21 January 2018

2018 World Cup Series in Miami USA, 21-28 January, LIVE Feed

Get ready for the 2018 World Cup Series in Miami, USA | 21-28 January

World Sailing TV video published Jan 20, 2018: Regatta Park, Miami, USA is hosting more than 500 sailors from 50 nations for the second of four regattas in Sailing’s 2018 World Cup Series, 21-28 January 2018, racing will be held in all ten of the Olympic events.

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02 January 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, LIVE Feed

UPDATE 2018.01.20 00h UTC Volvo Ocean Race LIVE Tracker: Team Sun Hung Kai Scallywag @ScallywagHK Finishes First! Dongfeng Race Team second; Team AkzoNobel third. Vestas 11th Hour Racing retires after collision with fishing vessel--Update: Vestas 11th Hour Racing collision - Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18"What caused the collision? Was the other boat showing navigation lights, or using the AIS (Automatic Identification System)? We don’t have answers to those questions yet but of course those are central question to the on-going investigation. Both Vestas 11th Hour Racing and the Volvo Ocean Race will cooperate with the relevant authorities to establish what happened."

Sun Hung Kai Scallywag @scallywaghk, Leg 4, Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
Daily Live – 1300 UTC Thursday 18 January | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video published Jan 18, 2018.

Leg 4 of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, Melbourne to Hong Kong Nonstop, started Jan 2, 2018, at 0300 UTC. Full Replay: Leg 4 Start in Melbourne:
A Look Back at Leg 3 - The Southern Ocean

The World Sailing Show video above published Jan 1, 2018: Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race had been a physical battle and mental challenge, with winds rarely dipping below 25 knots, and freezing seas for the entire 6500 mile leg. Day to day life proved to be strenuous, not only on deck but also below, as trade mark Southern Ocean conditions pushed teams to their limits.

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Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Leg 4, Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
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01 January 2018

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017, An Offshore Classic (video)

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 - Looking back at an offshore classic:

Rolex World of Yachting video above published on Dec 31, 2017: The 73rd edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart demonstrated once again why this offshore race has such elevated standing in the yacht racing and, indeed, sporting world. 102 yachts took part, each with their own personal ambition. For the vast majority, winning overall was the ultimate goal. Only one boat can claim the main prize. It takes planning, commitment and skill to succeed in the pursuit of excellence. Matt Allen and the crew of Ichi Ban delivered those characteristics and were justly rewarded with the Tattersall Cup and Rolex timepiece. For the other competing crews, their triumph was to start the race at all. Completing the course was the icing on the cake.

RSHYR 2017 Will Oxley - Navigation 001

Club Marine TV video above published Dec 31, 2017: Appropriately enough, the name Ichi Ban in Japanese means 'No 1' and if your were looking for an ocean racing navigator to get you to No 1 in the race to Hobart, you'd be hard pressed to go past Will Oxley.

In this conversation with Will, shortly after Ichi Ban was presented with the Tattersall Cup here in Hobart, he explains just how challenging navigation can be on a TP 52 in heavy airs and why any amount of technology will not help you with some decisions that must still be calculated in the head or plotted on a paper chart.

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