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 MediterranĂ©e 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.

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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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