30 July 2014

America's Cup Updates; J/88 Sail Testing (video)


J/88 Sail Testing (video above) Published on July 24, 2013 - Sail testing in Narragansett Bay with Bob and Rodney Johnstone on J/88 Hull #1 - 3Di main and A2-1 code sail offered standard North Sails CSD.

European challengers commit to America's Cup: "Four European teams promised on Friday to compete for the next America's Cup, ensuring the event would be viable after official challenger Team Australia pulled out because of rising costs. The European rivals from Italy, Sweden, Britain and France said they would cooperate with Oracle Team USA, the holders, to ensure the 35th America's Cup in 2017 was a sporting and commercial success. "The teams Luna Rossa Challenge, Artemis Racing, Ben Ainslie Racing and Team France – jointly with the yacht clubs they represent – confirm their full support to the event, regardless of the host venue that will be selected," they said in a joint statement. Planning for the 2017 Cup was thrown into turmoil last week when the Australians, the Challenger of Record, withdrew from the event. The next America's Cup will be sailed in either San Diego or Bermuda, with the venue to be confirmed in October...."

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Stuff.co.nz

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The Independent

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Portsmouth News

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America’s Cup Boss Coutts Tells Kiwis To Skip Cup Meeting « CBS Los Angeles: "America’s Cup boss Russell Coutts told The Associated Press on Sunday that he told the Kiwis not to come to a meeting in London on Tuesday at which competitors will try to hash out differences following a week of bruising publicity."

Sailing NEWS:

Stuff.co.nz

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Warwick Beacon

Young sailors race in memory of CJ Buckley
Warwick Beacon
“You've been here for 15 minutes, get moving,” one of several adults on the beach yelled. “You can get your sails up when the boats are in the water.”.

US National Sailing Hall of Fame announces 2014 Inductees
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Bellingham Herald

Youth Sailing Camp on Bellingham Bay
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