13 February 2014

Sailing Industry and Sport Town Hall (video)

Sailing Industry and Sport Town Hall video above - From the US Sailing Leadership Forum 2014, this is Industry & Sport Town Hall:  How can the Industry Work with you to Help Grow the Sport? Moderator - Gary Jobson, Jeff Johnstone, Ken Read, Bill Goggins, Wayne Burdick, Matt Hyde (Published on Feb 11, 2014 - Apologies for bad audio. Most videos from the US Sailing Leadership Forum have clean audio.)

Mexican Marina Crackdown, and the Ripple Effect | Sail Magazine: "..., Perhaps the most enraging aspect of the fiasco is that many of the impounded boats are, as it turns out, compliant. Many impounded boats had TIPs, but did not have skippers on board when the officials arrived, and were therefore unable to show their paperwork. Even if they hadn’t had updated paperwork, Mexican law states that once sailors learn they are required to have a TIP, they have 20 days to attain one. Yet, upon learning of their oversight, Mexican officials said they could still require between 45 and 120 days to liberate the boats from impoundment.... "

Olympic Sailing Team to Share €600k in Sports Council Funding
#rio – Buoyed up by the success of Annalise Murphy's Olympic performance (fourth overall) in Weymouth in 2012 and her Laser European title win in 2013, the Irish Sports Council (ISC) announced an investment plan for Olympic sailing for 2014, a critical ...

Broken gear mixes up the leaderboard at A Class Worlds
My Sailing
Ashby sailed through the line with a big grin on his face, and was followed by Kiwis Burling, Blair Tuke, Ray Davies and the Dutchman Heemskerk. When the following group finally crossed, Anderson (7th) and Landenberger (9th) were continuing their ...

Top female sailors on board for 2014 Extreme Sailing Series
On The Wight
For the Extreme Sailing Series 2014, now in an eighth consecutive year, there will be a number of well known female sailors taking part. A 'fifth sailor' rule introduced by Series organisers OC Sport in 2012 stipulates that one member of the crew must ...

San Diego port officials OK America's Cup bid
Washington Post
SAN DIEGO — Port commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to submit a bid to host the next America's Cup on San Diego Bay in August 2017. The commissioners, two of them sailors, spoke enthusiastically about the prospect of hosting sailing's marquee ...

Working together for sailing
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The benefit of sailing in Rhode Island is so firmly on the radar that Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed an Executive Order to establish the Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission. The Commission is charged primarily with identifying and attracting more ...

Sailing: Yachts in 'Clipper Round the World Race' arrive in Singapore
Channel News Asia
Two Singaporean sailors - Toh Kong Chian and Seet Bee Lian on board the Mission Performance - are part of a second batch of yachts arriving on Thursday. Singapore is the eighth of 16 stops in the Clipper race. It has hosted the competition since 2006.

EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour: Messe Frankfurt Sailing Team in control
Sail World
At EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour, the world-class crews competing enjoyed fast and fiercely competitive in-port racing with Messe Frankfurt Sailing Team sailingimpeccably to win both inport races in off the coast of Qatar. In doing so, the young UK...

Jaguar top boat at 2014 Grenada Sailing Week
Trinidad & Tobago Express
Jaguar, representing the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association, was the leading boat at the 2014 Grenada Sailing Week, which was contested off the Spice Isle from January 30-February 4. Skippered by Peter Morris, Jaguar, a Frers 43, topped the very ...

Four Tactics to Use if You Run Aground | Sail Magazine: " . . . Unfortunately, in spite of all your best efforts, sometimes a boat just won’t budge. Heavy full-keel sailboats aground in sticky mud often need a professional towboat—or a friend with strong powerboat—to pull them off. Groundings are a common occurrence, and it shouldn’t be too difficult to reach a towing company that will respond quickly. Simply request assistance on VHF channel 9 or 16 and then reach for your wallet. To ease the pain, think of me while you’re waiting, and be thankful you’re not aground in front of a raucous dinner crowd in the middle of a well-marked harbor."

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