11 July 2014

Video of Tornado flipping Clipper Round the World yacht

Video: Dramatic moment tornado flips Clipper Round the World yacht on its side - Telegraph: "A sailing crew has described how its yacht flipped on its side as a tornado passed over it during the Clipper Round the World race. Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment the water spout hits the Great Britain team as they sailed from Brisbane to Singapore. A camera fixed to the mast filmed the boat as it was tipped 120 degrees by winds of more than 100mph until the mast lay parallel to the water. Squally conditions meant the crew was unable to see the water spout approaching and some were thrown into the water on their tethers while others scrabbled to hang onto the boat. The vessel righted itself within seconds once the tornado had passed....."

The other 'Mac' sailing race launches 90th edition Saturday
Chicago Tribune
Its 90th edition starts Saturday, July 12, in Port Huron, Mich., and sails the length of Lake Huron with some sections following a 235-mile Shore Course ...

SAILING: Brant makes big splash with Great Britain call
Oxford Mail
Hanna Brant is keen to make the most of competing against some of the world's best young sailors after being selected in the Great Britain team for the ...

Smooth Sailing with Hoofers
Madison Magazine
Grimmer is the commodore of the Hoofer Sailing Club, the second largest inland sailing club in the country. The club sits on Lake Mendota, just west of ...

Downtown Sailing Series in Seattle
Dozens of sailboats take to the water as part of the Downtown Sailing Series hosted by Elliott Bay Marina on Thursday, June 10, 2014. Participants in ...

Australian Sailing Youth Team ready to race at ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Portugal
My Sailing
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship will officially open tomorrow, Saturday, 12 July, in Tavira, Portugal. Twelve young Australian sailors ...

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing set sail for the Atlantic again
The National
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the Abu Dhabi backed entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15 – has left Newport, Rhode Island, and embarked ...

Sailing: Lymington's Eales seeking world crown in Portugal
Bournemouth Echo
LYMINGTON sailor Jess Eales is gearing up for the biggest week of her career as she prepares to represent Great Britain at the ISAF Youth Sailing ...

Young Finn sailors frustrated again, after windless day at Silver Cup in Hoorn
My Sailing
There is now just one day left of the championship, but with six races already completed, enough have been sailed to make it valid. However there are ...

AUS Sailing Youth Team ready for ISAF Youth Worlds | Live Sail Die
By Aussie
Australian Sailing Youth Team ready to race at ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Portugal (12 – 18 July 2014). The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing ...
Live Sail Die

Sailing Family Defends Choice to Raise Children at Sea - ABC News: "The Zaniboni family made the decision to abandon the comforts of their Mississippi home almost a year ago, leaving everything behind to live out their dream of raising their young children on a sailboat. Carly and Carl Zaniboni decided to share their story with “Nightline” to show the joys and challenges of parenting at sea, but also defend their lifestyle, now under mounting scrutiny after another family’s harrowing ordeal made national headlines. Eric Kaufman, his wife Charlotte, and their two young daughters, ages 1 and 3 at the time, set sail from San Diego in March, when two weeks into their trip, the family became a stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and their 1-year-old daughter Lyra came down with an unknown illness...."

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