19 August 2019

IMOCA Communication Partners Thales & Iridium (video)

Thales & Iridium, Official Communication Partners of IMOCA

IMOCA Globe Series video above published Jul 30, 2019.
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12 August 2019

Cowes Week 2019 August 10 - 17 LIVE Feed

LIVE Replay Final Day - Sat. Aug 17, 2019

LIVE Replay Friday Aug 16, 2019:

See also: LIVE Replay Daily videos from the entire Cowes Week 2019.

Daily LIVE:

Cowes Week 2019: Saturday, August 10 - Saturday, August 17, Cowes, England, UK
Official website: http://www.cowesweek.co.uk/ has results and schedules
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10 August 2019

SailGP Cowes UK - August 10 - 11 2019, LIVE Feed

2019 Cowes SailGP LIVE // Final Day // Races 1-3 // SailGP

LIVE Replay of coverage of Races 1-3 on the final day of the 2019 Cowes SailGP, Aug 11, 2019.

Schedule for Sunday 11 August:
Race Village opens 11:30 – 18:30
Racing will run from 15:00 – 16:30 BST. All six national teams will take part in two fleet races. This will be followed by a match race final where the top highest ranked teams from the weekend will go head to head to determine the Cowes SailGP event winner.

Race Notice for  Saturday 10 August: "Due to forecasted severe adverse weather, and in order to ensure the safety of all athletes, staff, spectators and guests, Cowes SailGP will not proceed with racing on Saturday, August 10. Click here for more information."

Cowes Practice Racing

SailGP video above published Aug 10, 2019: Hop on board with the six SailGP teams during practice racing on the Solent in Cowes.

SailGP Season 1 - Mid-Season Leaderboard

Just over halfway through the inaugural season of SailGP, it's time to check in on the overall leaderboard. Will Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge continue to battle for the top spot? Can Dylan Fletcher close the gap on home waters in Cowes? Every race counts as we get closer to the $1 million dollar prize. Video above published July 31, 2019, by SailGP.

SailGP is sailing redefined. Established in 2018 and headquartered in London and San Francisco, SailGP is an annual, global sports championship featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism. The fan-centric, inshore racing takes place in some of the most iconic harbors around the globe and culminates with a $1 million winner-takes-all match race. Rival national teams from Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan and the United States battle it out in identical supercharged F50 catamarans, engineered for intense racing at electrifying speeds exceeding 50 knots (nearly 60 mph). 

Leaderboard overall prior to Cowes:
Position - Team - Helmsman - Points
1 Japan - Nathan Outteridge 140
2 Australia - Tom Slingsby 139
3 Great Britain - Dylan Fletcher 106
4 United States - Rome Kirby 105
5 China - Phil Robertson 93
5 France - Billy Besson 93

SailGP Cowes UK August 10 - 11, 2019, is part of Cowes Week 2019:
Cowes Week 2019
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03 August 2019

The 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race Starting Aug 3, LIVE Feed

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 8 August – Burnishing the Legend

Aug 8, 2019: The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of sailing’s ultimate challenges: a racecourse that has achieved mythic status, a turning mark that is a true icon in sport and a near 100-years of history and tradition. The 48th edition attracted a record fleet of 388 yachts, of which 333 competed for the overall win on handicap. Conditions this year properly tested competitors from around the world. Professional and Corinthian crews alike experienced a broad range of weather and sea states; all had to overcome the notorious tidal and tactical challenges presented by the famous course. Records were broken, superlative performance converted into triumph and across the fleet endeavour was rewarded. An enduring legend has been polished once again.

Fleet tracking LIVE: https://www.rolexfastnetrace.com/2019-fleet-tracking-race-player

Race Results: https://www.rolexfastnetrace.com/competitors/race-documents/results

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 7 August – Wizard Leaves Fleet Spellbound

Aug 7, 2019: The 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race has been won by David and Peter Askew’s 21.5 meter (70-foot) Maxi yacht Wizard. Finishing third on the water behind her larger rivals Rambler and SHK Scallywag, she is the first American yacht to win the race overall since Great News in 1989.

Prevailing from an international fleet of 388 yachts is a remarkable achievement. The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of the world’s legendary and most challenging contests. Wizard’s crew can be rightly proud of their accomplishment and for fully embracing the characteristics required to succeed in discipline of offshore racing: preparedness, determination, endurance and skill. It was not an easy win. Conditions at the Fastnet Rock on the second day were some of the worst in recent years with strong wind and steep waves testing the commitment of the crews. Wizard’s position at the top of the podium was challenged hard, not least by French yacht Bretagne Telecom, which finished second overall, a mere 45 minutes behind and British yacht Tala, a further 45 minutes back. The victory adds further lustre to the enduring and continuing history of the race.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 6 August – Tough, Inspiring and Recognizable

Aug 6, 2019: As the 48th Rolex Fastnet Race moves through its fourth day, the flood of arrivals continues. The window of opportunity for those pursuing overall victory is narrowing and, after four days, crews still at sea are beginning to tire. Finishing well is dependent upon full commitment to performing at the best of one's ability and remaining resolute until the finish. The American yacht Wizard is currently in top spot, but the prevailing characteristic of Rolex Fastnet Race crews is to persevere to the very end, meaning the result remains in the balance. Nearly a century old, the Rolex Fastnet Race remains one the most inspiring and recognizable offshore racecourses in the world. Supported by Rolex since 2001, the race is organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, and the 2019 race has attracted a record fleet of 388 yachts ready and willing to test themselves against one of the toughest of offshore races.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 5 August – Monohull Line Honours

 Aug 5, 2019: For the second time in a row, George David and the crew of the 27-metre (88-foot) Maxi yacht Rambler has secured the Line Honours trophy in the Rolex Fastnet Race. Once again, though, they were thwarted in the pursuit of the monohull race record; this time missing out by one hour, 16 minutes. Setting a new fastest time to the Fastnet Rock, it looked likely that the benchmark for the race as a whole might fall. As it was, Rambler found herself engaged in an intense, three way tussle for the lead and, even as the opportunity to improve on the race time faded, the challenge to be first home intensified. Finishing the 605nm course in one day, 19 hours, 55 minutes, Rambler held off her closest rivals, Scallywag and Wizard. With line honours resolved, attention turns to the overall win on handicap. The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of the preeminent stages for offshore racing. With challenging wind and sea conditions in the Celtic Sea, the fleet still racing will have to exhibit all the determination and perseverance that have characterized this legendary race since it was first held in 1925.  Organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the race has been partnered by Rolex since 2001.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 4 August – Multihull Race Record Broken

Aug 4, 2019: Co-skippered by round the world race winners, Charles Caudrelier and Franck Cammas, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild secured Multihull Line Honours in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday afternoon. Finishing the 605nm course in 1 day 4 hours 2 minutes, the 30.5-metre (100-foot) French Ultime trimaran eclipsed the previous race record by some four hours. Out on the course, monohull Line Honours continues to be contested by three Maxis – the the 30.5-metre (100-foot) Scallwag, the Volvo 70 Wizard and the 27 m (88 ft) Rambler. Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and partnered by Rolex since 2001, the race attracts a broad range of entries passionate about taking on the legendary test. Away from the leaders, the majority of the 388 yacht fleet are still sailing towards the race’s emblematic landmark, the Fastnet Rock on the southern tip of Ireland.

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 Multihull Line Honours Winner: Maxi Edmond De Rothschild (RORC 4 Aug 2019 video): The 32m long Ultim trimarans laid on a spectacular finish in this 48th Rolex Fastnet Race resulting in MACIF, the leader since rounding the Fastnet Rock earlier this morning, being beaten to the finish line in the last breath of the race by her arch-rival Maxi Edmond de Rothschild. As Maxi Edmond de Rothschild’s skipper Franck Cammas explained: “Just after they gybed onto the layline for the finish we crossed them and decided to overlay. It was our last chance to see if there was something still possible. But until five minutes before we finished we never thought it was possible!” For their endeavours the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crew won the Rolex Fastnet multihull trophy and were presented with a Rolex timepiece, ashore at Plymouth Yacht Haven.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 video 3 August--A spectacular start for an impressive fleet--The 48th edition of legendary Rolex Fastnet Race got underway today. First held in 1925, the race has achieved mythic status and each edition enriches the honour and legacy. A record fleet of 388 yachts crossed the Royal Yacht Squadron line off Cowes, separated into seven starts. Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and partnered by Rolex since 2001, the race is a core element in the Swiss watchmaker's six-decade-long association with the sport. Featuring an array of the very best professional and Corinthian crews from around the world, 100 foot foiling multihulls are vying with similar-sized monohulls at the front. The smaller classes are filled with the traditional mix of the experienced, the intrepid and the adventurous. The winners will become legends.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 preview video. 2019 marks the 48th edition of biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club since 1925 and partnered by Rolex since 2001. The 605nm race is a classic examination of strategy and skill attracting a mix of passionate Corinthians and professionals. This is offshore racing at its very best, with complex weather patterns and testing tidal currents to be negotiated. For Rolex, this type of sailing challenge lies at the heart of its enduring six-decade-long support for the sport. On Saturday, 3 August an intrepid fleet of 400 yachts will set sail from Cowes, on the south coast of the United Kingdom, bound for the Fastnet Rock off southern Ireland and the return. leg to the finish in Plymouth. Start Date & Times: Saturday 3 Aug 2019 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race Start from 12:30 - 14:00 (local time Cowes, England).

Official website: rolexfastnetrace.com
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31 July 2019

GC32 | 38th Copa del Rey MAPFRE, Mallorca, Spain, Jul 31-Aug 3

GC32 Day 4 Copa del Rey MAPFRE - Oman Air match races to victory in Palma

Aug 3, 2019: Oman Air have won the 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, third event of the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour, after fending off a final day challenge from arch-rival Alinghi. After being soundly beaten by Ernesto Bertarelli’s Swiss team at the GC32 World Championship in June, this was a sweet return to form for Adam Minoprio and his crew. Next GC32 Racing Tour event at Lake Garda for the Riva Cup, 11-15 September 2019.

GC32 Day 3 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Aug 2, 2019--Crossed swords between Oman and Switzerland--Some hair-raisingly close crosses between Oman Air and Alinghi summed up just how tight the battle for supremacy is between these two top-flight teams duelling each other at the 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, third event of the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour. Adam Minoprio might have again steered the Omani boat to three victories from five heats today, but Arnaud Psarofaghis notched up a cleaner set of results to close in on their rivals by a single point on the leaderboard.

GC32 Day 2 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Aug 1, 2019--Oman Air flies past Alinghi in light airs of Palma--Adam Minoprio and his crew nailed some excellent reaching starts in the stronger winds of the first three races to score a hat trick of bullets in Palma. 

See also Day 1 Video Highlights July 31, 2019: Alinghi and Oman Air neck and neck after five full-on races: After a faltering start to day one of the 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, Alinghi turned on the afterburners to take the final two races of a full-on, five-heat afternoon in the latest round of the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour in Palma, Mallorca.

GC32 | 38th Copa del Rey MAPFRE, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Jul 31-Aug 4, is the third event in this year's GC32 Tour. The second event was the GC32 World Championship at Lagos, Portugal, June 26-30 (see Best shots video from the GC32 World Championship).

Official website: gc32racingtour.com and resultsIn overall results the top three teams are currently 1. Alinghi, 2. INEOS Rebels UK, and 3. Oman Air.
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The fourth event on the tour will be Riva del Garda, Italy, September 11 – 15

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30 July 2019

GC32 Racing Tour 2019 - TV Episode #2 (video)

GC32 Racing Tour 2019 - TV Episode #2

A 26-minute documentary from the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour published July 27, 2019, as the hydro foiling GC32 catamaran fleet compete in the 2019 World Championship event in Lagos, Portugal.

See also: 2019 GC32 World Championship, 26-30 June, Lagos, Portugal

Next GC32 Racing Tour event: 
38th Copa del Rey MAPFRE, Mallorca, Spain, Jul 31-Aug 4
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29 July 2019

This is Sailing (video)

This is Sailing

One minute of proof that sailing is the most beautiful sport in the world. 52 Super Series video above published on Jul 20, 2019.

See also: Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week, July 16-20, LIVE Feed

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28 July 2019

Transpac Finish: Mishaps on the Pacific (video)

Transpac Finish: Mishaps on the Pacific

In a race across the ocean, sometimes things go wrong, moments that put sailors to the test.  TranspacRace video above published Jul 23, 2019. Video by Chris Love Productions.


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27 July 2019

Transpac50 - Bretwalda 3 Finish and Interview with Owner Bob Pethick

Bretwalda 3 Finish and Interview with Owner Bob Pethick

TranspacRace video above published July 21, 2019: Bob Pethick recounts a fast ride to Honolulu for his Rogers 46.

See also 50th Transpacific Yacht Race (1906-2019), Video & LIVE Feed

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26 July 2019

Transpac50 - Rio 100 Finish Interview of Manouch Moshayedi (video)

Rio 100 Finish interview with Manouch Moshayedi

RIO 100 wins the Merlin Trophy after a fantastic finish off Diamond Head at 19:08 on July 19th, with a total elapsed time of 6:09:08:19. Video above of owner and skipper Manouch Moshayedi, published July 20, 2019.

See also 50th Transpacific Yacht Race (1906-2019), Video & LIVE Feed

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25 July 2019

Transpac Finish Highlights: Friends and Family (video)

Transpac Finish Highlights: Friends and Family

TranspacRace video above published Jul 22, 2019: It's the people on your crew who make the trip to Honolulu special.

See also 50th Transpacific Yacht Race (1906-2019), Video & LIVE Feed

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24 July 2019

2019 Transpac Race from Kialoa II (video)

2019 Transpac Race from Kialoa II

Patrick Broughton's S&S 73 Kialoa II from New South Wales, AUS and their adventure during the 2019 Transpac Race. Video by Dallas Kilponen, crew aboard Kialoa II, published July 23, 2019.

See also: 50th Transpacific Yacht Race (1906-2019), Video & LIVE Feed

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22 July 2019

50th Transpacific Yacht Race (1906-2019), Video & LIVE Feed

24 July TP 50 Hamachi course analysis

Transpac Race video above published Jul 24, 2019: Course analysis with David Rogers and Fred Laffitte of Hamachi, Division 3 and overall winners of Transpac 50, hosted by Dobbs Davis of Seahorse Magazine. See also TP 50 25 July Taxi Dancer analysis video and Transpacific Yacht Club Trophy History video.

Transpac Finish Highlights Video - the Winners

Recounting the top dogs in each of Transpac's racing categories on a day that saw a whopping nunber of finishers. TranspacRace video above published Jul 21, 2019.

Comanche First Monohull to Finish Transpac50

Owner Jim Cooney and Navigator Stan Honey give a rundown of the 2,250-mile journey onboard the 100 footer they finsihed in 5 days 11 hours 14 minutes 05 seconds.

Official website: transpacyc.comrace tracker, and results.


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16 July 2019

Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week, July 16-20, LIVE Feed

Final Day Video Highlights – Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

July 20, 2019: The top four places were decided by a photo finish!  Quantum Racing wins the regatta, but Azzurra leaves Cascais, and the third regatta of the 2019 52 SUPER SERIES season, with a lead of eight points on the overall circuit standings, having started the week five points off the top spot. Read more here.

Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week--final regatta standings:
1. Quantum Racing (USA) (Doug DeVos) (2,1,2,2,1,4,3,3,5) 23 p.
2. Azzurra (ARG/ITA) (Alberto/Pablo Roemmers) (3,3,1,3,6,2,2,2,2) 24 p.
3. Platoon (GER) (Harm Müller-Spreer) (5,4,3,1,7,5,5,4,1) 35 p.
4. Bronenosec (RUS) (Vladimir Liubomirov) (4,2,4,7,3,3,7,1,4) 35 p.
5. Provezza (TUR) (Ergin Imre) (1,5,7,5,2,7,6,6,3,) 42 p.
6. Phoenix 11 (RSA) (Hasso Plattner) (6,6,5,4,5,1,4,7,DNS8) 46 p.
7. Alegre (USA/GBR) (Andrés Soriano) (7,7,6,6,4,6,1,5,6) 48 p.

2019 52 SUPER SERIES overall season standings after three of five events:
1. Azzurra (ARG/ITA) (Alberto/Pablo Roemmers) 95 puntos.
2. Quantum Racing (USA) (Doug DeVos) 103 p.
3. Platoon (GER) (Harm Müller-Spreer) 103 p.
4. Provezza (TUR) (Ergin Imre) 108 p.
5. Bronenosec (RUS) (Vladimir Liubomirov) 112 p.
6. Alegre (USA/GBR) (Andrés Soriano) 136 p.
7. Phoenix 11 (RSA) (Tina Plattner) 154 p.
8. Sled (USA) (Takashi Okura) 164 p.

Day 4 Highlights – Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

July 19, 2019: It took nearly three and a half hours to get a race away... but well worth the wait! Quantum Racing go into the final day of the Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week with a five-point lead over Azzurra and so sit on the threshold of their first major regatta title since victory in Puerto Portals in late August last year. More here.

Day 3 Highlights – Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

July 18, 2019: Incredible images from today's racing--see also Day 2 Highlights and Day 1 Highlights – Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019.

Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week, July 16-20, Cascais, Portugal
Venue: Clube Naval de Cascais. The 52 SUPER SERIES stays on the Atlantic as it returns again to the perennial favourite venue of the Clube Naval de Cascais, which was founded in 1938--Offering challenging and ever-changing winds conditions, and excellent racing areas on the Atlantic coast, Cascais has been proven over the years to have some of the best conditions for sailboat racing in the world. Racing on the Atlantic swell and (usually) big winds means high speed thrills and spills, and the 2018 TP52 World Championship in Cascais proved that to be the case.

2019 52 SUPER SERIES: best of 5 events gets the trophy
  • Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week  May 21st - 25th, Menorca, Spain
  • Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup  June 18th - 22nd, Cadiz, Spain
  • Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week  July 16th - 20th, Cascais, Portugal
  • Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019 August 25th - 29th, Mallorca, Spain
  • Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week September 24th - 28th, Sardinia, Italy
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15 July 2019

Video Shots of the Day - 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019

Onboard with Artemis Racing

44Cup video above published Jul 13, 2019: Ever wonder what it is like to be onboard an RC44? Our Icarus camera man jumped onboard during racing yesterday to capture the experience.

360° onboard Artemis Racing

44Cup video above published Jul 11, 2019: #Shotoftheday - 360° onboard Artemis Racing

See also: 44Cup Marstrand World Championship, Jul 9-13, Marstrand, Sweden

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10 July 2019

44Cup Marstrand World Championship, Jul 9-13, Marstrand, Sweden

Day 4 - Final Day of 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019

July 13, 2019: World Championship claimed by Team Aqua. Holding an eight point advantage going into the final day, and then doing enough to hang on, enabled Chris Bake’s Team Aqua to be crowned the 44Cup Marstrand World Champions for 2019. The team claimed this year’s title ahead of Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika and Torbjörn Törnqvist’s local heroes aboard Artemis Racing. “I feel really good about it,” said Bake, still dripping from his victor’s plunge once Team Aqua was back at her berth on the Marstrand quayside. “Yesterday was a good day and the boat was going really well. Today was tough – shifty and really patchy.” Today the teams had a long wait out on the water as the breeze faded, subsequently materialising just long enough to allow two races to be sailed before the 1500 cut-off.

Best of the 2019 44Cup World Championship, Marstrand

44Cup video above published Jul 13, 2019: All the best shots from the 2019 44Cup World Championship in Marstrand Sweden.

Day 3: 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019

44Cup video above, Jul 12, 2019: "After a marginal forecast left the nine strong 44Cup fleet parked at the dock until 1300, the Swedish wind gods came good allowing four races to be held in 8-12 knots on the penultimate day of the 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019. This helped the schedule recover following no races yesterday due to a lack of wind. Stand-out performer today was Chris Bake’s Team Aqua, which, much like Hugues Lepic’s Aleph Racing on day one, scored no race worse than a fifth place. Her resounding 2-5-2-1 scoreline has left Bake’s team with a useful eight point advantage going into the final day."

Marstrand, Sweden  is the third event of the 2019 44Cup 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.

Day 2: 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019 - Skunked on day two video (no racing on Day 2). 44Cup Jul 11, 2019: "Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose and unfortunately today was the latter for day two of the 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019. At the skippers briefing in the morning PRO Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio kept the crews ashore. The race committee then took to the high seas to the west of Marstrand island to check out the conditions. They kept abreast of the situation, on the hour updating crews and owners with news as they waiting patiently in the 44Cup hospitality area on Marstrand’s quayside. However when there was still no wind at 1530, Reggio pulled the plug on racing for the day."

Day 1 44Cup World Championship 2019

The opening day of the 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019, July 10, was one of exceptional sailing conditions in 15 knot winds, on top of a short, sharp chop making for an exhilarating, if wet ride for the nine crews competing:
"Despite the relatively stable conditions it was an unusually high scoring day for all but Hugues Lepic’s Aleph Racing. Winner of the last 2019 44Cup event in Rovinj, Croatia in May, the French team claimed the opening race after winning the start and making the most of the favourable left. However in the next two races they had to fight back from poor starts. However with no score worse than a fifth, Aleph Racing leads the World Championship after day one."
Welcome to Marstrand and the 44Cup World Championship 2019--preview video: "Highlight of the 44Cup season, the World Championship sets sail in Marstrand, the sailing mecca on the west coast of Sweden. Nine of the one design owner-driver monohull teams are competing and as usual in this hotly competitive class all boats in the fleet are capable of winning races but success will come down to which can string together the most consistently good score line over the next four days."

44Cup Marstrand World Championship, Jul 9-13, Marstrand, Västra Götaland County, Sweden

Teams in order of standings overall after 44Cup Marstrand World Championship, total points with one discard:
 Team Aqua (GBR 2041)--4;
 Team Nika (RUS 10)--4; 
Team Ceeref (SLO 11)--5;
 Artemis Racing (SWE44)--6;
Aleph Racing (FRA17)--7;
Peninsula Petroleum (GBR 1)--8;
Charisma (MON 69)--11; 
Tavatuy Sailing Team (RUS 21)--12;
Bronenosec Sailing (RUS 18)--14.
Official website: 44cup.orgResults: 44cup.org/results; Tracker: tractrac.com.
Points are allocated on the standard World Sailing ‘low point system’, so the boat that comes first in a race gets one point, second gets two points etc. The team with the fewest points at the end of each event is the winner. All 44Cup YouTube videos.
Event schedule:
  • Tuesday, 9 July: Practice Racing 
  • Wednesday, 10 July - Saturday, 13 July: Fleet Racing
  • Saturday, 13 July, 16.00: Prize giving ceremony + buffet
44Cup EVENTS 2019:
  • 44Cup Porto Montenegro April 10-14, Porto Montenegro, Tivat, Montenegro
  • ADRIS 44Cup May 29 - Jun 2, Rovinj, Istria County, Croatia
  • 44Cup Marstrand Jul 9 - 13, Marstrand, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
  • 44Cup Cascais Oct 2 - 6, Clube Naval de Cascais, Cascais, Lisbon District, Portugal
  • 44Palma Cup Nov 13 - 17, Real Club Náutico de Palma, Palma de Majorca, Spain


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09 July 2019

Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup 2019 Full Highlights Video

Full Highlights: Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup 2019

52 Super Series video above published Jun 27, 2019. Next stop on the tour: Portugal for the Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, racing starts again on the 16th of July.

See also Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup, Cadiz, Spain, June 18-22

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08 July 2019

The Ocean Race | IMOCA 60 vs VO65 (video)

The Ocean Race | IMOCA 60 vs VO65

Everything you need to know about the two classes in The Ocean Race 2021-22. In case you missed it, the next edition of The Ocean Race will be contested by two different classes of boat: the all-new, super fast and foiling IMOCA 60s, and the one-design VO65s that gave such intensely close racing last time out (Volvo Ocean Race). The Ocean Race video above published Jul 5, 2019.

Official website: theoceanrace.com

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07 July 2019

Relentless: Alex Thomson Racing & 2016/2017 Vendée Globe

Relentless: Alex Thomson Racing & 2016/2017 Vendée Globe

The story of Alex Thomson Racing’s journey to the 2016/2017 Vendée Globe. Alex Thomson Racing video above published Jul 4, 2019.

Alex Thomson Racing official website: alexthomsonracing.com

Vendee Globe: vendeeglobe.org

The next Vendee Globe starts at 12:02 UTC, Sunday, Nov 8, 2020

See also British Sailor Alex Thomson Awarded Top Honour by French Embassy.

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06 July 2019

2019 New York SailGP Highlights Video

2019 New York SailGP Highlights

 21-22 June 2019: the best of the inaugural New York SailGP in 5 minutes.

Official website: sailgp.com and Leaderboard.

Next Events 2019:
  • Cowes, England, UK 10-11 Aug 2019
  • Marseille, France 20-22 Sep 2019

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05 July 2019

49er Sailing Highlights Video, 2019 Kieler Woche Medal Races

49er Sailing Highlights - 2019 Kieler Woche - Medal Races

The world's top Olympic skiff sailors at the annual festival, Kiel Week,  for the 2019 competition--The Championship features the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 and other Olympic and non-Olympic Classes. Racing was from June 26-30, 2019. 49er Sailing video above published Jul 1, 2019.

Website: 49er.org
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04 July 2019

Luna Rossa Challenge America's Cup AC75 Boat Concept

America's Cup AC75 Boat Concept

Luna Rossa Challenge video above published Jul 1, 2019.

website: lunarossachallenge.com


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03 July 2019

Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019 Full Highlights Video

Full Highlights: Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

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2019 52 SUPER SERIES: best of 5 events gets the trophy:
  • Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week May 21st - 25th, Menorca, Spain
  • Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup June 18th - 22nd, Cadiz, Spain
  • Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week July 16-20, Cascais, Portugal
  • Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019 August 25-29, Mallorca, Spain
  • Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week September 24-28, Sardinia, Italy

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02 July 2019

INEOS TEAM UK Ben Ainslie reviews GC32 2019 World Championships

INEOS TEAM UK | Ben Ainslie reviews GC32 2019 World Championships

INEOS Rebels and Ben Ainslie were in Lagos, Portugal for Act 2 of the GC32 Racing Tour 2019 – which acts as the GC32 World Championships. INEOS TEAM UK video above published Jun 30, 2019.

See also 2019 GC32 World Championship, 26-30 June, Lagos, Portugal.

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26 June 2019

2019 GC32 World Championship, 26-30 June, Lagos, Portugal

Day 4 GC32 World Championship:

Alinghi, World Champion, with two races to spare--GC32 Racing Tour video above published Jun 30, 2019--Having looked secure, leading by 16 points going into the last day, Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi team, helmed by Arnaud Psarofaghis, scored a 2-1-1 in the first races to win the 2019 GC32 World Championship with two races to spare – an incredible result given the calibre of competition racing here off Lagos, Portugal.

Best shots from the GC32 World Championship, Lagos

All the best shots from the 2019 World Championship, Lagos, Portugal. Enjoy! GC32 Racing Tour video above published Jun 30, 2019.

Day 3, June 29, Video Highlights - GC32 World Championship 2019

Fighting for the podium positions: Conditions took on a different turn for day three of the GC32 World Championship. While a brisk northwesterly was anticipated, the wind that blew for the majority of the day was southeasterly, backing into the east as the afternoon wore on. This became patchy during the third and what would become the final race of this penultimate day of competition. GC32 Racing Tour video above published Jun 29, 2019. Sunday, Day 4, will be the final day of racing.

Day 2 Highlights - GC32 World Championship 2019

GC32 Racing Tour video above published Jun 28, 2019: While four boats were separated by one point as day two dawned, now, at this half way stage of the event, two teams have edged ahead: Leader Alinghi and second placed Oman Air are now separated by just three points, six points ahead of INEOS Rebels UK in third.

Day 1 GC32 World Championship 2019, Lagos - Four leaders within one point

Day one of the GC32 World Championship, taking place with the support of the City of Lagos, Marina de Lagos and Sopromar, started in an uncharacteristic southwesterly, blowing across Lagos’ bay and at times gusting to 16-17 knots. Two races were held in this before the lighter prevailing northwesterly filled in, requiring a new race course to be set up and a change from upwind to reaching starts. While the top four teams came out close, all had deep results, the most polarised being those of Alinghi, which ended the day second but tied on points with the leader, Oman Air. GC32 Racing Tour video above published Jun 27, 2019.

10 teams line up for the 2019 GC32 World Championship, Lagos. The nimble GC32s fly at 30+ knots. For more information see GC32 Racing Tour 2019 TV Episode #1, the first 26-minute documentary from the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour, as the hydro foiling GC32 catamaran fleet kicked off their season in spectacular style in Villasimius, Sardinia, See also the GC32 Villasimius Cup, 22.-26 May 2019, best shots video.

2019 GC32 World Championship, 26-30 June, Lagos, Portugal: taking place at the end of June, the GC32 World Championship in Lagos, Portugal, will be only the GC32’s second World Championship since becoming a World Sailing International Class. The southern Portugal event will double as the second event on the Tour, and the third event will be 31 July-4 August, 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE / Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Official website: gc32racingtour.com and results.

Racing off Lagos takes place on the Atlantic, but the waters are protected by Cape St Vincent, the southwestern tip of Europe, just 10 km away. With sea breeze conditions and flat water, the GC32 World Championship should offer perfect foiling conditions.


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25 June 2019

Rolex Giraglia 2019, Yacht Club Italiano Video

Rolex Giraglia 2019

Yacht Club Italiano video published Jun 2019.

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24 June 2019

2019 New York SailGP June 21-22 Final Day Video & Day 1 Highlights

FULL RACE REPLAY // 2019 New York SailGP // Day 2 // Races 4-6 // 22 June 2019

June 22, 2019: Coverage of Races 4-6 on Day 2 (final day) of the 2019 New York SailGP.

New York SailGP // Day One Highlights

June 21, 2019: It was a wet and wild first day at New York SailGP, which started out with a bang when the Great Britain SailGP Team capsized before racing even began.

Next up: Cowes (UK) SailGP Aug 10-11, 2019.

SailGP 2019 Season Current Leaderboard after New York SailGP results:
(Last updated 6/22/2019 at 17:33)
Position * Team * Helm * Pts
1 Japan * Nathan Outteridge * 140
2 Australia * Tom Slingsby * 139
3 Great Britain * Dylan Fletcher * 106
4 United States * Rome Kirby * 105
5 China * Phil Robertson * 93
5 France * Billy Besson * 93


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18 June 2019

Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup, Cadiz, Spain, June 18-22

Final Day Highlights – Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019: You simply couldn't ask for more from a sporting finale.

LIVE Day 5 - Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019. First race start time 13:00 CEST.

LIVE Day 4 – Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019. First race start time 13:00 CEST.

Day 4 Highlights – Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019--The Royal Cup is going down to the wire--the super Saturday showdown!

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Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup June 18-22, Cadiz, Spain, the 52 SUPER SERIES fleet racing takes place at an Atlantic Ocean venue once again.

2019 52 SUPER SERIES: best of 5 events gets the trophy
  • Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week  May 21st - 25th, Menorca, Spain
  • Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup  June 18th - 22nd, Cadiz, Spain
  • Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week  July 16th - 20th, Cascais, Portugal
  • Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019  August 25th - 29th, Mallorca, Spain
  • Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week  September 24th - 28th, Sardinia, Ital
Standings after the first event at Menorca, Spain (May 21-25)
  1. PLATOON (GER)
  2. PROVEZZA (TUR)
  3. QUANTUM RACING (USA)
  4. AZZURRA (ITA)
  5. BRONENOSEC GAZPROM (RUS)
  6. ALEGRE (GBR)
  7. PHOENIX 12 (RSA)
  8. SLED (USA)
  9. PHOENIX 11 (RSA)
  10. GLADIATOR (GBR)
  11. TEAM VISION FUTURE (FRA) 
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17 June 2019

2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago Saturday Highlight Reel

2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago Saturday Highlight Reel

Four races in each fleet has the 2019 Helly Hansen Chicago NOOD Regatta back on track.

2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago
Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago, IL, USA
June 07 - 09, 2019

Official website and Yacht Scoring Results

2020 Nood Schedule:
St. Petersburg, FL  - February 14 - 16, 2020
San Diego, CA - March 20 - 22, 2020
Annapolis, MD - May 1 - 3, 2020
Chicago, IL - June 12 - 14, 2020
Marblehead, MA - July 23 - 26, 2020

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16 June 2019

Rolex Giraglia 2019 – One to Remember (video)

Rolex Giraglia 2019 – One to remember

An enthralling edition of the Rolex Giraglia concluded on Saturday 15 June with the final prizegiving hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco. Contested by 243 international yachts the 2019 Rolex Giraglia offshore race proved to be one of the fastest in recent memory with all finishers arriving in under 40 hours. Recipients of Rolex timepieces were Alex Schaerer’s Maxi 72 Caol Ila R as the overall winner on corrected time and George David’s 88-ft maxi Rambler having secured line honours. As crews arrived at the resplendent Yacht Club de Monaco, it provided an opportunity to reflect on the race’s enduring and unique appeal. Rolex, a supporter of yachting since the 1950s, has been a close and committed partner of the event since 1998. Rolex World of Yachting video above published Jun 15, 2019.

See also: Rolex Giraglia 2019 June 12 Stunning Start (video)

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15 June 2019

Noé Delpech, Sailing in Marseille (video)

Noé Delpech: Sailing in Marseille | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019

World Sailing TV video above published Jun 14, 2019: Noé Delpech has been sailing in Marseille since 2005, so he was the perfect person to ask about what we can expect to see here at the venue for sailing at Paris 2024. However, he's currently fully focused on Tokyo 2020, and the fight between the French 49er teams for that solitary spot at the upcoming Olympic Games.

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13 June 2019

Rolex Giraglia 2019 June 12 Stunning Start (video)

Rolex Giraglia 2019 Jun 13 – Rambler Wins Line Honours

In her first appearance at the Rolex Giraglia, George David’s Rambler claimed line honours completing the 241 nautical mile offshore race in a little over 16 hours. The United States maxi was on course to break the seven-year old race record until the breeze faded on her approach to the finish line off the Yacht Club de Monaco. Rambler’s closest rival on the water was Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’s Wallycento Magic Carpet Cubed. She finished almost 35 minutes later. With line honours decided, the focus turns to who from the 243-strong international fleet will prevail on corrected time to claim overall victory. The Rolex Giraglia, one of the most important events in the Mediterranean sailing calendar, has been partnered by Rolex since 1998.

Rolex Giraglia 2019 June 12 Stunning Start

The start of the 2019 Rolex Giraglia offshore race was one of the most impressive in recent memory. Sailing under clear blue skies and a favourable, building breeze the 243-strong international fleet offered a sublime spectacle. A testing and tactical 241-nautical race lies ahead including the seminal rounding of the Giraglia rock, the virtual halfway point. For only the second time in its history, the race will finish off the Yacht Club de Monaco in Monte-Carlo. The leading contenders to be first over the line include Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’s Wallycento Magic Carpet Cubed, a past line honours and overall winner of the event, and George David’s all-conquering 88-ft maxi Rambler. They both have the current race record of 14 hours, 56 minutes in their sights. Partnered by Rolex since 1998, the event is organised by the Yacht Club Italiano and the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez. Rolex World of Yachting video above published Jun 12, 2019.

Official website: RolexGiraglia.com and Results

Notice of Race: https://www.rolexgiraglia.com/easyUp/file/10_bando_giraglia_2019.pdf

Tracking: http://www.sgstracking.com/live/index.html?id=234

Course (blue):

Rolex Giraglia 2019 Preview

The annual Rolex Giraglia has many facets. Part inshore series, part offshore race, it is organized and supported by distinguished yacht clubs, hosted in enticing locations and defined by a Corinthian spirit and intense, fair-minded competition. Its global standing has increased each year since its founding in 1953, as evidenced by the growth in fleet numbers and international span. The Rolex Giraglia is organised by the Yacht Club Italiano (YCI), supported by the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez. They are both close partners of Rolex, whose relationship with the event began in 1998. Over 250 crews are expected to contest the 67th edition which takes place from 7–15 June 2019. This year, for only the second time in its history, the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) will host the finish of the event’s most famous element, the 241 nautical mile offshore race.

Rolex has always associated with activities driven by passion, excellence, precision and team spirit. It naturally gravitated towards the elite world of yachting six decades ago and today supports the most prestigious clubs, races and regattas. The brand is Title Sponsor of 15 major international events – from leading offshore races, such as the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, to grand prix competition at the Rolex TP52 World Championship and spectacular gatherings at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup. Rolex’s partnerships with the likes of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal Malta Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club and Royal Yacht Squadron are the foundation of its enduring relationship with this dynamic sport.

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12 June 2019

Adris 44Cup Rovinj Highlights Video

Adris 44Cup Rovinj Highlights

ll the best footage of the Adris 44Cup Rovinj 2019.

Team CEEREF windward mark rounding

Onboard with Team CEEREF as they lead the fleet around the windward mark, Adris 44Cup Rovinj, June 1, 2019.

See also: Adris 44CUP Rovinj, 29 May - 2 June, LIVE Feed

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11 June 2019

470 Women & Men Medal Races, Hempel World Cup Series Marseille

470 Women Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019

The last Medal Race of the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille was certainly the most tense! Wearing the yellow bibs, Great Britain's Hannah Mills & Eilidh McIntyre led French duo Camille Lecointre & Aloise Retornaz by a single point. With neither able to be caught, it was a straight match race between the two for gold. In light winds and tricky conditions. World Sailing TV videos (above and below) published June 10, 2019.

470 Men Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019

On a final day plagued by light winds, the 470 Men's Medal Race at the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille was able to be sailed after several failed attempts. Australia's Mat Belcher and Will Ryan had gold more or less in the bag, but who would take silver and bronze?

See also: 2019 World Cup Series Final Marseille, France, June 4-9, LIVE Feed

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10 June 2019

RS:X Men & Women Medal Races, Hempel World Cup Series Marseille

RS:X Men Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019

World Sailing TV windsurfing video above published Jun 9, 2019.

RS:X Women Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019

World Sailing TV windsurfing video above published Jun 9, 2019.

See also 2019 World Cup Series Final Marseille, France, June 4-9, LIVE Feed

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04 June 2019

2019 World Cup Series Final Marseille, France, June 4-9, LIVE Feed

LIVE | Medal Races | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019 | Sunday 9 June

The final day of Medal Races at the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, Sunday, June 9, 2019.

LIVE | Medal Races | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019 | Saturday 8 June

The first Medal Races at the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille are set to get underway on Saturday 8th June. Scheduled to be racing on Saturday: RS:X Men, RS:X Women, Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX and Mixed Kiteboarding

Day 4 Highlights | Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019

Day 4, June 7, 2019. See also: Hempel World Cup Series Final Marseille 2019 highlights from Day 1Day 2, Day 3, and preview video.

Hundreds of sailors will take to the 2024 Olympic waters for the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France. Racing starts June 4 with finals June 8-9.

Official website: 2019 World Cup Series Final Marseille | Schedule | Results

Racing starts on Tuesday 4 June at 11:00 local time. Hempel World Cup Series champions will be crowned in 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17, Open Kiteboarding and Men's and Women's RS:X fleets on Saturday 8 June. On the Sunday, further champions will be crowned in the Men's and Women's 470, Laser, Laser Radial and Finn. #hwcsmarseille
Events: Men 470 and Women 470, Men 49er and Women 49erFX, Men Finn, Men IKA and Women IKA (International Kiteboarding Association), Men Laser and Women Laser Radial, Mixed Nacra 17, Men RS:X and Women RS:X.
Host website: evenements.ffvoile.fr/wcsf2019gbr.aspx
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