01 August 2013

Sea Change for the America’s Cup (video); Volvo Sailing Speed Challenge at Cowes Week video

A Sea Change for the America’s Cup - NYTimes.com: "There is a moment when the yachts racing in this year’s America’s Cup go from being mere boats to something more like flying machines. It happens at around 17 knots, or 20 miles per hour, when both hulls of the carbon-fiber catamarans rise out of the water and the entire craft skims over the surface on a thin hydrofoil beneath the downwind pontoon. Free of the water’s drag, the vessels accelerate to speeds as great as 50 miles per hour. . . ."

Volvo Sailing Speed Challenge at Cowes Week
The Volvo Sailing Speed Challenge featuring 'fantastic four' challengers; 2008 Olympic Laser gold medallist, Paul Goodison - testing his speed onboard a foiling Moth, double Olympic windsurfing medallist, Nick Dempsey, Alex Thomson, who in January ...

America's Cup: Just how quick is Oracle Racing?
Yachting World (blog)
But what the Kiwis don't know is how they would shape up to Oracle Racing when the Defenders out their pedal to the metal. Here. the Kiwis are in the dark yet the Defenders have a good handle on how quick their most likely opponents come the Cup match ...

Sailing toward the future
Huntington Beach Independent
For 20 children from the Oak View community in Huntington Beach, getting to sail in 4-foot boats at the Newport Sea Base is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Since June, they learned how to tie different types of knots, learned essential boating ...

Sailing - Meopham to learn after near medal miss at worlds
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Sailing - Meopham to learn after near medal miss at worlds. Ellie Meopham might have returned from the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships empty handed but she insists last month's trip to Cyprus was far from a wasted one. Sportsbeat – 1 hour 39 ...

Sailing - Sir Ben Ainslie: One year on
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
To be Team GB's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Games was a really proud moment for me as well and for sailing to have such an involvement at the end of what were such an amazing Olympics for the whole country. There were so ...

Sailing - Sills determined to bounce back from illness-hit world campaign
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
... Sills determined to bounce back from illness-hit world campaign. Saskia Sills insists she now knows the true meaning of the phrase 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger' after illness wrecked her ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships this month.

Getting started sailing as easy as signing up for classes
Vancouver Sun
If you are interested in dinghy sailing, Mike Cotter, manager of Jericho Sailing Centre, says: “The Jericho Sailing Centre is based on the model of a Vancouver Community Centre and we are all about providing safe, low cost, highly accessible, naturally ...

Kiwi sailing team gets `rap on knuckles` for giving `joyride` to Tom Cruise, son
Zee News
Wellington: The New Zealand sailing team has reportedly been warned by America`s Cup authorities for taking Hollywood star Tom Cruise and his son Connor for a blast on their boat while the race course was still under their jurisdiction. Team New ...

Swiss Sailing launches their first ever yacht entry in the Clipper Round the ...
First time Team Partner Swiss Sailing has this afternoon unveiled their first ever entry in the nine-race history of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The yacht, part of the new state of the art fleet of ocean racers owned and operated by the ...

Sailing: West Briton round-up, August 1
This is Cornwall
Cornwall competitors in this week's World Championships in Ireland. ... Harvey Martin, Lauren Stephens, Scarlett Shepherd, Jeremy Stephens, Rebecca Stephens, Esme Shepherd, Martin Egan and Niamh O'Neill. ...

420 Sailing: Singapore's Kimberly Lim and Savannah Siew win silver at World ...
Red Sports
Valencia, Spain, Tuesday, July 30, 2013 – Singapore's 420 pair, Kimberly Lim and Savannah Siew, won the silver medal at the 420 World and Ladies World Championships 2013. Held from July 22 to 30, this year's edition is the girls' second appearance at ...

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