sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Photo Gallery Cruising Australia Cruising USA Cruising Canada Boats for Sale Sail-World Racing FishingBoating
Video Gallery Newsletters
Sail-World.com : Coast to coast sailing reports—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond
Coast to coast sailing reports—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond

'SFO May23 2013Upload224 - San Francisco, May 23, 2013'    Erik Simonson/ pressure-drop.us ©    Click Here to view large photo

These are interesting days to be a sailor or Cup fan living near (or visiting) San Francisco. According to the latest reports, Oracle team USA, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa are now all sailing their AC72 catamarans on San Francisco Bay, some two weeks after Artemis’ crash, which tragically led to the death of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson (36; GBR). As of this writing, the only word from Artemis Racing-the official Challenger for the 34th America’s Cup-was a thin statement from CEO Paul Cayard about the team’s go-forward plans.

'Artemis Racing is back to work,' said Cayard. 'We will only race if our sailing team believes they are safe racing AC72s. This confidence will be dependent on many criteria, one of the most important of which is the new safety criteria and rules changes that the America’s Cup organizers and competitors will adopt.'

Emirates Team New Zealand AC72, NZL5 out on the bay for the first sail in San Francisco. 23/5/2013 -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ©   Click Here to view large photo


Also AC-related, the Regatta Director Iain Murray recently presented his own '2013 America’s Cup Regatta Director Recommendations' during a meeting of the four competing teams, ahead of the recommendations that are being put together by the Golden Gate Yacht Club's America’s Cup Review Committee. These include a move to lower the sailable wind range by ten knots (dropping from 33 to 23 as a max wind limit for a start), as well as the suggestion that the sailors are given enhanced safety kit, including PLBs and a better oxygen supply, should they get trapped below the water.

According to the latest reports, the teams seem content with this proposed move. 'The committee has done some remarkable work in only six days,' said ENTZ boss Grant Dalton. 'The details still have to be worked on but we see nothing that will adversely affect the event.'

Emirates Team New Zealand AC72, NZL5 sails under the Golden Gate bridge on her first sail in San Francisco. 23/5/2013 -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ©   Click Here to view large photo


Get the full AC34 scoop, inside this issue, and stay tuned to the website for more AC drama, as it unfurls.

Meanwhile, on the East Coast, Corinthian crews are preparing for the 68th-annual 186-mile Block Island Race, which takes the fleet from Stamford Yacht Club down the length of Long Island Sound, around Block Island and then back to Stamford. For many East Coast sailors, this race marks the official start to the 2013 distance-racing calendar and is a fantastic way to shake off the mental cobwebs that accumulate from shoveling too much snow and trimming too few spinnakers.

Racing commences on Friday evening, with the fastest boats expected back in Stamford on Saturday afternoon/evening.

2013 Delta Lloyd Regatta Day 3 - Nacra 17 action -  Thom Touw_©  


And in One Design circles, the Delta Lloyd Regatta is in full swing in Medemblik, Holland, where top international sailors have gathered for one of the biggest OD events of the year. As of this writing, American sailors are doing well in the Men’s and Women’s 470 classes, as well as the RS-X Women’s class. Racing continues through Saturday, so stay tuned for more news, as it breaks.

Blue fleet, race 4 - 2013 Finn World Masters -  Claire ADB and BFA  


Also inside, don’t miss the latest news from the Fin World Masters, the Sperry-Topsider/ICSA Women’s Semi-Final Championship and-for those with a penchant for racing on distant waters-the Tahiti Pearl Regatta.

May the four winds blow you safely home,


by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109789

12:34 AM Fri 24 May 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Newsletter Editorial US

Related News Stories:

30 Dec 2013  Santa, Rudolph, the Sydney Hobart Race and American holiday traditions
01 Jul 2013  AC34, BIRW and Clagett reports—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond
24 May 2013  Coast to coast sailing reports—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond
01 Apr 2013  AMA delivery and BVI and OD news—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond
28 Mar 2013  Dancing bears, AC and OD news—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond
17 Dec 2012  The other kind of airfoil—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
22 Aug 2012  ACWS delivers thrills and spills—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
04 Jul 2012  VOR: Groupama wins!—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
20 Jun 2012  Cupdate- Fifth Team antes up—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
01 Jun 2012  VOR: Walker wins Leg Seven—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
MORE STORIES ...






Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World



Springtime Greening: Boaters Tips for Earth Day by BoatUS Foundation/Sail-World Cruising,












British rescuers go for their own circumnavigation challenge by Derby Telegraph/Sail-World Cruising,


How sailors really do have a voice in the future of our oceans by Sandra Whitehouse, Sailors for the Sea,


Message-in-a-bottle record - 102 years by AFP/Sail-World Cruising,














Canadian solo sailor rescued north of Auckland by Sail-World Cruising round-up,
























Free online fuel spill course - how much do you know? by BoatUS Foundation/Sail-World Cruising,










Yacht of the Week: Kokomo III - and she could be yours
Life-shattering event sends 'rookie' couple sailing the world
Mysteries of the seas, happening right now - missing, sunk, foul play
Sail Norway and Russia this summer - your own boat, or charter
Sunshine4kids' 'Fleet of Hope' sets off again
3,200-year-old boat found in Croatian waters
Product of the Week: the LineGrabber
Mediterranean Mooring - How to moor stern-to to a dock or quay
Canadian storm bomb threat - sailors advised: get off the water!
Carbon monoxide poisoning - is it possible on YOUR boat?
Sailing family condemmed for taking 3-year-old on circumnavigation
New contract-free plan for satellite communicator on your smart phone
Yacht of the Week: The Dashew creation: no sails, but eco-friendly
No laughing! Sailing mistakes I don't want to make
Multihull Solutions Phuket 2014 Regatta - new sponsorship
Destination: From Moscow Sea to the White Sea
Land sailors of India on adventure across the Rann
Jet stream gets fish in hot water
Still no plans for e-Borders
A Paint App to (almost) replace your marine store assistant
Air warms but water slower - be careful, sailors, of hypothermia   
Volunteer Canadian rescue team homeless - any offers?   
Hilary Lister and Nashwa Al Kindi set a new trans-ocean record   
How to anchor and 'never utter a word'   
Non-pyrotechnic flares for my boat - Can I or can't I?   
Health benefits of sailing   
Cruising in the Maldives - some nuts and bolts   
ISAF Guide to Offshore Personal Safety for Racing and Cruising   
Halyard Tension - a video   
Winchrite - for lazy days or extra muscle-power   
Researcher examines 'current leaks' that may change the way you sail   
Paris off to attempt to circumnavigate the world again   
Need a tow from that helicopter? - watch the video and don't laugh   
Certain oil spill products shown to be ineffective and toxic + Video   
The Constrictor: a powerful 'Queen' of sailing knots!   
British leisure craft permitted to use red diesel in Belgian waters   
Boat painting - simple but best tips   
'It's never just one thing' - Swedish sailors rescued   
Cruising Club of America celebrates outstanding sailors of 2013   
Book of the Week: From the Galley of...   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  



















 
Our Advertisers are committed to our sport, please support them!
This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia Pty. Ltd and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.

Photographs are copyright by law. If you wish to use or buy a photograph you must contact the photographer directly (there is a hyperlink in most cases to their website, or do a Google search.) with your request.

Please do not contact Sail-World.com as we cannot give permission for use of other photographer’s images.

Only if the photographer named on the image is Sail-world.com, Powerboat-world.com, Marinebusiness-world.com or NZBoating-World.com.
Contact us .
Ph: +61 2 8006 1873 or complete our feedback form    Contact us .
   View our Privacy Policy.    [Go Home]     [  Banner Advertising Specification]    [Bot Archive ]

Customised news feeds -Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have their own customised version of our news feed on their website.
Look_here_to_see_examples

XL WAS CRU NH