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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