30 May 2017

Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Day 3 Press Conference Video

Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Day 3 Helmsmen Press Conference

Streamed LIVE May 29, 2017.

LIVE Twitter Feed

Summary Of Day #3 Of America's Cup Racing, May 29 2017

Summary of the third day of racing at the 35th America's Cup yacht race in Bermuda on May 29, 2017. Day three of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers was a day in which the five challenging teams; Land Rover BAR, Artemis Racing, SoftBank Team Japan, Groupama Team France and Emirates Team New Zealand, had their chance to enhance their positions on the leaderboard and close the gap on Defenders of the ‘Auld Mug’ and table-toppers ORACLE TEAM USA who sat out of action, having raced three times on day two.
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29 May 2017

America's Cup LVAC Qualifiers: Race Day 2 Wrap (video)

Summary Of Day #2 Of America's Cup Racing, May 28 2017

May 28, 2017: Summary of Day #2 of sailing racing at the 2017 America's Cup in Bermuda, held on Sunday May 28 2017.

Sunday 28th May sailing race results:
Race 7: Groupama Team France beat Artemis Racing by 3 seconds
Race 8: ORACLE TEAM USA beat Land Rover BAR by 39 seconds
Race 9:Emirates Team New Zealand beat SoftBank Team Japan by 33 seconds
Race 10: Artemis Racing beat ORACLE TEAM USA by 39 seconds
Race 11: Emirates Team New Zealand beat Land Rover BAR by 1 minute and 28 seconds
Race 12: ORACLE TEAM USA beat SoftBank Team Japan by 54 seconds

LVAC Qualifiers: Race Day 2 Wrap

May 28, 2017: Two Races and two wins for Emirates Team New Zealand on what was described by Skipper Glenn Ashby as an incredibly tricky day in Bermuda!

America's Cup LIVE Twitter Feed
Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Day 2 Helmsmen Press Conference

Streamed LIVE May 28, 2017

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26 May 2017

35th America's Cup, May 27 - June 27, Bermuda, LIVE Twitter Feed

UPDATE:Summary of Day #1 Of America's Cup Racing, May 27 2017

Published May 27, 2017: The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup got underway May 27, with six races taking place. The first race saw Team Oracle USA defeat France, the second race saw Sweden’s Team Artemis defeat Softbank Team Japan, while the third race saw new Zealand record a victory over France. In the last race of the day LandRoverBAR collided with SoftBank Team Japan.

Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Day 1 Helmsmen Press Conference

May 27, 2017: Watch the Opening Day (day 1) post-racing press conference with the 6 helmsmen. The sailors address the media on the day's action on the water, including a dramatic collision between Land Rover BAR and SoftBank Team Japan in the final race (see tweets below).

Results and Standings | AmericasCup.com

The 35th America's Cup is May 26 27- June 27, 2017, on Bermuda's Great Sound (Opening Day was postponed to Saturday, May 27, 2017, due to high winds).

The 2017 America's Cup will be the 35th edition of the America's Cup yacht race. The Defender is Oracle Team USA of the Golden Gate Yacht Club, San Francisco, CA (USA) which will sail in the finals against the winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup. 35th America's Cup schedule:
  • Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers & Challenger Playoffs: 27th May – 12th June
  • Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals: 20-21st June
  • America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton: 17-18th & 24-27th June
America's Cup LIVE Twitter Feed below:


Discover Bermuda’s Great Sound | GoToBermuda.com: "Known as one of the world’s best places to sail, Bermuda’s Great Sound is a natural treasure for those who love being on the water. See how to experience it for yourself."

Official website: americascup.com

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25 May 2017

WMRT Porec Match Cup 2017, World Match Racing Tour, May 26-28

Take a ride with E11EVEN Racing

Video above published May 5, 2017, by World Match Racing Tour (WMRT): Ride along with Markus Edegran and team and see how the boys run their boat in the heat of a match race


WMRT Porec Match Cup 2017 | World Match Racing Tour May 26-28, Croatia: "2017 marks the year when Porec picks up the torch and brings back the World Match Racing Tour to the Adriatic at Peskera Bay, Croatia. This World Tour level event will qualify the top two teams to the World Championship level event Match Cup America in September."


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24 May 2017

Gladiator TP52 Tour and Tactician Terry Hutchinson, Sailing Videos

Gladiator TP52 - Systems

Video above published May 22, 2017: Boat Captain Feargal Finlay talks about the systems onboard a TP52 racing sailboat.

Tactician Terry Hutchinson

Video above published Mar 14, 2017: Step into the mind of a Tactician. Full Race with audio from tactician Terry Hutchinson! Multiple camera angles & Drone view of Race 8 in the 52 Super Series 2017 Miami Royal Cup. Video produced by Keith Brash.

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23 May 2017

Russell Coutts on the America's Cup, Part 2 Video

Coutts on the Cup - Pt2 - The future

Video above published May 19, 2017: He is the architect of the modern America’s Cup and in the second part of our exclusive interview, Sir Russell Coutts describes how sailing’s most prestigious event might influence sailing in the future. By the time teams launch their race boats, some will have built five boats for this America’s Cup cycle. In the second part of our exclusive interview, Coutts talks candidly to World Sailing about how the future America’s Cup may look.

Under the skin of an ACC cat

Video above published May 10, 2017: What's under the skin of an ACC cat? With the help of Groupama Team France we take a look at what lies within the modern America's Cup Class designs and what makes them tick.

35th America's Cup (AC35) will be raced in Bermuda in June, 2017, with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers & Challenger Playoffs scheduled for 26th May – 12th June 2017.

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22 May 2017

America's Cup Preview: Russell Coutts and Building an ACC Boat (video)

Coutts on the Cup - Part 1

Video above published May 15, 2017: Sir Russell Coutts is one of sailing’s most decorated sailors. To add to the long list of World Championships he has an Olympic Gold medal and has won the America’s Cup five times, three as skipper. But his reputation hangs on more than simply pointing a boat in the right direction. In 2010 he swapped the wheel for the reins and announced a bold, ambitious and controversial vision for the next America’s Cup, the move to catamarans. And the Cup has never looked back. He talks candidly and exclusively to World Sailing.

Building an ACC boat

Video above published May 11, 2017: Take a look behind the scenes as teams build the race boats they will use in the 35th America's Cup and find out why these launches are a big deal

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16 May 2017

Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino, 52SuperSeries May 16-20

FULL HIGHLIGHTS: Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino 2017:

Published May 24, 2017: Pure energy, pure entertainment and PURE PERFORMANCE – the TP52 World Championship had it all, and more! Next stop: Sardinia for the Audi 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week. Racing starts again on 21st June. Full recap here.

HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: Day 5 – Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino 2017

May 20, 2017:The ROLEX​ TP52 World Championship title all came down to this one, final race. Next stop: Porto Cervo for the Audi 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week. Racing starts again on 21st June.

LIVE TV Replay: Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino 2017 | Final Race Day 5

Final Day 5 LIVE Video Replay of the Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino 2017.

HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: Day 4 – Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino 2017

The penultimate day of racing sets us up for a super Saturday showdown! Watch the final day LIVE, via www.52SUPERSERIES.com or through the app.

FULL RECAP: http://bit.ly/2r0WRWH

REPLAY: Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino 2017 | Race Day 4

Day 4 of the Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino 2017 streamed LIVE May 19, 2017.

HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: Day 3 – Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino 2017

Published on May 19, 2017: Indulge yourself with these glorious images of the TP52s surfing the untouched Tuscan coastline in yesterday's Coastal Race. Watch Day 4 LIVE, via www.52SUPERSERIES.com or through the app.

HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: Day 2 – Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino 2017

Harm Müller-Spreer’s German-flagged team on Platoon has taken over the lead of the Rolex TP52 World Championship, earning themselves a cushion of three points ahead of defending world champion Quantum Racing.

HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: Day 1 – Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino 2017

May 16, 2017--"The fleet is incredibly open, this is a challenging venue, and everybody is on."--Tuesday 16th May, Scarlino: After a long and challenging day on the waters off Scarlino, Tuscany, Quantum Racing – the defending champions – lead the Rolex TP52 World Championship by virtue of winning the one and only race sailed.

Race Schedule:
Day 1 – WL RacesMay 16th, 2017: 13:00-17:00 (CEST)
Day 2 – WL RacesMay 17th, 2017: 13:00-17:00 (CEST)
Day 3 – Coastal RaceMay 18th, 2017: 13:00-17:00 (CEST)
Day 4 – WL RacesMay 19th, 2017: 13:00-17:00 (CEST)
Day 5 – WL RacesMay 20th, 2017: 13:00-17:00 (CEST)
VenueMarina di ScarlinoOn the western coast of Tuscany lies the Marina di Scarlino, one of the top racing venues in the Mediterranean. A modern and fully equipped marina, which hosts the Club Nautico Scarlino, is perched on the coastal side of Mount Alma and is starkly contrasted by the relatively untouched, medieval commune of Scarlino.
Teams / Final Results after Day 5:
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15 May 2017

The America's Cup Revolution: Foiling Cats (video)

The America's Cup Revolution: Foiling

Video above published May 3, 2017: The America's Cup has always been about pushing the limits of technology in sailing, particularly in recent years. One of the hallmarks of the modern America's Cup is the introduction of foiling, reaching speeds never seen before and allowing the boats to literally "fly" above the water.

The America's Cup Revolution: There has been a revolution in the America's Cup - a shift from monohulls racing far offshore to incredibly fast, foiling catamarans raced close to shore by high-performance athletes. Yet over 166 years the spirit of the America's Cup has remained the same, with sailing's best and brightest pushing the boundaries to win the oldest trophy in international sport.

Sir Russell Coutts' Vlog: Episode 4

Video above published May 12, 2017: In this episode, America's Cup CEO Russell Coutts discusses the amazing progress Bermuda has made thus far with the construction of the AC Village and the readiness of the 6 teams to compete. Over the course of the final practice races, the teams will need to refine their techniques and prepare for the qualifiers in 2 weeks.

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12 May 2017

2017 Antigua Bermuda Race Start May 12, Sailing Video

UPDATE: 2017 Antigua Bermuda Race: Monohull Line Honours to Warrior:

Video above published May 16, 2017: Stephen Murray Jr.'s Volvo 70 Warrior, finished the 2017 Antigua Bermuda Race on Tuesday 16 May 2017 taking Monohull Line Honours and setting the Monohull Race Record for the Antigua Bermuda Race of 3 days 20 hours 32 mins & 41 secs.

2017 Antigua Bermuda Race start

Video above published May 13, 2017: Start of the first Antigua Bermuda Race organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week. Sponsored by Goslings Rum and Bermuda Tourism.
Antigua Bermuda Race organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week: An impressive entry list is taking shape for the Antigua Bermuda Race which starts from Antigua on Friday 12th May, 2017. With 22 entries, including 17 over 50ft and seven Maxis and one SuperMaxi, the sight of the fleet departing for the 900 nautical mile race will be nothing short of spectacular. The variety of the fleet shows the wide appeal of the offshore race, attracting ocean going cruisers, round the world racing yachts, high performance multihulls, as well as classic designs. The latest entry to the Antigua Bermuda Race is the beautiful classic Bermudian yawl, Mariella, skippered by owner, Carlo Falcone. The 80ft (24m) Alfred Mylne-designed ketch was built entirely from wood by the legendary William Fife & Son yard in Scotland in 1938 and was lovingly restored by Carlo after being badly damaged in a hurricane. Mariella is now in fantastic condition and on top form having secured overall victory in the recent Panerai Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.

One of the first yachts to enter the Antigua Bermuda Race was Spirit of Bermuda and there is more than meets the eye to the 112ft three-masted schooner. Just a couple of weeks before the start of the Antigua Bermuda Race, Spirit of Bermuda was racing with the giants at Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. Spirit of Bermuda got the better of the 141ft (43m) Columbia and gave the professional crew on the 210ft (64m) Adix a run for their money. Spirit of Bermuda is owned by the Bermuda Sloop Foundation, the brain child of founder Malcolm Kirkland, with co-founders Jay Kempe and Alan Burland.

Spirit of Bermuda

Course and Schedule
  • Start off Ft Charlotte Antigua Friday May 12, 2017
  • Antigua to port,
  • Bermuda to Port, finish off St David’s Light Bermuda.
  • Approx. distance 935 nm
  • Prizegiving Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Saturday May 20
RACE TRACKER:
Track the fleet as they head to Bermuda: http://yb.tl/a2b2017
Official site: antiguabermuda.com; LIVE Twitter feed below:

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11 May 2017

America's Cup, 26 May - 27 June, 2017, Bermuda: "There Is No Second"

America's Cup
In 1851 Commodore John Cox Stevens, a charter member of the New York Yacht Club (NYYC), formed a six-person syndicate to build a yacht with the intention of going to England and make money competing in yachting regattas and match races. The syndicate contracted with pilot boat designer George Steers for a 101 ft (30.78 m) schooner, which was christened America when launched 3 May 1851. On 22 August 1851, America raced against 15 yachts of the Royal Yacht Squadron in the Club's annual 53-nautical-mile (98 km) regatta around the Isle of Wight. America won, finishing 8 minutes ahead of the closest rival. Reportedly, Queen Victoria, who was watching at the finish line, asked who was second, the famous answer being: "Ah, Your Majesty, there is no second." The surviving members of the America syndicate donated the cup via the Deed of Gift of the America's Cup to the NYYC on 8 July 1857, specifying it be held in trust as a perpetual challenge trophy to promote friendly competition among nations. The America's Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy
America's Cup: There Is No Second:

Video above published May 10, 2017, by AmericasCup.com: “Your Majesty, there is no second”. A four-word phrase spoken to Queen Victoria in 1851 that to this day exemplifies the America’s Cup and its winner-takes-all pursuit of excellence. The battle for the 35th America's Cup will be just as fierce as that first America's Cup, as there still is no second in the oldest trophy in international sport.

The oldest trophy in international sport

The key players of the 35th America's Cup talk about why this trophy is so coveted, so prestigious, and so difficult to win. Since 1851 the America's Cup trophy has represented the pinnacle of sporting achievement, and it is no different today.

35th America's Cup, 26 May - 27 June, 2017, Bermuda

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10 May 2017

RC44 Sotogrande Cup Wrap-up Sailing Video & Martini Racing's AC33

RC44 Sotogrande Cup wrap-up

See also:  JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: 2017 RC44 Class Regatta, Sotogrande, Spain, April 27 - 30

Martini Racing's AC33

The Martini Racing AC33: not only does it look the part, but it performs superbly in all conditions!

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09 May 2017

Kialoa III at Antigua Sailing Week 2017 (video)

Kialoa III at Antigua Sailing Week 2017

Video above published May 3, 2017: Helmsman Roland Pieper explains how the restored 43-year-old Maxi Kialoa III is still so competitive at Antigua Sailing Week 2017. Sailing footage courtesy of www.acquafilms.com

Antigua Sailing Week 2017: One of the favourites for the Lord Nelson Trophy, Ross Applebey's Oyster 48, Scarlet Oyster was called over the line at the start and did not return for some time. However, the Scarlet Oyster team rolled up its sleeves picking off the opposition one-by-one to scrape back into second position. Jonty Layfield's Swan 48, Sleeper X took the gun and the race win, but Scarlet Oyster is CSA 5 champion. In other hot classes, Sergio Sagramoso's Melges 32, Lazy Dog scored its fourth bullet. Bajan TP52, Conviction, skippered by Clint Brooks scored its seventh win, as did Maxi, Kialoa III and Sir Peter Harrison's Super Maxi, Sojana. There were also other prizes to win, including three of the CSA Class winners and Bareboat One, which were hanging in the balance.

2017 Antigua Sailing Week - Caribbean Sailing Association - Race Day 4

Video above published May 4, 2017

More info: 50th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week, April 29 - May 5, 2017

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08 May 2017

2017 Antigua Sailing Week, Epic Highlights Sailing Video

Epic highlights - 2017 Antigua Sailing Week

Video above published May 5, 2017: Yacht racing highlights of 50th edition Antigua sailing week!

2017 Antigua Sailing Week, Johnnie Walker Race day 3

Video above published May 2, 2017: Its all go on race day 3 as leaders emerge in divisions A and B. Ride with a cutting edge Polish catamaran and with a team of German girls battling for the podium in their bareboat class.

More info: 50th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week, April 29 - May 5, 2017

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07 May 2017

Onboard Sojana, Peters & May Round Antigua Race, Sailing Videos

Antigua Sailing Week 2017 - Peters & May Round Antigua Race

Video above published Apr 30, 2017

Onboard Sojana at Antigua Sailing Week 2017

Video above published May 2, 2017: Onboard Sojana at Antigua Sailing Week 2017. Captain Loz Marriott explains how the crew co-ordinate racing on the 115ft ketch

More info: 50th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week, April 29 - May 5, 2017

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06 May 2017

Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017 Videos: J/24 & Melges 24

Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017 - J/24 Mental Floss

Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017 - Melges 24 Zingara

Video published on Apr 28, 2017

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05 May 2017

Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017, Days 2 & 3 Videos

Day 3 Recap Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017

Published Apr 24, 2017: Sights and sounds of Day Three at Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017 - the largest sailing event of its kind in the Americas.

Day 2 Recap Sperry Charleston Raceweek 2017

Published on Apr 22, 2017: Sights and sounds of Day Two at Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017 - Charleston, South Carolina - the largest sailing event of its kind in the Americas.

Sperry Charleston Race Week - April 20-23, 2017Race Week Culminated with Moderate Winds and High Spirits--After three days of intense competition across 16 different classes of sailboats, the biggest keelboat regatta in the Americas was filled with exciting racing, rockin' beachside parties and some great camaraderie.

More info: charlestonraceweek.com

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04 May 2017

SoftBank Team Japan and ORACLE TEAM USA Speed Run Video

SoftBank Team Japan and ORACLE TEAM USA speed run

Published Apr 27, 2017: SoftBank Team Japan and ORACLE TEAM USA lined up on the Great Sound in their new America's Cup Class boats, with very fast results--even at speeds of over 40mph the chase boat was struggling to keep up with these racing machines--as training and development continues in preparation for the 35th America's Cup.

The preseason of the 35th America's Cup:

Published Apr 27, 2017: We caught up with key personalities from each of the six America's Cup teams on the America's Cup 'preseason' that is practice racing. The teams are currently engaged in the third of four practice racing periods in their America's Cup Class boats, and seeing improvements every day.

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03 May 2017

World Sailing Show Video, May 2017 Edition, Sailing News

The World Sailing Show - May 2017

Video above published Apr 23, 2017

01:03 – VO65 - Winding the clock back
10:45 – Capsizing a $multi-million Cup boat…..and recovering
11:47 - How America’s Cup boats fly – Foils explained
17:21 - Trofeo Princesa Sofia – The classic Palma regatta
18:51 - TP52 Super Series - A new pecking order in Miami

Winding the clock back on a Volvo 65 and taking a race boat that already has over 40,000 hard miles under its keel might not be your idea of a perfect start for another lap of the planet. But the newly refurbished fleet of Volvo 65s are better than new. We went to Portugal to find out how this can be so. Plus, capsizing a $multimillion America’s Cup catamaran raises heart rates. We find out how AC foiling works. We head to Palma for the Tropheo Princesa Sofia and then to Miami for the TP52 Super Series.

Sailing news:

The Outer Banks Voice - Sailboat beaches in Hatteras; 82-year-old man missing

Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko has EIGHT STOREY £360 million Sailing Yacht A tested ...The Sun: The huge luxury yacht is manned by Merchant Navy trained sailors and is as big as a medium sized cargo ship. It has eight decks, a helicopter pad, ...
​Sailing Yacht A in Gibraltar with workers carrying out tests and inspections - GBC News

SAP Brings Cutting-Edge Solutions to World Sailing
International Sailing Federation
Over the next four years, SAP will bring its cutting-edge, innovative solutions to World Sailing's World Cup Series of events.

Singapore's Lim, Low qualify for final of Sailing World Cup series
TODAYonline
SINGAPORE – Local sailors Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low continued their encouraging start to the season as they booked their spot in the series final ...

Alinghi Dominates in Qingdao
Sailing World
Alinghi swept to victory in Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series, while Land Rover BAR Academy proved a serious threat with their top performance so ...

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02 May 2017

Laser & Nacra 17 Medal Races, Sailing World Cup Series Hyères (video)

Laser Medal Race Highlights – Sailing’s World Cup Series Hyères

Video above published Apr 30, 2017--A 60 second round up from France.

See JohnTheCrowd.com: World Sailing's 2017 World Cup Series Hyeres, France, April 23-30 for all the video highlights!

Nacra 17 Medal Race - Sailing’s World Cup Series Hyères

Video above published Apr 30, 2017: The full Medal Race from France.

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29 April 2017

50th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week, April 29 - May 5, 2017


50th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week, April 29 - May 5, 2017

The ultimate Caribbean regatta to attend in 2017--great conditions make for great competition and an atmosphere of fun and entertainment.
The 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week will commence with the Peters & May Round Antigua Race on Saturday April 29, 2017. Following that will be five days of competitive racing off the rugged south coast of Antigua, which will wrap up on Friday May 5, 2017. Antigua Sailing Week is considered one of the Caribbean's most prestigious regattas with more than 100 yachts participating annually and in 2017 will celebrate its 50th edition in style."


The inaugural Antigua to Bermuda Race will start from Antigua on Friday May 12, 2017. For more information visit http://www.antiguabermuda.com

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28 April 2017

Extreme Sailing Series Act 2, Qingdao, China, Apr 28 - May 1 (video)

Qingdao LIVE Day Four Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017

LIVE Qingdao: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017
Starts: May 1, 2017 - MON 2:00 AM EDT (US)

LIVE Qingdao: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017

Starts: April 30, 2017 - SUN 2:00 AM EDT (US)

3D Qingdao: Day One Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017

3D Qingdao: Day One - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017 Starts: April 28, 2017, FRI 5:00 AM EDT (US)

Extreme Sailing Series Act 2:  28 April - 1 May, Qingdao, China
Extreme Sailing Series, Act 2, Qingdao, China
Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to China for Act 2

The ultimate Stadium Racing championship heads to China's Olympic Sailing City of Qingdao for the second Act of the 2017 season. Racing streamed LIVE on 30 April & 1 May.

Extreme Sailing Series at Qingdao, China

Qingdao always delivers extreme sailing

Apr 18, 2017: The countdown has begun as China’s Olympic Sailing City prepares to welcome back the Extreme Sailing Series™ for the seventh time, from 28 April - 1 May. Take a look at some of the best moments from Qingdao. Much has changed since the first visit in 2011, but the excitement still remains.

Extreme Sailing Series 2017 standings after Act 1:
1) SAP Extreme Sailing Team
2) Alinghi
3) Oman Air
4) Red Bull Sailing Team
5) NZ Extreme Sailing Team
6) Land Rover BAR Academy



2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ calendar, Acts 1-8
ACT 1: 08 - 11 March - Muscat, Oman
ACT 2: 28 April - 1 May - Qingdao, China
ACT 3: 29 June – 2 July - Madeira Islands, Portugal
ACT 4: 20 - 23 July - Europe
ACT 5: 10 – 13 August - Hamburg, Germany
ACT 6: 25 – 28 August - Cardiff, UK
ACT 7: 19 - 22 October - San Diego, USA
ACT 8: 30 Nov– 3 Dec - Los Cabos, Mexico

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27 April 2017

2017 RC44 Class Regatta, Sotogrande, Spain, April 27 - 30

Day 4 RC44 Sotogrande Cup - Chris Bake grabs victory from jaws of defeat

Video above published Apr 30, 2017: After two severe days, Sotogrande and the Andalusian coastline laid on perfect conditions for the final day of competition at the RC44 Sotogrande Cup. Mountainous seas gave way to a short chop, torrential rain gave way to brilliant sunshine and a stiff but shifty 20 knot, westerly offshore wind, to provide the tacticians with some welcome head scratching. Despite this idyllic scenario for the crews and a tight leaderboard to resolve, today was formidably taxing for PRO Peter Reggio and team as the wind repeatedly shifted causing numerous general recalls. It also proved treacherous for the crews with numerous 'hero to zero' moments across the fleet. None was worse than that of Team Aqua. Having increased their lead to five points after the first race, Team Aqua were on track to consolidate their position in the second race until they caught a decent sized wave that buried the bow breaking the bowsprit. The crew rallied to fit a replacement just before the shut-off for the final race of the day. In this, amazingly, the three frontrunners were last to the weather mark. At the second weather mark rounding Team Aqua had recovered fourth place, which they hung on to the finish. winning them the RC44 Sotogrande Cup title while Peninsula Petroleum, which came home last, took second overall. Kirill Frolov, joint helmsman on Bronenosec Sailing Team rounded-up the Sotogrande Cup podium in third, a fine result considering it was their first regatta with an almost entirely new crew.

Day 3 RC44 Sotogrande Cup - Team Aqua takes control of RC44 Sotogrande Cup

Video above published Apr 29, 2017: Once again the wind was not the issue today but an initially massive sea state that had the nimble RC44s disappearing in the troughs up to their spreaders. To make matters harder the wind and the wave train weren't aligned with boats sailing along the giant waves on starboard tack and crashing directly into them on port. And then there was the torrential rain that made the decks extremely slippery and helped cause two man overboard incidents – both crew successfully recovered.

The day had three different winners with Russian Alexander Novoselov's Katusha for a second time winning the opening race of the day, while John Bassadone and his team of local heroes on board Peninsula Petroleum claimed race two and Bronenosec took today's third and final, marking a first ever race win in the RC44 for new co-helmsman Kirill Frolov, despite this only being his second day of racing in the class.

Day 2 RC44 Sotogrande Cup - Rain does not stay on the plain - Rain of Old Testament magnitude descended on Spain's Costa del Sol for day two of the RC44 Sotogrande Cup. While the wind was not excessive, the sea state decidedly was.

Day 1 RC44 Sotogrande Cup--Snakes and ladders on opening day of 2017 tour

Apr 27, 2017: The opening day of the RC44 season and the RC44 Sotogrande Cup proved extremely trying for PRO Peter Reggio and his race management team as they valiantly strove to keep the course orientated to the wind, an operation that required course changes on nearly every leg of all today's four races.

With the heavy guns out in the RC44 fleet, today's four races had four different winners with giant victories especially for Alexander Novoselov's Katusha in race one and the local heroes on John Bassadone's Gibraltar based team Peninsula Petroleum in race four. Team Nika ends the opening day two points clear of Chris Bake's Team Aqua in turn three points ahead of Bronenosec Sailing Team. The light blue RC44 was widely considered star performer today as all but three of her crew, including the helmsman are new to the fleet.

Results: rc44.com/results

2017 RC44 Class Regatta, Sotogrande, Spain

2017 RC44 Class events season and host venues will be comprised of five European events. Starting in Sotogrande, Spain, April 27-30.

2017 RC44 Championship Tour Calendar of Events:
  • RC44 Sotogrande Cup 27 - 30 Apr 
  • RC44 Porto Cervo Cup 29 Jun - 2 Jul 
  • RC44 Marstrand World Championship 10 - 13 Aug 
  • RC44 Cascais Cup 28 Sept - 1 Oct 
  • RC44 Calero Marinas Cup 23 - 26 Nov


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23 April 2017

World Sailing's 2017 World Cup Series Hyeres, France, April 23-30

The Highlights - Sailing's World Cup Series Hyères

Video above published May 1, 2017: Watch the highlights from the Sailing's World Cup Series in Hyeres, France.

LIVE Sailing - World Cup Series Hyères - Sunday Medal Races:

LIVE Sailing - World Cup Series Hyères - Sunday Medal Races World Sailing TV - Starts: April 30, 2017 SUN 6:00 AM EDT (US)

Watch LIVE Sailing from the World Cup Series in Hyères, France: Live coverage starts at 12:00 CEST with Medal Races scheduled at: 12:10 - Laser 12:55 - Laser Radial 13:40 - Finn 14:25 - 470 Men 15:10 - 470 Women

LIVE Sailing Replay - World Cup Series Hyères - Saturday Medal Races

Watch LIVE Replay of Sailing from the World Cup Series in Hyères, France.

World Cup Series Hyères Racing Day 3 Highlights

Apr 27, 2017: Nicholas Heiner's (NED) consistency in the Finn is equalling success at Sailing's World Cup Series in Hyères, France. Out of the 534 racers from 52 nations, racing across the ten Olympic events, Foiling Formula Kiteboarding and 2.4 Norlin OD, Heiner has been one of the most reliable performers with a string of top five finishes to lead in the Finn. Catch up on a daily recap from the 2.4 Norlin OD, Finn and 49er. Enjoy highlights from the third day and read a daily recap on the racing here

Racing Day 2 Highlights - World Cup Series Hyères

Apr 26, 2017: Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen (NED) were unstoppable on day two of Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France, winning both Women’s 470 races in convincing style.

Out of the 534 competitors from 52 nations racing across ten Olympic events, Open Kiteboarding and 2.4 Norlin OD, the Dutch team were the standout performers.

Following a brief morning postponement due to a wait for the wind, the 470 fleets got out for a 12:30 start, sailing in a westerly 10-15 knot breeze.

Racing Day #1 Highlights - Sailing's World Cup Series Hyères:

Apr 25, 2017: Over 500 sailors from 52 nations opened their quest for World Cup honours, personal best performances and bragging rights as the second event of the 2017 series got underway in Hyères, France. Full day's recap at WorldSailing.org

Racing at the World Cup Series in Hyères, France started with practice rounds on the 23-24 April 2017 and concludes with two days of LIVE Medal Races on 29 and 30 April 2017. LIVE Twitter feed embedded below.

SAP Sailing - World Cup Series 2017 - Hyères, France: April 25-30 LIVE Tracking - Racing starts 11am Local Time April 25

World Sailing's World Cup Series Hyeres is the only French meeting on the circuit. Historically, the town used to host the SOF or French Olympic Week. In 2013, World Sailing awarded it the prestigious Sailing World Cup label, thereby confirming its status as an integral part of the circuit.

The Sailing World Cup - Hyères TPM brings together the very best international competitors over a 10 day period and, as such, it is the biggest sailing event in France in terms of participants and international representation.

SWC in figures:
10 Olympic series entered
2 Paralympic series
60 nations represented
350 organisers and volunteers
80 organiser boats
27 international judges

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22 April 2017

Humpback Whales, Plastic Pollution, Sailors For The Sea (videos)

#RaisingTheBAR: Protecting the Environment

Published Apr 13, 2017: The humpback whales have arrived in Bermuda! We are #RaisingTheBAR and protecting our pitch with the help of Team 11th Hour Racing by saying NO to single use plastics.

Sailors For The Sea - Talking Trash

Video above published Apr 4, 2017: As many sailors know, our oceans, lakes, rivers, and coasts are littered with plastic. In fact, 8 million metric tons of plastic enters the ocean from land every year. That’s enough to cover every coastline on earth and is equal to 1.5 million cars. Plastic pollution also creates 13 billion dollars of damage to marine ecosystems in the U.S. alone.

BUT don’t get overwhelmed by the statistics. There is a way you can help fix this mess. Sign up now: http://sailorsforthesea.org/plastic-pollution --Be the solution to plastic pollution!

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21 April 2017

Thank Flight Its Friday with Land Rover BAR, Sailing Videos

Thank Flight Its Friday with Land Rover BAR

Video above Mar 31, 2017: British America's Cup Challenger, Land Rover BAR have got that #FridayFeeling in Bermuda #BringTheCupHome

Flying into the weekend with Land Rover BAR

Video published Mar 24, 2017: British America's Cup Team Land Rover BAR flying into the weekend with a great new partner - Aberdeen Asset Management

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20 April 2017

Next Transat bakerly in 2020, 2016 Sailing Video

The Transat bakerly

Video above published Apr 10, 2017.

The Race | The Transat bakerly | thetransat.com: "The Transat – single-handed ocean racing at its best. Up to 3,500 miles of open water from southwest England (Plymouth) to New York City. A challenge dominated by the progression of low pressure systems sweeping across the north Atlantic that produce the headwinds that define this classic race."

As one race finishes the next is confirmed | News | The Transat bakerlyAs The Transat bakerly 2016 came to an end with the last finisher crossing the line off New York - the race owner and organiser, OC Sport Pen Duick, confirmed that it will be in the calendar for 2020 ...

Vincent RIOU ( PRB) / FR--Transat bakerly 2016

Video above published on May 7, 2016

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19 April 2017

Congressional Cup 2017 Wrap Up Video, Sailing News

Congressional Cup 2017- Wrap Up

Video above published Apr 10, 2017: The best moments from a week of intense racing during the Long Beach stop of the World Match Tour, hosted Long Beach Yacht Club, CA. Some audience-favorite shots and some moments you haven't seen yet.

See also LIVE Video: WMRT Congressional Cup 2017, March 29 - April 2

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18 April 2017

Emirates Team New Zealand, First look at the Great Sound, Bermuda

A First look at the Great Sound, Bermuda

Published on Apr 17, 2017: A first look for Emirates Team New Zealand at the America's Cup race course on Bermuda's Great Sound. Ray Davies: "On a day like today, it's as good as it gets. Perfectly flat water, not a cloud in the sky, 12- 14 knots ... It's a glamour!"

Our Boat 'New Zealand'

Video above published Feb 15, 2017: The story of the boat 'New Zealand' which Emirates Team New Zealand will take to Bermuda and hopes will win the America's Cup in June this year.



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17 April 2017

Dave Perry on What's New In The Racing Rules of Sailing (video)

Dave Perry on The Racing Rules of Sailing

Published Apr 12, 2017: In the first edition of US Sailing's "This is what we do" series, rules expert Dave Perry discusses what's new in The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017-2020

The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) govern the sport of sailing on the water. They are revised and published every four years by World Sailing. The current edition is The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 - 2020.

The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 – United States Sailing Association | ussailing.org

The Racing Rules of Sailing is also available for purchase through the World Sailing Executive Office. You can also download the complete document and related publications.

Also available below are details of racing rule changes authorized by World Sailing under RRS 86.2, National Prescriptions and World Sailing's Policy on the Reproduction of The Racing Rules.

As a result of actions taken by the World Sailing Racing Rules Committee and the World Sailing Council during the Annual Conference, changes may be made to the RRS during the four-year period. These changes are published as Changes and Corrections to the RRS.

To support the 2017 - 2020 Rule Book, a Study Version has been published which explains the changes and new rules. Use the menu above to download the Study Version.

The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 - Effective 1 January 2017
2017 - 2020 RRS Changes and Corrections (pdf)
2017 - 2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (pdf)
RRS-ERS 2017 - 2020 Reproduction Policy (pdf)
Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 Study Version (pdf)

The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 - Effective 1 January 2013
Changes and Corrections to the 2013 - 2016 ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (pdf)
RRS Appendix G - National Sail Letters (pdf)
The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 (pdf)

The Racing Rules of Sailing
Addendum Q (pdf)

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14 April 2017

WMRT Coconut Grove Cup 2017, World Match Racing Tour, April 14-16

Unbeaten 13FIFTY  take on unbeaten Down Under Racing:

Apr 15, 2017: Feature match this morning as two teams unbeaten face off. 13Fifty Racing (Yellow Boat)


WMRT Coconut Grove Cup 2017 | World Match Racing Tour: April 14-16: WMRT Coconut Grove Cup is the second of the Miami double header WT level events in April. The finalists from this event will qualify to another American event in the WC level WMRT Match Cup USA.


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12 April 2017

Sailing Regatta: Les Voiles de St Barth 2017, April 10-15 (video)

Final Day and Prize Giving

Apr 15, 2017: Les Voiles de St. Barth

Light breeze condition 3rd day of Race (Friday):

Above: Les Voiles de St. Barth - 3rd day of race, Friday, April 14, 2017

Les Voiles de St. Barth - Second day of Race:

Big Boat vs Small Boat - Sailors Weigh In: Les Voiles de St. Barth - Second day of Race
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

UPDATE: Les Voiles de St Barth 2017 - First day of Race

Les Voiles de St Barth 2017 Results

 Welcome to Les Voiles de St Barth 2017 !

Video above published Apr 10, 2017: Les Voiles de St Barth - 8ème édition - 10-15 avril 2017

Les Voiles de St. Barth - 8th edition, April 10-15, 2017 - www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com


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11 April 2017

WMRT Miami Match Cup 2017, World Match Racing Tour, April 11-13

M32 catamaran:

WMRT Miami Match Cup, April 11-13, will be the first WMRT event of 2017 sailed in the M32 catamaran

WMRT Miami Match Cup 2017, World Match Racing Tour, April 11-13, UPDATES:
WMRT Miami Match Cup 2017 | World Match Racing Tour:  WMRT Miami Match Cup will be sailed in the beautiful Biscayne Bay. The finalists of this event will qualify to WMRT Match Cup Sweden with the top 8 teams scoring championship points on the 2017 WMRT Leaderboard.

Confirmed skippers for the WMRT Miami Match Cup 2017:



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