August 28, 2012Volvo Ocean Race: Scheds Change the GamePosition reports and fleet tracking for ocean races are fine and good for friends, fans, and the media, but on the racecourse, knowing what others are up to dilutes the challenge. Gaining Bearing from our July/August 2012 issue.
July 10, 2012Summer Spotlight: David Liebenberg
School is out for the summer, and so is college sailing. Without a detailed practice and regatta schedule, young sailors across the country have to find alternative ways to keep their skills sharp and their sunglass tans sharper. We caught up with a handful of students to find out what they’re doing during these sunny months, ensuring that at least a few memories of Summer 2012 will outlast Orientation Week.
June 12, 2012Volvo Ocean Race: In-Port Race (Lisbon)Current overall leader Groupama took first place, while PUMA battled back for a well-deserved second place finish. CAMPER (with Emirates Team New Zealand) snagged the last podium spot, while overall second-place boat Telefonica came in last. Telefonica's poor finish resulted partially from a penalty on PUMA immediately after the start and partially from a snapped masthead halyard.
Photos by: Ian Roman, Paul Todd, VOR media crewmembers Diego Fructuoso/Team Telefonica, Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team, Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ, Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.