16 February 2012

Keel Walk: Riding on a Sailboat's Keel [Video]

Keel Walk: Riding on a Sailboat's Keel [Video]

[Video] Guy Walks On Speeding Sailboat's Keel For Photoshoot ...
By Lee
Known as the 'The Keel Walk' the stunt involves very precise wind, sailing and sea conditions to make sure Alex and his jet-ski-driving assistant aren't toppled over by the 8.2 tonne yacht. Mr Thomson, who performed the stunt while sipping a ...

Blue Water Sailing Sponsors FREE Seminars at Strictly Sail Miami ...
By sarah
At the Strictly Sail Miami sailboat show (February 16 -20 at Miamarina at Bayside), Blue Water Sailing magazine and Cruising Compass are sponsoring four days of free seminars for sailors, cruisers and racers. The seminars are ...
Cruising Compass • The Free...

Sailing Arabia
The National Newspaper
Sailing Arabia The Tour gathered in Manama, Bahrain slated for 15 days, seven stopovers, through the Arabian Gulf, toward a finish on February 27 in Muscat, Oman.

America's Cup clouded by local hiring, financing concerns
San Francisco Bay View
TODAY SF Budget and Finance Committee considers vote on America's Cupdevelopment, hearing at 1 pm, America's Cup discussion at about 2 pm – Come to demand local hire and inclusion of disadvantaged contractors! by Brightline Defense Project Oracle ...

San Francisco Bay View

Volvo Ocean Race is the time of the 'ancient' mariner
The National
Here in Sanya the Volvo Ocean Race starts barrelling toward its ultimate gruel. Here it has stopped in the southernmost city of the People's Republic of China. Here it will leave on Sunday for its 5220-nautical-mile push on Leg 4 toward New Zealand, ...

The National

Sailing into a storm
Business Standard
The European Central Bank's cheap money and the siren call of high yields are luring global investors into the European junk bond market. High-yield bond issuance is up nearly 70 per cent so far this year over the same period of 2011, according to ...

Just-Sailing launches program March 3
Shore News Today
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Just-Sailing, a new non-profit organization that provides accessible water recreation and maritime education in South Jersey , will launch its Accessible Sailing Program Saturday, March 3. The program will be 10 am-1 pm on the first ...

Community aid keeps sailing charity afloat
This is Plymouth
A SAILING charity for disabled people that last month faced closure has been saved by the local community. Until recently it was thought that Drake Sailing Club, Mount Batten, would no longer be able to operate due to funding issues.

America's Cup: Artemis Racing's Torbjörn Törnqvist talks to VSail.info
Sail World
If I remember well, my first ever regatta was in 2004, in Porto Cervo, for the Swan worlds. Since then things have, obviously, changed, I moved on to the TP52's, then the RC44's and now the America's Cup. This has been my journey in sailing.

Sail World

MMA Sailing Coach Headed for Paralympics
Tom Brown, coach of the MMA varsity sailing team, has been named as one of six members of the team that will sail for the United States in this summer's Paralympic Regatta. The ParalympicRegatta will be held Aug. 29-Sept. 9 in Weymouth and Portsmouth, ...

Retracing Roots - Stockholm 1912 Olympic Sailing Competition
International Sailing Federation
Nynäshamn, Sweden was selected above Gothenburg to host the 1912 OlympicSailing Competition due to its proximity to Stockholm and its vantage points that allowed racing to be viewed from the land. Sailing was beginning to develop as an Olympic sport.

International Sailing Federation

J's Leading Sailboat Brand In Newport-Bermuda Race Entries
J/Sailnig News (blog)
Also present are past Bermuda Race competitors Darren Garnier sailing his J/35 GREAT SCOT, Jan Smeets on his J/133 BACCHANAL and Andrew Weiss sailing his highly successful J/122 CHRISTOPHER DRAGON. In Cruising Division will be Howie Hodgson's J/160 ...

Presenting the Sir Durward Knowles Floating Trophy
Bahamas Tribune
The floating trophy will be awarded at various regattas, including this year's 'Catch Me If You Can' St Valentine's Day Regatta at Montagu foreshore this Sunday. Shown (lr) are Family Island Regattacommodore Danny Strachan, boat owner Arthur Storr, ...

Sailors make bailers
By Shlomit Auciello | Feb 15, 2012 Rockland — Students in The Apprenticeshop's Rockland Community Sailing High School Program learn a wide range of skills aimed at teaching them to handle boats safely on the water, but on Feb.


UK. Great Moments in Olympic Sailing History
BYM News (press release)
The Olympic Games is the world's greatest sporting pageant, and sailing had been a part of it since almost the beginning. Every four years the planet focuses on some very special men and women, and the broiling heat of the Olympic cauldron requires ...

Mt Gay Rum 2012 Neptune Regatta - Go south, you can't miss it.
Sail World
But if you want to record a time in the Neptune Regatta's Race to Zero, the Equator Sprint, you'll have to find the right bit of it. And even that isn't so hard when you set off from Pulau Sikeling with 12kts of northeast breeze and perfect visibility ...

Sail World

Seaport Museum Seeks More Funds in Repairing Historic Schooner
Tribeca Trib
“We need the help of all those who know and love Lettie to get her sailing again.” The ship's problem is a rotted keelson, a part of the schooner that runs from stem to stern and strengthens the hull. Boulware said he was not yet certain if the entire ...

Steele defeats Aussie crews to claim Harken Youth Match Regatta
The International Youth Match Racing Regatta started in 1990 when it was first won by a RNZYS team helmed by Gavin Brady. The event was then sailed in the Elliott 5.9 Youth Training Keelboats, now it is sailed in the Elliott 7.


Irene of Bridgwater's Brazil voyage heralds another golden age of sailing
This is Somerset
A graceful tall ship is sailing on a mission to recreate the wind-powered transatlantic shipping voyages of yesteryear. The 35-metre ketch Irene of Bridgwater, a trading vessel built in the Somerset town in 1907, departed from the historic Mayflower ...

Rescued Canadians to meet Coast Guard members who coordinated high-seas rescue ...
The Republic
Bad weather and mishaps left young West, his father Bradley James, and uncle Mitchell James drifting in their boat while sailing from Mexico to Hawaii. They contacted the Coast Guard, which coordinated with a massive containership in the area.

Sail America annual conference set for June
Trade Only Today
Designed to help sailing businesses adapt and profit in the new economy, the event features one and a half days of seminars, workshops and networking opportunities. Participants will engage in brainstorming sessions to grow the sailing market, ...

Pure Michigan Blog | Ice Sailing in Pure Michigan | Pure Michigan ...
By Pure Michigan
The World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships begins next week in St. Ignace. On our blog, Dan Hill from WISSA answers some questions about these unique sports.
Pure Michigan Connect

Robert H. Haggard and His Lifelong Love of Sailing | The Super ...
By Nyssa Gesch
Sailing has just been one of the most delightful experiences of my life, including the fact that when you're on a sailboat, you really have an opportunity to spend time in conversation with the others who are with you. You engage in ...
The Super Lawyers Blog : Super...

Turkish sailing boat to feature in Skyfall?
By M
Yesterday an email was sent out by Matt Sherman who runs The James BondList with some intriguing information. In the email Matt says:I've been tipped off.
The James Bond Dossier » James...

Wonky Wednesday: America's Cup an opportunity for SF Bay | Save ...
By Monica
Advocacy by Save the Bay and others over the past half century are a big part of why today's Bay is one of the world's most perfect natural amphitheaters for sailing, rather than the polluted dumping grounds it almost become. As a co-chair of ...
Save The Bay Blog

RYA courses: you can shape them | Sailing news | Yachting Monthly
Following the storm-tossed voyage of Liquid Vortex, the sailing school boat rescued by the RNLI, in which the qualifications of various crew members were heavily criticised on Yachting Monthly's forum, the RYA is asking what YOU want from ...
Yachting Monthly News

Franck's Sailing adventures - Seasonal Preparations | Sailing blog ...
By Franck_Bootsma
Soon the season is gonna start and right now i"m fully occupied with the standard procedure of getting prepared for the Long Season. Season probbably starts round the 1st March and from there on you can follow my/our sailing adventeres ...
TripSailor: Recent Sailing Blog Updates

Entries Open for the Swan 45 World Championship 2012 ...
... Rolex Swan Cup held every two years since 1984, the world famous yacht racing regatta sits at the pinnacle of the Nautor's Swan calendar attracting Swan yachts from across the globe to congregate for seven days of sailing and socialising.
SailingXperience.com - Sailing...

Health Check - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - YouTube
Expect more like this to be uploaded to the Official Volvo Ocean RaceYouTube Channel in the ...

Sail-World.com : Inaugural Melges 32 Gosford Regatta
Kicking off the racing was last weekend's inaugural Gosford Regatta, hosted by Gosford SailingClub. The Melges 32’s competed in eight exciting races over ...

George Dinwiddie's blog » Lessons from Sailboat Racing
Lessons from Sailboat Racing. Recently, I was attending a sailing seminar on racing small keelboats. As the lecturer talked about the crew requirements for ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | Coville expects awesome Auckland ...
Arriving in Auckland victorious in the next leg of the Volvo Ocean Race would be akin to winning the... Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race ...

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