America's Cup Special - the Boat, the Year, the Protocol.. The Explanations... The Early Reaction

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Welcome to Sail-World's first newsletter for the 34th America's Cup

 America's Cup - The most significant change ever

The new America's Cup class the AC72 will be used for the 34th America's Cup  America's
Welcome to this special edition of Sail-World to bring you the latest information on the 34th America's Cup, announced a few hours ago in Valencia, Spain

In this edition we feature a review of the keypoints of the the new Protocol, the new America's Cup Class, the new America's Cup World Series, the Youth America's Cup and the year of the 34th America's Cup Match.

There will be a new boat type - for the first time in the America's Cup a rule will be written around a 72ft catamaran, capable of 20knots upwind. and a lot more than that downwind.

Bob Fisher gives his take on the media conference hosted in Valencia, and the impact of the new class.

We also feature some of the articles we have run in the past fortnight or so, which set the background for some of the decisions.

Also featured are summaries of the two media conferences - one in Valencia, which you can review on video; the other to a group of a dozen international media by BMW Oracle CEO, Russell Coutts.

Over 25,000 viewers tuned into the online streaming of the Media Presentation in Valencia, and this newsletter is being sent to over 85,000 subscribers worldwide.

Russell Coutts and Vincenzo Onorato, reprsenting the Defender and Challenger for the 34th America's Cup at the presentation in Valencia  Americas Cup Media

New Zealand will be the first to get a taste of the new baby America's Cup catamarans, with 45fters being built in Warkworth, north of the Auckland. The first of the new one design is expected to be sailing on the Waitemata harbour in January 2011 and they will be used on the world series for 2011.

The AC45 one design and AC72 compared.  America's

The announcements today will come as a shock to many. Certainly they are a big change in thinking, whether they come off, remains to be seen.

Over the coming days we will feature reaction from the teams and key players on we feature a couple already. The unofficial word from Alinghi is that they will wait to see further detail before commenting.

Stay tuned!

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell

Sail-World's America's Cup News Editor

Fisher's View: It's catamarans in 2013.
Bob Fisher,
There was very little beating about the bush at the BMW Oracle Racing headquarters when the announcement concerning the 34th America's Cup was made. Russell Coutts was positive and clear – the next America's Cup would see sweeping changes. The first of these was that it would be held in 72-foot catamarans with wing rigs.... [more]
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America's Cup Protocol: Significant changes to accommodate new Events
Richard Gladwell,
The creation of an America's Cup World Series has led to some significant changes in the Protocol for the 34th America's Cup which was released in Valencia at 1.00pm local time. The changes have been required to allow for a new class of yacht, in fact two new boats, along with philosophy of ensuring continuity in the event, rather than the style of the match being reset by each new Defender.... [more]
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America's Cup transformed by radical changes - Official Release
America's Cup Media,
The America's Cup, sailing's most iconic event, has been re-energized and rejuvenated, ready for 2013 and the future. The best sailors in the world will race on the fastest boats with the introduction of an exciting wingsail catamaran. To build interest and audiences ahead of the 34th Match in 2013 is a new annual World Series, commencing in 2011.... [more]
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33rd America's Cup Media Conference: BMW Oracle - Replayed
America's Cup Media and Sail-World,
Replay of the Media Conference for the 33rd America's Cup: The winners of the Match for the 33rd America's Cup, BMW Oracle Racing represented by team boss, Larry Ellison; Skipper, Russell Coutts; Tactician, John Kostecki; and USA-17 helmsman, James Spithill. Plus full video of both Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing's conferences... [more]
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Muted response from TEAMORIGIN to America's Cup announcement
The British AC Team, TEAMORIGIN haveissued the following statement following the publication of the 34th America's Cup Protocol and the information presented at the America's Cup Press Conference in Valencia. We now need to study the new Protocol document and determine whether it matches these promises. TEAMORIGIN will only challenge if the 34th America's Cup is fair and neutrally managed. '... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts interviewed by the international media
Richard Gladwell,
Following the announcement in Valencia on the plans for the 34th America's Cup and the future of the event, BMW Oracle CEO, Russell Coutts talked over the changes and the thinking behind them with several members of the international media.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing Blog: The future is multihulls
BMW Oracle Racing Blog,
Russell Coutts, CEO of BMW ORACLE Racing, unveiled a new vision for the future of the America's Cup today at a press conference at the team's base in Valencia. Coutts was joined by Vincenzo Onorato, President of the Challenger of Record syndicate Mascalzone Latino, in announcing that the next craft for the 34th America's Cup will be a high-performance, wingsail catamaran known as the AC72.... [more]
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America's Cup: Media Conference in Valencia - its a Multihull
Richard Gladwell,
The Challenger, Club Nautico di Roma, and the Defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club, held a joint media conference today in Valencia to announce the key points of the 34th America's Cup. Here are the key points:... [more]
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America's Cup Media Conference screening live on
Richard Gladwell,
A press conference is scheduled for Monday 13th September at 1300 CET / 0700 EST / 0400 PST/ 2300 NZT , when the Defender and Challenger of Record will reveal these changes, explain the thinking behind them, and sign the new Protocol. Additionally, the year of the 34th America's Cup Match will be confirmed.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour Welcomes 34th America's Cup Announcement
WMRT Media,
The ISAF World Match Racing Tour today welcomed the decision to run the 34th America's Cup in catamarans, as this confirms the WMRT as the world's pre-eminent monohull match racing series and creates a tremendous opportunity and responsibility for the Tour to continue to develop match racing worldwide.... [more]
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Stuart Alexander: Coutts to unveil future of America's Cup
Stuart Alexander,
Top yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander, writes in The Independent (UK) ahead of Monday's announcement on the Boat and date of the 2014 America's Cup Match: The bumpy road that has been the America's Cup for the last three years is set to become more smooth in Valencia on Monday when Russell Coutts unveils plans to boost its future, including a new boat, a new format, the year in which it wil... [more]
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America's Cup Video: High Definition clip of USA-17 at Valencia
Adam Docker,
After an intense 20 day shoot in Valencia filming a feature-doc for Oracle as they competed and eventually won the 33rd America's Cup, Adam Docker posted this clip in High Definition of BMW Oracle Racing's USA-17. We've heard a lot of talk about what is possible with America's Cup and Sailing video coverage - try this!... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup Venue is San Francisco's to lose
Richard Gladwell,
The Venue is the third element in the formula for the 34th America's Cup. The first two - the Protocol which governs the conditions under which the Match and its preliminaries will be conducted; and the Boat to be used for the Match will be announced in Valencia in Monday at 1300CET. As for the Venue, there are three options, but maybe more.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup 70: A boat for a Cup or Circus?
Richard Gladwell,
On Monday 13 September the boat for the 34th America's Cup is due to be announced, along with the Protocol for that Series. Both decisions will be signed off between the Defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club, and their Challenger, Club Nautico di Roma - and the die will be cast for first multi challenger America's Cup to be sailed in seven years.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: 2014 America's Cup - the Backdrop to the Decisions
Richard Gladwell,
With revised America's Cup Protocol due out mid-next week, and the decision on the boat for the 34th America's Cup due a month later it seems that the arrangements for the 2014 regatta are slowly coming into focus. The Protocol itself is not a biggie. It is a living document, and will be amended and tweaked right up to the time that the America's Cup is sailed.... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts - extended interview
Martin Tasker,
BMW Oracle Racing CEO, Russell Coutts talks with TVNZ's sailing reporter, Martin Tasker about how the US America's Cup Defender see the 34th America's Cup shaping up in a 21 minute interview recorded last Wednesday.... [more]
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America's Cup Audio: Tony Veitch talks with Grant Dalton
Richard Gladwell,
After a rumour filled Friday with reports circulating in the New Zealand media that the key decisions had already been made in the 34th America's Cup, Newstalk ZB's Tony Veitch, talked with Emirates Team New Zealand's Grant Dalton on the team's current focus and reaction to the current America's cup revelations.... [more]
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America's Cup Audio: Peter Montgomery talks with Russell Coutts
Richard Gladwell,
This morning, Sunday, top international yachting commentator, Peter Montgomery talked with Russell Coutts on the top rating Sportsworld show on Newstalk ZB. After a few days of rumour surrounding the 34th America's Cup options, BMW Oracle racing CEO, Russell Coutts attempted to set the record straight.... [more]
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