OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE - With only one day to go before their Extreme Sailing Series (ESS) debut in Singapore, J.P.Morgan BAR announce that America’s Cup sailor, Nick Hutton will join Sir Ben Ainslie’s racing entry, completing the full British line up. It is a return to the global series for the Devon born sailor and his support and guidance will be invaluable for the new team.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE - Singapore, 19 February 2014 – Following three weeks of intense training on Sydney Harbour, final preparations are now underway for GAC Pindar in Singapore ahead of the first event on the Extreme Sailing Series™. Act 1, the season opener, will take place on Singapore’s Marina Bay, from 20-23 February.
It’s been 13 years since the Italian sailing maestro Flavio Favini won a Melges 24 world championship. Last year in San Francisco he finished runner-up to Brian Porter’s Full Throttle by two points and on many more occasions since his win in 2001, Favini has finished tantalisingly close to the top spot. Tonight the triumphant helmsman has a second title in the bag and so comfortable is Blu Moon’s winning margin they will pack up the boat tomorrow ready for shipping while a ding-dong battle for the remaining podium placings is underway in the final race of the series.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE - The Miami weather saved the best for last on a special Medal Race Saturday edition of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Medals were decided in 10 Olympic events on Biscayne Bay under sunny skies and enough wind for good racing. This year’s regatta offered a little bit of everything, including success from former champions, major upsets, and a glimpse into the future of Olympic level one-design sailing.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE - Istanbul, Turkey – Seven years ago, a couple of young American sailing addicts met on the set of a Disney movie and dreamed of the day that they would launch a campaign in the world’s toughest offshore team test, the Volvo Ocean Race. Today that apparently long-shot ambition became a reality when Team Alvimedica’s challenge for the 2014-15 edition was announced in Istanbul, home of the company.
The British yachtsman Alex Thomson performs an amazingly daring feat on board his high-speed yacht, HUGO BOSS: He climbs up the 30-metre high mast of the moving vessel and dives into the ocean from the very top.