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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Lighter breezes for Day 2
By Richard Gladwell,
10:12 AM Tue 3 Dec 2013
Melbourne looks set to turn on a smorgasbord of breezes for the second day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne.
In the three locations monitored by Predictwind.com the forecasts are shown as being significantly different. That story is repeated in the general forecasting issued for the City. ...[more]
ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne: Fresh breeze, flat water for Day 1
By Richard Gladwell,
10:36 AM Mon 2 Dec 2013
The first day of racing in the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne looks set to get underway in very testing conditions.
First starts of the day are the Mens and Womens 470, along with the Mens Laser and Laser 4.7 classes. They are scheduled to get underway at noon.
The other fleets start at 3.00pm with the Finn, Paralympic classes, and Laser competing. ...[more]
America's Cup: Where to now, for Artemis? Iain Percy gives the answers
By Pierre Orphanidis,
6:21 AM Thu 21 Nov 2013
Iain Percy, the three-time British Olympic medalist is in Puerto Calero, calling tactics for Torbjörn Törnqvist oboard Artemis Racing at the RC44 World Championship.
European sailing website vsail.info's Pierre Orphanidis caught up with Percy and talked about his new role as Team Manager and the present and future of the team and the America’s Cup. ...[more]
America's Cup: The Comeback - Video
12:43 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013
Oracle Team USA, winners of the 34th America's Cup present a video compilation of the team's comeback to win one of the closest regattas in America's Cup regatta.
Duration over 9 minutes.
America’s Cup 35 - Slingsby re-signs with Oracle Team USA
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
6:49 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013
Australian 2012 Olympic Laser Gold Medallist, 2010 World Sailor of the year and highly regard America’s Cup strategist Tom Slingsby has confirmed today to Sail-World that he had re-signed with the Oracle Team USA for the 35th America’s Cup. ...[more]
America's Cup: Martin Tasker shaves it off for Movember
8:14 PM Thu 31 Oct 2013
One of the icon's of TV sailing and sports news, Martin Tasker, is doing his bit for Movember. That's when all sorts of normal males take leave of their senses and sprout facial hair for charity.
Martin's making a clean start after the 34th's America's Cup and is shaving off his 'moustache' for a good cause. Or, should he not grow it back? ...[more]
America's Cup: Dutch take no further action against de Ridder
By Richard Gladwell,
6:27 AM Sat 26 Oct 2013
No further action will be taken against Dirk de Ridder (NED) after his suspension from the 34th America's Cup) following an adverse report by the International Jury during the 34th America's Cup. Dirk de Ridder (wing trimmer on Oracle Team USA) was excluded from the Americas's Cup Regatta. A shore crew member was also suspended fro the whole regatta, and another sailing crew member was suspended ...[more]
Predictwind: Beat them in a Nor-Wester - 2013 PIC Coastal Classic
By 2013PIC Coastal Classic,
9:31 PM Tue 22 Oct 2013
At Monday night's awesome race clinic, we had speakers from PredictWind.com, B&G, and North Sails, share their knowledge about sailing in the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic. Much was discussed, but here's a short synopsis of what was said: ...[more]
The America’s Cup and Music + video
By America's Cup, ,
1:45 PM Tue 22 Oct 2013
In a unique approach to integrating sport and music, organizers of the 34th America’s Cup have delivered a multi-faceted arts and entertainment program throughout the Summer of Racing. ...[more]
America's Cup: Pete Melvin - Emirates Team NZ design guru - Video
12:10 PM Wed 16 Oct 2013
One of the design team of Emirates Team NZ - Pete Melvin (USA) was interviewed by Erik Simonson of US sailing website and forum www.pressure-drop.us
In this 26 minute video interview Melvin provides an insight into his introduction to Emirates Team NZ after the AC72 rules were written, the development phase, initial foiling, the methodology of designing and building the first foiling AC 72. ...[more]
Oracle Team USA recycle composites in America’s Cup-Class Yacht
By Oracle Team USA, ,
2:51 PM Tue 15 Oct 2013
Oracle Team USA, winner of the 34th America’s Cup, and Boeing [NYSE: BA] are collaborating to recycle 7,000 pounds (about 3,175 kilograms) of carbon fiber of USA-71, a yacht built for the America’s Cup campaign in 2003. The hull and mast of the racing yacht will be processed and repurposed, a first-of-its-kind effort for what will likely be the largest carbon structure ever recycled. ...[more]
America's Cup: Coutts on the last Cup and the next
7:19 PM Fri 11 Oct 2013
Oracle Team USA’s remarkable come-from-behind victory, against Emirates Team New Zealand, in the America’s Cup last week marked the fifth time New Zealander Russell Coutts has been part of a Cup winning team. The 51-year old, a legendary name in Cup history even before his latest triumph, was chief executive of the US team in San Francisco this summer ...[more]
America's Cup: Images from the Harbour welcome home for Team NZ
10:45 PM Sun 6 Oct 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand were welcomed back to Auckland on Friday with a tour of the Auckland waterfont Ten thousand fans turned out to see the team. ...[more]
America's Cup: Images from Shed 10 - Welcome home for Team NZ + Video
9:34 PM Sun 6 Oct 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand were welcomed back to Auckland on Friday with a formal welcome in Shed 10 on Auckland's waterfront, attended by thousands of fans. Followed by a harbour welcome. Ten thousand fans turned out to see the team. The NZ Government announced that they would be again partnering the team - provided the next Protocol was acceptable by the NZ Team. Includes Video ...[more]
America's Cup: NZ Government backing confirmed for Team New Zealand
12:09 PM Sat 5 Oct 2013
Fans who have given Team New Zealand a heroes' welcome in Auckland have been told unreservedly: the Government will support another America's Cup challenge.
Skipper Dean Barker, boss Grant Dalton and the rest of Team New Zealand were greeted rapturously by a crowd which had gathered since early this morning to see the defeated challengers. ...[more]
America's Cup - Greatest comeback in the history of sport?
By John Mangino, San Francisco ,
11:03 PM Fri 4 Oct 2013
America's Cup - The greatest sports comeback in the history of sports happened last week in San Francisco. Probably going widely unnoticed here seeing we really don't cover water sports and local sailing, something I believe should change ...[more]
America's Cup: Former PM Bob Hawke at Cup 30year reunion
3:15 PM Fri 4 Oct 2013
Former Australian PM Bob Hawke, was in fine form at a 30 year reunion of the Australian America's Cup victory in 1983.
He was on stage with skipper John Bertrand, and team principal, Alan Bond.
Here, courtesy of ABC is his contribution to the evening. ...[more]
America's Cup: Dean Barker reflects on the 34th America's Cup
9:06 AM Fri 4 Oct 2013
Emirates Team NZ skipper, Dean Barker, was interviewed for an hour on Radio Sport this morning on the 34th America's Cup.
In this full length audio and 11 minute video clip he discusses the campaign, the mistakes that were made, why Oracle Team USA ultimately prevailed and what it is like having Jimmy Spithill for a neighbour in Auckland's Herne Bay. ...[more]
America’s Cup: Hamilton Island Yacht Club Challenger of Record
By Hamilton Island Yacht Club,
8:45 AM Tue 1 Oct 2013
Just five days after the 30th anniversary of Australia winning the America's Cup in 1983, Hamilton Island Yacht Club has been confirmed as the Challenger of Record for the 35th America's Cup. ...[more]
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - It's over
By Dean Barker, San Francisco, USA ,
6:48 AM Sun 29 Sep 2013
Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' website Emirates Team NZ skipper Dean Barker gives his view on the 34th America's Cup: This is not the entry I was ever hoping to have to write. But here we are the day after and it hurts. Yesterday's loss in the deciding race was a bitter pill to swallow. But the writing was on the wall the day before when Oracle sailed around us on the upwind leg ...[more]
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