02 May 2014

Antigua Sailing Week 2014 video, America's Cup Trophy, Local Youth Sailing

Antigua Sailing week 2014 - The America's Cup Trophy & Local Youth Sailing
Antigua Sailing Week 2014, America's Cup Trophy, Local Youth Sailing video above
In today's episode we talk with Antigua's Shannon Falcone to find out how his America's Cup experience inspired him to help the islands younger generation and see in return how he inspired them. (Published on May 1, 2014)

Antigua Sailing Week Results here
"The breeze went up a notch or two for the penultimate day of Antigua Sailing Week, powering up the Caribbean swell to deliver yet more idyllic racing conditions....Piet Vroon’s team are assured of the class win and the 84 year-old Dutchman was a happy man dockside: “Of course we will still race tomorrow (Friday), we have come here to race and why wouldn’t you want to with such beautiful conditions. We have been racing at a number of regattas and offshore races in the Caribbean and our worst result in any race has been second, so it has been a very worthwhile exercise.” Joining Tonnerre de Breskens 3 with a perfect scoreline are two other yachts, Irishman David Cullen’s J/109, Pocket Rocket and Max Katinov’s Russian Dufour 44, Cayenne. Whilst these yachts are assured of their respective class titles, several are undecided and will go to the wire Friday..." (source and more info on Antigua Sailing Week, April 26-May 2, here )

Full pressure day as the Extreme 40 fleet battle huge gusts on the Qingdao stadium racecourse » Extreme Sailing Series: " It was a full pressure day as the fleet moved into the stadium racing mode at the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™ in Qingdao, described by the skippers as ‘radical’, ‘full-on’, ‘unpredictable’ and gnarly’, with gusts up to 32 knots weaving their way through the surrounding skyscrapers like bullets screaming across the stadium racecourse. The racing was right on the edge, and the teams used all their strength to muscle their speed machines expertly around the track, tackling a huge wind range of over 20 knots. The experience of both Alinghi and The Wave, Muscat was evident, and the teams relished today’s big breeze as much as yesterday’s light winds, remaining first and second respectively, while one first and two second places for the Kiwis on Emirates Team New Zealand upgraded their overall position to third, ahead of tomorrow’s penultimate day’s racing..."
Extreme Sailing Series Act 3, Qingdao, China results here

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