26 February 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - race to catch trade winds south

Groupama steal Puma's thunder as both boats race east to catch the trade winds south.
Volvo Ocean Race Tracker

Sailing-Puma get their swagger back in ocean race
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"Regardless of what the next few days of sailing brings, the important thing is that PUMA has some swagger back," the American Amory Ross wrote from the boat. "The guys are smiling, spirits are high, and we've mostly forgotten the last week of torture.

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
It has been said before and I will say it again. On this leg traditionally you have to get east in order to turn south. Will that be the case this time? We have bet on it…in a big way. Four days of horribly nasty sailing upwind worth of betting on it.

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Two things were certain of 2012: The world was going to end, and PUMA Ocean Racing was going to sail north on Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race…forever. Well, the world lives on and we've turned east! Incredible. Mar Mostro's compass reads near 90 all the ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper loses lead as breakaway group forms
Sail World
Some dramatic moves over the past eight hours have seen the lead change in theVolvo Ocean Race, and breakaway group form as two of the boats made a move north, sailing away from their destination. Although Camper is being called as race leader by the ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 claw back the miles
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 team Groupama are 48.4 miles astern of the leader, Camper, on the seventh day of the second stage of leg four at the 1600 UTC report. The fleet is continuing to sail between the easterly monsoon and a disturbed air flow ...

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Volvo Ocean Race :PUMA finds swagger as CAMPER faces threats
BYM News (press release)
Being further to the north and east could prove decisive in what is effectively a race to hit the trade winds and get the best sailing angle to Auckland and in that sense other teams may be better positioned. The resurgent PUMA Ocean Racing powered by ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica moves up to challenge Camper
“We are now sailing under spinnaker and it seems like we have a good wind shift,” Diego Fructuoso, Telefónica's Media Crew Member (MCM) told. “We are all hoping that the crazy days are behind us and we can start heading south.


Sailing: Sailors set sights on Dublin after record haul in Langkawi
Channel News Asia
By Tan Yo-Hinn, TODAY | Posted: 26 February 2012 0620 hrs SINGAPORE: 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 in Langkawi, Malaysia.

Sailing holidays: All aboard for a voyage to the Amalfi Coast
Daily Mail
And now I've had a chance to fulfil my dream - on an amazing tall ship sailing along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Life doesn't get much better than that. I already harboured very happy memories of this stretch of the Italian coastline, as my husband ...

Daily Mail

US politician lodges petition to derail America's Cup progress
The Independent
One week in China, and just a few days to go before my race crew begin the gruelling 5700 milesail... There are only 153 days to go until the Olympic Games begin and to say I'm excited would be an under... We've looked at Arsene Wenger's 16-year reign ...

How Can Clubs Cash in on Sailing's Spectator Appeal?
#SAILING – Can sailing be a spectator sport for a live audience or for direct transmission on television? Magheramore says it is already happening but the challenge is for clubs and classes to find a way to capitalise on the enthusiasm already ...

Sailors tested to the limit
Few of the young off-the-beach sailors voluntarily pulled out of the Crown Series Bellerive Regatta, but when the northerly began gusting at more than 25 knots, they were sent back to Bellerive Yacht Club and racing in all classes had to be abandoned.


Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - Off the beach classes overall
Sail World
Crown Series Bellerive Regatta was held this weekend, 25th to 26th February, on Hobart’s River Derwent. Young Tasmanian dinghy and sailboard sailors today gave a fine exhibition of their racing versatile skills and seamanship in winds that ranged ...

Sail World

GAC Pindar prepares for first act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Oman
AME Info
Sailing team GAC Pindar is making its final preparations in Oman, ahead of the first event of the 2012 race calendar, which will see British skipper Ian Williams and his crew tackle both the Extreme Sailing Series and World Match Racing Tour.

AME Info

Crown Series Bellerive Regatta – Treble victory for Invincible
Sail World
Performance Cruising Goup 3 saw three wins in five races to Craig Escott, sailingthe Sailability yacht, Combank, a result that earned him the coveted Don Rust Memorial trophy. Combank won on a countback from Another Toy (Greg Rowlings) with third ...

Sail World

Overwhelming support to include Kiteboarding at Olympics
The ISAF & IKA Kiteboarding Format Trials in respect of a possible inclusion of kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition has received overwhelming support by MNAs, National Class Associations and Manufacturers. Originally planned for 8-12 ...

Al Zeer retain top sailing honours
By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter The winners of the Dubai Traditional 43ft DhowSailing Championship held at the Dubai International Marine Club on Saturday. Dubai: Toufan won the third heat, but it was Al Zeer who picked up the overall honours at the ...


Dubai Traditional 43ft Dhow Sailing Championship 43ft champion crowned
Sail World
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's boat 'Al Zeer' was crowned the new champion at the end of the third and final heat of the Dubai Traditional 43ft Dhow Sailing Championships. The Championships were organised by the Dubai ...

Sail World

Clipper Race: Warmest welcome reserved for home team
While the journey may have been rough for the Qingdao crew, arriving in last place, their spirits were soon lit up, as a spectacular welcome in China's 'Capital ofSailing' awaited them. “The first clue of our welcome was hearing the drumming from all ...


Jess sailing into new waters
The Sunshine Coast Daily
Sailor Jessica Watson looks like to put her toe in the water as a contestant on the TV show Dancing With The Stars. JESSICA Watson is no stranger to the highs and lows of public praise, disapproval and criticism. Her attempt to become the youngest solo ...

Norwegian Antarctic explorer abandons expedition
New Zealand Herald
Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet reported that Andhoey had informed his lawyer that his mission was accomplished and that he was sailing north, away from Antarctica. Last year, Andhoey and a companion were crossing the ice in Antarctica on quad bikes when ...

Etchells Worlds 2012 - Sail-World interviews some of the key players
Sail World
He's done a fantastic job and worked his butt off all week, sailing really clean. 'Overall it was a great fleet. I think there are probably half a dozen guys or a dozen guys out there that, if they had had the breaks would have won the championship.

Sail World

'Viking' quits Antarctica search
The self-proclaimed Norwegian "Viking" who has been sailing to Antarctica in search for his missing boat has now given up and is moving his focus to South America, according to reports. The Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet reported rogue Norwegian ...


Call of the sea
The race which used to be a regular recreational feature in the city had of late become a thing of the past due to the dearth of visits by foreigners, who'd use these sail boats for small pleasure trips around the Baba and Bhit Islands. The sailing ...


Sarasota windsurfing regatta is 'island style'
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
By Lee Williams Now 14, Raz was rigging his outhaul — a line used to control the shape of his sail — like the experienced windsurfer he is, one of 45 competitors at the Island Style Classic Windsurfing Regatta 2012, held Saturday and Sunday at the ...

Maritime historian's successful transition to grand prix yachting
Despite the 38 degree plus temperature and blazing sunshine, most of the 850sailors, young and old, continued racing in the, at-times trying conditions. Outstanding performance of the regatta so far has been that of Voodoo Chile, Andrew Hunn's Farr 40 ...


Norwegian ship heads out of Antarctic
The Australian
Mr Andhoy has been searching for his missing sailboat the Berserk. He had called his lawyer to say his search had been completed and he was heading north, Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet reported. But the crew was not sailing to New Zealand, ...

Solo sailor almost finished circumnavigating Americas nonstop – in 27-foot boat
Nashua Telegraph
It is difficult to convey fully the audacity of what Rutherford is trying to do: sailing about 25000 miles through some of the Earth's most treacherous ocean on a 36-year-old Albin Vega boat (which he christened the Saint Brendan in honor of a ...

Sail Away with Kangaroo Island Sailing | Southern Ocean Lodge
By southernoceanlodge
Introducing Kangaroo Island Sailing and Lady Eugenie, a 21-metre ketch rigged yacht and one of only 15 of its kind ever built. Moored an hour and a half east.
Southern Ocean Lodge

Olympic sailing team website launched | Ardnet Online Solutions
24th February 2012 Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern are a young team of sailors from Northern Ireland sailing in the Olympic 49er class and selected to represent ...

olympic sailing - Blog | Staying in Weymouth | B+B Weymouth
Three Olympic sailors Kate Macgregor, Annie Lush and Lucy Macgregor helped mark the start of building work recently on a viewing tower at Weymouth ...

john the crowd--go sailing! - sailing news digest, america's cup ...
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US SAILING Selects 2012 Youth World Team
Portsmouth, R.I. (February 20, 2012) – Eleven youth sailors have qualified for US Sailing's 2012 Youth World Team, and will receive invitations to represent the ...

Sailing Holidays in Greece by Greek Sailing Charters Sirios ...
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Olympic sailing venue gears up for a busy season - uk.boats.com
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) is enjoying a landmark year for 2012 at the award winning multi sports venue. Olympic camps ...

Paralympic athletes Xu Jingkun want to create history For single ...
Yesterday, the reporter saw at the Olympic Sailing Center Qingdao guy Xu Jingkun on behalf of our participation in the 2008 Paralympic Sailing and made a goo.

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