23 September 2019

Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019 Video

Full Highlights: Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019

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

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20 September 2019

Marseille SailGP 2019 Sep 20 - 22 LIVE

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

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

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

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

Closing Press Conference | Marseille SailGP 2019:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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18 September 2019

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

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

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

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

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17 September 2019

Best Shots from the GC32 Riva Cup (video)

Best shots from the GC32 Riva Cup

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

The battle - Alinghi vs Oman Air

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

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

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11 September 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Day 2 GC32 Riva Cup - Oman Air fights back

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10 September 2019

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

GC32 Racing Tour 2019 - TV Episode #3

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

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

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09 September 2019

The World Sailing Show, September 2019 (video)

The World Sailing Show - September 2019

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

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

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

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

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02 September 2019

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

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

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

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019 – More than a Regatta

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

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

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

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

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

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01 September 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clipper 2019-20 Race start from London, UK

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

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Clipper 2019-20 Race Prep video

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


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