04 September 2014

Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship 2014 (video)

Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship 2014 video above

August 31- Sept 6, 2014: RESULTS

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: "The Mini Maxi Class is in the ascendancy; interest is high, enthusiasm palpable and new designs in the offing. Principally featuring 72-ft length boats, the fifth running of the championship is one of the standout features of this year’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, sailing’s annual rendezvous for Maxi yachts in Porto Cervo, Sardinia organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and the International Maxi Association (IMA) and sponsored by Rolex since 1985."

International Maxi Association: "Porto Cervo, 2 September, 2014. Stunning scenary, tactical agility Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Day Two. On the second day of the regatta, the 35 strong Maxi fleet was split onto two separate race courses. A tactically challenging windward leeward course was set for the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship fleet, the nine strong Wally Class plus the magnificent J-Class fleet, all of which completed two races today...."

Tamworth Sailing Club signs up for world record salute to Andrew 'Bart' Simpson "Bart's Bash"
Thousands of boats will take to the water in memory of British Olympic champion Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, who tragically died in May last year while training for the prestigious America’s Cup, the biggest event in sailing....

New sanitation project for Rio Olympic sailing venue
Rio de Janeiro officials on Tuesday unveiled a new sanitation project that aims to eliminate the stain of raw sewage defiling the waters of Rio de Janeiro’s Gloria Marina, where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be held. - See more at: sailingscuttlebutt.com

Sailing in the St. Vincent Grenadines
I have long considered the Grenadines to be among the most beguiling places on earth. The idyllic chain of Caribbean islands and cays that stretches some 50 miles north to south from St. Vincent to Grenada is the very definition of a tropical paradise, with steep, jungle-covered slopes; azure water; and sugar-sand beaches. Just as enchanting is the relative remoteness of the region. There are no large cruise ships, and many of the smaller islands are uninhabited. The snorkeling and diving are superb, as are other 
water-based activities.... 

Ahoy, Matey! Grab the Helm at These Caribbean Sailing Schools: " ....I jumped at the chance to become the first student in Peter Island Resort’s learn-to-sail program last month. The luxe private-island resort, one of those old-school Caribbean gems, recognized that a lot of guests watch the boats anchor off Deadman’s Beach and their occupants roll into the beach bar, and they feel more than a little envy...."

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