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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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