Please select your home edition
Marine Resources 2019 - Leaderboard

America's Cup: Sailing Illustrated - CupDate for March 8

by 9 Mar 2019 19:10 PDT
ETNZ base City end - America's Cup Bases, Auckland, March 8, 2019 © Richard Gladwell

Two America's Cup commentators, Tom Ehman and Richard Gladwell chat, debate, and compare notes on the latest happenings on the America's Cup and wider sailing scene.

Now based in San Francisco Tom Ehman covers a lot of ground, having been around the America's Cup since 1977, and has been part of four US teams: New York YC, San Diego YC, St. Francis YC, and Golden Gate YC, plus he has substantial experience on the administrative and rules side of the America's Cup as well as the wider sport.

Three years ago Ehman started - his first real foray into the sailing media, introducing a hard-hitting live chat show format to the sport, drawing on his extensive experience and international network of contacts, and featuring guests/commentators/sailors speaking online from their home location.

On "Friday with TFE" he talks with Sail-World's NZ Editor Richard Gladwell, online from Auckland, looking at the current issues of the America's Cup including the Settlement which by-passed a scheduled Arbitration Panel Hearing over Entry Fee Payment dates and the wider impact this could have on the entered teams - particularly the three Late Challenges.

They also look at the state of the 2021 America's Cup Race and who is leading the charge, and why, and rank the Challengers. There's also have a look at the strategies of of the Super Teams compared to the three late Challengers and when they will launch their first AC75's and maybe only AC75's for some teams.

Then there's a look at the construction of the America's Cup bases in Auckland, with the first due to be handed over to the teams in less than six months time - there's plenty of images, project updates from the Wynyard Edge Alliance - and the latest plans explained.

Gladwell and Ehman don't agree on everything and have their own information from different sources, which get put on the table.

Moving on from the America's Cup, they touch on to the issues currently facing World Sailing, the 2024 Olympic Class selection and argue their opposing views on the dropping of the contentious action against double Olympic medalist, Iker Martinez (ESP) over a boat measurement issue at the Hempel SailingWorld Championships in Aarhus, Denmark last August.

There's a look at what the America's Cup and other major sailing events can learn from the JJ Giltinan 18ft skiff live coverage - and particularly the use of the on the water commentary team in the Camera Cat.

The last time these two crossed swords it generated 15,000 views, easily the most viewed show of the 160 broadcasts to date.

To view the show click here

And don't miss the next "Tuesday with TFE" where Tom Ehman will have his former team-mate, Laurent Esquier online. Esquier also has a long history with the America's Cup going back to 1970, and the French Challenges. He is now CEO of the Challenger of Record organisation.

Related Articles

America's Cup: Dean Barker's favourite moment
Dean Barker is now sailing on his sixth America's Cup. Here's his favorite moment of those campaigns Dean Barker is now on his sixth America's Cup campaign and was part of the America's Cup winning 2000 team skippered by Russell Coutts, and skippering the trial horse all through that campaign. Here's his favorite moment of the campaign. Posted on 7 Apr
America's Cup: Ainslie explains spectacular splash
Britannia's helmsman, Ben Ainslie talks through the spectacular AC75 splashdown On February 1,in Cagliari, Sardinia, INEOS Team UK's Britannia performed a series of spectacular manoeuvres, before spinning out - all captured on video from the chase boat. Britannia's helmsman, Ben Ainslie talks through the incident Posted on 7 Apr
America's Cup: Brits chase Boarding Pass for NZ
INEOS Team UK are now focussed firmly on the upcoming America's Cup in New Zealand It has been a tumultuous month for Sir Ben Ainslie's INEOS Team UK, just 12 months out from the 2021 America's Cup, winning the SailGP Sydney before having a planned three month training session in Sardinia foreshortened by the coronavirus. Posted on 7 Apr
America's Cup: Grinding through the lockdown
INEOS Team UK grinder Graeme Spence shows how he stays on top of his fitness regime. Staying on the grind! The sailors are at home but they are still training. INEOS Team UK grinder Graeme Spence shows how he stays on top of his fitness regime with a homemade grinding machine. Posted on 5 Apr
America's Cup: How do you build a flying boat?
Luna Rossa design team shows us how to go from a blank sheet of paper to a flying boat. While almost half the world is in lockdown, the team at Luna Rossa Challenge want to do what they can to keep audiences engaged and share some of the stories behind the team. Posted on 5 Apr
America's Cup: Scott to train in Finn in Auckland
Reigning Olympic Champion says he will pack Finn to train ahead of America's Cup Current Olympic and former World Champion, Giles Scott intends to 'juggle' twin demands of America's Cup duties with defence of Finn title at Tokyo Games, raising the prospect of working up against two Emirates Team NZ Olympic aspirants. Posted on 2 Apr
America's Cup timing opportune for Kiwi tourism
"The Cup looks like a very good investment right now as it's going to give NZ a big shop window" "If we didn't have the Cup here, you'd be really scratching your head to come up with an idea to kick-start the tourism industry. The Cup has an event profile that very few other events have." Posted on 2 Apr
America's Cup: Far-off dream but a great challenge
'We will come through this and we will all be stronger for it' - Ben Ainslie “We will come through this and we will all be stronger for it. At times like these we all need a light at the end of the tunnel and, for us, that's the America's Cup.” Posted on 31 Mar
Kiwi lockdown hits America's Cup construction
The 28 day lockdown in NZ has shutdown America's Cup base and venue construction The 28 day Lockdown ordered by the Coalition Government to eradicate the coronavirus has triggered a shutdown of America's Cup base and venue construction. Posted on 24 Mar
America's Cup: Arb Panel confirms ACWS Sardina off
Arb Panel decides first America's Cup World Series event "objectively impossible to hold" The Arbitration Panel for the 36th America's Cup has confirmed in its ruling that the first event in the 36th America's Cup - America's Cup World Series Cagliari is cancelled. Posted on 18 Mar
Zhik 2020 AnneMarieRindom FOOTERSOUTHERN-SPARS-OFFICIAL-SUPPLIER-52-SS728-X-90 BottomMelges 14 2019 Footer