24 July 2013

America's Cup: No Race for Old Men (video)

2013 America's Cup features new evolution in yacht racing | abc7news.com: " . . . . Way back in the dark ages, America's Cup boats were monohulls, and the guys in the back of the boat looked older and heavier -- they were the brain trust. They didn't have to be fast and strong and with cat-like reflexes."They would sort of lounge around in the back there and talk tactics, but now that's very, very different," said Stephen Barclay, the CEO of the America's Cup Event Authority. How different? Well the youngest guys on the team aren't the grinders, they may well be the guys driving the boat. Artemis' wing trimmer is the youngest on their team and is the second youngest, Nathan Outteridge, is the helmsman. . . ."

All 30 rescued after Dutch sailing ship suffers engine failure, strikes rocks off Irish coast | Fox News: " Irish emergency officials say all 30 people aboard a Dutch sailing ship have been rescued after it crashed into rocks off the County Cork coast. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution says the twin-masted Astrid was using engine power to enter the port of Kinsale when its motor failed and the ship drifted quickly on to rocks. It broke apart and sank hours after Wednesday's evacuation. The Astrid, a 42-meter (138-foot) training ship for sailors, was destined for a classic vessels regatta Friday in the West Cork harbor village of Glandore. . . ."

Oman Sail's Summer Sailing Camps exceed attendance targets
Attendance targets at Oman Sail's Summer Sailing Camps exceeded expectations this year at all three sailing schools, a press release said. At least 60 new sailors with the potential to join the Oman Sail Youth Programme signed up. The programme is ...

National sailing championship begins
Times of India
Rajaram, Rear Commodore of EME Sailing Association said that the objective behind organising such an event is to promote the eco-friendly sport, adding that top sailorsfrom all over the country are participating in the event. "Laser class is Olympic ...

Sailing-New Zealand clinch round-robin stage of Louis Vuitton Cup
Chicago Tribune
Sailing-New Zealand clinch round-robin stage of Louis Vuitton Cup. print. Reuters. 6:07 p.m. CDT, July 23, 2013. July 23 (Reuters) - Emirates Team New Zealand defeated Luna Rossa Challenge on Tuesday to clinch the round-robin stage of the Louis Vuitton ...

Sailing camp draws youngsters nationwide to Acton Lake
Oxford Press
The camp has been offered by the Hueston Sailing Association for 40 years at the park with Jerry and JoAnne Callahan coordinating it for the past 35 of those years. “It's a lifelong thing they can do,” Jerry Callahan said. “You see the self-reliance ...

Black Hills Sailing Association promotes a peaceful passion
Rapid City Journal
The Black Hills Sailing Association celebrated the sailing lifestyle this past weekend at Angostura with a Jimmy Buffet-themed Fleet Party, which included Dock Games in the marina, dinner and prizes at Breaker's Beach and then Moonlight Races after sunset.

Sailing group bids for Marconi house in Chatham
Wicked Local
Selectmen Chairman Tim Roper said it appeared the community sailing program didn't have a lot of cash available and he hoped the group wouldn't ask for Community Preservation Act funds. The restoration of the building could cost upwards of $60,000.

Sailing: S'pore retain world team title
SINGAPORE - Succeeding a team that had made a clean sweep of the medals the year before is never easy, but Singapore's young sailors got off to a fine start on Sunday at the Optimist World Championships. The team of five retained the team title ...

Vet starts sailing rehab program
Vietnam veteran Urban Miyares helps other disabled vets heal through sailing ...

National sailing championship starts Thursday at Johnson Lake
Kearney Hub
 . . . Thursday, sailors from across the country will hit the water at Johnson Lake for the 2013 Mutineer 15 National Sailing Championship. National sailing championship starts Thursday at Johnson ...

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