22 May 2013

ENTZ America's Cup team video

ETNZ- Building the wing - Having travelled all the way across the pacific in pieces on a ship, the wing sailneeds to be reconstructed into the mammoth structure which powers the AC72. The man that leads the operation is Jon Douglas or as he is simply and affectionately know, JD.

Larry Ellison's Ahab-Like Quest For The America's Cup - Forbes: " . . . For more in-depth history of the America’s Cup as well as a deeper understanding of how little the event has changed, check out “Temple to the Wind,” Chrisopher Pastore’s profile of the 1903 defenderReliance and the obsessive naval architect who designed her. Reliance was an overpowered brute much like Ellison’s 72-foot catamarans, designed with the sole purpose of preventing the British tea magnate Sir Thomas Lipton from stealing the Cup. Pastore describes how yacht designer Nathanael Herreshoff (a descendant of Rhode Island’s wealthy Brown family as well as a rumored bastard son of Frederick the Great) was dragged into designingReliance by the New York financiers who bankrolled the Cup defense. She was 143 feet, 8 inches long with 16,160 square feet of sail and had quirky features such as a scowlike forward section and internal winches. . . ."

America's Cup Race Viewing at International Sailing Summit
Sail World
The International Sailing Summit (ISS), being held from August 18th to 20th 2013 at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA, will open with an afternoon gathering at the Louis Vuitton Cup races on August 18, 2013. The event is organized by Sail ...

Funeral details announced for sailing legend Andrew Simpson
Dorset Echo
The 36-year-old died when his catamaran overturned during training for theAmerica's Cup in San Francisco Bay earlier this month. The Royal Yachting Association has confirmed the funeral details. Guests are asked to take photos of Andrew and make ...

Dorset Echo

Southern Spars and the new era of Grand Prix racing yachts
Sail World
With an order book bursting with projects – four America's Cup AC72 wing sails, up to ten Volvo 65' One Design rigs, multiple superyacht rigs and a new era of Grand Prix racing rigs, all in 2013 – it's clear that Southern Spars is leading the way with ...

Sail World

Around the World With the Bumfuzzles | Wheretraveler: "“That was the worst night we can remember, though we do tend to have short memories; that’s why we’re still living on a boat.” So wrote Pat Schulte one morning after a particularly difficult night with his family on a boat, caught in heavy swells and awakening to an engine compartment that was mostly flooded. To make matters worse, the sailing instruments had failed as well."

Women sailors lead the way in instructors' programme
Times of Oman
The group of 12 male and 14 women recruits, who were selected after they performed well in the rigorous selection process to identify the most suitable candidates, were in Muscat for a two-day Oman Sail 'onboarding' introduction course, before ...

Times of Oman

Government to promote sailing tourism in Bali and beyond
Jakarta Post
The 33 yachts set sail from Western Australia on May 4 and arrived at Bali Marine International in Benoa on May 14 on a 1,440-nautical-mile journey. After spending several days for recovery here, some of the participants started to explore destinations ...

Sails & Marketing: Beach docked sailing school nabs tourism award
Fort Myers Beach Observer
A sailing business that has dockage space at Pink Shell Resort & Marina captured one of seven tourism awards at the fourth annual Celebration of Business & Tourism Chrysalis Awards Luncheon and Trade Show at Harborside Event Center in Downtown ...

Fort Myers Beach Observer

Hamilton family sailing where the winds of life take them
Hamilton Spectator
At first, they travelled only during the day and anchored at night. Eventually, they startedsailing through the night. Once they conquered that, their biggest stretch was the three weeks it took to sail from the Galapagos to French Polynesia across ...

Italians ignore America's Cup ban, take to SF waters
Last week, Golden Gate Yacht Club vice commodore Tom Ehman assured the sailingworld that the event would proceed, despite the death of Briton Andrew "Bart" Simpson when the Artemis boat capsized on San Francisco Bay on May 9. After its first ...

Exe Sailing Club latest - Push the boat out and then pull it back!
Exmouth Journal
Exe Sailing Club's response was to organise a second running of the Centenary Chase pursuit race for dinghies and cruisers, held last year to celebrate 100 years of sailing at Exe SC. This year's event was kindly sponsored by Graham Sykes, of Graham ...

Terminally ill mother, 57, to spend final months sailing around the UK - and ...
Daily Mail
The retired solicitor and law lecturer, who has previously sailed across the Atlantic, said: 'I've been fortunate enough to sail to some wonderful places but I realised that I did not know my own island. The mother-of-three was given just nine months ...

Daily Mail

Hampshire sailing trust says thanks to volunteers
Daily Echo
IT WAS all aboard for a day on the water for supporters of a Hampshire charity. The Jubilee Sailing Trust held an event on board one of its ships, Tenacious, docked in Southampton, to thank those who have helped the charity in the past and raise ...

Daily Echo

Primus: 'Sailing the Seas of Cheese' (Reissue)
San Antonio Current
“When some trendy new atrocity/has brought you to your knees/come with us/we'll sail the Seas of Cheese,” promises Les Claypool in the introductory track, and in the world of cheese seas, Primus' 1991 sophomore album and major-label debut is an ...

San Antonio Current

Take an Inaugural Fundraising Cruise to Benefit Susan G. Komen(R)
San Francisco Chronicle
CruisesOnly, America's Largest Cruise Agency, in partnership with Holland America Line®, will serve as host to the exclusive cruise fundraiser sailing Nov. 10-17, 2013 (new date - rescheduled from December 2012). The sailing on the Holland America ms ...

We were sailing full of pride
Hartlepool Mail
Hartlepool Yacht Club's inshore race gave local sailors a chance to show what they could do but the regatta included more than water-based events. TFM DJs Francis Currie and Nick Wright hosted a radio roadshow and Philip Middlemiss, described by Mail ...

Hartlepool Mail

ICSA Women's Semi-Final Championship Day 1
Sail World
Teams arrived to sunny skies and warm temperatures around 80 degrees this morning at Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove – where the competitors are sailing. Winds were from the east, a rare direction for the venue, at about five knots. As the day progressed ...

Conditions buoy Al Gaffal dhow race organisers
The annual race, which is promoted as the biggest traditional sailing race in the world, is being held under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance. Some 102 dhows have confirmed ...


We Helped Race A 40-Foot Yacht Around New York City
Business Insider
Last week, we were invited to take part in the Atlantic Cup Pro-Am, a brief race around New York City that's part of a larger sailing race up the East Coast. We were placed on the Gryphon Solo II, a Class 40 yacht with three sails and two sailors, Joe ...

Business Insider

SAILING: Sam earns Team GB call-up
The 13-year-old member of Bolton Sailing Club will represent the country at the RYA Irish National Competition in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, in July. He was picked after finishing seventh out of 88 in the Topper class at the Eric Twiname ...

'Breeze Queen' Annalise Lies Second, Delta Lloyd Racing Postponed Due to ...
She won her first four days of sailing at the London Olympics in 2012 and, on the fifth day, came in 8th and 19th position. On the sixth day of sailing she came 2nd and 10th and slipped down to second, just one point behind the Belgian world number one.

Strong start for NZ Olympic sailors
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
New Zealand sailors have made an encouraging start to the Eurosaf Champions SailingCup in the Netherlands. Olympic champions Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie lead the women's 470 class with a third and two wins from the first day of racing. Aleh and Powrie ...

Smooth waters at Sooke sailing school
Sooke News Mirror
The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and lessons include both “classroom” content and hands-on sailing experience. A day-in-the-life of a student at camp would consist of morning warm-up and fun time, sailing on the water (with life jackets on of ...

America's Cup Race Viewing at International Sailing Summit
Sail World
The International Sailing Summit (ISS), being held from August 18th to 20th 2013 at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA, will open with an afternoon gathering at the Louis Vuitton Cup races on August 18, 2013. The event is organized by Sail ...

$2.1M raised for Roger Williams sailing center
BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Roger Williams University has brought in $2.1 million to build a new sailing center and is now more than two-thirds to reaching the project's fundraising goal. The school says it raised $1.7 million at a live auction last weekend.

Barry Hunter all set for Round the Island Race
Now in its 82nd year, the Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is one of the largest yacht races in the world, regularly attracting more than 1,700 boats, and is the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK. Hunter ...


Vale Marion French – the passing of a determined lady sailor
Sail World
She sailed 12' Cadet Dinghies as a youngster, served as WAAF during the war, and in the early days when girls and ladies were not welcome as fully fledged members of yacht clubs, she and other enthusiastic femalesailors established the Victorian ...

Sail World

Strong showing by COSA at Springtime Regatta
Kelowna Capital News
Eighty-four boats from across the Pacific Northwest competed in five races, making this regatta the largest sailing event in the B.C. Interior. Moderate winds and weather made for lots of fun and fair sailing, under the watchful eye of experienced race ...

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