Sailing news from around the world:

  • Women’s Sailing Following Yale University’s win at the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association(ICSA) Women’s Dinghy National Championship, held May 25-27 on San Francisco, the 2009 Women’s All-American honors were announced. Leading the group, and earning the ICSA/Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year was senior Jane Macky of Yale University, who won A Division to contribute to her school’s victory at nationals.   The next event of the ICSA championships is the APS Team Race National Championship on May 29-31, to be sailed in Flying Juniors at Treasure Island Sailing Center. The schools that have qualified are: GROUP 1: Georgetown, Yale, Harvard, UC/Irvine, Charleston, Michigan, Tulane. GROUP 2: Boston College, St. Mary’s, NY Maritime, Stanford, U/Washington, Wisconsin, South Florida. More College Sailing
  • Ben Ainslie speaks about sailing and the America’s Cup race. Candid interview: Ben Ainslie
  • Training for the Olympics in 2012 With a cold and blustery start on Wednesday for the 11 Olympic and Paralympic classes at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, the winds of change blew in today. While the temperatures remained cold, it was less about survival today and more about adapting to the very shifty winds which gradually increased from 8 to 15 knots during the day. For the fifth of the seven event International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup series, open racing will continue through Saturday, with the top ten in most classes advancing to the double points, non-discard medal race on Sunday. For the North American contingent, those currently holding top ten positions are Christopher Cook (6th-Finn) and Dave Wright (7th-Laser) for Canada, and Erin Maxwell/ Erin Kinsolving (4th-470 Women), Paige Railey (4th-Laser
    Radial), Zach Railey (5th-Finn), Mark Mendelblatt/ Mark Strube (4th-Star), and Andrew Campbell/ Brad Nichol (9th-Star) for the United States.  More at event website: Delta Lloyd Regatta
  • Sailing in the Ostar 2009 – Katie Miller reports from her sailboat bluQube: Katie Miller reports from the OSTAR
  • Sailing Around the Americas – On Sunday at noon, Captain Mark Schrader and his crew will set out from
    Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle in the 64-foot steel boat Ocean Watch on a 24,000-nautical mile journey clockwise through the Northwest Passage, down the east coast, around Cape Horn and back to Seattle. Only about 100 ships have ever traversed the Northwest Passage, though the melting Arctic ice pack is making the trip increasingly accessible. The expedition is also ambitious in another way.
    Named “Around the Americas,” the sailing project aims to raise awareness about the troubling state of ocean health and mobilize people to help.

Sailing Photo of the Day: Ben Ainslie sailing in China



Stay tuned tomorrow for more sailing news from around the world.


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