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
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
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
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
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
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
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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