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America's Cup: Wet 'n Wild on San Francisco Bay - AmCam Video By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 1:50 PM Wed 3 Jul 2013
Top videographer and photographer, John Navas, caught the action as the AC72's went through their paces on san Francisco Bay, last Friday. Wind was averaging 15kts and gusting 25kts ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team: Two Kiwi crews off to a fast start in Europe By Jodie Bakewell-White, 10:00 AM Wed 3 Jul 2013
New Zealand’s top Olympic skiff sailors and windsurfers are racing in their respective European Championship Regattas with competition getting underway in Arhus, Denmark and Brest, France overnight. At this early stage the best placed of the kiwis are Natalia Kosinska lying second in the Women’s RS:X European Championships in France, and Alex Maloney and Molly Meech in third overall at the end ...[more]

America's Cup: Luna Rossa takes tough line against Race Director By Luna Rossa Challenge 2013, 9:52 AM Wed 3 Jul 2013
Today the team Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 will file a protest before the International Jury of the 34th America’s Cup against the measures introduced by the Regatta Director on Friday 29th of June (Regatta Notices 185 and 189). Luna Rossa considers that, by issuing these documents, the Regatta Director has blatantly breached the rules governing the 34th America’s Cup and has exceeded his jurisdi ...[more]

Americas Cup: Italian skipper fires broadside on Luna Rossa base tour By Pierre Orphanidis, www.vsail.info, San Francisco, USA , 9:22 AM Wed 3 Jul 2013
Pierre Orphanidis of top European sailing website, www.vsail.info, is in San Francisco for the start of the 34th America's Cup Regatta. He filled this report of his tour of Italian Challenger Luna Rossa's base: Greetings from sunny and warm San Francisco, the venue of the 34th America’s Cup. Our coverage starts today with the media event Luna Rossa held at their base at noon. ...[more]

NZ Olympic 49er medalists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke at Europeans By Richard Burling, Tauranga , 10:49 PM Tue 2 Jul 2013
Peter Burling and Balir Tuke, Silver medalists at the 2012 Olympics in the Olympic Skiff (49er) report: We are currently in Aarhus, Denmark. With final preparations being completed we are ready to roll, competing in the 49er European Championships which start tomorrow 2nd July – our first international regatta since the 2012 Olympics. ...[more]

Classic yacht Waitangi's restoration is complete By Alan Sefton, 10:45 PM Tue 2 Jul 2013
The restoration of the classic Logan design Waitangi is complete and the sleek, black beauty of an iconic era in New Zealand sailing was ceremonially re-launched on Sunday. The four-month project has been carried out at Wayne Olsen’s Horizon Boats Ltd, in Silverdale, project-managed by Waitangi’s skipper, Larry Paul, and retired boat builder Max Carter, of the Classic Yacht Charitable Trust. ...[more]

Team Jolly report after their return from Europe and before the Worlds By Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, 9:46 PM Tue 2 Jul 2013
2012 Olympic Gold Medlalists, Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie report after the recent European tour - where they placed second in the European Womens 470 Champs: We are now back home in NZ for a few weeks before we head back over to France for our World Championships which will take place in La Rochelle from the fifth of August. Our first trip of the year went rather well overall, we had some great raci ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team: 49er crews line up in Denmark for the Europeans By Jodie Bakewell-White, 9:30 PM Tue 2 Jul 2013
The 2013 49er European Championships will get underway in Arhus, Denmark this week marking a return to the Olympic campaign trail for New Zealand’s Olympic Silver medallists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. Racing will take place over six days starting on Tuesday 2nd July in Arhus where organisers will trial an experimental format for racing. The European Championship Regatta includes both the men ...[more]

America's Cup: NZ Rigging drops the Big Boat's mast into cafe alley By Richard Gladwell, 7:20 AM Tue 2 Jul 2013
KZ-1, the Big Boat of the 1988 America's Cup fame is now on permanent display outside the Maritime Museum, and forms the predominant landmark on the Auckland waterfront. 18 years had lapsed, since the 1988 America's Cup Challenger had her rig checked fully, and the Maritime Museum turned to NZ Rigging to undertake the tricky task. Sail-World was on site for the first few hours of the operation ...[more]

America's Cup: Ted Hood dies at 86 By Sail-World, 6:33 PM Mon 1 Jul 2013
America's Cup Hall of Famer, Ted Hood, has died at the age of 86. Hood is perhaps best known worldwide as the man who founded Hood Sail makers, which during the 1960's and 1970's was the world's largest sail maker. In 1974, as skipper of the Sparkman & Stephens designed Courageous he won the America's Cup defeating Australia's Southern Cross, 4-0. Three years later he campaigned Independence ...[more]

America's Cup: Review Committee member - will commonsense prevail? By Jim Farmer QC, 12:45 PM Mon 1 Jul 2013
Jim Farmer QC is one of New Zealand's top amateur and offshore sailors, and a leading corporate lawyer. He participated in the Review Committee set up after the fatal incident involving Artemis Racing. Now that exercise is over, and he is Farmer set out his thoughts on his experiences over the past few weeks on the Georgia Racing website: ...[more]

America's Cup: Dean Barker claims new rudder regulations are unsafe By Dean Barker, San Francisco, USA , 6:16 AM Mon 1 Jul 2013
There is one week to go until Emirates Team New Zealand will line up for their first official race of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Writing on his blog on Kiwi Yachting Consultant, of which he is a substantial shareholder and director, skipper Dean Barker gives his views of the controversial rudder issues. ...[more]

America's Cup go-ahead but rules row continues over safety concerns By Stuart Alexander, 11:03 PM Sat 29 Jun 2013
With dispute still raging fiercely over late changes to design specifications, and with less than a week to go until the start of the America’s Cup summer of sailing, the United States Coast Guard’s necessary permit to race on San Francisco Bay has been issued. ...[more]

America's Cup: Coast Guard permit triggers Class Rule changes By Richard Gladwell, 12:22 PM Sat 29 Jun 2013
America's Cup organisers have announced that they have received a Permit for the conduct of the America's Cup Regatta, with just a week to run before the start of the event. As expected the Organisers have made several significant AC72 Class rule changes, several of them without the unanimous approval of all four teams, as required by the protocol governing the conduct of the 34th America's Cup ...[more]

America's Cup: Challengers on the Bay in 20kts of breeze - Video By John Navas, 7:24 AM Sat 29 Jun 2013
Another great piece of video from John Narras, from Thursday June 27, showing Emirates Team New Zealand, Luna Rossa in their AC72's and Artemis Racing practicing on two foiling AC45's. For Luna Rossa it was the first time on the water with new dagger boards. ...[more]

America's Cup: Peyron tells of fatal Artemis training capsize By Richard Gladwell, 12:20 AM Sat 29 Jun 2013
One of the world's top multihull sailors, Loick Peyron has spken in the New York Times on the what happened in the Artemis Racing capsize incident, in which a double Olympic medalist, Andrew Simpson, died. To date little has been spoken by the Swedish Challenger of Record, when their first AC72 pitchpoled, on the final run of its final sail before being decommissioned. ...[more]

America's Cup: Two Challengers haul Regatta Director in front of Jury By Richard Gladwell, 1:49 PM Fri 28 Jun 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand have confirmed that they will be lodging an Application with the International Jury concerning the actions of the Regatta Director, who they claim has exceeded his authority in implementing his Recommendations following the safety review. ...[more]

America's Cup: Foils - how they work and Luna Rossa's new toys By Genny Tulloch, 8:32 PM Thu 27 Jun 2013
AC UnCut's Genny Tulloch goes behind the scenes at Oracle Team USA's base on Pier 80 in San Francisco to have a chat with Designer Joseph Ozanne about the shapes of foiling. In the second video Genny Tulloch catches up with Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena to hear about the anticipated arrival of new daggerboards. ...[more]

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA complete first day of two boat testing By Oracle Team USA Media, 6:44 PM Thu 27 Jun 2013
Oracle Team USA completed a first full day of two-boat testing today in San Francisco. Both of the team’s AC72 racing yachts spent the morning running through various tests and boat set-ups as they maneuvered around the San Francisco Bay. ...[more]

America's Cup: First video of Oracle Team USA AC72's two boat testing By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 1:44 PM Thu 27 Jun 2013
Oracle Team USA sailed their two AC72's on San Francisco Bay today, in the start of a two week testing program. John Navas was bayside and captured the action. Longer video available later in the day. ...[more]

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