15 May 2013

Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 2013 (video)

Programme 2: Singapore, Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 2013 - YouTubeDouble Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson brings you programme 2 of the official 2013 Extreme Sailing Series TV series from the Act 2 Singapore. One of the most spectacular urban settings the global tour has ever visited saw the local entry Team Aberdeen Singapore line up with the seven full Series teams over fours days of tense, challenging competition from the 11-14 April. The Swiss team Alinghi had all the rights moves on Marina Bay, dominating from the first start gun and never relinquishing their lead. The programme also includes an exclusive interview with Austria's most decorated summer sports stars Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steiancher from Red Bull Sailing Team on their journey from Olympic champions to the Extreme Sailing Series, and SAP Extreme Sailing Team's tactician Rasmus Kostner looks at the SAP data analysis of his teams performance as they deliver their first ever podium finish.

America's Cup remains on track while review under way: "Organizers of the America's Cup said emphatically that the race will go on as scheduled but have appointed a committee to review last week's deadly accident in San Francisco Bay that took the life of Olympic medalist Andrew "Bart" Simpson. "The America's Cup remains on track and racing will take place this summer," said Tom Ehman, vice commodore of the Golden Gate Yacht Club, which is an America's Cup trustee."

Officials: America’s Cup races will go on despite sailor’s death during training run - The Washington Post: "“There was no discussion to calling off the event,” said Tom Ehman, vice commodore of the Golden Gate Yacht Club, the official host of the 34th America’s Cup. Ehman also said they expected all four entrants to compete, including Artemis Racing and the Italian entry Luna Rossa."

Struntje Light leads strong fleet at Farr 40 East Coast Championship
Sail World
The Italian entry stands fourth in the circuit standings after coming on strong toward the end to take third at the Miami Beach Invitational. Rossi and tactician Vasco Vascotto figured out some speed issues while in South Beach and had the boat going ...

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Volvo Ocean Race 2014: Can all-women team conquer 'Everest of sailing?'
(CNN) -- Sailing around the world is one of the most grueling challenges on the planet, with muscle-bound skippers steering 20-meter yachts through everything from tropical cyclones to Antarctic storms. Forced to endure the most brutal conditions on ...

Sailing-America's Cup regatta to go on following fatal accident
Chicago Tribune
Citing safety concerns since the accident, a German sailing federation has withdrawn its support for a German youth team competing in a regatta that uses smaller versions of the AC72s alongside the America's Cup. But Murray said the youth team members ...

Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup - A look back with Marco Predieri
Sail World
We take a look back at the Garda Trentino Olympic Week 2013, first leg of the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup that recently took place on Lake Garda, via an interview with the President of Eurosaf ,(The European Sailing Federation), Marco Predieri and ...

Sailing club gives competitors chance to taste the Caribbean
Bury Free Press
Mike Senior, sailing a Laser, won the first race after a closely-contested battle with Carl Day and Alan Shaw in their Enterprise, but the tables were turned in race two with Shaw and Day pipping Senior before the Enterprise crew also went on to win ...

America's Cup: Despite tragic capsize, sailing event will go on as scheduled
San Jose Mercury News
SAN FRANCISCO -- Days after a fatal capsize darkened the run-up to this summer's America's Cup, event officials announced Tuesday that the world's most famous sailingrace will go on as scheduled. "The America's Cup remains on track and racing will ...

Antilles wins national sailing title
Virgin Islands Daily News
Coach Kim Murtha, left, and Antilles sailing team members Serena Cipullo, Ian Coyle, Kyle Brego, Taylor Ladd, Isabelle Teare, Ian Barrows, Jordan Ladd, Alec Tayler and Agustina Barbuto. View Image Gallery for Antilles wins national sailing title ...

Sailing: America's Cup rivals team up
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Teams that have in the past accused each other of spying, will now have to have a more open policy to ensure the safety of the sailors in the America's Cup. Two of the four teams have already given a list of suggestions to cup organisers, as an ...

British circumnavigating disabled sailor wins RNLI Youth Award
Sail World
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust received £17,000 from Natasha Lambert, a young sailor born with cerebral palsy who achieved the amazing feat of sailing around the Isle of Wight on 9 September 2012. She's now being recognised for her efforts with the ...

Challenging, Cool Sailing Annapolis NOOD
J/Sailing News (blog)
(Annapolis, MD)- With a virtual armada of 156 J/Teams attending the Sperry Topsider Annapolis NOOD Regatta (74% of the whole fleet of 211), the eight J one-design classes (J/22, J/24, J/70, J/80, J/30, J/105, J/35, J/109) all had their fair share of ...

Is sailing becoming an extreme sport? - CBS News Video
CBS News video: Is sailing becoming an extreme sport? - A crewmember who was training for ...

$2.1M raised for Roger Williams sailing center - News - Boston.com: "Roger Williams University has brought in $2.1 million to build a new sailing center and is now more than two-thirds to reaching the project’s fundraising goal. The school says it raised $1.7 million at a live auction last weekend. That included a $1 million personal contribution from Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Bready and $500,000 from a sailing family in Florida."

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