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 10 Jun 2012
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The VOR fleet is headed to France!

PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, skippered by Ken Read from the USA, leads the fleet, at the start of leg 8, from Lisbon, Portugal to Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)  Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race©
Groupama has improved their lead at the top of the Volvo Ocean Race scoreboard yesterday with an additional six points gained in the Oeiras In-Port Race in Lisbon. The exciting event in the narrow River Tajo proved to be challenging for racers and umpires alike; Telefonica being called for a dubious penalty shortly after the start when they passed PUMA to leeward. PUMA lead the fleet out of the river this morning after the start of Leg 8 that will take them to Lorient, France.

One Class40 yacht remains at sea in the Global Ocean Race but the podium was set for Leg 5 with Phesheya-Racing crossing the finish line in third place in Les Sables d'Olonne yesterday after a 23-day crossing from the American east coast. Cessna Citation grabbed first place earlier in the week, followed by Financial Crisis.

Members of the Canadian Sailing Team will be taking a short break following the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta. Congratulations to the Canadian Paralympic team! John McRoberts and Stacie Louttit took second overall in the Skud 18; the Sonar team of Millar, Campbell and Lutes were third and Paul Tingley was sixth in the 2.4mR; things are looking good for London next month. Clarke and Bjorn finished a disappointing seventh in the Star following equipment breakdown in their last race but are optimistic for the last few weeks of training before the big event.


All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




Volvo Ocean Race - Sailors bid adieu to Lisbon
Volvo Ocean Race,
The teams in the Volvo Ocean Race left the dock at Lisbon just before midday local time, ready for the penultimate Leg 8 on what has turned out to be the closest ever Volvo Ocean Race. Here are some final thoughts from the competing teams.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma leads fleet out of Lisbon + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Puma led the fleet out towards the Atlantic as Leg 8, the penultimate offshore stage of the race, got underway from the Portuguese capital Lisbon, bound for Lorient, France. Ken Read's men, second in yesterday's Oeiras In-Port Race, nailed the downwind start in front of thousands of spectators lining the banks of the Tagus River... [more]
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ICSA final awards banquet
Jennifer Mitchell,
Friday night, June 8, was the final ICSA awards banquet in Austin, Texas. The names of the winners will be added to the ICSA Hall of Fame display located in the Robert Crown Center at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Confident onboard Groupama 4
Franck Cammas,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 eighth leg, a 1,940-mile race between Lisbon and Lorient, France got underway on Sunday 10th June. For this penultimate offshore race the six VO-70s will initially have to traverse the high pressure, since the course will take the fleet around the island of Sao Miguel. This passage through the Azores will be the nerve centre of this leg, as the sprint across the Bay of Bi... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 – Perfect start for Puma Ocean Racing
Lisa Ramsperger,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Leg 8 start was won by the Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg crew. Puma led the fleet around the inshore course for the start of the penultimate leg on Sunday. Leg 8 will take the fleet approximately 1,900 miles, out from Lisbon, Portugal, around the Azores and in to Lorient, France.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet locked in battle
Ruth Harrington,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet are on the fourth day of race twelve from New York to Nova Scotia. It has been another night of competitive racing for the ten-strong fleet of racing yachts. With just over 100 miles until race finish in Nova Scotia, the fleet continue to battle it out for that coveted podium position and crucial points.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Class40 Phesheya-Racing cross Leg 5 finish
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race (GOR) 2011-12 Class40 Phesheya-Racing, skippered by the South African duo of Phillippa Hutton-Squire and Nick Leggatt, crossed the Leg 5 finish line off Les Sables d'Olonne at 23:40:21 GMT on Saturday 9 June (01:40:21 Sunday 10 June local)... [more]
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Splice of life
Sherry Galey,
So, we needed to have a line spliced. Two lines joined together as one. Bob and I had travelled to Florida from eastern Canada this winter with our two Westies to buy a lightly used Hunter 356. Our plan was to spend a few months sailing the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay while becoming familiar with the boat, equipping her and doing any repairs that were necessary.... [more]
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Sail for Gold Regatta – Medal race day overall + Video
Jo Grindley,
Skandia Sail for Gold - One storm had passed, but another was brewing and the drama was just beginning on medal race day. There were ten classes and thirty medals to decide, and not one of them was a certainty. After a week of tumultuous weather, the sun finally came out and the wind moderated to a perfect 15 knots for the opening races, building to a fresh 20-22 knots for the final medals.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race final two Class40s head to Leg 5 finish
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - With less than 300 miles remaining for the final two Class40s, it's looking like a busy Sunday in Port Olona, Les Sables d'Olonne, with an ETA for the South African team on Phesheya-Racing of 10:00-01:00 UTC (00:00-03:00 local) if the duo pick up the forecast breeze, and 16:00-18:00 UTC (18:00-20:00 local) for the Dutch team on Sec. Hayai.... [more]
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Sperry Top-Sider: The Thirty Second Decision
Greg Nicoll,
The 30 second decision was re-enforced by Craig Reingold, President of Sperry Top-Sider. Sperry's sponsorship of the US Sailing Team 'is the milestone, a monumental event in the 75 year history of the Sperry Top-Sider brand' said Craig Reingold, President of Sperry Top-Sider.... [more]
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ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship win to Georgetown
Jennifer Mitchell,
'Georgetown had good starts, they were solid tactically and always seemed to do the right thing,' Bill Healy, Yale's assistant coach said.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club 158th Annual Regatta - Around The Island Race
Kirsten Ferguson,
Sailors on over 100 boats enjoyed classic Newport weather for today's 19-mile Around the (Conanicut) Island Race. Though Rambler was first to finish in just under two hours, it was the IRC 52 Sled's performance that earned owner Takashi Okura (Tokyo, Japan) a class win in IRC 2 and the overall victory in IRC class.... [more]
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Sail for Gold - Early end for Paralympic sailors + Video
Jo Grindley,
As athletes departed Skandia Sail for Gold on Thursday afternoon, the storm was growing to its peak and overnight, it blasted Weymouth and Portland with winds in excess of 50 knots. Waves broke over the famous Chesil Bank, the rain poured down and the venue was cleared in case of flooding. What a welcome to the British summer!... [more]
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Sail for Gold – Skud 18 and Sonar World Cup Standings confirmed
ISAF,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2012, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, is currently underway in Wemouth and Portland. With Paralympic racing cancelled on the final two days the SKUD18 and Sonar World Cup Standings are confirmed.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Every point vital from Race Weekend in Lisbon
Volvo Ocean Race,
A four-way scrap for overall honours and a three-way tie in the inshore series are set to light up Saturday's Oeiras In-Port Race in Lisbon (starting 1300 local, 1200 UTC) 24 hours before the teams set out on the penultimate offshore leg to Lorient.... [more]
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ICSA/Gill Coed National Championship Day 2
Jennifer Mitchell,
The second day of the ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship had a slow start. The wind was coming from the north around 8-12 knots at the start of race 7B. The race committee was able to run eight races total today.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta biggest ever + Preview Video
Barby MacGowan,
The event has been officially declared the biggest ever with 133 boats entered in weekend racing on June 10 and 11. Racing for the NYYC Annual Regatta presented by Rolex takes place on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound.... [more]
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ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship day 1
Jennifer Mitchell,
When the wind began to come up teams had an opportunity to practice in the boats, Club Flying Juniors (CFJs), quickly before racing got underway around 1 p.m. CDT.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Final preparations underway
John Rousmaniere,
The 48th Newport Bermuda Race is under 2-weeks away. This is crunch time for last minute preparations by owners and crew for this 635-mile classic challenge of sailor against the wind and sea. By late afternoon June 15th, some 2000 sailors will be hunkering down on 168 racing yachts getting ready for their first night at sea, anticipating the currents and fickle seas in the Atlantic Gulf Stream.... [more]
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Olympic Sailing Competition – Seoul 1988
ISAF,
Until the country was awarded the Olympic Games in 1981, sailing for pleasure really hadn't taken root in South Korea and the Korea Yachting Association existed in name only. The sailing competition would ultimately take place in Busan, South Korea's second city after the capital and host Seoul, and the country's major port.... [more]
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Sail for Gold day 2 - Testing endurance + Video
Jo Grindley,
Sailors endurance was tested on day 2 of the Skandia Sail for Gold in Weymouth. The British weather turned it on for the Queen's 60th Jubilee celebrations with steady and occasionally torrential rain, cold temperatures and a steadily increasing breeze.... [more]
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College of Charleston wins ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship
Jennifer Mitchell,
The third and final day of the ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. The final four began this morning around 10 a.m. in light winds around three knots from the southeast. Six races total were completed in the final four round robin.... [more]
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Sail for Gold Regatta – Canadians off to rough start
Canadian Yachting Association,
Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta is currently underway at the Weymouth and Portland National sailing academy in Dorset England. The Canadian fleet was off to a rough start this week. Today the Star, Men's 470, Men's and Women's RS:X, SKUD, Sonar, 49er 2.4mR and Finn classes were all on the course, in light winds and cool 10 degree air.... [more]
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ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship Day 2
Jennifer Mitchell,
>Racing continued today for the ICSA/APS Team Race National Championships on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. The winds stayed pretty light all morning, but it was enough to keep the racing going.... [more]
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