28 March 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Southern Ocean Sailing Videos

The calm before | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  March 27, 2015: The fleet is still tightly packed together, and enjoying a little respite from the weather - but the Southern Ocean racing is as fierce as ever!

see also: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: VOR Live Twitter Feed - Volvo Ocean Race and
Dashboard | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015

Inside Track: Sidney Gavignet & Campbell Field | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - March 27, 2015
Previous race winner Sidney Gavignet and expert navigator Campbell Field provide an intriguing Southern Ocean chat.

Significant cost saving measures planned for 2017 America’s Cup - 35th America's Cup: "... “After reviewing prototypes of the new AC45 sports boats being tested on the water over the past several months, it is clear that if we raced smaller boats in 2017, we could dramatically reduce costs without sacrificing any of the spectacle or the design, engineering and athletic challenge fundamental to the America’s Cup,” said Commercial Commissioner Harvey Schiller. “We have a responsibility to think of what is best for the long term health of the America’s Cup as well as improving the value equation for team principals and partners...  The rule changes are being drafted and teams will be asked to vote on these changes before the end of March."

Team NZ funding in doubt after Auckland loses America's Cup qualifier - National - NZ Herald News"... Team New Zealand's government funding is triggered by economic value, including an Auckland regatta. Asked if that could be the end of the Kiwi team, Dalton said he wants to wait and see how next week plays out. Dalton said that while the Kiwis support cost reduction, they're "completely in line with Prada" and feel any decision on boat downsizing should be unanimous."..."

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