08 March 2014

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2014, Thursday video

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2014 - Thursday video above - The Melges 24s, Melges 20s, J70s, Vipers and the new class, the VX1s joined the Stars out on Biscayne Bay. 

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week: Brazilians maintain lead after rough day on ...
MiamiHerald.com
All six fleets managed one or more races in advance of a tornado threat Thursday afternoon in Biscayne Bay in Bacardi Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank. In the 54-boat Star class, Brazilians Lars Grael and Samuel Gonzalves held on to a five ...

More info on Miami Sailing Week, March 2-8:
http://www.miamisailingweek.com/ and http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=915

America’s Cup Shrinks Boats to Cut Costs as Safety Becomes Issue - Bloomberg"...The new boats -- which will still sail above the water at highway speeds -- will measure about 60 feet, down from the 72-footers used in the last edition of the 162-year-old event, according to Pete Melvin, who is leading a team writing the design rules with Larry Ellison’s defending champions, the Australian challenger and several other contenders. The carbon wing-like sails used to power the yachts will be standardized, crew sizes will drop to about eight from 11 and teams will be restricted to one boat each to control costs, he said...."

America's Cup: Oracle add local talent to ranks
New Zealand Herald
Oracle Team USA have added some local sailing talent to their ranks for the team's first training camp of the new America's Cup cycle after being ridiculed in the past for the antipodean make-up of their crew. Australian skipper Jimmy Spithill and his ...

On the rocks? 'Ice yachts' sail cold Hudson River
Washington Post
BARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Sharp winds lashed up the Hudson River as sailors launched boats onto the ice. Sails whipped furiously as the long blades slid across a white sheet that spread for miles. Finally, a frigid winter has created excellent conditions for ...

Olympic sailing champion Mathew Belcher has been named skipper of ...
ABC Online
Making his debut in the America's Cup represents a big challenge for Belcher, who is more used to sailing small two-man dinghies than the larger and faster America's Cup catamarans. Another key question is how the Australian plans to balance the ...

Ellie's sailing skills earn award
Leicester Mercury
A 14-year-old Leicestershire sailor has received the Royal Yachting Association's youth champion award for the East Midlands. Ellie Craig, from Norton Juxta Twycross, received the honour at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show from the British sailing team's ...

More problems with the rig for a Clipper boat
My Sailing
The Volvo Race went to Qingdao once, but never returned due to the conditions they had to sail through to get there, the conditions we are sailing in right now. “The team is holding up well, morale is still high despite EVERYTHING on board being ...

Black Jack and Wistari square up for the 2014 Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race
My Sailing
The sailing equivalent of David and Goliath is set to commence at the start of the QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race thanks to the handicap system. At the front of the fleet, Peter Harburg's Volvo 70, Gill Surf to City Yacht Race line honours ...

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