10 September 2013

Emirates Team New Zealand takes clear lead in the America's Cup (video)



America's Cup, Tuesday Results: Emirates Team New Zealand won Race 5 and Oracle Team USA uses their one card to postpone race 6.  Team NZ has a clear lead of 4 wins to rival Oracle Team USA's 1 win thus far. More info at americascup.org. America's Cup Racing continues Thursday, Sept. 12: Race 6 (1:15 pm PT), Race 7 (2:15 pm PT). Replay of Tuesday Race 5 at:  http://www.johnthecrowd.com/2013/09/americas-cup-races-continue-tuesday.html


AC72: Ellison's Dream Is Scariest Racing Yacht Yet: Video - Bloomberg: "As the America's Cup defender, Larry Ellison's team Oracle got to set the rules and choose the type of boat for this year's races. Bloomberg's Cory Johnson gives you an in-depth look at this year's boat. (Source: Bloomberg)"

America's Cup: Huge egos, fast boats - latimes.com" . . . . Truth is, it may be impossible for overreach, ego or even tragedy to kill the America's Cup. Its long history is replete with danger, plutocrats, weasel moves, finger-pointing and controversy. And when it comes to cup craziness, as one longtime sailor told the San Francisco Chronicle, there have been "personalities that make Ellison look like a piker." Over the weekend, Ellison's team got soaked. It lost three of four weekend races; then, in the last go-round Sunday, it grabbed a fragile lead and held it. The score is Kiwis 3, USA 1, and the next races are Tuesday. So far, the 2013 America's Cup . . . when its monster boats cross with a foot to spare, accelerating into thin air, it's also been one nifty leap in the never-ending quest to get somewhere fast, and win a trophy doing it."

Sailing - Patience in Santander to win as well as recce
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Sailing - Patience in Santander to win as well as recce. Luke Patience insists he and fellow Olympic silver medallist Joe Glanfield are in Santander to win not just simply gather information for next year's ISAF Sailing World Championships. Sportsbeat ...

SAILING: Farrow taking on the best in Poole
This Is Wiltshire
DEVIZES sailor Andrew Farrow was today preparing to line up against one of Great Britain's London 2012 Paralympic golden girls in the 2013 International 2.4 Metre Class World Championship in Dorset, which started today. Farrow will go head-to-head with ...

Sailing - Britain well placed as Clipper Round the World Race gets underway
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The new generation of Clipper 70s are embarking on their first big ocean crossing,sailing to 2016 Olympic host city Rio in Brazil to complete Leg 1 after a short stopover in Brest, France. Legendary British yachtsman, Clipper Race founder and chairman ...

Joe sailing in America's Cup
The Macleay Argus
It was in Queensland, in the early 1980s, where Newton first developed an understanding of what the Cup meant to sailing and who the players were. One of his earliest memories was getting plopped down in front of the TV at age four to watch “sailing ...

Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation launches
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has officially launched in memory of the Olympic gold medallist whose tragic death shocked the sailing community. Andrew 'Bart' Simpson died on 9 May this year while training for the 34th Americas Cup and ...

Fall Sailing on Lake Michigan
ChicagoNow (blog)
Fall sailing on Lake Michigan is the best. While the daily air temperatures are beginning to cool, the water temperature is still warm, and you'll find it warmer out on the water than you will on land. The summer air is full of hydrocarbons and ...

They're going sailing in the Mediterranean
The Telegram
Newfoundland sailors Jonathan Ladha and Daniel Inkpen will compete for Canada next week in the World 49er Sailing Championships in Marseille, France. Ladha said there will be about 100 boats, with 45 to 50 countries competing in the event. “All the ...

NL sailing team sets sights on 2016 Olympics
CBC.ca
A Newfoundland and Labrador sailing team is one step closer to becoming Canada's representative at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. St. John's natives Daniel Inkpen, 24, and Jonathan Ladha, 30, just signed a sponsorship with Sedna Nutra ...

Sailing: Hoylake and West Kirby take top two places
Wirral Globe
WEST Kirby and Hoylake Sailing Club claimed the top two places in Liverpool Yacht Club's Annual Commodore's Cup race on the River Mersey. Phil Shepherd, the West Kirby Vice-Commodore, sailing Ulula was first to finish and had enough time in hand to ...

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