24 February 2019

America's Cup News Update, The Mule and More (video)

The Mule...and other Cup news

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. World Sailing Show video above published Feb 12, 2019.

More info: nyyc.org/36th-america-s-cup

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18 February 2019

2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Race, Antigua Start Feb 18, LIVE Feed

2019 RORC Caribbean 600 - Multihull record and line honours

First finishers in Antigua: Maserati Multi 70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini (ITA) crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 at 20:49:00 AST on Tuesday 19 February 2019 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 in the 11th edition of the race; beating the previous record by just over one hour. The extraordinary events surrounding the battle for Multihull Line Honours will be remembered for years to come. Just 48 hours before the start of the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600, Jason Carroll's MOD 70 Argo (USA) capsized at high speed in training. It seemed impossible that Argo would be racing, but after a monumental effort by the sailing community in Antigua, Argo's crew and shore team, Argo miraculously made the impossible a reality. The team came in just 7 minutes behind Maserati. RORC video above published Feb 20, 2019, © Acquafilms Antigua/RORC.

 RORC Caribbean 600 | caribbean600.rorc.org
2019 RORC Caribbean 600 UPDATES:  LIVE Tracker and Results.
  • David and Peter Askew's American Volvo 70 Wizard has won the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, scoring the best corrected time under IRC. Wizard put in a near faultless performance to complete the 600 mile non-stop race in 43 hours 38 minutes and 44 seconds.
  • In the early hours of Thursday 21 February, after two and a half days and nights of intense competition and over 600 miles of racing, it all came down to just a few minutes. Catherine Pourre's French Class40 Eärendil won Line Honours for the Class40 Division for the second year in a row.
  • Record for Maserati Multi 70 and Multihull Line Honours: Maserati Multi 70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini (ITA) crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 at 20:49:00 AST on Tuesday 19 February 2019 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 in the 11th edition of the race; beating the previous record by just over one hour.
  • Monohull line honours for Wizard: David & Peter Askew (USA) racing their Volvo 70 Wizard have taken Monohull Line Honours in the RORC Caribbean 600 crossing the finish line on Wednesday 20 February at 07:08:44 AST in an elapsed time of 1d 19h 38m 44s. Wizard has set the bar for the overall win under IRC for the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy.
2019 RORC Caribbean 600: Early arrivals, interviews & Class40 battle

Early arrivals in Antigua + interviews with some of the first finishers in the 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600; including Class40 winner, Catherine Pourre - Eärendil (FRA); Wizard - Line honours monohull, Volvo Open 70 - David and Peter Askew (USA); Superyacht & largest boat in the race, Nikata, Greg Slyngstad's Bieker 53 Fujin (USA) successful return after her capsize in the race in 2018; Shannon Falcone's Dna F4 Falcon (ANT) and Multihull winner, John Gallagher on Gunboat 62 Chim Chim.

After two and a half days and nights of intense competition and over 600 miles of racing, it all came down to just a few minutes for the battle of the Class40s. Catherine Pourre's French won Line Honours for the second year in a row, this time defeating two of the rising stars of offshore racing. Hammering around the course was not enough; guile and tenacity also played their part. RORC video above published Feb 21, 2019. © AcquafilmsAntigua/RORC

See also 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Class40 showdown video--"An epic finish is on the bill for the Class40 fleet with just 16 minutes separating the leading three yachts. Aymeric Chappellier's Aïna Enfance Et Avenir is just in the lead, in his rear view mirror Chappellier can see Catherine Pourre's Eärendil and Luke Berry's Lamotte - Module Création blast reaching at 20 knots in hot pursuit"--and the Class40 Hydra at Nevis video.

Start of the 11th edition RORC Caribbean 600

Blast Off for the RORC Caribbean 600--The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 kicked off in spectacular conditions off the south coast of Antigua with the magnificent fleet starting the 600 mile non-stop offshore race in bright sunshine, full-on gusting tradewinds and two-metre high waves. The 11th edition of the race featured 76 starting yachts from 20 different countries.--RORC video above published Feb 18, 2019.

2019 RORC Caribbean 600 – Race Preview Film

75 yachts are about to embark on the 11th edition of this epic 600 nautical mile race around 11 Caribbean islands, starting and finishing off Fort Charlotte, Antigua on Monday 18th February 2019. RORC video above published Feb 17, 2019.

The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Race start: Monday 18th February 2019, Antigua
The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Race course, approximately 600 miles
Official website: caribbean600.rorc.org. Some of the high profile sailors participating (pdf).
The 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starts from Antigua on Monday 18th February 2019. 
CLASS START TIMES:
1100     IRC 2, IRC 3, CSA
1110     IRC 1 & Class40     
1120     IRC Zero & Superyacht
1130     Multihull
The 600nm course circumnavigates 11 Caribbean Islands starting from Fort Charlotte, English Harbour, Antigua and heads north as far as St Martin and south to Guadeloupe taking in Barbuda, Nevis, St Kitts, Saba and St Barth's. See Notice of Race.

RACE RECORDS: Multihull record (2016) Lloyd Thornburg, Phaedo3, MOD70 (USA) 31 hours, 59 minutes, 04 seconds. Monohull record (2018) George David, Rambler 88, Maxi (USA) 37 hours, 41 minutes, 45 seconds.

PREVIOUS WINNERS: RORC CARIBBEAN 600 TROPHY - IRC OVERALL
(Best corrected time under IRC)
2018 - George David, Rambler 88, Maxi (USA)
2017 - Hap Fauth, Bella Mente, JV72 (USA)
2016 - George Sakellaris, Maxi 72, Proteus (USA)
2015 - Hap Fauth, JV72, Bella Mente (USA)
2014 - George Sakellaris, RP72, Shockwave (USA)
2013 - Ron O'Hanley, Privateer, Cookson 50 (USA)
2012 - Niklas Zennström's JV72, Rán (GBR)
2011 - George David, Rambler 100, JK 100 (USA)
2010 - Karl C L Kwok, Beau Geste, Farr 80 (HKG)
2009 - Adrian Lee, Lee Overlay Partners, Cookson 50 (IRL)


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14 February 2019

SailGP Racing, Feb 15-16, Sydney, Australia, LIVE Feed

Sydney SailGP: Highlights

The fastest sailboats in the world set against the iconic backdrop of Sydney Harbour made for an unforgettable inaugural SailGP event. Plus a fairytale ending to the weekend as Australia SailGP Team pulled off a decisive win on home waters with Australian fans lining the harbor. SailGP video above published Feb 16, 2019.

Aussie Pro Surfer Sally Fitzgibbons at Sydney SailGP

Australian pro surfer Sally Fitzgibbon at day 1 of Sydney SailGP, taking in all the action from the water. Naturally she was cheering for home team Australia SailGP Team led by Tom Slingsby. SailGP video above published Feb 15, 2019.

SailGP Preview | Sydney, Australia

An introduction to SailGP, which kicks off with its first event in Sydney, Australia--World Sailing TV video above published Feb 14, 2019.

About SailGP: On 03 October, 2018 SailGP set out to redefine sailing with the launch of its new global racing league: five grands prix featuring six national teams on identical wingsailed F50s – the world’s fastest, most technologically advanced catamarans. Spearheaded by Larry Ellison and Sir Russell Coutts, in season one, SailGP will bring electrifying inshore racing to fans in Sydney; San Francisco; New York; Cowes, U.K.; and Marseille, France, as world-class crews compete for the championship trophy and a $1 million purse.

Making of the F50: Launch

SailGP video above published Jan 21, 2019: A look inside the final stage of making the supercharged F50s: assembly and launch. The launch of the first F50 in Marsden Point, NZ, in October 2018 was the culmination of months of tireless work by SailGP designers, boat builders and shore crew.

The SailGP Teams:
  • Great Britain SailGP Team
  • United States SailGP Team
  • Australia SailGP Team
  • France SailGP Team
  • China SailGP Team
  • Japan SailGP Team

SailGP Race Calendar 2019



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13 February 2019

2019 EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour, Muscat Leg 1 (video)

EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2019 - Muscat Leg 1

Here are the highlights of the first leg of The Tour in Muscat! Cheminées Poujoulat team is on top of the leaderboard. Oman Sail video above published Feb 9, 2019.

Website: sailingarabiathetour.com

About Sailing Arabia The Tour:
First launched by Oman Sail in 2011, EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour has showcased the appeal of Oman as an ideal winter sailing destination to an international audience, and also helped reignite the Sultanate’s long maritime heritage.
In its relatively brief history it has earned a global reputation as a dynamic and high-calibre sailing event that attracts world-class professional sailors and keen amateurs alike. All have embraced an event that stretches each team to the extreme, testing skills, adaptability and endurance.
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour is once again the opening event of the 2019 Diam World Tour, which will continue with the Tour Voile and Grand Prix Pacifique Des Jeux, with the possible addition of the Nastro Rosa Italian Tour event to the calendar.
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12 February 2019

Sailing Skipper's Intro to Navigation Chart Symbols (video)

Sailing Skipper's Intro to Navigation Chart Symbols

How can you shape your sailing route for safe sailing or cruising anywhere in the world? It all starts with navigation charts and those sailing skills to read chart symbols. This sailing video will show you where to download a free copy of this valuable sailing tool to help you sail safer all sailing season long! Captain John with 25+ years of experience shows you the no-nonsense cruising skills you need for safer sailing worldwide. Visit his website at skippertips.com and sign up for his highly popular Sailing Tip of the Week. Captain John's Skipper Tips video above published Feb 8, 2019

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11 February 2019

Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA 2019 Highlights Video

Highlights Show | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA 2019

Miami, USA welcomed 662 sailors from 60 nations for the second round of the Hempel World Cup Series. Look back on what happened on the water. World Sailing TV video above published Feb 8, 2019.

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

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10 February 2019

Dylan & Stu: 49er to SailGP | Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019

Dylan & Stu: 49er to SailGP | Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019


World Sailing TV video Feb 3, 2019: 49er silver medallists this year in Miami, Dylan Fletcher-Scott and Stuart Bithell, will be competing in the inaugural Sail GP season as part of the Great Britain SailGP team. But how exactly will they balance their Olympic campaign with this new venture?

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09 February 2019

Nacra 17 Medal Race, Hempel World Cup Series Miami

Nacra 17 Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 2, 2019.

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

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08 February 2019

Finn Medal Race, Hempel World Cup Series Miami

Finn Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 3, 2019.

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

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07 February 2019

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

RS:X Women Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 2, 2019.

RS:X Men Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 2, 2019.

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

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06 February 2019

Laser Radial & Laser Medal Races, Hempel World Cup Series Miami

Laser Radial Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 3, 2019.

Laser Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 3, 2019.

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

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05 February 2019

49er & 49erFX Medal Races, Hempel World Cup Series Miami

49er Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 2, 2019.

49erFX Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 2, 2019.

More at Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019, Jan 27 - Feb 3, LIVE Feed

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04 February 2019

Men and Women 470 Medal Races, Hempel World Cup Series Miami

470 Men Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video above published Feb 3, 2019.

470 Women Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video above published Feb 3, 2019.

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