DO YOU REMEMBER? – Do you remember this incredible footage of the 18 foot skiff, Nokia sailing in heavy wind? This video we posted way back in 2008 and in this new XS series called ‘Do You Remember?’ this video makes the list. Click on the video and see why.
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DESTOPNEWS – What is in Episode 42? See below then click the video report above!
1. La Rochelle for the Semaine Olympique Française.
2. Around the Buoy
3. Delivery of the first VOR65 to Team SCA Sète for the Generali Figaro
4. Bermuda for the Match Racing Monaco for the J24s,
5. Spectacular capsize of the MOD 70 Virbac Paprec,
HOME MOVIES – Here is a home movie of a self described ‘Lucky sailor’ who got to go sailing onboard Team Italia’s RC 44 with Russell Coutts in Cascais. This was filmed during the Match racing done October 2nd 2013, Cascais… they won this flight! See how it really feels like to be sailing with a pro in this unedited ‘home movie’.
COOL BOAT DESIGNS – For over 42 years, International Marine manufactured two boats, the West Wight Potter 15 and West Wight Potter 19. Over time, we at International Marine responded to sailing enthusiasts’ needs by designing and building the Sanibel and Voyager pocket cruisers. The dedication and focus is on building a quality, time tested design that appeals to the experienced, as well as the new sailing enthusiast.
By building the overwhelming majority of International Marine sailboats to the sailor’s direct order, we build exactly the boat to suit the budget or sailing needs. We strive to offer great value, but not at the sacrifice of quality building techniques or components. Harken, Sunbrella, Cruising Design, etc. are among the names that contribute to a boat that will give you years of sailing enjoyment.
The world famous West Wight Potter 15 sloop is one of the best known and oldest sailboats in the cruising fraternity. Over 2,600 of these attractive compact cruisers currently sail all over the world. Continuously improved over her long history, the Potter 15 has achieved a noteworthy record of sailing successes, including sailing single-handed from Seattle to Ketchikan and from England to Sweden across the North Atlantic.
The Sanibel 18 Pocket cruiser handles with superb cruising performance and and great stability with 325 pounds of lead ballast but maintains the low draft needed to explore the shallows. The Sanibel’s timeless look combines with modern features and production techniques to create a fantastic sailboat for experts and novices alike.
The Voyager 20 is a true coastal cruiser (self righting and weatherly) with exceptional sailing performance on all points of sail. Easy to rig, a pleasure to sail, but best of all, one person can launch, sail and recover a Voyager, so when your adventure is over, you can trailer it and take her home with you.
Come down to meet the people behind the boats and see these cool boat designs at the Annapolis Boat Show starting Thursday Oct 10th.
For more on all these cool boat designs, check them out at www.IMSailboats.com or call them at (800) 433-4080
HOME MOVIES – If not, check out this nicely done video of sailing a wooden yacht on beautiful Sydney Harbour during a race. In Sydney, there’s a class called “wooden boat” in the weekend regattas that handicaps the boats to even them out a bit. This yacht is a particularly old one, and beautiful to sail. When the wind is strong as it was on this particular day, the wood creaks and the beams bend. Exciting stuff and good fun to be a part of the old-timers crew. Kick back and enjoy this 6-minute race in Sydney.
TEAM EMIRATES – Today was a milestone day in San Francisco, when two AC72’s lined up for a race on the actual race course that will be used for racing in the Louis Vuitton and America’s Cups which start in just over 3 weeks. This was the first time but certainly not the last that Emirates Team New Zealand battles it out with Luna Rossa.
STAR CLASS – At the stunning lake Garda many of the top Star sailors were present during the four days of the 2013 Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship. The challenging conditions and the low temperatures athletes came up against during the four days of the event made things a lot harder but even more exciting. Winners of the event were the Italian Olympian Diego Negri and his German Olympian crew Frithjof Kleen, boosting Negri 2 spots up the Star Sailors League leader board and one step closer for qualifying at the gran final in December. But before that, all athletes are set for the World Championship of the class in September in San Diego where things are expected to get really exciting.
1. Route des Princes 1st Leg
2. Star Sailors league
3. Figaro 2e Leg
4. Normandy Sailing Week
5. Groupe Bel Med Record
RED BULL YOUTH SAILING – Check out Will Tiller and how he is put through the paces. This short clip shows the importance of the physical work that goes into manning the AC45s. The Road to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup is all about getting stronger, fitter, faster. For more, watch Will on the Kaenon “Road to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup” CLICK HERE
NORTH AMERICAN MINI CLASS – Less then 30 days to go. Mini 650 Pacific Challenge – starts July 6th 2013! For more information CLICK HERE
MINI SAILING – Pretty damn fast! Here is some footage of big time surfing in a Mini 6.50! Mini Transat 6.50 also known as Transat 650 is a solo transatlantic yacht race that starts in Douarnenez in France and ends in Guadeloupe covering over 4000 miles with a stop in the Madeira or the Canary Islands. The yachts are very small considering the scope of the race, and are sanctioned by the Miniclasse 6.50 organization.
Miniclasse 6.50 closely monitors the craft but applies only minimal design restrictions such as length (6.5m), beam (3.0m), draft (approximately 2.0m), and material specifications, making the mini transat 6.50 an open design.
The race runs on odd-numbered years, and the 2011 race was recently completed. Sailors had to qualify by covering one of two specified 1000 mile courses along with having 1000 miles of ocean racing experience, much of it solo.
YOUTH SAILING – The ultimate student sailing event that has lasted for more than 30 years now is successfully heading for its 33rd edition during 2013. The Student Yachting World Cup moves to Pornic in West France from the 12th to the 19th of October. Teams from all over the world have already started to sign in and the competition is expected to be fierce. Do not miss the action!
AMERICAS CUP – Team meteorologist Roger ‘Clouds’ Badham knows as well as most that sailing on San Francisco Bay is one of the most challenging places to sail, and that’s on a “normal boat” let alone an AC72.
When the teams line up to race they will have a lot more than each other to worry about.
“First there are the mechanical challenges the teams face just to sail these boats, but then there is the physical strategy of where to put the boat on the race course. Where is the wind the strongest, where is the tide the most favorable and its changing minute by minute let alone leg by leg,” Clouds says.
Typically on the San Francisco Bay the wind is from the west and arrives as a very strong sea breeze. It kicks off mid to late morning and peaks mid to late afternoon.
But wind isn’t all the afterguard on the Emirates Team New Zealand have to worry about Clouds says. “We also have tide or current. There is the North Bay to the north and South Bay around the corner, they are huge bays with an enormous volume of water that has to come in and out through the bay and under the Golden Gate Bridge where it can easily be three or four knots as a slow tide or up to six or seven knots at times.”
Illustrating the intricacies of the Bay only a short distance away from the Golden Gate Bridge is the where the racing action starts and the difference in current can be a number of knots.
What is obvious to see while observing the Bay is that boat speed and handling aren’t the only factors that will establish the winner of races from one day to the next.
TEAM EMIRATES – It was a day of significance for one particular part of the team today.
The hard working lads in the sail loft celebrated the first outing of a newly painted code zero sail bearing the bold branding of our naming sponsors Emirates. Such is the wind in San Francisco that there hasn’t been a need for the big downwind sail yet.
It would take one man about 36 hours to paint both sides of the sail however that’s not how things work in the sail loft so Grant Lorenz, Richard Kiff, Matt Hibbard, Alex Higby and James Dagg took just a fraction of the time to paint all 440 square metres of both sides with about 20 litres of ink.
So fresh was the sail being used today that the ink fumes could be smelt on the trailing chase boat 100 metres behind. It’s just one of the numerous sails which the team will use over the duration of the entire America’s Cup campaign.
The team has an AC45 on display at to the exhibit, which explores some of the ocean’s fastest animals and the fascinating adaptations—from streamlined body shapes and retractable fins to piston-like muscle – that contribute to their speed.
Built for Speed is located in and around the Academy’s central piazza. The exhibit includes scientific specimens and models of some of the ocean’s fastest swimmers, as well as one of the fastest boats on the Bay, the AC45 catamaran.
The America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project is also at the museum. The HOP is participating at the California Academy of Sciences Nightlife events to draw awareness and a call to action around our three areas of focus: marine debris/plastics, sustainable seafood, and marine protected areas.
On opening night, the Healthy Ocean Project promoted its Pledge Blue campaign with a Pledge by Photo. We asked Nightlife participants to make a personal pledge to change one behavior that affects the marine environment, such as pledging to use a reusable water bottle, use public transportation more often, etc. Upcoming events are: June 6, July 18, August 15.
ROLEX CAPRI SAILING WEEK VOLCANO RACE – The third edition of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race concluded with the final prizegiving ceremony today at the docks in Capri’s Marina Grande. During the ceremony, the crew of Alexander Schaerer’s Caol Ila R (USA) received the week’s most coveted prize – the Rolex Trophy and Rolex timepiece – awarded to the overall winner of the event on IRC.
“It was exactly three years ago here in Capri that we went into racing,” explained Caol Ila R owner Alexander Schaerer, “and the fact that we won a Rolex in our first competitive outing with the new boat is really a dream come true, but of course we hope it’s not going to be the last one!”
“A big thanks goes out to my crew,” added Schaerer at the prizegiving ceremony. “We came here with the idea that it would be a nice holiday in Capri with little wind for our first offshore race so we could get to know the new boat. If anything, we certainly got to know her; we know the bowsprit can only take up to 40 knots but not more than 40 knots- because then it breaks off! I was lucky to have a very seasoned crew onboard, with over 40 Rolex Sydney Hobart wins in total, and they managed to fly a downwind sail off a broken bowsprit and bring us home safely to this beautiful island. A big thank you to Rolex, IMA, the yacht clubs and the cities involved in making this event possible.”
The Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race began on 18 May and was comprised of one leg from Gaeta to Capri, an inshore race off Capri and a long-distance offshore race that started and finished off Capri. Caol Ila Rwas not only the winner of the event overall on handicap, but also claimed line honours for the offshore race, the 210-nm Rolex Volcano Race, completing the course in a blistering 18 hours, 2 minutes, and finishing off Capri at 05:07 on Thursday.
Extreme weather conditions around the Aeolian Islands during the scheduled race period led the race committee to alter the original course for the final offshore race. The resulting long-distance race took the participating Maxi fleet from Capri to Santa Maria di Castellabate, back past Capri and on to the island of Ponza before finishing off Capri’s Marina Grande.
The Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race is organised by the International Maxi Association, in collaboration with the Yacht Club Gaeta EVS and the Yacht Club Capri, and upholds a decade-long tradition of Rolex’s involvement in Capri’s international yachting calendar.
Line Honours Rolex Volcano Race
Caol Ila R (USA), Alexander Schaerer
Overall Results Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race
1st IRC Overall: Caol Ila R (USA), Alexander Schaerer
2nd IRC Overall: Jethou (GBR), Sir Peter Ogden
3rd IRC Overall: Wild Joe (HUN), Marton Jozsa
How to Follow the Event
Further information on the Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race may be found at www.internationalmaxiassociation.com
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OLYMPIC CLASS SAILING – The second day of racing in the Delta Lloyd Regatta tested sailor’s fitnessand the equipment. Wind averaging 25 knots and picking at 30, throughout the day made for physical racing.
Only the Nacra and the 49er FX were cancelled. The Finn and Laser radial were the first to hit the water in the morning, followed by the RS:X men and women. The remaining fleets were kept to shore waiting for the wind to decrease.
Hyères Sailing World Cup winner, Andrew Mills (GBR) has taken the lead from Greg Douglas (CAN) in the Finn class after three races sailed this morning. Mills is discarding a disqualification at the start of race two to count only top five places. The day’s races win went to Miami SWC winner Caleb Paine (USA) and PJ Postma (NED) who place second and third overall.
The Laser Radial completed two races on the three scheduled. Alison Young (GBR) keeps the lead with a bullet in the first race. While the second race was taken by Annalise Murphy (IRL) who is renowned to show her best in the heavy winds. The Irish places second overall in front of Marit Bouwmeester (NED) consistent with two second places.
Hei Man Hayley Victoria Chan (HKG) enjoyed the waves and planning conditions to still the lead from Moana Delle in the RS:X with top three placings. However with a victory and two second places, Hélène Noesmoen (FRA) scored the best results on the water and climbs to sixth overall.
Dorian van Rijsselberge (NED) conserves top position in the RS:X men but Przemyslaw Miarczynski (POL), winner of the SWC in Hyères is closing the gap with two first places and a second. 2012 World Champion Julien Bontemps (FRA) wins the third race to remain in third overall.
The race committees had a very long day on the water. After the completion of racing in the Finn, Radial and RS:X, the remaining classes were kept ashore waiting for the wind to calm down. At 5PM the warning signal was finally given for the 470 and Lasers and racing cancelled for the 49ers, 2.4 and Sonar.
Soon after 7pm, the 470 and Lasers came back to shore after two races in 20 knots.
Olympic Champions Joe Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL) continued on their impressive performance to add another two victories to their score to comfort their lead over the 470 fleets.
Croatians are taking the lead in two classes.
In the Men, Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO) won the first race and placed second in the last to take a narrow lead over the Australians Matt Belcher and Will Ryan.
The Lasers were last to reach the shore, the windy races were dominated by the Australians and New-Zealanders, however consistent results from Croatian Tonci Stipanovic (3-4) place him in the lead after five races.
Today saw the end of the qualification stages for the Laser, Radial and RS:X. They will be split in Gold and Silver for the next two days with the top 25 in each class qualifying for the Gold fleet.
SAILING NEWS – The final offshore leg of the Korea Cup International Regatta was the longest and most exciting one, and would determine the overall winners of this year’s event. This leg took the 25 boat fleet from the Dokdo islands, off the eastern coast of Korea, back to the mainland and the city of Uljin, which they had left on 18 May.
WINDSURFING – Many kids around the world join the biggest windsurfing class every day, but not all of them have an experienced coach who can help them to learn. Thanks to BIC sports international and International windsurfing association and with help from Mauro Covre (Techno 293 Italian national coach) they can learn with this instructional video.
PROMOTING SAILING – Continuing its long-term support for British Sailing, Volvo Car UK has launched the ‘Volvo Sailing Academy’ initiative – a series of free, family-friendly sailing and powerkiting experiences to introduce beginners, young and old, to the sports. Here Olympic silver medalist, Saskia Clark treats guests to an exclusive sailing experience at Hayling Island Sailing Club open day www.volvocarssailing.co.uk/sailing-academy
DESTOPNEWS – This weekly edition takes you from Barbados to Thailand visiting Antigua and Palma along the way, but first, the Access European Championship in Switzerland.
STAR CLASS – The 59th Star Trophy Urnersee came to an end today with no races sailed during this final day. The rain forced the wind to drop dramatically and things did not change until the time limit was over. So with two races sailed during the three days of the championship, it was the Swiss duo of Jurg Wittich and Christian Traschel to finish on top in a tie with last year’s winners the Germans Philip Rotermund with crew Nils Hollweg.
YOUTH SAINING – Great video of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes Ryan Pesch and Trevor Burd inspiring the next generation of sailors as they conduct a junior clinic at the Annapolis NOOD Regatta.
ACCESS SAILING – The light conditions continued on the first racing day for the Access Europeans in Lake Constance. One race was completed for the Access 303 single handed, Access 2.3 and Access Liberty but the wind dropped again and the rest of the classes could not start with their racing schedule.
GREAT CUP 32 – Day 2 day at the GC32 Austria Cup here on the spectacular racing arena of Lake Traunsee and a glorious sunny day. An absence of wind kept the six teams ashore for a while, giving a bit more time for team talk and preparation. However, a day of north winds of 5-10 knots were expected and the spectators here in Gmunden enjoyed another day watching this brand new GC32 racing series