All stories for all Sail-World regional websites on the America's Cups and associated regattas from November 2008. Includes the current America's Cup World Series and the next Match, the 34th America's Cup.
America's Cup: AC45 back sailing with repaired wing
By America's Cup Media,
8:21 PM Sat 26 Feb 2011
Weekend boaters out on the water in force were thrilled to see the America’s Cup cat fly past – less than a week after it capsized in a freak wind gust in the Rangitoto Channel.
After the capsize, the damaged wing was taken to the Core Builders facility in Warkworth, north of Auckland, where a small team, including the America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM) team and members of the Artemis Racing ...
America's Cup: The Freo Files - Erle Williams on wintering over
By Sail-World Archives,
7:25 PM Fri 25 Feb 2011
Erle Williams is one of the hard men of New Zealand sailing. A chip off the old block. Erle was a watch captain aboard Whitbread line honours winner at the age of just 22years old. Less than four years later he was bowman aboard KZ-7 in the Louis Vuitton Cup. Here he tells how the Kiwis under the baton of Michael Fay and whip of Laurent Esquier and friends... ...
America's Cup: Iain Murray - big changes to umpiring likely + Video
By Richard Gladwell,
4:20 PM Thu 24 Feb 2011
Over the past two days, the Competitors in the 34th America's Cup have been attending a Competitors Forum in Auckland.
A lot of ground was covered in the sessions ranging from clarification of the measurement process and AC72 class rule; the direction of the AC45 one design class rule; the draft racing rules for the America's Cup, including an electronic umpiring system; dates and possibilities ...
America's Cup: The Freo Files - 'A bunch of Pommy lawyers'
By Sail-World Archive,
10:39 PM Wed 23 Feb 2011
Tom Blackaller's radical canard ruddered USA-61 made the final cut for the Semi-Finals of the 1986/87 Louis Vuitton Cup, but not before an acrimonious protest over using a replacement bow (canard) rudder. In this clip from the TVNZ coverage USA-61's Tom Blackaller announces the decision and can't hold back on a few verbal sideswipes at his adversaries. ...
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