31 December 2013

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 video, Victoire overall winner

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "It was a long wait in Hobart wondering if Wild Rose would snatch a last minute win, but at last Victoire skipper Darryl Hodgkinson has his surgeon’s hands on the Tattersall’s Cup - literally...."

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26 décembre 2013, 13h00, le port de Sydney se remplit de navigateurs et de spectateurs pour le départ de l'une des régates les plus difficiles du monde 628 Mn dans la mer de Tasmanie... Embarquez avec nous à bord de Sylphide, un voilier en bois qui a fait cette course mythique en 1965, 1966 et 1967...December 26, 2013, 13:00 Sydney Harbour fills for the start of one of the toughest races in the world ... Embark with us on board Sylphide, a wooden sailboat that has made this legendary race in 1965, 1966 and 1967

Surgical strike: Handicap winner Victoire
Sydney Morning Herald
Darryl Hodgkinson had extra cause to celebrate after his 50-footer Victoire was declared the Sydney to Hobart handicap winner on Monday. The Sydney plastic surgeon was proud of how he and his crew sailed to first place on corrected time. But in the ...

Victoire declared overall winner in Sydney to Hobart ocean race
The National
Sailing. The 50-foot yacht Victoire was Monday named the overall winner of the Sydney to Hobart ocean race, after the only boat still at sea that could beat her ran out of time. Supermaxi Wild Oats XI won line honours in the challenging 628 nautical ...

Sailing: Bomby targets top-15 spot in 2014 Solitaire du Figaro
Torquay Herald Express
KINGSWEAR sailor Henry Bomby has targeted a top-15 in the 2014 Solitaire du Figaro – and believes the event's Devon stop-over could help him towards his goal. Bomby is next week heading to France to begin his training for the 2014 season, having ...

1st day tussle gives glimpse of things to come at sailing championships
Oman Daily Observer
1388331106705448500 MUSCAT — An opening day of tight and intense competition offered a glimpse of things to come this week as 79 of the world's best young sailors took to the race course at Musannah for the start of the 2013 Laser Radial Youth World ...

Lacklustre winds test sailing skills on River Avon
Evesham Observer
LACKLUSTRE winds provided testing conditions on Sunday as nine Arden Sailing Club members took to the River Avon in the penultimate race of the Autumn Handicap series at Arden Sailing Club in Defford near Pershore. Officer of the day Julian Taylor ...

CANFIELD NAMED 'VIRGIN ISLANDS SAILOR OF THE YEAR' BY VIRGIN ...
World Match Racing Tour
“Due to the recent success of several Virgin Islands' sailors, the Virgin Islands SailingAssociation felt it was important to recognize these accomplishments,” explains VISA president, Phillip Shannon. “Taylor's unprecedented World Championship in ...

Scammonden 'Freezer' sailing contest goes down a storm
Huddersfield Examiner
An annual post-Christmas race, dubbed 'The Freezer', took place at the picturesque reservoir yesterday. Hosted by Scammonden Water Sailing Club, 15 members and visiting sailors took to the water for the open race. And competition was tough assailors ...

Angolan Sailors in South Africa for International Event
AllAfrica.com
The sailor Bill, with Telecommunications Company of Angola Cables, is since December 24 in CapeTown in South Africa for the last preparations before the sailing competition that will connect South African region to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), according to ...

Olympics' most successful sailor: Ben Ainslie's take on tactics, flying and ...
Times of India
You couldn't have written a script like it, though [in what has been described as the greatest comeback in sailing history, as the boat's tactician, Ainslie masterminded Team USA's 9-8 win over Team New Zealand]. It had intrigue [the team's previous ...

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30 December 2013

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Gale-force winds, Dismasting


2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race film

Gale-force winds hit Sydney Hobart yacht race fleet | The Australian: "Dismasted yacht Wedgetail is limping to Hobart under motor after losing her mast and rigging at about 4 am in 40-knot gale force winds and even stronger gusts south of Tasman Island. The 16.8 metre yacht formerly raced as Yendys took shelter behind the Tasman peninsula overnight to cut away the tangled rigging and broken 20-metre high mast, before heading into the strong south-westerly winds and turning north into Storm Bay..."

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wedgetail’s dismasting - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "As it always does, the dismasting of an ocean-going yacht happens in an instant. And as it often is, the reason for the dismasting can only be a matter of speculation...."

An Overall Winner (A)waits - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "With all of the “big” boats in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race safely dockside in Hobart by the early hours this morning (Dec 29), attention turned to the fleet still racing on Day 4 of the 628 nautical mile offshore classic...."

Gale force winds continue to take their toll - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "The Victorian yacht Rush is sailing to Coles Bay where an ambulance will be waiting for injured crew member Ben Renshaw, who broke a leg while the boat was sailing south of Freycinet Peninsula on the Tasmanian east coast...."

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29 December 2013

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yact Race 2013, Wild Oats XI seventh victory

Wild Oats XI makes it seven Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours victories - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: Mark Richards skippered Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI to her seventh line honours victory in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race at 19.07.27hrs AEDT . . . and in doing so, equalled the seven line honours record set by the yacht first known as Morna, which took honours from 1946 to 1948 and then as Kurrewa IV in 1954, ’56, ’57 and ’60....

Bell says LOYAL to be a ‘Perpetual’ Rolex Sydney Hobart starter - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "Anthony Bell has tasted victory in the Rolex Sydney Hobart – on Investec LOYAL in 2011 – but in 2013 he failed to beat his nemesis, Wild Oats XI, with his latest super maxi, Perpetual LOYAL...."

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Chicago Match Race Center announces 2014 schedule of events
Sail World
The quality of talent development at CMRC can be best exemplified by its past SailingDirector, Taylor Canfield and his Team US One, who have just ascended to the top of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. CMRC will carry on this tradition of ...

 

28 December 2013

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Film


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Film (2012)

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Sailing-Wild Oats XI on course for seventh Sydney-Hobart win
Yahoo Eurosport UK
Wild Oats, trying to equal the seven line honours victories of the boat called Morna and later renamed Kurrewa IV, is expected to sail up the Derwent River to the finish of the 628 nautical-mile (1,163km) race late on Saturday afternoon. The remainder ...




Sailing legend Sir Ben Ainslie sends Christmas message to Clipper Race crews
Daily Echo
HAMPSHIRE sailing star Sir Ben Ainslie has sent a Christmas message to sailors from the county who are today back at sea on the next leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Speaking as the 12 teams set off on Boxing Day from Sydney, Australia, ...

Ivan Shestopalov keeps his eyes on the prize before Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta - Outdoors - MiamiHerald.com: " . . . . The OBIYR, held in Coconut Grove at the Coral Reef Yacht Club, is in its 68th year, and is one of the largest youth dinghy regattas in the world. There are expected to be 689 competitors from 27 U.S. states and 23 countries ... The four days of competition feature several types of vessels: Optimists, Lasers (Full, Radial, and 4.7), and Club 420s.... Awards will be distributed Monday night to the top sailors in each category by government officials, Orange Bowl Committee leaders and Olympians including Magnus Liljedahl, a former U.S. gold medalist who will be presenting the sportsmanship award that bears his name..."

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27 December 2013

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 (video)


The start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart on a sparkling Sydney Harbour was very fast. A reach down the habour was led by Wild Oats XI from Perpetual LOYAL and Beau Geste. The first two maxis (100 footers) were chased by and nearly caught by Karl Kwok's new 80 footer. A real drag race that saw them exit the harbour in a very fast time. (Dec 26, 2013)

69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "A fleet comprising 94 yachts, including 22 international entrants, set off on the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht, with 15-18 knot southeasterly, sunshine and blue skies..."

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Super maxis dominate leaders early in Sydney to Hobart yacht race
Greenfield Daily Reporter
SYDNEY — Super maxis held three of the top five positions in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race Thursday with defending champion Wild Oats XI trailing Perpetual Loyal by three nautical miles late on the first day. Wild Oats XI, attempting to win the ...

Wild Oats XI leads at start of Sydney to Hobart yacht race
AFP
Sydney — Wild Oats XI was leading the Sydney to Hobart yacht race Thursday, after a neck-and-neck race out of Sydney harbour against rival supermaxi Perpetual Loyal which threatened a protest. Sunny conditions prevailed as the 94 boats took off on the ...




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A U.S. Comeback Lifts a Yacht Club - NYTimes.com: "...Those at the club gleefully witnessed the culmination of one of the greatest comebacks in sports. Oracle Team USA had trailed Emirates Team New Zealand, 8-1, in the first-to-nine competition. It needed to win eight races in a row to keep the trophy. And it did. Only one thing was missing: Bajurin. During the party, he was attending to official duties at the finish line. But in the chaos of the celebration at the club he helped save, a text message from Bajurin reached the phone of one of his deputies. The trophy was on its way home. On television, you could see him smiling."

America's Cup regatta may return to San Francisco in 2017 | Reuters: "The event's victor wins the right to choose the venue. Coutts wants to return the regatta to the Northern California city's waterfront, and hopes to convince civic leaders to agree to host the event a second time. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Monday sent a letter to Coutts opening negotiations. The city and Oracle have a number of details to sort out and the board of supervisors must approve any deal."

Coastguard Sailing Cup from Jan 15
The New Indian Express
The Coast Guard Region (East) in association with the Royal Madras Yacht Club will be organising a three-day Coast Guard Sailing Cup 2013 from January 15 to January 17. A notification from the Royal Madras Yacht Club said the event was open to all ...

These are the 10 best sporting events of 2013
Montgomery Newspapers
Team USA comes back in America's Cup winOracle Team USA was in a nearly impossible position before the first leg of the 2013 America's Cup. After a rough start, and two decreed losses for cheating, the Americans trailed Emirates Team New Zealand 8-1 ...

26 December 2013

1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race film part 2

1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race film part 2

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25 December 2013

1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race film part 1

1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race film part 1

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 - Start: Thursday (Boxing Day), December 26, 2013, 1:00 pm  local time - Sydney, Australia (Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm EST US;   Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 02:00 am UTC) Watch live on Boxing Day 1230-1400 AEDT: @Channel7 nationally; Australia Network in Asia-Pacific; webcast globally at http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/

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24 December 2013

Hard to Windward, 1956 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Film



1956 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Film - Hard to Windward:
Hard to Windward - the film of the 1956 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
With thanks to the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office for allowing the film to appear on CYCATV


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 - Start: Thursday (Boxing Day), December 26, 2013, 1:00 pm  local time - Sydney, Australia (Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm EST US;   Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 02:00 am UTC) Watch live on Boxing Day 1230-1400 AEDT: @Channel7 nationally; Australia Network in Asia-Pacific; webcast globally at http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/

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23 December 2013

International flotilla to join Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (video)

International flotilla to join Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race: "International flotilla to join Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race -This year's Sydney to Hobart yacht race will have a distinctly global feel this Boxing Day, (Thursday, December 26). The inclusion of the Clipper round the world race will boost the foreign flotilla to 22 internationals. Nick Vindin reports."

Sydney to Hobart: Experience of Wild Oats XI crew gives it edge over rival yacht Perpetual Loyal: "Wild Oats XI should have the edge on key rival Perpetual Loyal in this year's Sydney to Hobart yacht race - not due to technology or boat design, but the greater time her crew has spent together sailing the super-maxi - believes recently crowned Ocean Racer of the Year Stephen Ainsworth. Ainsworth, owner of the 62-footer Loki that won the 2011 Sydney to Hobart on handicap and was second on corrected time to Wild Oats XI last year, rates the individual calibre of both crews...."

69th Sydney to Hobart: the Supermaxis | The Roar"The fleet includes five Supermaxis, and 18 maxis (70-90 foot yachts) including the Clipper 70 fleet that is including the Sydney to Hobart as part of its round the world race along with some ex Volvo Round the World Race vessels. We will start by looking at the Supermaxis Contenders 1. Wild Oats XI Skipper Mark Richards 2. Perpetual Loyal, Skipper Anthony Bell 3. Wild Thing, Skipper Grant Wharington 4. Ragamuffin 100, Skipper Syd Fischer 5. Zefiro, Skipper Gerhard Reuther The two hotshots in this group are without doubt Wild Oats XI and Perpetual Loyal, although the others cannot be discounted, especially if they get weather that suits them."

Late arrival looms as big Hobart chance
NZ City
Any suggestion it wouldn't be prepared for the Boxing Day start was quickly quashed by her sailing master, Gavin Brady. A titanic figure in the sport with five America's Cupcampaigns and 10 previous Sydney Hobarts plus Round the World races in his ...

Sail-World.com : Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Beau Geste arrives in town: " 'Beau Geste has arrived in Sydney ready to take on the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2013' ... Every Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2013 competitor aiming for line honours and overall glory has been waiting to see the new boat, Beau Geste. She has arrived in town and sailing master Gavin Brady warns 'We’ve arrived ready and probably more prepared than anyone else.'"

Here's A Sneak Peek Inside The 100ft Yacht Vying For Sydney-Hobart Line Honours | Business Insider: "When the starting gun fires on Thursday for the 1163km Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race, a new boat will be challenging the favourite, Wild Oats XI, for line honours. The supermaxi Perpetual Loyal, owned by Sydney accountant and fourth-time Hobart racer Anthony Bell, is rumoured to be the fastest boat in the 94-boat fleet..."

A Sailing Family's Next Challenge
New York Times
The Hobart, as Australians call it, is a race of about 630 nautical miles, with the yachts departing from Sydney Harbor, crossing the notoriously volatile and relatively shallow Bass Strait and then arriving at the coast of Tasmania, where they sail up ...
Sail-World.com : Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Taylor’s quest for the Cup: "Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2013 gets underway in five days, on December 26th. At 64 years of age Bruce Taylor, the skipper of Chutzpah, is nearing an era when most would consider retiring, but it’s not work holding the Victorian back from enjoying the red wine and his golden-years; it’s sailing. Taylor has dedicated more than half his life to winning the Tattersall’s Cup in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, and after 33-attempts it’s proven elusive. 'We’ve finished second, third, fourth, we’ve won our division 10-times, but we haven’t knocked the Cup off yet,’’ Taylor said of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual 628 nautical mile race. 'It’s become an obsession; my life’s ambition. But, you know, I can’t go on much longer. I need to retire at some stage, I just want this first.' ..."

Seven important numbers from the final America’s Cup Economic Impact Report | KALW: " . . . $364 million in total economic impact . . . $20.7 million out of San Francisco funds - This number does not include over $180 million spent on fixing up the piers, and long-planned improvements around the waterfront, including expected construction of a new cruise ship terminal. Private fundraising from the America’s Cup Organizing Committee was initially supposed to help the city with costs of up to $32 million, but the group only reimbursed the city just over $8 million. . . . 1,175 new jobs - Over a thousand new full-time, temporary jobs were directly generated as a result of the Cup and related activities. If you include the construction of the new cruise terminal, that number rises to over 2,300. . . 700,000 visitors . . . "

Winging It: How Larry Ellison Harnessed Big Data To Win The America's Cup
Forbes
Written by three veteran sailing journalists, “Winging It” provides an insider's look at the professional sailing business and the America's Cup, from how the 72-foot cats became the boat of choice — one key qualification: They had to be able to be ...

Hindsight could help new SF America's Cup bid
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco plans to submit a letter Monday to Team Oracle formally offering to host the America's Cup sailing competition again - only this time, city officials won't be offering any big subsidies or real estate as part of the deal. "The mayor has ...

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22 December 2013

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 (2012 video)


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Rough cut video of Lahana flying south in the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "The fleet for the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race now stands at 94 following the withdrawal of Quiros..." Start: Thursday, December 26, 2013, Sydney, Australia . . . regattanews.com - Home: events, press info, media, high resolution images download: "A fleet comprising 94 yachts, including 22 international entrants, five 100-ft Maxis, seven former winners and the current race..."Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (sometimes referred to as the Bluewater Classic in the Australian media) is an annual event hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, starting in Sydney on Boxing Day (Thursday, December 26, 2013) and finishing in Hobart, Tasmania. The race distance is approximately 630 nautical miles (1,170 km). The race is run in co-operation with the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, and is widely considered to be one of the most difficult yacht races in the world. The race was initially planned to be a cruise by Peter Luke and some friends who had formed a club for those who enjoyed cruising as opposed to racing, however when a visiting British Royal Navy Officer, Captain John Illingworth, suggested it be made a race, the event was born. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race has grown over the decades, since the inaugural race in 1945, to become one of the top three offshore yacht races in the world, and it now attracts maxi yachts from all around the globe..."

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Rolex and Yachting: "628 sleepless miles. The crew have no time for rest. The end of each day heralds the same mantra: just make it through the night unscathed. Iron-willed, and hardened by wind and waves, they battle the black, undulating expanse. These men were made for the sea...."

Taylor aims to make thirty three a winner in Rolex Sydney Hobart - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "At 64 years of age Bruce Taylor, the skipper of Chutzpah, is nearing an era when most would consider retiring, but it’s not work holding the Victorian back from enjoying the red wine and his golden-years; it’s sailing...."

Millionaires and star power add glamour to Sydney to Hobart ocean challenge
Herald Sun
But it has some stars of world sailing, including Australian America's Cup skipper Iain Murray, who has sailed in all six of the yacht's line honours victories and was race director for the America's Cup in San Francisco this year, and six-time around ...

Sydney to Hobart suits Vicky Song, an entrant from a new market
Sydney Morning Herald
Song, 30, and a crew member of the 21-metre Qingdao - named after the Chinese city that hosted the 2008 Olympic Games sailing regatta - loves the high risk of ocean racing that she took up seven years ago and hopes to continue for many years to come.

Jono sets sail on Sydney-Hobart adventure
Illawarra Mercury
Jono is well-experienced and when he sails out of Sydney Harbour on Thursday he will know exactly what is expected of him under the watchful eye of Mr Cornish and alongside Wollongong residents Boudewyn (Boudy) de Haas, Mish Ivaneza and two ...

Sailing: Drama ahead of Sydney to Hobart race
Newstalk ZB
A crew member of Sydney to Hobart yacht Helsal 3 has fractured seven ribs during the boat's delivery. The unnamed person was thrown from the galley on the port side to the starboard side during a southwesterly gust on the way from Hobart to Sydney...

Three countries represented for the first time in the Rolex Sydney Hobart - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "A Chinese celebrity, a South African who lived the life of a gangster and an engineer from Myanmar are three sailors representing their homeland for the first time in the history of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race...."

A record donation to worthy charity and Rolex Sydney Hobart competitor - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: " . . . . the charity is fielding a team of returned soldiers aboard the Volvo Ocean 60 Spirit of Mateship in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The yacht’s skipper, Russell McCart, who has competed in 12 Sydney Hobart’s, was thrilled to receive the cheque. “They’ve been blown up, some of these guys have been shot, they’ve been in Black Hawk (helicopter) crashes (in Afghanistan),’’ McCart said. “The military’s a reasonably insular place as it is, and when you’re wounded, you tend to withdraw more into that group. “So what we’re trying to do is show there’s another side of life - there’s things outside the military - and introduce them to a broader range of people...."

Diggers on a voyage of discovery and healing
Sydney Morning Herald
When Sydney to Hobart contender Spirit of Mateship unfurls her mighty sails on Sydney Harbour this Boxing Day it will signal the beginning of a voyage of discovery - and, hopefully, healing - for a group of wounded, injured and ill Australian Defence ...

GAES Christmas Race - Excellent sailing on day 4
Sail World
The expected early morning wind did not blow as forecasted due to the clouds and it looked like another day without sailing was on the way. But past midday, skies began to clear up slowly and the wind began to pick up and by 14.00h races were underway ...

Top sailing body honours Notts pair
Nottingham Post
Rennie has been instrumental in Girton SC nearing its long-standing ambition to buy the 100 acre lake which is its home in North Notts, while the club's Sailabiliy group, providing opportunities for disabled people to learn to sail and sail regularly ..

Lacklustre winds test sailing skills on River Avon
Evesham Observer
LACKLUSTRE winds provided testing conditions on Sunday as nine Arden Sailing Club members took to the River Avon in the penultimate race of the Autumn Handicap series at Arden Sailing Club in Defford near Pershore. Officer of the day Julian Taylor ...

ALICE J/24 Women's Sailing Team Report
J/Sailing News (blog)
(Hamburg, Germany)- In early October, the ALICE crew went along with their boat on the 1,700 km long road to the J/24 European Championships in Monaco. Here is the report from the skipper of the six women crew, Katharina Witt from the Hamburger Segel ...

America's Cup | Ex-Wallaby Phil Waugh keen to test... | Stuff.co.nz: "Former Wallabies flanker Phil Waugh wants to contest the America's Cup with Australia's new syndicate a prime target. Waugh, who is sailing his fourth Sydney to Hobart race on Boxing Day, said this year's dramatic Cup final between Oracle and Team New Zealand had stirred his interest...."

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20 December 2013

Extreme Sailing Series 2013 video highlights


Extreme Sailing Series 2013 video highlights - The 2013 Extreme Sailing Series was a truly global circuit, with a fleet made up of some of the worlds greatest sailing talent. Six established teams were joined by home nation and wildcard entries throughout the year in the fight to secure the Series trophy - one of the most coveted in the sport. With so much at stake for winning the worlds most elite level Stadium Racing series there was no holding back. From the Middle East to Asia, and Europe to South America, after seven Acts, three continents and 190 races, it came down to final leg of the final race for the 2013 victor to be crowned in what was a truly spectacular sporting battle. Watch the highlights from an extraordinary seventh year of Stadium Racing, above.

J/News Articles: J/24 Dominates Hot Rum Sailing Series!: "...This year’s three weekend series saw just about every weather condition imaginable.  The first weekend was fraught with almost no wind with most big boats barely finishing and most littler boats having to take DNFs (sometimes entire divisions!).  The second go-around saw a gorgeous sunny day with 5-8 kts of breeze from the West.  Then, the final weekend was cool, partly cloudy with foggy drizzle and a strong breeze of 10-20 kts from the SW. For the first time in years, the little boats predominated.  In fact, it was the “classic” J/24 CAROLINA sailed by Ben Nieting that not only took overall honors, winning the last race overall, but also winning Class 5!  Not far behind them overall was Dennis & Sharon Case’s J/105 WINGS, taking sixth overall and first in Class 3 and in ninth overall was Jim Madden’s J/125 STARK RAVING MAD IV...."

Murray on America's Cup: 'There is a possibility for women. There are no ...
Herald Sun
Women have been noticeably absent from America's Cup waters since the start of the regatta in 1851 with only three sailing in an America's Cup match - Hope Goddard Iselin, Phyllis Brodie Gordon Sopwith and Gertrude "Gertie" Vanderbilt all timekeepers.

Penalty imposed on kiteboard manufacturer
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
As required by class rule B.4 the Temavento Brand and ISAF have been notified today about the final outcome of the investigations following equipment inconsistencies found during the 2013 Kiteracing European Championships, where 18 sailors were ...

SYRF Fundraiser in February to Match New Challenge
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These include the 34th America's Cup Director of Technology Stan Honey, offshore and America's Cup multihull designer Gino Morelli, HPR founder and sailor Steve Benjamin, world-class navigator and strategist Peter Isler, offshore sailing educator Rich ...

America's Cup e-Book project greatly exceeds start up target
Sail World
Using the Kickstarter model to raise investment is first for an America's Cup project, and it would seem that it is viable to cover other major sailing events in this way - aimed at the growing audience who watch video, read books and news online. Jack ...

Vietnamese coaches take part in first sailing training course
VietNamNet Bridge
More than 20 coaches from five coastal provinces across Viet Nam have recently participated in the first technical sailing course for coaches in the central of province of Binh Thuan. The Viet Nam's Level 1 Technical Course for Coaches in Sailing took ...

Update: World's biggest sailing race in memory of Olympian Andrew 'Bart' Simpson
Dorset Echo
Steve Dadd, from Weymouth Sailing Club, said: “We haven't been asked to participate yet, but the event is certainly something Weymouth Sailing Club will throw their whole weight behind to support. “Bart's Bash sounds like an excellent idea and anything ...

Planning underway for One Ton Cup Revisited regatta >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News: "The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has started formalised planning for a One Ton Cup Revisited regatta in Auckland, in February/March 2015. Its decision to proceed with the event is based on a strong international expression of interest in competing. That response includes 16 would-be entries and 4 would-be charterers, from NZ (9), Australia (4), Sweden (2), UK (2), Canada (2) and the USA (1). “That is a highly promising outcome,” says RNZYS commodore Steve Burrett “good enough for us to start planning in earnest. “We set ourselves a conservative target of a minimum 10-boat fleet if we were to stage the event. Based on the reaction to date, we are confident enough to proceed with formal planning, convinced there will be an even stronger uptake as word of the regatta spreads further”."

The Ultimate Dream: Sailing around the world in 151 days - Lifestyle - DNA: "Lt. Cdr. Abhilash Tomy, a reconnaissance pilot with the Navy and the first Indian to navigate the globe solo and non-stop...151-day journey at sea...At 34, you’ve already sailed around the world, what do you look forward to now?Another go at circumnavigation, I can’t wait to get back to sea.  Yacht Name: Mhadei; Sailed From: November 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013; Route Taken: Mumbai, South of Australia, New Zealand, Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and back to  Mumbai; Total Distance: 23,100 nautical miles... (read more at link above)"

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19 December 2013

Bart's Bash in honor of Andrew Simpson; Atlantic Cup Video


2012 Atlantic Cup Outtakes (sailing video above)

Sir Ben plans race in honour of Bart
Daily Echo
Bart's Bash was dreamed up in the wake of the tragic death of Simpson, who drowned while competing in the America's Cup. With his Southampton sailing partner Iain Percy, Simpson won a gold medal at the Beijing Games and a silver at London 2012.

Sailing event 'Bart's Bash' in honour of Andrew Simpson
ITV News
Plans to host a large-scale sailing event in tribute to Dorset sailor Andrew 'Bart' Simpson has been unveiled today. The event has been named 'Bart's Bash' in honour of the olympic sailor who died in May while training for the America's Cup. The race ...

World's biggest sailing race in memory of Olympian Andrew 'Bart' Simpson
Dorset Echo
Bart's Bash was dreamed up in the wake of the tragic death of Simpson, who drowned while competing in the America's Cup. With his sailing partner Iain Percy, Simpson won a gold medal at the Beijing Games and a silver at London 2012. Plans for the new ...

Sir Ben Ainslie plans world's biggest sailing race in honour of friend Andrew ...
Bournemouth Echo
Bart's Bash was dreamed up in the wake of the tragic death of Simpson, who drowned while competing in the America's Cup. With his Southampton sailing partner Iain Percy, Simpson won a gold medal at the Beijing Games and a silver at London 2012.

Looking forward to a year of sailing in 2014
On The Wight
This annual one-day event sponsored by J.P. Morgan Asset Management and organised by the Island Sailing Club, is firmly established as one of the top sailing events on the international sporting calendar. With The Island Sailing Club organising ...

US Sailing: State of the Union
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
During the summer we toured the West Coast from San Diego to the Gorge, making 28 stops and engaging junior and adult sailors at community sailing programs, yachtclubs, National Championships and the America's Cup. We also developed a new ...

Sail World
Probably the exciting outcome from this year's conference was the news that ISAF intends to push ahead with a revised version of the Sailing World Cup, to begin in late 2014, and with entries limited to the top 25 sailors in each class from around the ...

Offshore Sailing School honored for leukemia donations
Trade Only Today
“The National Chairman's Citation is presented with deepest appreciation for the Colgates' support of the Leukemia Cup Regatta fundraising events through the years, which includes over $100,000 in donations generated from a portion of paid sailing ...

Help Local Sailing Team Reach Olympics
Patch.com
Jordan Factor and Matthew Wefer of Glen Head have been sailing together since the fall of 2008 and have consistently improved through hard work and dedication to become one of the top teams in the United States. The duo has setup an online ...

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18 December 2013

Flying a Spinnaker Singlehanded video



Flying a Spinnaker Singlehanded on a Carter 3/4 Ton IOR 33' Sloop. "I use a Raymarine ST2000 Tiller Autohelm to steer when I'm up on the foredeck. I don't know of any other method to sail downwind reliably other than an Autopilot/helm. During the day, the winds did pick up while I had the chute up and was in the middle of a gybe. The Autohelm was not able to catch every wind shift and I rounded up a few times... so, they're not perfect. disclaimer: I'm not a pro, I don't have sailing my chute solo down to perfection, I wasn't trying for speed, just practicing how to do it. Hopefully this video helps other singlehanded or shorthanded sailors realize you can fly a chute solo."
Boat: S/V Time and Tide (Carter 3/4 Ton IOR 33' Sloop)
Location: Colvos Passage, Puget Sound, Washington
Music: The Glitch Mob "We Swarm"
Camera: contourROAM 1600


Former Wallaby star Phil Waugh wants to make more waves in America's Cup ...
Perth Now
About to line up in his fourth Sydney to Hobart as part of the Perpetual Loyal crew, former Waratahs and Wallabies flanker Waugh said he has become a fan of the fastest, craziest sailing around - America's Cup racing. "I just though it was great ...

America's Cup: One of the greatest comebacks - book now released
Sail World
The teams of the Louis Vuitton Cup and the America's Cup had to overcome technical challenges and discover new ways of sailing their boats, evolving their tactics and crew work on a nearly daily basis. Onshore, organizers worked to re-shape sailing's ...

Sailing star Mathew Belcher eyes start in Sydney to Hobart
Sydney Morning Herald
While Belcher and Ryan have their sights firmly set on the 2016 Rio Olympics, thesailing duo also have an eye on another iconic event - the America's Cup. Belcher's name has been raised as a possible senior option for Australia's newly formed team to ...

Ozark Sailing Club wraps up season with awards ceremony
Lake Expo
Enizian heads back to the LakeSide Cafe at the Ozark Yacht Club after competing in the Ozark Cup Regatta. Ozark Sailing Club wraps up season with awards ceremony Ozark...

Taking Flight: Is Foiling now Mainstream?
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Foiling has been around for years, but the 2013 America's Cup on San Francisco Bay turned up the spotlight dramatically on a phenomenon that has become exponentially more widespread of late – albeit beneath the radar of many sailors. In 2012 ... new in ...

Belcher eyes start in Sydney to Hobart
The Age
While Belcher and Ryan have their sights firmly set on the 2016 Rio Olympics, thesailing duo also have an eye on another iconic event - the America's Cup. Belcher's name has been raised as a possible senior option for Australia's newly formed team to ...

Sea Master Sailing online now
Yachting World (blog)
This month the show features the final events of both the RC44 season and the Extreme Sailing Series, a feature on the MOD70 crews in the Transat Jaques Vabre, along with a feature on the first round of the ISAF World Cup, one of the first steps ...

Sailing's 470 class champions Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan give an ahoy to ...
Sydney Morning Herald
Their dockside cameo was part of a ''Discover Sailing'' initiative that began after the Olympics to generate participation at social to elite levels in the sport that became Australia's saviour in last year's Games by providing three gold medals. Not ...

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Sailing for our nation video, Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15


Team Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking is delighted to be sailing for his nation - the Netherlands - in the upcoming edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. And he's in it to win. This will be the Dutch skipper's seventh participation in the round-the-world race, and the sponsor's third involvement. Brunel's entry into the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race makes it four teams announced so far.

America's Cup on 2013 Google Zeitgeist video
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The video quickly cycles through some of the biggest events, newsmakers, celebrity moments, and cultural forces of 2013 – of which the 34th America's Cup was included. GZ ... Launched in 1997, Scuttlebutt provides sailing news with a North American focus.

VIDEO: Outakes from the 2012 Atlantic Cup
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The 2012 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing was the second running of this premier Class 40 sailing event in the U.S. The event featured teams from the USA, France, Germany and Great Britain, with the course beginning from Charleston, S.C. The ...

France plan to take shot at next America's Cup
Independent Community Newspaper
Stephane Kandler, who was part of the last French challenge at the 2007 America'sCup, has been named general manager of Team France, which is backed by the YachtClub de France and the French Sailing Federation. Groupama are the major financial ...

Taking Flight: is Foiling now Mainstream?
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Foiling has been around for years, but the 2013 America's Cup on San Francisco Bay turned up the spotlight dramatically on a phenomenon that has become exponentially more widespread of late – albeit beneath the radar of many sailors. In 2012 ... new in ...

Team Gilmour bounces back
Sail World
Dave, like Luke and Peter was also straight out of Terengganu, but instead rushing to get down to Sail Melbourne the second event of the ISAF World Cup sailing series to race in the 49er class with his crew Sam Phillips. The grade 1 event had a hot ...

Largest Hobie 16 World Championship, ever
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
More than 365 teams, comprising almost 500 competitors from 27 countries will battle it out in three (3) world championship disciplines: Women's, Youth, Open with two (2) additional disciplines Masters Cup and Grand Masters Cup. ... winds making Jervis ...

Sailing success sees participation soar; Olympic medalilsts meet sailors ...
BYM News (press release)
The success of the Australian Sailing Team at the Olympic Games, the involvement of Australian sailors in the America's Cup and the growing profile of Rolex Sydney HobartYacht Race are seeing increasing numbers of people taking up the sport of sailing ...

America's Cup Winner Peter Isler to Keynote at Continuum's User Conference
4-traders (press release)
He has been involved in every America's Cup since winning it as navigator aboard Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes in 1987. He has covered five America's Cups for various broadcasters including ESPN and ABC Sports. He is Editor at Large for SailingWorld ...

As The Cup Turns | Sailing Anarchy
As first reported here on SA almost half a year ago, Franck Cammas is moving forward with his usual laser-beam focus on a French America's Cup bid, and an ...
sailinganarchy.com/2013/12/11/as-the-cup-turns/

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16 December 2013

Dongfeng taken for a test-drive (video), Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15


Dongfeng taken for a test-drive (video), Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
Dongfeng Race Team's brand new Volvo Ocean 65 racing boat came through an ocean test-drive with flying colours. Our own Rick Deppe was on-board to see the boat's innovative features put to the test in the English Solent.

Volvo Ocean Race | Dongfeng taken for a test-drive: "We went aboard Dongfeng Race Team´s brand new Volvo Ocean 65 to check out some of the boat´s new features being put to the test in the English Solent. Deppe was there to finally get his hands on the wheel and run his expert eye over one of the world´s most advanced racing boats..."

America's Cup: An old soldier offers advice
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Robert C. Keefe, staff commodore of St. Francis Yacht Club, shares the perspective of one that has seen it all… The 35th Match for the America's Cup should be conducted on San Francisco Bay in the same waters as this past match. And to do it right ...

Sailing's Ben Ainslie, Coaching Chain of the Year
Boxscore
Ainslie, who has won medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1996 to 2012, is currently on a fund-raising and support drive to help raise money to launch a British challenge for the America's Cup next year. The 36-year-old was a member of the ...

America's Cup: Dean Barker reflects on the 34th America's Cup
Sail World
There were a number of delays and wind issues, the delays allowed Oracle to go back and analyse how they were sailing the boat, and look at what we were doing, and learn how to achieve more speed than we could ever do upwind. 'They managed to get ...

France plan shot at next America's Cup
Auckland stuff.co.nz
Stephane Kandler, who was part of the last French challenge at the 2007 America'sCup, has been named general manager of Team France, which is backed by the YachtClub de France and the French Sailing Federation. Groupama are the major financial ...

America's Cup: Jimmy Spithill on the 34th Match and more
Sail World
The biggest change we made was how we were sailing the boat. We were only scratching the surface with these boats. This is going to the Moon stuff, and you are learning along the way. The learning curve for both teams is vertical. And to learn the most ...

McKay family clean up in Tasmania's MacIntyre Cup Regatta for Mirrors
Sail World
The McKay family had a great weekend at the annual MacIntyre Cup Regatta for Mirror Class Dinghies sailed on the River Derwent from the Kingston Beach Sailing Club on the 7th-8th December. Marcus MacKay sailed Sky III to overall victory with Luka ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Selection trials begin for Team Dongfeng
Sail World
... who love sailing,' said Kit. Also putting their ACWS and Extreme 40 experience to good use is Xue Liu from ShanDong; as is Yiran Zhang from Qingdao and representing Sanya, Zijin Wen who also has an impressive 470 CV. Jin Hao Chen from Hong Kong is...

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Sailing Butterfly small scow sailboat (video)


Sailing Butterfly small scow sailboat in Marinette Wisconsin - Published on Nov 30, 2013 - "This small sailboat (Butterfly, 12 foot scow) is perfect for a dad, son, and nephew in the shallow waters in "the pocket" of Marinette Wisconsin, August 2013. We walked across to Seagull Bar a different day, never more than knee deep. The Butterfly is a scaled-down C Scow designed by John Barnett this excellent tiny sailboat is one of the original "One Design" classes still used for racing, but more often for just fooling around, the Butterfly is an excellent sail boat for conditions like these. Prior years have had this one out in high wind, and in strong breezes when sailing solo the boat will plane very fast, if you have the body weight to avoid capsize..."
http://www.butterflyer.org/
http://www.northernlakesailboats.com/

'Nationality Rule' Proposed For Next America's Cup
Afloat
Sir Ben Ainslie's historic contribution to Oracle Team USA's astonishing turnaround victory in this year's America's Cup may prompt a future rule change for the yachting classic - one that would prevent its likes from happening again....

As The Cup Turns | Sailing Anarchy
As first reported here on SA almost half a year ago, Franck Cammas is moving forward with his usual laser-beam focus on a French America's Cup bid, and an ...

Australians wrap up successful Sailing World Cup | IPC
Liesl Tesch was victorious for the second straight year in Melbourne in the SKUD18 two-person keelboat race.
www.paralympic.org/.../australians-wrap-successful-sailing-wo...



 News - Round-the-world sailing record attempt - The Weather Network: "Monday, December 2, 2013, 12:28 PM - A 76-year-old man is on a potentially record-breaking voyage. Stanley Paris set sail Monday morning from Saint Augustine, Florida, in an attempt to break two records. He hopes to become both the oldest and fastest person to sail around the world non-stop and alone. His trip was delayed two days because of weather. Paris has sailed around the world before, but never alone until now. He expects the Saint Augustine to Saint Augustine trip to take about 130 days."

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14 December 2013

Onne's new illustrated art book SAILING (video)



Onne's new illustrated art book SAILING from Onne van der Wal on Vimeo.
Take a trip around the world with Onne on his photo adventures and assignments in his new Rizzoli published book SAILING. Its large 7lb hard cover book with 300 pages and two hundred images, some of them being large 4 page spreads and some are 4 small images in a collage on a single page. Onne has been shooting professionally for about 25 years and this book is a true representation of his amazing photo work over the years. The images are of large and small racing and cruising boats and from far off the beaten track destinations all over the world. A unique collection of images beautifully put together by Rizzoli, one of the worlds leading publishers of illustrated art books.

PHOTOS: Shogun V dismasted at TP52 Southern Cross Cup
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Two more bullets has Team Beau Geste leading this round on progressive points, and in command of the overall TP52 Southern Cross Cup as winners of rounds one and two at Sandringham Yacht Club in February and April, and round three on Sydney ...

Budget Marine Match Racing Cup - NoR now available
Sail World
This exhilarating one day race sails in the protected waters of the Simpson Bay lagoon on the one design Jeanneau SunFast 20. Previous winner Colin Rathbun had this to say about sailing on the lagoon, 'There are a couple of hidden lanes in the madness, ...

Artemis pair have job to finish
New Zealand Herald
The Olympic sailing champions re-signed with Swedish outfit Artemis Racing this week after rejecting an approach from Australia's newly formed America's Cup team, led by wine baron Bob Oatley. The Australian pair, who won gold at the London Games, ...

Top sailors ready for Match Racing
Gulf Daily News
DELEGATIONS from Australia and Tunisia touched down in Bahrain yesterday ahead of the Kingdom of Bahrain Match Racing Championships at the Bahrain Sailing Club premises near Al Jazayer Beach in Zallaq. There are 13 countries lined up for this ...

Sailing spirit of Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta
The Star Online
Well, I got my crash course in sailing during the recent Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta (RMSIR), which saw 36 boats of all shapes and sizes competing for honours (and no prize money at all). Organised by the Royal Selangor Yacht Club in ...

Sailing the World (Pregnant)
San Diego Magazine
When you set sail on a world adventure, there is a fair amount of gallivanting and gadding about that happens on a daily basis. We had decided to leave San Diego for Mexico and commence a world sailing trip, even though we had just recently discovered...

Sailing As We Know It 'Is Over'? Not Exactly
Afloat
"Sailing as we know it is officially over" is the strongest message to emerge from the two-day World Yacht Racing Forum and Yacht Racing Design and Technology Symposium held earlier this week (10-11 December) in Gothenburg. But as Craig ...

Search for Chinese Team Dongfeng VOR crew - 'no experience required'
Sail World
On the other side of the globe in Sanya, China the Dongfeng Race Team is preparing to put Chinese athletes through their paces in the first of several sailing team selection trials. Dongfeng has successfully completed its sea trials in the Solent, UK ...

Sail Canada Mount Challenge for 2014 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup
Sail World
Hoping to bridge an almost 30 year gap in Canadian Offshore racing, Sail Canada has announced its intention to lodge a challenge for the 2014 Commodores' Cup by forming a three boat team of Canadian sailors. 'The likely make up of the team will draw on ...

J/109s Dominate Irish Sea
J/Sailing News (blog)
J/109 sailing on Irish Sea (Dublin, Ireland)- The enthusiastic group of J/109 owners from Ireland and Wales that call the Irish Sea “home” had yet another remarkably successful 2013 summer sailing season. Often having to sail in some of the toughest ...

Pippa Middleton: Sir Ben Ainslie's new tiller girl
Telegraph.co.uk
At 8-1 down in the America's Cup against challengers Team Emirates New Zealand, they rallied to win 8-9 in an edge-of-the-seat contest that turned landlubbers around the world into avid sailing fans. In victory interviews Sir Ben downplayed his role in ...

Chile's Esmeralda visits San Juan
DVIDS
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The ancient walls of El Morro Castle witnessed the arrival of the world's second tallest and longest sailing ship, the Chilean Navy School Vessel Esmeralda, to San Juan, Dec. 12. Since early in the morning, personnel of the ...

Couple Sails Around The World For Eight Years
MyFox Philadelphia
It was one of the sights they saw in their eight years on a boat sailing the Pacific Seas. "When I met my husband, he told me he would sell his practice and sail around the world; five years later we, were doing it seems pretty crazy. It was awesome ...

Bowdoin Announces New Boathouse at Coastal Studies Center
Bowdoin Athletics
"We are excited to be moving forward with a wonderful new facility for our Sailingprogram," says Director of Athletics Tim Ryan. "Our facility will provide significantly improved locker room, meeting and storage space for our team, while also serving ...

America’s Cup boosted Napa Valley tourism: "Spending by America’s Cup visitors contributed an estimated $26.7 million to the Napa Valley economy between July and September, according to Visit Napa Valley. The numbers were presented Friday afternoon by the tourism organization at its semi-annual sales and marketing outlook conference held at the Meritage Resort and Spa. Clay Gregory, CEO of Visit Napa Valley, said that the America’s Cup sailing race, held in San Francisco in September, had an estimated $6.3 million economic impact on lodging revenue in Napa County. Factoring in food, wine, shopping and other visitor expenditures, that translates to an estimated $26.7 million in increased overall direct spending in Napa County, in part attributable to the America’s Cup, said Gregory...."

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