Daily Archives: April 24, 2012

Latitude 38 – ‘Lectronic Latitude – SPECIAL REPORT: Farallones Survivor’s Full Account

via www.latitude38.com

A must-read account from one of the survivors from the Farallones tragedy. Heart-wrenching stuff with lessons for all of us.

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Protests, Arrests at Wells Fargo Shareholders’ Meeting

Protests, Arrests at Wells Fargo Shareholders’ Meeting Police say they’ve arrested two protesters in front of the Wells Fargo shareholders’ meeting in San Francisco today, and more civil disobiendence is expected. Continue reading

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USA. Sperry Top-Sider named Title Sponsor of United States Sailing Team in Olympic Year

Sperry Top-Sider®, the leading global nautical performance and lifestyle brand, announced today its title sponsorship of the US Sailing Team, newly named US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. The title sponsorship is the brand’s highest profile sai… Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : CAMPER is carefully rock hopping up the coast

CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand (Chris Nicholson/AUS) continue to maintain the lead in Leg 6 to Miami from their inshore position, 20 nautical miles off the Brazilian coast, but the fleet is clearly divided on whether sailing inshore … Continue reading

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First showing for Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup Triallists

Although not an official trial for those wishing to compete for places in the teams to represent England in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup this summer, Warsash Sailing Club created a class in their Spring Championship weekend series especially… Continue reading

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Semaine Olympique Française : Early start for third day

The third day of the Semaine Olympique Française started early. With a pessimistic weather forecast predicting strong winds, the race committee had decided to start the day as early as possible to make the most of the sailable conditions. … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica moves past Rio de Janeiro; Gains east to make it through the Brazilian calms

After rounding Cabo frío, the fleet face a crucial 48 hours in which they will have to overcome a transition zone The cards are on the table and the first few miles to Miami (USA) are making it very … Continue reading

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Global Ocean Race : A light-wind barrier as the fleet leaves the Caribbean to port

The chasing trio of Class40s in the Global Ocean Race (GOR) continue to close down on the lead boat with two distinct weather systems controlling the leaderboard as the fleet races east of the Caribbean’s Windward and Leeward Islands. … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama 4 opts for an easterly course

The zones of calm extending offshore of Rio de Janeiro are upsetting the forecasts and the group of five have split into two groups: offshore are the Americans, the Spanish and the French; inshore are the New Zealanders and … Continue reading

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French Olympic Sailing Week : Early birds catch the best of the breeze on day three in Hyeres

An early start to the third day of racing at the French World Cup regatta (Tuesday 24 April) seemed to have no ill effects on Britain’s Star, Sonar and 49er sailors, nor Alison Young who extended her lead in … Continue reading

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