08 August 2013

Cowes Week 2013, Tom Slingsby on foiling gybes (videos)

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2013 - Wednesday August 7 finish above, starts below (video replay)

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - News: Competitors at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week enjoyed a warm day of racing in north-easterly winds that peaked at 14-15 knots, despite an unpromising forecast with the possibility that a weak sea breeze effect could cancel out the northerly gradient wind. The larger yachts in Black Group started from a committee boat start off Bembridge to the east of the Isle of Wight, where stronger and steadier winds were predicted. It was the first day on which the boats in IRC Class 0 were racing in the Big Boat mini series. These included Jochen Schumann’s 100ft Maxi Esimit Europa 2, two 72ft Mini Maxis, Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente and Niklas Zennstrom’s 72ft Ran, as well as a pair of Volvo 70s. They competed alongside IRC Class 1 in a battle of the giants for one of the regatta’s most prestigious trophies – the New York Yacht Club Challenge Cup. . . . (read more at link above)

Cowes Week 2013: Mike Sanderson wins the New York Yacht Club Challenge ...
The Kiwi skipper, who this week is strategist on American mini maxi Belle Mente, owned by Minnesota financier Hap Fauth, saw Mills' TP52 Five Degrees West trail in by a hefty seven minutes after a hard-fought contest over 20 miles in the Solent. Belle ...

Oracle Team USA's strategist/grinder Tom Slingsby shares his expertise on the importance of smooth foiling gybes, and his analysis on the other America's Cup teams performance.

America's Cup: Luna Rossa wins Race 2
San Jose Mercury News
SAN FRANCISCO -- Before Artemis Racing's tragic capsize last spring, the SwedishAmerica's Cup team had another problem: it didn't have the capability to hydrofoil. In its second loss Wednesday to Italy's Luna Rossa in the Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals, ...

Mat Belcher and Will Ryan sail into final in first spot at world 470 sailing ...
Herald Sun
AUSTRALIAN sailors Mat Belcher and Will Ryan didn't even have to get wet to make their way into the finals of the world 470 championships in La Rochelle this morning in first place. The pair, chasing victory in their ninth consecutive regatta together ...

Arab sailing star eyes Volvo Ocean glory
Saudi Gazette
ABU DHABI — Arab sailing star Adil Khalid has reset his sights on a Volvo Ocean Race victory, rejoining Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing for a second shot at glory in the world's longest and toughest offshore event, dubbed the 'Everest of Sailing'. The 24-year ...

NZL Sailing Team: Both 470 crews well placed after Day 2 of Worlds
Sail World
Day 2 of the 2013 470 World Championships has drawn to a close with the qualifying rounds complete and both NZL Sailing Team crews are well placed as they carry forward their ranking to the finals rounds which begin in La Rochelle, France tomorrow.

EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship day 2
Sail World
The German sailors finished the day with a creditable 3,1,1. The leaders from day one, Carissan and Guillou (FRA), still lead the field, with a very consistent 1,2,2 today, while the other French team, who were placed second after day one, were less ...

Summertime Sailing: Schooner Sailing on NYC's Hudson River
Forays of a Finance Foodie
I looked through the list of fun activities in NYC and decided on a Sunday sail aboard the Schooner Adirondack. I mean, what else is there to do on a nice, sunny but not too hot, 80 degree weather Sunday in New York City? Answer: A scenic two hour sail ...

EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship day 3
Sail World
At the EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship, following three days of exciting racing, the leaders are beginning to emerge from the fleets. The event is now passing the halfway stage as France edges into the lead in the Nations' Cup Team Trophy.

Sunreef Yachts Introduces its First Carbon Sailing Superyacht
The Maritime Executive
Commissioned by a European owner, the Sunreef 80 LEVANTE is made of an advanced composite sandwich combining vinylester, PVC foam and carbon/glass fiber, with a carbon mast and boom in-house made, standing rigging with Kevlar and total sail ...

NB sailor finding success with pair sailing
East Central Minnesota Post Review
Kate Cox, of White Bear Lake, and Connor Lee, of North Branch, recently won twosailing competitions. Kate Cox, 15, and Conner Lee, 14, traveled to Lake GenevaSailing School in Wisconsin July 7-9 and raced X Boats (16-foot 2-person youth racing boats) ...

Hanson Rescue Medal to Dan R. Mastromarco for Chesapeake Bay rescue
Sail World
US Sailing has presented a Hanson Rescue Medal to Dan R. Mastromarco of Annapolis, Md. for rescuing a swimmer from Chesapeake Bay on July 31, 2010. Mastromarco and his crew of three, with two young children sleeping in the cabin below, were ...

Volvo Race winner Mike Sanderson adds New York Yacht Club Challenge Cup ...
The Independent
Bella Mente is a 72-foot mini-maxi owned by Hap Fauth of Minneapolis (and Florida) and in the crew squad are some people well known in British sailing. The Kiwi Sanderson is crew boss, fellow Kiwi (from Manchester) is Olympic medallist John Cutler, and ...

Full speed ahead: Florida boat builders seeing brisk sales - Business Monday - MiamiHerald.com: " . . .Still, the outlook is far rosier than it used to be for Florida’s 172 boat builders, the most in any state. In South Florida, companies like Deep Impact Boats and Cigarette Racing Team are capitalizing on demand for smaller, more social and cost-effective boats, while yacht giants like Bertram Yacht and Broward Shipyard are heading to the drawing boards to conjure innovations and drum up revenue in service departments. Rich Haasse, long-time boat buff and owner of Anclote Harbors Marina in Tarpon Springs, was among those at the Deep Impact unveiling. Haasse has jumped from sailboats to cruisers to 60-foot-plus luxury yachts. But now his sights are set on a Deep Impact 399 Cabin. . . ."

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