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America's Cup- This week in the Cup No.6

by America's Cup Media on 28 Aug 2011
AC World Series - Cascais 2011 - Racing Day 1 ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget © http://photo.americascup.com/

America's Cup newsletter for 27 August 2011

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27/08/2011
Plymouth set-up advances

Plymouth, 26 August. Construction of the Race Village for the America's Cup World Series in Plymouth has started this week, with containers being unloaded and moved into place and bases beginning to take shape.

This week more than 100 containers were offloaded from the cargo ship and have been placed around the Race Village area. Team containers are in place so that team bases can be built, while over on the Hoe, all of the ACTV containers will be set up over the weekend and into next week. The sail loft and ACRM base are already up. Read more

America's Cup Uncovered - Episode 5

27 August. America's Cup Uncovered Episode 5 picks up at the first AC Match Race Championship, with Terry Hutchinson of Artemis Racing and Loick Peyron from Energy Team providing a behind-the-scenes view of the race in action.

Next, meet Green Comm Racing's "rockstar" Carrie Howe, the only female sailor in the America's Cup World Series. Watch it here

America's Cup Down Under

26 August. The America's Cup traveled down under this week to Australia and Hamilton Island Race Week. ORACLE Racing skipper James Spithill, and fellow Australian Iain Murray, the Regatta Director for AC34, were on hand to answer questions about the Cup. Tom Ehman, the Vice Commodore (AC) of the defending Golden Gate Yacht Club, led several panel discussions, to standing room only crowds, about the 'new look' America's Cup. Read more

Countdown to America’s Cup World Series San Diego

San Diego, 25 August. In under three months’ time, the America’s Cup World Series will land in San Diego for the U.S. debut of the new look America’s Cup. A new professional global circuit, the AC World Series features the sport’s best athletes competing on some of the most physically demanding boats in the world - the AC45 wing-sailed catamarans. Read more

Survival of the fittest

When your heart monitor tells you that you’ve gone over 100% of your maximum heart rate, something is wrong. Three times during a race this happened to Sean Clarkson while racing the Artemis AC45 in Cascais. Fortunately Clarkson was still breathing at the end of the race, but there’s no doubt he and his fellow AC45 team mates are working to the limits - and beyond - of their fitness. Read more

Arrival at Plymouth

23 August. The America's Cup World Series arrived in Plymouth on Tuesday when the cargo ship containing all the material from Cascais pulled up to its berth at the Millbay Docks. Now comes the hard part: unloading and building up the race village. Read more

Behind the scenes at ACTV - Mark Sheffield

23 August. America’s Cup TV made its debut at the inaugural America’s Cup World Series event in Cascais, Portugal. The goal was to leave fans on the edge of their seats with this thrilling ‘feel like you are on the AC45 hanging on for dear life’ technology. Read more

Photo: Ricardo Pinto

In the beginning

22 August. It was 160 years ago today, on August 22nd, 1851, when the yacht America triumphed over the pride of the British fleet in a race around the Isle of Wight, off England's south coast, winning the trophy that came to bear the yacht’s name.

Photo: Beken of Cowes/Louis Vuitton

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At 160 years old, the America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport. The America’s Cup has evolved into one of the world's leading sporting competitions – featuring the best sailors on the world’s fastest boats, the wing-sailed AC45 and AC72 catamarans. The new America's Cup World Series opened its inaugural season in August 2011 and continues with events around the world. In the summer of 2013, the 34th America's Cup begins with the Louis Vuitton Cup July 4-September 1, followed by the America's Cup Finals September 7-22.
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