17 February 2014

US Sailing Video, Helping Sailors Succeed In Spite of Their Parents

Helping Sailors Succeed In Spite of Their Parents - US Sailing video above

San Diego makes push for America's Cup - San Jose Mercury News: "America's Cup officials are talking with other venues about hosting the 35th America's Cup because San Francisco officials haven't offered the same terms they did for last summer's regatta, which ended with Oracle Team USA staging one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Last week, port commissioners voted unanimously to submit a bid to host the America's Cup on San Diego Bay in August 2017...."

Annapolis Yacht Club receives Captain Joe Prosser Award - Baltimore Sun: "The Annapolis Yacht Club was presented with the Captain Joe Prosser Award at the US Sailing Leadership Forum earlier this month in San Diego. The Prosser Award was created in recognition of the Merchant Marine Academy's first sailing master, Captain C.A. "Joe" Prosser, USMS, and is awarded each year to an organization that, in the opinion of the U.S. Training Committee, has made an exemplary contribution toward "improving the quality and safety in the training or instruction of sailors." Additionally, nominees must embody all characteristics of sportsmanship: honor, integrity, and a selfless dedication to the sport...."

Sailing: Midwinter Regatta Underway - Long Beach Grunion Gazette Newspapers: Breaking News, Sports, Business, Entertainment & Long Beach News : Gazettes.com - Sports: "Local residents Henry Sprague and Howie Hamlin are leading two of the eight classes competing in Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's share of the Southern California Yachting Association's 85thMidwinter Regatta, which opened as one for the ages Saturday. Sprague, 68, tops the singlehanded Finn class with finishes of 1-6-1-1; Hamlin, approaching his 61st birthday next week, leads the 5-0-5s at 2-1-1-2...."

Clipper ship sailing around the Baltics
Boston Globe
At 10 p.m. we went outside for the sail away. Stockholm glittered behind us as we pulled out of port, the captain shouting orders to the crew, men in royal blue coveralls hauling heavy ropes and cranking winches. We were happy to be back on board this ...

Colby and Mark win Hobie 16 World Championship on Jervis Bay
My Sailing
The drop in wind put a hold on racing but our sailors enthusiasm was not left wanting and they were back on the water at 2:00 for the second race of the day. Race 12. That enthusiasm was evident as Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin from New South ...

Ashby a class above as he wraps up eighth world title
My Sailing
The large contingent of ETNZ members both sailing and watching were obviously very satisfied with the result. Burling put enough boats between him and Landenberger to clinch third place, giving the Kiwi America's Cup team the trifecta. Ashby will now ...

Ichi Ban lives up to her name in Newcastle Race
My Sailing
“We had three sail changes moving from our light air sails to medium, then to heavy and dropping back to medium. The breeze got up to 22 knots at times but had backed off towards the end of the race.” Allen noted that there was more breeze offshore and ...

Learning to sail with the best
From beginner sailors to national champions – keen boaties of all ages and abilities are getting a taste of sailing and boating at Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club's open day today. Click the image above to view slideshow. Tauranga sailors Zak Merton ...

Team Delft Challenge dominates inport racing in Sailing Arabia
Oman Daily Observer
MUSCAT — The second inport race of the EFG Sailing Arabia — The Tour 2014, the region's leading offshore yacht racing event, took place earlier today at Water Bridge, the coastal area, which connects Abu Dhabi Corniche with the sea. A total of seven ...

Breezy Conditions, Excellent Sailing at Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
St. Petersburg, FL (February 15, 2014) – Favorable 10-20 knot winds yielded a full day of racing for nearly 1,000 sailors competing at the second day of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta on Tampa Bay. The pivotal day saw strong performances from both ...

Another stunning day at RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Katusha's new helmsman Vladimir Sokolov may be new to sailing, but has proved to be a quick learner in the RC44 fleet, finishing the day with a consistent 2,5,5,6 scoreline. Tactician Andy Horton is pleased with the team's progress this week. “Vladimir ...

Calls to investigate Carmel Brookes' disappearance from yacht: " . . . .When she vanished off the deck of the yacht in mysterious circumstances in 2012, the main beneficiary of her $1 million plus nest-egg was the last person to see her alive - Goeden.. . ."

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