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LIQUI MOLY COM LINHA NAUTICA

Inmartec distribui linha náutica da LIQUI MOLY

A gama completa dos produtos náuticos da LIQUI MOLY está disponível em todo o país através da Inmartec, empresa com forte tradição no setor e com uma rede e distribuição forte. Qualidade dos produtos, apoio técnico, comercial e de marketing são fatores diferenciadores. 

A distribuição da gama náutica da LIQUI MOLY em todo o país é agora assegurada pela Inmartec. A empresa com sede em Cortegaça vai distribuir a vasta gama de produtos da marca alemã através da sua rede de revendedores e diretamente aos estaleiros, num total de mais de 60 clientes diretos. A LIQUI MOLY tem uma forte tradição nos produtos náuticos, apostando forte também no mercado português.

“A LIQUI MOLY já é conhecida em vários segmentos em Portugal e estamos agora a apostar na linha Marine, que tem muita tradição já noutros países. Em Portugal há uma grande oportunidade porque o mercado já nos pedia há algum tempo para introduzir esta linha de produto pela sua qualidade reconhecida. Este é o momento de o fazer numa distribuição a nível nacional”, explica Sadhna Monteiro, diretora de marketing e de desenvolvimento de negócio.

Sérgio Santos, responsável da Inmartec, explica que “os produtos da LIQUI MOLY são muito reconhecidos em países onde a náutica é muito forte e está sempre presente nas principais feiras do setor. A Inmartec só trabalha com as melhores marcas do mercado e a LIQUI MOLY encaixa perfeitamente nessa estratégia, dando confiança também aos nossos clientes”, sublinha.

A Inmartec faz o seu negócio através de uma rede de revenda, com forte ligação às marinas, com uma presença de norte a sul do país, incluindo a Madeira e os Açores. Além disso, vende também para os estaleiros, onde a procura tem subido, também graças a uma procura cada vez maior por parte de estrangeiros que escolhem Portugal para fazer manutenção e reparação das suas embarcações. Ao todo, a Inmartec tem mais de 60 clientes diretos.

“Um dos pontos em que a LIQUI MOLY me dá muitas garantias, além da qualidade e diversidade de produtos, é o apoio técnico e comercial diretamente no mercado, além de ter armazém em Portugal. Procuro sempre apoio e serviço num parceiro”, explica Sérgio Santos, que acrescenta: “Não tenho dúvidas de que com todas estas qualidades e argumentos a LIQUI MOLY estará em breve no topo da preferência dos clientes”. 

“Por exemplo, nos navios de grandes dimensões os clientes procuram o produto com melhor qualidade para conservar e fazer a manutenção das suas embarcações. Além dos óleos, com os aditivos e os produtos de conservação, a LIQUI MOLY consegue ter uma oferta completa”, comenta o responsável da Inmartec. Além disso, acrescenta, “a nossa estratégia passa por ter sempre stock disponível para darmos uma resposta rápida. Em especial os clientes estrangeiros procuram muito os produtos LIQUI MOLY e querem o produto para esse mesmo dia. É por isso que é importante que os pontos de revenda façam também algum stock. A Inmartec está sempre na retaguarda garantindo produto disponível para uma reposição rápida das necessidades”.

Sadhna Monteiro, responsável de desenvolvimento de negócio da LIQUI MOLY Iberia explica que, “tal como noutros segmentos, a LIQUI MOLY traçou um plano de formação para a equipa da Inmartec e depois para todos os seus clientes para que tenham conhecimento dos nossos produtos e argumentos para os vender aos seus clientes”. Este é um ponto fundamental até porque, acrescenta,“este é um mercado que vive muito da confiança e esse é um pilar sólido da LIQUI MOLY.”

A LIQUI MOLYinvestiga, desenvolve, testa e produz todos os seus produtos na Alemanha,dispondo de uma gama completa para a náutica, desde as motos de água até aos navios de grande porte. A empresa alemã tem produtos para todas as épocas do ano, mesmo para as épocas baixas, altura onde são feitas as manutenções, reparações e conservação das embarcações. No catálogo da LIQUI MOLY pode encontrar óleos de motor, óleos de transmissão, massas lubrificantes, sprays, ceras, produtos de limpeza, de conservação e aditivos.

A Inmartec é uma empresa familiar com uma forte ligação ao mundo náutico, fundada em 2009, com sede em Cortegaça, Ovar e que tem hoje uma rede de distribuição muito forte e presença em todo o país e ilhas.Mais informações em www.inmartec.pt

O catálogo Marine da LIQUI MOLY está disponível neste link - http://bit.ly/LMmarinePT

 

EXTREME SAILING - INGLATERRA

 

Bigger racecourse and spectacular racing in prospect as the Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Cardiff

The Extreme Sailing Series™ will bring its unique high-octane stadium-style sailing to Cardiff Bay for the sixth consecutive year from 25 – 28 August, for the sixth Act of the 2017 season.

The international fleet of seven GC32s will include British-flagged wildcard entry Team Extreme Wales, skippered by two-time British Olympian Stevie Morrison.

The ultimate Stadium Racing championship will headline the Cardiff Harbour Festival over the August Bank Holiday, with the free-entry Fan Zone, located next to the Norwegian Church, offering the perfect place to catch a glimpse of the thrilling racing.

The racecourse will be set metres from the shore and Race Director John Craig predicts plenty of foiling action from the world-class crews, with a forecast offering good winds through the weekend.

“We have increased the size of the race area to allow us to give the boats more room to stretch their legs. Cardiff is known for its sea breeze so we’re expecting some great sailing and foiling,” explained Craig. 

Current season leader Oman Air, who won at the UK venue last season, will return to the Welsh capital spurred on by its recent victories in the two previous Acts in Barcelona and Hamburg. But skipper Phil Robertson, whose team includes Series veteran Brit Pete Greenhalgh, is taking nothing for granted.

“We’ve got to turn up and work hard again. Cardiff is a very unique venue, probably with a lot of reaching and potentially a lot of breeze, so you have to set the boat up for that,” Robertson said.

Hot on the heels of the Omani syndicate, and tied on points, is SAP Extreme Sailing Team, helmed by former World Match Racing Tour champion and America’s Cup sailor Adam Minoprio.

 

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VIDEO: The next stop on the eight-Act global tour is Cardiff, where the Extreme Sailing Series™ will headline the Cardiff Harbour Festival.
2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Cardiff: How to follow
VIDEO: Find out how to follow the sixth Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™.
2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ overall standings
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2017 Flying Phantom Series overall standings
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JET SKI NO BRASIL

 

MAU TEMPO CANCELA SEGUNDA

ETAPA DO JET SPORTS CONTEST

Tudo estava preparado para as disputas, que aconteceriam no sábado e neste domingo, no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires (SP), entretanto, em razão da chuva e frio na região, a Associação Brasileira de Jet Ski – BJSA, organizadora da competição, resolveu cancelar o evento. A próxima etapa acontecerá nos dias 21 e 22 de outubro.

 

A segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST, que seria realizada no sábado e neste domingo na Represa Billings, mais precisamente no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires, na Grande São Paulo foi cancelada. A próxima etapa está marcada para os dias 21 e 22 de outubro, no mesmo local.

De acordo com Luiz Marcelo Teixeira (Pardal), presidente da Associação Brasileira de Jet Ski – BJSA, organizadora da competição, as condições não estavam boas e para preservar a segurança dos pilotos, decidiu-se pelo cancelamento. “Nossa parte fizemos, boias na água, balsa de resgate, jets Patrol, todo sistema de proteção a vida, médico, UTI, bombeiros, seguros de Vida, seguranças, secretaria de prova, oficiais, cronometragem, sistema de som, placas e propagandas dos apoiadores e patrocinadores.
Mas o item importante, as condições meteorológicas impediram a realização das competições e também o comparecimento de alguns pilotos conosco comprometidos. Agradeço imensamente aos nossos amigos que compareceram, e aguardamos todos na próxima etapa nos dias 21 e 22 de outubro”, detalhou.

O JET SPORTS CONTEST é uma realização da BJSA – ASSOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE JET SKI, com produção da CPM7 FULL PROMOTION, apoio da PREFEITURA DE RIBEIRÃO PIRES, DA SECRETARIA DE TURISMO E DESENOVLVIMENTO ECONÔMICO, NATURAL RACING, RADICAL JET WORLD, JETCO, CASARINI, GLOBOJET, ARIELTEK, HOPPI HARI, SAFE WAVE E REVISTA BOAT SHOPPING, além do apoio esportivo do TAHITI NÁUTICA CLUB.

Maiores informações no www.bjsa.com.br

 

JET SKI NO BRASIL

 

SEGUNDA ETAPA DO JET SPORTS CONTEST

COMEÇA NESTE SÁBADO, EM RIBEIRÃO PIRES (SP)

As disputas que prosseguem até domingo, serão no Tahiti Náutica Club, reunindo alguns dos principais nomes da modalidade no país.

 

A segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST tem início neste sábado, às 10 horas, na Represa Billings, mais precisamente no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires, na Grande São Paulo. A competição, que reúne alguns dos melhores pilotos do país, prosseguirá no domingo, a partir das 9 horas. A organização espera boa presença de público, que terá entrada gratuita.

A novidade a partir dessa segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST será a realização de baterias exclusivas entre os Jets Spark. O presidente da Associação Brasileira de Jet Ski – BJSA, Luiz Marcelo Teixeira (Pardal), explica que se trata de um modelo de grande popularidade, porém, com poucos adeptos e o objetivo será incrementar a categoria.

As demais categorias em disputa no JET SPORTS CONTEST são as seguintes: Ski Aspirado GP, Supercourse Aspirado até 1100 cc, Supercourse Aspirado acima de 1100 cc, Supercourse Turbo GP, Arrancada Aspirado acima de 1100 cc, Arrancada Turbo. Endurance Aspirado até 1100cc, Endurance Aspirado acima de 1100 cc e Endurance Turbo GP.

Um dos destaques da competição é o paulistano Jeferson Gomes, que lidera a categoria Arrancada Turbo. Além disso, participará da Arrancada Aspirado acima de 1100cc, Supercourse Aspirdo acima 1100cc e Endurance Aspirado acima de 1100cc.

A dupla de pai e filho, Gildo e Erik Teixeira, de Campinas (SP), também está entre os destaques das disputas deste final de semana no Tahiti Náutica Club. Erik lidera a categoria Supercourse Aspirado acima de 1100 cc e juntamente com seu pai, ocupam o terceiro lugar na Endurance Turbo GP. Ambos treinaram intensivamente e estão motivados para esta segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST.

O JET SPORTS CONTEST é uma realização da BJSA – ASSOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE JET SKI, com produção da CPM7 FULL PROMOTION, apoio da PREFEITURA DE RIBEIRÃO PIRES, DA SECRETARIA DE TURISMO E DESENOVLVIMENTO ECONÔMICO, NATURAL RACING, RADICAL JET WORLD, JETCO, CASARINI, GLOBOJET, ARIELTEK, HOPPI HARa407 Copy

 

MOTONAUTICA

 

SilverHook
Sets World Speed Record  
from Key West to Cuba 
at 10:01:34am ET Today

 

 SilverHook, the 48 foot monohull Superboat Grand Prix race boat, set a new one-way speed record this morning from Key West to Cuba at an average speed of 79.23mph for the 101 mile Florida Straights run. With an Elapsed Time of: 1: 18 :3 SilverHook reached speeds of 127mph in the 5-7 foot waves.

SilverHook is owned and captained by  Nigel Hook, who controlled the throttles on the record attempt. Hook is a 30-year veteran of international powerboat racing and has won three World Championships, set three World Speed Records and earned membership in the APBA Hall of Champions. He currently races the 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook 48GP in the Superboat International unlimited class. His co-pilot and driver is fellow APBA inductee and powerboat veteran Jay Johnson.

SilverHook left Key West, USA at 08:43:31 - arriving Havana, CUBA at 10:01:34.

SilverHook docking in Havana Harbor this morning after speed record run from Key West

 

JET SKI NO BRASIL

ISRAEL PEREIRA É UM DOS DESTAQUES DA

SEGUNDA ETAPA DO JET SPORTS CONTEST

O gaúcho de Guaíba competirá neste sábado e domingo, a partir das 10 horas, no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires, na Grande São Paulo.

 

 

A gaúcho Israel Pereira é um dos destaques da segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST. O piloto de Guaíba competirá neste sábado e domingo na Represa Billings, mais precisamente no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires, na Grande São Paulo. As disputas começarão às 10 horas e a entrada do público é gratuita.

Na etapa de abertura do JET SPORTS CONTEST, Pereira juntamente com seus conterrâneos João Mateus e Júlio Cesar Silveira, venceram a categoria Endurance Aspirado acima de 1100 cc. Prova com três horas de duração e no formato de revezamento. “Esse é um tipo de disputa que gosto muito e tentaremos manter a liderança do campeonato”, acrescentou.

Israel Pereira informou que a equipe realizou alguns ajustes nos equipamentos e troca de algumas peças, em razão do desgaste. Ele e seus companheiros participarão também da Endurance Turbo GP, em que ocupam a segunda colocação. Pereira competirá ainda na Supercourse Turbo GP e o objetivo e buscar a vitória para melhorar na classificação geral, uma vez que terminou a etapa de abertura do JET SPORTS CONTEST em quarto lugar.

De acordo com o piloto gaúcho, o Tahiti Náutica Club é um local que oferece uma ótima estrutura. Lembrou que a água da Represa Billings é sempre calma, reduzindo o grau de dificuldade. “Mas a altitude e umidade tornam os acertos dos equipamentos mais complicados. A competição mostrou na etapa de abertura um excelente nível técnico, com a presença de pilotos experientes, inclusive em nível internacional. Muitos competidores utilizando equipamentos que são os melhores do mercado. Certamente essa segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST deverá ter grandes disputas”, completou Pereira, que soma vários títulos brasileiros no currículo.

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EXTREME SAILING - ALEMANHA

 

Oman Air moves top of overall 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ leaderboard with Hamburg victory

Oman Air took its second Act victory in a row in a thrilling Hamburg finale, despite last minute pressure from SAP Extreme Sailing Team. The triumph sees the Omani syndicate move into pole position in the overall rankings.

Red Bull Sailing Team rounds off the podium while early season leader Alinghi posted its worst result since 2012, following an action-packed, crowd-pleasing day on the River Elbe for Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5, Hamburg, presented by Land Rover.

“We’re over the moon,” said a grinning Phil Robertson, skipper and helm of the Omani-flagged squad, who adds to his growing tally of recent sailing successes, which include wins in the World Match Racing Tour and M32 World Championship, as well as in the previous Extreme Sailing Series Act in Barcelona.

“The fight was on today and the boys fought hard. SAP Extreme Sailing Team was sailing well and getting win after win so we knew our lead was getting smaller, but we didn’t panic, which was key,” commented Robertson, whose team has sat top of the Act podium since race one. 

“I’m going to put my feet up for a week, that’s for sure,” added Robertson, whose crew included Pete Greenhalgh, Ed Smyth, James Wierzbowski and Nasser al Mashari.

The battle for glory between SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Oman Air went down to the wire, however even a win in the final double-points race wasn’t enough for the Danes, who needed to put at least two boats between them and their rival to finish ahead.

“It was super close out there. We started off strong but Oman Air sailed really cleanly and we just couldn’t catch them.” said Adam Minoprio, helm of SAP Extreme Sailing Team, whose team finishes just three points shy of the Act champion having started the day with an eight-point deficit. 

 

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LIVE Hamburg: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017
VIDEO: Replay the live from day four of the Hamburg Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™
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2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5, Hamburg, presented by Land Rover standings after Day 4, 16 races (13.08.17) 
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2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ overall standings
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Flying Phantom Series Hamburg standings after Day 4, 17 races (13.08.17)  - racing continued this evening
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2017 Flying Phantom Series overall standings
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EXTREME SAILING - ALEMANHA

 

Oman Air moves top of overall 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ leaderboard with Hamburg victory

Oman Air took its second Act victory in a row in a thrilling Hamburg finale, despite last minute pressure from SAP Extreme Sailing Team. The triumph sees the Omani syndicate move into pole position in the overall rankings.

Red Bull Sailing Team rounds off the podium while early season leader Alinghi posted its worst result since 2012, following an action-packed, crowd-pleasing day on the River Elbe for Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5, Hamburg, presented by Land Rover.

"We're over the moon," said a grinning Phil Robertson, skipper and helm of the Omani-flagged squad, who adds to his growing tally of recent sailing successes, which include wins in the World Match Racing Tour and M32 World Championship, as well as in the previous Extreme Sailing Series Act in Barcelona.

"The fight was on today and the boys fought hard. SAP Extreme Sailing Team was sailing well and getting win after win so we knew our lead was getting smaller, but we didn't panic, which was key," commented Robertson, whose team has sat top of the Act podium since race one.

"I'm going to put my feet up for a week, that's for sure," added Robertson, whose winning crew included Pete Greenhalgh, Ed Smyth, James Wierzbowski and Nasser al Mashari.

The battle for glory between SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Oman Air went down to the wire, however even a win in the final double-points race wasn't enough for the Danes, who needed to put at least two boats between them and their rival to finish ahead.

"It was super close out there. We started off strong but Oman Air sailed really cleanly and we just couldn't catch them." said Adam Minoprio, helm of SAP Extreme Sailing Team, whose team finishes just three points shy of the Act champion having started the day with an eight-point deficit.

"It was good to take the final race for bragging rights as you're only as good as your last race. We look forward to Cardiff and to getting one back on Phil, and we're really enjoying the close competition," added the Kiwi sailor, whose team drops from first to second on the 2017 podium, tied on points with the leader.

Red Bull Sailing Team finishes third and was awarded the Zhik Speed Machine Trophy, with insights from SAP, for the second Act running, for reaching the top speed of the regatta at 23.9 knots. The team remains fourth overall.

At some point during the Act, each of the top six finishers have had a turn on the podium, with the constantly shifting scoreboard demonstrating just how tricky the racing has been for the international fleet of world-class sailors.

The biggest upset of the Act sees Alinghi finish sixth and drop to third on the season scoreboard, a devastating blow for the 2016 champion, who led the 2017 rankings for the first three Acts.

"We feel really disappointed because we didn't sail well at all, but the other teams deserve it. It wasn't our regatta and we need to work harder for the next one to come back in to the game." said co-skipper Arnaud Psarofaghis.

"The crew did a good job the whole regatta but we were just off pace, made some bad decisions tactically, and that put us in a bad situation."

NZ Extreme Sailing Team follows the Swiss in fourth, having suffered a damaging blow to its scorecard in race 14.

"We were launched off the first race but we got pretty beaten up and ended up last, so it was tricky to bounce back from that. Just as we got some momentum going, we ran into the ground in the pre-start and weren't able to race so that was hard to build from," explained co-skipper Chris Steele.

"Fourth is the best result for the team so far this year, the learning curve this week has been awesome. I really feel like we've taken two steps forward, so hopefully we can take them to Cardiff," added Steele, whose team leapfrogs Land Rover BAR Academy on the overall scoreboard to take fifth.

Despite a strong start to the day for Land Rover BAR Academy, who posted a first and a second in the opening races, the young British syndicate finishes the Act in fifth, two points ahead of Alinghi and tied on points with the Kiwis.

Local wildcard entry Team Extreme, whose crew line-up featured German 49er sailor Linov Scheel, finishes at the bottom of the table.

The penultimate Act of the Flying Phantom Series was won by Red Bull Sailing Team, who has dominated the competition since the first stage in Madeira Islands. Kiwi sailors Olivia Mackay and Micah Wilkinson racked up an impressive 15 podium finishes, including five wins, from 17 races. Culture Foil, sailed by Eric Peron and Théo Constance, follow in second with ZEPHYR by Idreva, sailed by Charles Hainneville and Antoine Rucard, in third.

The international fleet of GC32s will reconvene in Cardiff in less than two weeks for the sixth Act of the eight-Act season, headlining the Cardiff Harbour Festival. The UK stage will also see the champion of the 2017 Flying Phantom Series decided. More information about the event can be found on the official website.

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5, Hamburg presented by Land Rover standings after Day 4, 16 races (13.08.17)
Position / Team / Points
1st Oman Air (OMA) Phil Robertson, Pete Greenhalgh, James Wierzbowski, Ed Smyth, Nasser Al Mashari 177 points.
2nd SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Rasmus Køstner, Adam Minoprio, Mads Emil Stephensen, Pierluigi de Felice, Richard Mason 174 points.
3rd Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Hans Peter Steinacher, Stewart Dodson, Adam Piggott, Will Tiller 158 points.
4th NZ Extreme Sailing Team (NZL) Chris Steele, Josh Junior, Harry Hull, Shane Diviney, Josh Salthouse 149 points.
5th Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) Rob Bunce, Chris Taylor, Oli Greber, Sam Batten, Matt Brushwood 149 points.
6th Alinghi (SUI) Arnaud Psarofaghis, Nicolas Charbonnier, Timothé Lapauw, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey 147 points.
7th Team Extreme (GBR) Stevie Morrison, Luís Brito, Frederico Melo, Tom Buggy, Linov Scheel 117 points.

2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ overall standings
Position / Team / Points
1st Oman Air (OMA) 54 points.
2nd SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 54 points.
3rd Alinghi (SUI) 50 points.
4th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 47 points.
5th NZ Extreme Sailing Team (NZL) 40 points.
6th Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) 40 points.

Flying Phantom Series Hamburg standings after Day 4, 17 races (13.08.17)
Position / Team / Points
1st Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT): Olivia Mackay (NZL) / Micah Wilkinson (NZL) 337 points.
2nd Culture Foil (FRA): Eric Peron (FRA) / Théo Constance (FRA) 329 points.
3rd ZEPHYR by Idreva (FRA): Charles Hainneville (FRA) / Maxime Hainneville (FRA) 300 points.
4th Lupe Tortilla (USA): John Tomko (USA) / Jonathan Atwood (USA) 294 points.
5th Solidaires en Peloton (FRA): Thibaut Vauchel-Camus (FRA) / Benjamin Lamotte (FRA) 293 points.
6th Oman Sail (OMA): Thomas Normand (FRA) / Antoine Joubert (FRA) / Ahmed Al Hasani 283 points.
7th UON (POR): José Caldeira (POR) / Helder Basilio (POR) 260 points.
8th Back to Basics (FRA): Bruno Marais (FRA) / Eric Le Bouedec (FRA) 231 points.
9th EVO Visian ICL (GER): Raphael Neuhann (GER) / Elias Neuhann (GER) 225 points.
10th Black Flag (FRA): Martin Bozon (FRA) / Emile Nussbaumer (FRA) 221 points.
11th Masterlan (CZE): David Krizek (CZE) / Milan Harmacek (CZE) 183 points.
12th Red Bill II (FRA): Dominique Pichon (FRA) / David Mirabel (FRA) 152 points.

2017 Flying Phantom Series overall standings
Position / Team / Points
1st Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 60 points.
2nd Culture Foil (FRA) 55 points.
3rd Solidaires en Peloton (FRA) 48 points.
4th Lupe Tortilla (USA) 47 points.
5th Oman Sail (OMA) 46 points.
6th UON (POR) 41 points.
7th EVO Visian ICL (GER) 38 points.
8th ZEPHYR by Idreva (FRA) 36 points.
9th Cup Legend (FRA) 36 points.
10th Back to Basics (FRA) 34 points.
11th Masterlan (CZE) 32 points.
12th Red Bill II (FRA) 27 points.
13th Black Flag (FRA) 11 points.
14th Flying Frogs (FRA) 11 points.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ dates and venues
Act 1, Muscat, Oman - 8 - 11 March
Act 2, Qingdao, China - 28 April - 1 May
Act 3, Madeira Islands, Portugal - 29 June - 2 July
Act 4, Barcelona, Spain - 20 - 23 July
Act 5, Hamburg, Germany, presented by Land Rover - 10 - 13 August
Act 6, Cardiff, UK - 25 - 28 August
Act 7, San Diego, USA - 19 - 22 October
Act 8, Los Cabos, Mexico, presented by SAP - 30 November - 3 December

Extreme Sailing Series™

Established in 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series is the original 'stadium-style' racing circuit designed for spectators, delivering high-performance action close to shore, attracting some of the world's best sailors racing hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans on short courses around the globe. The Extreme Sailing Series™ also delivers a unique and bespoke VIP experience, putting guests on board the boats during the races, right at the heart of the action. Fans around the world follow the action via the free live online streaming and the live TV coverage.

2017 sees the Series continue to develop its global media reach and enhance its TV product with new distribution partner IMG and new host broadcaster Red Handed. IMG, the world's largest distributor of sports programmes, leads the distribution strategy ensuring that the Series engages not only with fans onsite, but also with those following around the world. With a renewed focus on creating quality content for both a digital and traditional media world, Red Handed provides coverage of the event through digital features, live coverage and an eight-part TV series distributed to broadcasters worldwide, offering an attractive proposition to the circuit's partners. For more information about our partners click here.

Continuing to innovate and diversify the on-water action, the Flying Phantom Series has been added to the foiling line-up at the European Acts of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series, providing a developmental pathway for multihull sailors and broadening the offering to fans, media and commercial partners.

The Extreme Sailing Series has been granted "Special Event Status" by World Sailing, the sport's governing body, and is a strong supporter of promoting sailing in to new markets and to new audiences.

 

EXTREME SAILING - ALEMANHA

 

Day three in Hamburg sees Oman Air stay ahead while the rest of the pack reshuffle

Oman Air maintained its lead while Red Bull Sailing Team climbed from bottom of the table to second after seven nail-biting races on the penultimate day of Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5, Hamburg, presented by Land Rover.

Four second places and three fifths were enough to keep Oman Air ahead by a comfortable margin while the rest of the fleet took part in a game of snakes and ladders, resulting in a leaderboard reshuffle.

But with only four points separating second and sixth place and a full day of racing ahead, including the final double-points race, there is everything still to play for.

"We have a nice little lead, and that's good to have going into the last day, but it's still not enough, you need so much more," said Oman Air skipper Phil Robertson.

"In this fleet it's so easy to lose that lead, eight points go in a heartbeat. We've just got to keep focussing on one race at a time and do what we do best."

Austrian-flagged Red Bull Sailing Team notched up two race wins and a second on a grey day on Hamburg's River Elbe, and finished tied on points with SAP Extreme Sailing Team.

"Today was good for us. It was really tricky but the boys did a great job, worked really hard and were fighting for every point," said skipper Roman Hagara.

"It's really tight in this fleet. We're just trying to catch up on the leaders, and then it's down to the double-points final race. If we are in reaching distance of the leading boat at that stage, then that's perfect."

Current season leader SAP Extreme Sailing Team makes up the podium. "It felt like it was really up and down for us today, it was very tough racing," said Adam Minoprio, who helmed the Danish squad to one win, and nearly bagged another until disaster struck. Thinking they had finished the race, but not realising they had one lap of the course left to sail, they watched their mammoth lead disintegrate, only managing a fourth-place finish.

"We still feel that we have good speed off the line and we're steering around the course well. We're sailing the boat with confidence. It feels as though the deck is stacked against us, but we're battling on and the guys are doing great. I feel like we're in contention," added Minoprio, who has helmed the team to two Act victories already this year.

A mixed bag for 2016 champion Alinghi, including two wins and two sixth places, sees it sit in fourth, just two points shy of Minoprio and his men.

A day of changing fortunes for NZ Extreme Sailing Team saw them drop from second after the penultimate race to finish the day in fifth. However co-skipper Chris Steele remains positive.

"The guys did a great job of battling away and getting the boat round the track. It was pretty tricky with the current, and we made a couple of mistakes at the start which made it hard, but we did bounce back with a race win and a couple of podium positions," said Steele.

"The points are incredibly tight and we're still on for tomorrow, we're still on the hunt," added Steele, whose team finished the day on equal points with Alinghi.

Despite claiming its first bullet since Act 2, Qingdao, Land Rover BAR Academy dropped from second to sixth overall, followed by wildcard entry Team Extreme, whose moment of glory came with a third-place finish in race six.

The Flying Phantoms completed four more races yesterday evening. The unstoppable Red Bull Sailing Team remains in the lead while Culture Foil climbed to second and ZEPHYR by Idreva knocked American-flagged Lupe Tortilla off the podium. Local German-flagged EVO Visian ICL, sailed by brothers Raphael and Elias Neuhann, sits in eighth overall.

Racing continues for the Flying Phantoms this evening and final results will be posted on the official website.

Extreme Sailing Series racing resumes tomorrow at 13:30 (UTC+2). Fans can watch the action from the free-entry Race Village located at the Hamburg HafenCity Cruise Centre, or watch online via the live Facebook or YouTube stream. Racing will be broadcast live on TV from 15:30 – 17:00 (UTC+2). More information can be found on the official website.

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5, Hamburg presented by Land Rover standings after Day 3, 9 races (12.08.17)
Position / Team / Points
1st Oman Air (OMA) Phil Robertson, Pete Greenhalgh, James Wierzbowski, Ed Smyth, Nasser Al Mashari 92 points.
2nd Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Hans Peter Steinacher, Stewart Dodson, Adam Piggott, Will Tiller 84 points.
3rd SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Rasmus Køstner, Adam Minoprio, Mads Emil Stephensen, Pierluigi de Felice, Richard Mason 84 points.
4th Alinghi (SUI) Arnaud Psarofaghis, Nicolas Charbonnier, Timothé Lapauw, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey 82 points.
5th NZ Extreme Sailing Team (NZL) Chris Steele, Josh Junior, Harry Hull, Shane Diviney, Josh Salthouse 82 points.
6th Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) Rob Bunce, Chris Taylor, Oli Greber, Sam Batten, Matt Brushwood 80 points.
7th Team Extreme (GBR) Stevie Morrison, Luís Brito, Frederico Melo, Tom Buggy, Linov Scheel 63 points.

Flying Phantom Series Hamburg standings after Day 2, 8 races (12.08.17) - racing continues this evening
Position / Team / Points
1st Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT): Olivia Mackay (NZL) / Micah Wilkinson (NZL) 153 points.
2nd Culture Foil (FRA): Eric Peron (FRA) / Théo Constance (FRA) 142 points.
3rd ZEPHYR by Idreva (FRA): Charles Hainneville (FRA) / Maxime Hainneville (FRA) 139 points.
4th Lupe Tortilla (USA): John Tomko (USA) / Jonathan Atwood (USA) 138 points.
5th Oman Sail (OMA): Thomas Normand (FRA) / Antoine Joubert (FRA) / Ahmed Al Hasani 132 points.
6th Solidaires en Peloton (FRA): Thibaut Vauchel-Camus (FRA) / Benjamin Lamotte (FRA) 124 points.
7th UON (POR): José Caldeira (POR) / Helder Basilio (POR) 104 points.
8th EVO Visian ICL (GER): Raphael Neuhann (GER) / Elias Neuhann (GER) 103 points.
9th Black Flag (FRA): Martin Bozon (FRA) / Emile Nussbaumer (FRA) 95 points.
10th Back to Basics (FRA): Bruno Marais (FRA) / Eric Le Bouedec (FRA) 94 points.
11th Masterlan (CZE): David Krizek (CZE) / Milan Harmacek (CZE) 90 points.
12th Red Bill II (FRA): Dominique Pichon (FRA) / David Mirabel (FRA) 73 points.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ dates and venues
Act 1, Muscat, Oman - 8 - 11 March
Act 2, Qingdao, China - 28 April - 1 May
Act 3, Madeira Islands, Portugal - 29 June - 2 July
Act 4, Barcelona, Spain - 20 - 23 July
Act 5, Hamburg, Germany, presented by Land Rover - 10 - 13 August
Act 6, Cardiff, UK - 25 - 28 August
Act 7, San Diego, USA - 19 - 22 October
Act 8, Los Cabos, Mexico, presented by SAP - 30 November - 3 December

Extreme Sailing Series™

Established in 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series is the original 'stadium-style' racing circuit designed for spectators, delivering high-performance action close to shore, attracting some of the world's best sailors racing hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans on short courses around the globe. The Extreme Sailing Series™ also delivers a unique and bespoke VIP experience, putting guests on board the boats during the races, right at the heart of the action. Fans around the world follow the action via the free live online streaming and the live TV coverage.

2017 sees the Series continue to develop its global media reach and enhance its TV product with new distribution partner IMG and new host broadcaster Red Handed. IMG, the world's largest distributor of sports programmes, leads the distribution strategy ensuring that the Series engages not only with fans onsite, but also with those following around the world. With a renewed focus on creating quality content for both a digital and traditional media world, Red Handed provides coverage of the event through digital features, live coverage and an eight-part TV series distributed to broadcasters worldwide, offering an attractive proposition to the circuit's partners. For more information about our partners click here.

Continuing to innovate and diversify the on-water action, the Flying Phantom Series has been added to the foiling line-up at the European Acts of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series, providing a developmental pathway for multihull sailors and broadening the offering to fans, media and commercial partners.

The Extreme Sailing Series has been granted "Special Event Status" by World Sailing, the sport's governing body, and is a strong supporter of promoting sailing in to new markets and to new audiences.

 

MOTONAUTICA

 

SilverHook World Speed Record attempt
from Key West to Cuba and back may face
choppy seas and 10-15 knot winds

 

Rough weather may add a lot of excitement in the running of SilverHook's speed record attempt across the Straits of Florida from Key West to Havana and back on Thursday morning, August 17.

According to Fernando Cancel - of DuChancell Engineering Consulting LLC - the SAR (Search And Rescue), Commander for the SilverHook World Speed Record attempt, working with the US Navy's METOC - (Meteorological and Oceanic Operations), the weather forecast for Thursday morning, August 17, will be changeable. 

The longer range forecast indicates the storms in the Atlantic won't sustain any strength past the Bahamas and the storms in the Caribbean are trending down. However, winds are expected to be from the East blowing from 10-15 knots with scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms and seas running from 4 to 6 feet.
 


 
On August 17th, 2017 Nigel Hook, Captain of the SilverHook Race Team, will try to make history in an effort to set a new speed world record from Key West to Cuba and back. The 48-foot #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook monohull will be ducking through the waves as much as flying over the top at speeds approaching the 120mph mark. 
 
Experience the race in real-time at: www.SilverHook.com  click on - t3 LIVE STREAM
About SilverHook® Powerboats SilverHook is the most exclusive and technically advanced offshore monohull in the world. With lines echoing the iconic XKE that Enzo Ferrari said was the most beautiful car ever made!

 

EXTREME SAILING - ALEMANHA

 

Double win for Oman Air on testing day in Hamburg

In tough conditions on the River Elbe, Oman Air out-sailed its rivals to gain a six-point lead, with the rest of the fleet separated by a narrow two-point margin, after the first day of scoring racing at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5, Hamburg, presented by Land Rover.

Light and patchy winds, combined with a strong tide in Hamburg, meant just two races were completed and three abandoned and Phil Robertson’s Oman Air, who won in Hamburg last season, were victorious in both.

“We managed to sneak in two wins, which is quite nice,” said Robertson, who comes to Hamburg fresh from wins in both Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series three weeks ago and in the World Match Racing Tour Match Cup Russia last week.

“We had a rough idea of what we wanted to do and we were able to execute it, which is quite hard with seven boats on a tight racecourse. Thankfully, everyone gave us what we wanted and away we went,” added Robertson, who took advantage of the shifty conditions to climb from the back of the pack to the front in race two.

The two younger squads, Land Rover BAR Academy and NZ Extreme Sailing Team, took a third and a fifth each to finish tied on points. The British squad occupy second place by virtue of finishing ahead of the Kiwis in the last race.

“It was hard to stay focussed because the breeze was so up and down and we had tide changing during the day and a lot of shipping,” said Land Rover BAR Academy skipper Rob Bunce.

“But I thought the lads did a good job of working out all the big game features, and it came good for us,” added Bunce.

 

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2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5, Hamburg presented by Land Rover standings after Day 2, 2 races (11.08.17) 
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Light winds and strong tide thwart Hamburg opener

Mother Nature refused to play ball on the opening day of Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5, Hamburg, presented by Land Rover, resulting in no scoring races being completed. Conditions in the German venue are predicted to improve from tomorrow.

Light winds versus strong tide on the River Elbe meant the boats were unable to race, leaving the seven international teams the remaining three days to make their mark on the scoreboard.

Race Director John Craig explained the conditions he faced: "Today the maximum we saw was five or six knots of breeze but from a variety of different directions, coupled with one of the largest tides we've seen here in a long time. We had about five knots of current.

"We ran two demonstration races and then we tried one for real and we had to abandon it.

"Tomorrow is looking better, we should have a bit more wind to play with, but I am looking forward to Saturday and Sunday even more as the forecast is set to build," added Craig, who is optimistic for improved conditions for the rest of the event, with 10 – 15 knots of wind predicted on the final two days.

Due to tidal restrictions, the fleet of 11 Flying Phantoms, whose racecourse is based further along the iconic river, will be heading out this evening to run racing. Results can be found on the official website once racing has been completed.

GC32 Stadium Racing is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 13:30 (UTC+2) and can be followed via the live blog. Day three and four will be streamed live on the official Facebook and YouTube from 13:30 – 17:00 (UTC+2).

The free entry Race Village, located at the Hamburg HafenCity Cruise Terminal, will be open to public from 10:00 (UTC+2) offering front row seats for the racing along with plenty of on shore activity. For more information about the event visit the official website.


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2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ dates and venues
Act 1, Muscat, Oman - 8 - 11 March
Act 2, Qingdao, China - 28 April - 1 May
Act 3, Madeira Islands, Portugal - 29 June - 2 July
Act 4, Barcelona, Spain - 20 - 23 July
Act 5, Hamburg, Germany, presented by Land Rover - 10 - 13 August
Act 6, Cardiff, UK - 25 - 28 August
Act 7, San Diego, USA - 19 - 22 October
Act 8, Los Cabos, Mexico, presented by SAP - 30 November - 3 December

Extreme Sailing Series™

Established in 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series is the original 'stadium-style' racing circuit designed for spectators, delivering high-performance action close to shore, attracting some of the world's best sailors racing hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans on short courses around the globe. The Extreme Sailing Series™ also delivers a unique and bespoke VIP experience, putting guests on board the boats during the races, right at the heart of the action. Fans around the world follow the action via the free live online streaming and the live TV coverage.

2017 sees the Series continue to develop its global media reach and enhance its TV product with new distribution partner IMG and new host broadcaster Red Handed. IMG, the world's largest distributor of sports programmes, leads the distribution strategy ensuring that the Series engages not only with fans onsite, but also with those following around the world. With a renewed focus on creating quality content for both a digital and traditional media world, Red Handed provides coverage of the event through digital features, live coverage and an eight-part TV series distributed to broadcasters worldwide, offering an attractive proposition to the circuit's partners. For more information about our partners click here.

Continuing to innovate and diversify the on-water action, the Flying Phantom Series has been added to the foiling line-up at the European Acts of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series, providing a developmental pathway for multihull sailors and broadening the offering to fans, media and commercial partners.

The Extreme Sailing Series has been granted "Special Event Status" by World Sailing, the sport's governing body, and is a strong supporter of promoting sailing in to new markets and to new audiences.

 

EXTREME SAILING - ALEMANHA

 

Stevie Morrison returns to Extreme Sailing Series™ for Hamburg showdown

A second British-flagged squad has entered Act 5, as the Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Hamburg's River Elbe from tomorrow, presented by Land Rover. The wildcard entry, Team Extreme, will be skippered by British Olympian Stevie Morrison.

"The GC32 is a fantastic boat and the format of the racing is so unique and exclusive to the Extreme Sailing Series. It's the only place you can get that theatre-style, dramatic racing," said Morrison, who comes armed with past experience in the ultimate Stadium Racing championship, including a stint on board Team Turx last season.

"It's clearly going to be full-on coming back to join the fleet like this with a crew that has never sailed with each other before, but I'm up for the challenge," added Morrison.

Commenting on the German venue, which is set in the heart of one of Europe's largest ports, he said: "I was in Hamburg two years ago and it was a really cool place to sail. It's right in the middle of a great city and there were huge crowds last time. It's a great chance to show off sailing to the public."

The star of the show among Morrison's international crew is local German hot-shot Linov Scheel, a 20-year-old 49er campaigner from Kiel, who will make his debut in the Extreme Sailing Series as bowman.

"I am really looking forward to sailing in this world-class fleet," said Scheel, who also has experience in the Flying Phantom, the smaller two-man foiling catamaran that sails alongside the GC32 at the European Acts of the Series.

"I haven't sailed on a GC32 before but, as I have quite a bit experience on performance sail boats like the 49er, I feel well prepared. I will try to learn as much I can and as quickly as possible," added Scheel, who competed in the Red Bull Foiling Generation in 2016, a regatta featuring similar boats and a similar racing style to the Extreme Sailing Series.

"We are a new team that has never sailed together before. We will take it one race at a time and try to improve over the regatta. If we have more boats behind us on day four than we had on day one, that would make us happy."

British sailor Tom Buggy brings valuable experience to the table as headsail trimmer, having competed in the Series as part of many wildcard crews, including in the previous Act in Barcelona.

Morrison draws on some fellow Olympic veterans to complete the crew, in the form of Portuguese duo Frederico Melo and Luís Brito, who both sailed last season on board Visit Madeira.

For full details of the all the crew line-ups visit the official website.

Racing kicks off at 13:30 UTC+2 tomorrow and fans can follow the action online via the live blog for the first two days. Racing will be streamed live on the official Facebook and YouTube channels from 13:30 – 17:00 UTC+2 on 12 and 13 August.

The Race Village, which offers a prime viewing spot of one of the tightest racecourses of the Series, along with plenty of free on-shore entertainment, will be open from 11 – 13 August from 10:00 – 19:00 UTC+2. It is located at the Hamburg HafenCity Cruise Centre, Chicagokai. Visit the official event page for more details of the location and entertainment schedule.

For those looking for a more unique experience, the Extreme Sailing Series offers a range of VIP packages, which include the opportunity to race on board a GC32 catamaran. More information can be found on the VIP tickets page.

Team Extreme (GBR) crew line-up for 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5, Hamburg, presented by Land Rover

Skipper/helm: Stevie Morrison (GBR)
Mainsail trimmer: Frederico Melo (POR)
Headsail trimmer: Tom Buggy (GBR/IRL)
Foil trimmer/bowman: Luís Brito (POR)
Bowman/floater: Linov Scheel (GER)


 

 

 


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Notes to Editors:

2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ dates and venues
Act 1, Muscat, Oman - 8 - 11 March
Act 2, Qingdao, China - 28 April - 1 May
Act 3, Madeira Islands, Portugal - 29 June - 2 July
Act 4, Barcelona, Spain - 20 - 23 July
Act 5, Hamburg, Germany, presented by Land Rover - 10 - 13 August
Act 6, Cardiff, UK - 25 - 28 August
Act 7, San Diego, USA - 19 - 22 October
Act 8, Los Cabos, Mexico, presented by SAP - 30 November - 3 December

Extreme Sailing Series™

Established in 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series is the original 'stadium-style' racing circuit designed for spectators, delivering high-performance action close to shore, attracting some of the world's best sailors racing hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans on short courses around the globe. The Extreme Sailing Series™ also delivers a unique and bespoke VIP experience, putting guests on board the boats during the races, right at the heart of the action. Fans around the world follow the action via the free live online streaming and the live TV coverage.

2017 sees the Series continue to develop its global media reach and enhance its TV product with new distribution partner IMG and new host broadcaster Red Handed. IMG, the world's largest distributor of sports programmes, leads the distribution strategy ensuring that the Series engages not only with fans onsite, but also with those following around the world. With a renewed focus on creating quality content for both a digital and traditional media world, Red Handed provides coverage of the event through digital features, live coverage and an eight-part TV series distributed to broadcasters worldwide, offering an attractive proposition to the circuit's partners. For more information about our partners click here.

Continuing to innovate and diversify the on-water action, the Flying Phantom Series has been added to the foiling line-up at the European Acts of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series, providing a developmental pathway for multihull sailors and broadening the offering to fans, media and commercial partners.

The Extreme Sailing Series has been granted "Special Event Status" by World Sailing, the sport's governing body, and is a strong supporter of promoting sailing in to new markets and to new audiences.

 

EXTREME SAILING - ALEMANHA

 

Highfield announced as Official RIB Supplier to the Extreme Sailing Series™

Highfield, a specialist in the design and production of aluminium-hulled rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), has been signed as an Official Supplier for the Extreme Sailing Series™, the ultimate Stadium Racing championship.

The reliable RIBs, which are fitted with Honda engines, will provide vital on-water safety support for the sailors as they compete in close-quarters Stadium Racing on highspeed hydro-foiling catamarans, as well as transportation for VIP and media guests.

Julien Carussi, Highfield's Managing Director said: "We are delighted to partner with the Extreme Sailing Series. It is our strategy to associate the Highfield name with the most prestigious sailing events around the world, promoting safe boating and sailing.

"The Extreme Sailing Series will enable us to showcase our expertise in developing and manufacturing heavy duty RIBs, that are capable of hard work, speed and outstanding manoeuvrability," added Carussi, whose company is based in China but has global representation, with presence in over 40 countries.

Extremely hard-wearing, Highfield's high-performance RIBs will easily measure up to the demands of keeping up with the super-fast fleets of GC32s and Flying Phantoms around the racecourse, while also enduring a full-on annual calendar of events that will see them transported by container across three continents for eight Acts.

Extreme Sailing Series Event Director Andy Tourell commented: "At the core of the Extreme Sailing Series is delivering elite level racing for the world's best sailors with safety and sporting integrity paramount to all of our operations. Fundamental to this is securing the best race management resources, including the fleet of support boats required to deliver all aspects of the racing programme.

"We are delighted to welcome Highfield RIBs as an Official Series Supplier, whose range of reliable, powerful RIBs, along with their maintenance and service capabilities, provide the perfect solution for all of our on-water needs.

"It will allow us to deliver robust race management, safety support, and media and guest experience programmes," added Tourell on the partnership, which sees the Extreme Sailing Series become the first major sailing regatta to sign an official RIB supplier for all on-water operations.

With models ranging from 4.6 to 8.6 metres, Highfield offers RIBs that are suitable for a range of boating requirements. More information can be found on the official Highfield website.

Highfield is offering a limited-edition range of Extreme Sailing Series-branded RIBs, available to order immediately. Please contact Brand Development Manager Steve Harrison for more information.

The new RIBs will make an official debut at Act 5, Hamburg, presented by Land Rover, from 10 – 13 August, before the full fleet is launched at Act 6, Cardiff, from 25 – 28 August.


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2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ dates and venues
Act 1, Muscat, Oman - 8 - 11 March
Act 2, Qingdao, China - 28 April - 1 May
Act 3, Madeira Islands, Portugal - 29 June - 2 July
Act 4, Barcelona, Spain - 20 - 23 July
Act 5, Hamburg, Germany, presented by Land Rover - 10 - 13 August
Act 6, Cardiff, UK - 25 - 28 August
Act 7, San Diego, USA - 19 - 22 October
Act 8, Los Cabos, Mexico, presented by SAP - 30 November - 3 December

Extreme Sailing Series™

Established in 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series is the original 'stadium-style' racing circuit designed for spectators, delivering high-performance action close to shore, attracting some of the world's best sailors racing hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans on short courses around the globe. The Extreme Sailing Series™ also delivers a unique and bespoke VIP experience, putting guests on board the boats during the races, right at the heart of the action. Fans around the world follow the action via the free live online streaming and the live TV coverage.

2017 sees the Series continue to develop its global media reach and enhance its TV product with new distribution partner IMG and new host broadcaster Red Handed. IMG, the world's largest distributor of sports programmes, leads the distribution strategy ensuring that the Series engages not only with fans onsite, but also with those following around the world. With a renewed focus on creating quality content for both a digital and traditional media world, Red Handed provides coverage of the event through digital features, live coverage and an eight-part TV series distributed to broadcasters worldwide, offering an attractive proposition to the circuit's partners. For more information about our partners click here.

Continuing to innovate and diversify the on-water action, the Flying Phantom Series has been added to the foiling line-up at the European Acts of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series, providing a developmental pathway for multihull sailors and broadening the offering to fans, media and commercial partners.

The Extreme Sailing Series has been granted "Special Event Status" by World Sailing, the sport's governing body, and is a strong supporter of promoting sailing in to new markets and to new audiences.

 

JET SKI NO BRASIL

ERIK TEIXEIRA DEFENDE A LIDERANÇA NA

SEGUNDA ETAPA DO JET SPORTS CONTEST

O piloto de Campinas lidera a categoria Supercourse Aspirado acima de 1100 cc. Ele é um dos destaques das disputas que acontecerão nos dias 19 e 20 deste mês, no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires (SP).

 

O paulista Erik Teixeira defende a liderança da categoria Supercoure Aspirado acima de 1100 cc, na segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST, que será disputada nos dias 19 e 20 deste mês, na Represa Billings, no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires, na Grande São Paulo. O piloto de Campinas, ao lado de seu pai Gildo, também competirá na categoria Endurance Turbo GP, no formato de revezamento.

‘Avaliando o desempenho na primeira etapa, acho que foi bom. Venci na Supercourse. Na Endurance, que competi junto com meu pai, ficamos em terceiro, em razão de problemas nos equipamentos. Gostei muito de competir na Endurance, que são poucas corridas deste tipo realizadas no Brasil. Este estilo de disputa é um desafio para piloto e máquina. Ela leva o competidor ao seu limite de resistência. Também gostei da prova de Arrancada, uma novidade bastante atrativa e competitiva”, destacou Teixeira.

Para o campineiro, os fatores importantes para conseguir bons resultados nesta segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST será ter resistência acima de tudo, largar bem e contar com um bom equipamento. “Eu e meu pai temos treinado bastante, no lago que temos em nosso sítio. Além disso, tenho realizado trabalho de academia, que é fundamental. Muita dedicação para garantir um ótimo resultado”, ressaltou.

Teixeira lembrou ainda que o nível técnico da competição é bastante elevado, reunindo competidores de todo o Brasil e convidados do exterior. Os participantes têm investindo em equipamento. “São fatores que elevam o nível técnico da disputa, o que é muito bom”, acrescentou.

O JET SPORTS CONTEST é uma realização da BJSA – ASSOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE JET SKI, com produção da CPM7 FULL PROMOTION, apoio da PREFEITURA DE RIBEIRÃO PIRES, DA SECRETARIA DE TURISMO E DESENOVLVIMENTO ECONÔMICO, NATURAL RACING, RADICAL JET WORLD, JETCO, CASARINI, GLOBOJET, ARIELTEK, SAFE WAVE E REVISTA BOAT SHOPPING, além do apoio esportivo do TAHITI NÁUTICA CLUB.

 

EXTREME SAILING - ALEMANHA

 

Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Hamburg’s testing River Elbe stadium

In a week’s time Hamburg’s River Elbe will become the stadium for the international fleet of GC32s, as the Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to the prestigious German venue for the third consecutive year, presented by Land Rover.

Thousands of spectators are expected to line the shores of the River Elbe in the free-entry public Race Village in front of the Hamburg Cruise Centre in the HafenCity district, as the second half of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series gets underway with Act 5 from 10 - 13 August.

Current standings see SAP Extreme Sailing Team leading. The Danes are tied on points with Alinghi, but are ahead by virtue of finishing in front of the Swiss team in the llast Act in Barcelona, which finished less than two weeks ago.

Oman Air’s victory in Act 4, Barcelona, saw it break its habit of finishing in third place, a curse that has loomed over it since the beginning of the season. The team’s mainsail trimmer and longstanding Extreme Sailing Series competitor, Pete Greenhalgh, hopes to continue this winning form next week.

“We had had three thirds before Barcelona which had been frustrating, so we were very pleased with the result there,” he said. “We still feel like there’s quite a lot more to come out of our team so we’re looking forward to the next event and trying to keep some momentum going through the Series". 

 

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MOTONAUTICA

 

Conquering the Straits of Florida
A Rich Maritime History of Dangerous Waters as SilverHook Seeks Record Crossing
)- Nigel Hook and the SilverHook Race Team are soon to join the long list of adventurers whose passion has taken them from the Keys to Cuba and back again. This time at potentially record-breaking speeds.

Countless others have challenged the Straits of Florida over the past 500 years, from Spanish, English and Portuguese explorers to pirates, smugglers and even endurance swimmers - but no boats have set speed records close to the 100mph mark. Even Rocky Aoki's official Key West to Cuba and back record attempt nearly 40 years ago ended in disaster when his boat, "Benihana", nearly sank getting to Cuba and had to return to Key West on the deck of a shrimp boat.  Aoki averaged a record setting one-way run of 55.15mph which still stands today.

 
Other legends like Gar Wood established the first one-way speed record to Cuba nearly a century ago with his 50-foot, twin 425hp, "Gar Jr II", at a then blistering speed of 27.6 mph. That was later shattered in 1958 by Forest Johnson's 26' Prowler, "Tooky", which made the run averaging at 44mph. And in the mid-1950's the iconic unofficial run made by Sam Griffith, for whom the UIM Class One Championship was named, made the crossing at a fraction over 50 mph. More recently, the ocean racer, "Apache Star", completed the run on August 1st, 2015: www.apachepowerboats.com.
 
On August 17th, 2017 Nigel Hook, Captain of the SilverHook Race Team, will try to make history in their effort to set a new world record from Key West to Cuba and back. The 48-foot #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook monohull will be ducking through the waves as much as flying over the top at high speeds, making visibility very limited and from a safety standpoint rendering the state-of-the-art telemetry essential.
 
It is not only sheer speed that will make this crossing exceptional but, also the level of pioneering data-driven artificial intelligence on board the #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook race boat - making it one of the most technologically advanced offshore monohulls in existence. Enthusiasts, both locally and from around the globe, will be able to experience the race in real-time watching the gauges of the IoT data and audio transmitted from the cockpit via the t3 Live dashboard: www.silverhook.com This is made possible using Globecomm, Inmarsat and Satcom Direct's leading edge satellite technology keeping Nigel Hook and the SilverHook race team connected with their fans as they cross the Straitsof Florida and head for Cuba.  
About SilverHook® Powerboats SilverHook is the most exclusive and technically advanced offshore monohull in the world. With lines echoing the iconic XKE that Enzo Ferrari said was the most beautiful car ever made!

 

EXTREME SAILING - ALEMANHA

 

Land Rover announced as Host Venue Partner for Hamburg Act of 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™

The Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Hamburg for the third successive year, from 10 – 13 August, for the fifth Act of the 2017 season which will be presented by the Series' Exclusive Automotive Partner, Land Rover.

In addition to thrilling on-the-water action, the free-entry public Race Village will feature a number of exciting Land Rover activations to entertain the thousands of spectators that are expected to attend the event.

Christian Uhrig, Marketing and Communication Director of Jaguar Land Rover Germany said: "We are very pleased that the Extreme Sailing Series again features as a highlight in Hamburg's calendar of events. The event is sure to excite spectators with high-class sailing in a setting that creates a stadium atmosphere."

The iconic British 4x4 manufacturer has been a partner of the Series since 2013, with the Extreme Sailing Series providing a natural platform to showcase the Land Rover brand through its unique sponsorship opportunities, both in the public Race Village and the VIP Extreme Club.

"I have no doubt that Hamburg will, once again, deliver exhilarating racing on the demanding racecourse on the Elbe. We, at the Extreme Sailing Series, are delighted to announce that this year the Act will be presented by Land Rover," said Series Event Director Andy Tourell.

"Our long-standing partnership remains as strong as when it was established four years ago, due to our shared core values. We are delighted to see that relationship continue to develop with collaborations such as this in Germany, one of Land Rover's key territories," added Tourell.

The Land Rover Experience Zone, and the opportunity to test drive Land Rover vehicles, will allow guests to experience first-hand the on and off-road capabilities of the new Land Rover Discovery.

Land Rover's brand ambassadors and German actors Kostja Ullmann and Stephan Luca will be attending the event to get a taste of the ultimate Stadium Racing championship.

Land Rover's commitment to the Series extends to its sponsorship of two of the Series' full-season entries, Land Rover BAR Academy and Red Bull Sailing Team.

"Of course, we'll be keeping our fingers crossed especially for the Land Rover BAR Academy," added Uhrig. "These young sailing talents have already proved to be strong contenders among the world and Olympic champions. Furthermore, they have recently won a prestigious trophy for the UK in their triumph in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup. This promises to be an exciting sailing event this August in Hamburg."

Act 5, Hamburg, presented by Land Rover, starts on 10 August with a day dedicated to media. The free-entry Race Village, which is located at the Hamburg HafenCity Cruise Centre (Chicagokai), will be open to the public from 11 – 13 August, providing front row seats for GC32 Stadium Racing along with plenty of on-shore entertainment.

Racing will run from 13:30 – 17:00 UTC+2 daily. Fans can follow the racing remotely via the live blog on 10 and 11 August and watch the live stream on the official Facebook and YouTube channels on 12 and 13 August.

For those looking for a more unique experience, the Extreme Sailing Series offers a range of VIP packages, which include the opportunity to race on board a GC32 catamaran. More information can be found on the VIP tickets page.


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Notes to Editors:

2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ dates and venues
Act 1, Muscat, Oman - 8 - 11 March
Act 2, Qingdao, China - 28 April - 1 May
Act 3, Madeira Islands, Portugal - 29 June - 2 July
Act 4, Barcelona, Spain - 20 - 23 July
Act 5, Hamburg, Germany - 10 - 13 August
Act 6, Cardiff, UK - 25 - 28 August
Act 7, San Diego, USA - 19 - 22 October
Act 8, Los Cabos, Mexico, presented by SAP - 30 November - 3 December

Extreme Sailing Series™

Established in 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series is the original 'stadium-style' racing circuit designed for spectators, delivering high-performance action close to shore, attracting some of the world's best sailors racing hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans on short courses around the globe. The Extreme Sailing Series™ also delivers a unique and bespoke VIP experience, putting guests on board the boats during the races, right at the heart of the action. Fans around the world follow the action via the free live online streaming and the live TV coverage.

2017 sees the Series continue to develop its global media reach and enhance its TV product with new distribution partner IMG and new host broadcaster Red Handed. IMG, the world's largest distributor of sports programmes, leads the distribution strategy ensuring that the Series engages not only with fans onsite, but also with those following around the world. With a renewed focus on creating quality content for both a digital and traditional media world, Red Handed provides coverage of the event through digital features, live coverage and an eight-part TV series distributed to broadcasters worldwide, offering an attractive proposition to the circuit's partners. For more information about our partners click here.

Continuing to innovate and diversify the on-water action, the Flying Phantom Series has been added to the foiling line-up at the European Acts of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series, providing a developmental pathway for multihull sailors and broadening the offering to fans, media and commercial partners.

The Extreme Sailing Series has been granted "Special Event Status" by World Sailing, the sport's governing body, and is a strong supporter of promoting sailing in to new markets and to new audiences.

 

JET SKI NO BRASIL

SEGUNDA ETAPA DO JET SPORTS CONTEST É

TRANSFERIDA PARA OS DIAS 19 E 20 DE AGOSTO

As disputas serão realizadas no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires, na Grande São Paulo.

 

 

A segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST, que seria realizada neste sábado e domingo (29 e 30) foi transferida para os dias 19 e 20 de agosto, na Represa Billings, no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires, na Grande São Paulo. O evento deverá reunir competidores dos Estados de Goiás, São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, além do Distrito Federal e convidados internacionais.

De acordo com Luiz Marcelo Teixeira (Pardal), presidente da Associação Brasileira de Jet Ski – BJSA, a alteração foi motivada pelo fato que em razão de julho ser um mês de férias, vários pilotos viajaram. Com isso, não tiveram condições de treinar, fazer os acertos dos equipamentos e, solicitaram a alteração.  “Dessa forma, os pilotos terão cerca de 25 dias para treinar, fazer os acertos necessários e chegar para essa segunda etapa muito bem preparados”, acrescentou o dirigente.

Pardal lembrou ainda que a partir dessa segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST haverá baterias exclusivas entre os Jets Spark. É um modelo de grande popularidade, porém, com poucos adeptos e o objetivo será incrementar a categoria. As demais categorias são as seguintes: Ski Aspirado GP, Supercourse Aspirado até 1100 cc, Supercourse Aspirado acima de 1100 cc, Supercourse Turbo GP, Arrancada Aspirado acima de 1100 cc, Arrancada Turbo. Endurance Aspirado até 1100cc, Endurance Aspirado acima de 1100 cc e Endurance Turbo GP.

O JET SPORTS CONTEST tem ainda programadas mais duas etapas: nos dias 21 e 22 de outubro e 18 e 19 de novembro, em locais a serem definidos.

O JET SPORTS CONTEST é uma realização da BJSA – ASSOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE JET SKI, com produção da CPM7 FULL PROMOTION, apoio da PREFEITURA DE RIBEIRÃO PIRES, DA SECRETARIA DE TURISMO E DESENOVLVIMENTO ECONÔMICO, NATURAL RACING, RADICAL JET WORLD, JETCO, CASARINI, GLOBOJET, ARIELTEK E REVISTA BOAT SHOPPING, além do apoio esportivo do TAHITI NÁUTICA CLUB.

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EXTREME SAILING - ESPANHA

 

Barcelona glory for Oman Air but SAP Extreme Sailing Team go top at halfway stage

Oman Air scored their first Act win of 2017 as SAP Extreme Sailing Team rise to the top of the overall Extreme Sailing Series™ scoreboard following a nail-biting finale to Act 4 in Barcelona.

Just ten points separated Extreme Sailing Series heavyweights Oman Air, Red Bull Sailing Team, SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi going into the final double-points scoring race, leaving victory anything but certain.

However Phil Robertson's Omani-flagged team sealed fourth-round victory in style, sailing a flawless race to cross the line with a mammoth lead of more than two minutes over closest rivals SAP Extreme Sailing Team.

The crowds lining the shore could hear the cheers coming from Oman Air's GC32 as the team, last year's runners up, celebrated topping the podium for the first time this season following a trio of thirds in the previous Acts.

Three wins in six races saw Austria's Red Bull Sailing Team claim the second podium spot, finishing just six points behind Oman Air, while second in the final race was enough to secure third for the Danish crew of SAP Extreme Sailing Team.

Alinghi's hopes of a podium finish were quashed when they finished seventh in the final race, forcing the Swiss syndicate to settle for fourth place.

It is the first time the team, co-skippered by Arnaud Psarofaghis, has missed the podium this season following a win in Qingdao and runners-up spots in Muscat and Madeira Islands.

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2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 4, Barcelona standings after Day 4, 22 races (23.07.17) 
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Flying Phantom Series Barcelona standings after Day 4, 8 races (23.07.17)
 
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Day three thriller sees leaderboard reshuffle as battle for Barcelona heats up

An epic penultimate day of Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ saw changing fortunes across the fleet as a rampant Oman Air shot to the top of the rankings while early leaders Alinghi dropped off the podium.

Ten spectacular races held in glorious conditions on Barcelona's azure waters saw plenty of thrills and spills as the eight international teams fought for vital points ahead of tomorrow's finale.

The key to success was nailing the reaching starts set by Race Director John Craig – and Extreme Sailing Series heavy hitters Oman Air, Red Bull Sailing Team and SAP Extreme Sailing Team were happy to oblige.

An impressive scorecard boasting three wins, three seconds and three thirds moves Phil Robertson's Oman Air from third into pole position, while Red Bull Sailing Team end the day in second, just six points behind their Omani rivals, having only finished outside of the podium once.

SAP Extreme Sailing Team notched up four victories and two runners-up spots to jump from sixth to third, just ten points behind Oman Air.

Robertson, who joined Oman Air at the start of 2017, said: “We kept it pretty simple but our starting was on point and that was the key with reaching starts - if you can get to mark one in good shape then you’re doing well.

“We had our trigger pulls locked in and our speed on the reaches were really nice, so that gave us a good position to take the race from there.

 

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Flying Phantom Series Barcelona standings after Day 3, 7 races (22.07.17)
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EXTREME SAILING - ESPANHA

 

Big swells force postponement of Barcelona opener

The eight Extreme Sailing Series™ teams will have to wait until tomorrow for their first taste of Barcelona action after huge waves forced racing to be postponed on the opening day.

Race Director John Craig made the decision to suspend racing due to the tall, steep waves rolling through the city's stadium racecourse that would have posed a safety risk to the fleet.

Craig said that such a sea state, combined with winds of up to 25 knots, would have likely caused the super-fast GC32 catamarans to fall off their foils and nosedive into the wave in front, potentially leading to capsizes.

Instead the fleet will kick off the fourth Act of the 2017 global Stadium Racing tour tomorrow when the sea state will have subsided and the winds dropped.

"Unfortunately due to the sea state being incredibly steep, wave heights being really high and the big breeze, we've had to cancel today's racing," Craig said.

"Tomorrow's forecast looks like it will be significantly lighter with a typical sea breeze filling in later on, somewhere between 10 to 12 knots, with less sea state.

"It would have been hard for any boat to race in these conditions - the reality is that when they're foiling they'd be coming up and down off the foils a lot and burying the bows into the waves in front.

"The boats are so close together that it would be a dangerous situation and we'd be creating capsize opportunities, which is not safe.

"It's a hard decision but it's based on safety and maintaining the fleet to get through the rest of the event."

The postponement has left the crews of the eight international teams even more revved up to get racing – and resume the battle for the top spot on the Extreme Sailing Series leaderboard.

"We were all geared up for today because we knew that big breeze was forecast but it ended up being right on the limit of what we can race in," said Pete Greenhalgh, mainsheet trimmer with third-placed Omani outfit Oman Air.

"You couldn't ask for more from a venue. It's paradise here – great sailing conditions just a stone's throw from an amazing city. We're thoroughly looking forward to getting out there tomorrow and starting to chip away at the scoreboard."

The excitement was even greater among the young Spaniards of wildcard home team FNOB Impulse, who are making their Extreme Sailing Series debut fresh from racing in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup.

"We are so hungry to get racing in these amazing boats but we're just going to have to wait until tomorrow," said skipper Jordi Xammar. "We have a great team of young guys and we're just super-excited to get out there."

Racing was also postponed for the Flying Phantom fleet, which will go head to head in Barcelona after making an impressive debut at Act 3 in Portugal's Madeira Islands.

GC32 racing will kick off tomorrow at 15:00 local time (UTC+2), while the Flying Phantoms will race from 10:00.

Fans around the world can follow the action through the live blog at extremesailingseries.com while those in Barcelona can visit the race village by the W Barcelona hotel on the Plaça Rosa dels Vents in Barceloneta from 10:00 to 19:00 local time.

Racing will be streamed live on the Extreme Sailing Series Youtube and Facebook pages from 15:00 to 18:00 on Saturday 22 and from 14:00 to 17:00 on Sunday 23 July.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JET SKI NO BRASIL

JET SPORTS CONTEST: PARA GILDO TEIXEIRA

RESISTÊNCIA SERÁ FUNDAMENTAL NA ENDURANCE

O piloto de Campinas confirmou presença na segunda etapa da competição, que será realizada nos dias 29 e 30 deste mês, no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires (SP).
 

 

O paulista Gildo Teixeira destacou que a resistência será fundamental para os participantes da categoria Endurance, na segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST. O piloto de Campinas, que formou dupla com seu filho Erik, ficou em terceiro lugar na etapa de abertura. O objetivo agora é buscar a primeira posição, nas disputas que serão realizadas nos dias 29 e 30 deste mês, na Represa Billings, no Tahiti Náutica Club, em Ribeirão Pires, na Grande São Paulo.

Teixeira lembra que na primeira etapa, realizada no final de maio, no mesmo local, terminou em terceiro lugar na categoria Supercourse Turbo GP e mesma posição na Endurance, que formou dupla com o filho. “No final da prova tivemos problema com nosso equipamento. A expectativa é que corra tudo bem nessa segunda etapa, para obtermos melhor posição. A categoria Endurance exige muita resistência dos pilotos, é uma prova difícil, com três horas de duração. Além disso, a maioria das equipes compete com três pilotos no revezamento, enquanto eu vou com meu filho, o que aumenta o desgaste físico”, argumentou.

Para tentar chegar a vitória na segunda etapa do JET SPORTS CONTEST, Teixeira considera fundamental muito treino e resistência para enfrentar três horas de prova. Para ele, a sorte também é necessária, torcendo para que o equipamento não apresente problema.

Em relação a Represa Billings o piloto de Campinas explicou que ela tem uma área grande para o evento, entretanto em razão da altitude, todos os equipamentos têm um desempenho menor. “Os pilotos serão mais exigidos pela época do ano geralmente com baixa temperatura que costuma ser registrada no Tahiti Náutica Club. Certamente teremos boas disputas, pelo que observamos na primeira etapa e também no Campeonato Brasileirro”, acrescentou.

Na avaliação de Gildo Teixeira a maioria dos equipamentos utilizados pelas equipes nesta temporada está superior aos de 2016. Inclusive ele e o filho Erik estão utilizado Yamaha GP 1800, modelo mais moderno e potente que os equipamentos que disputaram as competições no ano passado.

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NOTICIAS DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS

 

SilverHook to attempt USA-Cuba Speed Record

 

Key West to Havana - August 17, 2017
- Nigel Hook and the crew of SilverHook are having a two-for-one world speed record attempt on August 17.

That's the day that Captain Hook has chosen to try to set two speed records in what is considered the most technically-advanced offshore monohull race boat in the world. The first objective is a one-way speed record from a point just off the Florida Keys in the southern United States to Havana, Cuba.

If that record is established, then part two will be an equally-fast or faster return trip and a two-way record. Should SilverHook fail to break the one-way record and the mechanical/technical problems are fixable in the water then the return trip record attempt will still be mounted. 

On the morning of August 17, the Lucas Oil Speed Record attempt will begin at 6:30 a.m. EDT in Mallory Square (Key West). The timer starting the record attempt will be triggered just south of Sunset Key and will stop when SilverHook reaches the channel marker in front of El Morro Castle in Havana, Cuba (Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro). Following a brief celebration hosted by the Hemingway International Yacht Club, the return leg will be straight back to Key West, hopefully producing the reverse, round-trip world record.

The sanctioned record of 6 hours was set in 1922 by a boat piloted by motor racing Hall of Fame member Gar Wood. Wood was an American inventor, entrepreneur, motor boat builder and racer who held the world water speed record on several occasions. He was the first man to travel over 100 miles per hour on water.

In 2015 the ocean racer Apache set an unsanctioned time of 1 hour and 51 minutes.

This USA-Cuba record attempt is a tremendous challenge for the SilverHook, which given the expected wave conditions should exceed 125mph. The boat is 48 feet long, weighs over 13,000 pounds powered by two Mercury Racing engines producing a combined 3,100 horsepower and a top speed of nearly 168 miles per hour in calm conditions. The powerboat telemetry has been radically updated from its normal Superboat unlimited configuration.

SilverHook's course will take it 102 miles across the Florida current that flows between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The current is at its strongest in July and August and that resistance will force SilverHook to travel about 110 miles on its record attempt.

The Florida current also is a treacherous body of water that has been the graveyard of many ships through the ages. Depending on wave height, visibility can be poor at high speeds, with the monohull diving down and through waves rather than skipping over the surface. Waves can run from 3 to 30 feet high and constant vigilance by the helicopter spotters is needed to avoid other ships or floating debris such as tree trunks and oil barrels.

SilverHook's main sponsors include Lucas Oil, IBM Watson IoT, Globecomm, Ingram Micro and Inmarsat. This attempt will be conducted under the sanction of the UIM (Union International Motonautique), the APBA (American Power Boat Association), Powerboat P1-USA and the Hemingway International Yacht Club in Cuba.

SilverHook is owned and captained by transplanted Englishman Nigel Hook, who will be controlling the throttles and telemetry on the record attempt. Hook is a 30-year veteran of international powerboat racing and has won three World Championships, set three World Speed Records and earned membership in the APBA Hall of Champions. He currently races the 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook 48GP in the Superboat International unlimited class. His co-pilot and driver is fellow APBA inductee and powerboat veteran Jay Johnson.

 

EXTREME SAILING - ESPANHA

 

Second Spanish challenger announced for Extreme Sailing Series™ Barcelona line-up

 

Spanish-flagged wildcard Team Extreme has been confirmed as the eighth entry for the fourth stage of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™, as the regatta makes its debut in Barcelona from 20 – 23 July.
 
The second wildcard to be announced, following the entry of FNOB Impulse, will be headed up by Olympian and Extreme Sailing Series veteran Mitch Booth; co-creator of the Extreme 40, the original catamaran used in the Series.

“It will be a pleasure to come back to the Extreme Sailing Series in Barcelona, so close to my home,” said Booth, who lives in Catalonia and has competed numerous times in the Stadium Racing Series, the last being in 2015 as co-skipper of Team Turx.

“I am really looking forward to racing in some of the finest conditions in the Mediterranean against some of the best-known faces of the Extreme Sailing Series, including some of the greatest sailors in the world."

The wildcard is funded by the Calafell Municipality, a coastal Catalan town in the province of Tarragona, that has a growing catamaran sailing academy focussed on developing high-performance sailors.

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