24 February 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - No Way South [video]

Volvo Ocean Race - No Way South [video]
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No way south
Daily Sail
Yes, they are sailing in the best wind at present, but on a course of 038° while Auckland is on 130°. The hope is that the front they are to the west of moves east and they can use the opportunity to dart between the Japanese islands that lie between ...

Daily Sail

Volvo Ocean Race, February round-up: White-knuckle ride towards the Black Tide - Telegraph: "With the Volvo Ocean Race boats having rounded the north tip of the Philippines, they have thousands of miles of open ocean on the way to New Zealand — and equally big decisions to make on tactics.
After being held in the port of Sanya, China, last Sunday night following a severe weather warning, the past week has proved a real test of the crews’ skill and mettle, the notorious three-knot counter-current known as the Black Tide being just one adversary."

Group wants to expand Cape Cod sailing programs
Wicked Local
Optimist prams sail downwind in this photo. 'Optis' are a popular single-handed sailboat used in youth sailing. Sail Cape Cod hopes to provide such programs for youth and others. By Anonymous Despite living so near the water, the majority of Cape Cod ...

Irina Konstantinova-Bontemps Set For Fourth Olympic Games
International Sailing Federation
Bulgaria's Irina Konstantinova-Bontemps has been selected to sail at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition after she was the only sailor from her nation to qualify at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships. The Bulgarian is no stranger ...

International Sailing Federation

Martini Sailing At Etchells Worlds
International Sailing Federation
Martini sailing was an expression shared around the fleet today as 74 boats headed out and north of Sydney Heads to the Manly Circle for the penultimate day in the Etchells World Championship 2012. The sun shone, the swell and current were negligible, ...

International Sailing Federation

America's Cup agreement sent to full SF Board of Supervisors
KTVU San Francisco
A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee on Wednesday sent an agreement between city officials and organizers of the America's Cup sailing race to the full board for consideration. The board's budget and finance committee voted 2-1 to move ...

KTVU San Francisco

America's Cup deal is doing little for bay sailing
San Francisco Chronicle
The Port of San Francisco's recent findings, submitted under California's environmental law, nicely summed up the guaranteed benefits for recreational boating by noting the deal would "generate interest in the sport" of sailing.

Battle For Top Competition At 15th Asian Sailing Championships
International Sailing Federation
With one day of racing ahead, competition at the 15th Asian SailingChampionships is heading into the battle for the top competitors in the fleets jockeying for one of the top three positions in the last race. In light and shifty breezes, ...

International Sailing Federation

Sailing in Marin: Veteran sailor Easom still going strong
Marin Independent-Journal
Living in Belvedere all his life, Easom sailed the bay as a young boy with his brother Bruce. He's not sure he can attribute his love for sailing to his dad who, at 13 years old, ran away aboard a square rigger from Liverpool around the Horn, ...

Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - Twilight race overall
Sail World
Sailing in a five to eight knot south to south-westerly breeze, Cougar II totally outsailed the Division 1 fleet in the twilight race, doubling her lead over the two windward/leeward legs to finish more than 13 minutes ahead of the next boat, ...

Sail World

Clubs need to act to stem loss of youths
Irish Times
SAILING: THE GATHERING of 130 junior sailors with their Optimist dinghies in Baltimore, Co Cork, at mid-term grabbed the attention of professional sailors at the Volvo Ocean Race in Sanya. In the middle of winter the children's commitment spoke volumes ...

Sailing is in her blood
Northumberland Today
By VALERIE MACDONALD Northumberland Today PORT HOPE & COBOURG — A woman who was infected with her love of sailing as a small child on her parent's boat in Port Hope's harbour, and who taught sailing as a teen in Cobourg, is taking to the world sailing ...

ON THE WATER: Midwinter Regatta Results
Gazette Newspapers
The annual Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) Midwinter Regatta is the biggest sailboat racing event of the winter in our area. It attracts boats and sailors from all over the West Coast (and in fact all over the United States).

Port Jackson Championships 2012, sailing for a cause
My Sailing
These commence with the inaugural Variety Port Jackson Championships on March11, 2012 which will see a fleet of approximately fifteen 12 foot skiffs set sailon Sydney Harbour, for an action packed short-course regatta. The event is set to raise money ...

My Sailing

Courrier Dunkerque clinch fourth leg of Sailing Arabia
Oman Tribune
MUSANDAM Daniel Souben and his professional French crew on Courrier Dunkerque claimed their fourth consecutive leg win to go clear at the top of the Tour leaderboard after the completion of the fourth leg of Sailing Arabia – The Tour on Thursday.

WPNSA ready for unique year
Dorset Echo
AN EXCITING year 'like no other' is forecast for the Weymouth & Portland National SailingAcademy (WPNSA). In addition to hosting the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events at the end of July, the world-class venue has an action-packed diary that ...

Swedish preservationists document likely cause of sinking of ancient sailing ship
Public Radio International PRI
Vasa set sail on her maiden voyage Aug. 10, 1628. At the time, she was the most powerfully armed warship in the world, with 64 bronze cannons. About 20 minutes into her journey, the ship was hit by two strong winds. It heeled to port, water gushed in ...

Al Zeer to start as favourite
By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter Dubai: Al Zeer will start as the favourite going into the third and final heat of the Dubai Traditional 43ft Dhow Sailing Championships off the Mina Seyahi waters at Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) tomorrow.

Tenby Sailing Club
Tenby Observer
Start planning your sailing well in advance. Please support the club's efforts on the social front. Just a few immediate dates to note - Terry Evans has agreed to put on a Cheese and Cawl evening on March 3. On Saturday, March 17, there will be a '70s ...

Tenby Observer

Yacht club makes national shortlist
Kingsbridge Salcombe and South
Salcombe Yacht Club has been recognised as one of the top sailing clubs in Britain after being shortlisted for the prestigious RYA Club of the Year Award 2012. The national governing body award recognises clubs who excel at promoting the sport of ...

Kingsbridge Salcombe and South

Clipper Round the World Race - Welcome to Yorkshire cross finish line
Sail World
It has been another day of celebration in China's sailing city, Qingdao, as Welcome to Yorkshire crossed the finish line in Fushan Bay at 0203 UTC. The team was greeted by more dancers, drummers and fireworks as they stepped ashore at the end of the ...

Sail World

Hundreds apply to be Olympics volunteers at Weymouth's Nothe Fort
Dorset Echo
HUNDREDS of applications have flooded in from volunteers wishing to be part of the Olympic sailing events. The Nothe Fort in Weymouth is recruiting 150 people to help out as marshals during the 2012 Games, when 4600 ticketed spectators a day will be ...

2012 ISAF Development Symposium Gathers Support
International Sailing Federation
The statement intended to make clear to all present at the meeting in Puerto Rico how ISAF was wishing to work with its members to grow sailing and enable them to better deliver National Training Programmes in all disciplines. 1.

Crown Series - Paper Tigers out in force
Sail World
The biggest twilight racing fleet ever on the Derwent has the promise of perfectsailing weather. Off-the-beach classes, including the Paper Tigers, will join the bigger boats on Saturday and Sunday. Entries now total close to 200 sailing craft.

Sail World

Kayak and Sailing Intervarsities took over Mayo
Mayo Advertiser
Rosmoney was the location for the Irish Intervarsity Sailing Championships last week. The purpose of the Intervarsity competitions is to promote and develop the sport in third level in Ireland with the participation of the 26 third level colleges ...

Sea of Sail on the Derwent this weekend
Hobart's River Derwent will be a sea of sail this weekend with more than 220 keel yachts, sports boats, trailable yachts, sailboards, catamarans and off-the-beach dinghies to take part in the Crown Series Bellerive Regatta. The regatta starts with a ...


Fulham FC 'will take wind out of our sails'
Evening Standard
One of the oldest sailing clubs on the Thames could be lost if Fulham football club wins permission to expand its Craven Cottage ground, it was claimed today. The Premier League club plans to rebuild its Riverside stand and construct a Thames-side ...

Evening Standard

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
It's a credit to the J/80 Class and to the sport of sailing in general. The foresight and vision of our sponsors means that we are now able to deliver an event which people will remember and talk about for years.' In recent years Spanish J/80 sailors ...

America's Cup Agreement Sent To Full Board Of Supervisors : News ...
By Bay City News
A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee on Wednesday sent an agreement between city officials and organizers of the America's Cup sailing race to the full board for consideration. The board's budget and finance committee voted 2-1 ...
SF Appeal: News

john the crowd--go sailing! - sailing news digest, america's cup ...
MUSCAT — The first leg of the yacht race — Sailing Arabia — The Tour (SATT) — concluded under moonlight at The Pearl-Qatar in Doha, on February 13 and ...

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has taken temporary ownership of the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Village, which will house the ...

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