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Postcard from Valencia: 420 Worlds Day 1, Measurement and training
By Rob Burn, Valencia, Spain ,
11:02 PM Tue 23 Jul 2013
Rob Burn reports from First Day of the World 420 Championships: Two Weddings, a marching band and an inflatable parading circus with samba dancers at midnight.
That view from our apartment in the Old City plus the spectacular architecture of Valencia, the heat, and the sheer size of the Club Real Nautico where the Worlds are being staged are images that will be with us for a long time. ...[more]
America's Cup: Artemis Racing launches new AC72 and fits wingsail
By Bob Fisher, Alameda, CA, USA ,
8:40 AM Tue 23 Jul 2013
Before a crowd of almost 300 members of Artemis Racing, including family and friends, the team officially launched their second AC72 this morning during a private christening ceremony.
Artemis Racing is the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, and represents Royal Yacht Club of Sweden. ...[more]
Artemis Racing officially launches Blue Boat
By Artemis Racing,
6:57 AM Tue 23 Jul 2013
In front a crowd of nearly 300 members of Artemis Racing, including family and friends, the team officially launched the Blue Boat this morning during a christening ceremony. 'This is a great day for many reasons' said Torbjörn Törnqvist, owner of Artemis Racing, who spoke before the crowd. ...[more]
America's Cup: September 9, 2013 Edition - An even start to the Match
9:07 PM Mon 22 Jul 2013
Louis Vuitton Cup: Am-cam video of Round Robin 3 Race 3
By John Navas, San Francisco ,
6:29 PM Mon 22 Jul 2013
San Francisco based videographer, John Navas, was on hand to record today's Round Robin 3, Race 3 between Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand.
In this self-commentated video taken from three vantage points bayside in San Francisco, John Navas gives a different perspective on the race from the televised product. ...[more]
Luis Vuitton Cup: Luna Rossa images from Round Robin 3, Race 3
By Carlo Borlenghi,
1:49 PM Mon 22 Jul 2013
34th America's Cup action shots captured on the water in San Francisco by photographer Carlo Borlenghi. Enjoy! ...[more]
Louis Vuitton Cup: Luna Rossa not surprised by headless Kiwis
By Luna Rossa Media,
1:39 PM Mon 22 Jul 2013
Today Luna Rossa Challenge faced Emirates Team New Zealand for the second time in the Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin.
At the start Luna Rossa Challenge entered from the right side on starboard tack, with Emirates Team New Zealand on port side. Luna Rossa won the prestart crossing the line windward and half a boat length in front ...[more]
Louis Vuitton Cup: Emirates Team NZ wins in a heart-stopper
1:06 PM Mon 22 Jul 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand took another point today in the Louis Vuitton cup challenger series, beating Luna Rossa by 2m 20sec.
For most of the race, Dean Barker and crew sailed without a jib. On the first upwind leg, the clip at the head of the jib broke and the sail flapped uselessly for several minutes before it was brought down to the trampoline. ...[more]
2013 Optimist Worlds: NZL Yachting Trust Team Day 5 at Lake Garda
By Angus Haslett, Lake Garda, Italy ,
11:12 AM Mon 22 Jul 2013
The NZL Yachting Trust New Zealand Optimist Team report in from Lake Garda, Italy, venue for the 2013 Optimist Worlds: Day 2 of the teams racing was a good day for our NZL International Yachting Trust Optiworlds team despite being narrowly beaten in both of their races by a very tight margin and strong teams - the last race lost on count-back. ...[more]
Louis Vuitton Cup: Emirates Team NZ beats breakdown for impressive win
By America's Cup Media,
9:40 AM Mon 22 Jul 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand suffered its first breakdown during racing today in the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series, but that didn’t stop the Kiwi crew from defeating Luna Rossa Challenge. Sailing on the third of seven legs, a clip failed at the head of the sail that holds it to the headstay of Aotearoa. Includes full replay video of Round Robin 4 Race 1 ...[more]
Louis Vuitton Cup: One sail on my weapon - Emirates Team NZ win again
By Bob Fisher,
8:45 AM Mon 22 Jul 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand today proved that it can win at will. Even without a headsail for much of the race, the Kiwis’ boat was demonstrably faster than Luna Rossa, winning the seven-leg, 15.42-mile race in the third round robin of the Louis Vuitton Cup by 2’:20' in 16 knots of west-south-westerly breeze. ...[more]
Louis Vuitton Cup: Emirates Team NZ win sans headsail - Image Gallery
By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco, USA ,
6:21 AM Mon 22 Jul 2013
Emirates Team NZ ran away with the first two-boat match race in over a week, over Luna Rossa, albeit on a reduced winning margin.
Soon after the start of the third leg, Emirates Team NZ lost her jib and ran the remainder of the race on mainsail only, and still increased their lead over Luna Rossa. ...[more]
Louis Vuitton Cup: Drama as Emirates Team NZ score decisive win +Video
By Richard Gladwell,
6:18 AM Mon 22 Jul 2013
here was drama on the America's Cup course for the final race of Round 3 of the Louis Vuitton Cup, when Emirates Team NZ blew up her jib, and had to race without a headsail for much of the seven leg course.
The incident came soon after the start of the first windward leg of the race, where Emirates Team NZ had a lead of just 25 seconds, before the top of her jib visibly let go with a halyard is ...[more]
America's Cup: Images of the San Francisco waterfront
By Paul Todd/Outside Images,
9:53 PM Sun 21 Jul 2013
Top photographer, Paul Todd, took a stroll around the San Francisco waterfront, today while the uncontested Round Robin 3 Match was being sailed by Luna Rossa.
He provided this gallery of images of the day. ...[more]
Louis Vuitton Cup: More images of Luna Rossa
By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco ,
2:37 PM Sun 21 Jul 2013
Louis Vuitton Cup - The second of three galleries of Luna Rossa, taken during their solo race on Saturday, July 20 PST ...[more]
Louis Vuitton Cup: Luna Rossa - images from her solo race
By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco ,
2:34 PM Sun 21 Jul 2013
Louis Vuitton Cup: When only one boat shows up for a match race, shooting photos can be a challenge. But when the boat is as strikingly beautiful as Luna Rossa, and as mechanically brutal as the AC72 class, the job gets a lot easier. From the solo race July 20, 2013 ...[more]
America's Cup - Luna Rossa scores a Black Flag win in Round Robin 3
By Carlo Borlenghi and Luna Rossa,
11:54 AM Sun 21 Jul 2013
Luna Rossa's Round Robin 3 race was conducted close to the wind limit for the Round Robin phase of the Louis Vuitton Cup.
With Artemis team still working on their catamaran, Luna Rossa Challenge raced today alone for the third time. Ten minutes after the gun, the Race Committee terminated the race awarding the point to Luna Rossa Challenge who completed the entire 5-legs race course anywa ...[more]
Louis Vuitton Cup: Curiouser and curiouser . . .
By Bob Fisher,
8:39 AM Sun 21 Jul 2013
The doings around the 34th America’s Cup, and its precursor, the Louis Vuitton Cup, would have baffled even Lewis Carroll.
His Alice would have needed more than going through the looking glass to unravel the puzzles this event is creating. A sunny Saturday in California should have provided the answers but instead it left more unanswered questions. ...[more]
French 420 Nationals: Final Day - A French sailing lesson
By Rob Burn, France ,
8:26 AM Sun 21 Jul 2013
Rob Burn reports from Final Day of the French 420 National Championships: All sailors had a French lesson today, two French girls, Jennifer and Lucie, blew the competition away to win the French Nationals at Plenuef Val Andre on only 6 points after dropping a 4th. Never has this humble writer seen a boat sail so quick, winning four of the 6 races ...[more]
2013 Optimist Worlds: NZL Yachting Trust Team Day 4 at Lake Garda
By Angus Haslett, Lake Garda, Italy ,
7:54 AM Sun 21 Jul 2013
The NZL Yachting Trust New Zealand Optimist Team report in from Lake Garda, Italy, venue for the 2013 Optimist Worlds: It was only at the de-brief that coach Susannah Pyatt learnt just how clever the Peru manoeuvre had been when the team confessed they had been distracted by one of the very attractive Peruvian team members taking an opportunity to chat to one of the Kiwi team ...[more]
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