02 July 2013

America's Cup Kiwi Invasion (video)

America's Cup: Kiwi Invasion - YouTube: "Emirates Team New Zealand took to the San Francisco Bay today for their first complete practice on a race day schedule. The fans lined the shoreline to watch the action. The America's Cup Park, at Piers 27/29, opens on July 4."

America's Cup yachtsman Ted Hood dies in Portsmouth
Turn to 10
Ted Hood of Portsmouth has passed away at age 86. Hood was a yachting designer, business owner and sailor all his life. He won numerous Newport-based races and came to international prominence when he won the America's Cup in 1974. He sailed the ...

Sailing and design icon Ted Hood remembered
Trade Only Today
Frederick E. “Ted” Hood — a legend in the America's Cup, sailing, boat building and design — died Friday at the age of 86. “We regret to inform you that the Eastern Yacht Club and the town of Marblehead has lost a favorite son with the ...

A look back at Ted Hood--sailmaker and sailor: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1072213/1/index.htm

America's Cup Fleet Parade
The parade of more than 40 boats, which will also feature race management vessels, passes the America's Cup Park, at Piers 27/29, and continues along past Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, and Fort Mason before concluding off the Golden Gate Yacht Club and ...

America's Cup changes 'dangerous': Barker
NZ City
Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker has hit out at a potential ruling to alter America's Cup boats as "incredibly dangerous" just five days before racing is scheduled to begin off San Francisco. Team NZ object to two of the 37 safety recommendations ...

America's Cup 72s take over San Francisco Bay July 5 for fleet parade and time ...
America's Cup
Following an action-packed Opening Day program on July 4, fans will have the opportunity to see the America's Cup boats up close along San Francisco's city front during a fleet parade on Friday, July 5, signaling the final count down to the start of ...

Ellison Speeds Up America's Cup With Flying Cats in Spectacle
The doors of Larry Ellison's waterfront hangar on San Francisco Bay slide open and more than a dozen men in hard hats roll out the billionaire's latest technological marvel. Built to defend the America's Cup starting here on Sept. 7, Oracle Team USA 17 ...

Mumm Napa Named Official Sparkling Wine of 2013 America's Cup
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Mumm Napa, one of California's top sparkling wine houses, is now the official sparkling wine of the America's Cup Summer of Racing in San Francisco. From the opening ceremonies on July 4 through the final races in September, Mumm Napa sparkling ...

Death of America's Cup sailor remains unsolved
Ct Post
The Artemis Racing AC72 catamaran, an America's Cup entry from Sweden, lies capsized after flipping over during training in San Francisco Bay on Thursday, May 9, 2013, in San Francisco. Artemis Racing said Andrew "Bart" Simpson, an Olympic gold ...

America's Cup: NZ Rigging drops the Big Boat's mast into cafe alley
Sail World
KZ-1, The Big Boat of the 1988 America's Cup fame is now on permanent display outside the Maritime Museum, and forms the predominant landmark on the Auckland waterfront. After 18 years had lapsed, since the 1988 America's Cup Challenger had her rig ...

America's Cup chaos
The Providence Journal
The America's Cup sailing this summer in San Francisco Bay is turning out to be a much bigger headache than race organizers expected. The elimination series for Cup challengers hasn't even begun and the action may start shifting from San Francisco Bay ...

Flying on Water: The New Tech of America's Cup
Popular Mechanics
The America's Cup, born in 1851 and contested a total of 33 times, has seen its share of changes. Few, though, have been as dramatic as those that will be on display this summer, when 12-story-tall carbon-fiber yachts rip through San Francisco Bay at ...

Olympic sailing medalists return to racing
Kiwi sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke return to international 49er racing for the first time in almost a year tomorrow (NZT) when the European championships start in Arhus, Denmark. Burling and Tuke have essentially had an 11-month sabbatical from ...

Camp Dayspring partners with sailing school for summer fun
My Eastern Shore
On June 18 and 19, the Dayspring campers spent afternoons learning knots, safety, parts of a sailboat and tacking. They also played nautical games. The sailing school staff included Thad Bench, Lauren Mathis, Will Sunkler and RHYCSS racing teamsailors ...

Sailing club offers free taster day
New Post Leader
A county sailing club is hosting a free taster day next month to give people the opportunity to test their sea legs. Newbiggin Sailing Club will hold the day on Saturday, July 13, for accompanied children wanting to try out sailing for the first time ...

Teenager's daring cross Channel sailing
Daily Echo
But early yesterday morning the teenager from West Cowes left her wheelchair behind tosail across the Channel in her 21ft mini transit Miss Isle Too to mark her 16th birthday. Without the use of her hands, she sails the yacht with her mouth using a ...

Sailing: Hat-trick for Keith Lancaster
Northampton Herald and Post
Keith Lancaster took a hat-trick of wins in Hollowell SC's Sunday Spring Series over the weekend, but it was not enough to knock Keith Runacre off top spot in the standings. Around 20 boats took part in the day's racing. With a westerly to south ...

Tall ships sailing into Cleveland again
Akron Beacon Journal
CLEVELAND: A dozen historic war ships are sailing into the Port of Cleveland this week as the city revives its Tall Ships Festival. During the festival from Wednesday to Sunday, the ships will provide a glimpse at the kind of wooden sailing vessels ...

More jobs set for Olympic sailing village
Specification Online
More jobs are set to come to the former Olympic sailing village at Osprey Quay in Portland following the start of construction of the new Navigator Business Centre. Tidebank UK has begun the construction of a new 4,500 sq ft industrial unit at Osprey ...

Disabled teen conquers solo Channel sailing challenge
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
Natasha, who sails her 21ft yacht, Miss Isle Too, with her mouth using a 'sip and puff' system operated by a straw inside a mountain bike helmet, was initially delayed by fog but eventually got underway at 7.30am. And with perfect, steady South ...

The quest to 'get the country sailing' continues
Sail World
On Saturday [6th July] Olympian and Team SCA 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race crew, Annie Lush and Rio 2016 medal hopeful, Nick Thompson will be inspiring and mentoring hundreds of first time sailors at the 'Volvo Sailing Academy', Queen Mary SailingClub ...

Magic Marine widens sailing portfolio
SportsPro Media
Carrie Howe, marketing director of Magic Marine, which was founded in 1989 and is a specialist in sailing apparel, said: "The 49er and 49er FX Classes are a perfect fit and an appealing global sailing brand that will be great to work with. The start of ...

Local sailors with disabilities supported by WPNSA
Sail World
The legacy programme has now been extended to offer water sport opportunities to those with disabilities with the introduction of the 'Chesil Sailability' group, After nine successful years of 'Sail for a Fiver' funded by the Chesil Trust introducing ...

Operation Landfall sailors charter a course to visit every R.I. island
The Providence Journal
Despite Monday morning's menacing skies, their spirits remained buoyed by the unusual journey they were about to begin — sailing to every single island in Rhode Island. That might not seem like much to those who know only a few obvious ones — islands ...

World Match Racing Tour- Estate Master returns
Sail World
Twelve of the world's best teams will sail against each other in match race sailing, a form of head-to-head combat similar to the America's Cup, just feet from the edge of Navy Pier. They will compete for their share of the $100,000 prize money purse ...

Teenager with cerebral palsy sails the Channel
Natasha left from Boulogne-sur-Mer in France and arrived in Dover after sailing across the Channel. She used just her mouth to control the specially adapted boat, dubbed the, 'Miss Isle Too' and was able to control the vessel completely independently.

Sailor Liam works towards realising Paralympic dream
Chichester Observer
Aspiring Paralympian and former Bishop Luffa School student Liam Cattermole helped Great Britain bring home the Squadraon Cup team trophy at the 2013 International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) Blind Sailing Championships. BA (Hons) ...

2013 RSX Class Europeans - 'La crème de la crème'
Sail World
Brest, homeport to many sailing record events will host the three European Championships bringing together the future and present champions of both the RS:X and RS:One windsurfing classes. 270 athletes from 38 different countries will gather in the ...

RS200 Grand Prix at Hayling Island SC
Sail World
Unfortunately it wasn't just the sailors' heads which were foggy on arrival to the boat park Sunday morning. As a mist rolled in, my head ache grew worse! With fear of losing racing a postponement went up. Luckily the sun burnt through and the fleet ...

Robertson Muscles His Way To The Top In Windy Marstrand
World Match Racing Tour
Marstrand, Sweden (Monday 2nd July): Phil Robertson has been sailing out of his skin to be joint top of the leaderboard with Simone Ferrarese after a stunning day of sunshine and strong wind at Stena Match Cup Sweden. The Kiwi skipper of WAKA Racing ...

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
Brest, homeport to many sailing record events will host the three European Championships bringing together the future and present champions of both the RS:X and RS:One windsurfing classes. 270 athletes from 38 different countries will gather in the ...

Safran on final thousand miles of North Atlantic record attempt
Sail World
Having begun his attempt to grab the prestigious North Atlantic record four and a half days ago, Marc Guillemot is set to begin the final thousand miles he needs to sail to get to The Lizard. Safran is currently 95 miles ahead of the record pace set by ...

Day 2: A deciding afternoon – Matches to keep an ... - Sailing Sweden
By Fabian Bengtsson
SMCS13_DL-293. Stephanie Roble hit the ground running in the race for the Women's Trophy with three straight wins against Meldgaard Pedersen, Kjellgren and Sylvan. She has taken the lead while three skippers are still in a tie for second ...
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