Sailing Weekly #7

Platoon’s pin perfection prizes lead from Azzurra in TP52 Super Series
My Sailing
A golden day at the 34th Copa del Rey MAPFRE for Germany’s Harm Müller-Spreer, two back to back wins on the Bay of Palma during which no boat crossed the bows of the distinictive ‘armour clad’ Vrolijk designed TP52, takes them to the top of the regatta standings but only on countback against 52 SUPER SERIES circuit leaders Azzurra.

Stephanie Roble wins Lysekil women’s match racing round-robin undefeated
My Sailing
World #4 Stephanie Roble of the USA didn’t only win the round-robin stage of the Lysekil Women’s Match, but she and her Epic Racing Team also made it in a very stylish way.

Unfortunate DNE call on Brits leaves Australia in the lead at Cadet Worlds
My Sailing
Well what a day! More twists and turns than an Agatha Christie novel. But the simple upshot was a very good day in general for the Aussies.

Countback needed with three tied at the top of Etchells Invitational
My Sailing
An action-packed finish in the final race determined the overall result of the Etchells Invitational Regatta for the Gertrude Cup.

Winners decided at U.S. Junior Sailing Championships
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships, hosted by Wianno Yacht Club, wrapped up today with one race in each of the three championship fleets.

US Sailing Proposals for the Next Rule Book
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The Racing Rules of Sailing are only changed every four years, after each Olympic Games (except for rare “emergency” changes, when somebody finds a critical problem in the rules that needs to be solved immediately)

Caution Advised Regarding Helmets for Sailing
Scuttlebug Sailing News
Head injuries are a hot topic in athletics, with serious attention given to concussions in youth and professional sports.

US Sailing Announces 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event Team, US Sailors to Appear on NBC
US Sailing
With exactly one year to go until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing has released the names of fifteen US Sailing Team Sperry Olympic-class sailors who will compete at the Aquece Rio International Regatta (Olympic Test Event) from August 15-22, 2015.

First All Women’s Sailing Crew Makes History
Fox 21 Online
The first all-female crew in a more than 20-year-old sailboat race crossed the finish line Wednesday.

[VIDEO] Sailing Team Ireland announced for Rio 2016
RTE Ireland
Annalise Murphy has spoken to RTÉ Sport about her Olympic ambitions as the Irish sailing team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was announced in Dublin today.

What now for China’s courageous sailing hero?
When first introduced to the sport in primary school, Xu Lijia’s first reaction was: “What is sailing?”

Nearly 200 teams at 29er World Championship
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Brand new facilities at the Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy in Pwllheli, Wales will play host to 195 teams representing 25 nations for the 2015 Zhik 29er World Championship on August 9-14.

Man Overboard: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Kelly Robinson, Junior Safety at Sea Program Director for the Storm Trysail Foundation, shares a success story rooted in preparation.

Sailing ‘legend’ found dead off the Lizard after Atlantic crossing
Western Morning News UK
A yachtsman who was discovered in the sea off the Cornish coast yesterday has died.

Extreme Sailing Series announce final Act for 2015
Sail World
Extreme Sailing Series organiser OC Sport has today confirmed Sydney as Host Venue for the final Act of the 2015 season, in partnership with the New South Wales Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Transformer boat wins madcap sailing contest
The News Poland
A vessel inspired by popular toyline The Transformers won first prize in the 20th edition of the ‘Sailing on Anything Championship’ in Augustów, north east Poland.f

Women’s International Match Racing Series moves to Sweden
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
World #1 Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby has four consecutive victories in Lysekil Women’s Match, and while aiming this week (August 4-8) for a fifth triumph, she will be facing seven of the eight top skippers on the ISAF world ranking.

How a Boat Launched a Legacy
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
“Tarantella” is among the most recognized forms of traditional southern Italian music, but it is also the name of the boat which launched the Swan range of yachts.

Starford star Sarah Norbury takes the fifth at World Championships
Sttarford Shire Newsletter
Sttarford sailing star Sarah Norbury battled typhoons and earthquakes to claim fifth place at the 420 Class World Championships in Japan.

More Testing Planned for Olympic Sailing Venue
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.

Helmets and Sailing: Is It Time?
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
My grandfather would often say, “He doesn’t have the sense to come in out of the rain”, when referring to someone without a lot of common sense.

Darcy Jensen teaching kids all about sailing
Daily Commercial
When Darcy Jensen was 14, she discovered her passion for sailing while attending the Lake Eustis Sailing Club in Eustis.

Eight Bells: Magnus Halvorsen
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
An extraordinary era in Australian yacht design, building and ocean racing came an end with the death in Sydney of Magnus Halvorsen, just short of his 97th birthday, on July 27 2015.

Morgan Larson leads Alinghi to GC32 Sailing Cup win
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Alinghi has won the Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel, the third event on the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour.

Sailing stars Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark aiming to turn London 2012 silver into Olympics gold in Rio
Wales Online
The British claimed silver on the Weymouth waters three years ago but hope to upgrade to Olympic gold in Rio next year.

Extreme Sailing Series – Speed key in Hamburg
Sail World
Last week Hamburg, Germany made it into the shortlist of the best Stadium Racing venues the ESS has visited over the last nine year.

Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel – Tough day in Kiel
Sail World
Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel – Yann Guichard and Spindrift racing were today’s winners after a solid performance across six races.

Sailing governing body to test for viruses in Rio Olympic venue
Global News Canada
The governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent testing for viruses in Rio’s Olympic waters after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to athletes competing in venues rife with raw sewage.

Foiling Into The Future
Scuttlebut Sailing News
The gray overcast gave way to brilliant sunshine, which shone brightly on San Francisco Bay and the 74 competitors sailing in the third stop of the Kite Foil GoldCup (July 30-Aug 2).

Sailing across Superior, single-handed (42 photos)
Adrian van den Hoven is such an avid sailor, his coworkers at Hydro One have been known to delay putting in vacation requests until van den Hoven has indicated what dates he needs for his many competitions.