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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