22 April 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 6, Leg 5, Sailing Videos, Technology

Inside Track: Leg 6 #2 | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - published on April 21, 2015: Two days out of Itajai, and we've got all kinds of animals! Gremlin in the watermaker for Donfeng, orcas for Team Brunel, and talk of snail and turtles aboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing! Thirsty work | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: “It’s funny how, once you lose access to something as simple as drinkable water in the Atlantic Ocean, you start to notice all the water you can’t drink” 

Live Twitter feed: JohnTheCrowd: VOR - Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 6 Finish: Newport, RI (USA)

Volvo Ocean Race Village Opening: May 5, 2015
Exploration Zone Opening: May 9, 2015
VOR Sailboats estimated arrival at Newport:  May 5 - 9, 2015

more info: volvooceanrace.com

The technology behind life at extreme | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Cobham hardware is an integral part of the Volvo Ocean 65, keeping the sailors safe, connected to shore, and taking us right into the heart of the action with amazing footage straight from the water. Talking technology with Eric Ernst, resident tech guru - get the lowdown on how Cobham helps to make all this possible.

Volvo Ocean Race - looking back at Leg 5, rounding Cape Horn: after 2 near misses finally Ryan Houston and Gerd-Jan Poortman round the legendary Cape Horn with the fleet pushing their boats even more and more. And for Dongfeng Race Team it's time for some hard decisions, as they are trying to repair their mast in Ushuaia. Meanwhile Brazil is going nuts as the Itajaí Race Village opens.

Sailing World Cup Hyeres - April 22-26, 2015"Entries are restricted to 40 competitors in each fleet and 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships gold medallists Nicholas Heiner (NED), Mat Belcher (AUS) and Giles Scott (GBR) are excited about the new concept and facing off against the best sailors in their respective disciplines from the off...." Results here.

United States Sailing Association | Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Update: The following is a statement from US Sailing, the national governing body for sailing, on the recent update from the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) regarding the decision by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to not include sailing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. - “We are highly disappointed to hear that the IPC has confirmed their decision not to include sailing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. We believe that sailing is one of the best sports available to disabled athletes worldwide, and we will continue to champion its future inclusion in the Games, assisting ISAF on future reinstatement efforts—for Tokyo 2020 (should the opportunity arise), 2024 and beyond. The sailors who have competed for the United States in the Paralympics, eleven of whom returned with hard-won medals, are heroes in our sport. US Sailing will work hard to ensure that others will have the opportunity to join their ranks in the future. We encourage all disabled sailing organizations worldwide to continue their mission. Growth and success within their programs will only strengthen the case to reinstate sailing into the Paralympics..." (read more at link above)

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