18 July 2015

Ainslie vs Spithill, Louis Vuitton ACWS, Transpac Update (videos)

Ben Ainslie versus Jimmy Spithill - Rivalry stoked ahead of Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series next week - Ben Ainslie is the Olympic hero at the head of Land Rover BAR, looking to win the America's Cup for Britain for the first time in history. Jimmy Spithill has led his ORACLE TEAM USA to two consecutive America's Cup victories, including an amazing comeback in 2013 with Ainslie as a team mate. Now they are on opposite sides. One week ahead of the first races of the 35th America's Cup cycle, the two fierce competitors square up.

Sailing - INTERVIEW-Ainslie is biggest threat, says Oracle skipper
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Jimmy Spithill, skipper of America's Cup holders Oracle Team USA, sees four-time Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie as his main challenge in the ...

Video above - July 17th Transpac race analysis with Dobbs Davis of Seahorse Magazine

Transpac 2015 Start 2 Highlights (published on Jul 17, 2015) 

Transpac updates:
Transpac 2015 Race News: "A second wave of 18 entries in Divisions 4, 5 and 6 are now on their way west towards the finish at Diamond Head, 2225 miles away in the 48th edition of the LA-Honolulu Transpac.The group’s start today was in picture-perfect sunny skies and a building 10-15-knot seabreeze that had everyone so excited that a large pack of starters crowded the start line on final approach ..."

A look back at Transpac 2013:

Transpac 2013 | Speed session onboard Tritium Lending Club - A few images of the speed session had between Los Angeles and Honolulu. Sounds like these guys have had a lot of fun! Published on Jul 22, 2013

Sailing NEWS:

Shipping logistics for Antigua Sailing Week
Scuttlebutt Sailing News: Entries are now open for Antigua Sailing Week, the Caribbean's longest running regatta, which will host its 49th edition from April 23-29 2016...

US SAILING (press release)

Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games (Sailing): Buckingham (USA) Strikes Back, One Day Left Before ...
"I need to focus on sailing well, and pushing myself hard until the end of the event. The competition here is tough." Buckingham is now in 2nd overall, ...

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