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America's Cup: Happy Birthday, Fish - Images of bygone daze
By Sail-World and Various Photographers,
6:57 PM Sat 20 Apr 2013
The doyen of America's Cup media, Bob Fisher, celebrates his birthday again today.
Here's a selection of images from Bob's Birthdays past (and many). ...[more]
Fisher's View: Poets in Naples - America's Cup WS - Race Day 2
By Bob Fisher, Naples, Italy ,
8:46 AM Sat 20 Apr 2013
Race Day 2 America's Cup World Series, Naples: First up was the quarter-final match for Luna Rossa – Swordfish in the hands of Francesco Bruni and Dean Barker in ETNZ. It promised much, and delivered. Barker forced Bruni over early and after the Italian had taken his penalty, ETNZ led by five seconds at the first mark and held that to the leeward gate. ...[more]
Fisher's View: Watching the breeze die.' - America's Cup WS - Day 3
By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA ,
7:32 AM Fri 19 Apr 2013
Day 3 America's Cup World Series, Naples: Winds in Naples Bay have a reputation for being notoriously fickle. One old salt once expressed this graphically by altering an age-old instruction to 'See Naples and watch the breeze die.' And it did, during the races with patches of no more than four knots and huge shifts of up to 40 degrees. ...[more]
America's Cup: Kiwi Cup vet receives emergency liver transplant in SFO
By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand ,
6:46 AM Fri 19 Apr 2013
A key member of Artemis Racing team and veteran of several America's Cup campaigns, David Brooke (NZL) has undergone an emergency liver transplant in a US hospital.
His father Don Brooke told Sail-World, from San Francisco, that 'David is indeed very ill, and our whole family is here in support. ' ...[more]
America's Cup: Elvis leaves the Building
By Richard Gladwell,
8:38 PM Thu 18 Apr 2013
Emirates Team NZ have folded up their tents and started the physical move to San Francisco, where they will be re-erected.
A report on the team's website says that the base and boats have been packed into 70 40ft containers ready for shipment to San Francisco. ...[more]
Fisher's View: Wished for a Lay Day - America's Cup WS, Naples - Day 2
By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA ,
7:04 AM Thu 18 Apr 2013
Day 2 America's Cup World Series, Naples: There was a time, back when Olympic classes regattas were week-long affairs with one race a day, that Wednesdays were always lay days. Some of the sailors in the ACWS final regatta might have wished it were still the case, but all nine boats were out all afternoon for practice racing, just as they had been the previous day. ...[more]
America's Cup: Riding the Beast - Artemis Racing trains on the Bay
By Sander van der Borsch,
8:10 PM Wed 17 Apr 2013
Top photographer, Sander van der Borsch, captured this gallery of images of Artemis Racing's AC72 performing spectacularly on San Francisco Bay, after being retro-fitted with foils, and relaunched in April.
The team's second AC72, now designed for foiling will be launched in late May. ...[more]
Fisher's View: A gift horse in need - America's Cup WS, Naples - Day 1
By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA ,
11:42 PM Tue 16 Apr 2013
Day 1 America's Cup World Series, Naples: Today’s media 'conference', for want of a better word, was a shining example of a gift horse in need. It was held in a building with bare walls and more echoes than enough – and the behavior of the 'media' not actually involved was appalling – they talked loudly and the photographers were among the worst. Interviewing a skipper was a painful operation. ...[more]
The America’s Cup: Adding up the scorecard for New Zealand Inc
By Grant Dalton,
7:57 PM Tue 16 Apr 2013
Emirates Team NZ leaves soon to begin the battle for the 34th America’s Cup, the team has attracted major sponsorship from offshore; top international brands that are happy to invest large sums of money and partner with a New Zealand sports team. Here Grant Dalton reflects on the 2013 challenge, the team’s achievements in getting where it is today and its place in the New Zealand marine industry. ...[more]
Artemis Racing AC72 video update
By Beau Outteridge, San Francisco ,
11:14 AM Tue 16 Apr 2013
After going through some modifications, the AC72 has been back out on the Bay training for this upcoming summer. Loïck Peyron talks about how these recent modifications have improved Boat 1. ...[more]
Youth America's Cup 2013 - Zhik announces sponsorship of The Force
By Vince Casalaina, ,
1:30 AM Tue 16 Apr 2013
The American Youth Sailing Force (The Force) is happy to announce that Zhik is now our official clothing sponsor. Zhik’s Pat Langley is very enthusiastic, 'The team has a great amount of energy and have proven to be winners not only on the water but also on land. ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race skipper wins the 2013 Harken Young 88 Nationals
By Mel Benton, RNZYS,
9:35 PM Sun 14 Apr 2013
Flash Gordon helmed by Volvo skipper Mike Sanderson and his crew have had a tough regatta but they have won the 2013 Harken Young 88 National Championships. Dangerzone was next on 40 points. ...[more]
America's Cup: Images of a revamped Artemis Racing in San Fran
10:02 PM Fri 12 Apr 2013
Images of the Swedish Challenger Artemis Racing as she works up on San Francisco after her refit ...[more]
America's Cup: Artemis Racing Update - Three months left to LVC
By Artemis Media,
7:55 PM Fri 12 Apr 2013
With only three months until the start of the Louis Vuitton Challenger Series, Artemis Racing has been busy training and preparing for racing, which begins in San Francisco on July 4th. The team spent the majority of March in the shed modifying our AC72 and turning a standard AC45 into a foiling AC45. ...[more]
Harken Young 88 Nationals attract top Pro-Am talent
By Mike Leyland, Auckland ,
3:55 PM Thu 11 Apr 2013
The calibre of the owner drivers in the 2013 Young 88 fleet is enough to put the heat on the most seasoned professionals. Members of Emirates Team New Zealand have entered several times and prevailed over the last few years but this year the cat is amongst the pigeons and their desire for a serious one design competition has been foiled by other commitments. ...[more]
America's Cup: Artemis Racing release video on AC45 foiling
6:55 AM Thu 11 Apr 2013
The Swedish America's Cup Challenger, Artemis Racing, have released a video showing their AC45 verysuccessfully foiling on san Francisco bay.
Features comment from Nathan Outteridge and Adam May. ...[more]
America's Cup WS: Ben Ainslie and J.P. Morgan BAR head to Naples
By Lucy Harwood, Ben Ainslie Racing,
8:51 PM Wed 10 Apr 2013
Naples marks the final event of the 2012-13 America’s Cup World Series season. With two events under their belt J.P. Morgan BAR sit in fourth place overall and will look to improve on their second place result from the last event in October 2012. ...[more]
Napier sailors are first females to win 420 National title
7:49 PM Wed 10 Apr 2013
Napier Sailing Club’s Olivia Mackay (17) and Abby Goodwin (15) are the first females to win the 420 National Championships which were held at the Takapuna Boating Club during the Easter weekend. At the 420 National Championships Olivia and Abby showed strong character to hold onto their lead in the light shifty offshore conditions on Day 4 securing the title by one point ahead of Taylor Burn and H ...[more]
Kiwi youth sailors win UK Youth Nationals in 29er + Video
By Jodie Bakewell-White, Auckland ,
4:30 PM Wed 10 Apr 2013
New Zealand’s Markus Sommerville and Jack Simpson have won the 29er division at the 2013 RYA Youth National Championships which wrapped up on April 5th in Largs, Scotland.
The victory bodes well for Markus and Jack, both Wakatere Boating Club sailors, who have been selected to represent New Zealand in the 29er at the 2013 ISAF Sailing Youth World Championships on in July in Cyprus ...[more]
America's Cup: Luna Rossa's Max Sirena reviews their time in Auckland
5:33 AM Wed 10 Apr 2013
Pierre Orphanidis of leading European sailing website vsail.info spoke with Luna Rossa skipper, Max Sirena, with the Italian team's AC72 yacht scheduled to arrive in San Francisco in a week and the sailing team preparing in Naples for the final America's Cup World Series event, Max Sirena gave us an update on the latest developments at Luna Rossa: ...[more]
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