09 November 2013

US Sailing Compilation 2013 video



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Music:
"Hang Loose" by Alabama Shakes
"Paddling Out" by Miike Snow
"Wake Me Up" by Avicii

America's Cup: Russell Coutts Confirms Smaller Boats... | Stuff.co.nz: " . . . Coutts gave some thoughts on the process which involves the venue and timing, the type of boats, the racing format and the general rules. There is also the need to satisfy broadcasting requirements. "The boats will likely be smaller than 72-feet with some one-design components, which will reduce the number of sailors and designers," Coutts, who is still the chief executive of Oracle, told the America's Cup website. "We believe the competition still needs to remain a test of sailing, design and boat building talent so we are carefully evaluating reductions in each category.". . ."

Anderson wins Pro Am Regatta at BEYC: ". . . . Past winners of the Pro Am trophy include Russell Coutts, Mr. Cayard, Ken Read and Ed Baird. “We at Bitter End Yacht Club couldn’t have been more excited to see Alec Anderson — a BVIslander — win the Pro Am Regatta this year,” said organiser John Glynn. “We knew he was a long shot going in, but we also knew that he had the skills to compete at that level. We wouldn’t have invited him to participate otherwise. But to best the likes of Dave Perry, Dave Ullman, Taylor Canfield, and Paul Cayard. That’s an achievement. His win at the Pro Am has launched him to a whole new level. And we know he has a bright future ahead of him.” Mr. Anderson said he realises a lot of the professionals who compete at the regatta do it for fun and are on vacation. . . ."

Stranded sailboat vanished at St. Augustine Inlet | StAugustine.com" . . . According to NOAA marine weather, seas Thursday night were 5 to 7 feet with 20-knot northeast winds. If the sailboat did not break up in the inlet, the wind direction could have pushed it out to sea in a southeast direction. But strong surf should also have driven it onto the beach. The fate of the boat is more puzzling because it should have floated off the shoal on the rising tide. That would have pushed it inside the inlet toward the bayfront. Efforts to locate the sailboat should continue today but will be hampered by 4-to-6-foot seas and a gusty northeast winds." (read more at the link above)

Four rescued from storm-battered sailboat off Atlantic Coast - U.S. News: "A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted four people off a sailboat in rough seas off the Virginia coast early Friday — one of five vessels that reported being in distress after storms. The rescued boaters, who reported they were taking on water and were sick, were flown to an air station in Elizabeth City, N.C. No one was injured, Coast Guard Chief Nyx Canjemi said. Coast Guard and Navy vessels, supported by military aircraft, responded Thursday night to five distress calls from vessels waylaid by bad weather, but several turned out to be false alarms. . . ."

Sailing world comes to Muscat for ISAF meet
Oman Daily Observer
MUSCAT — Over 300 decision makers in the sport of sailing from 100 countries are in Oman for a week-long International Sailing Federation (ISAF) conference which is being hosted for the first time in the Middle East. ISAF honorary President King ...

Sailing Continues All Winter Long - Ice Boating on Skeeters
ChicagoNow (blog)
Nites (prior article) qualify as C Skeeters, even though they only have 57 s.f. of sail area. DN's do not qualify, they have too much roach on their sail. The Skeeter is the most advanced class of ice boats arguably. They are about 32' long, 22' wide ...

Sailing the sea in search of conquest
Hurriyet Daily News
What these men have in common is that they lived and sailed in a 75-year period that marked the height of the Ottoman classical era. Some bore the honorific title of “reis” or captain; others bore the title “kapudan-i derya” or admiral of the sea ...

Sailing: Two out of three ain't bad!
Northampton Herald and Post
Dunkley currently leads the series by one point, ahead of Clark on 6.0 and Lancaster on 9.0 (reverse scoring applying in this handicap series). The 19-race series runs until December 15 and produces some of the most testing sailing conditions of the year.

Sailing and swimming with manatees - Oceans Watch Essay
Sail World
Sailing and swimming with manatees - Oceans Watch Essay. 'Manatee and swimmer' . As a fourth generation Floridian in my seventh decade of living, I am interested in preserving the health of the natural environment for my children and grandchildren.

Clubs help to make it all plain sailing
Northamptonshire Telegraph
Imagine the thrill of sailing for people who can feel and hear but have no sight, or of sailing a boat at speed even though they can't walk, or of joining in a sport where deafness doesn't matter. Sailability continues to encourage and support people ...

SAILING: Grantham's Millward masters high winds to win Ice Tankard
Grantham Journal
Grantham sailor Val Millward overcame adverse conditions to triumph in the Ice Tankard Trophy at Hollowell Sailor Club, near Northampton, last weekend. She mastered the exceptionally strong winds in her Challenger 'Red Jester' trimaran and won the ...

New Zealand's activist sailors embark to stop deep-sea oil drilling
Sail World
New Zealand's activist sailors are setting off again to try to prevent drilling for oil by intercepting an oil-drilling ship. A 'People's Flotilla' of small boats was launched this week from ports around New Zealand to confront the ship set to begin ...

Etchell Nationals - A night with the stars
Sail World
Following the official welcome, Gold Members of Southport Yacht Club have been invited along with the Competitors to join in the formalities to meet the John Bertrand Team,sailing in the Etchell Nationals at SYC from Monday 11th to Saturday 16th ...

Around the sailing clubs, Isle of Wight, Friday, November 8, 2013: ". . . .Overall winner of Guy Fawkes Trophy was Graham Sunderland, second was Mark Downer and after a bad day’s sailing on Sunday Rudy Jurg was in third, only beating Tom Wilson by two points. YARMOUTH SC-The weather made sure the first two race of the Yarmouth Winter Series were both exhilarating and for most of the sailors a very wet one. . . ."

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