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America's Cup: Cayard's Update - AC45 Training in Valencia
By Paul Cayard,
6:03 AM Mon 18 Jul 2011
Artemis Racing CEO, Paul Cayard, reports as the team works up in Valencia:
Our team has been training on our AC45 here in Valencia for a week now. I went out yesterday and joined them onboard in 18-22 knots of wind. It was quite a ride! 27 knots was the top speed of the day and 20-24 knots is normal downwind speed in those conditions. ...[more]
America's Cup: On the PR schmooze in San Francisco
7:39 PM Sun 17 Jul 2011
The America's Cup Defender, Oracle Racing, has been conducting a public awareness campaign in San Francisco.
The following two videos shows the sailors on Comcast’s SportsNet ...[more]
America's Cup: Team Korea makes first splash in Cascais
6:52 PM Sun 17 Jul 2011
Team Korea took to the water in Cascais, Portugal on Saturday morning for its first ever sail, marking another milestone for the first Korean America's Cup challenge.
The team are one of nine competing in the first round of the America's Cup World Series - a preliminary series of regattas staged as a prelude to the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco. ...[more]
Katie Spithill: Helming an AC45 and the Olympic Match Racing Decision
By Damian Devine, Newport ,
5:29 PM Sat 16 Jul 2011
Sail-World correspondent, Damien Devine recently interviewed former World 2 ranked match racer Katie Spithill. Katie is currently in Weymouth training with AST and RPAYC mates Nicky Souter and Jess Eastwell.
Katie Spithill recently did a trip to San Fran to catch up with brother James and check out the AC45’s, the new AC set up and was the first female to be lucky enough to helm an AC45. ...[more]
America's Cup partners with environmental sustainability program
8:39 AM Sat 16 Jul 2011
With the first event on the journey to the 2013 America’s Cup just over four weeks away, so too begins the Cup’s sustainability journey, a key component of the 34th America’s Cup legacy program. The America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) is partnering with global and local ocean conservation efforts to reach people around the world who have an affinity for our world’s oceans, and motivate them to ac ...[more]
America's Cup: Artemis Racing launch their AC45 yacht in Valencia
10:31 AM Fri 15 Jul 2011
Thursday wasn’t the first day the AC45 yacht of the 34th America’s Cup Challenger of Record was sailing here in Valencia but it was the first time the Swedish team opened its base and allowed media and guests to watch the entire procedure of the wing being mounted on the catamaran as well as the actual launch on the water. ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Camper completes testing and heads for Europe
8:07 PM Thu 14 Jul 2011
Boat testing for the Volvo 70, Camper, sailed by Emirates Team New Zealand, has ended.
After sailing 8,000 nautical miles in the last three months, Camper has been lifted out of the water and is being decommissioned before shipping to Europe later this month. ...[more]
All-star line-up to open America’s Cup World Series in Cascais
8:55 PM Wed 13 Jul 2011
Some of the best sailing teams in the world are coming to Cascais, Portugal in August for the opening event of the America’s Cup World Series. The America’s Cup World Series – Cascais will feature 10 boats, sailed by nine teams, representing eight countries. ...[more]
Dell to add computer power to Emirates Team New Zealand
By Warren Douglas, Auckland, New Zealand ,
8:28 PM Wed 13 Jul 2011
Dell has joined the Emirates Team New Zealand challenge for the 34th America’s Cup, adding significantly to the design team’s computer fire power.
Dell will supply the team with IT system design, hardware, system software and implementation.
The technology will help the design team’s programme for the AC72 catamarans that will race in San Francisco is 2013. ...[more]
America's Cup: Video of Emirates Team NZ sailing the SL33
1:45 PM Wed 13 Jul 2011
First video of Emirates Team NZ sailing the SL33 catamaran, which the team are using as a surrogate boat for the AC72. The SL33 is the largest size catamaran that can be used without breaking the Surrogate Rule, which is part of the Protocol for the 34th America's Cup, and is designed to prevent more well funded teams running extensive two-boat testing programs. ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ signs with Dell and launches new boat
By Richard Gladwell, Auckland. New Zealand ,
1:39 PM Wed 13 Jul 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand have announced a partnership with US based multinational, technology company Dell computers.
The team will be looking to make up one of the 'holes' in its 2007 America’s Cup campaign – which was in the area of applied technology, which by the estimate of CEO, Grant Dalton, cost the team about 10 seconds a leg in that event. ...[more]
America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 18 - Cascais Bound
By Oracle Racing Media,
8:59 PM Tue 12 Jul 2011
Oracle Racing's newsletter for 12 July 2011 covering the announcement of the latest team ...[more]
America's Cup: Warm-Up beginning for Cascais - Race formats announced
7:13 AM Sun 10 Jul 2011
Sailing fans will get a first look at teams entered for the 34th America's Cup as competitors begin arriving in Portugal next week ahead of the inaugural America’s Cup World Series competition in Cascais. The regatta is the opening event on the path to the next America’s Cup in 2013. ...[more]
America's Cup: Int Jury upholds basis of Challenger selection
By Richard Gladwell,
10:51 PM Thu 7 Jul 2011
Sail-World understands that the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup has upheld the position advanced by the Defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club, over the transition of the original Challenger of Record role to Sweden's KSSS. The full Jury decision can be read in this story ...[more]
America's Cup: Team Korea names top 49er sailor as skipper + Video
10:27 PM Wed 6 Jul 2011
Team Korea finally revealed their skipper and helmsman, a young man who has been one of the dominant forces in the light and fast 49’er dinghies over the past decade. Having focused mainly on the fast and light 49er ‘skiff’ type dinghy in his career, the 33 year old, married with a young child is a two time world champion in the class, multiple vice-world champion, two time European champion, and ...[more]
Extreme Sailing: Come from behind win for America's Cup team
10:19 AM Tue 5 Jul 2011
Dean Barker’s Emirates Team New Zealand clinched victory at Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in an epic showdown as the circuit made a very successful USA debut. As the country celebrated Independence Day, American Terry Hutchinson on board Artemis Racing went in to the final race with an 8 point lead after heading the leaderboard for most of the past 5 days ...[more]
Extreme 40's: Emirates Team NZ wants to improve on third at Boston
By Warren Douglas,
1:20 PM Sun 3 Jul 2011
Dean Barker and his crew are looking for a strong showing on the water tomorrow to set them up for the crucial last day of the Boston Extreme Sailing Series regatta. At the end of Day 3 Emirates Team New Zealand retained its third place on the overall standings with 158 points, one behind The Wave placed second. Artemis leads after 22 races with 169 points. ...[more]
America's Cup: Format announced for Louis Vuitton Cup
6:53 AM Sun 3 Jul 2011
Iain Murray, the Regatta Director for the 34th America's Cup, has issued the dates and format for the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America's Cup Challenger Series. To take place in 2013, the objective of the challenger series is to both build and identify the strongest possible challenger to meet the defender in the America's Cup Finals. ...[more]
Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 Boston wide open at halfway stage + Video
By Extreme Sailing Series,
3:45 AM Sun 3 Jul 2011
Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 - The ever changing conditions on the second day of racing in Boston, resulted in a game of snakes and ladders for many of the 11 Extreme 40 teams and leaves Act 4 wide open going into the halfway stage tomorrow. ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race - A wild ride for Camper
By Volvo Ocean Race,
9:26 PM Sat 2 Jul 2011
Chris Nicholson's team enjoyed a wild offshore testing trip. But is 'enjoy' really the word for Media Crew Member Hamish Hooper? He describes facing the 'constant wall of water' in his blog.
'Will Oxley’s forecast was for a nice sail testing out past Great Barrier Island and through the night to the north east of East Cape,' Hamish writes. ...[more]
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