21 June 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Final Leg 11 to The Hague, Netherlands, LIVE Feed

LIVE Tracker and Virtual EyeVolvo Ocean Race Leg 11 START: 21 June 2018, 12:00 UTC  (14:00 Gothenburg); FINISH at The Hague, Netherlands. 
June 22 at 21:00UTC, fleet is heading north, west of Sweden, having made the mark at Aarhus, Denmark
Leg 11 Start at Gothenburg - Helicopter video

Video above published June 21,2018

LIVE Replay - Leg 11 Start | Volvo Ocean Race:

Volvo Ocean Race video above published Jun 21, 2018. All Volvo Ocean Race 'Daily Live' videos here. 
The last shortest leg of the race (700 nautical miles). It starts from Gothenburg on Sweden’s west coast on 21 June and then the fleet races south through the North Sea to The Hague. A mark has been added off the Danish city of Aarhus, to give sailing fans an opportunity to see the boats up close and personal, as they complete the final sprint.

Standings After Leg 10: Team / total points (source: VolvoOceanRace.com):
  1. MAPFRE 65
  2. Team Brunel 65
  3. Dongfeng Race Team 64
  4. team AkzoNobel 53
  5. Vestas 11th Hour Racing 38
  6. Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag 30
  7. Turn the Tide on Plastic 29
- Bonus point awarded to the winner of every leg, while the two Southern Ocean legs and the Transatlantic leg score double points.
- An additional bonus point is awarded at the end of the race to the team with the best overall elapsed time.
- Ties will be broken in favour of the team with the higher ranking at the conclusion of the In-Port Race series.
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20 June 2018

52 SUPER SERIES Zadar Royal Cup, Zadar, Croatia, June 20-24 LIVE

HIGHLIGHTS: Day 2 – 52 SUPER SERIES Zadar Royal Cup 2018

52 Super Series video above published Jun 22, 2018. All 2018 52SuperSeries videos here.

52 SUPER SERIES Zadar Royal Cup, Zadar, Croatia, June 20-24:
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19 June 2018

Tour the Volvo Ocean 65 One-Design & How To Drive One (video)

A Tour of the Volvo Ocean 65 One-Design

SAIL Magazine video above published May 30, 2018: during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, AkzoNobel team manager Gilles Chiorri gave a guided tour of a Volvo Ocean 65 One-Design.

Masterclass - How to drive a Volvo 65

The World Sailing Show video published Apr 23, 2018: AkzoNobel's Chris Nicholson describes how to helm a Volvo Ocean Race 65 in extreme conditions.

The final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 starts Thursday, June 21, 2018, from Gothenburg, Sweden.

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14 June 2018

Extreme Sailing Series, Barcelona, Spain, June 14-17 LIVE Feed

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Barcelona - Event Highlights

Extreme Sailing Series video above published Jun 17, 2018: Seven GC32 crews, eight Flying Phantoms, 27 knot speeds, four days of epic racing--watch the highlights from Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3 Barcelona

Extreme Sailing Series Results and Overall Standings After Barcelona:
Live from Barcelona, Spain: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018

Extreme Sailing Series Barcelona Final Day LIVE Sunday, June 17, 2018

Live from Barcelona, Spain: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018

Extreme Sailing Series LIVE video scheduled for Saturday Jun 16, 2018

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018 Barcelona Day One Best Moments:

Extreme Sailing Series video above published Jun 14, 2018: The first day of the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Barcelona did not disappoint, with big breeze propelling the high-speed GC32 catamarans around the course from the word go--watch some of the best moments in the video above.

Extreme Sailing Series Act 3, Barcelona, June 14-17 | extremesailingseries.com (schedule)
Extreme Sailing Series schedule 2018:

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10 June 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 10, Cardiff to Gothenburg, Sweden, LIVE Feed

LIVE Tracker 2018.06.14 finish order at Gothenburg:
1. Team Brunel
2. MAPFRE
3. Team AkzoNobel
4. Dongfeng Race Team
5. Turn The Tide on Plastic
6. Vestas 11th Hour Racing
7. Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag
See also Virtual EyeVolvo Ocean Race Leg 10, started June 10, 2018, at 15:00 UTC (16:00 Cardiff) from Cardiff, UK, 1300 nautical miles to Gothenburg, Sweden. 
MAPFRE passing the Outer Hebrides
Daily Live – Thursday 14 June | Volvo Ocean Race:

Volvo Ocean Race video above published Jun 14, 2018. See all prior Volvo Ocean Race 'Daily Live' videos here.

Live Replay - Outer Hebrides | Volvo Ocean Race:

Volvo Ocean Race video above published Jun 13, 2018.

Standings After Leg 9: Team / total points (source: VolvoOceanRace.com):
  1. Dongfeng Race Team 60
  2. MAPFRE 59
  3. Team Brunel 57
  4. team AkzoNobel 48
  5. Vestas 11th Hour Racing 36
  6. Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag 29
  7. Turn the Tide on Plastic 26
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Rolex Giraglia 2018, Yacht Racing June 10-15, Sailing Videos

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2018 – Another epic edition

Rolex World of Yachting video above published Jun 16, 2018: For the triumphant crews at the 2018 Rolex Giraglia victory came courtesy of impressive comebacks in the 241-nm offshore race. Line honours was claimed by Tango in a time just short of 24 hours and after an epic contest with two rival Wallycentos Galateia and Magic Carpet Cubed. Following an intense competition between six Maxi 72s, Dieter Schön’s Momo mounted an impressive recovery in the second half of the race to seal overall victory on handicap and secure the Rolex Challenge Trophy and Rolex timepiece. An international fleet of 212 yachts contested the 66th edition of this historic offshore race noted for its close competition and spirit of camaraderie.

Rolex Giraglia 2018 – 14 June – Tango first to Genoa

Rolex World of Yachting video above published Jun 14, 2018: Line honours at the 2018 Rolex Giraglia came down to a contest between the competing Wallycentos. All three yachts – Galateia, Magic Carpet Cubed and Tango – held leadership in a tactically challenging and exciting race. After nearly 24 hours at sea, it was Tango who arrived first in Genoa some nine minutes ahead of Galateia. Magic Carpet Cubed, line honours winner in 2016, was third to finish. Late on Thursday afternoon, the vast majority of the 212-strong fleet were on the approach to the race’s iconic landmark, the Giraglia rock. The race to be crowned overall winner on handicap is now on.

Rolex Giraglia 2018 – 13 June – On route to the Giraglia rock

Rolex World of Yachting video above published Jun 13, 2018: The main event at the 2018 Rolex Giraglia commenced shortly after midday with an international fleet of 212 yachts embarking on the 241-nm offshore race from Saint-Tropez, France to Genoa, Italy. The chase for line honours is expected to be wide open with three Wally Centos, six Maxi 72s and the 100-ft Maxi Leopard 3 all in contention to finish first. Conditions are expected to be light with a new race record unlikely. Following a spectacular race start in the bay of Saint-Tropez, the fleet has begun the long leg to the race’s emblematic landmark and virtual halfway point, the Giraglia rock, located off the northern tip of Corsica. The Rolex Giraglia, celebrating its 66th edition, is organised by the Yacht Club Italiano in collaboration with the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez. Rolex Giraglia 2018 videos playlist here.

The 66th edition of the Rolex Giraglia takes place from 8 – 16 June and marks the 20th anniversary of Rolex's involvement with the event. Organized by the Yacht Club Italiano, with the support of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, this internationally renowned competition regularly attracts an impressive fleet of over 250 yachts. A major fixture in the Mediterranean yachting season, the Rolex Giraglia offers both inshore and offshore racing serving up the perfect blend of camaraderie and competition. The 241-nautical mile offshore flagship race is from Saint-Tropez, France to Genoa, Italy.

Offshore Course:
Links:

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03 June 2018

Sailing World Cup Series Final, Marseille, France, June 3-10 LIVE Feed

LIVE | Sailing's World Cup Series Final Marseille | Medal Races | Sunday 10th June

Live coverage from Sailing's 2018 World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France on Sunday 10th June. Schedule of races (local time): 11:13 - Laser; 12:00 - Radial; 12:45 - Finn; 13:28 - 470 Men; 14:10 - 470 Women.

LIVE | Sailing's World Cup Series Final Marseille | Medal Races | Saturday 9th June

Live coverage from Sailing's 2018 World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France on Saturday 9th June Schedule of races (local time): 12:13 - Nacra 17 12:55 - RS:X M 13:35 - RS:X W

Day 4 Highlights - Sailing's World Cup Series Final | Marseille, France 2018

World Sailing TV video above published Jun 8, 2018: Highlights from the fourth day of competition at Sailing's World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France. 

2018 Word Cup Series Final | Marseille Videos Playlist.

The 2018 World Cup Series draws to a close in Marseille, France, June 3-10. The winners from all World Cup rounds, plus the best performing racers across the series, will bid to be crowned the World Cup Series Champion at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing venue. The Final will be one of the final opportunities for sailors to test themselves ahead of August's Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018. #wcsmarseille

SAP Sailing Analytics website (racing starts on Tuesday 5 June)

Results: http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/results/index.php

World Cup Series Final | Marseille : Sailing World Cup | sailing.org June 3-10, 2018:
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02 June 2018

IMO Approves US-Russia Proposal for Bering Strait Routing

Bering Sea and Bering Strait - attention sailors:
IMO approves U.S.-Russian proposal for Bering Strait routing measures | govdelivery.com excerpt graphics above, report embed below.

source: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/IMO/NCSR_5_3_7.pdf -- International Maritime Organization

See also: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/IMO/

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01 June 2018

Boating Safety and U.S. Coast Guard Annual Accident Statistics Report

U.S. Coast Guard releases 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics Report | govdelivery.com--report embed below--excerpt:
 "Where boating instruction was known, 81 percent of deaths occurred on vessels where the operator had not received boating safety instruction. The most common vessel types involved in reported accidents were open motorboats, personal watercraft, and cabin motorboats. The vessel types with the highest number of fatalities were on open motorboats, kayaks, and personal watercraft. The Coast Guard reminds all boaters to boat responsibly on the water: wear a life jacket, take a boating safety course, attach the engine cut-off switch, get a free vessel safety check, and boat sober."



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31 May 2018

Extreme Sailing Series & GC32 World Championship, 24-27 May 2018

GC32 World Championship 2018 Day 4: Team Tilt crowned first GC32 World Champions

GC32 Class video published on May 27, 2018: On Lake Garda, the Schneiter family’s Team Tilt, managed by father Alex and steered by Olympic 49er sailor son Sébastien, was crowned first ever GC32 World Champion. Apart from a brief falter in the final race, the Swiss team over the last three days never finished a race lower than fourth, despite tricky conditions, a variety of race courses and wind strengths that Lake Garda threw at the 13 teams.

The Riva del Garda event is the first official GC32 World Championship, featuring the combined foiling catamaran fleets of the GC32 Racing Tour and Extreme Sailing Series. More info at www.gc32worlds.com.

A look back at the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 1, Muscat highlights

Extreme Sailing Series video above published Mar 20, 2018 -- 7 GC32 crews -- 8 Flying Phantoms -- 30 knot speeds -- 4 days of epic racing.

Extreme Sailing Series: GC32 World Championship - Riva del Garda, Italy, 24-27 May 2018 - The GC32 World Championship saw the Extreme Sailing Series™ and GC32 Racing Tour fleets combine and provided the second scoring stage of the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series.

Extreme Sailing Series schedule 2018:
Extreme Sailing Series Results and Overall Standings After Riva del Garda:



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30 May 2018

Teams Brunel & AkzoNobel Arrivals in Cardiff, Volvo Ocean Race Videos

Full Replay: Brunel team AkzoNobel Arrivals in Cardiff | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video above published on May 29, 2018. See also Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9, Newport USA to Cardiff UK, LIVE Feed.

Behind-the-scenes of the Cardiff podium arrivals | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video published May 29, 2018: After a crucial double points leg, the welcome to Wales was one to remember! Go behind-the-scenes of the top 3 podium place arrivals on Leg 9 into Cardiff. 

Cardiff Race Village is officially open! | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video published May 27, 2018.

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22 May 2018

52 SUPER SERIES 2018, Sibenik, Croatia, May 22-27, LIVE Feed

Highlights day 5 – Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2018

Congrats to Quantum Racing, Platoon Sailing Team and Sled for the 1-2-3. Next up: Zadar in 22 days.

HIGHLIGHTS: Day 4 – Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2018

52SuperSeries video above published May 27, 2018: Beautiful images from the penultimate day of racing at Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week. See also day 3 video, day 2 video, day 1 video, and LunaRossaTP52 video here.

52 SUPER SERIES 2018 May 22-27: 
Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, Sibenik, Croatia.
52 Super Series 2018 Schedule:
  • Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, May 23rd - 27th, Sibenik, Croatia
  • 52 SUPER SERIES Zadar Royal Cup, June 20th - 24th, Zadar, Croatia
  • ROLEX TP52 World Championship Cascais 2018, July 17th - 21st, Cascais, Portugal
  • Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, August 21st - 25th, Mallorca, Spain
  • 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week, September 18th - 22nd, Valencia, Spain
Teams: Alegre, Azzurra, Bronenosec Gazprom, Gladiator, Luna Rossa, Onda, Paprec Recyclage, Phoenix, Platoon, Provezza, Quantum Racing, Sled, Xio Hurakan.

Unlike handicap racing, the 52 SUPER SERIES races are on a simple first-past-the-post format, real time racing with no post-race time compensation. Owners and crews love the high speeds, the exceptional power to weight ratio, the dinghy-like feel on the helm and the need to pursue small incremental advantages to win races. It truly remains a unique proposition within the sport of sailing. The 52 SUPER SERIES is the best monohull racing in the world.

Competition Format
Each of the five regattas consists of around ten races, with a mixture of windward-leeward and coastal courses depending on the venue. Usually there might be four days of windward-leeward races and one day of coastal courses, but this may be more in a location where the coastal racing is special. Over the course of the season all results stand – there are no discards – and typically that means around 45 to 50 races in the season.


  • Website: http://www.52superseries.com
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/52SuperSeries/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/52superseries (embed above)
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/52superseries/
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19 May 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9, Newport USA to Cardiff UK, LIVE Feed

LIVE Tracker Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9, 29 May 2018 02:39UTC: Team Brunel crosses the Leg 9 finish first, then Team AkzoNobel second.
Brunel crosses Leg 9 finish first (photo)
See also Virtual Eye.

Daily Live – Monday 28 May | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video above published May 28, 2018. See the prior Volvo Ocean Race 'Daily Live' videos here.

team AkzoNobel - Volvo Ocean 65 24-hour Distance Record | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video above published on May 24, 2018

Leg 9 Start from the air | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video above published May 20, 2018. Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, Leg 9, Newport to Cardiff, 3300 nautical miles, started 20 May 2018, 18:00 UTC (14:00 Newport 2pm EDT). See also Leg 9 start full replay video and in 155 seconds video, as well as Leg 9 Start Press Conference.

Standings After Leg 8: Team / total points (source: VolvoOceanRace.com):
  1. MAPFRE 53
  2. Dongfeng Race Team 50
  3. Team Brunel 42
  4. team AkzoNobel 36
  5. Vestas 11th Hour Racing 28
  6. Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag 27
  7. Turn the Tide on Plastic 22
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18 May 2018

Sailing's World Cup Series Highlights Video: Hyères, France 2018

Sailing's World Cup Series Highlights Show | Hyères, France 2018

Hyères hosted 647 sailors from 46 nations from 22-29 April for the Final Round of the World Cup Series. Qualification spots for the Marseille Final were up for grabs in the ten Olympic and one Para World Sailing event.  World Sailing TV video published on May 2, 2018.

03:00 - Laser Men
05:43 - Laser Radial Women
11:31 - 470 Women
17:06 - 470 Men
20:11 - 2.4 Norlin OD
23:51 - 49erFX Women
28:10 - 40er Men
35:01 - RS:X Men
38:05 - RS:X Women
44:10 - Nacra 17
46:23 - Finn

Sailing's World Cup Series Hyères | Medal Races Streamed LIVE (replay):

Sailing's World Cup Series Hyères | Medal Races | Sunday 29 April 2018

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17 May 2018

Volvo Ocean Race & Sail Newport, NYYC Regatta Season 2018 (video)

Volvo Ocean Race Newport RI 2018 with Brad Read of Sail Newport

Volvo Ocean Race Newport RI 2018 with Brad Read of Sail Newport (domain: sailnewport.org).

Newport Living & Lifestyles video above published May 8, 2018: Champion Sailor and executive director Brad Read of Sail Newport speaks on the impact of the Volvo Ocean Race and VOR Village at Fort Adams State Park in Newport Rhode Island. Through VOR’s nine month journey with the world’s toughest sailors from around the world, Newport Rhode Island is directly impacting children’s interest in sailing, the RI economy, Earth conservationists and the sailing community as a whole.

Newport, Rhode Island, for many years, was home to the series of yacht races for the America's Cup. The waters off Newport have been a key sailing venue for the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) since the beginning of its history. In addition to its Manhattan headquarters, located inland, the NYYC maintains "Harbour Court", a clubhouse opened in 1988 on the water in Newport.

Don't Miss Out on the New York Yacht Club's 2018 Regatta Season:

New York Yacht Club video above published on May 15, 2018: "Whether it's the tradition and history of the 164th Annual Regatta, the pure competition of the One-Design Regatta or the pageantry of Race Week at Newport (Rhode Island) presented by Rolex, the New York Yacht Club is hosting an event for you this summer. Sign-up now and set your sights on Newport, and the podium."

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16 May 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Newport Race Village & Leg 8 Week 3 Review Video

Newport Race Village is open! | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video published May 10, 2018: Here's a look behind-the-scenes of the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Opening Ceremony. If you're in Newport, Rhode Island, don't miss the fun – head down to Fort Adams State Park 8-20 May!

Coming up in Newport:
  • Gurney’s Resorts In-Port Race: 19 May 2018, 18:00 UTC (14:00 Newport)
  • Leg 9 Start: 20 May 2018, 18:00 UTC (14:00 Newport)
More information can be found on the Newport host city website: www.volvooceanracenewport.com

A look back: Week in Review - Leg 8, week 3 | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video above published May 11, 2018: The finish of leg 8, in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race came right down to the wire. After 15 days and 5,600 miles of intense ocean racing the fleet faced thick fog and light wind on the finish line.

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15 May 2018

Quantum Sails, Quantum Racing, Terry Hutchinson, Tactician (video)

Terry Hutchinson - Tactician

Quantum Sails (quantumsails.com) video above published May 9, 2018: ChestCam on Master Tactician Terry Hutchinson (Full Race Video)

Quantum Racing 4

Quantum Sails video published May 9, 2018

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10 May 2018

RC44 Class Portorož Cup, May 9-13, 2018, LIVE Feed

Day 4 RC44 Portoroz Cup - Remarkable come from behind victory for Team Aqua

RC44 Class Association video above published May 13, 2018: At the RC44 Portoroz Cup, it all came down to the final top mark rounding of the final race: Team CEEREF of local host Igor Lah picked up a penalty and, having to complete a mandatory turn, dropped her to last place. Meanwhile a second place in this race for Team Aqua allowed Chris Bake’s team to clinch victory overall by just one point from Team CEEREF on this Slovenian stop of the 2018 RC44 circuit, despite their having come last in today’s first two races. In fact the top four boats all finished within two points here, with Aleph Racing and Peninsula Petroleum putting in strong final day performances leaving them tied on points in third and fourth respectively. See all the 2018 RC44 Championship Tour videos.

The best of the RC44 Portoroz Cup

RC44 Class Association video above  published May 13, 2018: Piran Bay laid on a week of light, bright, flat water racing conditions for the second round of the 2018 RC44 Championship Tour putting a premium on crew work and boat handling fitness.

RC44 Portorož Cup, May 9-13, 2018 - the second of the five-event 2018 RC44 Class Events:
  1. RC44 Calero Marinas Cup 2018 28 Feb - 4 March
  2. RC44 Portorož Cup 9 - 13 May
  3. RC44 Marstrand Cup 27 June - 1 July
  4. RC44 Cascais World Championship 26-30 September
  5. RC44 Valletta Cup 14-18 November
Racing commenced on Thursday, May 10 (Wednesday, May 9, is for practice), and continued through Sunday, May 13.

Overall Standings After RC44 Portorož Cup 2018:
The RC44 Championship Tour brings together the worlds of sailing and business, allowing amateur owner drivers to race, high performance one-design yachts, with some of the world’s elite sailors, competing at some of the most beautiful and diverse sailing venues around the world, participants include a who’s who of sailing’s greatest achievers, from America’s Cup legends to Olympic champions.


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28 April 2018

Antigua Sailing Week, Caribbean Sailing Regatta April 28-May 4

2018 Antigua Sailing Week Highlights Video

Antigua Sailing Week Video published May 5, 2018

Johnnie Walker Race Day 4 (video)--Antigua Sailing Week update May 3, 2018--The Johnnie Walker Race Day Prize Giving was held in Nelson's Dockyard following racing and Amy & Layla, collectively known as the Marshians played into the evening on the main stage, with the Copper and Lumber Store historic Inn providing fine dining in the form of Seafood Thursday.
Across the 13 classes competing, leaders are emerging, and with the likelihood of just one race tomorrow, several classes are all but decided. Peter Harrison's British superyacht Sojana and Jonty and Vicky Layfield's Antiguan Swan 48 Sleeper X, remain unbeaten.

Fever-Tree Race Day 2018

AntiguaSW video above published Apr 30, 2018: Blasting into Fever-Tree Race Day!

Strong trade winds continued for Fever-Tree Race Day at Antigua Sailing Week where the rodeo ride upwind was rewarded with double-digit boat speed downwind, blasting through warm Caribbean surf. Sailors from 37 different countries have come to Antigua Sailing Week for the legendary sailing conditions and for the second day in a row, that was delivered in aces. Video by Acqua Films Antigua©

2018 English Harbour Rum Race Day

AntiguaSWVideo published Apr 29, 2018: Mother Nature delivered fantastic conditions for the first day of the 51st edition of Antigua Sailing Week. English Harbour Rum Race Day was spicy, packing a real punch. With 20 knots of breeze and a building sea state, the 116 teams that took to the combat zone revelled in fast conditions drenched in sparkling sunshine.

See the Peters & May Round Antigua Race 2018 and other Antigua Sailing Week 2018 videos here.

Antigua Sailing Week, Caribbean Sailing Regatta, April 28 - May 4 LIVE Feed:

Website: http://www.sailingweek.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingWeek/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/antiguasailingweek
https://www.youtube.com/user/AntiguaSWVideo/videos
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/sailingweekanu
#antiguasailingweek #ASW51 #Y2K

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21 April 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8, Itajai, Brazil, to Newport, RI USA, LIVE Feed

LIVE Tracker 2018.05.08: Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 Finish in light winds:
 VOR Leg 8 Finish
See also Virtual Eye -- Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 started 22 April 2018 from Itajai, Brazil, at 17:00 UTC (14:00 Itajaí) 1:00 p.m. EDT (US).
courtesy VolvoOceanRace.com
MAPFRE take a stunning win into Newport - Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18"The Spanish team MAPFRE made an incredible comeback over the final 24 hours to steal a leg win on Leg 8..." read more at link above.
Standings After Leg 8 (courtesy VolvoOceanRace.com):

Full Replay: MAPFRE Brunel Vestas Dongfeng Arrivals in Newport | Volvo Ocean Race:

Volvo Ocean Race video above published May 8, 2018. See also previous Volvo Ocean Race 'Daily Live' Shows (videos).

North to Newport - Leg 8 - Week 2 Volvo Ocean Race

The World Sailing Show video above published May 3, 2018: As the fleet heads north to Newport the pack is re-shuffled once again. Team Brunel has once again turned on the gas, and the battle for the long game has never been closer.

April 22, 2018--check out all the action from the start of the Leg 8 race from Itajaí to Newport--Full Video Replay and Leg 8 Start ...in 137 seconds (video). All 7 seven boats were on the start line in Itajaí, with their sights set on the 5700 nautical miles to Newport, Rhode Island. See also:
The Itajaí In-Port Race ...in 137 seconds (video) and Skippers' Leg 8 Start Press Conference (video).

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, Leg 8 Itajai to Newport, 5700 nautical miles, start 22 April:

Standings after Leg 7 finish (courtesy VolvoOceanRace.com):
 Standings After Leg 7 Volvo Ocean Race

Leg 7 recap: Team Brunel won Leg 7 and Dongfeng Race Team placed second, 15 minutes behind, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018:
 VOR 20180405
Notes: Vestas 11th Hour Racing dismasted and motored to the Falkland Islands. Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag diverted to Chile following the loss of John Fisher, the Volvo Ocean Race SHK Scallywag sailor who was reported overboard on Monday, March 26, 2018, and is presumed "lost at sea" (video). More info: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7, Auckland to Itajai, March 18 Start, LIVE Feed and VolvoOceanRace.com.

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Leg 8, the teams: Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, MAPFRE, Dongfeng Race Team, AkzoNobel, Team Brunel, Turn the Tide on Plastic:
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 teams (source: VolvoOceanRace.com)
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20 April 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Cape Horn & Southern Ocean Immersive 360 Videos

Immersive 360 footage from the Southern Ocean | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video published Apr 18, 2018: Extended cut, 360 footage of  Brunel Sailing in the Southern Ocean! You've never seen Pistol Peter Burling helming like this before! This video was captured by Yann Riou on the Garmin VIRB 360.

Rounding Cape Horn

Vestas 11th Hour Racing video published Mar 30, 2018: For some, it was their first, for others their fourth or fifth rounding but for all the sailors, it was the end to grueling journey through the Southern Ocean, and a chance to pay their respects. Watch the rounding of Cape Horn from on board Vestas 11th Hour Racing on 29th March 2018. Vestas 11th Hour Racing Rounded in 2nd place at 1501 UTC.

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8, Itajai, Brazil, to Newport, Rhode Island, USA, starts April 22, 2018:
  • In-Port Race: 20 April 2018, 17:00 UTC (14:00 Itajaí)
  • Leg Start: 22 April 2018, 17:00 UTC (14:00 Itajaí)
For more on Leg 7: Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7, Auckland to Itajai, LIVE Feed

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19 April 2018

Volvo Ocean Race: Dismasted Vestas 11th Hour Racing Arrives in Itajai

Fairwinds from the Falklands

Vestas 11th Hour Racing video above published Apr 9, 2018: From the moment the sailors arrived in Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands, to the dock out last Saturday, the entire town has come together to support the team's efforts of returning to the race. Without the help of every individual and organisation that provided support, none of this would have been possible. Watch what it took to get the blue boat on its way to Itajaí

'When the leg ended, the adventure began' | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video above published Apr 16, 2018: Vestas 11th Hour Racing has arrived into Itajaí – here's a look behind the scenes as the blue boat docked in under jury rig following a Leg 7 dismasting.

Warm Welcome in Itajaí

Vestas 11th Hour Racing video above published Apr 16, 2018: At 1000 local time on April 16, Vestas 11th Hour Racing sailed into the Rio Itajaí-açu with three modified sails and a jury rig fabricated in the Falkland Islands. Covering 1600 miles in nine days, the delivery crew of five were all smiles as the shore team, fellow competitors and Volvo Ocean Race staff greeted the boat in the Race Village in Itajaí, Brazil.

Now just days to go until Leg 8 Start on April 22, 2018.

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18 April 2018

2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Wax Lyrical (video)

2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart on Wax Lyrical

A look back at the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race--CYCATV video above published Dec 29, 2017--A collection of short clips of the race on Wax Lyrical, from leaving the dock at the CYCA to Tasman Island.

See also on JohnTheCrowd.com | Sailing News: 

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08 April 2018

Les Voiles de St. Barth 9th Edition, 8-14 April 2018, LIVE Feed

Les Voiles de St Barth 2018 video recap

Final results:

Final Day of racing in epic conditions

Les Voiles de St. Barth video above published Apr 14, 2018

Day 4 at les Voiles de St Barth

Les Voiles de St. Barth video above published Apr 14, 2018: Day 4 : Samantaga, an amateur crew competiting and having fun at les Voiles de St Barth. See also the Day Off video and day three video, race day two: Grinders, Tacticians, Bowmen, and first day of racing

Ready To Launch for the 9th edition

Les Voiles de St. Barth video published Apr 9, 2018: François Tolede, Organizer of Les Voiles de St. Barth; Alessandra Sublet, Marraine 2018; Jimmy Buffett, 2018 Godfather. See also special video message from Jimmy Buffett for all the sailors in the world re: Les Voiles de St. Barth, published Feb 15, 2018.

Also note:

Official website: www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com and regatta results.

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07 April 2018

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, Capturing Cape Horn (video)

Capturing Cape Horn – behind-the-scenes with the Volvo Ocean Race media team

Volvo Ocean Race video published on Apr 6, 2018: Ever wondered how the Volvo Ocean Race captures & sends back footage from some of the planet's most remote places?

See also on JohnTheCrowd.com: Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7, Auckland to Itajai, March 18 Start, LIVE Feed

The Race Village in Itajai, Brazil, is officially open! | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video published Apr 6, 2018: After the gruelling Southern Ocean and Leg 7, Itajai, Brazil welcomes the Volvo Ocean Race.

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28 March 2018

Rolex China Sea Race 2018 Preview (video)

UPDATE: Mandrake III Wins Overall Mandrake III 勇奪全場總冠軍 Mandrake III勇夺全场总冠军 | RolexChinaSeaRace.com


 Rolex China Sea Race 2018 - Preview

Rolex World of Yachting video above published Mar 27, 2018: Hong Kong plays host to the Rolex China Sea Race. On 28 March, a fleet of first-rate yachts will head out from Victoria Harbour to the final destination of Subic Bay in the Philippines, as part of Asia’s principal blue-water race. The year 2018 marks the 29th edition of the event, organized by the multi-faceted and cosmopolitan Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Renowned for its tactical challenges, the 565nm adventure is not for the faint of heart: lumpy seas and a stiff breeze often accompany the early stages, in contrast to the gentle winds that characterize the finish. The Rolex China Sea Race upholds the Corinthian ethos that lies at the heart of Rolex’s enduring relationship with yachting.

Official website: rolexchinasearace.com

See also: Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club - Rolex China Sea Race
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26 March 2018

BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, March 26-1 April 2018, LIVE Feed

BVI Spring Regatta 2018- Report

T2PTV: Sailing On Demand video published Apr 5, 2018: From the beset shots of the weekend, to sailors' efforts to help keep BVI Strong to locals being recognized for their heroic efforts, the BVI Spring Regatta celebrated it's 47th year in a special way.

BVI Spring Regatta 2018 - Sunday

April Fools' Day from the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival!  Some of the sailors played some pranks over night and awoke to some surprises on their boats.  Last day of racing for the fleet.

BVI Spring Regatta 2018- Saturday

Video above published Mar 31, 2018: From the longest-running BVI vet, to a guy who grew up on this regatta to a lady who started sailing on Tuesday, meet some of the characters of the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival!

BVI Spring Regatta 2018 - Friday

Video above published Mar 30, 2018: The Sailing Festival part of the regatta wrapped up with a 'Round Tortola, an Absolut Full Moon Race, and a group of sailors from the regatta helped clean up a beach in Brewer's Bay on the lay day with the BVI Wombles.  Friday's race day was big breeze for both the SOL and Norman Circles.

BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival 2018 Promo

Come to Nanny Cay on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival in 2018!  Always evolving, this event will add a Full Moon race.  64 islands, one BRILLIANT night!  Charter a boat, bring your own, there is a race for every type of sailor over this week of sailing in the Caribbean.
The 47th annual BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival will take place between March 26-1 April 2018. Current entries - Results will be posted at bvispringregatta.org.

Social media:
Twitter - https://twitter.com/springregatta
Use the hashtag #BVISR @springregatta
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bvispringregatta
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvisr/

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18 March 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7, Auckland to Itajai, March 18 Start, LIVE Feed

Daily Live – Friday, 6 Apr 2018 | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race daily LIVE video above published Apr 6, 2018. Previous 'Daily Live' Shows.

Standings after Leg 7 finish (courtesy VolvoOceanRace.com):
 Standings After Leg 7 Volvo Ocean Race

Full Replay: Brunel Dongfeng Arrivals in Itajai | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video above published April 4, 2018: Team Brunel won Leg 7 and Dongfeng Race Team placed second, 15 minutes behind, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

LIVE Tracker 2018.04.06 at 15:00 UTC: Remaining two boats still racing are Turn the Tide on Plastic (light blue), and MAPFRE (white):
 VOR 20180405
Notes: Vestas 11th Hour Racing dismasted and motored to the Falkland Islands. Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag (gray boat in Pacific Ocean) diverted to Chile following the loss of John Fisher, the Volvo Ocean Race SHK Scallywag sailor who was reported overboard on Monday, March 26, 2018, and is now presumed "lost at sea" (video).

See also Virtual Eye -- (screenshot below shortly after the start 20180319 NZDT):
 Virtual Eye
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7: Across the Southern Ocean at the bottom of the World
Cape Horn 29 March 2018

Volvo Ocean Race video above published Mar 30, 2018: Conrad Colman gets all the reaction following the fleet's rounding of sailing's most iconic landmark, Cape Horn.

Back to the Southern Ocean - Week 21 - Volvo Ocean Race

The World Sailing Show video above published Mar 23, 2018: Leg 7 back to the Southern Ocean as the fleet leaves Auckland for Itajaí, Brazil, via the legendary Cape Horn - 7,600 nautical miles - this week we look at:
- The spectacular leg start in Auckland with all seven boats
- The successful return of Vestas 11th Hour Racing now in the leading pack
- The first days of sailing in challenging conditions and dropping temperatures

Leg 7 Start ...in 115 seconds--Volvo Ocean Race video published Mar 18, 2018--the Leg 7 Start from Auckland. Full replay video here. Leg 7 Started 01:00 UTC March 18, 2018 (9pm EDT March 17th U.S.). See also Leg 7 Start Press Conference video - Auckland | Volvo Ocean Race Mar 16, 2018: The seven Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 skippers face the world’s media ahead of the Leg 7 start from Auckland.

Leg 7 (double points awarded): 7600 nautical miles across the Southern Ocean and around Cape Horn to finish at Itajai, Brazil:
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Leg 7 (source: VolvoOceanRace.com)
Standings after Leg 6 (via VolvoOceanRace.com)

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Leg 7: This is the defining leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the longest leg of the race--7,600 nautical miles--and most of it is through some of the coldest, roughest ocean in the world. The fleet will leave Auckland on 18 March and head south past New Zealand’s East Cape into the Southern Ocean. Once they get far enough south they will be racing from west to east, sailing within the Westerly Storm Track (low pressure systems circulating west-to east around Antarctica), running with the low pressure systems that prowl around Antarctica. There will be big waves and there will be big breeze. And icebergs. Once across this vast expanse of ocean they will have to negotiate the legendary Cape Horn – where the power of the South Pacific slams into South America – and then turn north, traversing the coast of Argentina, Uruguay and finally Brazil to Itajaí. (source: VolvoOceanRace.com).

The Teams (Vestas 11th Hour Racing will return to the race for Leg 7):
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 teams (source: VolvoOceanRace.com)
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