19 March 2014

Extreme Sailing Series™ heads to the Middle East for Act 2, Muscat (video)

Extreme Sailing Series™ heads to the Middle East for Act 2, Muscat - Less than three weeks after the spectacular opening Act of the 2014 season, the 11 international Extreme 40 teams and their crews of elite level sailors are preparing to return to the Sultanate of Oman, for a fourth consecutive year. The fleet will race at a stunning new venue, the Almouj Golf Course at The Wave, Muscat, from 19th March, for four days of intense competition. (Live video here at JohnTheCrowd.com, March 20-22)

Series announces 26% increase in global media figures as 2015-2020 Host Venue bid process commences » Extreme Sailing Series: "....The innovative Stadium Racing circuit brings action close to the shores of iconic cities around the world, providing an exclusive package for Host Venues including a premium VIP experience, unique spectator opportunities which goes beyond sailing fans, and high-integrity elite level sporting competition not only to local audiences but global media. Six venues confirmed for the 2014 Series will return in 2015, with two venues whose contracts are due to expire, expressing their desire for the circuit to return, but creating a window of opportunity for new venues to replace them and join the Series from next year onwards...."

Oman Sail all set to deliver ESS magic
Times of Oman
Muscat: The award winning global Extreme Sailing Series is back to Oman, bringing with it some of the world's best sailors to compete in a thrilling, adrenaline-fuelled race that can be witnessed from the shore. This year's edition will be held at the ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - Realteam aims for consistency at Act two
Sail World
Extreme Sailing Series - Tomorrow, the Swiss sailing squad onboard Realteam will line up against some of the best sailors in the world for Act two of the Extreme Sailing Series. After posting a third place overall in Singapore, the crew is ambitious ...

Extreme Sailing Series: From the Far East to the Middle East
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The Extreme Sailing Series moves this week to the Sultanate of Oman and a stunning new venue, the Almouj Golf Course at The Wave, Muscat, for four days of competition on March 19-22. The 11 international teams dispersed after the opening Act in ...

MC38 fleet set for one-design class at Sail Port Stephens
My Sailing
The McConaghy 38 class is gaining momentum and at this year's Sail Port Stephens the current Australian fleet is set to compete in their own one design division, a first for the regatta. Ginger and the Cone of Silence raced at Sail Port Stephens last ...

Dongfeng skipper selects Chinese sailors for training race to Auckland
My Sailing
Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier has picked six of the 12 Academy Squad sailors to sail the training leg from Sanya to Auckland in a re-enactment of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. The chosen six Chinese sailors now move another step ...

Dee Caffari joins Team SCA for Volvo Ocean Race
My Sailing
Dee Caffari, the Briton who has made a career of setting new standards in female offshoresailing, has been recruited by Team SCA for their Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 challenge. The 41-year-old from Watford, England, has been named alongside Sara ...

Boats Sailing More Freely Through Santa Barbara Harbor
The Condor Express whale-watching boat sets sail Monday afternoon from the Santa Barbara Harbor on its second day of full operation since a storm that slammed the area more than two weeks ago. (Gina Potthoff / Noozhawk photo). By Gina Potthoff ...

Sailing industry rallies to get Lisa Blair on the start line
My Sailing
When Lisa Blair decided to sail my 37ft Van de Stadt in the solo Trans-Tasman Race from New Plymouth to Mooloolaba, she knew there was a lot of work to do. Although the boat had once been at Category 1 level, it had been sitting on a mooring at Gosford ...

Eight Bells: Steve Black
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
He started sailing recreationally in his mid-30s in regattas hosted by the Grand Haven Sailing Club. Black learned the sport from single-handers and has always preferred this aspect of sailing. Over the years, Black has made three single-handed ...

Strictly Sail Pacific unveils speaker lineup
Trade Only Today
Strictly Sail Pacific, the all-sailboat West Coast show set for April 10-13 in Oakland, Calif., announced its speaker lineup. Topics range from practical tips on cruising to guidance on planning ocean voyages and visiting exciting destinations such as ...

Hans Fogh - a sailing icon
Sail World
Born in Copenhagen, Hans has had one of the most exemplary competitive sailing careers ever, winning numerous Worlds, European and National titles in several classes including the Soling, Finn, Flying Dutchman, Star and Etchells. Hans came to Canada ...

Travel: Caribbean sailing and Turkish house arrest with hotel boss Paul Kerr
Paul Kerr is boss of Small Luxury Hotels Of The World He talks house arrest in Turkey and a very ambitious birthday bucket list. Where did you go on your last holiday? Four months ago I went on a sailing trip around the Caribbean. I was taking part in ...

ISAF Personal Safety Course Providers Look Forward
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
In 2003 the International Sailing Federation introduced a standard basic syllabus for the training of safety courses in order to establish an internationally recognized qualification. The training requirements form part of the ISAF Offshore Special ...

Sailing: Key six months ahead for 49erFX crew
Radio Sport
... be really good to touch base with the European fleet again." The majority of the New Zealand sailing team leaves for Europe tomorrow, with the first World Cup regatta at the end of the month. Related Subjects. Sailing | Molly Meech | Alex Maloney ...

Alive named the champions at Southport Yacht Club's Sail Paradise 2014
My Sailing
After sailing through dangerous conditions over the weekend, skipper of Alive, Duncan Hine, said "I am extremely happy to have won this regatta, I am sure it will be a first of many more to come." The extreme weather conditions at the Gold Coast Seaway ...

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