Extreme Sailing Series Act 4, Saint Petersburg, Russia (video)
Extreme Sailing Series Act 4, Saint Petersburg, Russia (video above) - The Extreme Sailing Series™ is nearing the halfway stage of the globe-trotting 2014 season, and Act 4 Saint Petersburg, Russia, presented by Land Rover, is expected to throw up a mix of challenging conditions for the sailors, with strong tidal currents and a compact racecourse demanding maximum concentration, in what will be one of the biggest scale professional sailing events ever held in Russia, 26-29 June. Land Rover Global Brand Ambassador Hannah White and some of the elite-level Extreme 40 sailors give their insight into what we can expect (video above).
Newport Bermuda Race sets sail Friday
The Providence Journal
Still, it's worth noting that one of sailing's most storied events, the annual Newport Bermuda Race, kicks off Friday in the City by the Sea. According to ...
2014 Newport-Bermuda Race: Seven Essex Yacht Club members sail Checkmate to the Gulf waters - News - Shoreline Times: "...When it was founded by Thomas Fleming Day in 1906 there were just three boats – a woman at the helm of one. The race was first sponsored by the Brooklyn Yacht Club and sailed from New York Bay. Day started it to show the world the sea could make better sailors and eventually lead to better boats. Seven Essex Yacht Club members are sailing aboard Checkmate, an Alden 44, with skipper, owner and EYC Commodore Frank Flores at the helm. The race begins from Newport on June 20...."
Sailing: West Briton Round-up June 19
Daring, sailing two-handed, maintained a good head start and kept in front right until the end, but finally it was Sarabande, sailing a superb race who ...
Three Rivers Regatta mixes new attractions, old favorites - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "...Next month’s 37th annual Three Rivers Regatta will offer plenty of new events mixed in with old favorites to draw an expected half-million spectators July 2-4 at the Point. Besides Pogopalooza — an international championship of extreme pogo-stick action — the regatta will play host to its first intercollegiate sailing competition...."
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