12 November 2013

Rogue wave hits British yacht racer Michelle Porter off Africa

Sailing big waves video (1998 Sydney-Hobart race)

Freak wave hits British yacht racer Michelle Porter off Africa - Africa - World - The Independent: " . . . Michelle Porter, from London, was evacuated to a hospital in Port Elizabeth from one of 12 yachts which were taking part in the Clipper round-the-world race. Her yacht was “rolled” by hurricane-force gusts, but she escaped with torn ligaments and severe bruising. The 11-month race began in London in September and the fleet has so far completed around a quarter of the 40,000-mile course . . ."

Follow the Extreme Sailing Series final showdown in Brazil here on JohnTheCrowd.com - Friday, November 15 - Sunday, November 17, LIVE video
Extreme Sailing Series:  . . . one team will be crowned the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series™ champions, and after a hard fought season that has seen some of the closest Stadium Racing between the elite level teams in ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Defending champions in full preparation
Sail World
For the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series, defending champions The Wave, Muscat of Oman are in full preparation mode and eager to test conditions at the brand new stadium race course in Florianopolis, Brazil for the final showdown when they hope to hold ...

Oman Sail's three teams aim for top honours
Times of Oman
Established in 2009 the event, officially recognised by the UK's Royal Ocean RacingClub, has grown year on year to include entries from different cities around the GCC. It is considered a key training race for February's major EFG Sailing Arabia – The ...

Etchells Australian Nationals begin Tuesday
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
For some the battle will also be about putting on hold their other sailing distractions to focus on the overall Etchells prize. Roger Hickman is one skipper who will be ditching his ocean racing hat as he heads out from Southport Yacht Club for the ...

Oman Sail launches sports awareness campaign
Muscat Daily
Themed “Fun and Fitness through Sailing”, the first event of the series was launched recently at The Sultan's School in Muscat with presentations by Oman's popular sailingheroes Nasser al Mashari, a champion of the Extreme Sailing Series and Ibtisam ...

Skip Novak Storm Sailing Part 3: Using storm sails
Yachting World
Most offshore cruising yachts carry trysails for extreme conditions, and this emergency storm sail is often mandatory if you are taking part in a big offshore event or race. But hoisting and setting one in gale or storm force conditions and ...

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta - Going down this weekend!
Sail World
The Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta will be held this coming weekend – November 16 and 17 on beautiful Lake Macquarie, organised and run by the Royal MotorYacht Club Toronto. The regatta is traditionally ... Kyle was thrust into the limelight ...

Boeing to Recycle Carbon Fibre from America's Cup Yacht
Waste Management World
Chicago headquartered aircraft manufacturer, Boeing and sailing team ORACLE TEAM USA, winner of the 34th America's Cup, are collaborating to recycle 3175 kg of carbon fibre from the 2003 America's Cup yacht, USA-71. Boeing and ORACLE ...

How the boat got behind NZ
New Zealand Herald
It was possibly the most spectacular match-sailing series the world has ever seen. Aucklanders were so gripped by the races that road traffic and mobile data patterns changed noticeably during the last 10 days or so of the America's Cup. Emirates Team...

Etchells Nationals - Competitors join for the official opening
Sail World
Following the official welcome, Gold Members and Youth Sailors of Southport YachtClub joined alongside the Competitors for a meet and greet with the 1983 Americas Cupskipper John Bertrand. ... spans four decades while Andrew Palfrey is the Artemis ...

Three rescued from sailboat 200 miles offshore in Atlantic - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia News: "Three people on a disabled sailboat were rescued without injury more than 200 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday. The crew of the 38-foot vessel was not in distress and had plenty of provisions, but the ship had lost its rudder, according to a request for assistance relayed from a commercial towing company to the Coast Guard. As weathered worsened, the decision was made to rescue the crew. . . ."

Disabled sailboat safely towed to Norfolk | WAVY.com | Norfolk: "A sailboat was safely towed to Norfolk after becoming disabled about 100 miles east of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. According to a news release from the Coast Guard, the 54-foot sailboat Zulu called for help around 11:30 p.m. Thursday with three people aboard. . . ."

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