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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