All stories for all Sail-World regional websites on the America's Cups and associated regattas from November 2008. Includes the current America's Cup World Series and the next Match, the 34th America's Cup.
America's Cup: AC45 Closeup - Rigging and Liftoff - Video
By Richard Gladwell,
11:32 AM Sun 27 Mar 2011
Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, presents this 'fly on the wall' and commentary on the fitting of the wingsail and ground rigging process for Oracle Racing as they prepare to launch their AC45 before training. For those who haven't seen the AC45s launch first hand, this is a good option, and we don't expect to get this close with the AC72's ...
America's Cup: Ten teams now entered with a week to entry close
By America's Cup Media,
6:35 AM Fri 25 Mar 2011
With the entry deadline of 31st March fast approaching, two more teams have been accepted as competitors for the 34th America's Cup.
Formal, public announcements by these two teams, revealing their identities, nationalities and plans are expected as early as next week. (Three teams are now undisclosed) ...
America's Cup: AC45's together as a fleet on the Hauraki Gulf
By Ivor Wilkins,
8:50 PM Wed 23 Mar 2011
Four of the five AC45's were together as a fleet on the Hauraki Gulf today, with Emirates Team NZ remaining in the shed. This is the first time that the AC45's have been together as a fleet, two boat training is expected to start in the next couple of days, with Defender, Oracle Racing, expected to do their own thing with their two boats and the Challengers, Artemis Racing (SWE) and Emirates Team ...
America's Cup: Four AC45s flying on the Hauraki Gulf + Video
By America's Cup Media,
7:26 PM Wed 23 Mar 2011
The development of the new AC45 class reached another significant milestone in Auckland, New Zealand today when four of the high-performance catamarans lined up for a sailing session in the Hauraki Gulf.
In a 10-15 knot breeze, the four yachts sped along at speeds reaching the mid-20 knot range, often within a couple of metres of each other. 'What we learned today is that we made the right deci ...
Inside Core Builders Composites' facility at Warkworth
By Oracle Racing Media,
11:34 AM Sun 20 Mar 2011
If you are not one of the fortunate few who have toured through the Core Builders Composites' facility at Warkworth, join the US Ambassdor to NZ, David Huebner, as he is shown through the facility by Tim Smythe who heads up CBC along with Mark Turner. CBC has a contract with the America’s Cup Event Authority to handle a current order of 10 AC45s. ...
Oracle Racing: James Spithill and Murray Jones compare notes on AC33
By Oracle Racing,
10:00 AM Sun 20 Mar 2011
Two sailors who were rivals in the 33rd America's Cup are now together in the Oracle Racing campaign for the 34th America's Cup.
In this video from Oracle Racing, James Spithill, skipper of the Challenger, trimaran USA-17 interviews/compares notes with Murray Jones, one of the crew aboard Alinghi, Defender in the 33rd Match ...
Videos from Oracle Racing: Two boats train in the rain
By Oracle Racing Media,
9:54 AM Sun 20 Mar 2011
Oracle Racing presents a video of the two AC45's sailing together on the Waitemata Harbour last Friday afternoon, when a serious downpour occurred, as it only can in Auckland out of a blue sky.
Winds were not that strong in the Bean Rock area at the entrance to the Waitemata - being recorded at a peak of 21kts at 3.00pm and only 14kts earlier in the afternoon. ...
America's Cup: The Freo Files - KZ-7 vs US-61 in a big breeze
By Sail-World Archives,
11:01 PM Sat 19 Mar 2011
The Fremantle Doctor was the single feature that differentiated the 1987 America's Cup from every regatta that has occurred before or since. The strong on-shore breeze that came in every afternoon, arrived around 1.00pm, just in time for the racing. The normally sedate 12 Metre class came to life in the Fremantle Doctor, and provided a spectacular television spectacle, on schedule ...
America's Cup: Swedish team splashes AC45 in Auckland
By Sail-World and Artemis Racing,
7:25 PM Sat 19 Mar 2011
The third America's Cup team to launch an AC45, Artemis Racing (SWE), splashed their new boat in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour today, Saturday.Hutchinson and the crew left the dock immediately to begin Artemis Racing’s first two-week trial of the wing sailed AC45. Meanwhile back in Valencia, the design team is hard at work under the direction of Principal Designer Juan Kouyoumdjian. ...
Sail-World.com covers the America's Cup AC45 - Video Gallery 1
8:33 AM Sat 19 Mar 2011
Over the past couple of months Sail-World has built up a collection of videos of the AC45, and the development of the America's Cup World Series.
For those who have missed any of these here is the first of a three part collection ...
America's Cup: Gary Jobson on Unfurling Opportunities - Video
By Vince Casalaina,
12:17 PM Fri 18 Mar 2011
Gary Jobson came to speak at Unfurling Opportunities a forum hosted by GoSailingSF.org. His longtime association with the America's Cup as both a competitor and a commentator gives him a unique perspective on what having the Cup in San Francisco might mean. He's got some great stories and some good points to think about for anyone who wants to be a part of America's Cup 34. ...
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