18 December 2015

Extreme Sailing Series: 9 Years of Extreme 40s, End of an Era (video)

Nine-years of the Extreme 40s. The end of an era. In 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series™ stormed onto the professional racing scene and changed the world of sailing forever, with it’s pioneering Stadium Racing format. From Asia, the Middle East, South America, the USA, Russia, Europe and Australia, over the last nine years the Series has visited 25 international destinations including Rio de Janeiro, Venice, Amsterdam, Singapore, Hamburg, Sydney, Marseille and Boston. Attracting the world’s best sailors to race in high-performance Extreme 40 catamarans, in 2016, the Extreme Sailing Series™ will celebrate its tenth anniversary, reinvigorating itself with the introduction of the ‘flying’ catamaran: the GC32. (Published on Dec 13, 2015 by extremesailingseries.com.) 2016 Schedule TBD.

Clipper Race Trailer (Published on Dec 16, 2015)
The tenth edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is making its way around the globe - at 40,000 nautical miles it's the longest ocean race around the planet and regarded as one of the toughest endurance challenges. 7 x 1 hour TV programmes chart the progress of the 2015-16 race crew. Episode 1 starts to air December 2015

Busy maintenance schedule in Sydney as fleet lifted out of water"The Clipper Race fleet is undergoing a busy schedule of maintenance in Sydney, including each boat being lifted out of the water to have antifouling carried out. The 12 boats are transferring round to Sydney City Marine from the CYCA and being lifted, then sanded down and various jobs carried out, including having their bottoms cleaned and new antifouling applied. The yachts are having their half way round the world clean ahead of the whole fleet’s participation in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race."

Jules Verne Trophy - Day 24 - Antimeridian (Spindrift 2, Spindrift Racing, published Dec 17, 2015)

Jules Verne Trophy LIVE Tracking: The 27knot global match race continues #julesvernetrophy #spindrift2 #idecsport 

IDEC SPORT SAILING | TACKING AROUND THE EDGE OF A PATCH OF LIGHT CONDITIONS IN THE PACIFIC"“We are choosing the least bad option. We are dragging our feet a bit tacking downwind. We are still to the north of what remains of the area of low pressure, hoping that something will develop along the way.” Francis Joyon and his merry band are relying on their professionalism and their knowledge of the sea to make the most of the light conditions, which stretch out along their route to Cape Horn at the southern tip of Latin America."

Other Sailing News:

The Straits Times

Sailing: Winning Singapore sailors harbour no self-doubt
That success was visible last night, when a trophy was the centrepiece on each dinner table as members of the local sailing fraternity toasted the 50th ...

Sailing center recognizes Paiva Weed
Jamestown Press
Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed was recognized by Sail Newport for her commitment tosailing and Narragansett Bay...

BBC Sport

Rio 2016: World Sailing hopeful of water quality improvement
BBC Sport
World Sailing says the water quality at the Rio 2016 sailing venue needs major improvement, as organisers prepare to open a new pipe belt to divert ...

Phuket Gazette

On Deck: Sailing through high season blues
Phuket Gazette
December is also the time to enjoy the sport of sailing on Phuket with two iconic events. The Phuket King's Cup Regatta, the island's largest sailing ...

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