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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