25 August 2013

Extreme Sailing Series LIVE from Cardiff, Louis Vuitton Cup finals

Live Cardiff: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series by extremesailingseries LIVE Sunday August 25 at 11 am EDT (US)

Saturday the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Cardiff grudge match continued with an epic 10 races. There were hulls soaring, bows diving and water spraying off the River Taff as the eight Extreme 40s hurtled round Cardiff Bay at 14 knots in 18 knots of wind - the cheering Cardiff crowds getting the stadium spectacular they came for. Out on the course the big breeze certainly suited SAP Extreme Sailing Team, the finely tuned Danes recording two first and four second place finishes to see them rise from sixth to second at the end of the second day of the Act -- narrowly missing out on pole position to the experienced Alinghi who clinched the top spot with a win in the final race of the day. Two of Rugby's shining stars, British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton and Welsh national Alex Cuthbert also got stuck into the Extreme Sailing Series scrum, both players jumping aboard the invitational home boat Team Wales Land Rover, skippered by Welsh born Rio 2016 Olympic hopeful Dave Evans (source: http://extremesailingseries.com )

Extreme Sailing set to go faster in future
Go faster foils are set to become a feature of the Extreme Sailing Series after organisers said they were exploring developments in the America's Cup in San Francisco.
The hydrofoils, which lift the hulls out of the water when a boat reaches a certain speed reducing drag and increasing speed, have proved especially exciting, begging the question among other race organisers, including Extreme Sailing Series which has ...

America’s Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand needs one more victory to close out the 30th anniversary Louis Vuitton Cup. The Kiwis won Race 7  Saturday by 1:58 over Luna Rossa Challenge and lead the series 6-1. During the race Emirates Team New Zealand set a new Louis Vuitton Cup speed record of 47.18 knots at the third mark rounding. That’s 54 mph, or 79 feet per second! The Kiwis’ previous record was 44.15 knots. Luna Rossa also set a personal best of 43.46 knots/50 mph. Race scheduled for Sunday at 4:10 pm EDT (US). Live coverage here.

Team NZ one win away from series
New Zealand Herald
The ability to sail quickly upwind is shaping more and more as the key to this 34th America's Cup. The Kiwis yet again won the pre-start and the sprint to the first mark but were only 27s ahead after the first downwind leg. But it all changed on the ...

Men Overboard | Our Town | Chicago Reader: ".... Last summer Podmajersky made the biggest win of his sailing career, skippering his Mumm 30 sailboat, the Illusion, to victory in the Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac. The 333-mile race, first run in 1898, is one of sailing's most prestigious amateur contests and the longest annual freshwater race in the world; about 300 boats entered in four divisions last year. But now, as Podmajersky should be preparing to defend his title, the sailing world has turned against him. He's suing one of his crew members for more than a million dollars, and it's possible that as a result he will be banned from this year's race...."

Sailing barge racing: a slow boat to a past century
We began at Butterman's Bay, where the old square-riggers used to offload grain from Australia on to the waiting Thames sailing barges. With 2,600 square feet of red ochre sail filled by a soft breeze, and with a creak of 118-year-old oak timbers, the ...

Rutland Sailing Club secures £50000 grant for changing rooms
Rutland and Stamford Mercury
A sailing club hopes to attract new people and improve facilities for current members after securing £50,000 of grant funding. Rutland Sailing Club, based in Edith Weston, was one of several sporting organisations across the country to be chosen in the ...

Irish Youth Sailors Lead at Royal Cork Laser Nationals
Irish Youth Sailors from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire are making their mark at the Laser Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour this weekend. After Two races race sailed, Philip Doran has a single point lead from ...

Perth Sailing Club latest
Perthshire Advertiser
Some of the younger members having a most enjoyable day's sailing were reluctant to return to the shore when it was time to close down. Hot dog refreshments were enjoyed during the afternoon and a treasure hunt for the children was concluded with prizes.

Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 24 August 2013
FIREBALL Race 2- 1. Blind Squirrel (Frank Miller), 2. No Name (B McGuire), 3. Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth). FIREBALL Race 1- 1. Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth), 2. No Name (B McGuire), 3. Blind Squirrel (Frank Miller). FLYING FIFTEEN Race 1- 1.

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