31 July 2013

Teen with cerebral palsy sails the Channel solo (video)

Video: Teen with cerebral palsy sails the Channel solo - Telegraph: "Natasha left from Boulogne-sur-Mer in France and arrived in Dover after sailing across the Channel. She used just her mouth to control the specially adapted boat, dubbed the, ‘Miss Isle Too’ and was able to control the vessel completely independently. . . ."

America's Cup Practice: Artemis Racing and Oracle Team USA (July 30 video)

2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Notice of Race published
Sail World
'We are very excited about this year's event as we have a strong focus on ensuring that we attract the best sailors in the world to Melbourne for the ISAF Sailing World Cup. We are looking forward to the London 2012 battles resuming, as well as seeing ...

Seven Questions About Larry Ellison and the America's Cup With Author Julian ...
All Things Digital
Having secured the America's Cup in Spain in 2010, Ellison's Team Oracle USA is defending it later this year in San Francisco. On Monday, Team New Zealand secured the right to proceed to the final round of the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series. The ...

Straits Times
The sailors, who were fourth last year, finished the 12-race regatta on 69 points. Great Britain's Annabel Cattermole and Bryony Bennett-Lloyd (52 points) took gold while Italy's Sara Scotto di Vettimo and Vittoria Barbiero (74) brought home the bronze.

Sailing barge launches in Vermont to test carbon-neutral shipping
Treehugger (blog)
This week a new sailing barge was launched on Lake Champlain that its backers hope will soon be in the vanguard of a new carbon-neutral shipping alternative. The 39-foot Ceres — built by volunteers from the Vermont Sail Freight Project and farmer Erik ...

Sooke sailing says “Sayonara” — for the season
Sooke News Mirror
The sailing camp, also called the MOSS Program, is organized by BC Sailing and certified by Sail Canada (formerly Canadian Yachting Association). The Sooke Sailing Association (SSA) was instrumental in bringing the program to Sooke for its second year.

Volunteers operate Sailing Angels in Clear Lake Shores
Houston Chronicle
The Sailing Angels Foundation is a Bay Area charitable organization that's comprised of experienced sailors who donate their time and resources year-round, explained McCabe. "In the winters, boats are totally enclosed in plexiglass. It's like sailing ...

Plain sailing for sea cadets who were regatta victors
Bakewell Today
Sea cadets performed strongly at a sailing contest despite coming from a land–locked part of the country. Buxton Sea Cadets won two of the four races at the North West Area Sailing Regatta, held in Southport, in which they competed against 60 other ...

My winning yacht race debut was just plain sailing
Irish Examiner
Since hearing that tune, and seeing the wind blowing through Simon le Bon's blonde locks while he ponced around a yacht in the video for 'Rio', I've fantasised about poncing around myself some day, to find out if sailing is the 'paradise' name-checked ...

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