11 March 2015

America's Cup Seizure, Barcelona World Race, Sailing News (videos)

Barcelona World Race Day 70 - Daily video highlights above - March 10, 2015

Marshals seize America's Cup champ's boat in contract spat - SFGate: "... Marshals went to the team's base at Pier 80 and determined that the souped-up, 45-foot catamaran and its various components and wing sail were in three shipping containers the team was preparing to send to Bermuda ..."

Eric Peron: Heading south | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Dongfeng Race Team's Eric Peron gives us the lowdown on just what makes the Southern Ocean so extreme.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston pays tribute to sailing star Florence Arthaud after helicopter tragedy
Portsmouth News
Sailing superstar Robin Knox-Johnston has paid tribute to his friend yachtswoman Florence Arthaud who died in a helicopter crash in Argentina.
France mourns loss of 'national treasure' Florence Arthaud - CNN International

Independent report on Vestas Wind grounding released - My Sailing

All Blacks legends to join Azzam
Volvo Ocean Race: All Blacks legends to join Azzam ... sporting heroes when competitive action in the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) resumes at the end of ...

Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Volvo Ocean 65: One Design to the Last Millimetre
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
With his Race Director Jack Lloyd, Frostad – the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race – shared the relatively short history of the new boats at a special open ...
Volvo Ocean Race: VO 65s – One-Design to the Last Millimetre - BYM News (press release)

Shipwrecked – Brian Carlin Tells How He Survived Volvo Ocean Race Crash
Afloat (blog)
... Brian Carlin tells how he survived the most terrible experience for an offshore sailor - shipwreck. Brian was aboard the Team Vestas ...

Sail World

HPYD5 at Volvo Boatyard: Day 1 - From sailors to test pilots
Sail World
Competitions like the Med Cup in Europe and the Volvo Ocean Race were examples of cost containment. Glimmers of hope for the future were China, ...

Yachting World

#VOR - Team Vestas Wind "was unaware of any navigational danger, in its vicinity, incorrectly ...
... the independent report into the grounding of the Danish team's yacht in the Indian Ocean on the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race summed up ...
Vestas grounding report – More than just an expensive and embarrassing mistake - Yachting World (blog)

Video: Team SCA encouraging female sailors
3News NZ
Team SCA will start Leg Five of the Volvo Ocean Race - from Auckland to Itajai, Brazil – on Sunday and it promises to be the most brutal yet. The crew ...

Sail World

Extreme Sailing Series – Oman Sail's hometown heroes go head to head
Sail World
For Omani athletes Nasser Al Mashari and Ali Al Balushi, who last week became the first ever winner of the Volvo Ocean Race Rookie Award at EFG ...

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation
Cyclone bringing dangerous swells to NZ
A large tropical cyclone is likely to bring huge swells and strong winds to New Zealand this weekend, threatening the Volvo Ocean yacht race. Cyclone ...

Island Echo
... together which included Volvo Ocean race winning skipper, New Zealand's ... This boat set a new race record, shaving 6 hours, 35 minutes and 35 ...

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