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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: Artemis Racing's afterguard look forward + Video By America's Cup.com, 9:23 PM Tue 4 Dec 2012
Following the big team shake-up on Friday that saw the departure of skipper Terry Hutchinson, Artemis Racing took to San Francisco Bay on Saturday for a test session. Here’s the view from the brain trust at the back of the boat after Saturday’s sail. ...[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]

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 By Sail-World, 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 By ETNZBlog.com, 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]

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