16 September 2013

America’s Cup Races 11 and 12 Tuesday


"I can honestly say this is the most fun and exciting sailing I've been involved with," said ORACLE TEAM USA tactician Ben Ainslie, a four-time Olympic gold medalist."If you didn't enjoy today's racing you should probably watch another sport," said Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker, competing in his fourth America's Cup

More Racing Tuesday, September 17, 1 pm PT (US), 4 pm ET (US), 8 pm UTC, LIVE (virtual eye and audio) at americascup.virtualeye.tv. More info at americascup.com.

Races / America’s Cup: "America’s Cup Final schedule (first to 9 points wins) 
Current Point Standings: New Zealand - 7; USA - 1*; (each race won = 1 point)  *USA has won 3 races but started with -2 points due to penalty assessed prior to Race 1
Tuesday, Sept. 17: Final Race 11 (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 12 (2:15 pm PT)
Wednesday, Sept. 18: Final Race 13 (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 14 (2:15 pm PT)
Thursday, Sept. 19: Final Race 15 (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 16 (2:15 pm PT)
Friday, Sept. 20: Reserve Day
Saturday, Sept. 21: Final Race 17 (1:15 pm PT)"

New Zealand Moves Two Wins Away From America’s Cup After Split - Bloomberg: "Emirates Team New Zealand is two races from winning the America’s Cup after splitting a pair of heats with defending champion Oracle Team USA on San Francisco Bay. Sailing in about 18 knots (20.7 mph, 33.3 kph) of wind, New Zealand won a tight second race, emerging from the first leg with a slight lead and ending the second up 11 seconds. After four lead changes, the U.S. pushed ahead by 1 second on the next leg, before New Zealand edged out downwind, crossing the finish line with a 16-second advantage..."

Sailing-Drama builds as Oracle mounts comeback in America's Cup
Reuters
After months of accidents, controversies and one-sided racing, it took just one day for the America's Cup sailing competition to get very interesting. Defending champion Oracle Team USA took the 8th race of the best-of-seventeen series ... Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand split two dramatic races on Sunday, winning one each in heavy winds on San Francisco Bay and sending the America's Cup sailing regatta into a tense and unexpectedly close final week of ...

Dick Newick, Sailboat Design Visionary, Dies at 87 - NYTimes.com: "....At the forefront was a mild-mannered man named Dick Newick, who designed boats with two and three hulls that showed up larger, costlier — and slower — conventional yachts in major races. He contended that old-fashioned vessels had one advantage: they made nice floating decks for cocktail parties. “People sail for fun,” he once said, “and no one has convinced me it’s more fun to go slow than to go fast.” Mr. Newick, who died at 87 on Aug. 28 in Sebastopol, Calif., helped advance the look of multihull boats . . . The AC72 catamarans with 130-foot-tall wing sails now competing for the America’s Cup in San Francisco Bay descend from concepts Mr. Newick helped develop...."

Sailing Breezes Through Opening Weekend Regattas
Bowdoin Athletics
The Fall 2013 Polar Bear Regatta season started with a big weekend with 4 different events. With a graduation of five seniors and four junior currently abroad, the teams has some new sailors fulfilling some big roles. The top coed event of the weekend ...

Sailing-Embattled Oracle replaces tactician Kostecki on America's Cup yacht
euronews
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA on Thursday replaced its tactician John Kostecki in an attempt to reverse its slipping chances of keeping the trophy in San Francisco, after losing four of the first five races to a ...

Sailing - Park content with Britain's sailors as season nears end
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The latest regatta involving Britain's sailors saw nine medals garnered in seven events at the test event for the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. Luke Patience and Joe Glanfield and Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark were the pick of the bunch in ...

America's Cup And The Science of Sailing
ReadWrite
A brand-new boat, the AC72, is hitting the water for the 34th America's Cup, an intense race between two sailing yachts that dates back to 1851. The new 131-foot-tall (that's 13 stories!), 72-foot-long catamaran is designed to be the most powerful ...

Exciting sailing continues
Evesham Observer
SUNDAY saw eight boats take to the water at Arden Sailing Club, Defford, for the fourth race in the Arden Burgee series, with a good breeze from the west. Simon Newman in the Solo made a good start, with Keith Stevens in hot pursuit in the Comet, as ...

European and World Sailing Championships Dun Laoghaire
Irish Times
Britain's Cameron Douglas competing in the Laser European and World Sailing Championships, at Dun Laoghaire. Competitors from 43 nations , launch their ...

Kingston Sailing Club member dies after race on Hudson
Kingston Daily Freeman
PORT EWEN, N.Y. — Members of the Kingston Sailing Club are mourning the death of longtime member Kevin MaKenzie in an apparent accident on the Hudson River. MaKenzie, 62, of Barrytown, died after finishing the second race of the day on Sunday, ...

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