Sailing Weekly #5

A plea to look after the ocean [Video]
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Ian Walker, skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and winner of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, voices his concern for ocean health due to marine debris and shares why he supports Sailors for the Sea.

National Sailing Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees
Sail World
The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced the six people who will make up its 2015 class of inductees

Waterfront: Summer Sailing Season Breezes Into Newport
Newport Beach Indy
The summer sailing season shifted into high gear last week when laser sailors from all over Southern California raced in the Flight of the Lasers on Sunday.

‘It’s strange sailing against New Zealand’ – Dean Barker faces Team NZ [Video]
The former Kiwi skipper spoke after his first outing for Team Japan ahead of this weekend’s America’s Cup World Series.

Extreme Sailing Series- Gazprom has outstanding Day 2 in Hamburg
Sail World
Another outstanding performance by Gazprom Team Russia on Day 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5, Hamburg presented by Land Rover, as they posted four second place results and one race win.

Amazing spiders can sail across oceans using ‘sails,’ using silk as ‘anchors’
National Monitor
Scientists have discovered that a variety of species of spider are capable of sailing across the water like ships, and they are able to do so by using their legs much like a ship and their silk to anchor them in place.

Boat adventure is plain sailing for Sharon
Ballymena Times Scotland
A Ballymena 22-year-old was among 14 young people in recovery from cancer who recently took to the waves for an inspirational sailing trip.

Ryan Breymaier: Reducing the Record to Rubble
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
While the 2015 Transpac Race fleet is working their way toward Hawaii, Ryan Breymaier is already relishing the aloha spirt of the island.

420 Worlds – Start, start and start again – the story of Day 3
Sail World
2015 420 World Championships – Fifteen starts kept the Race Committee busy on race day three at Castle Bay Karatsu in Japan.

Bali 4.3 Catamaran on display at the Sydney International Boat Show
My Sailing AU
Dream Yacht Sales has announced they will have the new Catana Bali 4.3 Catamaran at the Sydney Boat Show from Thursday 30 July to Monday 3 August.

Wind causes minor issues at sailing championships
Pensacola News Journal
fter four days of sailing on Pensacola Bay, Thursday marked the first day of the U.S. Optimist Dinghy Association National Championship.

Twelve teams from Australia at Lake Garda for Hobie Worlds
My Sailing AU
The Hobie trailer has arrived in this magnificent place of Gargnano, Lago di Garda, where tomorrow the 2015 Hobie MultiWorlds and Hobie 16 Europeans will start.

U.S., Guatemala win sailing gold, punch Rio ticket
The United States and Uruguay finished first and second in their women’s sailing event at the Pan American Games on Saturday to qualify for the Rio Olympics while Guatemala advanced on the men’s side.

Ben Ainslie says fear of failure is driving him
My Sailing AU
BEN AINSLIE admits his fear of failure is the driving force behind his America’s Cup campaign.

Pink and Bithell finish pick up Euro medal
Euro Sport
John Pink and Stuart Bithell battled back from a penultimate-day disqualification to finish as the second European crew at the 49er European Championships in Porto

When someone tells you to take a slow boat – now you can
My Sailing AU
The Australian National Maritime Museum is calling on adventure seekers and history lovers to sign up and join the crew of its replica of James Cook’s 18th-century vessel HMB Endeavour as it embarks on a new sailing program in 2015 and 2016.

INTERVIEW-Ainslie is biggest threat, says Oracle skipper
Euro Sport
Jimmy Spithill, skipper of America’s Cup holders Oracle Team USA, sees four-time Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie as his main challenge in the opening event of the competition’s World Series (ACWS) in Portsmouth next week.

Sailors selected for Rio Olympic Test Event in August
My Sailing AU
With just over a year to go until the Rio 2016 Games, the Australian Sailing Team today announced its team for the Olympic Test Event to be held on Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August.

Evan Walker picks up three wins for Australia at the ISAF Nations Cup Final
My Sailing
The eighth edition of the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final commenced today in Vladivostok, Russia with 14 teams competing in the Open and Women’s Divisions.

Multihull Central offers specialist advice at six locations around Australia
My Sailing AU
Multihulls are the fastest-growing category in the sailing industry at present, with increasing entries in regatta weeks and many more cruising cats heading along the coast or out into the Pacific.

New Zealand sailor Daryl Wislang keen to be skipper in next Volvo Ocean Race
Stuff NZ
Daryl Wislang keeps an eye on Abu Dhabi’s rivals during their winning run in the last Volvo Ocean Race.

Rio’s Olympic water problems – will the racing be fair?
Sail World
Given the prominent role that the Pan American Games (July 10-26) are playing in national and international sailing headlines, the conversation naturally spins to the Rio 2016 Olympics (August 5-21, 2016), which is quickly hoving into view.

RORC IRC One Title Goes to Tonnerre 4, Royal Cork’s Antix Finishes Sixth
Afloat Ireland
Anthony O’Leary’s Antix crew from Royal Cork fought back hard on the last day of the British IRC championships on the Solent yesterday in a bid to overcome gear failure and a retiral on Friday.

Mitten Clarke MD embarks on the adventure of a lifetime
The Sentinel UK
Mandy Mitten who is off on a round-the-world yacht race.