11 September 2014

3D LIVE Extreme Sailing Series™ Istanbul; America's Cup Press Conference (videos)

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Extreme Sailing Series results overall before Act 6, Istanbul:
RANK  TEAM  ∑
1 Alinghi 47
2 The Wave, Muscat 45
3 Realteam by Realstone 34
4 Emirates Team New Zealand 33
5 J.P. Morgan BAR 25
6 Gazprom Team Russia 22
7 Red Bull Sailing Team 20
8 SAP Extreme Sailing Team 18
9 Oman Air 16
10 Groupama sailing team 15
11 GAC Pindar 5

A full replay of the 35th America's Cup Press Conference from London - 

Skippers from the six teams of the 35th America's Cup were introduced at a press conference in London on Tuesday, September 9th:
Nathan Outteridge, Artemis Racing;
Ben Ainslie, Ben Ainslie Racing;
Dean Barker, Emirates Team New Zealand
Max Sirena, Luna Rossa Challenge
Jimmy Spithill, ORACLE TEAM USA
Franck Cammas, Team France
also Dr. Harvey Schiller, Commercial Commissioner, 35th America’s Cup

Cup teams already plotting course to victory - 35th America's Cup: "... Speaking to a home audience, Ben Ainslie told the media his team would draw on a combination of youth and experience in building a British challenger. “We’re putting together a predominantly British sailing team, a mix of experience with guys who have been there and won the Cup a few times as well as some younger, homegrown talent that is coming through. If we were going racing tomorrow, I would be steering the boat, but that might not be the same answer in a few years time.”..."

Sir Ben Ainslie says 2017 America’s Cup could be the most competitive | Sport | The Guardian: "Sir Ben Ainslie claimed the 2017 America’s Cup could be the most competitive in history as the four-times Olympic sailing champion confirmed he intends to helm a team that is targeting a first British title. Last year Ainslie was part of a winning America’s Cup crew, playing a key role in the remarkable comeback of Oracle Team USA who overturned an 8-1 deficit over Emirates Team New Zealand to prevail 9-8 in San Francisco...."

Imperial researchers outline how businesses can learn from the America's Cup"According to researchers from Imperial College Business School, the America’s Cup can provide businesses with ideas for developing technologies. It can also offer business leaders examples about how to improve their strategic and tactical decision making."

No criminal charges in America's Cup fatal capsize - ESPN: "... According to the report, Artemis Racing designer Adam May told a police officer after the accident on May 9, 2013, that the 72-foot catamaran had just performed a bear-away maneuver on San Francisco Bay "when the port side hull dug into the water and failed structurally. This hull failure caused the vessel to capsize and come to rest with the platform inverted." Simpson, a gold and silver Olympic medalist, suffered extensive trauma to his head and neck and drowned after being trapped underwater for about 10 minutes, according to the autopsy report. There were serious cuts and bruises to Simpson's head and neck, and foam inside his crash helmet "was irregularly separated consistent with being crushed," the report said. The cause of death was listed as "blunt trauma with drowning." "There were no criminal charges in this case. The investigation is closed," Officer Albie Esparza, a San Francisco police department spokesman, said Tuesday...."

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