12 April 2013

Live coverage from the 3d day of the Extreme Sailing Series™ - Act 2, Singapore

Live coverage from the 3rd day of the Extreme Sailing Series™ - Act 2, Singapore. Join us as we stream *live* from the race course. Live 5:30-7 am ET Saturday (US)

Shuffling the pack as Alinghi move into pole position » Extreme Sailing Series: Day 2 - " . . . a packed 11 race day. After four early morning races, American Morgan Larson and his Swiss team Alinghi had overhauled Leigh McMillan’s The Wave, Muscat who led going into day two and that’s how it remained. . . . Extreme Sailing Series 2013 Act 2, Singapore standings after Day 2, 15 races (12.04.13) Position / Team / Points--
1st Alinghi (SUI) Morgan Larson, Stuart Pollard, Pierre-Yves Jorand, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey 122 points.
2nd The Wave, Muscat (OMA) Leigh McMillan, Ed Smyth, Pete Greenhalgh, Musab Al Hadi, Hashim Al Rashdi 110 points.
3rd Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Hans Peter Steinacher, Matthew Adams, Pierre Le Clainche, Graeme Spence 97 points.
4th GAC Pindar (NZL) Will Tiller, Brad Farrand, Stewart Dodson, Harry Thurston, Matt Steven 97 points.
5th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Jes Gram-Hansen, Rasmus Kostner, Pete Cumming, Mikkel Røssberg, Nicolai Sehested 94 points.
6th Team Korea (KOR) Peter Burling, Blair Tuke, Mark Bulkeley, Sungwok Kim, Sung Ahn Jung 93 points. 
7th Realteam (SUI) Jérome Clerc, Bruno Barbarin, Arnaud Psarofaghis, Cédric Schmidt, Bryan Mettraux 84 points.
8th Team Aberdeen Singapore (SIN) Scott Glen Sydney, Robert Greenhalgh, Andrew Walsh, Justin Wong, Rick Peacock 83 points."

The blue sails of GAC Pindar are a regular on the Extreme Sailing Series, but this year the Extreme 40 has a brand new crew led by 22 year old Kiwi Will Tiller. The current ISAF Match Racing world number five ranked sailor talks to us about his Extreme 40 baptism of fire and the challenges they face not only this Series, but here on Marina Bay in Singapore for Act 2 as the team eye their first podium position.

Stadium racing offers central spot for Sailing - Yahoo! Sports: "Stadium racing, used in the growing Extreme Sailing series, could well be the future of Olympic sailing, thrusting the sport from the periphery to the center of host cities, director Patrice Clerc told Reuters. Extreme Sailing, in its seventh year, features five-man teams racing in lightweight 40-foot multihull vessels that can reach speeds of 46 MPH in the center of eight cities, with the aim of growing the sport by taking it to the public."

S'pore offers extreme sailing spectacle
Jakarta Post
Gone with the wind: The Wave Muscat of Oman races against Team Aberdeen of Singapore on the opening day of Act 2 races of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series at Marina Bay, Singapore, on Thursday. (JP/Mustofid). After staging test and exhibition events in ...

Jakarta Post

Georgetown Sailing Wins Prosser Trophy
Georgetown University Official Athletic Site
No. 3 Georgetown University sailing team competed in the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) championship regatta on April 6-7, 2013, winning the Prosser Trophy. The event was hosted by Hobart and William Smith Colleges and held ...

SAILING: Ian Williams extends his streak
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Or a leader spin off a penalty at the finish line with his opponent tickling his transom? Great Britain's Ian Williams, 33, and his talented crew offered a match racing clinic on Day 3 of the 49th Congressional Cup Thursday when they pulled off both ...

5 Questions With ... Youth America's Cup skipper Charlie Buckingham
OCRegister (subscription)
The America's Cup – sailing's Super Bowl – is coming to San Francisco on Sept. 7, pitting the world's best sailors in a race around the bay aboard some of the fastest catamarans constructed. The 162-year-old event is embarking on its 34th installment ...

Q&A: Hall of Famer Gary Jobson chats on all things sailing
OCRegister (subscription)
NEWPORT BEACH – Warming up for the next hour of speaking, America's Cup winner and National Sailing Hall of Fame member Gary Jobson takes large sips of water between every few sentences. "I would like to thank our sponsor, Gosling's Rum," he ...

Sperry Top-Sider® Charleston Race Week sets record
BYM News (press release)
We're also fortunate to have one of the most desirable sailing venues in the country as well as a terrific assembly of sponsors, beginning with Sperry Top-Sider, our title sponsor for the past three years.” Draftz added that almost every aspect of the ...

Free sailing seminars begin April 22

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Four free sailing seminars designed to familiarize novices with the basics of piloting a fixed-keel boat will be offered at Parks and Recreation Department headquarters in April and May. Presented by the nonprofit Community Sailing of Fairfield, the ...

Sailing into history
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