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America's Cup: New style website opens for fans and media *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand , 9:54 PM Fri 1 Jul 2011 GMT
A new look America's Cup website has opened as of 1 July 2011 for the 34th America's Cup and supporting events. Under the terms of the current Protocol all teams are required to be hosted on a single America's Cup website, or really a web-portal, to aggregate traffic and make simpler fan and media navigation. ...
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Royal Geelong Yacht Club has three members in Transatlantic Race *Feature By Andrew Neilson, Geelong , 6:17 AM Fri 1 Jul 2011 GMT
Royal Geelong Yacht Club members Brendan Garner , Jake Newman and Tim Davis are competing in the 2011 Transatlantic yacht race. The race covers some 2975 miles and is equivalent in length to nearly five Sydney to Hobart’s races. The yacht club members are sailing on a Australian entry ‘Jazz’ which is a ‘Cookson 50’ with canting keel. Their division started on June 29th. ...
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Transpac announces six-Hour Tracking delay - might other races? *Feature By Kimball Livingston, 6:59 PM Tue 28 Jun 2011 GMT
Inside Transpac, one of the lively conversations of 2011 has centered on position-reporting delays, pro or con. ...
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Round the Island Race: An onboard perspective from Tonnere de Breskens *Feature By Ben Gladwell, Cowes, Isle of Wight , 8:22 PM Sun 26 Jun 2011 GMT
Tonnere de Breskens owned and skippered by Piet Vroon (NED), is one of the top performers on the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Circuit. A Ker46, Tonnere de Breskens and is sailed by an international crew. New Zealand's Ben Gladwell (23) was aboard for the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race and filed this report on one of the great adventures in English sailing. ...
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Portugal Match Cup 2011 defending Champions have work ahead *Feature By Yanmar Racing Media, 8:39 AM Fri 24 Jun 2011 GMT
After the first two days of the qualifying rounds of the Portimão Portugal Match Cup, stage 4 of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour, defending champions YANMAR Racing, skippered by four times World Match Racing Champion Peter Gilmour have challenges ahead if they are to make the quarter finals today. ...
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America's Cup: Spanish-Italian Challenger announces in Valencia *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:59 AM Thu 23 Jun 2011 GMT
European media are reporting that Spain’s Real Club Nautica of Valencia and Italy’s Green Comm Racing will jointly challenge for the 2013 America’s Cup, according to an invitation issued for the official announcement. The Spanish-Italian challenge is the eighth challenger and will bring the total fleet to nine. They are the unannounced challenger alluded to at last week's Media Announcement in ...
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ starts sailing their two boat program *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 6:44 PM Wed 22 Jun 2011 GMT
There’s a new cat, soon to be two, prowling the Auckland waterfront. From the design board of a highly respected US multihull design partnership, and built by a top Wellington based composites builder, the pair of new black cats are here to stay for a couple of years at least. ...
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Images from the Viaduct: Emirates Team NZ is purring *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, NZ , 4:34 PM Wed 22 Jun 2011 GMT
This week and early next, Emirates Team NZ will launch their two SL33's - which will be their training boats in the lead up to the 34th America's Cup. On a wet winter's day, Sail-World took a sneak peak at the new catamarans which are just small enough to dodge the Surrogate Rule for the event which prohibits the sailing of catamarans above 10 metres in length. ...
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Excitement Machines head for Airlie Beach *Feature By Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week, 8:50 PM Sun 19 Jun 2011 GMT
The 22nd annual Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week is less than two months away and one of the most exciting fleets ever will be assembling for the August 12th-18th 2011 regatta. ...
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Fisher's View: San Francisco is perfect for the America’s Cup *Feature By Bob Fisher, 12:01 PM Sat 18 Jun 2011 GMT
Any underlying fears that the America’s Cup was off course should have been fully allayed after last week’s tests over the proposed course area for the 34th Cup match in 2013. The two Oracle Racing AC-45s, skippered by Russell Coutts and Jimmy Spithill, showed the world that the venue is perfect and that Catamarans will provide all the excitement due from the Cup in the 21st Century. ...
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Lest we Forget - the glorious International Offshore Rule *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:42 AM Fri 17 Jun 2011 GMT
Remember our interview with leading designer, Greg Elliott a few weeks ago? And the way he spat/spelled out the the racing rules - IOR --- IMS --- IRC. They meant little to someone who designs for performance. But for others, bending the rule to get the biggest boat for the smallest possible rating occupied many hours, and generated tens or probably hundreds of thousands of dollars in design fe ...
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Paperwork hiccup overcome for Australian America’s Cup Challenge *Feature By Jeraldine Kennedy, Sail-World.com, 3:57 AM Fri 17 Jun 2011 GMT
A dramatic turn of events in the last few days when the list of challengers announced at a press conference in the host city of San Francisco included two teams from France plus representatives from China, Italy, New Zealand, South Korea, Sweden and the United States but no Australian Team. ...
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America's Cup: Eight teams announced in San Francisco for 34th Match *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 6:06 PM Wed 15 Jun 2011 GMT
America's Cup organisers have announced a line up of eight teams for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco. The numbers are well down on the 15 teams who initially entered by the entry close date of the 31st March. ...
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America's Cup: Coutts capsizes in San Francisco - crew injured, Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:33 PM Mon 13 Jun 2011 GMT
Four times America's Cup winner, Russell Coutts was at the helm of an AC45 which capsized on San Francisco Bay, today. At the time Oracle Racing was participating in some practice starts with the America's Cup Race Management Team. We feature earlier images and a video of today's incident. ...
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America's Cup: Media day on San Francisco Bay *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland , 7:52 PM Mon 13 Jun 2011 GMT
A large contingent of media has assembled in San Francisco to launch the sailing side of the 34th America's Cup in the Californian city. Sail-World understands that about 40 or more media have attended the first of a series of media conferences and events designed to acquaint local and international media with the event and the new catamarans that will be sailed in the lead-up to the Match. ...
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America's Cup: Images from San Francisco Bay *Feature By Oracle Racing, San Francisco , 12:30 AM Mon 13 Jun 2011 GMT
Despite all the drama about near capsizes, Oracle Racings two AC45's did stay upright long enough to provide a great insight of the spectacular backdrop afforded by San Francisco for the 34th America's Cup. ...
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15th Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship - A new King *Feature By Musto Etchells Australasian Winters media, 2:13 AM Sun 12 Jun 2011 GMT
The final day of the 15th Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship commenced at 10.00am. It was an uncharacteristically bad start to race five of the series for overall leader Tom King (Iron Lotus), who was back in the third row at the Committee Boat end. ...
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YANMAR Racing into semi finals at Korea Match Cup *Feature By Yanmar Racing Media, 8:22 PM Sat 11 Jun 2011 GMT
Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Racing crew of Cameron Dunn, Yasuhiro Yaji, Thierry Douillard and Martin Berntsson have reached the semi-finals of Korea Match Cup 2011 Gyeonggi Province, Korea. The path to the semi finals on this Stage 3 of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour was torturous path for the Australian team, who went into this event third on the overall Tour points table. ...
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America's Cup: Images of San Francisco - Oracle Racing on the Bay *Feature By Guilain Grenier, 10:02 AM Sat 11 Jun 2011 GMT
Top international photographer Guilain Grenier presents this first gallery of images from Oracle Racing's jaunt around San Francisco Bay. ...
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America's Cup: More Images of San Francisco - Oracle Racing on the Bay *Feature By Guilain Grenier, 8:47 AM Sat 11 Jun 2011 GMT
Top international photographer Guilain Grenier presents this second gallery of images from Oracle Racing's jaunt around San Francisco Bay. Plus a video of their near capsize ...
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America's Cup: Close call for Oracle Racing on San Francisco Bay *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:18 AM Sat 11 Jun 2011 GMT
Oracle Racing had a first taste of San Francisco Bay's reputation for strong winds and choppy waters that makes yacht racing in these conditions a real challenge. The pair had a close call today, and one came close to a first capsize in the bay. 'It was a typical San Francisco day,' said Oracle Racing CEO Russell Coutts. ...
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Olympic Gold medallist leads Musto Etchells Australasian Winters *Feature By Musto Etchells Australasian Winters media, 5:47 AM Fri 10 Jun 2011 GMT
Australian 2000 Olympic Gold medallist Tom King and his crew of David Edwards, Owen McMahon and Ivan Wheen are leading a tight fought series after day one of the 2011 Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championships off Mooloolaba. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing on San Francisco Bay - First Images! *Feature By Erik Simonson, 12:23 AM Fri 10 Jun 2011 GMT
Oracle Racing has been out sailing for the first time on San Francisco Bay, today. The two AC45's feature new graphics from those seen at their launch in Auckland, ahead of next week's media functions and announcement/outing of the teams who have been accepted/remain as Challengers in the 34th America's Cup. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing to continue AC45 racing in San Francisco *Feature By Sail-World, 9:28 AM Thu 9 Jun 2011 GMT
America's Cup Race Management (ACRM) will conduct testing sessions on San Francisco Bay beginning on Monday June 13th, ahead of the first America's Cup World Series event in Cascais in August. Oracle Racing will participate in the sessions with two AC45 wing-sailed catamarans - the same boats the Cup teams will be racing over the next two years in the AC World Series. ...
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Musto Etchells Australasian Winters - Registration Day 2011 Photos *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 6:37 AM Thu 9 Jun 2011 GMT
It looked like Mooloolaba but felt like Melbourne today. Melbourne yachting photographer Teri Dodds wandered through the Musto Etchells Winter Australasian Championships boat park today. ...
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