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Oracle Team USA picks two teams for 2013 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
By Lisa Ramsperger,
4:35 PM Thu 29 Nov 2012
Oracle Team has chosen USA’s Team America Racing and San Francisco’s America Youth Sailing Force to compete in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup starting on 1st September 2013. The two US-based racing teams will undergo nine months of intense training under the mentorship of Oracle Team USA, which will try to retain the America’s Cup from a bevy of challengers. ...[more]
America's Cup: Jury deflects Artemis claim over error on daggerboards
By Richard Gladwell,
9:04 PM Sun 25 Nov 2012
The Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, Artemis Racing, have lost an appeal to the International Jury over their earlier foil measurement decision.
On October 7, the International Jury ruled on an application from Emirates Team New Zealand, that the Measurement Committee had erred in their interpretation of a Class Rule governing the AC72 catamarans to be used in the America's Cup ...[more]
America's Cup: More to learn from the C-Class?
By Sail-World and Will Clark (Video),
10:36 PM Sat 24 Nov 2012
Much of the current America's Cup is borrowed from the C-Class, who ironically sailed for the Little America's Cup.
Since the 1960's the C-Class have been built to a restricted class rule, or near-'box' rule, like the AC72's. Renowned as one of the fastest boats on the planet, the 26ft C-Class have been the design hot-bed for catamarans, multihull and wingsail development for several decades. ...[more]
America's Cup: Luna Rossa skipper reflects on the opening days
By America's Cup.com,
9:54 PM Sat 24 Nov 2012
Luna Rossa Challenge skipper Max Sirena is embarking on his fourth America’s Cup challenge with the Italian syndicate. He joined the fledgling team in 2000 as a mid-bowman, but now has chosen every man on the team. Sirena took time out yesterday to review how the team has progressed after its late entry into the 34th America’s Cup. ...[more]
America's Cup: Artemis Racing crew report on Day 3 + Video
11:19 AM Thu 22 Nov 2012
America's Cup Challenger of Record, Artemis Racing have completed their third day of sailing in San Francisco and report on their progress so far. Winds started light but later in the day came in at 15kts - a great breeze to test the AC72 ...[more]
America's Cup: First AC72 Practice Race happens in Auckland + Video
4:31 PM Tue 20 Nov 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa went racing off Auckland this afternoon.
It was not so much a spectacle as an historic encounter as the two AC72 catamarans met on the water.
It was the first AC72 race – practice or otherwise – to take place. ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ blasting in the Gulf
By Chris Cameron,
9:29 PM Mon 19 Nov 2012
Emirates Team NZ was out sailing again in the Hauraki Gulf on Friday, ahead of an advancing front which hammered Auckland over the weekend.
Team photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to capture the action. ...[more]
America's Cup: Confessions of a Wingsail Trimmer - Glenn Ashby
8:09 PM Mon 19 Nov 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand wing trimmer Glenn Ashby recalls only one anxious moment while sailing the AC72. It was the time a squall hit them on Auckland Harbour just as they were about to round North Head.
'We had been in squalls before but never when we either had to tack the boat or commit to bearing away. We were in close to 30 knots true wind speed. ...[more]
America's Cup: Two AC72's sailing on the Hauraki Gulf
By Richard Gladwell,
3:29 PM Mon 19 Nov 2012
Another milestone in the 34th America's Cup occurred today, November 19,2012 with two AC72's sailing on the Hauraki Gulf for the first time.
For much of the session Luna Rossa confined herself to being well offshore, while Emirates Team NZ was much closer to the Takapuna shore.
Later Sail-World's camera caught Luna Rossa on her mooring at sunset ...[more]
America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 64 - AC72' s in San Fran and Auckland
7:15 AM Mon 19 Nov 2012
This week on America's Cup Discovered we talk all things AC72. We are onboard with Emirates Team New Zealand as their impressive preparations are making news headlines. We have an exclusive interview with Oracle Team USA's CEO Russell Coutts for an update after last months catastrophic capsize. We then catch up with Artemis Racing in advance of their first sail on their newly launched AC72. ...[more]
America's Cup: Volvo skipper gets first taste of foiling + Video
9:08 AM Sat 17 Nov 2012
Chris Nicholson, skipper of second place getter in the Volvo Ocean Race, Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand, had a big day out when he joined the America’s Cup sailing crew on the teams AC72 America's Cup Challenger. The video features some excellent extended footage of the yacht foiling. Later in the day ETNZ's AC72 hit speeds of 43.6kts ...[more]
America's Cup: Launch incident injures Luna Rossa shore crew member
7:37 AM Sat 17 Nov 2012
Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 shore team member, Fred Gastinet has been injured in a launching incident on Friday, November 16, just before midday. He suffered a compound fracture of the shinbone, requiring surgery. The top of the wingsail for the AC72 catamaran has been damaged. The incident terminated the planned sailing session, and is expected to cause some small delay in the team's workup program ...[more]
America's Cup: Sailing Ups and Downs in two Cities
11:06 PM Fri 16 Nov 2012
America's Cup Challengers are once again sailing out of two cities on opposite sites of the Pacific.
In San Francisco, Artemis Racing went sailing for the second day - with a little more breeze than on the first, and by all accounts had a good session. ...[more]
America's Cup: Artemis Racing sails for first time in San Fran + Video
By America's Cup.com,
9:48 PM Thu 15 Nov 2012
Artemis Racing's AC72 hit San Francisco Bay under sail on Tuesday for the first time, with the team training for over three hours in winds of 8-12 knots. It was a milestone moment for the team who has seen this inaugural test sail delayed first by a damaged wing sail and then by structural issues with the platform during load testing last month. Includes video ...[more]
Gladwell's Line: Riding shotgun on Emirates Team NZ's AC72 at 43.6kts
By Richard Gladwell,
3:22 PM Thu 15 Nov 2012
Sail-World.com's NZ and America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, spent three hours on Emirates Team NZ's AC72 for a training session on the Hauraki Gulf. Sailing in winds of up to 25kts the AC72 hit an amazing 43.6kts and didn't even feel like she was breaking into a sweat. He reports on Wednesday's race and test session. ...[more]
Fly Emirates Business Class to Europe and support NZ Optimist Coaching
8:08 PM Tue 13 Nov 2012
Emirates Airline and Emirates Team New Zealand are supporting New Zealand junior sailing by auctioning two Business Class return tickets from Auckland to any one of Emirates’ 33 European destinations.* These business class tickets are valued at NZ$17,000 and the auction will be live on Trade Me from 19 to 28 November 2012 ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ out of shed after turbo-charging
By Richard Gladwell,
2:52 PM Tue 13 Nov 2012
America's Cup Challenger, Emirates Team NZ's AC72, is out of the building shed in the Viaduct harbour and went for a brief test sail today, ahead of resuming her development program this week.
The enhancements to the AC72 have not been specified are are believed to include the addition of aerofoil fairings to the beams, and other enhancements. See video in this story ...[more]
America’s Cup World Series action returns to Naples in 2013
By Irene Corosu, ,
6:29 AM Tue 13 Nov 2012
Talented sailors will return to Naples, Italy from April 16-21 for the first America’s Cup World Series event of 2013. Naples originally hosted the AC World Series in April 2012, drawing over 500,000 spectators on site, with the racing on the water highlighted by a spectacular debut from the Italian Luna Rossa Challenge team, who won fleet racing and finished in second place in match racing. ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ AC72 gets ready for Round 2 of testing
2:55 PM Sun 11 Nov 2012
After a week in the shed for modifications, Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC72 is almost ready for another intensive round of tests and crew development.
With 16 of the 30 allowed AC72 sailing days used, the team now aims to make the most of the 14 days remaining. Skipper Dean Barker says there’s a lot to accomplish – and the 14 days will go very quickly ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ goes for the high jump
By Emiartes Team NZ,
3:13 PM Sat 10 Nov 2012
Join Emirates Team NZ's sailing crew as they upgrade their safety skills ahead of the second half of their AC72 testing program.
Safety onboard the AC72’s has always and will always be paramount. In the event of a capsize, people first, boat second. ...[more]
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