31 August 2013

Red Bull Youth America's Cup Races Sunday


RED BULL YOUTH AMERICA'S CUP - RACES 1&2 - YouTube (only in areas not restricted by broadcasting rights) Sunday, September 1st, 2-4 pm EDT (US), 6 pm UTC (1800)


The young guns are getting ready for the opportunity of a lifetime at the Red Bull Youth America's Cup. 10 international teams of youth sailors, representing 8 countries will be on the starting line on September 1 in San Francisco. At stake is more than just the newly minted Red Bull Youth America's Cup trophy. This is a pathway for young sailors into the America's Cup. . . .

Ten teams have qualified for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup (Sept. 1-4) --

Country: Australia
Team: Objective Australia(1)
Yacht Club: Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
Skipper: Jason Waterhouse (21, Newport, Australia)

Country: France
Team: Next World Energy
Yacht Club: Yacht Club de France
Skipper: Arthur Ponroy (23, from Lille, France)

Country: Germany
Team: All In Racing(1)
Yacht Club: Bootshaus 20
Helmsman: Erik Heil (23, Kiel, Germany)

Country: New Zealand
Team: NZL Sailing Team with Emirates Team New Zealand(2)
Yacht Club: Yachting New Zealand
Skipper: Peter Burling (22, Auckland, New Zealand)

Country: New Zealand
Team: Full Metal Jacket Racing(1)
Yacht Club: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Skipper: William Tiller (23, Auckland, New Zealand)

Country: Portugal
Team: ROFF/Cascais Sailing Team(1)
Yacht Club: Naval Club of Cascais
Skipper: Bernardo Freitas (22, Cascais, Portugal)

Country: Sweden
Team: Swedish Youth Challenge(2)
Yacht Club: KSSS (Royal Swedish Yacht Club)
Skipper: Charlie Ekberg (23, Stockholm, Sweden)

Country: Switzerland
Team: Team Tilt(1)
Yacht Club: Société Nautique de Genève (SNG)
Skipper: Lucien Cujean (23, Versoix, Switzerland)

Country: USA
Team: American Youth Sailing Force(2)
Yacht Club: Richmond Yacht Club
Skipper: Mike Menninger (24, Newport Beach, Calif.)

Country: USA
Team: USA45 Racing(2)
Yacht Club: San Diego Yacht Club
Skipper: Charlie Buckingham (23, Newport Beach, Calif.)

Notes: (1) Indicates team’s participation through Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Selection Series
(2) indicates team’s participation through America’s Cup World Series team  (source: americascup.com )


Sailors in America's Cup crowd are enthused
San Francisco Chronicle
Dusting off the head of a pin, I uncovered all of my America's Cup knowledge this week and moved into exploratory mode. It's well known that the Louis Vuitton Cup competition was plagued by mechanical failure, noncompetitive races and widespread ...

Yachting: Cup rivals unite with one aim... topple Team USA
New Zealand Herald
Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena admits it was no easy task to convince his team to get back on the water this week and lend Emirates Team New Zealand a hand with theirAmerica's Cup preparations. Ousted 7-1 in the Louis Vuitton finals, the Italian team ...

Cape Ann kids sailing on schooners during festival
Gloucester Daily Times
As the vessels negotiate the harbor for the 2013 Gloucester Schooner Festival this weekend, some special sailors and passengers will be aboard. The festival, which celebrates and honors Cape Ann's maritime history, works to ensure the future of that ...

Sailing: Healy steals Howth spoils
Irish Independent
A 20th place in the penultimate race of the BMW J24 World Championships cost series leader Travis Odenbach from Rochester dearly as fellow American Tim Healy emerged victorious at Howth YC.

IFDS Disabled Sailing Paralympic World Champions Crowned in Kinsale
Afloat
Three new Paralympic World Champions have been crowned today in Kinsale at the Cork County Council IFDS World Sailing Championships. From top IFDS World Champions In the Sonar Class Bruno Jourden with crew Eric Flageul and Nicolas ...

Sailing dream-turned-nightmare by trekking accident
Sail World
At Sail-World Cruising we have often told of the idyllic times that cruising sailors have in the cruising grounds of the world. However, sometimes things don't go so swimmingly, and it's even worse if you are cruising remotely, away from any kind of help.

Dorset youngsters sailing away
Dorset Echo
DORSET youngsters got the chance to swap studying for sails with an adventure aboard the Tall Ship Pelican. Around 26 young people from across the county, aged 16 to 25, took part in the exchange trip to see Sherborne's French twin town of Granville.

Bay Waveland YC hosts Lipton Cup sailing | Outdoors | The Sun ...
Bay Waveland Yacht Club will be out to defend its championship when the the 93rd GYA Sir Thomas J. Lipton Cup Championship Regatta takes place at Bay-Waveland Yacht Club ... through Monday...

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30 August 2013

Red Bull Youth America's Cup

RBYAC: Game On - YouTube: "The young guns are getting ready for the opportunity of a lifetime at the Red Bull Youth America's Cup. 10 international teams of youth sailors, representing 8 countries will be on the starting line on September 1 in San Francisco. At stake is more than just the newly minted Red Bull Youth America's Cup trophy. This is a pathway for young sailors into the America's Cup. The stage is set. The preparation and training is finished. Now the sailors have to perform."


Red Bull Youth America's Cup opening press conference.

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup schedule (8 fleet races)
Sunday, Sept. 1: Fleet Races 1 and 2 (11:00 am PT)
Monday, Sept. 2: Fleet Races 3 and 4 (11:00 am PT)
Tuesday, Sept. 3: Fleet Races 5 and 6 (11:00 am PT)
Wednesday, Sept. 4: Fleet Races 7 and 8 (11:00 am PT)

10 international teams ready to soar at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup / America’s Cup: "Fast facts about the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup: The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup runs from September 1-4 and is based out of the America’s Cup Village at Marina Green. The format is fleet racing – 2 races per day, for an 8 race series, with racing beginning at 11:10am each day. The final race will carry double-points. The boats are AC45 catamarans powered by giant wing sails – the same boats used by the America’s Cup teams in the AC World Series from 2011-2013. Teams are composed of six sailors, aged 19-24, who represent their country through a nationality rule."

The Augmented Reality America’s Cup - IEEE Spectrum"....sailboat racing is as thrilling, dynamic, and suspenseful as any sport around—if you’re down there on the water with the boats, that is. And starting with the 2013 America’s Cup, to be held this month in San Francisco, you will be there, virtually speaking. You’ll be able to monitor the events live on TV and on your mobile devices. You’ll see the spray flying off the bow of a big racing catamaran as its crew scrambles to make high-speed maneuvers in a stiff wind. You’ll see the world’s top sailors grappling to control powerful vessels driven by sail-like vertical wings, 12 stories high. You’ll also see perspectives and information never before available to spectators: the tracks of the boats through the water, course boundaries, penalties issued, wind direction, speed, and other things that significantly affect the outcome of the race../Automatic tracking systems on each yacht will constantly feed position data to high-performance PCs on shore....."

Vimbly Announces Expansion Of Sailing And Water Adventures
Newsday
Vimbly announces the expansion of their inventory to include the the best sailing and water adventures in New York City. (PRWEB) August 29, 2013. Vimbly (http://www.vimbly.com), as seen on USA Today and Fox News, announced the expansion of their ...

Sailing: Twomey shoots up Sonar standings
Irish Independent
Sailing: Twomey shoots up Sonar standings. Ten-time paralympic veteran John Twomey with crew Anthony Hegarty and Ian Costelloe rocketed up the standings in the ...

AFLOAT: Weymouth Sailing Club's centenary boost
Dorset Echo
A £4,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has been awarded to Weymouth Sailing Club to support its Centenary Exhibition project. The week-long exhibition, which begins tomorrow, is a celebration of the past 100 years of the club, from its original ...

Sailing: Jennings rules the waves at Weymouth
Peterborough Telegraph
The Rutland Sailing Club youngster finished first out of 250 sailors who contested the six days of racing at the prestigious championship held at the Olympic venue in Weymouth. He finished the three-race qualifying series in top spot after gaining a ...

Sailing: Burling talks about upcoming challenge
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
On Sunday 1st September racing in San Francisco will commence for the inaugural Red Bull Youth America's Cup and today the skippers of all ten teams, including both New Zealand entries, came under the media spotlight at the official opening press ...

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29 August 2013

America's Cup Match Racing preview

The America's Cup is a Match Race -- 2 boats and only one winner, there is no "second" --  Queen Victoria, who was watching at the finish line of the first America's Cup in 1851, was reported to have asked who was second, the famous answer being: "Ah, Your Majesty, there is no second." This year the winner will either be Oracle Team USA (the "defender") or Emirates Team New Zealand a/k/a the "Kiwis" (the "challenger"). Racing starts Saturday, September 7th.

Experts foresee good matchup for America's Cup - SFGate"As Gary Jobson sees it, the Kiwis are like "a well-choreographed Broadway show" and the Oracle sailors are "still auditioning." He also thinks the Emirates Team New Zealand crew might have an edge in motivation. Unlike the Oracle guys, they're sailing for their country. As Nathan Outteridge sees it, Oracle has a slight speed edge upwind. The key will be not just getting to the first mark first but leading at the bottom, or second mark. "That's probably going to determine the race," he said. Jobson and Outteridge are expert commentators on the TV coverage of the America's Cup regatta, the experienced Jobson handling the in-race analysis and the newcomer Outteridge providing postrace commentary. Both say it's difficult to predict the outcome of the finals - a welcome case after the tedious predictability of the first seven weeks of the regatta...."


AC Explore: Boat Building video above - In collaboration with the Exploratorium, the America's Cup is 'exploring' aspects of the history and science behind the America's Cup boats and technology, using exhibits both on site at the America's Cup Park and at the Exploratorium and by speaking with experts from the Exploratorium and the America's Cup teams. This video explores boat building. 

Oracle duo called to give evidence
New Zealand Herald
The cheating allegations involve OTUSA's AC45 catamarans used in the America's Cup World Series, a warm-up event to the America's Cup but which is sailed under the same rules. That means the cheating allegations could potentially be serious for OTUSA ...

America's Cup spectator count lags predicted 2 million turnout
San Francisco Business Times
The question of exactly how many people watch the America's Cup races will come into sharper focus once the races wrap up. An America's Cup that has attracted fewer participants, will generate less spending and will have fewer race days than promised ...

America's Cup: How rugby game put dent in Cup
New Zealand Herald
Emirates Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton apparently let a six-year-old cat out of the bag at the official Louis Vuitton prize giving dinner on Tuesday. In the midst of what those present said was a superb speech, Dalton's mischievous sense of humour ...

Contract dispute adds to America's Cup troubles
San Francisco Chronicle
Add a $4.2 million contract dispute to the headaches surrounding San Francisco's debut effort hosting the America's Cup. The former merchandising partner for the prestigious and seemingly snake-bit international sailing event is in the midst of a legal ...

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA principals called to Hearing on Friday
Sail World
The date of the Hearing under Article 60 of the Protocol governing the 34th America's Cup has been twice moved, originally to accommodate the unavailability or Oracle Team USA's legal counsel, Phil Bowman. The team will also be represented by Golden ...

Emirates team set up America's Cup date
gulfnews.com
Dubai: It's official now. Come September, Emirates Team New Zealand will be the ones to challenge the Oracle Team, USA for the 34th America's Cup. It's the fifth time in the past six America's Cup matches that the Emirates team will be a contestant in ...

America's Cup: Hearing into Oracle's alleged cheating delayed
Radio Sport
The Jury has called cup holders Oracle's chief executive Russell Coutts, general manager Grant Simmer and Jimmy Spithill among the witnesses for the hearing. The American syndicate is alleged to have brought the regatta into disrepute by modifying ...

Yachting: Taste of NZ wins over yachties and locals
New Zealand Herald
Restaurateur Tony Stewart is thankful this week's break in racing in San Francisco will allow his staff at Waiheke Island Yacht Club to regroup and brace themselves for the "madness" that will follow during the America's Cup. The Kiwi pop-up restaurant ...

Kids learn all about sailing from experienced skippers
DesMoinesRegister.com
It's not hard for Todd Wilson to close his eyes and remember one of the best days he's ever had. Suddenly, it's 1978 and he's 8 years old again, launching a new Hobie catamaran at Clear Lake with his dad. That first ride was enough to make Wilson a ...

AFLOAT: Weymouth Sailing Club's centenary boost
Dorset Echo
A £4,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has been awarded to Weymouth SailingClub to support its Centenary Exhibition project. The week-long exhibition, which begins tomorrow, is a celebration of the past 100 years of the club, from its original ...

Dutch flotilla sails into Port Adelaide for tall ship festival
ABC Online
A fleet of three Dutch tall ships has sailed into Port Adelaide ahead of a weekend celebration of the state's maritime history. Hundreds of people watched the vessels arrive yesterday afternoon as part of an epic journey retracing historic ...

Youth Sailing Foundation spices up Saturday night
TCPalm
VERO BEACH — Saturday night was spicy hot with Youth Sailing Foundation's 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off held at the Vero Beach Power Squadron. Over 100 people sampled the sixteen different chili recipe entries, voting on their favorites. Prizes were ...

GW Sailing's Inaugural Alumni Regatta Set for Sept. 28
George Washington University - Official Athletic Site
WASHINGTON - The George Washington sailing program will host its inaugural Alumni Regatta at the Washington Sailing Marina on Saturday, Sept. 28. "Though we're entering just our second season as a varsity program, there is a long history of competitive ...

Perfect sailing forecast for SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2013
Sail World
Some 55 boats are expected to face the starter tomorrow Friday for SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2013 now in its seventh year, with more than 120 boats in all competing in Sail Townsville 2013. While dual Sydney to Hobart winner Bob Steel and his ...

Forget the America's Cup, Larry Ellison's Art Is at the Asian Art Museum
Huffington Post
Larry Ellison's name has been all over the news in San Francisco this summer. Not because of anything to do with his company, Oracle, except indirectly, because the tons of money he made as CEO of that company enabled him to buy a state-of-the-art ...

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28 August 2013

Louis Vuitton Cup 30th anniversary highlights video


30th anniversary Louis Vuitton Cup highlights - all the best video - Emirates Team New Zealand defeated Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge and Sweden's Artemis Racing to win the 30th anniversary Louis Vuitton Cup.


Ninth fittest woman in the world, sailor Anna Tunnicliffe takes on Red Bull's strongest sailor - The ninth fittest woman in world, Olympic sailing champion and cross fit enthusiast Anna Tunnicliffe, takes on the Red Bull Sailing Team bowman and match racing World Champion Graeme Spence in the DoomBar rowing challenge.

America's Cup pits U.S., New Zealand with San Francisco as backdrop - latimes.com: "The newly designed AC72 catamarans have the ability to hydrofoil, meaning when the boat reaches a certain speed, the hydrofoils generate enough lift for the two hulls to clear the water and glide just on the foils that are under the boat. This means reduced hull drag and increased speed. Spectators will be able to watch the boats “fly” during the races. This also marks the first time the America’s Cup racing is inshore rather than offshore. The race course is within the confines of the San Francisco Bay instead of being three miles off-shore as it has been in the past, allowing spectators to see the race much more closely than before, so much so that sailors can hear the cheering crowd. For those interested in experiencing the America’s Cup, Piers 27/29 along San Francisco’s Embarcadero have been transformed into America’s Cup Park for the summer...."

Sailing on caffeine - Viva Magazine - NZ Herald News: "Nespresso says it has chosen to support the sport of sailing as it offers a prestigious image, international scope providing multifaceted opportunities for brand exposure and a unique way to experience the brand. "Coffee and sailing are both very close to Kiwis' hearts and we are proud to be supporting such an event," says Guillaume Chesneau, country manager Nespresso New Zealand. "The America's Cup has been a high priority for us for over two and a half years now. It is very close to my heart.""

Sailing in Marin: Sausalito's 86-year-old still going strong in Knarr competition - Marin Independent Journal: The Knarr is a unique boat — and fleet — for many reasons, all of which have kept the intrigue for Wibroe as fresh as the day he first sailed one. Full-keeled and very heavy, the boats are 30-feet long and sailed with a main and jib, no spinnaker. There's nothing high performance about them — they're a 70-year-old classic design, all built in Scandinavia. As old and slow as they are, the local fleet numbers some 42 boats, the largest on the bay after the J/105s, with up to 24 frequently on the start line. Wibroe tends to think they're also the most fair fleet racing. . . .

Sailing St. Barths With Richard Mille
Forbes
I had arrived in St. Barth during regatta week as a guest of Richard Mille's European distributor Peter Harrison to partake in actual competitive sailing. I knew this landing was to herald physical extremes made less daunting as they were framed by the ...

Sailing: Irish trio stuck in 10th place
Irish Independent
Tralee Bay Sailing Club's Jacqui Browne, Amy Kelehan and Austin O'Carroll hold last place on their debut regatta. Meanwhile on the east coast, it was Howth's turn to have weather disruption as the BMW J24 World Championships had no races completed ...

​A wind-sailing rover may explore Venus
Times of India
WASHINGTON: Nasa is considering sending a sail-powered robotic rover to Venus that could use the planet's high wind speeds and hot temperatures for exploration. The wind-sailing rover would not only be able to move around Venus, but would also have ...

Sailing San Francisco
Vancouver Sun (blog)
By this point you're probably wondering what this has to do with Sailing. My partner Greg and I have for a long time discussed purchasing a sailboat. He comes from a family of sailors so living aboard a sailboat has been in his head since he was a ...

Sailing: S'pore defend title at Asian Optimist Championships
Channel News Asia
SINGAPORE: Singapore's junior sailors have defended their Asian Optimist Team Racing title at the 2013 Asian Optimist Championships in Japan. Singapore fielded two teams in the Team Racing event and they battled past notable sailing nations to set up ...

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27 August 2013

Did Oracle Team USA cheat in the America’s Cup?

Did Larry Ellison cheat in the America’s Cup?: " . . . a cheating scandal that threatens to blacken the reputation of Oracle and several of the biggest names in yacht racing, and could make it harder for the American team to hang on to the 162-year-old trophy. An international jury of five sailing experts has been trying to determine exactly how three Oracle catamarans competing in preliminary regattas known as the America's Cup World Series came to be altered with heavier fittings and illegal lead and resin hidden in their frames. The jury will hold a hearing on Thursday in San Francisco, and is expected to rule shortly thereafter on whether individual Oracle team members have engaged in "gross misconduct" and whether the team as a whole has brought disrepute to the event. . . ."

Sailing: Investigations into scandal threatens Oracle's America's Cup defence
Straits Times
The jury held a hearing Monday for Oracle Team USA employees being investigated under Rule 69 of the Racing Rules of Sailing, which deals with gross misconduct. That hearing is expected to continue on Tuesday. The syndicate itself faces a hearing on ...

Young guns fired up for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup / America’s Cup: "With the September Showdown between ORACLE TEAM USA and Emirates Team New Zealand now set, attention turns to the 10 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup teams who are hard at work with final training ahead of their racing, September 1-4. The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup features 10 of the best young sailing teams on the planet competing in a fleet race series on the same AC45 wing sail catamarans the America’s Cup teams used over the past two years. . ."

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Louis Vuitton Pop-up Store -  AC UNCUT's Genny Tulloch takes a special tour of the Louis Vuitton pop-up store at AC Park in San Francisco.

IFDS Worlds Kinsale: Ricky Doerr (Sonar) - IFDS Worlds Kinsale: Ricky Doerr (Sonar) - Aug 27, 2013 Ricky discusses his campaign methodology, domestic training, boat tuning efforts, past worlds' successes and his pre-event mentality.

Michael Appelgate: Sailing — a beautiful, brutal sport
HollandSentinel.com
I was invited to watch the final day of the Audi Megles 20 U.S. National Championships on Lake Michigan. Given my lack of understanding about how sailing competitions work, curiosity got the best of me and I jumped on a boat with other media members.

America's Cup Sailing : New Zealand beat Italians to challenge Oracle
Pakistan Daily Times
SAN FRANCISCO: Emirates Team New Zealand knocked Italy's sailors out of America's Cup contention on Sunday by clinching a challenger match race series with a faster AC72 catamaran and will now attempt to wrest the coveted trophy from Oracle Team ...

Sailing charity could set up Barrow base
NW Evening Mail
A dozen youngsters from South Cumbria joined the vessel in Barrow on Sunday and setsail on the afternoon tide. Steve Lennon, general manager of the OYT North said: “This is a means to get young people to work together as a team and it's all about ...

Sailing: Singapore defend Asian Optimist team racing title in 1-2 finish
Red Sports
Hayama, Japan, Tuesday, August 27, 2013 – Singapore's junior sailors opened this year's Asian Optimist Championships with a resounding victory in the Team Racing event. Both Singapore teams made it to the final to ensure a 1-2 finish on the podium.

Grant puts sailing club on the crest of a wave
This is Total Essex
The Burnham-on-Crouch Sailing Club (BSC) has secured funding from Sport England's facilities fund and will pay for half of the £100,000 estimated bill to rebuild a new, wider pontoon. ​. DELIGHTED: Burnham-on-Crouch Sailing Club commodore John Paul ...

SAILING: Wirral youngsters in the Cadet National Championships
Wirral Globe
SEVERAL of the West Kirby Sailing Club youngsters are taking part in the Cadet National Champion ships organised by South Caernarvon Yacht Club this week. Meanwhile local sailing resumed after the Menai Strait Fortnight. At Hoylake Caroline Watt won ...

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26 August 2013

America's Cup 2013: Emirates Team New Zealand vs Oracle Team USA (video)


America's Cup 2013 - Emirates Team New Zealand eyes 'September Showdown' as Luna Rossa bows out

Emirates Team New Zealand eyes ‘September Showdown’ as Luna Rossa bows out / America’s Cup" . . . The Kiwis will put their AC72 into the boatshed for a few days of modifications in preparation for the “September Showdown” in the 34th America’s Cup against ORACLE TEAM USA. The racing begins Sept. 7, but before then Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa will renew acquaintances when the Italian team becomes a sparring partner for the Kiwis. . . ."

The Wave, Muscat clinch victory in Cardiff before the biggest crowds the Series has ever seen » Extreme Sailing Series: "In excess of 120,000 people, the biggest crowds the Extreme Sailing Series™ has ever witnessed in its seven-year history, crammed around Cardiff Bay over the four days of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Cardiff presented by Land Rover to witness the battle of the Bay first hand. Leigh McMillan’s team were unflappable on the final day, winning three of the seven races and the Omani team will walk away from Wales as champions – and with it regaining an advantage on the overall Series leaderboard. However, despite winning on Welsh waters, McMillan is preparing for the battle for the 2013 Series championship to go all the way to the end of the line: “We're not any more confident after this win, we've got a lot work on our hands. It's going to be a huge fight all the way to Brazil.”. . .. " Results: http://www.extremesailingseries.com/results

SAILING-New Zealand beats Italians to challenge Oracle for America's Cup
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO Aug 25 (Reuters) - Emirates Team New Zealand knocked Italy's sailors out of America's Cup contention on Sunday by clinching a challenger match race series with a faster AC72 catamaran and will now attempt to wrest the coveted trophy ...

Sailing from the dock of the Bay
San Francisco Chronicle
We were at Tuesday's Giants game, the night the winning run was walked in; and the next day, I was out of the office, over to America's Cup Park, and then out on the bay. So if these are the dog days of summer, my tail was wagging. Wednesday was my ...

Tall ships sailing to Lake Erie to re-enact battle
Philly.com
PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) - Cannon fire will ring out again on the waters of Lake Erie when tall ships re-enact a battle that marked a turning point in the War of 1812. The bicentennial re-enactment of the Battle of Lake Erie will highlight a Labor Day ...

Special Olympics Sailing Regatta set for Sept. 7-8
TheDay.com
This year the event is being sailed in honor of the late Mike Leahy, a former board member of Special Olympics Connecticut, who was the volunteer media relations person for the regatta, and was instrumental in bringing Special Olympics sailing to ...

Kinsale Disabled Sailing IFDS Worlds Underway
Afloat
The seagoing vista was practically indescribable with brilliant sunshine, a nor westerly breeze making for wonderful sailing opportunities with great flat water sailing on gleaming waters, and all surrounded by the magnificent scenery that is synomous ...

Sailing adventure floats Becky's boat
Dunstable Today
An inspirational teen cancer survivor from Dunstable set sail on the adventure of a lifetime with solo yachting legend Dame Ellen MacArthur. Becky Griffiths, 15, who finished treatment for optic nerve glioma in 2011, joined 15 other young people in ...

Irish Sailing Explorers Return from Arctic Circle Voyage
Afloat
The crew sailed from Galway on the 14th June and battled some wild weather on their Atlantic crossing, before reaching their destination and exploring Greenland's spectacular coastline, ice fjords and glaciers. The crew sailed over 2000nm to Upernavik ...

Kinsale welcomes world sailing event
Southern Star Newspaper
Kinsale Paralympian John Twomey with Cassandra Burke-O'Driscoll, Kinsale Tourism, at the launch of the IFDS (International Association for Disabled Sailing) World Championships, which will be staged in Kinsale from August 25th-30th. Kinsale is awash ...

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Huntress' wins grand prize
Sail World
Philip Grove's Huntress, a Sydney 39Cr representing the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and Balmain Sailing Club and contesting its first Race Week, narrowly claimed top honours in Performance Racing Division 1. This winning result was combined with the ...

American crews dominate day one at BMW J24 Worlds
Afloat
Fellow American Keith Whittemore from Seattle, who also sailed in the Irish event, followed him home in second place while defending World Champion Mauricio Santa Cruz from Brazil finished third, ahead of leading UK entry Ian Southworth. American crews ...

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Extreme Sailing Series LIVE from Cardiff, Kiwis in America's Cup


Live Cardiff: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series by extremesailingseries  LIVE Monday 11 am EDT (US)
Results at: http://www.extremesailingseries.com/results


Highlights: LOUIS VUITTON CUP FINAL RACE 8

America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand advances to face Oracle - San Jose Mercury News: "But the big question remains: Can the New Zealand team, funded by the government, an airline and other corporate sponsors, beat the Oracle Team USA powerhouse owned by billionaire Larry Ellison? "The bottom line is nobody in the know knows," said John Bertrand, the Australian who broke the Americans' 132-year hold on the America's Cup when his Austrailia II team beat Dennis Conner's Liberty in 1983. "The next two weeks could be the decider in terms of development. Every time (the teams) go out, they get faster. They improved in speed by 30 percent since they were first launched.""

Emirates Team New Zealand wins second consecutive Louis Vuitton Cup / America’s Cup: "Emirates Team New Zealand won the 30th anniversary Louis Vuitton Cup with a 3:20 victory over Italy’s Luna Rossa Challenge in the eighth and deciding race. The Kiwis, who beat Luna Rossa in the previous Louis Vuitton Cup in 2007, won the series 7-1. The victory makes Emirates Team New Zealand the official challenger to ORACLE TEAM USA for the 34th America’s Cup in the “September Showdown” beginning Sept. 7. It’s the fifth time in the past six America’s Cup Matches that the Kiwis will be a contestant in the match. . . ."

Races / America’s CupRed Bull Youth America’s Cup schedule (8 fleet races)
  • Sunday, Sept. 1: Fleet Races 1 and 2 (11:00 am PT)
  • Monday, Sept. 2: Fleet Races 3 and 4 (11:00 am PT)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3: Fleet Races 5 and 6 (11:00 am PT)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4: Fleet Races 7 and 8 (11:00 am PT)
America’s Cup Finals schedule (best-of-17 series)
  • Saturday, Sept. 7: Final Race 1 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 2 (2:10 pm PT)
  • Sunday, Sept. 8: Final Race 3 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 4 (2:10 pm PT
  • Tuesday, Sept. 10: Final Race 5 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 6 (2:10 pm PT)
  • Thursday, Sept. 12: Final Race 7 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 8 (2:10 pm PT)
  • Saturday, Sept. 14: Final Race 9 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 10 (2:10 pm PT)
  • Sunday, Sept. 15: Final Race 11 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 12 (2:10 pm PT)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17: Final Race 13 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 14 (2:10 pm PT)
  • Thursday, Sept. 19: Final Race 15 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 16 (2:10 pm PT)
  • Saturday, Sept. 21: Final Race 17 (1:10 pm PT)
Sailing and The Famous Holmberg Family
All At Sea
Sailing is in the blood of St. Thomas' Holmberg family. In fact, it's a water sport excelled at and enjoyed by three generations. Family patriarch and Chicago native Dick Holmberg first visited the Virgin Islands in the 1950s while serving on a ...

Kinsale Disabled Sailing Worlds Underway
Afloat
The seagoing vista was practically indescribable with brilliant sunshine, a nor westerly breeze making for wonderful sailing opportunities with great flat water sailing on gleaming waters, and all surrounded by the magnificent scenery that is synomous ...

US Adult Sailing Championship - Climactic final in Rochester
Sail World
The 2013 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship, hosted by the Rochester YC, came down to the wire in an action-packed finish on Lake Ontario Sunday. David Klatt's (Oxnard, Calif.) talented team pulled out the victory with a win in a climactic final race this ...

Tall Ships Sailing to Lake Erie to Re-Enact Battle
ABC News
Cannon fire will ring out again on the waters of Lake Erie when tall ships re-enact a battle that marked a turning point in the War of 1812. The bicentennial re-enactment of the Battle of Lake Erie will highlight a Labor Day weekend festival on Ohio ...

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25 August 2013

Extreme Sailing Series LIVE from Cardiff, Louis Vuitton Cup finals


Live Cardiff: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series by extremesailingseries LIVE Sunday August 25 at 11 am EDT (US)


Saturday the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Cardiff grudge match continued with an epic 10 races. There were hulls soaring, bows diving and water spraying off the River Taff as the eight Extreme 40s hurtled round Cardiff Bay at 14 knots in 18 knots of wind - the cheering Cardiff crowds getting the stadium spectacular they came for. Out on the course the big breeze certainly suited SAP Extreme Sailing Team, the finely tuned Danes recording two first and four second place finishes to see them rise from sixth to second at the end of the second day of the Act -- narrowly missing out on pole position to the experienced Alinghi who clinched the top spot with a win in the final race of the day. Two of Rugby's shining stars, British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton and Welsh national Alex Cuthbert also got stuck into the Extreme Sailing Series scrum, both players jumping aboard the invitational home boat Team Wales Land Rover, skippered by Welsh born Rio 2016 Olympic hopeful Dave Evans (source: http://extremesailingseries.com )

Extreme Sailing set to go faster in future
Go faster foils are set to become a feature of the Extreme Sailing Series after organisers said they were exploring developments in the America's Cup in San Francisco.
Telegraph.co.uk
The hydrofoils, which lift the hulls out of the water when a boat reaches a certain speed reducing drag and increasing speed, have proved especially exciting, begging the question among other race organisers, including Extreme Sailing Series which has ...


America’s Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand needs one more victory to close out the 30th anniversary Louis Vuitton Cup. The Kiwis won Race 7  Saturday by 1:58 over Luna Rossa Challenge and lead the series 6-1. During the race Emirates Team New Zealand set a new Louis Vuitton Cup speed record of 47.18 knots at the third mark rounding. That’s 54 mph, or 79 feet per second! The Kiwis’ previous record was 44.15 knots. Luna Rossa also set a personal best of 43.46 knots/50 mph. Race scheduled for Sunday at 4:10 pm EDT (US). Live coverage here.

Team NZ one win away from series
New Zealand Herald
The ability to sail quickly upwind is shaping more and more as the key to this 34th America's Cup. The Kiwis yet again won the pre-start and the sprint to the first mark but were only 27s ahead after the first downwind leg. But it all changed on the ...

Men Overboard | Our Town | Chicago Reader: ".... Last summer Podmajersky made the biggest win of his sailing career, skippering his Mumm 30 sailboat, the Illusion, to victory in the Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac. The 333-mile race, first run in 1898, is one of sailing's most prestigious amateur contests and the longest annual freshwater race in the world; about 300 boats entered in four divisions last year. But now, as Podmajersky should be preparing to defend his title, the sailing world has turned against him. He's suing one of his crew members for more than a million dollars, and it's possible that as a result he will be banned from this year's race...."

Sailing barge racing: a slow boat to a past century
Telegraph.co.uk
We began at Butterman's Bay, where the old square-riggers used to offload grain from Australia on to the waiting Thames sailing barges. With 2,600 square feet of red ochre sail filled by a soft breeze, and with a creak of 118-year-old oak timbers, the ...

Rutland Sailing Club secures £50000 grant for changing rooms
Rutland and Stamford Mercury
A sailing club hopes to attract new people and improve facilities for current members after securing £50,000 of grant funding. Rutland Sailing Club, based in Edith Weston, was one of several sporting organisations across the country to be chosen in the ...

Irish Youth Sailors Lead at Royal Cork Laser Nationals
Afloat
Irish Youth Sailors from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire are making their mark at the Laser Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour this weekend. After Two races race sailed, Philip Doran has a single point lead from ...

Perth Sailing Club latest
Perthshire Advertiser
Some of the younger members having a most enjoyable day's sailing were reluctant to return to the shore when it was time to close down. Hot dog refreshments were enjoyed during the afternoon and a treasure hunt for the children was concluded with prizes.

Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 24 August 2013
Afloat
FIREBALL Race 2- 1. Blind Squirrel (Frank Miller), 2. No Name (B McGuire), 3. Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth). FIREBALL Race 1- 1. Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth), 2. No Name (B McGuire), 3. Blind Squirrel (Frank Miller). FLYING FIFTEEN Race 1- 1.

Sailing Yachts. Rankings and Reviews of Best Luxury Sailing Yachts: "Sailing Yachts. Best Luxury Sailing Yachts - August 2013 "

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23 August 2013

Extreme Sailing Series Live Saturday, Kiwis take 5-1 lead in Louis Vuitton Cup finals


Live Cardiff: Day Two - Extreme Sailing Series by extremesailingseries
Live Cardiff: Day Two - Extreme Sailing Series - Saturday August 24, 2013, watch LIVE online,  BST 1600-1700 local time, 11 am - 12 noon EDT (US)


The Extreme Sailing Series has come to Cardiff Bay, Wales over the UK Bank Holiday weekend! With eight of the worlds best teams and up to 30 races to come, watch LIVE online,  BST 1600-1700 local time, 11 am - 12 noon EDT (US)

Small breeze calls for big tactics on day one of Act 6, Cardiff presented by Land Rover » Extreme Sailing SeriesSwiss dominate on opening day with 2013 newcomers Realteam staking an early claim and circuit veterans Alinghi in second. Swapping the tide for turf – Extreme 40 skippers rub shoulders with British and Irish Lions heroes Leigh Halfpenny and Alex Cuthbert.- Big breeze on the horizon for Saturday

Cardiff hosts Extreme Sailing Series regatta - and receives boost from China
The Independent
With a re-shuffled cast of players, Cardiff has also become the launch city for a new Chinese yacht racing team as it hosts this weekend's Extreme Sailing Series regatta for the second year in succession. China Spirit, in fiery red colours, has picked ...

Nautical but nice... Cardiff Harbour Festival sails into town
WalesOnline
Cardiff's council cabinet member for sport, culture and leisure, Councillor Ramesh Patel, said: “The bank holiday weekend will be jam-packed with entertainment as the Cardiff Harbour Festival hosts the Extreme Sailing Series. "There will be something ...

Louis Vuitton Cup finals: On Friday, Emirates Team New Zealand handily defeated Luna Rossa Challenge, to take a 5-1 lead in the best of 13 Louis Vuitton Cup finals which could wrap up Saturday with 2 races scheduled on San Francisco Bay (more info at americascup.com )

America's Cup: Italians see error as only path to victory
New Zealand Herald
Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena is one of the most pleasant people at this 34th America's Cup - sturdily built, with that northern Italian fairness of complexion, blue eyes, a ready sense of humour and a strong sense of reality. He wasn't laughing too ...

New Sailing Tracker App 'Will Save Many Lives'
Afloat
A new smartphone app developed by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) that aims to make it easy for boaters to allow contacts on shore to monitor their voyages has been launched today (Thursday 22 August). Marine Minister Simon Coveney was on ...

Rutland Sailing Club secures £50000 grant for changing rooms
Rutland and Stamford Mercury
A sailing club hopes to attract new people and improve facilities for current members after securing £50,000 of grant funding. Rutland Sailing Club, based in Edith Weston, was one of several sporting organisations across the country to be chosen in the ...

Learn Sailing at Home with New Online Learn to Sail Course
Gilmer Mirror
FT. MYERS, Fla., August 22, 2013 – Learning to sail just got easier. A new “Online Learn to Sail” course from America's #1 sailing school, Offshore Sailing School, and the leading national boating safety organization funded by a half million boaters ...

New sailing app allows Coastguard to see your passage plan
Yachting Monthly
The free app, available for both Android and Apple iOS devices, is called ISA SafeTrx and has been launched with the backing of the Irish Sailing Association and Government. It has been developed in association with the Irish Coastguard and DeCare ...

SAILING: All the latest regatta news with Tim Cross, RYA Regional Club Coach
This is Plymouth
A LIGHT north west wind meant a slightly shorter course had to be set for the eighth race in the Plym Yacht Club second series. With 25 boats ready to race it was decided to send them out to F Buoy on a spinnaker run before beating back to North West ...

Kinsale welcomes world sailing event
Southern Star Newspaper
Kinsale Paralympian John Twomey with Cassandra Burke-O'Driscoll, Kinsale Tourism, at the launch of the IFDS (International Association for Disabled Sailing) World Championships, which will be staged in Kinsale from August 25th-30th. Kinsale is awash ...

Around the sailing clubs, Friday, August 23, 2013
Isle of Wight County Press
In the handicap class, Alex Gallimore's Laser was unable to out-sail the first two Picos on corrected time. Helen Sceales gained first place just ahead of Sophie Whitehead after their well-matched race and Alex was third. David Hedley was at the front ...

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22 August 2013

Louis Vuitton Cup Finals video highlights


Video Highlights: LOUIS VUITTON CUP FINAL RACES 4&5
Emirates Team New Zealand captures two, leads Louis Vuitton Cup Final 4-1 / America’s Cup: "Upcoming Louis Vuitton Cup Final schedule (best-of-13 series) Friday, Aug. 23: Final Race 6 (1:10 pm PT) Saturday, Aug. 24: Final Race 7 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 8 (2:10 pm PT) Sunday, Aug. 25: Final Race 9* (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 10* (2:10 pm PT) (* If necessary)"

Battle drums sound across Cardiff Bay ahead of Act 6, Cardiff presented by Land Rover » Extreme Sailing Series: "The towering masts of the Extreme Sailing Series™ fleet dominated the Cardiff Bay skyline today, as eight Extreme 40s took to the water for one final shake down ahead of Act 6, Cardiff hosted by Cardiff Harbour Festival. Gliding round the Bay under bright skies and tactically demanding light airs, today’s series of short preview races came as a final chance for the circuits new faces and old hands to sharpen their swords and polish up their armor ahead of the battle of Cardiff Bay, kicking off on Friday 23rd August at 1400 BST." (Live coverage here on johnthecrowd.com Saturday-Monday (August 24-26)

America's Cup: Sailors join Oracle 'cheating' drama - Sport - NZ Herald News: "The picture is beginning to firm - it now appears two members of Oracle Team USA's sailing crew are involved in the cheating allegations disrupting the 34th America's Cup."

New Lake Forest program brings sailing to those with disabilities
Chicago Tribune
The sky is overcast as Kim Russell, 30, of Evanston, pulls up to the Lake Forest Yacht Club. The driveway is still wet from a morning rain and the wind gently blows waves to shore. The air is thick but not too warm. It's a perfect day for sailing ...

New sailing adventures just beyond Georgia Strait
Vancouver Sun
You can learn to sail in a few days, but it takes a lifetime to master it. The same can be said about B.C.'s vast coast. You can explore it during a week-long cruise, but you could spend a lifetime getting to know all the secluded beaches, hidden coves ...

J/111 FLEETWING Tops Verve Cup Sailing Regatta
J/Sailing News (blog)
(Chicago, IL)- Sponsored this year by AUDI Chicago and SLAM Weather Gear and hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club, the Verve Cup Offshore regatta took place from August 9th to 11th along the magnificent Chicago city front on the azure blue waters of Lake ...

Love, sailing & photos
MENAFN.COM
Love, sailing & photos. ...When Mary Longpre filled out her photographer credential for the upcoming America's Cup, she submitted information about an important ...

Irish Sailing Association launches app designed to save lives on the water
Siliconrepublic.com
Irish Sailing Association launches app designed to save lives on the water. The IrishSailing Association (ISA) has launched a new app designed to save lives in water. The app enables boat and leisure craft owners to log their voyages directly with the ...

Sailing: Falmouth Week round-up: August 22
This is Cornwall
The Top Yacht in the Bay Fleet was "General Khaos" (Ian Jakeways) and in the Carrick Fleet was "Haggis" the Cornish shrimper sailed by Mark Peek from Rock. The Dinghy top boat was the "49er" of Christopher Thomas of St. Mawes Sailing Club.

US Adult Sailing Championship set for Rochester YC action
Sail World
The historic U.S. Adult Sailing Championship will reveal a new and exciting format for competitive adult women and men sailors this Friday through Sunday, August 23-25, hosted by the Rochester Yacht Club (N.Y.). The U.S. Adult Sailing Championship for ...

Michigan Collects Use Tax On Illinois Resident's Rhode Island Yacht - Forbes: "It looks like John Podmajersky will be paying the State of Michigan nearly $100,000 in use tax on his 65 foot yacht, the Laughing Dolphin, based on this decision of  the Court of Appeals...."

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21 August 2013

Louis Vuitton Cup finals LIVE, Wingsails, Extreme Sailing Series

Update: Emirates Team New Zealand captures two, leads Louis Vuitton Cup Final 4-1 / America’s Cup: "Emirates Team New Zealand took two more steps towards winning its second consecutive Louis Vuitton Cup by winning Races 4 and 5 .. . . The winner of the America’s Cup Challenger Series (best of 13) advances to meet defender ORACLE TEAM USA in the 34th America’s Cup Match next month. A beautiful day on San Francisco Bay saw winds between 12 and 17 knots and plentiful sunshine. Both races started as scheduled and both crews completed the course without incident. Luna Rossa had some shining moments, particularly in the second race, but Emirates Team New Zealand is just too fast."


Louis Vuitton Cup finals -- Races 4 and 5 -- starts live at 3:45 pm EDT (US), August 21

In collaboration with the Exploratorium, the America's cup is 'exploring' aspects of the history and science behind the America's Cup boats and technology, using exhibits both on site at the America's Cup Park and at the Exploratorium and by speaking with experts from the Exploratorium and the America's Cup teams. This video explores the History of Sailing, specifically wing sails.

ChinaSpirit completes Cardiff line up and confirms entry at remaining Acts this year » Extreme Sailing Series: "ChinaSpirit, who have confirmed their entry at the remaining three Acts this year in Cardiff, Nice and Brazil, is based in Shanghai and supported by the Chinese Central Government. The team has ambitious goals that reach beyond achieving results on the international sailing arena as Noëlle Gahan-Smulders, CEO of ChinaSpirit explained: “It is our goal to combine the best international sailors with Chinese sailors, to create mixed teams and use the international regattas as training opportunities for Chinese sailors, eventually building a Chinese Sailing Academy in China to promote Chinese youth sailing, as well as marine conservation; putting together a true Chinese multiplatform sailing team for world-class sailing events requires that we work with the best in the world and in China. The Extreme Sailing Series is the perfect fit for our ambitious goals to be the first true multiplatform Chinese sailing team”."  Extreme Sailing Series at Cardiff, Wales, August 23-26

Extreme Sailing Series Act 6 - Realteam quietly ambitious
Sail World
After a third place overall in Portugal last month, the Swiss professional sailing team is impatient to notch up another podium finish in Wales this weekend at the Cardiff leg of the Extreme Sailing Series from 23-26 August. Swiss team skipper, Jérôme ...

Insider Tips For Traveling To The America's Cup - Forbes: "With the Golden Gate and Bay bridges rising from it, bustling piers punctuating it and the hills of Marin County framing it, San Francisco Bay needs little more to embellish its views. But the city’s so-called Summer of Racing, which kicked off with a July 4 opening ceremony and culminates with the America’s Cup from Sept. 7 to 21, adds the world’s fastest sailboats to the already stunning tableau, making it an ideal time to visit San Francisco. . . ."

Will Larry Ellison's Ego Capsize the America's Cup? | Mother Jones: "Up close, the boat is an immaculate carbon-fiber spectacle, a marvel of engineering. Even while doing its victory lap past the spectators, it's impossibly fast. The waving crew is tiny compared to the "Fly Emirates" ad prominently displayed on the boat's 130-foot-tall sail—since each team spent around $8 million to build its boat, it's financially necessary to deck them out like NASCAR racers. The sailors wear body armor and carry ropes, knives, a water-activated strobe light, and small bottles of air good for a few breaths in case a boat capsizes and they are trapped underneath."

Love, sailing & photos - Daily Pilot: " . . . . For the past 28 years, she's been on her boat, "Valentine." She named it such because her birthday falls on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day. When she's not behind the camera, you can find her on "Valentine." And sometimes she's on there with her all-women crew that has competed and won their fair share of races throughout the years. The women are her friends. Carolyn Di Orio, Pat Vrannicar, Linda Rasner and Jill Golden of the BYC are among them who compete with Longpre, as are Cheryl Lawlor and Shannon Carr. "I have a real passion for it," Longpre said of racing and sailing. "I just love being out there." Her husband will always be a sailor, but he no longer races. "There's enough competition for him in the business world," she said of her husband who manages a car dealership in Westminster. . . ."

Perth Sailing Club
Perthshire Advertiser
The latest event was scheduled as a General Sailing day with no racing and was popular, with 12 boats on the water. Most of these were club boats and sailed by relatively inexperienced crews some of which had only been sailing since June. On Sunday, 12 ...

Sailing siblings impress again
Rugby Observer
Top sailors Rebecca, Daniel and Jack Lewis with another fantastic haul of trophies. Picture by THE successful Lewis siblings enjoyed further success when competing in the RS Tera ...

Connecticut legislator upset Amistad sailing during hurricane season
Middletown Press
Connecticut legislator upset Amistad sailing during hurricane season. The Amistad makes its way into New Haven Harbor with the New Haven Lighthouse in the distance, a year to the day since it left for its tour around the world. Peter Casolino/Register.

Wickford's Skip Whyte Takes Helm of URI Sailing
Patch.com
He's coached teams at Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and even the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. This season, Rollin “Skip” Whyte returns to the University of Rhode Island as head coach of the school's sailing team for the 2013 ...

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20 August 2013

Extreme Sailing Series at Cardiff August 23-26 (video)


Cardiff Harbour Festival hosts Extreme Sailing Series (video above) - A number of high profile crew changes and two additional team entries for the Extreme Sailing Series™ Cardiff presented by Land Rover, sees the Act shaping up to be one of the most closely contested of the Series to date, as the fleet prepare for four days of Stadium Racing hosted by the Cardiff Harbour Festival, over the UK Bank Holiday weekend, 23-26 August. 


Louis Vuitton Cup Final Race 3 highlights video above - Race 4 scheduled for Wednesday

America's Cup: New Zealand takes 2-1 lead
San Jose Mercury News
SAN FRANCISCO -- The final of the America's Cup challenger series has had more failing than foiling. Emirates Team New Zealand sailed away with another victory because of a mechanical failure to Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge, taking a 2-1 lead in the ...

Sailing-Mechanical snafu again mars America's Cup racing
Reuters
On Monday, a line used to control the 130-foot (40-meter) wing sail on Luna Rossa's yacht broke, slowing the boat to a crawl. As the Italian sailors fought unsuccessfully with winches to control their boat, New Zealand extended its lead and won its ...

We Spent A Day Sailing With Larry Ellison's Team Oracle America's Cup Racing ...
San Francisco Chronicle
Regardless of the choppy controversy surrounding Team Oracle and the America's Cup this year we wanted to get up-close and personal, and that's exactly what we did when we spent a day with Ellison's sailing team watching how they operate their ...

Sailing siblings impress again
Rugby Observer
Buy photos » Top sailors Rebecca, Daniel and Jack Lewis with another fantastic haul of trophies. Picture by Jon Mullis. 33.013.001.rug.jm1 (www.buyphotos247.com). THE successful Lewis siblings enjoyed further success when competing in the RS Tera ...

Weymouth Sailing Centre Hosts Jack Holt 'Miracle' Dinghy Class
Afloat
As the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) continues to conserve maritime heritage, they welcomed the Miracle Class National Championships last week from 11 -16 August, supporting the legacy of traditional racing ...

Connecticut legislator upset Amistad sailing during hurricane season
New Haven Register
NEW LONDON — A Connecticut state lawmaker says she's upset that the state-funded Amistad schooner is sailing to Puerto Rico for the filming of a TV miniseries during hurricane season. The Amistad is the state's official flag ship and tall ship ambassador.

Comox Bay Sailing Club duo win regatta
Comox Vallety Record
Under warm sunny skies, a consistent breeze, and with the sights and sounds of Comox Nautical Days providing an exciting backdrop, the Comox Bay Sailing Club (CBSC) hosted this year's Comox Cup Regatta and BC Provincial 420 Class Sailing ...

That Sailing Feeling - GoStanford.com - Stanford
“Sailing is a lot of feel. If it feels good, it usually is good,” he said. “By feeling how tight the lines feel when you're pulling on them and how the rudder feels when ...
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Sea-loving man still sailing after death
Trinidad Guardian
Set the cremated remains to sail across the seven seas, perhaps? That is exactly what American Beverly Smith, 56, did. Three weeks after her husband Gordon “Skinny” Smith died, she took a bottle with his ashes to Big Pine Key in Florida, a place where ...

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19 August 2013

Kiwis win Louis Vuitton Cup Race 3 (Race 2 video)

Emirates Team New Zealand now leads Louis Vuitton Cup finals 2-1, as Luna Rossa Challenge suffer equipment problem (apparently a breakdown on the control arm of the wing sail) in Race 3. Race 4 postponed due to excessive wind. Next races scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Race 2 video highlights below.



The Independent
Saved by the wind, the Italian America's Cup challenger Luna Rossa was saved the embarrassment of having to pull out of the fourth race of the Louis Vuitton Cup as hammers were being wielded to make a repair to their crippled boat. Once again, gear ...

America's Cup: Oracle to face hearings over cheating claims
New Zealand Herald
Oracle Team USA have been ordered to front the international jury after the independent panel wrapped up their investigations into cheating allegations during the America's CupWorld Series. The jury this morning issued two notices under rules rule 69 ...

We Spent A Day Sailing With Larry Ellison's Team Oracle America's Cup Racing ...
San Francisco Chronicle
Regardless of the choppy controversy surrounding Team Oracle and the America's Cup this year we wanted to get up-close and personal, and that's exactly what we did when we spent a day with Ellison's sailing team watching how they operate their ...

 Extreme Sailing Series Act 6: Cardiff, Wales, August  23-26 (live coverage on johnthecrowd.com)

Extreme Sailing Series - Land Rover backs hometown entry for next Act
Sail World
With less than one week to go until the Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to UK shores in Cardiff, where it will be hosted by the Cardiff Harbour Festival, Series Main Partner Land Rover has announced its support of the home team: 'Team Wales Land Rover'.

Science & Sailing Foundation schedules open house
TheDay.com
Stonington - New England Science & Sailing Foundation on Water Street in the borough will hold a back to school open house for educators and their families from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. There will be an opportunity to meet the NESS staff, tour ...

Fireball Dinghy Sailors Head for Euros & Worlds at Portoroz, Slovenia
Afloat
The defending World Champions from the December 2011/January 2012 regatta in Mandurah, Western Australia, Tom Gillard and Sam Brearey, have split for the Slovenia event with Tom sailing with Simon Potts and Sam sailing with Christian Birrell.

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