28 September 2016

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, 24 Sep - 2 Oct 2016, Sailing Videos

UPDATE: VST 2016 DAY 5 Video Sep 29, 2016:

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez sailing video above published on Sep 29, 2016

Video above published Sep 28, 2016

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez Officiel - Video above published 27 Sep 2016

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2016 DAY 2 - TOP DEPART:

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2016 DAY 1 - PREVIEW:

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2015 : Le Best-Of !

Le best-of des images des Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2015 - Published Oct 4, 2015

LES VOILES DE SAINT-TROPEZ – Site Officiel: Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, 24 Sep - 2 Oct 2016
See also http://www.societe-nautique-saint-tropez.fr/snst/en/evenements-us/les-voiles-de-saint-tropez-us/

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27 September 2016

52 World Championship Days 4 & 5, Sailing Videos

HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: 2016 52 World Championship Day 5:

A breathtaking final day, with individual battles all over the race course. Next stop: Cascais for the EGNOS 52 SUPER SERIES Cascais Cup 2016. Racing starts again on 11th October. Video above published Sep 19, 2016.

Quantum Racing closed out their fifth TP52 world title with a solid, workmanlike fifth in the last race of the 52 World Championship 2016, their nearest title rivals Azzurra well behind them. Read more here.

HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: 2016 52 World Championship Day 4:

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26 September 2016

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2016, Sailing Videos

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Event Review – 10th September 2016:

The 27th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup demonstrated once again that it is a compelling and intoxicating combination of many characteristics. Impressive yachts, stunning location, meticulous race management, precision teamwork, intense competition and challenging conditions. All play their part in creating a fascinating week of yacht racing. Now in its thirty-seventh year, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is an event of considerable standing. Title sponsor Rolex has been part of the fabric since 1984 and plays its part in growing the event with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the International Maxi Association. 2016 will be particularly remembered for varied conditions, remarkable yachts and great competition. Video published Sep 10, 2016.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Day 4 Review – 8th September 2016:

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is one of the most intently fought contests in the yachting calendar. The winners of the Rolex timepieces at the end of week prize giving will have displayed sound preparation, resolute determination and consistent levels of high performance. Renowned for the excellence on display in the design of the competing boats and the professionalism of the crews, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is also famed for the host club’s determination to lead and innovate in the world of race management – a philosophy appreciated by Swiss watchmaker Rolex and reminiscent of its own approach within its field. Published Sep 9, 2016.

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22 September 2016

Extreme Sailing Series, Act 6, Madeira Islands Sept 22-25, Sailing Videos

Extreme Sailing Series, Act 6 Madeira Islands Sept 22-25, Sailing Videos:
LIVE Madeira Islands: Day Four Extreme Sailing Series 
Starts: September 25, 2016 SUN 11:30 AM EDT(US)

3D Madeira Islands: Day Four - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series
Starts: September 25, 2016 SUN 10:00 AM EDT (US)

  LIVE Replay Madeira Islands: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016
Day 3 Video above, Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

Welcome to the Madeira Islands

We catch up with Sail Portugal - Visit Madeira's three-time Portuguese Olympian Diogo Cayolla who gives us the low-down on his team's performance so far this season, the brand-new Portuguese venue in Madeira, and what it's like to race in front of a home crowd. Published Sep 24, 2016

Meet SAP Extreme Sailing Team's co-skippers Gram-Hansen and Køstner:

Danish sailing stars Rasmus Køstner and Jes Gram-Hansen give an insight into their relationship as co-skippers of SAP Extreme Sailing Team in the Extreme Sailing Series™. What makes these brothers in arms tick? Video above published Sep 23, 2016

Video above: GC32 foil launch 2014--Launching the flying GC32--America's Cup sailor and Gazprom Extreme Series helmsman Paul Campbell James on flying GC32 during the launch in 2014. GC32 Version2: New L-Foils + New T Rudder + RakeControl system.

Extreme Sailing Series 2016: GC32s replaced Extreme 40s in the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series. The world’s leading Stadium Racing Series, celebrated its tenth season in 2016 with the introduction of a fleet of foiling GC32 catamarans, with the world’s top sailors ‘flying’ in front of thousands of spectators at premium venues around the globe. The 2016 season features a full grid of professional and brand-backed sponsored teams racing at iconic venues.

Madeira Islands, Portugal | Extreme Sailing Series: The island of Madeira, located in the Atlantic Ocean, boasts an abundance of dramatic scenery. Act 6, set in Marina Funchal, on the south coast of the island, with generally light to moderate winds, will present a real challenge to the sailors who will sail in the warm waters just off the coast of the island’s capital.

Extreme Sailing Series overall standings after Act 5:
Extreme Sailing Series overall standings after Act 5 (graphic)

Extreme Sailing Series 2016 - Remaining Schedule:
Act 6 Madeira Islands Sep 22-25
Act 7 Lisbon Oct 6-9
Act 8 Australia Dec 8-11

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21 September 2016

RC44 CASCAIS CUP, September 21-25, Sailing Video

Day 4 Fleet Race Highlights - RC44 Cascais Cup 2013:

Above: watch video highlights from the final day of fleet racing at the RC44 Cascais Cup 2013 including interviews with Andy Horton (USA), Vasco Vascotto (ITA) Cameron Appleton (NZL) Ed Baird (USA) and Patrick de Barros (POR). Video published Oct 6, 2013.

RC44 CASCAIS CUP, 21-25 September 2016: September will see the fleet return to Cascais, Portugal, as Clube Naval de Cascais hosts the fourth event of the season.

2016 RC44 Championship TourEvents | RC Forty Four:
• RC44 BERMUDA CUP - 2 - 6 March
The RC44 Class first ever visit to Bermuda to kick off the 2016 season.
Sotogrande will be the class’s second stop for their World Championships.
• RC44 PORTSMOUTH CUP - 13 - 17 July
July sees the Tour competing in the UK for the first time, offering a home-water advantage for five-time RC44 Championship Tour winner Team Aqua.
RC44 CASCAIS CUP - 21 - 25 September
September will see the fleet return to Cascais, Portugal as Clube Naval de Cascais hosts the fourth event of the season;
• RC44 VALLETTA CUP - 23 - 27 November
The last event of the 2016 tour will be in Malta’s renowned capital Valletta, City of the Knights.

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20 September 2016

Rolex Swan Cup 2016, Days 4 & 6, Sailing Videos

Rolex Swan Cup – Day 6 – 18th September

An impressive and eclectic fleet of 125 yachts graced a memorable edition of the Rolex Swan Cup from 11-18 September. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first Nautor’s Swan yacht and fittingly, the 19th edition of this biennial event perfectly showcased both sailing heritage and tradition and, in parallel, progress and evolution. Four days of racing were organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and held on the waters off Porto Cervo, Sardinia with the week’s six class winners receiving coveted Rolex timepieces for their outstanding achievements. The triumphant class winners were: Freya (Maxi), Arobas (Mini Maxi), Music (Grand Prix), Sleeper X (Sparkman & Stephens), Natalia (ClubSwan 42) and Elena Nova (Swan 45 World Championship). Video above published Sep 18, 2016. 

Rolex Swan Cup – Day 4 – 16th September:

From modern day superyachts to classic designs, one-design to custom built, cutting-edge to vintage, the record-breaking 2016 Rolex Swan Cup fleet encompassed a vast cross-section of yachting heritage. The 36 yachts competing in the Sparkman & Stephens class included some of those which graced the very first Rolex Swan Cup events in the 1980s. Their enduring appeal is a tribute to the then innovativeness of their design and quality of their construction. In the hands of passionate owners they are lovingly maintained to preserve the heritage and traditions they embody, not as museum pieces but as the sea-kindly craft they were designed to be. On the water, the third day of racing was completed at the Rolex Swan Cup with competition intensifying in all six classes. Video above published Sep 16, 2016.

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19 September 2016

Southern Ocean Heritage, Volvo Ocean Race, Sailing Videos

Southern Ocean Heritage | Volvo Ocean Race:

Legendary competitors of the past reminisce over their most outstanding moments of races gone by. Video published Sep 12, 2016.

43 years of legends | Volvo Ocean Race:
September 8, 2016 is the 43rd anniversary of the boats sailing over the Portsmouth start line in the first ever Whitbread Round the World Race. Next stop? Cape Town. Published Sep 8, 2016.

More info: VolvoOceanRace.com

List of stopovers for the next Volvo Ocean Race, 2017-18 edition:
  • Alicante
  • Lisbon
  • Cape Town
  • Hong Kong
  • Guangzhou
  • Auckland
  • Itajaí
  • Newport (RI)
  • Cardiff
  • Gothenburg
  • The Hague

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18 September 2016

Vendée Globe, Around the World Race, Starts Nov 6, 2016 (video)

Around the world race with Rich Wilson - Vendée Globe 2017:

In November 2016, American skipper Rich Wilson will set sail in the Vendée Globe 2016: a solo, non-stop, around-the-world sailing race, departing from Les Sables d’Olonne, France. Rich’s motivation in participating in such an extraordinary challenge is to excite and engage students in learning, by connecting them to live, global, real-world adventures. Video published Aug 25, 2016.

The program evolved into a series of educational programs now available through the Sites Alive Foundation and www.sitesalive.com. Rich’s mission is simple: excite, engage, and teach students. At 58 years old, he was also the oldest skipper in the fleet. He was the second American to finish the event (Bruce Schwab finished 9th in 2004 aboard Ocean Planet).

Paul Meilhat the Vendée Globe:

Vendee Globe starts November 6, 2016: 3 months around the world solo, unassisted and nonstop, 3 months to excel and draw on its reserves, 3 months to cope with depression, cold, rain, change sail, returning the canvas, 3 months to live an extraordinary experience.

Ocean Masters Website and Imoca Website and IMOCA Ocean Masters (@IMOCA60) | Twitter

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 internationalise 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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17 September 2016

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2016, The Spirit of Yachting, Sailing Video

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2016 – Film - The Spirit of Yachting:

Discover the 2016 Giraglia Rolex Cup as a record fleet of 268 yachts sets sail from the chic starting port of Saint-Tropez and rounds the Giraglia Rock in the Mediterranean, only to encounter unprecedented winds. The weather turns the final leg to Genoa, Italy into a high-speed roller coaster. The Giraglia Rolex Cup provides a tremendous test of skill and stamina for both crew and yacht, and race winners are rewarded with specially-engraved Rolex timepieces. Watch as this 25-minute documentary captures the beauty, excitement, history and drama of this blue-water classic.

Schooner Woodwind Sailing in an AYC Wednesday Night Race:

Two, 74-foot, classic-styled, identical wooden schooners race head to head every Wednesday night in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The Schooner Woodwind and Woodwind II sail up to four times daily from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel for public and private cruises. 
Tickets: www.schoonerwoodwind.com Video published Aug 29, 2016

See also: 1905 Herreshoff yacht to be restored locally | The Westerly Sun

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16 September 2016

2016 Extreme Sailing Series Mid-season Form Guide, Sailing Videos

2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ mid-season form guide:
With the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ reaching its halfway mark, we take a look at how each of the international teams are faring as the global Stadium Racing tour celebrates its tenth year with a move to foiling sailboats. Video published September 3, 2016.

Robertson's return to Extreme Sailing Series:

Gazprom Team Russia's Kiwi skipper, Phil Robertson and his crew made history in July when they were crowned Match Racing World champions. Two months on, he’s returned to the Extreme Sailing Series™, having raced with Gazprom Team Russia back in 2014 and 2015, for the Russian Act of the Stadium Racing circuit in St Petersburg. With a switch to the GC32 catamaran this season, Phil shares his thoughts on what it’s like to be back in the driver’s seat of the Russian syndicate on their home waters. Video published Sep 2, 2016.

Extreme Sailing Series 2016 Schedule:
  • Act 1 Muscat Mar 16-19
  • Act 2 Qingdao Apr29-May2
  • Act 3 Cardiff Jun 23-26
  • Act 4 Hamburg Jul 28-31
  • Act 5 St Petersburg Sep 1-4
  • Act 6 Madeira Islands Sep 22-25
  • Act 7 Lisbon Oct 6-9
  • Act 8 Australia Dec 8-11

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15 September 2016

Rolex Big Boat Series 2016, September 15-18, Sailing Videos

Rolex Big Boat Series 2015 - Highlights:

Hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club and sailed on San Francisco Bay, the 51st edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series drew top sailors and yachts from across the United States and abroad for four days of spectacular racing. Since its inauguration in 1964, the Rolex Big Boat Series has been at the pinnacle of regattas, hosting a world-class range of one-design and handicap races. From 17 to 20 September 2015, some 90 boats competed for victory in 11 classes, six of which earn the winners a coveted St. Francis Yacht Club Perpetual Trophy and the most prestigious of awards: specially engraved Rolex timepieces. Video published Nov 16, 2015.

Rolex Big Boat Series 2015 - Music Montage:

The ultimate highlight reel: Thrills, Spills and Speed set to music.

Website: Rolex Big Boat Series: http://www.rolexbigboatseries.com/

The waters of San Francisco Bay will be churned by more than strong winds and tidal currents next month when a record-size fleet of 112 boats lines up for the 52nd Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted September 15-18, 2016, by the St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco.

This year’s fleet eclipses by eight boats the previous record of 104 that was set in 2013 during the 50th anniversary regatta. Throughout its storied history the Rolex Big Boat Series has showcased the top end of the sport and this year’s fleet features everything from a 70-foot multihull down to a multitude of trailerable sportboats. The fleet epitomizes the variety of shapes and sizes that grand-prix racing offers these days.

“The new-looking Rolex Big Boat Series—a rose by any other name—continues the tradition of serving the best of a sport that is ever-changing, ever-evolving,” said St. Francis Yacht Club Commodore Kimball Livingston, who has competed in many Rolex Big Boat Series. “Every generation makes its own legends, and we’ll have a full spectrum fleet this year.”

The largest class by numbers is the J/70, with more than 30 boats entered. The class is using the regatta as a tune-up for the J/70 World Championship, which the St. Francis Yacht Club will host
one week after the Rolex Big Boat Series. Among the entrants are boats hailing from Australia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile and Mexico, giving the regatta an international flair.

To accommodate this massive one-design fleet race officials have made the decision to host a third racing area on the Berkeley Circle, an area in eastern San Francisco Bay, in addition to the two traditional areas west of Alcatraz Island. The J/70s will sail two days of windward/leeward races on the circle to become familiar with the area where the worlds will be held. The rest of the fleet will sail a combination of windward/leeward and buoy races around San Francisco Bay, in which the J/70s will also partake for two days. The buoy races are expected to take the fleet past landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands, with the traditional finish line placed off the St. Francis yacht Club.

“The Rolex Big Boat Series is an awesome event,” said Chris Howell, the executive director of the J/70 Class Association. “With our Worlds just a week later this gives people a chance to sail in the same venue, and everyone’s excited about it because the boat is built to go off the wind. With the asymmetrical setup it loves a big breeze. Most of the sailors in the San Francisco Bay area who have the boat love the way it performs.”

The second-largest class in the regatta is the 34-foot J/105, which currently has 21 boats entered. Other one-design classes that will have their own start include the C&C 30 (6 boats), Express 37 (6 boats) and Farr 40 (7 boats).

One of the more interesting classes to watch is the Sportboat Class, which will feature an eclectic mix of nine boats including the 29-foot J/88, the 30-foot Soto 30, 32-foot Melges 32, 33-foot Flying Tiger 10M and 36-foot Farr 36 OD. Ratings for these boats have yet to be announced, but each has unique performance characteristics that could shine through in different wind conditions.

The largest boat in the fleet is Tom Siebel’s (Redwood City, CA) MOD70 Orion, a 70-foot trimaran. Siebel placed first (2014), second (2015) and third (2013) in the past three Rolex Big Boat Series and is out for revenge from Randy Miller’s (Orinda, CA) Marstrom 32 Miller Racing, which defeated Orion in a tiebreaker to win the multihull class last year.

One of the largest monohulls in the fleet is another past champion, Greg Mullins’ (Boulder Creek, CA) Zamazaan, a custom 52-footer from noted designer Bruce Farr. Zamazaan won her class in 1980 and will be up against at least one Santa Cruz 52 and three Santa Cruz 50s, including past champion Michael Moradzadeh’s (Belvedere, CA) Oaxaca, which won her class in 1983.

With so many boats registered and three racing circles to organize, the St. Francis Yacht Club is calling on all club members to help make the regatta a success.

“We’re excited to be hosting a record number of entries at this year’s Rolex Big Boat Series,” said Lynn Lynch, race director at St. Francis Yacht Club. “In preparation, we’ve compiled a world-class Race Committee who’ll ensure that racing runs smoothly and is as fair and competitive as possible. In addition to our race professionals, we are organizing more than 100 volunteers who will help out on the race course. It’s incredible to think that more than 110 boats will be racing on the Bay. It’s a massive logistical challenge, but we’ll be ready for it.”

The St. Francis Yacht Club was founded in 1927 and has been host to many of the most prestigious national and international championships in sailing. With over 40 regattas on its calendar annually, St. Francis Yacht Club is widely regarded as having one of the top racing and race management programs in the country, enjoying a worldwide reputation for on-water excellence.

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14 September 2016

TP52 World Championships September 14-18, Menorca, Sailing Video

PREVIEW VIDEO: 2016 52 World Championship

Pure performance! The world's best high-performance, gran-prix monohull racing circuit has touched down in Mahón, Menorca for the much anticipated 52 World Championship. Video published Sep 11, 2016

52 Super Series 2015 - TP52 World Championship 2015 Highlights:

Video above: TP52 World Championship 2015 Highlights from Puerto Portals.

"The Transpac 52 (TP52) is a class of yacht used for competitive yacht racing. The class is recognised by the International Sailing Federation which entitles the class to hold an Official World Championships ..."--TP 52 | Wikipedia.org

52SuperSeries 2016:
  • Scarlino Cup, May 25th - 29th, Tuscany
  • 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
More info: 52superseries.com and @52SuperSeries (Twitter):

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13 September 2016

Toulon Race Day 2: Artemis Wins Louis Vuitton ACWS Toulon (videos)

Merci Toulon !

The result is certainly frustrating for the crew that was so near to hang 2nd place. However, the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Toulon remain etched in the memories of the whole team. Thank you for your smiles, your encouragement and your messages. It was a pleasure to share a preview of the America's Cup. Video published September 11, 2016.

Toulon Race Day 2: Artemis takes the win  @LVACWSToulon | 35th America's Cup: "Late summer sunshine greeted the thousands of spectators who made it out in force to Toulon for Super Sunday at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Toulon, and it is Artemis Racing who leave France celebrating after taking the regatta honours. The Swedish challenger followed up an incredibly strong showing on Saturday, with a strong enough showing on Sunday, to celebrate another weekend victory in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series."

Race Day One in Toulon: Solid performance sets up Super Sunday:

Joe Newton says race day one has the team in a good position for Super Sunday. Published Sep 11, 2016.

Slingshot Slingsby head over heels for Toulon:

Helmsman Tom Slingsby slingshots forward in heavy conditions during training on Thursday in Toulon, France. No one on board was hurt. Published Sep 8, 2016

Overall Results after Toulon:
Standing - Team - Points
1Land Rover BAR - 437
3Emirates Team New Zealand - 420
4SoftBank Team Japan - 399
5Artemis Racing - 391
6Groupama Team France - 360

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series uses a high-point scoring system. The winner of each race scores 10 points, second place earns 9 points, third place collects 8 points, and so on. On Sunday, point scoring is doubled: 1st = 20 points; 2nd = 18 points; 3rd = 16 points, etc. The overall results reflect the total points scored across all races at all events to date.

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is the first stage of competition in the 2017 America’s Cup and began in the summer of 2016. Overall ranking position in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series determines the starting points score of the teams in the America's Cup Qualifiers in 2017.

ACWS 2016 schedule:
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
Fukuoka Japan - 18-20th November 2016

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12 September 2016

Aegean Regatta 2016, Sailing Videos

Aegean Regatta 2016 - 2η Ημέρα:

Sailing video published Aug 23, 2016. Official Website: http://www.icarussailingmedia.com/

Aegean Regatta 2016 - 5η Ημέρα:

Sailing Video published Aug 27, 2016

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11 September 2016

2016 Rolex Swan Cup, 11-18 Sept 2016, Sailing Video Preview

Rolex Swan Cup 2016 Preview:

Every two years, since 1980, the Swan fleet has gathered at its spiritual home at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Sardinia for the biennial Rolex Swan Cup. Owners, crews and guests meet for a week of spirited activity on and off the water. 2016 will be a celebratory event, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Nautor’s Swan. 121 yachts have entered this, the 19th, edition, ranging in size from 36 (10.9 metres) to 115 feet (35m), and in age from 49 years to a few months. As always, this year’s Rolex Swan Cup will be characterized by great competition in an enviable environment, a prevailing spirit of fair play and yachts renowned for their grace, enduring appeal and rich heritage. Video published on Aug 11, 2016

2016 Rolex Swan Cup, 11-18 Sept 2016 

Rolex Swan Cup & Swan 45 World Championship - 2016 - Porto Cervo: Created in 1980, this biennial regatta attracts a spectacular fleet of yachts from around the world and celebrates the enduring collaboration between Rolex, Nautor’s Swan and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The 2016 edition marks a special milestone as Nautor celebrates its 50th Anniversary year. In recent years the fleet has regularly topped 100 yachts ranging from 36 to 112 feet (11 to 35 metres) in length and spanning the entire spectrum of the Nautor’s Swan family, from early designs by Sparkman and Stephens to hi-tech one-design craft of German Frers. The 2016 edition will once again play host to the Swan 45 World Championship while the remainder of the fleet will be divided into categories according to the size and age of the participating yachts. Drawing some of the most beautiful Nautor’s Swan yachts –including many new models – and many of the world’s top sailors, the Rolex Swan Cup provides a week of the spirited racing.

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10 September 2016

Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series, Toulon, France, Sept 10-11

Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Toulon:

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Toulon:Toulon, France -- September 10-11, 2016: The oldest sports trophy in the World is coming to France! One of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series events will take place in the heart of the “Rade de Toulon”, in front of the Mourillon’s beaches.

See also:
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09 September 2016

Land Rover BAR – No Ordinary Athletes, Sailing Videos

Land Rover BAR – No Ordinary Athletes:

These are no ordinary athletes. Sailing and competing for Land Rover BAR takes an extraordinary combination of attributes. Explosive physical power combined with technical ability and seamless teamwork are just some of the key elements required in the competition for victory in the America's Cup. Published Sep 5, 2016.

Land Rover & Sailing:

Land Rover & Sailing video playlist (above):
  1. Engineering crossovers in Land Rover BAR partnership 1:58 
  2. Land Rover brings the best in British engineering to help Land Rover BAR win the America’s Cup 1:12
  3. Land Rover partners with Ben Ainslie Racing ahead of America’s Cup 1:36
  4. Sailing a Pro Race Yacht on Shanghai’s Huangpu River: A World First for Land Rover and OC Sport 1:17
  5. Land Rover announces winner of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ Above & Beyond Award 3:27
  6. Extreme Sailing Series: Team Alinghi 2014 Champions - Land Rover 0:16
  7. Extreme Sailing Series: Competitors' Determination & Drive - Land Rover 0:16
  8. Extreme Sailing Series: The Sydney Act - Land Rover 0:16
  9. Extreme Sailing Series: Hans Peter Steinacher in The Driving Seat 2:21
  10. Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - What the skippers have to say 2:56
  11. Hannah White takes on Extreme Sailing 2:02
  12. Morgan Larson in The Driving Seat at The Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff. 1:47
  13. Land Rover Backseat Chat: Hannah White interviews Wave Muscat Skipper Leigh McMillan 2:20
  14. Extreme Sailing Series with Hannah White 2:07
  15. Extreme Sailing Series 2014: Singapore 0:57
  16. Hannah White interviews Paul Campbell James about the Extreme Sailing Series 1:54
  17. Land Rover get up close and personal with Red Bull Sailing Team skipper 1:32
  18. Land Rover's Hannah White one-on-one with Olympic sailor Sir Ben Ainslie 1:56
  19. Land Rover Invesitgate the Tech Behind the Extreme Sailing Series 0:58

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08 September 2016

Helsinki, M32 Series Scandinavia, Stockholm Sept 8-12, Sailing Videos

Helsinki - M32 Series Scandinavia, video playlist:
  1. The Battle of Helsinki! - Day 2 Highlights - M32 Series Scandinavia 1:59 
  2. The Battle of Helsinki! Day 1 Highlights - M32 Series Scandinavia 2:12
  3. Off to a good start for Race 2 Team GAC Pindar! 0:13 
  4. 'IMPACT!!!!' @aliteracing Wallén Racing 0:12 
  5. 'First place to last place in the space of 25 seconds' 0:32 
  6. An absolutely perfect start from US One Sailing Team! 0:16 
  7. 'This is the shortest way to the back of the fleet!' 0:26 
  8. Wow! Some amazing tactics from ESSIQ Racing Team! 0:26 
  9. The Battle of Helsinki, 3rd - 6th September 2015 - M32 Series Scandinavia 0:54 
  10. The Battle of Helsinki! - Day 3 Highlights - M32 Series Scandinavia 2:30 
  11. The Battle is Won! EPIC finals day action at The Battle of Helsinki - M32 Series Scandinavia 2:32
Stockholm Sept 8-12, m32series.com:

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07 September 2016

The Foiling Tack Explained, Flying the Course, Sailing Videos

SoftBank Team Japan: The Foiling Tack Explained:

“We know now that it’s achievable and it's a real game changer”, said Skipper and CEO Dean Barker. “We think most of the teams know we did it so the race is on now. The trick with the foil gybe was learning the different settings and techniques for different wind conditions and that’s going to be the same with the tacking.” Published Aug 25, 2016

Flying the course a game changer:

Now it can be told! The foiling tack is a game-changer. SoftBank Team Japan​ and then ORACLE TEAM USA, started foil-tacking upwind back in April. Earlier this summer, ORACLE TEAM USA, added the move to its repertoire when sailing in full manual-mode, and now the race is on to get around the race course without coming down off the foils. Published Aug 26, 2016

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06 September 2016

Best Moments of Extreme Sailing Series, Act 5, St Petersburg (videos)

Act 5, St Petersburg, presented by SAP - best moments:

St Petersburg delivered some of the best racing of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ so far. After four days of action it all came to a nail-biting climax in the last of 24 races. Check out some of the best moments from St Petersburg. Video above published Sep 4, 2016

Extreme Sailing Series Schedule remaining 2016:
  • Act 6 Madeira Islands Sep 22-25
  • Act 7 Lisbon Oct 6-9
  • Act 8 Australia Dec 8-11
2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ mid-season form guide:

With the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ reaching its halfway mark, we take a look at how each of the international teams are faring as the global Stadium Racing tour celebrates its tenth year with a move to foiling boats. Published Sep 3, 2016. More at extremesailingseries.com 

Standings after Act 5:

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05 September 2016

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015-16, World Sailing Video

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015-16:

A year on from the departure of the tenth edition of the Clipper Race from London on 30 August 2015 this short video captures some of the highlights from across the fleet over fourteen races, eleven months and six continents creating one incredible adventure! Published August 30, 2016

The World Sailing Show - August 2016:

Olympics, America’s Cup and Cowes Week plus an inspirational story and preview to the Paralympics, the August show is packed. From stunning images from the sailing Olympics to the spectacle of 8,000 competitors at Cowes Week plus the America’s Cup World showdown in Portsmouth, August was a knockout month for racing. Plus, one sailors amazing story and a guide to the Paralympic fleet.

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01 September 2016

Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 St Petersburg Sept 1-4, Sailing Videos

Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 St Petersburg, Russia, Sept  1-4, Sailing Videos:
LIVE St Petersburg: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ Starts: September 4, 2016, SUN 8:30 AM EDT (US)

3D St Petersburg: Day Four - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016 Starts: September 4, 2016, SUN 7:00 AM EDT (US)

Above: 3D St Petersburg: Day Three - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016 Starts: September 3, 2016, SAT 7:00 AM EDT (US)

Above: LIVE St Petersburg: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ Starts: September 3, 2016 SAT 8:30 AM EDT (US)

See also:
•  Video: 3D St Petersburg: Day Two - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016, September 2, 2016 - FRI 7:00 AM EDT (US)
•  Video: 3D St Petersburg: Day One - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016, September 1, 2016 THU 7:00 AM EDT (US)

A Look Back at Extreme Sailing Series 2016 Act 4 Hamburg:

17 races, seven-top international teams, 35 world-class sailors, 45,000 spectators and one final race shoot-out. Watch the best moments from the Extreme Sailing Series Hamburg. Published August 30, 2016. More info: extremesailingseries.com and JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: EXSS.

Overall standings after Act 4:

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