31 March 2016

World Sailing Show, March 2016 Edition, RYA Sailing Video

The World Sailing Show - March 2016: 

How do America’s Cup teams balance the race for points on the water with the arms race ashore? We drop in on the opening event of the 2016 America’s Cup World Series in Oman to see the opening races. We then go behind the scenes to talk to one of the Cup world’s leading technical experts to find out how teams are developing the next generation of even faster Cup boats for the big Cup gig next year. Also find out whether a 600 mile offshore event in the Caribbean is really a T-shirt and shorts affair. And then there’s the unstoppable Kiwi duo that are taking on the world – what makes Peter Burling and Blair Tuke unbeatable? Also a report on Sailing Arabia The Tour and whether rock star sailor Sidney Gavignet could win three in a row. Plus, plenty of news and must watch clips including two costly capsizes and a party trick that changed the sailing rules. Published Mar 29, 2016

Looking for an New Challenge? - Yacht Sailing could be for you - let us tell you why - published Mar 11, 2016 - http://www.rya.org.uk/go/getafloat

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30 March 2016

Oracle Team USA, Intense Sailing, Land Rover BAR Engineering (videos)

Intense sailing -- intense training:

Intense Sailing, Intense Training: How America's Cup sailors train, eat and prepare for the intense physical demands of racing America's Cup​ catamarans, featuring ORACLE TEAM USA head athletic trainer Craig McFarlane and team nutritionist Scott Tindal. Watch the guys in action and learn why they use high quality True Protein​ in the sailors' diets in this #WellnessWednesday feature by John von Seeburg & Mike Herbener / ORACLE TEAM USA. Published Mar 23, 2016. More information: ORACLE TEAM USA

Engineering crossovers in Land Rover BAR partnership - What can a world class automotive company bring to Land Rover BAR’s mission? Tony Harper, Head of Research & Advanced Engineering at Land Rover, discusses how the same expertise that goes in to making our world class vehicles can be applied to help create a boat capable of winning the America’s Cup, namely in aerodynamics and big data. Published Mar 24, 2016. Find out more about the partnership here: http://www.landrover.com/experiences/sponsorship/ben-ainslie-racing.html 

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29 March 2016

BVI Spring Regatta 2016, GC32 Racing Tour 2016, Sailing Videos

The 45th Anniversary of the BVI Spring Regatta March 28-April 3:

More information: BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - bvispringregatta.org

GC32 Racing Tour 2016:

 GC32 Racing Tour 2016 / GC32 One Design Class (promo video above)

 GC32 Racing Tour 2016 schedule:
  • 1 | GC32 RIVA CUP - 26–29 May | Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy
  • 2 | GC32 MALCESINE CUP/THE FOILING WEEK - 7–10 July | Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy
  • 3 | 35TH COPA DEL REY MAPFRE - 3–6 August | Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • 4 | TBA - 22-25 September | Undisclosed Venue
  • 5 | MARSEILLE ONE DESIGN - 13–16 October | Marseille, France
  • SPECIAL EVENT - SE | GC32 ALPS CHALLENGE TRAUNSEE - 12-15 May | Gmunden, Lake Traunsee, Austria
More information: gc32racing.com

Other Sailing News:
Leading yacht designer Ed Dubois dies - FT.com: "One of the world’s top yacht designers Ed Dubois, principal of one of the leading boatbuilders Dubois Naval Architects, has died suddenly aged 64. His legacy is the many fine and technically advanced yachts he designed which now sail the world...." (read more at the link above)

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28 March 2016

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016, A Lesson in Foiling, Sailing Videos

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016: A lesson in foiling:

As the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ goes foiling, watch the experts talk about this new dimension as the sailors explain how the brand new hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans fly. Published on Mar 24, 2016

Extreme Sailing Series 2016 - meet the teams - Published on Mar 18, 2016 - Dramatic change is afoot for the Extreme Sailing Series as we celebrate our 10th season with the introduction of the flying GC32 and an influx of fresh talent. Meet the teams gunning in 2016 for glory.

Extreme Sailing Series 2016 Schedule:
Act 1 Muscat Mar 16-19
Act 2 Qingdao Apr29-May2
Act 3 Cardiff Jun 23-26
Act 4 Hamburg Jul 28-31
Act 5 St Petersburg Sep 1-4
Act 6 Istanbul Sep 22-25
Act 7 Lisbon Oct 6-9
Act 8 Australia Dec 8-11

More information: http://www.extremesailingseries.com

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26 March 2016

Sailing Around The World, Volvo Ocean Race, Sailing Videos

Around the world | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: 

Nine months, over 40,000 miles - the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 was an epic, exhilarating and enthralling experience. (Video published June 29, 2015)

To The Ends of The Earth - The First 40 Years | Volvo Ocean Race: "If you are determined to be in the sailing game you have to do this Race" - Sir Peter Blake. (Video published Nov 5, 2011)

The next Volvo Ocean Race is scheduled for 2017-18. Confirmed stopovers in the 2017-18 edition of the VOR will be:
  • Alicante, Spain
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Cardiff, Wales
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA
More information: www.VolvoOceanRace.com

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25 March 2016

52SuperSeries, Sea Trials Valencia, Clipper Race, Sailing Videos

52SuperSeries - Sea Trials - Valencia:

52SuperSeries - Sea Trials - Valencia - Getting ready for the season 2016!
Published March 24, 2016

52SuperSeries - Best of 5 events trophy:
  • Scarlino Cup - May 25th - 29th, Tuscany
  • Settimana delle Bocche - June 28th - July 2nd, Sardinia
  • Portals Sailing Week - July 25th - 29th, Mallorca
  • TP52 World Championships - September 14th - 18th, Menorca
  • Cascais Cup - October 11th - 15th, Cascais
More info: 52superseries.com and @52SuperSeries (Twitter)

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Big Send Off for Mighty Pacific Leg:

The Clipper Race teams have bid farewell to their last port in Asia in an elaborate ceremony in the Olympic sailing city of Qingdao, China. And for one crew member aboard 'home' team Visit Seattle it will mark the completion of a personal challenge to climb seven summits and sail seven seas. Published March 23, 2016 -  more info: Clipper Round The World Race

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24 March 2016

Helly Hansen NOOD Regattas, Sailing Videos

Helly Hansen NOOD 2016 St Pete - Day 1 - Published on Mar 11, 2016
February 12 - 14, 2016 • Hosted by the St. Petersburg YC

2015 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Marblehead: Sunday 

126th Marblehead Race Week • July 28-31, 2016

All Helly Hansen NOOD Regattas 2016 EVENTS: St. Petersburg: Feb. 12-14 • San Diego: March 18-20 • Annapolis: April 29-May 1 • Chicago: June 17-19 • Marblehead: July 28-31 • Caribbean Championship: October 22-28 (BVI)

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23 March 2016

Northeast Passage, Chuan's Ocean, Parts 1 & 2 (videos)

Chuan's Ocean: Part 1 - Chinese offshore sailor Guo Chuan has set out to set the first non-stop record of the Northeast Passage. Published on Mar 11, 2016

Chuan's Oceans: Part 2 - Week one proves that setting a new record will be extremely challenging as the team heads toward the starting point.

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22 March 2016

SkyWalk by Alex Thomson, Extreme Sailing, Flying, Foiling (videos)

HUGO BOSS | The SkyWalk by Alex Thomson | Extreme Sailing #skywalk:

Below: Incredible drone footage - Extreme Sailing Series goes flying, foiling:

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21 March 2016

America's Cup Racing at New York, Clipper Race at Qingdao China

In just 50 days, America's Cup racing returns to the waters off New York City for the first time in nearly 100 years. Don't miss any of the action - May 7-8. Your guide to How to Watch is here - https://goo.gl/9viyCb (Published on Mar 18, 2016) - LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA S CUP WORLD SERIES, New York, May 7–8, 2016 - more info: http://www.americascup.com/


The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race had a rough ride through the Yellow Sea in the closing stages of The Sailing City Qingdao Cup. But some Chinese food cooked in the galley of the 'home' boat got them in the mood for a spectacular welcome (March 18, 2016) More info: http://clipperroundtheworld.com/

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20 March 2016

St Barths Bucket 2016, Twitter Feed, Sailing Videos

St Barths Bucket superyacht regatta – racing aboard 'P2' –
Racing on board the 125ft Perini Navi superyacht P2 at St Barths Bucket 2015 (published Mar 21, 2015)

St Barth Bucket 2015 filmed by drone from St Barth Fly Cam on Vimeo.

2014 St Barths Bucket Filmed by a Drone from Pigeon Vision on Vimeo.
pigeonvision.biz twitter.com/pigeonvision1

more information: http://www.bucketregattas.com/stbarths/

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17 March 2016

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 1, Muscat, Oman, March 17-19 (videos)

Extreme Sailing from Muscat Oman, Friday and Saturday - March 18-19:

Extreme Sailing Series Muscat - the Best Moments video above - Oman Air storms home to win on sensational final day | News: "Morgan Larson stormed home to an extraordinary win in the opening Act of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Muscat on Oman Air, alongside the team, which includes Pete Greenhalgh, James Wierzbowski, Ed Smyth and Omani national Nasser Al Mashari. Together the team won over 50% of the races sailed, more than any other team in Series history, as the Extreme Sailing Series officially completes the biggest transition of the last ten years. The flying GC32s have well and truly arrived..."

LIVE Muscat: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016
Starts: March 19, 2016 SAT 7:30 AM EDT (US)

3D Muscat: Day Three - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016
Starts: March 19, 2016 SAT 7am EDT (US)

Extreme Sailing Series Muscat preview video above

LIVE Muscat: Day Two - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016
by ExtremeSailingSeries
Starts: March 18, 2016 8am EDT (US)

3D Muscat: Day Two - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016
by ExtremeSailingSeries March 18, 2016

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 1, Muscat preview - a glimpse of what’s to come in Muscat, Oman, for the 2016 Series opener. Eight international teams & 40 of the world’s elite-level sailors going head to head on the super-fast GC32! 18 & 19 March. (Published Mar 10, 2016)

3D Muscat: Day One - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016
by ExtremeSailingSeries, March 17, 2016

more info: extremesailingseries.com

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16 March 2016

Extreme Sailing Series 2016, Muscat, Oman, March 16-19 (video)

Fly with the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series - Fly alongside the Land Rover BAR Academy team with GoPro and get a unique point of view, as they put their GC32 through its paces, to mark the launch of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series in Dubai, and get a glimpse of the world-class line-up of teams competing this year. Published on Feb 10, 2016

GC32s to replace Extreme 40s | News: "The Extreme Sailing Series, the world’s leading Stadium Racing Series, will celebrate its tenth season in 2016 with the introduction of a fleet of foiling GC32 catamarans, which will see the world’s top sailors ‘flying’ in front of thousands of spectators at premium venues around the globe. The 2016 season will again feature a full grid of professional and brand-backed sponsored teams racing at iconic venues as diverse as Saint Petersburg, Cardiff and Sydney."

Sultanate of Oman to host first Act of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ | News: Muscat in Oman is confirmed as the host city for the first Act of the year (16-19 March) - The action starts on Wednesday 16 March with coastal racing in front of Muscat’s Old Town before the teams commence battle in the Stadium on Thursday 17 March. The eighth and final team will be announced in the coming week to complete the starting grid. Fans around the globe can watch the racing live online on the official event website at the following times: Friday 18 March: 1600-1730 GMT+4 Saturday 19 March: 1530-1700 GMT+4

The Line Up – Extreme Sailing Series ™ Act 1, Muscat:

Alinghi (SUI)
Co-Skipper/Helm: Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI)
Co-Skipper/Mainsail Trimmer: Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI)
Tactician: Nicolas Charbonnier (FRA)
Headsail Trimmer: Nils Frei (SUI)
Bowman: Yves Detrey (SUI)

Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR)
Skipper: Bleddyn Môn (GBR)
Helm: Leigh McMillan (GBR)
Crew: Ed Powys (GBR)
Academy trialists: Adam Kay (GBR)/Oli Greber (GBR)/James Peters (GBR)/Neil Hunter (GBR)

*Final crew to be decided closer to the date

Oman Air (OMA)
Skipper/Helm: Morgan Larson (USA)
Mainsail Trimmer: Pete Greenhalgh (GBR)
Headsail Trimmer: Ed Smyth (NZL/AUS)
Bowmen: Nasser Al Mashari (OMA)/James Wierzbowski (AUS)

Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT)
Skipper/Helm: Roman Hagara (AUT)
Tactician: Hans Peter Steinacher (AUT)
Mainsail Trimmer: Stewart Dodson (NZL)
Headsail Trimmer: Adam Piggott (GBR)
Bowman: Brad Farrand (NZL)

Sail Portugal (POR)
Skipper/Helm: Diogo Cayolla (POR)
Tactician: Bernardo Freitas (POR)
Mainsail Trimmer: Javier de la Plaza (ESP)
Headsail Trimmer: Luís Brito (POR)
Bowman: Winston Macfarlane (NZL)

SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN)
Co-Skipper/Helm: Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN)
Co-Skipper/Tactician: Rasmus Køstner (DEN)
Mainsail Trimmer: Mads Emil Stephensen (DEN)
Headsail Trimmer: Pierluigi De Felice (ITA)
Bowman: Renato Conde (POR)

Team Turx (TUR)
Co-Skipper/Floater: Edhem Dirvana (TUR)
Co-Skipper/Helm: Stevie Morrison (GBR)
Mainsail Trimmer: Cem Gözen (TUR)
Headsail Trimmer: Alister Richardson (GBR)
Bowman: Anil Berk Baki (TUR)

More info: http://www.extremesailingseries.com/

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15 March 2016

Transatlantic Thriller, Ocean Safety, Volvo Ocean Race Videos

Transatlantic thriller | Volvo Ocean Race - Cardiff will host the Volvo Ocean Race in 2018, welcoming the fleet after an exhausting and thrilling Transatlantic leg from Newport - the first UK stop in over a decade! Published on Mar 3, 2016

Ocean Safety | Volvo Ocean Race - VOR -  Published on Mar 6, 2016 - The BT Sport Relief Challenge: Hell On High Seas crew get their first taste of life at the extreme - a sea survival course in Cork, which is mandatory for all Volvo Ocean Race sailors

Sailing NEWS:

Royal Gazette

Olympian Barkow takes honours
Royal Gazette
The M32 Series was formed to create a professional sailing series on a regional level with the aim of staging fun, exciting and challenging arena style ...

The Sun Herald

Regatta kicks of sailing season in Mississippi Sound
The Sun Herald
AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD Various classes of sailboats, from Lasers to Optimists, wait for the start of the 2016 Alfonso Jr. Regatta and Sutter ...

Sail World

NZL Sailing Team - Three World Champions named in five events for Rio
Sail World
The NZ Olympic Committee have announced a team of ten sailors to contest five events, this morning at Wakatere Boating Club on Auckland's North ...

Michelle Slade's Sailing in Marin: Mill Valley family set for three-year cruise
Marin Independent Journal
Mill Valley's Frank and Marilia Middleton, owners of the Atlantic 47 Nogal, will be going on a three-year voyage with their three kids. Photo by Michelle ...

Sail World

Oman Air all set for Extreme Sailing Series opener on home waters
Sail World
2016 Extreme Sailing Series – A fresh and exciting era for Oman Sail dawns this week when new skipper Morgan Larson takes the helm of their new ...

Sailing World

Finn European Championship: Paine goes to Rio
Sailing World
He expertly laid a mark trap at the final mark in the second race of the day, and held up Paine while around 50 boats sailed past. This meant they both ...

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14 March 2016

Getting Ahead of the Storm, Unforgiving Ocean, VOR Sailing Videos

Getting ahead of the storm | Volvo Ocean Race Video - As the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Hell On High Seas crew prepares for its last night at sea, here's a look back at the first half of the challenge - from leaving the dock, to rounding Land's End ...and battling gale force 10 winds in the English Channel - Published Mar 10, 2016

The unforgiving ocean | Volvo Ocean Race - Nine months. Four oceans, five continents. Over 40,000 nautical miles. There's a reason why they call the Volvo Ocean Race the world's toughest ocean challenge - and here it is. A trophy desired by so many, but lifted by so few, every three years, the best sailors on the planet step out of the comfort zone to truly test themselves against Mother Nature.

Sailing NEWS:


Caleb Paine Qualifies For The 2016 US Olympic Sailing Team
In the dog-eat-dog race that is Finn sailing in the United States, it was Caleb Paine that came out on top. After a nail-biting, winner-take-all battle at the ...
Caleb Paine (Finn) Wins Selection to Rio 2016 US Olympic Sailing Team - US SAILING (press release)
Finn Europeans: Netherlands Wins Title, Paine Wins Olympic Selection - Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Sailing: Junior finishes regatta with fourth place - New Zealand Herald

Charleston Post Courier

Sailing to Cuba: An adventure of discovery and cultural exchange
Charleston Post Courier
There are sailors, and there are racing sailors. Charleston has a disproportionate number of the latter. Maybe that's why we did so well in the Conch ...

The Marshalltown

Mystery of the humpback whale 'tail-sailing' as she watches her calf off the Maui coast
The Marshalltown
A humpback whale captured 'tail-sailing' off the coast of Maui remains a mystery as researchers say the behavior is uncommon for the species and ...


Royal Cork Viper Trio Eighth in Miami's Bacardi Sailing Week
Cork Harbour's Anthony and Robert O'Leary and Tom Durcan have finished in the top eight of the competitive Viper 640 Bacardi Sailing Week fleet.

Times of Oman

Oman's young Olympic hopefuls taste success on Asian Sailing Championships debut
Times of Oman
Muscat: Oman's young Olympic hopefuls showed they were on a par with the best sailorsin Asia after a promising round of performances at the 2016 ...

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13 March 2016

RC44 Bermuda Cup Wrap-Up, Sailing Video; Argentina's Big Sailboat

RC44 Bermuda Cup wrap-up: Bermuda's Great Sound threw everything it could at the RC44 fleet for the first round of the 2016 Championship Tour. With a breeze ranging from 5 -25 knots and a race track full of passing lanes we round-up all the action from a week of action-packed racing. The RC44 Bermuda Cup is the first event of the 2016 Championship Tour, which pitts the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry compete in high performance one-design 44-foot carbon racing yachts. Published on Mar 11, 2016.

More info: 
JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: RC44 Bermuda Cup, Match Racing, Sailing Videos and

US Sailing Team: Caleb Paine Wins Selection to Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Team

A Hedge Fund, A Country, And A Big Sailboat (Planet Money, NPR) podcast:

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12 March 2016

World Sailing Show, Sailing Leadership Forum 2016 (videos)

The World Sailing Show - an amazing tale of how the SMA team spent two and a half weeks chasing their abandoned race boat over 1,100miles in the North Atlantic in the middle of winter. How a decorated Paralympian and World Champion has even bigger ambitions and wants to take on the world. Robert Schiedt, one of the world's most famous sailors on why he wants another Olympic medal and hear how he copes with the pressure. Spindrift team and what they have planned next. Laser Radial fleet, and great footage in this 23 minute show. (February 2016)

Take a Tour of Sailing Leadership Forum 2016 - Join host Katy Nastro for a tour of the Sailing Leadership Forum 2016 at the Hilton San Diego Resort... Connect. Discover. Grow. Published on Mar 3, 2016 - more info: http://sailingleadership.org/

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11 March 2016

BACARDI Miami Sailing Week and BACARDI CUP 2016 Videos

UPDATES: BACARDI Miami Sailing Week and Bacardi Cup 2016:

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2016 Day 6

Above: BACARDI Miami Sailing Week and BACARDI CUP 2016 Day 5 Highlights

BACARDI Miami Sailing Week and BACARDI CUP 2016 Day 4 Highlights - On the 4th Day heavy wind cancelled races except the J/70 Class

BACARDI Miami Sailing Week and BACARDI CUP 2016 - Day 3 - Video Highlights - More info:

Vicious Storm Hits Clipper Race Fleet Off China's Coast: The Clipper Race fleet has survived a vicious storm as it closes in on its next destination in China. The Sailing City Qingdao Cup is a 1700 nautical mile race from Da Nang in Vietnam which has served up some of the most challenging weather in the global series to date. Published on Mar 9, 2016 - More info: https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/

Conch Republic Cup - Racing to Cuba on Bobsled - The race to Cuba onboard Bobsled, a new C&C 30, was truly a cultural exchange through sport. History is being made everyday with relations normalizing between the two countries and sailing is the perfect way to reconnect these two lands (published Feb 17, 2016).

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10 March 2016

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week, Bacardi Cup 2016, Sailing Videos

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week promo video above

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week Day 1 & 2 videos below:

BACARDI Miami Sailing Week and BACARDI CUP 2016 Day 2 Highlights

BACARDI Miami Sailing Week and BACARDI CUP 2016 - Day 1 Highlights
More info: miamisailingweek.com

Other Sailing News:

Plymouth Herald

SAILING: Westcountry duo named as only British entry for Transat AG2R La Mondiale race
Plymouth Herald
Westcountry sailors Sam Matson and Robin Elsey have been announced as the British entry for this year's Transat AG2R La Mondiale race, which ...


Olympic sailing duo faces funding issues in quest for medal
United States sailors did not win a single medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. That's downright embarrassing for a country of this size with ...

Yahoo Sports

Olympics: Rowing and sailing teams planning for pollution
Salt Lake Tribune
Beverly Hills, Calif. • If everything goes according to her plan and Gevvie Stone books her ticket to the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro ...
Games organisers say progress made on Rio water concerns - Eurosport.com AU

International Sailing Federation

Rain, thunder, lightning and racing challenges
International Sailing Federation
"We felt like we sailed a good race, which was a positive, so hopefully we can just take forward the positives into tomorrow. Round the race course we ...

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09 March 2016

Alex Thomson, Hugo Boss, Road To Vendeé Episode II, Sailing Video

Road To Vendeé Episode II - Alex Thomson, Hugo Boss, as he prepares to get himself and the boat ready for the Vendeé Globe start on November 6th 2016 - Published on Mar 4, 2016 - More info: alexthomsonracing.com

Bermuda Base Open for Business -Interviews with Artemis Racing Team Principal Torbjörn Törnqvist and Design Team Coordinator Adam May. Published on Mar 8, 2016 - more info: Artemis Racing | Professional sailing team

New-look NZ flag makes sailing debut"Kiwi 49er sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke both sported the country's new possible flag design as well as the original design during their training yesterday..."

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08 March 2016

Finals Videos: RC44 Bermuda Cup Fleet Racing, WMRT Fremantle

Day 4 Fleet Racing - Team Aqua hangs on in last race nailbiter in Bermuda (published Mar 7, 2016) A last minute charge from Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team was not enough to displace Chris Bake’s Team Aqua from the top of the leaderboard at the conclusion of the RC44 Bermuda Cup. The RC44 Bermuda Cup is the first event of the 2016 Championship Tour, which pits the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry compete in high performance one-design 44-foot carbon racing yachts. More info: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: RC44 Bermuda Cup, Match Racing, Sailing Videos and rc44.com

RC44 2016 Schedule:
  • RC44 BERMUDA CUP 2 - 6 March
  • RC44 PORTSMOUTH CUP 13 - 17 July
  • RC44 CASCAIS CUP 21 - 25 September
  • RC44 VALLETTA CUP 23 - 27 November

World Match Racing Tour - Finals Day Fremantle - Technical Wrap March 7, 2016 - more info: wmrt.com and JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: 2016 WMRT Fremantle, Sailing Videos

World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) Fremantle Finals Highlights March 7, 2016

World Match Racing Tour Schedule 2016:
WMRT Schedule 2016
WMRT Schedule 2016
Other Sailing NEWS:

Daily Mail

Alex Jones to take on next Sport Relief challenge sailing from Belfast to London
Daily Mail
Like a pro! This is the Welsh presenter's second time taking on a Sport Relief Challenge. In 2014, she scaled the Moonlight Buttress in Zion, National ...
Sport Relief Hell on High Seas: Celebrities set sail from Belfast for charity challenge - Belfast Telegraph

The National

Emirati sailing champion Adil Khalid intent on flying the UAE flag at Olympics once again
The National
Adil Khalid's sailing career has come full circle. Last year it reached its peak when he was part of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew that won the ...

Sailing Takes Fifth at Sharpe Trophy Team Race
Harvard Crimson
Coming off a successful fall season, in which the two divisions of the squad totaled 31 top-ten marks, the Harvard sailing team traveled down to ...

Channel News Asia

Sailing-China's "Golden Lily" drops retirement for Rio
Daily Mail
But seeing people out sailing, whatever the weather, and looking out over the water to the Isle of Wight inspired Xu, who calls herself "Lily", to get back ...

US SAILING (press release)

Finn Europeans, US Olympic Team Selection Event, Underway in Barcelona
US SAILING (press release)
leads US Sailing Team Sperry (national team) teammate Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) by a single point in the series heading into the event, with ...
Finn Senior/Junior Open Europeans - Finn Europeans poised for launch - Sail World

2015/16 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Pacific Yankee team in action - Sail World

NZL Sailing Team to fly both flags in sail testing for Rio
Some of New Zealand's Olympic sailors and Rio hopefuls will be flying the alternative flag design ahead of the New Zealand flag referendum decision.

International Sailing Federation

Williams the Conqueror
Frustrating, but that's sailing. We gave Ian two of those races on a plate. But overall we're pleased with how we sailed this week. A new team, we're ...

Man found mummified on sailing yacht died from heart attack only 1 week prior - AOL: "...The recently revealed autopsy results confirm the man had, as investigators suspected, died of a heart attack. That fatal event occurred only about a week before the vessel was discovered floating in the waters off the coast of the southern Philippines. Forensics experts explained to a German news outlet that rapid mummification can occur in environments such as the one where Bajorat was found. When combined, tropical temperatures, salty air, and dry winds serve as accelerants in the preservation process..."

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07 March 2016

RC44 Bermuda Cup Videos, Yachts Miami Beach, Miami Boat Show

RC44 Bermuda Cup - Fleet Racing Day 3 - Team Nika's day in the sun
Despite near perfect conditions for racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound, the penultimate day of the RC44 Bermuda Cup was one of snakes and ladders, the smallest mistakes having crippling consequences. With a spectator fleet out in force, once again the course created some tactical head scratching with the left frequently favoured in terms of angle, but the right better for pressure. Published on Mar 6, 2016

RC44 Bermuda Cup - Fleet Racing Day 2 - Young guns line-up on Bermuda's Great Sound - Helmed by Gustaf Lidvall, with Sweden's most successful Olympic sailor Freddy Loof calling tactics, the Artemis Racing​ young guns lined-up on Bermuda’s Great Sound. Published on Mar 5, 2016

More info: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: RC44 Bermuda Cup, Match Racing, Sailing Videos; see also update of 2016 WMRT Fremantle March 2-7, 2016,Twitter feed, Videos

Other Sailing NEWS--Miami International Boat Show 2016 gets "mixed" reviews:
Two different boat shows--other than Strictly Sail Miami, Miamarina at Bayside-- take place during Presidents Day weekend in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida, Yachts Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show.

This year Yachts Miami Beach brought in more visitors and bigger boats during its run Feb. 11-15, organizers said Wednesday, according to the Sun Sentinel. Formerly known as the Yacht & Brokerage Show, Yachts Miami Beach attracted 5 percent more boats on display, including 22 yachts over 150 feet long — double the number from last year, according to Show Management, which co-owns the show with the Florida Yacht Brokers Association. In addition, hotel room nights specifically related to the show were up 2.24 percent over last year, with the average length of stay increasing to 4.42 nights.

The Miami International Boat Show, owned by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, took place at a new location this year on Virginia Key, and the reviews w ere "mixed" (see comment below). Reportedly "whether the show will return next year [to Virginia Key] won’t be known for weeks, and perhaps months."
"This was by far the worst [Miami International] boat show I have ever been. Website with wrong pick up areas (I went to America Airlines Arena pick up area and no one was there - I was told they didn't get the permit). I can't believe they didn't even paint the auditorium. It was so ugly and dirty, full of graffiti. Embarrassing. Lines were ridiculously long to get either the water taxi or the shuttles. No one could inform where the pick up or drop off are for uber was. Cops giving directions without knowing anything. And the cherry on top: the shuttle driver I got on the way back to the Arena was talking to the "voices in her head" the entire trip... I won't be back. Next year I'll go to the yacht show in Miami Beach only."--One comment in the Miami Herald
See also on JohnTheCrowd.comMiami cuts Virginia Key Mangroves for Miami Boat Show? (video) (June 28, 2015)

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06 March 2016

2015 Rolex Yachtsman Yachtswoman of the Year, US Sailing Video

Above: US Sailing's 2015 Rolex Yachtsman Yachtswoman of the Year Awards Ceremony

CLIPPER RACE HEADS FOR CHINA - The Clipper Race is back on the water after a colourful stopover in Da Nang, Vietnam, and headed for its next destination - Qingdao, China. Published on Mar 3, 2016  More info: Clipper Round The World Race

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05 March 2016

RC44 Bermuda Cup, Fleet Racing, Oracle TEAM USA Capsize, Videos

Fleet Racing Day 1- Team Aqua prevails again in Bermuda - RC44ClassAssociation

With four races sailed on day one of fleet racing in Bermuda Team Aqua never dropped off the podium. Scoring 2-3-1-3 saw her return to the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club leading, two points clear of Vladimir Liubomirov's Bronenosec Sailing Team. Following yesterday's requirement for brute force and survival skills, today's lighter winds placed a premium on tactical calls and crew finesse, "Key was the guys doing a fantastic job," explained Team Aqua tactician, Cameron Appleton. "It was a very active day for the crew and the guys trimming the sails did a really good job. We sailed well." (Published March 4, 2016)

The RC44 Bermuda Cup is the first event of the 2016 Championship Tour, which pitts the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry compete in high performance one-design 44-foot carbon racing yachts.

More information: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: RC44 Bermuda Cup, Match Racing, Sailing Videos

ORACLE TEAM USA capsize - the aftermath - Helmsman Tom Slingsby and grinder Cooper Dressler talk through the aftermath of the team's capsize during training in Bermuda in March. (Published on Mar 4, 2016)

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04 March 2016

RC44 Bermuda Cup, Match Racing, Sailing Videos

Match Racing - Bronenosec the class act in brisk Bermuda - For the first round of the RC44’s 2016 championship, Bermuda today demonstrated exactly why it is a perfect venue for next year’s America’s Cup. On day one of the RC44 Bermuda Cup, there was sun, flat water and around 20 knots of wind, gusting into the high 20s by the close of play on Bermuda’s Great Sound. The RC44 Bermuda Cup is the first event of the 2016 Championship Tour, which pitts the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry compete in high performance one-design 44-foot carbon racing yachts. Published on Mar 3, 2016

The stage set for 2016 RC44 Championship Tour - A sneak-peak at what the teams can expect from racing this seasons opener, the RC44 Bermuda Cup. The RC44 Bermuda Cup is the first event of the 2016 Championship Tour, which pitts the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry compete in high performance one-design 44-foot carbon racing yachts. Published on Mar 2, 2016

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  • World Sailing undertake full review of the Sailing World Cup : World Sailing"At the February 2016 meeting of the World Sailing Executive Committee in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it was agreed that a strategic review would be undertaken of the Sailing World Cup from 2017-2020 in order to ensure that the event series remains the best possible showcase for the sport on the journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The review will be concluded and proposals presented at the World Sailing mid-year meeting in Lausanne in May 2016. The comprehensive review will include considering continental representation, calendar and venues, events, sailor quotas, ranking points, Para World Sailing and the role of known and future Olympic venues within the calendar. Sailors will continue to be placed at the heart of the Sailing World Cup, ensuring it is attractive to athletes, commercial partners and the media. It was agreed that any existing World Sailing contracts with Sailing World Cup Organising Authorities for 2016 would be honoured. World Sailing Chief Executive, Andy Hunt, and World Sailing President, Carlo Croce, met with Abu Dhabi organisers at the end of February. Following the World Sailing Executive Committee decision in November 2015 to host the 2016 World Sailing Annual Conference in Europe rather than Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority took the decision to withdraw their financial support of the 2016 Sailing World Cup Final and future editions of the event. World Sailing will seek a venue partner for the 2016 Sailing World Cup Final and contractual discussions are ongoing with an alternative venue. World Sailing expect to confirm dates for events in the final quarter of 2016 by the end of March."

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03 March 2016

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, 2016 WMRT Fremantle, Sailing Videos

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2016 March 3-6, 2016

World Match Racing Tour  
2016 WMRT Fremantle March 2-7, 2016
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  • Game On - Live Moment Day 1 
  • Onboard with Dackhammer - Live Moment Day 2 
  • 60 Sec w Sally 
  • Fremantle Day 1 Wrap
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02 March 2016

2017 Red Bull Youth America's Cup, Oracle 17 Foiling, Sailing Videos

2017 Red Bull Youth America's Cup - Applications are open for the 2017 Red Bull Youth America's Cup. Get your team together. You could be the next Peter Burling, who won the 2013 Red Bull Youth America's Cup and is now helmsman of Emirates Team New Zealand. Or one of the other four sailors who competed in the last event and are now with America's Cup teams. Published on Mar 1, 2016

#TechTuesday: ORACLE 17 - designed to fly! - How does a catamaran that weighs approximately 2.5 tons lift out of the water and foil while it’s under sail . . . oh, and without sliding sideways from the force of the wing? Find out from Steven Robert of ORACLE TEAM USA about the important design elements of "Oracle 17" that help make this possible in this latest #‎TechTuesday feature by Javier Salinas / ORACLE TEAM USA. #‎AmericasCup #‎RacetoBermuda - Published on Mar 1, 2016

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PORTSMOUTH, RI (February 29, 2016) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to Martha Seabury, ...
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World Championship medallists complete Rio Paralympic sailing line up
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Great Britain's most experienced Paralympic sailors will once again represent ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016, the British Paralympic Association (BPA) ...
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Q & A with Jo Aleh
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Louisa Chafee On Sailing, Her 2016 Olympic Bid, And Her Father's Campaign For President
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Earlier this month, Louisa Chafee earned her spot on the 2016 Olympic Sailing Team. Chafee began sailing as a child, and went onto become a ...

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