24 March 2013

America's Cup video - James Spithill on Oracle Team USA AC72

James Spithill on Oracle Team USA AC72 modifications - AC UNCUT's Genny Tulloch catches up with Oracle Team USA skipper James Spithill six months after their AC72 capsize. James talks the psychological benefit of going through the capsize, and how he believes Oracle Team USA is stronger than ever because of it. 

Is Team New Zealand sailing away with our money? | Stuff.co.nz: " . . . The America's Cup will be held in San Francisco in September and it is likely to be New Zealand's last chance to win back the cup. Dalton said in a television interview in February that the event had become "ridiculously out of control, expensive" and that "billionaires' egos" were being allowed to set the criteria. Green Party co-leader Russel Norman said the Government's oversight of the money was "disgraceful" and "extraordinary" and it had failed to implement basic accountability measures for the use of $36m of taxpayer money. He was scathing of the year-long gap in providing information. "On the face of it, it's a clear breach of the agreement. I think we can say Government was asleep at the tiller." . . . "


Plymouth sailing club receives MoD grant
BBC News
A Plymouth sailing club has become the first group in the city to receive a Community Covenant grant from the Ministry of Defence. The £30,000 grant has been given to help the families of service personnel in Devon. Plymouth Youth Sailing will use the ...

Why sailing on the seven seas is second nature for Kahla Delahay
Life on the ocean waves isn't for all of us, but for Kahla Delahay, sailing on the seven seas is second nature. In fact, from the first time the 23-year-old got into a boat 11 years ago, she was hooked – and since then she's made whatever sacrifices ...

Sailing the Connecticut Coast with Albert Einstein
Often sailing near the mouth of the Connecticut River at Old Saybrook, Einstein ran aground on a sand bar once. The New York Times took note, running the following headline in the summer of 1935: "Relative Tide And Sand Bars Trap Einstein." Another ...

Sailing Organizations awarded grants for US Sailing REACH Program Education
BYM News (press release)
Through the support of the John B. and Nelly Llanos Kilroy Foundation, US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, has awarded eight sailing centers with grants to facilitate the implementation of REACH, US Sailing's STEM (Science, Technology ...

Musandam-Oman Sail postpones attempt on Round Ireland record
BYM News (press release)
With a very busy training and racing season ahead, Musandam-Oman Sail's French skipper Sidney Gavignet chose safety for the crew and the boat this morning over the Round Ireland Record attempt and decided to turn back to Lorient in France where the ...

75-foot schooner Tyrone ready for summer of sailing
Wicked Local
She relies on 11 tons of lead to help keep her stable when 1,805 square feet of sail are hoisted. Sutphin, who also owns the Cape Cod Lavender Farm in Harwich with his wife Cynthia, said that he achieved a life-long goal when he purchased the boat in ...

Golden girls go for three in a row
Portsmouth News
Emsworth's Vikki Payne and Chichester's Stephanie Orton will be laying down the gauntlet to Britain's top sailors as they bid to land gold at the 2013 RYA Youth National Championships. Around 350 of the UK's finest youth dinghy racers and windsurfers ...

Portsmouth News

Over 120 Hear of Stormy Waters for Irish Sailing at National Yacht Club Forum
#dinghy – A packed National Yacht Club (NYC) in Dun Laoghaire heard important contributions from clubs and classes right around the country this morning at a forum to revitalise small boat sailing and youth training. Although the contributions varied ...

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