sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 34th America's Cup: A Match of three weeks - Part 1 - Regaining time
34th America's Cup: A Match of three weeks - Part 1 - Regaining time

'Emirates Team NZ dukes it out with Oracle Team USA - 34th America’s Cup'    Carlo Borlenghi/Luna Rossa©    Click Here to view large photo

Six months after the conclusion of the 34th America's Cup, Kiwi fans in particular, struggle for the answers as to how Oracle Team USA were able to effect a big performance turnaround, without precedent in an America's Cup regatta. Sail-World's NZ and America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell gives his personal perspective and analysis in this three part-series.

Gladwell was on the water for the first eight races days of the Match, flying home on Race Day 8, September 18, which also proved to be the last day on which Emirates Team NZ won a race.


Oracle Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand at the end of Week 2 when Oracle were on their eight win roll -  Carlo Borlenghi-Luna Rossa©  

Few fans would disagree that the first week of the 34th America’s Cup belonged to Emirates Team New Zealand. The second week was about even, and the third and final week definitely belonged to Oracle Team USA.

Should we have been surprised at the eventual outcome? Before the start of the Match, most of the key indicators pointed to a Challenger victory.

Recent America’s Cups have been won by a team from the Defender or Challenger group - whichever is the better organized.

In 1983, the Australians had the New York Yacht Club on the back foot most of the regatta, over the wing keel issue. Four years later, the defending Australians were in disarray with an acrimonious selection series. The Challengers were strong and prevailed in Fremantle.

In 1992, the Challengers argued over spritgate. Bill Koch with America3 was well organized, and the Defenders won.

Three years later, again in San Diego, it was the Challengers who were on-song. The Defenders elected to have a three boat final, and after winning that Trial, USA’s Dennis Conner decided to switch boats. Again the better prepared, in this case the Challenger, won.

Australia II is covered by Liberty in Race 1 of the 1983 America’s Cup -  Maritime Productions LLC   Click Here to view large photo

In 2000 the Defenders had a good run-up in Auckland. Prada and America One had their best racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup. Prada emerged as the battle weary, rather than battle-hardened Challenger. The Italians were no match for the Russell Coutts led team on the New Zealand Defender.

It’s much the same pattern as we step through 2003 and 2007.

By rights the 34th Match should have belonged to the Challengers.

The San Francisco Match also broke the truism that five minutes after the start of the first race for an America’s Cup, the regatta winner would become clear. Just over five minutes into the first race, on September 7, 2013, the Defender trailed the Challenger by a little over 4 seconds. A few minutes later, at the end of the first beat (Leg 3) that margin had stretched to a massive 25 seconds.

On that historical basis, the America’s Cup should have gone back to New Zealand, but it didn't.

Oracle catches up lost time
Oracle Team USA came into the Match lacking the testing and development time that had been enjoyed by Emirates Team New Zealand.

Oracle Team USA AC 72 capsizes during training in San Francisco Bay costing a five month rebuild -  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA ©   Click Here to view large photo

After Oracle’s pitch-pole in October 2012, the US team lost five months rebuilding their boat and wingsail. The International Jury penalised them five days for spying inside the 200 metre zone in Auckland. That was followed by another couple of weeks lost in the aftermath of the Artemis break up. Then followed a further six weeks disruption with the AC45 boat tampering Hearings, and the loss of a key crew member just four days before the start of the regatta.

Fortuitously for the Defenders, the Challenger Selection Series, the Louis Vuitton Cup, failed to fire, and devolved into a circus similar to the farcical 1995 Defender Final.

Emirates Team NZ learned little from the Louis Vuitton Cup, other than the AC72’s didn’t go too far on a flat battery. They weren’t seriously pushed by the Italian Challenger Luna Rossa.

Artemis Racing’s America’s Cup regatta consisted of just four races in the Semi-Final of the Louis Vuitton Cup – a campaign which cost about $1million per minute of racing.

For the first time in 30 years, both Challenger and Defender teams went into the 34th America’s Cup underdone. The gravity of the US team’s situation was apparent early in the regatta.

For both teams there were massive learning and performance gains to be had during the America’s Cup Match itself. Oracle simply were able to use the time and opportunity to grab more marbles out of that bag, than Team New Zealand.

After the opening day, Emirates Team New Zealand was rightly confident that they had an edge, and just had to drive their advantage home. Their edge proved to be temporary.

In the end the America’s Cup, like all its predecessors, devolved into an exercise in time management. Oracle Team USA needed all the analysis, modification and training time they could get. Emirates Team NZ had to win the series in short order if they were to cut short the US team’s accelerating development program.

Oracle’s only way out of the America’s Cup hole, in which they found themselves after the first three days of racing, was to gain more time and try and close the performance deficit.

The Bold Call is made. Jimmy Spithill steps back aboard Oracle Team USA after the decision to call a time-out on Race 6 -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

The longest Cup
Fortunately for the US team, this was the longest America’s Cup ever held – with 19 races, in the contest to be the first to win nine points. That schedule gave them plenty of run way to work on performance improvement.

Oracle Team USA’s call for a Time Out after Race 5, was not a sign of throwing in the towel as many imagined in the media. Rather, it was a sign of strength and a realization that they had to put a circuit breaker across the Emirates Team NZ’s performance.

At that stage the score on the water was 4-1, and thanks to the points penalty imposed by the International Jury, Emirates Team NZ had a five point margin, after five races. The Kiwis needed just four more points, a score achievable in just two more race days.

One who had been down this same hole before, was the CEO of Oracle Team USA, Grant Simmer, who back in 1983, then aged 26 years old, had been the navigator of Australia II. Faced with being 3-1 down, the Australian mantra of just focusing on the next race, was applied again 30 years later in similar circumstances.

Olympic Games August 2012. Triple Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie with a crucial lead ahead of arch-rival Jonas Hoegh-Christensen to win a late Gold medal in the Finn class. -  http://www.ingridabery.com!©_Ingrid_Abery  

Four of the sailing crew aboard Oracle Team USA were Australians and had been suckled on the legend of the never-quit, Aussie-Battler, Australia II.

Being three – one (or in this case 4-1) down was just a starting point, for another Australian success story. Their brave words may have seemed a little hollow at the media conferences, but deep down history told them there was a spark of comeback.

Replacement tactician, Ben Ainslie, had also faced a similar situation in the final races of the 2012 Olympics, where he won his fourth Gold medal. Then, with a bit of luck and a brain explosion in the Medal race by the series leader, Ainslie was able to eke out his win.

The comeback culture and self-belief in adversity was in the DNA of the Defender, but they also needed a bit of luck.

Emirates Team NZ’s tactician Ray Davies at the Media Conference 'Luck beats skill every time' -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo
As Emirates Team NZ tactician, Ray Davies noted at a media conference mid-series. 'Luck’s a great thing. Luck beats skill every time.' His comment proved to be very prophetic.

He might have also recalled the quote, dating back to the Julius Caesar – 'Fortune favours the Bold'.

What Oracle needed was time to effect a turnaround, and a lot of luck – or have things to go their way, at crucial times, plus make some big calls.

Kiwis began on a dream run
Emirates Team NZ’s build up to the 34th America’s Cup could not really be faulted.

Compared to the other three teams, Emirates Team New Zealand made constant progress throughout their time in New Zealand.

They assembled a very strong design team early in the cycle, only missing out on one designer they wanted. That team was in place in good time, and included Pete Melvin and Gino Morrelli – top multihull designers, and architects of the AC72 rule.

Emirates Team NZ was also the first team to launch an AC72 in July 2012. They were the only team to use up all of their allowed 30 sailing days in the first phase of the program – as allowed by the Protocol.

And theirs were long days, unlike the other teams. They also pushed themselves hard in the high winds that were prevalent in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, coming home on the back of a tornado, on one sailing day.

There were no apparent breakdowns or failures – unlike the other teams. They were the only team not to break foils.

Emirates Team New Zealand fully lifted on her L-Foils and sailing on the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand - August 2012 -  Swan Images   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team New Zealand were the first to hydrofoil the AC72, proving that the concept was viable. In doing so they showed that their test platform of the two SL33’s had good crossover into the AC72’s – probably the only team to be able to run a proper development program from a small boat test platform.

Of their opposition, Artemis broke a wingsail early in the campaign and never really recovered. Additionally the Swedish team was the last to be able to foil, having to convert their AC72 from being a semi-foiler to a full foiler.

Oracle Team USA launched their AC72 much later than the Kiwis. It suffered badly from platform twist. As CEO Grant Simmer later commented, 'it was supposed to twist, but not that much'. In the end, Oracle’s twisty structure became pretty academic when the boat nosedived in extreme conditions. After the regatta, their first boat was said to be faster than the one their used to win the America’s Cup, but she was difficult to control.

Luna Rossa did not seriously challenge Emirates Team NZ in the Louis Vuitton Cup, weakening the Challenger effort -  Carlo Borlenghi-Luna Rossa©   Click Here to view large photo

Oracle Team USA turned that disaster into a positive by rebuilding Boat 1 to remove her more obvious shortcomings, and when re-launched she was closer to Boat 2, giving a reasonable two-boat training platform.

Luna Rossa, while intended as a race training partner for Emirates Team NZ, was late into the game, and never really caught up. Their racing program with Emirates Team NZ, which was so-often a target by opposing teams, never really eventuated with only a few, one-sided sessions being sailed. The upshot was that Emirates Team NZ went into the America’s Cup having never been seriously pushed on the race-track.

That is not what the Louis Vuitton Cup is supposed to be about.

34th America’s Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Finals Artemis Racing (SWE) -  ACEA - Photo Abner Kingman ©   Click Here to view large photo

The other Challenger, Artemis Racing, sailed just four races in the Louis Vuitton Cup and despite being the Challenger of Record, contributed little to strengthening the Challengers as a group, and trained with the Defenders.

Ashore Artemis Racing’s usual stance was to side with the Defender in many matters further undermining the position of the other two Challengers, and forcing a stalemate in most votes taken.

Kiwi success in the Jury Room
For the first time in 27 years of Cup competition, Emirates Team New Zealand had a good run in the protest room, winning some key points, most notably their case to have a Measurement Committee ruling reversed, in effect allowing the AC72’s to foil.

But as the start of the regatta neared Emirates Team NZ lost two crucial protests. The first was over a loophole that Oracle Team USA had worked in the Rules.

Under the Protocol, the Challengers were required to make their tracking and some other performance data public, including the actual data feeds, once the Challenger selection series, or Louis Vuitton Cup, started. The Protocol stated that the Defender would reciprocate.

But the Defenders elected not to call their racing a Defender Selection Series, labeling it in-house racing instead. The International Jury ruled in favour of the US team, who were able to get sailing time on the America’s Cup course, without having to reveal their sailing data, or be subject to full TV coverage. Oracle was also able to see helicopter video replays of the Challengers sailing – including crew choreography during maneuvers.

America’s Cup Final 5 Emirates Team New Zealand vs Oracle Team USA -  Carlo Borlenghi-Luna Rossa©   Click Here to view large photo

The TV helicopters afforded views that were not previously available under the Protocol’s Surveillance rules (which restricted Oracle from being closer than 200 metres to Team NZ and Luna Rossa). The degree of detail in the data feed coming off the boats was such the few in the media (for whom it was intended) could have analysed it. The data would have only been of interest to an opposing team, who could develop the required analysis software. Oracle’s data was not published in VirtualEye during their 'in-house racing', yet the Challenger’s was there for all to see in the Louis Vuitton Cup.

In short the data and video from the Challengers, and particularly Emirates Team NZ, gave the Defenders some basis for comparison with their own in-house data and video of their own boats, plus what they were able to see from on the water observations of the other teams. In playing the game of catch-up access to that sort of video and data would have been vital to any team – particularly if they did not have to share their data or video – preventing the Challenger identifying their opponent’s strengths and weaknesses.

Whether Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa revealed their full hand in the Louis Vuitton Cup is not known – possibly limiting the usefulness of performance data and video.

To be continued

Oracle Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 15 -  http://photo.americascup.com/!©_ACEA_-_Ricardo_Pinto  

Oracle Team USA on their way to win the third attempt at sailing Race 13, on day 10 of the 34th America’’s Cup -  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA ©   Click Here to view large photo


by Richard Gladwell


  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=120616

7:24 AM Tue 1 Apr 2014GMT


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

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup

Related News Stories:

08 Mar 2014  Fast foils-a conversation with Paul Bieker, part two
03 Mar 2014  America's Cup- Fast foils-a conversation with Paul Bieker, part I
19 Jan 2014  America's Cup: CNN Mainsail Down Under on the state of the Cup
16 Jan 2014  America's Cup: Jobson goes one on one with Jimmy Spithill (Part 5)
15 Jan 2014  America's Cup: Jobson goes one on one with Jimmy Spithill (Part 4)
14 Jan 2014  America's Cup: Jobson goes one on one with Jimmy Spithill (Part 3)
12 Jan 2014  America's Cup: Jobson One on One with Spithill (Part 2)
11 Jan 2014  America's Cup:Gary Jobson goes One on One with Jimmy Spithill
06 Jan 2014  America's Cup: Rod Davis - still looking for answers after Cup defeat
01 Jan 2014  America's Cup: Russell Coutts on the 34th and 35th America's Cups
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

At exactly 00:01 on the 29th January 2015, TeamVestas?' VO65 left VTE - Voltri Terminal Europa en route to Persico Marine in the foothills of the Italian Alps. The boat is now safely secured in a purpose-built facility near Bergamo, awaiting full assessment and the beginning of the repair process. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day 3 - There's a world of difference between skiing a long, smooth run and skiing on moguls. Today, forget the waves, it was the breeze on Biscayne Bay that was 'moguls.' Shift upon shift upon shift upon shift. ... [more]  

Ioannis Mitakis (GRE), the 2012 Finn European Champion, ruled the roost in Miami today with two emphatic race wins and moves up to third overall. Giles Scott (GBR) sailed his worst day so far, but still leads with a five point gap on Jake Lilley, and 12 points over Mitakis as the event reaches its half way stage. ... [more]  

EFG's Star Winter Series rules in Biscayne Bay by Connie Bischoff, Miami, FL
The third Star Winter Series presented by EFG (SWS) and hosted by Miami’s Biscayne Bay was a shining success. Not only have all five regattas had stronger participation than last year but the final one, the Mid Winters, grew 35% with 45% of the sailors international (CAN, SWE, BRA, UKR, ARG, ITA and GER). ... [more]  

The International DN Ice Yacht World and North American Championships are being held in Kingston, Ontario (right in front of our office). For the Kingston Yacht Club, we skated out to the middle of the lake, and put together a little highlight piece for them to remember the event by. ... [more]  

Doyle Sails had more success last weekend in the Auckland Optimist Championships, taking first and second overall in the 110 strong Open fleet. Six countries were represented in the event, and young sailors came the length of New Zealand to compete in the regatta that is a ranking event for World and International team selection. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 3 photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

Day 3 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella marked the midpoint of North America’s biggest Olympic and Paralympic classes regatta. With bright sunshine and fresh breeze in abundance, the world’s top athletes in 13 classes were treated to the conditions that exemplify why Miami is a preferred international sailing destination. ... [more]  

It was windshift upon windshift upon shift upon windshift on Day 3 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami sailed on Biscayne Bay Presented by Sunbrella, the premier regatta has attracted 599 boats and 768 sailors who were adjusting all day to one thing or another. If it wasn't the wind direction that was changing, it was the wind speed. ... [more]  

Following the success of the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series that concluded last week, the dates of next year’s event have been confirmed for 16-24 January 2016. With overseas competitors from 11 nations represented a large part of the 47-strong fleet overall at the 2015 event ... [more]  

Ben Ainslie Racing, the British Challenger for the 35th America's Cup, have shipped two foiling Nacra 20 catamarans to Bermuda and have become the first team to commence sailing operations at the Venue for the next Cup. The team conducted an initial training camp in Bermuda, last week. ... [more]  

North U kicked off its 2015 season of youth match racing clinics around the U.S. with a successful clinic hosted by the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club in Kemah, Texas on Galveston Bay near Houston. Forty high school and college sailors spent two-and-a-half days learning about match racing and training in Sonars on flat water and 6-12 knots of breeze. ... [more]  

A fantastic week of sunshine, warm weather, big breeze and competitive sailing is what sailors were treated to last week in Key West. Several Canadians left the bitter cold of the north to partake in the fun filled week and a few even brought home trophies. Here's a peek at the fun in the sun! ... [more]  

At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, if the Chamber of Commerce had stayed up all night working at it, they could not have served up a better day for racing. ... [more]  

On day 2 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, the rainstorms of yesterday vanished but the excellent wind conditions remained in place on Biscayne Bay. A more conventional day of racing saw US Sailing Team Sperry athletes finish the day in the top 10 in 5 Olympic classes and 2 Paralympic classes. ... [more]  

Bringing Dragon Sailors from around the world to Antigua. Harmony Hall Yacht Club, with the support of the Antigua Yacht Club Marina and the Inn at English Harbour, will host the second Annual Antigua Dragon Yacht Club Challenge with nine races scheduled to take place over five days in fantastic Caribbean conditions on identical Petticrow Dragons. ... [more]  

There are so many ways that the Dongfeng Race Team could have lost the chance to win the light-air marathon from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China. Leading from the first 24 hours to the finish, 23 and a half days later, 5,403 nautical miles sailed and eight different gulfs, oceans and seas, is not necessarily the most advisable way to try and take the spoils. ... [more]  

Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on Sydney harbour last Sunday and captured these images from Race 4 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championships ... [more]  

New Zealand short-handed sailor, Conrad Colman is on his second two handed round the world race, this time aboard the Spirit of Hungary with Nandor Fa sailing in the Barcelona Round the World Race: I had noticed a couple of chafing zones on the mainsail so I prepared some patches and the Dr. Sails flexible epoxy glue so we could drop the main quickly ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami- Photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - It may have been a day late for Australia Day, but on the second day at the Sailing World Cup Miami, the Australian Finn sailors were on a charge with some sparkling performances. Giles Scott (GBR) still leads after winning the opening race of the day, while Jake Lilley (AUS) won the second and moved up to second overall. Ed Wright (GBR) is in third. ... [more]  

2015 Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race is set to begin Friday, February 6. The 32nd edition of the venerable Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race will start in Port Everglades, Florida, and send its 12-boat fleet on a challenging 811 nautical mile course to Montego Bay, Jamaica. George Sakellaris’s (Framingham, Mass.) 72-foot Shockwave will be the largest boat competing, so it should be interesting to ... [more]  

VX One momentum is growing with ever larger fleets showing the pure fun and easy performance of this true thoroughbred one design. ... [more]  

Last Friday, former Oracle Team USA team member, Matthew Mitchell issued a media release stating that he has lodged a complaint with the International Sailing Federation over the actions of a fellow crew member, Simeon Tienpont, and inaction by the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup, in San Francisco. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: A warm and colorful welcome for Team SCA into Sanya by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, Auckland, NZ
The all-female crew, Team SCA, arrived to a warm and colorful welcome including fireworks, Chinese dragons, orchid garlands and traditional costumes into the city of Sanya on Hainan Island in southern China early Tuesday evening (local time). 'It was a really different leg. I wouldn’t say it was hard in terms of the physical side but it just had lots of things coming at all angles ... [more]  

Touch2Play had the great fortune of participating in what would be the largest yet gathering of J88’s to date. Quantum Key West Race Week would serve as a chance to see how boats lined up against one another in conditions that covered the full range. For this event we had Rob and Sandy Butler, Steve Leibel, Keven Piper, Coleen Walsh and myself, Larry Huibers. ... [more]  

As the Barcelona World Race leaders race to the Crozet Islands, once again their paths have diverged – Neutrogena around 200 miles to the south-west of first-placed Cheminées Poujoulat on the water, and gaining around 40 miles in the past 24 hours. ... [more]  

For the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will announce on Saturday (31 January) at 10:00 CET the final line-up of sports. ... [more]  

On a high octane first day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami on Monday (26 January) Giles Scott, Alison Young and the Paralympian Sonar trio of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas saw the best possible start to their 2015 sailing seasons with double race victories. ... [more]  

On the opening day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, it was sunny and bright. It was storming and raining sideways. It was sunny and bright. ... [more]  

On the opening day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, it was sunny and bright. It was storming and raining sideways. It was sunny and bright. ... [more]  

RC44 World Championship Leg 1 gets underway on 24th March until 29th March 2015. The RC 44 Class is unlike any 40 foot sailing yacht ever designed, and the reason for that is simple. She is a high performance one design yacht created for top level racing in international regattas. If one was to compare this concept to racing cars, then we would be talking about the F1, NASCAR or similar. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailing Team Day 1
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami -Finn class -testing conditions on Day 1
ISAF Olympic classes regatta Miami 2015 images by Ingrid Abery
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica wins first podium place in Sanya
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng scores historic victory for China
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng release first DroneCam video from Leg 3
Volvo Ocean Race: Chinese team set historic first with home port win
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives on time in Genoa + Video
America's Cup - Virgin considers backing Ben Ainslie, BAR
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Changes
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview
Barcelona World Race - A game of chase
Quantum Key West Race Week: Four GC32's make spectacular USA debut
Volvo Ocean Race – Frostad says Caudrelier proving them wrong *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Last day drag race to Sanya
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Tense onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Dongfeng Race Team pushing hard!
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Video - Delayed feed
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Countdown begins
Volvo Ocean Race: Donfeng set to create a piece of sailing history
Barcelona World Race - First of the iconic Great Capes has been passed   
Classic 18fters racing on Sydney Harbour   
Volvo Ocean Race - Can Dongfeng still hang on for a Sanya win??   
Stephanie Roble, 2014 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year   
Barcelona World Race - Taking advantage   
Oakcliff Awarded Joe Prosser Award at US Sailing NSPS 2015   
20 Nations head for 2015 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta   
Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 500 miles to go   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Fantastic finish   
Barcelona World Race: Weather beacons launched midrace   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 5   
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race – Gala prizegiving marks end of event   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 5 images by Ingrid Abery   
Volvo Ocean Race Leader - Dongfeng - the right place at the right time   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Notice Of Race online   
Volvo Ocean Race: Changes to Team Vestas Wind crew   
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Highlight video released   
America's Cup: Oracle crew mate lodges complaint against Tienpont   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 4 images by Ingrid Abery   
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailing Team preview   


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  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT