30 July 2016

Extreme Sailing Series, Hamburg, Germany, July 30-31 Videos

It’s no plain sailing on the River Elbe in Hamburg:

What the crews have to say about the unique challenges of racing on Hamburg’s River Elbe, in the heart of one of the busiest sea ports in the world.

LIVE Hamburg: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016:


LIVE Hamburg: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016 - Starts: July 30, 2016 SAT 8:00 AM EDT (US)

3D Hamburg: Day Three - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016:

3D Hamburg: Day Three - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016 - Starts: July 30, 2016 SAT 8:00 AM EDT

LIVE Hamburg: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016:

LIVE Hamburg: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016 - Starts: July 31, 2016 SUN 8:00 AM EDT

3D Hamburg: Day Four- Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016:

3D Hamburg: Day Four- Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016 ExtremeSailingSeries Starts: July 31, 2016 SUN 8:00 AM
More info: extremesailingseries.com

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29 July 2016

Maxi Yacht Comanche, Record-Breaking Transatlantic Run, Sailing Video

Comanche Transatlantic record Finish:

The 100ft super maxi Comanche crossing the Lizard finish to smash the west to east monohull record.  Published July 30, 2016

A Billionaire's Super Yacht Built to Break Records:

Comanche, a 100 ft. maxi yacht owned by billionaire Jim Clark, is celebrated as a vessel at the very cutting edge of sailing, and made a big splash at the Transatlantic Race 2015. WSJ.com's Aaron Kuriloff reports in this video published July 2015.



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28 July 2016

What Is An AC45F Foiling Catamaran? Sailing Videos

What is an AC45F foiling catamaran?

Land Rover BAR grinder Freddie Carr explains the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series AC45 foiling catamaran. Published July 21, 2016

LVACWS Portsmouth: from 17 knots to -0- knots in an instant:

The moment Emirates Team New Zealand​ hit a submerged mooring buoy rounding the bottom mark to the finish at Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series, Portsmouth​ America's Cup​. Published July 24, 2016

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27 July 2016

World Sailing Show, July 2016 Sailing Video, Sailing News

The World Sailing Show - July 2016:

With over 1,500 entries and 16,000 sailors the annual Round the Island Race is a spectacle.

But this year’s race was particularly special for one team that smashed race record – The World Sailing Show has the story and footage of the record breaking run. As the Games gets within striking distance, a new type of pressure is building for the competitors. We talk to the man they call the medal maker along with the British Olympic Sailing Team manager about the mental pressure of the Games.

Sailing with a sibling might not seem to be the perfect match, but two Chilean brother and sister pairings will be heading to the Games for a family affair in Rio. And Andy Rice explains why this Olympic class is so popular, yet so hard to sail well. Plus, news from around the world.


Sailing News: 
Winners of the 108th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Island have crossed the finish line. The Flying Buffalo, sailed by Al and Bob Declercq, won the Mackinac Trophy Division, completing the 333 mile race in 46 hours and 52 minutes. The Flying Buffalo is now a four-time winner of the race. The Natalie J won the Mackinac Cup Division and Turbo Section, finishing in 26 hours and 15 minutes. Storms made for a tough race this year, with 22 boats dropping out and one even sinking. More here.

Rio: Guanabara Bay meets "minimum" quality standards for Olympic sailing
Fox News Latino
The water quality was never a cause of concern in sailing but only "floating waste" in some sectors of the bay, he said, adding that those fears have ...
Olympic sailors to get garbage-free waters, maybe - South China Morning Post

A Wednesday night with the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club
wivb.com
The Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club officially cast off in 1977 and started with just a small group of men who wanted to take their boats out beyond the ...

US Sailing Announces 2016 Nominees for Board of Directors
US SAILING (press release)
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (July 20, 2016) – US Sailing has announced the nominees for the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee has named the ...

Cudmore top finisher at sailing competition in Nova Scotia
The Guardian Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island sailors Kate Wright and Makena Cudmore competed in the national 420 club championship while John Roberts, John Hayden ...

BT and Ben Ainslie to promote sustainability at world sailing competition
Sustainable Innovation In Sport
As an official partner of the event, BT will be promoting sustainability at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series which will be held in Portsmouth ...

Wando Sailing
PostandCourier.com
Wando High has two sailors who are the only two South Carolina sailors to qualify for the US Sailing Youth Championships next month in San Diego ...

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26 July 2016

Puerto Portals Sailing Week July 25-29, Mallorca, Video & Twitter Feed

UPDATE: 2016 52 Super Series Highlights: Puerto Portals Day 5

Published on Jul 29, 2016: Quantum Racing went into the final day with a 9pt lead over trailing Azzurra and Bronenosec. Find out what happened! Next stop: Mahón for the TP52 World Championships. Stay tuned. Racing starts again on 14th September.

2016 52 SUPER SERIES HIGHLIGHTS: Puerto Portals Day 3:

At the mid-point in the season, we ask the question: "is the glass half empty, or half full?" Published July 28, 2016

UPDATE: 2016 52 SUPER SERIES HIGHLIGHTS: Puerto Portals Day 1:

Published July 26, 2016: What a start! Quantum Racing​, started strong, as did Sled and Bronenosec​. Recap: http://bit.ly/2a6vljw

2016 52 SUPER SERIES: Puerto Portals Preview:

HERE WE GO! The best high-performance monohull yacht racing circuit heads to Puerto Portals​ for the third regatta of the season. Published July 18, 2016


Puerto Portals Sailing Week - Practice Race:

Official Practice Race in Mallorca. Puerto Portals Sailing Week 2016. QuantumSails.com. Published July 24, 2016 - More: 52superseries.com/events/2016/eu/portals-sailing-week/

52SuperSeries - Best of 5 events trophy:
  1. Scarlino Cup, May 25th - 29th, Tuscany
  2. Settimana delle Bocche, June 28th - July 2nd, Sardinia
  3. Portals Sailing Week, July 25th - 29th, Mallorca
  4. TP52 World Championships, September 14th - 18th, Menorca
  5. Cascais Cup, October 11th - 15th, Cascais
@52SuperSeries (Twitter):

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25 July 2016

Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, Cowes, Isle of Wight, July 23-30

UPDATE: 2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup Final Day - Day 7:

July 30, 2016: interviews with RORC Racing Manager, Nick Elliott and leading skippers - France Blue, Flanders North Sea, France White.

2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Day 5:

Highlights of Day 5 of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - great action shots and interviews with the top boats in the Solent's premier biennial event for three boat teams. Published July 28, 2016

2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Day 1:

Video above from Day 1 of the Brewin Dolphin Commdores' Cup. Published July 24, 2016.

Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup HomepageBrewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup 2016 - The Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup is the Royal Ocean Racing Club's (RORC) biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews. The international offshore regatta comprises a tough mix of inshore and offshore racing and is an intense seven-day programme that pits three-boat teams against one another to accrue overall team points. For the next edition, The RORC Committee have agreed to a number of changes that will have a positive impact on the number of teams taking part in the event held at Cowes, Isle of Wight between 23 and 30 July 2016.


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22 July 2016

America's Cup World Series, Portsmouth, England, July 22-24

That's a wrap - ACWS Portsmouth:

Super Sunday really did live up to it's name as the Land Rober BAR team take victory on home waters at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth #BringTheCupHome Published July 25, 2016

Land Rover BAR highlights of America's Cup World Series Portsmouth win:

Land Rover BAR successfully defended their Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Portsmouth crown in front of huge home crowds and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to lead the overall standings. Published July 24, 2016

"Britain's America's Cup team, led by Sir Ben Ainslie, claimed a tight victory on the final day of the World Series event in Portsmouth. Land Rover Bar, who started the day as leaders, won the first race before defending champions Oracle Team USA claimed victory in the second. The Britons' second-place finish in a closely fought final race was enough to secure a one-point victory. The result means that Ainslie's team are top of the 2016 series leaderboard. Ainslie, who raced with Oracle at the last America's Cup in 2013, is leading the team's bid to become the first ever British winner of the America's Cup ..." Read more at  BBC Sport

Land Rover BAR, America's Cup World Series Portsmouth Live Show:

Live Land Rover BAR Morning Show and afternoon Analysis Show from the ACWS Portsmouth base with presenter Helen Bulkeley and members of the Land Rover BAR sailing team to talk all things @AmericasCup World Series at Portsmouth @ACWSPortsmouth.

Land Rover BAR tied at top in World Series opener:

Land Rover BAR pulled out all the stops to secure two back to back race wins during Day One of America's Cup racing in Portsmouth #BringTheCupHome Published July 23, 2016

ACWS Portsmouth:

America's Cup World Series, Portsmouth, England, July 22-24 - Event Schedule
Official Website: http://www.lvacwsportsmouth.com/news
#SailingTakesFlight




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21 July 2016

Alex Thomson, Hugo Boss: Keel Walk, Mast Walk, Road to Vendee

Alex Thomson attempts the Keel Walk:

8 tonnes of carbon fibre yacht, a 255 horsepower jet ski, 45 combined years of sailing experience, and one crazy guy in a suit. Alex Thomson attempts what he calls 'The Keel Walk', a stunt that has become infamous throughout the world thanks to the iconic image of Alex 'riding' the keel of his 60ft yacht 'HUGO BOSS'. Uploaded Jan 27, 2012. 

The Mast Walk by Alex Thomson:

Solo round the world yachtsman Alex Thomson performs a daring feat on board his high-speed yacht, HUGO BOSS: He climbs up the 30-meter high mast of the moving vessel and dives into the ocean. Published March 3, 2014. 

Road To Vendee Episode 3:

Episode III of the Road to Vendee--watch Alex Thomson and team stretch the legs of HUGO BOSS for the first time after her refit following Transat Jacques Vabre in October. Published May 4, 2016. Just a few months remain until the start of the IMOCA Ocean Masters Vendée Globe on 6 Nov 2016.
More information:

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19 July 2016

New York--Vendée Race, The Movie, Sailing Videos

New York Vendée - The movie:

New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne): a challenging final trial run before the Vendée Globe (Video published June 28, 2016)

Best of the New York - Vendée transatlantic race:

Setting sail from the ‘Big Apple’, bound for what was the cradle of the IMOCA Class, the port of Les Sables d’Olonne, France, 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 (Les Sables d’Olonne) will be the final major confrontation in singlehanded configuration before the Vendée Globe.

Ocean Masters Website  http://goo.gl/L4VWAE
Imoca Website: http://goo.gl/xW2cQe
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Imoca60

Ocean Masters is the new global brand of the Imoca class and represents the world championship circuit which is awarded every two years. Ocean Masters has a vision : to internationalize the IMOCA class, to grow its profile and value, to introduce new events, new venues, new skippers and teams, new sponsors to the class and the grow the global fanbase supporting this incredible sport. The Imoca Ocean Masters Championship includes two round the world races, the Vendée Globe which is singlehanded and the Barcelona World Race which is doublehanded, the Route du Rhum, the New-York to Barcelona race, the Transat Jacques Vabre, The Rolex Fastnet Race and several other ocean races.

Founded in 1991 and recognised by ISAF since 1998, IMOCA is the class association, which takes care of 60-foot Open monohulls Imoca 60 (18.28 metres). With more than thirty skippers signed up, the fleet sails the Vendée Globe and the Barcelona World Race.

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18 July 2016

Olympic Sailing, Remembering Clearly Video, Drone Sailing Video

Remembering clearly:

Speak to any athlete and ask them about a moment that defines their career. Whether it happened five days, five months, five years or even fifty years ago the chances are the memory of that moment is clearly engraved in their minds. Memorable moments won’t always be the golden ones. They can be hitting a personal best, breaking a national record, snapping up a silver medal or in Slovenian sailor Vasilij Zbogar’s case, winning Olympic bronze in the Laser. Zbogar won bronze at Athens 2004 and then followed up with a silver at the Beijing 2008. He would be forgiven for fondly remembering the silver medal over the bronze but it’s quite the contrary for the Slovenian as the manner in which he claimed bronze was a momentous triumph. “For me it was definitely one of the biggest challenges of my sporting career,” said Zbogar, looking back on his achievement 12 years ago. Published June 27, 2016

Drone: images du SMA de Paul Meilhat dans le petit temps:

Images de drone réalisée lors d’une banque images dans le petit temps avec Paul Meilhat (SMA). Published on Jun 28, 2016

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17 July 2016

Rodos Cup 2016, Greek Islands Sailing, July 17-22 (video)

UPDATE: Rodos Cup 2016 1st Leg (Kos - Nisyros):

Video published July 19, 2016
Official Website: http://www.icarussailingmedia.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/icarussailingmedia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OlympicSailing

Rodos Cup Promo 2016:

The Offshore Yachting Club of Rhodes is organizing for the 20th year the international sailing race RODOS CUP 2016 in the beautiful Dodecanese islands. Setting sail from the island of Hippocrates Kos, we will visit the islands of Nisiros, Tilos, Symi and the sun island of Rhodes. Rodos Cup 2016 will take place from July 17th 2016 to July 22nd 2016. Rodos Cup 2016 is co-organized with the South Aegean Islands Region and is supported by the Municipalities of Rhodes, Kos, Symi, Tilos and Nisyros. Video published May 31, 2016.

The Offshore Yachting Club of Rhodes, 20th year international sailing week: "RODOS CUP 2016" in the Dodecanese islands. The aim of the event is to promote Offshore Sailing by uniting as many sailors as possible, giving them the opportunity to enjoy the wind, sea and sun of the Greek islands. Setting sail from the island of Hippocrates Kos (www.kosmarina.gr), and visiting the islands of Nisiros, Tilos (www.tilos.gr), Symi (www.symi.gr) and the sun island of Rhodes (www.rhodes.gr). Rodos Cup 2016 will take place from July 17th 2016 to July 22nd 2016More info: http://www.rodoscup.gr/


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16 July 2016

2016 52 Super Series Porto Cervo Day 4 & 5 Highlights, Sailing Videos

2016 Audi Settimana Delle Bocche Highlights - Day 5 in Porto Cervo:

The fifth and final day of the 2016 Audi Settimana delle Bocche in Porto Cervo was a lively one with 25 knots of wind, and a strong challenge for the title. Rán Racing were just two points adrift of Quantum Racing heading into the final day. Next stop: Puerto Portals for the Puerto Portals Sailing Week. Racing starts again on 25th July. Published July 2, 2016

2016 Audi Settimana Delle Bocche highlights - Day 4 in Porto Cervo:

We start and finish the day with a sustainability theme: an ambassadors' meeting and a beach cleanup with 11th Hour Racing​. In between we held two WL Races, with a light breeze and a twist in the tale of the leaderboard as Quantum Racing​ were forced to restart in Race 7. Two points adrift are Rán Racing​ with it all to play for in the final day here in Porto Cervo. Published July 2, 2016.

See also on JohnTheCrowd.com:
Audi Settimana Delle Bocche Race Programme in Porto Cervo:

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15 July 2016

Clipper Race LegenDerry Finale; Global Effort to Protect Beaches

Clipper Race LegenDerry Finale:

Race 12 in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race, The LegenDerry Finale, was the last tough ocean crossing from New York to Derry-Londonderry: 'The Journey Home' captures the battle between Derry~Londonderry~Doire and LMAX Exchange. The Northern Irish team are looking for a win into their home port - they give it everything. This short video filmed and edited by on-board TV documentary maker Rich Edwards of 1080 Media TV. The full story will unfold in final episode of 'The Race of Their Lives 2' the global television series, this autumn. Published July 11, 2016.

Inside the Global Effort to Protect Beaches:

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14 July 2016

Emirates Team New Zealand: Ashby helps Team Tilt to GC32 Victory

ETNZ: Ashby helps Team Tilt to GC32 Victory:

Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Glenn Ashby has helped Swiss Team Tilt to won the second stage of the GC32 Racing Tour in Malcesine on Lake Garda in Italy by just one point over closest rival Norauto (Franck Cammas). Published July 10, 2016.

Sailing News:

Sport week: Classification in sailing
International Paralymic Committee
Sailors are classified with a sport class from 1 to 7, with 7 indicating the least severe and 1 indicating the most severe eligible impairment...

National Sailing Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Inductees
Cruising World
The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced the nine people who will make up its 2016 class of inductees: America's Cup winning ...

Stanford sailing garners awards, honors and championships
Palo Alto Online
Another impressive season came to an end for the Stanford sailing team, which won five conference championships and finished third in the Fowle ...

Prince William and Kate Middleton Set Sail for America's Cup
InStyle
It's no secret Kate Middleton and Prince William have a love for sailing, so they must be thrilled at the adventure coming up for them later this month.

Video: The Foiling Week Highlights - Sailing World

Rio International Sailing Week Kicks Off
Sailing World
The Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro plays host to the 29th annual two week regatta, where teams are testing their Olympic equipment and readiness.

Coos Bay, OR (97420)
Coos Bay World
JULY 9, 2016 — The forward Genoa 135 was let out for sailing "Amanda" on ... Sailing terms were being thrown about and I had to remind the captain I ...

Team McNay/Hughes Dominate in Rio Coaches' Regattas
Sailing World
Stu McNay and Dave Hughes started 2016 right with a win at January's Sailing World Cup Miami, and have been racking up high-fleet finishes since

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13 July 2016

RC44 Portsmouth Cup, 13-17 July, Fleet Racing, Sailing Video

UPDATE RC44 Match Racing - Brononosec wins the day in Portsmouth but Nika takes the lead:

The eastern Solent threw up a magnificent opening day of competition for the RC44 Portsmouth Cup with the wind mostly blowing at 10 knots before building to 20+ ahead of a squall. Once this kicked in it provided the high speed thrills and spills for which the nimble one design RC44 keelboat is famous in these conditions.

The stand-out performance of the day was from Vladimir Liubomirov's Bronenosec which was unbeaten across the five races she sailed today. Igor Lah's Team CEEREF, the present RC44 fleet racing championship leader, had one of the best match racing days of her long career in the RC44 class, winning five of the seven races she sailed.

The RC44 Portsmouth Cup is the third 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 July 13, 2016.

RC44 Class Association - RC44 Fleet racing:


Published on May 16, 2016: The RC44 World Championship Marina de Sotogrande, Fleet racing day 4, had a worthy winner 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.

RC44 Portsmouth Cup 13-17 July 2016: "... a home-water advantage for five-time RC44 Championship Tour winner Team Aqua.  Owner Chris Bake, will be hoping to lead his team to a home victory this summer. The world famous and challenging waters of the Solent host some of the world’s most famous sailing events including, Cowes Week and the Round the Island Race. These waters will be a fantastic event for the class offering dynamic sailing at the UK event. "It’s great to have such a prestigious and high caliber event come to Portsmouth. We are delighted to be able to host the event from within our Team headquarters. Allowing us to share these outstanding facilities with like-minded individuals and we will enjoy having ringside seats to the action this RC44 event is sure to bring. It’s a pleasure to have you all here and good luck,"--Sir Ben Ainslie."

RC44 Portsmouth Cup Schedule:

Wednesday 13th July
1000 - 1100 Skippers briefing. Guest briefing & tour of Land Rover BAR base.
1100 - 1130 RC44s and hospitality RIBs head out to race area
1130 First warning signal for Match Racing
1530 - 1800 hrs : Guests and sailors back to shore and post race reception

Thursday 14th July
1000 - 1100 Skippers briefing. Guest briefing & tour of Land Rover BAR base.
1100 - 1130 RC44s and hospitality RIBs head out to race area
1130 First warning signal for Fleet Racing Day 1
1530 - 1800 Guests and sailors back to shore and post race reception
1700 Skippers Press Conference

Friday 15th July
1000 - 1100 Skippers briefing. Guest briefing & tour of Land Rover BAR base
1100 - 1130 RC44s and hospitality RIBs head out to race area
1130 First warning signal for Fleet Racing Day 2
1530 - 1800 Guests and sailors back to shore and post race reception
2000 - 2300 RC44 Portsmouth Cup Official Gala Dinner

Saturday 16th July
1000 - 1100 Skippers briefing.Guest briefing & tour of Land Rover BAR base
1100 - 1130 RC44s and hospitality RIBs head out to race area
1130 First warning signal for Fleet Racing Day 3
1530 - 1800 Guests and sailors back to shore and post race reception

Sunday 17th July
1000 - 1100 Skippers briefing. Guest briefing & tour of Land Rover BAR base
1100 - 1130 RC44s and hospitality RIBs head out to race area
1130 First warning signal for Fleet Racing Day 2
1530 - 1800 Guests and sailors back to shore and post race reception
1630 Official Prize Giving
More info: rc44.com and RC44 Portsmouth Cup



RC44 2016 Schedule:
  • 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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12 July 2016

The Mystery of Marstrand, WMRT Marstrand 2016, Sailing Videos

The Mystery of Marstrand - WMRT Marstrand 2016:

To solve the puzzle the teams train in one of the most challenging sailing arenas in world. But will it be enough to knock Björn Hansen off his perch and claim the one million dollar prize fund. Published on July 4, 2016

WMRT Marstrand 2016:

Published July 8, 2016: STEELE THROUGH WITH THE MATCH POINT! - WMRT Marstrand 2016

Phil Robertson has been crowned World Match Racing Champion after beating Taylor Canfield in an epic, high-wind duel today in the Final of the World Match Racing Tour. The 29-year-old and his Robertson Racing crew also banked US $33,000 for winning in Marstrand, Sweden, plus a World Champion’s bonus of $1,000,000. It’s the largest prize money ever awarded in the sport of sailing, but Robertson’s whoops of joy and celebration were more about winning the title of Match Racing World Champion. “It’s a dream come true and the goal we’ve been striving for since 2009,” he told the crowd that he just done his best to drench with champagne. “ To do it here in Marstrand, I couldn’t think of a better place. Thank you all for watching, I hope it was entertaining because we sure had fun.” More info: wmrt.com -  Top 20 teams from the season leader board battled all out in this final leg with an eye for the biggest prize money in sailing history of USD1million and the championship trophy.

THE OVERALL RESULTS
POS--COUNTRY--SKIPPER--TEAM:
 1 Phil Robertson Robertson Racing
 2 Taylor Canfield US One
 3 Matt Jerwood Redline Racing
 4 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing
 5 Iker Martinez Team Espāna
 6 Yann Guichard Spindrift Racing
 7 Ian Williams GAC Pinddar
 8 Hans Wallen Wallen Racing
 9 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
10 Steve Thomas RPM Racing
11 Mattias Rahm RAhm Racing
12 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing
13 Johnie Berntsson Flux Team
14 Murray Jones Full Bants Racing
15 Eric Monnin Albert Riele Swiss Team
16 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Racing
17 Evan Walker KA Match - CYCA
18 Keith Swinton Team Accure
19 Sally Barkow Team Magenta 32
20 Bjorn Hansen Nautiska Racing

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11 July 2016

Halsey Herreshoff's Rugosa, Restored Ruweida, Newport Race Week

Halsey Herreshoff onboard his NYYC 40, Rugosa:

"If only my grandfather knew that 90 years after he built this boat, his grandson would be racing it." Halsey Herreshoff onboard his NYYC 40, Rugosa, about the legacy and current state of Classic Yachts racing around the world especially at Newport Race Week presented by @Rolex. #classicyachts @Herreshoff @IRYS #nyycrwan #nyyc Published July 10, 2016

Ruweida from Restoration to Racing with IRYS at Rolex presents Newport Race Week:


From Restoration to Racing: Ruweida V. Follow the 90 year journey of this classic yacht built in 1926, restored at @IRYS by students in 2011, and now racing in this year's NYYC Race Week presented by @Rolex. #classicyacht #restoration @Herreshoff Museum @DiscoverNewport  Published July 9, 2016 More info: Race Week at Newport: July 9-16, 2016 Newport, Rhode Island


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10 July 2016

2016 Audi Settimana delle Bocche, Full Highlights Sailing Video

2016 Audi Settimana delle Bocche Full Highlights Video:

Enjoy the most beautiful images of the fleet's recent visit to the Costa Smeralda. Congratulations again to Quantum Racing​ for winning the regatta. Next stop: Puerto Portals​ for the Puerto Portals Sailing Week. Stay tuned. Racing starts again on 25th July (video published July 6, 2016).

FULL RECAP: http://bit.ly/29kruKc

*** Puerto Portals Race Programme ***

Sunday, July 24th: Official practice race(s)

Monday, July 25th: Windward-leeward Races

Tuesday, July 26th: Windward-leeward Races

Wednesday, July 27th: Coastal Race

Thursday, July 28th: Windward-leeward Races

Friday July 29th: Windward-leeward Races

Virtual Eye Replay Footage: http://www.52superseries.com/live

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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09 July 2016

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2016 Highlights, Sailing Regatta Video

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2016 Highlights:

The 2016 Giraglia Cup race will be remembered as one of the most challenging in the regatta’s history. A record fleet of 268 entrants representing 18 nations battled against 30-plus knot winds over the final leg from Giraglia to Genoa. Gilles Pages and the crew of Tip emerged as the overall winners, earning a Rolex Submariner timepiece, while defending champion Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, sailing his 100-foot Magic Carpet Cubed, took line honours and received a Rolex Yacht-Master. The 2016 Giraglia Rolex Cup was organized by the Yacht Club Italiano, the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, the Yacht Club Sanremo and the Cercle Nautique et Touristique du Lacydon. Rolex has been a partner of the event since 1998. Published July 6, 2016

More info: Giraglia Rolex Cup | Yacht Club Italiano: Giraglia Rolex Cup, 10 to 18 June 2016, Route: Sanremo - St. Tropez - Genoa

Sailing News:

Youth sailing program coming to Green Bay
Green Bay Press Gazette
The organization will offer youth instructional programs for sailing and paddle sports, as well as certificate training for sail instructors and training for ...


SAILING: Lipton Regatta this weekend
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Quincy Bay will be bursting with sailors this weekend as the 30th annual Lipton Cup Regatta takes place on Saturday and Sunday, based out of the ...


Outdoors by Will Elliott: How sailing forges lasting bonds
Buffalo News
Booms were lowered, ropes were learned and sails were in sight Wednesday afternoon and well into the evening during a weekly sailing competition ...


Nova Scotia sailing duo hoping medal in new Olympic sport 'on the horizon' at Rio 2016
MetroNews Canada
Erin Rafuse (left) and Danielle Boyd (right) will be representing Canada and Nova Scotia at Rio 2016 in the 49ER FX sailing division, a first for these ...


Water Kings will combine kitesurfing, windsurfing, SUP and sailing
SurferToday
The inaugural Water Kings will combine the sports of kitesurfing, windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding, and sailing in an innovative competition ...


New Zealand's Golden Olympic moments: Russell Coutts wins sailing gold, Los Angeles 1984
Stuff.co.nz
Russell Coutts' Olympic gold medal launched an international career that sees him recognised as the most successful America's Cup skipper.


US: Warships Sailing Near Chinese-Held Reefs
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U.S. Navy destroyers have been quietly sailing within 12-20 nautical miles of Chinese-held reefs and islands in the disputed South China Sea in ...


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08 July 2016

Artemis Racing, Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Chicago Video

Victory on freshwater for Artemis Racing:

A look back at all the action from Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Chicago, two capsizes, incredible racing and huge crowds made the first America's Cup racing on freshwater a huge success. Artemis Racing previously struggled with inconsistency but came into their stride in Chicago, winning the event after a strong performance on Super Sunday. Video published June 22, 2016.

Sailing News:

The Airbnb for sailing trips is here, these are 6 of their best adventures
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The Airbnb for sailing trips is finally here. It's called Antlos, which is an Ancient Greek word that was used in “The Odyssey” to describe the motion of ...

Canada's Cup sailing trials start at Sodus Bay club
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
SODUS POINT — When at the helm of Aluette, a classic 8-Metre racing yacht built in Bourdeaux, France, in 1986, Jed Dodge is used to seeing heads ...

Flying Without Wings
Sailing World
Will Carson, the man behind the words of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ jumped at the chance to race with CHINA One in Cardiff. Here's his ...

Eight Teams for Inaugural Adaptive Match Racing Event
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Hosted by the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay, NY, the inaugural Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race event is open to both adaptive and able-bodied sailors ...

Vanguard Days
Sailing World
The Olympics — Kingston, Ontario, in 1976 and then Tallinn, Russia, in 1980 — have captured the focus of the top young guns of the sailing world, ...

Yacht Club plans fundraiser for Paralympics sailing champion
Tampa Bay Newspapers
The team won the gold medal in the Sonar class at the 2016 Para World Sailing Championship in the waters off Medemblik, Netherlands, in May.

Documentary Captures Olympic Truth
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
When one mentions the phrase “Sailing movies,” Wind immediately comes to mind. On a stormy day in sailing class, this old-school look at America's ...

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07 July 2016

Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 Highlights, Cardiff Day-by-Day (videos)

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Cardiff highlights:

Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series tour was in Wales from 23-26 June. The 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ has introduced a new breed of GC32s making their UK debut. With 29 races held during Act 3, seven international teams went head-to-head in front of the crowds that lined Cardiff Bay in their thousands.

Extreme Sailing Series™ - Act 3, Cardiff day-by-day guide:

A day-by-day guide to what happened in Cardiff Bay during Act 3, the UK leg of the 2016 global Extreme Sailing Series Stadium Racing tour.





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06 July 2016

Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2016, The Spirit of Yachting Video

Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2016, The Spirit of Yachting:

The Rolex Spirit of Yachting film series present the Rolex Farr 40 World Championships 2016 — the action, highlights and memorable moments. This iconic regatta has captivated the yachting community since its inception in 1998. The 19th edition, held in Sydney, Australia, provided the perfect stage for close racing between evenly-matched, 40-foot monohull racing yachts, helmed by skilled and competitive owners. This year’s reward — the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship trophy and the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 watch — went to Alex Roeper’s crew on the US yacht Plenty for a second time. Published June 17, 2016

More info:
  • 2016 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship on Yacht Scoring: 2016 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Kirribilli, NSW, Australia February 16-19, 2016
  • 2016 Worlds | farr40worlds.com"Plenty (Alex Roepers, USA) won the Rolex Farr 40 world championship on Sydney’s Manly offshore course today with clever, conservative sailing for a third and a second in the last two races while his two closest opponents fell out of contention with early errors..."

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05 July 2016

J.P. Morgan Round the Island Race, Sailing Videos

J.P. Morgan Round the Island Race:

More info: http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk/

2016 Audi Settimana Delle Bocche - Day 5 Highlights:

The fifth and final day of the 2016 Audi Settimana delle Bocche saw Rán Racing challenge Quantum Racing for the title. Next stop: Puerto Portals for the Puerto Portals Sailing Week. Racing starts again on 25th July.

More info: http://www.52superseries.com/

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04 July 2016

World Match Racing Tour Marstrand, July 4th to 9th, Sailing Video

WMRT Marstrand Day 1 Highlights:

Day 1 and the magic of Marstrand has been cast. With the sun out and the wind up, spectators flooded the arena. We've seen crashes, penalties and photo finishes, promising the Finals of WMRT to keep you spellbound. Published July 4, 2016

WMRT Marstrand - 4th July to 9th July 2016:


WMRT Marstrand - 4th July to 9th July 2016 - World Match Racing Tour

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.

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03 July 2016

Catamaran Sailing Techniques, How to Choose a Catamaran (video)

How to choose a catamaran and modern developments:

In the last of the series from Yachting World, Nigel Irens guides us through the process of choosing a catamaran, and speaks to Lloyd Thornburg, owner and skipper of record-breaking Phaedo 3 and asks his opinion on what to look for in a multihull. Published on May 16, 2016

Yachting World Playlist: Catamaran Sailing Techniques with Nigel Irens:

Catamaran sailing techniques:
  • Part 1- How to leave the dock safely 5:20
  • Part 2 – Docking your boat in a harbour 8:26
  • Part 3 - Anchoring and picking up a mooring 5:31
  • Part 4 - Upwind sailing tips 8:06
  • Part 5 - Downwind sailing tips 7:55
  • Part 6 – Tips for sailing in storms and heavy weather 7:59
  • Part 7 - Ocean sailing in safety 8:54
  • Part 8 - How to choose a catamaran 9:50

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02 July 2016

Global Shipping Routes, Global Cargo Ships, AIS Vessel Tracking

Visualisation of Global Cargo Ships | By Kiln and UCL:

Created by London-based data visualisation studio Kiln and the UCL Energy Institute

Shipmap.org | Visualisation of Global Cargo Ships | By Kiln and UCL

Automatic Identification System (AIS): "The International Maritime Organization's International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea requires AIS to be fitted aboard international voyaging ships with gross tonnage (GT) of 300 or more, and all passenger ships regardless of size" (Wikipedia)

See also: AIS Vessel Tracking - AIS Positions Maps | AIS Marine Traffic


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01 July 2016

World Sailing Show, June 2016 Edition, Sailing Video & News

The World Sailing Show - June 2016:

A look at two very different routes to the Rio Games. Multiple Finn World Champion Giles Scott has four boats, three training partners along with one of the world’s leading coaches and technical experts in his team. Meanwhile, Nacra 17 sailors Nikola Girke and Luke Ramsay are self-funded, have no training partners and were sailing a borrowed boat at the Sailing World Cup in Weymouth and still made it to the medal race. In Chicago it was crash and burn as the America’s Cup World Series fleet scorched around the course. Plus, go behind closed doors to see Artemis Racing’s secret race boat in build. Olympic expert Andy Rice explains what makes the Finn tick and why sailing it is like playing rugby. Plus, news from around the world. Published June 27, 2016

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Ocean Sailors Beware: that ship may be a "robot" that doesn't "see you"--


US Navy report: Failure at every level for US ships captured by Iran | CNN.com"... The report found the crews were poorly prepared, their boats not properly maintained, communication almost entirely lacking, and their conduct after being captured by the Iranians wasn't up to military standards. In a stunning finding, the report said the sailors veered off course almost immediately after heading out to sea and had no idea where they were when a mechanical failure struck one of the boats. "The boat crews could visually see Farsi Island, but were not concerned as they were unaware that it was Iranian or that they were in Iranian waters," the report said..."

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