16 September 2013

America's Cup Sunday, One Win For Each Team

AMERICA'S CUP PRESS CONFERENCE - DAY 6 - Sunday, Sept 15 live at 6:10 pm ET (US)

Sunday at the America's Cup, Oracle Team USA won Race 9 and Emirates Team New Zealand won Race 10, leaving the point totals at 7 for New Zealand, and 1 for USA (New Zealand only needs 2 more wins to win the 34th America's Cup). Racing continues Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 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.

New Zealand Avoids Capsizing in America’s Cup Loss to Oracle - NYTimes.com" . . . In the most heart-stopping moment of the regatta, the Kiwis’ 131-foot wing sail did not pop to the correct side, apparently because of a lack of pressure in the hydraulic system, as the crew tried to tack on the American boat to keep its slight lead. The 72-foot catamaran began to tip over, with its starboard hull rising high into the air. The boat appeared to come within a few degrees of going over before the crew got the wing to pop and the boat splashed down. . . . ."

Sailing-Hearts in mouths at home as Team NZ boat almost capsizes | Reuters: " A collective intake of breath and cries of anguish resonated around the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) as almost 500 people watched in horror at the sight of the challengers almost capsizing in race eight of the America's Cup. "Astonishing. The old heart stopped and I was thinking, was it going to go over or not?" RNZYS vice-commodore Andy Anderson told Reuters of the dramatic footage from San Francisco Bay that showed the Team New Zealand boat almost flipping over. "That was one lucky team. If that went over that could have been the end of the America's Cup.""

Sailing - Mills and Clark ensure British 470 sweep in Santander
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre finished just behind in second in that medal race for third overall at the regatta, also the test event for the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships at the same venue. Patience and Glanfield were second in their own ...

Andrew Carline: Coutts has done sailing a great favour
New Zealand Herald
Now don't get me wrong - I am a sailing purist, an avid America's Cup follower since the Auld Mug was first wrested off the old boys at the New York Yacht Club back in 1983 by the radical Australia II. I have followed every campaign since then, watched ...

Little sailors take to the river at Ballina in a fleet of new sailing boats
ABC Local
A north coast sailing club hopes an investment in training boats will see a 'surge' of little 'salty dogs' taking to the sea. On Sunday the Richmond River Sailing and Rowing Club launched its new fleet of polyethylene sailing dinghies designed for ...

Washington College Sailing 12th at Riley Cup, 17th at Anderson Trophy
NORFOLK, Va. -- The Washington College sailing team finished 12th of 18 teams at the Riley Cup, hosted by Old Dominion University, this weekend. Washington was also 17th of 18 schools at the Harry Anderson Trophy, hosted by Yale, during this first ...

Classic J/34 IOR Sailing Fast, Again!
J/Sailing News (blog)
J/34 IOR sailboat- sailing upwind (Detroit, MI)- Brett Langoff- is a proud new owner of a classic J/34 IOR 3/4 ton boat from the late 1980s! A very pretty, classic boat like the old J/41 IOR one-ton design. Here's Brett's comments: "I thought you would ...

Sailing town Sausalito features new walking tour - Sausalito Sets Sail - SFGate"It's always a pleasure landing in Sausalito. I like the looks of the little town square with a fountain guarded by buff-colored concrete elephants, and the steep steps and narrow alleys heading up the hill from Bridgeway, the town's main drag. I like the salty feel of the place, the rows and rows of sailboats just north of a waterfront park. . . ."

Sailboat sinks after collision with ferry - Islands' Sounder: "A 28-foot sailboat sunk after it was struck by the Hyak on Sept. 13. The lone occupant, a man in his mid-60s, was taken to Peace Island Hospital on San Juan Island but did not sustain major injuries. Several eye witnesses reported that the ferry collided with a sailboat called the Norma Rae. At around 2 p.m, Suzanne Lyons saw the mast of the sail boat crack and heard the screeching of the sailboat hitting the side of the ferry. . . ."

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