Highlights of what happened globally in the sport of sailing in the last 7 days. Please Subscribe, Share, Like and check the "ALL" Bell for our uploads. The British Challenger of Record for the 37th America's Cup this November in Barcelona rolled out their yacht, the A C 75 last Saturday before dawn. We thought only politicians did that so no one would look at their plans. The first three 75 boats look similar but Ineos Britannia is different. Now things are getting interesting. Our expert on the World on Water channel says it has a "Strange Hull." This is your weekly Global Sailing Highlights show, the World on Water, April 26, 2024. As the locals celebrated shoreside with the tradition of books and roses to celebrate the ‘Diada de Sant Jordi’ or St George’s Day, out on the beautiful waters of Barcelona it was a building breeze through the day that saw the Swiss, Americans and French all training hard. The 28th Edition of Charleston Race Week at Patriots Point Wraps Up while the spectrum of conditions put the best to the test. The Palmetto Cup, presented to the most competitive handicap fleet, went to Bottle Rocket, the Cheetah 30 sailed by a group of great friends - Jay Greenfield, Nick Johnstone and Nate Fast – who took two bullets to win class. The Sportsmanship Award went to the Bermuda 40 Custom Yawl Lioness, owned, and skippered by Sheldon Haynie racing in Pursuit Spinnaker C. We all saw the terrible cloud-burst weather during the naming ceremony of Emirates Team New Zealand's new A C 75 so it was not difficult to know that sailing in that weather was out of the question. Not fo the beautiful Auckland classic yacht Ariki. It was out on the harbour and so was our shooter Mike Millett from Air-Flow New Zealand who captured the yacht at full sail. Ariki is a racing yacht which was built in Auckland New Zealand in 1904 by Logan Brothers. She had a distinguished career as a racing and cruising yacht. From the time of her launch in Oct 1904 she dominated first class Auckland yacht racing until the appearance of the yacht Ranger in 1938. She has the sail number A3. After the disappointment of the session on Saturday being curtailed by a small technical issue, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli docked-out their achingly beautiful AC75 into near-perfect conditions for a Sunday commissioning sail of the highest order. Bristling with power, poise and real stability despite the legacy appendages, Jimmy Spithill and Francesco Bruni (later swapped out with Marco Gradoni), ramped up the intensity and began releasing the boat’s potential. The Transat CIC is set to bring solo ocean racing’s biggest, most modern IMOCA and Class40 fleet to the very heart of New York City. The city of New York is inextricably linked to the long history of solo ocean racing. Some years before anyone had really worked up the idea of racing solo around the globe, in 1957 English yachtsman Colonel Herbert ‘Blondie’ Hasler proposed a solo race across the Atlantic from Plymouth to New York We are viewer supported sailing media. Please subscribe, share, like and check to alerts bell. Big Tech has demonetised our channel so if you would like to help us then we can be found on Patreon and PayPal (geoff.waller@bigpond.com) Thank you
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