sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : America's Cup - Four splashed, one sailing
America's Cup - Four splashed, one sailing

'Oracle Team USA AC 72 capsizes during training in San Francisco Bay and is pushed out of the bay by the tide current'    Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA©    Click Here to view large photo

Welcome to Sail-World.com's third America's Cup Newsletter for the 34th America's Cup.

There have been developments and incidents aplenty over the past six weeks as the 34th America's Cup takes shape.

To date four teams have splashed boats, with Luna Rossa being the latest on Friday evening in Auckland. She is expected to sail mid-week.

Artemis Racing is not expected to be too far behind, with the Swedish team suffering another setback when their boat cracked under tow - an operator error.

Emirates Team NZ has had a relatively untroubled run, now almost halfway through her allocated 30 days days of sailing to January 31, 2013, and is foiling beautifully and steadily on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

Emirates Team New Zealand. AC72 testing on Day 14 -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ©   Click Here to view large photo

But it was Oracle Team USA who turned the 34th America's Cup on its ear with a spectacular capsize on October 16. History will tell if that date marks the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end for the Defender, with just ten months left until the start of the Match. On current projections they will not have a boat sailing for another three months or so, and will not have a two-boat campaign for some time after that.

In this edition of Sail-World's America's Cup newsletter we look at the issues facing Oracle. We're pretty confident they can get back on track, but the capsize happened at probably the worst possible time for them, and the question will be as to how much jump the other teams will have - if any.

Every team is well aware that they are just seconds away from being in Oracle's situation, and caution will be the catch-cry for a few months yet.

Launch of the new Luna Rossa AC72 wingsailed catamaran on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Auckland, New Zealand. -  Luna Rossa/Studio Borlenghi ©  

We're also carrying all the video and still images of what is the most spectacular capsize in sailing history, and certainly the most expensive.

The incident bought a close to the sailing stare-down from positions at opposite corners of the Pacific.

In San Francisco Oracle Racing, was playing catchup to Emirates Team NZ, with the US entry being on sailing Day 8 and the New Zealanders on Day 12. Had Oracle survived those conditions that afternoon, most would have reckoned she had caught up, but a rising breeze and King tide created a sea state that was probably unsurvivable as they finished their final run of the day and headed for home.

:
Artemis Racing AC72 Launch, 18 October 2012, Alameda, USA -  Sander van der Borch_- Artemis Racing ©   Click Here to view large photo

We also have images from the Luna Rossa launch - with the chrome hulled AC72 setting a new standard in elegance. But what would you expect from the Glamour Boys of the Class of 2013?

Plus, in this edition, Luna Rossa's Patron, Patrizio Bertelli and skipper Max Sirena give their take on the issues of the day in the 34th America's Cup.

We will be publishing further America's Cup newsletters, when there is sufficient content and/or on milestone occasions - we expect this to be once a month, until the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
Sail-World's America's Cup News Editor

Oracle Team USA before her capsize on October 16 -  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA©   Click Here to view large photo

Oracle Team USA Foiling on Day 4 -  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA©   Click Here to view large photo

San Francisco (USA,CA), Oracle Team USA AC72 training -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo


by .

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=103296

11:30 AM Mon 29 Oct 2012GMT


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

Click for further information on
Newsletter Editorial NZ

Related News Stories:

10 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics News - Day 12
09 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics News - Day 11
08 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics News - Day 10
07 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics News - Day 8
26 Sep 2008  Day 1 of Nations Cup Qualifier - AUS and NZL
26 Sep 2008  Editorial: Joining up the dots in the Cup Game
14 Jul 2008  Editorial:OneAustralia revisited
12 May 2008  Editorial: America's Cup date and ISAF Credibility
10 May 2008  Editorial: ISAF under the blow torch
26 Apr 2008  Editorial: Remarkable 470 result from Hyeres
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World











































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.   
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video   
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   


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