06 November 2013

Virginia Couple Sails Around Cape Horn (video)

Norfolk couple sails around South America - YouTube: "John and Ruth Martin of Norfolk, Va., spent six years sailing their boat "Moon Dog" around South America."

Norfolk couple reflects on six-year sailing journey | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com: " . . . The conditions around Cape Horn supplied the biggest challenges. The waters can be so hazardous that the Chilean navy requires all vessels in the area to report their location at least twice a day. "We were apprehensive at times down there because of the winds and seas," John said. "Just anchoring required Ruth to row to shore with 300-foot lines to be tied to trees because of the high winds.... She had to do that while I tried to keep the boat on anchor. That took two hours or more every day. It really tests your seamanship and other skills down there. "But we got back.". . . "

Gold medalists head fleet in Star regatta - Wire More Sports - The Sacramento Bee: "NASSAU, Bahamas -- Olympic gold medalists Robert Scheidt of Brazil, Freddy Loof of Sweden and Mateusz Kusznierewicz of Poland are among the 18 skippers who will compete in the inaugural Star Sailors League Finals regatta Dec. 3-8. Also scheduled to compete is Paul Cayard, a veteran of the America's Cup and round-the-world races who competed in the Star class in the 2004 Olympics."

US Sailing Awards Medal for Lake Lewisville Rescue
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Portsmouth, RI (November 6, 2013) – US Sailing has awarded a Hanson Rescue Medal to Erik Slockers (Southlake, Texas) and the crew of his Catalina 22 Windpower, Bridget Lane (Austin, Texas) and Jay Sacco (Austin, Texas), for rescuing a sailor during ...

Sailing season opens on Lake Jindabyne
Jindabyne Summit Sun
LAKE Jindabyne Sailing Club started the 2013/14 sailing season with heat one of the Twilight series on Wednesday evening last week. Nine mono-hulls and two catamarans turned up on a warm, sunny, spring evening to race on Lake Jindabyne. Ian Foster ...

Sports funding: Cinderella of sailing
Despite being New Zealand's most successful sailing class at the Olympics and providing most of the medals in the last 20 or so years (which is a key factor behind funding sailing), the grass roots sport has received nothing. Ironically, Yachting NZ ...

Mordialloc Chelsea yacht clubs open doors for Discover Sailing Day
Herald Sun
The annual statewide event, now in its second year will give families the chance to participate in a variety of on- and off-water activities at local clubs such as MordiallocSailing Club on November 17. Sisters Nora, 14, and Ava, 10, at a come try day ...

Conn. museum taps veteran mariner to sail historic whale ship set for New ...
The Republic
MYSTIC, Connecticut — Mystic Seaport has hired a veteran mariner to helm the restored Charles W. Morgan whaling ship. Richard Files, of Rockland, Maine, will lead the 172-year-old wooden ship as it sails to ports across New England next summer.

Sail World
Preparations for Cork Week 2014 are well underway and the management team has been making plans for Ireland's longest running and most prestigious regatta. Thesailing grounds in Cork Harbour and the Atlantic approaches offer a fantastic variety of ...

Santander 2014 ISAF World Championships - An Int'l Autumn-Winter
Sail World
The Irish Laser team, along with their coaches and their maximum technical leaders from the Irish Sailing Federation are others who have gone to Santander in order to improve their performance, both for Santander 2014 as for the Olympic Games in Rio ...

Conch Cup Charity Regatta overall
Sail World
The annual Conch Cup Regatta is a 19 nautical mile distance race. It is open to all types of sailboats. The race course is a bit of a mixed bag of bay, ocean, and inter islandsailing between Miami and Miami Beach. This year's race attracted twelve ...

Mini Transat: Revised course now non-stop across Atlantic
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The decision is made, breaking the feeling of uncertainty that had began to weigh on the minds of the solo Mini 6.5m sailors. And once again the organisers of the Mini Transat have, in an unconventional way, chosen an original solution: to remove the ...

Make diversity the theme for 2014
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
An occasional rant in Scuttlebutt is the lack of race course diversity at typical buoy regattas. Whereas race courses once presented an array of mark choices (yes, back in the day), the options now have been deduced to how many laps around the ...

Use This Simple 'Speed and Power' Sail Trim Secret!
Sail World
How many times have you trimmed your sails and noticed your speed or power seems just a bit off? You glance up and check the set, the luff, the draft placement and all looks just fine. But something's not quite right. Try these simple sail trim tips to ...

Ainslie's campaign to bring America's Cup home enters critical phase
Daily Echo
Ainslie's involvement in the America's Cup and a successful London 2012 has helped take sailing to a new level in Great Britain, but Olympic chief Stephen Park last month warned that without private funding the well of talent could dry up. The Royal ...

NEW: Sarasota multimillionaire sailing on to Belize
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
SARASOTA - Harvey Vengroff, a self-made multimillionaire who moved to Southwest Florida 23 years ago so he could go sailing every day, is sailing on — to Belize. Vengroff, the 72-year-old founder of one of the world's largest collection agencies ...

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