LIVE St. Petersburg: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015
Starts: August 23, 2015
SUN 9:00 AM ET (US)
Extreme Sailing Series, Act 6 Finals - 3D St. Petersburg, Russia: Day 4 (graphics only above) - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 - Starts: August 23, 2015 SUN 7:30 AM ET (US)
Extreme Sailing Series, Act 6, Day 3 video replay here Extreme Sailing Series, Act 6 Results
1 The Wave, Muscat
2 Lino Sonego Team Italia
3 Red Bull Sailing Team
4 Oman Air
5 SAP Extreme Sailing Team
6 Gazprom Team Russia
7 GAC Pindar
8 Team Turx
The Saint Petersburg Stadium, Russia - ExtremeSailingSeries: With its hidden currents the River Neva race track is riddled with passing and losing lanes. Mastering the conditions is is no mean feat with big wins, and even bigger loses to be had, the skippers talk us through this tight tactical Russian venue.
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 sailing videos:
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 – A worthy winner - 21 August - A memorable edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race concluded on 21 August. Géry Trentesaux’s JPK 10.80 Courrier du Léon from France has been confirmed as overall winner of the race on IRC handicap prevailing from a record-breaking fleet of 356 international yachts. As winner of the race Trentesaux and his crew received the Rolex Fastnet Challenge Trophy and a coveted Rolex timepiece at the final prizegiving in Plymouth. The 90th anniversary edition of this famous offshore classic will be long remembered for its tactical challenges, the diverse conditions experienced and the quality of the competing yachts and sailors.
Stuart Childerley and Kelvin Rawlings on Jester win the two handed division of the Rolex Fastnet Race - Olympic dinghy sailor Stuart Childerley and long time big boat sailor Kelvin Rawlings have not only won the two-handed class in the Fastnet, but also came 4th in the overall results. The duo, new to shorthanded sailing, but many Fastnets between them are the first Brits in the Rolex Fastnet Race, that has been dominated by the French this year.
THE RACE: The 603nm Rolex Fastnet Race is organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and just 7 boats sailed in the first race in 1925. The race has been sponsored since 2001 by Rolex SA of Geneva and is legendary within the world of ocean racing. The 46th edition of the biennial race will start off the Royal Yacht Squadron line, Cowes, Isle of Wight on Sunday 16th August 2015. It is the largest offshore race in the world and attracts the most diverse fleet of yachts.
ORGANIZERS: Established in 1925, The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) became famous for the biennial Fastnet Race and the international team event, the Admiral's Cup. It organises an annual series of domestic offshore races from its base in Cowes as well as inshore regattas including the RORC Easter Challenge and IRC National Championship in the Solent The RORC works with other yacht clubs to promote their offshore races and provides marketing and organisational support. The RORC Caribbean 600, based in Antigua and the first offshore race in the Caribbean, has been an instant success and the RORC has extended its organisational expertise by creating a new Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada, the first of which was in November 2014. The club is based in St James' Place, London, but after the recent merger with The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club Cowes, now boasts a superb clubhouse facility at the entrance to Cowes Harbour and a membership of over 4000. The RORC has also been a leader in yacht handicap systems and in co-operation with the French offshore racing club, UNCL, created IRC; the principal yacht measurement system for the rating of racing yachts. worldwide. The Spinlock IRC rating rule is administered jointly by the RORC Rating Office in Lymington, UK and UNCL Centre de Calcul in Paris, France. The RORC Rating Office is the technical hub of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and recognised globally as a centre of excellence for measurement. For Spinlock IRC rating information in the UK please see: www.rorcrating.com
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