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Friday Fail Boat – Nice Dive Jimmy

Filed Under (SailingFail, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 07-06-2013

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We are back with some Friday Fail Boat videos for you to ease you into the weekend.


Up first a great video from this week of BMW Oracle Jimmy Spithill taking a nice dive. Think you need to work on your legs and entry position there Jimmy.

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Ainslie brings the big guns to Round The Island Race #RTIR #raceforall

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 25-04-2013

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The J.P. Morgan BAR AC45 catamaran will be racing on British waters for the first time when it competes in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on the 1st June.

The iconic Race around the Isle of Wight will mark the first occasion Ainslie will compete on home waters since winning his historic fourth Olympic gold in Weymouth last year.

J.P.Morgan BAR

Skipper Ben Ainslie summarises the reason behind entering: “It’s been a fantastic experience to race the AC45’s in the America’s Cup World Series, this was an opportunity to bring the boat to the UK to show the British public how dynamic and exciting these boat are. The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race provides the perfect opportunity to race the AC45 on an iconic course in Britain’s largest yacht Race”.

The current multihull record of 3 hours 8 minutes and 29 seconds has stood since 2001, held by offshore legend Francis Joyon. It was very nearly beaten last year by the Multi 50 trimaran Actual, missing out by just 1min, 28secs.

Ben continued: “I’ve had a few people comment about going for the Race record, in order for the team to have any chance of getting close the record we would need to have the perfect conditions. We’re aiming to get round as quickly as possible but the most important is to race safely and have great fun, whatever happens after that is an added bonus”.

It was only right and correct that the team will change to an all British crew for this one off Race and Ben is bringing in a group of experienced sailors. Mark Bulkeley (Head sail trimmer) and Matt Cornwall (Bowman) have a wealth of AC45 sailing experience competing for Team Korea and Artemis in the 2012 -13 America Cup World Series. Ben also won the World Match Racing Championship with Matt in 2010. The other two crew roles on board will be taken by Andrew Mills (Runner) and Mark Andrews (wing trimmer). Both sail as part of the British Sailing Team in the Finn Class and were training partners for Ben in the lead up to London 2012.

The first America’s Cup was raced clockwise around the Isle of Wight in 1851. A race originally called the “100 Guinea Cup” which was won by the New York yacht America which gave rise to the America’s Cup.

Ben summarises: “The Round the Island is slightly different to the original Cup course as its counter clockwise and I will be racing against close to 1,900 other boats but never the less it will still be a fantastic opportunity to Race the new generation of Cup boats on the same waters over 160 years later”.

For J.P. Morgan this is a celebration of their commitment to the sport of sailing. Keith Evins commented: “We are very proud of our long standing sponsorship of both the Round the Island Race and Ben through his Olympic campaign and recently his new America’s Cup world Series team. It will be a fantastic spectacle for spectators and competitors seeing J.P. Morgan BAR racing around the iconic landmarks of the Isle of Wight.”

Watch Ben’s top tip for competing in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race here:

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Watch all the Action from day 2 of America’c Cup World Series Naples here

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 19-04-2013

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After a great day on the water for the opening day, with Ben Ainslie and BAR making a great start to winning the Fleet racing and Match race.

Watch all the action live from 1pm here at YeahBloodyNice.


The Story from Day 1 in Naples – America’s Cup World Series

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 19-04-2013

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The story from day 1 from America’s Cup World Series in Naples, where the theme of the day was Covering is important in Match racing.

Watch America’s Cup World Series Naples – Live Day 1

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 18-04-2013

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Watch all the action from the America’s Cup World Series in the AC45’s,  live from Naples.

Team that are competing in Naples are

Artemis Racing

China Team

Emirates Team New Zealand

Energy Team

HS Racing

J.P. Morgan BAR

Luna Rossa Piranha

Luna Rossa Swordfish

Oracle Team USA – Slingsby



Insight into Ben Ainslie’s Coach Dave Howlett #BenandRita

Filed Under (Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 09-07-2012

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So there is a lot of support around for Ben Ainslie in his pursuit of Olympic medal number 5 and Gold Medal number 4, in my previous post we found out about the 3 Amazing Days Ben Ainslie he had recently.

But this next video is looking at the marriage between Sailor(athlete) and Coach,  Dave Howlett (AKA Sid).

Dave Howlett is a sailing coach, having been coaching Ben Ainslie for 12 or so years, his background is as a very successful Finn and Star sailor.

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