18 November 2013

Extreme Sailing Series News and Capsize Video

Extreme Sailing Series video from Saturday, November 16, 2013 - It was another action-packed, full pressure day at the penultimate day's racing for the Extreme 40 fleet at the Extreme Sailing Series™ 2013 finale in Florianópolis, presented by Land Rover. After yesterday's full on conditions, today fickle winds and big gusts swept across the stadium racecourse, and it was in the seventh race when the SAP Extreme Sailing Team Extreme 40 were hit by the biggest gust of the day, causing the boat to trip over its bows and capsize. Watch the capsize sequence as it happened, here.

Alinghi win in Brazil - The Wave, Muscat clinch 2013 Extreme Sailing Series™ crown in final race » Extreme Sailing Series: "Thousands of onlookers were on tender hooks as The Wave, Muscat clinched victory in the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Florianopolis, in one of the closest ever-final races in the seven-year history of the Series. - It doesn’t get closer than this! The Wave, Muscat win the Series in the final race with just four points making the difference after 190 races this year as McMillan becomes first skipper to win the Series twice. - Morgan Larson snatches Act victory from McMillan’s grasp making Alinghi the only team to have finished on the podium at every Act in 2013. - Red Bull Sailing Team take third in Brazil and in the Series. - Replay today’s final Act and Series deciding races here.  - Series organisers OC Sport confirm an eight Act, four continent tour of the globe in 2014 including and a full starting grid of top international teams. . . ."

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Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi wins battle, The Wave, Muscat wins war
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
(November 17, 2013) – Thousands of onlookers were on tender hooks as The Wave, Muscat clinched victory in the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Florianopolis presented by Land Rover, in one of the closest ever-final races in the seven-year history of ...

Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Sailing Team recovers
Sail World
On the penultimate day of racing for this Extreme Sailing Series 2013, after the dramatic capsize yesterday afternoon, the SAP Extreme Sailing Team worked with impressive speed to de-rig the boat and tow it in off the water. Everyone was accounted for ...

Extreme Sailing Series Wraps up for 2013
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ISAF announces events for 2020 Olympics and changes to World Cup
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Extreme Sailing Series : Oman Official Statement
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After the dramatic capsize yesterday afternoon on the penultimate day of racing for this Extreme Sailing Series 2013, the SAP Extreme Sailing Team worked with impressive speed to de-rig the boat and tow it in off the water. ... In 2005, following two ...

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Revamped America's Cup now a major spectator sport | UTSanDiego.com: "The venue for the next America’s Cup race is being negotiated, but the 2013 winning skipper told a San Diego gathering his money is on a repeat in San Francisco Bay. “It’s a natural amphitheater,” said Oracle Team USA’s Jimmy Spithill, 34, the youngest skipper ever to win the America’s Cup, which he’s now won twice. He praised the switch this year to 72-foot-long catamarans, yachting’s version of Formula One race cars. He said it turned the competition into a true spectator sport — one which TV viewers, sailors or not, will watch without turning the channel. “It’s put the sport in an amazing place,” Spithill added. For the crew, however, it’s brutal and it’s relentless.”"

Sailing: Maloney sits 10th at laser worlds
New Zealand Herald
New Zealand's sailing contingent are off to a mixed start at the 2013 Laser World Championships held in Muscat, Oman. Of the five kiwis competing, Andy Maloney has made the best start in the solid breeze on day one. The Murrays Bay Sailing Club sailor...

Sailing: 2013 CHOC Regatta Raises Record Donations
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Disabled Sailing World Body To Merge With ISAF
#IFDS - The International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) has agreed to a merger with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) that will secure the future of competitive sailing for athletes with disabilities. The ISAF's official website ...

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