19 May 2013

Remembering Andrew Simpson (video) - America's Cup sailing suspended

This week on Discovered the America's Cup family is in mourning, after British Olympic Gold medalist Andrew Simpson died when Artemis Racing capsized during training on the waters of San Francisco Bay last week. Simpson was an inspiring character on the world sailing scene and a keen promoter of the young sailors followed by America's Cup Discovered in February this year, during their efforts to qualify for a place in the starting line up for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup.

America's Cup sailing suspended for review of boats and ... - Reuters
 . . . . After its first meeting on Thursday, a committee formed by organizers to review Swedish challenger Artemis Racing's fatal accident asked the teams to suspend sailing both the 72-foot America's Cup catamarans and the smaller AC45s until the middle of next week. The committee was due to meet with the teams on Friday. ...

America's Cup Teams Asked to Stay off Water as Experts Evaluate Safety
Bleacher Report
The safety of the newly designed AC72 yachts is still being evaluated for the 34th America's Cup. As a result, teams have been asked to stay off the water until the middle of next week. Dana Johannsen of the New Zealand Herald broke the news. The ...

Bleacher Report

America's Cup: Luna Rossa team call for safety changes
BBC Sport
Italy's America's Cup team boss wants upper wind limits to be reduced and other safety measures introduced following Andrew Simpson's death. British sailor Simpson, 36, died when he was trapped under water after his Artemis yacht capsized and broke up.

BBC Sport

America's Cup: We are here for the sailing not a TV show - Luna Rossa
Sail World
First item was to improve the safety of the sailors, by improving helmets, introducing body amour and improving the safety in any other way possible. The second proposal required to clarification and improvement of all safety processes on land and on sea.

Sail World

Italians to race in America's Cup
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The owner of the Italian entry in the America's Cup said Friday his boat will compete in this summer's races after all, but he suggested a new precaution. Speculation has swirled over whether Luna Rossa Challenge would pull out of ...

What lessons can sailing learn from Formula 1?
BBC Sport
A chance meeting at the Monaco Grand Prix between one of sailing's biggest stars and one of the leading names in Formula 1 has resulted in a plan aimed at revolutionising off-shore racing. Record-breaking round-the-world yachtsman Brian Thompson ...

BBC Sport

America's Cup practice sailing put on hold
TOO BIG, TOO FAST: Patrizio Bertelli, owner of America's Cup challenger team Luna Rossa Challenge, speaks at a press conference where he complained that the 2013 America's Cup regulations have transformed it into an extreme sport.


Bringing the joy of sailing to West Virginians
Surrounded by an armada of bass boat trailers in the parking area of the Battle Run boat launch area at Summersville Lake, the owners of a small wind-powered fleet were busy raising masts and securing jibs and mainsails. The first sailing event of the ...

Virtual ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships begin May 20th
Sail World
For a second year running, the award-winning sailboat racing simulator SailX.com will be running the 'Virtual ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships'. Following last years' successful collaboration with ISAF and the team in Dublin, this years' virtual ...

J/Sailors Relish Antigua Sailing
J/Sailing News (blog)
J/120 EL OCASO sailing Antigua Sailing Week (English Harbour, Antigua)- Few would doubt that the sailing waters around Antigua provide one of the best race tracks anywhere in the world and English and Falmouth Harbours offer some of the best facilities ...

Regatta Sets Sail on Oneida Lake
Madison County Courier
Regatta Oneida lake sailing (Town of Lenox, NY – May 2013) Sailors and spectators alike will be setting course for Oneida Lake June 8 and 9 for a J/24 Class District 7 Pennant Series Regatta. The two-day, five-race event is sponsored by the Oneida Lake ...

Madison County Courier

LBSU Sailing Wins Conference
Gazette Newspapers
The 49ers sailing team, just two years after returning from hiatus, defeated USC, UCLA, and others to win the Southern Conference. A second-place finish at a regatta hosted by Eckerd College in Florida led them to their first national ranking since the ...

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