The talent show winner—deemed by me—was the White Watch ...

Championship Sailing Underway
Mountain News
Championship Sailing Underway --Last weekend the Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club Championship Series began with sailors competing to lay claim as the "best sailor" in their respective classes.

Challenging sailing week came with jellyfish menace
This is Somerset
I was sailing with Kate Macgregor – having been paired together a week before we left for Denmark and having not sailed together since Palma regatta in April we were a bit rusty. But as the week progressed we really improved our racing. We started off ...

NZL Sailing Team: Kiwis in second place in 470 Worlds after Day 3
Sail World
Snow-Hansen (Wakatere Boating Club) and Willcox (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) went on to take out the second race of the day and are now on 18 points, with the French pair of Bouvet and Mion also on 18 points in third position. Australia's Mat Belcher and ...

Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 8 August 2013
BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan), 3. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll). BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Levana (Jean Mitton), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson). CRUISERS 0 Echo - 1.

Castine Classic sailed under “perfect conditions”
Castine Patriot
Beautiful skies, a steady southeasterly wind and 40 classic sailing yachts marked the 14th annual Castine Classic sailing regatta, held on August 1 and sponsored by the Castine Yacht Club. Four classes of sailing yachts, led by a fleet of nine ...

Brave Arron's Solent sailing
Dunstable Today
A Dunstable teenager embarked on a sailing adventure – and even met Dame Ellen MacArthur – as part of a team of youngsters recovering from cancer treatment. Arron Hardy, 14, was one of 27 people aged nine to 17 taking part in the four-day trip round ...

Francois Gabard mastered conditions in the Solent at his first attempt to ...
Lining up against five other IMOCA Open 60s, the Macif skipper, racing with one of France's most admired sailors, Michel Desjoyeaux, as part of their preparations for the Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday, stepped on the gas despite light and fickle winds ...

Conditions change during winter sailing
Busselton Dunsborough Mail
Conditions did not look inviting as the yachts entered the starting zone. The overcast skies and ominous clouds looming from the west, accompanied by a strong 21-23 knot north-westerly breeze, had most skippers calling for heavy weather sails to be ...

Fastnet race test for Hereford Sailing Club crew
Hereford Times
Hereford Sailing Club members prepare for this year's Fastnet Race, from left: Stuart Austin (skipper), Jeff White, Graham Harrison, Ewen Grange, Richard Jackson and Jeff Woodfield. SIX Hereford Sailing Club members will be competing in this year's ...

Maine hosts 310 youth sailors for 3-day race
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - For the first time ever, Maine is hosting the USODA (United States Optimist Dinghy Association) New England Competition forsailing. More than 300 sailors, ranging in age from 7 to 14, are filling Casco Bay for the 3-day ...

Mat Belcher and Will Ryan stay on track for world 470 sailing championship
Herald Sun
With numerous members of the Australian sailing team which dominated the Olympics last year now involved in big boat racing, if Belcher and Ryan are successful in their quest in France they will be the first Australians to win an Olympic class sailing ...

Sailor Neil Patterson determined to reach Rio after coming back from horrific ...
Herald Sun
It is right alongside sailing, where Mr Patterson has shown such talent and determination he heads to Ireland and England next week for two international regattas with a view to eventually qualifying for the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. "I ...

Hampshire's Vendée Globe stars set for Cowes battle
Daily Echo
The fleet of IMOCA 60s brings together the cream of the Vendée Globe, including the winner of the 2012 edition, Francois Gabart, on Macif. He will be joined by legendary sailor and mentor Michel Desjoyeaux. Flying the flag for British sailing will be ...

Sweden's Niklas Zennstrom takes the Buckingham Coronation Challenge Bowl ...
The Independent
Niklas Zennstrôm definitely flies the Swedish flag, but he runs a major part of his sailracing campaign out of the Hamble River, so it was as an honorary Brit that he lifted the day's top trophy, the Buckingham Coronation Challenge Bowl, in AAM Cowes ...

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