14 August 2013

Will Oracle Racing be disqualified from the America's Cup?

It may come down to just Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand --

The head of America’s Cup challenger Emirates Team New Zealand accused defending champion Oracle Team USA of cheating in the latest controversy in sailing’s premier regatta--
Accusation of Cheating in America’s Cup - NYTimes.com"Oracle Racing last week admitted it modified its boats without permission of the Measurement Committee during four regattas in the America’s Cup World Series, a warm-up to this year’s regatta. Those regattas were sailed in 45-foot catamarans, which were prototypes of the 72-foot catamarans being sailed this summer in the Louis Vuitton Cup and then the America’s Cup match. The international jury is investigating and could punish Oracle with a fine, forfeiture of races or disqualification from the America’s Cup."

Report: New Zealand boss cries foul
ESPN
SAN FRANCISCO -- The head of America's Cup challenger Emirates Team New Zealand accused defending champion Oracle Team USA of cheating in the latest controversy in sailing's premier regatta. "You can't actually get to any other point than the fact ...


The Red Bull Youth America's Cup is scheduled Sept. 1-4 on San Francisco Bay, just off the America's Cup Village, at Marina Green. The 10 teams of national sailors, aged 19-24, represent eight countries: Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, United States. New Zealand and the U.S. have two teams each.

Oracle CEO Ellison on America's Cup racing: "It has to be a little bit risky" - CBS News: " . . . Today's America's Cup yachts are carbon fiber catamarans propelled by a 13-story rigid wing. The teams have the ability to fly the entire boat out of the water on small feet, in a dramatic-looking tactic known as foiling. The new, cutting-edge boats are not without criticism and Ellison defends what some call risky engineering and sailing tactics, explaining, "People really criticize professional athletes going into the Olympics. People don't like change. A bunch of people don't like the Olympics now because we've added skateboarding. ... We're modernizing the sport." . . ."

Victors emerge from 336 starters in Fastnet Race
The Independent
As a former captain of (rowing) boats at St. John's College, Cambridge she has Cambridge rowing, sailing and rugby blue and sailing Olympian Annie Lush alongside her. The full team has yet to be announced but Davies and Lush are already selected and ...

Of surfing, sailing and following dreams
San Francisco Chronicle
One of my favorite surfing stories is about sailing. It's about a man living the good life in California, wanting something more, and sailing off to paradise. For my money, it speaks to the two purest water sports of them all. Jeff Johnson was a ...

Tall ships sailing toward Green Bay for weekend festival
Green Bay Press Gazette
The reconstructed U.S. Brig Niagara relief flagship, which fought in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, was moored near the Wisconsin Maritime Museum on the Manitowoc River in Manitowoc on Tuesday. The two-masted, square-rigged sailing ...

Sailing to and Snorkeling in Pirate Caves in Tortola
Babble
sailing catamaran in Tortola BVI On our last cruise an excursion was booked for us through the ad agency I was working with. I certainly didn't think much of it past reading through the description in the excursion catalog. Upon exiting our ship in ...

Sailing siblings impress again
Rugby Observer
THE successful Lewis siblings enjoyed further success when competing in the RS Tera ...Taking place at the Olympic venue of Weymouth and Portland SC, the RS Tera Sport World Championship attracted 72 sailors from seven different countries....

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Dilapidated replica of British sailing ship could be scuttled off Mich. as ...
The Republic
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan — A now-dilapidated replica built in the 1970s of a British sailing ship could be scuttled in waters off Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula to serve as a diving attraction. The Maritime Heritage Alliance board is seeking a ...

St. Mary's students introduced to sailing and safety
So Md News
Sailing camp students Lily DeVito, left, 12, Maddy Bridgwater, 12, Mary Thomas, 12, and Anna Stevenson, 13, dunk their heads in the water Friday as the boat is purposely tipped over by instructors Phillip Wieser, top right, and Sonja Lee during the ...

Emotional Sailing Moment for O'Leary Family as Antix Rounds Fastnet Rock
Afloat
Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39, Antix, rounded the Fastnet Rock on 13 August at 19:10:54, an emotional moment for the all-Irish crew. From the bow to the stern of the boat, Antix personifies the long history and passion of the Rolex Fastnet Race.

US Youth Sailing Championships - Top young sailors tested on day 1
Sail World
An easy going Texas summer breeze in August? Not quite. The wind was howling here in Southeast Texas today and a collection of the best young sailors in the country were challenged by Corpus Christi Bay's conditions. Heavy wind and steep chop ...

Downs Sailing Club members happy at receiving news of the grant, pictured on ...
Kent Online
Sport England has given £50,000 National Lottery funding to the Downs Sailing Club in Walmer and the community is invited to celebrate the investment tomorrow (Friday). The cash is part of a £40 million package of grants to a variety of projects across ...

High sailing
Jakarta Post
High sailing: Naval Academy cadets stand in formation on the yards of the foremast of the Dewaruci, a barque tall ship, prior to setting sail from Koarmatim Ujung dockyard in Surabaya, East Java, on Tuesday. At least 98 cadets are joining on the ...

Summer sails now on
Dorset Echo
SAIL, paddle or surf in celebration of the legacy left by the Olympic and Paralympicsailing events. Over the August bank holiday weekend the doors of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy will be thrown open and everyone is invited to get ...

Your Communities: Try sailing for free at Bartley Sailing Club
Birmingham Mail
Bartley Sailing Club is offering people the chance to try sailing for free at its open day this Saturday, August 17. The event runs from 10am to 4.30pm. Bring along a change of clothes, some old trainers and waterproofs and the club will supply ...

Cascade Locks brings world championship sailing event to Columbia River Gorge
MENAFN.COM
The Columbia Gorge Racing Association is staging this week the 2013 Tasar World Championships, a sailboat race for two-person sailing dinghies. The racing ...

Should Ireland Bid for ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships Again?
Afloat
The Government was thrilled with it, Dun Laoghaire was thrilled with it, ISAF itself was thrilled with it. The Four Star Pizza sponsored Youth World Sailing Championships in Dun Laoghaire in 2012 was widely acknowledged as one of the ...

Religion-minded family stranded at sea after ill-fated sailing trip is back in ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
PHOENIX — A family is back in Arizona after their attempt to relocate to a tiny island left them lost at sea for weeks. Sean Gastonguay told KTVK-TV (http://bit.ly/16hKIfb) that his family's boat is gone — presumably at the bottom of the Pacific ...

New Sailing App Calls For Note of Caution
Afloat (blog)
With regard to the recent marketing for the new ISA SafeTrx smartphone app, I wish to add a note of caution to those who might consider using it. Whilst it may well be very useful as a passage plan filing tool, the element of the app which concerns ...

Region's largest sailing regatta starts today
ITV News
Today is the first day of the region's largest sailing regatta. Falmouth Week sees hundreds of yachts and dinghies racing over 7 days. Around 30,000 people are expected in Falmouth this evening as the Red Arrows perform at quarter-past six. We'll be ...

Three girl guides from Wirral took to seas for sailing challenge
Wirral News
The teenagers proved their seafaring spirit when they took to the helm of a 72ft racing yacht for a seven-day sailing adventure with guiding. Victoria Coughlin, 15, Emily Boazman, 19, and 18-year-old Emily Parry were part of an all-girl crew from ...
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 13 August 2013
Afloat
#dbsc – BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen). BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 2. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty). CRUISERS 2 - 1.

Airlie Beach Race Week - Difficult sailing in picture-perfect location
Sail World
Some of the sailors took the chance to cool off with a swim, others created a 'megamaran' multihull raft-up and one boat had a crew man up the mast looking for the evasive wind line. Earlier in the day PRO Ross Chisholm said he expected a north-east...

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