24 July 2013

Emirates Team New Zealand, Louis Vuitton Cup finalist (video)

News: Emirates Team New Zealand clinches Louis Vuitton Cup round robin: Emirates Team New Zealand has clinched the top spot in the Round Robin of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America's Cup Challenger Series. The New Zealand team, led by skipper Dean Barker, completed today's 15.43-nautical-mile course in 46 minutes, 53 seconds and finished more than 7 minutes ahead of Luna Rossa. The Italian team was scored DNF for failing to finish within 5 minutes. The Kiwis have amassed 7 points and have three races remaining in the challengers' series, but can't be overcome. In winning the round robin they've earned the right to advance straight to the Louis Vuitton Cup Final or choose their opponent for the semifinal round. As yet, the team hasn't announced its intention other than to say that it plans to sail its next scheduled races on Saturday and Sunday.

America's Cup: New Zealand team beats Italy, but are Kiwis faster than Oracle Team USA? - San Jose Mercury News: " Emirates Team New Zealand flashed its undisputed dominance in the America's Cup racing series again Tuesday, handily beating Italy's Luna Rossa for the third straight race and clinching the top spot in the challenger trials. But the looming question remains: Are the Kiwis fast enough to win when it really counts? Or, perhaps more intriguingly, is defending champion Oracle Team USA fast enough to beat New Zealand, its most likely opponent in the America's Cup finals? "That's the joy of the America's Cup," commentator Andy Green told the crowd gathered at the finish line along America's Cup Park at Pier 27/29. "Is the defender as fast as the fastest challenger?". . . ."

Sailing fans enjoy America's Cup action up close
Gant Daily
San Francisco, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Fans can now enjoy topnotch America's Cup action up close after they were allowed to watch from shore for the first time in the event's 162-year history. Traditionally, the races have been held far out to ...

Artemis launches new catamaran
ESPN
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Artemis Racing of Sweden has launched its new America's Cup 72-foot catamaran, 2½ months after the fatal capsize of its first boat. The syndicate hopes to sail sometime later this week. It has so far missed racing in the Louis ...

Swedish challenger launches new America's Cup yacht with tribute to dead ...
Reuters
Its 131-foot (40-metre) wing sail displays a tribute blue ribbon to Olympic gold medalist Andrew Simpson. The 36-year-old British father of two young children was trapped underwater after his team's high-tech catamaran capsized and broke apart on May 9.

Sailing: Area boats shine in fast Mackinac
Port Huron Times Herald
“We lie to our significant others and tell them we're still busy with sailing so that we don't have to do the honey-do list,” Benedict said with a smile when asked what he would do with his extra time. The significant others were there, however, and ...

Sailing: S'pore retain world team title
AsiaOne
SINGAPORE - Succeeding a team that had made a clean sweep of the medals the year before is never easy, but Singapore's young sailors got off to a fine start on Sunday at the Optimist World Championships. The team of five retained the team title ...

Black Hills Sailing Association promotes a peaceful passion
Rapid City Journal
The Black Hills Sailing Association celebrated the sailing lifestyle this past weekend at Angostura with a Jimmy Buffet-themed Fleet Party, which included Dock Games in the marina, dinner and prizes at Breaker's Beach and then Moonlight Races after sunset.

Sailing Boats Through the Ages – History of Sailboats
YachtPals.com News
In 1947, when I was 8 years old, I learned to sail in the crystal-clear, balmy waters of the East African coast. On home leave in England, my father had found an old International 14 foot sailing dinghy – in a shed, with chickens in it. He cleaned her ...

Hobart marina plan to set sail
Tasmania Mercury
AN expanded floating marina to be built near Wrest Point will help satisfy a growing demand for yachting berths in Hobart, the Derwent Sailing Squadron says. Hobart City Council has given the yacht club a green light to extend its 130-boat Marieville ...

Tritium Lending Club Finishes Transpac 2013: Transpac 2013 first to finish - Tritium Lending Club.

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