23 September 2019

Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019 Video

Full Highlights: Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019

Eleven teams from eight different nations went all in for the Rolex TP52 World Championship. Next up: Porto Cervo for the finale of the 2019 52 SUPER SERIES, Sep 24-28.

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20 September 2019

Marseille SailGP 2019 Sep 20 - 22 LIVE

2019 Marseille SailGP LIVE | FINAL | Races 7-9 | SailGP

Sep 22: LIVE coverage of Races 7-9 and the SEASON 1 FINAL on Day 3 of the 2019 Marseille SailGP.

Fan Forum LIVE // 2019 Marseille SailGP // Day 3

LIVE Fan Forum following Day 3 of the 2019 Marseille SailGP.

Closing Press Conference | Marseille SailGP 2019:

2019 Marseille SailGP LIVE | Day 2 | Races 4-6 | SailGP

LIVE coverage of Races 4-6 on Day 2 of the 2019 Marseille SailGP.

Fan Forum LIVE // 2019 Marseille SailGP // Day 2 (Sep 21)

LIVE Fan Forum following Day 2 of the 2019 Marseille SailGP. See also Slingsby & Outteridge seal the deal on day one video: It was an action packed first day of racing at the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final. Rivals Nathan Outteridge and Tom Slingsby secured enough points to guarantee their place in the match race, while others struggled; and 2019 Marseille SailGP RACE REPLAY | Day 1 | Races 1-3 | SailGP (video). See also Marseille SailGP 2019 Sep 19 Practice Day video and opening press conference video from Marseille SailGP with all the skippers of the teams.

Marseille SailGP 2019 Sep 20 - 22 -- Leaderboard -- Racing Information
Marseille, an iconic French city on the Mediterranean Sea, will host the Final of SailGP Season 01. Following two practice days, racing will take place over three days (20/21/22 September), culminating in a US$1 million winner-takes-all match race final between the season’s top-two ranked teams.
  • Race Day 1  September 20  08:30 AM EDT (US)
  • Race Day 2  September 21  08:30 AM EDT (US)
  • Race Day 3  September 22  08:30 AM EDT (US)
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19 September 2019

SailGP - The Story of Season One SO FAR, Part 1 (video)

SailGP: The Story of Season One SO FAR, Part 1

As the Marseille SailGP approaches, here's a reminder of what's happened so far ...

SailGP is sailing redefined. Established in 2018 and headquartered in London and San Francisco, SailGP is an annual, global sports championship featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism. The fan-centric, inshore racing takes place in some of the most iconic harbors around the globe and culminates with a $1 million winner-takes-all match race. Rival national teams from Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan and the United States battle it out in identical supercharged F50 catamarans, engineered for intense racing at electrifying speeds exceeding 50 knots (nearly 60 mph).

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18 September 2019

Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2 Start, Portimão, Portugal (video)

Clipper Race, Leg 1, Race 2 Start from Portimão, Portugal

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: The fleet departed Portimão, Portugal for the second race of Leg 1 to Punta del Este on Sunday 15 September. The race to Punta del Este is the second on the circumnavigation, with the teams having already raced 1,200 nautical miles from London to Portimão. Race 2, The Commodore's Cup will see the crew battle the unpredictable conditions and heat of the Doldrums as they cross the Equator and then pick up the easterly trade winds on the way to South America. The fleet is due to arrive in Punta del Este between Saturday 12 and Wednesday 16 October.

More at: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2019-20, LIVE Feed

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17 September 2019

Best Shots from the GC32 Riva Cup (video)

Best shots from the GC32 Riva Cup

GC32 Racing Tour: The GC32 Riva Cup delivered a stunning week of racing. Here are the best shots from ICARUS Sports.

The battle - Alinghi vs Oman Air

GC32 Racing Tour: with only four points between Alinghi and Oman Air going into day three at the Riva Cup, find out what the skippers had to say.

For more: GC32 Riva Cup, Riva del Garda, Italy, Sep 11-15 (video).

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11 September 2019

GC32 Riva Cup, Riva del Garda, Italy, Sep 11-15 (video)

Day 4 Highlights GC32 Riva Cup - Alinghi claims GC32 Riva Cup by a whisker

Sep 15: While Alinghi has led at the end of every day of racing at the 2019 GC32 Riva Cup, the Swiss team was on the ropes this afternoon when their arch-rivals Oman Air, in seemingly unbeatable form, scored three back-to-back wins levelling the scoreline with them. Find out how the Swiss team sealed the deal in the final race of the day.

Day 3 Highlights GC32 Riva Cup - Alinghi clings on to narrow lead going into GC32 Riva Cup finale:

GC32 Racing Tour Sep 14, 2019: Both Alinghi and Oman Air had difficult moments. The Swiss GC32 World Champions were off form in today’s first two races, leaving them trailing Oman Air by two points. However showing their typical relentlessness, Alinghi won the next three races.

Day 2 GC32 Riva Cup - Oman Air fights back

Sep 13: Lago di Garda was not making it easy for race officials on day two of the GC32 Riva Cup, the penultimate event of the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour. The afternoon southerly Ora wind was late materialising and required three changes of race course and a frustrating two hour wait before the wind finally blasted in at 15+ knots some four kilometres south of Riva del Garda. 

After this three races with reaching starts were eventually held, the wind progressively dropping off as the afternoon wore on and holes in the race course began to appear close to the leeward gate and the boats were returned to the Fraglia Vela Riva marina. “Friday 13th” they muttered by way of explanation, but in Italy 13 is not unlucky.

Day 1 GC32 Riva Cup - Early lead for Alinghi at GC32 Riva Cup

Sep 12: In today’s five races, all held in the southerly Ora wind of 8 to 13 knots, the immaculate Swiss team never finished a race deeper than third and ended the day four points ahead of second-placed Red Bull Sailing Team.

GC32 Riva Cup, Riva del Garda, Italy, Sep 11-15 Racing out of the Fraglia Vela Riva from Thursday to Sunday, with a scheduled start time of 1300 local time each day.

Venue: Lake Garda. Here the foiling catamarans will again be hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva at the lake’s northern end. The GC32 Riva Cup will take place mid-September rather than its usual beginning of season slot. At this time of year the temperature is warmer and the northerly Péler wind more dominant. Event Results.

2019 GC32 Racing Tour overall results after the first 3 events (graphic opens in new tab/window);

2019 GC32 Racing Tour schedule:
  • 22.-26 May: GC32 Villasimius Cup / Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy
  • 26-30 June: GC32 World Championship / Lagos, Portugal
  • 31 July-4 August: 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE / Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • 11-15 September: GC32 Riva Cup / Riva del Garda, Italy
  • 5 – 9 Nov: GC32 Oman Cup 

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10 September 2019

GC32 Racing Tour 2019 - TV Episode #3 (video)

GC32 Racing Tour 2019 - TV Episode #3

GC32 Racing Tour: Icarus Sports presents its first 26-minute documentary from the  2019 GC32 Racing Tour, as the hydro foiling GC32 catamaran fleet joins the 38th Copa del Rey MAPFRE in Palma de Mallorca, Spain (published Sep 4, 2019).

The 2019 GC32 Racing Tour:
  • 22.-26 May: GC32 Villasimius Cup / Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy
  • 26-30 June: GC32 World Championship / Lagos, Portugal
  • 31 July-4 August: 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE / Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • 11-15 September: GC32 Riva Cup / Riva del Garda, Italy
  • 5 – 9 November: GC32 Oman Cup 

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09 September 2019

The World Sailing Show, September 2019 (video)

The World Sailing Show - September 2019

The Fastnet is one of sailing’s most iconic and challenging races. This year’s edition attracted the biggest fleet to date as 388 yachts set sail on what would prove a record-breaking event as the battle for line honours went right down to the wire.  Also in the Solent, the sport’s fastest fleet racing series made its European debut in equally dramatic style as SailGP broke both records and carbon out on the water.

It’s been a busy few weeks in Japan as well as the 470s played out their world championships on the waters of Enoshima before all ten classes battled it out in the Olympic test event just a year out from the start of the Games. And the Olympic news doesn’t stop there, as World Sailing announced more details of an exciting new offshore class for the 2024 Games in Paris.

Meanwhile back in Europe the Diam 24s concluded their own Tour De France in the Tour Voile, while the 52 Super Series was taking advantage of great conditions in Cascais, Portugal to put on another masterclass.

00:50 Fastnet Race
04:25 52 Super Series, Cascais
09:30 Tour Voile
12:42 470 Worlds
17:18 Olympic Test Event in Enoshima & 2024 Offshore class
20:09 SailGP, Cowes

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02 September 2019

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019, Porto Cervo, Yacht Racing Sep 2-7

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019 – 7 September – An enthralling end to a spectacular week

Sep 7, 2019: The 30th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup enhanced the event’s reputation as a must do regatta on the international circuit. Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), in partnership with Rolex since 1985 and in conjunction with the International Maxi Association, it delivered a week of pulsating action, consummate skill and elevated performance. The contest remains the pinnacle of large monohull yacht racing, attracting the best boats, the most passionate owners and the finest crews.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019 – More than a Regatta

5 September 2019 – Marking its 30th edition this year, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is one of the most established events on the sailing calendar. Unique, iconic, magnificent, it is only open to yachts over 18 metres (60 feet). The longstanding partnership and shared vision of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and title sponsor Rolex, in conjunction with the enviable sailing environment, have enabled the event to evolve and expand over the years. By the halfway point of the 2019 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the racing has already proved exceptional and promises much in the two days remaining.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019 official website -- Tracking -- Results

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019 – 3 September – An impressive spectacle

For close to 40 years, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup has been a captivating fixture on the yachting calendar. A gathering of the very best yachts and the very best crews, the 2019 event marks the 30th edition of this, now, annual institution. An integral part of Rolex’s six-decade-long association with yachting, since 1985, and exemplifying the enduring pursuit of excellence present throughout the sport, this year’s grand prix contest has attracted an impressive fleet of 53 yachts. Organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in conjunction with the International Maxi Association, the first two days of racing in and around the Maddalena Archipelago have been close fought and offered an inspiring spectacle. -- Rolex World of Yachting video above published Sep 3, 2019. See also the preview video.

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019 celebrates its 30th edition from 1–7 September. For almost four decades, the event has provided an exacting test for the Maxi, the most powerful, elegant and impressive yacht class. First held in 1980 and organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in conjunction with the International Maxi Association, Rolex has been the event’s Title Sponsor since 1985. Uniting cutting-edge yachts, supreme professional talent and northeast Sardinia’s wonderful sailing environment, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is a truly unique competition. The 2019 edition will welcome in excess of 50 yachts from pure racers to high-performance cruisers and classic masterpieces. Rolex’s support for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, and the world of yachting more broadly, stems from the brand’s perpetual commitment to excellence in all its activities.

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01 September 2019

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2019-20, LIVE Feed

UPDATE Sep 15: Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2 Start, Portimão, Portugal (video)

Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 1: London to Portimão | Clipper 2019-20 Race

The Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race got off to a great start with a fantastic first race down to Portimão. Just over six days of intense racing saw the fleet cover over 1,200nm and encountered a massive variation in sea and wind conditions.

All eleven teams experienced everything, from strong tidal conditions in the Thames Estuary and English channel, very light winds during the early and latter parts of the race, to strong upwind conditions for the first three days which saps energy and takes even the hardiest sailors massive efforts to keep racing hard.

The notorious Bay of Biscay, brought the downwind surfing conditions that everyone was waiting for. Strong winds from behind with a following sea are what the racing sailors dream about and the fleet absolutely screamed down the west coast of Portugal, surfing waves and hitting speeds of up to 30 knots.

Punta del Este claimed victory into Host Port, Marina de Portimão with Dare To Lead taking secord and Qingdao finishing third. 

Clipper 2019-20 Race start from London, UK

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race start Sep 1, 2019: more than 700+ international Race Crew from all walks of life leave from St. Katharine Docks, London, for the start of an 11 month, 40,000 nautical mile global adventure.

Clipper Race tracker 

Clipper 2019-20 Race Prep video

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race video published Aug 14, 2019: Clipper Race HQ is a hive of activity for Prep Week! Hundreds of Clipper 2019-20 Crew are busily getting the fleet ready, organising food and taking part. The race starts September 1 from London, England, UK.
See also First Look: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Sailing Legend (video): On April 22, 1969, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston made history, becoming the first person to ever complete a solo and non-stop circumnavigation of the world's oceans. 50 years on, Sir Robin returned to Falmouth to recreate that historic day on board his beloved 32-foot ketch Suhaili. In a documentary called Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Sailing Legend. Sir Robin will share his diaries from the race for the first time, while fellow leading sailors such as Olympian Sir Ben Ainslie, Dee Caffari and Alex Thompson will share what Sir Robin's achievement means to them.
The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht. The brainchild of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world, the event is now preparing for the start of its twelfth edition, the Clipper 2019-20 Race. Starting from London on 1 September 2019, the fleet will complete its circumnavigation when it returns eleven months later, in August 2020.


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24 August 2019

Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals, Aug 25-29 LIVE Feed

Final Day Highlights – Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019

Aug 29, 2019: It was a nervy finale on the Bay of Palma!

Final Day 5 LIVE - Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019

First Race Scheduled for Aug 29, 2019, 13:00 CEST: LIVE for Day 5 of the Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019.

Day 4 Highlights – Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019

Aug 28, 2019: Three incredible races on the penultimate day of the Worlds! Full Day 4 video here.

LIVE Day 3 Video of the Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019--Due to weather conditions, no racing on Day 3 of the Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019.

Virtual Eye |  Regatta Results

Day 2 Highlights and Day 1 Highlights and video playlist of 52 Super Series 2019.

The Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019 runs from Sunday, Aug 25, through Thursday, August 29. All five days of racing will be available via LIVE video and there are eleven competing teams at Puerto Portals vying for the coveted title.

Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019 Aug 25-29, Mallorca, Spain: Puerto Portals is a nautical and leisure marina complex on the island of Mallorca, located in the bay of Palma, just 10 km west from the Balearic capital. Recognized around the world as a reference for quality of its facilities and its range of shops, restaurants and leisure options, Puerto Portals is a venue for many international nautical events.

2019 52 SUPER SERIES overall season standings after Cascais (3rd of five events):
1. Azzurra (ARG/ITA) (Alberto/Pablo Roemmers) 95 puntos.
2. Quantum Racing (USA) (Doug DeVos) 103 p.
3. Platoon (GER) (Harm Müller-Spreer) 103 p.
4. Provezza (TUR) (Ergin Imre) 108 p.
5. Bronenosec (RUS) (Vladimir Liubomirov) 112 p.
6. Alegre (USA/GBR) (Andrés Soriano) 136 p.
7. Phoenix 11 (RSA) (Tina Plattner) 154 p.
8. Sled (USA) (Takashi Okura) 164 p.

2019 52 SUPER SERIES: best of 5 events gets the trophy
  • Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week  May 21st - 25th, Menorca, Spain
  • Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup  June 18th - 22nd, Cadiz, Spain
  • Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week  July 16th - 20th, Cascais, Portugal
  • Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019 August 25th - 29th, Mallorca, Spain
  • Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week September 24th - 28th, Sardinia, Italy
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20 August 2019

ReadySteadyTokyo & Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima 2019 (video)

LIVE Final Day | Medal Races  | Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima 2019

The final Medal Race day of the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima will involve the Laser, Laser Radial, Finn and 470 Men & Women fleets, Enoshima, Japan, 1 Sep 2019 beginning 12 noon (UTC+9) which is  Saturday, Aug 31, 11pm EDT (US).

LIVE | Medal Races  | Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima 2019

Enoshima, Japan | Saturday 31st August beginning 12 noon (UTC+9) which is Aug 30, 11pm EDT (US)-- The first Medal Races of the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima will involve the 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 and RS:X Men and Women fleets.

Schedule (UTC+9):
12:10 - Nacra 17
12:50 - 49erFX
13:30 - 49er
14:10 - RS:X Women
14:50 - RS:X Men

Day 4 Highlights | Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima 2019

As fierce winds continued to rage across Sagami Bay, five classes wrapped up fleet racing, ready for the Medal Races! Video above published Aug 30, 2019.

Day 3 Highlights | Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima 2019

The storm was banished and the sun returned on the third day of racing in Enoshima - but the big breeze stuck around! Video above published Aug 29, 2019.

Day 2 Highlights | Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima 2019

Only the RS:X windsurfers and Finn sailors got out onto the water on the second day of racing in Enoshima - and they relished the crazy winds and big swell!

Day 1 Highlights | Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima 2019

A light day saw early postponements, but all fleets were able to sail at least one race in Enoshima in the 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 and 470 classes. World Sailing video above published Aug 27, 2019.
Enoshima is hosting a sailing double-header with just one year to go before Tokyo 2020! First up, Ready Steady Tokyo, the official Test Event for the Olympic Games, before the opening round of the 2019/20 Hempel World Cup Series gets underway. World Sailing TV video above published Aug 15, 2019.

Ready Steady Tokyo Aug 15-22, 2019 / sailing.org/readysteadytokyo:

2020 World Cup schedule:
  • Enoshima Round: 25 August-1 September 2019
  • Miami Round: 26 January-2 February 2020
  • Genoa Round: 19-26 April 2020
  • Enoshima Final: June* 2020

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19 August 2019

IMOCA Communication Partners Thales & Iridium (video)

Thales & Iridium, Official Communication Partners of IMOCA

IMOCA Globe Series video above published Jul 30, 2019.
IMOCA GLOBE SERIES | imoca.org/en:



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12 August 2019

Cowes Week 2019 August 10 - 17 LIVE Feed

LIVE Replay Final Day - Sat. Aug 17, 2019

LIVE Replay Friday Aug 16, 2019:

See also: LIVE Replay Daily videos from the entire Cowes Week 2019.

Daily LIVE:

Cowes Week 2019: Saturday, August 10 - Saturday, August 17, Cowes, England, UK
Official website: http://www.cowesweek.co.uk/ has results and schedules
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10 August 2019

SailGP Cowes UK - August 10 - 11 2019, LIVE Feed

2019 Cowes SailGP LIVE // Final Day // Races 1-3 // SailGP

LIVE Replay of coverage of Races 1-3 on the final day of the 2019 Cowes SailGP, Aug 11, 2019.

Schedule for Sunday 11 August:
Race Village opens 11:30 – 18:30
Racing will run from 15:00 – 16:30 BST. All six national teams will take part in two fleet races. This will be followed by a match race final where the top highest ranked teams from the weekend will go head to head to determine the Cowes SailGP event winner.

Race Notice for  Saturday 10 August: "Due to forecasted severe adverse weather, and in order to ensure the safety of all athletes, staff, spectators and guests, Cowes SailGP will not proceed with racing on Saturday, August 10. Click here for more information."

Cowes Practice Racing

SailGP video above published Aug 10, 2019: Hop on board with the six SailGP teams during practice racing on the Solent in Cowes.

SailGP Season 1 - Mid-Season Leaderboard

Just over halfway through the inaugural season of SailGP, it's time to check in on the overall leaderboard. Will Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge continue to battle for the top spot? Can Dylan Fletcher close the gap on home waters in Cowes? Every race counts as we get closer to the $1 million dollar prize. Video above published July 31, 2019, by SailGP.

SailGP is sailing redefined. Established in 2018 and headquartered in London and San Francisco, SailGP is an annual, global sports championship featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism. The fan-centric, inshore racing takes place in some of the most iconic harbors around the globe and culminates with a $1 million winner-takes-all match race. Rival national teams from Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan and the United States battle it out in identical supercharged F50 catamarans, engineered for intense racing at electrifying speeds exceeding 50 knots (nearly 60 mph). 

Leaderboard overall prior to Cowes:
Position - Team - Helmsman - Points
1 Japan - Nathan Outteridge 140
2 Australia - Tom Slingsby 139
3 Great Britain - Dylan Fletcher 106
4 United States - Rome Kirby 105
5 China - Phil Robertson 93
5 France - Billy Besson 93

SailGP Cowes UK August 10 - 11, 2019, is part of Cowes Week 2019:
Cowes Week 2019
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03 August 2019

The 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race Starting Aug 3, LIVE Feed

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 8 August – Burnishing the Legend

Aug 8, 2019: The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of sailing’s ultimate challenges: a racecourse that has achieved mythic status, a turning mark that is a true icon in sport and a near 100-years of history and tradition. The 48th edition attracted a record fleet of 388 yachts, of which 333 competed for the overall win on handicap. Conditions this year properly tested competitors from around the world. Professional and Corinthian crews alike experienced a broad range of weather and sea states; all had to overcome the notorious tidal and tactical challenges presented by the famous course. Records were broken, superlative performance converted into triumph and across the fleet endeavour was rewarded. An enduring legend has been polished once again.

Fleet tracking LIVE: https://www.rolexfastnetrace.com/2019-fleet-tracking-race-player

Race Results: https://www.rolexfastnetrace.com/competitors/race-documents/results

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 7 August – Wizard Leaves Fleet Spellbound

Aug 7, 2019: The 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race has been won by David and Peter Askew’s 21.5 meter (70-foot) Maxi yacht Wizard. Finishing third on the water behind her larger rivals Rambler and SHK Scallywag, she is the first American yacht to win the race overall since Great News in 1989.

Prevailing from an international fleet of 388 yachts is a remarkable achievement. The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of the world’s legendary and most challenging contests. Wizard’s crew can be rightly proud of their accomplishment and for fully embracing the characteristics required to succeed in discipline of offshore racing: preparedness, determination, endurance and skill. It was not an easy win. Conditions at the Fastnet Rock on the second day were some of the worst in recent years with strong wind and steep waves testing the commitment of the crews. Wizard’s position at the top of the podium was challenged hard, not least by French yacht Bretagne Telecom, which finished second overall, a mere 45 minutes behind and British yacht Tala, a further 45 minutes back. The victory adds further lustre to the enduring and continuing history of the race.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 6 August – Tough, Inspiring and Recognizable

Aug 6, 2019: As the 48th Rolex Fastnet Race moves through its fourth day, the flood of arrivals continues. The window of opportunity for those pursuing overall victory is narrowing and, after four days, crews still at sea are beginning to tire. Finishing well is dependent upon full commitment to performing at the best of one's ability and remaining resolute until the finish. The American yacht Wizard is currently in top spot, but the prevailing characteristic of Rolex Fastnet Race crews is to persevere to the very end, meaning the result remains in the balance. Nearly a century old, the Rolex Fastnet Race remains one the most inspiring and recognizable offshore racecourses in the world. Supported by Rolex since 2001, the race is organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, and the 2019 race has attracted a record fleet of 388 yachts ready and willing to test themselves against one of the toughest of offshore races.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 5 August – Monohull Line Honours

 Aug 5, 2019: For the second time in a row, George David and the crew of the 27-metre (88-foot) Maxi yacht Rambler has secured the Line Honours trophy in the Rolex Fastnet Race. Once again, though, they were thwarted in the pursuit of the monohull race record; this time missing out by one hour, 16 minutes. Setting a new fastest time to the Fastnet Rock, it looked likely that the benchmark for the race as a whole might fall. As it was, Rambler found herself engaged in an intense, three way tussle for the lead and, even as the opportunity to improve on the race time faded, the challenge to be first home intensified. Finishing the 605nm course in one day, 19 hours, 55 minutes, Rambler held off her closest rivals, Scallywag and Wizard. With line honours resolved, attention turns to the overall win on handicap. The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of the preeminent stages for offshore racing. With challenging wind and sea conditions in the Celtic Sea, the fleet still racing will have to exhibit all the determination and perseverance that have characterized this legendary race since it was first held in 1925.  Organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the race has been partnered by Rolex since 2001.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 4 August – Multihull Race Record Broken

Aug 4, 2019: Co-skippered by round the world race winners, Charles Caudrelier and Franck Cammas, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild secured Multihull Line Honours in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday afternoon. Finishing the 605nm course in 1 day 4 hours 2 minutes, the 30.5-metre (100-foot) French Ultime trimaran eclipsed the previous race record by some four hours. Out on the course, monohull Line Honours continues to be contested by three Maxis – the the 30.5-metre (100-foot) Scallwag, the Volvo 70 Wizard and the 27 m (88 ft) Rambler. Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and partnered by Rolex since 2001, the race attracts a broad range of entries passionate about taking on the legendary test. Away from the leaders, the majority of the 388 yacht fleet are still sailing towards the race’s emblematic landmark, the Fastnet Rock on the southern tip of Ireland.

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 Multihull Line Honours Winner: Maxi Edmond De Rothschild (RORC 4 Aug 2019 video): The 32m long Ultim trimarans laid on a spectacular finish in this 48th Rolex Fastnet Race resulting in MACIF, the leader since rounding the Fastnet Rock earlier this morning, being beaten to the finish line in the last breath of the race by her arch-rival Maxi Edmond de Rothschild. As Maxi Edmond de Rothschild’s skipper Franck Cammas explained: “Just after they gybed onto the layline for the finish we crossed them and decided to overlay. It was our last chance to see if there was something still possible. But until five minutes before we finished we never thought it was possible!” For their endeavours the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crew won the Rolex Fastnet multihull trophy and were presented with a Rolex timepiece, ashore at Plymouth Yacht Haven.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 video 3 August--A spectacular start for an impressive fleet--The 48th edition of legendary Rolex Fastnet Race got underway today. First held in 1925, the race has achieved mythic status and each edition enriches the honour and legacy. A record fleet of 388 yachts crossed the Royal Yacht Squadron line off Cowes, separated into seven starts. Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and partnered by Rolex since 2001, the race is a core element in the Swiss watchmaker's six-decade-long association with the sport. Featuring an array of the very best professional and Corinthian crews from around the world, 100 foot foiling multihulls are vying with similar-sized monohulls at the front. The smaller classes are filled with the traditional mix of the experienced, the intrepid and the adventurous. The winners will become legends.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 preview video. 2019 marks the 48th edition of biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club since 1925 and partnered by Rolex since 2001. The 605nm race is a classic examination of strategy and skill attracting a mix of passionate Corinthians and professionals. This is offshore racing at its very best, with complex weather patterns and testing tidal currents to be negotiated. For Rolex, this type of sailing challenge lies at the heart of its enduring six-decade-long support for the sport. On Saturday, 3 August an intrepid fleet of 400 yachts will set sail from Cowes, on the south coast of the United Kingdom, bound for the Fastnet Rock off southern Ireland and the return. leg to the finish in Plymouth. Start Date & Times: Saturday 3 Aug 2019 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race Start from 12:30 - 14:00 (local time Cowes, England).

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31 July 2019

GC32 | 38th Copa del Rey MAPFRE, Mallorca, Spain, Jul 31-Aug 3

GC32 Day 4 Copa del Rey MAPFRE - Oman Air match races to victory in Palma

Aug 3, 2019: Oman Air have won the 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, third event of the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour, after fending off a final day challenge from arch-rival Alinghi. After being soundly beaten by Ernesto Bertarelli’s Swiss team at the GC32 World Championship in June, this was a sweet return to form for Adam Minoprio and his crew. Next GC32 Racing Tour event at Lake Garda for the Riva Cup, 11-15 September 2019.

GC32 Day 3 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Aug 2, 2019--Crossed swords between Oman and Switzerland--Some hair-raisingly close crosses between Oman Air and Alinghi summed up just how tight the battle for supremacy is between these two top-flight teams duelling each other at the 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, third event of the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour. Adam Minoprio might have again steered the Omani boat to three victories from five heats today, but Arnaud Psarofaghis notched up a cleaner set of results to close in on their rivals by a single point on the leaderboard.

GC32 Day 2 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Aug 1, 2019--Oman Air flies past Alinghi in light airs of Palma--Adam Minoprio and his crew nailed some excellent reaching starts in the stronger winds of the first three races to score a hat trick of bullets in Palma. 

See also Day 1 Video Highlights July 31, 2019: Alinghi and Oman Air neck and neck after five full-on races: After a faltering start to day one of the 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, Alinghi turned on the afterburners to take the final two races of a full-on, five-heat afternoon in the latest round of the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour in Palma, Mallorca.

GC32 | 38th Copa del Rey MAPFRE, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Jul 31-Aug 4, is the third event in this year's GC32 Tour. The second event was the GC32 World Championship at Lagos, Portugal, June 26-30 (see Best shots video from the GC32 World Championship).

Official website: gc32racingtour.com and resultsIn overall results the top three teams are currently 1. Alinghi, 2. INEOS Rebels UK, and 3. Oman Air.
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The fourth event on the tour will be Riva del Garda, Italy, September 11 – 15

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30 July 2019

GC32 Racing Tour 2019 - TV Episode #2 (video)

GC32 Racing Tour 2019 - TV Episode #2

A 26-minute documentary from the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour published July 27, 2019, as the hydro foiling GC32 catamaran fleet compete in the 2019 World Championship event in Lagos, Portugal.

See also: 2019 GC32 World Championship, 26-30 June, Lagos, Portugal

Next GC32 Racing Tour event: 
38th Copa del Rey MAPFRE, Mallorca, Spain, Jul 31-Aug 4
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29 July 2019

This is Sailing (video)

This is Sailing

One minute of proof that sailing is the most beautiful sport in the world. 52 Super Series video above published on Jul 20, 2019.

See also: Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week, July 16-20, LIVE Feed

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28 July 2019

Transpac Finish: Mishaps on the Pacific (video)

Transpac Finish: Mishaps on the Pacific

In a race across the ocean, sometimes things go wrong, moments that put sailors to the test.  TranspacRace video above published Jul 23, 2019. Video by Chris Love Productions.


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27 July 2019

Transpac50 - Bretwalda 3 Finish and Interview with Owner Bob Pethick

Bretwalda 3 Finish and Interview with Owner Bob Pethick

TranspacRace video above published July 21, 2019: Bob Pethick recounts a fast ride to Honolulu for his Rogers 46.

See also 50th Transpacific Yacht Race (1906-2019), Video & LIVE Feed

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26 July 2019

Transpac50 - Rio 100 Finish Interview of Manouch Moshayedi (video)

Rio 100 Finish interview with Manouch Moshayedi

RIO 100 wins the Merlin Trophy after a fantastic finish off Diamond Head at 19:08 on July 19th, with a total elapsed time of 6:09:08:19. Video above of owner and skipper Manouch Moshayedi, published July 20, 2019.

See also 50th Transpacific Yacht Race (1906-2019), Video & LIVE Feed

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25 July 2019

Transpac Finish Highlights: Friends and Family (video)

Transpac Finish Highlights: Friends and Family

TranspacRace video above published Jul 22, 2019: It's the people on your crew who make the trip to Honolulu special.

See also 50th Transpacific Yacht Race (1906-2019), Video & LIVE Feed

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24 July 2019

2019 Transpac Race from Kialoa II (video)

2019 Transpac Race from Kialoa II

Patrick Broughton's S&S 73 Kialoa II from New South Wales, AUS and their adventure during the 2019 Transpac Race. Video by Dallas Kilponen, crew aboard Kialoa II, published July 23, 2019.

See also: 50th Transpacific Yacht Race (1906-2019), Video & LIVE Feed

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22 July 2019

50th Transpacific Yacht Race (1906-2019), Video & LIVE Feed

24 July TP 50 Hamachi course analysis

Transpac Race video above published Jul 24, 2019: Course analysis with David Rogers and Fred Laffitte of Hamachi, Division 3 and overall winners of Transpac 50, hosted by Dobbs Davis of Seahorse Magazine. See also TP 50 25 July Taxi Dancer analysis video and Transpacific Yacht Club Trophy History video.

Transpac Finish Highlights Video - the Winners

Recounting the top dogs in each of Transpac's racing categories on a day that saw a whopping nunber of finishers. TranspacRace video above published Jul 21, 2019.

Comanche First Monohull to Finish Transpac50

Owner Jim Cooney and Navigator Stan Honey give a rundown of the 2,250-mile journey onboard the 100 footer they finsihed in 5 days 11 hours 14 minutes 05 seconds.

Official website: transpacyc.comrace tracker, and results.


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16 July 2019

Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week, July 16-20, LIVE Feed

Final Day Video Highlights – Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

July 20, 2019: The top four places were decided by a photo finish!  Quantum Racing wins the regatta, but Azzurra leaves Cascais, and the third regatta of the 2019 52 SUPER SERIES season, with a lead of eight points on the overall circuit standings, having started the week five points off the top spot. Read more here.

Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week--final regatta standings:
1. Quantum Racing (USA) (Doug DeVos) (2,1,2,2,1,4,3,3,5) 23 p.
2. Azzurra (ARG/ITA) (Alberto/Pablo Roemmers) (3,3,1,3,6,2,2,2,2) 24 p.
3. Platoon (GER) (Harm Müller-Spreer) (5,4,3,1,7,5,5,4,1) 35 p.
4. Bronenosec (RUS) (Vladimir Liubomirov) (4,2,4,7,3,3,7,1,4) 35 p.
5. Provezza (TUR) (Ergin Imre) (1,5,7,5,2,7,6,6,3,) 42 p.
6. Phoenix 11 (RSA) (Hasso Plattner) (6,6,5,4,5,1,4,7,DNS8) 46 p.
7. Alegre (USA/GBR) (Andrés Soriano) (7,7,6,6,4,6,1,5,6) 48 p.

2019 52 SUPER SERIES overall season standings after three of five events:
1. Azzurra (ARG/ITA) (Alberto/Pablo Roemmers) 95 puntos.
2. Quantum Racing (USA) (Doug DeVos) 103 p.
3. Platoon (GER) (Harm Müller-Spreer) 103 p.
4. Provezza (TUR) (Ergin Imre) 108 p.
5. Bronenosec (RUS) (Vladimir Liubomirov) 112 p.
6. Alegre (USA/GBR) (Andrés Soriano) 136 p.
7. Phoenix 11 (RSA) (Tina Plattner) 154 p.
8. Sled (USA) (Takashi Okura) 164 p.

Day 4 Highlights – Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

July 19, 2019: It took nearly three and a half hours to get a race away... but well worth the wait! Quantum Racing go into the final day of the Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week with a five-point lead over Azzurra and so sit on the threshold of their first major regatta title since victory in Puerto Portals in late August last year. More here.

Day 3 Highlights – Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

July 18, 2019: Incredible images from today's racing--see also Day 2 Highlights and Day 1 Highlights – Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019.

Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week, July 16-20, Cascais, Portugal
Venue: Clube Naval de Cascais. The 52 SUPER SERIES stays on the Atlantic as it returns again to the perennial favourite venue of the Clube Naval de Cascais, which was founded in 1938--Offering challenging and ever-changing winds conditions, and excellent racing areas on the Atlantic coast, Cascais has been proven over the years to have some of the best conditions for sailboat racing in the world. Racing on the Atlantic swell and (usually) big winds means high speed thrills and spills, and the 2018 TP52 World Championship in Cascais proved that to be the case.

2019 52 SUPER SERIES: best of 5 events gets the trophy
  • Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week  May 21st - 25th, Menorca, Spain
  • Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup  June 18th - 22nd, Cadiz, Spain
  • Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week  July 16th - 20th, Cascais, Portugal
  • Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019 August 25th - 29th, Mallorca, Spain
  • Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week September 24th - 28th, Sardinia, Italy
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15 July 2019

Video Shots of the Day - 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019

Onboard with Artemis Racing

44Cup video above published Jul 13, 2019: Ever wonder what it is like to be onboard an RC44? Our Icarus camera man jumped onboard during racing yesterday to capture the experience.

360° onboard Artemis Racing

44Cup video above published Jul 11, 2019: #Shotoftheday - 360° onboard Artemis Racing

See also: 44Cup Marstrand World Championship, Jul 9-13, Marstrand, Sweden

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10 July 2019

44Cup Marstrand World Championship, Jul 9-13, Marstrand, Sweden

Day 4 - Final Day of 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019

July 13, 2019: World Championship claimed by Team Aqua. Holding an eight point advantage going into the final day, and then doing enough to hang on, enabled Chris Bake’s Team Aqua to be crowned the 44Cup Marstrand World Champions for 2019. The team claimed this year’s title ahead of Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika and Torbjörn Törnqvist’s local heroes aboard Artemis Racing. “I feel really good about it,” said Bake, still dripping from his victor’s plunge once Team Aqua was back at her berth on the Marstrand quayside. “Yesterday was a good day and the boat was going really well. Today was tough – shifty and really patchy.” Today the teams had a long wait out on the water as the breeze faded, subsequently materialising just long enough to allow two races to be sailed before the 1500 cut-off.

Best of the 2019 44Cup World Championship, Marstrand

44Cup video above published Jul 13, 2019: All the best shots from the 2019 44Cup World Championship in Marstrand Sweden.

Day 3: 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019

44Cup video above, Jul 12, 2019: "After a marginal forecast left the nine strong 44Cup fleet parked at the dock until 1300, the Swedish wind gods came good allowing four races to be held in 8-12 knots on the penultimate day of the 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019. This helped the schedule recover following no races yesterday due to a lack of wind. Stand-out performer today was Chris Bake’s Team Aqua, which, much like Hugues Lepic’s Aleph Racing on day one, scored no race worse than a fifth place. Her resounding 2-5-2-1 scoreline has left Bake’s team with a useful eight point advantage going into the final day."

Marstrand, Sweden  is the third event of the 2019 44Cup 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: 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019 - Skunked on day two video (no racing on Day 2). 44Cup Jul 11, 2019: "Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose and unfortunately today was the latter for day two of the 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019. At the skippers briefing in the morning PRO Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio kept the crews ashore. The race committee then took to the high seas to the west of Marstrand island to check out the conditions. They kept abreast of the situation, on the hour updating crews and owners with news as they waiting patiently in the 44Cup hospitality area on Marstrand’s quayside. However when there was still no wind at 1530, Reggio pulled the plug on racing for the day."

Day 1 44Cup World Championship 2019

The opening day of the 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019, July 10, was one of exceptional sailing conditions in 15 knot winds, on top of a short, sharp chop making for an exhilarating, if wet ride for the nine crews competing:
"Despite the relatively stable conditions it was an unusually high scoring day for all but Hugues Lepic’s Aleph Racing. Winner of the last 2019 44Cup event in Rovinj, Croatia in May, the French team claimed the opening race after winning the start and making the most of the favourable left. However in the next two races they had to fight back from poor starts. However with no score worse than a fifth, Aleph Racing leads the World Championship after day one."
Welcome to Marstrand and the 44Cup World Championship 2019--preview video: "Highlight of the 44Cup season, the World Championship sets sail in Marstrand, the sailing mecca on the west coast of Sweden. Nine of the one design owner-driver monohull teams are competing and as usual in this hotly competitive class all boats in the fleet are capable of winning races but success will come down to which can string together the most consistently good score line over the next four days."

44Cup Marstrand World Championship, Jul 9-13, Marstrand, Västra Götaland County, Sweden

Teams in order of standings overall after 44Cup Marstrand World Championship, total points with one discard:
 Team Aqua (GBR 2041)--4;
 Team Nika (RUS 10)--4; 
Team Ceeref (SLO 11)--5;
 Artemis Racing (SWE44)--6;
Aleph Racing (FRA17)--7;
Peninsula Petroleum (GBR 1)--8;
Charisma (MON 69)--11; 
Tavatuy Sailing Team (RUS 21)--12;
Bronenosec Sailing (RUS 18)--14.
Official website: 44cup.orgResults: 44cup.org/results; Tracker: tractrac.com.
Points are allocated on the standard World Sailing ‘low point system’, so the boat that comes first in a race gets one point, second gets two points etc. The team with the fewest points at the end of each event is the winner. All 44Cup YouTube videos.
Event schedule:
  • Tuesday, 9 July: Practice Racing 
  • Wednesday, 10 July - Saturday, 13 July: Fleet Racing
  • Saturday, 13 July, 16.00: Prize giving ceremony + buffet
44Cup EVENTS 2019:
  • 44Cup Porto Montenegro April 10-14, Porto Montenegro, Tivat, Montenegro
  • ADRIS 44Cup May 29 - Jun 2, Rovinj, Istria County, Croatia
  • 44Cup Marstrand Jul 9 - 13, Marstrand, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
  • 44Cup Cascais Oct 2 - 6, Clube Naval de Cascais, Cascais, Lisbon District, Portugal
  • 44Palma Cup Nov 13 - 17, Real Club Náutico de Palma, Palma de Majorca, Spain


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09 July 2019

Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup 2019 Full Highlights Video

Full Highlights: Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup 2019

52 Super Series video above published Jun 27, 2019. Next stop on the tour: Portugal for the Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, racing starts again on the 16th of July.

See also Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup, Cadiz, Spain, June 18-22

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