28 February 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Racing to Auckland, VOR and BWR2015 Sailing Videos



Inside Track: Leg 4 #14 Tony Rae Special | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Published on Feb 27, 2015
With a tight race and less than 24 hrs to the line we do a quick check-in with the back 3 boats then get the rundown on Auckland finishes from sailing legend Tony Rae.

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Auckland's Race Village is Open | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -
Volvo Ocean Race, Published on Feb 26, 2015: The people of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei give a traditional Māori welcome to the Volvo Ocean Race and kick off the opening of the Auckland Race Village.



Barcelona World Race, February 27th: Day 59 - Daily video highlights above

http://www.barcelonaworldrace.org/en/ #BWR2015

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27 February 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Battle for the Lead, Sailing Videos




Inside Track: Leg 4 #13 Birthday Battle | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
Feb 26, 2015: Charles and Ian swap the lead like birthday presents to each other, and the rest of the pack compresses from behind as it gets closer than ever, just two days from the finish of Leg 4!!

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Barcelona World Race, February 26th: Day 58 - Daily video highlights above

http://www.barcelonaworldrace.org/en/ #BWR2015

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26 February 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Closing In On Auckland Finish, Sailing Videos


Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 25, 2015: Another close finish is coming up - Leg 5 arrivals, this weekend in the City of Sails! The one-design concept has paid off and we’ve seen plenty of unforgettable moments and tight racing so far. Get ready for another one… in New Zealand!

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Birthday boys | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 25, 2015
Leg 4 to Auckland. Day 17. Right in the middle of a drag race with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Dongfeng’s Charles Caudrelier takes a moment to wish Ian Walker a happy 45th birthday. A priceless exchange between two great sailors.


Day 57 - Daily highlights – Barcelona World Race
http://www.barcelonaworldrace.org/en/ #BWR2015

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25 February 2015

Barcelona World Race, Rounding Cape Horn, Sailing Videos


Day 56 - Daily highlights – Barcelona World Race - Rounding Cape Horn (video above)
http://www.barcelonaworldrace.org/en/ #BWR2015


Inside Track: Leg 4 Episode 12 | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  Feb 24, 2015
Out of the doldrums and into the straightaway! This one's for the die-hards, as we call to get updates from the two French navigators on the two red boats.


Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 4, Feb 24, 2015: Leg 4 to Auckland, day 16. "This is really unbelievable, now it’s so close,” Jens Dolmer whispers on Team Brunel. "Who will be the first to 'make the jump' in the wind and maybe stay ahead.” The freshly rebuilt confidence on Team Brunel gets a big bash with the latest position report, when they realise they're on the wrong side of the cloud. All the other boats get wind from the east and within a couple of hours Team Brunel lost 40nm to the leaders: MAPFRE, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Dongfeng Race Team.

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24 February 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Race to Auckland (videos); BWR2015 Video


Volvo Ocean Race - Inside Track: Leg 4 # 11 - Feb 23, 2015: Doldrums? What doldrums? Or more importantly, where!?! The teams raced through what should have been light winds but are now caught in the matrix of storms at the end of the 1000 mile long tropical clouds! Tightest racing yet this leg!!!

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Weather Obstacles | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
Feb 23, 2015: Leg 4 to Auckland. Day 15. Thunder and rain is paving the way to Auckland, and a nail-biting situation looms on the horizon. In this tropical mess and with every team within less than 20nm, every metre is a battle.


Barcelona World Race - (English) - Day 55 - Daily highlights
http://www.barcelonaworldrace.org/en/ #BWR2015

Tuesday the Horn and Invercargill: "Leaders Cheminées Poujoulat continue to make excellent progress towards Cape Horn with about 640 miles to sail. They have SSE'ly winds - slightly awkwardly. They will reach Cape Horn in 25-30kts of SW'ly which will carry Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam past in good conditions and allow them to pass directly close to Staten Island."

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23 February 2015

Barcelona World Race Day 54, Volvo Ocean Race, Sailing News, Sailing Videos


(English) - Day 54 - Daily highlights – Barcelona World Race
http://www.barcelonaworldrace.org/en/ #BWR2015

The Bountiful Horn Beckons for Stamm & Le Cam: "Legend has it that in 1788 the HMS Bounty of Captain Bligh made just 85 miles in 31 days while trying to round Cape Horn. If they round Cape Horn as expected on Tuesday 24th February, Barcelona World Race leaders Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam will have taken 31 days to race from the longitude of Cape of Good Hope to the most feared of all Capes. They passed Good Hope on which they passed on 24th January at 20:20hrs UTC. and those who like the fearful symmetries of IMOCA Round the World Racing might not be too far wrong to stab at a 24th March finish into Barcelona"



Volvo Ocean Race - Feb 22, 2015: A rough night for Team Brunel as they go from first to fifth place in a couple of hours. Why? It’s best explained by the sailors themselves...

Pacific paradise | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "The iconic Vanuatu is 200 nautical miles away, Auckland’s finish line less than a week from now. All six boats are within 60nm of each other..."

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22 February 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, The Doldrums, Barcelona World Race (videos)



Inside Track: Leg 4 # 10 - Feb 21, 2015 - The doldrums shuffle the positions of the fleet, and King Neptune visits a few Pollywogs. Plus we call 'Mr. Fixit' Kevin Escofier on Dongfeng Race Team.

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Outbreak | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 21, 2015
Leg 4 to Auckland onboard Team Brunel. Day 13. A sneeze here, a cough there. When 9 men share a boat, viruses have little work to do, jumping from sailor to sailor.


Stacking the Load | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 21, 2015
Leg 4 to Auckland. Day 12. Team Alvimedica encountered a patch of light air in the Doldrums. So what, sit down and pray? No way – move all the stackable weight forward to improve the boat’s balance and gain speed. It’s no easy task


(English) - Day 53 - Daily highlights – Barcelona World Race
 http://www.barcelonaworldrace.org/en/ #BWR2015

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21 February 2015

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 videos, Barcelona World Race Day 52


Inside Track: Leg 4 #9 | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  Feb 20, 2015: Alan Block from Sailing Anarchy joins for a quick call with race leader Bouwe Bekking.

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High Maintenance | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 20, 2015 - Leg 4 to Auckland. Day 12. Doldrums’ light airs are usually a burden, but Dongfeng Race Team made the most of it, using this downtime to work on their mast track issue. Check out this amazing drone footage from the middle of the Pacific Ocean!


Day 52 - Daily video highlights – Barcelona World Race

http://www.barcelonaworldrace.org/en/ #BWR2015 @BWR_2015

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20 February 2015

Day 51 - Barcelona World Race, Volvo Ocean Race, Sailing Videos


Day 51 - Daily video highlights – Barcelona World Race
http://www.barcelonaworldrace.org/en/  #BWR2015 @BWR_2015


Inside Track: Leg 4 #8 | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 19, 2015: As the teams maneuver among the clouds, close racing as front to back of the fleet is only 50 miles. And we start looking forward to Auckland, with a live call to kiwi Daryl Wislang!

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Sailing NEWS:

Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Roger Williams University to Host 2015 US Youth Championships
US SAILING (press release)
Portsmouth, R.I. (February 18, 2015) – The U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, a signature US Sailing National Championship regatta, will be hosted ...


Sport360°

Delft Challenge sails to victory on Leg 2 of the EFG Sailing Arabia
Sport360°
Wouter Sonnema (20) and his young student team from Delft University of Technology,sailing Delft Challenge have won Leg 2, one of the longest and ...
EFG Bank star in challenging 1st leg of EFG sailing Arabia - Arab Times Kuwait English Daily
Delft Challenge win Sailing Arabia second leg - gulfnews.com

Axe hovering over Dean Barker after Team New Zealand failures
New Zealand Herald
Dean Barker was promoted to sailing director for the Team New Zealand syndicate in January last year...

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19 February 2015

Barcelona World Race, Volvo Ocean Race, Sailing Videos


Feb 18, 2015: Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 4, day 10. When it rains, it pours. Dongfeng Race Team is certainly having a bad second week of the 4th leg to Auckland. Jib lock failure followed by mast trouble...

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Big, Messy Doldrums Ahead | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 18, 2015
As the fleet approaches the Equator, winds get lighter, tactics get trickier - and sailors get more anxious. Ian Walker and Libby Greenhalgh give us the low-down.

(English) - Day 50 - Daily highlights – Barcelona World Race - published Feb 18


(English) - Day 49 - Daily highlights – Barcelona World Race - published Feb 17

http://www.barcelonaworldrace.org/en/  #BWR2015 @BWR_2015

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18 February 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, A Brutal Fourth Leg, Sailing videos



Inside Track: Leg 4 #7 | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 17, 2015: Brutal honesty today from Brunel and SCA, but the moods onboard today couldn't be more different...

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Baptism of Fire | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 17, 2015: Leg 4 to Auckland. Day 8. “I knew it was going to be hard on the body… it has been a bit harder than I expected.” British sailmaker and reserve sailor Alex Higby got a phone call to join Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in the morning of the leg start in Sanya. Eight days later, he tells us about that baptism of fire.

Other sailing news:

Sailing Vessel “Harlech” located & seized with help from Live Sail Die
LiveSailDie.com
As founder and CEO of Live Sail Die, I am extremely pleased with the efforts of our enthusiastic followers which assisted greatly with the capture of two ...
How Russell Crowe's former helicopter pilot was finally spotted after a DECADE on the run- Daily Mail

Michelle Slade's Sailing in Marin: Corinthian Yacht Club gearing up for final leg of Mid-Winter ...
Marin Independent Journal
Sailors enjoy post-race party at Corinthian Yacht Club last month during the first part of the winter series....

Australian sailors rescued in high seas were inexperienced
Turn to 10
And it turns out; they didn't know much about sailing. The Coast Guard got a call early Sunday morning from two sailors in distress about 150 nautical ...
US Coast Guard forced to rescue Aussie sailors in a blizzard - Sydney Morning Herald

Paralympic Games: Setting the record straight
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
When the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on January 31st that sailing would not be included as a sport for the Tokyo 2020 ...
Sailing slams "outrageously false and damaging" leaked documents following exclusion from ... - Insidethegames.biz
East Anglian Sailing Trust, based on River Orwell, speaks out following Tokyo 2020 Paralympics ... - East Anglian Daily Times
AST Call for action - Reinstate sailing in Paralympic Games - My Sailing

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17 February 2015

Barcelona World Race, Volvo Ocean Race videos



Inside Track: Leg 4 #6 | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 16, 2015: War of attrition on boats and bodies as the wind and waves takes their toll on the fleet. Brunel has cashed in their chips for a good lead, but will it be enough with the doldrums coming up?

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New Kid On the Block | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 16, 2015: Guillermo ‘Willy’ Altadill Fisher jumped onboard MAPFRE in Sanya, replacing Anthony Marchand for Leg 4. A young and energetic sailor, he’s also the son of one of the biggest Spanish names in offshore sailing. Willy is living one of his dreams participating in the Volvo Ocean Race - here’s his take on it.

News: "Barcelona World Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat now have fewer than 10,000 miles to sail of the theoretical course back to Barcelona. The sub-tropical low pressure system which yesterday brought Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm 40 knot winds and 5m seas had today passed to the south-east..."

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 Tracker

Coast Guard rescues father and son sailors off Nantucket during storm
Cape Cod Today
Coast Guard crews responded to an offshore distress call from a 43-foot sailing vessel that was disabled and adrift in a winter storm about 150 miles ...
Coast Guard rescues four sailing from Beaufort to Florida - WCTI12.com
Coast Guard rescues sailors 140 miles off Nantucket - WCVB Boston

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16 February 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 4, Team Brunel Leads (videos)



Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 15, 2015: Leg 4 to Auckland. Day 7. Team Brunel has taken the lead. Their initial bet to take the northerly route early in the leg and sail hundreds of miles more is paying off. Now the two northern teams are cashing in. ”They are 4 knots quicker. I hope they don’t continue otherwise we have a lot of work to do.” says Will Oxley on Team Alvimedica

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Northern rewards | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "... It’s Day 7 of Leg 4, and after much held breath and crossed fingers, the Dutch team [Team Brunel], who, alongside Team SCA opted to break from the pack and sail north of the fleet, have finally grabbed first place from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. “We’ve just gained 25 miles!” shouts Spaniard Pablo Arrarte to his team mates on deck. With that, a giant wave of flushes into the cockpit like a playing card cascade. “It’s good sailing,” says a relaxed Bouwe Bekking. “On deck it’s fun, but downstairs it’s always horrible."..."


Night fix | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 15, 2015: Leg 4 to Auckland. Day 7. Yet another mechanical challenge onboard Dongfeng Race Team, when the halyard locking system broke in the middle of the night, preventing them from using their J1. After seven hours of work in the dark, a workaround with another halyard allowed them to put their J1 back up.

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15 February 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Valentine's Day Special video



Volvo Ocean Race, Inside Track: Leg 4 #5 | Valentine's Day Special - Feb 14, 2015
Love is in the air and there are some great surprises in store in this very special Valentine's Day special!

Happiness or heartbreak? | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "...“Life onboard is becoming pretty tough, certainly down below,” wrote Charles in a blog from the boat yesterday. “This leg remains one of my worst memories of the last Volvo Ocean Race – wrapped in oilskins in 30°C to 35°C isn’t fun."...


Volvo Ocean Race: Feb 14, 2015: Only one sailor on Team Brunel would be allowed to send a Valentines message back home to his girlfriend.. find out who it was!

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14 February 2015

Playing Out, North and South, Volvo Ocean Race sailing videos


Race winner Justin "Juggy" Clougher and Yachting World technical editor Matthew Sheahan as guests in video above--great insight!

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Playing Out, North and South, Volvo Ocean Race sailing video above - Feb 13, 2015 - The smiling faces of Team SCA and a concerned look onboard Azzam. The split in a northern and southern group in the fleet is feeding the speculation. In 6 to 8 days time we will learn who had the right strategy...


Efficient Fix - MAPFRE | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - "Check this out we have a new little window”. A hole as big as a tennis ball in the coachroof. Disaster averted for MAPFRE as they efficiently fixed a problem with their outrigger.

Polish yacht reaches the ends of the earth - Thenews.pl :: News from Poland: "The ‘Selma’, a steel ketch manned by a Polish crew, is the first yacht in history to reach the end of the Bay of Whales in the Antarctic Ross Sea solely under wind power."

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13 February 2015

A Split In the Fleet, Volvo Ocean Race, Sailing Videos



Chasing Wind | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 12, 2015: There’s a lot of frustration onboard Dongfeng Race Team. “Basically we’re now where we didn’t want to go,” says navigator Erwan Israël. The boat that catches the first trade winds will be in a strong position. Acrobat Eric Peron is chasing the wind 30 meters up the rig.

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Go east | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "Some 132 nm separates the northern pack of two from the southern pack of four – but the difference in attitudes is much more stark. And there’s no one more frustrated than Dongfeng Race Team, as their navigator, Erwan Israël points out, on deck. “It’s not stressful, it’s a lot of frustration,” he admits. “We are where we didn’t want to go...."



Volvo Ocean Race: Feb 12, 2015: With the 100+mi split in the fleet, check in with the North and the South groups.

Kate to visit Ainslie sailing hub | Daily Mail Online: "The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the new sailing hub being built by Sir Ben Ainslie for his team's bid to win the America's Cup. As Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust, a charity dedicated to inspiring a new generation to enter sailing and the marine industry, Kate will meet the four-time Olympic gold medallist and see how work on the new centre in Portsmouth, Hampshire, is progressing. She will view an art project at the construction site created by local street artists James Waterfield and My Dog Sighs along with six local schools. The mural depicts the skyline from Portsmouth to Ryde, Isle of Wight, with the Solent waters filled with images from maritime history...."

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12 February 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Huge Waves Wipeout, Dongfeng Race Team (videos)


Huge Waves Wipeout on Dongfeng Race Team | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 11, 2015: This is how the South China Sea greeted Wolf on Dongfeng Race Team on day 2 of Leg 4 to Auckland.

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The right direction | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015"“New Zealand is down here,” he gestures, with a smile. “So we’ve actually been sailing away from it.” Huh? Onboard Reporter Stefan Coppers prods his boss. Surely that can’t be the correct choice? “We’re going in the right direction!” says Bouwe, emphatically. “The other guys kept going, and of course that’s a way shorter distance – but we think in the long run, about 7 or 8 days, that the northerly route will pay off.” Well, if it's true that fortune favours the brave, then the Dutch boat will certainly reap rewards. They were one of only two teams, alongside Team SCA, to tack north early toward Taiwan – and the early forecasts suggest that their decision could well pay...."


Open Game - | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 11, 2015: On MAPFRE, navigator Jean Luc Nélias is nervous. Bouwe Bekking is crossing his fingers on Brunel. There has been a big split in the fleet: four boats have taken the more direct route along the Philippine coast but Team SCA and Team Brunel decided to tack north to Taiwan, expecting better wind conditions that will compensate the extra miles both teams will have to sail...

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11 February 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 4 Videos, Sailing Updates


Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 10, 2015: It's all on for the race teams on the water and in the decision making


Rough Conditions | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 10, 2015: Leg 4 to Auckland, day 2. The South China Sea delivers some of the toughest conditions in the race so far. It's not comfortable, but it's life at the extreme.

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Yacht and sailboat builder Ted Irwin dies from cancer | Tampa Bay Times"... by the 1980s, around the time of her parents' divorce, Irwin Yachts began to crumble, Payne said. In early 1990, the business built its last boat. "It was a passion and love of my father's, and he didn't do it to make money," Payne said. Even after Irwin Yachts folded, Payne said her father continued to build boats. Recently, he enjoyed watched his 12-year-old grandson sail for the junior team at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, where he began sailing himself...."

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10 February 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 4 Video; AC35, EXSS, Sailing News


Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 - Feb 9, 2015: The first 36 hours after leaving Sanya: upwind, high waves and up to 30 knots. Genny Tulloch gives an update on the race, and Skipper Charles Caudrelier describes the situation on Dongfeng Race Team.

NBC acquires US broadcast rights for the 35th America’s Cup - 35th America's Cup: "The America’s Cup has selected NBC Sports Group as its partner for the upcoming edition of the America’s Cup - including the America’s Cup World Series events (2015-16), and the America’s Cup Qualifiers, Playoffs and America’s Cup Finals (2017). “We are delighted to announce this agreement with NBC Sports Group,” said Harvey Schiller, the Commercial Commissioner of the America’s Cup. “This is a great deal for the America’s Cup, our teams and our partners. NBC Sports Group’s continued interest reflects the growing popularity, as well as potential additional growth, of the America’s Cup as a major television sport.”..." #AC35

Bermuda is the home of the 2017 America's Cup -
The next America’s Cup will be raced in Bermuda in June of 2017. The host venue was confirmed at a press conference in New York on Tuesday by Harvey Schiller, the Commercial Commissioner for the America’s Cup. Feb 5, 2015.

Luna Rossa building for the future in Cagliari - 35th America's Cup: "Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena says his team is happy with the progress it is making as it trains and develops at its base in Cagliari, Italy. The team has been conducting testing with its two foiling AC45s since September of last year as part of its design and sailing team development. After a much needed break over Christmas, the team resumed training in January, continuing its two-boat program...."

Red Bull Sailing win Extreme Sailing Series Singapore: "Now it is all about maintaining this stellar form going into Act 2 of the series, on March 11-14 in Muscat (Oman) with Red Bull Sailing leaving immediately for a five-day training camp in Thailand.

Extreme Sailing Series #EXSS final standings, Singapore (after 32 races):
1. Red Bull Sailing 232 points
2. SAP Extreme Sailing Team 227/DEN
3. The Wave Muscat 220/Oman 
4. GAZPROM Sailing 213/RUS
5. Oman Air 198/Oman
6. GAC Pindar 182/GBR
7. Lino Sonego Team Italia 180/ITA
8. Beko Team Turx 166/TUR
9. Team Aberdeen 156/SIN

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09 February 2015

Extreme Sailing Series, Act 1 Highlights, Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 Start (videos)


Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 1, Singapore - Video Highlights above - The opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series saw nine top international teams go head to head on a unique stadium racecourse right in the heart of Singapore. After four days, a down to the wire battle saw Roman Hagara snatch Red Bull Sailing Team’s first ever Act victory from the hands of the Danish SAP Extreme Sailing Team in the final metres of the final race, with The Wave, Muscat rounding out the podium positions. Watch the highlights above.

Results | Extreme Sailing Series
JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: EXSS

Rivalries dominate the start of the season - Extreme Sailing Series | News: Down to the wire battle sees Roman Hagara snatch Red Bull Sailing Team’s first ever Act victory from the hands of the Danish SAP Extreme Sailing Team in the final metres of the final race. Replay all final races here.


Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Feb 8, 2015: Highlights from the start of Leg 4 from Sanya, China, to Auckland, New Zealand.

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Improving Team Dynamics | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -
Team Alvimedica has one of the youngest crews of the race, with 30 year old Charlie Enright as skipper. In this context, the role of Will Oxley goes beyond navigator and it becomes more of a mentor for these young talented sailors.  Feb 7, 2015

"Miami International Boat Show February 12-16, 2015 | Miami Beach Convention Center | Sea Isle Marina | Miamarina at Bayside Marketplace" (go to link above for tickets and info)
Miami Herald: The Progressive Miami Show will be spread over three sites: Miami Beach Convention Center where small and midsized boats, electronics and accessories are displayed; Miamarina at Bayside featuring new sailboats and sailing gear; and Sea Isle Marina holding large powerboats. The Yacht & Brokerage Show on Miami Beach’s Indian Creek Waterway exhibits hundreds of new and used yachts up to 165 feet long. Although technically separate from the Miami show, the Yacht & Brokerage Show has been held in conjunction with it for many years. Both shows anticipate strong sales fueled by a strengthening economy....

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08 February 2015

Extreme Sailing Series, Volvo Ocean Race, Sailing Videos

3D Singapore: Day Four - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015:
Scheduled for Feb 8, 2015

Results | Extreme Sailing Series
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Team Vestas Wind In-Port Sanya Highlights | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 (Feb 7, 2015)

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Feb 7, 2015: All the live action recorded from the In-Port Race in Sanya, and what an exciting race it turned out to be!

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07 February 2015

LIVE from Singapore, Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3 Video


3D Singapore: Day Three - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015

Results | Extreme Sailing Series
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LIVE Singapore: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 - sailing video below
Scheduled for Feb 7, 2015


Skippers Press Conference - Sanya | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
In-Port Race Sanya February 7, 2015 
Leg Start Sanya-Auckland February 8, 2015 -- 5,264 nautical miles

Volvo Ocean Race: Breaking a winning formula? Dongfeng navigator sits out Leg 4 - Yachting World: "... to leave Dongfeng’s star navigator Pascal Bidégorry on the dock will surely raise a few eyebrows. Dongfeng’s success so far has relied on two key features, boat speed and solid tactics. Leg 3 and the fickle breezes that dominiated that leg made their performance particularly impressive..."

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06 February 2015

LIVE: Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015, Day Two Singapore (video)


3D Singapore: Day Two - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015

LIVE Singapore: Day Two - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 -
Scheduled for Feb 6, 2015
Results | Extreme Sailing Series
JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: EXSS

A man on a mission: Leigh McMillan stakes early claim in Singapore | News: "He said he wanted to win and wouldn’t settle for second this time round. And for Leigh McMillan and the team on The Wave, Muscat their campaign to become 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™ champions couldn’t have got off to a better start. Under the gaze of the towering Singapore city skyline, the team representing Oman executed a consistent strategy in trying conditions, sailing to victory in three of the eight races sailed to finish the day just where they wanted: in pole position...."

Tension rising in Volvo Ocean Race as winds of up to 30 knots forecast for Sanya departure - Volvo ocean race | Sport360.com"Volvo Ocean Race’s six-strong fleet heads out towards Auckland from Sanya for Leg 4 on Sunday with some big calls to make in the latest installment of a marathon offshore contest which could hardly be more finely poised...."

News & Features | ISAF | World Sailing | Official Site : 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Series Notice Of Race Published: "The Notice of Race covers Hyères, Weymouth and Portland and Qingdao as well as the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final set to be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 27 October to 1 November."

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05 February 2015

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015, Singapore Day One; Sanya Race Weekend (video)


3D Singapore: Day One - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 - Scheduled for Feb 5, 2015 1:30 am EST (US) #exss

Act 1, Singapore training day – The sailors thoughts | News"Nine Extreme 40s entered the Marina Bay racecourse today, under the shadows of some of Singapore’s largest skyscrapers surrounding the Act 1 Stadium for one final training session...."

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Sanya Race Weekend | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Published on Feb 4, 2015: A weekend of racing in Sanya, China. In-Port race on Saturday, 7 Feb (0600h UTC / 1400H CST) and the start of Leg 4 on Saturday, 8 Feb (0600h UTC / 1400H CST). #VOR


Life at the Extreme - Ep. 17 - 'Dead Calm' | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Published on Feb 4, 2015: This week, the fleet is dealing with a serious lack of wind, a real problem when racing around the world. We meet the people behind the storytelling and follow the onboard reporters at work. We also join young sailor Nicolai Sehested back at home as he reflects on his team’s crash. Meanwhile, Team Vestas Wind shore crew are finally getting the boat off the reef, grasping their last chance to re-enter the race….

US Sailing Statement On Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Sailing IPC Decision | US Sailing: "The following is a statement from US Sailing, the national governing body for sailing, on the recent decision by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to not include sailing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. “Yesterday’s news about Paralympic sailing being dropped from the slate of sports at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is highly disappointing. Our sport attracts a diverse group of disabled athletes across the world, as demonstrated by the three fleets of sailors from 14 countries competing in Miami last week at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. US Sailing will join ISAF, IFDS and the national governing bodies of our fellow Paralympic sailing nations to lead an appeal of this decision in the fight for reinstatement of Paralympic sailing at the Tokyo 2020 Games.” – Tom Hubbell, President of US Sailing"

Marly Isler Elected 2015 Women's Sailing Captain at Yale
Yale University Athletics
No. 3 Yale women's sailing team elected junior Marly Isler as the 2015 captain. Isler grew up in La Jolla, Calif. She began sailing in Sabots at age 7 and ...

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04 February 2015

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Sailing Videos, EXSS Starts Feb 5th

The life of an Onboard Reporter | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -

Every boat in the Volvo Ocean Race has an Onboard Reporter dedicated to capturing the stories of the race and the crew. The reporter is not allowed to do anything at all sailing related. Get a glimpse into the life of our onboard reporters in this behind-the scenes video

Dongfeng Race Team - Black's Birthday Wishes | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -

Dongfeng Race Team’s Black takes his grandmother for a day of prayer at the Nanshan Temple, a 108 metre-high Guanyin Buddha that dominates the skyline for miles, to wish good luck to his family and teammates.

Racing takes its toll | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -

The SOS Medical Study, an in-depth medical study carried out on Team Alvimedica's sailors, shows some fascinating insights which could include pre-diabetes symptoms caused by mental stress, amongst other things.

Extreme Sailing Series 2015 starts FEB 5th--LIVE from Singapore, Act 1--

Crew details confirmed for the opening Act in Singapore | News: "Nine teams with 45 world-class sailors from 10 nations will lock horns from the 5 to the 8 of February, under the gaze of the towering downtown city skyline with the support of Host Venue Partner Aberdeen Asset Management...."

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03 February 2015

Catamaran Offshore Nightmare, 5 People Rescued, Sailboat Mast Broke 200 miles off North Carolina coast (video)


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5 boaters rescued from sailboat after its mast broke 200 miles off North Carolina coast | Fox News:
....55-foot catamaran Rain Maker suffered a broken mast in 40 mph winds and 13-foot seas. It occurred about 200 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.... (published Jan 31, 2015)

Note the profile in Forbes, September 29, 2014 issue of Forbes Life:
On A Gunboat Catamaran, You Can Have Your Martini And 30 Knots, Too - ForbesLife: "...Builder Peter Johnstone, who left his family’s J/Boats yacht empire to start Gunboat, says the safety fears about multihull yachts are overblown. Johnstone says he’s navigated through 70-knot gales in the North Atlantic by hauling down the sails, closing in the mammoth salon and pulling up the centerboards that help the boat track straight through the waves. When a rogue wave hits from the side, he says, the Gunboat just skids sideways with it, instead of absorbing tons of water on the deck like a monohull... As for Cohen, he plans to proselytize about the merits of carbon fiber and twin hulls all summer in New York, then take Rainmaker down to the Caribbean for the winter... "


It All Started in the Fog | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - After a tricky, foggy start in Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel and MAPFRE battled with each other on the way to Sanya - and with pieces of plastic, fishing nets and massive ships. They tell us all about it. Published on Feb 2, 2015

Sailing Through STEM Night -
US Sailing's Reach program presents "Sailing Through STEM Night" hosted by the California Yacht Club - Marina del Rey, CA - July 25, 2014 (Published on Feb 2, 2015)

Paralympic sailing to be dropped for Tokyo 2020 Games
Yachting World (blog)
In a surprise move announced over the weekend, Paralympic sailing has been dropped from the 2020 Games hosted in Tokyo. Seven a side was the ...

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02 February 2015

Sailing News, ISAF SWC Miami, Team Vestas Wind video

Team Vestas Wind - the road to Persico Marine -
On the afternoon of the 28th January 2015, Team Vestas Wind prepared the Vestas Wind for transportation to Persico Marine near Bergamo in Italy. At 00:01 on the 29th, the convoy left the Port of Genoa on the 4+ hour journey to the foothills of the Alps. Published on Jan 31, 2015


US SAILING (press release)

US Sailing Team: Medal Race Day at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2015
US SAILING (press release)
Miami, Fla.- The US Sailing Team Sperry competed in medal races in five classes on Saturday, turning in strong performances on the final day of ...
Clearwater sailor top American finisher in ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - MiamiHerald.com
Sailing World Cup: The proving ground for Rio 2016 - Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Welsh sailing star Hannah Mills claims World Cup silver medal in Miami - WalesOnline

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    National authorities react to removal of sailing from Paralympic Games
    Scuttlebutt Sailing News
    Sail Canada (CAN): The recent news regarding the International Paralympic Committee's decision to exclude sailing from the 2020 Paralympic Games ...


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    Van Rijsselberghe and Shaw sweep the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami
    SurferToday
    Dorian van Rijsselberghe and Bryony Shaw triumphed at the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, in Florida. The Dutch windsurfer held a ten-point ...

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    01 February 2015

    ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Videos


    ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella - Day 5 Highlights



    ISAF SWC Miami 2015: Sonar Silver Medalists Doerr, Kendell, Freund - video above

    Platinum Clubs of America 2014-2016 list of top 20 yacht clubs:
    •1 St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, Calif. 
    •2 San Diego Yacht Club, San Diego, Calif. 
    •3 Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich. 
    •4 New York Yacht Club, New York, N.Y. 
    •5 The San Francisco Yacht Club, Belvedere, Calif. 
    •6 Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis, Md. 
    •7 Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, La. 
    •8 Naples Yacht Club, Naples, Fla. 
    •9 Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago, Ill. 
    •10 Newport Harbor Yacht Club Newport Beach, Calif. 
    •11 Sailfish Club of Florida, Palm Beach, Fla. 
    •12 Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 
    •13 Palm Beach Yacht Club, Palm Beach, Fla. 
    •14 Pelican Isle Yacht Club, Naples, Fla. 
    •15 White Bear Yacht Club, Dellwood, Minn. 
    •16 Marco Island Yacht Club, Marco Island, Fla. 
    •17 Balboa Yacht Club, Corona Del Mar, Calif. 
    •18 Tampa Yacht & Country Club, Tampa, Fla. 
    •19 Edgartown Yacht Club, Edgartown, Mass. 
    •20 Carolina Yacht Club, Charleston, S.C.

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