16 August 2017

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta 2017 (video)

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta 2017

Video above published Aug 14, 2017: The Clagett Regatta celebrates its Anniversary with a large disabled and able-bodied 2.4 Metre class and a Sonar class with big changes coming in their future as they take on match racing. Official website: clagettregatta.org

See also: Adaptive Sailing – United States Sailing Association: "Welcome to US Sailing’s home for adaptive sailing. This site provides resources for sailing programs as well as opportunities and connections for sailors with disabilities. There are many advantages of establishing an adaptive sailing program at your sailing organization. US Sailing has the resources to assist you in the process of learning more about adaptive facilities, proper equipment, adaptive designs, staff training tips, recruitment, resources and funding. If you have questions regarding program development ...."

Disabled Sailing at Blackwell Sailing Club - RYA Sailability

Video above published Aug 14, 2017: Take a look at what this Sailability Club has been up to! For more information on disabled sailing, visit www.rya.org.uk/go/sailability

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15 August 2017

Lowdown on Sailing's 2017-2020 Racing Rules (video)

The Lowdown on the 2017-2020 Racing Rules:

Video above published Jun 5, 2017: 52 Super Series umpire and international racing judge Tom Rinda and coach and pro-racer Ed Baird gives us the lowdown on the updated racing rules. The duo also uses drone footage to illustrate commonly encountered situations on the racecourse and how to handle them.

Sailboat Racing Rules 2017

Video above published Feb 20, 2017: Seminar on the 2017 Racing Rules of Sailing, presented by Eric Johnson, US Sailing National Umpire

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11 August 2017

RC44 Marstrand World Championship 2017 Aug 10-13 (video)

Day 4 RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Battleship Nika sweeps to victory

Video above published Aug 13, 2017: Team Nika have won the RC44 Marstrand World Championship after a dominant performance across the four days of competition. The final day delivered the strongest wind of the week, with the north-westerly breeze blowing at 15 knots and with a big, lumpy seaway. Vladimir Prosikhin may not have won any races today but he steered Nika to a comfortable victory overall, earning back the trophy he last raised in 2015.

The final race was a close battle for second and third. Team Ceeref, the 2016 World Champion, crossed in second place behind Artemis Racing. This was sufficient to secure second overall for Igor Lah from Slovenia. Behind him, Bronenosec's photo-finish ahead of Peninsula Petroleum was sufficient to put two Russian teams on equal points. On tie-break, Bronenosec beat Katusha for third place overall.

The RC44 Marstrand World Championship is the third 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 3 RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Nika Unstoppable

Video above published Aug 13, 2017: A few boats had a good go at the front of the fleet on day three of the RC44 Marstrand World Championship, but none could match the consistency of Team Nika. Vladimir Prosikhin took the winner's gun in the first race of the day, sailed in 10 knots and lumpy seas. When the rain fell, it made little difference to his fortunes, following up with a second and fourth place.​ The Russian team has impressively taken a race win every day of the World Championship so far, putting them 15 points ahead. Nika's closest rivals struggled, opening up a big points gap to second place, now held by Bronenosec with Ceeref on equal points.

Day 2 RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Bronenosec's young guns hit their mark

Aug 11, 2017: Bronenosec Sailing showed some serious interest in the title after putting in some good scores on day two of the RC44 Marstrand World Championship. Vladimir Liubomirov steered the blue boat to victory in the first race of the day, sailed in about 8 to 10 knots of westerly wind. A sixth in the next race was not so special but Bronenosec surged into the lead of the third race of the day, only to let it slip to Artemis Racing on the final run to the finish.

Day 1 RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Things go right for Nika

Video above published Aug 10, 2017: Vladimir Prosikhin has steered Team Nika into the lead of the RC44 Marstrand World Championship after a solid opening day in Sweden. The Russian crew notched up scores of 2,6,1 in the nine-boat fleet to hold a two-point advantage over defending World Champion, Team Ceeref from Slovenia.

RC44 Class Association: RC44 Marstrand (Sweden) 2017 RC44 World Championship, 10 – 13 August 2017

LIVE Tracking

Results / Fleet Standings after RC44 Marstrand:
  1.    Russia Team Nika (RUS 10)
  2.    Russia Bronenosec Sailing (RUS 18)
  3.    Russia Katusha (RUS 21)
  4.    Slovenia Team Ceeref (SLO 11)
  5.    United Kingdom Peninsula Petroleum (GBR 1)
  6.    United Kingdom Team Aqua (GBR 2041)
  7.    Sweden Artemis Racing (SWE44)
  8.    Monaco Charisma (MON 69)
  9.    Sweden Artemis Racing Youth (SWE 4)
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10 August 2017

Extreme Sailing Series, Hamburg, Germany, Aug 10-13 LIVE Video

LIVE Hamburg: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017

LIVE Hamburg: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017
Starts: August 13, 2017, Sunday 7:30 AM EDT (US)

LIVE Hamburg: Day Three Saturday | Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017

LIVE Hamburg: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017
Starts: August 12, 2017, on SAT 7:30am EDT (US)

Above: 3D Hamburg - Day Two Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017
Starts: August 11, 2017 Friday 7:30 AM EDT (US)

Extreme Sailing Series, Act 5, Hamburg, Germany, August 10-13, 2017

Overall Results after Act 5 Hamburg:

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06 August 2017

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 Video, August 6 Start, LIVE Twitter Feed

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 – Fulfilment of a dream

Video above published Aug 11, 2017: A memorable 47th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race concludes with Didier Gaudoux’s Lann Ael 2 confirmed as the overall race winner on IRC handicap. Victory is the crowning achievement of Gaudoux’s sailing career and recognition for an epic Rolex Fastnet performance, uniting teamwork, shrewd tactical decision-making and flawless preparation for the race. Lann Ael 2 becomes the third French yacht in as many editions of the race to claim outright victory. The 39-ft yacht prevailed from a record fleet of 362 yachts from 29 countries to claim the coveted Fastnet Challenge Cup and Rolex timepiece awarded to the overall race winner.

Very best photos Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 | Yachting World

Video above published Aug 11, 2017: Stunning images from the Rolex Fastnet Race that capture both the power of the wind and those rare moments of great beauty out at sea.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 – 9 August – At the fourth attempt

Video above published Aug 9, 2017: Perseverance pays for George David as his American Maxi, Rambler 88, claims monohull line honours at the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. After coming close both in 2007 and 2015 and suffering a dramatic capsize in 2011, success in 2017 is the fulfilment of a decade-long ambition. Leading the monohull fleet from the start of the 605-nm race from Cowes, Rambler 88 arrived nearly five hours ahead of her closest rivals, CQS and Nikata. The focus now turns to the progress being made across the Celtic Sea by the remainder of the fleet in their quest to claim overall victory on IRC handicap.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 – 8 August – Concise confirmed as first yacht home

Video above published Aug 8, 2017: Plymouth has welcomed its first 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race arrival. Concise 10, a MOD70 owned by Tony Lawson and skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, claimed multihull line honours in the early hours of Tuesday morning completing the 47th edition of the race in 42 hours, 55 minutes. The time is a little over ten hours outside the current record. Monohull line honours is being contest by three Maxis – the 115-ft Nikata, Ludde Ingvall’s 100-ft CQS and George David’s Rambler 88. The latter currently holds a significant advantage and is making good progress back across the Celtic Sea. The majority of the 362-strong fleet are currently sailing in the opposite direction and on the approach to the race’s emblematic landmark, the Fastnet Rock on the southern tip of Ireland.

Fastnet Race day 3 update #3 onboard HUGO BOSS

Aug 8, 2017, video above.

Fastnet: the first 12 hours | Volvo Ocean Race

Published Aug 7, 2017: Leg Zero stage 2 is ON! At the start of the 2017-18 fleet's first racing night offshore, here's a look back at the day...

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 – 6 August – Record fleet enjoys perfect start

In front of the Royal Yacht Squadron’s magnificent clubhouse in Cowes, a record-breaking fleet of 368 yachts embark on the 47th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. Lying ahead is the famous 605-nm race to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock on the southern tip of Ireland. The 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race fleet is truly diverse, a quality clearly evident to all of those watching on the shore in Cowes or the thousands following the live start of the race on the internet. The first of seven start sequences was reserved for the fastest multihulls, the final saw the leading monohulls comprising the contrasting designs of Nikata, CQS and Rambler begin their quest for line honours.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 Start

Aug 6, 2017: The start of the 47th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line, Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 – Preview

Video above published Jul 3, 2017: The biennial Rolex Fastnet Race has been an established fixture on the ocean racing circuit since 1925. The 605-nautical mile race is a test of strategy and skill with challenging tidal currents and changeable weather. 2017 marks the 47th edition of this international classic organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. The race starts on Sunday 6 August from the Royal Yacht Squadron line, off Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The fleet races westward out of the Solent, down the English Channel and into the open water of the Celtic Sea heading towards the Fastnet Rock off the southern tip of Ireland. Once there the yachts head back on a reciprocal course to the finish off Plymouth.

The Royal Ocean Racing Club​ Rolex Fastnet Race starts on Sunday 6 August 2017: The start begins at 1100 (BST) for the 47th edition. Multihulls will start first, followed by IMOCA 60s and Class 40s.
1100 Multihull
1110 IMOCA 60 and Class40
1120 IRC 4
1140 IRC 3
1200 IRC 2
1220 IRC 1
1240 IRC Zero & VO65

Official site: rolexfastnetrace.com

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01 August 2017

WMRT Match Cup Russia 2017, World Match Racing Tour, August 1-6

WMRT Match Cup Russia - Day 6 Tucker Thompson Daily Wrap

WMRT Match Cup Russia - Day 6 Highlights Aug 6, 2017

WMRT Russia Day 5 Tucker Thompson Daily Wrap Aug 5, 2017

WMRT Match cup Russia - Super 16 Highlights

Video above published Aug 4, 2017.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.wmrt.com

With the Winter Palace to the south and Vasilievsky Island to the west the racing will take place in the heart of St. Petersburg at the foot of the historic walls to the Peter-and-Paul Fortress. Sailing so close to the shore will guarantee spectators a grandstand view over the full racecourse from all angles with an unparalleled setting within the city centre. LIVE Twitter feed below.

see also: WMRT Match Cup USA 2017 | World Match Racing Tour: August 1-6

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