19 September 2013

New Zealand Still Needs One Win for the America's Cup (videos)


America's Cup Press Conference LIVE Thursday (Sept 19) 7 pm ET

Emirates Team New Zealand lost Race 12 to Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup on Thursday. Press Conference LIVE, Thursday, September 19, 2013, above at 7 pm ET (US), 11:00 pm UTC. More info at americascup.com. Race Replays at: http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericasCup/videos
Race 13 was postponed due to excessive wind. Racing continues Friday, September 20, 1:15 pm PT (US), 4:15 pm ET (US), 8:15 pm UTC, LIVE (virtual eye and audio) at americascup.virtualeye.tv. More info at americascup.com.


America's Cup History - AC UNCUT (published Wednesday September 18, 2013)

America’s Cup Seems All Over but the Sailing - NYTimes.com: "....“I’d love to see the Kiwis, the little underdogs, that tiny little country that has more sheep than people, take down Larry Ellison,” said Mike Altman, a 35-year-old American from San Francisco who was following the racing from America’s Cup Park on Wednesday. Altman added: “Larry’s got a big ego, and you know I feel like he’s not necessarily the most well-liked business leader around the area. He hasn’t made a lot of friends. He’s known as pretty brash. A lot of people see this as his own personal party, his own little ego trip, and it’s not something that I think a lot of people were clamoring for, to have an America’s Cup here.” Now it is likely to soon be gone, possibly never to return. In 162 years of the Cup, only eight sites have staged the races. One of them was Auckland, New Zealand, in 2000 and 2003..."

Sailing - RPT-TV viewers tune in to America's Cup but jury out on finances
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
18 (Reuters) - Televised coverage of turbocharged 72-foot catamarans vying for the 34th America's Cup has changed the channel from boring to thrilling on yacht racing. At least 1 million U.S. viewers tuned in for the opening races when Emirates Team ...

Beyond America's Cup: Sailing in New Zealand
Huffington Post
"There's nothing in the world -- and no place in world -- like sailing in the South Pacific," said Warren Douglas, head of communications for Emirates Team New Zealand team. San Francisco is playing host to the world's most prestigious sailing ...

Ellison Is Sailing, Oracle's Revenues Are Not
Forbes
Larry Ellison couldn't make Oracle Oracle's quarterly earnings call, busy with “an important America's Cup race.” Despite beating expectations with non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.59 off expectations of 53 cents, Oracle's revenues haven't caught sail.

Sailing not just for the rich
TVNZ
A yacht club commodore is insisting sailing isn't just for the very wealthy, in the wake of Team New Zealand's race 11 win against Oracle. Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club commodore Geoff Herd insists that anyone can get involved in the sport. "Yachting ...

Sailing round-up with Tim Cross
This is Plymouth
PLYMOUTH Youth Sailing hosted the penultimate round of the topper class association South West Traveller Series. ​. This event was an indicator event, meaning anyone who wanted to ...

New Zealand on cusp of America's Cup victory
Reuters
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:48am IST. By Noel Randewich. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Emirates Team New Zealand on Wednesday edged to within one win of taking home the America's Cup, defeating Oracle Team USA in a close-fought race that again ...

Intro sailing excursion takes advantage of blissful Gulf-Islands route
Vancouver Sun
The water was flat, almost glassy, with a silver shimmer when Celeste, our boat for the week, pulled out of the marina and made its way to the Harbour Green Park where a new group of sailing students was waiting to embark on a five-day cruise through ...

Welsh sailing star Hannah Mills makes waves in Spain
WalesOnline
Welsh sailor Hannah Mills insists it has taken her and Saskia Clark longer than they wanted to get back into the groove but they appear to have got there after victory at the Santander City Trophy. Mills and Clark, competing at only their second ...

Youth Sailing Stars Compete at Junior All Ireland Sailing Championships in Schull
Afloat
#youthsailing – Two Irish youth sailing world champions are among a fleet of 23 juniorsailing stars set for this weekend's Junior All Ireland sailing championships in Schull, West Cork. This month's U21 Laser Radial World Champion Finn Lynch is a wild ...

Incredible Tech: How Interstellar Light-Propelled Sailing Works ...
A large enough sail would provide thrust from the pressure of sunlight and, perhaps, laser light beamed from afar, allowing a probe to cover vast distances with ...
www.space.com/22799-interstellar-solar-sails-light-propulsion...

Sailing town Sausalito features new walking tour ... - San Francisco
A good place to start is the little Ice House visitor center downtown that offers a taste of Sausalito the way it used to be: a town of big old ferry steamers and ...
www.sfgate.com/.../Sailing-town-Sausalito-features-new-walki...

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