24 September 2014

Chicago Match Cup 2014 videos, Alpari World Match Racing Tour

Check out Taylor Canfield racing in the Quarter Finals of the Chicago Match Cup against Chris Steele. Even with two penalties against him watch how he stages a huge comeback to offload the penalties and take the race win. (published 9/20/2014)

Chicago Match Cup 2014 Final Weekend Preview -
Finals Weekend at the Chicago Match Cup, Stage 4 of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour.

Stage 5 Chicago Match Cup, Alpari World Match Racing Tour Results:
1 Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar  
2 Mathieu Richard (FRA) LunaJets  
3 Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One  
4 Bj√∂rn Hansen (SWE) Hansen Sailing Team  
5 Keith Swinton (AUS) Team Alpari FX  
6 Phil Robertson (NZL) Waka Racing  
7 David Gilmour (AUS) Team Gilmour  
8 Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) Aschenbrenner Racing Team  
9 Arthur Herreman (FRA) Team Herreman  
10 Philip Bendon (IRL) Glenmar Racing Team  
11 Klaartje Zuiderbaan (NLD) Team BSC  
12 Dirk-Jan Koppershoek (NLD) Opportunity Team

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is the world's leading match racing series featuring World-Class Championship events across the globe. The series is sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) with "Special Event" status. The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is currently sponsored by Alpari and thus officially known as the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). In the world of sailing it is now widely referred to as the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). More info: wmrt.com

ALPARI World Match Racing Tour - News"Lelystad, Netherlands (23 Sept 2014): Twelve teams are about to start racing at the inaugural Dutch Match Cup, the latest addition to the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). With the contest due to begin on Wednesday, today the sailors are making the most of practice in the Maxfun25 keelboats in Lelystad, less than an hour’s drive from Amsterdam. None of the top seeds has raced these boats on these waters before, so it will be a fast learning curve as they get to grips with the specifics of the venue and the equipment. The seven Tour Card holders have only just flown in from the Chicago Match Cup which concluded on Sunday with a thrilling final between Taylor Canfield’s US One team and Ian Williams with GAC Pindar. Based on recent form, these two crews rank among the favourites in Lelystad, although there will be other teams that know they have to break Williams’ stranglehold on the top of the Tour leaderboard. Mathieu Richard and LunaJets have had a good season and sit in 2nd overall, albeit on 74 points, a full 20 points behind the British five-time World Champion. After four events this season, GAC Pindar has taken 94 points from a possible maximum of 100."

Charity Regatta Rallies as Alibaba Keeps Sailors at Work - Bloomberg: "Alibaba’s (BABA) initial public offering put a slight damper on the fourth annual New York Harbor Regatta. With just a couple of days’ notice, some of the bankers scheduled to sail on Sept. 19, the day of the IPO, pulled out of the races, which benefit programs at the maritime-driven New York Harbor School on Governors Island. “Because of Alibaba, we scattered to other boats,” said Strother Scott, an associate at H.I.G. Capital in Boston, who had planned to sail on a family boat... Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs, two of the underwriters of the Alibaba IPO, were the event’s lead sponsors, along with Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO) Deutsche Bank was also an underwriter of the IPO. The conditions on the water were not as favorable as those for Alibaba. The race started with a “nice northeasterly breeze, then the wind shifted 300 degrees,” said Julian Fisher, chairman of the race committee at the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club of Oyster Bay, New York, who presided...."

COED SAILING: Yale wins at MIT
Yale Daily News (blog)
After placing second at home last week, the coed sailing team performed even better this weekend, cruising to victory by a massive 98 point spread at ...

Sailing Posts Strong Results at Four Regattas
Harvard Crimson
The Harvard coed sailing team finished in second place at the Nevins Trophy Regatta, topping off a weekend that resulted in four top-10 overall team ...


Bart's Bash sets the new Guinness World Record
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Bart's Bash, the global sailing race organised by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation which took place on 21st September, has set the new ...

Gap narrowing between ISAF Sailor rankings and reality
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
With the latest release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings for the 10 Olympic events as calculated on September 22, the accuracy of the list appears to ...

Royal visit to two of the region's sailing club's
The Northern Echo
ROYAL VISIT: Youngsters from East Barnby Outdoor Pursuits Centre greet HRH The Princess Royal at Scaling Dam Sailing Club in North Yorkshire.
Royal opening of sailing club's new facilities - Whitby Today

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Bart's Bash - Sailing legend and crew from world's longest yacht race
Sail World
Bart's Bash 2014 - A sailing legend and alumni of round the world ocean racers took to the Solent at the weekend as one of the largest entries in the ...

Bart's Bash at the Island Sailing Club
The Island Sailing Club Bart's Bash race got off to a flying start on Sunday with 29 boats managing to make it to the start line to race. No points were given to Gerry Faram in Ding Dong D who managed to break his rudder before the start and had to be towed home. Must try harder!..

RWU Sailing nets three top-four races on the weekend
BRISTOL, R.I. – The Roger Williams University Sailing team grabbed a second, third, and fourth-place finish among the squad's four regattas this past ...

Women's J/22 Sailing Clinic
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Event --Women's J/22 Sailing Clinic ...September 27-28

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