31 October 2015

The Transat, World’s Oldest Single-handed Sailing Race (video)



The Transat (sailing video above)-- One man, one boat, the Ocean: The Transat is the Mother of all single-handed ocean races; the original contest that pits one sailor and one boat against the sea. This race launched professional offshore sailing as we now know it. Upwind, into the ice & fog - The Transat is still considered as one of the hardest of all ocean races.

THE TRANSAT RETURNS FOR 2016 AND HEADS TO NEW YORK | News | The Transat: "Classes invited to take part in 2016 edition include Class 40 monohulls (40ft) and Multi 50 multihulls (50ft). Alongside them will be the IMOCA 60 Class (60ft), the world’s leading solo class, many of which will go on to contest the 2016 Vendée Globe non-stop solo round world race, and what are likely to be the fastest entries, the Ultime multihulls, measuring anything from 60ft." The 2016 Edition of the Transat is set to begin May 2, 2016, from Plymouth, England and finish off Manhattan, New York.

News | The Transat: "The Transat, the first and oldest single-handed trans-ocean race in history, is heading to New York City and will culminate at the new ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, race organisers and rights holders OC Sport, announced today. The marina will be an Official Host Venue Partner to the race alongside Plymouth, UK and is located in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park opposite Manhattan. It’s the newest marina to be built in New York City in decades and is currently under construction with a grand opening set for Spring 2016 to be marked by this iconic and exciting race."

History | The Transat: "Year 1960: The Transat began life when a handful of British sailors made a bet to see if they could sail across the Atlantic to America single-handed and who could do it the fastest. Among them were Sir Francis Chichester and Blondie Hasler... 5 entrants total; Winning Skipper: Francis Chichester, Gypsy Moth; winning time: 40 days 12 hours 30 minutes."

ISAF Sailing World Cup – Abu Dhabi:
All ten Olympic sailing events will be contested in Abu Dhabi from 27 October to 1 November, with an open kiteboarding event joining the fray around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche. With just 20 boats in each event the competition is set to be fierce. The ten Olympic events will contest an opening series and a Medal Race with the kiteboard fleet using a short track format.

RESULTS / ENTRIES
Results will be available throughout here - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/results/index.php

LIVE TRACKING
The racing will be available to watch in 2D and 3D via the live tracking. Live tracking will be available when racing commences via - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php

Live Tracking via the Sailviewer-3D Tablet App will be available for devices with 7" or greater screens. Click here to download the iOS Application - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sailviewer-3d/id912801278
Click here to download the Android Application - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stsportservice.sailviewer

COMPETITION STATUS
The Competition Status Screen feeds in straight from the Race Committee boats with the teams inputting data such as race times, course type, the status of each race and the plan moving forward. The competition status screen will be available when racing commences via -http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php

SOCIAL MEDIA
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Twitter - @ISAFupdates

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