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: Images of USA-17's Return Home
By Gillles Martin-Raget,
9:52 PM Tue 1 Mar 2011
The winner of the 33rd America's Cup, BMW Oracle Racing's USA-17 returned to her home country on Monday, local time. It was her first trip to her home town and port of San Francisco - although she was built an sea-trialled at Anacortes and then taken to San Diego for a final work up. At this stage there are no definite plans her her to sail again. ...
America's Cup - USA 17 trimaran back home
By Oracle Racing,
4:52 AM Tue 1 Mar 2011
America’s Cup - The ship carrying USA 17 passed underneath the Golden Gate Bridge at 0530 PST and berthed alongside San Francisco's Pier 80 at 0650. The trimaran may not sail again, her place in history assured by two brief, glorious moments in February 2010. USA 17 has only ever contested two races in her life. She won both convincingly to win the oldest trophy in international sport from the Swi ...
America's Cup: The Freo Files - KZ-7 forces White Crusader out
By Sail-World Archives,
6:00 AM Mon 28 Feb 2011
The British Challenger, White Crusader was one of the top boats forced out of the semi-finals for the 1987 Louis Vuitton Cup. Here PJ Montomery anchors the TVNZ coverage of her final race, the arm-wrestle downwind luffing match, followed in a second clip with the Media Conference and comments from White Crusader challenge head, Harold Cudmore. ...
America's Cup: AC45 back sailing with repaired wing
By America's Cup Media,
8:21 PM Sat 26 Feb 2011
Weekend boaters out on the water in force were thrilled to see the America’s Cup cat fly past – less than a week after it capsized in a freak wind gust in the Rangitoto Channel.
After the capsize, the damaged wing was taken to the Core Builders facility in Warkworth, north of Auckland, where a small team, including the America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM) team and members of the Artemis Racing ...
America's Cup: The Freo Files - Erle Williams on wintering over
By Sail-World Archives,
7:25 PM Fri 25 Feb 2011
Erle Williams is one of the hard men of New Zealand sailing. A chip off the old block. Erle was a watch captain aboard Whitbread line honours winner at the age of just 22years old. Less than four years later he was bowman aboard KZ-7 in the Louis Vuitton Cup. Here he tells how the Kiwis under the baton of Michael Fay and whip of Laurent Esquier and friends... ...
America's Cup: Iain Murray - big changes to umpiring likely + Video
By Richard Gladwell,
4:20 PM Thu 24 Feb 2011
Over the past two days, the Competitors in the 34th America's Cup have been attending a Competitors Forum in Auckland.
A lot of ground was covered in the sessions ranging from clarification of the measurement process and AC72 class rule; the direction of the AC45 one design class rule; the draft racing rules for the America's Cup, including an electronic umpiring system; dates and possibilities ...
America's Cup: The Freo Files - 'A bunch of Pommy lawyers'
By Sail-World Archive,
10:39 PM Wed 23 Feb 2011
Tom Blackaller's radical canard ruddered USA-61 made the final cut for the Semi-Finals of the 1986/87 Louis Vuitton Cup, but not before an acrimonious protest over using a replacement bow (canard) rudder. In this clip from the TVNZ coverage USA-61's Tom Blackaller announces the decision and can't hold back on a few verbal sideswipes at his adversaries. ...
Artemis Racing - Cayard's update from Auckland
By Paul Cayard,
10:00 AM Wed 23 Feb 2011
Just a quick update from down here. The Artemis Racing team is based in Auckland this week for training and attending America's Cup meetings. Auckland is approximately 450 miles north of Christchurch, the site of the large earthquake of February 22. ...
America's Cup - The Freo Files: Blackaller's Bet
By Archive Video,
5:36 AM Tue 22 Feb 2011
Most have fond memories of the 1987 America's Cup in Fremantle. It had everything - big breeze, drama, action on the water and ashore, and a lot of larger than life characters who really bought that series to life.
One of those characters was Tom Blackaller who sailed the canard ruddered USA out of San Francisco. ...
America's Cup: AC45 capsizes in Hauraki Gulf + Video
By Richard Gladwell,
5:00 PM Mon 21 Feb 2011
The prototype AC45 capsized on the Hauraki Gulf this afternoon, sustaining serious damage to her wingsail, however the platform would appear to be undamaged and there were no injuries to the crew save for wounded pride.
The incident happened off Murray’s Bay on Auckland’s North Shore. Winds at the time were around 20kts and the AC45 had been sailing at speeds of up to 28.5kts. ...
America's Cup Prototype boat flips in gusty winds
3:13 PM Mon 21 Feb 2011
Today the Swedish challengers Artemis Racing were on board the AC45 sailing in winds of around 20 knots on Hauraki Gulf, Auckland New Zealand, when the boat capsized. No one hurt ...
America's Cup: NZL Sailing Team get to sail the AC45
By Hannah Davis,
8:17 PM Fri 18 Feb 2011
New Zealand’s young Olympic medal hopefuls from the NZL Sailing Team, the Yachting equivalent of the All Blacks, were given a chance to experience the ‘next step’ in their sailing careers when they spent the afternoon sailing the AC45. For Jo Aleh, Olivia Powrie, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke it was second-time lucky after sailing was cancelled earlier in the week due to lack of breeze. ...
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