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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ starts sailing their two boat program *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 5:44 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 , 3:34 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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Fisher's View: San Francisco is perfect for the America’s Cup *Feature By Bob Fisher, 11:01 AM 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, 10:42 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, 2:57 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: Reduced line-up revealed for 34th America's Cup *Feature By America's Cup Media, 6:02 PM Wed 15 Jun 2011 GMT
Teams representing China, France (with two teams), Italy, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Sweden and USA made their first appearance together in the host city of the 2013 America’s Cup at a press conference where organizers introduced the line-up. The ninth team will be announced at a press conference on June 23rd in Europe. ...
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America's Cup: Eight teams announced in San Francisco for 34th Match *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 5:06 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, 10:33 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 , 6:52 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 , 11:30 PM Sun 12 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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America's Cup: Images of San Francisco - Oracle Racing on the Bay *Feature By Guilain Grenier, 9:02 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, 7:47 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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Skandia Sail for Gold: Kiwis at Weymouth - Image Gallery *Feature By onEdition, 7:25 AM Sat 11 Jun 2011 GMT
NZL Sailing Team has crews in every class at the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth. Currently the team lies third overall in the country points standings - with only Great Britain and France ahead. Several other sailors are competing as individual entries. ...
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America's Cup: Close call for Oracle Racing on San Francisco Bay *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:18 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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America's Cup: Oracle Racing on San Francisco Bay - First Images! *Feature By Erik Simonson, 11:23 PM Thu 9 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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TeamVodafoneSailing snatches Auckland-Fiji race win in last miles *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:45 AM Thu 9 Jun 2011 GMT
TeamVodafoneSailing has snatched a narrow win in the Auckland-MusketCover, Fiji race after a chase-down of Volvo Ocean Race entry, Camper sailed by Emirates Team NZ over the last 36 hours of the race. The ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing, crossed the finish line off Musket Cover just before 7.30pm, Thursday evening. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing to continue AC45 racing in San Francisco *Feature By Sail-World, 8:28 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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Nexus Marine AB of Sweden announce partnership with Salona Yachts *Feature By .., 10:29 PM Wed 8 Jun 2011 GMT
Nexus Marine AB of Sweden announce partnership with Salona Yachts from Croatia, one of Europe’s most prestigious builders of sailing yachts. The partnership will begin with the brand new Salona 38, which will be launched in June 2011 and then extend to the whole of the Salona range including the new flagship Salona 60 designed by Jason Ker. ...
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Skandia Sail for Gold: Kiwi SKUD 18 Team Report from first three days *Feature By Tim Dempsey, Weymouth , 10:01 PM Wed 8 Jun 2011 GMT
We felt confident in the conditions, and after ‘a bit of mayhem on the start line’, we positioned ourselves in a clear spot, with an established plan. Being heavy winds we knew we had to make better use of the kicker, and keep the boat moving fast through the gusts. ...
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Musto Etchells Australasian defending Champion beaten by the clock *Feature By Musto Etchells Australiasian Winters media, 9:59 PM Wed 8 Jun 2011 GMT
New Zealand’s Alistair Gair has confirmed overnight that he will not be defending his 2010 Musto Australasian Etchells Winter Championship title this week in Mooloolaba. In a late night call Gair detailed the final stages of a drama that has been unfolding all week. ...
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Auckland-Fiji Race: Line honours depends on speed lift by TVS *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:40 PM Wed 8 Jun 2011 GMT
Simon Hull's ORMA60, TeamVodafoneSailing has wound up to warp speed for the final day of the Auckland-Musket Cove, Fiji race. Her task is to try and run down the Volvo Ocean Race entry, Camper, sailed by Emirates Team NZ. ...
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Auckland-Fiji Race: TeamVodafoneSailing has Camper in her headlights *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:39 AM Wed 8 Jun 2011 GMT
Simon Hull's ORMA60, TeamVodafoneSailing has wound up to warp speed for the final day of the Auckland-Musket Cove, Fiji race. Her task is to try and run down the Volvo Ocean Race entry, Camper, sailed by Emirates Team NZ. ...
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Fun and Sun for Europe Dinghies in Napier *Feature By Antje Muller, Napier Sailing Club , 8:53 AM Wed 8 Jun 2011 GMT
Plenty of wind was promised for the Brass Monkey regatta. This year the Europe Dinghies started in a separate fleet. On Saturday, the six Europes went out together with a fleet of about 20 OK Dinghies and 5 Paper Tigers for a 10.30am start. The wind was light going out but came up to about 12-15 knots - still short of the predicted stong winds. ...
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Auckland-Musket Cove, Fiji race expected to go down to the wire *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:29 PM Tue 7 Jun 2011 GMT
Latest projections have the Volvo 70, Camper, sailed by Emirates team New Zealand and the ORMA60 trimaran, TeamVodafoneSailing literally finishing within and hour of each other tomorrow evening in Musket Cove, Fiji. ...
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NZL Sailing Team: Tobin leads Windsurfers in Weymouth after Day 2 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 6:25 PM Tue 7 Jun 2011 GMT
The Battle of the Boardsailors continued in the fresh 20kt winds off the 2012 Olympic venue in Weymouth overnight, with JP Tobin going head to head with 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Tom Ashley. Both are vying for a spot in the 2012 Olympics, and more immediately the 2011 Pre-Olympics to be sailed at the venue in the first two weeks of August. ...
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