25 September 2013

Oracle Team USA ties up the America's Cup 8 to 8! Winner Tomorrow Takes All, Press Conference LIVE

America's Cup Press Conference LIVE (Tuesday, September 24)

Oracle Team USA has made the greatest comeback in sailing history, and tied up the America's Cup, 8 points each, with the winner tomorrow in Race 19 taking the America's Cup home. In Race 17, USA led from the start to finish. In Race 18, Emirates Team New Zealand won the start and led at the first and second marks, but USA passed New Zealand on the upwind leg and led going away at the finish. Racing starts tomorrow (Wednesday, September 25), starting at 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, including TV sources worldwide, at americascup.com. Race Replays at: http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericasCup/videos

New Zealand Herald
Emirates Team New Zealand aren't just battling for the America's Cup now. They may be fighting for their very existence. A disastrous start, earning two penalties and an insurmountable deficit behind Oracle Team USA saw OTUSA win their sixth match in a ... 

America's Cup: Team NZ attempt to keep things normal
New Zealand Herald
As much as it would be easy to let panic set in, Team New Zealand will attempt to approach tonight like any normal night during this America's Cup. They will have headed back to their base and had a debrief like they have done after every day in this ...

America's Cup: Oracle forces deciding race
San Jose Mercury News
SAN FRANCISCO -- It's down to one race. Oracle Team USA set an America's Cuprecord Tuesday with its seventh consecutive victory as the American team got even in this classic 34th edition of sailing's biggest event. Oracle defeated Emirates Team New ...

America's Cup: Oracle answers skipper's call for 'one hell of a comeback' - San Jose Mercury News: "...If the American team continues its startling momentum and wins the two scheduled races on Tuesday and one on Wednesday, it will retain the cup it won in 2010 and keep it in San Francisco. "Oracle is going to do it, all the way, take my word!" said Barbara Scrivner, a nurse in Napa who has watched the races from America's Cup Park -- one of a million fans who have now attended San Francisco's summer of sailing. "They were so far behind. It's incredible how much power they've got to come up from this." "This is torture," said New Zealander Denise McBeth, who has spent the last 50 days in San Francisco alongside thousands of Kiwis watching the 72-foot catamarans duke it out on the America's Cup race course. "The whole country is at a standstill."..."

Sailing-Oracle looks to shut down Kiwi America's Cup challenge
The team started out two points down due to a cheating penalty from last year's America's Cup World Series, which was sailed on smaller 45-foot catamarans. So the showdown on San Francisco Bay has come down to the wire and could be decided in the ...

Sailing-New Zealand losing streak has fans fearing the worst
... ignore it," the TAB's yachting bookmaker Kieran McAnulty told Reuters. The irony is that Sailing New Zealand, the national body which controls the sport, gets a slice of the betting proceeds and will get a bigger amount because of Oracle's resurgence.

Rome Sailing Club members earn wins in Dauphin Island Race
Gadsden Times
The Rome Sailing Club had its beginnings in Rome, Ga. However, for the past 40 years, the club has had its headquarters on Weiss Lake in Cherokee County. For the first part of the four decades, the club's boats were anchored near Cedar Bluff, then at ...

SAILING | Women defend trophy
Yale Daily News (blog)
1 ranked team in the country, the coed sailing team came up just short at the Hatch Brown Trophy in Boston, but the No. 3 women's team picked up the slack for Yale with a victory at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl. Overall, the Yale squads competed at four events, ...

Sailing | Tufts results mixed in nine-regatta weekend
Tufts Daily
Once again, the Tufts sailing team was all over the New England coast as they competed in nine regattas this weekend. The co-ed and women's teams competed in two main regattas, the Hatch Brown Trophy hosted by MIT and the Mrs. Hurst Bowl hosted by ...

Competitive Sailing Opportunities For Sailors with Disabilities
All At Sea
Held in July at Sail Newport's facility in Fort Adams Park, Newport, R.I., the aim of the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta is to become the leader in developing competitive sailing opportunities for sailors with disabilities. This ...

Crazy sailing: Gulf is wet version of our highways
I am a fully qualified skipper with a masters in sailing and a class 2 in commercial fishing and have been a captain since I was 21. Now, boating and sailing is supposed to be fun and normally is, except in Dubai, where no rules apply. After getting ...

Strong Showings Highlight Sailing's Weekend
Harvard Crimson
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