26 December 2011

Pirates, War Games, Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: fleet on alert in the Persian Gulf as pirates and ...
Fending off the pirates was not the only potential hazard facing the Volvo Ocean Racefleet in Leg 2 with the threat of imprisonment for making navigational errors in the Strait of Hormuz a real and present danger. By Kate Laven As soon as the boats ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/2012: Camper leads Telefonica by a whisker on Christmas Day
Leading boats Camper and Telefonica entered the final phase of battle in the first stage of leg two of the Volvo Ocean Race with just 12 nautical miles separating them on Christmas Day after 13 days at sea. By Telegraph staff and agencies The ...


Sailing to Hobart is the easy part for Melbourne yacht
Sydney Morning Herald
Then there's Mr Warren — an accomplished yachtsman who has been sailing since he was 19 and has completed the Sydney to Hobart three times. The 48-year-old has also conquered the Melbourne to Osaka journey three times — a remarkable effort for anyone ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama 4 may yet manage to upset the hierarchy
BYM News (press release)
Today has seen another new development in the end of this second leg of the Volvo Ocean Racewhere `stealth' mode is making the explanation of the trajectories and the speeds of the VO-70s a little more complicated: the first four are virtually back in ...

Bell ready to go for all or nothing
The Canberra Times
BY RUPERT GUINNESS SAILING Anthony Bell, owner and skipper of underdog Sydney to Hobart line honours contender Investec-Loyal, is so committed in his quest for an upset victory in the race that starts today he is willing to make a potentially ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Muted celebrations on Puma
Sail World
It's straight line sailing to a waypoint at the corner of the exclusion zone and then straight line sailing to the finish. That's it, 500 miles to go. There may be some upwind work towards the end, but it's not to say there's not ground to make up over ...

Sail World

Short trip from sailing to fishing
Marlborough Express
Yacht owner Cliff Smith will not be doing any sailing this Christmas, but he has big plans for family fishing trips. Mr Smith's yacht, Fiesta, was badly damaged this month when it was involved in a collision at the start of the Waikawa Boating Club's ...

At 95, Stanley Dashew still finds clear sailing in business
Los Angeles Times
Personal: Dashew is a widower who lives in Westwood and enjoys sailing his cutter Deerfoot II on weekends. He has three children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Stanley A . Dashew.

Los Angeles Times

All plain sailing now
Buxton Advertiser
Combs Sailing Club has secured £36539 Olympic legacy funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities Fund. The funds will be used to install a mains electricity supply for the clubhouse and additional buildings. Electric trace heating will be used to ...

Buxton Advertiser

Waka Ama demonstration
The Southland Times
The annual Riverton Regatta Club just keeps on going, with the 136th event to be held today in the Riverton Harbour. For many years the event has produced rowing, power-boating, sailing and other aquatic activities on the estuary of the Pourakino and ...

45 boat fleet for Yngling Worlds on Sydney Harbour
A fleet of 45 boats, more than half of them from overseas, have entered for the 2012 International Yngling World Championship on Sydney Harbour, with the internationalregatta starting tomorrow with the three-day Yngling Class Open Regatta and Youth...


Muscat to host first leg of 2012 Extreme Sailing Series
Muscat Daily
Muscat will host the first leg of the Extreme Sailing Series for the second year in succession from February 28 to March 2, 2012 The Extreme Sailing Series 2012 will feature the same format, but two new countries and three new venues have been added to ...

Muscat Daily

All hands on deck in a push for finishing line
Sydney Morning Herald
Photo: Adam Hollingworth What is the difference between sailing and delivering babies? Not much, according to obstetrician Andrew Griffiths - both are pure joy with occasional moments of terror. He has spent the past two years putting together a crew...

Sydney Morning Herald

Blow wind, blow ... message from Ice Fire skip
Illawarra Mercury
He was looking forward to sailing up the Derwent River to Constitution Dock, particularly if it's in the allotted time. ''Finishing the race and having the officials announce every boat as they come in, it makes every boat feel like a winner.

Kiwi crew hoping for some fortune
The Canberra Times
But then again, after sailing Outrageous across from New Zealand to Sydney in a delivery run from Auckland that took one week, they were not going to be stopped that easily - especially after hearing the news from home of the earthquakes that again ...

Olympic champion will not challenge controversial non-selection for London 2012
With heavy weighting placed on their performance at the World Championships in Perth as well as the pre-Olympic regatta in Weymouth earlier this year, Ashley suspects this was why he did not make it to London. Tobin, 24, finished ahead of Ashley in ...

Mission Bay Yacht Club Hot Rum regatta
Sail World
It was very light wind and puffy, shifty conditions for the Mission Bay Yacht Club Hot Rum regatta, Mission Bay CA, held December 17 and 18. We sailed in the Bay on a pretty short course with many other fleets. We only had five Lightnings out but it ...
Sail World

Big cats on the prowl
Express Advocate Wyong
At last year's world championships in Denmark, the veteran was second behind good friend Steve Brewin, also of Gosford Sailing Club. Anderson was at his best for much of the event before fading at the finish. “I led the regatta from the start so I was ...

Express Advocate Wyong

Italians carrying cocaine arrested in Brazil
AP SAO PAULO (AP) — Police in northeastern Brazil say they have arrested an Italian couple carrying nearly 700 pounds (320 kilos) of cocaine on their sailboat. Federal police inspector Daniel Horta Alves says they were arrested Saturday after their ...

Camper leads
(AP) Camper leads in Volvo Ocean sailing • Australian skipper Chris Nicholson helped his Camper team take the lead from Spanish rival Telefonica in the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in Alicante, Spain. The leg from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi has been ...

News report say approval for A's move is likely
San Francisco Chronicle
Sailing: Australian skipper Chris Nicholson helped his Camper team take the lead from Spanish rival Telefonica during the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race at Alicante, Spain. The eight-monthVolvo Ocean Race covers about 45000 miles and will finish ...

Sports wire
Columbus Dispatch
... skipper Chris Nicholson helped his Camper team take the lead from Spanish rival Telefonica during the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race off the waters of Alicante, Spain. The eight-month Volvo Ocean Race is regarded as the toughest in sailing. ...

Made on Cape Cod: Sea Fever Gear
By Amanda Converse Sisters, Penny and Pixie Haughwout, grew up sailing the ocean in a Mercer 44 called Sea Fever. After their parents passed away, they were left wondering what to do with the old sail that had carried them along in their journeys. ...

Paralympian Kurt Fearnley up for the task in Sydney-to-Hobart
Herald Sun
The unstoppable adventurer and paralympic gold medalist has taken on yet another inspirational challenge- sailing in the Sydney to Hobart on the supermaxi yacht 'Loyal'. Kurt Fearnley aboard Investec Loyal . Picture: Brett Costello Source: Herald Sun ...

Sports briefs
Bradenton Herald
A victory for Camper would put the boat in the overall lead, a spot now held by Telefonica. The eight-month Volvo Ocean Race is regarded as the toughest in sailing. It covers about 45000 miles and will finish in Galway, Ireland, in July. -- AP.

Any sailing pressies under the tree? - SailNet Community
By Jim H
This is my annual check on who's getting what sailing goodies under the tree. Previous years have included notes of new knives to complete new engines.
SailNet Community

Volvo Ocean Race Game - Leg 1 Timelapse Video - Yachts and ...
As a bit of festive fun take a look at some of the strange routes taken by gamers in from Alicante to Cape Town during leg 1 in the Volvo Ocean Race Game! ... The UK's top performance sailingmagazine, Sunsail 2011 August ...
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Timah tasoh lake suitable sailing venue - SailNet Community
KANGAR, Dec 24 (Bernama) -- The Timah Tasoh lake near here has greatpotential to be the venue for national and international sailing events saidPerlis Sailing Association first vice-president Rohizat Che Idrus. Speaking after the closing of ...
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Be able to Sail for Newbies – What Are Your Sailing Targets This ...
By Jamie
Be able to Sail for Newbies – What Are Your Sailing Targets This Down-Season? Posted on ... Learn A person New Sailing Term per day. Need to know new boating terms before sailing time of year arrives in the year? Like every new words, ...

Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race - Smiles all round onboard ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Smiles all round onboard Puma's Mar Mostro ... better your exit angle, but the more sailing you do east and away from the mark to the north. ...

Sailing with the Kabakovs | ARTnews
The Ship of Tolerance, the first in a series of installations by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, was launched in 2005 on a saltwater lake in the Siwa Oasis in Egypt. ...

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
Duende offers an impressive sailing experience and although we constantly got sprayed wet and salty from the waves we couldn't help but smiling and laughing ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | Race Data Center
Volvo Ocean Race · IWC Schaffhausen - Official Timekeeper. ACTION ... Racing. 5. GroupamaSailing Team. Racing. 6. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Racing ...

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