13 December 2012

US Sailing and the America's Cup Form New Partnership

Video highlights of the 33rd day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

US Sailing and the America's Cup Form New Partnership
US SAILING (press release)
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (December 12, 2012) – US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, and the America's Cup, rich in history, tradition and excellence, and the oldest trophy in international sport, have entered a new partnership. The America's ...

America's Cup: Grant Dalton on hitting the big zero - Video interview
Sail World
A veteran of America's Cup, Volvo and Whitbread and Jules Verne Trophy racing, Dalton says the focus in the Emirates Team NZ program will now shift from speed to reliability. 'We have to start getting the thing around the track day after day without ...

Sail World

SMCM Students, Alumnus Earn Spots in Red Bull Youth America's Cup
Southern Maryland Online
MARY'S CITY, Md.—Two current St. Mary's College of Maryland students and an alumnus have each earned a spot to participate in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup—a first-ever competition for talented youth sailors, ages19 to 24, to gain the experience ...

Youth America's Cup Selection Series invites extended
Sail World
Invitations have been extended to twelve of the best national youth sailing teams on the planet to compete in the February Selection Series for the Red Bull YouthAmerica's Cup. The Red Bull Youth America's Cup, scheduled September 1-4, 2013, begins ...

Sail World

The solo sailing blog: A couple of setbacks | Alex Thomson | Independent Notebook Blogs: "On 9 December at 2220 GMT I hit something in the water while travelling at 22 knots. I was at the navigation table at the time, and heard a loud bang forward of where I was, which I think must have been something hitting either the keel or the daggerboard.  I heard a series of softer bangs as whatever I hit bumped along under the hull and a final big bang as it hit the rudder and hydro generator. By the time I got to the companionway hatch the rudder was in the air and the hydro generator was dragging in the water. . .  "

WORLD YACHT RACING FORUM SPEAKERS HIGHLIGHT SAILING'S FORMIDABLE POTENTIAL FOR SPONSORS: "The fifth edition of the World Yacht Racing Forum started this morning, Tuesday December 11, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Over 250 delegates from all over the world attended the presentations, collected precious information and met the industry’s key actors during the networking breaks.
Most of today’s sessions focused on sponsorship, and were aimed at bettering the relationship between sailors, events or teams and their commercial backers. . ."

News & Features | ISAF | World Sailing | Official Site : ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 12 December 2012: "The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 12 December 2012 have been released."
Nations with top 3 ranked sailors (source: ISAF.com)

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