28 September 2013

America's Cup, the Comeback Story, in their own words (video)

The America's Cup Comeback story in their own words (video above) - ORACLE TEAM USA's comeback story in the 34th America's Cup - the most epic comeback in sailing, and possibly in sport.

Sailing-Australian wine mogul to challenge for America's Cup
An Australian boat sporting an innovative winged keel broke a 132-year U.S. chokehold on the famous sailing trophy in 1983. But the U.S. won it back in 1987 and Australia has not been a player in Cup competitions in recent years despite a strong ...

Sailing-Team NZ rule out any legal challenge to Oracle's win
WELLINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Team New Zealand have ruled out any legal challenge to Oracle Team USA's use of an automated stabilisation system that is suspected to have vastly improved their ...

SAILING-For America's Cup, return to San Francisco no sure thing
Yahoo Sports
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 27 (Reuters) - After a spectacular America's Cup regatta capped by home-team Oracle's thrilling comeback victory, there should be little question about the event returning to San Francisco. Yet the Cup has many critics in this ...

Come sail away! Beach sailing event to draw more people to watersport
Oman Daily Observer
MUSCAT — The popular annual Oman Sail Beach Sailing Events that have attracted over 12,000 Omanis and members of the expat community in just three years, will be brought to more people nationwide this year thanks to the support from Oman Shipping ...

Kiwis top sailing semis
New Zealanders Alex Maloney and Molly Meech sit at the top of the leaderboard of the Seiko 49er and 49erFX World Championships in Marseille after an impressive showing on the first day of the semi-finals. Competing in moderate breeze in the gold fleet ...

Sailing Club
Perthshire Advertiser
The Strathmore Serieswas scheduled for the weekend but unfortunately the weather wasn't for sailing. Dull and cloudy with just a trace of wind, 10 boats set out but three boats were on the wrong side of the line at the start. Robin Macarthur crewed by ...

Sailing: Burling, Tuke upbeat despite mixed day
Newstalk ZB
The kiwi duo of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke believe they're still in with a real chance of winning the 49er sailing world champs in Marseille despite a mixed day on the water. Their best finish on the first day of top-20 racing was sixth, but they ...

AfloatMagazine: Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 28 September…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) is one of Europe's biggest yacht racing clubs. It has almost sixteen hundred elected members. It presents more than 100 perpetual trophies each season some dating back to 1884. It provides weekly racing for upwards of 360 ...

Schools regatta shows future of West Sussex sailors is in safe hands
Midhurst and Petworth Observer
THE 20th annual regatta of the West Sussex Schools and Youth Sailing Association (WSSYSA) was hosted by Dell Quay Sailing Club. There were 100 dinghies entered from nine teams across West Sussex. Formed in the early 1960s, the WSSYSA continues ...

Rolex Big Boat Series - A Well-Played Day
Sail World
Sailing on Cascino's four-person crew was Stu Johnstone, whose family developed the J/Boat line of boats (there are 40 total sailing here, the majority in one-design classes and the others in HPR and IRC) and this latest class, which has become wildly ...

Australians fighting for top ten at 49er and 49erFX Worlds
My Sailing
Competition is heating up at the 2013 49er and 49erFX World Championships, with crews battling for positions in the top 10 ahead of Sunday's finals. The top teams took on each other for the first time on Friday with more breeze allowing the crews to ...

NeilPryde Racing Series set for October 5th start
Sail World
The NeilPryde Racing Series, together with the prestigious Extreme Sailing Series, will head to the city of Nice from the fifth-6th October. The Racing Series features an attractive and dynamic race format making the racing a spectacle for the watching ...

Another tall order for Erie sailmaker
For nearly 50 years, he has crafted sails for tall ships, sailboats, yachts and classic yachts from a building that once was his family's boathouse and that's accessible only by a winding, rutted, gravel road. As a result, Bierig is known nationally by ...

J's Shine In Star & Bar Regatta
J/Sailing News (blog)
(Seattle, WA)- One of the all-time late summer sailing classics in the greater Puget Sound region that surrounds America's "Emerald City", Seattle, Washington is the "Star & Bar Regatta" hosted by Seattle YC. The weather is often sunny, crystal clear ...

Ocracoke ferry rescues NC couple after sailboat capsizes :: WRAL.com: "The crew of a state ferry pulled a Black Mountain couple from Pamlico Sound Thursday night after their sailboat capsized, officials said Friday. John and Renee Hoffman were sailing in Big Foot Slough just off of Ocracoke Island when winds suddenly increased, flipping their boat, authorities said. . . ."

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