13 December 2013

SAP Extreme Sailing Team 2013 (video)



SAP Extreme Sailing Team 2013
Exclusive behind the scenes video with the SAP Extreme Sailing Team, giving insight into the team's preparation for competition and reviews the highlights of what has been an action-packed year.  (Dec 12, 2013)

Henri Lloyd wins Sydney leg of Clipper Round the World Yacht race: "British boat Henri Lloyd has claimed first place in the tightly-fought Sydney leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. After battling more than 3200 kilometres from Albany, Western Australia the 70-footer narrowly beat OneDLL and Chinese boat Qingdao into the Heads early on Friday morning, before crossing the finish line at 3.15am..."

Ben Ainslie: 'Winning America's Cup in a British boat is the final hurdle' | Sport | The Guardian: "Britain's multiple Olympic champion yachtsman who tipped the balance the US's way in this year's America's Cup would love to win for his own country – and for the memory of his friend..."

Ainslie 'working hard' to raise funds for British America's Cup team
Falmouth Packet
Howlett supported Ainslie to achieve Olympic sailing history when he won his fourth straight Olympic gold at London 2012, making him the most successful sailor in Games history. He also helped him to secure his tenth World Championship title. “It has ...

Canadian Team For 2014 Commodore's Cup
Afloat
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 former head of the Irish Sailing ...

Imagine a flying boat crossing an ocean
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
A few short years ago the idea of massive catamarans hurtling around a course at 40 knots flying high above the water would have seemed absurd, yet that's exactly what happened during the last America's Cup. None of us has a crystal ball to see what ...

Let's win it for Bart: Outteridge, Jensen
The West Australian
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, ...

Mad men? The perils of sailing solo around the world - CNN.com: "...It is 45 years since British yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston became the first man to perform a singlehanded, nonstop circumnavigation of the globe, achieving the feat in 312 days. He was the only person to finish of the eight-man field in the Golden Globe Race, during which one competitor Donald Crowhurst died -- having committed suicide after attempting to fake the details of his own round-the-world attempt. Sailing solo around the world Meet America's Cup flying hi-tech boats Watch speeding boat fly, crash! So what makes someone decide to take on such a daunting challenge? To spend months away from family and friends, coping on a mere four hours of sleep a night -- most of that broken -- while tackling monster waves on the world's most challenging waters?...."

Rio sailing venue 'a sewer': Briton - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk: "...Rio's Olympic organising committee has promised the pollution will be cleaned up when the Olympics open and the government has pledged to reduce 80% of the pollution flowing into the bay. But the sailors doubt the problem can be fixed after festering for decades, and many worry about their health. Environmentalists say measures being taken are a "stopgap" likely to mask the problem, not cure it. Over the last several weeks nearly 70% of Rio's waste goes untreated into surrounding waters, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press news agency. Famous beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema are dirty and untreated sewage pours into a lagoon bordering the Olympic Park, the heart of the games. Norregaard said that while sailing the last few days he saw entire trees floating in the bay, doors, chunks of timber with nails protruding, swollen mattresses and endless plastic bags. Another sailor talked about a horse carcass in the 148-square-mile bay, which opens into the Atlantic just above Rio's famed Copacabana beach. The Dane said the floating debris made racing unfair and dangerous. The other issue is the health risk with high levels of fecal coliform bacteria in the water..."

Volvo Ocean Race | “We're sailing for our nation” – Bekking
Team Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking is back for his seventh Volvo Ocean Race campaign but this one is particularly special for the Dutchman - he's sailing for ...

San Diego: Whale watching on a yacht guarantees no-seasickness sailing - latimes.com: "Elevate your whale-watching experience this season aboard the 139-foot America yacht in San Diego. The replica of the famous 19th century racer that established the America's Cup takes visitors out to see the southward migration of California's gray whales in style -- and with a "no seasickness" guarantee. The original America won a race around Britain's Isle of Wight in 1851, bringing back a little "challenge trophy" that became known as the famed America's Cup. The replica ship docked in San Diego harbor holds 78 people and was built in 1995 for $6 million...."

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