14 January 2014

Extreme Sailing Series 2014, Official Launch video

2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ Official Launch video - In 2014, the award-winning Extreme Sailing Series™ will embark on its most ambitious tour to date, with eight iconic Host Venues spanning three continents, over eleven months - including two brand new venues Saint Petersburg, Russia and Sydney, Australia. Nine elite level teams representing seven nations, will compete to win the coveted Extreme Sailing Series trophy, including Olympic legend Sir Ben Ainslie, Volvo Ocean Race winner Franck Cammas, reigning champion and British Olympian Leigh McMillan and double Olympic gold medallist Roman Hagara - to name a few! 

Ambitious Series confirmed for 2014: Full starting grid, 3 continent world tour & 2 new venues » Extreme Sailing Series: "- An eight Act globetrotting circuit spanning Asia, the Middle East and Europe confirmed for an eighth year of Stadium Racing including two brand new Host Venues – Russia and Australia. - Nine elite level teams representing seven nations – all 2013 teams return plus Olympic legend Sir Ben Ainslie and Volvo Ocean Race winner Franck Cammas. - Maintaining the highest level of sporting integrity, in the same award-winning format, across a mix of iconic cities, established sailing venues, and new markets of strong commercial value to stakeholders...."

Extreme Sailing Series ™ 2014 Host Venues:
Act 1: Singapore, 20-23 February
Act 2: Muscat, Oman 19-22 March
Act 3: Qingdao, China 1-4 May
Act 4: Saint Petersburg, Russia 26-29 June
Act 5: Cardiff, UK 22-25 August
Act 6: Istanbul, Turkey 11-14 September
Act 7:  Mediterranean 2-5 October
Act 8: Sydney, Australia 11-14 December

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 Teams and skippers:
Team / Skipper
Alinghi (SUI) - Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI)
GAC Pindar (AUS) - Seve Jarvin (AUS)
Groupama Team France (FRA) - Franck Cammas (FRA)
J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR) - Ben Ainslie (GBR)
Oman Air (OMA) - Rob Greenhalgh (GBR)
Realteam (SUI) - Jérôme Clerc (SUI)
Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) - Roman Hagara (AUT)
SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) - Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN) / Rasmus Køstner (DEN)
The Wave, Muscat (OMA) - Leigh McMillan (GBR)

Seve Jarvin to helm Australian entry in Extreme Series 2014
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Sir Ben Ainslie's fundraising for America's Cup bid 'in a good place' | Sport | The Guardian: "...Sir Ben Ainslie has revealed that his drive to win the America's Cup with a British team for the first time in the trophy's 163-year history is "in a good place" and that he has made significant progress towards raising the $100m (£60.8m) required to try. The four-times Olympic gold medallist, who endured a rollercoaster 2013 that encompassed the death of his close friend and fellow sailor Andrew "Bart" Simpson as well as a key role in masterminding one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time for Team Oracle in the America's Cup, said a final decision would be made in the spring, once the rules had been published...."

EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014 begins on Feb 9
Oman Daily Observer
DUBAI — A 21-year-old German born skipper Marcel Herrera is hoping for a “third time lucky” winning championship in this year's prestigious EFG Sailing Arabia — The Tour 2014 when he hopes to steer his youth Messe Frankfurt Sailing Team to victory in ...

From seasickness to sailing: The lessons an ABC reporter learned onboard a ...
ABC Online
The engineering and skill required to sail it through the oceans is a symbol of the creativity and ingenuity of humans. These masterpieces seemingly defy swells and seas that have humbled the strongest of men and can race 628 nautical miles in two days....

Swiss multihull team to take on the best in the world
My Sailing
Swiss sailing team Realteam has announced that its 2014 racing season is to include two of sailing's most competitive circuits: the Extreme Sailing Series and the Decision 35 Vulcain Trophy. With the foundations of a professional Swiss sailing team ...

Sailing: Rigging problems stops Kiwi's round-the-world trip
Newstalk ZB
American-based Stanley Paris set out in December to break the record of Dodge Morgan, who circumnavigated the globe under sail non-stop and unassisted at age 58 back in 1986. However, over New Years the 76-year-old encountered trouble at sea when ...

Sailing Arabia – The Tour: German hoping for 'Third time lucky' win
Sail World
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour is the only Offshore Sailing Event in the GCC. Competition is set to commence on 9th February, 2014. A 21-year-old German born skipper Marcel Herrera is hoping for a 'third time lucky' winning championship in this year's ...

US Sailing's 2013 Coach the the Year Awards open for nominations
Sail World
US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) is happy to reveal that the nomination period has opened for the 2013 Coach of the Year Awards. The OSC will honor coaches in five categories who have distinguished themselves at the youth, national and ...

Botany Bay Yacht Club celebrates 50 years
My Sailing
Since Lt. James Cook's HMS Endeavour Bark sailed through the heads in 1770, Botany Bay has a proud tradition of being a fine place to sail. Half a century ago, sailors were inspired to form a club specifically for yachts, and held the inaugural race of ...

Tony Kirby increases insurance cover on Patrice ahead of Festival of Sails
My Sailing
Patrice skipper Tony Kirby had to adjust the yacht's insurance policy, not because it crashed out of its debut Sydney Hobart with hull damage. Rather he anticipated it would record break-neck speeds at events including Geelong's Festival of Sails ...

Sailing instructors deny they were speeding in accident that left 11-year-old ...
Two girl sailing instructors today denied they were speeding when their boats crashed into each other - leaving an 11-year-old girl brain damaged. Elleni Morus and Nia Jones, both 17 at the time, were piloting high-powered inflatable boats when they ...

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