18 November 2017

10 Years: Barcelona World Race Video

10 years - Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race video published Nov 13, 2017.

The Barcelona World Race is a round-the-world yacht race for crews of two, sailed on Open 60 IMOCA monohull boats. It starts and finishes in Barcelona. The next Barcelona World Race starts January 12, 2019.

Official website: barcelonaworldrace.org

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17 November 2017

RC44 Championship Tour 2017, Down To The Wire Video (Episode 2)

RC44 Championship Tour 2017: Down to the wire - Episode 2

Episode 2 of the RC44 Championship Tour documentary Down to the wire featuring the 2017 Marstrand World Championship. Down to the wire is an exclusive three-part series with Bloomberg TV EMEA so you can follow all the action, watch unseen interviews with the owners and find out from the sailors themselves just what it takes to race on one of the most competitive one-design racing circuits in the world.

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16 November 2017

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 Week 2, The Long Push South (video)

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 2 Week 2 - The long push South

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2, Week 2: Fast racing continues for the teams as they head south and through the Doldrums – a famously tricky part of the world which has historically stranded ships for weeks –then, the Equator and a visit from King Neptune for the 19 offshore rookies, the Pollywogs, in the fleet, during this leg from Lisbon, Portugal, to Cape Town, South Africa. Volvo Ocean Race video published Nov 15, 2017.

See also: JohnTheCrowd.com | Sailing News: Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2, Lisbon to Cape Town, Nonstop, LIVE Feed.
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15 November 2017

RC44 Cascais Cup 2017, Sep 28-Oct 1, Highlights Video

RC44 Cascais Cup highlights

The RC44 Cascais Cup Sep 28-Oct 1, 2017 highlights, a. RC44 Class Association video.

The RC44 Cascais Cup was the fourth event of the 2017 RC44 Championship Tour, which pit the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry compete in high-performance one-design 44-foot carbon racing yachts.

See also: RC44 CASCAIS CUP, Cascais, Portugal, Sep 28-Oct 1, LIVE Feed
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14 November 2017

Off Kerguelen: Vendée Globe 2016-2017 Video

Kerguelen - Vendée Globe 2016-2017

Video footage of Armel le Cléac'h and Alex Thompson off the Kerguelen during the last Vendée Globe won the Innovation Award at the Monaco Sportel Awards.


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13 November 2017

Eastport, Maryland 21403, Maritime Community (video)

Eastport 21403

When a bridge closes for repairs and cuts off this maritime community from the capital of Maryland, there are a few ways the locals could have responded.  The decisions they made then have made Eastport what it is today.  (As seen on Maryland Public Television, video published Oct 17, 2017).



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12 November 2017

Volvo Ocean Race RAW: The Countdown (video)

Volvo Ocean Race RAW: The Countdown

Volvo Ocean Race video above published Nov 10, 2017: Since 1973, winning the Volvo Ocean Race has been an obsession for the world's best sailors – and is widely regarded as the toughest test of a team in professional sport. Racing over 45,000 nautical miles through the harshest conditions on the planet and with sailors cramped into a 65 foot carbon fibre boat, the race is a top-level sporting challenge and a survival test bordering on a psychological experiment. Despite this, the hardest part is getting to the start line – and this documentary follows the journey of the seven teams competing in the 2017-18 edition from a year before race start, right up to the start gun in Alicante in October 2017. Who will add their name to the list of legends engraved on the trophy?

See also: Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2, Lisbon to Cape Town, Nonstop, LIVE Feed

and  LIVE tracker.

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11 November 2017

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2017, Video Highlights

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2017 – Highlights

Rolex World of Yachting video published Oct 31, 2017.

The 606 nm Rolex Middle Sea Race, organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, takes place each year and encompasses one of the most scenic courses in the world. 104 boats from 30 nations started the 38th edition. Owing to seriously strong winds and a considerable sea state on the third day, only 35 yachts completed the course confirming the race’s reputation as one of the most challenging in offshore sailing. Centred in the heart of the Mediterranean, the race starts and finishes in Malta. Leaving from Grand Harbour, Valletta, the fleet passes through the Strait of Messina and rounds the active volcano of Stromboli off the northern coast of Sicily. It then continues west past the Aeolian Islands and on to the Egadi Islands, before turning south to Pantelleria and Lampedusa and finally back to the finish. The Rolex Middle Sea Race has been sponsored by Rolex since 2002.

Website: rolexmiddlesearace.com

‘A Portrait of the Rolex Middle Sea Race’ by Paul Cayard

Rolex World of Yachting video above published Oct 13, 2017.

In the short video above, legendary and Olympic sailor Paul Cayard describes the allure of one of the Mediterranean’s most important offshore races. The spectacular footage captures the highlights of his impressive sailing career and the majesty of Malta’s historic regatta. The sound of the Saluting Battery cannons sets the fleet off from Valletta’s Grand Harbour to the Strait of Messina, leaving Sicily to port and passing the active volcano of Stromboli followed by the Aeolian and Egadi islands, before eventually returning through the South Comino Channel and the final stretch to the finish, off the Royal Malta Yacht Club. The 606-nautical-mile adventure is a favourite for professional and Corinthian sailors alike, who revel in the sheer beauty of the course and the opportunity to take home the sport’s greatest prize, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual timepiece

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10 November 2017

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, Leg 2, Week 1 Video & Form Guide

Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 2, Week 1: The story so far

World Sailing Show video above published Nov 9, 2017: The blistering slingshot start out of Lisbon lasted for days as the fleet charged south. It was a punishing ride and a baptism of fire.

See also: Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2, Lisbon to Cape Town, Nonstop, LIVE Feed | JohnTheCrowd.com

World Sailing Show form guide to the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

World Sailing Show video published Nov 6, 2017: Form guide to the Volvo Ocean Race teams, the favorites and how they may fare over the next 8 months.

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09 November 2017

World Match Racing Tour: The World Championship Race Video

The World Championship Race

World Match Racing Tour video above published Nov 6, 2017: The race where Mirsky Racing Team became Match Racing World Champions, and one defining moment on the start line secured their fate.

More info:
The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is the world's leading match racing series featuring World-Class Championship events across the globe. The series is sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) with "Special Event" status.

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03 November 2017

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2, Lisbon to Cape Town, Nonstop, LIVE Feed

The Leg 2 Start from the air! | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 video: Watch the Leg 2 Start from the best seat in the house!

So you think your Monday is rough!? | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video above published Nov 6, 2017: Scallywag takes a dive during Leg 2 to Cape Town in big winds and big seas.

Full Replay: Epic helicopter footage of the Leg 2 start!

Volvo Ocean Race video above published Nov 5, 2017: Follow the fleet as it races out of Lisbon in 25-30 knots of wind and huge waves! See also Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Start Highlights--Volvo Ocean Race video published Nov 5, 2017--The fleet departs for the 7,000nm downwind slog to Cape Town – but first, the boats must negotiate a tricky in-shore course in Lisbon, in 20-25 knots!

Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race Lisbon in 150 seconds | Volvo Ocean Race

Seven boats, a short, 4 lap course and some incredible racing conditions – the Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race was epic!

Full Replay Video: Lisbon In Port Race: Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race Lisbon | Volvo Ocean Race

Team Brunel Animation

Volvo Ocean Race video published Nov 2, 2017: Everything you need to know about the Volvo Ocean Race in two minutes, courtesy of Team Brunel.

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, Leg 2: Lisbon, Portugal, to Capetown, South Africa, 7000 nautical miles non-stop:  LIVE tracker.
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 route map graphic
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 route map - source: volvooceanrace.com
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 schedule Legs 1-3 graphic
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 schedule Legs 1-3
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02 November 2017

World Sailing: Executive Office Headquarters (video) & LIVE Feed

World Sailing Executive Office Headquarters

World Sailing TV video published Oct 12, 2017: Take a tour of World Sailing's new Executive Office Headquarters in London, Great Britain. Official World Sailing website: http://www.sailing.org


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01 November 2017

Barcelona World Race 2019 Promo Video

Promo Barcelona World Race 2019

Barcelona World Race video above published Oct 31, 2017

Barcelona World Race (from the Notice of Race (pdf)): The fourth edition of the Barcelona World Race will be run in 2018/2019. It will be a round-the-world yacht race two crew members, with a stopover in Sydney, reserved to crews entered on IMOCA 60’ monohulls. The Barcelona World Race may be referred to as "The Race" or "The BWR 2019" in various official documents. The Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (FNOB) is the organizing authority of the BWR 2018/19 with the Real Federación Española de Vela as co-organizer with the partnership of Federació Catalana de Vela.

Official website: barcelonaworldrace.org

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31 October 2017

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017, Nov 1-5

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017: "Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Nov 1-5, 2017. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts."

Event, parking & transportation info: http://www.showmanagement.com/ft-lauderdale-international-boat-show-2017/event/transportation/

Water taxi: http://watertaxi.com/fort-lauderdale-boat-show/

@boatshowupdates - Official Twitter account for FLIBS, Yachts Miami Beach, St. Pete Power & Sailboat Show, and Palm Beach, Panama & Sarasota boat shows. ⚓️ ⛵️ 🚤 #FLIBS2017


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24 October 2017

WMRT Match Racing World Championship, Oct 24-29, LIVE Feed

A New WMRT WORLD CHAMPION: Torvar Mirsky

World Match Racing Tour videos above and below, published Oct 29, 2017.


Above: Torvar Mirsky WINS against France's Spindrift Racing to advance to FINAL

QUARTER FINAL with shock results

World Match Racing Tour video above published Oct 28, 2017

Defending World Champion Phil Robertson was on the ropes against young Australian Harry Price

World Match Racing Tour video above published Oct 28, 2017

First day of Match Racing delivered DRAMA

World Match Racing Tour video above published Oct 26, 2017.

WMRT Finals | World Match Racing Tour, Shenzen, China: The 2017 WMRT Match Racing World Championship in partnership with the China Cup International Regatta, is racing on Shenzhen’s Daya Bay Oct 24-29. As the China Cup moves to its second decade, the World Match Racing Tour, with it’s high performance M32 catamarans at its core, will aid in propelling this highlight on the Asian sailing calendar to a world leading event and keep it at the cutting edge of modern day high-performance sail racing. Shenzhen and the China Cup play host to this hotly anticipated conclusion to the 2017 match racing season.
The top 18 teams on the WMRT Leaderboard (allowing one discard) were invited to this competition to battle for the title of Match Racing World Champion.

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22 October 2017

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, Leg 1, Alicante to Lisbon, LIVE Twitter Feed

An epic Leg 1 in 230 seconds | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video above published Oct 28, 2017: A 1,450 nautical mile sprint from Alicante to Lisbon, Leg 1 was the perfect start to the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. Here's what happened in a concise but rollercoaster 230 seconds!

Vestas 11th Hour Racing win Leg 1 of the 2017-18 edition

Volvo Ocean Race video above published Oct 29, 2017: After a short but intense sprint from Alicante, Spain Charlie Enright and his crew on Vestas 11th Hour Racing became the first ever Danish-flagged team to win a leg of the race!

Gibraltar Strait from the air! | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video published Oct 24, 2017: The fleet raced through the narrow Gibraltar Strait in 30 knot gusts, tide against wind and close, intense battles. Here's how it looked from the air.

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 Start - Full Replay LIVE Video Oct 22, 2017:

VolvoOceanRace.com video above published Oct 22, 2017. LIVE tracker.

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, Leg 1, starts from Alicante, Spain, Oct 22, 2017, 8am ET (US)
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 route (graphic)
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 route | source: VolvoOceanRace.com
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Leg 1 Alicante, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal, start Oct 22, 2017:
source: Wikipedia.org
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19 October 2017

2017 Extreme Sailing Series Act 7, San Diego, Oct 19-22, LIVE Feed

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 7, San Diego highlights

Extreme Sailing Series video above published Oct 22, 2017: Watch the highlights from a spectacular four days of racing in San Diego for the penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series.

LIVE San Diego, USA: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017:

LIVE from San Diego, California, USA: Day Four (final day) Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017
Live on Oct 22, 2017: 5:00 pm ET (US)

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 7, San Diego - Day 3 Sailing Montage

Video above published Oct 22, 2017

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 7, San Diego - day two highlights

Extreme Sailing Series video above published Oct 20, 2017: The world-class fleet took part in six spectacular races, treating the crowds to plenty of foiling action and hair-raising nosedives. A solid four bullets, a second and a third from the Danish-flagged entry saw it climb a spot to second.

2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 7, San Diego: Day 1 highlights

ExtremeSailingSeries video above published Oct 19, 2017: Watch the best moments from the opening day of racing in San Diego. The Extreme Sailing Series™ made its debut in the iconic Californian city as the eight-strong international fleet went head-to-head.

San Diego, USA | Extreme Sailing Series: ACT 7, San Diego, California 19-22 Oct 2017

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 7, San Diego - the season so far (video): The Extreme Sailing Series™ lands at San Diego, Oct 19-22, refresh your memory with this wrap-up of the sporting action so far: Muscat ✓  Qingdao ✓  Madeira ✓  Barcelona ✓  Hamburg ✓  Cardiff ✓

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18 October 2017

Marine Board's Report: S.S. El Faro, Sinking and Loss of All 33 Aboard

"The Master left the bridge around 8:00 PM. Before leaving, he told the 3/M that he would be awake for the better part of the 3/M’s watch. The Master’s voice was not detected on the bridge again until 4:09 AM the next morning [Oct 1, 2017]"--Marine Board’s Report (pdf) on Steam Ship El Faro (O.N. 561732), Sinking And Loss Of The Vessel with 33 Persons Missing And Presumed Deceased, Northeast Of Acklins And Crooked Island, Bahamas, On October 1, 2015.
Executive Summary (Marine Board's Report):
The loss of the U.S. flagged cargo vessel EL FARO, along with its 33 member crew, ranks as one of the worst maritime disasters in U.S. history, and resulted in the highest death toll from a U.S. commercial vessel sinking in almost 40 years. At the time of the sinking, EL FARO was on a U.S. domestic voyage with a full load of containers and roll-on roll-off cargo bound from Jacksonville, Florida to San Juan, Puerto Rico. As EL FARO departed port on September 29, 2015, a tropical weather system that had formed east of the Bahamas Islands was rapidly intensifying in strength. The storm system evolved into Hurricane Joaquin and defied weather forecasts and standard Atlantic Basin hurricane tracking by traveling southwest. As various weather updates were received onboard EL FARO, the Master directed the ship southward of the direct course to San Juan, which was the normal route. 
The Master’s southern deviation ultimately steered EL FARO almost directly towards the strengthening hurricane. As EL FARO began to encounter heavy seas and winds associated with the outer bands of Hurricane Joaquin, the vessel sustained a prolonged starboard list and began intermittently taking water into the interior of the ship. Shortly after 5:30 AM on the morning of October 1, 2015, flooding was identified in one of the vessel's large cargo holds. At the same time, EL FARO engineers were struggling to maintain propulsion as the list and motion of the vessel increased. After making a turn to shift the vessel’s list to port, in order to close an open scuttle, EL FARO lost propulsion and began drifting beam to the hurricane force winds and seas. At approximately 7:00 AM, without propulsion and with uncontrolled flooding, the Master notified his company and signaled distress using EL FARO's satellite distress communication system. Shortly after signaling distress, the Master ordered abandon ship. The vessel, at the time, was near the eye of Hurricane Joaquin, which had strengthened to a Category 3 storm. Rescue assets began search operations, and included a U.S. Air National Guard hurricane tracking aircraft overflight of the vessel’s last known position. After hurricane conditions subsided, the Coast Guard commenced additional search operations, with assistance from commercial assets contracted by the vessel’s owner. The search located EL FARO debris and one deceased crewmember. No survivors were located during these search and rescue operations.
All graphics and excerpts from NTSB-USCG Marine Board Investigation and Report

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17 October 2017

Volvo Ocean Race MAPFRE In-Port Race Highlights & Replay (video)

MAPFRE In-Port Race Highlights | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video above published Oct 15, 2017: MAPFRE enjoyed an unforgettable homecoming in the first In-Port Race of 2017-18 with a win that saw them cross the line 90 seconds in front of their nearest rivals, Dongfeng. Here's a look at the best bits from the first competitive action of the edition.

MAPFRE In-Port Race Alicante: Full replay

Volvo Ocean Race MAPFRE In-Port Race October 14, 2017, Alicante, Spain: The In-Port Races are scored separately from the ocean legs but the series is used as a tie-breaker in the final points tally, so teams will take the discipline very seriously. Leg 1 (Alicante to Lisbon) of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race (2017-18) starts Oct 22 (full schedule further below).

MAPFRE In-port Race Alicante Results:
1 MAPFRE 7
2 Dongfeng Race Team 6
3 Vestas 11th Hour Racing 5
4 Team Brunel 4
5 Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag 3
6 team AkzoNobel 2
7 Turn the Tide on Plastic 1
teamAkzoNobel - Brad Jackson to lead team AkzoNobel in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18"Jackson will take on the skipper role as well as his watch captain commitments shared with three-time Volvo Ocean Race veteran and 2008-09 edition winner Joca Signorini (BRA). Jackson’s appointment follows the recent departure of Simeon Tienpont (NED) from the team."
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Volvo Ocean Race Prologue Leg – Positions and finishing times (UTC),  October 11, 2017
1. Mapfre; finished 09:49 UTC
2. Team Brunel; finished 10:06 UTC
3. team AkzoNobel; finished 12:44 UTC
4. Turn the Tide on Plastic; finished 12:53
5. Vestas 11th Hour Racing; finished 12:59
6. Dongfeng Race Team; finished 13:09
7. Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag; 13:17

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 schedule (source: Wikipedia.org):


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12 October 2017

2017 GC32 Racing Tour, Marseille, France, Oct 12-15, LIVE Feed

GC32 Racing Tour: Zoulou wins the battle, but Realteam wins the war

GC32 Racing Tour video above published Oct 15, 2017: The winners of the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour silverware were decided today at Marseille One Design.

Smooth flying on Marseille One Design

GC32 Racing Tour video above published Oct 14, 2017: Erik Marik’s Zoulou scored a perfect scoreline on day three of Marseille One Design. The French team has pulled out a significant lead of 11 points going into the final day of racing tomorrow.

Friday 13th at the Marseille One Design - GC32 Racing Tour UPDATE Oct 13, 2017: An overcast sky prevented the wind from filling on day two of GC32 Racing Tour competition off France's second city. Friday 13th strikes on day two of Marseille One Design | GC32 Racing Tour"... conditions failed to repeat themselves on Friday, the 13th – day two of GC32 Racing Tour competition at Marseille One Design. Under an overcast sky, the wind remained elusive and the one design foiling catamarans remained tied to the dock at the Marina Olympique du Roucas Blanc, recently announced as the sailing venue for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games ... Day three of racing is scheduled to begin at 1300 tomorrow with the final day on Sunday, when the winner of both Marseille One Design and the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour overall and owner-driver prizes will be awarded, along with the winner of the ANONIMO Speed Challenge."

Early lead for Zoulou at Marseille One Design

GC32 Racing Tour video above published Oct 12, 2017: The 2017 GC32 Racing Tour's grand finale set sail today on the Rade Sud of France's second city.

Blast off! GC32 Racing Tour's best flying action

GC32 Racing Tour video published Sep 5, 2017: High speed foiling and most dramatic moments from the ultra-speed GC32 catamarans from this year's GC32 Racing Tour events in Riva del Garda, Villasimius and Copa del Rey MAPFRE.

Events - GC32 Racing Tour 2017's season sailing venues | GC32 Racing Tour"12–15 October |  Marseille, France The 2017 GC32 Racing Tour concludes – as it has done for the past three seasons – with Marseille One Design, held on the Rade Sud off France’s second city. Marseille is renowned for being a ‘big wind’ venue and offers an attractive backdrop of the Frioul Islands and the city, topped by the impressive Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde church. Organised by Sirius Events, the event will be particular special in 2017 as it will coincide with Marseille being European Capital of Sport in 2017."

Website: gc32racingtour.com

Results: gc32racingtour.com/results
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11 October 2017

North Sails Introduces J0 Gennaker for Volvo Ocean Race (video)

North Sails Introduces J0 Gennaker for Volvo Ocean Race

North Sails has unveiled a game-changing addition to the sail wardrobes of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet – the J0 gennaker. Video published Sep 14, 2017.

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 schedule:
source: Wikipedia.org

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10 October 2017

America's Cup in New Zealand (video), A Return To Monohulls in 2021

The Americas Cup Trophy on a Road Trip in New Zealand

EmiratesTeamNZ video above published Oct 5, 2017: A bit of precision packing at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) and the Hilux's are on the road for the Toyota New Zealand #believe regional tour of #NewZealand with some precious cargo.

Visiting Edgecumbe

The people turned out to see the Auld Mug!

Sailing news:

The Hardest Yards

EmiratesTeamNZ video above published Jul 23, 2017: A Look Back To Emirates Team NZ Victory in Bermuda--long before being in the spotlight of the America's Cup in Bermuda, the most important testing and development that would set the foundation for Emirates Team New Zealand victory was done in long hours on the water of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. Here is a look back...

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02 October 2017

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Regatta, Oct 2-7, 2017, LIVE Feed

VDST 2017 DAY 8 BEST OF

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez Officiel video above published Oct 8, 2017.

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2017 Playlist | YouTube.com all official 2017 videos

VDST 2017 DAY 7 UN FINAL EXCEPTIONNEL

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez Officiel video above published Oct 7, 2017.

VDST 2017 Day 6 Bagarre à tous les étages

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez Officiel video above published Oct 6, 2017

VDST 2017 DAY 5 DEFIS et COUP DE POKER

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez Officiel video published Oct 5, 2017.

Les Voiles De St Tropez 2017 | PerformanceYachtRacing.com"St Tropez is located on the French Riviera near to Cannes and Marseille and is famous for its millionaires as well as being where Brigitte Bardot was discovered. It’s a beautiful part of the world and the regatta is somewhat of an eye opener with the multitude of prestigious super yachts both power and sail around as well as the awesome classics here for the regatta." 

Schedule for Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, Sep 30 - Oct 8, 2017:
Training dates: Saturday 29th September to 1st October 2017
Regatta starts Monday 2nd October · Lay Day: Thursday 5th October · Regatta finishes: Saturday 7th October · Prize giving party Sunday 8th October.

LES VOILES DE SAINT-TROPEZ РSite Officiel: Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, Sep 30 - Oct 8, 2017 - The Voiles de Saint-Tropez promises a unique gathering, under the invitation of the Soci̩t̩ Nautique de Saint-Tropez, of the most beautiful classic and modern yachts in the world, closing the regatta season. Set in the extraordinary light which characterises the end of September and early October, this year will once again have its share of surprises, discoveries and reacquaintances ... (read more here).

Also: societe-nautique-saint-tropez.fr/snst/evenements/les-voiles-de-saint-tropez


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28 September 2017

RC44 CASCAIS CUP, Cascais, Portugal, Sep 28-Oct 1, LIVE Feed

Day 4 RC44 Cascais Cup - Come from behind win for Katusha in Cascais

RC44 Class Association video above published Oct 1, 2017: Cascais laid on an action-packed day for the conclusion of the 2017 RC44 Championship's penultimate event, the RC44 Cascais Cup. At the beginning of it, Igor Lah's Team CEEREF held a slender lead, but lost it to Charisma. By the start of the third and final race Alexander Novoselov's Katusha was leading by two points. Despite Team CEEREF sailing an immaculate final race, a second placed finish for Katusha enabled the Russian team to win the RC44 Cascais Cup by just one point.

Day 3 RC44 Cascais Cup - New faces win races

RC44ClassAssociation video above published Sep 30, 2017: Day three of the RC44 Cascais Cup saw three more teams come to the fore for the first time. Conditions were difficult for the race committee, who ran the first race on the 'offshore course' in wind heading for the high 20s, and then had to move the race track into the Tagus estuary. Here the sea state was calmer, but an unusual offshore northerly was causing significant shifts, gusts and holes in the breeze. 

Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika has had a difficult regatta so far, having picked up four penalty points following two collisions, but today they came good winning the first race. In less boisterous conditions, today's second race was an RC44 classic, with at least three lead changes with Nico Poons' Charisma untimely taking the win. In the final race there was again a change of leader on the final run on this occasion with Artemis Racing overhauling Katusha to take the win. The RC44 Cascais Cup is the fourth 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.

Day 2 RC44 Cascais Cup - Big conditions arrive for the RC44s

RC44 Class Association video above published Sep 29, 2017: Cascais turned on the conditions for which it is famous – 25 knot winds and sunshine - for day two of the RC44 Cascais Cup.

Day 1 RC44 Cascais Cup - Overtaking manoeuvres

RC44 Class Association video above published Sep 29, 2017: Competition out on the water today showed that it is no aberration that just two points separate the top five boats in the overall 2017 RC44 Championship. After day one the RC44 Cascais Cup leaderboard is similarly tight with just five points separating the top seven boats. Not only were there three different winners, but in each case the winner was not the leader at the first top mark rounding. 

RC44 Class Association: RC44 CASCAIS CUP, Cascais, Portugal, 28 September–1 October, 2017


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27 September 2017

WMRT Chicago Match Cup, World Match Racing Tour Sept 27 - Oct 1

LIVE Sailing | World Match Racing Tour - Finals | Chicago, USA | Sunday 1 October 2017

October 1, 2017, LIVE from Chicago.

WMRT Chicago Match Cup - Day 4: LIVE coverage from the Chicago Match Cup 2017

LIVE Sep 30, 2017 video above.

WMRT Chicago Match Cup - Day 3: Live coverage from the Chicago Match Cup 2017

LIVE Sep 29, 2017 from Chicago

WMRT Chicago Match Cup - Day 2 (Sep 28, 2017)


DAY 1 WMRT Chicago Match Cup saw tight points across the board:

World Match Racing Tour video above published Sep 27, 2017: Few points separate teams, meaning the dreaded sixth place sail off is still open to EVERYONE

WMRT Chicago Match Cup 2017 | World Match Racing Tour: The World Match Racing Tour takes the Championship level season to the USA for 2017--The WMRT Chicago Match Cup runs  September 27th – October 1st on the same race course used for the 2016 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago just off the end of Navy Pier. As the penultimate event, Chicago will determine who qualifies for the 2017 WMRT Match Racing World Championship to be held in Shenzhen, China October 24-29, 2017.

18 Teams from around the world will be competing in Chicago including past Chicago Match Cup Winners Phil Robertson (2009), Ian Williams (2012), and Taylor Canfield (2013 & 2014). Local favourites include Chicago Yacht Club Members Sally Barkow & Taylor Canfield.


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26 September 2017

Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup 2017 Video

Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup 2017

New York Yacht Club
Video published Sep 21, 2017

Corinthian competition and camaraderie have always been the hallmarks of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup and the 2017 event, the fifth edition, delivered in all aspects. Southern Yacht Club was the class of the field, but every competitor for first place to last enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

See also JohnTheCrowd.com: Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, September 9-16, 2017

Southern Yacht Club Wins the 2017 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup:


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25 September 2017

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 Video – The Spirit of Yachting

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 Video – The Spirit of Yachting

Rolex World of Yachting video published Sep 18, 2017: This episode of the Rolex Spirit of Yachting film series features the action and highlights of the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. On 6 August, a record fleet of 362 yachts gathered off Cowes, the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom for the world’s largest offshore race. Of the 2,700 sailors taking part in the 603-nautical-mile offshore adventure, overall victory went to French yachtsman Didier Gaudoux. It was a dream made reality for the seasoned yachtsman who had set his sights on a Rolex Fastnet trophy and the accompanying Rolex timepiece as far back as the late 1970s. The 47th edition affirmed its status as one of the most demanding offshore races, a veritable benchmark on the international yachting calendar for almost a century.

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19 September 2017

Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week: Sept 19-23, LIVE Feed

52 Super Series racing Sep 23, 2017: Day 5 LIVE of the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week--
Azzurra 2017 52 SUPER SERIES Champions: "Winning the final regatta of the year to become the only crew to win two events in 2017, the Roemmers family’s Azzurra which represents the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda are the new 52 SUPER SERIES champions."

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

HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: Day 4 – Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2017

52SuperSeries racing Sep 22, 2017: Day 4 of the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week.

HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: Day 3 – Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2017

Video published sep 22, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: Day 2 – Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2017

Video above published Sep 21, 2017

Day 1 Highlights – Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2017

52SuperSeries video published Sep 20, 2017: It's never been THIS close.

Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week (M52SSSW) 19-23 September 2017, Race Schedule:
Day 1 – WL Races September 19th, 2017: 12:30-14:30 (CEST)
Day 2 – WL and Coastal Race September 20th, 2017: 11:00-16:30 (CEST)
Day 3 – WL Races September 21st, 2017: 12:30-16:30 (CEST)
Day 4 – Coastal Race September 22nd, 2017: 12:30-16:30 (CEST)
Day 5 – WL Races September 23rd, 2017: 12:30-16:30 (CEST)
Official Website: http://www.52superseries.com

2017 Overall Final Standings & Results (includes M52SSSW results)


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