sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 28 - From Plymouth

America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 28 - From Plymouth

'ORACLE Racing - ORACLE Racing AC45 Sea trials'    Gilles Martin-Raget/Oracle Racing.com ©    Click Here to view large photo

Oracle Racing's newsletter for 3 October 2011 covering events after Plymouth
If you have a problem seeing this message, click here
Monday, October 03, 2011
TEAM NEWS

Front row at Oracle OpenWorld

By ORACLE Racing Comms // Oct. 3, 2011

The America’s Cup trophy sits atop its Core Composite Builders’ carbon-fiber pedestal at the entrance to Moscone West convention center in downtown San Francisco. Inside, flying above visitors’ heads is the wingsail of an AC45. Alongside and capsized at an easy-to-view angle is an AC45 platform. Upstairs in Retail Row, PUMA has its clothing shop.

Yes, ORACLE Racing and the America’s Cup have a strong presence at Oracle OpenWorld 2011. The event is the world’s largest technology show, drawing more than 45,000 attendees for presentations, education, networking and, yesterday, for the bravura keynote opening address by CEO Larry Ellison.

Skipper Jimmy Spithill led a large group from the sailing, shore and support teams, given front row seats. There, they saw San Francisco Giants' owner and incoming CEO Larry Baer on stage with baseball's World Series trophy, which the Giants won last season for the first time since 1954, and to present Ellison with an honorary Giants' World Series championship ring.

Today, Golden Gate Yacht Club vice commodore Tom Ehman hosted the first of his Morning Shows for visitors, which also features the ORACLE Racing Simulator that has been such crowd-pleaser at America's Cup World Series events.

Conference attendee Aaron Lee was crowned first ever match race winner at Oracle Open World 2011. His prize? A team hat and Tee.

Link to article: Front row at Oracle OpenWorld
Follow Oracle OpenWorld at: Oracle OpenWorld

 

AC45 Road Test

By Kimball Livingston, SAIL // Sept. 2011

The joke was on me. I dosed myself with ibuprofen both the night before and the morning of, but my ride on AC45 #4 was the smoothest fast sail I have ever had: upwind at 16 knots, downwind at 29 – downwind in the sense that we arrived downwind of our starting point. The apparent wind was so far forward, I never once felt the breeze on the back of my neck.

In anticipation of World Series competition for the America’s Cup advance fleet – 45-foot one-design catamarans – ORACLE Racing trooped its two boats through San Francisco Bay this past June because, hey, everybody has to be some place, and if practice at home is good, practice at home in the venue of the next America’s Cup is ideal. Meanwhile, a lucky few civilians got rides in that booming seabreeze that is reason number one for racing the 34th America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay. I was one of the lucky few.

So there I was, two light fingers on the hiking stick, driving upwind at 16 knots, with Jimmy – “everyone wears helmets for a reason” – Spithill next to me, just in case I needed rescuing, and it was feeling effortless until Murray Jones, trimming the wing, advised, oh so politely, “It’s good to keep it at 16.” Um, right, the speedo was reading 15. I nudged her down, up came 17. Mr. Jones mentioned politely, “16 is good.” So I worked at it, and I could almost hold it, which says a lot about the boat and perhaps, the support of five well-practiced pros. Oh, did I mention the shriek of the apparent wind somewhere in the 30s?

Link to full article: AC45 Road Test
Photo: Below – Guilain Grenier/ORACLE Racing

 

34th AMERICA'S CUP

America’s Cup Uncovered Episode 10

The America's Cup World Series Plymouth is drawing to a close, we follow the conclusion of the Match Racing Championships with Team Korea and GB Olympic hopeful Tom Daley. We'll also uncover the jet ski umpires and go behind the scenes with Emirates Team New Zealand, as the Kiwis look to end their regatta on a high.

Watch the episode: America’s Cup Uncovered Episode 10

 

 

Calm, cool and collected

Source: America’s Cup website // Sept. 30, 2011

In yacht racing, professional sailors have always been able to project an image of being cool, calm and in control - even in a crisis.

But now, with the amount of on-board TV and audio pick-up on the AC45s, we can see for ourselves whether the image of the cool, calm and collected sailor is really true after all.

Surely the man who has never dropped a race in the America’s Cup, the most successful Cup skipper of all time - Russell Coutts - must be one cool cat on the race course.

Well, maybe he was on the old America’s Cup keelboats, but like many sailors finding their way in the high speed world of wing-masted multihulls, he has been heard to get over-excited at times.

His fellow skipper at ORACLE Racing, James Spithill, is also renowned for his gunslinger cool under pressure. Seen as the heir apparent to Coutts in the keelboat match racing world, Spithill then went on to win the last America’s Cup more than 30 feet above the water at the helm of BMW ORACLE Racing’s giant trimaran.

With a lot of training in Auckland earlier this year, the young Australian has proved himself one of the masters of AC45 racing, although it didn’t go all his own way in Plymouth.

Spithill was quite candid about the fact that he and his experienced team on ORACLE Racing Spithill were not their usual calm selves when they found themselves on the back foot in some of the fleet and match races in Plymouth Sound.

“I think our composure on board is something we've already addressed, but something we're very weak on at the moment is sailing a race from behind,” admits Spithill.

Link to full article: Calm, cool and collected
Photos: Above – Ricardo Pinto/www.americascup.com; Below – Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com

 

 

Website aimed at small business coming soon

By Eric Young, San Francisco Business Times // Sept. 27, 2011

San Francisco small businesses have been asking for months about how they can compete for America’s Cup work.

The city responded on Tuesday - by telling them they will have to wait a bit more.

Mayor Ed Lee said San Francisco and America’s Cup officials will set up a website that “will act as the focal point for event organizers to announce business and contracting opportunities and for businesses to engage.”

The site won’t be up until mid-October.

City officials said businesses will be able to register at the portal to showcase their products and services for consideration. The portal will also offer San Francisco-based businesses the opportunity to be highlighted as a local resource through a special designation on the site page.

People who want to work for the America’s Cup race organizers can use an existing website - http://www.americascup.com/opportunities - to look for job opportunities.

Link to article: America’s Cup website aimed at small business coming soon
Related article: Mayor Lee and ACEA announce plans to boost local business participation in event

ACWS

New venues, new challenges

Source: America’s Cup website // Sept. 28, 2011

While the teams are preparing for the next stop on the America's Cup World Series in San Diego, beginning November 12, the more farsighted are also thinking about what lays in story for 2012.

AC World Series venues Venice, Italy and Newport, Rhode Island will offer very different sailing challenges compared to what the teams have faced to date, according to veteran tactician John Kostecki.

The inaugural America’s Cup World Series 2011-2012 heads to Venice from May 12-20, 2012, before the final leg in Newport, Rhode Island, June 23-July 1.

The iconic city of Venice, Italy will host Cup style racing for the first time, while Newport, which has played host to some of the most legendary America’s Cup battles in the competition’s 160-year history, will welcome the event back for the first time since 1983.

Kostecki, an America’s Cup winner with ORACLE Racing in 2010 and now tactician on ORACLE Racing Spithill, has experience sailing in both spots.

“Venice is an incredible venue because we’ll be sailing right along the shore next to the historical city,” he says. “We’re going to see the new modern boats right in there so it’s pretty cool.

“There will likely be a little bit less wind and it is a pretty tight racecourse, quite similar to Plymouth in that it will be a short racetrack with many laps.

“So there will be more emphasis on boat handling and less emphasis on boat speed.

“Newport is a bit different again. It’s a natural amphitheatre with people lining both shorelines so it’s another fantastic venue.

“There is a lot of current running in and out of the bay so that’s going to be a very big factor. A lot can happen wind-wise, but most likely it will be a sea breeze at the time of year we will be racing so it should be a more consistent wind.”

Link to full article: New venues, new challenges
Photo: Guilain Grenier/ORACLE Racing

 

Naples authority to be announced today

Source: Il Mattino.it // Oct. 1, 2011

In Naples, Italy today the local ruling government was expected to present America’s Cup Naples, the organizing committee for the ACWS Naples. Naples is slated to host the America’s Cup World Series in April 2012 and an event in 2013 as well.

America’s Cup Naples will be responsible for marketing and planning of events to attract sponsors that will commit to both regattas. The ACWS was strongly supported locally by institutions and individuals in order to boost the city's image.

The immediate financial impact, or the hotel rooms and fans who flock Bagnoli, the seaside area of Naples where the event village will be hosted, is €38 million.

Link to article: Salpa «America's Cup Napoli» Lunedì nasce la nuova società
English version: America’s Cup Naples to be presented Monday
Related article: Naples to host two America’s Cup World Series events

 

Follow ORACLE Racing
Online at: www.oracleracing.com ¦ www.oracleracing.com/blog    




by Oracle Racing Media

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=89261

12:40 PM Tue 4 Oct 2011 GMT






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
2011-13 America's Cup World Series

Related News Stories:

09 Aug 2014  America's Cup: Former Artemis crew member says danger is being ignored
27 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle Team USA under stress
23 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ designers reveal AC72 secrets
22 May 2014  America's Cup: Artemis death verdict 'result of an human act'
10 May 2014  A year after the Artemis incident, the sailors tell of the pain
01 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ tech insights - Free lecture tonight
16 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced
14 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess
12 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report
10 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Two Kiwis escape hometown action in AC45 rules ruckus
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World

















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,
















































Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,


ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead   
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing   
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica   
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club   
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day   
AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3   
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here   
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier   
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race   
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target   


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