14 May 2013

America's Cup officials hold meeting about Artemis tragedy (video)

America's Cup officials hold meeting about tragedy in San Francisco Bay | abc7news.com: ". . . "My instinct is that we simply sit back, take a lot of deep breaths and then we go forward. We at least pick up where we were," said Sail Magazine Editor Kimball Livingston. . . ."What happened to Artemis in an anomaly; that boat is off in its in corner of the design field, something went wrong, the other boats have been sailing very effectively," said Livingston. . . ."

America's Cup German youth team is out - SFGate: "A German sailing team dropped out of the America's Cup youth regatta Monday, saying the crash that killed an experienced seaman raised questions about whether the squad's young sailors would be safe. The decision by Sailing Team Germany/Norddeutscher Regatta team has no direct effect on the four professional teams racing to win the full America's Cup this fall. But it is an awkward development for the event, coming just four days after two-time Olympic medalist Andrew "Bart" Simpson died when the Royal Swedish Yacht Club's catamaran broke apart during a practice run near Treasure Island."

German sailing team withdraws from Youth America's Cup after fatal accident
Washington Post
BERLIN — A sailing team from Germany has dropped out of the America's Cup youth regatta in San Francisco following an accident in which a star British sailor was killed. The German team cited safety concerns. The team's sports director, Klaus Lahme ...

British sailors - how to win a visit from the British sailing team
Sail World
With just five days to go until the big event, the RYA is launching an exclusive Push the Boat Out social media competition, with the star prize being a visit from a member of the British Sailing Team who will spend the day at your club getting ...

Sail World

Sailing: Northlanders strike gold in sailing cup
Northern Advocate
ON TRACK: Marcus Hansen (right) sailed to gold at the EUROSAF Champions SailingCup in Italy alongside Josh Porebski. Yachting New Zealand. Two Northland sailors have come away with gold medals at the first of five regattas in the inaugural ...

Volvo partners NZ youth sailing
Yachting New Zealand is proud to announce a new partnership with Volvo Cars to support the drive for youth sailing development around the country. A long term investment, Volvo will sponsor New Zealand's flagship school sailing programme VolvoSailing ...

Sailing: Sailor caps off meteoric rise through ranks
The Bay of Plenty Times
"I decided then that I wanted to get more involved in it and with some help from the blind sailing fraternity I got to the trials and had a crack at that and ended up on the main sheet as a main trimmer. It's going to be fun, intense and a great ...
SAILING: Harvey out in front at Bowmoor event
This Is Wiltshire
REPRESENTATIVES of six different clubs took on seven local sailors at a solo open meeting hosted by Bowmoor Sailing Club over the weekend. Ross Harvey from Bowmoor vied with Guy Lonsdale from South Cerney SC for the lead early in the first race, but ...

A novice sailing round the world
ITV News
The boat does have an engine but the crew are not allowed to use it except in a crisis - the vessel is powered by the wind on its sails. Though it has an experienced skipper in charge, some of the crew have had only a few weeks of training to learn how ...

ITV News

37th Madcatter Sailing Regatta on Oneida Lake hoping for good weather and ...
Syracuse.com (blog)
This weekend's Hobie Cat Fleet 204 37th annual Madcatter Sailing Regatta on Oneida lake is once again drawing sailors from around the country and Puerto Rico. "We're looking forward to good weather and strong breezes," said Tom Korzeniewski, the ...

Challenging, Cool Sailing Annapolis NOOD
J/Sailing News (blog)
(Annapolis, MD)- With a virtual armada of 156 J/Teams attending the Sperry Topsider Annapolis NOOD Regatta (74% of the whole fleet of 211), the eight J one-design classes (J/22, J/24, J/70, J/80, J/30, J/105, J/35, J/109) all had their fair share of ...

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Victim tried to stop attack on woman | The Tribune: ". . . sailboat captain Chris Shaw identified him as Kyle Bruner, and his parents confirmed that they had received news of his death from the US Embassy in Nassau. Bruner was a mate on Shaw’s boat, the Liberty Clipper. Police say the victim was walking north on Mackey Street approaching East Bay Street with another man and two women, when they were approached by two men dressed in dark clothing, demanding cash. One of the men was armed with a handgun. Rolle said the man was shot when he apparently tried to stop them from stealing one of the women’s jewellery. He apparently got into a row with one of the suspects and was shot in the neck. The suspects fled on foot in the area of Okra Hill. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance where he later died of his injuries." (read more at link above)

‘I do not blame Bahamas for boatmate’s death’ | The Tribune: " . . . the owner of the boat on which the victim worked said “he does not hold the entire Bahamas responsible”. Speaking with The Tribune, Thomas Crowley said he will not let this unfortunate incident affect his business here. “We love the Bahamas,” he said. “We think it is beautiful here but we have the same concerns anyone would have if you have passengers and crew members in the Bahamas. We know this is unusual and we just want to get the assurance that things are being moved ahead as quickly as possible . . . The police and the American Embassy have been very helpful in facilitating everything that we have been doing.”. . . " (read more at link above)

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