27 July 2015

Transpac 2015 Update, 2015 Sydney Gold Coast Race Start (videos)


Transpac 2015 Update: July 26 analysis of 48th Transpac, with Dobbs Davis of Seahorse Magazine
Transpac 2015 updates:

Above: Transpac 2015 -- Rio 100


2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race Start - On a "sparkling" Sydney winter's day (July 25) the 62 yacht fleet had a slow then rushed start to the 2015 Land Rover Sydney to the Gold Coast Yacht Race. The 100 foot Maxi Perptual LOYAL led the fleet out of the harbour chased by the TP52's 62's and the rest of the fleet.

The Wave, Muscat wins Extreme Sailing Series, Act 5, Hamburg
A fired-up crew on The Wave, Muscat triumphs in Act 5, Hamburg | News: "The Wave, Muscat sailed an outstanding final day in Germany, at Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ presented by Land Rover. Three race wins and two podium finishes saw Britain’s Leigh McMillan clinch his third 2015 Act title after four spectacular days of racing in the heart of the city and extend his lead at the top of the overall Series leaderboard."

Next Extreme Sailing Series Act: ACT 6, St. Petersburg, Russia, 20-23 August 2015

Overall Results Extreme Sailing Series after Act 5 Hamburg:
RANK / TEAM / Total Points 
1 The Wave, Muscat 47
2 SAP Extreme Sailing Team 44
3 Red Bull Sailing Team 41
4 Gazprom Team Russia 33
5 Oman Air 29
6 Team Turx powered by Kaya Ropes 24
7 GAC Pindar 24
8 Lino Sonego Team Italia 18

Royal congratulations for winner of ACWS-Portsmouth Ben Ainslie BAR - 35th America's Cup"Extreme winds forced the cancellation of racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth on Sunday, ubt didn’t dampen enthusiasm for a Royal visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

 With no racing to close out the weekend, the results from Saturday stand, meaning Land Rover BAR is the winner of the first event of the 35th America’s Cup cycle. Ainslie and his team were congratulated on their win at the official prize giving by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who were on site all day on Sunday and met with all of the teams, presenting the awards for the regatta. Michael Burke, the CEO of Louis Vuitton, was on hand to present each of the skippers with a gift..."

ACWS Portsmouth final results:
 (place/Team/points)
1 Land Rover BAR19
2 Emirates Team New Zealand18
3 ORACLE TEAM USA16
4 Groupama Team France13
5 SoftBank Team Japan13
6 Artemis Racing11

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