21 February 2014

LIVE Singapore Day Two, Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014

LIVE Singapore: Day Two - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 - Scheduled for Feb 21, 2014 (sailing video above) Extreme Sailing Series results and standings here.

Realstone throw down the gauntlet on Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 opening day » Extreme Sailing Series: "The first eight races of the 2014 season complete – with up to 250 more planned this year. - GAC Pindar finish the day bruised – but not out – with a night of repairs in the pitlane ahead....."

Sailing-Ainslie sets British course for America's Cup | Reuters: "Sailing legend Ben Ainslie has his sights on a British victory at the next America's Cup but is keeping his skills sharp and putting some new crew members to the test at the start of this year's Extreme Sailing Series in Singapore. A four-time Olympic gold medalist and an America's Cup winner last year with Oracle Team USA, Ainslie told Reuters on Thursday that the tight circuits of "stadium racing" present tough challenges for sailors of the high-speed catamarans...."

Training begins this week for the 35th America's Cup
Scuttlebutt Sailing News: "The 2014 Extreme Sailing Series will celebrate its eighth year on the international sailing calendar, with twelve elite teams putting it on the line this week as the circuit gets underway in Singapore. The season has gotten extra attention this year, as with details still getting sorted out for the 35th America’s Cup, several aspiring challengers are directing their training to the Extreme 40 racing. Among the field in Singapore are… Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) – Skipper/Helm: Dean Barker (NZL) GAC Pindar (AUS) – Skipper/Helm: Seve Jarvin (AUS) Groupama Team France (FRA) – Skipper/Helm: Franck Cammas (FRA) J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR) – Skipper/Helm: Ben Ainslie (GBR) . . ."

Sailing: 2014 Extreme Sailing Series returns to Singapore
Channel News Asia
With more boats competing in this year's edition, the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series got off to a challenging start within the extreme confines of Marina Bay on Thursday. PHOTOS. The 2014 Extreme Sailing Series got off to a challenging start on Thursday ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Underdogs on top in Singapore
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
(February20, 2014) – The much-anticipated opening Act of the 2014 Extreme SailingSeries™ began today in Singapore under the gaze of the cities soaring skyscrapers, where eight races produced six different winners. The Swiss flagged Realtstone were ...

Hobart ups the ante at Farr 40 Nationals and damage occurs
My Sailing
On competing at a home fixture Hunn says they are enjoying hosting and sailing against the top teams on local waters. Other than tactician David Chapman and bowman Wulf Wilkens, both from Sydney, the entire crew was born or lives in the Tasmanian ...

Sail fest in Tanauan
BusinessWorld Online Edition
SAILS WILL fill the waters of Taal Lake as the City of Tanauan and Taal Lake Yacht Club (TLYC) hold the Tanauan Sailing Festival on Feb. 22-23. Dubbed by Lonely Planet as the country's “sailing mecca” for its ideal winds all-year long, the inland body ...

Le Mans start gets Clipper boats underway for the next leg from Singapore to ...
My Sailing
The Clipper race to China's Olympic sailing city is one of contrasts. The fleet is still suffering with steamy temperatures, fairly calm seas and light winds, but once it reaches Taiwanese waters it can expect the winds to increase to 30 to 40 knots ...

Set sail in Pittwater Sail Expo to win boating holiday
My Sailing
Together with Club Marine, the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club situated on Sydney's northern beaches will host the third annual Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo over the weekend of 22 & 23 March, featuring over 40 exhibitors supplying goods and services ...

Dubai Sailing News
Live Trading News
Overall series leaders, EFG Bank (Monaco), skippered by Sidney Gavignet won Leg 4 of the EFG Sailing Arabia — The Tour 2014, from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah yesterday, despite being one of two teams over the line at the start. However, it didn't take too ...

Oracle America's Cup team to train on Sydney Harbour | The Australian: "AUSTRALIANS will get a taste of the spectacular America's Cup sailing competition next month as reigning champions Oracle Team USA train with newly formed Team Australia on Sydney Harbour. And there's a slim chance the city could even end up hosting the next America's Cup - with the current venue for 35th edition of the Auld Mug still very much up in the air."

Fairhaven crew aids in Coast Guard rescue of storm-battered sailboat | Local News | The Bellingham Herald: "... At about 6:30 p.m., the crew of the Fairhaven-based Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin heard a distress call from a sailboat that was taking on water about 5 miles from shore. The 34-foot sailboat's sails wouldn't come down, and the boat was being battered by waves up to 5 feet high and 40 mph winds. A father and his two young sons were on board, as well as two other men, and the boat wasn't going to make it to shore. Cann and Petty Officer 2nd Class Cameron Ostman got into an inflatable Zodiac and headed out to the sailboat. When it was clear that conditions were too poor to tow the boat to shore, the Coast Guard decided to get the people off the boat before the waves took it down...."

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