13 August 2013

MAN AT SEA by Alfred Dunhill (video)

MAN AT SEA by Alfred Dunhill: "Man at Sea is the latest of Alfred Dunhill's 'Portraits of Achievement'.  An ode to the sea and one man's life long passion for sailing on it, Man at Sea follows Iain Percy OBE, British Sailor and Olympic Champion. Setting sail from Lymington in the New Forest district of Hampshire in the yacht Strega, Iain tackles the wind and the waves on The Solent strait between the Isle of Wight and the mainland England. "The boat suddenly becomes weightless and you're surfing. You almost become mesmerised as you catch the next wave and the wave after" - Iain Percy (source: http://www.dunhill.co.uk/day8/detail/284f1f7a-48c3-47f3-adb5-ec17a6247121/man-at-sea )

Rolex Fastnet Race Homepage: "Now downwind, homeward bound back from the Fastnet Rock, the overall IRC leadership has shifted in favour of the bigger boats. With this, there is some excitement sparking up around the Rolex Fastnet Race Village at Plymouth Yacht Haven with the women's Volvo Ocean Race team, Team SCA, moving into first position. This morning the pink VO70 had edged ahead in the IRC Canting Keel class, and this afternoon they have taken the overall lead."

BBC promotes 'elitist' view of sailing, says Sir Robin Knox-Johnston - Telegraph"Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said the corporation was obsessed with football and cricket and had forgotten we are a maritime nation. He said the country had developed "sea blindness" and claimed sailing was in fact open to all - "whether a bricklayer or Duke." But without publicity our young sailors struggle to get sponsorship and therefore compete on an international scale, added the 74-year-old, who was the first man to complete a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe. His comments, which were supported by Olympic gold medalist Sir Ben Ainslie, come after the BBC failed to give any national coverage to the start of the world's biggest offshore race (Rolex Fastnet Race) on Sunday."

Guts and glory: 162 years of America's Cup yacht design
(CNN) -- On a misty afternoon in 1851, Britain's Queen Victoria watched a wooden schooner -- named "America" -- win what would later become one of the most famous boat races in the world. She asked one of her attendants who had come second...

America's Cup: 1983 was the game breaker
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Their story came close to having the usual America's Cup ending, of running close - but being able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Instead a whole new crop of characters made their mark on sailing history, John Bertrand, Ben Lexcen, Alan ...

Red Bull Youth America's Cup teams begin practicing in San Francisco for ...
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The 10 teams entered in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup received their AC45s today, marking the official beginning of the series created to give youth sailors a pathway to be an America's Cup sailor. The Red Bull Youth America's Cup is scheduled Sept.

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Qingdao continues legacy
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In just two months, the inaugural Asian ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta will commence in Qingdao, China marking the start of the 2013-2014 series. Qingdao Olympic SailingCentre will welcome the best Olympic sailing talent from around the world ...

Tall Ships prepare for re-enactment
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The ports of western Lake Erie are the place to be for Labor Day weekend, when 15 Tall Ships will re-enact the Battle of Lake Erie. The original, a key victory in the War of 1812, took place in September 1813 about 16 miles northwest from today's Put ...

Sailing club legacy grant will make 'invaluable' difference
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Members of a sailing club handed a £37,000 Olympic legacy grant say the cash will make an “invaluable” difference. The Welsh Harp Sailing Association successfully applied for the money from Sport England to pay for a new jetty at the Brent reservoir.

SAILING: 'Changeable' conditions for Menai Strait Regattas Fortnight
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It was not the best of starts with a wet and breezy situation for the Royal Dee Yacht Club on the opening day but the crews then enjoyed a leisurely sail in the Bangor Town Regatta twenty four hours later. The annual race from Beaumaris to Caernarvon ...

Cascade Locks brings world championship sailing event to Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia Gorge Racing Association is staging this week the 2013 Tasar World Championships, a sailboat race for two-person sailing dinghies. The racing continues on the Columbia River off Cascade Locks today and Wednesday, then again on Friday, ...

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