12 August 2013

Louis Vuitton Cup Semifinal Race 4 video

LOUIS VUITTON CUP - SEMIFINAL - RACE 4 Luna Rossa sweeps semifinals 4-0 against Artemis and will face Emirates Team New Zealand in the finals beginning next Saturday, August 17th.

America's Cup: Luna Rossa sweeps Artemis - San Jose Mercury News: "Sweden's Artemis Racing ended its emotional journey to the America's Cup on Saturday, losing its last race after a valiant comeback to prove the team could compete after the heartbreaking loss of its beloved crew mate, the skipper's best friend. As the team crossed the finish line more than two minutes behind Italy's Luna Rossa, the crew waved to the thousands of spectators cheering a heartfelt tribute from shore. Then, with Andrew "Bart" Simpson's name emblazoned on their sails and on their sleeves, the sailors embraced. "I'm hugely proud of our team. It's been a terrible period," said Artemis skipper Iain Percy, who grew up sailing with Simpson . . . ."

America's Cup stirs controversy as it ventures into new waters - latimes.com: "Gone are the conventional monohulled yachts, replaced by sleek catamarans with rigid sails that look like a jet wing. These AC72s can reach unprecedented speeds, rising out of the water to skim along on hydrofoils. "They are insane boats to sail," says Chris Draper, the helmsman on an Italian boat vying for the title. "I cannot explain it … an amazing amount of fun.""

All aboard as women join Royal Yacht Squadron’s ranks - Telegraph: "The winds and tides of the Solent may change but not those of the RYS — until now. Last week, “the squadron”, as it is known, decided to admit women. The decision was taken during a meeting at the start of the Cowes regatta attended by 150 of the 475 members of the RYS and carried unanimously. The vote, however behind the times, is nevertheless symptomatic of the evolution of sailing from an elite pursuit into a democratic sport. Cowes, the spiritual home of British yachting, perched on the northern extremity of the Isle of Wight, is evolving with it."

Prep Sailing catching on
While not an officially sanctioned sport by the Mississippi High School Activities Association, there will be a series of regattas this fall involving sailing teams representing a half dozen Coast high schools. "There's no cost to the high schools ...

Community Sailing Center busy with kids and camps
New sailors learned the basics of rigging, points of sail, and sailing maneuvers at Burlington's Community Sailing Center that is tucked away in a corner of the waterfront beneath the looming, vacant Moran municipal generation station. Day camps ...

Clarkston's Fries turns sailing skills into specialty in triathlons
Oakland Press
He had captured 16 sailing national titles and six world titles since 1974. Fries even wrote a number of sailing books over the years, including Start Sailing Right, which he said has sold more than 1.5 million copies, more than any other learn-to-sail ...

Family Rescued In Pacific After Sailing 'Where God Led Us'
NPR (blog)
A leap of faith that sent an Arizona family bound for the South Pacific in a sailboat has returned them in an airplane after a harrowing ordeal at sea that saw them adrift and nearly out of food in one of the remotest stretches of ocean on the planet ...

NZL Sailing Team: New Zealand wins 2013 World Womens 470 Championship
Sail World
Demonstrating the classy, relaxed composure we saw in last year's Olympic medal race Aleh (27 years old) and Powrie (25 years old) also won today's medal race, sailed at 3:30pm in La Rochelle, France after a light wind postponement, to take out the ...

Luna Rossa completes sailing sweep
The Seattle Times
Luna Rossa completes sailing sweep. Luna Rossa of Italy benefited from a penalty against Artemis Racing of Sweden shortly before the start to complete a four-race sweep of the America's Cup challenger semifinals on San Francisco Bay. 

Cypress Lake Students take on Sailing Challenge
Naples Daily News
Offshore Sailing's CEO and President Doris Colgate said she was impressed by the fact that the entire school read “The Great Wide Sea,” a story about a family who embarks on a year-long sailing adventure through the Bahamas. “We decided to encourage ...

Sailing: NZ's new world champs heading to Rio
Newstalk ZB
New Zealand's new 470 sailing world champions are heading to Rio to try and get a jump on their opponents for the defence of their Olympic gold medal. Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have won the World Champs for the first time, after sailing to a comfortable ...

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