31 May 2016

2016 52 Super Series Highlights: Scarlino Cup, Day 4 & 5, Sailing Videos

2016 52 Super Series HIGHLIGHTS: Scarlino Cup Day 5:

The combination of a localised pressure system, a resulting thunderstorm, variable winds, a possible three-race-day, and a tight gap between the teams at the top made the last day of the regatta somewhat of a mystery. Quantum Racing took the glory with Alegre and Platoon hot on their heels going into Porto Cervo for the 2016 Audi Settimana delle Bocche. Racing starts again on 28th June 2016. Video published May 29, 2016- For more see this full race article: http://bit.ly/25uhEjB

2016 52 Super Series HIGHLIGHTS: Scarlino Cup Day 4:

Going into the final day of the 2016 Scarlino Cup, still anything could happen with only six points separating first-placed @Quantum Racing from third-placed @Alegre. Racing will start today at 12:05. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the very special interview at the end of this short clip. Rough day… Published May 29, 2016. Full race article: http://bit.ly/1TMubX1

Scarlino Race Programme
Tuesday 24th May, Official Practice Race
Wednesday 25th May, Windward-leeward Races
Thursday 26th May, Windward-leeward Races
Friday 27th May, Coastal Race
Saturday 28th May Windward-leeward Races
Sunday 29th May Windward-leeward Races, Prize-giving ceremony 1730hrs (local time).

Website: http://www.52superseries.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/52SuperSeries/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/52superseries
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/52superseries/

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30 May 2016

Scarlino Cup, Day 2 & 3 Highlights, Sailing Videos

Scarlino Cup Day 3 Highlights Video:

Bronenosec led all the way around the Coastal Race, enhancing Vladimir Liubomirov’s team’s reputation as the 52 SUPER SERIES’ kings of the coastal race discipline. Also, watch as the 52 SUPER SERIES, Sustainability Manager, Lars Böcking roasts Vasco Vascotto for using a plastic bottle in yesterday’s highlights video; and as Provezza decides to go fishing! Published May 28, 2016. Full Race Report: http://bit.ly/1U182S0

2016 52 Super Series HIGHLIGHTS: Scarlino Cup Day 2:
Broad smiles around the Marina di Scarlino told the story of races 3 and 4 for the 52 SUPER SERIES’ Scarlino Cup and without doubt the most contented crew were that of Ergin Imre’s Provezza. Not only did the Turkish flagged team win both races but they led at every mark, even the margins at times were mere metres. Published May 27, 2016. Full Race Report: http://bit.ly/1P0Ic4s

Scarlino Race Programme
Tuesday 24th May, Official Practice Race
Wednesday 25th May, Windward-leeward Races
Thursday 26th May, Windward-leeward Races
Friday 27th May, Coastal Race
Saturday 28th May Windward-leeward Races
Sunday 29th May Windward-leeward Races, Prize-giving ceremony

Website: http://www.52superseries.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/52SuperSeries/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/52superseries
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/52superseries/>

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29 May 2016

TRANSAT New York-Vendee, IMOCA Ocean Masters, 29 May 2016

Transat New York - Vendée - Currency House Charity Race:
Currency House Charity Race, May 27, 2016

Transat New York-Vendée Teaser:

IMOCA Ocean MastersTRANSAT NEW YORK - VENDÉE, Single-handed transatlantic race

Start: 29 May 2016 - New York, USA
Estimated arrival: From the 5 June 2016 - Les Sables d'Olonne, France
Race course: 3100 miles
Coefficient: 4
Official event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16
Event website: www.ny-vendee.com

The Transat - Arrivée de PRB Vincent Riou à New York:

The TRANSAT NEW YORK - VENDÉE program:
Prologue from Newport (RI) to New York from the 21 to 22 May
Race village at the foot of the One World Trade Center 
Charity Race on the Hudson River the 27 May

Start of the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) on 29 May
ETAs from 5 June 2016

Finish Village in Port Olona (Vendée Globe Esplanade)

New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne): a challenging final trial run before the Vendée Globe. Setting sail from the ‘Big Apple’, bound for what was the cradle of the IMOCA Class, the port of Les Sables d’Olonne, one could hardly ask for more in terms of symbolism. On the one hand, New York, a cosmopolitan crossroads of influences, is a perfect illustration of the international aspirations of both IMOCA and Open Sports Management. On the other, France’s Vendée region, represents the heart of the IMOCA class, thanks to its legendary solo round the world race, in which some of the most extraordinary episodes on the high seas have occurred over the last twenty-five years. The final opportunity to qualify for the Vendée Globe in race configuration, the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) promises to be a significant event in the IMOCA Ocean Masters Championship. Above all, the New York – Vendée will be the final major confrontation in singlehanded configuration before to the ultimate event in the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015- 2016.

Entries:
Fabrice Amedeo (FRA) – Newrest Matmut
Jérémie Beyou (FRA) – Maître CoQ
Conrad Colman (NZ) - 100% Natural Energy
Tanguy De Lamotte (FRA) – Initiatives-Cœur
Jean-Pierre Dick (FRA) – St Michel-Virbac
Yann Eliès (FRA) – Queguiner - Leucémie Espoir
Pieter Heerema (NL) – No Way Back
Morgan Lagravière (FRA) – Safran
Armel Le Cléac’h (FRA) – Banque Populaire VIII
Stéphane Le Diraison (FRA) - Energies Marines Renouvelables
Paul Meilhat (FRA) – SMA
Vincent Riou (FRA) – PRB
Alex Thomson (GBR) – HUGO BOSS
Ari Huusela (FIN) – Flying with Finnair
Kojiro Shiraishi - Spirit Of Yukoh
Jean-François Pellet - Come In Vendée
Sébastien Josse - Edmond De Rothschild

Follow on:
Facebook: IMOCA Ocean Masters
Twitter: @IMOCA60



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28 May 2016

360° Start Video, Scarlino Cup 2016, Quantum Sails Video

360° Start Video - Scarlino Cup 2016:

360° Start Video. Training day in Scarlino. *Move your phone/ipad or scroll with your mouse to see the full 360° video. Published May 23, 2016 by Quantum Sails.

52 Super Series 2016 - Scarlino Cup -Day 2:

Scarlino Cup, 25th-29th May 2016 - Published May 26, 2016

See also:
JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: 52 Super Series 2016, Scarlino Cup 25-29th May, Sustainability (videos)
Official Race website: 52superseries.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/52SuperSeries/
Twitter: @52superseries

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27 May 2016

2016 52 Super Series Highlights: Scarlino Cup Day 1 Sailing Video

2016 52 Super Series HIGHLIGHTS: Scarlino Cup Day 1:

With everyone looking over their shoulder at the competition, each team was hoping to get their 52 SUPER SERIES season off to a good start. Quantum Racing banked a 1,3 and go into day two leading Sled, Platoon, Alegre and Rán Racing by three points. Published May 26, 2016

Scarlino Race Programme:
Tuesday 24th May, Official Practice Race
Wednesday 25th May, Windward-leeward Races
Thursday 26th May, Windward-leeward Races
Friday 27th May, Coastal Race
Saturday 28th May Windward-leeward Races
Sunday 29th May Windward-leeward Races, Prize-giving ceremony 1730hrs (local time).

See also:
JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: 52 Super Series 2016, Scarlino Cup 25-29th May, Sustainability (videos)
Official Race website: 52superseries.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/52SuperSeries/
Twitter: @52superseries
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/52superseries/

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26 May 2016

GC32 RIVA CUP, 26–29 May, Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy

GC32 Racing Tour 2016 Promo:


GC32 Racing Tour 2016 / GC32 One Design Class

GC32 RIVA CUP - 26–29 May | Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy:

The 2016 GC32 Racing Tour opens with two regattas on Lake Garda. This Italian lake is considered one of the world’s must-visit regatta venues. Not only is it stunningly beautiful, with its northern end nestled within the Alps, surrounded by giant mountains, but it is renowned for offering exceptional wind conditions and flat water.

The first regatta will be held out of Fraglia Vela Riva located in Riva del Garda, in the lake’s northernmost corner. The club is a favourite championship venue, especially with dinghy and Olympic classes and last year alone hosted World Championships for the Cadet, Topper and Musto Performance Skiff classes.




more information: gc32racing.com and #GC32, @GC32Racing, @GC32Racingtour

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25 May 2016

52 Super Series 2016, Scarlino Cup 25-29th May, Sustainability (videos)

2016 52 Super Series: Scarlino Cup Preview:

52 Super Series | Sustainability:

2016 52 SUPER SERIES – Scarlino Cup 25-29th May 2016 - Video published May 20, 2016

The first points of the 2016 52 SUPER SERIES season will be won in Scarlino, Tuscany on Wednesday 25th May 2016.

Quantum Racing have had an emphatic start to 2016, but reigning champions Azzurra won’t be so quick to roll over. Eleven TP52 crews have entered to compete in Scarlino representing eight different nations, Italy, USA, GBR, France, Turkey, Sweden, Germany and Russia.

Scarlino Race Programme
Tuesday 24th May, Official Practice Race
Wednesday 25th May, Windward-leeward Races
Thursday 26th May, Windward-leeward Races
Friday 27th May, Coastal Race
Saturday 28th May Windward-leeward Races
Sunday 29th May Windward-leeward Races, Prize-giving ceremony 1730hrs (local time).

Website: http://www.52superseries.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/52SuperSeries/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/52superseries
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/52superseries/

See also: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Scarlino Cup May 25-29, Training Day Sailing Video

@52SuperSeries


52 SUPER SERIES - Best of 5 events trophy:
  • Scarlino Cup, May 25th - 29th, Tuscany
  • Audi Settimana delle Bocche, June 28th - July 2nd, Sardinia
  • Portals Sailing Week, July 25th - 29th, Mallorca
  • TP52 World Championships, September 14th - 18th, Menorca
  • Cascais Cup, October 11th - 15th, Cascais

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24 May 2016

Gaastra Palma Vela 2016, Sailing Regatta Highlights, Sailing Video

Gaastra Palma Vela 2016 - Highlights:

Published May 23, 2016 -  More info: palmavela.com and Gaastra PalmaVela 2016 Sailing Regatta, Sailing Videos


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23 May 2016

The World Sailing Show, May 2016 Edition (video)

The World Sailing Show - May 2016 edition:

Why would a moustache make you go faster offshore? Find out why some of the world’s top solo racing teams are sprouting weird shaped foils out either side of the 60ft racing machines and why they have got this nickname. Then head to the Big Apple, New York, to see America’s Cup racing on the Hudson River against the spectacular Manhattan backdrop. This was the first time that Cup boats had raced here for 120 years.

Women sailors were queuing around the block when a new Olympic class was announced for the 2016 Games. Three years later and the learning curve has been steep, but the results impressive. So who’s in the frame for a medal in Rio? Olympic expert Andy Rice lifts the lid on the women’s skiff and gives his predictions for Rio. On the subject of the Olympic Games, there’s one nation that has been in the top three medal winners for years, but now they want more, Gold. Find out how they are planning for success out as we head to the Sailing World Cup in Hyères. Plus, sailing news from around the world.

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22 May 2016

Scarlino Cup May 25-29, Training Day Sailing Video

Scarlino Cup - Training Day:

Scarlino Cup, 25th-29th May 2016 (video published May 21, 2016)

Venue:
Club Nautico Scarlino ASD
Puntone
58020 Scarlino
Italy

Web: http://www.clubnauticoscarlino.com

More info: Scarlino Cup : 52 SUPER SERIES – Pure Performance

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21 May 2016

LandRover BAR Tech Deck Opens; America's Cup Racing in New York

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge opens Land Rover BAR 'Tech Deck':

Ready to inspire the next generation of engineers, designers and shore team, The Duchess of Cambridge opens the Tech deck designed to spark interest in science, technology, engineering and maths. Published May 20, 2016. More info: Land Rover BAR

America's Cup racing in New York:

Highlights program promo above for NBC TV, 2pm ET, Saturday 21 May 2016 - On Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. ET, NBC will broadcast a one-hour highlights show, featuring all the action from the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York, which took place earlier this month. The event marked the return of America’s Cup racing to the Big Apple for the first time in nearly 100 years and on the water and on shore, it didn’t disappoint. Huge crowds, three different race winners, and a come-from-behind win in the final moments marked the event. Published May 20, 2016. More info: americascup.com

  • Muscat, Oman,  Feb 27-28, 2016; 
  • New York, USA – May 6-8, 2016;
  • Chicago, USA – June 10-12, 2016;
  • Portsmouth, UK – July 22-24, 2016;
  • Toulon, France -- September 10-11, 2016.

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20 May 2016

Tragic Loss, Heroic Rescue, Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06, Sailing Videos

Tragic Loss, Extraordinary rescue | Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06:

Despite tragedy only hours earlier, the crew of ABN Amro 2 came to the rescue of their competitors who are suffering critical keel damage below decks on Movistar.

Remembering Hans | Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06:

It's been 10 years since Hans Horrevoets was swept overboard during the transatlantic leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06. His energy, legacy and pioneering spirit still live on in the race to this day. Published on May 18, 2016

Official Film: Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06:

The dramatic story unfold of the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06. A new class of boat and higher than ever expectations push crews and shore teams to the limit in the world's premier ocean race.

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19 May 2016

Alex Thomson, HUGO BOSS, Vendee Globe; Gaastra PalmaVela 2016

Road To Vendee Episode 3 sailing video:

Episode III of the #‎roadtovendee -- watch as Alex Thomson and the team stretch the legs of HUGO BOSS for the first time after her refit following Transat Jacques Vabre last October. Start of the IMOCA Ocean Masters Vendée Globe is November 6, 2016. (Published May 4, 2016)

Gaastra PalmaVela 2016 - Platoon Bowman - sailing video:

TP52 Bowman Pedro J. Mas provides a first-person view onboard Platoon. Published May 12, 2016

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18 May 2016

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, Lisbon First Stop, VOR 2014-15 Video

First stop: Lisbon - Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

Lisbon, one of the most successful host cities of the Volvo Ocean Race in recent years, has been chosen as the destination for a flying start to the next edition in 2017-18. Published on May 11, 2016

How do you move a whole Boatyard from one country to another? Well, it's tough - unless you're used to moving it around the world for nine months! Here's Sam from the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard giving us a tour of its new home: Lisbon! Published May 17, 2016

more information: volvooceanrace.com

Alicante, Spain, will maintain its position as the start port for the 14th and 15th editions  (2020-21 and 2023-24) of the race beyond 2017-18 (under the current format of a race every three years), and remain the base for the race headquarters and the Volvo Ocean Race Museum during this period. Speaking at a press conference alongside the Mayor of Alicante, Gabriel Echávarri, the President of Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, said: “The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the greatest promotional tools for the Valencian region. Read more: Staying put | Volvo Ocean Race

Around the world | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15:

Nine months, over 40,000 miles - the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 has been epic, exhilirating and enthralling! Published June 29, 2015

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17 May 2016

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015, Spirit of Yachting Video

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 – Film - The Spirit of Yachting:

The Rolex Spirit of Yachting film series presents the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 — the action, highlights and memorable moments. The 25-minute documentary goes behind the scenes of this leading offshore race, one of the toughest tests of seamanship in the sport, bringing to life the adventure lived by the yachtsmen and yachtswoman courageous enough to make the 628-mile journey from Sydney to Hobart. After an intense battle, Australian skipper Paul Clitheroe and his crew aboard Balance won the Tattersall’s Cup and an engraved Rolex Yacht-Master watch. Discover more on http://on.rolex.com/1TtPNV0 Published on May 6, 2016

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16 May 2016

Rolex China Sea Race 2016 Highlights, Sailing Video

Rolex China Sea Race 2016 - Highlights:

Asia’s principal blue-water classic has retained the original Corinthian ethos that lies at the heart of Rolex’s relationship with the sport of yachting. The Rolex China Sea Race capitalizes on Hong Kong’s distinctive energy, with a race start in Victoria Harbour surrounded by the city’s impressive high-rise panorama. Held biennially over the Easter weekend, the 2016 edition saw an impressive line up of yachts negotiate both traditional and modern sea traffic before embarking on the open water section of the 565-nautical mile course to Subic Bay in the Philippines. Published on Apr 1, 2016


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15 May 2016

Spirit of Yachting, Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary, Sailing Video

Spirit of Yachting - Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary:

The Royal Yacht Squadron celebrated its bicentenary in 2015, coinciding with the 46th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. Exclusive video of the bicentennial celebrations and interviews with the squadron’s Commodore, Christopher Sharples, among others, bring to life one of the biggest yachting events in this influential club’s 200 year history. The pioneering story of the RYS began in St James’s, London, in 1815. Today, from its base at Cowes Castle on the Isle of Wight, this prestigious club maintains the highest standards, safeguarding its exclusive traditions while working to develop yachting. Published on Apr 1, 2016

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14 May 2016

Best Of Les Voiles de St Barth 2016, Sailing Video

Best of Les Voiles de St Barth 2016:

Above sailing video "The Best of Les Voiles de St. Barth 2016" summarizes the regatta in a few magical minutes. Published April 19, 2016

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13 May 2016

Transat bakerly: Thomas Coville, Sobedo Arrives New York, Sailing Video

Arrival of Thomas Coville, Sodebo in New York:

For more on the Transat bakerly see:


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12 May 2016

RC44 Sotogrande World Championship, 11-15 May, Sailing Videos

UPDATE: Fleet racing day 4 - Team CEEREF wins RC44 World Championship in two horse race:

The RC44 World Championship Marina de Sotogrande had a worthy winner today in Igor Lah and his Team CEEREF crew, the second occasion the Slovenian team has claimed this prize. But this was only after some anxious moments off the Andalusian port, as Lah's crew slogged it out with local heroes, John Bassadone's Peninsula Petroleum from nearby Gibraltar. Published May 15, 2016

Fleet racing day 2 - Bassadone's Gibraltar greyhounds on the ascent:

For day three of the RC44 World Championship, Sotogrande laid on the conditions for which it is famous: brilliant sunshine, wind regularly over 20 knots, monster shifts, but surprisingly flat water in the lee of the Andalusian coast. Published on May 13, 2016

Fleet racing day 1 - Team CEEREF masters Atlantic winds:

After an awkward beginning to the regatta yesterday, the RC44 World Championship Marina de Sotogrande fleet racing got underway, providing a reminder to helmsmen, tacticians and crew on all 11 yachts that this Andalusian venue lies just 25km from Gibraltar and the open Atlantic beyond.

Racing today was held in stiff 20+ knot winds that topped out at 27 knots, creating boat speeds of 20+ knots, plus a worthy test for crews. After race one, the fleet was ordered back to Sotogrande Marina when a giant grey cloud crossed the course, obscured the rock of Gibraltar, while emptying its contents upon the crews.

The 2016 RC44 World Championship Marina de Sotogrande is the second event of the 2016 Championship Tour, which pitts the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry compete in high performance one-design 44-foot carbon racing yachts. Published on May 12, 2016

RC44 Championship Tour Promo:
Since its launch in 2007, the RC44 Championship Tour has established itself as a key series to compete on in the international yacht racing circuit.

Match Racing - Squally Sotogrande stunts match racing day:

'The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain', but for the opening day of match racing, prior to the start of the RC44 World Championship Marina de Sotogrande fleet racing, the Andalusian port received an unseasonal, but thorough soaking. 25km away, Gibraltar was obscured by cloud, as the match racing, which rolls from regatta to regatta over the RC44's annual championship, only reached its second flight before there was a giant shift, the wind shut down completely and the boats were sent in. Published on May 11, 2016 - Fleet racing, counting towards the RC44 World Championship Marina de Sotogrande, begins tomorrow at 1130 CET and will run for four days.

Below--Highlights from the previous RC44 event--RC44 Bermuda Cup:

Bermuda's Great Sound threw everything it could at the RC44 fleet for the first round of the 2016 Championship Tour. With a breeze ranging from 5 -25 knots and a race track full of passing lanes. Here's a round-up of all the action. Published March 11, 2016

RC44 Sotogrande World Championship, 11-15 May
Sotogrande is the RC44 class’s second stop for the World Championships.
Twitter #RC44:


2016 RC44 Championship Tour Events
RC44 BERMUDA CUP 2-6 March
RC44 SOTOGRANDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 11-15 May
RC44 PORTSMOUTH CUP 13-17 July
RC44 CASCAIS CUP 21-25 September
RC44 VALLETTA CUP 23-27 November

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11 May 2016

Francois Gabart MACIF Takes Line Honors in The Transat bakerly 2016

MACIF crossed The Transat bakerly finish line at 18:24 EDT (22:24 GMT) Tuesday off New York:



NEWSFLASH: Gabart takes line honours in The Transat bakerly 2016 | News | The Transat bakerly"Frenchman François Gabart on board his new 100ft trimaran Macif, crossed The Transat bakerly finish line at 18:24 EDT (22:24 GMT) this evening off New York, taking line honours in the Ultime class. The finish time, recorded by the Sandy Hook Pilot Association boat, marks the first solo race win on Macif for the 33-year-old, who in 2013 became the youngest ever winner of the Vendée Globe solo round-the-world race. Gabart covered the official course distance of 3,050 nautical miles in 8 days, 8 hours, 54 minutes and 39 seconds. Gabart actually sailed a total distance of 4,634 miles at an average speed of 23.11 knots in a remarkable voyage. Unusually for The Transat bakerly, it took him, and his close rival Thomas Coville on Sodebo, hundreds of miles south of the Azores into the tradewinds before sling-shouting northwest up to New York. As Gabart crossed the line Coville was still some 118nm from the finish while the third-placed trimaran in the Ultime class – Actual skippered by Yves Le Blevec – was still 509.6nm away ..."

The Transat bakerly 2016 Tracking

More information: http://www.thetransat.com/

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10 May 2016

The Transat Sailing Videos; Kialoa III, Antigua Sailing Week (video)

The Transat Sailing Videos Playlist:

The Transat bakerly video playlist above:
  1. Flat seas and high speeds at sunset aboard MACIF
  2. ARKEMA
  3. François Gabart (MACIF)
  4. Isabelle Joschke (Fr)
  5. Phil Sharp racing Imerys
  6. A bord de MACIF
  7. Jean-Pierre DICK ( St - Michel / Virbac )
  8. Phil Sharp ( IMERYS ) /EN

Back to the future! Antigua Sailing Week 2016: ASW 1979 winner Kialoa III returned to reclaim her glory. Go aboard for a sail on this historical racing yacht. Published on Apr 28, 2016

Other Sailing News: This woman and her cat are having the best time sailing around the world | The Telegraph

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09 May 2016

World Match Racing Tour, Copenhagen 2016, May 9-14, Sailing Videos

UPDATE--Shawize Tech Wrap Day 4:

UPDATE: Copenhagen Sail off highlights

Below: WMRT Day 1 Highlights of Copenhagen:
World Match Racing Tour, Copenhagen 2016, Day 1 Highlights above

World Match Racing Tour - Fremantle Finals Highlights:
World Match Racing Tour - Fremantle Finals Highlights - Published March 7, 2016

Tweets about #wmrt / @wmrt_liverace / @worldmrt

Copenhagen 2016 | World Match Racing Tour May 9-14, Schedule:
MAY 9TH - MONDAY
10.00 – Fleet Racing Day 1
17.30 – Press Conference

MAY 10TH - TUESDAY
10.00 – Fleet Racing Day 2
14.30 – Round of 16
17.30 – Press Conference

MAY 11TH - WEDNESDAY
10.00 – Sponsor Racing
13.00 – The Super 16 Knockout
17.30 – Press Conference and After Sail

MAY 12TH - THURSDAY
10.00 – Quarter Finals
17.30 – Press Conference

MAY 13TH - FRIDAY
10.00 – Quarter Finals (optional)
13.00 – Semi Finals
17.30 – Press Conference

MAY 14TH - SATURDAY
10.00 – Semi Finals (optional)
14.00 – Finals and Finale Petit
16.00 – Prize giving and closing Ceremony

More info: http://wmrt.com/events/copenhagen-2016/
Results: http://wmrt.com/results/

World Match Racing Tour Event Schedule 2016
World Match Racing Tour Event Schedule 2016
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07 May 2016

America's Cup, Louis Vuitton ACWS, New York, May 7-8, Sailing Videos

ETNZ: Winning in the nick of time:

Emirates Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series New York in the nick of time today with a huge come from behind victory!Published on May 8, 2016

Sunday UPDATE: New York Results Overall 
Place-Team-Points
1 Emirates Team New Zealand 52
2 ORACLE TEAM USA 50
3 Groupama Team France 44
4 SoftBank Team Japan 42
5 Land Rover BAR 42
6 Artemis Racing 40

Saturday UPDATE: Calm conditions prevailed and only one of three races was held--SoftBank Team Japan took the lead from the start, with Sweden finishing second, France third, and Oracle Team USA finished fourth, 73 seconds behind the leader--racing resumes Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, and windier conditions are expectedThousands get a look at a sailing legend - News - NorthJersey.com: "The first America’s Cup race on the Hudson River in 94 years drew a crowd of seasoned sailors, the not-so-nautical and the just-plain-curious to the waterfront. For many, this was their first — and probably, last — America’s Cup race, a once-in-lifetime event that was worth waiting for, even when nature wouldn’t initially cooperate early Saturday..."



Team ETNZ: No Wind in New York on Day 1, Saturday, May 7, 2016: There were barely fits and starts in New York on Race Day one. Not enough wind to counter the strong Hudson current made for an entertaining race day.

Below - Team ETNZ checking out the New York race track:

Emirates Team New Zealand trimmer Blair Tuke and crew took the chase boat out to have a first hand look at the tricky waters of the Hudson River, race track for this weekends Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series #LVACWSNY Published on May 4, 2016

The America’s Cup Is Now More Affordable:

America's Cup sailboat racing returns to the New York Harbor (published on May 5, 2016).


How America’s Cup Integrates Technology Into the Race (published on May 5, 2016).

America's Cup: ACWS Racing in New York, May 7-8, starting at 2pm ET
Where to watch the Races in New York City: Event Village & Venue Information - Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York

Where to Watch the America’s Cup in New York - The New York Times"The America’s Cup sailing races will be held in New York City, for the first time since 1920, on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Officially called the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, the event is a preliminary competition among the six countries — the United States, Britain, France, Japan, New Zealand and Sweden — competing in the 35th America’s Cup, held every four years, in Bermuda next June (2017); the teams race on boats that are about 45 feet long and have a 70-foot-high mast, according to the America’s Cup commercial commissioner, Harvey Schiller. “Watching these vessels speed through the water is quite a spectacle,” he said. No tickets are necessary to view the races. They take place rain or shine and will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday on the Hudson River. Spectators can take in most of the action in areas in and around Battery Park City..."

More information: americascup.com

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Viewers in the United States can watch on NBC:
May 7: 2:00pm ET on NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
May 8: 2:00pm ET live on NBCSN and NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
May 21: 2:00pm ET highlights on NBCSN and NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

ACWS 2016 schedule:
February 27-28: Muscat, Oman
May 7-8: New York, USA
June 11-12: Chicago, USA
July 23-24: Portsmouth, UK
September 10-11: Toulon, France
November: Fukuoka, Japan (tentative)

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06 May 2016

360° Palma Vela Video, François Gabart MACIF in Transat, Sailing Video

360° Start Video - Palma Vela 2016:

360° Start Video. Training day in Palma. *Max the video, move your phone/ipad or scroll with your mouse to see the full 360° video. Published on May 5, 2016

For more info on #GaastraPalmaVela - JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Gaastra PalmaVela 2016 Sailing Regatta, Sailing Videos and palmavela.com

Above: François Gabart MACIF in The Transat bakerly, sailing video published May 5, 2016

More info on the Transat bakerly: 
On JohnTheCrowd.com - Sailing News:
See also:
The Transat bakerly Tracker and thetransat.com

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05 May 2016

Gaastra PalmaVela 2016 Sailing Regatta, Sailing Videos

Gaastra PalmaVela 2016 - Race 6 sailing video:

Rumbo a Gaastra PalmaVela 2016:

Video above: Gaastra PalmaVela regatta preview.


Above sailing video: Gaastra PalmaVela 2016 - 2 Boat Testing: Quantum Racing and Platoon prepare for this year's Gaastra PalmaVela regatta. Racing begins May 5, 2016. Published on May 2, 2016.

More information: palmavela.com

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04 May 2016

The Transat bakerly, Phil Sharp Racing Imerys, Sailing Videos

The Transat bakerly - Phil Sharp racing Imerys:

British skipper Phil Sharp aboard his Class40 Imerys on day one of racing. Published May 3, 2016

More information: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Transat bakerly 2016 Leaves Plymouth, England, for New York (videos) (includes Twitter feed)

Tuesday 3rd May | News | The Transat bakerly"A French yachtsman competing in The Transat bakerly solo transatlantic race from Plymouth to New York, was forced to abandon the race today after his boat crashed into a container ship. Maxime Sorel on board the yacht VandB was among the leaders in the 10-strong Class40 fleet, as the boats raced downwind in the northern Bay of Biscay about 90 nautical miles west of Lorient, when he reported a collision. The boat suffered damage to its bowsprit, forcing Sorel to head to the French port La Trinite sur Mer in Brittany. Sorel is safe and uninjured and the boat’s mast is stable but he is very disappointed to have to retire ... The collision happened in broad daylight and good visibility this morning, in an area of busy commercial shipping off the Brittany coast. Sorel said he was keeping watch as VandB sailed under spinnaker but he did not see the cargo ship..."

Below video - aboard Macif:

The Transat bakerly Tracker

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03 May 2016

Transat bakerly 2016 Leaves Plymouth, England, for New York (videos)

The Transat bakerly start:
A view from the sky - fantastic heli images of The Transat bakerly start: At 14.30 hours, the 25 skippers competing in The Transat bakerly answered the starter’s gun fired from the decks of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Kent, marking the start of their 3,050 nm journey across the Atlantic. Published on May 2, 2016.

Below:  Spectacle à Saint-Malo - 2016 Transat bakerly:

Below: PHIL SHARP Imerys (UK) on the 2016 Transat bakerly:

Phil Sharp: It's very hard, from the beginning to end - Published May 2, 2016

The Transat bakerly 2016 sets sail on one of the greatest race courses of them all"The 25 boats in The Transat bakerly 2016 fleet set sail today on one of the great races in solo sailing, the 3,050-nautical mile passage across the north Atlantic from Plymouth to New York. Spectators both on shore and on the water turned out to watch as the mostly French fleet gathered under grey skies on Plymouth Sound, England, to answer the starter’s gun fired from the decks of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Kent at 14.30hrs.

"Ahead of the solo skippers and their boats lies one of the most daunting challenges in professional sport – the north Atlantic, complete with bitterly cold storm force headwinds, an ever-present adverse swell, freezing fog and even the danger of ice. The forecast for this year’s race – the first time this classic has been staged since 2008 – is for a reasonably quiet start but for 45-knot headwinds and big seas for the leading yachts by Wednesday, as they head into the Western Approaches.

"The fleet is divided into four classes, each of which will produce an official winner of The Transat bakerly:

  1. Fastest boats are the giant trimarans of the Ultime class, three of which are battling it out for line honours, with the first expected to reach the finish at New York in around eight days.
  2. Next the five-strong fleet of smaller Multi50 trimarans which could fly across the “pond” in 12 days;
  3. Six IMOCA 60s - the state-of-the-art monohulls used in the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world race that starts later this year;
  4. Slowest boats will be the smaller monohulls of the 10-strong Class40 fleet which should take around 15 days to complete the course but in which we should see some of the tightest racing.
"Alongside the fleet is a one-off entry by the French racing legend Loick Peyron who is sailing Eric Tabarly’s 44ft wooden ketch Pen Duick II in the same trim as she was when Tabarly raced her to victory in The Transat (then called the OSTAR) in 1964. Peyron is expecting to take around 27 days to reach the finish at New York." Read more: The Transat bakerly 2016

The Transat bakerly 2016 Tracking

More information: http://www.thetransat.com/




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02 May 2016

Transat, Solo Transatlantic, Plymouth to New York City, May 2 Start

The Transat bakerly - One man, one boat, the Ocean - The Transat is the Mother of all single-handed ocean races; the original contest that pitted 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 is back! For the first time in eight years this iconic race is back and in a big way with some of the biggest names in sailing taking part, including French legend Loïck Peyron onboard Eric Tabarly's Pen Duick II


The Race | The Transat bakerly: "The Transat – single-handed ocean racing at its best. Up to 3,500 miles of open water from southwest England to New York City. A challenge dominated by the progression of low pressure systems sweeping across the north Atlantic that produce the headwinds that define this classic race. To start with the fastest time was in the order of 40 days. Now the world’s top solo sailors in the world’s fastest boats can make the same passage in as little as 8 days. After skipping an edition four years ago, The Transat is back with up to 40 boats in four classes, starting from Plymouth, England, on May 2nd 2016."

Presentation of the skippers in Saint-Malo:

The Transat bakerly fleet gathered in Saint-Malo for the first ever pre-race Warm-Up to Plymouth | The Transat bakerlyFor the first time in the history of the solo classic the race was preceded by a non-timed, pre-start warm-up from Saint-Malo to Plymouth. The crowds gathered in the French Brittany port of Saint-Malo to welcome the skippers and boats who will contest this year’s Transat bakerly solo transatlantic race from Plymouth to New York. For the first time in the history of the solo classic, first staged in 1960 when it was won by Sir Francis Chichester, the race is preceded by a non-timed, pre-start warm-up from Saint-Malo to Plymouth. Almost all of the yachts taking part in the gruelling 3,000-mile classic set sail from Saint-Malo at 20:00 local time on Saturday 23rd April for the 130-nautical mile passage to Plymouth. On board were the skippers plus members of the media or other corporate guests who enjoyed an authentic taste of what The Transat bakerly is all about – sailing to windward. Most of the boats docked in Plymouth on Sunday morning. 

Skippers: 
ANNA-MARIA RENKEN - NIVEA
ARMEL LE CLÉAC’H - Banque Populaire VIII
ARMEL TRIPON - Black Pepper / Les ptits doudous par Moulin Roty
EDOUARD GOLBERY - Région Normandie
ERIK NIGON - Vers un monde sans Sida
ERWAN LE ROUX - FenêtréA – Cardinal
FRANÇOIS GABART - MACIF
GILLES LAMIRÉ - French Tech Rennes St Malo
HIROSHI KITADA - Kiho
ISABELLE JOSCHKE - Generali – Horizon Mixité
JEAN-PIERRE DICK - St Michel - Virbac
LALOU ROUCAYROL - Arkema
LOÏCK PEYRON - Pen Duick II
LOUIS DUC - Carac
MAXIME SOREL - VandB
PAUL MEILHAT - SMA
PHIL SHARP - TBC
PIERRE ANTOINE - Olmix
RICHARD TOLKIEN - 44
ROBIN MARAIS - Esprit Scout
SÉBASTIEN JOSSE - Edmond de Rothschild
THIBAUT VAUCHEL-CAMUS - Solidaires en Peloton - ARSEP
THOMAS COVILLE - Sodebo
VINCENT RIOU - PRB
YVES LE BLEVEC - Team Actual

More information: http://www.thetransat.com/




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