07 July 2013

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America's Cup: The dagger foils - by Kiki Karcher - YouTube: "2 month before the America's Cup Christian Karcher speak about the dagger board of the AC72."

America's Cup threat increases as teams set to boycott opening
The Independent
After the Swedish 72-foot wing-powered catamaran on which he was sailing was all but destroyed within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge, an inquiry headed by Murray led to recommendations on 22 May designed to improve safety, and two of them have been ...

Watch Americas Cup: Sir Russell Coutts Interview | Wired Video | CNE: "Sir Russell Coutts explains why Oracle's America's Cup boat has gone from 45 feet to 72 feet.  How will the new design effect their chance at the title?"

Sailing on air
South China Morning Post
Max Sirena, the Italian skipper of Luna Rossa Challenge, stood inside a converted aeroplane hangar watching his shore crew at work on wing sails and gleaming hulls, and wondered if it was still right to define the focus of all this expert attention as ...

Sailing - Troubled America's Cup regatta strains to reach starting line
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Sunday was supposed to be when the controversy and tragedy that have surrounded the 34th America's Cup regatta would finally give way to a breathtaking spectacle of 72-foot catamarans racing around San Francisco Bay, barely touching the water, ...

Sailing away: Local yacht racing to Halifax starting Sunday
Gloucester Daily Times
On Sunday at 1 p.m. more than 75 yachts, varying from 30 to 100 feet and including the Heat Wave from Gloucester, will set off from this sail-crazy town on a race to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Marblehead to Halifax Open Ocean Race is an event that's ...

Glossary of sailing terms
San Francisco Chronicle
dagger board - A retractable centerboard that slides in a casing and converts the forward motion into a windward lift, countering the leeward push of the sail. forward - Toward the bow. gennaker - A sail primarily used on racing boats; a blend of genoa ...

Sailing : Lake Huron International starts Saturday
Port Huron Times Herald
The Lake Huron International Regatta begins at 6 p.m. Saturday with boats sailing on one of two courses — Kettle Point (47 nautical miles) or John Blunt Memorial (74 nautical miles). “Basically, we'll start running our shifts, make sure we have all ...

Optimist Sailing Day #1: Bermuda Team Results
Bernews
The 2013 Optimist North American Championship 2013 got underway on Friday [July 5] with 176 young sailors from around the world taking to Bermuda's waters. USA, Argentina and Bermuda occupy the top five positions at the 2013 IODA North American ...

Sailing - TAKE A LOOK - San Francisco hosts high-tech America's Cup
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Three challengers will compete in July and August to sail against defender Oracle Team USA in the final match races Sept. 7-21. > Troubled America's Cup regatta strains to reach starting line > Union 'fat cat' stands up for working man's America's Cup ...

Sailing Club
Perthshire Advertiser
With late daily tides from June 27 sailing for the next three days was in the evening. On the Friday , six boats were afloat for the first All Classes Handicap race and the wind was strong and very gusty. Eric Taylor was over the line at the start and ...

Lauderdale Yacht Club sailor wins Laser national championship
Sun-Sentinel
FORT LAUDERDALE — — A growth spurt ended Luke Muller's youth sailing career, but much bigger things were in his future. Last week, the 17-year-old, who sails out of Lauderdale Yacht Club, won the U.S. National Laser Championship in Santa Cruz, Calif ...

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