22 January 2019

North Sails Collection | Chapter III - "The hope" (video)

North Sails Collection | Chapter III - "The hope"

North Sails video above originally published Nov 12, 2018:
We’ve entitled this trip “To The Oceans.” It has allowed us to discover the problem of plastic in the oceans accompanied by Sam Potter, experience the awakening of ecological awareness with Simon Nessman and now, with Joana Schenker, we would like to wind up with an ode to nature, to our oceans.
We traveled all the way with her through an evocative and poetic journey through the glaciers of Iceland, a wild place of unusual beauty that reminds us that our planet is alive…. A place where time seems to stop, where you can only hear the sound of Nature. Blue, green, black, immense skies, textures and shapes of this wonderful place unravel in front of your eyes as if they were there, just waiting for you.
It was 17 years ago that Joana decided to make bodyboarding a priority in her life and she doesn’t regret it. The sea has taught her more than she expected. Joana is the a Bodyboard World Champion, and has previously earned four European championship titles, making her one of the most successful athletes of all times.
Once there, she realized that the ocean had taught her much more than what she expected from it. The ocean is not silent, we need to listen. The ocean needs our help, protecting it, is to protect ourselves. All together we can do it!

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21 January 2019

To The Oceans Chapter 2: The Project (video)

To The Oceans Chapter 2: The Project

Simon Nessman, one of the most iconic models in the world of fashion, recently decided to abandon New York City and move to Vargas Island, a UNESCO nature reserve, with the idea of getting back to nature and leave behind what he refers to as the asphalt jungle. In this second chapter, North Sails wants to inspire us, showing us that we can call reconnect with nature and do our bit for a crucial cause: protecting the planet. North Sails video above first published on Sep 10, 2018. #ToTheOceans #TheNewWave #NorthSailsFW18

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20 January 2019

'TO THE OCEANS'. Chapter 1. Hawaii, 'THE CALL' (video)

'TO THE OCEANS'. Chapter 1. Hawaii, 'THE CALL'

Sam Potter, better known as @captainpotter, has become an influencer on the social networks, thanks to his inspiring images and videos of his trips around the world, captivating his more than 250,000 followers on Instagram.
Raised in Hawaii, Potter has lived ever since he was a child near the ocean, surfing and scuba diving in the Hawaiian Islands. His trips stand out particularly for their spirit and humility, featuring his thirst for discovery, and in particular, his desire to collaborate with different humanitarian and ecological initiatives. 
Sam was the perfect travel companion for North Sails. The goal? To discover the real situation of Kamilo Beach, a beach particularly punished by the sea currents. What used to be the beach chosen by the natives to build their wooden canoes has now become one of the beaches with the most plastic pollution on the planet. 
The sea currents are responsible for much of the plastic waste from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch drifting ashore in Kamilo. In the film, we will discover a Sam Potter who is surprised and devastated by the scene he encounters, but who is also an optimistic fighter, convinced that his generation will lead the way to a change in mentality that will change the course of the planet. As Sam puts it, “Our future depends absolutely on what we do now. By protecting our oceans, we are protecting our future.” 
North Sails (northsails.com) video above first published Jul 26, 2018. #TheNewWave

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19 January 2019

Free Software for Planning Your Next Sailing Trip (video)

Plan Your Sailing Cruise with this FREE Software

Captain John's Skipper Tips video above published Jan 18, 2019: If you want to plan a coastal or offshore sailing trip, you'll need the most reliable resources to give you accurate, up-to-date sailing weather, navigation and anchorage information. Start with this "best of the best" cruise-planning tool to save lots of time, effort, and money! Captain John with 25+ years of experience shows you the no-nonsense cruising skills you need for safer sailing worldwide. 

Referenced website: https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/

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18 January 2019

Introducing the 44Cup f/k/a RC Championship Tour (video)

Introducing the 44Cup

For its thirteenth season, the RC44 Championship Tour has been given a makeover and has been rechristened the 44Cup with a more modern logo in carbon black and neon yellow. "Rebranding is a standard marketing procedure in the corporate world," says Chris Bake, who has campaigned Team Aqua continuously from the very dawn of the circuit. "The 44Cup continues to provide the most exciting, rewarding and cost effective owner-driver one design racing there is, but, after 13 years, we felt it was time to give the brand a cleaner and bolder line - a positive fresh statement. It feels to me that the circuit is getting a second lease of life." The 2019 44Cup: the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry compete in high-performance one-design 44-foot carbon racing yachts.

44Cup 2019 Season:
  • 44Cup Porto Montenegro 10 - 14 Apr
  • Adris 44Cup 29 May - 2 Jun
  • 44Cup Marstrand July 2019
  • 44Cup Cascais 2-6 Oct 2019
  • 44Cup Palma 13 - 17 Nov 2019
Official website: https://www.44cup.org

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17 January 2019

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 Highlights Video

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 Highlights Video

Cannon fire from Valletta’s Saluting Battery announced the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race. The record 130-strong fleet set off from Malta’s capital on the 606-nautical-mile course around Sicily via the Strait of Messina and many stunning landmarks, including Stromboli’s active volcano and the islands of Favignana, Pantelleria and Lampedusa. George David's Maxi Rambler 88 took an historic fourth straight Monohull Line Honours, while overall victory on handicap went to Géry Trentesaux’s JPK 11.80, Courrier Recommandé. Organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club with the support of Rolex, the Rolex Middle Sea Race celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018, marking a festive finale to the Mediterranean yachting season. Rolex World of Yachting video above published Nov 12, 2018.

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16 January 2019

A Look Back - 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Highlights Video

2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Highlights Video

The 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup featured some of the world’s most imposing yachts in close competition. From 2–8 September, world-class crews raced an impressive fleet of Maxis, ranging in size from just over 18 metres (60 feet) up to 44 metres (144 feet). Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), together with the International Maxi Association and Title Sponsor Rolex, the 29th edition came to an exciting finish, with Rolex timepieces awarded for overall honours to Topaz in the Supermaxi class, Grande Orazio in Maxi, Lyra in Wally and SuperNikka, H2O in Mini Maxi Group 1 and Group 2 and MOMO, crowned World Champion in the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship. Rolex World of Yachting video first published Sep 21, 2018.

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15 January 2019

Rolex China Sea Race 2018 – The Spirit of Yachting Video

Rolex China Sea Race 2018 – The Spirit of Yachting Video

The 2018 Rolex China Sea Race in this edition of the Rolex Spirit of Yachting film series. Interviews with competing yacht owners, exciting race footage and an introduction to Hong Kong’s premier youth sailing programme are among the highlights of this 25-minute documentary. The race started in Victoria Harbour, surrounded by the city’s impressive high-rise panorama, and continued over 565 nautical miles of open water to Subic Bay in the Philippines. Held biennially over the Easter weekend, the 29th edition of this Offshore Category 1 race resulted in Mandrake III, skippered by its co-owner and Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club member Fred Kinmonth, taking the overall win. Rolex World of Yachting video first published May 7, 2018.

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14 January 2019

A Look Back - Rolex Swan Cup 2018 – Appreciating beauty

Rolex Swan Cup 2018 – Appreciating beauty

Days of racing across six classes--the 2018 Rolex Swan Cup hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia--Onegroup (ClubSwan 50 World Championship), Porron IX (Swan 45 World Championship) and Mela (ClubSwan 42 European Championship), among others. 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 World of Yachting video above published Sep 14, 2018

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11 January 2019

17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta, 7-12 January 2019

17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 5

ICARUS Sports video above published Jan 12, 2019.

17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 4

ICARUS Sports video above published Jan 11, 2019.

17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 3

3rd day of the Royal Langkawi International Regatta, the 17th edition from 7-12 January 2019 #RLIR2019. ICARUS Sports video above published January 10, 2019.

Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, is a district and an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, adjacent to the Thai border.

Official regatta website: langkawiregatta.com and results.


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10 January 2019

2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ Season Highlights Video

2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ - official TV Series highlights episode

Extreme Sailing Series video above published Jan 3, 2019--a look back at the highlights from a spectacular 2018 season with the official TV Series episode.

Official webiste: extremesailingseries.com

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09 January 2019

52 Super Series 2018 Documentary Video

52 Super Series 2018 - Documentary

The 2018 52 Super Series season stood out before it had even started. Of the 12 teams at the opening event, 9 had brand new boats at the dock. Nine highly refined, carbon fibre machines, costing around 2 million Euros apiece. And when it came to the teams, there were Olympic medallists, America’s Cup victors, inshore rock stars and offshore heroes…the dockside was awash with talent. Whichever way you looked at it, this was going to be a tough season to win. This 52 Super Series season special looks at how the season’s racing panned out as well as going behind the scenes to find out what makes the teams and their technology tick.

00:00 Part 1
04:16 Sibenik
12:15 Part 2
12:53 Inside Quantum Racing
15:42 Zadar
19:35 New boat design details
21:47 More on Zadar
25:18 Part 3
25:20 Cascais – The World Championships
27:26 Worlds Race report - Pt1
29:49 Under the skin of a TP52
33:55 Worlds Race report – Pt2
38:03 Part 4
38:04 Puerto Portals
41:49 Sustainability and the 52 Super Series
44:00 Valencia
44:30 Why? Quantum’ s Ed Reynolds explains
46:00 The final showdown

The World Sailing Show video above published Jan 2, 2019.

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08 January 2019

World Sailing Year 2018 Review (video)

World Sailing Year 2018 Review

We’re looking forward to an incredible 2019 on the water--2018 was a huge year for #sailing--here’s some of our highlights.

Official website: sailing.org

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07 January 2019

The World Sailing Show - January 2019 Edition (video)

The World Sailing Show - January 2019 Edition

The World Sailing Show (Jan 2019 Edition):
00:44 Meet the Mule – American Magic’s trial horse
08:09 Extreme Sailing Series Mexican finale
12:14 Crash & Burn in the Route du Rhum
20:38 Olympic sailing heads offshore
19:31 Southern Ocean rescue
  • An Italian cat, an American mule and a British pocket rocket are breaking new territory in the quest to create an extraordinary new generation of machines for the 36th America’s Cup. 
  • The boat busting start to the Route du Rhum was only the beginning of a fascinating race across the Atlantic.
  • The Extreme Sailing Series fleet took the results down the wire in Mexico plus, we hear from an Olympic medallist and former Volvo Ocean Race winner about what lies in store when the Olympic Games head offshore.
  • Plus, Susie Goodall’s dramatic Southern Ocean rescue.

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06 January 2019

RSHYR - Wild Oats XI - Line Honours Winner

RSHYR - Wild Oats XI - Line Honours Winner

Wild Oats XI owned by the Oatley Family crossed the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race finish line in 1 day, 19 Hours, 7 Minutes and 21 seconds to take out her ninth Line Honours win. It was a spectacular sight to see the four remaining supermaxis all in the Derwent River at the same time. Wild Oats XI was followed across the line by Black Jack 28 minutes later with Comanche crossing close behind a further 1 minute later. Crosbie Lorimer video above first published Dec 27, 2018.

See also: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018, Video & LIVE Feed

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05 January 2019

RSHYR 2018 - Supermaxi Interviews (video)

RSHYR 2018 - Supermaxi Interviews

RSHYR 2018 – Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018 post-race supermaxi interviews: With much of the attention in Hobart focused on the AIS protest against Wild Oats XI (the protest was found invalid at the hearing) this selection of interviews with skippers and some highly credentialed crew aboard the four super maxis gives some insights on how things played out on the water for the four super maxis. Bow Caddy spoke to Juan Vila (Wild Oats XI), Mark Bradford, Tom Addis and Brad Butterworth (Black Jack), Kyle Langford (Comanche) and Chris Nicholson and Bouwe Bekking (InfoTrack). Even across this eminent line-up there was some surprise that four such different designs could occupy the same patch of water for so much of the race. Crosbie Lorimer video first published Dec 28, 2018

See also: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018, Video & LIVE Feed

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04 January 2019

RSHYR 2018 - Tommy Spithill - Winning Appliances (video)

RSHYR 2018 - Tommy Spithill - Winning Appliances

In this interview with Tommy Spithill we hear about Winning Appliances in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the purpose of their race – to commemorate the loss of John Dean in the 1998 race, whose son Peter raced aboard Winning Appliances  – the importance of keeping a crew fresh and thrill of surfing down waves in a fast run south with your mates. And of course there always has to be an entertaining anecdote to share when you talk to Tommy! Crosbie Lorimer video above first published Dec 29, 2018.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018, Video & LIVE Feed

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03 January 2019

RSHYR 2018 – Kialoa II - Post-Race Interview with Paddy Broughton

RSHYR 2018 – Kialoa II Interview with Paddy Broughton

In 2017 Kialoa II finished the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in a very respectable time, despite breaking her boom on the first day. In 2018 this Sparkman and Stephens classic reveled in the strong downwind running of the first day with 5 sails flying, stuck it out through some light patches mid race and then finished her run with a typical upwind thrash around Tasman Island and across Storm Bay in 30 plus knots, arriving in Hobart with no damage at all. Crosbie Lorimer video above first published Dec 31, 2018.

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02 January 2019

RSHYR 2018 - Kialoa II - Patrick Broughton Pre-Race Interview

Patrick Broughton - Kialoa II - Pre-Race Interview

The oldest boat in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet and also the heaviest, Kialoa II has a very rich history and unique design. Hear what life is like onboard this piece of history and what is planned for this yacht in the year to come. CYCATV video above first published Dec 27, 2018.

Tomorrow: the post-race interview with Patrick Broughton.

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