18 August 2013

Louis Vuitton Cup videos of Team New Zealand disaster at gate 3

Louis Vuitton Cup finals - Race 1 won by Emirates Team New Zealand  which rounded the windward mark to starboard and dug the bows in to the main crossbeam in a violent maneuver at the 3rd gate (video above). Two crew, Rob Waddell and Chris Ward went overboard and were recovered by the team's chase boat apparently unharmed. But its boat Aotearoa suffered damage to the fairing on the aft side of the main crossbeam. (Race 2 between finalists Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge was called off due to high winds in the best of 13 series which will continue on Sunday).

America's Cup: Team NZ lose sailors overboard in Louis Vuitton win
New Zealand Herald
Team New Zealand have picked up their first point of the Louis Vuitton finals but it came at a hefty price as the Kiwis suffered serious gear damage, losing two men overboard in the process, mid-way through a race that was effectively over just seconds in.

America's Cup: Measurement committee made mistake on Oracle boat
San Jose Mercury News
The latest controversy in the America's Cup took an interesting turn when the measurement committee admits that one of the three AC45 catamarans owned by defending champion Oracle Team USA was not illegally modified during the America's Cup World ...

Sailing: Measurers admit mistake in America's Cup scandal
Straits Times
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Cleveland Sight Center gets help from Grand River Sailing Club Regatta
Sailboat racers are preparing for the 32nd Annual Grand River Sailing Club Regatta next weekend to prove who's the fastest racer and to raise money for a program that exposes the visually impaired to the sensations of sailing. The series of races ...

2013 US Youth Sailing Championships - Lack of breeze on final day
Sail World
At the U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, sailors were prepared to rally for the fourth and final day of racing, hosted by the Corpus Christi Yacht Club. Boats were launched and courses were set, but lack of breeze and travel schedule considerations ...

Teacher swaps classroom for sailing craft as he travels the world solo
Kirkintilloch Herald
He had already set records for being the first deaf person to sail around the British Isles in 1981 and the first deaf skipper to sail across the Atlantic Ocean in the Original Single-Handed Transatlantic Race in 2005. Lord Provost Sadie Docherty met ...

Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 17 August 2013
BENETEAU 31.7 ECHO - 1. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 2. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan), 3. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan). BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 2. After You Too (Michael Blaney), 3. Legally Blonde ...

Yacht race sails from Morro Bay to Avila Beach
KSBY San Luis Obispo News
Sailors and boaters from around the Central Coast and as far as Mexico took part in the 5th Annual Zongo Yachting Cup. It kicked off on Friday morning in Morro Bay and finished in Avila Beach. Race organizer Paul Irving said it is the largest offshore ...

Tall ships sail into Georgian Bay
CTV News Barrie
Some spectacular sailing ships came into Wasaga Beach this evening. The arrival of the tall ships is much-anticipated is the region as they cruise the Great Lakes to play their part in the Wra of 1812 bicentennial. Visitors to Nancy Island in Wasaga ...

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