31 August 2014

Extreme Sailing Series, Istanbul, September 11-14 (video)

Hannah White takes on Extreme Sailing

12 teams to race in Istanbul including first-ever Turkish Extreme 40 team » Extreme Sailing Series: The first-ever Turkish Extreme 40 syndicate: TeamTurx, has been confirmed to compete at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 Istanbul as an invitational entry, bringing the tally of boats on the startline up to 12. - Yandex and Palmarina to further strengthen the Istanbul Act as co-Host Venue partners.- One day of open water racing preceding three days of Extreme 40 Stadium Racing, 11-14 September, including the additional challenge of racing on the notorious Bosphorus Strait...

Sail World

Long wait for the wind worthwhile at Magnetic Island
My Sailing
The sailors made good use of the race postponement as the morning's glassy conditions. Several took to the sparkling water to cool off while others ...

Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Sailing adventures abound in local author's latest book
Fall River Herald News
Set sail on another adventure with the century-old Buckrammer in John Conway's latest book, “Buckrammer's Tales: The Continuing Catboat Summers ...


Sailing: Raynn ready to restore S'pore reign
Buoyed by two historic gold medals at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, Singapore's 17-strong Asiad sailing contingent - among them (from left) Jodie ...

Pontefract and Castleford Express

Sailing duo feeling just champion
Pontefract and Castleford Express
The nationals took place over four days of the first week and the fleet consisted of all the top junior sailors in the country along with some hardened ...

PHOTOS: Melges 20 World Championship 2014
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Launched in 1997, Scuttlebutt provides sailing news with a North American focus. Look for the latest information to be posted on the website, with the ...

Take the path less travelled with September Cruising Helmsman
My Sailing
Celebrated sailing author Tom Cunliffe describes his trip in an eighty year old square metre classic to attend the recent D-Day anniversary ...

Aussies win US 18 Footer title by a point in wild conditions
My Sailing
"The first two races today were postcard sailing," said Brett Van Munster, the Australian skipper who with crew Paul Montague and Harry Thurston ...

CBS News

​Christopher Cross sails back with a new album
CBS News
In the early 1980s, his brand of silky-soft rock sailed up the charts. His songs were unavoidable on FM radio -- and then as quickly as he burst on the ...

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29 August 2014

RS200 UK Nationals 2014, sailing video

RS200 UK Nationals 2014 from LPB Aerial Imagery on Vimeo.
Sponsored by Volvo, Noble Marine & Harken UK the RS200 nationals were sailed out of Hayling Island Sailing Club. Great weather, great sailing, great boat.

12 teams to race in Istanbul including first-ever Turkish Extreme 40 team » Extreme Sailing Series: "....Just three days after the successful conclusion of Act 5 Cardiff presented by Land Rover, the containers are packed and the fleet of Extreme 40s en-route to Istanbul to join TeamTurx. The Turkish squad supported by ARKAS Sport Club of shipping company ARKAS Holding, is made up of Olympic level sailors including founder Edhem Dirvana, who have been busy training over the last few months with Extreme 40 veteran and class co-designer, Mitch Booth. Mitch and Edhem – a world-class multihull sailor who has been instrumental in the formation of TeamTurx – will share skipper duties, with local sailors Selim Kakış, Ateş Çınar, Deniz Çınar, Cem Gözen, Cem Selçuk and Can Bayülken rotating positions onboard. Edhem commented on the team’s long-term vision to develop the sport of sailing in Turkey:..."(read more at link above)

Annual Papa Jim Regatta helps youth sailing group
St. Augustine Record
Remembered as Papa Jim, a man with a sense of humor and being happiest when sailing, is honored each year at the Papa Jim Regatta. The Papa ...

Richmond Standard

International Sailing Canoe Worlds on SF Bay
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The words “sailing canoe” may conjure up images of an outdated craft, and the IC class still competes for the New York Challenge Cup, established in ...

The Sarasota Sailing Squadron's 68th Annual labor Day Regatta
The Sarasota Sailing Squadron (SSS) will host the 68th Annual Labor Day Regatta Aug. 29-Aug.31st. The signature event for the SSS, the regatta ...

Set Sail with Coral Gables High!
Sofia Bratt
Have you ever had the opportunity to go sailing on crystal blue Biscayne Bay? If you haven't, now you have the chance! For the past year, IB senior ...

Regatta Sailing
The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta sailing programme starts today (following the traditional Torbay-Dartmouth race yesterday afternoon). Tomorrow ...

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28 August 2014

Extreme Sailing Series, Sailing Analytics, Number Crunching (video)

Extreme Sailing Series, Sailing Analytics, Number Crunching (video above) - number crunching using the SAP sailing analytics to find out exactly what we have learnt in the first half of the season, and how the teams can put it to use on the water. Find out how the winning teams are doing it.

My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22

Northern VT HS Sailing Team Hits the Lake
My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
Burlington, VT -- This week at the Community Sailing Center on Burlington's waterfront, the Northern Vermont high school sailing team raised their ...

Sail World

The 18s' secret to success: stay upright
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
What sailing! As long as you're not falling over.” Wednesday is designated as a reserve day, to be followed by an 18s race at 4 o'clock preceding the ...

49er, 49erFX, Nacra Sailors feel the heat
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Oakcliff's fleet and facilities took the pressure off many of the high performance teams, because they were able to charter boats and sails and take ...

Storm sailing: the Indian Ocean
Liz Cleere
It is just over a year since Jamie and I faced the most frightening sailing conditions of our lives. The damage caused to the yacht resulted in a total refit ...

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27 August 2014

Startline Tactics, Stadium Racing Start video

Startline tactics: What makes the perfect Stadium Racing start? -
Startline Tactics,  Stadium Racing Start video above
What makes the perfect start? Find out how the teams approach the often race deciding – and notoriously difficult – Stadium Racing startline. Published on Aug 24, 2014

Brunswick duo place first at US Youth Sailing Championship
Greenwich Time
It was smooth sailing for Chris Keller and Peter Schneider at the 2014 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship last week. The Brunswick School students ...


Brig Niagara Comes Home to Finish Sailing Season
Erie's beloved Brig Niagara has come back home to finish its sailing season. The Niagara returned to Erie today, after sailing ...

Regatta raises over $1000 for Maritime Museum
The first boat to finish in the spinnaker fleet, and the winner on corrected time for the Spinnaker A class, was Buffalo Theory, a Henderson 30 sailed by ...


The long way to St. John's 3:34
Cathryn O'Neill, a schoolteacher from Victoria, and her husband, retired engineer Daragh Nagle, set sail on the 11-metre boat Chantey V three years ...

Five challengers sign up for 2017 America's Cup - ESPN: "Emirates Team New Zealand, Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge, Britain's Ben Ainslie Racing, Sweden's Artemis Racing and Team France"

Olivia's Legacy shines in Team Racing Invitational
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The Severn Sailing Association, in cooperation with Annapolis Yacht Club and the US Naval Academy, hosted the second annual Olivia's Team ...

The Independent

Sailing: The Wave on top again as they win fifth event in Extreme SailingSeries
The Independent
In conditions as soggy but not as blowy as predicted, fortunes swung one way and then another as Oman's The Wave, Muscat won the fifth event of ...
EXSS: Cardiff – The Wave, Muscat #1 - Live Sail Die

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25 August 2014

Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 Cardiff, Video Highlights

Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 Cardiff, Video Highlights Above - Cardiff has delivered a festival atmosphere at Act 5 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series global tour presented by Land Rover, making the half way stage of the season. With the pressure on the whole fleet to deliver a strong performance. Cardiff Bay threw everything at the fleet of 11 high-performance carbon fibre catamarans in front of 90,000 spectators over four days, that saw the teams jostle for every point, until a three-way final race shoot out between the leading pack – The Wave, Muscat, Alinghi and J.P. Morgan BAR - with all three leaning on each other hard as they fought to gain an advantage.

Three-way shoot out at the top as Oman fly the flag on British waters at the Extreme Sailing Series™ » Extreme Sailing Series: "Cardiff Bay saved the best for last for the 11-boat Extreme 40 fleet, where Alinghi, The Wave, Muscat and J.P. Morgan BAR battled it out until the bitter end for the top positions, in one of the closest – and most exciting – three-horse fights seen in the Series, which resulted in a three way collision and three consecutive penalties to boot in the final race. You couldn’t have scripted a better final, with the three leaders leaning on each other hard as they tried to gain the upper hand and The Wave, Muscat took advantage of the tussle to sail away with the win at Act 5 presented by Land Rover - and importantly homing in on Alinghi on the overall 2014 Series leaderboard...."

Extreme Sailing Series™ CARDIFF Results
The Wave, Muscat 210
2 Alinghi 205
3 J.P. Morgan BAR 203
4 Red Bull Sailing Team 186
5 Realteam by Realstone 182
6 Oman Air 175
7 SAP Extreme Sailing Team 174
8 Gazprom Team Russia 154
9 Groupama sailing team 154
10 GAC Pindar 153
11 Emirates Team New Zealand 151


Three-way shoot out at the Extreme Sailing Series
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Cardiff, UK (August 25, 2014) – Cardiff Bay saved the best for last for the 11-boat Extreme 40 fleet, where Alinghi, The Wave, Muscat and J.P. Morgan ...
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3 - Sail World
strong showing in cardiff extreme sailing series for team gac pindar - sailing.gacpindar


Youth Olympics: Team Singapore strikes first golds in sailing
The Straits Times
Singapore's Bernie Chin took the gold in the Men's Byte CII sailing event at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games on Aug 24, 2014

Preview of 2014 Windsurfing PWA World Cup
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
From August 26 – 31, the fastest sailors in the world will be returning to action as they prepare to descend upon the beautiful shores for the Pegasus ...

71 Boats Competed in Verve Cup Inshore Regatta
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Chicago, IL (August 24, 2014) — After Saturday's races were postponed due to weather, 71 boats made the most of a spectacular day of sailing in ...

Shark World Championships underway in Toronto
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The day was perfect for sailing, sunny, pretty much cloudless with a nice 8-12 knot wind from the east. 52 boats were on the start line, hailing from ...

Rutland and Stamford Mercury

Bourne author's tale of sunny sailing adventure
Rutland and Stamford Mercury
A sailing enthusiast has turned her passion into a book which gives a humorous account of the family's adventures. Tonia Parronchi grew up in ...

Canadian medal & RIO qualification
Sail Canada
After 6 days of challenging racing at the IFDS World Championships in Halifax, the World Champions are finally crowned & RIO country spots are ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014, LIVE from Cardiff, Final Day

LIVE Cardiff: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 -
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014, LIVE from Cardiff, Day Four, LIVE 10:30 am EDT (US)

3D LIVE Cardiff: Day Four - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 -
9 am EDT (US), August 25

Small breeze & big tactics takes The Wave, Muscat into pole position ahead of final Cardiff showdown » Extreme Sailing Series:What a difference a day makes. If Saturday’s Extreme 40 racing on Cardiff Bay was all about power, Sunday was about tactics and finesse, with light breeze dancing across the bay, at Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ presented by Land Rover. Just five points scoring races were added to the tally – but five all important leaderboard changing races - with the pressure piling on the teams to lay down a strong performance ahead of Monday's final day. One team with huge pressure on their shoulders in Cardiff is The Wave, Muscat, who need an Act win here to keep in touch with the top of the overall Series leaderboard and skipper Leigh McMillan more than rose to the challenge, adding 33 points to their score to overhaul Alinghi, and lead the pack for the first time, heading into today's racing.

Extreme Sailing Series Results: Cardiff
1 The Wave, Muscat 172
2 Alinghi 165
3 J.P. Morgan BAR 158
4 Realteam by Realstone 138
5 SAP Extreme Sailing Team 135
6 Oman Air 129
7 Red Bull Sailing Team 126
8 Emirates Team New Zealand 110
9 GAC Pindar 106
10 Gazprom Team Russia 105
11 Groupama sailing team 99

BBC News

Extreme sailing series returns to Cardiff Bay
BBC News
Cardiff Bay plays host to some of the world's best sailors as the Extreme Sailing Series returns to the Welsh capital for a third consecutive year.
A different day at Extreme Sailing Series - Scuttlebutt Sailing News


Youth Olympics: Team Singapore strikes first golds in sailing
The Straits Times
Singapore's Bernie Chin took the gold in the Men's Byte CII sailing event at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games on Aug 24, 2014. -- PHOTO: XINHUA.
Sailors win Singapore's first golds at YOG 2014 - Channel News Asia
Double Youth Olympic Gold For Singapore's Byte CII Sailors - International Sailing Federation

Sail World

IFDS Disabled Sailing World Champs – Securing Berths
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Halifax, Nova Scotia (August 24, 2014) – The 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship has come to a close, and the United States has ...

Norwich group's sailing club builds teamwork
CT Post
For Kimberly Miller, 53, of Norwich, learning to sail aboard the Interim did more than prove she has a steady hand with the telltale lines. It taught her ...

Utah Lake home to community of sailors
Daily Herald
When talking about great places to sail, Utah doesn't usually come to mind. Surprisingly, good sailing is to be had in the Beehive State and one of the ...

Morvan wins Detroit Cup
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Detroit, MI (August 24, 2014) – In masterful display of (nearly) error-free match race sailing, Pierre-Antoine Morvan and his Vannes Agglo Sailing ...

Tributes to former school sailing master
Banbury Guardian
Douglas Perrin, 66, who worked at Bloxham School between 2003-2009 teaching Politics, History and English as a Foreign Language, was sailing off ...


Rain and breeze for final day at Youth Games
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Nanjing, China (August 24, 2014) – After three frustrating days for the 101 sailors from 62 nations, the rain and wind is a welcome change from the ...

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24 August 2014

LIVE Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 - Cardiff Day Three Video

LIVE Cardiff: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 -

LIVE Sunday, August 24 - LIVE Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 - Cardiff Day Three Video, 10:30 AM EDT (US)

9 am EDT (US) Sunday, August 24

Extreme Sailing Series Day 2- Saturday Replay

Extreme Sailing Series Results

Big breeze in Cardiff reshuffles the leaderboard » Extreme Sailing Series: Saturday - "The grudge match on Cardiff Bay continued today, where there was no quarter given and no margin for error as a colossal 10 races were sailed, plus a knock out round at Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ presented by Land Rover. With an average of 10 knots of breeze and gusts up to 18 knots rolling across the course, the fleet tore around the tight track travelling at up to 24 knots, and Morgan Larson and Alinghi kept it cool under the pressure, with two race wins enough to elevate themselves to the top of the leaderboard - despite missing out on the gold final in the knock out round...." (read more at link above)

Extreme Sailing Series CARDIFF Results:
1 Alinghi 141
2 The Wave, Muscat 139
3 J.P. Morgan BAR 131
4 SAP Extreme Sailing Team 120
5 Realteam by Realstone 113
6 Oman Air 106
7 Red Bull Sailing Team 91
8 Gazprom Team Russia 87
9 Emirates Team New Zealand 75
10 GAC Pindar 67
11 Groupama sailing team 33
(source: extremesailingseries.com)


Sir Ben Ainslie storms up the leaderboard as Extreme Sailing hits Cardiff
Sir Ben Ainslie enjoyed his return to competitive sailing in Britain by skippering his boat to victory on the first day of the Extreme 40 Sailing Series in ...
Extreme sailing series returns to Cardiff Bay - BBC News
Big breeze shuffles standings at Extreme Sailing Series - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

US SAILING (press release)

2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship, Day 4
US SAILING (press release)
Halifax, Nova Scotia – Day 4 of the 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship was a challenging one for race officials at Paralympic sailing's ...

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