Daily Archives: April 25, 2012

Yacht accident survivor wants more focus on safety

Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of Northern California likely were part of a giant fireball that exploded in daylight with about one-third the explosive force of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima at the end of… The Federal Reserve says the … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race teams expect light, fluky and intense night ahead

After a day of reasonably high speeds and easy sailing, at 1600 UTC today the Leg 6 lead changed again when CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand (Chris Nicholson/AUS) regained pole position followed by sparring partner Abu Dhabi Ocean … Continue reading

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Groupama 4 in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 Squall by squall

Before they can hook onto the easterly tradewinds, the five crews must traverse a zone of storms, which marks a 180° wind shift in relation to the current conditions on the water. With clouds, squalls and calm spells, this … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race D-Day fleet in race to the Trades

It was crunch time for the Volvo Ocean Race crews on Wednesday as they prepared to punch through a weather front that stands between them and the sought-after trade winds that will catapult them towards Miami. Whichever team best … Continue reading

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St. Barth’s honors to WINDCREST

After 3 days of classic Caribbean racing, Hodgdon-built WINDCREST finished 3rd in the Elegantes class and 3rd overall in the largest St. Barth's Bucket fleet of 47 superyachts.  Launched in 2006, the Ted Fontaine designed boat placed 22nd on … Continue reading

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ISAF announces 2012 APP Sailors For 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is pleased to announce that 30 competitors from 12 nations have been approved to receive funding from the Athlete Participation Programme (APP). Since 2002 APP funding has enabled over 150 sailors the chance… Continue reading

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Real Estate News: Housing Notches Tiny Gains

Techno musician Moby has listed a 3,000-square-foot, loft-style penthouse with a large terrace in Lower Manhattan for $6.5 million. Continue reading

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HRH The Princess Royal to attend the Sail for Gold Ball 2012

Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic-bound sailors are to receive a Royal send-off following confirmation that HRH The Princess Royal will attend the coveted 2012 Sail for Gold Ball. The Ball, to be held on Wednesday 13 June at the … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : Itajai a fresh start for Groupama 4

The stopover in Brazil was intense for Groupama sailing team who had to have a new mast dispatched from Europe and repair the damage caused by the dismasting in the fourth leg. For the crew, it was time for … Continue reading

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Reggio Calabria : Antoine Albeau et Valérie Arrighetti – Ghibaudo prennent la 3ème place

C’est un peu au ralenti qu’a débutée la Coupe du Monde de Funboard, à Reggio Calabria, dans le Sud de l’Italie. Le vent, paresseux, a tout juste permis aux organisateurs de valider l’épreuve qui s’est achevée, in ext… Continue reading

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