17 May 2013

America's Cup Press Conference Replay (video)



REPLAY - America's Cup Press Conference May 14, 2013 - YouTube: America's Cup Press Conference May 14, 2013 @ Pier 27 - 2:00pm (PST) - San Francisco. America's Cup organizers have confirmed that this summer's events remain on track. In parallel with completing the final arrangements for the America's Cup, a highly experienced panel of sailing and safety at sea experts has been appointed and charged with reviewing the training and racing of AC72 yachts in the 2013 America's Cup. The Review Committee will make its recommendations following the loss of Artemis Racing crew member Andrew 'Bart' Simpson (GBR) in a training accident on San Francisco Bay on Thursday of last week.

Iain Murray, the Regatta Director, will chair and lead the Review Committee comprised of:
Iain Murray (AUS, Chair)
Sally Lindsay Honey (USA, Deputy Chair)
John Craig (USA)
Chuck Hawley (USA)
Vincent Lauriot-Prévost (FRA)
Jim Farmer QC (NZL)

The U.S. Coast Guard supports this approach and will assist as appropriate. Lt. Jon Lane, with 26 years in the Coast Guard and 10 years experience as a marine casualty investigator will serve as liaison. Tom Ehman, the Vice Commodore of the Golden Gate Yacht Club (the America's Cup Trustee), said, "The America's Cup will go ahead this summer. We will see the world's best sailors racing at the highest level on one of the most iconic race tracks in sport." With regard to the Review, Ehman added: "The Committee brings immense experience and expertise to this Review. At a meeting in San Francisco this morning, the teams expressed unanimous support for this Committee and this process." The Review Committee will report as soon as possible, given that racing starts in seven weeks.
www.americascup.com

America's Cup CEO Stephen Barclay on the Race's Competition and Tragedy - Businessweek: "I think it’s far too raw to be able to know the impact of this tragedy on the event and on the boats. I don’t want to prejudge anything. Andrew was a huge competitor. He had an Olympic gold medal. He had the brains to go with the brawn. He will help us come up with an answer. "

Death at the America's Cup: When did sailing get so dangerous? - The Week: " . . . Others say it's too early to draw any conclusions about what caused Thursday's deadly accident. In fact, says Adam Fisher at Wired, the early indications suggest that excessive speed wasn't the problem — the boat wasn't even in race mode. "Preliminary reports indicate Artemis' boat didn't capsize because the sailors were pushing too hard or made a mistake, as was the case with Team Oracle. The problem was with the boat itself, either faulty engineering or faulty construction." The boat, which had been returned to the shop numerous times to repair cracks in the beams that held the two narrow hulls together, "simply broke apart under sail, folded, then flipped," says Fisher. Before we condemn a whole class of boats, let's figure out what happened to this one."

America's Cup: Quest for speed turns gentlemen's sport into risky business
San Jose Mercury News
After last week's capsize of the Swedish Artemis Racing boat that took the life of a beloved crew member, the world's most famous sailing regatta has been overwhelmed by a single question: Are the high-tech boats that can reach speeds nearing 50 mph ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Of Speed Dreams and Tilt-ing things
Sail World
The next two Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series are to be staged in Istanbul, Turkey (20-23 June) and Porto, Portugal (25-28 July) and now Team Tilt, the Swiss team selected for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, has announced their participation in ...

Sail World

Antigua Sailing Week - Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge at Pigeon Beach
Sail World
A highlight of Antigua Sailing Week this year was the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge which took place on Lay Day. The invitational event sailedin 24-foot RS Elite keelboats was watched by hundreds of spectators on Pigeon Beach. Eight top skippers and ...

Sail World

Normandy Sailing Week - Action aplenty on the way
Sail World
A number of events will be run within the context of Normandy Sailing Week, including the French J80 Cup, the European J111 Championship, the first leg of the French Elite Championship for crewed offshore M34 racing and the UNCL Trophée Manche and ...

Sail World

CdM sailing eighth in the nation
Daily Pilot
The Corona del Mar High sailing team can say it is the better squad against Newport Harbor when it comes to national status. CdM finished eighth out of 20 sailing teams in the High School Dinghy National Championships that concluded Sunday in Chicago, ...

Safe sailing for all ages, skill levels
Brandon Sun
In addition to classes, every Thursday evening the Learn to Sail staff will host a differentsailing-related event. On evenings when we are granted good winds and fair weather, we will run a very informal racing clinic, followed by a short race. The ...

RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series crown to be decided at HISC
Sail World
The first two stages of the three-weekend Series were based at the home of the 2012 Olympic sailing competition in Weymouth and Portland and welcomed British Sailing Team Development and Transitional Squad members as well as young aspiring talents ...

Sail World

Wellesley High sailing team tacks back into prominence
Wellesley Townsman
The Wellesley High sailing team is back on its feet and performing very well after a few tumultuous years. The departure of a beloved coach at the start of last season and the subsequent scramble to keep the program alive presented challenges, which ...

Caterham F1 launch sailing team for Global Ocean Race
BBC News
Oxfordshire Formula 1 team Caterham have announced plans to use the technology arm of their company to compete in the world of sailing. A class40 offshore racing campaign has been launched by the Caterham Group and will start with the Transat Jaques ...

BBC News

more sailing news below



CSSN News&Reports

sailing - Google News

America's Cup - Google News

More Sailing News

ISAF sailing - Google News

Rolex sailing - Google News

US sailing - Google News

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Google News

Vendee Globe - Google News