17 February 2012

Volvo Ocean Race: ultimate sporting challenge?

Volvo Ocean Race: 'Flotilla holiday' or ultimate sporting challenge? The ...
Changes to the Volvo Ocean Race route over the years have divided the sport of sailing, with claims that the new course via the Middle East and China detracts from the race's reputation. By Kate Laven Hard line Volvo Ocean Race sailors hanker after the ...


Bleak forecast gives Volvo Ocean Race sailors jitters ahead of Leg 4
The National
SANYA, China // The fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race does not start until tomorrow afternoon, but already it roils with contempt and dread. Mother Nature will supply the contempt, and the sailors are feeling the dread. "We're going to get punished ...

The National 

Volvo Ocean Race crews prepare for gale-force Leg 4 start
Sail World
Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race is set to get underway on Sunday in Sanya but, gale-force winds and deadly seas are set to make the start the toughest so far in this edition. The race's chief meteorologist Gonzalo Infante said the six Volvo Ocean Race...

Sail World

America's Cup deal coming to a head
San Francisco Examiner
Battle lines solidified Wednesday over the vast development deal between The City and event planners trying to bring the America's Cup yacht race to San Francisco over the next two years. As currently structured, the pact would require race officials ...

San Francisco Examiner

Extreme Sailing Series Act 1 team line-ups confirmed
Sail World
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2012 award winning global tour kicks off on 28th February in Muscat, Oman. With less than two weeks to go the Act 1 team line-ups have been confirmed, revealing a stellar cast of top professional sailors.

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race : Amory Ross captures leg 3 Inmarsat MCM Award
BYM News (press release)
The team also won a second consecutive DHL Shore Crew Award, as both awards were presented during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Leg 3 prizegiving ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 16, in Sanya, China. "It's nice to be rewarded for the effort that goes into it ...

J80 sailing event 'could boost Dartmouth economy'
BBC News
A major sailing competition could bring up to £1m into Devon this summer, a council has said. The J80 World Sailing Championships will take place in Dartmouth from 9 June. Eighty race teams with a total of 500 people will arrive in the town to compete ...

BBC News

Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica receives winners trophy in China
BYM News (press release)
The Volvo Trucks Joint Ventures Executive Vice President Pär Östberg handed the “Telefónica” crew, who were joined by Caspar Luyten, CEO of Telefónica Asia, the winner's trophy for the third leg of theregatta, raced between Abu Dhabi (UAE) and Sanya ...

Optimist sailing to be on display at St. Valentine's Massacre
Nassau Guardian
BSA photo Valentine's Day is still in the air, as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre will get underway this Saturday at Montagu Bay with quite a bit of sailing, which is spearheaded by Eleazor 'Barber J' Johnson and the Bahamas Sailing Association (BSA).

Nassau Guardian

Volvo Ocean Race - Telefónica change mast
Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 fourth leg to Auckland kicks off on Sunday. Team Telefónica have withdrawn from Thursday's practice race after deciding to swap out their rigging before the start of leg 4 as a precaution. Skipper Iker Martínez said the team ...

Sail World

Sailing Arabia - the Tour : French Victory in the first leg
BYM News (press release)
The first leg of the yacht race Sailing Arabia - the Tour concluded under Moonlight at The Pearl-Qatar in Doha, Qatar, on the 13 February. The unique race joins the nations of the Gulf together in a race around the region, with teams representing Oman, ...

London 2012: Handover of Weymouth and Portland sailing village
BBC News
The Weymouth and Portland Sailing Village in Dorset has been officially handed over to the London 2012 organisers. The Olympic and Paralympic sailing events will take place in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour. Millions of pounds has been spent on ...

BBC News

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: Fourth leg start from Sanya in doubt over cyclone ...
By Kate Laven, in Sanya, China Weather models show a range of potentially boat breaking conditions in the South China Seas when the Volvo Ocean Race fleet head off upwind on Sunday on the 7000nms leg with 65 knot gusts and 25 foot waves likely to send ...


Princess Royal Sailing Club cranks up Sailability program
Under the keen direction of Tony Stanton, Princess Royal Sailing Club has, after a long and dedicated journey, cranked up its Sailability program providing people in the Albany area with disabilities a valuable opportunity to sail regardless of their ...


Volvo Ocean Race: is it right to shun traditional route?
The Volvo Ocean Race is now a truly global event. As such, the route has changed in recent years with major companies backing the race and looking for the best return. But will these new routes leave a legacy for sailing in future years?


45th Antigua Sailing Week on English Harbour
BYM News (press release)
2012 marks the 45th Antigua Sailing Week, the Caribbean's longest runningand most prestigiousregatta. The first edition of the regatta was run in1967, the year that the symbolic national flag of Antigua and Barbuda was adopted.

Sailing club can use Southampton facilities
Newsday (blog)
Click here Sailing club can use Southampton facilities 4 m ago By Stacey Altherr The Southampton Town Board passed a resolution Tuesday that would allow a sailing club to use town facilities at Mecox Bay Park for a sailing school, despite a temporary ...

All Star Cast lined up for 2012 Extreme Sailing Series
My Sailing
With less than two weeks to go until the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Muscat, Oman, the Act 1 team line-ups have been confirmed, revealing a stellar cast of top professional sailors. Following the final event of 2011 in Singapore last December, ...

My Sailing

Volvo Ocean Race : Brutal weather in store as teams prepare to resume racing
BYM News (press release)
Fierce conditions and the potential for more breakages will be on the minds of all six teams as they gear up for a return to competitive action with the Sanya Haitang Bay In-Port Race on February 18 and the start of Leg 4 to Auckland, New Zealand the ...

Ben Ainslie avoids more punishment
Ainslie was disqualified from races at the world sailing championships last year, cited for gross misconduct by the International Sailing Federation. The Royal Yachting Association said Friday it would "not be appropriate ... to impose a penalty over ...

Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club RSA Regatta
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
The 2012 RSA Regatta will be in its 35th year and has its origins with the Mt Wellington/Panmure RSA Club, who generously provided in March 1977 the RSA Laser Trophy. The Trophy escaped largely unscathed an arson to the PLSC club premises in October ...

London 2012 Sailing Village Unveiled
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has now taken temporary ownership of the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Village for the summer. It's getting ready to house the competitors and team officials taking part in the Olympic and Paralympic Games ...

Free sailing clinic at Tinian festival
Saipan Tribune
The newly formed Marianas Sailing Club will be holding a free sailing clinic at the eighth annual Tinian Hot Pepper Festival this Saturday. The group will set up on the beach west of Tinian Port, with their 8-foot El Toro sailing dinghies for the free ...

Sailing: Rhode Island man wins Laser Masters
JENSEN BEACH — Laser Masters from across the United States and as far away as Argentina, French West Indies, Denmark, and Canada finished the two-day Laser Masters MidWeek Madness at the US Sailing Center at Indian RiverSide Park in Jensen Beach.

Sailing village handed over to Olympic organisers
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
The Weymouth and Portland Sailing Village has been officially handed over to the Olympic organisers ahead of the London 2012 games. Deputy chair of London 2012, Sir Keith Mills, who also headed Britain's Team Origin America's Cup campaign, received the ...

Oman, Qatar make strong showing at Sailing Arabia
Gant Daily
Doha, Qatar (AHN Sports) – Teams from Oman and the lone contingent from Qatar posted impressive performances at this year's edition of Sailing Arabia – The Tour. Oman's Team BAE Systems finished the line 31min, 32sec behind first placer Courrier ...

'I'm not impressed with Camper' - what they're saying ahead of Volvo Ocean ...
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is gearing up for the fourth leg of the nine-month race. What are the crews saying ahead of the Auckland battle? I'm not impressed. It's pretty simple, but they're really, really trying to sort it out.


WEYMOUTH: Bigger car park for sailing academy
View Online
MORE major events can be handled by Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy after planners backed a big increase to its car and boat park. They agreed to an expansion of the existing 258-space vehicle and boat parking area on the west side of ...

Antigua Sailing Week - The highlight of sailing in the Caribbean
Sail World
Antigua Sailing Week will take place 29 April - 4 May and 2012 marks the 45th edition of the Caribbean's longest running and most prestigious regatta. The first edition of theregatta was run in 1967, the year that the symbolic national flag of Antigua ...

Sail World

UK. I Love Sailing grand prize to be unveiled at RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2012
BYM News (press release)
If you are visiting the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show (03-04 March, Alexander Palace, London) don't miss the chance to find out how you could win an amazing prize package this summer with the I LoveSailing Facebook competition. I Love Sailing celebrates your ...

Sailing team finds itself in new waters - The GW Hatchet
By The GW Hatchet
The sailing team's members pile into vans, arriving at their boathouse to pull on layers of gear, zipping themselves into buff and blue life jackets with “Colonials” emblazoned across the front. They work to pull the boats into the water, before ...
The GW Hatchet » Sports

Dufour 36: Sailing Joy as Guiding Theme | Boats.com Blog
By admin
Finally the veil is off. After a long period of secrecy, Dufour has finally published renderings of their new Performance 36 model.
Boats.com Blog

I Love Sailing grand prize to be unveiled at RYA Volvo Dinghy Show ...
I Love Sailing grand prize to be unveiled at RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2012.
Royal Yachting Association News

Volvo Ocean Race Faces Delay - SPORTSMAX TV : No Games, Just ...
By admin
Volvo Ocean Race faces delay. February 16, 2012, 10:00 PM ET. Leg four will take the six-team fleet from China's Hainan Island to Auckland, New Zealand. Organisers are monitoring conditions and will decide on Friday whether or not to ...
SPORTSMAX TV: No Games, Just Sports!

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Taru and Alex sailing around the world ...
By World Tour Stories
Due to the lightweight and stiffness this fiber offers, it is incredibly popular in the sailing racing world, if not for the complete boat, well enough for parts of it like the mast, boom, rudder and many other parts of the yacht. Compared to other ...

From Vegan Economics to Sailing: Meet the Speakers of the NYC ...
By Sarah Gross: President, Rescue Chocolate
Vegan Sailing. During the first charter season with his sailboat, the Bel Ami, Captain Dave used to serve his guests steaks, homemade hollandaise, omelets, and bacon. Having grown up in the hot dog business, he went about preparing such ...
One Green Planet

Sailing Tops on the Bay Area Seas to Open Up Spring Season ...
Stanford Sailing put its full force on the Bay Area seas with its four teams occupying the top four spots of the one-day regional North Regatta, while also leading ...

Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race crews await health check ...
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet are having aerospace technology, which is designed to identify small structural defects, applied ahead of what could be two of the ...

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