05 July 2013

America's Cup Sailing Competition Starts (audio and video)


America's Cup Opening Press Conference from the Media Center on July 5, 2013.



America's Cup Sailing Competition is Under Way
California Report
After years of buildup, the America's Cup sailing competition is officially under way on the San Francisco Bay. July Fourth was the opening ceremony, kicking off more than two months of racing. On Friday, fans will get to see a time trial featuring the ...

America's Cup kicks off with show of unity
AFP
SAN FRANCISCO — The 34th America's Cup launched with a grand ceremony and a show of unity on Thursday despite concerns the premier yachting event could be scuttled by a clash over late rule changes. Opening festivities started with an Oracle team ...

America's Cup opening day draws big crowd
San Francisco Chronicle
She started her bright, warm Thursday afternoon gawking at the mega-yachts parked at the America's Cup village. Later, after a beer, she'd head to the roof of her brother's Marina pad to watch the sailboats cruise the bay and then - maybe after another ...

America's Cup: Opening ceremonies belie angry undercurrent among some of ...
San Jose Mercury News
On Piers 27/29, which were transformed from a decrepit eyesore along the Embarcadero into America's Cup Park for the duration of the summer of racing, spectators enjoyed an air show, a flag ceremony and performances from the home countries of the ...

America's Cup kicks off with show of unity | Bangkok Post: news
Bangkok Post
The 34th America's Cup launched with a grand ceremony and a show of unity on Thursday despite concerns the premier yachting event could be scuttled by a clash over late rule changes. Oracle Team USA members eye the Louis Vuitton Cup trophy during ...

America's Cup festivities get underway in San Francisco
San Francisco Examiner
Thousands of sailing enthusiasts and nearby residents stopped by America's Cup Park to visit the team stores, taste cuisine from the new restaurants and visit an Exploratorium exhibit about how the 72-foot catamarans will glide across San Francisco Bay.

America's Cup officially opened
New Zealand Herald
The America's Cup has been officially opened, with a glamorous and at times comically over-the-top ceremony at the event village in San Francisco today. The two-hour ceremony, which coincided with the city's July Fourth celebrations, included cultural ...

America's Cup champ Coutts defends rules changes
Vallejo Times-Herald
SAN FRANCISCO -- Not long after helping to sail one of the new America's Cupcatamarans around ghostly San Francisco Bay, four-time winner Russell Coutts scoffed at accusations by two foreign challengers that defending champion Oracle Team USA is ...

America's Cup 101: What Bay Area folks need to know
Marin Independent Journal
With their showcase dogged by tragedy and controversy, America's Cup organizers hope to right the ship this week when sailing resumes on San Francisco Bay. Perhaps the sight of 72-foot catamarans dueling at 50 mph against the picturesque backdrop of ...

Ted Hood, yacht designer, sailmaker and America's Cup winner from Portsmouth ...
Washington Post
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Ted Hood, a yachtsman, yacht designer and builder, and sailmaker from Rhode Island who captained the winner of the 1974 America's Cup, has died at the age of 86. Hood died June 28 at a nursing home in Middletown, near his home ...

After deadly capsize, America's Cup sailors strap on survival gear when they ...
Washington Post
“Any preconceived ideas about sailors, definitely America's Cup sailors, need to go out the window now,” said Spithill, a 34-year-old Australian who steered Oracle Team USA to victory in the 2010 America's Cup. “It's a combination between sort of a ...

Sailing elite line up in San Francisco for America's CupBDlive
INTERNATIONAL sailing's elite gathers in San Francisco Bay on Sunday for the start of qualifying for the 34th America's Cup, the sport's most prestigious race and the oldest sporting trophy in the world. Four teams will battle it out on the water for ...

Sailing: Challenge on for NZ to hold lead
The Bay of Plenty Times
With another four days to be sailed in a new and experimental format, the challenge is on for the Kiwis to stay at the top. Paul Willyams. At the end of day two, New Zealand lead the 2013 SAP 49er European Championships, with a further two Kiwi crews ...

Sailing: Snakes and ladders at 49er and FX Europeans
Voxy
New Zealand sailors are in 2nd, 3rd and 9th overall as the 2013 SAP 49er European Championships hit the midway mark and the standings continue to change dramatically day to day as nearly all crews struggled for consistency in light winds on day three ...

Adult Sailing Taster Days
BBC News
Run by: Coquet Shorebase Trust. Sailing taster days open to both those who have never sailed and to those who want to improve their sailing skills as those attending the days will be grouped with others of similar ability. Suitable ...

Solo sailing grandmother to make history tomorrow
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
Jeanne's voyage is being recorded by the World Sailing Speed Record Council. The yacht will be escorted in by a Prince of Whales whale watching boat. After arrival, Nereida will be docked in front of the Empress Hotel, courtesy of the Greater Victoria ...

Sailing: Locals return to form
Northern Advocate
Onerahi's Marcus Hansen, right, and race partner Josh Porebski sit ahead of Kerikeri's Blair Tuke and partner Peter Burling after day two during the 2013. Northland's top 49ersailors at the European Championships have bounced back after a less than ...

Around the sailing clubs, Friday, July 5, 2013
Isle of Wight County Press
SEA View Yacht Club hosted an invitation inter-club team racing competition last week against Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Shanklin Sailing club and a Barbarians team, made hastily from a mix of the three clubs. On a glorious summer evening, the four ...

Take heart, sailing is being kept alive
Financial Times
The pursuit of the America's Cup should represent everything that is good and great about sailing, an activity shared by hundreds of thousands across the globe. Instead, it is merely a playground for the rich and the professional sailing elite. My own ...

Dame Ellen MacArthur's cancer charity sails from Largs
BBC News
Round-the-world yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur has launched her summer sailingbase in Scotland for youngsters recovering from cancer and leukaemia. The first trip took place at the newly-established hub in Largs, just six months after the scheme ...

A Life on the Sea
Island Sand Paper
"I grew up in Germany, and I was working as an editor for a sailing magazine when one day I thought I'd written enough about other peoples' adventures – that it was time for me to have one of my own,” said the ebullient sailor as we chatted while ...

We are sailing - Retiring British ambassador to set sail across Atlantic
Euro Weekly News
But before sailing off into the sunset, Mr Paxman talked to the Euro Weekly News at the British Embassy in Madrid. He was in a relaxed mood as he discussed his life and future plans as his direction takes a new tack. “I would like to say that my ...

British Sailing agrees new four year partnership with international swimwear ...
Insidethegames.biz
The new partnership will see the sailing apparel and clothing company provide technical support to the 86 sailors and 40 support staff that make up British Sailing's Olympic and Paralympic squads. Zhik says it will work with the members of the British ...

Search ends for historic sailing vessel missing in the South Pacific
WireUpdate
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) -- Rescue teams on Friday called off the search for a historic American sailing vessel that disappeared in the South Pacific between New Zealand and Australia in early June, officials said, leaving the seven ...

NZL Sailing Team takes the lead at 49er Euros; Kiwi holds 2nd at RS:X
Sail World
All three men's fleets sailed four races in solid conditions today, the kiwis Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski looking dominant with two wins and two seconds on their course to completely turn the tables and take the overall lead with a six point margin.

An affair at sea: The romance of cruising the Med on a fully-rigged sailing ship
Daily Mail
Star Clippers was set up in 1989 by Swedish sailing boat connoisseur and entrepreneur Mikael Kraft, and offers a range of voyages throughout the Mediterranean, Baltic Sea and Caribbean, as well as longer trans-Atlantic sailings, for passengers seeking ...

Carry this sailing navigation super tool for safety!
Sail World
I navigated big ships and small boats in the US Coast Guard in the days before push-button navigation. And navigation was anything but a relaxed environment as it often will be when sailing. Fixes in inland piloting waters were taken and plotted every ...

Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 4 July 2013
Afloat
BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan), 2. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston). BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Levana (Jean Mitton), 3. After You Too (Michael Blaney). CRUISERS 0 ...

Death spawns Cup survival gear
ESPN
SAN FRANCISCO -- When he jumps aboard his high-performance catamaran, America's Cup champion skipper Jimmy Spithill is wearing his game face as well as equipment that can help save his life out on San Francisco Bay. America's Cup sailors already ...

Jones marks return to sailing with toppers triumph
Sidmouth Herald
From here they managed to pull out a lead with some quick downwind sailing, showing their experience through the gybes. Clapp and Rea appeared to have some sort of issue with their spinnaker, which ultimately tipped them in, allowing Ollie Salter with ...

Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series heads to Torbole this weekend
Sail World
The penultimate event on the 2013 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series takes place this weekend in Torbole, Italy on July 6-7, hosted by Circolo Vela Torbole. Twenty-seven teams representing seven countries are in attendance, and some arrived a few days early ...

Argyll woman in cancer charity sailing adventure
Buteman
Kathleen, plus five other girls, set sail from Largs, North Ayrshire on June 24, with the young people spending three nights sleeping on board the boats. The trip navigated the waters of the Firth of Clyde, which took them to various stop-overs ...

RNLI volunteer in fundraising sailing mission
Express & Echo
AN Exmouth RNLI volunteer is taking part in a sailing event to raise funds for the charity. Volunteer Deputy Launching Authority Dave Ashman is taking part in the Eddystone Pursuit event on Saturday, July 13, near Plymouth. Sailing teams race each...

Digicel Jr. Sailors Qualify For Championships | Bernews.com
By Bernews
Digicel Bermuda announced that two Digicel sponsored junior sailors have qualified for the North American Championships due to set sail today at the Royal.
Bernews.com

Sailing Ship Regatta | Jennifer in the Faroe Islands
By jenniferhenke
Varmakelda, or the Warm Spring Festival, opened with a regatta of old wooden Faroesesailing ships entering Fuglafjørður bay. These were accompanied by other small boats. I took the pictures of the sailing boats from my house, then I went ...
Jennifer in the Faroe Islands

Semifinals – this is getting really exciting - Sailing Sweden
By Fabian Bengtsson
The teams won one match each against each other int he Round Robin stage and both have been sailing well so far this week. Kjellberg has a shot reaching her third final in Stena Match Cup Sweden and Meldgaard Pedersen was in the ...
Sailing Sweden

Search ends for historic sailing vessel missing in the South Pacific ...
By BNO News
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) -- Rescue teams on Friday called off the search for a historic American sailing vessel that disappeared in the South Pacific between New Zealand and Australia in early June, officials said, leaving ...
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