24 February 2019

America's Cup News Update, The Mule and More (video)

The Mule...and other Cup news

An Italian cat, an American mule and a British pocket rocket are breaking new territory in the quest to create an extraordinary new generation of machines for the 36th America’s Cup. World Sailing Show video above published Feb 12, 2019.

More info: nyyc.org/36th-america-s-cup

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18 February 2019

2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Race, Antigua Start Feb 18, LIVE Feed

2019 RORC Caribbean 600 - Multihull record and line honours

First finishers in Antigua: Maserati Multi 70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini (ITA) crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 at 20:49:00 AST on Tuesday 19 February 2019 in an elapsed time of 1 day, 06 hours 49 minutes and 00 seconds, taking Multihull Line honours and setting a new Multihull Race Record in the 11th edition of the race; beating the previous record by just over one hour. The extraordinary events surrounding the battle for Multihull Line Honours will be remembered for years to come. Just 48 hours before the start of the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600, Jason Carroll's MOD 70 Argo (USA) capsized at high speed in training. It seemed impossible that Argo would be racing, but after a monumental effort by the sailing community in Antigua, Argo's crew and shore team, Argo miraculously made the impossible a reality. The team came in just 7 minutes behind Maserati. RORC video above published Feb 20, 2019, © Acquafilms Antigua/RORC.

 RORC Caribbean 600 | caribbean600.rorc.org
2019 RORC Caribbean 600 UPDATES:  LIVE Tracker and Results.
  • David and Peter Askew's American Volvo 70 Wizard has won the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, scoring the best corrected time under IRC. Wizard put in a near faultless performance to complete the 600 mile non-stop race in 43 hours 38 minutes and 44 seconds.
  • In the early hours of Thursday 21 February, after two and a half days and nights of intense competition and over 600 miles of racing, it all came down to just a few minutes. Catherine Pourre's French Class40 Eärendil won Line Honours for the Class40 Division for the second year in a row.
  • Record for Maserati Multi 70 and Multihull Line Honours: Maserati Multi 70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini (ITA) crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 at 20:49:00 AST on Tuesday 19 February 2019 in an elapsed time of 1 day, 06 hours 49 minutes and 00 seconds, taking Multihull Line honours and setting a new Multihull Race Record in the 11th edition of the race; beating the previous record by just over one hour.
  • Monohull line honours for Wizard: David & Peter Askew (USA) racing their Volvo 70 Wizard have taken Monohull Line Honours in the RORC Caribbean 600 crossing the finish line on Wednesday 20 February at 07:08:44 AST in an elapsed time of 1d 19h 38m 44s. Wizard has set the bar for the overall win under IRC for the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy.
2019 RORC Caribbean 600: Early arrivals, interviews & Class40 battle

Early arrivals in Antigua + interviews with some of the first finishers in the 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600; including Class40 winner, Catherine Pourre - Eärendil (FRA); Wizard - Line honours monohull, Volvo Open 70 - David and Peter Askew (USA); Superyacht & largest boat in the race, Nikata, Greg Slyngstad's Bieker 53 Fujin (USA) successful return after her capsize in the race in 2018; Shannon Falcone's Dna F4 Falcon (ANT) and Multihull winner, John Gallagher on Gunboat 62 Chim Chim.

After two and a half days and nights of intense competition and over 600 miles of racing, it all came down to just a few minutes for the battle of the Class40s. Catherine Pourre's French won Line Honours for the second year in a row, this time defeating two of the rising stars of offshore racing. Hammering around the course was not enough; guile and tenacity also played their part. RORC video above published Feb 21, 2019. © AcquafilmsAntigua/RORC

See also 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Class40 showdown video--"An epic finish is on the bill for the Class40 fleet with just 16 minutes separating the leading three yachts. Aymeric Chappellier's Aïna Enfance Et Avenir is just in the lead, in his rear view mirror Chappellier can see Catherine Pourre's Eärendil and Luke Berry's Lamotte - Module Création blast reaching at 20 knots in hot pursuit"--and the Class40 Hydra at Nevis video.

Start of the 11th edition RORC Caribbean 600

Blast Off for the RORC Caribbean 600--The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 kicked off in spectacular conditions off the south coast of Antigua with the magnificent fleet starting the 600 mile non-stop offshore race in bright sunshine, full-on gusting tradewinds and two-metre high waves. The 11th edition of the race featured 76 starting yachts from 20 different countries.--RORC video above published Feb 18, 2019.

2019 RORC Caribbean 600 – Race Preview Film

75 yachts are about to embark on the 11th edition of this epic 600 nautical mile race around 11 Caribbean islands, starting and finishing off Fort Charlotte, Antigua on Monday 18th February 2019. RORC video above published Feb 17, 2019.

The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Race start: Monday 18th February 2019, Antigua
The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Race course, approximately 600 miles
Official website: caribbean600.rorc.org. Some of the high profile sailors participating (pdf).
The 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starts from Antigua on Monday 18th February 2019. 
CLASS START TIMES:
1100     IRC 2, IRC 3, CSA
1110     IRC 1 & Class40     
1120     IRC Zero & Superyacht
1130     Multihull
The 600nm course circumnavigates 11 Caribbean Islands starting from Fort Charlotte, English Harbour, Antigua and heads north as far as St Martin and south to Guadeloupe taking in Barbuda, Nevis, St Kitts, Saba and St Barth's. See Notice of Race.

RACE RECORDS: Multihull record (2016) Lloyd Thornburg, Phaedo3, MOD70 (USA) 31 hours, 59 minutes, 04 seconds. Monohull record (2018) George David, Rambler 88, Maxi (USA) 37 hours, 41 minutes, 45 seconds.

PREVIOUS WINNERS: RORC CARIBBEAN 600 TROPHY - IRC OVERALL
(Best corrected time under IRC)
2018 - George David, Rambler 88, Maxi (USA)
2017 - Hap Fauth, Bella Mente, JV72 (USA)
2016 - George Sakellaris, Maxi 72, Proteus (USA)
2015 - Hap Fauth, JV72, Bella Mente (USA)
2014 - George Sakellaris, RP72, Shockwave (USA)
2013 - Ron O'Hanley, Privateer, Cookson 50 (USA)
2012 - Niklas Zennström's JV72, Rán (GBR)
2011 - George David, Rambler 100, JK 100 (USA)
2010 - Karl C L Kwok, Beau Geste, Farr 80 (HKG)
2009 - Adrian Lee, Lee Overlay Partners, Cookson 50 (IRL)


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14 February 2019

SailGP Racing, Feb 15-16, Sydney, Australia, LIVE Feed

Sydney SailGP: Highlights

The fastest sailboats in the world set against the iconic backdrop of Sydney Harbour made for an unforgettable inaugural SailGP event. Plus a fairytale ending to the weekend as Australia SailGP Team pulled off a decisive win on home waters with Australian fans lining the harbor. SailGP video above published Feb 16, 2019.

Aussie Pro Surfer Sally Fitzgibbons at Sydney SailGP

Australian pro surfer Sally Fitzgibbon at day 1 of Sydney SailGP, taking in all the action from the water. Naturally she was cheering for home team Australia SailGP Team led by Tom Slingsby. SailGP video above published Feb 15, 2019.

SailGP Preview | Sydney, Australia

An introduction to SailGP, which kicks off with its first event in Sydney, Australia--World Sailing TV video above published Feb 14, 2019.

About SailGP: On 03 October, 2018 SailGP set out to redefine sailing with the launch of its new global racing league: five grands prix featuring six national teams on identical wingsailed F50s – the world’s fastest, most technologically advanced catamarans. Spearheaded by Larry Ellison and Sir Russell Coutts, in season one, SailGP will bring electrifying inshore racing to fans in Sydney; San Francisco; New York; Cowes, U.K.; and Marseille, France, as world-class crews compete for the championship trophy and a $1 million purse.

Making of the F50: Launch

SailGP video above published Jan 21, 2019: A look inside the final stage of making the supercharged F50s: assembly and launch. The launch of the first F50 in Marsden Point, NZ, in October 2018 was the culmination of months of tireless work by SailGP designers, boat builders and shore crew.

The SailGP Teams:
  • Great Britain SailGP Team
  • United States SailGP Team
  • Australia SailGP Team
  • France SailGP Team
  • China SailGP Team
  • Japan SailGP Team

SailGP Race Calendar 2019



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13 February 2019

2019 EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour, Muscat Leg 1 (video)

EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2019 - Muscat Leg 1

Here are the highlights of the first leg of The Tour in Muscat! Cheminées Poujoulat team is on top of the leaderboard. Oman Sail video above published Feb 9, 2019.

Website: sailingarabiathetour.com

About Sailing Arabia The Tour:
First launched by Oman Sail in 2011, EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour has showcased the appeal of Oman as an ideal winter sailing destination to an international audience, and also helped reignite the Sultanate’s long maritime heritage.
In its relatively brief history it has earned a global reputation as a dynamic and high-calibre sailing event that attracts world-class professional sailors and keen amateurs alike. All have embraced an event that stretches each team to the extreme, testing skills, adaptability and endurance.
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour is once again the opening event of the 2019 Diam World Tour, which will continue with the Tour Voile and Grand Prix Pacifique Des Jeux, with the possible addition of the Nastro Rosa Italian Tour event to the calendar.
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12 February 2019

Sailing Skipper's Intro to Navigation Chart Symbols (video)

Sailing Skipper's Intro to Navigation Chart Symbols

How can you shape your sailing route for safe sailing or cruising anywhere in the world? It all starts with navigation charts and those sailing skills to read chart symbols. This sailing video will show you where to download a free copy of this valuable sailing tool to help you sail safer all sailing season long! Captain John with 25+ years of experience shows you the no-nonsense cruising skills you need for safer sailing worldwide. Visit his website at skippertips.com and sign up for his highly popular Sailing Tip of the Week. Captain John's Skipper Tips video above published Feb 8, 2019

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11 February 2019

Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA 2019 Highlights Video

Highlights Show | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA 2019

Miami, USA welcomed 662 sailors from 60 nations for the second round of the Hempel World Cup Series. Look back on what happened on the water. World Sailing TV video above published Feb 8, 2019.

See also Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019, Jan 27 - Feb 3, LIVE Feed.

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10 February 2019

Dylan & Stu: 49er to SailGP | Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019

Dylan & Stu: 49er to SailGP | Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019


World Sailing TV video Feb 3, 2019: 49er silver medallists this year in Miami, Dylan Fletcher-Scott and Stuart Bithell, will be competing in the inaugural Sail GP season as part of the Great Britain SailGP team. But how exactly will they balance their Olympic campaign with this new venture?

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09 February 2019

Nacra 17 Medal Race, Hempel World Cup Series Miami

Nacra 17 Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 2, 2019.

See also Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019, Jan 27 - Feb 3, LIVE Feed.

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08 February 2019

Finn Medal Race, Hempel World Cup Series Miami

Finn Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 3, 2019.

See also Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019, Jan 27 - Feb 3, LIVE Feed

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07 February 2019

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

RS:X Women Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 2, 2019.

RS:X Men Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 2, 2019.

See also Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019, Jan 27 - Feb 3, LIVE Feed

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06 February 2019

Laser Radial & Laser Medal Races, Hempel World Cup Series Miami

Laser Radial Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 3, 2019.

Laser Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 3, 2019.

See also Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019, Jan 27 - Feb 3, LIVE Feed.

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05 February 2019

49er & 49erFX Medal Races, Hempel World Cup Series Miami

49er Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 2, 2019.

49erFX Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video Feb 2, 2019.

More at Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019, Jan 27 - Feb 3, LIVE Feed

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04 February 2019

Men and Women 470 Medal Races, Hempel World Cup Series Miami

470 Men Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video above published Feb 3, 2019.

470 Women Medal Race | Hempel World Cup Series: Miami, USA

World Sailing TV video above published Feb 3, 2019.

More at Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019, Jan 27 - Feb 3, LIVE Feed

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27 January 2019

Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019, Jan 27 - Feb 3, LIVE Feed

LIVE | Medal Races | Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019 | Sunday 3 February

World Sailing TV video above scheduled for Feb 3, 2019: The final day of racing at the Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019.

LIVE | Medal Races | Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019 | Saturday 2 February

First day of medal races on the waters of Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida USA!

LIVE Medal Races: Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019
Saturday Feb 2 & Sunday Feb 3

Day 4 Highlights | Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019

Final day of fleet racing for some ahead of this weekend's Medal Races, while others prepared to continue their push for the top 10. World Sailing TV video published Feb 1, 2019

 Day 3 Highlights | Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019

An action-packed third day on the water saw all classes complete several races, as the battle heats up ahead of this weekend's medal races. World Sailing TV video above published Jan 31, 2019. See also:
Day 2 Highlights video; Day 1 Highlights video; the US Sailing Team pump up video, Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2019 preview video, and a look back - World Cup Series Miami 2018 Highlights video.
World Cup Series Miami 2019 in Coconut Grove from Jan 27 to Feb 3, where sailing's Olympic class athletes will be on top of their game as Tokyo 2020 draws ever closer: results and tracking.


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26 January 2019

North Sails Collection | Alena Blohm Interview (video)

North Sails Collection | What About You Interviews Alena Blohm

North Sails series of " What About You" interviews, expressions, singular voices through a chorus of exceptional people who have understood the problem of marine plastic ocean pollution, and, understand that it's time to act!

This video is centered on the fashion model Alena Blohm. She is one upcoming German top model. Although having lived in New York for years, she has stayed grounded and now feels it is time to explore the potential of social networks to convey an essential message for the planet.

In this video, she explains what the words Ocean, Plastic, Travel mean for her, these three words being part of her life. She also expresses her view on the North Sails Project. As Alena says: "The most important thing we have to realize is that it is not about recycling, but about reducing our waste" What About You? #OceanForLife #WhatAboutYou #AlenaBlohm

North Sails video above published January 23, 2019.

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25 January 2019

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – The Spirit of Yachting Video

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – The Spirit of Yachting

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2018 attracted 4,000 international sailors for a week of intense competition along the Côte d’Azur. More than 300 modern, classic and Wally yachts featured in the annual festival, with the coveted Rolex Trophy awarded to 110-year-old classic Viola for winning the Fife Jubilee. See this 25-minute Rolex documentary about this legendary regatta, organized by the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez with the support of Rolex, its partner and Official Timepiece since 2006. Rolex World of Yachting video above first published Nov 9, 2018.

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24 January 2019

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2018 - Precision Marks Out the Winners

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2018

2019 will mark the 30th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, which was founded by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in 1980, is hosted in cooperation with the International Maxi Association and has been supported by Rolex since 1985. The 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup ended in traditional fashion with the final prize giving on the Piazza Azzurra in front of the Yacht Costa Smeralda. The winners in each class were rewarded with the respect of their peers, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup trophies and, of course, Rolex timepieces, the recognized emblem of achievement. The week of racing on the waters of the Costa Smeralda and the Maddalena Archipelago, provided excellent competition for the 41 competing yachts. The victors were defined by the perfection of their execution both in preparation and during racing. 

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23 January 2019

Rolex Giraglia 2018 – The Spirit of Yachting Video

Rolex Giraglia 2018 – The Spirit of Yachting

There is no other offshore race like it. Watch the Battle of the giants, Rolex’s film of the famous Rolex Giraglia 2018. The journey features interviews with yacht owners and drone footage of this 241-nautical-mile adventure out of St Tropez, organized by the Yacht Club Italiano with the support of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, the Rolex Giraglia is a high point of the Mediterranean yachting season.

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22 January 2019

North Sails Collection | Chapter III - "The hope" (video)

North Sails Collection | Chapter III - "The hope"

North Sails video above originally published Nov 12, 2018:
We’ve entitled this trip “To The Oceans.” It has allowed us to discover the problem of plastic in the oceans accompanied by Sam Potter, experience the awakening of ecological awareness with Simon Nessman and now, with Joana Schenker, we would like to wind up with an ode to nature, to our oceans.
We traveled all the way with her through an evocative and poetic journey through the glaciers of Iceland, a wild place of unusual beauty that reminds us that our planet is alive…. A place where time seems to stop, where you can only hear the sound of Nature. Blue, green, black, immense skies, textures and shapes of this wonderful place unravel in front of your eyes as if they were there, just waiting for you.
It was 17 years ago that Joana decided to make bodyboarding a priority in her life and she doesn’t regret it. The sea has taught her more than she expected. Joana is the a Bodyboard World Champion, and has previously earned four European championship titles, making her one of the most successful athletes of all times.
Once there, she realized that the ocean had taught her much more than what she expected from it. The ocean is not silent, we need to listen. The ocean needs our help, protecting it, is to protect ourselves. All together we can do it!

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21 January 2019

To The Oceans Chapter 2: The Project (video)

To The Oceans Chapter 2: The Project

Simon Nessman, one of the most iconic models in the world of fashion, recently decided to abandon New York City and move to Vargas Island, a UNESCO nature reserve, with the idea of getting back to nature and leave behind what he refers to as the asphalt jungle. In this second chapter, North Sails wants to inspire us, showing us that we can call reconnect with nature and do our bit for a crucial cause: protecting the planet. North Sails video above first published on Sep 10, 2018. #ToTheOceans #TheNewWave #NorthSailsFW18

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20 January 2019

'TO THE OCEANS'. Chapter 1. Hawaii, 'THE CALL' (video)

'TO THE OCEANS'. Chapter 1. Hawaii, 'THE CALL'

Sam Potter, better known as @captainpotter, has become an influencer on the social networks, thanks to his inspiring images and videos of his trips around the world, captivating his more than 250,000 followers on Instagram.
Raised in Hawaii, Potter has lived ever since he was a child near the ocean, surfing and scuba diving in the Hawaiian Islands. His trips stand out particularly for their spirit and humility, featuring his thirst for discovery, and in particular, his desire to collaborate with different humanitarian and ecological initiatives. 
Sam was the perfect travel companion for North Sails. The goal? To discover the real situation of Kamilo Beach, a beach particularly punished by the sea currents. What used to be the beach chosen by the natives to build their wooden canoes has now become one of the beaches with the most plastic pollution on the planet. 
The sea currents are responsible for much of the plastic waste from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch drifting ashore in Kamilo. In the film, we will discover a Sam Potter who is surprised and devastated by the scene he encounters, but who is also an optimistic fighter, convinced that his generation will lead the way to a change in mentality that will change the course of the planet. As Sam puts it, “Our future depends absolutely on what we do now. By protecting our oceans, we are protecting our future.” 
North Sails (northsails.com) video above first published Jul 26, 2018. #TheNewWave

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19 January 2019

Free Software for Planning Your Next Sailing Trip (video)

Plan Your Sailing Cruise with this FREE Software

Captain John's Skipper Tips video above published Jan 18, 2019: If you want to plan a coastal or offshore sailing trip, you'll need the most reliable resources to give you accurate, up-to-date sailing weather, navigation and anchorage information. Start with this "best of the best" cruise-planning tool to save lots of time, effort, and money! Captain John with 25+ years of experience shows you the no-nonsense cruising skills you need for safer sailing worldwide. 

Referenced website: https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/

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18 January 2019

Introducing the 44Cup f/k/a RC Championship Tour (video)

Introducing the 44Cup

For its thirteenth season, the RC44 Championship Tour has been given a makeover and has been rechristened the 44Cup with a more modern logo in carbon black and neon yellow. "Rebranding is a standard marketing procedure in the corporate world," says Chris Bake, who has campaigned Team Aqua continuously from the very dawn of the circuit. "The 44Cup continues to provide the most exciting, rewarding and cost effective owner-driver one design racing there is, but, after 13 years, we felt it was time to give the brand a cleaner and bolder line - a positive fresh statement. It feels to me that the circuit is getting a second lease of life." The 2019 44Cup: the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry compete in high-performance one-design 44-foot carbon racing yachts.

44Cup 2019 Season:
  • 44Cup Porto Montenegro 10 - 14 Apr
  • Adris 44Cup 29 May - 2 Jun
  • 44Cup Marstrand July 2019
  • 44Cup Cascais 2-6 Oct 2019
  • 44Cup Palma 13 - 17 Nov 2019
Official website: https://www.44cup.org

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17 January 2019

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 Highlights Video

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 Highlights Video

Cannon fire from Valletta’s Saluting Battery announced the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race. The record 130-strong fleet set off from Malta’s capital on the 606-nautical-mile course around Sicily via the Strait of Messina and many stunning landmarks, including Stromboli’s active volcano and the islands of Favignana, Pantelleria and Lampedusa. George David's Maxi Rambler 88 took an historic fourth straight Monohull Line Honours, while overall victory on handicap went to Géry Trentesaux’s JPK 11.80, Courrier Recommandé. Organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club with the support of Rolex, the Rolex Middle Sea Race celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018, marking a festive finale to the Mediterranean yachting season. Rolex World of Yachting video above published Nov 12, 2018.

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16 January 2019

A Look Back - 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Highlights Video

2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Highlights Video

The 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup featured some of the world’s most imposing yachts in close competition. From 2–8 September, world-class crews raced an impressive fleet of Maxis, ranging in size from just over 18 metres (60 feet) up to 44 metres (144 feet). Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), together with the International Maxi Association and Title Sponsor Rolex, the 29th edition came to an exciting finish, with Rolex timepieces awarded for overall honours to Topaz in the Supermaxi class, Grande Orazio in Maxi, Lyra in Wally and SuperNikka, H2O in Mini Maxi Group 1 and Group 2 and MOMO, crowned World Champion in the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship. Rolex World of Yachting video first published Sep 21, 2018.

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15 January 2019

Rolex China Sea Race 2018 – The Spirit of Yachting Video

Rolex China Sea Race 2018 – The Spirit of Yachting Video

The 2018 Rolex China Sea Race in this edition of the Rolex Spirit of Yachting film series. Interviews with competing yacht owners, exciting race footage and an introduction to Hong Kong’s premier youth sailing programme are among the highlights of this 25-minute documentary. The race started in Victoria Harbour, surrounded by the city’s impressive high-rise panorama, and continued over 565 nautical miles of open water to Subic Bay in the Philippines. Held biennially over the Easter weekend, the 29th edition of this Offshore Category 1 race resulted in Mandrake III, skippered by its co-owner and Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club member Fred Kinmonth, taking the overall win. Rolex World of Yachting video first published May 7, 2018.

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14 January 2019

A Look Back - Rolex Swan Cup 2018 – Appreciating beauty

Rolex Swan Cup 2018 – Appreciating beauty

Days of racing across six classes--the 2018 Rolex Swan Cup hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia--Onegroup (ClubSwan 50 World Championship), Porron IX (Swan 45 World Championship) and Mela (ClubSwan 42 European Championship), among others. One of the compelling stories at the 20th edition of the event is the record presence of ten Swan 65s. Owned and skippered by passionate individuals, these yachts created ground-breaking feats in their heyday of the 1970s and today remain beautiful boats to race and cruise, admired by the sailing community. Rolex World of Yachting video above published Sep 14, 2018

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11 January 2019

17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta, 7-12 January 2019

17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 5

ICARUS Sports video above published Jan 12, 2019.

17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 4

ICARUS Sports video above published Jan 11, 2019.

17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 3

3rd day of the Royal Langkawi International Regatta, the 17th edition from 7-12 January 2019 #RLIR2019. ICARUS Sports video above published January 10, 2019.

Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, is a district and an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, adjacent to the Thai border.

Official regatta website: langkawiregatta.com and results.


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10 January 2019

2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ Season Highlights Video

2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ - official TV Series highlights episode

Extreme Sailing Series video above published Jan 3, 2019--a look back at the highlights from a spectacular 2018 season with the official TV Series episode.

Official webiste: extremesailingseries.com

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09 January 2019

52 Super Series 2018 Documentary Video

52 Super Series 2018 - Documentary

The 2018 52 Super Series season stood out before it had even started. Of the 12 teams at the opening event, 9 had brand new boats at the dock. Nine highly refined, carbon fibre machines, costing around 2 million Euros apiece. And when it came to the teams, there were Olympic medallists, America’s Cup victors, inshore rock stars and offshore heroes…the dockside was awash with talent. Whichever way you looked at it, this was going to be a tough season to win. This 52 Super Series season special looks at how the season’s racing panned out as well as going behind the scenes to find out what makes the teams and their technology tick.

00:00 Part 1
04:16 Sibenik
12:15 Part 2
12:53 Inside Quantum Racing
15:42 Zadar
19:35 New boat design details
21:47 More on Zadar
25:18 Part 3
25:20 Cascais – The World Championships
27:26 Worlds Race report - Pt1
29:49 Under the skin of a TP52
33:55 Worlds Race report – Pt2
38:03 Part 4
38:04 Puerto Portals
41:49 Sustainability and the 52 Super Series
44:00 Valencia
44:30 Why? Quantum’ s Ed Reynolds explains
46:00 The final showdown

The World Sailing Show video above published Jan 2, 2019.

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08 January 2019

World Sailing Year 2018 Review (video)

World Sailing Year 2018 Review

We’re looking forward to an incredible 2019 on the water--2018 was a huge year for #sailing--here’s some of our highlights.

Official website: sailing.org

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07 January 2019

The World Sailing Show - January 2019 Edition (video)

The World Sailing Show - January 2019 Edition

The World Sailing Show (Jan 2019 Edition):
00:44 Meet the Mule – American Magic’s trial horse
08:09 Extreme Sailing Series Mexican finale
12:14 Crash & Burn in the Route du Rhum
20:38 Olympic sailing heads offshore
19:31 Southern Ocean rescue
  • An Italian cat, an American mule and a British pocket rocket are breaking new territory in the quest to create an extraordinary new generation of machines for the 36th America’s Cup. 
  • The boat busting start to the Route du Rhum was only the beginning of a fascinating race across the Atlantic.
  • The Extreme Sailing Series fleet took the results down the wire in Mexico plus, we hear from an Olympic medallist and former Volvo Ocean Race winner about what lies in store when the Olympic Games head offshore.
  • Plus, Susie Goodall’s dramatic Southern Ocean rescue.

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06 January 2019

RSHYR - Wild Oats XI - Line Honours Winner

RSHYR - Wild Oats XI - Line Honours Winner

Wild Oats XI owned by the Oatley Family crossed the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race finish line in 1 day, 19 Hours, 7 Minutes and 21 seconds to take out her ninth Line Honours win. It was a spectacular sight to see the four remaining supermaxis all in the Derwent River at the same time. Wild Oats XI was followed across the line by Black Jack 28 minutes later with Comanche crossing close behind a further 1 minute later. Crosbie Lorimer video above first published Dec 27, 2018.

See also: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018, Video & LIVE Feed

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05 January 2019

RSHYR 2018 - Supermaxi Interviews (video)

RSHYR 2018 - Supermaxi Interviews

RSHYR 2018 – Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018 post-race supermaxi interviews: With much of the attention in Hobart focused on the AIS protest against Wild Oats XI (the protest was found invalid at the hearing) this selection of interviews with skippers and some highly credentialed crew aboard the four super maxis gives some insights on how things played out on the water for the four super maxis. Bow Caddy spoke to Juan Vila (Wild Oats XI), Mark Bradford, Tom Addis and Brad Butterworth (Black Jack), Kyle Langford (Comanche) and Chris Nicholson and Bouwe Bekking (InfoTrack). Even across this eminent line-up there was some surprise that four such different designs could occupy the same patch of water for so much of the race. Crosbie Lorimer video first published Dec 28, 2018

See also: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018, Video & LIVE Feed

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04 January 2019

RSHYR 2018 - Tommy Spithill - Winning Appliances (video)

RSHYR 2018 - Tommy Spithill - Winning Appliances

In this interview with Tommy Spithill we hear about Winning Appliances in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the purpose of their race – to commemorate the loss of John Dean in the 1998 race, whose son Peter raced aboard Winning Appliances  – the importance of keeping a crew fresh and thrill of surfing down waves in a fast run south with your mates. And of course there always has to be an entertaining anecdote to share when you talk to Tommy! Crosbie Lorimer video above first published Dec 29, 2018.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018, Video & LIVE Feed

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03 January 2019

RSHYR 2018 – Kialoa II - Post-Race Interview with Paddy Broughton

RSHYR 2018 – Kialoa II Interview with Paddy Broughton

In 2017 Kialoa II finished the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in a very respectable time, despite breaking her boom on the first day. In 2018 this Sparkman and Stephens classic reveled in the strong downwind running of the first day with 5 sails flying, stuck it out through some light patches mid race and then finished her run with a typical upwind thrash around Tasman Island and across Storm Bay in 30 plus knots, arriving in Hobart with no damage at all. Crosbie Lorimer video above first published Dec 31, 2018.

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02 January 2019

RSHYR 2018 - Kialoa II - Patrick Broughton Pre-Race Interview

Patrick Broughton - Kialoa II - Pre-Race Interview

The oldest boat in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet and also the heaviest, Kialoa II has a very rich history and unique design. Hear what life is like onboard this piece of history and what is planned for this yacht in the year to come. CYCATV video above first published Dec 27, 2018.

Tomorrow: the post-race interview with Patrick Broughton.

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