03 September 2015

Rolex Sydney Hobart 2015; Sailing video: ACWS, EXSS, and more

Global Sailing Video: Americas Cup, IMOCA60, Half Ton, ETNZ, LR BAR, ExSS - Published on Aug 30, 2015 - In this week's packed WoW, exciting footage of the new Gitana monohull IMOCA 60 design flying across the waves in spectacular hovering fashion, Iain Murray Regatta Director in Gothenburg gives his morning Americas Cup race preview, ETNZ and Land Rover BAR teams report on Day 1 races, the Half Ton Cup is run and Andy Tourell Race Director of the Extreme Sailing Series introduces their new boat the GC32 a foiling cat for next year. source: World on Water August 30 15 

2015 Entries Open - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015"The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia today announced the release of the Notice of Race for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and invites eligible yacht owners to enter into Australia’s premier blue water event. Now in its 71st edition, the CYCA is predicting an international fleet of approximately 90 yachts will take part in the 628 nautical mile race, which starts on Boxing Day, December 26 at 1pm AEDT. Bob Oatley has indicated that record holder and defending line honours champion, Wild Oats XI, will lead the charge for line honours again. This following massive modifications to keep pace with the newer yachts, such as Comanche, the year-old super maxi owned by Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze Clark, who have found the lure too strong to resist returning this year...." (Read more at link above)

Chinese debut in RSHYR - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015"Mainland China will make its debut in the 71st edition of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, joining two other internationals and 14 Australians who were quick in signing up after entry opened last Friday. Serena Cai, who is managing the Chinese yacht, Ark323, said the Chinese team could not wait to put their entry in, aware the race had attracted entries from Hong Kong in the past, but never from mainland China and never with a full Chinese crew. ... The team consists of 12 male sailors, drawn from the best the country has to offer. They come from all points of China and have a wide range of sailing skills. Training together since March, Serena Cai says, “They are very excited to be the first crew from mainland China to enter the race.”" (Read more at link above)

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