15 April 2019

Hempel World Cup Series Genoa 2019 Apr 14-21 LIVE Feed

LIVE | Medal Races | Hempel World Cup Series Genoa 2019 | Sunday 21st April

Sunday, April 21, 2019, Genoa, Italy.

LIVE | Medal Races | Hempel World Cup Series Genoa 2019 | Saturday 20th April

Saturday, April 20, 2019, Genoa, Italy.

Day 5 Highlights | Hempel World Cup Series Genoa 2019

April 19, 2019: three classes are in Medal Race action at Hempel World Cup Series Genoa on Saturday, while everyone else has one day of fleet racing left! Check out how the Laser Radials, Finns and 470 Men & Women are getting on ahead of their medal showdown on Sunday.

Day 4 Highlights | Hempel World Cup Series Genoa 2019

World Sailing TV video published Apr 18, 2019: Seven out of eight classes raced on Day 4 of the Hempel World Cup Series in Genoa...here are the best bits from the Laser, 49er, Finn and Nacra 17 fleets. See also Day 3 and Day 2 highlights of the Hempel World Cup Series Genoa 2019.

Events: Men 470, Women 470, Men 49er, Women 49erFX, Men Finn, Men Laser, Women Laser Radial, Mixed Nacra 17.

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10 April 2019

44Cup Porto Montenegro, 10-14 Apr 2019, LIVE Feed

Day 4 44Cup Porto Montenegro - Team CEEREF claims golden wheels in Montenegro

The Bay of Tivat came good for the final day of the 44Cup Porto Montenegro with three races held and a most worthy winner in Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF. The Slovenian team led this first event of the 2019 44 Cup from the outset. Today neither they nor Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika won a race, but showed impeccable consistency, both enjoying a trio of podium place results, elevating Team Nika from fourth to second overall. Video above published Apr 13, 2019.

Day 3 44Cup Porto Montenegro - Team Nika wins penultimate day

44Cup video published Apr 12, 2019: Dramatic cloud formations over the mountains surrounding the Bay of Tivat and an overcast sky suggested that 44Cup Porto Montenegro competitors would be in for another day of adrenalin-filled competition in winds in the high teens. In the event the wind started dropping almost the moment the timing for the sequence was announced.

360° Tavatuy Sailing Team mark rounding

Onboard 360° video with Tavatuy Sailing Team as they round the windward mark and then broach downwind at the 44Cup Porto Montenegro. Video above published Apr 12, 2019.

Day 2 44Cup Porto Montenegro - Team Aqua top scorer

44Cup video above published Apr 11, 2019: While the sun was out and the rain held off, Porto Montenegro presented a challenging second day of 44Cup racing with conditions starting off in 10 knots and building to 20 by the close of play this afternoon. A light patch around the committee boat helped create nail-biting photo finishes in two of today's three races.

See also Day 1 video and Day 2 #Shotoftheday video: Spinnaker Burst. Porto Montenegro is the first 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. The RC44 Championship Tour has been given a makeover and has been rechristened the 44Cup.

44Cup Porto Montenegro, April, 10 to 14 April 2019, hosted by the world-renowned superyacht marina Porto Montenegro situated in Tivat on the Bay of Kotor, virtually landlocked from the sea, with a setting that is spectacular, nestled between mountains and vast fjords to Venetian hamlets and untouched parks. Home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Montenegro is on the ascent as a tourist destination. The tiny Balkan nation is perched on the eastern Adriatic yet heavily influenced by its Mediterranean neighbors.

Official website: 44cup.org and Results.

Teams:
Aleph Racing (FRA17)
Artemis Racing (SWE44)
Bronenosec Sailing (RUS 18)
Charisma (MON 69)
Peninsula Petroleum (GBR 1)
Team Aqua (GBR 2041)
Team Ceeref (SLO 11)
Team Nika (RUS 10)
Tavatuy Sailing Team (RUS 21)


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09 April 2019

Tour of the SailGP F50 with Dylan Fletcher, Great Britain (video)

Tour of the SailGP F50 with Dylan Fletcher, Great Britain SailGP Team

Take a look inside the cockpit of a SailGP F50 catamaran, and learn more about the roles of each athlete on board, courtesy of a highly qualified tour guide: Great Britain SailGP Team helm Dylan Fletcher. SailGP.com video above published Mar 21, 2019.

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. Next stop on the SailGP tour: San Francisco, May 4-5.

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08 April 2019

SailGP F50 Foiling - Cavitation Explained (video)

Explained: Cavitation

The foils of the SailGP F50 have been designed to delay cavitation for as long as possible - a phenomenon where the difference in pressure causes the water around the foil to boil, thereby reducing stability.

The SailGP 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).

SailGP.com video above published Apr 5, 2019. Next stop on the SailGP tour: San Francisco, May 4-5.

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07 April 2019

Foiling Explained with Tom Burnham, US SailGP Team (video)

Foiling Explained

Foiling technology is what allows the F50s to reach speeds of up to 50 knots. United States SailGP Team coach Tom Burnham explains the concepts behind it.

SailGP.com video above published Mar 20, 2019. Next stop on the SailGP tour: San Francisco, May 4-5.

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06 April 2019

SailGP F50 Explained (video)

SailGP F50 Explained

The SailGP F50 is an awe-inspiring racing machine capable of reaching speeds up to 50 knots (60mph/100kph). The team who designed and built the fleet explains what sets it apart.

SailGP.com video above published Mar 20, 2019. Next stop on the SailGP tour: San Francisco, May 4-5.

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05 April 2019

Behind the Scenes of the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami (video)

Behind the Scenes of the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami

Go behind the scenes at the biggest Olympic class regatta in the United States. US Sailing Team video published Apr 3, 2019. #HWCSMiami

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

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04 April 2019

SailGP Round-Up | Sydney, Australia (video)

SailGP Round-Up | Sydney, Australia

SailGP got off to a flying start in Sydney, where Australia and Japan quickly became the teams to beat - see who triumphed in the opening event of Season 1. Next stop San Francisco May 4-5.

SailGP Teams: Great Britain, United States, Australia, France, China, Japan.

More info: sailgp.com

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03 April 2019

Offshore World Championship 2020, Valletta, Malta (video)

Offshore World Championship 2020 | Valletta, Malta

The inaugural Offshore World Championship will take place in October 2020 in Valletta, Malta, with the L30, a 30-foot one design keelboat, selected as the supplied equipment.

More information: L30 adopted for World Sailing Offshore World Championship | sailing.org.


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25 March 2019

BVI Spring Regatta March 25-31, 2019, LIVE Feed

BVI Spring Regatta 2019 - Sunday March 31, 2019

The third and final day of racing brought light winds to an eager fleet.  The Norman and Sol course got off a few races to shake up the leader board and determine the champions for the weekend.  Meet some of them and some other teams with a great story.

UPDATE: BVI Spring Regatta Race Results 29-31 March 2019

BVI Spring Regatta 2019 - Saturday March 30, 2019

The Mount Gay Rum Party was a blast on Friday night with a sandbag grinding competition, prizes on a wheel, band, dancing in the sand and daily awards.  Racing for Saturday was canceled, due to light air, so we took a tour of a few of the boats in the 90-boat fleet. T2PTV: Sailing On Demand videos above published Mar 30-31, 2019.

BVI Spring Regatta 2019 - Friday March 29, 2019

With the Sailing Festival complete, today was the first day of racing for the BVI Spring Regatta! Fair winds, a hard-working race committee and 90+ boats on two race courses in Sir Francis Drake Channel. T2PTV: Sailing On Demand video above published Mar 29, 2019. See also BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival preview video.

BVI Spring Regatta 2019 schedule 
BVI Spring Regatta March 25-31, 2019   #BVISR

25 March, 2019 - Tortola, British Virgin Islands: Records Smashed in Round Tortola Race
A perfect day for record setting at the BVI Sailing Festival saw Fujin, the Bieker 53 catamaran owned and skippered by Greg Slyngstad, win the Nanny Cay Challenge with the fastest elapsed time of 1:57:16, breaking the standing record set in 2015 by the trimaran Triple Jack of 2:33:40. The monohull record was also overturned by E1, the Volvo 70 skippered by Rafal Sawicki in an elapsed time of 2:53:08, beating the previous record set in 2016 by the TP52 Spookie of 3:08:43.
Plenty of buzz added to the fun vibe around the docks in Nanny Cay as boats returned after close racing in all classes. Gunboat 62 Mach Schnell, owned and skippered by Kent Haeger also broke Triple Jack's 2015 record in 2:00:39, taking first in the multihull class on corrected time. The Rapido 60 trimaran owned and skippered by Steve Bourne also broke the 2015 record finishing in 2:19:54.
Sailing with the same crew of eight who recently won the Caribbean 600, Fujin owner/skipper Greg Slyngstad commented, "Today's race was one of the reasons we came out - the weather conditions looked good to try for the record. Mach Schnell was pushing us hard, it was a lot of fun, and we've raced against Triple Jack in the past and in lighter air they've beaten us. Conditions were really excellent, we saw over 25 knots but it was steady at 19-21 most of the race, with big puffs and lulls coming over the island on the north side - we're getting the boat figured out!"
BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival 2019- NO FEAR! video. BVI Spring Regatta in 2019!  Tortola is open, restaurants and stores are open, and Moorings and Sunsail charters are waiting for you! Official website bvispringregatta.org



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24 March 2019

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, The Full Story (video)

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, The Full Story

Seven professional teams, seven identical boats and 39,000 miles to prove themselves. Overall victory came down to the final gybe of the final leg into the finish at the Hague making the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean race the closest in the 45 year history of the event. The World Sailing Show video above originally published Feb 18, 2019.

More info: https://archive.theoceanrace.com/

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23 March 2019

Best Drone Shots of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race (video)

Best Drone Shots of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race

The 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race changed the game in terms of how sailing is captured on video with drones on every boat. The Onboard Reporters took some of the most epic and stunning footage ever seen from the most remote corners of the planet. Enjoy! Video published Sep 18, 2018, by theoceanrace.com.

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22 March 2019

This is The Ocean Race – Global Brand Launch Event Video

This is The Ocean Race – Global Brand Launch Event

"This is The Ocean Race. The future is loading – and you're invited! Tune in to see the start of a new era in the Race's 46-year history with a truly global launch event – simultaneously taking place around the world – as we connect to iconic Host Cities and Race characters old and new for all the latest news and updates on the exciting future of sailing's toughest test!" 

Streamed live Mar 21, 2019

Website: theoceanrace.com

Twitter: @theoceanrace

Background: Two decades after buying the Race from Whitbread, Volvo has now transferred ownership to a new group, led by Richard Brisius and Johan Sal√©n.  The ownership change was announced before the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race last year, and the full transaction has now been completed. Going forward, the 'around the world' race will now be known as The Ocean Race with Volvo staying in the race family as a significant commercial partner, the next edition coming in 2021.

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21 March 2019

St. Barth's Bucket Regatta 2019, March 21-24

Best of St. Barths Bucket Regatta 2018

A look back at highlights of last year's regatta.



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20 March 2019

Max Sirena On The Challenge For The 36th America's Cup (video)

Max  Sirena On The Challenge For The 36th America's Cup

Max Sirena, at the "Incontri in Blu" event, talks about his dream to win the America's Cup for Italy with Luna Rossa Challenge. Luna Rossa Challenge video above published Mar 15, 2019.

Website: lunarossachallenge.com


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19 March 2019

2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Recap Video

2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Recap Video

The 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 attracted 76 teams from 21 countries and crews from six continents. The highly diverse fleet were challenged by the tough conditions and captivated by the beauty of a stunning race course. The non-stop 600 mile race around 11 Caribbean islands is unique and very much on the bucket-list of any offshore sailor.

“All the classes had amazing competition and many finished the race just minutes apart, especially in the battle between Maserati and Argo, and the Class40s,” commented RORC CEO Eddie Warden Owen. “There were a lot of new boats and faces at this edition and the quality of the fleet and sailors continues to impress every year. The weather served up classic trade wind conditions which makes the race a challenge, but also a fast and exciting one.”

For the 2019 edition, David and Peter Askew's Wizard (USA) is the first Volvo 70 to win the race and the eighth team from the USA to lift the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy.

“Awesome,” commented David Askew. “This is the first time we have done this race and to win it overall is beyond our wildest possible dreams. I really can't believe it.”

“Wizard planing at 25 knots - that is what makes this race so great and there is always something going on around these beautiful islands. This is the first time I have been to Antigua and the welcome has been phenomenal,” added Peter Askew.

Maserati Multi 70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini (ITA) crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 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.

RORC video above published Feb 25, 2019. See also 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Race, Antigua Start Feb 18, LIVE Feed.

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18 March 2019

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 3 Video

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 3

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 3, March 2, 2019

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17 March 2019

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 2 Video

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 2

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 2 Video - Around the Island Race March 1, 2019

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16 March 2019

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 1 Video

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: Race Day 1 Video

Thursday February 28, 2019: Race Day 1

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15 March 2019

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: A Source of Hope (video)

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: A Source of Hope

Local blogger Angie Soeffker explains how the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta gave her island hope in the wake of Hurricane Irma. SAIL Magazine video above published Mar 14, 2019.

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Feb 28 - March 3, 2019


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14 March 2019

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Wanna-B (video)

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Wanna-B

The Esse 850 boat Wanna B comes from Switzerland, but all her five crew are local St. Maarten sailors.  For skipper and owner Jan van den Eynde, sailing in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is a ritual not to be missed.  In fact, he has sailed in this event for the last 38 years!  Jan was Commodore of the St. Maarten Yacht Club and much involved with the relationship with Heineken which the event still enjoys today.

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Feb 28 - March 3, 2019

Regatta website: heinekenregatta.com Twitter: @sxmheineken

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13 March 2019

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Nauti Canucks (video)

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Nauti Canucks

What happens when 20 men and 5 ladies from Vancouver go to St Maarten?  They set up a little mini race between themselves within the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.  This year sees three boats chartered  by Vancouver sailors racing against each other in the beautiful waters around St. Maarten.  Racing on chartered boats, the two teams of men - 10 on each boat, called Nauti Canucks 1 and Nauti Canucks 2 - and 5 lovely ladies racing on their boat, Salish Sisters are having lots of serious sailing and serious fun at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Feb 28 - March 3, 2019
Regatta website: heinekenregatta.com Twitter: @sxmheineken

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12 March 2019

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Ineffable (video)

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Ineffable

Ineffable is Rapido 60 catamaran, owned by Hong Kong based sailor Stephen Glyn Bourne.  Measuring 60 foot, weighing 9.5 tons, this stunning boat not only looks beautiful, but she is also an awesome performer.  Regularly achieving speeds of over 15 knots upwind, her performance at the 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was outstanding coming second in her class.  She won the Port St Martin prize for the fastest boat in the Round the Island race, taking just 2 hours and 27 minutes. St. Maarten Heineken Regatta video above published Mar 8, 2019.

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Feb 28 - March 3, 2019
Regatta website: heinekenregatta.com  Twitter: @sxmheineken

Results: https://regattaguru.com/heineken/100268/results

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03 March 2019

2019 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta & Miami Sailing Week Mar 4-10

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 6

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta video above published Mar 10, 2019.

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 5

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta video above published on Mar 9, 2019.

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 4

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta video above published Mar 7, 2019. See also Day 3 videoDay 2 videoDay 1 video, and the regatta Promo Video 2019.

2019 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta, Miami, FL, USA, March 3-9, 2019
Yacht scoring and official website: bacardiinvitational.com - Bacardi Cup Results

2019 Miami Sailing Week International regatta, March 4-10.
For the 10th year, competitors from as far as Australia and as close as our own backyard will be among the numerous sailors that will compete in our annual event: Miami Sailing Week. MSW regatta is scheduled for March 4-10, 2019. Different classes will be racing on the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Miami.

Yacht scoring and official website:miamisailingweek.com


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02 March 2019

NOOD 2019 St Petersburg - Saturday & Sunday Videos

NOOD 2019 St Petersburg - Saturday

With wind speeds stepping up to mid-range, races Tampa Bay off St. Petersburg, Florida had sailors working harder for points and showing off a spectacular day for maximum races. Sailing World video above published Feb 20, 2019.

NOOD 2019 St Petersburg - Sunday

NOOD Regatta competitors close a perfect sun-kissed weekend of races on Sunday on Tampa Bay for the 2019 edition. Sailing World video above published Feb 21, 2019

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01 March 2019

The World Sailing Show - March 2019 Edition (video)

The World Sailing Show - March 2019 Edition

The World Sailing Show - March 2019 Edition:
00:52 The Golden Globe – The first two home 
08:00 Spindrift – Down and out again 
10:19 Cool kit – Innovations for 2019
18:36 Another Challenger for the America’s Cup 
19:39 Hempel World Cup Series Miami 

After 211 days at sea, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede completed his solo circumnavigation and took the trophy for the 2019 Golden Globe Race. Among those waiting to greet him was the man who had started it all, the first man to lap the planet non-stop and alone, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. The man who just missed out despite a 15,000 mile epic chase - second placed Mark Slats describes his trip around the world. From the first to the fastest, how Spindrift’s campaign to set a new round the world time was delivered a crushing blow…again. Plus, a look at some of the coolest kit for 2019. Finally, a report on the latest in the America’s Cup World and the Hempel World Cup Series in Miami. The World Sailing Show video above published Feb 24, 2019:

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28 February 2019

2018 RORC Season's Points Championship (video)

2018 RORC Season's Points Championship

Epic highlights of the 2018 RORC Season's Points Championship. Winning the Jazz Trophy for first overall in IRC was the Army Sailing Association's X-41 British Soldier, the first Armed Services team to win the championship since it was established in 1999. British Soldier took part in 11 races, winning the championship in the very last race, with crew members ranging from Private soldiers, through Sergeants, right up to Colonel. Five different skippers were in charge during the campaign: Andrew Britton, Will Naylor, Phil Caswell, Paul Macro and Donall Ryan.

The 2018 RORC Yacht of the Year, winning the Somerset Memorial Trophy was Matt Allen's Ichi Ban. Matt's Australian team won the Brisbane to Gladstone Race, the Rolex Sydney Hobart, and the Sydney Gold Coast Race. Ichi Ban's series of results, in the three major Ocean races in Australia, has never been matched.

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27 February 2019

US Sailing Team Coastal Clean-Up 2019 (video)

US Sailing Team Coastal Clean-Up 2019

On Sunday, January 14, 2019, the US Sailing Team and Olympic Development Program athletes were joined by local and foreign sailors and volunteers who participated in the US Sailing Coconut Grove Coastal Clean-Up. The event was organized by US Sailing in partnership with VolunteerCleanup.Org and was sponsored by World Sailing.

Upwards of 100 individuals collected over 850 pounds of trash from the mangroves lining Kennedy Park and Prime Point Marina. The athletes also took part in a workshop specifically designed to help identify how to become ‘change makers’ and reduce plastic pollution.

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26 February 2019

US Sailing's 2018 Rolex Yachtswoman & Yachtsman of the Year Finalists

US Sailing's 2018 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year - Finalists

Meet the finalists for US Sailing's 2018 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year awards - Carmen and Emma Cowles, Daniela Moroz, and Paige Railey. US Sailing videos above and below published Feb 20, 2019.

US Sailing's 2018 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year - Finalists

Meet the finalists for US Sailing's 2018 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year - Zeke Horowitz, Jud Smith, and Will Welles.

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25 February 2019

Alex Thomson Racing 2018 Overview (video)

Alex Thomson Racing 2018 Overview

Alex Thomson Racing video above published Feb 11, 2019: Now we're fully into the new year, we've had a good chance to look back what an awesome year 2018 was!!!

Website: alexthomsonracing.com

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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 E√§rendil 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 A√Įna Enfance Et Avenir is just in the lead, in his rear view mirror Chappellier can see Catherine Pourre's E√§rendil and Luke Berry's Lamotte - Module Cr√©ation 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.

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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.

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