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World Sailing Cup Final - Live video coverage from Melbourne - Day 1 World Sailing Cup Final - Live video coverage from Melbourne - Day 1 The Medal Races on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December will draw the 2016 Sailing World Cup Melbourne Final to a close. The Medal Races on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December will draw the 2016 Sailing World Cup Melbourne Final to a close. The deciding races will be streamed live on World Sailing TV on YouTube. Coverage started at midday local time or 0100UTC by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted today at 2:09 am America's Cup 2017 - Tickets on sale now America's Cup 2017 - Tickets on sale now Tickets are on sale now at America’s Cup website for greatest race on water, 35th America’s Cup, taking place in Bermuda Tickets are on sale now at America’s Cup website for the greatest race on water, the 35th America’s Cup, taking place in Bermuda from 26th May until 27th June 2017. A full range of tickets are available to suit every need, whether it’s for access to the America’s Cup Village, seats in the grandstand, access to the Goslings Dark ‘n Stormy Island Bar, VIP hospitality at the Longtail Lounge by America's Cup Posted today at 6:45 am 2016-17 SORC Islands in the Stream Series standings 2016-17 SORC Islands in the Stream Series standings After two races, the SORC Islands in the Stream Series is still anyone’s to win. After two races, the SORC Islands in the Stream Series is still anyone’s to win. Unlike last year, when Stephen Murray’s Decision stormed out to win the first two races en route to winning the inaugural series, five different boats have both a first-place finish and a DNS. by SORC Posted today at 5:44 am All to do on final day of Extreme Sailing Series for Team Oman Air All to do on final day of Extreme Sailing Series for Team Oman Air Points proved elusive for Team Oman Air on the third day of racing in Sydney as the Act 8 leaderboard was rejigged ahead Points proved elusive for Team Oman Air on the third day of racing in Sydney as the Act 8 leaderboard was dramatically rejigged ahead of the crucial final day of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series. by Oman Sail Posted today at 8:42 am Meet the 2017-18 Crew - Daniel Clifton Meet the 2017-18 Crew - Daniel Clifton NSW, Australia, Computer Operator Daniel Clifton never dreamed he would one day be a part of the Clipper Race. Growing up in the country in Forbes, NSW, Australia, Computer Operator Daniel Clifton never dreamed he would one day be a part of the Clipper Race. by Clipper Round the World Posted today at 8:06 am Vendee Globe - Nandor Fa remembers some of the old days Vendee Globe - Nandor Fa remembers some of the old days The wind had increased and turned but not continuously. At night there was big drop in wind speed then it came back soon The wind had increased and turned, but not continuously. At night there was a big drop in wind speed, then it came back soon. I saw on the AIS that Stéphane’s speed went down to seven knots. I started worrying about him, then I met the reason too: there was a massive fog - just as if we were sailing by Ireland. I could see only 50 metres, which means one and a half waves. by Vendee Globe Posted today at 5:23 am Aon Youth Sailing Worlds - One door closes, another one opens Aon Youth Sailing Worlds - One door closes, another one opens When Aon Youth Sailing Worlds gets underway there will be a new class and a new opportunity for the young sailors When the 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships gets underway there will be a new class and a new opportunity for the young sailors to prove themselves in. by Richard Aspland - World Sailing Posted today at 4:46 am Vipers using SWC Melbourne as World Championship preparation Vipers using SWC Melbourne as World Championship preparation Jack Challands is skippering a Viper multihull in preparation for 2017 Viper Worlds across Port Phillip Bay at Geelong. Young gun Jack Challands started sailing at four years of age and at the Sailing World Cup Final Melbourne, December 4-11, the now 14 year-old is skippering a Viper multihull in preparation for the 2017 Viper Worlds across Port Phillip Bay at Geelong. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted today at 4:28 am U.S. Virgin Islands' Int'l Optimist Regatta - Action coming soon U.S. Virgin Islands' Int'l Optimist Regatta - Action coming soon This trio of events will be hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club from June 12 to 18, 2017. The opportunity to learn, race and play with some of the best in the sport are qualities that make the International Optimist Regatta (IOR), presented by EMS Virgin Islands, a ‘must-do’ event for Optimist sailors and their families each year. This trio of events, which attracts 8- to 15-year-old junior sailors, will be hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club from June 12 to 18, 2017. by Carol Bareuther Posted on 9 Dec Vendée Globe – Thomson and Le Cleac'h cross Tasman Sea Vendée Globe – Thomson and Le Cleac'h cross Tasman Sea Weather files suggest it will be Saturday evening before they are into better conditions as low moves east with them. Weather files suggest it will be Saturday evening before they are into better conditions as the low moves east with them. by Vendée Globe Posted on 9 Dec RORC Transatlantic Race – Day 14 – Aragon watches the clock RORC Transatlantic Race – Day 14 – Aragon watches the clock Aragon crew are a blend of family, friends and professional sailors and the youngest sailor was at the helm of Aragon. The crew of Aragon are a blend of family, friends and professional sailors and the youngest sailor, Anna Van Nieuwland was at the helm of Aragon as the team crossed the line. by Louay Habib Posted on 9 Dec 52 Super Series – Great strides towards sustainability 52 Super Series – Great strides towards sustainability The 2016 season represents the second complete year in partnership with sustainability sponsor 11th Hour Racing. The 2016 season represents the second complete year in partnership with sustainability sponsor 11th Hour Racing. by 52 Super Series Posted on 9 Dec Strong winds continue on Day 4 of Sailing World Cup Melbourne Strong winds continue on Day 4 of Sailing World Cup Melbourne Matt Wearn enjoyed the strong winds today, winning both races in the Laser fleet. Wearn is currently leading overall. Matt Wearn enjoyed the strong winds today, winning both races in the Laser fleet. Wearn is currently leading overall, three points ahead of Cypriot Pavlos Kontides. Rio Silver medallist, Tonci Stipanovic finished second in both today’s races and is currently lying third overall, while Australia’s Tom Burton is in fourth overall. Burton scored a 12 and a five in today’s two races. by Megan McKay – Australian Sailing Posted on 9 Dec Extreme Sailing Series – Oman Air close gap on Alinghi Extreme Sailing Series – Oman Air close gap on Alinghi Oman Air took every opportunity today and cornered the podium to close the gap at the top of the Act eight leaderboard. Team Oman Air took every opportunity on the Sydney Harbour race course today and cornered the podium to close the gap at the top of the Act eight leaderboard as the rivalry with Alinghi intensifies. by Oman Sail Posted on 9 Dec SWC Final – Badloe and Squires pick up where their countrymen left off SWC Final – Badloe and Squires pick up where their countrymen left off Badloe holds the lead after nine races and Squires pushed himself into contention after two bullets and a second. Badloe holds the lead in the men's windsurfer after nine races and Squires pushed himself into contention after two bullets and a second. The pair, and the sailors across the ten Olympic and Open Kiteboarding fleets battled against a south westerly wind in excess of 20 knots coupled with a big sea state. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted on 9 Dec ESS Sydney - second day images from Beth Morley ESS Sydney - second day images from Beth Morley The Open Water session due for 4pm to 6pm today but it was cancelled due to the wind Beth Morley was back out on the water to capture the second day of Act Eight of the Extreme Sailing Series. An Open Water session was due for 4pm to 6pm today but it was cancelled due to the wind, so these are from the Stadium race. Enjoy! by John Curnow Posted on 9 Dec Alinghi and Oman Air neck and neck at Extreme Sailing Series finale Alinghi and Oman Air neck and neck at Extreme Sailing Series finale Swiss crew Alinghi remain in pole position after two days of breathtaking action on the iconic waters of Sydney Harbour. Swiss crew Alinghi remain in pole position after two days of breathtaking action on the iconic waters of Sydney Harbour, but it couldn't be tighter at the top as the battle between the two Series frontrunners intensifies. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 9 Dec Youth Sailing World Championships – Carrying the weight of champions Youth Sailing World Championships – Carrying the weight of champions Elfutina won the Youth Worlds in Tavira, in 2014 and backed that up with the gold in Langkawi, in last year's edition. When you return to defend a title there is always pressure, but when you are trying to fill the shoes of a two-time Youth Worlds gold medallist and Olympic bronze medallist there is a different kind of pressure. by Richard Aspland - World Sailing Posted on 9 Dec Tom Squires 'dab's' while skydiving at Sailing World Cup - Melbourne Tom Squires 'dab's' while skydiving at Sailing World Cup - Melbourne Tom Squires from the British Sailing Team is in Melbourne jumped out of a plane as part of the event earlier this week. Tom Squires from the British Sailing Team is in Melbourne for the Sailing World Cup Final sailing on the RS:X jumped out of a plane as part of the event earlier this week. He took the opportunity to do his first 'dab' and managed to hurt his shoulder. by Nic Douglass Posted on 9 Dec Vendee Globe - Dealer's choice - Antipodean duel in stormy low Vendee Globe - Dealer's choice - Antipodean duel in stormy low Armel Le Cleac’h and Alex Thomson have throttled back to preserve their boats and equipment as best they can Gusty, squally winds averaging 40kts, big, confused seas compounded by an awkward wind angle are all contributing to the worst period yet for two leaders of the Vendee Globe as they deal with a nasty, messy low pressure system. Armel Le Cleac’h and Alex Thomson have throttled back to preserve their boats and equipment as best they can but even so speeds are still averaging between 18 and 20 kts. by Vendee Globe Posted on 9 Dec
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