04 June 2013

Sir Ben Ainslie confident of America's Cup success after record breaking victory in Round the Island Race (video)

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round The Island Race video - First boats round the Needles 2013
Sir Ben Ainslie confident of America's Cup success after record breaking victory | This is Cornwall: ""To take part in this race is something very unique and very special, it's really iconic. There is a lot of history involved and I had done this race many times with several different boats and given the conditions all the competitors would have had a good time." The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round The Island Race is the 4th largest participation sporting event in the UK and the largest yacht race of its kind in the world, attracting anything between 1,500 – 1,800 yachts and 16,000 competitors. www.roundtheisland.org.uk"

When Billionaire Sets Rules, It's an Exclusive Race
New York Times (blog)
SAN FRANCISCO — Victory in the America's Cup of 2010 gave Larry Ellison, the tech titan who had spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to capture sailing's ultimate prize, the right to set the rules for this year's regatta.

New York Times (blog)

America's Cup venue opens with sold-out concerts
San Francisco's America's Cup Pavilion - a striking open air, waterfront, 9,000-seat amphitheatre - has opened with sold-out shows by chart-topping indie rock band Imagine Dragons and veteran popster Sting. Tickets were hard to come by, as both shows ...

Critical decision on America's Cup could come this week
San Francisco Business Times (blog)
This may be the week we learn whether the America's Cup competition remains small — or shrinks even further. An official close to the race said he expects soon to hear whether Artemis Racing, the Swedish team, will continue to compete. One of the team...

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's Dalton updates from San Francisco
Sail World
Finally Dalton is asked what the 35th America's Cup might look like if the theAmerica's Cup was to return to New Zealand, and gives the standard answer. Sailracing magazine is designed to be read in the iPad and similar devices. It is now free each ...

Sir Ben Ainslie calls for America's Cup rule changes after tragedy of Andrew ...
Ainslie, who will compete for Oracle racing in the America's Cup, told BBC Sport: "No one ever wants to see anything like that happen ever again, so we'll do everything in our power to avoid that. "Of course we need to look at some of the rules to try ...


Larry Ellison Has Completely Screwed Up The America's Cup
Business Insider
When his Oracle Team USA won the America's Cup sailing race in 2010, entrepreneur and sailing aficionado Larry Ellison earned the right to choose the rules for this year's competition. Ellison has taken the opportunity to screw up America's favorite ...

Business Insider

Sir Ben Ainslie calls for rule changes after Simpson's death
BBC Sport
Sir Ben Ainslie calls for rule changes after Simpson's death. Sir Ben Ainslie says the America's Cup rules must be reviewed to improve safety after British sailor Andrew Simpson was killed in May. Simpson, 36, died after Artemis, the Swedish entry ...

BBC Sport

UK Sailing at its Best
YachtPals.com News
The biggest news of the event came from our Yacht Pal Ben Ainslie who smashed the Round the Island Record on their mini America's Cup boat, dedicating his win to his friend Andrew "Bart" Simpson who recently died in a freak accident during America's ...

YachtPals.com News

Waiheke Island meets San Francisco
Newstalk ZB
People visiting the America's Cup base in San Francisco will be able to get a taste of Kiwi cuisine. Waiheke Island Yacht Club is opening on July 4, in time for the opening ceremony and the start of challenger racing. It will be situated on Pier 29 ...

Sweden's Anna Kjellberg Sticks To Match Racing
Women's International Match Racing Association
Kjellberg sailed at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition in the Women's Match Racing Competition where she finished 12th with her crew of Malin Kallstrom and Lotta Harrysson. After some time away from the high pressure environment Kjellberg ...

Tall Ships Set Sail
Consett Magazine
One of the most prestigious races in the sailing calendar is the annual Tall Ships race. This unique race involving large sailing boats heads across some of Europe's most hostile waters in an event that allows young people from around the world to take ...

Dubois Cup - Saylak's 37-metre sloop Genevieve victorious
Sail World
... La Maddalena archipelago with around 8 to 12 knots of easterly breeze. Second place went to Zefira, with America's Cup sailor Flavio Favini aboard, while third place for Genevieve, coupled with a bullet on day one, was enough to take her to overall ...

Sail World

Sailing around the world
Sea and air: Queen Charlotte Yacht Club members Alistair Gifford, Hamish Clark, Taylor Burn and Henry Gibbs are holding a fundraising dinner to help bankroll their overseas trips to represent New Zealand at various international sailing regattas next ...


Sailing legend Ellen MacArthur praises inspiring Broxbourne teen
Hertfordshire Mercury
DAME Ellen MacArthur admits the courage of Broxbourne's Ellie Harris proved inspirational as they sailed together at the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Ellie was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in 2006 aged ten, getting the all...

A summer of sailing and music
Foster's Daily Democrat
PORTSMOUTH — The sailing season on the gundalow Piscataqua kicks into high gear this month, with a full schedule of public sails and special evenings with music and guest speakers. Each Wednesday evening sail through September will focus on ...

sailing knight says death of friend 'Bart' almost made him quit racing
Daily Echo
But Hampshire's Sir Ben Ainslie has revealed he was on the verge of quitting his beloved sport after his teammate and close friend Andrew “Bart” Simpson drowned in a training accident less than a month ago. Last night the 36-year-old four-time Olympic ...

Daily Echo

Free sailing on offer at Upton Warren
Droitwich Standard
UPTON Warren Sailing Club and Upton Warren Outdoor Education Centre are offering free sailing for all of the family this weekend as part of national RYA Push the Boat Out Weekend. Running on Saturday and Sunday (10am to 4pm), the fun-filled weekend ...

Sailing home
Mayo News
But rather than booking a flight, they opted for a more adventurous approach and decided to sail home! Now nine months later, they are on the cusp of the final leg of a fascinating journey and hope to arrive at Old Head in Louisburgh in late July. Here ...

Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association celebrates 50 years
Delmarva Now
DEWEY BEACH — This summer marks the 50th year of the Rehoboth Bay SailingAssociation, a nonprofit that promotes and teaches sailing on the Rehoboth Bay. Ann Whaley, a vice commodore of the RBSA, has been involved with the group for 35 years,...

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