07 August 2013

Louis Vuitton Cup Sailing LIVE, Luna Rossa wins Race 1 (video)

Louis Vuitton Cup LIVE - Semi Final Race 2, Wednesday 4 pm US EDT (8 pm - 20:00 GMT/UTC) Luna Rossa Challenge vs Artemis Racing

Luna Rossa fends off Artemis Racing in Race 1 of Louis Vuitton Cup (video above)
Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge overcame a spirited challenge from Artemis Racing and the threat of the film on its wing sail blowing out to win Semifinal Race 1 of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America's Cup Challenger Series. Skipper Max Sirena and the Luna Rossa crew won the 15.83-nautical-mile race by 2 minutes in winds that averaged 16 knots. But the crew had trouble before the start when the plastic film on the wing, known as Clysar, started peeling off the frames to which it is glued. Bowman Nick Hutton fixed the issue with some tape, but the team was wary of the situation all day.

Sailing-Sweden's Artemis loses to Italy in America's Cup debut
Chicago Tribune
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Artemis Racing, the grief-stricken Swedish team vying for the America's Cup sailing trophy, lost its first race to Italy's Luna Rossa on Tuesday on San Francisco Bay, but won the contest for hearts and minds. Luna Rossa ...

Cowes Week, Volvo Speed Sailing Challenge - Alex Thomson nails it!
Sail World
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is renowned for attracting some of the best sailors in the world and today, three of them joined an extreme kite surfer to go head to head in the 'Volvo Sailing Speed Challenge' a never before seen charity showdown ...

Cowes Week 2013: lack of wind halts all racing on Tuesday for first time in ...
It was the first time in eight years that the entire programme of racing had been cancelled and while the summer breezes were good news for the bars and ice cream parlours in Cowes, the 8,000 sailors were less impressed as they filled their time doing...

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - News: " . . . With time running out to get the large number of starts away, it was with much regret that race officials had to make the disappointing, but unavoidable, decision to abandon racing for all classes at 1400, the latest feasible time to begin the start sequence. SB20 and J/70 victors - Today marked the end of the “regatta within a regatta” for the SB20 and J/70 classes, both of which had two races per day over the first four days – the first time this format has ever been offered at Cowes Week. The J/70 class . . . at the end of the series Ruairidh Scott’s North Sails counted four first places and a second to win overall, two points ahead of Malcolm Jaques, Tristan Jaques, Naomi Rowbotham and Nix Brook’s Django. By contrast, the overall winner of the SB20 series had to be determined on count back as Joe Llewellyn’s Henri Lloyd / Forell and Jerry Hill’ssportsboatworld.com were tied on points after allowing for a discard. With three wins against Llewellyn’s two, the title went to Hill, who also won the class at last year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. . . ."

SB20 Grand Slam concludes at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week « SB20 Class Association: "SportsboatWorld.com wins the inaugural SB20 UK Grand Slam on day four of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. Jerry Hill, Craig ‘Spike’ Watson and Richard Lovering sailed an excellent series in a brand new SB20 which was only launched on Thursday 1st August."

Fastnet teams prepare for races despite lack of wind at Cowes
The Independent
The AAM Cowes Week race organisers finally threw in the towel at 14.00 and abandoned all racing for the lack of a consistent breeze, meaning that one of the week's two most coveted trophies, the Britannia Cup, stays in its cabinet until another year.

Smooth sailing at sports barSan Jose Mercury News
The America's Cup races may have gotten off to a stumbling start, but the event's "pop-up" sports bar at Pier 27 in San Francisco is sailing along nicely. A collaboration among restaurant vet Eric Rubin, San Francisco builder Karl Hasz and mixologist ...

National Sailing Academy to install Olympic rings
BBC News
A Dorset sailing academy is to install a set of Olympic rings to commemorate hosting the London 2012 sailing events. Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) hopes to have the sea-facing rings up by the autumn. The academy will also ...

Cowes Week 2013: Day 3 Round-Up
On The Wight
The third day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week dawned with unpromising weather forecasts – at one stage the Met Office's Inshore Waters forecast predicted winds up to Force 9 – although in the event the strongest gusts were below 25 knots and in ...

Sailing: Crews well placed as qualification rounds conclude
Ending day two in 4th place Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie will start the finals series with four points while Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox racing in the Men's division have retained 3rd place overall giving them a carry forward of three points. Coach ...

Sailing Barge To Ship Farm Goods From Vermont To NYC
Gas 2.0
Commercial shipping remains heavily reliant on river traffic and powerful barges to move goods, but are sailing barges still a viable means of transportation? The Vermont Sail Freight Project aims to prove the viability of this powerless, carbon ...

Cowes Week - SB20 Grand Slam comes to a close
Sail World
A downwind start certainly rang the changes for the SB20 class who are used to sailingwindward leeward courses. For newbies to the regatta this was an entirely new experience and the French, Dutch and Russian entrants had a particularly exciting time ...

Two killed when sailboat capsizes near Ocean City - baltimoresun.com: "Two men were killed and two others rescued when their 28-foot catamaran capsized off the coast of Ocean City on Monday morning, U.S. Coast Guard officials said. A person on a nearby boat named Lori M reported the capsized catamaran 32 miles northeast of Ocean City at about 9 a.m., the Coast Guard said. . . ."

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