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America's Cup - Extended racing hours to catch up first day's schedule America's Cup - Extended racing hours to catch up first day's schedule The strong winds forecast for the first day of racing in the 35th America's Cup have hit the Great Sound in Bermuda, but The strong winds forecast for the first day of racing in the 35th America's Cup have hit the Great Sound in Bermuda, but are less than predicted. But on all three locations monitored by Predictwind.com the wind strength is clearly outside the limits allowed for racing with out the need for the Regatta Director to exercise his discretion to take safety consideration into account. by Richard Gladwell Posted today at 3:43 pm America's Cup - Late rule change plugs 'Love-tap' redress gap America's Cup - Late rule change plugs 'Love-tap' redress gap A late rule change has been implemented in the 35th America's Cup to addressing situations involving damage and redress A late rule change has been implemented in the 35th America's Cup to addressing situations similar to the serious collision on the second day of last Practice Session between Emirates Team New Zealand and Land Rover BAR, which saw the Kiwi boat taken out of racing for a four day period. by Richard Gladwell Posted today at 3:40 pm Challenging winds test tacticians' savvy on Day 4 of Samui Regatta Challenging winds test tacticians' savvy on Day 4 of Samui Regatta Ahead of the game after just three days of racing, Race Officer Ross Chisholm sent all classes south on a coastal course As the fleet neared the bottom mark on their respective courses the 10 knots of breeze on the startline was forgotten as the the wind softened to a whisper. Early gains were narrowed, but as the breeze picked up again the competitors readied for their final runs to the line. by Samui Regatta Posted today at 1:31 pm Delta Lloyd Regatta – Medal race time for 470 and Laser Delta Lloyd Regatta – Medal race time for 470 and Laser The wind was a bit tricky but Laser and 470 were able to start as scheduled giving them some time before the medal races An exciting Friday saw the last of the races before the medal races are sailed. The wind was a bit tricky in the morning, but Laser and 470 were able to start their races as scheduled, giving them some time before the medal races to prepare. by Delta Lloyd Regatta Posted today at 6:36 pm Delta Lloyd Regatta - Badloe takes over lead from van Rijsselberghe Delta Lloyd Regatta - Badloe takes over lead from van Rijsselberghe Another day with light wind conditions at the Delta Lloyd Regatta. It’s the warmest regatta in years Another day with light wind conditions at the Delta Lloyd Regatta. It’s the warmest regatta in years and sailors have sailed every planned race, so the vibe is really good. Due to the light conditions today, there were some delays. The 49erFX sailors had time to relax in the sun, awaiting their first race. by Delta Lloyd Regatta Posted today at 3:24 am America's Cup - Opening Media Conference - Spithill once more on form America's Cup - Opening Media Conference - Spithill once more on form There was a change in faces but not in protagonists at the Opening Media Conference for the 35th America's Cup. There was a change in faces but not in protagonists at the Opening Media Conference for the 35th America's Cup. Those who were at the previous America's Cup in San Francisco will not forget the electric-charged tension as the skipper of the Defender was increasingly forced to defend an indefensible 1-8 win position. Then the tables turned as the Oracle Team USA skipper taunted the Kiwis by Richard Gladwell Posted today at 2:59 am Oracle Team USA's quest for a 'three-peat' begins on Saturday Oracle Team USA's quest for a 'three-peat' begins on Saturday Oracle Team USA scheduled to open its title defence with race against Groupama Team in LV America’s Cup Qualifiers The two-time defending champion of the America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA, scheduled to open its title defence with a race against Groupama Team France in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on Friday, will now need to wait a further day. by Oracle Team USA Posted today at 2:56 am America's Cup - Images from the final Practice Day on the Great Sound America's Cup - Images from the final Practice Day on the Great Sound Several of the America's Cup teams had a last work out on the Great Sound, Bermuda today. Several of the America's Cup teams had a last work out on the Great Sound, Bermuda today. Originally Practice Racing was scheduled with all teams being required to participate. However in the fresh conditions close to the limit allowed for racing, participation was made voluntary, and three teams headed out onto the Great Sound. by Richard Gladwell Posted on 25 May America's Cup - Day 1 postponed due to strong wind forecast America's Cup - Day 1 postponed due to strong wind forecast Strong wind forecast forces cancellation of first day of racing in the 35th America's Cup The America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA), and America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM), have announced that the strong winds in Bermuda have meant that Day 1 of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and the Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup have had to be postponed. by America's Cup.com Posted on 25 May America's Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand ready to race America's Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand ready to race Emirates Team New Zealand will begin their fight for redemption from San Francisco tomorrow Emirates Team New Zealand will begin their fight for redemption from San Francisco tomorrow when racing kicks off with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers in Bermuda. After 4 long years of reflection, rebuild and refocus the team is excited by the challenge ahead. by Hamish Hooper Posted on 25 May America's Cup - Livestream of Media Conference in Bermuda America's Cup - Livestream of Media Conference in Bermuda The pre-series Media Conference for the 35th America's Cup was held at noon at the America's Cup Village The pre-series Media Conference for the 35th America's Cup was held at noon at the America's Cup Village in the Royal Dockyard. The conference was your typical pre-series conference with everyone avoiding controversy, with the occasional jibe from Oracle Team USA's Jimmy Spithill at the Kiwi media and Emirates Team New Zealand. by Richard Gladwell Posted on 25 May Argentario Sailing Week and Panerai Classic Challenge – 4 weeks to go Argentario Sailing Week and Panerai Classic Challenge – 4 weeks to go In 2017, yachts will be racing for one day more than compared to past editions, for a total of four days. In 2017, yachts will be racing for one day more than compared to past editions, for a total of four days. A novelty that will allow crews to enjoy the hospitality of the Argentario and Porto Santo Stefano to the fullest and offer sailing enthusiasts the opportunity of retracing 115 years of sailing history while strolling down the docks. by Tessa Wiechmann Posted on 25 May America's Cup - Oracle Team USA's Grant Simmer on 'Teams' America's Cup - Oracle Team USA's Grant Simmer on 'Teams' Grant Simmer (AUS) is probably the most experienced America's Cup sailor and team member in Bermuda Grant Simmer (AUS) is probably the most experienced America's Cup sailor and team member in Bermuda for the 35th America's Cup. His long career started in 1983 when he was navigator aboard Australia II, he won again in a team management role in Alinghi (SUI) and joined Oracle Team USA just after the team nosedived and all but destroyed their first AC72 in October 2012. by Richard Gladwell and Oracle Team USA Posted on 25 May Setsail Back Sea Int Regatta – Two intense days of competition Setsail Back Sea Int Regatta – Two intense days of competition Excellent wind conditions powered three inshore races demanding both sailing skills and the challenging offshore race. Excellent wind conditions, 10-25 knots, powered the three inshore races demanding both strategy and sailing skills and the challenging offshore race. by Icarus Sports Posted on 25 May RORC Myth of Malham Race – Rambler 88 joins 140 yacht fleet RORC Myth of Malham Race – Rambler 88 joins 140 yacht fleet In essence the first 130 miles of the race mirrors the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race. In essence the first 130 miles of the race mirrors the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race, with tactical and strategic decisions to be made along the tidal headlands of the south coast of England. by Louay Habib Posted on 25 May Ludde Ingvall’s European tour with super maxi CQS Ludde Ingvall’s European tour with super maxi CQS While in the Finnish capital, where the skipper grew up, CQS will contest the Alandia Surrsaari Race. While in the Finnish capital, where the skipper grew up, CQS will contest the Alandia Surrsaari Race. by John Roberson / CQS Racing Posted on 25 May Biggest Round-the-World Ocean Race returns to Fremantle Biggest Round-the-World Ocean Race returns to Fremantle The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has today announced it will return to Fremantle, Western Australia The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has today announced it will return to Fremantle, Western Australia, during the eleventh edition of the world’s biggest round-the-world ocean race. by Morgan Kasmarik Posted on 25 May 35th America’s Cup - Opening day weather forecast 35th America’s Cup - Opening day weather forecast The America’s Cup Village is ready, excitement is building for the eagerly anticipated start of the 35th America’s Cup. The America’s Cup Village is ready, the teams are prepared and excitement is building for the eagerly anticipated start of the 35th America’s Cup. The weather has been excellent this week, and is forecast to remain good on Saturday (27th May) and next week, however the current forecast for Friday 26th May is showing wind levels gusting above 30 knots in the afternoon. by America's Cup Posted on 25 May Tricky winds and new leaders in the second day of Delta Lloyd Regatta Tricky winds and new leaders in the second day of Delta Lloyd Regatta The day started with a delay, and only once the Laser Radial had set off at noon, could the racing start. There were tricky winds for the sailors and the race committee. The day started with a delay, and only once the Laser Radial had set off at noon, could the racing start. Due to the shifting winds, a lot of overall results have changed since the first day. The race committees had a long day on the water, however, they still managed to finish all planned races. by Delta Lloyd Regatta Posted on 25 May Bermuda Soundings - Only two more sleeps 'til Christmas - or three? Bermuda Soundings - Only two more sleeps 'til Christmas - or three? This is the first of what will hopefully become a log of on and off the water happenings from Bermuda This is the first of what will hopefully become a log of on and off the water happenings which don't normally make the regular racing news, from the 35th America's Cup stage on the Great Sound, Bermuda. In just two more sleeps it will be the equivalent of Christmas Day for America's Cup fans around the world. Except this Christmas has been four years in the building. by Richard Gladwell Posted on 24 May
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