08 January 2013

America's Cup (video) cancels spring World Series race in New York to focus on summer of sailing


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America's Cup cancels spring World Series race in New York to focus on 'summer of sailing' - San Jose Mercury News: "America's Cup organizers have canceled a spring World Series regatta in New York on smaller boats to focus on the main event -- The Louis Vuitton Cup and the America's Cup Finals -- for the big boats this summer in San Francisco Bay. The America's Cup Event Authority pulled the plug on the New York regatta after discussions with the summer competitors, Oracle Team USA, Sweden's Artemis, Emirates Team New Zealand and Italy's Luna Rossa. . . . The three challengers will compete in the Louis Vuitton Cup beginning July 4. The winner will take on defender Oracle, which won the Cup in 2010 and the right to bring it home to San Francisco, in the America's Cup finals beginning Sept. 7. . . While the Naples regatta (in April) will proceed as planned, event organizers cancelled the races planned for late May and early June on the Hudson River in New York. The America's Cup World Series is a circuit separate from the America's Cup and sailed in the smaller AC45 class boats. . . . "

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Captain's Log - Alex Thomson: "The conditions out here are lovely" - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: ""I’m a very happy man this morning. The conditions out here are lovely, around 17.5 degrees Celsius in the cabin and the sun is out. After changing my thermals yesterday I’ve now changed again and am into my warm weather clothing for the first time in good few weeks, which is great. For the first time in a while I think everyone back home is jealous of the my weather! The winds are pretty light at the moment, which provides a good opportunity to carry out maintenance work and routine checks around the boat before it fills in again later today. I’m very happy with my current position."" ...

The Independent (blog)

Bernard Stamm faces second disqualification from Vendée Globe round the ...
The Independent
Swiss solo sailor Bernard Stamm faces being disqualified for the second time from theVendée Globe round the world race after announcing that he is to link up with Spanish counterpart Unai Bazurko to take on diesel fuel when he reaches Cape Horn on ...

Ellison's Oracle sailing team fined $15000 for spying
Silicon Valley Business Journal
YouTube screen capture. Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA has been fined $15,000 and had five practice days taken away after being found guilty of spying on an America's Cupsailing competitor. Lisa Ward: Web contributor- Silicon Valley Business Journal ...

New Sailing Safety Report Recommended to Coaches
Fenceviewer
ELLSWORTH — With thousands of youngsters engaged in competitive sailing programs around the country, it comes as no surprise that many of them capsize their boats and wind up in the water every season. Sadly, the sailing community has recently...

USA. SCYA Women's Sailing Convention Feb. 2
BYM News (press release)
The west coast's premier sailing convention for women is set to launch on Saturday, February 2nd, at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is primary sponsor of the 24th ...

Photos/Videos: Frostbite Series Sailing
Bernews
Six races were sailed on the third day of the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club's Frostbite Series in the 420 Fleet on Sunday [Jan 6]. Chase Cooper and his crew Ceci Wollmann finished the day in first place recording three wins, they finished with 10 ...

The Sedov, Russia's largest sailing ship, docks in Manila
Business Mirror
In celebration of Russia's 1,150 years, the largest Russian ship ever to sail the modern seas, the barque Sedov, will dock in Manila on Jan. 10, 2013. It is by far the world's biggest sailing vessel according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It ...

Catch up with Luke Patience at the RYA Scotland Big Weekend
BYM News (press release)
There have been a number of announcements in the last few weeks about GB sailorswho are switching to different classes and who they will be sailing with in their campaign for Rio 2016. Luke Patience has announced he will no longer be sailing with ...

Space Sailing Soon: A One-Kilometer-Long Electric Sail Tether Produced
Science Daily (press release)
An electric solar wind sail, a.k.a electric sail, consists of long, thin electrically conductive tethers manufactured from aluminium wires. A full-scale sail can include up to 100 tethers, each 20 kilometres long. In addition, the craft will contain a ...

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