17 June 2013

America's Cup Artemis team looks to bounce back after deadly crash (video)


America's Cup Artemis team looks to bounce back after deadly crash (video above)

America's Cup Artemis team looks to bounce back after deadly crash on San Francisco Bay | abc7news.com: "The America's Cup racing team that lost a sailor in a deadly crash on San Francisco Bay is trying to get back on track. Still, there are concerns that modern yacht racing is too fast and too dangerous. The Artemis boat is back in the water but its chief executive officer won't talk about the accident that caused the team's 72-foot yacht to break in two last May. . . ."

America's Cup: Team New Zealand boss taunts Artemis as gentleman's sport rejects gentility - San Jose Mercury News: "The America's Cup Event Authority running the world-renowned regatta is trying to stay out of the fray, already overwhelmed with damage control since it put out a new schedule showing only five real races in July instead of what was originally intended to be 21. Organizers just announced refunds to thousands of spectators with tickets for bleacher seats in July. But Tom Ehman, the vice commodore of the Golden Gate Yacht Club that is home to Oracle Racing USA and sponsoring the international regatta, had no trouble standing up against Dalton's "diatribe." On his Facebook page, Ehman posted a copy of the proper protocol of the America's Cup that forbids "public statements that unreasonably attack or disparage" the regatta or another competitor."

Sailing: Kiwi sailors win silver in France
New Zealand Herald
Kiwi sailors Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have won silver in the European 470 championships off the coast of France. The pair have won the medal race to move up from third into second overall. Powrie says they've had a mixed regatta. "Probably didn'tsail ...

Oman getting serious about joining elite sailing nations
Sail World
The project offers a wide range of ways for Omanis to learn about sailing, and maps a pathway for talented sailors to be competitive in international events. 'We have a very ambitious goal, which is to win an Olympic medal in 2024,' said Donatella ...

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Ladies sailing duo continue success in Europe
3News NZ
Olympic champions Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie have had further success on their Northern Hemisphere sailing campaign with a silver medal at the 470 European championships in Italy. Aleh and Powrie finished on a high at Formia by winning the medal race ...

More children enrol for Oman Sail's 2013 Summer Camp
Muscat Daily
Oman Sail's Summer Sailing Camp 2013 has opened its doors to more children this time. More than 550 schoolchildren have enroled for Oman Sail's successful SummerSailing Camp 2013, highlighting a growing eagerness for the sport of sailingthroughout ...

Come sail away in Portland Harbor
Press Herald
Sail Maine has acquired 12 J-22s, 22-foot boats capable of accommodating up to five people and ideal for learning the basics of seamanship on Portland Harbor along the Eastern Promenade. Photos by Derek Davis/Staff Photographer. click image to enlarge.

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