19 November 2017

Year 1968: Olympic Sailing Success, North Sails, 60 Years of Sailmaking

1968 - Olympic Sailing Success | 60 Years of Sailmaking

North Sails video above published Nov 13, 2017: Olympic success has run strong throughout North Sails history, with a wide-reaching commitment to providing the best across various sailing classes.

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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.

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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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