20 July 2017

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 4, Barcelona, July 20-23, LIVE Twitter Feed

3D Barcelona: Day Two - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017, Act 4

Barcelona Day Two - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017 Starts: July 21, 2017, Friday 9am EDT (US)
Note: Big swells forced postponement of Barcelona opener on Thursday.

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 4, Barcelona: Be at the heart of the action

Video above published Jul 13, 2017: be at the heart of the action of the ultimate Stadium Racing championship as it visits Barcelona from 20 - 23 July.

Spotlight on Land Rover BAR Academy

Video above published Jul 7, 2017: Spotlight on Land Rover BAR Academy--find out more about this young Extreme Sailing Series™ entry--winner of the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

Results overall 2017 after Act 3:
  1. Alinghi 34
  2. SAP Extreme Sailing Team 33
  3. Oman Air 30
  4. Red Bull Sailing Team 26
  5. Land Rover BAR Academy 25
  6. NZ Extreme Sailing Team 23



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19 July 2017

Transpac Yacht Race 2017: A Look Back at a Special Race (video)

Transpac 2017 - Looking Back at a Special Race

Video above published Jul 17, 2017: Sailors describe their epic journey across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii and why this race is so special. This is what the Transpacific Yacht Race is all about!

The finish of the 2017 Transpac

Video above published Jul 16, 2017: Transpac Racers reflect on their incredible journey across the Pacific. Video by Chris Love Productions

See also:

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17 July 2017

2017 Transpac Race Records, Comanche Skipper Ken Read (video)

2017 Transpac Race Record: Comanche, Skipper Ken Read

Video above published Jul 12, 2017: Ken Read, skipper for Comanche in the 2017 Transpac Race talks about their record breaking performance. Video footage by Dylan DiMarchi.

Transpac 2017: New multihull and monohull records established

Both the multihull and the monohull first-to-finish race records have fallen in the 2017 Transpac, a 2225-mile course from Point Fermin in Los Angeles to Diamond Head in Honolulu.

H. L. Enloe's ORMA 60 trimaran Mighty Merloe crossed the finish line first on July 10th for an elapsed time of 4 days 6 hours 32 min 30 sec, a full 26.5 hours faster than the previous mark set in 1997 by Bruno Peyron and his team on Commodore Explorer.

Jim Clark's 100-footer Comanche, on July 11th decisively established a new course record for monohulls with an elapsed time of 5 days 1 hour 55 min 26 sec, a half a day faster than the previous record set in 2009 by Neville Crichton's R/P 90 Alfa Romeo II.

Transpac Results | yachtscoring.com and transpacyc.com

2017 Transpac Race Comanche Finish:


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13 July 2017

Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2017, July 13-16

UPDATE July 16, 2017 Plenty wins the 20th Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in Costa Smeralda | Yacht Club Costa Smeralda: Porto Cervo, July 16, 2017. Plenty, owned by Alex Roepers with tactician Terry Hutchinson, the defending champions at the start of the event, are World Champions for the third time in the Farr 40 One Design Class.
Update July 15: Rolex Farr 40 Worlds: Plenty lengthens her lead | News - Yacht Club Costa Smeralda: Alex Roepers, owner/helmsman aboard Plenty: "It was a phenomenal day considering the consistent performance by the team Plenty. We chipped away four races in a row placing 2, 1, 2, 1 so I'm very happy with our consistency. The conditions were pretty good, not too light. We saw wind speeds as low as 6 knots and up to 12/13 but usually it was around 8 to 11 knots. Great job done by Terry Hutchinson and the whole crew. Tomorrow [Sunday] is another day, we'll go out expecting a normal day and see how it goes."
UPDATE July 14 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship: Plenty emerges from the Mistral - News - Yacht Club Costa Smeralda: "The Race Committee kept a close eye on the situation in the hopes of getting a race in. Finally at 5:00 PM, in the warm light of the late afternoon, the Farr 40 fleet headed out of port. The winds were at about 23 knots but built during the race making the competition a real thrill both for the teams participating and for the spectators watching the Farr 40s planing downwind at up to 20 knots ... Plenty took the lead [and won] followed by Enfant Terrible and Pazza Idea, the top-placed Corinthian team ... Racing should get underway tomorrow, Saturday June 15th, at 11:00 AM in light northerly breezes. The Race Committee will try to run up to four races a day in the final two days of racing to make up for the races abandoned due to conditions."

Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2017 Preview

Video above published Jun 15, 2017: From 13 to 16 July, the world of yachting will return to Porto Cervo, Sardinia for the pinnacle of one-design racing: the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. With the boat owners at the helm, top yachtsmen and –women, both amateur and professional, will compete on identical 40-foot (12-metre) yachts for the World Championship trophy and a Rolex timepiece. Teamwork and consistency are essential ingredients to win the regatta. The 2017 edition is particularly special, celebrating both the 20th anniversary of the Farr 40 Worlds and the 50th anniversary of the prestigious host, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.

UPDATE: Gusts at over 30 knots forced the Race Committee to abandon racing for July 13th, and tomorrow's forecast is also very windy. Stay tuned!

A Look Back at the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2016 Highlights:

Official websites:
On Twitter:

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12 July 2017

America's Cup Parade In Auckland, New Zealand (video)

America's Cup Parade Auckland

Video above published July 6, 2017: It's fair to say the America's Cup welcome home parade in Auckland was a pretty special day for everyone at Emirates Team New Zealand. The parade in central Auckland on Thursday, July 6th, celebrated the team and their incredible victory and to welcome the return of the America’s Cup to New Zealand for the first time since it left in 2003.

We won the America's Cup!

Video above published on Jun 26, 2017: "We did it. The America's Cup​ is coming home for New Zealand."

When Emirates Team New Zealand sped through the finish line to win the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda, Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) became the next defender and trustee of the Auld Mug. And the moment the New Zealand boat crossed the line to win the America’s Cup, the RNZYS accepted a challenge from Luna Rossa’s Circolo della Vela Sicillia (CVS) for the 36th America’s Cup. Representatives from the two teams and clubs will decide on the rules for the next America’s Cup. It is expected that the Protocol will be released in a few weeks, defining (among other things):
  • Structure of the organizing body of the event (commercially and sportively)
  • Venue(s)
  • Dates of the event
  • Class of boat(s) to be used (with Class Rule to follow)
  • Regatta format, including preliminary or World Series type events (if any)
  • Entry process and associated fees
  • Nationality restrictions
  • Media/commercial rights restrictions / split between event organizer and teams
  • Profit sharing between event organizer and teams
Once the rules are defined and published, clubs and their teams will have the information needed to decide whether to take up the challenge for the 36th America's Cup.

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11 July 2017

Ridding the Ocean of Plastic, 2018 World Ocean Summit Preview

Ridding the ocean of plastic

Video above published Jun 8, 2017: By 2050 the plastic in the world’s oceans could weigh more than the fish. On World Oceans Day actor Adrian Grenier, and young entrepreneur Boyan Slat, look for solutions to the problem.

World Ocean Summit 2018 Preview

Video above published Jun 4, 2017: The fifth World Ocean Summit will be held at Riviera Maya, Mexico, on March 7th-9th 2018 and will grapple with some of the ocean's most intractable problems--and explore new possibilities. #OceanSummit Visit event website: https://goo.gl/KlCk6U

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10 July 2017

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2017 Highlights Video

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2017 Highlights:

Video above published Jun 29, 2017: The 2017 Giraglia Rolex Cup required patience, strength and skill to overcome the fickle weather that dominated the 65th edition. Some 210 yachts took part in the main event – the 241-nm offshore race from Saint-Tropez, France to Genoa, Italy via the northern tip of Corsica. Overall victory went to Freccia Rossa, a TP52 owned by Vadim Yakimenko, and line honours for fastest finish to Dieter Schön’s Maxi 72 from Germany, who were rewarded with Rolex timepieces, a tribute to excellence and superior performance. The event was marked by the respect for tradition and love of sailing that are hallmarks of the Giraglia Rolex Cup.

See also: JohnTheCrowd.com | Giraglia Rolex Cup 2017, June 9-17, Video & LIVE Twitter Feed

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09 July 2017

Bermuda Special: The World Sailing Show July 2017 (video)

Bermuda Special - The World Sailing Show - July 2017 Edition

Video above published Jul 3, 2017:

01:00 AC35 Round Robin 1&2

02:31 J-Class action

04:38 The Bermudan rig

06:22 AC35 The Playoffs

08:07 Red Bull Youth America's Cup

09:21 AC35 The Match

12:39 Sailing World Cup Final

18:23 Volvo Ocean Race - The next generation

This month’s World Sailing Show comes from the heart of the 35th America’s Cup, Bermuda where this beautiful mid Atlantic island put on a show like no other. Flying Cup boats, Superyachts, the J-Class and the Youth America’s Cup pulled the crowds. The World Sailing Show was there. Plus, bold new plans for the Volvo Ocean Race and the Sailing World Cup Final showdown in Santander.

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05 July 2017

WMRT Match Cup Sweden 2017 | World Match Racing Tour, July 3-8

GKSS Match Cup Sweden 2017 Final Day (Day 6) LIVE

GKSS Match Cup Sweden 2017 Final Day (Day 6) LIVE World Match Racing Tour - Starts: July 8, 2017 SAT 8:00 AM EDT (US)

GKSS Match Cup Sweden - Day 6 - Finals Highlights:


WMRT Marstrand 2017 - Friday, Day 5 Highlights:

WMRT Marstrand 2017 Friday, Day 5 Highlights (July 7, 2017)

WMRT Marstrand 2017 - Thursday, Day 4 Highlights:

World Match Racing Tour: WMRT Marstrand 2017 - Thursday, day 4 highlights, July 6, 2017

WMRT Marstrand 2017 - Day 3 Highlights (July 5):

WMRT Marstrand 2017 - Day 3 (July 5) Highlights

WMRT GKSS Match Cup Sweden RESULTS

Season 2017: Where we are--video published Jul 1, 2017--quick recap on the first event of the 2017 season, WMRT Match Cup Australia.

WMRT Match Cup Sweden 2017 | World Match Racing Tour: July 3-8
This historic sailing event returns to the World Match Racing Tour to continue its 23 year legacy into the 2017 season. One week each summer the picturesque and beautiful island of Marstrand transforms from a quiet archipelago village into a hotspot of the Swedish summer. With over 150,000 visitors, the best match racing sailors in the world, the business society mingling, exciting nightlife and entertainment for the entire family, everyone is invited to a truly amazing week. Joining the 10 Tour Card holders at this event will be the top two qualifying teams from Geographe Bay Cup, Miami Match Cup and Gothenburg Match Cup, as well as two wild card invitations. 
See also http://www.matchcupsweden.com/.


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04 July 2017

Happy 4th of July!


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30 June 2017

Extreme Sailing Series, Act 3, Madeira Islands, June 29 - July 2 (video)

Extreme Sailing Series™, Act 3, Madeira Islands highlights

Jul 2, 2017: Act 3, Madeira Islands, drew to a nail-biting close today following four days of thrilling action from the GC32s and the Flying Phantom Series. SAP Extreme Sailing Team led from day one, but not without having to fight off advances from Alinghi and Oman Air. Take a look back at some of the best moments. The international fleet reconvenes for Act 4, Barcelona, in less than three weeks.

LIVE & Replay: Madeira Islands: Day 4 Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017

LIVE July 2, 8am EDT (US)

Madeira Islands Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017

Jul 1, 2017:Watch the highlights from the penultimate day of racing in Madeira Islands. Alinghi was the champion of the day and Red Bull Sailing Team had a dramatic capsize. SAP Extreme Sailing Team remains on the top spot going into tomorrow’s finale.

Madeira Islands : Day Two Highlights - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017

Madeira Islands Day Two Extreme Sailing Series™  Jun 30, 2017: Watch some of the best moments from day two of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Madeira Islands. The competition heated up in Funchal as the fleet battled it out in eight races. Danish-flagged SAP Extreme Sailing Team stays on top going in to the penultimate day but Oman Air is hot on its heels.

3D Madeira Islands : Day One (Graphics) Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017

Streamed LIVE June 29. 2017.

2017 Extreme Sailing Series™: The action so far

Take a look back at the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ action so far, before the battle for the Series title resumes in Madeira Islands, Portugal, 29 June - 2 July.

Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 Racing Results and Standings



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29 June 2017

RC44 Class, Porto Cervo Cup, 29 June - 2 July, LIVE Twitter Feed

Day 4 RC44 Porto Cervo Cup - RC44 victory for Alexander Novoselov’s Katusha

Jul 2, 2017: Two full seasons dedicated to the RC44 class paid off today for Russian Alexander Novoselov, his American tactician Andy Horton and the crew of Katusha, when they won their first ever RC44 Championship event.

Day 2 RC44 Porto Cervo Cup - Katusha ahead after blustery high scoring day

Jun 30, 2017: Uncertainty continued about the weather for day two of the RC44 Porto Cervo Cup, hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. In the event, competitors used most of their sails as, after a light to moderate start, the wind kicked in close to the class’ maximum limit and there were several significant shifts. Thanks to all this, there was plenty of excitement and many many lead changes, but it also proved a high scoring day for the nine RC44s.

RC44 Sotogrande Cup highlights

Video above published May 8, 2017: Watch the highlights from the 2017 RC44 Sotogrande Cup as Team Aqua triumphed in the stormy conditions after a closely fought battle on the final day with local heroes Peninsula Petroleum from Gibraltar. The RC44 Sotogrande Cup was the first event of the 2017 RC44 Championship Tour, which pits the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry compete in high-performance one-design 44-foot carbon racing yachts.

RC44 Class AssociationRC44 Porto Cervo Cup, 29 June – 2 July. Venue: the iconic Sardinian sailing mecca of Porto Cervo, Italy.


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28 June 2017

Emirates Team New Zealand, Winners of the 35th America's Cup (video)

Emirates Team New Zealand, winners of the 35th America's Cup

Video above published June 26, 2017

35th America's Cup: Event Highlights

Video above published June 26, 2017

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24 June 2017

35th America's Cup, Bermuda, June 24-26, Video & LIVE Twitter Feeds

America's Cup match, presented by Louis Vuitton:

Jun 26, 2017: New Zealand celebrates, "We did it. The America's Cup​ is coming home for New Zealand."

UPDATE June 26: Emirates Team New Zealand Wins the America's Cup! Sailing a clearly superior and faster boat with a dedicated and talented crew supported by an equally dedicated and talented shore support team, the Kiwis won the first (and only) race on Monday, clinching the 7th (Match) point to become the new Defender of the America's Cup. Congrats to the Kiwis who came back from a devastating loss to Oracle Team USA at San Francisco in the 34th America's Cup.

Final Helmsmen Press Conference Race, Emirates Team NZ Wins the America's Cup!

Above video streamed LIVE June 26, 2017.

Nathan Outteridge on key differences between Challenger and Defender

Video above published Jun 26, 2017: Artemis Racing skipper Nathan Outteridge speaks to the differences between '17' and 'Aotearoa', ORACLE TEAM USA and Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup Class yachts. Key differences include foil shape, control systems and the most obvious being the Kiwi's use of innovative pedal-powered bicycles rather than traditional pedestal grinders. These differences proved pivotal.

Sunday 25th June Race Round-Up:

June 25, 2017 UPDATE:  Emirates Team NZ won both races Sunday, sailing faster and making fewer mistakes than its rival Oracle Team USA. Emirates Team New Zealand now leads 6-1 and only needs one more win on Monday to win the America's Cup!

24th June: Race Round-Up

Jun 24, 2017: The third day of the America's Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton saw drama on the water. The Kiwi's took the first race, but ORACLE TEAM USA came charging back to win the second.

June 24, 2017: Emirates Team NZ leads 4-1 having won the first race Saturday, and losing to Oracle Team USA for the first time in the second race of the day. Racing will continue Sunday and go into Monday due to USA's win today.

17-18 June (first weekend) Racing Round-Up:

June 17-18: Emirates Team New Zealand won races 1, 2, 3, & 4, in dominating fashion, sailing faster and closer to the wind (pointing higher upwind), and leads 3-0. Races continue Saturday, June 24.

The Louis Vuitton America's Cup Match races are on the Great Sound in Bermuda--the 35th America's Cup sailing match races in Bermuda--Challenger is Emirates Team New Zealand vs Oracle Team USA, the America's Cup Defender.

35th America's Cup Virtual Eye: Races LIVE and Replay

Current Date and Time in Bermuda:

America's Cup Match Presented By Louis Vuitton (winner is the first team to win 7 points--Emirates Team New Zealand started with -1 point due to ORACLE TEAM USA’s win in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers):
  • Saturday June 17th 11:30 - 22:00 Races 1 & 2 
  • Sunday June 18th 11:30 - 19:00 Races 3 & 4 
  • Saturday June 24th 11:30 - 22:00 Races 5 & 6 
  • Sunday June 25th 11:30 - 19:00 Races 7 & 8 Emirates Team NZ Leads 6-1
  • Monday June 26th (TBC) 11:30 - 19:00 Race 9 won by Emirates Team NZ which is match point to win the America's Cup 7-1 over Oracle Team USA.
@AmericasCup, @EmiratesTeamNZ and @OracleTeamUSA LIVE Twitter Feeds:

@EmiratesTeamNZ LIVE Twitter Feed:

@OracleTeamUSA LIVE Twitter Feed:


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23 June 2017

Highlights of the 2017 America's Cup Superyacht Regatta in Bermuda

Highlights of the 2017 America's Cup Superyacht Regatta in Bermuda

Video above published Jun 22, 2017: With all the high speed drama and excitement of the 35th America’s Cup as a spectacular backdrop, coupled with the chance to discover the beautiful island of Bermuda, the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta lured 13 superyacht crews and six magnificent J Class yachts for three days of thrilling racing hosted by Boat International Media. Highlights of the 2017 America's Cup Superyacht Regatta in Bermuda

Keeping Focused and pushing on

Video above published Jun 21, 2017: After a couple of days in the shed for some modifications Emirates Team New Zealand​ were back out on the water pushing hard and focusing on continuous gains before America's Cup​ racing resumes on Saturday, June 24.

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22 June 2017

Emirates Team NZ's Secrets Uncovered & Iain Percy on Apparent Wind

Uncovered: Emirates Team New Zealand pedal power secrets

Video above published Jun 18, 2017: Andy Claughton of Land Rover BAR discusses Emirates Team New Zealand's control systems and the developments in play. Emirates Team NZ currently leads the America's Cup 3-0 over Oracle Team USA with races to recommence this Saturday in Bermuda. Emirates Team NZ could "take the Cup back" with 4 more wins against Oracle Team USA this weekend.

Apparent wind with Iain Percy

Video above published Jun 19, 2017: Iain Percy, tactician and Team Manager for Artemis Racing, explains the concept of apparent wind. Apparent wind is the force that allows America's Cup Class yachts to reach 3x the wind speed. In simple terms speed breeds more speed!

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21 June 2017

Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Audi Sailing Week, June 21-25

Full Highlights: Porto Cervo 52 Super Series Audi Sailing Week 2017:

Video above published Jun 28, 2017: World class sailing, and it all came down to the final race! Next stop: Puerto Portals​ for the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week. Racing starts again on 24th July.

Day 4 Highlights: Porto Cervo 52 Super Series Audi Sailing Week 2017

Video above published June 25, 2017.

Highlights Day 2 – Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Audi Sailing Week 2017:

Published Jun 23, 2017: Roller coaster racing off the Sardinian coast!

Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Audi Sailing Week

The 52 Super Series​ is back on stage and ready to rumble as eleven boats from eight different countries prepare to line up off the Italian island of Sardinia for the Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Audi Sailing Week, the fourth event in the 52 Super Series six-regatta series.

The Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Audi Sailing Week, 21-25 June.


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20 June 2017

2017 America's Cup: Foiling Revolutionizes Sailing (video)

2017 America's Cup: Foiling revolutionizes sailing

Video above published May 25, 2017: Foiling has pushed the limits of sailing in the America's Cup.

Michael Douglas does Opening Day at the 35th America's Cup

Video above published May 28, 2017: Michael Douglas is a Hollywood legend, but what you may not know is that he was born and bred in Bermuda, the Home of the 35th America's Cup. The actor performed the traditional roof wetting ceremony to mark the official opening of the America's Cup Village, and then headed out on the water to take in a spectacular first day of racing."

America's Cup racing resumes Saturday, June 24th.

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17 June 2017

35th America's Cup, Bermuda, June 17-18, Video & LIVE Twitter Feeds

America's Cup match, presented by Louis Vuitton:

18th June Race Day Round-Up:

Helmsmen Press Conference Race Day 2:

Streamed LIVE June 18, 2017.

UPDATE June 18: Emirates Team New Zealand won races 3 & 4 in dominating fashion, sailing faster and closer to the wind (pointing higher upwind), and leads 3-0. With the next races on Saturday, June 24, Oracle Team USA has five days to figure out how to match and exceed Emirates Team NZ, or this will all end as an 8-race series on Sunday, June 25th. Forecasts for next weekend call for winds similar to today (June 18).

UPDATE June 17: Emirates Team New Zealand won both races 1 & 2 in light wind on the first day, Saturday, June 17, 2017, and holds a 1-0 lead over Defender Oracle Team USA (Emirates Team New Zealand started with -1 point due to ORACLE TEAM USA’s win in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers).

June 17th races 1 & 2 highlights:

America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA meets the Challenger Emirates Team USA in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Match races on the Great Sound in Bermuda.

The rematch: Emirates Team New Zealand vs Oracle Team USA

The 35th America's Cup sailing match races started June 17, in Bermuda. The Challenger is Emirates Team New Zealand vs Oracle Team USA, the America's Cup Defender.

Current Date and Time in Bermuda:

America's Cup Match Presented By Louis Vuitton (winner is the first team to win 7 points--Emirates Team New Zealand starts with -1 point due to ORACLE TEAM USA’s win in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers):
  • Saturday June 17th 11:30 - 22:00 Races 1 & 2 
  • Sunday June 18th 11:30 - 19:00 Races 3 & 4 
  • Saturday June 24th 11:30 - 22:00 Races 5 & 6 
  • Sunday June 25th 11:30 - 19:00 Races 7 & 8* 
  • Monday June 26th (TBC) 11:30 - 19:00 Races 9* & 10* 
  • Tuesday June 27th (TBC) 11:30 - 19:00 Races 11*, 12*, & 13* (*if needed)
@AmericasCup, @EmiratesTeamNZ and @OracleTeamUSA LIVE Twitter Feeds:

@EmiratesTeamNZ LIVE Twitter Feed:

@OracleTeamUSA LIVE Twitter Feed:


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16 June 2017

America's Cup Prep: Emirates Team NZ Wing Sail 2 Flies Again (video)

Wing 2 flies again

Video above published Jun 14, 2017: Just one week ago the Emirates Team New Zealand wing sail was in tatters. Now it is as good as new, Emirates Team NZ sailing around the Great Sound in preparation for the 35th America's Cup starting June 17, against the America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA.

ORACLE TEAM USA Preparations for the 35th America's Cup Match Races

Published Jun 13, 2017: One huge checklist before the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Match races begin. In the above video, check in with ORACLE TEAM USA bowman/grinder Matt Cassidy as final preparations are underway.

The 35th America's Cup sailing match races start June 17, in Bermuda. The Challenger is Emirates Team New Zealand vs Oracle Team USA, the America's Cup Defender.

America's Cup Match Presented By Louis Vuitton (winner is the first team to win 7 races):
  • Saturday June 17th 11:30 - 22:00 Races 1 & 2 
  • Sunday June 18th 11:30 - 19:00 Races 3 & 4 
  • Saturday June 24th 11:30 - 22:00 Races 5 & 6 
  • Sunday June 25th 11:30 - 19:00 Races 7 & 8* 
  • Monday June 26th (TBC) 11:30 - 19:00 Races 9* & 10* 
  • Tuesday June 27th (TBC) 11:30 - 19:00 Races 11*, 12*, & 13* (*if needed) 
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15 June 2017

Sailing's World Cup Series Final Highlights From Santander 2017

Sailing's World Cup Series Final Highlights Show from Santander 2017

Video above published Jun 12, 2017: The full highlights from the 2017 World Cup Series Final in Santander, Spain.

Formula Kite Medal Race Highlights from the World Cup Series Final in Santander 2017

Video above published Jun 14, 2017: Formula Kite Race highlights from the World Cup Series Final in Santander 2017.

See also Sailing World Cup Series Final, Santander 2017, Highlights Video

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14 June 2017

Artemis Racing Highlights of The 35th America's Cup Challenger Series

Artemis Racing: Highlights of The 35th America's Cup Challenger Series:

Published Jun 12, 2017: Wow, what a rollercoaster of a journey for Artemis Racing and their fans! Artemis Racing brought so much colour, happiness, fun, enthusiasm, determination and sportsmanship to The 35th America's Cup Challenger Series.

Iain Percy on the Artemis luff up that ended Dean Barker's America's Cup hopes

Video above published Jun 9, 2017: Iain Percy describes the moment they passed SoftBank Japan on the deciding race of the America's Cup playoff semi-finals.

The 35th America's Cup sailing match races start June 17, in Bermuda. The Challenger is Emirates Team New Zealand vs Oracle Team USA, the America's Cup Defender.

America's Cup Match Presented By Louis Vuitton (winner is the first team to win 7 races)
  • Saturday June 17th 11:30 - 22:00 Races 1 & 2
  • Sunday June 18th 11:30 - 19:00 Races 3 & 4
  • Saturday June 24th 11:30 - 22:00 Races 5 & 6
  • Sunday June 25th 11:30 - 19:00 Races 7 & 8*
  • Monday June 26th (TBC) 11:30 - 19:00 Races 9* & 10*
  • Tuesday June 27th (TBC) 11:30 - 19:00  Races 11*, 12*, & 13*   (*if needed)

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10 June 2017

Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs LIVE Twitter Feed

Louis Vuitton America's Cup Playoff Finals: Race Day 3 (June 12) Helmsmen Press Conference:

Video streamed LIVE June 12, 2017.

UPDATE June 12: Emirates Team New Zealand is the winner of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs, winning the first race on Monday and accumulating a total of 5 points to defeat Artemis Racing.

Emirates Team New Zealand will now be the America's Cup Challenger and sail against the America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA in the 35th America's Cup regatta--The America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton--starting June 17 in Bermuda:
First team to win 7 races will be the new Defender of the America's Cup. The schedule from now thru June 16th:
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 Time in Bermuda:


@AmericasCup LIVE Twitter Feed:

@EmiratesTeamNZ LIVE Twitter Feed:

Sunday Results:

Monday Schedule:


Sunday June 11 was another day of super close racing between Artemis Racing and Emirates Team New Zealand including a photo finish in the final race of the day, giving Emirates Team NZ a 4-2 lead in the Challenger playoffs series. Sunday results and Monday schedule below (after LIVE Twitter Feeds of @AmericasCup and @EmiratesTeamNZ).

35th America's Cup Challenger Finals Round-Up June 10th

Jun 10, 2017: Incredibly close racing between Artemis Racing and Emirates Team New Zealand on the first day of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Final in Bermuda. Advantage goes to the Kiwis, but if skipper Nathan Outteridge hadn't gone for a swim in the final race the outcome could have been very different.

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs, Saturday June 10, 2017: Man overboard! Nathan Outteridge, the skipper of Artemis Racing, slid off the back of the Swedish challenger Artemis Racing at a critical point in the third race of the day, handing the lead to Peter Burling’s Emirates Team New Zealand squad on day one of the finals.
9th June: 35th America's Cup Race Round-Up

Jun 9, 2017: There was only one race on the final day of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Semi-finals with Artemis Racing taking the win over SoftBank Team Japan. The two teams were so evenly matched that it made for a thrilling series, but it means the end of the road for SoftBank Team Japan. The Swedes will now advance to face Emirates Team New Zealand in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Semi-finals.

Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Finals: Emirates Team New Zealand vs Artemis Racing  (1 point to winner of each race)
  • Saturday June 10th 11:30 - 19:00 Races 1-3
  • Sunday June 11th 11:30 - 17:30 Races 4-6*
  • Monday June 12th (TBC) 11:30 - 20:00 Races 7-9* 
  • *if needed (first team that gets 5 points wins)

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09 June 2017

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2017, June 9-17, Video & LIVE Twitter Feed

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2017 – 17 June – Offshore race review

Video above published Jun 17, 2017: Patience, mental fortitude and an unrelenting desire to surmount the challenges posed by fickle weather conditions defined the racing at the 2017 Giraglia Rolex Cup. 209 yachts from over 20 countries took part in the 65th running of the famous 241-nm offshore race from Saint-Tropez, France to Genoa, Italy. After a fascinating duel with fellow Maxi 72 Caol Ila R, line honours was claimed by Dieter Schön’s German yacht Momo. Overall victory on handicap went to the Russian TP52 Freccia Rossa.

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2017 – Preview

Video above published May 16, 2017: The 65th edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup takes place from 09 – 17 June 2017. Organized by the Yacht Club Italiano, with the support of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, this internationally renowned event attracts around 3000 sailors. A reference point in the Mediterranean yachting season, the Giraglia Rolex Cup offers both offshore and inshore racing serving up the perfect blend of camaraderie and competition.

Jochen Schümann on the Giraglia Rolex Cup

Video above published Jun 6, 2017: German skipper and Olympic gold medallist Jochen Schümann talks about the Giraglia Rolex Cup, one of yachting’s premier competitions. Forged from friendship, this 243-nautical-mile offshore race through the Mediterranean brings together fleet of more than 200 yachts, sailing from Saint-Tropez to Genoa, Italy, via the iconic Giraglia rock off the tip of Corsica. Schümann, who won line honours in 2014 and a specially engraved Rolex timepiece, describes how special this race is to him and to the yachting community worldwide.

Renowned for its prevailing Corinthian spirit and proud traditions, the Giraglia Rolex Cup is three events in one, comprising overnight races from Marseilles and Sanremo to Saint-Tropez; an inshore series in Saint-Tropez; and the famous offshore race ‘La Giraglia’, which runs 241 nautical miles from Saint-Tropez to Genoa via the islet that gives the event its name. The 65th edition starts on Friday, 9 June 2017.

Official Regatta Website: http://www.yachtclubitaliano.it/it/regate/tutte-le-regate/giraglia-rolex-cup

The Giraglia Rolex Cup, which celebrates its 65th edition in 2017, includes one of the most renowned offshore races in the Mediterranean. Following races from Marseille and Sanremo the fleet will gather in the chic harbour of Saint-Tropez for three days of inshore competition before embarking on a 241-nautical mile offshore race to Genoa, Italy via the Giraglia, a rocky outcrop off the northern tip of Corsica.


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08 June 2017

Sailing World Cup Series Final, Santander 2017, Highlights Video

LIVE Sunday: Sailing World Cup Santander Medal Races

LIVE - Sailing World Cup Santander Medal Races World Sailing TV Starts: June 11, 2017 at 7 am EDT (US)

LIVE - World Cup Series Final Santander | Saturday Medal Races

Live Medal Races from the World Cup Series in Santander, Spain, June 10, 2017.
Racing order:
1 – Nacra 17
2 – 49er
3 – 49erFX
4 – RS:X Men
5 – RS:X Women
6 – Kiteboarding x 3 races

Day 2 Highlights - Sailing World Cup Series Final | Santander 2017:


Jun 7, 2017: Check out above the highlights from the second day of racing in Santander at the World Cup Series Final 2017, which goes thru June 11, 2017, at Santander, Spain.

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07 June 2017

America's Cup LVAC Playoffs: Emirates Team New Zealand Capsize

UPDATE June 8, 2017: Thursday Results below. Emirates Team New Zealand has won 5 points in its races against Land Rover BAR and advances to the Challenger finals which begin Saturday, June 10. Artemis Racing leads 4-3 over SoftBank Team Japan and will race again Friday to determine which will race against Emirates Team New Zealand in the Challenger Finals.
8th June: 35th America's Cup Race Round-Up

Published Thursday, June 8, 2017: Tough day for Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR, who, despite a remarkable win today, were knocked out of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Semi-finals by Emirates Team New Zealand. Meanwhile, the battle rages on between SoftBank Team Japan and Artemis Racing. Note June 7, 2017: Wednesday races were postponed to Thursday due to sea state and high winds.

Spectacular capsize by Emirates Team New Zealand at America's Cup, June 6 2017

Emirates Team New Zealand capsized during race 4 of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs in Bermuda on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. The team confirmed that all sailors are safe and accounted for after capsizing.

“To be honest this is the first time we’ve sailed the boat in this much wind."--LandRoverBAR's Sir Ben Ainslie on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in the America's Cup LVAC Playoffs.

America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Continue, June 6 2017:

Peter Burling’s Emirates Team New Zealand suffered a major capsize in their second Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoff Semi-Final race of the day against Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR.

Louis Vuitton America's Cup Playoffs Semi Finals:Race Day 2 (Tuesday) Press Conference
Part 2 - Emirates Team NZ"s Peter Burling reports on the capsize

Helmsmen Press Conference Part. 1
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Time in Bermuda:
@AmericasCup LIVE Twitter Feed:


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06 June 2017

America's Cup LVAC Playoffs: Monday's Results, Tuesday's Schedule

Louis Vuitton America's Cup Playoffs Semi Finals: Race Day 1 Helmsmen Press Conference

Monday June 5th: Inside Tack live in Bermuda with Ben Ainslie

America's Cup LVAC Playoffs in Bermuda:
Graphic: Bermuda ©2017 JohnTheCrowd.com
Monday's (June 5, 2017) Results: Emirates Team New Zealand (NZ) won both races against Land Rover BAR (which retired from the first race and did not return for 2nd due to wing damage) and therefore NZ leads 2-0. SoftBank Team Japan and  Artemis Racing each won 1 race against each other and are tied 1-1.

Tuesday's (June 6, 2017) Schedule:


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05 June 2017

Land Rover BAR's America's Cup Qualifiers in Review Video

Land Rover BAR's America's Cup Qualifiers in Review

Video above published on Jun 4, 2017: Land Rover BAR finish the America's Cup Qualifiers in third place with six points and head into the Challenger Playoff Semi-finals. First up Emirates Team New Zealand.

UPDATE: On Sunday, June 4, 2017, the first day of Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs, races were postponed due to lack of wind, to Monday, June 5, 2017.

Monday's schedule:

LIVE Twitter Feed of @AmericasCup
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04 June 2017

America's Cup LVAC Qualifiers Eliminate Groupama Team France

Saturday Results above
Standings after Saturday's results

Sir Russell Coutts' Vlog: Episode 6

Jun 3, 2017: The 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda has now been underway for a week. America’s Cup Event Authority CEO Sir Russell Coutts shares his views on the thrilling and dramatic first seven days of action on the Great Sound in his latest vlog episode above.

Having finished the final races of the LVAC Qualifiers on Saturday, June 3, which eliminated Groupama Team France, the remaining 4 Cup Challenger teams move to the next round of races, the LVAC "Play Offs Semi-Finals"--
  • Team A: Emirates Team New Zealand
  • Team B: LandRoverBAR
  • Team C: Artemis Racing
  • Team D: SoftBank Team Japan
--which will determine the two Challenger finalists, from which the America's Cup Challenger will be selected to race against the America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA.

LIVE Twitter Feed.

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03 June 2017

Final Day of America's Cup LVAC Qualifiers, Saturday, June 3

2nd June: 35th America's Cup Racing Round-Up

June 2, 2017: A decisive day on the water at the 35th America's Cup which saw many teams fates determined. Artemis Racing redeemed themselves and will now advance, at the expense of Groupama Team France who are now unable to earn enough points to make it through to the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs. Meanwhile Emirates Team New Zealand hit a milestone, as they became the first team to stay up on the foils 100% of a race.

LVAC Qualifiers Day 7 Review

June 2, 2017 VIDEO: Another two races and another two wins for Emirates Team New Zealand​ in Bermuda today including the first 'dry lap' by an America's Cup​ team in a race. #ETNZ now on top of the leaderboard.

The Final Day of America's Cup LVAC Qualifiers, is Saturday, June 3rd--Schedule:
Current Standings after Friday's races:

The LVAC teams are currently undergoing a ‘double round robin’ which will end Saturday after competing against each other twice. The team which ends at the bottom of the standings after Saturday [Groupama Team France] will be eliminated. The others advance to the challenger playoffs (except Oracle Team USA which, as Cup defender, advances straight to the final). Each win is worth one point.

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