04 March 2015

Rolex Swan Cup, Barcelona World Race, VOR, Sailing Videos

Above: Rolex Swan Cup 2014 video

BEVY OF SWANS BRACED FOR THE ROLEX SWAN CUP CARIBBEAN < News < ClubSwan < Nautor's Swan: "Competition at the second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean gets underway in Virgin Gorda, the British Virgin Islands tomorrow, Wednesday 4 March. A fleet of 21 Swan yachts, comprising an array of different models from seven different countries and territories will contest an eagerly anticipated week of action in the Virgin Gorda archipelago. Four days of racing are scheduled for the two classes of Swan, Class A (18.29m and above) and Class B (18.28m and below), starting with tomorrow’s alluring Around the Islands Race. The competition was inaugurated two years ago to mark the expansion of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s activities to the Caribbean. "

Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean Countdown < News < ClubSwan < Nautor's Swan: "On March 3, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda will welcome the 2015 sailing season in Virgin Gorda with the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean regatta; an illustrious event in partnership with Rolex and Nautor’s Swan. The celebrated trio of YCCS, Rolex and Nautor’s Swan has organized the biennial Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia since the early 1980s. While the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean is held in alternate years to the Mediterranean regatta and is exclusively for Swan yachts. This year marks the second edition of the biennial Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean which is held at the YCCS Virgin Gorda Clubhouse. Nestled in the sailing paradise of the British Virgin Islands, a fleet of 22 Swans will compete for the coveted Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean Trophy, as well as Rolex timepiecesIn the true ClubSwan spirit, competitors range from owners of classic Sparkman & Stephens Swans to the elegant, high performance Swan 90s including Leonardo Ferragamo’s Swan 90 Solleone (ITA) and Swan 90 Odin (USA). In addition to front row spectating at one of the Caribbean’s most prestigious sporting events, guests will enjoy evening socials throughout the week, cocktail contests, a Caribbean barbeque, a regatta party at Biras Creek Resort and the Rolex gala dinner at the YCCS Clubhouse before the final festive farewell soiree."

Barcelona World Race, Day 63, March 3 - Daily video highlights above
http://www.barcelonaworldrace.org/en/ #BWR2015

The Boatyard - Auckland | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
Auckland stopover. It has been a demanding leg, and the next one will be even rougher. Here’s a glimpse of the place where (boat) magic happens: the Boatyard.

Volvo Ocean Race: The Most Technologically Advanced Around the World Odyssey:
"... Once dubbed as Whitbread Round the World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race has really infused technological elements over its four decades of history, dating back to 1973. What initiated as an around the world adventure for predominantly amateur sailors on large cruising yachts, has materialized into a completely professionalized race entity, with cutting-edge racing machines made from the most advanced materials available in the world. Boat construction, pertaining to design and its materials, is light-years ahead of how it used to be constituted. Onboard, the boats now feature the most technologically advanced communications, be it for navigation and media equipment at the sailor’s disposal. Of course, these added expenditures were not always present in the nascent phase of this event. It’s during the past decade, by and large, that the tech movement has taken form, including insofar as putting cameras on the boats..."

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