12 December 2018

2018 Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge LIVE Video Replay

2018 Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

CYCATV LIVE video replay of the 2018 Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge.

2018 Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge #GrindersCoffeeSBBC


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11 December 2018

2018 RORC Transatlantic Race: Henrik Bergesen's HYDRA (video)

2018 RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE HYDRA (Henrik Bergesen)

RORC video above published Dec 10, 2018: Henrik Bergesen's Norwegian Class40 Hydra, skippered by Tristan Kinloch, finished the RORC Transatlantic Race at 22:02:23 UTC on Sunday, 09 December in an elapsed time of 15 days 10 hrs 2 mins 23 secs. Hydra was runner-up in the Class40 Division to Catherine Pourre's Eärendil. Early in the race, Hydra was very much in contention for the class win until a rudder problem forced the team to make a pit stop in the Cape Verde Islands. After completing the race, Hydra's team received a warm welcome on the dock from RORC CEO Eddie Warden Owen and Race Officer Steve Cole. Marina Manager Charlotte Bonin greeted the team with ice cold beers and presented the crew with a basket of Grenadian goods, including rum and chocolates, courtesy of the Grenada Tourism Authority.

It's been an epic race; absolutely fantastic," commented Henrik Bergesen dockside at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. "I have had a great crew and we had perfect conditions. We had an issue with the rudders, but we came back and did a good job; we kept going and got back into second place, so I am very happy about that. After eating freeze dried food and desalinated water, the beer tastes really good. We are looking forward to some real food; barbecue chicken I think! After this race, we're well prepared for the RORC Caribbean 600 in February and it should also be great fun."

See also: 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race, Nov 24 Start, LIVE Feed

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10 December 2018

It's Coming! Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018 (video)

2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Corporate Lunch video

CYCATV video above published Dec 6, 2018.

Official website: rolexsydneyhobart.com


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04 December 2018

2018 Extreme Sailing Series Video Highlights

2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ video highlights

Extreme Sailing Series video above published Dec 3, 2018: watch the highlights from another sensational Extreme Sailing Series season.

2018 Overall Results -- Alinghi takes the honors:

See also: Extreme Sailing Series, Los Cabos, 29 Nov - 2 Dec 2018, LIVE Feed.

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29 November 2018

Extreme Sailing Series, Los Cabos, 29 Nov - 2 Dec 2018, LIVE Feed

Los Cabos 2018 - Alinghi Team Feature

Extreme Sailing Series video published Dec 2, 2018: Watch the video to find out more about the Swiss kings of foiling.

2018 Results Overall:

LIVE Los Cabos, Mexico: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018

Extreme Sailing Series video above scheduled for Dec 2, 2018.

Live Los Cabos, Mexico: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018

Extreme Sailing Series video above scheduled for Dec 1, 2018. See the other Extreme Sailing Series Los Cabos videos here.

Los Cabos, presented by Element Sports Group

Get ready for a furious fight as the teams take each other down in the grand finale - #extremesailing Los Cabos, presented by Element Sports Group.



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24 November 2018

2018 RORC Transatlantic Race, Nov 24 Start, LIVE Feed

LIVE Tracker #RORCTransatlanticRace UPDATE Dec 11, 2018: Kuka 3 wins the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy--Franco Niggeler was presented with the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy by Grenadian Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation, Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen, M.P. at a ceremony held at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada--while several yachts are still racing, none of them can beat the time set by Kuka 3 after IRC time correction.

08 Dec 2018 at 20:00 UTC: rest of the class leaders nearing the finish:
 RORC Transatlantic Race 2018 Dec 8

Kuka 3 finished the race 06 Dec 2018 for an apparent 1st in IRC overall.

2018 RORC Transatlantic Race Kuka 3 finish video above. Franco Niggeler's Swiss Cookson 50 Kuka3, skippered by Chuny Bermudez, overcame technical issues and a fire on board to post the best IRC corrected time, so far in the RORC Transatlantic Race. After over 12 days of racing in the Atlantic Ocean, the crew looked tired but elated to arribe at Camper and Nicholsons PortLouis Marina.

Kuka3 RORC Transatlantic Race on Thursday 06 December, 2018 at 17:34:35 UTC in an elapsed time of 12 days 5 hrs 34 mins and 35 secs. Kuka3 was the second yacht racing under IRC to finish the race, after Pier Luigi Loro Piana's Supermaxi My Song. Kuka3 has set the best time after IRC correction and is in a very strong position to win the race overall and lift the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy.

After finishing the RORC Transatlantic Race Kuka3 was safely moored at Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, where manager Charlotte Bonin and staff cracked open iced cold beers for the Kuka3 team. Chinel Sandy from the Grenada Tourism Board presented Franco Niggeler with
with a basket of Grenadian goods, including chocolate, local spices and condiments. After 12 days of freeze dried cuisine the warm welcome was very much appreciated! RORC Race Officer Steve Cole was on hand to congratulate Kuka3 for finishing the race.

“It was hard especially with the problems at the beginning but it was a beautiful race and we are happy to be here.” commented Kuka3 owner Franco Niggeler.  “The Kuka crew has been fantastic, we have a great leader in Chuny (Bermudez) and he has formed us into a team, we are growing together with his guidance. When things did not go well for us it simply comes down to is simple; you have to fight, try harder and you can overcome the problems. The first beer in Grenada tastes really good especially after drinking warm desalinated water for 12 days.”

“Franco is incredible, he probably was driving the boat more than anyone else for the race, and he is always keen to learn, and that is so important for Franco and for all of the team, especially that he is also very happy.” commented Kuka3 skipper Chuny Bermudez. “It was an interesting race and our first as a team offshore. I was really impressed with the guys, especially as some of them are a bit new to offshore racing. I provide the boundaries and they performed well even when we had our problems. The pitstop in Cape Verde was like a formula one, very fast, just four hours to change batteries and a few cables. Five days before the finish we also had a fire on board, which we dealt with very well, everybody went straight up on deck and we used the correct extinguisher. However we were without communication for days and it was a really big test for us.”

04 Dec 2018: Supermaxi My Song finished at 04 Dec 2018 17:47 UTC, 1st in Line Honours Monohull, setting new monohull race record.

01 Dec 2018: Multihull Line Honours for Maserati Multi 70 - PowerPlay close behind:on 1 December 2018 at 06:54:34 UTC, Giovanni Soldini's Italian Multi 70 Maserati was the first to cross the line in Grenada, taking multihull line honours to finish the 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race. The team completed the 3,000 mile race between Lanzarote and Grenada in an elapsed time of 6 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes and 34 seconds. They were closely followed by Peter Cunningham's MOD70 PowerPlay, who crossed the finish line off Port Louis at 07:40:12, after an Atlantic duel between the two mighty trimarans.

Maserati Multi 70 - RORC Transatlantic Race - Day 6:

Video above published Nov 29, 2018.

PowerPlay | RORC Transatlantic Race Start 2018

The fifth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race started on schedule at 1200 UTC on Saturday 24 November. The fleet bid farewell to Marina Lanzarote which had once again provided an ideal location to prepare for the 3,000 nautical mile race to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina Grenada.

“The fleet got away to a clean start,” commented RORC Deputy Racing Manager, Tim Thubron. “Kuka 3 was first over the line, followed by Class40 Hydra and the two multihulls; PowerPlay and Maserati. My Song held back at the start but was at speed and full upwind mode at the pin, soon leaving the rest of the monohulls in their wind shadow.”

The expected light airs start was enhanced by a sea breeze with many of the teams electing to stay inshore to gain lifting pressure rolling down the volcanic landscape of Lanzarote. Pier Luigi Loro Piana's Supermaxi My Song was the first boat to the turning mark at Puerto Calero Marina, followed by the multihulls.

Peter Cunningham's MOD70 PowerPlay took first blood in the duel with Giovanni Soldini's Maserati Multi 70. PowerPlay led at the turning mark by several boat lengths. Both trimarans were still able to fly a hull in the light pressure, and no doubt the duel across the Canary Islands will be the next phase of the battle to Grenada.

Franco Niggeler's Swiss Cookson 50 Kuka 3 was going well, second on the water in the IRC class behind My Song. Arto Linnervuo's Finnish Xp-44 Xtra Staerk made a cracking start, beating all three Class40s to the turning mark at Puerto Calero.

In the Class40 division, Henrik Bergesen's Norwegian flagged Hydra was first to the mark, just ahead of French skipper Catherine Pourre, racing Eärendil. Stephane Bry's French-Finnish corinthian team racing Sirius was some way behind the leaders, but all set for a 'tick the box' adventure.

Trevor Middleton's British Sun Fast 3600 Black Sheep got away well, the smallest yacht in the race has a crew of five and a massive fan club back home, especially from Yorkshire, Trevor's home county. The amateur crew racing First 47.7 Kali is skippered for the first time by Corinne Wirth. Representing the Swiss Ocean Racing Club, the team are indicative of the ethos of the race. Sail safe and fast!

My Song was making good speed in the light winds leading the monohull fleet, with Kuka 3 six miles astern. Class40s Eärendil and Hydra were side-by-side matched for speed. The entire fleet are heading north above all of the Canary Islands avoiding the wind shadow from the islands. With the ridge of high pressure predicted to provide light winds, the overall strategy for all of the competing yachts will be to stay in the best pressure during the first night.

Finnish Xp-44 Xtra Staerk was still ahead of the Class40s at 1800 UTC and skipper Arto Linnervuo commented from on board;

We had light winds at the start and inshore it was very shifty, so we had to concentrate on keeping the right side of that. We have now seen the wind go to the south and increase a little to about 11 knots. The spirit on board is fantastic and we are so happy to start this race. We are living our dream and we have such interesting boats and sailors to compete with. As the sun goes down, we can feel the chill in the air, but we are dreaming of getting south into warm trade winds and what promises to be fantastic sailing conditions.”

See also 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race Weather Predictions for the start (video) and 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race Preparation video.

2018 RORC Transatlantic Race starts Saturday 24 November, 2018, 1200 UTC, racing from Marina Lanzarote, Canary Islands, to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada. Race organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the International Maxi Association. LIVE Tracker

Official website: http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/

 #rorctransatlanticrace


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23 November 2018

2018 Flying Phantom Series Wrap-Up Video

2018 Flying Phantom Series wrap-up video

5 Acts, 13 Teams, 26 Sailors. The 2018 Flying Phantom Series wrap-up video. Extreme Sailing Series video published Sep 6, 2018.

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22 November 2018

"Stuck up the mast in the middle of the Southern Ocean" (video)

Sailing Legend Dee Caffari

Royal Yachting Association (RYA) video published Oct 25, 2018: "Stuck up the mast in the middle of the Southern Ocean" - Sailing Legend Dee Caffari.

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21 November 2018

Route du Rhum Report: Alex Thomson's IMOCA 60 Crash Finish

Route du Rhum: Alex Thompson's IMOCA 60 Crash Finish

IMOCA 60 leader Briton Alex Thomson got to within 10 miles of Guadeloupe island and went to sleep. His electric probe wake-up watch either didn't fire or he slept through it so he woke up, in a flash, when he hit the rocks. To save his multi-million Euro yacht he started the moter, got off the bricks without too much damage and finished the race.On passing the line the Jury boarded his boat, interviewed him and as a result of starting the motor, they penalized him 24 hours on his elapsed time, which resulted in Thomson finishing 3rd in the IMOCA class. He admitted his mistake widely. An unfortunate incident in his sailing career.--World on Water video above published Nov 17, 2018.

Reliving the race with Alex Thomson

Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe video above published Nov 16, 2018: From start to finish, join Alex Thomson on the highs and the lows of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.

More on Route du Rhum: Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe 2018 - LIVE Feed

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15 November 2018

RC44 Cascais Cup, Nov 14-18, Cascais, Portugal, LIVE Feed

Best shots of the RC44 Cascais Cup

RC44 Class Association video above published Nov 18, 2018.

Day 4 RC44 Cascais Cup - Charisma claims Cascais and Championship

RC44 Class Association video above published Nov 18, 2018: After day one here in Cascais, Nico Poons' Charisma was dead last having posted a 7-8. Even newcomer to the fleet, Paulo Mirpuri and his Mirpuri Foundation, enjoying his first ever day racing in the RC44 fleet, were ahead. A 2-2-6-1 on day two saw the Monaco-based Dutchman's team fight back to fourth place, still nine points from the lead. Yesterday, a welcome continuation of their winning streak saw them win both races in big winds and giant seas, coinciding with a most unfortunate day for day two's leader, Team Nika. This propelled Charisma into the lead. 

Final overall standings:
No racing on the final day left Charisma hitting the jackpot, winning the RC44 Cascais Cup, with a three point advantage over Chris Bake's Team Aqua, second on countback to Igor Lah's Team CEEREF. Charisma also overhauled both Team Nika and Team CEEREF to claim the annual RC44 Championship for the first time. The RC44 Cascais Cup is the final event of the 2018 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 Cascais Cup 2018 - Charisma cleans up in big conditions Cascais

RC44 Class Association video above published Nov 17, 2018: The dramatically different conditions on day three of the RC44 Cascais Cup saw some teams come to the fore today, perhaps better suited to the severe conditions, none more so than Nico Poons' Charisma. The Monaco-based Dutchman had won yesterday's final race and continued his winning streak today to claim bullets in both of the two races held. In comparison yesterday's runaway leader, Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika, had a day they'd rather forget, posting a disappointing 6-8, the latter following some leeward gate spinnaker trawling. The end result going into the final day of the RC44 Cascais Cup, and of the 2018 season, is that Charisma has streaked into the lead, three points ahead of Chris Bake's Team Aqua.

See also Day 2 Video RC44 Cascais Cup 2018 - Four races, four different winners.

The RC44 Cascais Cup is the final event of the 2018 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 - Drone Shots

RC44 Class Association video above published Nov 16, 2018: Beautiful drone shots from day two in Cascais from our team at Icarus Sports shows just how close the racing is for the teams competing in the RC44 final.

The final event of the 2018 RC44 Championship Tour is being hosted in Cascais, Portugal, 14th -18th November, 2018, taking on the oceanic conditions and big breeze that makes this sunny spot in southern Europe a favourite with all of the RC44 teams. Official website: www.rc44.com

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04 November 2018

Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe 2018 - LIVE Feed

UPDATE Nov 16: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS wins IMOCA Class! Correction: Thompson penalized after going aground near Guadeloupe, which placed Alex 3rd in the IMOCA Class. More here and here (video)

LIVE Trackertrack the other entrants as they finish Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe 2018

Nov 15, 2018: Alex Thomson, HUGO BOSS, headed for win in the IMOCA Class, less than 200 miles from the finish as of 18:44 UTC:
LIVE Tracker
La Route du Rhum: Destination Guadeloupe - Day 9 onboard update

Alex Thomson Racing video above published Nov 13, 2018: Follow Alex Thomson at https://www.alexthomsonracing.com/rdr-tracker/.

Time for the tropics

Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe video above published Nov 13, 2018: Time for the tropics -- As the skippers cross the tropic of cancer, there are plenty of feel good vibes despite lack of sleep and a big battle playing out on the water. See also the other video updates here.

Exciting Finish Between MACIF (Gabart) and IDEC SPORT (Joyon):


Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe video above published Nov 12, 2018:

The route of the 2018 Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe video--route of the 11th Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, the legendary transatlantic race from Saint Malo to Pointe à Pitre, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018!--1 single start, one line, 4 Nov 2018 at 14h--6 Classes, 6 start sections, 6 different ETAs, 6 winners!--The same course for all, 3542 nautical miles! See also image of the day video (in French); focus on the world's fastest monohulls IMOCA class; and Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe 2018: 40 Years of Legend video.

Route Du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe 2018
Organizer: OC Sport Pen Duick
Scheduled start: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Features: solo; 3510 nautical miles; OSR Category 1.
Route
Start: Saint-Malo (Britany) France;
Finish: Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

See also: 

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29 October 2018

World Sailing's 2018 Conference, Sarasota, Florida, 27 Oct - 4 Nov 2018

World Sailing's Annual Conference: Sarasota 2018 Videos:
Annual General Meeting

World Sailing TV video above Nov 3, 2018.

Council Day #2 | Annual Conference: Sarasota 2018

World Sailing TV video above Nov 3, 2018.

Council Day #1 | Annual Conference: Sarasota 2018:

World Sailing TV video above Nov 2, 2018.

World Sailing Awards Evening | Annual Conference: Sarasota 2018

World Sailing TV video above published Oct 31, 2018.

eSailing World Championship Final

World Sailing TV video Oct 30, 2018.

Future of Offshore & Keelboat Racing Forum

World Sailing TV video Oct 30, 2018. See also Safety in Sailing Forum video Oct 29, 2018.

World Sailing's 2018 Conference, Sarasota, Florida 27 Oct - 4 Nov 2018


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28 October 2018

World Sailing: What a year...and it's not over yet! (video)

What a year...and it's not over yet!

The World Sailing Show video published Oct 25, 2018: a quick reminder of some of the top stories of 2018.

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27 October 2018

Latest Plans for the 36th America's Cup Unveiled (video)

Latest plans for the 36th America's Cup unveiled

The World Sailing Show video above published Oct 25, 2018: Challengers of Record Luna Rossa brought the America's Cup show to its spiritual home, Cowes, Isle of Wight (IOW) as plans for the 36th America's Cup in Auckland 2021 were unveiled.

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26 October 2018

INEOS Team UK T5 taking flight on the Solent (video)

T5 taking flight on the Solent

INEOS TEAM UK video above published Oct 25, 2018: INEOS TEAM UK's test boat T5.

Official website: IneosTeamUK.com

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25 October 2018

2018 Nominees | Rolex World Sailor of the Year (video)

2018 Nominees | Rolex World Sailor of the Year

Find out who has been nominated for the prestigious Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award

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24 October 2018

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2018 & Rolex Swan Cup 2018 Video

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2018 & Rolex Swan Cup 2018

September is a joyous time for the international yachting fraternity. The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup followed in alternate years by the biennial Rolex Swan Cup attract Corinthian and professional crews for a fortnight of racing on cutting-edge craft off Sardinia’s Emerald Coast. In 2018, class winners received Rolex timepieces as part of the long-standing partnership between the Swiss watchmaker and organizer of the regattas, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The Rolex World of Yachting, Spirit of Yachting video above published Oct 19, 2018.

See also Rolex Swan Cup 2018, Sep 9-16, Video, LIVE Feed

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23 October 2018

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2018 – Highlights Video

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2018 Highlights

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez is the elegant finale to the Mediterranean yachting season. In 2018, some 4,000 sailors and more than 300 modern, classic and Wally yachts competed in the week-long nautical festival. The Rolex Trophy went to 110-year-old Viola, a vintage boat that is the embodiment of traditional sailing. The 20th edition of the regatta was once again organized by the Société Nautique of Saint-Tropez, a Rolex partner since 2006. Rolex World of Yachting video above published Oct 15, 2018.

See also Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2018, Sep 29 - Oct 7 (video)

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20 October 2018

Rolex Middle Sea Race Starts Oct 20, LIVE Feed

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 Preview

On the year of its 50th anniversary, a record fleet of close to 150 yachts is set to contest the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race. First held in 1968, the race has developed from its humble, Corinthian origins into an international event of repute attracting yachts from some 30 different countries. The Rolex Middle Sea Race’s 606-nautical mile course is not only challenging but beautiful taking in active volcanoes, rugged islands and numerous encounters with wildlife. To mark this year’s occasion, race organisers Royal Malta Yacht Club have put in place a number of special events and celebrations. Triumphing at this year’s anniversary edition will hold an even greater appeal for competitors - from the challenge of breaking the 11-year old race record to overall victory on IRC handicap.

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

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.

Rolex Middle Sea Race
Racing Area
 Racing Area of Rolex Middle Sea Race
The racing area will be the waters of the Central Mediterranean extending from the island of Malta, around the island of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands, the Egadi Islands, and the islands Pantelleria and Lampedusa. 
Starting from Grand Harbour, boats will sail a course leaving to port the Island of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands (including Strombolicchio), the Egadi Islands (except Marettimo Island), Pantelleria and Lampedusa Islands, through the South Comino Channel, keeping Malta to starboard, to the finish line in Marsamxett Harbour. The Islands of Ustica, Linosa and Lampione are not marks of the course. The length of the course is approximately 606 nautical miles. The Course Record, established by "Rambler" in 2007, is 1 day 23 hours 55 mins 3 secs.
Official website: rolexmiddlesearace.com.  See also: http://yb.tl/rmsr2018.

LIVE Twitter feed: #rmsr2018


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18 October 2018

Extreme Sailing Series, San Diego, Oct 18-21, LIVE Feed

Live San Diego, USA: Day Four, Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018

Extreme Sailing Series video Oct 21, 2018.

Live San Diego, USA: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018

Extreme Sailing Series video Oct 20, 2018.

3D San Diego, USA: Day Two - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018

Extreme Sailing Series video Oct 19, 2018.

3D San Diego, USA: Day One - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018

Extreme Sailing Series video Oct 18, 2018.

Extreme Sailing Series, San Diego, presented by SAP, 18 October - 21 October 2018:
With the racing taking place just five metres from the shore of Harbor Island, the man-made peninsula located close to Downtown San Diego, the Series will return to the city for the penultimate Act of the season. Enjoying a very temperate climate, the Californian city of San Diego sees consistent breezes, making it a popular sailing spot for California and the rest of the west coast.
Standings (prior to San Diego):
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17 October 2018

The 2018 52 SUPER SERIES Champion Quantum Racing (video)

Quantum Racing

Quantum Sails video above published May 9, 2018.

The 2018 52 SUPER SERIES Season Highlights

Quantum Racing are 2018 52 SUPER SERIES Champions!

CONGRATULATIONS to Quantum Racing for winning the 2018 52 SUPER SERIES.

Platoon finished on level points to Azzurra, but take second after countback.

2018 52 SUPER SERIES Overall Standings / points
1. Quantum Racing (USA) (Doug DeVos) 160
2. Platoon (GER) (Harm Müller-Spreer) 197
3. Azzurra (ARG/ITA) (Alberto and Pablo Roemmers) 197
4. Luna Rossa (ITA) (Patrizio Bertelli) 203
5. Sled (USA) (Takashi Okura) 211
6. Alegre (USA/GBR) (Andrés Soriano) 230
7. Phoenix (RSA) (Hasso/Tina Plattner) 239
8. Provezza (TUR) (Ergin Imre) 261
9. Onda (BRA) (Eduardo de Souza Ramos) 290
10. Gladiator (GBR) (Tony Langley) 344

The World Sailing Show video above published Oct 2, 2018

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16 October 2018

2018 Star World Championship, Friday & Saturday Videos

2018 Star World Championship - Saturday

The final day came with all of the drama you would expect from the Star class and on a day of big breeze and challenging conditions. Video above published Oct 13, 2018. Presented by Maryland's Sports Commission.

2018 Star World Championship - Friday

The international Star class is the second oldest international organization in the history of sailing. It has a rich history that is memorialized by the perpetual trophies it awards throughout the week to the competitors. Video above published Oct 12, 2018. Presented by Maryland's Sports Commission.

2018 Star World Championship | Oxford, Maryland, USA

Official website: https://2018worlds.starchampionships.org/

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13 October 2018

GC32 TPM Med Cup, Oct 10-14, Toulon, France, LIVE Feed

Day 4 GC32 TPM Med Cup -Ainslie wins in Toulon, as Cammas wins GC32 title

GC32 Racing Tour video above published Oct 14, 2018: large seas rolling into the Rade de Toulon’s open southeasterly side prevented racing on the final day of the 2018 GC32 TPM Med Cup, last event of the GC32 Racing Tour. The eight foiling catamarans ventured out on to the race course ready for a midday start. While 18-20 knots of wind is usually sailable for GC32s, building waves effectively made it ‘survival conditions’. If racing had been held, boats and possibly crew would have been damaged, reasoned the race committee, who finally raised ‘AP over A’, signalling the abandonment of racing, at 1350. The GC32 TPM Med Cup is the final event of the GC32 Racing Tour 2018 season.

Day 3 GC32 TPM Med Cup - Cammas back on form

GC32 Racing Tour video above published Oct 13, 2018: On the penultimate day of the GC32 TPM Med Cup, Franck Cammas’ NORAUTO powered by Team France fought back to second place overall after a disappointing Friday when they were crippled by a broken foil.

Day 2 GC32 TPM Med Cup - Three bullet INEOS soars ahead

GC32 Racing Tour video above published Oct 12, 2018: day two of the GC32 TPM Med Cup, the final event of the GC32 Racing Tour, held with support from Toulon Provence Mediterranée and the city of Toulon. Star of the day was unquestionably Ben Ainslie and his America’s Cup crew on board INEOS TEAM UK. The British team won three consecutive races of today’s five, coming second in the remaining two. This was despite being called over early in the first race – today’s only race held with a reaching start (due to a wind shift, the latter four races had upwind starts). The GC32 TPM Med Cup is the final event of the GC32 Racing Tour 2018 season.

Official website: www.gc32worlds.com

Day 1 best shots - GC32 TPM Med Cup

GC32 Racing Tour video above published Oct 12, 2018: best shots from the opening day of racing at the GC32 TPM Med Cup.

GC32 TPM Med Cup, Oct 10-14, Toulon, France
The GC32 Racing Tour 2018 concludes in the south of France, at Toulon, France’s third biggest Mediterranean port and capital of the Var department. Toulon is fast gaining notoriety in yacht racing circles having hosted the high profile French stop of the America’s Cup World Series in September 2016. Boat berthing and the race village are in the marina attached to the Yacht Club de Toulon. Racing will take place on the Rade de Toulon, with prevailing winds from the west. The bay is well protected with the potential for perfect GC32 foiling conditions: wind and flat water. Two top French teams are competing, both with crew from the French America’s Cup team.

Official website: gc32racingtour.com

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12 October 2018

Extreme Sailing Series 2018, All Roads Lead to San Diego (video)

ESS 2018 All roads lead to San Diego

Extreme Sailing Series video above published Oct 11, 2018.

Extreme Sailing Series, San Diego, Oct 18-21, 2018.

2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego - promo:

The adrenaline-fuelled Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Harbor Island, San Diego, October 18-21, following its successful debut in 2017. The penultimate stop on the action-packed global tour will play host to a fleet of elite-level international sailing teams, whose crew boasts Olympians, World Champions and America’s Cup superstars.

Official website: extremesailingseries.com.

Extreme Sailing Series standings:


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11 October 2018

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 Preview Video

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 Preview Video

Rolex World of Yachting video above published Oct 10, 2018: On the year of its 50th anniversary, a record fleet of close to 150 yachts is set to contest the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race. First held in 1968, the race has developed from its humble, Corinthian origins into an international event of repute attracting yachts from some 30 different countries. The Rolex Middle Sea Race’s 606-nautical mile course is not only challenging but beautiful taking in active volcanoes, rugged islands and numerous encounters with wildlife. To mark this year’s occasion, race organisers Royal Malta Yacht Club have put in place a number of special events and celebrations. Triumphing at this year’s anniversary edition will hold an even greater appeal for competitors - from the challenge of breaking the 11-year old race record to overall victory on IRC handicap. Whoever claims the Rolex Middle Sea Trophy and Rolex timepiece as overall winner will prevail from the largest fleet in the race's history. Rolex has been Title Sponsor of the race since 2002.

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 starts on 20 Oct 2018.

More information: rolexmiddlesearace.com.

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10 October 2018

Rolex Swan Cup 2018 Highlights Video

Rolex Swan Cup 2018 Highlights Video

Rolex World of Yachting video above published Oct 1, 2018: Sardinia’s breathtaking Emerald Coast was again the setting for the biennial Rolex Swan Cup. Gracing some of the most eye-catching yet challenging waters in the world, the 20th edition in September 2018 attracted an international fleet of 110 high-performance Nautor’s Swan-designed yachts. After five days of intense competition in predominantly light winds off Porto Cervo, OneGroup and Porron IX were confirmed world champions in the ClubSwan 50 and Swan 45 Class, respectively, Mela took the European championship, Solte the Grand Prix, Plis-Play the Swan Maxi, and Six Jaguar the Sparkman & Stephens classic division. Winners received a Rolex Timepiece, symbolic of the tradition and innovation uniting Nautor’s Swan, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Rolex.

See also ROLEX SWAN CUP 2018, Sep 9-16, Video, LIVE Feed.

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09 October 2018

The 2018 52 SUPER SERIES Season Highlights Video

2018 52 SUPER SERIES Season Highlights Video

52SuperSeries video above published on Oct 1, 2018: Relive a very special year with some of the greatest sailors in the world.

See also: 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week, Sep 18-22, LIVE Video

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29 September 2018

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2018, Sep 29 - Oct 7 (video)

The Very Best of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2018

DAY 8: Prize giving and the very best of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez. Video published Oct 7, 2018.

VST18 - DAY 7 - LA DER !

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez Officiel video above published Oct 6, 2018: Waves and nice breeze for the last racing day at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez. Classics, moderns and Wallys made one more time the show, thanks to all the crews !

VST18 - DAY 6 - BAGARRE !

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez Officiel video above published Oct 5, 2018: Tight racing for all classes today. Wally yachts went to Cavalaire, moderns raced all together, small mixed with big ones. Classics stayed in the bay with lighter winds ...

VST18 - DAY 5 - MAGIC !!

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez Officiel video above published Oct 4, 2018: Challenge day at Les Voiles de de Saint-Tropez in 20 knots outside the bay of Saint-Tropez. Those brave to round the Nioulargue buoy delivered a splendid show while the kids made theirs inside the harbour. Fasten your seatbelts, it gets wet !

See also:
  • DAY 4 video- PETITE BRISE (Gentle Breeze)
  • Les Voiles de Saint Tropez Officiel Day 3 video published Oct 2, 2018.
  • Les Voiles de Saint Tropez Officiel video--50 knots of wind is too much to send everybody racing. Day 2 racing cancelled--but discover the brand new Lady First III and her crew ready to race! 
  • Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2018 Day 1 video
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2018, Sep 29 - Oct 7

Official website: lesvoilesdesaint-tropez.fr

#yachting #sailing #racing #SaintTropez #StTropez

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26 September 2018

RC44 Cascais World Championship, Cascais, Portugal, Sep 26-30

The best shots from the 2018 RC44 World Championship

RC44ClassAssociation video above published Sep 30, 2018: "From our editors at Icarus Sports all the best shots from the 2018 RC44 World Championship."

Day 4 RC44 World Championship 2018 - record third title for Team Nika

RC44ClassAssociation video above published Sep 30, 2018: Team Nika became the first team ever to claim a hat trick of RC44 World Championship titles after Vladimir Prosikhin, tactician Dean Barker and their crew managed to fend off Igor Lah's Team CEEREF on the final day of big conditions racing off Cascais. The two boats started the day with Team Nika five points ahead.

Day 3 RC44 World Championship - Team CEEREF on a charge at RC44 World Championship

RC44 Class Association video above published Sep 29, 2018: Another adrenalin-pumping, top of the range day off Cascais at the RC44 World Championship saw Igor Lah's Team CEEREF claim two bullets from three races, enabling the Slovenian team to stay in contact with Vladimir Prosikhin's ultra-consistent leader Team Nika.

Day 2 RC44 World Championship 2018 - New leader at the RC44 World Championship

RC44ClassAssociation video above published Sep 28, 2018: Day two of their 2018 World Championship will go down in RC44 history books with three races sailed in waves, and at the top of the wind range, forcing teams to break out their no3 headsails and small spinnakers. Racing got underway on time at 1300 when the wind was already in the mid-teens. Once again the right side of the race course, close to the shore, was paying massively, offering the triple win on the upwinds of tidal relief, flatter water and a favourable right shift.

Day 1 RC44 World Championship 2018 - Bronenosec's two bullet surprise

RC44 Class Association video above published Sep 27, 2018: Winning two out of today’s three races made Vladimir Liubomirov and Kirill Frolov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team the stand-out performer on day one of the RC44 World Championship. With winds starting at 12 knots and building into the high teens, plus flat water and shorts and T-shirt temperatures, Cascais laid on tourist board-approved conditions. However these only materialized mid-afternoon, after wise instructions to wait ashore by PRO Peter Reggio and the race management team from the Real Club Nautico de Cascais.

 The World Championship, Cascais, is the fourth event of the 2018 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.

Racing schedule and results.

Standings before Cascais:
  1.    Monaco Charisma (MON 69)
  2.    Slovenia Team Ceeref (SLO 11)
  3.    Sweden Artemis Racing (SWE44)
  4.    Russia Team Nika (RUS 10)
  5.    United Kingdom Team Aqua (GBR 2041)
  6.    United Kingdom Peninsula Petroleum (GBR 1)
  7.    France Aleph Racing (FRA17)
  8.    Russia Bronenosec Sailing (RUS 18)
  9.    Russia Tavatuy Sailing Team (RUS 21)


2018 RC44 Class RC44 Championship Tour 2018 event schedule
  • 28 Feb - 4 Mar – RC44 Calero Marinas Cup 2018 – Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
  • 9 - 13 May – RC44 Portorož Cup – Portorož, Slovenia
  • 28 Jun - 1 Jul - RC44 Marstrand Cup – Marstrand, Sweden
  • 26 - 30 Sep - RC44 Cascais World Championship – Cascais, Portugal 
  • 14 - 18 Nov – RC44 Valletta Cup – Valletta, Malta

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25 September 2018

The World Sailing Show - September 2018 Edition (video)

The World Sailing Show - Sept 2018 Edition

This edition of the World Sailing Show was published Sep 3, 2018.

1:01 Hempel Sailing World Championships Part 1
2:09 The rise of Japan
6:33 New to the podium
12:15 TP52 World Championships
17:37 Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff
18:50 Hempel Sailing World Championships Part 2

The Hempel Sailing World Championships was always going to be a big deal, but it wasn’t just the silverware and the sailors that drew the crowds in Aarhus, Denmark. With two years to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this was the first opportunity for nations to qualify for the Games and a key opportunity to start putting theory into practice for teams. Make no mistake, Aarhus was a big deal for all. Also: to Portugal for the TP52 World Championships and an exclusive guided tour of the world’s most advanced keelboats, as well as checking in with the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff.

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18 September 2018

52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week, Sep 18-22, LIVE Video

HIGHLIGHTS: Final Day 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week 2018

What went down on the final day of an incredible season. 52 Super Series video above published Sep 23, 2018.

52 Super Series 2018 Overall Standings:
LIVE TV: 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week – Day 5

52SuperSeries LIVE video Saturday, Sep 22, 2018.

52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week – Day 4 Highlights

52SuperSeries video above: Friday, Sep 21, 2018, the day that Quantum Racing won the 2018 52 SUPER SERIES.

Highlights Day 3: 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week

52SuperSeries video Sep 20, 2018: Day 3 Highlights, 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week.

52 Super Series racing scheduled for Sep 19, 2018, Day 2, cancelled due to lack of wind. 

Highlights of Day 1, 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week 2018

52SuperSeries video above published Sep 19, 2018: Valencia, home of the 32nd and 33rd America's Cup. 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week, 18-22 September 2018.

See also Final Day Highlights: Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2018 (video). For more of the last regatta, see Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2018, LIVE Aug 21-25.

Also catch the Thrilling Photo Finish in Cascais (video), out of nowhere, Platoon Sailing Team comes FLYING in for the photo finish with Alegre TP52!

52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week official website: 52superseries.com.

LIVE Virtual Eye

Race Schedule
Day 1 – WL Races September 18th, 2018: 13:00-17:00 (CEST)
Day 2 – WL Races September 19th, 2018 cancelled (lack of wind)
Day 3 – WL Races September 20th, 2018: 13:00-17:00 (CEST)
Day 4 – WL Races September 21st, 2018: 13:00-17:00 (CEST)
Day 5 – WL Races September 22nd, 2018: 13:00-17:00 (CEST)
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11 September 2018

ROLEX SWAN CUP 2018, Sep 9-16, Video, LIVE Feed

Rolex Swan Cup 2018 – A dramatic final day

Rolex World of Yachting video above published Sep 16, 2018: An intense, compelling 2018 Rolex Swan Cup witnessed competition go down to the wire across all six classes. German yacht OneGroup was crowned winner of the inaugural ClubSwan 50 World Championship following a momentous final day with Porron IX retaining the Swan 45 world title. Italian yacht Mela is the new ClubSwan 42 European champion while Six Jaguar (Sparkman & Stephens), Plis-Play (Swan Maxi) and Solte (Grand Prix) became class champions. The Rolex Swan Cup, defined by its close partnership between Rolex, Nautor’s Swan and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, magnificently portrayed the event’s diverse characteristics from innovation to tradition and from close competition to fair-play.

Rolex Swan Cup 2018 – Appreciating beauty

Rolex World of Yachting video above published Sep 14, 2018: Three days of racing across six classes have concluded at the 2018 Rolex Swan Cup hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. In the one design championships action is set to go down to the wire with Onegroup (ClubSwan 50 World Championship), Porron IX (Swan 45 World Championship) and Mela (ClubSwan 42 European Championship) currently assuming leadership. One of the compelling stories at the 20th edition of the event is the record presence of ten Swan 65s. Owned and skippered by passionate individuals, these yachts created ground-breaking feats in their heyday of the 1970s and today remain beautiful boats to race and cruise, admired by the sailing community.

ROLEX SWAN CUP 2018 – NO MARGIN FOR ERROR

Rolex World of Yachting video above published Sep 11, 2018: The 2018 Rolex Swan Cup is underway in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, with an impressive and diverse 110-strong fleet from 17 different countries. The 20th edition of the event welcomes a wide range of Nautor’s Swan designs spanning 50-years of the marque’s history. Among the highlights of the week’s competition is the inaugural running of the ClubSwan 50 World Championship. Comprising twelve highly-competitive one design yachts the five days of racing are set to showcase close-fought, dramatic action. Leading the competition after the first day was German yacht Onegroup. The rocky outcrops and challenging waters of Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda will herald equally compelling action across all classes comprising the Sparkman & Stephens classic division as well as the ClubSwan 42 European Championship and Swan 45 World Championship.

Rolex Swan Cup 2018 – Preview

Great competition in an enviable environment, a prevailing spirit of fair play and an opportunity to sail yachts renowned for their grace, enduring appeal and rich heritage, the Rolex Swan Cup is one of the seminal events in the sport of yachting. The event is also defined by the historic, three-way partnership between Nautor’s Swan, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), and Rolex, whose association with sailing marks 60 years in 2018.

The 20th edition of the event will be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia from 9-16 September and is set to welcome an international fleet in excess of 115 yachts with models ranging from classic Sparkman & Stephens designs dating back to the mid-1960s, highly-competitive one design classes, and cutting-edge Swan Maxis and Super Maxis.


Official website: yccs.it



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