21 May 2019

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

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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04 May 2019

San Francisco SailGP, May 4-5, LIVE Feed

San Francisco SailGP 2019 Sunday, May 5, Racing Highlights

SailGP Video published May 5, 2019.

Leaderboard (last updated 5/5/2019 at 20:58):
Position, Team--Helm--Pts
1 Australia--Tom Slingsby--95
2 Japan--Nathan Outteridge--91
3 Great Britain--Dylan Fletcher--79
4 United States--Rome Kirby--68
5 France--Billy Besson--61
6 China--Phil Robertson--60

Next stop in the series: SailGP New York, 21-22 June 2019

Full Day 2 Racing:

2019 San Francisco SailGP // Day 2 LIVE // Races 4-6 // 5 May 2019 // All the live action from Day 2 of San Francisco SailGP

High drama practice racing in San Francisco

No shortage of thrills and spills for the first practice racing session on iconic San Francisco Bay ahead of San Francisco SailGP 4-5 May. See also SailGP San Francisco Preview.

SailGP Round 2 in San Francisco -- six national teams racing supercharged foiling catamarans capable of reaching speeds of up to 50 knots (60mph) do battle on San Francisco Bay May 4-5, 2019.

SailGP Tour: San Francisco, May 4-5 (link to official website and results)
SCHEDULE:
Saturday, May 4: Race Day 1
  • San Francisco Race 1 14:35
  • San Francisco Race 2  15:04
  • San Francisco Race 3  15:33
Sunday, May 5: Race Day 2
  • San Francisco Race 4  14:35
  • San Francisco Race 5  15:04
  • San Francisco Final     15:33
TEAMS and Helmsmen:
  • Australia Tom Slingsby
  • Japan Nathan Outteridge
  • Great Britain Dylan Fletcher
  • China Phil Robertson
  • France Billy Besson
  • United States Rome Kirby

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27 April 2019

Antigua Sailing Week 2019, 27 April to 3 May, LIVE Feed

Epic Highlights | Antigua Sailing Week 2019

An epic recap of the 52nd Antigua Sailing Week! Video published May 4, 2019.

KPMG Youth 2 Keelboat Race Day 4 | Antigua Sailing Week

Big breeze and huge Caribbean surf spiced up the action for KPMG Y2K (Youth to Keelboat) Race Day! Y2K is all about getting young Antiguan sailors into the yachting industry. Aptly two youth teams showed tremendous camaraderie and quick thinking in the face of adversity. KPMG was well represented at the daily prize giving by John Applegate, Lisa Brathwaite, Christopher Brome, Michael Edghill and Bertram Alexander. Today's winners were presented with celebratory bottles of champagne and all of the 40-strong young sailors racing at Antigua Sailing Week were invited onto the stage to much applause. Antiguan guitarist Joshu provided the sounds with a perfect acoustic set from the main stage.

Reggae in the Park Race Day | Antigua Sailing Week 2019

20 knots of trades powered up the action on Reggae in the Park Race Day at Antigua Sailing Week. Over a thousand people from 21 nations enjoyed the spectacular conditions on the south coast of Antigua. Two races were held for most classes – the CSA Racing Classes were launched today with a full on foam-up on the Windward Course. The Bareboat Classes and Club Class raced short, sharp, windward-leeward courses off Rendezvous Bay.

In three Bareboat Classes, 26 teams from Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland and the USA are competing at Antigua Sailing Week. Competition at the top is intense. After five races, Alexander Pfeiffer’s KH+P Bavastro is leading Bareboat 1 by a single point: “I have been coming to Antigua Sailing Week since 1992,” commented Alexander Pfeiffer. “I can only remember one race which had to be postponed due to lack of wind in all those years. The sailing conditions are so reliable here and the people are so friendly. We also race against people that we do not know, which is very interesting. Even my team has been put together just for the regatta. We will be enjoying Reggae in the Park tonight for sure because we are moored right next to the stage!”

In Bareboat 3, Hans Steidle’s KH+P Barbuda is leading the class, with Michael Cannon and Neil Harvey’s KHS&S Contractors from Florida, who have been the overall bareboat champions for the last two years, in second place. However, with a discard kicking in for the next race, there is virtually nothing between the two teams.

Hans Steidle has a young team who have sailed together on Lake Constance for many years: “We have grown up together racing Optimists, 420s, and now J/70s,” commented Matthias Steidle. “We are all in our 20s, but the youngest is Luitpold Lindner. This is our first time to Antigua and we are really loving the fantastic sailing conditions and the fun ashore. We will definitely be going to Reggae in the Park and tomorrow, we will take the opportunity to see more of Antigua with an island tour.”

In Bareboat 2, Peter Zauner’s Tintoret leads the class. The Bavarian team was runner-up last year and will be hoping for victory in the 52nd edition of Antigua Sailing Week. Tintoret is having a great battle with Jakob Oetiker’s Swiss team racing KH+P Botero and Nicholas Jordan’s Ananda.

Today it was the turn of the Double-Handed Class for some bay watching. Their courses included a downwind slide round to the west coast of Antigua and a blustery beat back to the finish. Philip Asche’s American Swan 44 Freebird won the race.

The Multihulls had a spectacular course southeast of Antigua, including a long beat east along the rugged coastline, followed by a succession of blast reaches in full offshore conditions. Robert Szustkowski’s HH66 R-SIX won the race. Antigua Sailing Week video above published Apr 30, 2019.

Fever-Tree Race Day | Antigua Sailing Week 2019

The second day of Antigua Sailing Week was Fever-Tree Race Day, with the impressive fleet mixing it up in gorgeous weather on the south, east and west coast of Antigua. The Bareboat fleet, Double-Handed and Club Class started off Windward Beach with fresh trade wind in the high teens. The six CSA racing classes raced off Rendezvous Beach on tight round the cans courses with more sheltered but gusty conditions in a packed out race area. The Multihulls course took the flyers down the west coast past some of the best beaches in Antigua.

In CSA 1, Sir Peter Harrison had a wonderful birthday. His magnificent British superyacht Sojana scored two bullets adding to their win on day one. Sojana is unbeaten so far at Antigua Sailing Week. “We are probably the most difficult boat to manoeuvre at the regatta. With so many boats around us on the Rendezvous Course it was terrifying just getting in a position to start. Throw in two races and its double the stress,” commented Sojana's navigator, Jonny Malbon. “It was a tricky day but also a really good one. We had five hoists and drops, endless tacks and gybes, with most of the moves just a few minutes apart. Getting it wrong on a boat like Sojana you will pay a very high tariff. The boss is super-pumped at getting two bullets on his birthday - the team did an awesome job today.”

In CSA 2, Ker 46 Lady Mariposa, skippered by Dane Jesper Bank won the first race, but a sixth in the last race has shortened their class lead to just one point. Sir Hugh Bailey's Antiguan team racing Farr 45 Rebel won the last race to move up to second in the class, ahead of Vittorio Biscarini's Italian Mylius 15E25 Ars Una, purely on countback.

Racing in CSA 3, Irishman Adrian Lee is enjoying his sixth Antigua Sailing Week. For this edition Adrian is at the helm of his Swan 60 Lee Overlay Partners II and leads the class after winning the last race today. After three races, Lee Overlay Partners II is tied on points with Mark Jagger's British CNB 60 Theia of London. Ondeck Antigua's Farr 65 Spirit of Juno retired from the last race, dropping to third for the class. 
Antigua Sailing Week video above published Apr 29, 2019.

See also English Harbour Rum Race Day (video), and Peters & May Round Antigua Race 2019 (video).

Antigua Sailing Week, 27 April to 3 May, 2019.  Official website: sailingweek.com schedule


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26 April 2019

Sailing in St Barth Not An Easy Business (video)

Sailing in St Barth, Not An Easy Business (video)

Les Voiles De St Barth Richard Mille 10th Edition, 14-20 April 2019:  danger, shifting winds, reef and rocks!

Official webite: lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com

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25 April 2019

'This is a special race' – Tony Rae, The Ocean Race (video)

'This is a special race' – Tony Rae | The Ocean Race

Kiwi legend Tony Rae has been around The Ocean Race for over three decades – and in 2021-22, he's back, leading a NZ-flagged campaign with skipper Bianca Cook. Here, he explains why it's so important to bring new talent into offshore sailing, why this Race means so much to Kiwis, and the plan going forward. The Ocean Race video above published Apr 16, 2019.

Official website:theoceanrace.com

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24 April 2019

The Ocean Race, Racing with Purpose for Ocean Health (video)

Racing with Purpose for Ocean Health | The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race is building on its position as the sustainability leader in global sport by announcing a visionary partnership with 11th Hour Racing -- the largest of its kind in sport. The Ocean Race video above published Apr 21, 2019.

More information: theoceanrace.com

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23 April 2019

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Sailing Legend (video)

First Look: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Sailing Legend

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race video above published Apr 22, 2019: 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.

Coming soon, this incredible story will be told like never before 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.

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15 April 2019

Hempel World Cup Series Genoa 2019 Apr 14-21 LIVE Feed

LIVE | Medal Races | Hempel World Cup Series Genoa 2019 | Sunday 21st April

Sunday, April 21, 2019, Genoa, Italy.

LIVE | Medal Races | Hempel World Cup Series Genoa 2019 | Saturday 20th April

Saturday, April 20, 2019, Genoa, Italy.

Day 5 Highlights | Hempel World Cup Series Genoa 2019

April 19, 2019: three classes are in Medal Race action at Hempel World Cup Series Genoa on Saturday, while everyone else has one day of fleet racing left! Check out how the Laser Radials, Finns and 470 Men & Women are getting on ahead of their medal showdown on Sunday.

Day 4 Highlights | Hempel World Cup Series Genoa 2019

World Sailing TV video published Apr 18, 2019: Seven out of eight classes raced on Day 4 of the Hempel World Cup Series in Genoa...here are the best bits from the Laser, 49er, Finn and Nacra 17 fleets. See also Day 3 and Day 2 highlights of the Hempel World Cup Series Genoa 2019.

Events: Men 470, Women 470, Men 49er, Women 49erFX, Men Finn, Men Laser, Women Laser Radial, Mixed Nacra 17.

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10 April 2019

44Cup Porto Montenegro, 10-14 Apr 2019, LIVE Feed

Day 4 44Cup Porto Montenegro - Team CEEREF claims golden wheels in Montenegro

The Bay of Tivat came good for the final day of the 44Cup Porto Montenegro with three races held and a most worthy winner in Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF. The Slovenian team led this first event of the 2019 44 Cup from the outset. Today neither they nor Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika won a race, but showed impeccable consistency, both enjoying a trio of podium place results, elevating Team Nika from fourth to second overall. Video above published Apr 13, 2019.

Day 3 44Cup Porto Montenegro - Team Nika wins penultimate day

44Cup video published Apr 12, 2019: Dramatic cloud formations over the mountains surrounding the Bay of Tivat and an overcast sky suggested that 44Cup Porto Montenegro competitors would be in for another day of adrenalin-filled competition in winds in the high teens. In the event the wind started dropping almost the moment the timing for the sequence was announced.

360° Tavatuy Sailing Team mark rounding

Onboard 360° video with Tavatuy Sailing Team as they round the windward mark and then broach downwind at the 44Cup Porto Montenegro. Video above published Apr 12, 2019.

Day 2 44Cup Porto Montenegro - Team Aqua top scorer

44Cup video above published Apr 11, 2019: While the sun was out and the rain held off, Porto Montenegro presented a challenging second day of 44Cup racing with conditions starting off in 10 knots and building to 20 by the close of play this afternoon. A light patch around the committee boat helped create nail-biting photo finishes in two of today's three races.

See also Day 1 video and Day 2 #Shotoftheday video: Spinnaker Burst. Porto Montenegro is the first 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. The RC44 Championship Tour has been given a makeover and has been rechristened the 44Cup.

44Cup Porto Montenegro, April, 10 to 14 April 2019, hosted by the world-renowned superyacht marina Porto Montenegro situated in Tivat on the Bay of Kotor, virtually landlocked from the sea, with a setting that is spectacular, nestled between mountains and vast fjords to Venetian hamlets and untouched parks. Home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Montenegro is on the ascent as a tourist destination. The tiny Balkan nation is perched on the eastern Adriatic yet heavily influenced by its Mediterranean neighbors.

Official website: 44cup.org and Results.

Teams:
Aleph Racing (FRA17)
Artemis Racing (SWE44)
Bronenosec Sailing (RUS 18)
Charisma (MON 69)
Peninsula Petroleum (GBR 1)
Team Aqua (GBR 2041)
Team Ceeref (SLO 11)
Team Nika (RUS 10)
Tavatuy Sailing Team (RUS 21)


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09 April 2019

Tour of the SailGP F50 with Dylan Fletcher, Great Britain (video)

Tour of the SailGP F50 with Dylan Fletcher, Great Britain SailGP Team

Take a look inside the cockpit of a SailGP F50 catamaran, and learn more about the roles of each athlete on board, courtesy of a highly qualified tour guide: Great Britain SailGP Team helm Dylan Fletcher. SailGP.com video above published Mar 21, 2019.

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. Next stop on the SailGP tour: San Francisco, May 4-5.

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08 April 2019

SailGP F50 Foiling - Cavitation Explained (video)

Explained: Cavitation

The foils of the SailGP F50 have been designed to delay cavitation for as long as possible - a phenomenon where the difference in pressure causes the water around the foil to boil, thereby reducing stability.

The SailGP 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).

SailGP.com video above published Apr 5, 2019. Next stop on the SailGP tour: San Francisco, May 4-5.

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07 April 2019

Foiling Explained with Tom Burnham, US SailGP Team (video)

Foiling Explained

Foiling technology is what allows the F50s to reach speeds of up to 50 knots. United States SailGP Team coach Tom Burnham explains the concepts behind it.

SailGP.com video above published Mar 20, 2019. Next stop on the SailGP tour: San Francisco, May 4-5.

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06 April 2019

SailGP F50 Explained (video)

SailGP F50 Explained

The SailGP F50 is an awe-inspiring racing machine capable of reaching speeds up to 50 knots (60mph/100kph). The team who designed and built the fleet explains what sets it apart.

SailGP.com video above published Mar 20, 2019. Next stop on the SailGP tour: San Francisco, May 4-5.

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05 April 2019

Behind the Scenes of the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami (video)

Behind the Scenes of the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami

Go behind the scenes at the biggest Olympic class regatta in the United States. US Sailing Team video published Apr 3, 2019. #HWCSMiami

See also: Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019, Jan 27 - Feb 3, LIVE Feed

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04 April 2019

SailGP Round-Up | Sydney, Australia (video)

SailGP Round-Up | Sydney, Australia

SailGP got off to a flying start in Sydney, where Australia and Japan quickly became the teams to beat - see who triumphed in the opening event of Season 1. Next stop San Francisco May 4-5.

SailGP Teams: Great Britain, United States, Australia, France, China, Japan.

More info: sailgp.com

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03 April 2019

Offshore World Championship 2020, Valletta, Malta (video)

Offshore World Championship 2020 | Valletta, Malta

The inaugural Offshore World Championship will take place in October 2020 in Valletta, Malta, with the L30, a 30-foot one design keelboat, selected as the supplied equipment.

More information: L30 adopted for World Sailing Offshore World Championship | sailing.org.


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25 March 2019

BVI Spring Regatta March 25-31, 2019, LIVE Feed

BVI Spring Regatta 2019 - Sunday March 31, 2019

The third and final day of racing brought light winds to an eager fleet.  The Norman and Sol course got off a few races to shake up the leader board and determine the champions for the weekend.  Meet some of them and some other teams with a great story.

UPDATE: BVI Spring Regatta Race Results 29-31 March 2019

BVI Spring Regatta 2019 - Saturday March 30, 2019

The Mount Gay Rum Party was a blast on Friday night with a sandbag grinding competition, prizes on a wheel, band, dancing in the sand and daily awards.  Racing for Saturday was canceled, due to light air, so we took a tour of a few of the boats in the 90-boat fleet. T2PTV: Sailing On Demand videos above published Mar 30-31, 2019.

BVI Spring Regatta 2019 - Friday March 29, 2019

With the Sailing Festival complete, today was the first day of racing for the BVI Spring Regatta! Fair winds, a hard-working race committee and 90+ boats on two race courses in Sir Francis Drake Channel. T2PTV: Sailing On Demand video above published Mar 29, 2019. See also BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival preview video.

BVI Spring Regatta 2019 schedule 
BVI Spring Regatta March 25-31, 2019   #BVISR

25 March, 2019 - Tortola, British Virgin Islands: Records Smashed in Round Tortola Race
A perfect day for record setting at the BVI Sailing Festival saw Fujin, the Bieker 53 catamaran owned and skippered by Greg Slyngstad, win the Nanny Cay Challenge with the fastest elapsed time of 1:57:16, breaking the standing record set in 2015 by the trimaran Triple Jack of 2:33:40. The monohull record was also overturned by E1, the Volvo 70 skippered by Rafal Sawicki in an elapsed time of 2:53:08, beating the previous record set in 2016 by the TP52 Spookie of 3:08:43.
Plenty of buzz added to the fun vibe around the docks in Nanny Cay as boats returned after close racing in all classes. Gunboat 62 Mach Schnell, owned and skippered by Kent Haeger also broke Triple Jack's 2015 record in 2:00:39, taking first in the multihull class on corrected time. The Rapido 60 trimaran owned and skippered by Steve Bourne also broke the 2015 record finishing in 2:19:54.
Sailing with the same crew of eight who recently won the Caribbean 600, Fujin owner/skipper Greg Slyngstad commented, "Today's race was one of the reasons we came out - the weather conditions looked good to try for the record. Mach Schnell was pushing us hard, it was a lot of fun, and we've raced against Triple Jack in the past and in lighter air they've beaten us. Conditions were really excellent, we saw over 25 knots but it was steady at 19-21 most of the race, with big puffs and lulls coming over the island on the north side - we're getting the boat figured out!"
BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival 2019- NO FEAR! video. BVI Spring Regatta in 2019!  Tortola is open, restaurants and stores are open, and Moorings and Sunsail charters are waiting for you! Official website bvispringregatta.org



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24 March 2019

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, The Full Story (video)

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, The Full Story

Seven professional teams, seven identical boats and 39,000 miles to prove themselves. Overall victory came down to the final gybe of the final leg into the finish at the Hague making the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean race the closest in the 45 year history of the event. The World Sailing Show video above originally published Feb 18, 2019.

More info: https://archive.theoceanrace.com/

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23 March 2019

Best Drone Shots of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race (video)

Best Drone Shots of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race

The 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race changed the game in terms of how sailing is captured on video with drones on every boat. The Onboard Reporters took some of the most epic and stunning footage ever seen from the most remote corners of the planet. Enjoy! Video published Sep 18, 2018, by theoceanrace.com.

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22 March 2019

This is The Ocean Race – Global Brand Launch Event Video

This is The Ocean Race – Global Brand Launch Event

"This is The Ocean Race. The future is loading – and you're invited! Tune in to see the start of a new era in the Race's 46-year history with a truly global launch event – simultaneously taking place around the world – as we connect to iconic Host Cities and Race characters old and new for all the latest news and updates on the exciting future of sailing's toughest test!" 

Streamed live Mar 21, 2019

Website: theoceanrace.com

Twitter: @theoceanrace

Background: Two decades after buying the Race from Whitbread, Volvo has now transferred ownership to a new group, led by Richard Brisius and Johan Salén.  The ownership change was announced before the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race last year, and the full transaction has now been completed. Going forward, the 'around the world' race will now be known as The Ocean Race with Volvo staying in the race family as a significant commercial partner, the next edition coming in 2021.

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21 March 2019

St. Barth's Bucket Regatta 2019, March 21-24

Best of St. Barths Bucket Regatta 2018

A look back at highlights of last year's regatta.



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20 March 2019

Max Sirena On The Challenge For The 36th America's Cup (video)

Max  Sirena On The Challenge For The 36th America's Cup

Max Sirena, at the "Incontri in Blu" event, talks about his dream to win the America's Cup for Italy with Luna Rossa Challenge. Luna Rossa Challenge video above published Mar 15, 2019.

Website: lunarossachallenge.com


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19 March 2019

2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Recap Video

2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Recap Video

The 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 attracted 76 teams from 21 countries and crews from six continents. The highly diverse fleet were challenged by the tough conditions and captivated by the beauty of a stunning race course. The non-stop 600 mile race around 11 Caribbean islands is unique and very much on the bucket-list of any offshore sailor.

“All the classes had amazing competition and many finished the race just minutes apart, especially in the battle between Maserati and Argo, and the Class40s,” commented RORC CEO Eddie Warden Owen. “There were a lot of new boats and faces at this edition and the quality of the fleet and sailors continues to impress every year. The weather served up classic trade wind conditions which makes the race a challenge, but also a fast and exciting one.”

For the 2019 edition, David and Peter Askew's Wizard (USA) is the first Volvo 70 to win the race and the eighth team from the USA to lift the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy.

“Awesome,” commented David Askew. “This is the first time we have done this race and to win it overall is beyond our wildest possible dreams. I really can't believe it.”

“Wizard planing at 25 knots - that is what makes this race so great and there is always something going on around these beautiful islands. This is the first time I have been to Antigua and the welcome has been phenomenal,” added Peter Askew.

Maserati Multi 70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini (ITA) crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 in an elapsed time of 1 day, 06 hours 49 minutes and 00 seconds, taking Multihull Line honours and setting a new Multihull Race Record.

RORC video above published Feb 25, 2019. See also 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Race, Antigua Start Feb 18, LIVE Feed.

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18 March 2019

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 3 Video

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 3

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 3, March 2, 2019

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17 March 2019

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 2 Video

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 2

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 2 Video - Around the Island Race March 1, 2019

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16 March 2019

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 1 Video

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: Race Day 1 Video

Thursday February 28, 2019: Race Day 1

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15 March 2019

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: A Source of Hope (video)

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: A Source of Hope

Local blogger Angie Soeffker explains how the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta gave her island hope in the wake of Hurricane Irma. SAIL Magazine video above published Mar 14, 2019.

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Feb 28 - March 3, 2019


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14 March 2019

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Wanna-B (video)

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Wanna-B

The Esse 850 boat Wanna B comes from Switzerland, but all her five crew are local St. Maarten sailors.  For skipper and owner Jan van den Eynde, sailing in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is a ritual not to be missed.  In fact, he has sailed in this event for the last 38 years!  Jan was Commodore of the St. Maarten Yacht Club and much involved with the relationship with Heineken which the event still enjoys today.

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Feb 28 - March 3, 2019

Regatta website: heinekenregatta.com Twitter: @sxmheineken

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13 March 2019

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Nauti Canucks (video)

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Nauti Canucks

What happens when 20 men and 5 ladies from Vancouver go to St Maarten?  They set up a little mini race between themselves within the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.  This year sees three boats chartered  by Vancouver sailors racing against each other in the beautiful waters around St. Maarten.  Racing on chartered boats, the two teams of men - 10 on each boat, called Nauti Canucks 1 and Nauti Canucks 2 - and 5 lovely ladies racing on their boat, Salish Sisters are having lots of serious sailing and serious fun at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Feb 28 - March 3, 2019
Regatta website: heinekenregatta.com Twitter: @sxmheineken

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12 March 2019

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Ineffable (video)

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Ineffable

Ineffable is Rapido 60 catamaran, owned by Hong Kong based sailor Stephen Glyn Bourne.  Measuring 60 foot, weighing 9.5 tons, this stunning boat not only looks beautiful, but she is also an awesome performer.  Regularly achieving speeds of over 15 knots upwind, her performance at the 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was outstanding coming second in her class.  She won the Port St Martin prize for the fastest boat in the Round the Island race, taking just 2 hours and 27 minutes. St. Maarten Heineken Regatta video above published Mar 8, 2019.

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Feb 28 - March 3, 2019
Regatta website: heinekenregatta.com  Twitter: @sxmheineken

Results: https://regattaguru.com/heineken/100268/results

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03 March 2019

2019 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta & Miami Sailing Week Mar 4-10

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 6

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta video above published Mar 10, 2019.

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 5

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta video above published on Mar 9, 2019.

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 4

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta video above published Mar 7, 2019. See also Day 3 videoDay 2 videoDay 1 video, and the regatta Promo Video 2019.

2019 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta, Miami, FL, USA, March 3-9, 2019
Yacht scoring and official website: bacardiinvitational.com - Bacardi Cup Results

2019 Miami Sailing Week International regatta, March 4-10.
For the 10th year, competitors from as far as Australia and as close as our own backyard will be among the numerous sailors that will compete in our annual event: Miami Sailing Week. MSW regatta is scheduled for March 4-10, 2019. Different classes will be racing on the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Miami.

Yacht scoring and official website:miamisailingweek.com


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02 March 2019

NOOD 2019 St Petersburg - Saturday & Sunday Videos

NOOD 2019 St Petersburg - Saturday

With wind speeds stepping up to mid-range, races Tampa Bay off St. Petersburg, Florida had sailors working harder for points and showing off a spectacular day for maximum races. Sailing World video above published Feb 20, 2019.

NOOD 2019 St Petersburg - Sunday

NOOD Regatta competitors close a perfect sun-kissed weekend of races on Sunday on Tampa Bay for the 2019 edition. Sailing World video above published Feb 21, 2019

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01 March 2019

The World Sailing Show - March 2019 Edition (video)

The World Sailing Show - March 2019 Edition

The World Sailing Show - March 2019 Edition:
00:52 The Golden Globe – The first two home 
08:00 Spindrift – Down and out again 
10:19 Cool kit – Innovations for 2019
18:36 Another Challenger for the America’s Cup 
19:39 Hempel World Cup Series Miami 

After 211 days at sea, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede completed his solo circumnavigation and took the trophy for the 2019 Golden Globe Race. Among those waiting to greet him was the man who had started it all, the first man to lap the planet non-stop and alone, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. The man who just missed out despite a 15,000 mile epic chase - second placed Mark Slats describes his trip around the world. From the first to the fastest, how Spindrift’s campaign to set a new round the world time was delivered a crushing blow…again. Plus, a look at some of the coolest kit for 2019. Finally, a report on the latest in the America’s Cup World and the Hempel World Cup Series in Miami. The World Sailing Show video above published Feb 24, 2019:

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28 February 2019

2018 RORC Season's Points Championship (video)

2018 RORC Season's Points Championship

Epic highlights of the 2018 RORC Season's Points Championship. Winning the Jazz Trophy for first overall in IRC was the Army Sailing Association's X-41 British Soldier, the first Armed Services team to win the championship since it was established in 1999. British Soldier took part in 11 races, winning the championship in the very last race, with crew members ranging from Private soldiers, through Sergeants, right up to Colonel. Five different skippers were in charge during the campaign: Andrew Britton, Will Naylor, Phil Caswell, Paul Macro and Donall Ryan.

The 2018 RORC Yacht of the Year, winning the Somerset Memorial Trophy was Matt Allen's Ichi Ban. Matt's Australian team won the Brisbane to Gladstone Race, the Rolex Sydney Hobart, and the Sydney Gold Coast Race. Ichi Ban's series of results, in the three major Ocean races in Australia, has never been matched.

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27 February 2019

US Sailing Team Coastal Clean-Up 2019 (video)

US Sailing Team Coastal Clean-Up 2019

On Sunday, January 14, 2019, the US Sailing Team and Olympic Development Program athletes were joined by local and foreign sailors and volunteers who participated in the US Sailing Coconut Grove Coastal Clean-Up. The event was organized by US Sailing in partnership with VolunteerCleanup.Org and was sponsored by World Sailing.

Upwards of 100 individuals collected over 850 pounds of trash from the mangroves lining Kennedy Park and Prime Point Marina. The athletes also took part in a workshop specifically designed to help identify how to become ‘change makers’ and reduce plastic pollution.

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