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America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 7

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Oracle Racing's newsletter for 25 April 2011 covering the latest entries and America's Cup World Series and more.



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Monday, April 25, 2011
ACEA/ACRM

Test event in Auckland set to ramp up

Source: AmericasCup.com // Apr. 25, 2011

A number of the America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM) and America’s Cup  Event Authority (ACEA) team members are now in New Zealand preparing for the test sessions including PRO John Craig (USA), On-Water Operations Director Harold Bennett (NZL) and Director of Umpiring Mike Martin (USA) from ACRM, and Director of Technology Stan Honey (USA) from ACEA.

As some of the team prepped onshore, others got a spin this weekend with China Team, who trained on the ACRM AC45 as they await delivery of their wing-sailed catamaran next week in Auckland. China Team will be among the crews participating in the AC45 Test Events there April 26-29 and May 2-6.

Mike Martin was among those who took his first AC45 spin on with the China Team on their first day out. Mike and his team will be looking at some new umpiring methods and use of new racing rules as part of the testing next week.

Daily reports from New Zealand will be posted to americascup.com, including athlete interviews, photos and videos. Have a question for an AC athlete? Just let us know!

Link to the article: Gearing up for the America’s Cup test events
Related stories: America’s Cup test periods kick off in Auckland
Photo: A crew discusses at dockside its plans for the day before setting out on the AC45 catamaran (AmericasCup.com).

34th AMERICA'S CUP

Welcome back, Kiwis

By ORACLE Racing Communications

The confirmation last week that Emirates Team New Zealand would return to contest the 34th America’s Cup brought back to the competition one of sailing’s most recognizable brand names.

Team New Zealand has been a player in every America’s Cup since 1995. And when we say player, we mean a force to be reckoned with.

Since 1995 there have been five matches for the America’s Cup and Team New Zealand has factored in four of them, winning twice. Also included in that count are two Louis Vuitton Cup victories in the Challenger Selection Series and, in 2000, the first successful defense of the America’s Cup outside of the U.S.

The team’s high success rate in America’s Cup Class sloops continued through the Louis Vuitton Trophy events, where they won three of the four official events as well as the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, the event that gave rise to the regattas.

In mid-March this year Team New Zealand said that it had paid the entry fee and secured an AC45 catamaran, but managing director Grant Dalton stopped short of public confirmation of the team’s full participation in San Francisco in the summer of 2013. With old sponsors Emirates, Toyota and Omega back aboard, Dalton welcomed support from new sponsor Nespresso and continuing support from the New Zealand government.

“We’re in a financial position that I know we can go forward, but the drive to find sponsors and financial assistance never ends,” said Dalton in Auckland last week.

The team, however, has been recruiting international talent since last October. Designers such as American Pete Melvin (creator of the AC72), his partner Gino Morrelli and Frenchman Luc Dubois (ex-Alinghi) bring extensive multihull design experience to the team.

Aussie Olympic medalist and multihull ace Glenn Ashby, ORACLE Racing’s coach during the 33rd America’s Cup, lends practical know-how to skipper Dean Barker, who’d never raced catamarans until last fall but earlier this year placed in the top five at the Australian A Class Nationals with the help of Ashby.

“In Glenn Ashby we’ve been lucky enough to employ a specialist multihull guy,” said Dalton. “He’s brought expertise in how hard to push, where’s the edge, when’s it going to tip over, trimming the wing … and just pushing. That’s a hugely important element that’s come into the team; we could not have replicated that from within. They don’t come much better than Glenn, as a person and a multihull sailor.”

Read the full story at: Dalton confirms: We’re in the Cup
Related stories: Government gives $36m for America’s Cup, Team New Zealand will race for America’s Cup, New Zealand confirms America’s Cup bid, Press conference photo gallery
Photo above: Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker (left), Richard Vaughan, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations – Worldwide, Emirates Team New Zealand Managing Director Grant Dalton, Bob Field, Chairman, Toyota New Zealand, and Kevin Shoebridge, COO, Emirates Team New Zealand (Chris Cameron/Emirates Team New Zealand).

 

China Team gets its wing

By Ivor Wilkins, AmericasCup.com // Apr. 22, 2011

As the ACEA and ACRM pre-season test events get underway this week one team expected to partake in the experimental racecourse is China Team.

The Cup returnees last week took possession of the wingsail for their AC45 catamaran and were busy learning how to apply the shrink wrap. The team also watched ORACLE Racing and Artemis Racing out training.

“These boats are pretty cool,” said China Team crewman Cheng Ying Kit. “The wingsail is new technology, which is exciting for us. The boats are really fast and look quite physical. I am looking forward to sailing them.”

Cheng Ying Kit started sailing in dinghies, progressed to 49er skiffs and then more recently has been sailing keelboats, primarily Farr 30s, 40s and TP52s. His multihull experience is with a Hobie 16, but he is looking forward to making the transition.

He was in Auckland with a multinational group of sailors including Australian legend Mitch Booth and his son Taylor Booth for initial trials and the start of a training program, which will see an increasing number of Chinese sailors brought on board. Mitch Booth is a two-time Olympic multihull medalist and 10-time world champion in Tornado, Hobie, A-Class and Formula 18 catamarans.

“At the moment we are starting to sail with a group of professional multihull sailors from the Extreme 40 circuit and the Olympics,” said Kit.

“We will start with a very strong team, which will teach us how to sail multihulls. First, though, we are getting our wing delivered and learning how to put it together and apply the film.

“It is important for us to learn how it all works because we will have to do all the maintenance. Our target is to have our boat ready for sailing [in the pre-season test event].”

Read the full article: China Team gets its wing
Photo: China Team took delivery of the wingsail for its AC45 catamaran last week in Auckland (AmericasCup.com).

ACOC

With America’s Cup, San Rafael woman steps into spotlight

By Will Jason, Marin Independent Journal // Apr. 24, 2011

In the final days before Christmas last year, San Francisco City Hall emptied out in typical fashion, but a handful of people stayed behind. They included then-Mayor Gavin Newsom, two high-level aides and Kyri McClellan, a San Rafael mother of two who worked in the mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

McClellan had been the mayor's point person in the bid to host the 34th America's Cup sailing race, and she was now facilitating last-minute negotiations in the face of a looming deadline on New Year's Day.

"The joke around my house was, 'we'll celebrate Christmas and New Year's next year,'" McClellan said.

On Dec. 31, race officials finally announced San Francisco would be the host, but that only marked the beginning of McClellan's work. For months, she had helped craft a complex scheme whereby an independent group would help cover the city's costs as host. Earlier this month, she became executive director of that very group, the San Francisco America's Cup Organizing Committee, charged with raising $32 million before the 2013 event. The money helps ensure the launch of the world's third-largest sporting event, projected to pump more than $1 billion into the Bay Area economy.

"It definitely is the culmination of a lot of different experiences with public service and primarily with City Hall," McClellan said of the new job. "It's also daunting and humbling, and I'm sort of catching the wave and riding it. I guess that's the way I'm approaching it. I'm holding on for dear life."

The new role represents a major step into the spotlight for McClellan, who has worked on some of San Francisco's largest public-private transactions in recent years but has remained mostly behind the scenes. Since 2004, she has helped to facilitate deals including the new California Institute for Regenerative Medicine stem cell research facility, the Transbay Terminal and the Treasure Island and Hunter's Point redevelopment projects.

"She was the one in the background, the one usually doing a lot of the work, the heavier lifting, and she kept a low profile all those years," said Newsom, now lieutenant governor. "She is perfectly positioned as the go-to person for the America's Cup."

Read the full article at: With America’s Cup, San Rafael woman steps into spotlight
Photo: Mark Buell (left), Stephanie Martin, Aaron and Kyri McClellan at a fundraiser for the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco (courtesy Tim Williamson).

 

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