Daily Archives: April 26, 2012

American Scene: Calif. yacht accident survivor wants focus on safety

A survivor of the fatal grounding of a racing yacht on rocky islands west of San Francisco is calling on the sailing community to make safety a higher priority. Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : PUMA points north

After a tense night with plenty of cloud activity and a few gybes this morning to set up the angle for the turning point at Recife on the coast of Brazil, PUMA Ocean Racing Powered by BERG has continued … Continue reading

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America’s Cup World Series sails to Venice after Naples success

Can Luna Rossa Challenge win two in a row? Fresh from record crowds and success in Naples, Italy, the America’s Cup World Series heads to Venice, Italy, for the penultimate regatta in the inaugural AC World Series. Racing takes … Continue reading

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Sailing Photo Of The Day – Rolex Farr 40 Championship

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Portsmouth rescues two fishermen from sinking trawler

via www.rnli.org.uk

An outstanding video of the crew of a sinking fishing boat being rescued by the RNLI. Their speed and efficiency is remarkable.

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Volvo Ocean Race : Iker Martínez “Choosing the right moment to head North will be the key

Hard work on “Telefónica” as the boat makes it through the transition before sailing with more stable winds It's been a complicated night for the fleet, with the transition zone slowing the six boats racing down to unexpected low … Continue reading

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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

Antigua’s Yachting Insider regrets that it made an error in the first story of Issue 30 of its newsletter issued on April 25, 2012.  Lone Fox was not the overall winner of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2012.  That award … Continue reading

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Transat AG2R La Mondiale : Artemis fight to hold 8th as the fleet head South towards Canary Islands

Day 5 of La Transat AG2R La Mondiale: Sam Goodchild and Nick Cherry continue to hold 8th position. At 0900 Artemis were 18nm behind race leader Nacarat who overnight have taken their lead back from Sepalumic who dropped to … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : PUMA holds commanding position in trade wind drag race

PUMA are today leading a trade wind fuelled drag race north to Recife on the corner of Brazil where the fleet will turn north west towards the Caribbean’s Windward Islands, the only remaining landfall before the Leg 6 finish … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : Groupama coming up for air

The wind hasn't been very cooperative for Groupama 4 over the past 48 hours and their deficit in relation to pole position has further increased. However, the zone of light, fluky winds appears to be evaporating to give way … Continue reading

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