14 July 2013

America's Cup Solo Race Sunday; Saturday Race video replay


Louis Vuitton Cup Saturday Race video replay: Skipper Dean Barker and the Emirates Team New Zealand crew made Saturday's race look effortless. With the wind blowing around 17 knots, Emirates Team New Zealand held up Luna Rossa in the pre-start and then sailed away to win by nearly five and a half minutes on the 15.47-nautical-mile course. The Kiwis completed the course in 43 minutes, 52 seconds. They recorded a top speed of 42.33 knots (48 mph), compared to Luna Rossa's 39.95 knots (46 mph).

Morning Briefing: Sunday Preview and Schedule / America’s Cup: "Emirates Team New Zealand will sail the short, five-leg America’s Cup course today in a solo race expected to last approximately 25 minutes. Wind conditions are forecast to be between 18 and 20 knots from 230 degrees (SW). Regatta Director Iain Murray said at his morning briefing that the tide is still in a flood mode today and a wind correction factor of 1.6 knots has been added to the 20-knot wind limit. He also expects the wind to get stronger later in the day. “Fingers crossed we’ll sneak in. We do expect the wind to exceed the limit later today,” Murray said. “The decision to go to a 1215 start through July, in hindsight, has been a good decision. Hopefully that holds true today.” Since today’s race is a one boat affair it will not be broadcast . . ."

Sailing-New Zealand bests Italy in first America's Cup race
Reuters
The race followed the resolution on Thursday of the controversy over design rules, which were changed to improve boat safety after the fatal accident in May that left Sweden's challenger Artemis unable to sail. It marked the first real competition in ...

Sailing the day away in East LA
The Eastsider LA
Its founder, Matt Schulz, believes that sailing is a wonderful vehicle to teach kids how to apply concepts learned in school while motivating them and building up their confidence as they learn to sail and, yes, even build a sailboat. In fact, the ...

SAILING: Kiwis rout Italians in 1st real race
San Angelo Standard Times
Emirates Team New Zealand (left) and Luna Rossa Challenge of Italy make their way toward the leeward mark with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background during their America's Cup challenger series sailing race Saturday in San ...

Sailing and investing on your own
Daytona Beach News-Journal
“It's easy, mon,” said my native sailing instructor, as he effortlessly guided the boat on the turquoise sea. With my personal guide on board giving me step-by-step instructions, I quickly became comfortable with the small craft. As the wind picked up ...

Youth, Adult Sailing Classes Planned
Oswego Daily News
OSWEGO, NY – The H. Lee White Museum and Maritime Center are offering a variety of youth and adult sailing classes to help community members learn to enjoy our amazing waterfront. The classes will run through August on a limited basis and cover a ...

Sailing treat for victims of nuclear disaster
Rutland and Stamford Mercury
Children from an area devastated by a nuclear disaster had their first taste of sailing. Rutland Sailability invited a group of youngsters from Belarus to Rutland Water for the day. The children live in the areas worst affected by the 1986 Chernobyl ...

Colemere Sailing Club's Olympic legacy revamp
BBC News
Colemere Sailing Club has used the money from the Sports England Olympic Legacy Fund to pay for purpose-built jetties and two new rescue boats. The funding was part of a £135m scheme to use lottery money to encourage more people to become ...

Smooth sailing: Jimmy Buffett headlines yacht school benefit
Palm Beach Daily News
A sweltering July heat wave – we're talking record-high temperatures – dampened shirts and flattened coifs but did little to stifle the enthusiasm of the 600 guests at the International Yacht Restoration School's annual Summer Gala. And no wonder.

Can Tech Bring the America's Cup to the Common Man?: " . . . Or at least it used to be. America's Cup is now aiming to increase its mainstream appeal by partnering with a technology company called Sportvision. Sportvision makes high-tech data and augmented-reality products for a host of sports, but it's best known for that now-ubiquitous yellow stripe that marks the first-down line in football broadcasts. For preliminary races leading up the final competition on San Francisco Bay in September, Sportvision's America's Cup broadcast enhancements have included virtual lines marking course routes and boundaries, graphics relaying key information on stats such as boat speed, and explainer illustrations on team strategies. "The idea is taking the technology of the yellow first-down line, which is basically augmented reality, and applying improved versions of that to sailing to make the sport better and easier to understand for people at home," Sportvision CEO Hank Adams says. . . ."

Sailing: A new challenge for friends - Daily Pilot: "Back in the day, a little more than a decade ago, Charlie Buckingham could be found at the Newport Yacht Club. It was like a second home, more of a playground actually. He was among several aspiring sailors back then. He could be described as "aspiring," yet he was just a kid, just having fun. He met others like him who became his friends. They all played together and other times they all learned together about the valuable character traits that can come from sailing. . . ."

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