18 October 2012

America's Cup Discovered Highlights (video); Oracle Team Capsize (video)


In this America's Cup Discovered we are in San Francisco for October's America's Cup World Series San Francisco. It's Fleet Week and the Bay Area has truly become the Bay Arena with huge crowds, awesome conditions and some incredible racing. We review race highlights with commentators Gary Jobson and NBC's Todd Harris.


ORACLE TEAM CAPSIZE TUESDAY (video):


America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA capsize during training session - Sailing - More Sports - The Independent: "With the boat on its side, the sea conditions quickly inflicted damage on the wing. The boat was pulled out to sea by the strong current, and as darkness fell, the team was still working to secure the catamaran platform and bring it back to base. The wing is destroyed. “There's no question this is a setback. This will be a big test for our team,” said skipper Jimmy Spithill. “But I've seen these guys in a similar situation in the past campaign before we won the America's Cup. A strong team will bounce back from it. This won't stop us from winning the America's Cup.”" (more links to other sources of news about the capsize further below)

Tensions mount as the Extreme 40s head to Nice for Act 7 » Extreme Sailing Series: "Act 7 of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series global tour is just around the corner, as the some of world’s best sailors prepare to descend once again on to the shores of Nice, France, from the 18th until the 21st October.

Watch all the action live here at johnthecrowd.com online from the 19th October at 1400 CEST - 12 noon GMT - 8:00 am EDT (US) daily."

Current Series standings after 5 Acts--
Team/Country/Points

1. The Wave, Muscat (OMAN) 48 points
2. Oman Air (Oman) 41 points
3. Red Bull Sailing Team (Austria) 41 points
4. Groupe Edmond de Rothschild (France) 36 points
5. GAC Pindar (GBR) 29 points
6. SAP Extreme Sailing Team (Denmark) 24 points
7. Alinghi (Switzerland) 22 points
8. ZouLou (France) 19 points

Aussie yacht designer Joe Adams murdered in The Philippines | The Australian: "The 81-year-old designer of 1973 Sydney-Hobart winner, Helsal, was found lying in a pool of blood on Monday at his home in Alpa Village, in Baguio City's west - a region popular with expatriates. It appeared Mr Adams had attempted to fight off his attackers before his throat was slashed by a machete, Philippines police director Benjamin Magalong said. Police are investigating the motive for the killing and forensic experts are examining possible fingerprints left by the suspect or suspects. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade would only confirm an 81-year-old Sydney-born man was found dead in the Philippines on Monday, and that it was providing consular assistance to his family. Mr Adams spent most of his life in Sydney and became well known not only for designing Helsal, record-setting line-honours winner of the 1973 Sydney-Hobart yacht race, but also the eponymous Adams 10 metre-class yacht."

America's Cup Catamaran Capsizes Off Calif.
ABC News (blog)
A boating outing for the Oracle racing team training for the America's Cup in the San Francisco Bay turned into a upside-down surprise when their 72-foot catamaran capsized and was pulled out to sea. There were no injuries. The 11-member Oracle racing ...

America's Cup boat flips in SF Bay
San Francisco Chronicle
Onlookers watched in amazement as the $8 million AC72 racing craft dug its bow into the water, heaved and slammed sideways into the bay shortly after 3 p.m. just off the shoreline near the St. Francis Yacht Club. The boat quickly drifted to the Marin ...

San Francisco Chronicle

America's Cup catamaran capsizes on SF Bay
San Jose Mercury News
Two weekends ago, Spithill capsized a 45-foot cat during an America's Cup World Series regatta in San Francisco. After recovering, he led his crew to the regatta's match racing championship. Russell Coutts, a four-time America's Cup winner who is ...

America's Cup champ assessing damage after capsize
The Associated Press
By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer – 1 minute ago. America's Cup champion Oracle Racing is assessing the damage to its 72-foot catamaran, which capsized on San Francisco Bay and was swept by a strong current more than four miles past the Golden ...

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA boat capsizes near San Francisco Yacht Club
San Jose Mercury News
SAN FRANCISCO -- The enormous ebony Oracle Team USA catamaran slashed through a whitecap studded San Francisco Bay during a Tuesday afternoon practice run as it prepared to defend theAmerica's Cup title next year. But all of a sudden, it seemed ...

America's Cup Capsize: Oracle Catamaran Flips Over In San Francisco Bay ...
Huffington Post
The hulking, 72-foot vessel, designed to "fly on water" at twice the speed of wind, flipped over and was swept out to sea during a practice run near the St. Francis Yacht Club shortly after 3 p.m. Crews failed to tow the $8 million to shore before a ...

Divers assess damage to Oracle's America's Cup boat
KTVU San Francisco
Oracle Team USA America's Cup 72-foot catamaran arrived at the team's basecamp early Wednesday and was being examined by divers to assess just how badly damaged it was when it capsized near the Golden Gate Bridge. The large wing was completely ...

Oracle's $10 million America's Cup catamaran capsizes in San Francisco Bay
Auburn Citizen (blog)
For those of you who haven't been following the America's Cup, Oracle Team USA is the reigning champion, and will be looking to defend its title at the 34th competition starting in September 2013. The America's Cup is the oldest international ...

Auburn Citizen (blog)

Oracle Boat Being Tested for America's Cup Capsizes
New York Times
The America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA sustained a devastating blow Tuesday when its 72-foot carbon fiber catamaran flipped over and broke to pieces in the churning waters of San Francisco Bay. The boat, a new Cup class and one of only three AC ...

America's Cup Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill barfing in Blue Angels Jet
Examiner.com
This just in. America's Cup Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill, fresh off of his win of the World Series on San Francisco Bay during Fleet Week, flew with the Blue Angels and here's video of the fearless soul barfing. Jimmy Spithill ...

Examiner.com

America's Cup Catamaran Capsizes
ABC News
America's Cup Catamaran Capsizes. The $8 million vessel slammed sideways into the bay during a training run. 10/17/2012. Share: 0 · Comment on this video. ABC News Live. Breaking news video as it happens, continuous live streaming video and special ...

Sailing – Rolex Middle Sea Race: Record 90 boats expected to line up at start ...
Malta Independent Online
The crew is sailing to Trieste to Malta. “They took part in the Barcolana race. Now they are sailingto Malta for participation in the Middle Sea Race. We are expecting the boat to arrive in Malta some time today. They left Trieste on Sunday but found ...

Winter Hill Yacht Club Turns 100
The Somerville News
These original members attested that the Winter Hill Yacht Club was “constituted for the purpose of yachting and athletic exercise and to acquire such property real and personal as such be useful in promoting the same and to manage and administer and...

The Somerville News

Disabled Sailing Championships set for Oct. 26-28 at San Diego Harbor
La Jolla Light
The Southwestern Yacht Club will host U.S. Sailing's 2012 national Disabled Sailing Championships, Oct. 26-28 at San Diego harbor between Shelter-Harbor Islands and Coronado Island. (Courtesy Photo). The Southwestern Yacht Club will host U.S. ...

America's Cup holder Oracle capsizes boat in training
SuperSport
It was only the eighth time Oracle had taken the massive catamaran - the class of yacht to be used for the Louis Vuitton challengers regatta and America's Cup - on to water for training since it was launched in August. Official website www.americascup ...

SuperSport

Lake Pleasant hosts sailing class for women
Foothills Focus
The class is designed to introduce women to and/or enhance their skills in recreational sailingthrough both land-based seminars and on-the-water workshops. The 2012 format offers a choice from five study packages. All five packages consist of ...

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club - Hong Kong to Hainan Race 2012
Sail World
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club - Hong Kong to Hainan Race 2012. 'All hands on deck for the fast slide, Strewth, Hainan Race 2007' Guy Nowell © Click Here to view large photo. This Offshore Category 1 race from Hong Kong to Sanya, Hainan Island was first...

Sail World

America's Cup: More images from aboard Emirates Team NZ
Sail World
Emirates Team NZ photographer was onboard the AC 72 sailing on the Hauraki Gulf for another training session. Day 14 is it? For the first time we get to see what it is like aboard the new America's Cup catamaran ...

Sail World

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA returns home - latest images
Sail World
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA returns home - latest images. 'AC 72 Sail 8 Capize / SFO Oct Testing Session / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 16-10-2012' Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA© Click Here to view large photo. Oracle Team...

Sail World

IC Sailing Hosts Navy Fall Interconference Regatta
NavySports.com
print · email. font + font -. IC Sailing Hosts Navy Fall Interconference Regatta. Mids compete in two other regattas. Navy intercollegiate sailing. Oct. 17, 2012. ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- After hosting eight regattas over the first six weekends of the year...

NavySports.com

Major Mishap For America's Cup Yacht In SF Bay
KSRO
Oracle's $8-million America's Cup Yacht is out of the sailing business after it capsized and broke apart during a training run Tuesday in San Francisco Bay. A strong current carried the remnants of the 72-foot catamaran under the Golden Gate Bridge and ...

KSRO

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA capsizes AC72 in San Francisco
Sail World
The 72ft catamaran pitchpoled, it is believed to have capsized slowly after bearing away in a puff and going through the so-called 'death zone' as the boat accelerates quickly in the transition from upwind and downwind sailing. It is expected that the ...

Sail World

Nord Stream Race - Intense lineup in Saint Petersburg
Sail World
This new competition has brought the elite of the sailing world together to race across the Baltic in a radical development of offshore yachting. Gathered at today's pre-start press conference the competitor lineup was intense for this inaugural year ...

Sail World

A hectic schedule for Sabah international sailing judge
Daily Express
The Sabahan who is currently in Hupo, Korea for the Korean National event where he assisted in lecturing the rules of sailing to Korean Coaches and National Judges will next fly to Tokyo, Japan for the Enoshima Olympic Week in which classes of boats ...

Oracle catamaran sinks in San Franciso Bay
TVNZ
Oracle's huge America's Cup boat has capsized in the San Francisco harbour, leaving damage strewn across the water. The AC72 catamaran was put up on its end in 25 knot winds and eventually tipped over with pieces of debris now floating in the water.

America's Cup champ assessing damage after capsize | wishtv.com
America's Cup champion Oracle Racing is assessing the damage to its 72-foot catamaran, which capsized on San Francisco Bay and was swept by a strong current more than four miles past the Golden Gate Bridge before rescue boats could ...
National | WISH TV

Sail Melbourne to embrace new era of Olympic Class Sailing ...
Sail Melbourne is excited to be hosting some of the world's best kiteboarders as part of the ISAFSailing World Cup from 2-8 December, 2012 at Sandringham Yacht Club. Since entries opened in late August, Sail Melbourne has had a huge ...
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Evening Navigation courses with SailCork | Cove Sailing Club
By Club Secretary
Eddie English will be starting his evening navigation courses over at the Royal Cork next week. There are a variety of courses on offer and full details are available on the SailCork website (click link) or you contact SailCork at ...
Cove Sailing Club

Oracle's $8-million yacht capsizes during America's Cup training
Oracle Team USA, defender of the 34th America's Cup, suffered a major setback Tuesday ...
www.grindtv.com/.../oracles+10-million+yacht+capsizes+durin...

Oracle's America's Cup Boat Capsized, Breaks Apart | KQED News Fix
The towering Oracle catamaran designed to "fly on water" in its defense of the America's Cup next year capsized in San Francisco Bay during a training run ...
blogs.kqed.org/.../video-oracles-americas-cup-boat-in-pieces-a...

America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA capsize during training ...
No one on the crew was injured. Team member Ben Ainslie was not named among the crew which had to scramble to safety. The boat previously was damaged ...
www.independent.co.uk/.../americas-cup-defender-oracle-tea...

Oracle Team America's Cup Boat Capsizes On San Francisco Bay ...
A 72 foot catamaran used by the Oracle America's Cup team capsized near the San FranciscoYacht Club Tuesday. Pieces of the yacht drifted past the Golden ...
sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/.../7849718-oracle-team-americas-c...

LIVE VIDEO: America's Cup yacht capsizes in SF Bay
LIVE VIDEO: America's Cup yacht capsizes. This event has ended. Share · Tweet . Related. Oracle Team USA boat capsizes · ABC7 Video On Demand · ABC7 ...
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NewsDaily: Sailing: America's Cup holder Oracle capsizes boat in ...
It was only the eighth time Oracle had taken the massive catamaran - the class of yacht to be used for the Louis Vuitton challengers regatta and America's Cup ...
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