America's Cup: Hejdå Terry - Artemis Racing ring changes in AC72 crew
By Richard Gladwell,
12:32 PM Sat 1 Dec 2012
After just four days of sailing in the their new AC72 America's Cup Challenger, Artemis Racing, have announced several key changes in the afterguard. Gone is skipper, Terry Hutchinson, who has been with the team since its inception, and on-board are a bevy of Olympic Gold Medalists, plus highly experienced multihull skipper and technical specialist, Loick Peyron. ...
America's Cup: November 2012 Review - 43.6 knots! But who is counting?
7:16 AM Fri 30 Nov 2012
Following is the November 2012 review from Sail-World's fourth America's Cup Newsletter for the 34th America's Cup, which focusses on the action, developments and off the field play in the AC72 catamarans.
Personal highlight this month on the America's Cup scene had to be the three hour sail on board Emirates Team NZ's AC 72. ...
America's Cup: Day 2 of racing in Auckland for Luna Ross and Emirates
9:38 PM Thu 29 Nov 2012
Two America's Cup Challengers, Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ were on the Hauraki Gulf for their second day of racing.
Emirates Team NZ photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to capture the action ...
America's Cup: Grant Dalton reflects on the first 24 days sailing
8:52 PM Thu 29 Nov 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand's MD, Grant Dalton, who also crews on the AC72 has confirmed that the boat which has done 24 days sailing, will be used as a spare boat only for the team.
It is believed that the boat will be taken out of commission around mid-December, and parts of it will be transferred to the teams new boat due for launch in early February. ...
Oracle Team USA picks two teams for 2013 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
By Lisa Ramsperger,
4:35 PM Thu 29 Nov 2012
Oracle Team has chosen USA’s Team America Racing and San Francisco’s America Youth Sailing Force to compete in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup starting on 1st September 2013. The two US-based racing teams will undergo nine months of intense training under the mentorship of Oracle Team USA, which will try to retain the America’s Cup from a bevy of challengers. ...
America's Cup: Jury deflects Artemis claim over error on daggerboards
By Richard Gladwell,
9:04 PM Sun 25 Nov 2012
The Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, Artemis Racing, have lost an appeal to the International Jury over their earlier foil measurement decision.
On October 7, the International Jury ruled on an application from Emirates Team New Zealand, that the Measurement Committee had erred in their interpretation of a Class Rule governing the AC72 catamarans to be used in the America's Cup ...
America's Cup: More to learn from the C-Class?
By Sail-World and Will Clark (Video),
10:36 PM Sat 24 Nov 2012
Much of the current America's Cup is borrowed from the C-Class, who ironically sailed for the Little America's Cup.
Since the 1960's the C-Class have been built to a restricted class rule, or near-'box' rule, like the AC72's. Renowned as one of the fastest boats on the planet, the 26ft C-Class have been the design hot-bed for catamarans, multihull and wingsail development for several decades. ...
America's Cup: Luna Rossa skipper reflects on the opening days
By America's Cup.com,
9:54 PM Sat 24 Nov 2012
Luna Rossa Challenge skipper Max Sirena is embarking on his fourth America’s Cup challenge with the Italian syndicate. He joined the fledgling team in 2000 as a mid-bowman, but now has chosen every man on the team. Sirena took time out yesterday to review how the team has progressed after its late entry into the 34th America’s Cup. ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing crew report on Day 3 + Video
11:19 AM Thu 22 Nov 2012
America's Cup Challenger of Record, Artemis Racing have completed their third day of sailing in San Francisco and report on their progress so far. Winds started light but later in the day came in at 15kts - a great breeze to test the AC72 ...
America's Cup: First AC72 Practice Race happens in Auckland + Video
4:31 PM Tue 20 Nov 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa went racing off Auckland this afternoon.
It was not so much a spectacle as an historic encounter as the two AC72 catamarans met on the water.
It was the first AC72 race – practice or otherwise – to take place. ...
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ blasting in the Gulf
By Chris Cameron,
9:29 PM Mon 19 Nov 2012
Emirates Team NZ was out sailing again in the Hauraki Gulf on Friday, ahead of an advancing front which hammered Auckland over the weekend.
Team photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to capture the action. ...
America's Cup: Confessions of a Wingsail Trimmer - Glenn Ashby
8:09 PM Mon 19 Nov 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand wing trimmer Glenn Ashby recalls only one anxious moment while sailing the AC72. It was the time a squall hit them on Auckland Harbour just as they were about to round North Head.
'We had been in squalls before but never when we either had to tack the boat or commit to bearing away. We were in close to 30 knots true wind speed. ...