29 February 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 maintain lead [video]; Extreme Sailing Series opener; Team Ellison blinks

 Volvo Ocean Race Tracker

Camper suffer Volvo race setback as sail rips
AUCKLAND — Camper's hopes of glory in leg four of the Volvo Ocean Race were dealt a blow Wednesday when one of their sails ripped in two, as their rivals threatened to topple the race's 24-hour distance record. The New Zealand team had hoped to sail ...


Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 maintain lead
Sail World
And though the speeds have been boosted by this feisty session of beam wind sailing, the living conditions aboard Groupama 4 aren't the most comfortable. On deck, it's a real torrent of spray with waves constantly breaking over them.

Sail World

Yachting: Kiwis slip to third as damaged sail slows Camper
New Zealand Herald
Photo / VOR Team New Zealand have slipped back to third in leg four of the Volvo Ocean Raceafter suffering sail damage as the fleet hit boisterous trade wind conditions. Having finally picked up the elusive northeast trade winds, the Camper crew were ...

Volvo Ocean Race: The drips return and a ripped jib hurts on Camper
Sail World
Camper, and her crew from Emirates Team New Zealand, were struck a cruel blow last night when one of their most crucial sails ripped in two while hurtling south at speeds of more than 20 knots. Last night was one of those nights where the VO70 turns ...

Sail World

Sailing: Camper suffer Volvo race setback as sail rips
The West Australian
AUCKLAND, Feb 29, 2012 (AFP) - - Camper's hopes of glory in leg four of the Volvo Ocean Race were dealt a blow Wednesday when one of their sails ripped in two, as their rivals threatened to topple the race's 24-hour distance record.

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama 4 Tradewind cascade
BYM News (press release)
... stage over the two leaders in the overall standing, could well deal a devastating blow to the New Zealanders for the second step of the podium and thus enable the French to seriously worry the Spanish at the midway stage in the Volvo Ocean Race...

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper's hopes of Auckland glory recede after major sail rip
By Telegraph staff The New Zealand team had hoped to sail into their home port of Auckland as winners of the Volvo Ocean Race's 5200 nautical mile leg from China, but are fighting to remain in contention after slipping from second to fourth in the leg ...


Volvo Ocean Race : Torn headsail slows Camper as leaders approach record run
BYM News (press release)
The fleet's adrenaline fueled dash through the Pacific in winds up to 34 knots has seen some near record breaking perfor

Team NZ rip sail
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand ripped one of their main sails in a big blow during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Skipper Chris Nicholson's team were forced to replace their torn J2 foresail with a smaller sail as they slipped to fourth ...

Volvo Ocean Race: A sleighride through the 500nm a day barrier
Sail World
'We're sailing 90 degrees from the wind and 90 degrees from the waves. There's spray and waves on deck all the time. It's really aggressive for the crew, especially for the driver. We all have burning eyes at the moment from the salt.

Sail World

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Sailing this way is fun, and it's what everyone thinks about when they sign up to sail around the world. It's also a return to the painful existence of slamming and crashing, only this time it's sunny, wet, and getting hotter by the hour.

American Morgan Larson runs rivals ragged in Extreme Sailing Series opener
Leigh McMillan is ruing the day he rang Morgan Larson to ask him if he wanted to get involved in Extreme 40 racing since the American is running his opponents ragged in the opening round of the Extreme Sailing Series in Muscat.

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Yesterday new skipper Morgan Larson ended his first ever day on the Extreme Sailing Series tied in 1st place with tour favourites, Groupe Edmond de Rothschild… Today his impressive form continued as Pierre Pennec's team clung on to the top spot by ...

Best Ever Start For An Extreme 40 Debut Skipper On Opening Day Of Act 1
International Sailing Federation
Losing a crew over the side hardly broke the stride of Oman Air who share the top of the leaderboard with Groupe Edmond de Rothschild after the opening day of the first act of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series. American Morgan Larson, new skipper of Oman ...

International Sailing Federation

Retracing Roots - Paris 1924 Olympic Sailing Competition
International Sailing Federation
Olympic Sailing was somewhat downsized in 1924 with just three disciplines on show compared to the 14 at Antwerp 1920. With this in mind, and an emphasis towards one-designs, a record 19 nations made the trip to the French capital to sail.
International Sailing Federation

Team Ellison blinks on America's Cup development
Chicago Tribune
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A company owned by billionaire Larry Ellison that is hosting the 2013America's Cup sailing race has cut back plans for developing the San Francisco waterfront, citing financial risks. Catamarans 40 meters (131 feet) high will ...

Supe Farrell On America's Cup Changes: "I don't think this is a victory for ...
The San Francisco Appeal
by Bay City News A vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on an agreement for the America's Cup sailing race in 2013 will take place a month from now after city officials announced Monday that plans for the regatta have been scaled back.

The San Francisco Appeal

Oman Sail welcomes Italian business delegation to Muscat
Oman Daily Observer
The visit, organised in collaboration with the Italian company Easyconsulting Group, is part of a project known as “A sea of opportunities”, and is held in combination with the Extreme Sailing Series, Muscat. During their visit, the group which ...

Oman Daily Observer

Sailing | Bulger sailing to the extreme in Oman
Tufts Daily
Junior Max Bulger jumped at the opportunity to compete in the Extreme Sailing Series, which began yesterday in Muscat, Oman. For most people, sailing evokes visions of calm lakes, picturesque days on the ocean and "Wedding Crashers" (2005).

Flathead sailing team to compete in Mexican championship regatta
Flathead Publishing Group
“We're sailing against the Tiger Woods of the sailing world,” Sauer said. Bound 4 Glory is self-sponsored by Sail Montana, Sauer's sailboat dealing business. The team is considered a part-time professional racing team, while the majority of the other ...

Sailing On Ice? Yeah, That's A Sport.
by Sarah Harris Come Sail Away: Retired high school science teacher — and adrenaline junkie — Andy Sajor rides his ice boat on a frozen Lake Champlain in New York. Perfect ice sailing conditions call for cold temperatures, a strong breeze and a thick ...

San Francisco Reaches Deal to Scale Back America's Cup
NBC Bay Area
The AC45 will be featured at the America's Cup World Series. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) A vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on an agreement for the America's Cup sailingrace in 2013 will take place a month from now after city ...

Registration for BYC junior sailing programs opens March 1
Wicked Local
By Staff reports The Boston Yacht Club of Marblehead is once again offering open enrollment in its junior sailing programs for children ages 6-13, beginning March 1. A variety of program options are available, and all are designed to teach students to ...

Gravel dumping angers Hill Head Beach users
BBC News
A Hampshire sailing club has been criticised by angry residents after depositing 4000 tonnes of gravel on a local beach. It was dredged up to clear a boat channel near Hill Head Beach, Fareham. But some local people say it has ruined part of the ...

BBC News

Final push for Olympics gets Canadian sailing duo sponsors on board — literally
Gulf Islands Driftwood
Salt Spring sailor Richard Clarke and his teammate Tyler Bjorn are hoping they won't be the only two on board when they sail their Olympic dreams to the podium this summer. In fact, they're looking for 2012 people to join them in Weymouth, England.

Sailboat saved from capsizing in marina
Saipan Tribune
AGAT, Guam-Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor assisted members of Guam Fire and Rescue in the salvage of a sailing vessel in Agat Marina, Wednesday. The Coast Guard received a call for assistance from the fire department reporting that ...

Navy IC Sailing Wins Tom Noble Team Race
The Navy Sailing Team came out strong in its first big team racing weekend of the year, taking the victory at the Tom Noble Team Race hosted by Washington College. This two-conference regatta offered strong competition and challenging conditions that...


History to be made at Maroochy River Sailing club over Easter weekend
BYM News (press release)
The impressive Rod Jones owned and skippered Welbourne 50 Audi Centre Sunshine Coast-Alegria V promises to attract a wave of support from members of the Maroochy River Sailing club over the Easter weekend. Both skipper Rod Jones and his dual Audi ...

Inter-School Sailing Festival organised by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
BYM News (press release)
3 and 4 March over 140 students making up 20 teams from 16 of Hong Kong's local and international schools and one school from Macau will be competing on the water at the tenth installment of the annual Inter-School Sailing Festival held at Royal Hong ...

FX: What the Sailors say about the ISAF Olympic Womens Skiff entry
Sail World
Several Womens top sailors have been sailing the FX presented by Mackay Boats for the ISAF Womens Olympic Skiff Trials to be staged in Santander, Spain in mid-March. In this video double Olympic representative, Jo Aleh, ISAF Youth World Gold medalist...

Sail World

Program has a 'big dream'
The Westerly Sun
STONINGTON — There's new wind in the sails of the former SHYC Sailing Foundation, with a new name, new personnel, and continued growth toward its mission of getting as many people as possible out on the water. Foundation President Michael “Spike” ...
Sailing Navigation Secrets – How to Use the Power of Magic ...
By sarah
Did you know that some aids to navigation, like big sea buoys or lighthouse, have special homing beacons? Or that these magic beacons paint a picture on your radar for easier navigation in anysailing weather. Use these simple sailing tips to ...
Cruising Compass • The Free...

Great Moments in Olympic Sailing History — Luxury Yacht Charter ...
Sailing had been a part of the Olympic Games since almost the beginning. Every four years the planet concentrates on some very special men and women, and ...

Sailing, sailing,: Viva Mexico!
The log of the sailing vessel Scott Free, home of Scott Garren and Heather Shay. ... We hoisted sail and headed southwest Monday 2/20 at 11:30AM. We had a ...

SCUTTLEBUTT 3534 - Scuttlebutt: Sailing news with a North ...
Scuttlebutt is published each weekday with the support of its sponsors, providing a digest of majorsailing news, commentary, opinions, features and dock talk ...

Our Fleet - The Buzzards Sailing School:Pocasset, Cape Cod, MA
The Optimist Class is the largest and fastest growing International Sailing Class in the world. This is undoubtedly because it is the ideal youth training boat.

28 February 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama heads the pack [video]

Winds of change - Volvo Ocean Race [video]

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker

Groupama heads the pack (source)

Volvo Ocean Race: could Telefonica's winning streak end at the hands of Groupama?
... stages of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 from Sanya to Auckland. Current routing from race HQ in Spain suggests they could cover up to 550 nautical miles in the next 24 hours, and even greater distances during the next four days of trade winds sailing.


Volvo Ocean Race - Raw power, soaked decks and high speeds
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race - Ian Walker, skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Race, said 'Finally, it feels like the Volvo Ocean Race. No more drifting around or upwind sailing – just raw power, soaking decks and high speeds,' as the fleet surged south, clicking off the ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race – Groupama 4 leading
Sail World
Early this Tuesday afternoon, it had to be admitted that Telefonica, like Camper, were sailing in a wind which was more oriented towards the ENE (55°), whilst Groupama 4 and Abu Dhabi were making headway in a north-easterly breeze (45°) and Puma was ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race: Too tight to call in late running Leg 4
Sail World
Meanwhile the latest report from Volvo Ocean Race says that the fleet is about to start a drag race towards the equator in solid north east trade winds. Groupamasailing team continue to hold the lead and the furthest east position and at 0800 UTC this ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro back up to speed
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 9 of the second stage of Leg 4. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: Yesterday's sunrise brought strong winds and positive results, but today's brought light winds and negative ...

Sail World

Groupama in strong position over ocean race rivals
SANYA, China — French team Groupama were in a commanding position on Tuesday having reached the coveted trade winds in the Pacific Ocean ahead of their Volvo Ocean Race rivals. Groupama, skippered by Franck Cammas, now stand poised to take a huge lead ...


Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama heads the pack
Groupama sailing team topped the leaderboard with a strong strategic hold on the fleet on Monday local time – a position French skipper Franck Cammas put down to the cunning work of navigator Jean-Luc Nélias. Cammas paid tribute to Nélias, ...


Volvo Ocean Race Update: Winds Of Change « LiveNews
By Selwyn Manning
Winds of change – Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 – The 24-hour speed distance record for the current edition of the Volvo Ocean Race is under threat as the fleet face four days hurtling south at up to 30 knots. Catch up with all the action from the ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | Abu Dhabi's Adil in reflective mood
The last time Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Emirati crewmember Adil Khalid left China is was by airplane after competing in the 2008 Olympic Games in the ...

Volvo Ocean Race fleet current state of play | en.NauticWebNEWs.com
The current state of play: A big compression in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet has seen the six teams ... Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race ...

Sailing: Groupama ahead Volvo Ocean Race rivals
Channel News Asia
Current routing from race HQ in Spain suggests they could cover up to 550 nautical miles in the next 24 hours, and even greater distances during the next four days of trade winds sailing. Groupama hold a lead of 50 nautical miles over Camper/Team New ... 

Volvo Ocean Race : Breakneck speeds threaten 24 hour speed distance record
BYM News (press release)
The arrival of the solid north-easterly trade winds benefitted the easterly boats first with leg leaders Franck Cammas' Groupama sailing team extending their advantage at the front to 55 nautical miles (nm) in the 1300 UTC position report. 

Volvo Ocean Race: Global Party at the Auckland Stopover
Sail World
There's a chance to Try Sailing with the Volvo Academy or paddle boarding with PUMA. Little ones can drive miniature Volvo pedal cars, trucks and diggers and jump around the world on a special bouncy castle. The six competing Volvo Ocean 70s yachts ...

Sail World

Crucial Supes Hearing Tuesday on America's Cup Sailing Race
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)--The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider whether to approve an agreement between the city and organizers of the America's Cup sailing race that will have long-term implications for the city's waterfront.

Scaled Back America's Cup Plans Mean Fewer Jobs, No Supes Vote On Tuesday
The San Francisco Appeal
by Bay City News San Francisco city officials and organizers of the America's Cup sailing race announced today the downsizing of plans to rebuild the city's waterfront in preparation for the regatta in 2013. Piers 30 and 32, previously planned as the ...

The San Francisco Appeal

Oman teams stake claim on Extreme Sailing leaderboard
Oman Daily Observer
By A Staff Reporter - MUSCAT — Oman Sail's Extreme 40's Oman Air and The Wave, Muscat got their campaign for Extreme Sailing Series glory off to a flying start yesterday. A perfect start for the two Omani teams saw The Wave, Muscat wining the opening ...

Oman Daily Observer

America's Cup plans for Pier 30-32 get scaled down
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There were some major changes that happened Monday impacting the America's Cup sailing race. It's still coming to San Francisco, but it's a greatly scaled down deal. The major development project planned for the waterfront is now ...


'Don't forget Paralympics' plea to Portland pupils
Dorset Echo
PROUD youngsters at Underhill Junior School on Portland knew the Olympic sailing events are happening this summer. But when asked by island sailing star Megan Pascoe what was happening two weeks later, guesses ranged from 'I'm leaving school?

Dan Slater sets sail with London as his goal
New Zealand has a proud Olympic history in the Finn class and Dan Slater intends to keep it that way. The two-time Olympian was a surprise omission from the initial New Zealand sailing team named to compete in London, though he has more than enough ...


15th Asian Sailing Championships: Nine medals for Hong Kong
Sail World
Hong Kong was called nine times to the podium during the prize ceremony that drew to a close the 15th Asian sailing championships, on Saturday 25th February on the Malaysian resort island Langkawi. The event gathered 275 sailors from 19 countries and ...

Sail World

SF waterfronts plans for America's Cup scaled back
Sacramento Bee
By PAUL ELIAS AP SAN FRANCISCO -- Organizers of sailing's most prestigious event are dramatically scaling back plans to renovate San Francisco's dilapidated waterfront. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Monday that two little-used piers near the ...

SAILING | Elis shake off winter rust
Yale Daily News
4 Yale coed sailing team pulled off a tight team victory this weekend. A three-pair team represented the Bulldogs at the two-day Bob Bavier Team Race, which marked the team race season opener for the team. Hosted by the College of Charleston on the ...

Howth Yacht Club to Host First 'Family Cruising Week'
#CRUISING – Cruising enthusiasts throughout Ireland, Britain, Europe and even further afield are being invited by Howth Yacht Club to participate in the inaugural Fingal International FamilyCruising Festival between July 7th and 15th for what is the ...

America's Cup officials reduce San Francisco waterfront renovations
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Organizers of sailing's most prestigious event say they are dramatically scaling back plans to renovate San Francisco's dilapidated waterfront. After weeks of increasing tensions between the Board of Supervisors and ...

SF group sues to halt America's Cup plans
Ventura County Star
AP SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has filed a lawsuit seeking a new environmental review of the America's Cup sailing race. A group calling itself Waterfront Watch filed the lawsuit Thursday in San ...

Singapore, Malaysia And China Dominate As 15th Asian Sailing Championship Wraps Up
International Sailing Federation
The majority of podium places in the 15th Asian Sailing Championships 2012 were won by Singapore, Malaysia and China after an intense twelve-race battle on the five courses in multiple classes. Kim Ju Hyeong's (KOR) strategy going into the last and ...

International Sailing Federation

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
It was tough sailing for a few hours this morning with all sails flapping in the wind and nothing to push them (or us) anywhere. And when you go to all-stop like that, from sailing in 16 knots of wind to drifting in 4, you move almost everything in the ...

Boat and sailing show opens March 2
It began as a passion, a passion for boating and sailing, and from that passion was born a mission: To stage a premier exhibition that will gather manufacturers and enthusiasts in one venue for a weekend of shopping, exchanging ideas,sailing and ...


Waterfront plans dialed back
AP SAN FRANCISCO -- Organizers of sailing's most prestigious event said Monday they are dramatically scaling back plans to renovate San Francisco's dilapidated waterfront. Mayor Ed Lee made the announcement during a news conference at San Francisco's ...

Sailing to the Paralympics
WTSP 10 News
Her sailing teammate, Jean Paul Creignou, started on the water when he was a child in Europe. "When you go sailing, you just step out in the water and you're in a different world right away," says Creignou. "It's just very peaceful.

WTSP 10 News

15th Asian Sailing Champs, 2012: what the young HK competitors thought
Sail World
A fabulous Championship was had by all, with many challenges due to the very difficult and different sailing conditions from those we experience sailing in Hong Kong, with many new skills being learned along the way. Here are some comments from the ...

Sail World

HONEY BADGER Sails To St Pete NOOD Victory
J/Sailnig News (blog)
Just behind Travis and crew were Chris Stone from Atlantic Highlands YC sailing VELOCIDAD to a 3-4-3-2 record for 12 pts to secure 2nd overall. Also flying the AHYC flag and lying third sailinga very solid series was John Surguy on VANISHING ACT, ...

Courrier Dunkerque clinch Sailing Arabia 2012 crown
Oman Tribune
MUSCAT The French team Courrier Dunkerque clinched the Sailing Arabia- the Tour 2012 crown, after the 15-day sailing event came to a close in Muscat on Monday. The nine competing teams in the six-legged sailing had race covered 1408 kilometres and ...

Winners of Sailing Arabia race feted, Omani team placed 3rd
Oman Daily Observer
By Ali Ahmed al Riyami - MUSCAT — The French-flagged Team Courrier Dunkerque took top honours as all nine competing teams crossed the finish line for the final 5th leg of the Sailing Arabia competition and, together with 2nd place Qatari-flagged Team ...

Oman Daily Observer

Turkey And Iceland Funding Success
International Sailing Federation
ISAF is pleased to announce that both the Icelandic Sailing Association (SIL) and Turkish Sailing Federation (TYF) have received confirmation from their respective National Olympic Committees that Level 3 Technical Course for Coaches have been approved ...

International Sailing Federation

Olympic Rings & Budget make splash!
LBC 97.3 (blog)
As giant Olympic rings sail Thames it seems London is very much on calmer waters to deliver a great Games on budget! As giant Olympic rings sail up and down the River Thames to mark 150 days to go it seems London is very much on calmer waters to ...

In February, the Best Sailing Is on the Beach
He estimated they were going 25 to 30 mph on Saturday and said blokarters can use sails of different sizes depending on conditions. Dyjak said anybody who understands the basic concepts of sailing — including tacking and jibing — can easily maneuver ...

Red Stripe and Good News share regatta prize money
Bahamas Tribune
Sir Durward Knowles, who was honoured by organiser Eleazor 'the Sailing Barber' Johnson, said while the regatta was a success he was disappointed that a C Class race was held on Sunday just before the Catch Me If You Can race was staged.

America's Cup Plans: San Francisco Waterfront Proposal Dramatically Scaled Back
Huffington Post
PAUL ELIAS 02/27/12 09:36 PM ET AP SAN FRANCISCO — Organizers of sailing's most prestigious event said Monday they are dramatically scaling back plans to renovate San Francisco's dilapidated waterfront. Mayor Ed Lee made the announcement during a news ...

Volvo Ocean Race : All on the starting line for South, East or West ?
BYM News (press release)
On board the Spanish boat the feeling is that the dog days are now behind them, as Diego Fructuoso comments in his blog from the boat: “It's as if the news of the birth of Joca's daughter has woken up the boat and we've been sailing very fast during ...

Clipper 11-12: Race 8 -Singapore to Qingdao, China - Day 22
eTravelBlackboard - Asia Edition
It's been a rough journey for the Qingdao crew, being hit by the “home port curse” and arriving in last place, but spirits were soon lit up, as a spectacular welcome in China's 'Capital of Sailing' awaited them. Hundreds of Qingdao people waited on the ...

Danish team joins the Extreme Sailing Series
My Sailing
A new team in the form of Team Trifork from Denmark can finally be unveiled today as the 8th team in the starting blocks for the first Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™ 2012 in Muscat, Oman. The team will be co-skippered by Jes Gram-Hansen on helm ...

My Sailing

Doyle Sailmakers: The Future of High Performance Sailing
Join the team behind SpeedDream, the quest to build the world's fastest sailboat, for an informal, in-depth discussion about the future of sailing. Vlad Murnikov, lead designer of the innovative SpeedDream100, and Brian Hancock, multiple ...
Dolye Sailmakers: News

Pure Michigan Blog | World Ice & Snow Sailing Championships ...
By Pure Michigan
This past week, the World Ice and Snow Sailing Association Championships took St. Ignace by storm. Check out a recap of all the activities.
Pure Michigan Connect

Crucial Supervisors' Hearing Tuesday On America's Cup: News ...
By Bay City News
wave.jpg The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider whether to approve an agreement between the city and organizers of the America's Cup sailing race that will have long-term implications for the city's waterfront.
SF Appeal: News

Long-serving county Chief Executive to retire later this year | Dorset ...
By Dorset County Council
“In the next eight months I will continue to be closely involved in celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic sailing events being hosted in Weymouth and Portland, reforms within the NHS and the rolling out of high-speed ...
Dorset Newsroom

My Yacht Spot: Hunter 39 Sailboat Sailing and Teak Cockpit ...
Hunter 39 Sailboat Sailing and Teak Cockpit upgrad... Jeanneau 379 Sun Odyssey Sailboat Video Walk Throu... Jeanneau 53 Yacht Sailboat maneuvering in ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama leads in turn south [video]

Team Telefonica's Joca Signorini celebrates a new arrival. Meanwhile, it's official PUMA's move the the north worked and only Franck Cammas has been able to cover the move, looking well placed to reap the rewards on the charge south.

Sailing: Groupama, Puma struggle at Volvo Ocean Race
Channel News Asia
After stealing the lead from Camper/Team New Zealand on Sunday, Groupama held a commanding position in the Pacific Ocean as they started to turn south, finally pointing towards the finish line after days of sailing east. But the American crew on Puma ...

Ocean race sailors on way home
Auckland stuff.co.nz
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is coming back to Auckland after 10 years and it will be a homecoming for many sailors across the fleet. Leg four of the race takes the six boats from Sanya in China to Auckland, expected to arrive around March 8.

Auckland stuff.co.nz

Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama takes hold after navigator's cunning plan
BYM News (press release)
Groupama sailing team topped the leaderboard with a strong strategic hold on the fleet on Monday – a position skipper Franck Cammas put down to the cunning work of navigator Jean-Luc Nélias. Cammas paid tribute to Nélias, whose skill in plotting a ... 

Volvo Ocean Race: Slow turn south
Daily Sail
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet continues to head east, when they should be heading south, as they have done since exiting the Luzon Strait last Wednesday night (UTC). Puma's gambit to sailnorth toward Japan before, on Friday night turning east, ... 

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
And if the weather models agree, we'll all face a continuous header, pinwheeling the fleet around the inside boats further to the south, like Olympic runners arching through their first turn. Being on the outside means we'll sail a longer track, ...

Tunnicliffe Wins Miami Grade 2 Invitational
International Sailing Federation
After three hard-fought days of match race sailing, US Olympic hopeful Anna Tunnicliffe and her crew of Debbie Capozzi and Molly Vandemoer won the Miami Grade 2 Invitational, held at Coconut Grove Sailing Club. The 2-0 victory over Kiwi Ruben Corbett ...

International Sailing Federation

French victory in Sailing Arabia – the Tour 2012
BYM News (press release)
After 15 days, 1408 kilometers, and seven ports, the nine competing teams in Sailing Arabia – the Tour reached their final destination in Muscat, Oman today (February 27), where the French on Courrier Dunkerque were crowned Sailing Arabia – the Tour ...

Optimists Sailing Into Clearwater
The second annual Team FOR Invitational Regatta for optimist sailors is March 3-4 at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center. By Jared Leone The Team FOR Invitational Regattafeatures sailors aged 8 to 15 racing optimist class boats.

Gulf region's 'great event' in sailing comes ashore
The National
After 15 days, 1408 kilometres and seven ports, the nine competing teams inSailing Arabia - The Tour reached their final destination in Muscat, Oman yesterday, where the French team Courrier Dunkerque were crowned champions. Courrier Dunkerque had an ...

The National

Thais bag three golds at Asian Sailing C'ship
The Nation
Thai sailors returned home yesterday with three gold medals from the 15th AsianSailing Championships 2012 in Malaysia. Among the gold-winners was Olympichopeful Laser sailor Keerati Bualong who battled shifting winds to finish first in seven races ...

The Nation

Sailing Arabia The Tour – Superb competition
Sail World
Sailing Arabia The Tour 2012, international regatta organised by Oman Sail, has concluded with Courrier Dunkerque winning the second edition of the regatta. Winning four of the six races, Daniel Souben and his men, 2010 World Farr 30 Champions, ...

Sail World

Sailing charity on crest of wave as unemployed plot new course
Yorkshire Post
City MP Alan Johnson, who along with sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is a patron of the charity, joked about the negative publicity surrounding the yacht purchase and recalled civil servants' unease at him being associated with it when he was ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Danish team unveiled
Sail World
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2012 award winning global tour kicks off tomorrow, 28th February in Muscat, Oman. A new team in the form of Team Trifork from Denmark can finally be unveiled today as the eighth team in the starting blocks for the first Act of ...

Sail World

Siblings Zach, Paige Railey ready for sailing event at Olympics
Gant Daily
The Raileys' typical day may also include other necessary activities such as sponsor obligations, interviews, fundraising activities and, often, travel. There are 10 sailing events in 2012 Olympics, which will run from July 27 to Aug. 12.

J/24s Sailing Regattas Invernale (Winter Regattas)
J/Sailnig News (blog)
With hundreds of boats spread across the country, it's easy to hop into one, give the boat a "refresher" and go sailing with friends. The J/24 Winter Regatta circuit is conducted in five sailingareas around Italy, from the North to the South, ...

Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - SB3 Tasmanian Championship overall
Sail World
Crown Series Bellerive Regatta was held on Hobart’s River Derwent over the weekend. Nick Rogers has added another podium finish to an illustrious summer of sailing, winning the SB3 Tasmanian Championship conducted as part of theRegatta.

Sail World

Alpari Announces Title Sponsorship Of World Match Racing Tour
International Sailing Federation
The agreement sees the world's leading professional sailing series become the Alpari World Match Racing Tour from February 2012. Jim O'Toole, CEO of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, today joined David Stuart, COO of Alpari in the City of London to ...

International Sailing Federation

The 'Invincible' Clarks win Crown Series
According to owner Harold Clark, “I just went along for ballast,” when his son Darren helmed the family yacht Invincible to a treble handicap victory in the Crown Series Bellerive Regatta sailed on Hobart's River Derwent over the weekend.


WMU sailing team seeks new crew
Western Herald
By Catie Dymond For those willing to brave the often chilling Michigan waters, the Western Michigan University sailing team is looking for new recruits. “The best part about sailing is how it provides a welcome escape from the monotony of every day ...

We sailed away from the rat race: The magical adventures of one couple who ...
Daily Mail
In fact, both Bill and Laurel, who first met as 16-year-olds during the war and married in 1952, already had sailing in their blood. Solicitor's daughter Laurel learned to sail with her father on the Norfolk Broads. Bill comes from a family of herring ...

Daily Mail

Sailing Arabia The Tour - Leg 5 winner
Sail World
Sailing Arabia The Tour 2012 (SATT) is an international regatta organised by Oman Sail which is being held from 12 to 27 February. Leg 5, the penultimate leg, was a slow upwind battle from start to finish, with waves over four metres high, ...

Sail World

Caribbean ideal for sailing holidays
Just the Flight
The idea of a sailing holiday may sound a little unaffordable for many, but this luxurious pastime can be less expensive than many believe. For groups of travellers, skippering a boat can be a fantastic holiday away and the chance to see the sights ...
Teams arrive for Extreme Sailing Series
Omanet.com (press release)
With just one day to go until the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series commences in Muscat, the eight international teams that will compete for the championship title have arrived in Muscat, and amongst them are the Omani flagged entries, Oman Air and The Wave, ...

Young boat builders start from scratch
Traverse City Record Eagle
By CAROL SOUTH Special to the Record-Eagle From blustery hours of construction as winter wanes to hoisting sail on a sunny summer day, area youth can explore sailing from start to finish. For the third winter, the Inland Seas Education Association's ...

Young sailors capable in big northerly on the Derwent
Young Tasmanian dinghy and sailboard sailors today gave a fine exhibition of their versatile racing skills and seamanship in winds that ranged from 8 to 30 knots in a demanding day on Hobart's River Derwent in the Crown Series Bellerive Regatta.

WC Sailing 6th in Tom Noble Team Race
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- The host Washington College sailing team finished sixth of eight teams in the Tom Noble Team Race held yesterday and today on the Chester River. The regatta was limited to one full round-robin and a sail-off for second and third ...


Olympic sport this week
BBC Sport
TAEKWONDO - German Open, Hamburg (3-4 March): Leading Olympic hopefuls continue their preparations for London 2012, although the GB team are without world champion Sarah Stevenson, who is recovering from knee surgery. SAILING - RS:X European ...

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Oman Grand Prix, Act I :Edmond de Rothschild Group back on the hunt for ...
BYM News (press release)
For the second year running, the Extreme Sailing Series is kicking off its world tour in the Sultanate of Oman. Tomorrow, Tuesday 28 February, the start of the 2012 season will begin offshore of The Wave Muscat marina. For four days, Pierre Pennec and ...
Formula One sponsor moves into sailing - Sports Sponsorship news ...
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Formula One sponsor moves into sailing, Sailing Sponsorship news from SportsPro Media Global.
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Sailing Whitsundays Passage and Surrounding Islands for My ...
By admin
I decided that I want to go sailing Whitsundays passage and surrounding islands for my holiday. It was time to get the boat ready, batten down the hatches and.

By Blue Water Sailing
Cruising for us these days is a hopscotch affair with our partners as we stage the boat south for the winter. With any luck, it will be in the Bahamas for most of the winter. And BWS is sponsoring the Georgetown Regatta in March, so maybe we'll ...

Settin' Sail on the Monterey Bay | Blog Monterey: Covering Monterey ...
By Allyson Thommen
There are two things that I have been dying to try on the Monterey Bay: sailing and kayaking. On a typically gorgeous February morning, when I was feeling particularly lazy, I decided to give sailinga shot since it wouldn't involve any physical ...
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Clipper donated to the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Pavilion souvenirs ...
China news agency, Qingdao, February 27 (Xiu Jianhua and Li Ying) - Clipper RegattaOrganizing Committee of the British and 10 fleet captain of the ...

Dream Cottages » olympic sailing waters
With the olympic sailing events in Weymouth and Portland less than 6 months away, the focus has already started to turn towards Dorset and the host of ...

LOCOG gets keys to London 2012 Sailing Village - Official Website ...
17 February 2012 - The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has taken temporary ownership of the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Village, which will ...

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1930 Sailing yacht Dorade refitted and ready for the 2012 ...
The famous Sparkman & Stephens 1930 yawl, sailing yact Dorade, has proudly entered the 2012 Caribbean regatta season after a major restoration in the USA.

Sailing Sailors set sights on Dublin after record haul in Langkawi ...
The Republic's 24-strong national sailing squad claimed five more medals - four silver and a bronze - on the final day of the 15th Asian Sailing Championships ...

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