30 March 2014

2014 St. Thomas International Regatta (video)


St Thomas Yacht Club, Cowpet Bay, St James Islands, Dog Rock and Great Bay all covered with 71 racing yachts in a big breeze. Definately cool yet 85 here in the USVI. Published on Mar 29, 2014.

2014 St. Thomas International Regatta: "Fast & Furious on Second Day of 41st St. Thomas International Regatta  St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Courses changed but the winds remained the blustery-same as the 69-boat fleet set sail on the second day of racing at the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Shorter round-the-buoy and round-the-island races off the island’s east end combined with 20-plus knots of breeze enabled the race committee to fire off as many as five and four races, respectively, in the beach cat and one-design IC-24 classes...."

Mat Belcher says he can balance Olympic and America's Cup campaigns
My Sailing
Some in the sailing industry were surprised when Mat Belcher was appointed skipper of the Hamilton Island America's Cup campaign. Not because ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Tracking towards a record fleet
Sail World
The 45th Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia in Palma Mallorca Spain, was first sailed as a Dragon class regatta in 1968. Six years later the Soling, 470, Snipe, ...

Malcolm Page leads Vatti to victory in Hainan regatta
My Sailing
An 18-strong fleet of boats departed from Wanning earlier in the morning and sailed to Sanya in a tricky 60-nm race that would make tacticians scratch ...

Mumm 36s share honours in final Hobart Combined Clubs Harbour Series
My Sailing
Just half a point separated Nat Morgan's Hot August Night from the Derwent SailingSquadron and Dave Willans' Trouble (BYC) after the final two ...

Plain sailing for students
The Star Online
THE Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT) will be signing agreements with two foreign universities to offer marine-related courses to its ...

Travel: Sailing along Maine coast on schooner Lewis R. French
The Providence Journal
Looking out from Camden Hill State Park in Maine at the schooner Lewis R. French sailingback to port on Penobscot Bay....

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29 March 2014

Sailing on America's Cup Boat (video)


David Sailing on America's Cup Boat - YouTube: "Published on Mar 25, 2014 Video of David Chandler sailing in America's Cup Sailboat."

Sailing - Great Britain looking to take ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca by storm
Yahoo Eurosport UK
Great Britain's sailing contingent will look to get their European regatta season up and running in style next week as the ISAF Sailing World Cup ...

CornerShot: Sailing therapy beats winter blues
Roanoke Times
After a long, hard, extremely cold and unpredictable winter, I spent several hours sailing Smith Mountain Lake on my wonderful 30-foot sloop, ...

SAILING: Queens Lake team shines in Sydney
Camden Haven Courier
Queens Lake Sailing Club sailors have showcased their skills in the NSW State Titles for the 2-person MG14 skiff, held at St George Sailing Club in ...

Come sail away with Stockton club
Stockton Record
The Stockton Sailing Club is hosting an open house for the sailing season's Opening Day, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

Volvo sailors get first taste of the power of the ocean
My Sailing
Last week Charles Caudrelier chose six Academy Squad sailors to sail with him towards Auckland for the first training leg of the Chinese-backed ...

Invest Africa takes Clipper lead as Scoring Gate approaches
My Sailing
Invest Africa is still a few miles ahead and sailing really well. We're doing all we can but can't seem to claw back any miles on them.” Further north ...

Sailing World Cup Mallorca - One year down for Martinez and Pacheco
Sail World
The Spanish sailors commenced their Rio 2016 campaign at the 2013 edition of the regatta and the experienced pair have seen a noticeable ...

Bainbridge Sailing team hosts Eagle Harbor regatta | SLIDESHOW
Bainbridge Island Review
The Bainbridge High School sailing team began their competition season Saturday, March 15 by hosting a regatta in Eagle Harbor, the first such ...

Briton found dead after yacht blaze in Caribbean | World news | theguardian.com"...She told Sky News that what she saw suggested that there had been an accident. "The fact that the captain of the vessel was in the water, he had launched his safety raft and the fact that we were able to find documents floating away from the vessel when we searched further, I would suggest that there had been an accident on board, the fire had overtaken the vessel and the captain had decided to leave."... The yacht, reportedly named Asante and registered in Gibraltar, was reported to have been found approximately 15 miles west of Buccament, in south-west St Vincent, though Wilson said it was around three and a half to five miles offshore...."

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28 March 2014

New US Sailing Chalk Talk video; Ben Ainslie on Barts Bash

Chalk Talk Season 10 Episode 1 - Season Premiere -
The Chalk Talk gang returns for the college sailing spring season, except this year, the spring season is going to look a little bit different. The cast explains, while also bringing back staples like the Zim Stud of the Week and predictions for the upcoming weekend. Chalk Talk is presented by US Sailing with support from Zim Sailing. Produced by Chris Love Productions - Published on Mar 27, 2014

Sir Ben Ainslie won't rest in his bid to bring sailing's America's Cup 'home' | Metro News: ". . .The team he refers to is Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), whose goal is, one day, to bring the America’s Cup ‘home’ to Britain. Ainslie has found the going tough, not least because his best friend and fellow Olympic champion Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson died when his Swedish Artemis Racing team yacht capsized in San Francisco Bay last year. He was just 36....May 9 will herald the first anniversary of Simpson’s passing. Ainslie, who helped carry the coffin at his friend’s funeral, is one of the founders of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, which is planning a major, possibly record-breaking, event in September...." more info: http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/
http://www.andrewsimpsonsailing.org/

Sail away: Regatta to hit the waters off Naples coast with special guest attending
Naples Daily News
Sailors vie for position at last year's regatta in Naples. This year's race, the Gulf Coast Sailing Club's 38th Porsche of Naples Cup Regatta, will be held ...

What other match-ups are expected for the ISAF Worlds?
My Sailing
Over 850 sailors will be ready to fight hard for 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Trofeo Princesa Sofia honours when racing commences on 31 ...

Sailing club earns £10000 from Sport England to promote dinghy sailing
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
The grant, awarded to Hollowell Sailing Club, to help buy a Wayfarer, a Hartley 12/2 and training equipment to increase the number of places ...

Sailors from three cities to take part in yacht race
Business Standard
Sailors from Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore will take part in the two-day 13th Deloitte-JJ Memorial Cup yachting regatta off the harbour here on ...

Several match races expected in Brisbane to Gladstone
My Sailing
“Our plan is to sail a safe race to Gladstone before continuing on with a ... Farr 40, The Fat Controller representing the Keppel Bay Sailing Club.

Antigua Sailing Week - America's Cup Trophy comes to Antigua
Sail World
Antigua Sailing Week 2014 - Antigua is ideally located in the centre of the Eastern Caribbean, making it a natural attraction for visiting sailing ...

SAILING INTO RECORD BOOKS
TheWeek.com.om
The two sailors completed the nineday sail starting off from Mumbai on March 11 and covering the 850nautical mile journey across the Indian Ocean ...

Lisa Blair's solo sailing - an update on boat preparation
My Sailing
I sailed her around Cape Leeuwin, across the Bight, through Bass Strait and up the east coast of Australia as far as Yamba, before sailing back down ...

India's best sailors vie for top honours in annual JJ Memorial Cup this weekend
Daily News & Analysis
Late JS Jehangir was a sailing enthusiast from Mumbai. His old friends, Arjuna award winner Surinder Mongia and renowned sailor-turned-coach ...

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27 March 2014

Ivy League Sailors, Billionaires, Volvo Ocean Race (video)



Ivy League Sailors Battle Billionaires on High Seas: Video - Bloomberg: March 25 (Bloomberg) -- Charlie Enright, skipper of Team Alivimedica, discusses his crew’s spot in the Volvo Ocean Race, his inspiration for racing and the money required to compete on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.”

Ivy League Sailors Go From Scratch to Race Billionaires
Businessweek
.... Sailing, Managing - “This race isn’t only about sailing -- it’s about managing yourself, your teammates, the sponsors and getting the whole project from A to Z,” Frostad said in a telephone interview. “You need to be good at a lot of different things. There’s been plenty of good examples of fantastic sailors that have totally failed in the round-the-world race because they think it’s all about getting off the starting line and as quickly as possible to the finish.” ...

Sailing giveaways commemorate 50 years of Offshore Sailing School
Florida Weekly
Headquartered in Fort Myers, with eight sailing vacation and commuter locations, the school has taught more than 130,000 adults and their families to ...

Sailing legend Buddy Melges reflects on Wisconsin roots
Lake Geneva Regional News
The spring equinox has come and gone, but the lake remains frozen and dozens of ice boats are idle on the bay, their sails slack and their runners ...

Sailing: Porsche Cup Charity Regatta set for this weekend; speaker series Friday, Saturday
Naples Daily News
The Gulf Coast Sailing Club, Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, and Naples Yacht Club all are collaborating to host the regatta events. Dinners will be ...

Scrub Island offering sailing deals
Boston.com (blog)
The British Virgin Islands have some of the best sailing in the Caribbean, and Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is tapping those resources by offering ...

Disabled Sailing At Carsington Gets Grant Boost
Derby Telegraph
Disability sailing in Derbyshire has received a welcome boost after Carsington Sailability, based at Carsington Sailing Club at Carsington Water, ...

Sailing away on a Sunday
SunLive
A trio of boats made the most of calm and peaceful conditions, fronting up to briefing for a day of sailing with the Omokoroa Boat Club. On Sunday ...

Youth Sailing, Anyone? - Montlake.net
By montlake
More than a dozen organizations have teamed up and are holding a Youth Sailing Open House so that parents and kids can come learn about the ...
Montlake.net

US Sailing Blog: Your Takeaways from the Sailing Leadership Forum
By US SAILING
Dear Sailors, On behalf of the US Sailing staff, board of directors, and our volunteers we extend a great deal of gratitude to the over 600 sailors who ...
US Sailing Blog

Strength in Depth for the 2014 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival | Caribbean Sailing...
By slyadams
With less than a week to go until the 43rd edition of the BVI Spring Regatta & SailingFestival, a truly international cast is making ready to take centre ...
Caribbean Sailing Association

USC Varsity Sailing Team » Trojans Finish 5th at Stoney Burke Interconference Regatta
By admin
The Stoney Burke regatta, hosted by U.C. Berkeley, was the first major regatta for the USC Sailing Team for the 2013-14 season. Sailed off of Treasure ...
USC Varsity Sailing Team

Online Duty Roster Trial | Elwood Sailing Club
By admin
Elwood Sailing Club is trialling a new online Duty Roster System by Dutyman which was developed in the UK specifically for sailing clubs rosters and ...
Elwood Sailing Club

Women Sailing at Lagoon 380 | KRISTINA STANLEY
By Kristina Stanley
We were out the other day sailing our Lagoon 380 with friends. There's nothing like sailing in 15 knots off the beam in flat seas. Mattina sailed at 8.5 ...
KRISTINA STANLEY

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26 March 2014

Welsh Harp Sailing Club, Laser Class video

Welsh Harp Sailing Club | Sat 22nd March 2014 | Laser Class | Race 8
Welsh Harp Sailing Club, Sat 22nd March 2014, Laser Class Race 8 video above

Chance for Belcher and Ryan to re-start winning streak at World Cup Mallorca
My Sailing
The fourth of five ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas will see the world's top competitor's race across one Paralympic and ten Olympic events.

Napier sailors to represent NZ at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Champs
All About Hawke's Bay
Yachting New Zealand is delighted to announce the selection of twelve young sailors to represent New Zealand at the prestigious 2014 ISAF Youth ...

Dinghy Sailing Finishes Fourth At Home Event, The Admiral Moore Team Race
Maritime College Athletics
With a talented team of undergrads, the Maritime sailing team was able to run 96 races with two round robins and a final four. Sailing for Maritime were ...

Will Eagle Rock "rock" at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014?
My Sailing
“When you do only one sailing series a year, as is the case for many of us, and you always choose Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, it says plenty ...

Champagne ocean racing as Clipper teams knock off the miles to San Francisco
My Sailing
The danger we face from being the most southerly boat is sailing into the high pressure to the south and running out of wind again so we will have to ...

Hilton Head Island knot enthusiast proves old sailing method best for surgeons
Hilton Head Island Packet
The guest suite in his home has since been converted into a photo studio where he makes knot tutorials for surgical, sailing, climbing and fishing knots ...

Couple take set off on round the world sailing trip with daughter, aged THREE | Latest News ...
A COUPLE yesterday set off in a yacht to sail round the world – with their three-year-old daughter. (Latest News,couple,yacht,sail,round the world ...
Daily Star | Latest News Feed

Island Spirit Sailing Adventures: Sailing to Eleuthra - Blogger
By Hayden
The sail from Cambridge Cay to Eleuthra is about a 45 mile leg, and usually a good sail. Today, we were expecting to motor the passage because the ...
Island Spirit Sailing Adventures

Cohasset Sailing Club registration at Health Fair Sunday, March 30
Wicked Local Cohasset
Registration to join the CSC for the 2014 sailing season and signup for Junior and Adult classes is next Sunday, March 30, at the Cohasset Health and ...


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25 March 2014

GoPro RC Sailing video

GoPro RC Sailing
GoPro RC Sailing video above - Not a lot of waves but very strong and shifting winds. Shot with a GoPro Hero 3 (Published on Mar 23, 2014)

35th America's Cup - no Defender Series: Sam Hollis, member of the Golden Gate Yacht Club America's Cup Committee has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court of New York stating that no Defender Series will be held for the next America's Cup. Protocol for the 35th America’s Cup, which will define all the terms for the event, has not yet been released. - See more at: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2014/03/23/americas-cup-defender-series/#sthash.DL84NH1L.dpuf

Extreme Sailing Series : Big breeze final race shoot out in Muscat sees The Wave, Muscat snatch ...
NauticNews
It was a sweltering hot day in Muscat, Oman, for the final showdown at the ExtremeSailing Series™, where the Arabian peninsula saved the best for ...

WC Sailing 4th at MAISA/SAISA, 12th at Charleston Women's
WashingtonCollegeSports.com
HAMPTON, Va. -- The Washington College sailing team finished fourth of 14 teams at the MAISA/SAISA, hosted by Hampton, this weekend....

Sailors get good weather for regatta
Savannah Morning News
The Geechee Sailing Club in Savannah hosts the St. Patrick's Day Regatta each year, and this year was the event's 35th running. A fleet of 16 boats in ...

Mothies clean up after racing cancelled at US Championships
My Sailing
Then, as the time limit expired and the breeze kicked in, a group of Upper Keys Sailing Club volunteers and friends and families of the racers set up an ...

Good tactics by Malcolm Page allows Vatti to increase her lead in Hainan
My Sailing
Their decision to sail as close as possible to the southern shore of Dongmaozhou Island cost them a minute and a half, according to Brian Thompson....

Navy Intercollegiate Sailing Report
NavySports.com
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy intercollegiate sailing team competed in three extremely challenging team racing regattas this weekend, with the entire ...

Flying Phantom has first long-distance race on foils
My Sailing
For the Phantom Sailing Team, Gurvan Bontemps – Helmsman and Benjamin Amiot – Crew it was a unique opportunity to finally race the boat after ...

Improper Course: Sailing in the Middle of the Fleet - Sailing Downwind Part II
By Doug / Pam
It's a great question because sailing normally, when the wind flows from the luff to the leach, you trim and steer by looking at the telltales and the front ...
Improper Course

Ubox take line honours at Sanya coastal race while Vatti extend overall lead at Aloha Cup Round ...
By Valencia Sailing
Posted on 24 March 2014 by Valencia Sailing. [Source: Aloha Cup Round Hainan Regatta] Wang Lei helmed the Ubox Swan 82S to line honours at ...
VSail.info

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères – Toulon Provence Mediterranean Preview - Yachts and Yachting ...
In one month's time, from 19 to 26 April 2014, the town of Hyères will be hosting the much awaited final leg of the ISAF world circuit, the Sailing World ...
Latest news from Yachts and Yachting...

Miami Training Recap | BU Dinghy Sailors
By camfraser2
... in Miami on Sunday the 9th, practice spanned from Monday to Thursday. The team wassailing out of Ransom Everglades under the instruction…
BU Dinghy Sailors

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24 March 2014

Sailing in the Indian Ocean video

Sailing in the Indian Ocean:
View video above and you will know why the search for MH370 is so challenging!

Extreme Sailing Series: Big breeze shuffles final standings
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
(March 22, 2014) – It was a sweltering hot day in Muscat, Oman, for the final showdown at the Extreme Sailing Series™, where the Arabian peninsula ...

Collegiate sailing team mentors local athletes
The Northwest Florida Daily News
On their Spring Break, 11 members of Minnesota's sailing team came to the Emerald Coast to enjoy perfect weather, practice their craft on the ...

Dongfeng Volvo team leaves China bound for Auckland
My Sailing
Charles Caudrelier led his team out of Serenity Marina, Sanya, China today as 'Dongfeng' set sail for Auckland, New Zealand. This journey, officially ...

Two bullets for Malcolm Page at Round Hainan Regatta but Thompson pushes hard
My Sailing
For the second day in a row, Sanya delivered champagne sailing conditions for the 45-strong fleet of the Round Hainan Regatta. The northeasterly ...

About Time wins Sydney Wollongong Ocean Pointscore race
My Sailing
“The race was one of the more pleasant sails I've had this season. “We put the spinnaker up at South Head and carried it all the way to the finish line.

DEADLINE NEARS: Women's sailing group offers on-water classes
The Olympian
The Tacoma Women's Sailing Association is offering its annual women-teaching-women-to-sail classes beginning April 15. The classes will be ...

"Krazy" Kotoun Runs Away With 10-point US Moth Championship Lead
My Sailing
The wily pro sailing veteran and multiple class world champion smiled when asked his secret to the big lead, which included three race wins in a ...

Invincible lives up to her name in Hobart Combined Clubs long race series
My Sailing
Clark and his crew sailed an excellent race in Invincible to finish fifth across the line in the AMS rating category, the Farr 1104's favourable rating ...

Nilaya, Freya and Moonbird victorious at Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta
My Sailing
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. 22nd March 2014. After three days of picture perfectsailing Nilaya (Class A), Freya (Class B) and Moonbird (Class ...

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23 March 2014

Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 Muscat, video highlights

Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 Muscat, highlights

Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 Muscat, video highlights above - Muscat, Oman welcomed the 11 elite level Extreme 40 teams for the fourth consecutive year, providing a stunning backdrop for Act 2 of the 2014 global Extreme Sailing Series. After 29 races four teams were gunning for the top spot and there was no room for error, with just four points between them -- and 20 points on the table for the taking in the final double points race. The defending champions and home team on The Wave, Muscat made a real statement of intent from the gun, with an aggressive start that saw them lead the fleet of the line, and Leigh McMillan, Sarah Ayton, Pete Greenhalgh, Kinley Fowler and Nasser Al Mashari didn't look back, snatching the win from the hands of the Emirates Team New Zealand, Alinghi and SAP Extreme Sailing Team. Watch the highlights from a hard fought and spectacular Act in Muscat, here. Published on Mar 22, 2014 More info including all sailing regatta results: http://extremesailingseries.com

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 Act 2, Muscat standings after Day 4, 29 races (22.03.14)
Position / Team / Points
1st The Wave, Muscat (OMA) Leigh McMillan, Sarah Ayton, Pete Greenhalgh, Kinley Fowler, Nasser Al Mashari 188 points.
2nd Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) Dean Barker, Glenn Ashby, James Dagg, Jeremy Lomas, Edwin Delaat 180 points.
3rd Alinghi (SUI) Morgan Larson, Anna Tunnicliffe, Pierre-Yves Jorand, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey 179 points.
4th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Jes Gram-Hansen, Rasmus Køstner, Thierry Douillard, Peter Wibroe, Nicolai Sehested 176 points.
5th Gazprom Team Russia (RUS) Igor Lisovenko, Paul Campbell-James, Alister Richardson, Pete Cumming, Aleksey Kulakov 158 points.
6th Realteam by Realstone (SUI) Jérôme Clerc, Arnaud Psarofaghis, Bryan Mettraux, Thierry Wassem, Nils Palmieri 153 points.
7th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Hans-Peter Steinacher, Mark Bulkeley, Nick Blackman, Stewart Dodson 145 points.
8th Groupama sailing team (FRA) Franck Cammas, Sophie de Turckheim, Tanguy Cariou, Thierry Fouchier, Devan Le Bihan 144 points.
9th J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR) Ben Ainslie, Nick Hutton, Paul Goodison, Pippa Wilson, Matt Cornwell 137 points.
10th Oman Air (OMA) Rob Greenhalgh, Tom Johnson, Will Howden, Hashim Al Rashdi, Musab Al Hadi 123 points.
11th GAC Pindar (AUS) Seve Jarvin, Troy Tindill, Ed Smyth, Sam Newton, David Gilmour 94 points.

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 overall standings
Position / Team / Points
1st The Wave, Muscat (OMA) 19 points.
2nd Alinghi (SUI) 18 points.
3rd Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) 16 points.
4th Realteam by Realstone (SUI) 13 points.
5th Groupama sailing team (FRA) 9 points.
6th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 9 points.
7th Gazprom Team Russia (RUS) 9 points.
8th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 8 points.
9th J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR) 6 points.
10th Oman Air (OMA) 3 points.
11th GAC Pindar (AUS) 2 points.
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22 March 2014

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 Day Four Muscat, LIVE video and 3D LIVE


LIVE Muscat: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 - video above (Live video 1130-1300GMT / 7:30am-9:00am EDT in US)
Extreme Sailing Series Results:  http://www.extremesailingseries.com/results

3D LIVE Muscat: Day Four - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014:
3D LIVE Muscat: Day Four - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014





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21 March 2014

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 Day Three Muscat, LIVE video and 3D LIVE


LIVE Muscat: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 - video above (Live video 1130-1300GMT / 7:30am-9:00am EDT in US)
Extreme Sailing Series Results:  http://www.extremesailingseries.com/results

3D LIVE Muscat: Day Three - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014:
3D LIVE Muscat: Day Three - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014






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20 March 2014

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 Day Two Muscat, LIVE video and 3D LIVE


LIVE Muscat: Day Two - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 - video above (Live video 1130-1300GMT / 7:30am-9:00am EDT in US)
Extreme Sailing Series Results:  http://www.extremesailingseries.com/results

3D LIVE Muscat: Day Two - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014:
3D LIVE Muscat: Day Two - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014





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19 March 2014

Extreme Sailing Series™ heads to the Middle East for Act 2, Muscat (video)



Extreme Sailing Series™ heads to the Middle East for Act 2, Muscat - Less than three weeks after the spectacular opening Act of the 2014 season, the 11 international Extreme 40 teams and their crews of elite level sailors are preparing to return to the Sultanate of Oman, for a fourth consecutive year. The fleet will race at a stunning new venue, the Almouj Golf Course at The Wave, Muscat, from 19th March, for four days of intense competition. (Live video here at JohnTheCrowd.com, March 20-22)

Series announces 26% increase in global media figures as 2015-2020 Host Venue bid process commences » Extreme Sailing Series: "....The innovative Stadium Racing circuit brings action close to the shores of iconic cities around the world, providing an exclusive package for Host Venues including a premium VIP experience, unique spectator opportunities which goes beyond sailing fans, and high-integrity elite level sporting competition not only to local audiences but global media. Six venues confirmed for the 2014 Series will return in 2015, with two venues whose contracts are due to expire, expressing their desire for the circuit to return, but creating a window of opportunity for new venues to replace them and join the Series from next year onwards...."

Oman Sail all set to deliver ESS magic
Times of Oman
Muscat: The award winning global Extreme Sailing Series is back to Oman, bringing with it some of the world's best sailors to compete in a thrilling, adrenaline-fuelled race that can be witnessed from the shore. This year's edition will be held at the ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - Realteam aims for consistency at Act two
Sail World
Extreme Sailing Series - Tomorrow, the Swiss sailing squad onboard Realteam will line up against some of the best sailors in the world for Act two of the Extreme Sailing Series. After posting a third place overall in Singapore, the crew is ambitious ...

Extreme Sailing Series: From the Far East to the Middle East
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The Extreme Sailing Series moves this week to the Sultanate of Oman and a stunning new venue, the Almouj Golf Course at The Wave, Muscat, for four days of competition on March 19-22. The 11 international teams dispersed after the opening Act in ...

MC38 fleet set for one-design class at Sail Port Stephens
My Sailing
The McConaghy 38 class is gaining momentum and at this year's Sail Port Stephens the current Australian fleet is set to compete in their own one design division, a first for the regatta. Ginger and the Cone of Silence raced at Sail Port Stephens last ...

Dongfeng skipper selects Chinese sailors for training race to Auckland
My Sailing
Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier has picked six of the 12 Academy Squad sailors to sail the training leg from Sanya to Auckland in a re-enactment of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. The chosen six Chinese sailors now move another step ...

Dee Caffari joins Team SCA for Volvo Ocean Race
My Sailing
Dee Caffari, the Briton who has made a career of setting new standards in female offshoresailing, has been recruited by Team SCA for their Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 challenge. The 41-year-old from Watford, England, has been named alongside Sara ...

Boats Sailing More Freely Through Santa Barbara Harbor
Noozhawk
The Condor Express whale-watching boat sets sail Monday afternoon from the Santa Barbara Harbor on its second day of full operation since a storm that slammed the area more than two weeks ago. (Gina Potthoff / Noozhawk photo). By Gina Potthoff ...

Sailing industry rallies to get Lisa Blair on the start line
My Sailing
When Lisa Blair decided to sail my 37ft Van de Stadt in the solo Trans-Tasman Race from New Plymouth to Mooloolaba, she knew there was a lot of work to do. Although the boat had once been at Category 1 level, it had been sitting on a mooring at Gosford ...

Eight Bells: Steve Black
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
He started sailing recreationally in his mid-30s in regattas hosted by the Grand Haven Sailing Club. Black learned the sport from single-handers and has always preferred this aspect of sailing. Over the years, Black has made three single-handed ...

Strictly Sail Pacific unveils speaker lineup
Trade Only Today
Strictly Sail Pacific, the all-sailboat West Coast show set for April 10-13 in Oakland, Calif., announced its speaker lineup. Topics range from practical tips on cruising to guidance on planning ocean voyages and visiting exciting destinations such as ...

Hans Fogh - a sailing icon
Sail World
Born in Copenhagen, Hans has had one of the most exemplary competitive sailing careers ever, winning numerous Worlds, European and National titles in several classes including the Soling, Finn, Flying Dutchman, Star and Etchells. Hans came to Canada ...

Travel: Caribbean sailing and Turkish house arrest with hotel boss Paul Kerr
Metro
Paul Kerr is boss of Small Luxury Hotels Of The World He talks house arrest in Turkey and a very ambitious birthday bucket list. Where did you go on your last holiday? Four months ago I went on a sailing trip around the Caribbean. I was taking part in ...

ISAF Personal Safety Course Providers Look Forward
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
In 2003 the International Sailing Federation introduced a standard basic syllabus for the training of safety courses in order to establish an internationally recognized qualification. The training requirements form part of the ISAF Offshore Special ...

Sailing: Key six months ahead for 49erFX crew
Radio Sport
... be really good to touch base with the European fleet again." The majority of the New Zealand sailing team leaves for Europe tomorrow, with the first World Cup regatta at the end of the month. Related Subjects. Sailing | Molly Meech | Alex Maloney ...

Alive named the champions at Southport Yacht Club's Sail Paradise 2014
My Sailing
After sailing through dangerous conditions over the weekend, skipper of Alive, Duncan Hine, said "I am extremely happy to have won this regatta, I am sure it will be a first of many more to come." The extreme weather conditions at the Gold Coast Seaway ...

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17 March 2014

Organizing a Great Regatta, Learn the Secrets of Successful Events (video)



Organizing a Great Regatta: Learn the Secrets of Successful Events - US Sailing video above - "Anderson Reggio moderates a discussion: "Organizing a Great Regatta: Learn the Secrets of Successful Events" with speakers Randy Draftz, Lou Sandoval, and Brad Read at the 2014 US Sailing Leadership Forum - Published on Feb 24, 2014"

Dinghies and 505s join keel boats for second day of Sail Paradise
My Sailing
The second day of Southport Yacht Club's Sail Paradise Regatta, was well underway with a fleet of 55 vessels, including lasers, off the beach catamarans and the international 505 class joining the keel boats and Multihulls for their first day of racing.

About Time wins fourth Ocean Pointscore Series
My Sailing
“Plus, it was a big step-up for us, when we went from the Northshore 38 to this boat and it took us 3-4 years to really understand how to sail this boat well,” he added. Darryl Hodgkinson's canting keel Cookson 50 Victoire, the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart ...

Sailing with Land Rover
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Jeremy Bolling had dreamed for many years of circumnavigating Sri Lanka in his GP14,2-crew sailboat that he races competitively at the Ceylon Motor Yacht Club (CMYC – www.cmyc.lk). His family gave their approval as peace reigned once more. Jeremy's ...

Omani youth sailors shine at 6th GCC championship
Oman Daily Observer
MUSCAT — The four-day GCC Championship in Doha, Qatar concluded successfully last weekend with the Omani youth sailors finishing with an impressive set of results including a team racing gold medal and podium places in most fleets. The event was ...

Clipper Fleet Coming to California
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
(March 16, 2014) – The Olympic Sailing Center in Qingdao, China provided the perfect backdrop today as the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race fleet performed an impressive parade of sail in front of the city skyline, ahead of starting Race 10 ...

Tiger hunting down Hunn for Melges 32 Australian Title
My Sailing
The fleet, sponsored by Gottifredi Maffioli Ropes, Quantum Sails and Magic Marine, will need to be on the ball for day three. The forecast is a light and fluky breeze swinging from the north to the south, south west. The fleet is compact after seven ...

Intrigue dismasted, skipper's shoulder dislocated in Hobart Combined Clubs race
My Sailing
I'm only glad that no-one else was injured, including my two grandsons Jock and Angus, who were sailing with me today,” the 78-year-old Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania said at home. An RYCT support vessel picked up the injured Calvert from Intrigue after ...

Sixth GCC Sailing Championships - The final day
Sail World
The Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC, sailing championship is one of the most important events in the region, aiming to give all the young sailors here good competition and a great chance to make friends and build relationships with their counterparts ...

Excellent Conditions, Impressive Sailing Continues at Sperry Top-Sider NOOD ...
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
San Diego, CA (March 15, 2014) – Breezy conditions on San Diego Bay during the second day of racing at the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta allowed boats across all 14 classes to complete races today. The sailors on the regatta's South Bay course were ...

SAIL Essentials Video Set | Sail Magazine
Episode 1
SAIL Essentials: Sail on and Off your Mooring

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16 March 2014

Charleston Race Week to host US Sailing STEM Educator Course (video)

A video introduction to US Sailing's REACH Initiative (above)

Charleston Race Week to host US Sailing’s STEM Educator Course
Scuttlebutt Sailing News: " . . . . Launched in 2012, U.S. Sailing’s REACH program is a combination of sailing and STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) for middle school students. Using a 10-point curriculum aligned with national school standards, the REACH program offers lessons using wind data, meteorology and more. The goal of the program is to create partnerships between schools and sailing centers that can ultimately get more kids out on the water and provide them with a unique learning experience. With programs in 200 locations and in five countries, US Sailing’s REACH program exposes an entirely new demographic to sailing that wouldn’t otherwise have an awareness of the sport. . . ."

BC sailing: Winter's wild ride
Vancouver Sun
Winds are often stronger and more consistent during the winter months and some of the most exciting sailing can be had between November and March. Some of the most popular regattas are held during the off-season — Snowflakes, Hot Rum and Polar ...

Fleet Sails brings youth sailing school to Leech Lake in June
Walker Pilot Independent
Fleet Sales LLC, in cooperation with Sailing Central LLC, a mobile sailing school from the Twin Cities (www.SailingCentralUSA.com), is hosting a summer sailing class for youth age 10 and up. This is a five-day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily classroom and on ...

US Sailing Selects 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds Team
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Portsmouth, RI (March 14, 2014) – US Sailing has named twelve athletes to its 2014 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Championships Team. The premier youth event in international sailing, ISAF Youth Worlds represents the ultimate stage ...

Auckland: Sailing as it was
New Zealand Herald
Although no Jolly Roger flag was hoisted or nearby boats raided, the little boy must have thought his dreams of sailing with a ragtag crew of buccaneers were coming true. Sadly, he didn't join the crew - who were anything but ragtag - but perhaps one ...

One win each for Alive and Black Jack at Sail Paradise
My Sailing
After being the favourite to win at Southport Yacht Club's Sail Paradise Regatta, Peter Harburgs' latest yacht named Black Jack, the Volvo 70 class racer contested in a day of close racing against the former Black Jack, a Reichel/Pugh 66 design which ...

GCC Sailing Championships - Sailors shine on day 3
Sail World
Qatar may be renowned for its natural gas assets, but its year round warm temperatures and coastline make it excellent for year round sailing, a distinct advantage over some northern hemisphere climes. The plan here is to encourage youngsters to make ...

Opponents seek for Irish sailing to chart new course
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
(March 14, 2014) – Irish sailing is on the wrong tack if it is looking to grow the sport purely through its Olympic campaigns. The 34-year lust for Ireland's next sailing medal is damaging because it neglects so many other areas of the sport. A new ...

Sailing on ice: Conditions finally improving for ice boaters in Muskegon
The Muskegon Chronicle
Fischer said he expects conditions to improve significantly throughout the weekend and invited the public out to watch as several of the club's roughly 100 members are expected to go sailing. The club is based out of the Muskegon Yacht Club. The snow ...

GREAT Britain confirmed as winner of Clipper leg to Qingdao
My Sailing
GREAT Britain has been confirmed in first place of Race 9.1 to China's 'Sailing City' of Qingdao, its third win in the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The stage from Singapore had to be restarted from Hong Kong, following an ...

US Sailing names 12 to 2014 ISAF Youth World Championship Team
Sail World
US Sailing has revealed the names of twelve athletes that have made in onto its 2014 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Championships Team. The premier youth event in international sailing, ISAF Youth Worlds represents the ultimate ...

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15 March 2014

Man's mysterious sailing death (video)



Man's mysterious sailing death: "There's an ocean mystery in our southwest - a missing 69 year old sailor was found dead on board his catamaran less than 24 hours after setting sail." (if video does not show or play, go to link above)

America's Cup: Artemis Racing Retains Loïck Peyron
Scuttlebutt Sailing News: "Artemis Racing announced today that French sailing legend Loïck Peyron has committed his future to the Swedish team as a member of the design group and helmsman. Following his role as technical coach and helmsman during the 34th America’s Cup, Loïck brings his renowned versatility and unparalleled experience to Artemis Racing...."

Ainslie making progress on America's Cup team for Britain | Reuters: "Ben Ainslie is making good progress on putting together an 80 million pounds ($130 million) British challenge for the next America's Cup, the four-times Olympic champion said on Thursday. The British sailor helped to inspire Oracle Team USA to one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history last year when they rallied from 8-1 down to defeat Emirates Team New Zealand 9-8 and land the trophy...."

Australians primed for a better showing at Extreme Series Muscat
My Sailing
With just one week to go on the EDOX countdown clock before the action continues on the Extreme 40 stadium racecourse, the 11 international teams and their crews of elite levelsailors, are preparing to return to the Sultanate of Oman for a fourth ...

Sailing's first regatta
Islands' Sounder
Eight sailors from the Orcas High School sailing team traveled to Seattle Yacht Club Saturday, March 8 to take part in the Northwest District Interscholastic SailingAssociation Kick–Off Regatta. This one-day event had 24 boats show up. Teams traveled ...

Going big at Les Voiles de St Barth
My Sailing
Although he credits consistently good sailing with helping Rambler to win its class in three prior appearances, David expects tough competition in 2014 from at least two of the newer mini-maxis. “They're quicker around shorter courses than we are, and ...

Schooner 'Virginia' Sailing into Alexandria in April
Patch.com
Schooner 'Virginia' Sailing into Alexandria in April. The ship has sailed as far south as Trinidad, east to Bermuda, north to Prince Edward Island, and all along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. Posted by Mary Ann Barton (Editor) , March 13 ...

Sailing club's send-off for clipper adventurers
Canterbury Times
A PAIR of sailors from Herne Bay are preparing to join a round-the-world adventure, taking a little piece of home with them. Magdalena Gawecka and James Woodward were presented with the club pennant of Herne Bay Sailing Club at a send-off organised ...

Local sailor tries to build high school sailing team in Litchfield
Torrington Register Citizen
A local sailor has started a Litchfield Area High School Sailing Team and is now recruiting students to be future sailors. They are looking for at least 12 members from Litchfield, Wamogo, Nonnwaug, Shepaug and Taft, said Edward Kavle....

Sixth GCC Sailing Championships - Day 2
Sail World
All the action took place under the skyline of the city of Doha, a dramatic backdrop for thesailors here. And the choppy conditions were set to stay as the wind remained strong all day. Speed, technique and endurance were the key factors and it's fair ...

Extreme Sailing Series heads to the Middle East for Act 2, Muscat
Boxscore
Extreme Sailing: March 13, 2014 - With just one week to go on the EDOX countdown clock before the action continues on the Extreme 40 stadium racecourse, the 11 international teams and their crews of elite level sailors, are preparing to return to the ...

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14 March 2014

Tall Ships video



Tall Ships video above - Watch a group of novice sailors get their first taste of life at sea on the island continent of Australia. (if video above does not show or play go to link here)

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - Sydney Maritime authorities keen to help
Sail World
'Extreme sailing is a relatively new spectator sport which shows off the latest technology in boat design, resulting in exceptionally fast sailing boats which can operate safely close to spectator vantage points. 'The sport has only been around a few ...

Around South County: Learn to sail with West River Sailing Club
CapitalGazette.com
This is a free event intended to introduce people to the sport of sailing. The program will feature a panel discussion and hands-on breakout sessions. Topics will range from pleasure sailing to sailboat racing and discussion about all kinds of boats ...

Chinese Clipper sailor receives warm welcome in Qingdao
My Sailing
Qingdao arrived into the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center at mid-day local time. Skipper Gareth Glover, already a Clipper Race veteran after skippering the New York entry in the 2011-12 race, was cool under pressure as hundreds of photographers and fans ...

Ben Ainslie Racing: Racing While Hydrated
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
One of the challenges of working with sailing athletes is that sometimes athletic performance on the land does not reflect performance on the water – because of the massive demands on strategic and tactical skill. We are quickly learning from the ...

Downs Sailing Club will host thousands when National Youth Regatta sailing ...
Kent Online
This is the first time in 15 years that the competition has been held at Walmer and it is expected the area between the pier up towards Kingsdown will be sailed by hundreds of vessels. Hotels and bed-and-breakfasts will welcome competitors and their ...

Volvo Ocean Race: The Wise Wolf
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
(March 11, 2014) – This is Ian Walker's third race and his third time behind the helm. But I've never seen the British sailor in such a positive state of mind. Is it because of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's first sail or because of his team? I'm not sure I ...

Captiva Summer Junior Sailing Camps
Island Sun and River Weekly
Children ages eight to 18 of all experience levels will have a great time on and off the waters of Roosevelt Channel at the Captiva Island Yacht Club's sailing camps this coming summer, as they learn to rig and sail a boat single-handedly, how to race ...

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