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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08 July 2019

The Ocean Race | IMOCA 60 vs VO65 (video)

The Ocean Race | IMOCA 60 vs VO65

Everything you need to know about the two classes in The Ocean Race 2021-22. In case you missed it, the next edition of The Ocean Race will be contested by two different classes of boat: the all-new, super fast and foiling IMOCA 60s, and the one-design VO65s that gave such intensely close racing last time out (Volvo Ocean Race). The Ocean Race video above published Jul 5, 2019.

Official website: theoceanrace.com

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07 July 2019

Relentless: Alex Thomson Racing & 2016/2017 Vendée Globe

Relentless: Alex Thomson Racing & 2016/2017 Vendée Globe

The story of Alex Thomson Racing’s journey to the 2016/2017 Vendée Globe. Alex Thomson Racing video above published Jul 4, 2019.

Alex Thomson Racing official website: alexthomsonracing.com

Vendee Globe: vendeeglobe.org

The next Vendee Globe starts at 12:02 UTC, Sunday, Nov 8, 2020

See also British Sailor Alex Thomson Awarded Top Honour by French Embassy.

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06 July 2019

2019 New York SailGP Highlights Video

2019 New York SailGP Highlights

 21-22 June 2019: the best of the inaugural New York SailGP in 5 minutes.

Official website: sailgp.com and Leaderboard.

Next Events 2019:
  • Cowes, England, UK 10-11 Aug 2019
  • Marseille, France 20-22 Sep 2019

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05 July 2019

49er Sailing Highlights Video, 2019 Kieler Woche Medal Races

49er Sailing Highlights - 2019 Kieler Woche - Medal Races

The world's top Olympic skiff sailors at the annual festival, Kiel Week,  for the 2019 competition--The Championship features the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 and other Olympic and non-Olympic Classes. Racing was from June 26-30, 2019. 49er Sailing video above published Jul 1, 2019.

Website: 49er.org
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04 July 2019

Luna Rossa Challenge America's Cup AC75 Boat Concept

America's Cup AC75 Boat Concept

Luna Rossa Challenge video above published Jul 1, 2019.

website: lunarossachallenge.com


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03 July 2019

Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019 Full Highlights Video

Full Highlights: Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

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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 16-20, Cascais, Portugal
  • Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019 August 25-29, Mallorca, Spain
  • Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week September 24-28, Sardinia, Italy

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02 July 2019

INEOS TEAM UK Ben Ainslie reviews GC32 2019 World Championships

INEOS TEAM UK | Ben Ainslie reviews GC32 2019 World Championships

INEOS Rebels and Ben Ainslie were in Lagos, Portugal for Act 2 of the GC32 Racing Tour 2019 – which acts as the GC32 World Championships. INEOS TEAM UK video above published Jun 30, 2019.

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

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26 June 2019

2019 GC32 World Championship, 26-30 June, Lagos, Portugal

Day 4 GC32 World Championship:

Alinghi, World Champion, with two races to spare--GC32 Racing Tour video above published Jun 30, 2019--Having looked secure, leading by 16 points going into the last day, Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi team, helmed by Arnaud Psarofaghis, scored a 2-1-1 in the first races to win the 2019 GC32 World Championship with two races to spare – an incredible result given the calibre of competition racing here off Lagos, Portugal.

Best shots from the GC32 World Championship, Lagos

All the best shots from the 2019 World Championship, Lagos, Portugal. Enjoy! GC32 Racing Tour video above published Jun 30, 2019.

Day 3, June 29, Video Highlights - GC32 World Championship 2019

Fighting for the podium positions: Conditions took on a different turn for day three of the GC32 World Championship. While a brisk northwesterly was anticipated, the wind that blew for the majority of the day was southeasterly, backing into the east as the afternoon wore on. This became patchy during the third and what would become the final race of this penultimate day of competition. GC32 Racing Tour video above published Jun 29, 2019. Sunday, Day 4, will be the final day of racing.

Day 2 Highlights - GC32 World Championship 2019

GC32 Racing Tour video above published Jun 28, 2019: While four boats were separated by one point as day two dawned, now, at this half way stage of the event, two teams have edged ahead: Leader Alinghi and second placed Oman Air are now separated by just three points, six points ahead of INEOS Rebels UK in third.

Day 1 GC32 World Championship 2019, Lagos - Four leaders within one point

Day one of the GC32 World Championship, taking place with the support of the City of Lagos, Marina de Lagos and Sopromar, started in an uncharacteristic southwesterly, blowing across Lagos’ bay and at times gusting to 16-17 knots. Two races were held in this before the lighter prevailing northwesterly filled in, requiring a new race course to be set up and a change from upwind to reaching starts. While the top four teams came out close, all had deep results, the most polarised being those of Alinghi, which ended the day second but tied on points with the leader, Oman Air. GC32 Racing Tour video above published Jun 27, 2019.

10 teams line up for the 2019 GC32 World Championship, Lagos. The nimble GC32s fly at 30+ knots. For more information see GC32 Racing Tour 2019 TV Episode #1, the first 26-minute documentary from the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour, as the hydro foiling GC32 catamaran fleet kicked off their season in spectacular style in Villasimius, Sardinia, See also the GC32 Villasimius Cup, 22.-26 May 2019, best shots video.

2019 GC32 World Championship, 26-30 June, Lagos, Portugal: taking place at the end of June, the GC32 World Championship in Lagos, Portugal, will be only the GC32’s second World Championship since becoming a World Sailing International Class. The southern Portugal event will double as the second event on the Tour, and the third event will be 31 July-4 August, 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE / Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Official website: gc32racingtour.com and results.

Racing off Lagos takes place on the Atlantic, but the waters are protected by Cape St Vincent, the southwestern tip of Europe, just 10 km away. With sea breeze conditions and flat water, the GC32 World Championship should offer perfect foiling conditions.


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25 June 2019

Rolex Giraglia 2019, Yacht Club Italiano Video

Rolex Giraglia 2019

Yacht Club Italiano video published Jun 2019.

See also:

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24 June 2019

2019 New York SailGP June 21-22 Final Day Video & Day 1 Highlights

FULL RACE REPLAY // 2019 New York SailGP // Day 2 // Races 4-6 // 22 June 2019

June 22, 2019: Coverage of Races 4-6 on Day 2 (final day) of the 2019 New York SailGP.

New York SailGP // Day One Highlights

June 21, 2019: It was a wet and wild first day at New York SailGP, which started out with a bang when the Great Britain SailGP Team capsized before racing even began.

Next up: Cowes (UK) SailGP Aug 10-11, 2019.

SailGP 2019 Season Current Leaderboard after New York SailGP results:
(Last updated 6/22/2019 at 17:33)
Position * Team * Helm * Pts
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


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18 June 2019

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

Final Day Highlights – Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019: You simply couldn't ask for more from a sporting finale.

LIVE Day 5 - Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019. First race start time 13:00 CEST.

LIVE Day 4 – Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019. First race start time 13:00 CEST.

Day 4 Highlights – Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019--The Royal Cup is going down to the wire--the super Saturday showdown!

Also:
Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup June 18-22, Cadiz, Spain, the 52 SUPER SERIES fleet racing takes place at an Atlantic Ocean venue once again.

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, Ital
Standings after the first event at Menorca, Spain (May 21-25)
  1. PLATOON (GER)
  2. PROVEZZA (TUR)
  3. QUANTUM RACING (USA)
  4. AZZURRA (ITA)
  5. BRONENOSEC GAZPROM (RUS)
  6. ALEGRE (GBR)
  7. PHOENIX 12 (RSA)
  8. SLED (USA)
  9. PHOENIX 11 (RSA)
  10. GLADIATOR (GBR)
  11. TEAM VISION FUTURE (FRA) 
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17 June 2019

2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago Saturday Highlight Reel

2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago Saturday Highlight Reel

Four races in each fleet has the 2019 Helly Hansen Chicago NOOD Regatta back on track.

2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago
Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago, IL, USA
June 07 - 09, 2019

Official website and Yacht Scoring Results

2020 Nood Schedule:
St. Petersburg, FL  - February 14 - 16, 2020
San Diego, CA - March 20 - 22, 2020
Annapolis, MD - May 1 - 3, 2020
Chicago, IL - June 12 - 14, 2020
Marblehead, MA - July 23 - 26, 2020

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16 June 2019

Rolex Giraglia 2019 – One to Remember (video)

Rolex Giraglia 2019 – One to remember

An enthralling edition of the Rolex Giraglia concluded on Saturday 15 June with the final prizegiving hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco. Contested by 243 international yachts the 2019 Rolex Giraglia offshore race proved to be one of the fastest in recent memory with all finishers arriving in under 40 hours. Recipients of Rolex timepieces were Alex Schaerer’s Maxi 72 Caol Ila R as the overall winner on corrected time and George David’s 88-ft maxi Rambler having secured line honours. As crews arrived at the resplendent Yacht Club de Monaco, it provided an opportunity to reflect on the race’s enduring and unique appeal. Rolex, a supporter of yachting since the 1950s, has been a close and committed partner of the event since 1998. Rolex World of Yachting video above published Jun 15, 2019.

See also: Rolex Giraglia 2019 June 12 Stunning Start (video)

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15 June 2019

Noé Delpech, Sailing in Marseille (video)

Noé Delpech: Sailing in Marseille | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019

World Sailing TV video above published Jun 14, 2019: Noé Delpech has been sailing in Marseille since 2005, so he was the perfect person to ask about what we can expect to see here at the venue for sailing at Paris 2024. However, he's currently fully focused on Tokyo 2020, and the fight between the French 49er teams for that solitary spot at the upcoming Olympic Games.

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13 June 2019

Rolex Giraglia 2019 June 12 Stunning Start (video)

Rolex Giraglia 2019 Jun 13 – Rambler Wins Line Honours

In her first appearance at the Rolex Giraglia, George David’s Rambler claimed line honours completing the 241 nautical mile offshore race in a little over 16 hours. The United States maxi was on course to break the seven-year old race record until the breeze faded on her approach to the finish line off the Yacht Club de Monaco. Rambler’s closest rival on the water was Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’s Wallycento Magic Carpet Cubed. She finished almost 35 minutes later. With line honours decided, the focus turns to who from the 243-strong international fleet will prevail on corrected time to claim overall victory. The Rolex Giraglia, one of the most important events in the Mediterranean sailing calendar, has been partnered by Rolex since 1998.

Rolex Giraglia 2019 June 12 Stunning Start

The start of the 2019 Rolex Giraglia offshore race was one of the most impressive in recent memory. Sailing under clear blue skies and a favourable, building breeze the 243-strong international fleet offered a sublime spectacle. A testing and tactical 241-nautical race lies ahead including the seminal rounding of the Giraglia rock, the virtual halfway point. For only the second time in its history, the race will finish off the Yacht Club de Monaco in Monte-Carlo. The leading contenders to be first over the line include Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’s Wallycento Magic Carpet Cubed, a past line honours and overall winner of the event, and George David’s all-conquering 88-ft maxi Rambler. They both have the current race record of 14 hours, 56 minutes in their sights. Partnered by Rolex since 1998, the event is organised by the Yacht Club Italiano and the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez. Rolex World of Yachting video above published Jun 12, 2019.

Official website: RolexGiraglia.com and Results

Notice of Race: https://www.rolexgiraglia.com/easyUp/file/10_bando_giraglia_2019.pdf

Tracking: http://www.sgstracking.com/live/index.html?id=234

Course (blue):

Rolex Giraglia 2019 Preview

The annual Rolex Giraglia has many facets. Part inshore series, part offshore race, it is organized and supported by distinguished yacht clubs, hosted in enticing locations and defined by a Corinthian spirit and intense, fair-minded competition. Its global standing has increased each year since its founding in 1953, as evidenced by the growth in fleet numbers and international span. The Rolex Giraglia is organised by the Yacht Club Italiano (YCI), supported by the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez. They are both close partners of Rolex, whose relationship with the event began in 1998. Over 250 crews are expected to contest the 67th edition which takes place from 7–15 June 2019. This year, for only the second time in its history, the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) will host the finish of the event’s most famous element, the 241 nautical mile offshore race.

Rolex has always associated with activities driven by passion, excellence, precision and team spirit. It naturally gravitated towards the elite world of yachting six decades ago and today supports the most prestigious clubs, races and regattas. The brand is Title Sponsor of 15 major international events – from leading offshore races, such as the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, to grand prix competition at the Rolex TP52 World Championship and spectacular gatherings at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup. Rolex’s partnerships with the likes of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal Malta Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club and Royal Yacht Squadron are the foundation of its enduring relationship with this dynamic sport.

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12 June 2019

Adris 44Cup Rovinj Highlights Video

Adris 44Cup Rovinj Highlights

ll the best footage of the Adris 44Cup Rovinj 2019.

Team CEEREF windward mark rounding

Onboard with Team CEEREF as they lead the fleet around the windward mark, Adris 44Cup Rovinj, June 1, 2019.

See also: Adris 44CUP Rovinj, 29 May - 2 June, LIVE Feed

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11 June 2019

470 Women & Men Medal Races, Hempel World Cup Series Marseille

470 Women Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019

The last Medal Race of the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille was certainly the most tense! Wearing the yellow bibs, Great Britain's Hannah Mills & Eilidh McIntyre led French duo Camille Lecointre & Aloise Retornaz by a single point. With neither able to be caught, it was a straight match race between the two for gold. In light winds and tricky conditions. World Sailing TV videos (above and below) published June 10, 2019.

470 Men Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019

On a final day plagued by light winds, the 470 Men's Medal Race at the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille was able to be sailed after several failed attempts. Australia's Mat Belcher and Will Ryan had gold more or less in the bag, but who would take silver and bronze?

See also: 2019 World Cup Series Final Marseille, France, June 4-9, LIVE Feed

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10 June 2019

RS:X Men & Women Medal Races, Hempel World Cup Series Marseille

RS:X Men Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019

World Sailing TV windsurfing video above published Jun 9, 2019.

RS:X Women Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019

World Sailing TV windsurfing video above published Jun 9, 2019.

See also 2019 World Cup Series Final Marseille, France, June 4-9, LIVE Feed

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04 June 2019

2019 World Cup Series Final Marseille, France, June 4-9, LIVE Feed

LIVE | Medal Races | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019 | Sunday 9 June

The final day of Medal Races at the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, Sunday, June 9, 2019.

LIVE | Medal Races | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019 | Saturday 8 June

The first Medal Races at the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille are set to get underway on Saturday 8th June. Scheduled to be racing on Saturday: RS:X Men, RS:X Women, Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX and Mixed Kiteboarding

Day 4 Highlights | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019

Day 4, June 7, 2019. See also: Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019 highlights from Day 1Day 2, Day 3, and preview video.

Hundreds of sailors will take to the 2024 Olympic waters for the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France. Racing starts June 4 with finals June 8-9.

Official website: 2019 World Cup Series Final Marseille | Schedule | Results

Racing starts on Tuesday 4 June at 11:00 local time. Hempel World Cup Series champions will be crowned in 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17, Open Kiteboarding and Men's and Women's RS:X fleets on Saturday 8 June. On the Sunday, further champions will be crowned in the Men's and Women's 470, Laser, Laser Radial and Finn. #hwcsmarseille
Events: Men 470 and Women 470, Men 49er and Women 49erFX, Men Finn, Men IKA and Women IKA (International Kiteboarding Association), Men Laser and Women Laser Radial, Mixed Nacra 17, Men RS:X and Women RS:X.
Host website: evenements.ffvoile.fr/wcsf2019gbr.aspx
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30 May 2019

Adris 44CUP Rovinj, 29 May - 2 June, LIVE Feed

​Day 4 Adris 44Cup Rovinj - Aleph Racing: 44Cup winner finally after nine years of trying​

Hugues Lepic's Aleph Racing scored their third bullet out of four races, increasing their five point lead at the final day's start to a massive 10. Ultimately a fourth place in the final day's second and final race handed the French team victory at the Adris 44Cup Rovinj. This was a considerable step up from their third to last place at the first 44Cup event of the season in Montenegro in April.​ 44Cup video above published Jun 2, 2019.

DAY 3 Adris 44Cup Rovinj - Leader change as Aleph Racing goes turbo

Day 3 results of the Adris 44Cup Rovinj demonstrated how fortunes between the slippery, high performance RC44 one design monohulls and their ultra-competitive crews can change in a heartbeat. London-based Frenchman Hugues Lepic's Aleph Racing was top scorer in yesterday's three races, just. But today she was runaway leader.

To make up the schedule and because the forecast indicates conditions may be lighter, racing has been rescheduled to start an hour earlier Sunday, June 2, 2019. Meanwhile Saturday night the celebrations continue for the opening of Maistra's Grand Park Hotel Rovinj and the adjacent ACI Marinas Rovinj superyacht marina. See the Adris 44Cup Rovinj video Parade of Sail, a sail past of the Maistra Collection’s brand new Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, host venue for this event.

Day 2 Adris 44Cup Rovinj - Two bullet day for Charisma

Glory boys of today were unquestionably Nico Poons’ Charisma, who managed to secure bullets in the first and last races. However these sandwiched a costly last place - the classic zero-to-hero way for which the Monaco-based Dutchman’s team is famous. “This is normal for us - I wish I knew why,” admitted Poons. “We need a bit more time to sail together, but the potential in the team is there. We are getting a more stable and cutting out bad results.” 44Cup video above published May 31, 2019.

Day 1 Adris 44Cup Rovinj - Five races within one on opening day

A difficult opening day of the Adris 44Cup Rovinj saw just one race completed and a worthy winner in Igor Lah's Team CEEREF. But perhaps never in the history of the 44Cup have so many different teams led during one race. 44Cup video above published May 30, 2019. See also Adris 44Cup Rovinj preview video and video of Tom Slingsby and Vladimir Prosikhin on defending 44Cup World Champion Team Nika for the 2019 season.

The 44Cup fleet returns to the Croatian gem of Rovinj for the second event of the 2019 tour. In 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. With the team owners at the helm, and the pros calling tactics, the fleet racing is very short, intense and action-packed, with a target race time of 40 minutes and boats frequently separated by just seconds at the finish line. There are generally three to four fleet races a day, depending on weather conditions, and no discard meaning every single race counts. The fleet racing takes place on a windward-leeward course, with a dog leg at the windward mark and a gate at the leeward mark.
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.

Official website: 44cup.orgResults: 44cup.org/results; Tracker: tractrac.com.

Event schedule:
  • Wednesday, 29 May: 10.00 Practice race briefing; 11.30 1st warning for practice racing; 18.15 Welcome drinks.
  • Thursday, 30 May: 10.00 Fleet race briefing; 10.30 VIP morning briefing; 11.00 VIP boat dock out; 11.30 1st warning signal for fleet racing; 16.00 Aftersail buffet.
  • Friday, 31 May: 10.00 Fleet race briefing; 10.30 VIP morning briefing; 11.00 VIP boat dock out;  11.30 1st warning signal for fleet racing; 16.00 Aftersail buffet. 
  • Saturday, 1 June: 10.00 Fleet race briefing; 10.30 VIP morning briefing; 11.00 VIP boat dock out;  11.30 1st warning signal for fleet racing; 20.00 Official crew party.
  • Sunday, 2 June: 10.00 Fleet race briefing; 10.30 VIP morning briefing; 11.00 VIP boat dock out;  11.30 1st warning signal for fleet racing; 15.30 Last warning signal; 16.00 Prize giving ceremony + buffet.
Venue: Rovinj is situated on the western coast of Istria in Croatia, the largest peninsula on the Adriatic coastline, a one hour drive from Trieste, 2.5 hours from Zagreb and 6 hours from Munich. The people of Rovinj make their living mostly out of tourism, fishing, agriculture, winemaking and viticulture. Boasting a rich natural and cultural heritage with beautiful landmarks such as the old town, the Golden Cape Park Forest, protected islands and coastal area, Rovinj has many loyal visitors from all parts of the globe and has developed into a popular tourist destination. A pleasant climate and a wide array of sports facilities make Rovinj an ideal host venue for competitions, tournaments, sports schools and training camps for professional athletes all year round.

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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29 May 2019

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Crew Allocation (video)

World Arrives for Clipper Race Crew Allocation

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race video above published May 14, 2019: The countdown to September 1, 2019, and the start of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race has officially begun following the largest Crew Allocation in the event's 23 history.

It was the most global Crew Allocation ever, with crew representing 36 of the 44 nationalities taking part in the race turning up at the Portsmouth Guildhall in the UK to find out what team they will be in. There were plenty of surprises and laughs for the more than 400 crew and 200 Race Crew Supporters, but the main feeling of the day was bring on race start. 

The Clipper 2019-20 Race will begin at St Katharine Docks, London, on September 1. Around 700 non-professional sailors from all walks of life, who have spent months training and preparing, will take part in the 40,000 nautical mile eleven month ocean adventure that includes six ocean crossings and visits six continents. 

The global Clipper Race Route will include stopovers in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Cape Town in South Africa, Fremantle and the Whitsundays in Australia, and Sanya, Zhuhai and Qingdao in China.

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28 May 2019

Alex Thomson Racing 2018 Highlights (video)

Alex Thomson Racing 2018 Highlights

2018 was an incredible year for Alex Thomson Racing. Here’s a look back at some of the ‘best bits’.

More info: alexthomsonracing.com

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27 May 2019

The World Sailing Show May 2019 Edition (video)

The World Sailing Show May 2019 Edition

Video above published Apr 28, 2019:
00:52 Coville’s secret revealed – The new Sodebo
08:35 The Un-Regatta
13:35 The Eagle has launched
19:17 A new route to the America’s Cup
21:32 Alternative foiling for fun
It has taken two years to create and has required absolute secrecy throughout. As Thomas Coville’s new 32m trimaran was rolled out into the open we got to see why his team had been so tight lipped about their new beast of a boat. This is an Ultime like no other.
We also take a look at another high performance multihull, but this one is for cruising. The Eagle 53 was inspired by the America’s Cup and designed to fly.
A new plan for the road to the America’s Cup is laid out as this year’s opening event is postponed.
How a sailing club in San Diego with an unorthodox approach to racing is grabbing the support of a new generation of young sailors. Plus, alternative ways to get your kicks on foils.

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21 May 2019

Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019, May 21-25, LIVE Feed

HIGHLIGHTS: Final Day – Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019:  Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon crew clinched the first regatta title of the 2019 52 SUPER SERIES season, winning the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week by one single point! Second placed Provezza, who led into the last race, missed out on the overall win by just four seconds.

Overall rankings 52 Super Series:
Next up: Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup June 18th - 22nd, Cadiz, Spain

HIGHLIGHTS: Day 4 – Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

Day 4, May 24, 2019: a long day that finally yielded one race, and Quantum Racing emerged with an increased lead at the top of the leaderboard of the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week. Final day of racing on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS: Day 3 – Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

Day 3, Thursday, May 23, 2019: tight at the top – a single point separates the top three in Menorca. (Note: no racing on Day 2 due to lack of wind--see day 2 video here).

HIGHLIGHTS: Day 1 – Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

Azzurra's "dream start" to the 2019 52 SUPER SERIES. 52SuperSeries video above published May 21, 2019.

See also Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019 preview video.
  • Official website: 52superseries.com  Results and standings here.
  • Venue: Menorca, Spain. 
  • Eleven boats, five days, pure performance racing.
  • The Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 21-25 May.
Best of 5 events trophy:
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15 May 2019

European Championship / SSL Breeze Grand Slam May 15-19 LIVE

Highlights - Final Day - SSL Breeze Grand Slam / Star Europeans

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Day 5 LIVE Replay

Sunday, May 19, 2019: QF, SF & FINAL - STAR EUROPEANS 2019 / SSL BREEZE GRAND SLAM FINALS

Highlights - Day 4 - SSL Breeze Grand Slam / Star Europeans

Saturday, May 18, 2019. Full video here.

Highlights - Day 3 - SSL Breeze Grand Slam

Friday, May 17, 2019 highlights above, day 3 full video here.

Highlights - Day 2 - SSL Breeze Grand Slam / Star Europeans

Star Sailors League video May 16, 2019. Full day 2 video here.

Highlights - Day 1 - SSL Breeze Grand Slam / Star Europeans

Video above published May 15, 2019. Paul Cayard Featured. See also Day 1 full video. Sailing venue: Lake Garda, Italy.

Official websites: breeze.starsailors.com and starsailors.com



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Alex Thomson Racing Team in Cozumel, Mexico (video)

Go behind the scenes with the ATR team

Alex Thomson and the ATR team deliver their final overseas tour onboard the current HUGO BOSS boat in Cozumel, Mexico.

More info: AlexThomsonRacing.com


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14 May 2019

The Luna Rossa Journey & Quest for the Ultimate Prize (video)

The Luna Rossa Journey & Quest for the Ultimate Prize

Luna Rossa’s quest for the America's Cup began two decades ago. An epic win of the Louis Vuitton Cup in Auckland in 2000, defeating America One, to move on to the America's Cup finals against Team New Zealand was a defining moment for Patrizio Bertelli’s Italian challenge that has endured the test of time and continues their pursuit in the 36th America's Cup presented by Prada.

Produced by award winning producer, Michael Mann and renowned editor, Claire Simpson (Academy Award for Platoon) this film captures the extreme moments on the water, from the America's Cup racing in Auckland to Valencia and on to San Francisco.

In the words of the late Sir Peter Blake: ‘You didn't win…but you only lose if you don’t have the courage to return.” Overcoming disappointing, to challenge again, the film explores the intensity of human resolve that makes the America's Cup the most complex trophy to win. Luna Rossa Challenge video above published May 5, 2019.

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08 May 2019

2019 Antigua Bermuda Race Starts May 8 Off Fort Charlotte, Antigua

Antigua Bermuda Race -- Start off Ft Charlotte Antigua Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Antigua to port, Bermuda to Port, finish off St David’s Light Bermuda, approx. distance 935 nm.

Antigua Bermuda Race Tracker as of May 12, 17:00 AST:

Official website: antiguabermuda.com 12 May 2019:
Supermaxi SHK Scallywag (HKG), skippered by David Witt, crossed the finish line outside St David's Lighthouse, Bermuda just before 10pm local time on Saturday 11 May, taking Line Honours in the 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race in an elapsed time of 3 days 08 hours 54 mins 21 seconds, outside the record set last year by Stephen Murray Jr.'s Volvo 70 Warrior (2 days, 18 hours, 32 minutes and 48 seconds).

Antigua Bermuda Race Chairman, Les Crane gave the Scallywag's a warm welcome, motoring out to meet the boat before their finish, and was on hand to provide the Goslings Dark 'n Stormys after the 17 Scallywag crew cleared customs. SHK Scallywag crew: Skipper David Witt, Anemike Bes, Harry Bethwaite, Tom Clout, James Crampton, Nick Crones, Ferdinand Galetta, Kris Mark Galetta, Alex Gough, Phil Harmer, Jack Macartney, Matt Pearce, Ben Piggott, Trystan Seal, Miles Seddon, Lindsey Stead and Charlie Wyatt.
Several yachts are expected to finish the Antigua Bermuda Race over the next 24 hours. At 0900 AST on Sunday 12 May, Afansay Isaev Maxi Weddell (RUS) was 223 miles from the finish line. Gilles Barbot's Volvo 60 Esprit de Corps IV (CAN) are just 14 miles astern of Weddell, 237 miles from the finish.
In the race for the win after IRC time correction, Lombard 46 Pata Negra (GBR), skippered by Andy Liss is estimated to be leading by eight hours, with 261 miles to go. Three yachts are having a very close battle for the podium after time correction. Kevin McLaughlin's x-55 Rye (USA) is 300 miles from the finish and estimated to be second under IRC. Just one hour behind Rye on corrected time is Peter Grueterich's xP-44 Xpatriate (USA), which has 323 mile to go. Morgan Watson and Meg Reilly's Pogo 12.50 Hermes II (CAN) is fourth after IRC time correction, with 304 miles to go and very much challenging for the podium.

In CSA Cruising, Carlo Falcone's 1938 79ft Alfred Mylne ketch Mariella (ANT) continues to impress. Mariella is estimated to be leading after time correction by five hours from Pata Negra and Hermes II. Final results will be posted here.
11 May 2019, 17:00 AST: SHK Scallywag heads for Line Honours finish late Saturday:
 Line Honours finish late Saturday 11 May 2019

Fleet positions as of 2019 May 10 17:00AST:
 Antigua Bermuda Race
  • Monday, May 6 – First Training day
  • Tuesday, May 7 – Second Training day, 1700 Skippers Meeting – Nelson’s Dockyard, 1800  Crew Party – TBA
  • Wednesday, May 8 – 12:00 Start off Fort Charlotte, Antigua
  • Thursday, May 16 – 12:00 ADT Time Limit
  • Thursday, May 16 – Goslings Prize Giving – Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
The Antigua Bermuda Race is organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week. The oceanic race will start from Fort Charlotte Antigua, just after Antigua Sailing Week on Wednesday 8th May. The 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race will be the third edition of the 935 nautical mile race through the Atlantic Ocean to Bermuda.
Two months before the start, 20 yachts had expressed their intention to race. The 100ft superyacht SHK Scallywag, will be racing with a full complement of world class sailors. The smallest is the Open 40 Raucous, skippered by Henry Rourke, which will race double-handed. Two of this year's entries have competed in all previous editions of the race. Pogo 12.5 Hermes, co-skippered by Meg Reilly (USA) and Morgen Watson (CAN), and Hanse 43 Avanti, skippered by Jeremi Jablonski (USA), which will be racing double-handed.

"Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag's team owner, SH Lee, is very excited to be racing his 100ft' Super Maxi with his team in Antigua for the first time in the upcoming 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race," commented Scallywag skipper Dave Witt (AUS). The 100ft canting keel Scallywag (ex-Ragamuffin) is very capable of breaking the Antigua Bermuda Race record which was set by Stephen Murray, Jr. (USA) racing Volvo 70 Warrior last year (2 days, 18 hours, 32 minutes and 48 seconds). The Antigua Bermuda Race is part of the Atlantic Ocean Race Series (AORS) and is equally weighted with the RORC Caribbean 600, Rolex Fastnet Race, and Rolex Middle Sea Race. Scallywag will be picking up valuable points prior to the start of the main event for the series, the Transatlantic Race, starting June 25, 2019.

The 2019 Atlantic Ocean Racing Series consists of five races: RORC Caribbean 600, Antigua Bermuda Race, Transatlantic Race 2019, Rolex Fastnet Race, and Rolex Middle Sea Race. Three races, including the Transatlantic Race (weighted 1.5) will be required to qualify.

The 935-mile Antigua Bermuda Race is organized in association with Antigua Sailing Week and is supported by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Yachts of 40ft and over will be racing under the IRC Rating Rule, MOCRA and the CSA Racing Rule, with the latter amended to permit boats to use their engines, subject to a time penalty. The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, with many years experience hosting the Newport Bermuda Race, will guarantee a fantastic welcome and a great party.

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