Volvo Ocean Race

Sail boat racing on you tube.

I have been especially spoiled for choice for sailing video to watch this winter.

The racing in the Volvo Ocean race has been very tight.  Check it out here bellow.  There is also a daily video report and loads of other information at: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/home.html




I have also been enjoying the last two events of the extreem 40 catamara series.  It's on Youtube here:




Earlier this year I also watched the medal race coverage of the Olympic Classes regatta in Abu Dhabi.  I did watch all of this 6hr video, but I didn't do it in one sitting.  Work and such got in the way.



The Barelona World race is on right now with double handed teams racing non stop around the world in open 60's.  Hugo Boss was doing great!  Until they lost their rig and now their out.  That only leaves one English speaking boat, Conrad Colman on "Spirit of Hungary"  It's quite a good story how he came to be on the boat and they are producing some interesting content, but unfortunately they are in last place. Check out the race here:  http://www.barcelonaworldrace.org/en/

I have neglected this blog a bit since last summer.  I would like to get back on track and produce a weekly post again.  Watch this space!

Saturday Sailing #38

Volvo Ocean race at sea for christmas







Canadian Olympic Sailors had a successful worlds in Perth

Two or more Canadian boats are in this vid:


6 Canadians are now qualified to go to the olympics.  Story here:
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Canadian-Sailing-Team---Perth-2011.html?soid=1103755470060&aid=kATe0FZmOmg


Mike Golding completed the Transat B to B single handed open 60 race:






Cat meets bridge ...






Clever animation that has nothing to do with sailing.


Address Is Approximate from The Theory on Vimeo.

Saturday Sailing #36

Published Sunday the 11th.


Volvo Ocean Race leg 2 start.  All the boats are back in one piece and racing.




Britain's Mike Golding is back racing Open 60's again.




Three boat crash at the start of the Brest to Bristol race for single handed open 60's




The Maxi Trimaran "Bank Populaire" is at sea attempting to win the Jules Vern trophy for the fastest crewed passage around the planet.

http://www.thedailysail.com/offshore/11/60608/0/banque-populaire-jules-verne-trophy-attempt-2011-10-dec-report

Saturday Sailing #34

Yachting Monthly Crash test boat test.

Yachting Monthly is a UK magazine that has been doing a series called "Crash Test Boat"  The last one is what happens when a gas system is poorly maintained.  You can probably guess the results ...
http://www.yachtingtv.co.uk/explosion.php

Click here for the rest of the series
http://www.yachtingtv.co.uk/index.php


More big trouble in the Volvo Ocean Race.  Puma is dismasted.

Story here:
http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/PUMA-Ocean-Racing-retires-from-Leg-1/4117/news.html

Video here:




Canadian open 60 "O Canada"