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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