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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 Phuket King’s Cup 2016 – A Mark of Respect Phuket King’s Cup 2016 – A Mark of Respect Blessings on His Late Majesty for having inspired one of Asia’s greatest sailing events. For the past several years it has been a tradition at the Phuket King's Cup regatta to conduct a Sail Past on 05 December, in celebration of the birthday of His Majesty King Bumiphol Adulyadej. Since the sad demise of His Majesty, today’s Sail Past was a Commemoration rather than a celebration, and it was held on 09 December. The official name of the late King is Rama IX. by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia Posted on 9 Dec Greenhalgh repeats at MS Amlin International Moth Regatta Greenhalgh repeats at MS Amlin International Moth Regatta England’s Rob Greenhalgh is a hard man to bet against when there’s money on the line. England’s Rob Greenhalgh is a hard man to bet against when there’s money on the line. Just ask Chris Rashley or Dylan Fletcher-Scott. by RBYC Posted today at 3:08 am 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 Vendee Globe - Conrad Colman - 'It’s emotional and shocking' Vendee Globe - Conrad Colman - 'It’s emotional and shocking' Conrad Colman has shown in this race that he is not merely able to deal with the technical problems thrown at him Conrad Colman, currently in twelfth place directly south of Madagascar, has shown in this race that he is not merely able to deal with the technical problems thrown at him, but he has also revealed his ability to communicate how he feels and what life is like aboard an IMOCA with all its ups and downs. Here is his reaction to the recent incidents in the race. by Vendee Globe Posted on 9 Dec Greenhalgh new leader at MS Amlin International Moth Regatta Greenhalgh new leader at MS Amlin International Moth Regatta Rob Greenhalgh, defending champion at MS Amlin International Moth Regatta overtook countryman Dylan Fletcher-Scott today England’s Rob Greenhalgh, the defending champion at the MS Amlin International Moth Regatta, overtook countryman Dylan Fletcher-Scott today for the overall lead in epic conditions on Great Sound. by RBYC Posted on 9 Dec Paul Elvstrom - Sailing’s true Champion Paul Elvstrom - Sailing’s true Champion Ralph Roberts (NZL) competed with Paul Elvstrom in the 1960 Olympics in the singlehanded Finn class. Ralph Roberts tell of how he first met his great friend Paul Elvstrom in 1958 - Late in the afternoon I had a tap on my shoulder by a big man who spoke to me in broken English” do you need a hand I can help you make this Finn go faster”. To my surprise it was Paul Elvstrom Triple Olympic Gold medalist from Denmark, whom I had only seen a photo of him before. by Ralph Roberts Posted on 8 Dec Paul Elvstrom - Jesper Bank reflects for the Elvstrom Sails team Paul Elvstrom - Jesper Bank reflects for the Elvstrom Sails team Paul Elvstrøm has passed away at the age of 88 years. “We are saddened to hear that this great sailor and personality has passed away” Jesper Bank expresses with his deepest condolences to the Elvstrøm family. “Pride is the first thing that comes into my mind. Having had the privilege of working with Paul Elvstrøm and some of us at Elvstrøm Sails even under his leadership has been a unique inspiration and fills us with pride”. by Jesper Bank, The Elvstrom Sails team Posted on 8 Dec Paul Elvstrom - Tribute from A Sailor Paul Elvstrom - Tribute from A Sailor Former Canadian Olympic competitor, Paul Henderson, had the experience of competing against the world's greatest sailor, Former Canadian Olympic representative, Paul Henderson, had the experience of competing against the world's greatest sailor, Paul Elvstrom on several occasions, and then like all good sailing friends the two Pauls kept in touch over the years. Henderson recounts some of his experiences with the Great Dane on the occasion of Elvstrom's passing on Wednesday morning. by Paul Henderson Posted on 8 Dec Solo Round the World record attempt makes long-term sponsorship work Solo Round the World record attempt makes long-term sponsorship work The recent focus in the sailing news has been on the boats racing in the Vendée Globe and the epic battle Tomas Coville is aboard Sodebo vying for the single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation record. Coville rounded Cape Horn at the tip of South America yesterday and is currently turning his bow north as he deals with the strong currents in the Estrecho de le Maire, or the Straits of le Maire by Brian Hancock Posted on 8 Dec
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