19 December 2018

What Makes A Good Sailor? (video)

What makes a good Sailor?

Insight from Coach Development Expert Dave Mellor. Royal Yachting Association (RYA) video above published Dec 7, 2018. Website: rya.org.uk

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18 December 2018

North Sails Video: Together With François Gabart

Together With François Gabart

North Sails video above published Nov 1, 2018: François Gabart has worked together with North Sails for nearly ten years. He has broken numerous speed records using North 3Di, including solo around the world which he completed in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. François Gabart's Ultim Trimaran Macif is one of six yachts racing in the 2018 Route Du Rhum. He and the fleet will depart St. Malo, France on November 4th. Their destination? Guadeloupe. Their sails? North 3Di. In this video, François Gabart stresses the importance of the sailor, design team, boat builders and sailmaker working together on one goal, winning. 

Sailing footage courtesy:
Aerial images copyright: Sea Events - Macif
Onboard copyright : hocus-focus.bzh - Macif
Interview: Martin Keruzoré

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17 December 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Video: Behind-The-Scenes in the Boatyard

Behind-The-Scenes in the Boatyard | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video above published Dec 16, 2018: After the most intense Race ever, the boats are all ready for another lap of the planet – and Head of the Boatyard, Neil Cox, shows us around the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard facility in Lisbon, Portugal, and talks us through the future.

Official website: volvooceanrace.com

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16 December 2018

Star Sailor Profile Video: Jorge Zarif

Star Sailor Profile Video: Jorge Zarif

Star Sailors League video above published Dec 15, 2018. Website: starsailors.com
The SSL is a circuit created by sailors for sailors. It is born from a desire to offer sailing champions a simple, well priced and efficient platform from which to showcase their exploits to a global audience. Celebrating the stars of yesterday and today while creating those of tomorrow is the vocation behind the Star Sailors League, a circuit that seeks to be part of sailing tradition while making it more ‘pop’ and more attractive to the public.
The SSL is modeled on the principals of tennis' ATP with an annual calendar made up of four Grand Slams and the Finals based on the Masters. At the end of the circuit the champion of champions will be crowned. In a mechanical sport where the race for technology sometimes gets in the way of the race for glory, the SSL aims for equal competition where the talent of the sailors is at the forefront and the champions become heroes that inspire new generations of sailors.
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15 December 2018

US Sailing National Coaching Symposium 2018 Highlights Video

National Coaching Symposium 2018 - Highlights

US Sailing video above published Dec 14, 2018/

Tuesday, November 27th handout: Rule situations relevant to international sailors


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14 December 2018

52 Super Series: Behind The Scenes With The New Bronenosec

Behind The Scenes With The New Bronenosec

52SuperSeries video above published Dec 11, 2018: Bronenosec Project Manager Alberto Barovier answers questions about the team's new boat, and their upcoming 52 SUPER SERIES campaign.

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13 December 2018

2018 RORC Transatlantic Race: Sirius, Black Sheep, Xtra Staerk

2018 RORC Transatlantic Race: Sirius, Black Sheep, Xtra Staerk

Port Louis, Grenada: Sirius, Black Sheep and Xtra Staerk have joined the role of honour for the 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, arriving in Grenada to a warm welcome and iced cold beers. Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina provide centre stage for the arrivals on their Superyacht dock, and Marina Manager Charlotte Bonin keeps the beer on ice until the boats arrive. Nikoyan Roberts from the Grenada Tourism Authority also greets every boat with a gift basket of Grenadian goods including their world famous chocolates, and highly prized rum.

Stephane Bry's Sirius completed the podium for the Class40 Division in an elapsed time of 16 days 08 hrs 33 mins and 26 secs. French Canadian Stephane Bry is no stranger to Grenada and he was delighted to return having finished the race. “Arriving in Grenada just before sunset was really cool, and I have great memories of my stay here last time, and my family will be joining me here for Christmas,” commented Stephane. “Out in the Atlantic it is another world; home is far away. On board you eat dry food and you make economies with water and energy. This crossing was really simple but it was still fantastic and amazing. The Sirius crew are really cool, I have raced against them and also with them. We had the Finnish on one watch and the French on the other. We had a competition for the best boat speed. It was really close but the French team got 20.9 knots of speed!”

Trevor Middleton's British Sun Fast 3600 Black Sheep, skippered by Jake Carter, finished the race on the 11th December in an elapsed time of 16 days 23 hrs 18 mins and 07 secs. After IRC time correction the smallest yacht in the race was second overall. For much of the race, Black Sheep was having a terrific battle with Finnish Xp-44 Xtra-Staerk, as Black Sheep revealed in their blog: “As I write this, Xtra Straerk is within visual range, overhauling us to windward. Their symmetric kite affording them deeper running angles to boot. With this in mind we know that this is no time to take our eyes off the ball, our foot off the accelerator, or our hands off the kite sheets.”

In the last 24 hours Black Sheep made a crucial move to sail north of Barbados, to get a fast reaching angle into Grenada. As the wind went right, Black Sheep moved ahead of Xtra-Staerk. “We had a good run, we are pleased with the boat,” commented Trevor Middleton. “To get second under IRC is fantastic, we are pleased with that. We had a few dramas on board, especially putting a 10ft rip in the A2 spinnaker earlier in the race. It took the lads many hours to stitch it back together and there was a bit of tension when we re-hoisted it but the repair held which was great.”

Arto Linnervuo's Finnish Xp-44 Xtra-Staerk finished the race on the 11th December in an elapsed time of 17 days 01 hrs 40 mins and 24 secs. The all-Finnish team is on a mission to promote offshore sailing in Finland.

“Our team is very passionate and determined to do want we want to achieve together,” commented Arto Linnervuo. “We are very tight, we focus on our own roles but we work together and help each other when it is needed. The technique of sailing is always the same but the seas are different. The Atlantic Ocean is very different from the Baltic Sea. The Atlantic has bigger waves, and local conditions change all the time. You have to be able to react quickly and helming the boat is very different, you have to focus to keep the wind angle right, because the angle to the waves is moving all the time.”

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

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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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