01 July 2013

America's Cup Saga (video)

Daily Sailing - America's Cup Saga: "Emirates Team New Zealand is adamant : In seeking to introduce a major class rule change, The America's Cup Race Director is far exceeding his powers."

America's Cup: Review Committee member - will commonsense prevail?
Sail World
There is no doubt that this year's Cup event is one of the most controversial ever, in a history of controversial events. This was almost inevitable given the immediately preceding history of litigation followed by the Deed of Gift Challenge by Oracle ...

America's Cup: Another Setback, This Time in Court
SF Weekly (blog)
Last year, America's Cup Event Authority CEO Stephen Barclay told SF Weekly he was confident this suit would be dismissed -- and he was right. The Empire State's Supreme Court in January tossed the claim by a racing team known as African Diaspora ...

Sailing success for inspirational Natasha
Isle of Wight County Press
Natasha's mum, Amanda, who sailed alongside in the Wetwheels Solent boat said ahead of the trip: "Natasha took a long time to get to sleep, but she eventually did for around three or four hours. She was very excited and nervous, it was a fear of the ...

Naval Academy sailing squadron to visit Marblehead
Marblehead Reporter
They will be sailing from Annapolis, Md., on four, 44-foot-sail training vessels. These young men and women are participating in an offshore professional-development program designed to provide experience in navigation, seamanship and small-unit ...

Tall ships sailing into Cleveland again
CLEVELAND (AP) — A dozen historic war ships are sailing into the Port of Cleveland this week as the city revives its Tall Ships Festival. During the festival from Wednesday to Sunday, the ships will provide a glimpse at the kind of wooden sailing ...

ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - Kontides anticipates Cyprus action
Sail World
Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus is one of the famous graduates from the ISAF Youth SailingWorld Championship and the 2013 edition is a special one for him to look at with the event taking place in his home-nation. The Cyprus Sports Organization Sailing ...

Disabled IOW Teenager Sailing The Channel
A severely disabled teenager from the Isle of Wight has sailed a yacht from France to England, using just her mouth. Natasha Lambert, 16, was born with atheroid cerebral palsy, which affects her limbs as well as her speech and confines her to a wheelchair.

Natasha's cross Channel sailing challenge gets underway
Isle of Wight Radio
An Isle of Wight sailor's challenge to cross the Channel using just her mouth has got underway. Natasha Lambert, who has athertoid cerebral palsy, set sail at 7:30am on Monday from Boulogne in France. The 16 year old is hoping to travel to Dover ...

Timo Scheider wins Audi Sailing Cup
Success in unusual terrain: Timo Scheider together with his race engineer Markus Michelberger won the Audi Sailing Cup that was held for the first time. In the regatta that took place during the Kieler Woche, the duo from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline ...

The Never-Ending Family Sailing Trip
Outside Magazine
I never imagined that we'd end up sailing, as a family, on the same high-tech performance boat that James was soloing. Baby nurseries, high-chairs, and white picket fences weren't part of my destiny as a mother. From the conception of our first child ...

New batch of young sailors hit the waves
Pilot Tribune
In its 13th year, the Kiwanis Storm Lake Sailing Academy has acclimated over 100 students to the sun-dappled waves of the local lake. A sailing class started in Storm Lake in 2000, operated by Community Education. Worries over liability and costs ...

Australian crews head to Denmark for 49er and 49erFX Europeans
My Sailing
Australia's 49erFX and 49er crews have made their way to Denmark for the European Championships, with racing beginning in Aarhus on Tuesday. The four 49erFX and six 49er crews are preparing for racing less than a week after competing at the ...

French Connection: Teenager's sailing challenge
ITV News
A 16-year-old from the Isle of Wight will today attempt to sail across the English Channel using just her mouth to control her specially adapted boat. Natasha Lambert was born with atheroid cerebral palsy, which affects her limbs as well as her speech ...

Female skipper to lead Swiss entry in Clipper Round the World Race
Sail World
'The Swiss have a great reputation in competitive international sailing,' Said Vicky Ellis. 'I am sure there will be strong interest in our progress and I look forward to leading the team successfully on behalf of our partners Swiss Sailing and Mercy ...

Swedish ÅF Offshore Race - Esimit Europa 2 sets sail
Sail World
Following its success at Kieler Woche, the Esimit Sailing Team is ready for another big challenge – to take on the goal of achieving line honours at largest and most renowned Scandinavian regatta, ÅF Offshore Race. Fleet of 248 boats, divided into nine ...

Aden Clark skippers Blue Jade to Carey Olsen Inter-Island title
BBC News
Guernsey yacht Blue Jade, skippered by Aden Clark, won the 50th Carey Olsen Inter-Island Yacht Race. A total of 98 yachts took part, with the X-362 holding off the challenge from former winners Less Xpense and Jackana to secure the title. Clark and his ...

RS:X action on the horizon with trio of events in Brest
Sail World
Brest, homeport to many sailing record events will host the three European Championships bringing together the future and present champions of both the RS:X and RS:One windsurfing classes. 270 athletes from 38 different countries will gather in the ...

Force Seven Gust in Saturday's DBSC Dinghy Race
Saturday was supposed to be a nice moderate day with sun and warm westerlies. Two out of three ain't bad, I suppose. We had the sun and the warm westerlies but calling them "moderate" might be a bit kind. We had Force 7 gusts during the racing!

Tour de France a la Voile - Wet, intense and happy sprint from Dunkirk
Sail World
After dusk the wind reached 20 knots, peaking to 25 knots during the night. In the dark of night, surfing down the face of waves at speeds approaching 20 knots, the sailors had to navigate numerous perils: cargo ships, fishing buoys and geographical ...

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta:Rewards reaped by veteran ...
BYM News (press release)
Today's early fog across Narragansett Bay finally lifted enough by late morning to allow 36 sailors with disabilities to complete a final day of racing at the 11th annual C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta. The event, held at Sail Newport ...

Students learn sailing, navigation aboard ship
Boston Globe
When the 137-foot sailing schooner approached the mouth of Boston Harbor — bow pointed toward the open sea — it was time to head back in again. So Katia DePina grasped the wooden wheel and pulled it deeply counterclockwise, and the 260-ton ...

Stena Match Cup Sweden - Ferrarese Racing Team come out swinging
Sail World
Then came victories over Keith Swinton's Black Swan Racing and Taylor Canfield's USone. Ferrarese's good run was finally broken by local crew, Johnie Berntsson's StenaSailing Team, but the Italian immediately bounced back with a win against Adam ...

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