31 January 2016

Ian Williams Dominates Monsoon Cup To Win 6th World Title (video)



UPDATE: Finals Day - Monsoon Cup Daily Wrap up - Ian Williams (GBR) dominated Taylor Canfield (ISV) to win the Final of the Monsoon Cup 3-0, sweeping the GAC Pindar skipper to his sixth World Championship title on the World Match Racing Tour. Williams has extended his record as the most successful match racing skipper in the history of the Tour. More here. Pindar US One Sailing Team - Published Jan 30, 2016



Ian Williams Dominates Monsoon Cup To Win 6th World Title - Ian Williams (GBR) dominated Taylor Canfield (ISV) to win the Final of the Monsoon Cup 3-0, sweeping the GAC Pindar skipper to his sixth World Championship title on the World Match Racing Tour. Williams has extended his record as the most successful match racing skipper in the history of the Tour. Full story at: http://bit.ly/1RSeyi6 (Published on Jan 30, 2016)

See also: Monsoon Cup MalaysiaJohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Monsoon Cup 2016, Season Finale, Sailing Videos & News: "Monsoon Cup Malaysia – the World Championship grade event and final stage of the World Match Racing Tour in Johor. 26-30 January 2016."


Sailing World Cup Miami - Action Clip - The Australian team competing at the Sailing World Cup Miami. Published on Jan 28, 2016 #‎AusSailing #‎SWCMiami16 #‎ComeWithUs #‎RoadToRio #‎Sailing

Updates on Sailing World Cup Miami (Jan 25-30) here and here.

Sailing World Cup Miami 2016: Results

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30 January 2016

Maxi 76 Bella Mente at Quantum Key West Race Week 2016 (video)


Quantum Key West Race Week 2016 - Maxi 76 Bella Mente - Published Jan 25, 2016


Quantum Key West 2016 - Melges 24 Sail Testing - 2 Boat Melges 24 sail testing in Key West, "Party Girl" & "Zingara" - A well organized two boat testing program is the best way to make advances in boat speed. Published on Jan 25, 2016


Qualifying Session 4 & Quarter Finals - Monsoon Cup Daily Wrap up - Johor Bahru, Malaysia (29th January 2016): The penultimate day of the Monsoon Cup showed just how far the world’s best professional match racing teams are prepared to go in their quest to win the World Match Racing Tour, both on and off the water. There’s money on the line, and there’s professional pride at stake. FULL STORY HERE: http://bit.ly/1Qx2pvE
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.wmrt.com
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/worldmatchracingtour
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/worldmrt

See also: Monsoon Cup MalaysiaJohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Monsoon Cup 2016, Season Finale, Sailing Videos & News: "Monsoon Cup Malaysia – the World Championship grade event and final stage of the World Match Racing Tour in Johor. 26-30 January 2016."

Updates on Sailing World Cup Miami (Jan 25-30) here and here.

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29 January 2016

World Match Racing Tour, Monsoon Cup, Sailing Videos

Qualifying Session 3 - Monsoon Cup Daily Wrap up -

Ian Williams GAC Pindar mastered his way to beat US One Sailing Team on Day 3 of the Monsoon Cup Malaysia. FULL STORY HERE: http://bit.ly/23vEsvU  Published on Jan 28, 2016

World Match Racing Tour - News: "Johore Bahru, Malaysia (28th January 2016):Taylor Canfield (ISV) dominated the first two days of the Monsoon Cup but today Ian Williams (GBR) managed to ruin his perfect score with a masterful execution of the start. Whenever the two most recent World Champions of the World Match Racing Tour meet on the race course, there are fireworks, and today produced a typically aggressive dogfight between these two arch-rivals..."
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.wmrt.com
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/worldmrt

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is the world's leading match racing series featuring World-Class Championship events across the globe. The series is sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) with "Special Event" status.

See also: Monsoon Cup MalaysiaJohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Monsoon Cup 2016, Season Finale, Sailing Videos & News: "Monsoon Cup Malaysia – the World Championship grade event and final stage of the World Match Racing Tour in Johor. 26-30 January 2016."

Updates on Sailing World Cup Miami (Jan 25-30) here and here.

Quantum Key West Race Week videos:
Quantum Key West 2016 - C&C 30 - Extreme 2 - Published on Jan 26, 2016 - Quantum Key West 2016


J/70 Timelapse - Published on Jan 28, 2016 - Quantum Key West 2016

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28 January 2016

Sailing News: Monsoon Cup 2016 videos, SWCMiami16 Twitter Feed

Sailing NEWS:


Qualifying Session 2 - Monsoon Cup Daily Wrap up: Local hero Hazwan Dermawan (MAS) wowed his Malaysian fans with another giant-killing performance in Qualifying Session two of the Monsoon Cup Malaysia, as this time he dispatched world championship contender Bjorn Hansen (SWE) with a winning margin of 1 minute and 1 second. Full Story: http://bit.ly/1QCurYK - HazOne Racing Team Hansen Sailing Team US One Sailing Team #‎MonsoonCup #‎SeasonFinale Published on Jan 27, 2016 - Official Website: www.wmrt.com

Monsoon Cup MalaysiaJohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Monsoon Cup 2016, Season Finale, Sailing Videos & News: "Monsoon Cup Malaysia – the World Championship grade event and final stage of the World Match Racing Tour in Johor. 26-30 January 2016."


Video above: Sehested Penalty - Beginning of Day 2 racing - Monsoon Cup

Breeze back on in Miami. Or is it? + How to Follow #SWCMiami16 : World Sailing: "Tuesday's forecast predicted a 14 knot breeze that would last for the duration of the day. Unfortunately, it did not quite play out that waym... Two days of mischievous breeze have toiled with the schedule and many of the packs will use the day to catch up on races lost..."



More info:

Other Sailing NEWS:

Zee News

Ex-Sailing CEO: I Was Fired for Trying to Move Rio Event
ABC News
The former CEO of World Sailing says he was fired for pushing to get rid of polluted Guanabara Bay as the sailing venue of the Olympics in Rio de ...
Ex-World Sailing chief 'voted out for trying to oust polluted Olympic venue' - The Guardian
World Sailing Official Is Fired - New York Times
Ex-sailing leader says he was fired for opposing competition in Rio's polluted waters - Los Angeles Times


Sailing World

College Sailing Spotlight: University of Miami
Growing into a top program from a long standing club team, the University of MiamiSailing Team has been sailing on the water of Biscayne Bay since ...


US SAILING (press release)

US Sailing Team Jumps Up Across the Board In Miami On Day Two
While light and tricky conditions remained prevalent on the second day of ISAF SailingWorld Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, American sailors ...


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27 January 2016

Sailing World Cup Miami, AST, 49er; Monsoon Cup (videos)



Sailing World Cup Miami - AST (Australian Sailing Team) Preview - video preview with interviews with Matt Wearn (Laser), Tom Burton (Laser) and Nathan Outteridge (49er).



Miami 49er sailing - Published on January 22, 2016 -  arrival in Miami and our first training sessions before the start of the Sailing World Cup Miami. More info:
Monsoon Cup 2016, Season Finale:


Hazwan Hazim Dermawan made history today when his HazOne Racing Team won their opening match against Keith Swinton and BlackSwanRacing in the qualifying session of the Monsoon Cup Malaysia - Published on Jan 26, 2016 - Qualifying Session 1 - Monsoon Cup Daily Wrap up - World Match Racing Tour - World Match Racing Tour - Local Hero Hazwan Socks It To Swinton"Johore Bahru, Malaysia (26th January 2016): Fans of the Monsoon Cup didn’t have to wait long for the first major upset of the regatta, when in Match 1 of Flight 1 in Qualifying, local sailor Hazwan Dermawan beat Australia’s Keith Swinton on Malaysian home waters..."



Above: Day 1 of the Monsoon Cup Malaysia - Published on Jan 25, 2016 - more info: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Monsoon Cup 2016, Season Finale, Sailing Videos & News: "Monsoon Cup Malaysia – the World Championship grade event and final stage of the World Match Racing Tour in Johor. 26-30 January 2016."

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26 January 2016

Sailing News: SWC Miami, Monsoon Cup, Oracle Team USA Video



Video above: introducing Tom Johnson - He may be one of the youngest sailors on ORACLE TEAM USA, but Tom Johnson has rapidly moved through the elite sailing ranks - from top-level Moth and 49er racing to the Volvo Ocean Race and the America’s Cup. Now, he’s quickly learning how to race high-performance catamarans with a competitive bunch. Video feature by John von Seeburg & Mike Herbener (Jan 20, 2016)

Sailing NEWS:

JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Monsoon Cup 2016, Season Finale, Sailing Videos & News: "Monsoon Cup Malaysia – the World Championship grade event and final stage of the World Match Racing Tour in Johor from 26-30 January 2016."


Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Joe Harris: Day 59
Last night it blew between 30 and 40k all night, and luckily I had not much sail up (3 reefs and the staysail), so the boat rode through it Ok, although the ...


Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Clipper Race: Frustrations eased
“We are now sailing in some wonderful breeze. It looks like it might stay for a while, but we aren't out of the light stuff yet and I imagine our game of ...


The Star Online

It's About To Get Real in Malaysia
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
“This week, all eyes of the sailing world are on Malaysia to see what happens at the Monsoon Cup.” So spoke Tucker Thompson, voice of the ...


Clemson Tiger News

Wind in Your Sails: A Freshman Perspective on Clemson's Sailing Club
Docked on Lake Hartwell, Clemson's Sailing Club allows both new and experienced sailors the opportunity to spend time on the water. As a freshman ...


Times of Oman

Zain prepares well for Sailing Arabia – The Tour at Musannah
Muscat: The Zain sailing team, who created a sensation in 2015 by winning one leg and coming third overall in their first ever Sailing Arabia – The ...


Chichester Observer

Sailing action hotting up at the Frostbite
The first two races of the year in the Dell Quay Sailing Club Frostbite series attracted six boats on to the water, despite the continuing strong winds.

Indian Navy's globe-trotting sailing vessel Mhadei to take part in IFR
Times of India
Visakhapatnam: Indian Navy's globe-trotting sailing vessel INSV Mhadei is on the way from Goa to Visakhapatnam to participate in the International ...

Team Terrillon Avocats joins forces with Gwen Riou for the Tour de France à la Voile 2016
BYM News (press release)
The 38-year old Breton skipper, with a background sailing prestigious monohull and multihull on an international scale (Volvo Open 70, Maxi, Imoca ...

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25 January 2016

Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race 2016, Jan 16-24 (videos)



2016 Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Island Race finish between Ms Barbados and Phaedo - Published Jan 22, 2016 - Here is the amazing finish of the 2016 Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Island Race between Ms Barbados and Phaedo. Thundering into Carlisle Bay in Bridgetown, Barbados and rounding the finish boat marker with a winning time of 2 hours, 37 minutes and 38 seconds,Ms Barbados finished 12 seconds ahead of Pheado shattering the previous record.


Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race Series 2016 - Day Three


Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race Series 2016 - Day One

More info: Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race (including results)

Sailing World Cup | Miami 2016 : ISAF Sailing World Cup: "From 25 - 30 January 2016 Sailing World Cup Miami returns to the waters of Biscayne Bay, bringing together the world's top Olympic and Paralympic class competitors. The regatta is a mainstay on the winter circuit for sailors who are campaigning for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competitions. More than 780 athletes will feature across the ten Olympic and two Paralympic events from Monday 25 to Saturday 30 January and as an Olympic qualifier for North and South America the stakes are high at the regatta. As well as World Cup Miami honours, the gold medallists in each event will qualify for the Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE."

See also: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Sailing World Cup Miami 2016, Jan 23-30, Tweet Feeds (video)  and  http://miami.ussailing.org/


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23 January 2016

Sailing World Cup Miami 2016, Jan 23-30, Tweet Feeds (video)



ISAF Sailing World Cup | Miami 2016: 23-30 January 2016 - Play your cards right in sailing - London 2012 gold medalists, World Champions and Rio 2016 medal hopefuls will be among the starters in the ten Olympic and two Paralympic events on show in Miami from 25 to 30 January 2016. Published on Jan 18, 2016

Olympic Sailors Gearing up for Live Miami Showdown – ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: "Olympic Sailors Gearing up for Live Miami Showdown Sailors from 64 nations are gearing up for the first big showdown of Olympic and Paralympic sailing in 2016, Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella...."





#SailingWorldCup #Miami

Other Sailing News:
Clipper Race fleet leave Australia to begin the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race -
Clipper Race fleet leave Australia to begin the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race. The twelve strong fleet of yachts leave Airlie Beach, Whitsundays and head for Da Nang in Vietnam. Published on Jan 22, 2016 more info: www.clipperroundtheworld.com

JohnTheCrowd.com UPDATE on Key West Race Week (Jan 17-22)

Mount Gay Round Barbados Race - News"Bridgetown, Barbados (21 January, 2016): Big winds, big speeds and the fastest ever times ever recorded made the 80th anniversary Mount Gay Round Barbados Race, one of the most spectacular in history with a total of five records broken, and each team winning their skipper’s weight in rum. Racing was over staggered starts commencing at 0700 with a good mix of yachts ranging from Classics including the stunning duo – The Blue Peter and Galatea – Ruth, the locally built 33m schooner, and a competitive group smaller boats including three J/24s. However, the stars of the show that set off last and raced 60nms round the island neck and neck were undoubtedly the two world-class MOD70s – MS Barbados Concise 10, skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, and Phaedo3 co skippered by Lloyd Thornburg and Brian Thompson. They promised to thrill, and indeed they did...."


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22 January 2016

Ben Ainslie, Land Rover BAR, Cleaning Up Our Oceans (videos)


Land Rover BAR - Ben Ainslie Racing - has one aim, to bring the America's Cup home to Britain


Fast and furious winter training - The winter training doesn’t stop, fast, furious and freezing on the Solent - Published on Jan 18, 2016


Cleaning up our oceans - Published on Jan 21, 2016 - Eight million tonnes of plastic rubbish enters our oceans each year, this figure is set to increase tenfold over the next decade. Make a change & help save our oceans. Pledge to say no to single use plastics using #RaisingTheBAR.


Protecting our playground - the Solent oyster revival - Did you know the Solent was once the biggest oyster fishery in Europe? Find out how Land Rover BAR is working with local agencies to help lead the way for the Solent Oyster revival. #RaisingTheBAR - Published on Dec 14, 2015

Other SAILING News:
JohnTheCrowd.com UPDATE on Key West Race Week (Jan 17-22)

2016 Quantum Key West Race Week Sailing Regatta
NBC 6 South Florida
Quantum Key West Race Week Sailing Regatta. ... 2016 Quantum Key West Race Week Sailing Regatta. By Krista Deans. Jan 20, 2016 ...

Sailing Glides into 2016 with 26 Regattas Scheduled
Harvard University Athletics
Harvard sailing head coach Michael O'Connor has released the team's 2016 spring schedule which includes three home regattas among the ...

Garmin® Adds GNXTM Wind to Its Sailing Instrument Lineup
Morningstar
Garmin® Adds GNXTM Wind to Its Sailing Instrument Lineup. Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced the ...

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21 January 2016

Spirit of Yachting videos: Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Giraglia Rolex Cup



Spirit of Yachting - Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2015 - Published Jan 20, 2016 - The 2015 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup hosted magnificent Maxi yachts to Porto Cervo, Sardinia in September. Since Rolex partnered the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda over 30 years back, the regatta has become a season highlight. This 26th edition was won by Open Season in the Wally Class; Belle Mente in the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, by just 19 seconds, and Inouï in the Supermaxi division. Victorious owners were each awarded the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and a specially engraved Rolex timepiece.



Giraglia Rolex Cup 2015 - The Spirit of Yachting: The Giraglia Rolex Cup 2015 marked the 63rd edition of one of the Mediterranean’s most cherished offshore races. A record 240 yachts from 17 nations embarked on the 241-nautical-mile adventure from Saint-Tropez to Sanremo via the Giraglia rock off the northern tip of Corsica. The regatta’s mesmerizing combination of amateur Corinthian and professional racing set against the captivating backdrop of the French and Italian Riviera is unparalleled. Both line honours and the overall winner received specially engraved Rolex timepieces. Published on Nov 23, 2015

Other SAILING News:
JohnTheCrowd.com UPDATE on Key West Race Week


Sailing World

US Sailing Team Names Olympic Athletes - With 200 days to go until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing has named 21 of America's best sailors to the 2016 US Sailing Team ...
At The Helm: The State of the Team As We Enter the Games Year - US SAILING (press release)


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20 January 2016

Monsoon Cup 2016, Season Finale, Sailing Videos & News

Monsoon Cup 2016 - Season Finale - Published on Jan 13, 2016


Bjorn Hansen gunning for his first ever World Match Racing Tour victory - Published Jan 18, 2016 - With the Monsoon Cup counting for double points and non-discardable, this means that all three skippers are virtually level-pegged in terms of their championship-winning prospects. In short, nothing will be decided until the conclusion of the event on 30th January.



A Decade of Monsoon Cup Champions - Less than a week to go to the season finale of the Monsoon Cup. Stay up to date with the event as we bring live race action via Twitter on @wmrt_liverace and regular updates on @worldmrt from Malaysia. Follow us on facebook.com/worldmatchracingtour to get the latest news, event updates, behind the scenes and information of the Monsoon Cup Malaysia. Published on Jan 18, 2016

Monsoon Cup
Malaysia – the World Championship grade event and final stage of the World Match Racing Tour in Johor from 26 - 30 January 2016.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.wmrt.com
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/worldmrt
@MonsoonCup
#SailingInMalaysia

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Key West Race Week: see JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Quantum Key West Race Week, January 17-22 (video)

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19 January 2016

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Sailing to Da Nang (video)



Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston alongside Elliot Brown Watches previews The Da Nang - New Discovery of Asia Race: Airlie Beach, Whitsundays to Da Nang, Vietnam. Published on Jan 17, 2016. More at www.clipperroundtheworld.com



Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Having completed the final race of the Australia leg, the guys at 1080 Media TV have compiled this visual review. Published on Jan 14, 2016

Key West Race Week: see JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Quantum Key West Race Week, January 17-22 (video)

Other Sailing News:
Israel Sailing demands assurances of future participation from World Sailing
Jerusalem Post Israel News
The Israel Sailing Association (ISA) has sent a letter to World Sailing President Carlo Croce asking that he guarantees that Israel's sailors will be able ...


Sailing World

Winging Technique in Key West
Sailing World
There's a new trend in the J/70 class, with and more of the fleet sailing straight downwind, wing-on-wing, with the gennaker and mainsail on opposite ...


Scuttlebutt Sailing News

New rules for World Match Racing Tour
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
“It was invaluable to get a crash course on how to sail the boat and the dos and don'ts. I first sailed an M32 in September 2015 and instantly fell in love ...


Radio New Zealand

Ecuadorian sailing ship docks in Wellington
Radio New Zealand
The unusual sight of a three-masted sailing ship drew crowds to the port of ... Despite having an engine, most of the time Guayas is under sail.


Sailing World

Quantum Key West Race 2016: The Official Word
Sailing World
One design sailing forms the backbone of the racing fleet at Quantum Key West Race Week 2016: out of the 133 entries from 16 countries lined up ...
Key West Race Week Kicks Off - Sailing World


International Sailing Federation

Angola books place at Rio 2016
International Sailing Federation
The 2016 470 African Championship was a ground-breaking moment for sailing in Africa, as the event marked the first ever African Championships ...


Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Excitement at Mount Gay Round Barbados Series
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Pitman, Steve Lewis commenting on the race, said: “We had a fantastic day of coastalsailing but local knowledge probably helped us because it was ...

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18 January 2016

Jules Verne Trophy, Spindrift 2, IDEC Sport, Finish, Sailing Videos


Jules Verne Trophy - Arrivée à Ouessant // Finish line at Ushant - Spindrift 2


Spindrift 2 finished her first around-the-world attempt | Jules Verne: "Spindrift racing finished its first voyage around the world - Spindrift 2 crossed the line at 15:01 UTC after 47 days 10 hours 59 minutes and 02 seconds at sea" -- Spindrift racing (@spindriftracing) | Twitter -- The crew, led by Yann Guichard, did not beat, on this attempt, the time set by Loïck Peyron (they were slower by 1d 21h 16’ 09”), whose record of 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes is still the one to beat.



IDEC SPORT SAILING: "IDEC SPORT crossed the finishing line off Ushant at 1650hrs UTC on Friday 8th January. Francis Joyon and his crew of five took 47 days 14 hours and 47 minutes to sail around the world. This was the third best time in the history of the Jules Verne Trophy."


EPISODE 11 : BRING ME THAT TROPHY -- About the Jules Verne Trophy
Published on Dec 10, 2015
Francis Joyon @FrancisJoyon
idecsport-sailing.com

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17 January 2016

Quantum Key West Race Week, January 17-22 (video)

Quantum Key West Race Week 2016 UPDATES:



Quantum Key West Race Week 2016 - Thursday Sailing Highlights -Another great day on the water with most classes getting in three races. Highlights from all Divisions. Published on Jan 21, 2016


UPDATE: Quantum Key West 2016 - Division 2, Day 3 video


Quantum Key West Race Week 2016 - Wednesday Sailing Highlights - Jan 20, 2016: With a big change in the weather perfect sailing conditions returned with most classes getting in three races.


Monday and Tuesday at Quantum Key West Race Week, which has a new look with Storm Trysail Club's management.

UPDATE: Quantum Key West Race Week 2016 - Division 3, Day 1 video - (Published Jan 19, 2016):

UPDATE: Quantum Key West Race Week 2016 - Monday Highlights - 18 Jan 2016 - 

Monday lived up to KWRW standards with big breeze.


Quantum Key West Race Week 2016 Storm Trysail Club Key West, FL, USA January 17-22, 2016

Quantum Key West Race Week 2016 joins Clean Regattas Program --"The Storm Trysail Club is proud to announce that Quantum Key West Race Week 2016 is doing its part to restore ocean health by participating in Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas Program. Organizers at the Storm Trysail Club, which took over management of Quantum Key West Race Week last year, will implement several measures at this year’s regatta with the goal of achieving “Bronze Level” Clean Regattas certification.“All responsible sailors should do their part to make as little impact as possible on the environment,” said John Fisher, chairman of Quantum Key West Race Week 2106. “The Storm Trysail Club believes strongly in the Clean Regatta Program and is committed to doing everything possible to minimize the environmental footprint of our events.”   The Storm Trysail Club embraced the Clean Regatta Program this past year by bringing the 50th anniversary edition of Block Island Race Week into compliance. The club unanimously agreed it was a positive step in the right direction and wanted to extend the initiative to Quantum Key West Race Week. “Storm Trysail is proud to host this largest and most diverse international regatta in North America,” said Commodore Lee Reichart, “and we are embracing the program for the first time in this event’s long history. We are committed to work towards higher levels of certification in the future since this is an important alignment with the principles of our permit to respect the ecosystems in the waters of the National Marine Sanctuary off of Key West.” more info: Quantum Key West Race Week, Key West, FL, USA and keywestraceweek.com/2016blog/

Results: Quantum Key West Race Week 2016 on Yacht Scoring





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16 January 2016

A Summer Day on Nantucket Sound, Sailing Video & Sailing News


Heroina is a 73-foot German Frers design, shown here sailing on a summer day on Nantucket Sound.

Heroina aerial video - Summer 2015 from Camille Conover (Vimeo).
Shot in Nantucket sound by Halsey Fulton of Fish Hawk Films--Enjoy!

Sailing News:

Forward

Sailing Officials Decline to Punish Malaysian Federation
ABC News
World Sailing has declined to punish the Malaysian Sailing Federation after two Israeli athletes withdrew from last month's Youth World Championship ...
World Sailing 'Regrets' Malaysian Discrimination Against Jews - Forward
Sailing Officials Won't Punish Malaysian Federation Over Alleged Israel Snub - Haaretz
Malaysia risks losing World Sailing membership after 'discriminating' Israeli windsurfers - The Malaysian Insider


US SAILING (press release)

Benjamin, Haeger Named Rolex Yachtsman, Yachtswoman of the Year
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (January 15, 2016) – Steve Benjamin and Annie Haeger today were named US Sailing's 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and ...
Rolex Yachtsman and Yatchswoman of the Year - Sailing World


Irish Times

Sailing awards to mark memorable year for Ireland
Irish Times
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has enlarged next month's national awards ceremony to mark the achievements of Irish sailors, clubs and sailing ...


Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Handicap Systems in the Free Market
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
With the ORC system being introduced at 2016 Key West Race Week, Pete Reichelsdorfer, former chair of US Sailing ORR and IMS Committees, ...


Jamaica Gleaner

Caribbean Maritime Institute - smooth sailing to success
Jamaica Gleaner
The Caribbean Maritime Institute is the recipient of the 2015 Gleaner Honour Award in the category Education. Since it began operations in 1980, the ...


Sailing World

The Master of Faster
Sailing World
The summer of 1976 was the turning point in Steve Benjamin's sailing career. He'd just come off a disastrous first attempt at the Olympic Trials in the ...


Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Magpie wins 2016 Etchells Australian Championship
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Sailing against a fleet resplendent with some of the country's best talent, these totally gleeful athletes took Magpie to an emphatic win, sealing it all ...

Not just sailboats--
New Navy Ships Have Trouble Surviving the High Seas - Bloomberg Business: "So far, the Navy has spent almost $2.4 million strengthening the bow of the first four vessels delivered since late 2012. Repair costs include $511,000 on the initial vessel, the USNS Spearhead, which was damaged during deployment by waves slamming into the superstructure, according to test data cited by Gilmore and the Military Sealift Command. The second, third and fourth vessels cost as much as $1.2 million each to repair and a fifth vessel, the USNS Trenton, awaits its bow reinforcement during its next scheduled shipyard visit, Tom Van Leunen, a spokesman for the Military Sealift Command, which owns the vessels, said in an e-mail."

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15 January 2016

Sailing In Pollution Fight, Sailors for the Sea, 11th Hour Racing

“It’s way worse than any of these people imagine,” said Ian Walker, the British skipper and former Olympic silver medalist who won the Volvo Ocean Race in June on Abu Dhabi. “People think the pollution in Rio’s in the harbor, and it’s fine out at Copacabana and on the open sea. But I remember sailing in from the ocean, and when you are about 50 miles out, you hit the stench and the changing color in the water. So even the people who go in the water swimming off Copacabana beach every day are basically swimming in filth, but they don’t realize it.” (source: NYTimes, infra)
In Pollution Fight, Sailing World Has Just Scratched Surface - The New York Times“We need a leader like Sailors for the Sea or other organizations to help get us all together,” he said as he prepared for his second Sydney-Hobart."

Environmental groups linked closely with the sport of sailing are already focused on ocean health. Those include two based in Newport: Sailors for the Sea, founded by David Rockefeller Jr., and 11th Hour Racing, co-founded by the philanthropist Wendy Schmidt and her husband, Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, via the Schmidt Family Foundation.





Rocking the Boat and 11th Hour Racing -
Published on Dec 17, 2015 - Short video highlighting 11th Hour Racing's grantee Rocking the Boat.

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14 January 2016

Clipper Round The World Race, Sailing Videos, Sailing News



It was one of the closest competitions in Clipper Race history with teams match racing and trading places continuously throughout the 7-day 1600 mile challenge from Hobart to Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsundays close o the Barrier Reef. LMAX Exchange finished just 42 seconds ahead of GREAT Britain in this final race of the Australia leg in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Published on Jan 13, 2016 - more info: Clipper Round The World Race


Above video: Yachting World – sailing's best experiences

Other Sailing NEWS:

BT Sport

World Sailing report into discrimination at the 2015 Youth World SailingChampionship in ...
International Sailing Federation
World Sailing deeply regret that 2 sailors from the Israel Yachting Association (IYA) were unable to compete at the 2015 Youth World Championships ...
World Sailing Report on Discrimination at Youth Sailing Worlds - Scuttlebutt Sailing News
World Sailing 'deeply regrets' discrimination by Malaysia - Daily Mail
World Sailing "deeply regret" incident with Israeli windsurfers - BT Sport


KPBS

San Diego Classes Revive Dying Art Of Tall Ship Sailing
Every Sunday morning, about a dozen people gather aboard the Californian, a replica 19th century Tops'l Schooner. It's one of the Maritime Museum's ...


Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Pros and Sailing: Thirty Years Later
I was 24 years old, and had been working as a one design sailmaker for three years whenSailing World published their 1986 interview with Dave ...


Manawatu Standard

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13 January 2016

Bob Oatley, Wild Oats XI; World Sailing CEO Andy Hunt (videos)

Obituary - Bob Oatley (AUS) : World Sailing"Best known for owning the eight-time Sydney-Hobart-winning yacht Wild Oats XI, Oatley passed away on 10 January 2016 aged 87. He was married with three children. The Australian pioneered winemaking in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia and later ventured in to tourism when he bought Hamilton Island in 2003. An avid yachtsman, Oatley cherished his record eight Sydney-Hobart wins, and in 2012 his yacht Wild Oats XI broke its own record set seven years earlier for the fastest race win at one day, 18 hours, 23 minutes and 12 seconds...."  

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Australian Olympic Committee President leads tributes to key sailing supporter Bob Oatley ...
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Above video: Wild Oats XI Evolution - How does a ten year old yacht remain at the forefront of one of the great ocean race classics? With her distinctively narrow hull, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI has beaten all comers for line honours in eight out of the last ten Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races. And now her original builders McConaghy Boats have completed her most radical modification yet, with the goal of maintaining her winning ways. Watch the evolution of this concept from idea to reality. Published on Dec 18, 2015


World Sailing CEO Andy Hunt on his new role - World Sailing Vice President Gary Jobson sat down with new World Sailing Chief Executive Officer Andy Hunt. Find out more about the man at the helm of World Sailing, his background and steps moving forward in the video above, published January 11, 2016

World Sailing (formerly ISAF) has appointed Andy Hunt, former CEO of the British Olympic Association and a non-executive Director of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games as its new Chief Executive Officer. -- World Sailing appoints Senior Sports Administrator and International Businessman as its new CEO : World Sailing"World Sailing President Carlo Croce said, "I am delighted that we have found an outstanding candidate to fill the role of CEO. Andy combines exceptional business leadership credentials, with an excellent track record in sports administration, a deep understanding of the Olympic & Paralympic movement, strong relationships with the IOC and ASOIF and enjoys a lifelong passion for Sailing. Andy will work closely with me and the Executive Board to continue to deliver on our vision and strategy for World Sailing." "I am delighted to have been selected by the Executive Board to lead World Sailing," commented Hunt. "It is a real honour to be able to serve a sport that I have participated in since an early age. I look forward to working with all of the stakeholders within our sport to further drive the organisation and sport forward.""

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