06 September 2013

America's Cup, Races begin Saturday, Emirates Team New Zealand vs Oracle Team USA


America’s Cup Final schedule (Team NZ must win 9 races to win, defender USA must win 11)
Saturday, Sept. 7: Final Race 1 (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 2 (2:15 pm PT)
Sunday, Sept. 8: Final Race 3 (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 4 (2:15 pm PT)
Tuesday, Sept. 10: Final Race 5 (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 6 (2:15 pm PT)
Thursday, Sept. 12: Final Race 7 (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 8 (2:15 pm PT)
Saturday, Sept. 14: Final Race 9 (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 10* (2:15 pm PT)
Sunday, Sept. 15: Final Race 11* (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 12* (2:15 pm PT)
Monday, Sept. 16: Reserve Day
Tuesday, Sept. 17: Final Race 13* (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 14* (2:15 pm PT)
Wednesday, Sept. 18: Reserve Day
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)

TV info here Worldwide Broadcast Schedule (NBC in the US)

America's Cup: Larry Ellison's epic journey to reach pinnacle of sailing marked by daring and defiance - SiliconValley.com: " . . . The journey of the self-made billionaire through sailing's hierarchy -- both San Francisco Bay's and the world's -- has been marked by daring and defiance. Along the way, he has remade the very nature of the 162-year-old international regatta from a graceful highbrow sport to a death-defying drag race. To ensure his control, he famously shunned the venerable St. Francis Yacht Club and embraced the blue-collar Golden Gate Yacht Club down the jetty that now flies its burgee over the 34th America's Cup. On the eve of the Cup's final match, the epic vision of the thrill-seeker will be put to the ultimate test..."

America's Cup rivals vow fierce battle
AFP
SAN FRANCISCO — The time for talking is done in the America's Cup, with the final races shaping up to be a blood match launched Saturday on the San Francisco Bay. Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill and Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean ...

America's Cup: Team New Zealand take on Oracle of the US
BBC Sport
Team New Zealand will take on holders Oracle in the 34th America's Cup, which begins in San Francisco on Saturday. The Kiwis beat Luna Rossa in the Louis Vuitton challenger series final, while British Olympic champion Ben Ainslie has been Oracle's ...

Stars and strife America's Cup is heading for a spectacular end
Telegraph.co.uk
Tragically, we lost my great friend, and one of the greatest sailors this country has ever produced, Andrew Simpson, when the Artemis AC72 catamaran on which he wassailing capsized in May. The Louis Vuitton Cup, the knock-out competition for America's ...

Island based academy invites sailors to try double-handed / solo sailing
On The Wight
Taking part in this year's Rolex Fastnet Race there were a number of boats sailed by just two members of crew (Double Handed). In fact, the overall winning boat was sailedin this way. With handicaps big boats with large crews are not always the ...

Sailors With Disabilities Find Freedom On The Water
NPR
If you think sailing at 40 mph sounds challenging, imagine doing it all alone without the use of your arms or legs, or without hearing or with limited vision. Every weekend in San Francisco, a group of sailors with disabilities does just that, taking ...

Tom Blackaller's idea sets sail
San Francisco Chronicle
It's a fitting coincidence that on Sept. 7, exactly 24 years after the death of San Francisco Bay sailing icon Tom Blackaller, the 34th America's Cup will begin. Blackaller was the first renowned sailor since legendary yacht designer Nathanael ...

SAILING: Helena sets sights on retaining her title
Dorset Echo
... the one-year anniversary since Britain's sailors broke their Paralympic Games duck and won their first medals since the sport became part of the full Paralympic Games programme in 2000. Portland's Helena Lucas claimed an impressive victory ...

US Sailing Nationals - Milwaukee to salute disabled sailing
Sail World
It is officially 'Disabled Sailing Week' in Wisconsin as the 2013 U.S. Disabled SailingChampionships, hosted by the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, commences for three days of racing on Lake Michigan, beginning this Friday, September 6. Several of ...

10 tall sailing ships to open Erie festival
Milton Daily Standard
A festival honoring an important early American naval battle on Lake Erie features 10 tall sailing ships. The Tall Ships Erie festival begins Thursday at 4 p.m. with a flotilla ...

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