27 September 2013

The Regatta That Changed Sailing Forever (video)

"The world witnessed the greatest comeback in America’s Cup history by Cup Defender Oracle Team USA. I thank and congratulate the crew on a well-deserved victory and thank Oracle Team USA for bringing the America’s Cup to San Francisco,” said Mayor Ed Lee at the award ceremony. “I also congratulate and thank the 34th America’s Cup challenger Emirates Team New Zealand for the amazing racing on our Bay, and it was a pleasure to host your many fans in our City.”

Ellison: ‘This regatta has changed sailing forever’ / America’s Cup: "The victory brought to a close the America’s Cup in San Francisco. The event ended on a high note with the captivating match between Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand, one that took 19 races in 19 days to complete."

Sailing's image wins
North Adams Transcript
"I think a lot of people who were never interested in sailing suddenly got interested in sailing," Ellison, the software billionaire who owns Oracle Team USA, said after the American boat kept the Cup with one final thrilling win on Wednesday ...

Sailing-Thrilling America's Cup a boon for the sport - Ainslie
Reuters Canada
By Justin Palmer. LONDON (Reuters) - The thrilling climax to the America's Cup in San Francisco has put the event and sailing "in a strong place commercially", according to Oracle Team USA tactician Ben Ainslie. An unlikely comeback by Oracle was ...

Sailing's new speed craze may attract new blood
Irish Times
There's no doubt Wednesday's sensational America's Cup win will have a future bearing on global sailing trends but how is it too far fetched to hope events in San Francisco Bay could stem a decline in sailing here? New blood is needed in Irish clubs ...

SAILING: Chris gains vital sponsorship in bid for world championship success
This is The West Country
LASER sailor Chris Jones has just secured the support of Nuffield Health, Fitness & Wellbeing in Yeovil in his bid for success at the 2014 National, European and World Championships. Chris, who is an advertising representative for the Chard and ...

SAILING: Water performer Farrow's ambition
This Is Wiltshire
DEVIZES' Andrew Farrow says he's caught the bug for top level competition after testing himself against some of the world's top sailors at the 2013 International 2.4 metre class World Championship earlier this month. The 48-year-old was in action at ...

Sailing : USA win America's Cup in historic comeback
Pakistan Daily Times
SAN FRANCISCO: Oracle Team USA prevailed in a dramatic winner-take-all showdown with Emirates Team New Zealand on Wednesday to win the 34th America's Cup, completing a stirring comeback that helped make the once-troubled event among the ...

Sailing: Our knight of the helm Sir Ben Ainslie will not be bowed WE should ...
Amid the clamour for Sir Ben Ainslie after one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history, sealed when Oracle Team USA won an eighth straight race to claim the America's Cup on Wednesday, it was forgotten that he had been there, done that. Thirteen ...

Sailing to glory from Falmouth to 'Frisco
This is Cornwall
Westcountry sailing hero Sir Ben Ainslie made a childhood dream a reality by inspiring Oracle Team USA to one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history by winning the America's Cup. The four-time Olympic gold champion helped his team recover from ...

Sailing - America's Cup Ainslie inspires amazing comeback win for USA
Eurosport.com ASIA
Ben Ainslie inspired Oracle Team USA to their eighth straight win as they completed one of the great sporting comebacks from 8-1 down against Emirates Team New Zealand to take the deciding race of the series to win the 34th America's Cup.

Around the sailing clubs, Friday, September 27, 2013
Isle of Wight County Press
DOUBLE Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson presented the certificates and awards at the club's cadet prize giving. Shirley told the cadets how she started out sailing at the age of seven and progressed through to the Scottish Youth sailing team...

Kim Dotcom to sponsor New Zealand sailing team | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
Emirates Team New Zealand — facing a struggle to stay afloat after its epic failure in the America's Cup — was offered an unlikely financial lifeline Friday from Internet mogul Kim Dotcom. The sailing team faces the prospect of losing its public ...
The Raw Story

Sailing: Sir Keith Mills backs Sir Ben Ainslie bid for British America's ...
SIR KEITH MILLS is ready to set up a British America's Cup team with Sir Ben Ainslie after Britain's greatest sailor helped spark one of the biggest comebacks in sport.
Daily Express :: Sport Feed

America's Cup 2013: 'Bart Simpson was on my mind every day we sailed. He ...
We just chatted for a while, about sailing, about the good old days and, of course, about Bart (Andrew Simpson, the 2008 Olympic champion, who died in an America's Cuptraining accident in May). We talk about Bart whenever we meet up. Iain and I both ...

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