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America's Cup - Greatest comeback in the history of sport?
By John Mangino, San Francisco ,
11:03 PM Fri 4 Oct 2013
America's Cup - The greatest sports comeback in the history of sports happened last week in San Francisco. Probably going widely unnoticed here seeing we really don't cover water sports and local sailing, something I believe should change ...[more]
America's Cup: Former PM Bob Hawke at Cup 30year reunion
3:15 PM Fri 4 Oct 2013
Former Australian PM Bob Hawke, was in fine form at a 30 year reunion of the Australian America's Cup victory in 1983.
He was on stage with skipper John Bertrand, and team principal, Alan Bond.
Here, courtesy of ABC is his contribution to the evening. ...[more]
America's Cup: Dean Barker reflects on the 34th America's Cup
9:06 AM Fri 4 Oct 2013
Emirates Team NZ skipper, Dean Barker, was interviewed for an hour on Radio Sport this morning on the 34th America's Cup.
In this full length audio and 11 minute video clip he discusses the campaign, the mistakes that were made, why Oracle Team USA ultimately prevailed and what it is like having Jimmy Spithill for a neighbour in Auckland's Herne Bay. ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ pleased to have Aussies on board
By Warren Douglas,
6:34 PM Wed 2 Oct 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand today welcomed the return of Australia to the America’s Cup. The Golden Gate Yacht club announced that it had accepted a challenge for the 35th America’s Cup from Queensland’s Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Includes 30 minute interview with Emirates Team NZ's Dean Barker.
Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker said it was great to have Australia back in the Cup. ...[more]
America’s Cup: Hamilton Island Yacht Club Challenger of Record
By Hamilton Island Yacht Club,
8:45 AM Tue 1 Oct 2013
Just five days after the 30th anniversary of Australia winning the America's Cup in 1983, Hamilton Island Yacht Club has been confirmed as the Challenger of Record for the 35th America's Cup. ...[more]
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - It's over
By Dean Barker, San Francisco, USA ,
6:48 AM Sun 29 Sep 2013
Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' website Emirates Team NZ skipper Dean Barker gives his view on the 34th America's Cup: This is not the entry I was ever hoping to have to write. But here we are the day after and it hurts. Yesterday's loss in the deciding race was a bitter pill to swallow. But the writing was on the wall the day before when Oracle sailed around us on the upwind leg ...[more]
America's Cup - Oracle Team USA defends barely
By Gary Jobson,
12:55 PM Sat 28 Sep 2013
Today's victory by Team Oracle USA concluded an America's Cup that will add quite a unique chapter to the long history of this regatta. ...[more]
Gladwell's Line: Kiwis bloodied but should be unbowed
By Richard Gladwell,
12:12 PM Sat 28 Sep 2013
Oracle Team USA did what most believed impossible – coming back from 8-1 down to winning 9-8 in a series that stretched to become the longest running series in Cup history.
This was also the second occasion on which the second Defender to win in a winner take all Match. Australia II won the third, tied encounter, and changed the face of the America’s Cup forever. ...[more]
America's Cup: September 27, 2013 Edition - Bloodied but unbowed
10:40 AM Sat 28 Sep 2013
America's Cup: Monsta's view of the key moments of the 34th Match
By Mark O'Brien, San Francisco, USA ,
9:20 PM Fri 27 Sep 2013
New Zealand based caricaturist, Mark O'Brien, has become a feature of the America's Cup since 2000.
He's in San Francisco for the 34th America's Cup - here's his gallery of the regatta so far. ...[more]
America's Cup quest ends for Emirates Team New Zealand
By Lou Newlands,
2:04 AM Fri 27 Sep 2013
Nestlé Nespresso S.A. is a proud sponsor of Emirates Team New Zealand and still stands proud of all the New Zealand team has achieved despite their defeat in the 34th America’s Cup Final yesterday (Wednesday, 25th September) on the waters of San Francisco Bay. ...[more]
America's Cup: Speculation on Oracle Team USA's foiling system
By Richard Gladwell,
9:10 PM Thu 26 Sep 2013
The following notes are circulating in Auckland media circles, as an explanation for Oracle Team USA's improved foiling performance, as time progressed in the 34th America's Cup.
This afternoon, an Oracle spokesman said that the team used the same set of foils through the regatta and that the 'special foil adjuster system, was there before the regatta started'. ...[more]
America's Cup: Images from the Final Day on San Francisco Bay
By Tracy St John,
8:45 PM Thu 26 Sep 2013
Tracy St John provided this gallery of images from the Final Day of the 34th America's Cup on San Francisco Bay. ...[more]
America's Cup: Images from San Francisco Bay - Final Race
By Kurt Molnar, San Francisco, USA ,
8:33 PM Thu 26 Sep 2013
Photographer Kurt Molnar was out on San Francisco Bay today and provided this gallery of images from the Final Day of the 34th America's Cup. ...[more]
America's Cup: Am-Cam Video of Race 19
By John Navas, San Francisco, USA ,
7:24 PM Thu 26 Sep 2013
Videographer and sailing analyst, John Navas, caught the final race of the 2013 America's Cup from his usual vantage point on the sea wall just along from the Golden Gate Yacht Club, off Marina Green. ...[more]
America's Cup: After the Media Conference - Jimmy Spithill - Video
By John Navas,
7:05 PM Thu 26 Sep 2013
Videographer John Navas caught the after match Media Conference, following the main Media Conference after the presentation of the America's Cup to Oracle Team USA.
He caught Jimmy Spithill, the winning skipper, being quizzed by the international media at the back of the Media Conference. ...[more]
America’s Cup: Oracle Team USA emerges victorious
By Oracle Team USA,
4:25 PM Thu 26 Sep 2013
At the 34th America’s Cup, completing what many thought an improbable comeback, Oracle Team USA won Race 19 to successfully defend the Cup on Wednesday in San Francisco. Skipper and helmsman Jimmy Spithill guided the team’s AC72 past Emirates Team New Zealand to win by 39 seconds and retain the America’s Cup trophy ...[more]
Oracle Team USA wins the 34th America's Cup photos by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi, ,
1:57 PM Thu 26 Sep 2013
Oracle Team USA wins the 34th America's Cup photos provided by Carlo Borlenghi ...[more]
America's Cup 34 - The Final Press Conference
1:18 PM Thu 26 Sep 2013
America's Cup - The final Press Conference - in two parts, the Challengers, then the Defenders.
Ray Davies, Dean Barker, Grant Dalton and Matteo Di Nora the team principal.
Tom Slingsby,Jimmy Spithill, Larry Ellison, Ben Ainslie ...[more]
AC34: Spithill and Oracle Team USA pull off the impossible!
By ., Seattle ,
12:31 PM Thu 26 Sep 2013
You simply can’t script a better drama: The protagonist (in this hemisphere at least) wrecks his boat less than a year ago, rebuilds both vessel and team only to find themselves in a DEEP scoreboard deficient (match-point, to be exact), only to rally with an unprecedented eight-bullet winning streak to successfully defend the oldest trophy in international sports. Yeah, right! ...[more]