09 July 2013

2013 America's Cup Summer of Racing (video)

2013 America's Cup Summer of Racing: The 2013 America's Cup is an attempt at a sea change for the 162-year-old event. Wing sail catamarans capable of incredible speeds racing within yards of the shoreline, all where spectators can walk up and watch the racing from many vantage points for free, is dramatically different from the event of the past. 

Kiwis sail solo in 1st race of trials
Emirates Team New Zealand sailed alone around the course Sunday to collect the first point of the regatta. Their scheduled opponent, Italy's Luna Rossa, boycotted, saying it won't race until an international jury hears protests regarding rules changes ...

SAILING-America's Cup gets under way with one-boat race
SAN FRANCISCO, July 7 (Reuters) - The 34th America's Cup sailing regatta began in San Francisco on Sunday with only one team competing in the first race as Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge sat it out in protest of rule changes it says put it at a disadvantage.

Sailing: Golden day for Burling
The Bay of Plenty Times
The final day of racing in Denmark featured three short, fast medal races on a tightly defined race track watched by a crowd of spectators both ashore and on the water, but it was not all smooth sailing today for the Olympic silver medallists with ...

Sailing: New Zealand wins trials opener as Italy sits out
Columbus Dispatch
Emirates Team New Zealand sailed alone yesterday — at one point hitting 42.8 knots, or 49 mph — to collect the first point of the regatta. Their scheduled opponent, Italy's Luna Rossa, boycotted, saying it won't race until an international jury hears ...

Sailing in Marin: Larkspur's Helvestine and crew ready for another Transpac Race
Marin Independent Journal
Five of Deception's crew this year has done at least one of the Hawaii races on the boat, like Peter Shumar from Mill Valley, owner of Evil Octopus (maker of sailing and surfing gear), who has navigated the past two Hawaii races, and Jasper Van Vliet ...

Ideal wind conditions for regatta
Sarnia Observer
Sailfest 2013 race officer Bill Abbott presents three of the top sailors in the laser radial class with their trophies Sunday at the Sarnia Yacht Club. From left is Abbott, Sarah Douglas of Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club who was first female and placed ...

Victoria grandmother on a 'definite high' after sailing around the world
Victoria Times Colonist
Socrates, a 70-year-old British grandmother and retired mathematician, left Victoria on Oct. 22 on a third attempt to sail around the world without stopping or accepting help. She sailed past Ogden Point breakwater, the official finish line, at 2:20 a.m..

Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week kicks off in Brazil
Competitors compete in the Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week 2013, held in the Ilhabela Yacht Club, in Ilhabela, Brazil, on July 7, 2013. The Ilhabela Sailing Week is the greatest oceanic boat race in Latin America, with more than 150 inscribed boats and ...

Sailing waka plans regular trips to capital
Hawke's Bay Today
The sailing waka Te Matau a Maui arrived in Wellington Harbour on June 8. Rough sea swells prevented it from entering the harbour four days earlier. The vessel is now back in Ahuriri. File. The sailing waka Te Matau a Maui will make Wellington a ...

Sailing: Flyin' Irish takes international regatta
Port Huron Times Herald
Boats in the John Blunt course sailed the Canadian shore to Kettle Point, across Lake Huron to Port Sanilac and back down to Port Huron. Kettle Point course participants went to Kettle Point and back to Port Huron. “Everything went well,” Port Huron ...

Youngsters compete in national sailing competition at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
The Detroit News
Grosse Pointe Shores— Eight-year-old Dougie Cowan can't wait to launch his boat into the water this week and try to snag a national sailing trophy in a competition that kicked off Sunday. Dougie is one of about 400 youngsters 8-15 years old who are ...

BBC - Travel - San Francisco gets sailing fever : Sports, San Francisco
As the prestigious America's Cup takes over town, there is no better place to be than along the city's stunning waterfront.

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