14 September 2013

America's Cup videos, Kiwis almost capsize in Race 8

Oracle Team USA wins Race 8 as Emirates Team New Zealand nearly capsizes
Live Racing blog / America’s Cup: - "Emirates Team New Zealand was protecting its lead in four crossings up the (third) leg until the fifth cross. Emirates Team New Zealand tried to tack to leeward but the wing didn’t pop to the new side and the boat nearly capsized."

Emirates Team New Zealand failed to add any wins to their drive for the America's Cup on Saturday, losing Race 8 to Oracle Team USA, and race 9 abandonned due to excessive wind, setting up Sunday for Races 9 and 10. America's Cup Racing continues Sunday, September 15th at 1:00 pm PT, 4 pm ET (US), 8 pm UTC, LIVE (virtual eye and audio) at americascup.virtualeye.tv. More info at americascup.com.

34th America’s Cup Standings after Saturday races (first to 9 points wins):
Emirates Team New Zealand – 6
*Oracle Team USA – 0
1 point is awarded for each race won
(*Oracle was penalized 2 points prior to commencement of the finals)

AMERICA'S CUP PRESS CONFERENCE DAY 5, Saturday, September 14, LIVE at 6 pm ET (US)

Wind of defeat blows Oracle's way
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Sailing-Embattled Oracle replaces tactician Kostecki on America's Cup yacht
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What America's Cup means to NZ business
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GW Sailing Sets Sail for New Heights in 2013-14
George Washington University - Official Athletic Site
The George Washington sailing program enjoyed a steady climb during its first season as a varsity sport in 2012-13, so much so that the Colonials enter the upcoming 2013-14 campaign receiving votes in the preseason Sailing World College Rankings.

Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club named official Community Sailing Center
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The Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club, the area's premiere sailing education organization, has been named a US Sailing-sanctioned Community Sailing Center. The center is the second organization in Wisconsin and one of about two dozen in the country to ...

GW Sailing Makes Fall 2013 Debut This Weekend
George Washington University - Official Athletic Site
WASHINGTON - George Washington sailing begins its second season as a varsity sport this weekend with a pair of regattas, including the program's first foray into Laser sailing at the MAISA Laser South event in Annapolis, Md. Along with a pair of ...

Yachting: Rumours swirl over Coutts' sailing future
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It now seems more than likely that Russell Coutts may be absent from the next America's Cup. There have been strong whispers for some time that Coutts - even before this regatta started - may have been thinking of taking a break from the Cup, win or lose.

Sailing - Patience and Glanfield end maiden season with another win
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