16 August 2013

Louis Vuitton Cup Finals, Younger sailors on America's Cup course (videos)

The 30th anniversary Louis Vuitton Cup Final begins Saturday 17 August at 1:10pm PT with Emirates Team New Zealand taking on Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge.

AC UNCUT's Genny Tulloch catches up with Red Bull Youth America's Cup team Objective Australia to hear what it is like from Jason Waterhouse to get back on the AC45 since the Selection Series in February.

Younger sailors to race on America's Cup course - SFGate: "Red Bull is picking up most of the $160,000, and a couple of sponsors have helped defray expenses, he said. Oracle has provided the boat, training facilities and other assistance but no financial support. The team is hoping for donations through its website (americanyouthsailingforce.com). The sailors have received sailing tips from the Oracle pros, and they work out with Oracle's trainers. Moreover, getting to perform on the America's Cup stage is the chance of a lifetime for the youngsters."

The America's Cup
The best-of-13 Louis Vuitton Cup finals are set to start on Saturday with two races, launching a series that will produce the challenger to take on defenders Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup finals in September.

New Zealand Herald
Hosted by a city whose denizens gave rise to a counter-culture that celebrated the ideals of peace, love and harmony, the America's Cup has thrown together its usual toxic mix of fear and loathing, protest and mistrust. Conceived by arguably the best ...

America's Cup organizers sell small-scale naming rights at Pier 27 to pay ...
San Francisco Bay Guardian
The Port Commission has approved a proposal by the America's Cup Organizing Committee (ACOC) to sell bricks, benches, and other assets at Pier 27 to offset budget shortfalls, but community activists fear that corporate naming rights are undermining ...

America's Cup: San Fran locals backing Team NZ
New Zealand Herald
"The Oracle racing team may have finally done the impossible - not win the America's Cup in a competition designed to attract a new generation of enthusiasts, but turn people off to sailboat racing," wrote C.W. Nevius. It appears the cheating ...

America's Cup
Teams and ships from around the world compete for the premiere prize in sailing. ....(slideshow)

SAILING: Weymouth sailor Emmett becomes a six-time champion
Dorset Echo
WEYMOUTH Laser Radial dinghy sailor Jon Emmett has scooped the UK Nationals title for the sixth time. The 35-year-old went into the final race of the UK National and Open Laser Championships at Paignton Sailing Club on equal points with his nearest ...

Sailing: Jessica Goh and Rebecca Goh win 420 title by 6 points at Pesta Sukan ...
Red Sports
National Sailing Centre, Saturday-Sunday, August 3-4, 2013 – The pair of Jessica Goh and Rebecca Goh won all seven races and bagged the 420 category title by a margin of six points at the Pesta Sukan Regatta. Zandra Chew Yann and Fathin Rasyiqah ...

Tall ships sailing toward Green Bay for weekend festival
The Sheboygan Press
GREEN BAY — While lake freighters are a common sight transiting Green Bay much of the year, large sailing ships are much less common. But this week, nine will be a fixture on the Fox River in Green Bay as part of the Baylake Bank Tall Ship Festival ...

Antigua Sailing Prize On the Line Saturday
The Sag Harbor Express
Two local organizations, the Breakwater Yacht Club's Junior Sailing program and I-Tri, a Hamptons-based program that helps young at-risk girls through participating in triathlons, will benefit from the race. Thirty-five boats will compete for the grand ...

New sailing chief for London
Ilford Recorder 24
Bryan said: “I've been sailing since I was eight and progressed through the school and county sailing scheme in the days when the concept on inclusivity wasn't even a dream. “I have watched the development of Sailability with great interest and have ...

SAILING: World's best are tested at Weymouth & Portland
Dorset Echo
THE Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) welcomed some of the world's top youth sailors to the borough's waters for the RS Tera World Championships. More than 120 entries were made up of 50 Pros and 72 Sports drawn from nine ...

Three added to NZL Sailing Team
New Zealand Herald
Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders (Nacra 17 mixed multihull) and Natalia Kosinska (women's RS:X boardsailing) both earned spots in the NZL Sailing Team with recent results and will receive funding and support from Yachting New Zealand and High ...

Around the sailing clubs, Friday, August 16, 2013
Isle of Wight County Press
The experienced pair, who live in Norfolk but who sail at Gurnard every summer, were the defending champions but had not trained thanks to the birth of their first son five months ago. Tim said: "We just hoped to get through all 12 races so to get a ...

Hooked on sailing
Victoria News
Meghan Mathias (left), aquatic coordinator for Recreation Oak Bay, learns how to steer a sailboat with the guidance of Alana Marks, a lifelong sailor, instructor and aquatic programmer for the rec centre. Recreation Oak Bay offers month-long sailing ...

Shackleton's sailing ship - still intact after nearly 100 years?
Sail World
Could Ernest Shackleton's sailing ship, the Endurance, crushed by Antarctic ice and abandoned by the crew almost a hundred years ago, be still intact and waiting to be discovered? Surely not, you say, after a hundred years it would have rotted on the ...

Sailing: Two boats added to NZ team
Newstalk ZB
Two boats have been added to the New Zealand sailing team on the back of a strong European summer of racing. A women's windsurfer is back in the elite squad in the form of Natalia Kosinska, while there's a mixed multihull campaign for the first time ...

2013 US Youth Sailing Championships - Insufficient winds on Day 3
Sail World
The second to last day of racing at the U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, hosted by the Corpus Christi Yacht Club, was crucial for sailors trying to tack up the leaderboard in their respective classes to be in contention for Friday's final races ...

A Sailing Ship: The Harbour Bar Bray Sold
Immortalised in James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake as much as it's known as a haunt of notable Irishmen such as Neil Jordan, Liam Neeson and Christy Moore, the world-renowned Harbour Bary in Bray has been sold on after 82 years and three generations of ...

Olympic legacy cash boost for sailing club
Bucks Free Press
A SAILING club in Bourne End have received a huge cash boost from an Olympic legacy initiative to pay for a major refurbishment. Upper Thames Sailing Club (UTSC), based on the Thames, has secured £50,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport ...

Optimists Lead By UK & German Sailors on Dublin Bay, Rickard Tops Irish
Loghlen Rickard of the host club leads local hopes in second overall at the Jelly Bean Factory sponsored Irish Optimist Championships in Dun Laoghaire but English and German sailors are top of the senior and junior fleets after five races.

420 Irish Champion Brothers in Action at 420 Euros, Pwllheli
The host club, Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club, is located in the North Wales holiday resort of Pwllheli, and one of four national sailing academy venues recognized by the Royal Yachting Association. Racing against the backdrop of Snowdon and the ...

Kinsale ready to host IFDS World Disabled Sailing Championships
Southern Star Newspaper
At the launch of the Disabled Sailing World Championships to be held at Kinsale were, from left, Matthias Hellstrern, Event Manager, with Janice Twomey, Social Officer; RTE Presenter Anne Cassin, International class President and ten times Irish ...

Yachties still sailing into Shoalwater Bay training zone
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit land at Fresh Water Creek at Shoalwater Bay. Photo: Allan Reinikka. DESPITE the media attention and a number of public notices, it seems mariners are either ignoring or remain unaware of the closure of Shoalwater Bay.

Ida Lewis Distance Race - New England sailing classic begins
Sail World
'Catapult is a very well sailed boat and it will be a speed race against them,' said Christopher Culver (Weston, Conn.) who took third place in IRC last year with his Swan 42 Blazer and has returned to take on Catapult as well as five additional teams ...

Poole cancer survivor sails the Solent with Dame Ellen MacArthur
Bournemouth Echo
A POOLE youngster who is in recovery from cancer joined a sailing adventure with round the world yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur. Rosie Bradshaw, 12, of Broadstone, finished treatment for Burkitt's lymphoma at Southampton General Hospital in 2005.

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