23 September 2013

USA Wins America's Cup Race 16, Press Conference LIVE

America's Cup Press Conference LIVE (Monday, September 23, 2013)
Monday's weather only allowed one race, and Oracle Team USA won Race 16 going away, leaving the standings at 8 points for Emirates Team New Zealand (1 more win needed to take the Cup), and 6 points for USA (3 more wins needed). Races 17 and 18 are now scheduled for Tuesday (September 24) starting at 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 at americascup.com. Race Replays at: http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericasCup/videos

Battle for the America's Cup Day 13 video above

In America's Cup, Rivalry Starts at Helm - NYTimes.com: "This America’s Cup is, of course, about much more than Jimmy Spithill and Dean Barker. There are 11 sailors on each fast and fragile 72-foot, or 22-meter, catamaran and scores of other individuals providing tactical, technical and logistical support behind the scenes. There is also the Bay Area wind, which, with its many fluctuations in the past week, has seemed intent on delaying Team New Zealand’s would-be celebration as long as possible. . . ."

Oracle win fifth straight
New Zealand Herald
The longest America's Cup match in history continues. Oracle Team USA ensured the regatta will stretch into another day, winning their fifth straight race to close the scoreline in the first-to-nine series to 8-6. But with Oracle copping a two-point ...

Sailing: Charlotte Dobson move has rekindled fire
Initially the British Sailing Team management wanted helms to sail with different crews through each regatta cycle. Now the Scots helm is settled with Sophie Ainsworth at the front of the boat and their partnership gets stronger with every race. They ...

Offshore Sailing Takes First at the Shields Trophy Regatta
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy offshore sailing team placed first of 10 teams at the Shields Trophy Regatta this weekend in Annapolis. Additionally, Navy was first out of seven in the PHRF class A2 and first out of 15 in the PHRF at the Hospice Cup. Navy ...

Oracle Extends America's Cup Sailing With Fourth Straight Win
Oracle Team USA extended sailing's America's Cup into a 13th day of competition by beating Emirates Team New Zealand for a fourth straight time. Oracle won both of yesterday's races on San Francisco Bay, leaving the defending champion behind 8-5 in ...

Sailing Weekend Recap: Privateers Finish 4th At Home Regatta And 13th At ...
Maritime College Athletics
THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (Sept. 23, 2013) – The Maritime coed dinghy sailing team took part in two events this past weekend – the Nevis Trophy Regatta held across the way at Kings Point and the Maritime Fall Open hosted right here in the East River right off ...

Sailing-Oracle wins two more America's Cup races, Kiwis dominance slips
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 22 | Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:52pm EDT. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Oracle Team USA won both America's Cup races on Sunday, putting the heat on Emirates Team New Zealand, which once dominated the regatta but has not ...

Youth sailors battle on the Bay
Pensacola News Journal
Despite two days of rain and wind, the conditions were just another part of the experience for the kids sailing in the U.S. Optimist Dinghy Southeast Championship on Saturday and Sunday. “The best part was competing and meeting other sailors from ...

Sailing-Oracle refuses to surrender America's Cup, Kiwis struggle
Reuters AlertNet
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 22 (Reuters) - A formidable Oracle Team USA is making an America's Cup comeback against Emirates Team New Zealand that last week looked all but impossible. The team owned by software billionaire Larry Ellison won Sunday's ...

Solar sail ships seen as best bet now to get us to interstellar space
Giant sails propelled by the sun's or a laser's energy could be the most viable option for interstellar spaceflight in the not-too-distant future, James Benford, a physicist associated with Icarus Interstellar, a non-profit group devoted to finding a ...

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