26 June 2013

America's Cup video: Foiling

The Shapes of Foiling - AC UNCUT: "AC UNCUT's Genny Tulloch goes behind the scenes at ORACLE TEAM USA's base on Pier 80 in San Francisco to have a chat with Designer Joseph Ozanne about the shapes of foiling."

America's Cup boats don't agree on safety changes: "Two weeks before the launch of the first America's Cup race, competitors continue to quarrel about new safety rules put forth in the wake of last month's training fatality. The primary stalemate involves changes to the overall weight and rudder dimensions – so-called "class rules" -- of the turbo-charged multihull AC72s, which when foiling can reach speeds of nearly 50 mph. "It's just frustrating when you're literally thirteen days away from starting the first race and you could be forced to actually make changes to the equipment, which if you are making design-related decisions should have happened a year ago," said Dean Barker, skipper for Emirates Team New Zealand, in an interview with USA Today Sports on Thursday. . . ."

34th America's Cup: Racing To Win
Red Bull (International)
The first episode highlights the power of the new AC72s as the America's Cup speeds its way towards September when ORACLE TEAM USA will hope to defend their title, however New Zealand, Italy and the Swiss team are all gunning for the trophy too.

Luna Rossa's Draper adapting to Cup lifestyle
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Chris Draper debuted with Luna Rossa Challenge on the America's Cup World Series (ACWS) at Naples on April 11, 2012. Four days later he and his Luna Rossa mates were standing atop the championship podium, winners of their first ACWS regatta.

Italians dispute America's Cup racing change
abc7news.com
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Italian-based America's Cup team is threatening to go to court over proposed rule changes to the race. The four teams worked with mediators to make the race safer after a member of the Swedish team died last month when the ...

SFMTA Tests Bike/Ped Wayfinding Signs During America's Cup
Streetsblog San Francisco (blog)
The SFMTA has installed 40 temporary wayfinding signs at 27 locations to guide people walking and biking to the America's Cup races starting next month, according to agency spokesperson Ben Jose. Though the SFMTA installed wayfinding signs for ...

Campari America to roll out SKYY Vodka Limited Edition Bottle
Drinks Business Review
Campari America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Davide Campari-Milano, is to roll out Limited Edition Bottle to celebrate SKYY Vodka's sponsorship of Emirates Team New Zealand for the 34th America's Cup races taking place in its hometown of San ...

Sailing ships
USA TODAY
Whether your idea of sailing brings up images of Errol Flynn, thePirates of the Caribbeanmovies or the America's Cup races, these ships will fit the bill. You'll feel the wind in your face as you look up at thousands of feet of billowing sails on tall ...

Campari unveils Skyy Americas Cup bottle
just-drinks.com (subscription)
Gruppo Campari has launched a limited-edition Skyy Vodka bottle to mark its sponsorship of Emirates Team New Zealand in the America's Cup. The bottle, available during the racing season, will only be on sale in California, Campari said . . .

Champion Oracle Team sustain boat damage
Gulf Today
SAN FRANCISCO: America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA sustained damage to their newest catamaran just minutes into the first day of their two-boat testing program on San Francisco Bay. The damage to the headstay was enough to force the ...

Franck Cammas and Groupama C on finale home straight
Sail World
With Louis Viat out on the wire and Gurvan Bontemps on the helm when he's otherwise engaged, Franck doesn't really have any cause to be jealous of the skippers preparing for the America's Cup in San Francisco Bay: 'We're sailing in the C Class as we ...

Sailing through life - LIFE - BEIJING - Globaltimes.cn: "After 137 days and 21,600 nautical miles on the open water, Guo Chuan couldn't wait a moment more to reach the dock as his sailboat approached Qingdao, Shandong Province. Guo, 48, jumped into the sea, swam to the bank and crawled into the arms of his wife and two children. Tears, rain and sea water soaked him through. Guo's arrival at Qingdao, on April 5 marked a new record for a solo nonstop sail around the world with a 40-foot vessel. "

Annapolis man selected for sailing hall of fame
Baltimore Sun (blog)
He helped found the Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis, competed internationally including at the Olympics and the Pan-American Games and wrote 10 books and numerous magazine articles about the sport's tactics and psychology. Walker started in ...

National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame announce 2013 inductees
Sail World
Following a two-month period this spring during which sailors from all corners of the country nominated their choice for induction, a selection committee – made up of representatives from US Sailing, the sailing media, the sailing industry, community ...

Sailing results
Norwich Evening News
Sailing results. Chris Lakey Wednesday, June 26, 2013 2:59 PM. Beccles ASC. Comments; Email; Print. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Novices Salver (7): 1 Tic Tac (O Meek), 2 T2 (J Denny), 3 Bluebird (G Browne). Bittern ...

Extreme Sailing Series fleet Porto bound for Act 5
Sail World
Cujean mirrored Clerc's thoughts, predicting that for Team Tilt, 'The toughest aspect will be to take quick decisions, avoid contact and navigate properly among a very competitive fleet. The Extreme Sailing Series has its own format of short and fast ...

Youth Sailing Grand Prix competitors seek success on and off the water
Sail World
To go into the running to win the GoPro camera entrants just need to post a photo of themselves sailing to the Youth Sailing Grand Prix Facebook Page. The photo with the most number of combined likes, shares and comments at 12pm on Saturday 6 July will ...

New sailing instructor sets sights on Sooke
Sooke News Mirror
The Sooke Sailing Association is proud to announce one of its own club directors has been hired to instruct the MOSS Sailing program for kids all over British Columbia this summer. The best thing for us is that Max Westgate, a youth from Sooke, will be ...

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - South African team announced
Sail World
Robinson will be competing in the 420 Dinghy Boys class alongside teammate Dominic van der Walt in these Championships, which aim to develop youth sailing around the world. Many an eventual Olympic champion first emerged at this event with past ...

US SAILING Blog: What's New in Adaptive Sailing
By US SAILING
By Sarah Everhart-Skeels and Cindy Walker We recently had a conversation with Betsy Alison, US Paralympic Coach for the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider about the evolution of adaptive sailing in the US. We agreed that Nick Scandone ...
US SAILING Blog

Sailors most often injure their knees -- on land | Science Codex
By News
The knees are the body part that is injured the most by dinghy sailors. The injuries are primarily due to overstrain and most often occur during physical training. This was shown in a study at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, ...
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