31 December 2014

New Years Sailing Special, Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2014 videos

Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2014 [Wed Oct, 15 2014 — Sat Oct, 18 2014] as broadcast by Zerogradinord --replay videos below or at link here:









2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship on Yacht Scoring - 2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship Final Cumulative Results

Sydney to Hobart yacht race: Wild Rose claims a second victory in race's 70th year - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "New South Wales yacht Wild Rose has claimed victory as the overall winner of the 2014 Sydney to Hobart yacht race. The yacht was originally named Wild Oats and won the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in 1993 when it was owned by Bob Oatley, whose latest yacht Wild Oats XI took line honours on Sunday...."

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 Twitter feed and links

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Mobile Site



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30 December 2014

Fastest World Sailor Loick Peyron in Sydney (video)

French Sailing SuperStar Loick Peyron in Sydney Dec24 14 Talks to boatsontv -

Loick Peyron has won ... everything in sailing possibly. He is the fastest sailor around the world, he took over a 103 foot tri two months before this year's Route du Rhum and beat his round the world 130 foot winning boat and he did it singlehanded. Then there's more. Check him out on Wikipedia the wins are endless... Published on Dec 23, 2014


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 LineHonours
Standings - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Seasoned boats vie for overall title
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Sailing his 41st Hobart, nobody knows the east Australian currents better than May, who exploited them to perfection to skipper Love and War to ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Our toughest race - Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Wild Oats XI wins Sydney-Hobart sailing race for record 8th time - FOXSports.com

Tall Ships to rendezvous with 2017 America's Cup
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The tall ships fleet will be part of the Rendezvous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta being organized by Sail Training International in partnership with the City of ...


Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Comanche: Strengths and weaknesses revealed
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
“Both boats sailed a flawless race; but they had their day,” noted Comance skipper Ken Read...

In Ocean Races, Some of the Biggest Perils Can’t Be Seen (NYTimes.com): “... Honestly, whether we’re sailing big multihulls or these supermaxis going incredibly fast speeds, you just go sort of on faith that the odds are in your favor and sleep with your feet facing forward,” said Peter Isler, an American who is the navigator for the supermaxi Rio 100 in this Hobart race. “Whether you are racing to Hawaii or across the Irish Sea or down in the Bass Strait, you are just going for it,” he said. “It’s not like in the Southern Ocean, where you are watching for icebergs on radar. There are some things you can’t avoid in the ocean, and you just pray that you do. It may not be the greatest thing to talk about for our sport, but the sad truth is, boats do run into stuff. In the last five years, we’ve hit a couple of whales and a shark. It’s sad. These boats go so fast and don’t make any noise. But the things you worry about the most are big, hard things...”

High school grad sailing from Maine to Eckerd College in Florida
Bangor Daily News
“I'll psych myself out once in a while, sailing at night, imagining everything that can go wrong, sitting there in the dark,” she said. “There are a lot of ...

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28 December 2014

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Wild Oats XI, Line Honours (videos)


Wild Oats XI takes 8th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Line Honours


Video above features Line Honors Winner "Wild Oats Xl" and First time contender and Runner Up "Comanche" entering the Docks at the Hobart Waterfront soon after crossing the finish line in the 2014 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Standings - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 Twitter feed and links

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Mobile Site


Telegraph.co.uk

Extreme sailing: why I'm going round the world again
Telegraph.co.uk
Round-the-world sailors have a favourite fact. More than 4,000 people have climbed Everest, and upwards of 500 have been into space, but the ...


Bernews

Florida Man Abandons Solo Sailing Voyage
WCTV
A 77-year-old St. Augustine man has abandoned his quest to become the fastest and oldest person to sail solo around the world after his main sail ...


The Daily Telegraph

Sydney to Hobart 2014: Wild Oast XI scatters ashes of sailing great Don Mickleborough at sea
The Daily Telegraph
Don Mickleborough sailed in 14 Sydney to Hobart's, taught others the skills to sail in more, crewed and drank with some of the most famous men on ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race video, Wild Oats XI, Line Honors

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014-- finish Line Honours Results
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014-- finish Line Honours


Wild Oats XI record eighth line honours win in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014
Wild Oats XI - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014"Wild Oats XI is the most successful yacht in the 70-year history of the Rolex Sydney Hobart race. She secured her seventh line honours victory under the guidance of Mark Richards in last year’s race. In 2012 she broke her own race record, which now stands at 1 day, 18 hours, 23 minutes 12 seconds, and won the race overall. It was the second time the supermaxi had achieved this historic treble, and the only boat to do so twice in the race’s history. Once again, Wild Oats XI has been modified for the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Her bow has been streamlined, she will carry a new hydrofoil wing, and will be fitted with two new high-tech sails – a mainsail and a ‘code zero’ headsail. These modifications are aimed at keeping the nine-year-old yacht competitive against more recent designs. Richards and the crew now affectionately refer to their charge as the ‘Swiss Army Knife’, because of the number of appendages she boasts: a hydrofoil wing, a retractable forward centreboard, two retractable daggerboards, a canting keel, and the conventional rudder at the stern... Richards and his crew mustered all their resources this year as four other supremely competitive supermaxis and their crews – including the new Comanche 100-footer from America –vied for a line honours win. Wild Oats XI’s navigator, Juan Vila, was navigator for the victorious Alinghi crew in the 2007 America’s Cup match."

Tracker - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 Twitter feed and links

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Mobile Site




Comanche lead the five super maxis out of Sydney Heads reaching the first turning buoy in 4.35 minutes. Spectacular! Published on Dec 26, 2014


Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014; Handicap Honours Predictions
Given the weather models for the race, Crosbie Lorimer did the rounds of the CYCA dock just prior to the start of the race to find out who the various skippers, navigators and tacticians believed might take out the overall Handicap win on IRC. Here are some of their predictions and an update on the position at the front of the fleet. Published on Dec 27, 2014

Rolex Sydney Hobart; Line Honours Contenders Press Conference -

The skippers of the five 100 foot super maxis battling for Line Honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race speak about the boats, the weather and their expectations. Published on Dec 25, 2014


North Sails Michael Coxon Dec 23 14 3Di "RAW" Sails, the "Hobart" and predictions
Michael Coxon, Managing Director, North Sails Australia talks to Geoff Waller of Boats on TV about the present sail making technology, the future, the current Rolex Sydney Hobart and building the biggest race spinnaker in the world for Anthony Bell of Perpetual LOYAL. Published on Dec 23, 2014

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27 December 2014

Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, Dec 27-30, 2014

69th annual Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta on Biscayne Bay in Miami, December 27-30, 2014 -- information and links further below --

Videos from 2013 Regatta:

Day 1 action from the 2013 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta.


Day 2 action from the 2013 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta.

The 69th annual Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta on Biscayne Bay in Miami, December 27-30, 2014: more than 675 sailors (ages 8 to 18) from 27 states and 23 nations, competing in five classes — Optimist, Laser full, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, and Club 420. In attendance will be sailing coaches from many colleges with sailing programs.  With courses on Biscayne Bay east of Coconut Grove, the plans are to hold 12 races over four days. Biscayne Bay is known as a world venue for competitive sailing and training. Regatta headquarters is Coral Reef Yacht Club in Coconut Grove. Additional support is being provided by the U.S. Sailing Center in Miami, Lauderdale Yacht Club, and Shake-A-Leg Miami.

Orange Bowl Regatta - Coral Reef Yacht Club - RESULTS

69th annual Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta Schedule:
Saturday, Dec. 27 Breakfast 0800
Skippers Meeting 0915 --Racing to follow
Welcome Party 1700 - 1900

Sunday, Dec. 28 Breakfast 0800
First Warning 1000
College Sailing Forum 1730 - 1900
420 and Laser Raffle Drawing 1830

Monday, Dec. 29 Breakfast 0800
First Warning 1000
Competitors Dinner 1730 - 1900
Opti Raffle Drawing 1830 - 2000

Tuesday, Dec. 30 Breakfast 0800
First Warning 1000
Ice Cream Social 1500
Awards 1600
more info: Orange Bowl Regatta - Coral Reef Yacht Club - General Information

26 December 2014

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 Start, Videos, Timeline

Time Since Start of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Current Date and Time in Sydney:
 
Twitter: @rshyr #rolexsydney #rshyr WEATHER: Colour Forecast map for next 4 days and Interactive Weather and Wave Forecast Maps Rolex Sydney Hobart’s stream on SoundCloud Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race http://www.rolex.com/world-of-rolex/yachting/rolex-sydney-hobart-yacht-race.html The skippers of the five 100 foot super maxis battling for Line Honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race speak about the boats, the weather and their expectations. Dec 25, 2014

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24 December 2014

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 start, 2013 videos

Time Since Start of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Current Date and Time in Sydney:
 

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 start time: 1:00 pm on Boxing Day, 26 December 2014, Local Time (Sydney, Australia) TIME CONVERSION  - December 25, 2014 9:00 pm EST (USA) Links: Rolex Sydney Hobart NewsRolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 TRACKER 
Twitter: @rshyr WEATHER: Colour Forecast map for next 4 days and Interactive Weather and Wave Forecast Maps

How to follow the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Cruising Yacht Club of Australia: For those who can't get to watch the live broadcast of the start of the Race on the Seven Network across Australia, Yahoo!7 will webcast the program. You can also watch the same webcast on the home page of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race website: www.rolexsydneyhobart.com. On the website is a list of yachts entered, with photo and description of each boat, crew list, and the boat's performance data, predicted finishing time and standing for both Line Honors and Division which is updated every 10 minutes.





2014 RSHYR Navigators and Weather. Tom Addis Perpetual LOYAL and Juan Vila Wild Oats XI and Weather Update
Tom Addis navigator of Perpetual LOYAL, Juan Vila Wild Oats XI and weather guru Andrew Treloar discuss the coming Rolex Sydney Hobart. The 117 yachts in the Rolex Sydney Hobart will face an early test this year, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecasting a sharp 20 to 25 knot southerly change on Boxing Day afternoon not long after the start. A southerly is expected to hold throughout the night at around 20 to 25 knots so it will be a long, wet first day for all crews. Andrew Treloar from the BOM says winds will get lighter the further south the boats go, and the front runners should cross a high pressure ridge around Gabo Island giving them light westerlies across Bass Strait on Saturday. Winds off the Tasmanian coast on Saturday night are also expected to be pretty light westerlies. They could be quite fluky. “The midfield and tail end boats will get a better go from the wind,” Treloar says. “They will tend to stay up around 10 to 15 knots right through as they cross Bass Strait and sail down the Tasmanian coast.” (published Dec 21, 2014)

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia - Home of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race -

2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Recap -

2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race film -
Rolex Spirit of Yachting - 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

more links:
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Wikipedia
The History - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race: (australia.com website)
Australia Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race: (alldownunder.com)

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23 December 2014

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014, One Last Ramble

Ed’s One Last Midnight Ramble in Rolex Sydney Hobart - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: "One of the most respected, uber-competitive sailors at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, one time holder of its proudest trophy, the Tattersall's Cup, Ed is hanging up his sea boots.   Yet as one Psaltis retires from racing, a new generation emerges.  Ed’s son, Ben, will be cutting the first notch in his Rolex Sydney Hobart belt..."

Wild Oats XI, Sydney Hobart Race, Secrets Unveiled video:

Wild Oats XI - Secrets unveiled: What goes on under the water could be the reason Wild Oats XI has won 7 Sydney-Hobart races. 

1995 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race start -

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22 December 2014

Oldies return for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014

Oldies return for Rolex Sydney Hobart - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: "When the cannon fires sending the 118 entries on their way in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 70th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, two yachts will stand out, because they first competed back in the early days of the race. There is plenty of nostalgia to this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart, abetted by Southern Myth and Landfall, who sailed the race in the 1950’s and 1960’s.   Peter Riddell’s Southern Myth is a 12.5 metre Bermudan sloop designed by Laurent Giles and built by R. T. Searles of Adelaide in 1953. She was commissioned by Norm Howard from Adelaide, who contested the Hobart race from 1954-1965, only missing the 1964 race. She finished fifth in her maiden race and scored a best result of third overall in 1958..."

2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Raw footage from the ABC Helicopter Part 5 -
2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Raw footage from the ABC Helicopter

1945 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race silent film

Official Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Film

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21 December 2014

Essence of Sailing, Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 videos


Essence of Sailing, Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 video. The essence of sailing: incredible footage by Onboard Reporter Amory Ross, evocative music from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra , conducted by Michael Seal - with special thanks to Visit Abu Dhabi.


Three friends had a dream - and made it a reality. As Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing takes part in its second race, they look back on how they got this far.


The ‘Stress of Sailing’ medical study continues as these boats & men go around the world. Team Alvimedica’s sailors underwent tests as soon as they docked in Abu Dhabi.

Team Vestas Wind salvage plan: The big plan | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "Neil Cox has been Chris Nicholson’s shore manager for two Volvo Ocean Races before they entered their third one together with Team Vestas Wind. But the Aussie expert had never, ever been in the situation he is in now – heading to a remote Indian Ocean reef to recover the blue Volvo Ocean 65 after it ran aground in the middle of the second leg, on November 29.  Shane Smart/Volvo Ocean Race “The ultimate plan, the gold-medal prize we’re reaching for, is to get the boat buoyant enough to float it across the lagoon to get it into more protected water,” explains Neil, or Coxy, as everybody calls him...."

Bareboating 101: Set a course for sailing adventure
USA TODAY
A live-aboard sailing vacation offers unmatched appeal. Craft your own itinerary, explore remote islands and spend quiet mornings at anchor with ...

Lawsuit filed against America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Mitchell has had to pay for representation not only in the original hearing but also in subsequent investigations by the International Sailing Federation ...

Conestoga wins Fall Main Line Scholastic Sailing Association Season Award
Main Line
From left, the Conestoga sailing team included coach Angus Robertson, Emma Purinton, Lizzie Bell, Field Doughery, Matt Paseltiner, Jeff Pepin, ...


The National

Volvo Ocean Race fleet boosts UAE sailing
gulfnews.com
Abu Dhabi: Demand for sailing lessons from Abu Dhabi schools is mounting following a students' tour programme of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover ...


Yorkshire Post

Sailing hero Sir Ben Ainslie set to marry TV presenter girlfriend over Christmas
Yorkshire Post
Divulging that he had suffered from “a touch of man flu” during the Extreme 40 Sailing Series in Sydney this month, Sir Ben said: “With luck, I will not be ...

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20 December 2014

US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, The Pursuit, Rising Tide videos


The ISAF Sailing World Championships is the ultimate test of racing skill, short of the Olympic Games itself. Get onboard with members of the US national sailing team as they prepare for this crucial challenge in 2014.


US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider: The Pursuit (Ep. 2: Youth Infused)


US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider: The Pursuit (Ep. 3: A Technical Direction)



RISING TIDE #4 - US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider: The Pursuit (Ep. 4: On The World Stage)



US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider: The Pursuit (Ep. 5: Domestic Value)

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19 December 2014

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 50 Golden Years Documentary (videos)

The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 50 Golden Years Documentary Part 1 -
50 Golden Years of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race produced to celebrate the 50th race in 1994.
Parts 2 and 3 of the sailing videos series below--

The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 50 Golden Years Documentary Part 2 -

The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 50 Golden Years Documentary Part 3 -
50 Golden Years of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race produced to celebrate the 50th race in 1994.
This episode runs for 15 minutes and features some of the controversy the race has experienced since its establishment. The episode begins with the disqualification of Nirvana relating to the incident that saw Condor run aground in the Derwent River and later awarded Line Honours title in the 1983 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Features in the episode include a run down of how the race record has been reduced over the years and the introduction of multiple start lines in 1986 as a result of the growing popularity and fleet sizes in the race. The episode also features some of the rough weather years, particularly the 1984 race which saw only 46 of the 152 starters make it to Hobart, and the tragedy that came in that year when Wal Russel, a crewman on Yahoo 2 paid the ultimate sacrifice, and became the first fatality recorded in our great race. It also features the rough race of 1993 when 76 of the 105 starters sort refuge along the NSW and Tasmanian coast, and only 38 yachts reached Hobart. In that race the miracle of John Quinn being rescued after falling overboard is documented.
The episode finishes with a great video montage set to a terrific electric guitar riff.

Sailing NEWS:

US SAILING (press release)

Sailing's Best of 2014 Are Shortlisted
US SAILING (press release)
YoY Trophy 2010 PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (December 17, 2014) – The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by US Sailing ...


San Francisco Chronicle

How catamarans won over sailing community
Royal Gazette
Not anymore, thanks largely to the influence that the catamaran has had since its controversial introduction in America's Cup sailing. The catamaran ...

Carbon Art redesigns the wave sailing board models
SurferToday
The brand from Taranaki, New Zealand, is also introducing a new small wave model - the Wave DC. Carbon Art sees a total of four boards hitting the ...


Yachting and Boating World

Bart's Bash raises £366k for Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation
Yachting and Boating World
The charity, which aims to inspire young people through sailing, held the global sailingrace in memory of the Olympic sailor who died in May 2013.
Thousands raised for Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation - BBC News


Scuttlebutt Sailing News

2014 Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Award Recipients
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Sail Canada has announced the recipients of the 2014 Sail Canada Awards and the Rolex Sailor of the Year Finalists. The Rolex Sailor of the Year ...


Scuttlebutt Sailing News

2015 Boat of the Year Winners
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Middletown, RI (December 18, 2014) – Sailing World magazine revealed the winners of its Boat of the Year Awards program, naming the Farr 280 as ...


Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Team Vestas Wind begins Indian Ocean salvage for Volvo Ocean 65
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Neil Cox has been Chris Nicholson's shore manager for two Volvo Ocean Races before they entered their third one together with Team Vestas Wind.
Team Alvimedica: Moving in the right direction - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

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17 December 2014

Cornelis van Rietschoten, Whitbread Round the World Race (video)



Legendary Sailor: Cornelis van Rietschoten, an Ocean Racing legend | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: On December 17th 2013, a true legend of the Whitbread Round the World Race (predecessor to the Volvo Ocean Race) crossed the final finish line. He was a pioneer of the sport and the only person to win the race twice as a Skipper.

Sailing NEWS:
Report into Team Vestas Wind grounding | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "An independent report into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind’s boat on a reef in the Indian Ocean has been set up by the Volvo Ocean Race. The incident happened on November 29 on Leg 2 of the current 12th edition. The crew escaped safely after suffering minor injuries. The boat, Vestas Wind, ran aground on the Cargados Carajos Shoals (St. Brandon), 240 nautical miles northeast of Mauritius. A panel, to be chaired by Rear Admiral Chris Oxenbould (Rtd), is to provide the Volvo Ocean Race with its final report by January 31, 2015.  Volvo Ocean Race intends to make the report publicly available to make sure its learnings benefit the whole sailing world and not only the race. This is scheduled for no later than during the Auckland stopover (February 27-March 15)...."


US SAILING (press release)

US Sailing Releases Rio 2016 Olympic Trials System
US SAILING (press release)
US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes racing at the site of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image: Will Ricketson/US Sailing.
Q&A: 2016 US Olympic Trials System, With OSC Chairman Ben Richardson - US SAILING (press release)
Olympics 2016: Super bacteria found in water at Rio sailing venue - Irish Times
'Super bacteria' found in Olympic sailing waters - Sportsnet

Search for MMA [Maine Maritime Academy] sailing coach continues
The Ellsworth American
In August, Tom Brown resigned as sailing coach after six years on the job. During that time, he built the school's offshore sailing team into a formidable ...


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Maury Roe, 88: Optimistic Coca-Cola executive loved family, sailing.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
“He had a genuine interest in the welfare and success of his family, friends and associates, actively providing help, counsel and encouragement,” said ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Videos; Rio Sailing Site Contamination


Life at the Extreme - Episode 10 - 'The Island' | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
This week, the fleet experiences a tropical storm, some crews celebrate Thanksgiving while others are battling centimeter by centimeter to keep their lead. And it’s every sailor’s nightmare when Team Vestas Wind hits rock bottom and has to send out a Mayday call.


Team SCA’s 6th place in the second leg did not shake the all-female crew's enthusiasm, nor their ability to smile, reflect and improve. Check out the footage of the last and late night arrival into Abu Dhabi.

Rio's Sailing Site Is Contaminated
New York Times
A drug-resistant superbacteria that is normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat was discovered in the waters where the sailing ...

The Independent

Rio 2016 Olympics: Drug-resistant 'super bacteria' found in waters for sailing events
The Independent
It is the latest blow to the Games following reports earlier this year that sailors had voiced concerns over the deluge of rubbish and human waste in ...
Rio de Janeiro 'super-bug' discovered in Olympic sailing waters - Telegraph.co.uk
'Super bacteria' in Rio 2016 sailing waters - Aljazeera.com
Super-bacteria' in Rio sailing waters causes concern - Yahoo News


CNBC

Battery Park City's Populist Sailing School May Lose Lease
CNBC
Dipping into the murky waters of the Hudson River was part of the fun when Diana Tandia's 10-year-old son, Mohamed, learned to sail on a small boat ...


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15 December 2014

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Videos, Results, Alinghi Champion


Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 highlights video above.
Sydney, Australia hosted the grand final to the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ which has been one of the most competitive and exciting to date. Over 11 months of global touring, from Asia to the Middle East, Europe to Australia, the best in the sport went head to head in one of the toughest events in professional sailing - but this is a level playing field. With new teams joining the line up the expectations were huge, everyone had a point to make, and the stakes were high.


Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 8 Sydney presented by Land Rover in 90 seconds--Act 8 Sydney presented by Land Rover has delivered in spades for the final Act of the global tour, with the best racing of the year - and some of the most memorable in the Series' eight-year history. Watch a 90 second snap shot of the highlights above.


Olympic champion Nathan Wilmot and his team on GAC Pindar had their regatta cut short on the final day of racing in at Act 8 Sydney presented by Land Rover, following a collision with Realteam. The Aussie's were overtaking Realteam on the downwind leg and attempted to bear down in front of her as she passed, misjudged it and got their port rudder knocked off, leaving them without steering and no control of the boat. Watch the capsize above.

see also: Extreme Sailing Series 2014, Sydney Final Day Video Replay here

Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi crowned 2014 (and Sydney) champion in the best day’s racing of the year--"It is mission accomplished for Ernesto Bertarelli’s Swiss team Alinghi, as Morgan Larson and the team grabbed victory with both hands at Act 8 Sydney, and with it the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ title – and Larson’s words say it all: “We’ve had an amazing season with an amazing team. To win the season and the Act on the last day in the conditions we had here in Sydney, which is the best sailing venue in the world, is a special moment that’s going to take a long time to sink in. The level of confidence that we have on our boat just made me realise I can win anything with these guys. This is the best feeling I’ve had all year and probably in the whole of my sailing career, so I’m going to cherish it.”... (read more at the link above)"

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 OverallRegatta Rank
1 Alinghi
2 The Wave, Muscat
3 Realteam by Realstone
4 Emirates Team New Zealand
5 J.P. Morgan BAR
6 Red Bull Sailing Team
7 Oman Air
8 SAP Extreme Sailing Team
9 Gazprom Team Russia
10 Groupama
11 GAC Pindar
(more details at link above)

see also: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: EXSS

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Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi, Leg 2 Finish Videos, Results


A Hero's welcome | 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race: After a long and energy-sapping second leg, the Team Alvimedica arrives in Abu Dhabi - and back into the arms of their loved ones. Published on Dec 14, 2014

MAPFRE’s Smiles | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: A fourth place in Leg 2 for MAPFRE, and a lot of smiles onboard as the Spanish boat docks in in Abu Dhabi. “We had a very good, firm leg,” said Iker Martínez, the skipper. “We’ll improve a lot for the next one.”

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Results--9 Legs Total (2 completed):
Team Name--POINTS: Leg 1--Leg 2--TOTAL
  1. Team Brunel  3 1 4
  2. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing  1 3 4
  3. Dongfeng Race Team 2 2 4
  4. Team Alvimedica 5 5 10
  5. MAPFRE 7 4 11
  6. Team SCA 6 6 12
  7. Team Vestas Wind 4 8 12
see also: Also: JohnTheCrowd.com: VOR and volvooceanrace.com

All points provisional until ratified. Each team gets the same points as their finishing position, eg first place gets 1 point. All legs count and lowest score overall wins. In-Port Race results are only used in the event of a tie in the overall Race.

Volvo Ocean Race (2014-15):
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Route Map
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Route Map - source: volvooceanrace.com

In-Port Race Abu Dhabi January 2, 2015 

Leg Start Abu Dhabi-Sanya January 3, 2015 -- 4,670 nm

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14 December 2014

LIVE: Extreme Sailing Series 2014, FINALS; Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Finish (videos)

3D Sydney: Day Four - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 -
3D Sydney: Day Four - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014
Starts: December 13, 2014, SAT 10:00 PM EST in US

December 13, 2014, Saturday, 11:30 EST (US)--LIVE: Extreme Sailing Series, Day Four, Sydney, Australia -  Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 FINAL

SAP Sailing - Leaderboard: Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Results

Video REPLAY Extreme Sailing Series Day Three

Extreme sailing's season finale
Aljazeera.com
Extreme sailing is an eight-year-old sport and follows a similar format to Formula One where teams compete against each other at different venues.
Extreme Sailing Series 2014: Ben Ainslie forced into emergency repairs after crash with Realteam ... - The Independent
Sailing: The Wave's lead slips away, Oman Air dazzle in Sydney - Times of Oman
Alinghi team tops Sydney standings on penultimate day - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 2 Finish, Abu Dhabi--Team Brunel first:

After 23 days and 16 hours at sea, having covered 6125 nautical miles, Team Brunel arrives first into Abu Dhabi, finishing only 16 minutes ahead of Dongfeng Race Team!

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2, Abu Dhabi Finish: see Dashboard/Tracker.Also: JohnTheCrowd.com: VOR (updates). 


Arrivals at Abu Dhabi, Leg 2 Finish, Volvo Ocean Race

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13 December 2014

LIVE Video Extreme Sailing Series, Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 video

3D Sydney: Day Three - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 -
3D Sydney: Day Three - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014
Starts: December 12, 2014 FRI 10:00 PM EST in US

LIVE Sydney: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014
LIVE Sydney: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014
Starts: December 12, 2014 FRI 11:30 PM EST in US

SAP Sailing - Leaderboard: Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Results

 Extreme Sailing Series, Sydney, Day Two Replay

Leg 2 Final Stint | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -
This is it! The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Leg 2 is coming to an end. With just a few hours to go it seems like a three-way battle for first between Team Brunel, Dongfeng Race Team and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.


Dongfeng Race Team gives us a peek into the very tight (and very light) battle to Abu Dhabi.

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2, Abu Dhabi Finish: see Dashboard/Tracker. Also: JohnTheCrowd.com: VOR (updates). 

A Twenty-first-Century Shipwreck - New Yorker: Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
"... At the end of November, ten days into the race’s second leg—a three-and-a-half-week-long sail from Cape Town, South Africa, to Abu Dhabi—Team Vestas Wind, sponsored by a Danish wind-energy company, was in fifth place among the seven-boat fleet. The six-million-dollar, sixty-five-foot sloop was skippered by Chris Nicholson, a forty-five-year-old Australian with four Volvo races under his belt. It was moving nineteen knots shortly after sunset (7:10P.M. local time) on November 29th when it slammed into a coral reef, part of an archipelago named St. Brandon, two hundred and sixty-eight miles off the coast of Mauritius...."

7th World Yacht Racing Forum: "The theme for WYRF 2014 was "Growing The Business Of Yacht Racing". Topics and Speakers addressed the key issues and opportunities for the business of yacht racing. Key figures within the industry shared their thoughts and learnings and case studies highlighted existing best practice... looking to grow your profile, brand, event or business within yacht racing then WYRF and YRDTS (Yacht Racing Design and Technology Symposium 2014) was an invaluable must attend event.... " (Dec 10-11, Barcelona)

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11 December 2014

LIVE video, Extreme Sailing Series, Sydney, Day Two

LIVE Sydney: Day Two - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 -
LIVE Sydney: Day Two - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014
Starts: Thursday, December 11, 2014, 11:30 PM EST in US

3D Sydney: Day Two - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 -
3D Sydney: Day Two - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014
Starts: Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:00 PM EST in US

On the edge, then over it: Day One racing cancelled at Extreme Sailing Series™ in Sydney » Extreme Sailing Series"30 knots of breeze with 45 knots inbound forces organisers to cancel racing on day one at Act 8 Sydney, presented by Land Rover – only the third time in the Series’ 8 year history mother nature has got the better of the fleet..." EXSS Standings/Results





Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 update:
Team Brunel, Abu Dhabi, Dongfeng Race Team - It's getting tight in the fleet, with two pairs of boats within sight of each other again. Dec 11, 2014 - Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Finish ETA Saturday
see Dashboard/Tracker. Also: JohnTheCrowd.com: VOR (updates). 

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10 December 2014

Extreme Sailing Series LIVE, Day One Sydney, video graphics


3D Sydney: Day One - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 -
Scheduled for Wednesday, December 10, 201410:00 PM EST (US)
3D Sydney: Day One - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 UPDATE:see above notice

Act 8 - Sydney, Australia » Extreme Sailing Series: 11th-14th December in Sydney, Australia [10th-13th Dec 2014 US Time]
Known as the Harbour City, Sydney, Australia will host the final Act of the 2014 global tour.
Extreme Sailing Series
OVERALL
RANK TEAM ∑
1 Alinghi 65
2 The Wave, Muscat 57
3 Emirates Team New Zealand 49
4 Realteam by Realstone 45
5 J.P. Morgan BAR 37
6 Red Bull Sailing Team 30
7 SAP Extreme Sailing Team 28
8 Oman Air 24
9 Gazprom Team Russia 24
10 Groupama sailing team 22
11 GAC Pindar 11

Team New Zealand pull out of Extreme series | Stuff.co.nz: "Team New Zealand have pulled out of the final and decisive regatta in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney to concentrate all their resources on their America's Cup challenge. Emirates Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton said the decision was made once Bermuda was confirmed to host the next America's Cup final in 2017. That long-awaited decision had given the team the impetus to press on with funding and design plans with some certainty. The team are also exploring hosting the main buildup challengers' series in Auckland in early 2017 – the equivalent of the old Louis Vuitton Cup...."

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Leg 2, Cape Town to Abu Dhabi:
Team Brunel in lead for Saturday finish of Leg 2, Volvo Ocean Race, with less than 400 miles to go.
see Dashboard/Tracker. Also: JohnTheCrowd.com: VOR (updates). 


Volvo Ocean Race: Dec 9, 2014 --There's no doubt, it's a three horse race to Abu Dhabi.

Distance is relative | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "... The Dutch boat [Team Brunel] is seriously heeling: the leaders are enjoying a good northeasterly breeze and Dongfeng are seven miles behind. But they know it may not last. “We’re going to have less wind and we’re going to hit it first,” adds Gerd-Jan. He opens his hands. “Basically, this is 15 miles. When we’ll arrive in the channel, the others will get closer because they’ll keep the wind longer and we’ll go slower.”..."


The homestretch to the end of Leg 2 is getting closer. And the word "home" takes a special meaning for the Emirati sailor Adil on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Dec 10, 2014


Sport360°

Volvo Ocean Race stop-over in Abu Dhabi
Sport360°
The second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race will stopover in Abu Dhabi from December 12 - January 3 with up to 175,000 visitors expected to attend.
Volvo Ocean Race: Life onboard - Leg 2, December 9 - Sail World
Team Brunel continue to stay ahead of the pack in VOR - Sport360°
Around-the-World Boat Runs Aground - Huffington Post


Emirates 24/7

Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village to celebrate Abu Dhabi's rich history
Emirates 24/7
Visitors to this month's Abu Dhabi Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) Stopover at the free-to-enter Destination Village on the city's Corniche Breakwater will be ...

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09 December 2014

Comanche Second in Solas, VOR Abu Dhabi ETA Saturday (videos)

Comanche First Sydney Sail -
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: "Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark's Rolex Sydney Hobart entry Comanche was out for her first sail today, 6 December, on Sydney Harbour. Comanche is an entrant in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race"

Calendar - Cruising Yacht Club of Australia: 26 Dec-2 Jan: 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - This is My Reservation - Cruising Yacht Club of Australia: "A large spectator fleet watched Bob Oatley’s 100 foot maxi Wild Oats XI declare that Sydney Harbour is still her back yard, the brand new, revolutionary American upstart, Comanche notwithstanding...."

SOLAS BIG BOAT CHALLENGE 2014 Results
Line Honours results Start : 12:30
Place Sail No Boat Name Skipper                    Fin Tim   Elapsd
1 AUS10001 WILD OATS XI Robert Oatley 13:50:34 01:20:34
2 12358 COMANCHE Jim Clark Kristy Hin 13:51:56 01:21:56
3 52570 BLACK JACK Peter Harburg 14:01:29 01:31:29
4 SYD1000 PERPETUAL LOYAL Anthony Bell 14:02:32 01:32:32
5 AUS01 ICHI BAN Matt Allen 14:08:09 01:38:09
6 AUS03 SOUTHERNEXCELLENCEII Andrew Wenham 14:17:11 01:47:11
7 6952 FOMO Rupert Henry 14:19:43 01:49:43
8 AUS8899 ONESAILS RACING Ray Roberts 14:20:20 01:50:20
9 52002 BALANCE Paul Clitheroe 14:20:22 01:50:22
10 29 THE RED HAND Graham O'Neill 14:21:19 01:51:19
11 10000 BRINDABELLA Jim Cooney 14:23:01 01:53:01
12 SM24 TERRA FIRMA Nicholas Bartels 14:23:58 01:53:58
13 SYD222 YOU'RE HIRED Geoff Morgan Andrew 14:25:17 01:55:17
14 GBR5211L FRANTIC Michael Martin 14:25:22 01:55:22
RET AUS280 SHOGUN V Rob Hanna


 Volvo Ocean Race ETA Abu Dhabi Dec 13 - A blast through the fleet as they drag race northwest to the waypoint off Oman, and a short word from Vestas CEO about the future of Team Vestas Wind.

The Battle for Abu Dhabi| Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "With less than 300 miles to go until the leading pack turn north toward the Gulf, the battle seems to stand between Team Brunel, Dongfeng Race Team and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing."

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Leg 2, Cape Town to Abu Dhabi updates: 
JohnTheCrowd.com: VOR
Volvo Ocean Race official website
Volvo Ocean Race dashboard


Times of Oman

Sailing: The Wave, Oman Air all set for grand finale in Sydney
Times of Oman
Muscat: Oman Sail's Extreme Sailing Series defending champions The Wave, Muscat have vowed to 'sail their socks off' in the grand finale in Sydney ...


My Sailing

ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne comes of age
BYM News (press release)
Finn Sailor Jake Lilley chats with ISAF Sailing World Cup - Sail Melbourne patron John Bertrand at Sandringham Yacht Club - Australian Sailing Team ...

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