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America's Cup: One year on for Luna Rossa By Luna Rossa, 7:49 PM Wed 19 Dec 2012
On January 7, 2012, the first of the two AC 45 Luna Rossa catamarans was launched in Auckland, after rushing against time to put the yacht together and be ready to start training with Emirates Team New Zealand. 'It feels like yesterday, but it’s almost one year!' says Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa Challenge, as he gets off the yacht after a training session at sea. ...[more]


America's Cup: Back to Foiling School in the SL33's + Video By Sail-World, 5:38 PM Wed 19 Dec 2012
One of the low-profile aspects of Emirates Team NZ's America's Cup development program has been the two SL33's run by the design and sailing teams, as test boats. The small catamaran fits just millimeters inside the allowed maximum length prescribed in the Protocol governing the 34th America's Cup, to restrict the use of 'surrogate' boats, or near full size test platforms for the AC72 class. ...[more]


America's Cup: Old photo evokes design assistance claims By Richard Gladwell, 8:36 PM Fri 14 Dec 2012
The off the water pressure in the 34th America's Cup, clicked up a few notches today with an attack on the Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa co-operation agreement. The text, published on a major US sailing website, and elsewhere on the interweb, ran under photo of Emirates Team NZ's Wing Design Coordinator, Steve Wilson, pictured on board Luna Rossa's AC72 ...[more]


America's Cup: End of the sailing road for the first AC72 By Warren Douglas, 3:42 PM Fri 14 Dec 2012
On Thursday the Emirates Team NZ shore crew began to decommission the yacht while the team concentrates on finishing Boat 2. Winch drums and some hardware will be removed from the yacht and fitted to Boat 2. Boat 1 will be refitted in the near future and held in reserve, to be commissioned quickly in the event it’s needed. ...[more]


America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ design chief looks to the second AC72 By Richard Gladwell, 10:34 PM Thu 13 Dec 2012
Emirates Team NZ's Technical Director, Nick Holroyd outlines the changes he expects to be made to the team's second AC72, on Day 30, as New Zealand is decommissioned and packed away. Reading between the comments in this video interview with is reasonably plain that New Zealand, the team's first AC72 was always something of a sailing science experiment and the next will be a reliable race boat. ...[more]


America's Cup: Artemis Racing sailing on Day 8 By Erik Simonson, www.pressure-drop.us, 7:09 PM Thu 13 Dec 2012
Artemis Racing returned to training again on SF Bay after nearely another week between sessions. They theoretically have 22 days remaining, for 2012 but with weather and holidays in the mix it is mathematically difficult to get their full 30 days in before January 31, 2013. ...[more]


America’s Cup 2013 – VIP tickets available for U.S Sailing members By Jake Fish, San Francisco, California , 2:42 PM Thu 13 Dec 2012
The America’s Cup, the most coveted sailing event in the world, will be sharing its prestige with U.S Sailing members by providing them with exclusive access to avail of VIP hospitality tickets to a number of America’s Cup events, including the Louis Vuitton Cup, Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, America’s Cup Challenger, and the 2013 America’s Cup finals. ...[more]


America's Cup: Grant Dalton on hitting the big zero - Video interview By Richard Gladwell, 5:32 AM Thu 13 Dec 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand have become the first, and probably only team that will use its allocated 30 days for the first phase of sailing AC72's. According to the virtual Official Noticeboard for the 34th America's Cup, the team has a zero alongside its name in terms of sailing days left. Many pundits see that as a measure of the current state of play in the 34th America's Cup. But is it? ...[more]


America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ galloping across the Gulf By Chris Cameron, 10:54 PM Sat 8 Dec 2012
More images from America's Cup Challenger, Emirates Team NZ's sailing on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf, in winds that the teams put at round 26-28kts, and with a respectable sea state. A tornado hit Auckland while the AC72's of Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa were out training. They were able to avoid the worst of it on the Gulf, but even so took the opportunity to clock speeds in excess of 40kts. ...[more]


America's Cup: AC72's caught on the edge of tornado + Video By Richard Gladwell, 3:54 PM Fri 7 Dec 2012
Auckland was hit by a tornado yesterday (Thursday) with devastating damage and the loss of three lives. Both America's Cup Challengers were out training in the Hauraki Gulf at the time and were on the fringes of the violent weather system. Winds just west of the team's bases were recorded at 50kts gusting 60kts for a brief period, further down the harbour it was 30kts gusting 40kts. ...[more]


America's Cup: King of the Foredeck becomes God of the GoPro By Sail-World, 5:29 AM Thu 6 Dec 2012
One of New Zealand's first professional sailors, Joey Allen, is now the Emirates Team New Zealand sailing coach. He spends a lot of time in a chase boat, watching the AC72 sail. He also spends a lot of time shooting video. Known as a demon on crew-work and doing it fast and right, when he ruled the foredeck on many top campaigns, Joe is still very interested in performance ...[more]


America's Cup: Rod Davis - You can’t play tennis by yourself, can you? By Rod Davis, 8:22 PM Tue 4 Dec 2012
Double Olympic medalist and long time US and NZL America's Cup crew, skipper and coach, Rod Davis Rod Davis describes on the benefits of the race training programme with Luna Rossa. It’s the difference between hitting a tennis ball against the wall vs playing a real tennis match. That is what it means for Emirates Team New Zealand to train against Luna Rossa. ...[more]


America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa get third day of racing By Sail-World.com, 7:21 PM Tue 4 Dec 2012
Emirates Team NZ's AC72 was out on the water for her 26th day of sailing of the 30 allowed before February 1, 2013 under the Protocol governing the 34th America's Cup. Predictwind ecorded winds averaging 25kts at noon and peaking at 30kts. The winds eased by 5kts later in the day both in average and gusts. ...[more]


America's Cup: Italians fire off protests over Spying and Venue switch By Richard Gladwell, 7:08 AM Sun 2 Dec 2012
It has been a busy week for rules advisers for the Italian Challenger for the 34th America's Cup, Luna Rossa. Two protests have been lodged with the International Jury. And the Jury Chairman has responded with a terse reminder to teams about leaking Jury documents to the media ...[more]


America's Cup - Artemis Racing pulls off major personnel shakeup By Jennifer McHugh, San Francisco, California , 1:46 PM Sat 1 Dec 2012
America’s Cup contender Artemis Racing announced a major personnel shakeup on Saturday, appointing Olympic gold medalist Iain Percy, Nathan Outteridge, Santiago Lange, and Loïck Peyron to their team. The Challenger of Record for the upcoming America’s Cup also released Terry Hutchinson, who guided the sailing team to clinch the 2012 ACWS Match Racing. ...[more]


America's Cup: Hejdå Terry - Artemis Racing ring changes in AC72 crew By Richard Gladwell, 12:32 PM Sat 1 Dec 2012
After just four days of sailing in the their new AC72 America's Cup Challenger, Artemis Racing, have announced several key changes in the afterguard. Gone is skipper, Terry Hutchinson, who has been with the team since its inception, and on-board are a bevy of Olympic Gold Medalists, plus highly experienced multihull skipper and technical specialist, Loick Peyron. ...[more]


America's Cup: November 2012 Review - 43.6 knots! But who is counting? By ., 7:16 AM Fri 30 Nov 2012
Following is the November 2012 review from Sail-World's fourth America's Cup Newsletter for the 34th America's Cup, which focusses on the action, developments and off the field play in the AC72 catamarans. Personal highlight this month on the America's Cup scene had to be the three hour sail on board Emirates Team NZ's AC 72. ...[more]


America's Cup: Day 2 of racing in Auckland for Luna Ross and Emirates By Sail-World, 9:38 PM Thu 29 Nov 2012
Two America's Cup Challengers, Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ were on the Hauraki Gulf for their second day of racing. Emirates Team NZ photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to capture the action ...[more]


America's Cup: Grant Dalton reflects on the first 24 days sailing By Sail-World, 8:52 PM Thu 29 Nov 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand's MD, Grant Dalton, who also crews on the AC72 has confirmed that the boat which has done 24 days sailing, will be used as a spare boat only for the team. It is believed that the boat will be taken out of commission around mid-December, and parts of it will be transferred to the teams new boat due for launch in early February. ...[more]


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]


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