The First Win | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 video above
We take you dockside with Simon Fisher, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's navigator, just after their team set a new monohull record in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, beating out the rest of the Volvo Ocean 65 fleet. (First published Aug 16 2014)
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: "September 1, 2014 The 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup commenced with gusto today as the 35 competing Maxi yachts completed a coastal course through Sardinia’s Maddalena archipelago. Strong winds ensured conditions were exacting for the five classes of Maxi yacht contesting the event, among them the beguiling J-Class yachts, where competition offers competitive racing and a compelling insight into sailing heritage...." Complete results may be found here
The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (thru September 6, 2014, Porto Cervo, Italy) is organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and the International Maxi Association (IMA). Rolex has been title sponsor since 1985. A video preview of the 25th Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is available to view here.
America’s Cup appoints Dr. Harvey Schiller as Commercial Commissioner - 35th America's Cup: "....Schiller has had one of the most legendary careers in public service and sports business, having served as Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, the Executive Director of the US Olympic Committee and President of Turner Sports as well as Chairman and CEO of YankeeNets and President of the International Baseball Federation... Dr. Schiller has also served on the America’s Cup Advisory Board since 2010. Dr. Schiller starts the role with immediate effect. Items on the to-do list include finalizing the America’s Cup World Series schedule, format and venues, and securing international broadcast agreements."
America’s Cup family loses a giant - 35th America's Cup: "Yves Carcelle, a long-time friend and supporter of the America’s Cup has passed away. The Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton from 1990-2012, Yves Carcelle was a stalwart supporter of the company’s title partnership of the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series. But more than that, Mr. Carcelle enjoyed a personal relationship with the event, the sailors, the media; the full America’s Cup family...."