09 September 2013

America's Cup: Kiwis and USA each win one race Sunday (videos)

Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA each won one race Sunday as sailing continued in the America's Cup on San Francisco Bay. Though both crews appear closely matched, it appears the New Zealand boat is slightly faster upwind than the Team USA boat. Racing continues Tuesday, September 10th, with Final Race 5 (1:15 pm PT), and Final Race 6 (2:15 pm PT). More info at americascup.org. (Sunday replay video below) To win the America's Cup, Team New Zealand needs 6 more wins, and Team USA needs 10 more wins.

AMERICA'S CUP FINAL - RACES 3&4 Sunday September 8, 2013


America's Cup: New Zealand wins Race 3
San Jose Mercury News
SAN FRANCISCO -- Emirates Team New Zealand won Race 3 of the America's Cup, rebounding from a penalty at the first mark and overtaking winless defending champion Oracle Team USA on the windward third leg. New Zealand's 72-foot catamaran ...

Can Hampshire sailing hero finally win America's Cup for Britain?
Daily Echo
Embarrassingly, it first took place off the coast of the Isle of Wight in 1851, with Queen Victoria watching on. The British boat, which was the outright favourite, lost dramatically to a schooner from the New York Yacht Club called America. Since then ...

Dubai-Muscat Sailing Race gets bigger
One of the most prestigious races organised by the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC), the Dubai-Muscat race this year will incorporate a few innovations that will help in the expansion of the event as one of the main sailing races hosted in the region.

Transformational Sailing
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Army veteran Cristina Baggese straightens the flag as she sails with Transformational Sailing in San Francisco Bay near Sausalito, Calif., aboard a 42-foot sloop named the Amakua, which means “spirit” in Hawaiian, on August 25, 2013....

Cape May man wins sailing title
John MacCausland of Cape May and Phil Trinter of Lorain, Ohio, won the Qualcomm Star class world sailing championship Friday in San Diego. It was the first championship for MacCausland in 15 tries since 1981....

Sailing-New Zealand outsails Oracle on day one of America's Cup finals
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Aerodynamics and fun, learned aboard a sailboat - Travel - The Boston Globe: "...I had come to Sail Newport never having set foot on anything smaller than a giant sailboat on a Caribbean sunset rum cruise, never having paid attention to how boats were driven, or rather piloted. It always fascinated me how with wind coming from one direction, sailboats can go in the other, so I figured I would take lessons. The takeaway: Despite the mind-numbing terminology, it was surprisingly easy. Well, it was with Kelley paying attention to the sail stuff anyway. I mostly sat in the back of the boat, manning the tiller, twisting it one way or the other to steer us and marveling at the way the boat would often lean so far over, the waters of Newport Harbor lapped over the railing...."

Sailing for a Cure raises funds, friends with Gilda's Club
The Courier-Journal
Dixie Pifer watches the sailboats race down the Ohio River as part of the Sailing for a Cure Foundation sailing party. The Foundation teamed up with GildaÕs Club Louisville for the 14th annual Louisville Fleur De Lis Regatta....

Longmont sailing club attracts recreational, competitive sailors
Longmont Daily Times-Call
Boulder resident Mark Flett tugs on the rope to his left moving the mainsail of his single passenger, Sunfish sailboat just enough to block out the sun. Flett, 59, a recreational sailor and member of the Union Sailing Club, seeks solace ...

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