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
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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