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World Sailing Show ~ March 2016

The America’s Cup World Series kicks off in Oman ~ We find out what happened at the opening event of the season.

We also talk to one of the Cup world’s leading technical experts on how teams are combining the need to do well in these intense two day regattas, while also developing the advanced machines that will take them to the America’s Cup itself next year.

Bumper fleet for Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Caribbean 600
Fast becoming one of the must do events in the offshore racing calendar the promise of warm, steady trade winds and spectacular scenery has led many to imagine that this 600 mile offshore race is a walk in the park in T-shirts and shorts. Is it? We find out what happened this year and discover why the event is becoming increasingly popular and take a look at some of the impressive machines that took part.

We also join experienced charter yacht skipper Andy Schell as he provides a video blog of his team’s trip around the course.

World domination – The unstoppable Kiwi combination
New Zealand sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke continue their run of world domination in the Olympic 49er class after winning their fourth consecutive world title.

We find out what makes them tick and how they have managed to; remain unbeaten for four years, win a Moth world championships and engage in an America’s Cup campaign and lead the racing here too.

Sail Arabia The Tour
Now in its sixth year, can anybody stop offshore rock star Sidney Gavignet from scoring a hat-trick in this inshore/offshore regatta? Several believed they could.

IN THE NEWS
Part 1 – More winning ways
-Unbeaten in every Nacra 17 World Championships, Billy Besson and Marie Riou score a fourth title.
-Polish sailors win men and women’s RSX: world titles.
-American Finn sailor Caleb Paine’s Olympic hopes go down to the wire.

Part 2 – Cat action
-Oracle Team USA trips up during training.
-Artemis Racing’s latest launch.
-The World Match Racing Tour’s big change.
-World match racing champion Ian Williams wins yet again.

by sailingscuttlebutt.com

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