Daily Archives: March 5, 2012

NBC hopes technology, scenery will attract fans to sailing

NBC is banking that many sports fans will pull away from pro football and baseball on a September weekend in 2013 to watch a sailing race. Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama 4 fends off the fleet

Will leg leader Groupama 4 (Franck Cammas/FRA) cling onto the lead or will the French lose the precious gains made over the last 15 days? The fleet is converging and the French team’s lead has been up and down … Continue reading

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Additions to the BYM News Photo Gallery Monday

New Buizen 52 sets sail – http://www.bymnews.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=1043 Auckland race village is built – Volvo Ocean Race – http://www.bymnews.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=750 Latest onboard photos from the fleet – Volvo Ocean… Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : Amory Ross, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG blog from the sea

. “I wouldn’t trade places with Telefónica, no. Even the way they’ve been going, the way we’ve been struggling to find our wind, it’s a long way uphill for the guys to the west. I’d rather be where we … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : Humdrum routine for Groupama 4

The course towards Auckland is calling for some slight detours so the pace is slow as Groupama 4 continues on her way to the West of New Caledonia. There are two reasons for this change of heading: a south-easterly … Continue reading

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Global Ocean Race : Severe knockdown for the South Africans

With the arrival of Marco Nannini and Hugo Ramon in Punta del Este on Sunday with Class40 Financial Crisis (watch a video of the finish here), one team remains racing in Leg 3 of the double-handed Global Ocean Race … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica gains west on the approach to New Caledonia

It's looking very much like the passage through New Caledonia will be to the West, which has meant that “Telefónica” has begun to claw back miles on the leader The approach to New Caledonia promises to open up some … Continue reading

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Vernon Stratton Memorial Regatta Saturday 10 March

Finn Gold Cup winner Vernon Stratton passed away at the young age of 83 last September. In this Olympic year we like to remember just how much of Great Britain's current success in Olympic sailing is a direct consequence … Continue reading

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Clipper Round the World Race : Le Mans start in improved conditions

Crews settle back into life at sea after unforgettable stopover in Qingdao Race 9 of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race is now in full swing after a Le Mans start for the ten international teams taking … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : West abandoned as volatile weather threatens status quo

The final outcome of Leg 4 from China to New Zealand remained far from certain today as the fleet set up to round the island of New Caledonia while a complex and rapidly changing weather scenario raised prospects of … Continue reading

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