13 July 2013

LIVE VIDEO of Louis Vuitton Cup Race, Saturday, 3pm EST

LOUIS VUITTON CUP - RR2 - RACE 1: "Scheduled for Saturday, July 13, 2013, 3 pm EST (US), 7 pm UTC/GMT Emirates Team New Zealand vs Luna Rossa Challenge"

Luna Rossa Challenge scores one for the boardLuna Rossa Challenge 2013 took to the America's Cup racecourse Friday (July 12, 2013) for its first action of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America's Cup Challenger Series, and came away with 1 point. With the wind blowing around 13 knots, helmsman Chris Draper guided the silver AC72 around the 12.07-nautical-mile course in 28 minutes, 58 seconds. After consulting with the race committee, the Italian team chose to sail the five-leg course, shorter than the 16-mile courses that Emirates Team New Zealand sailed in its first two races on Sunday and Tuesday. The America's Cup Event Authority (ACEA) announced that racing can proceed as scheduled if the teams adhere to the AC72 Class Rule as well as to the 37 safety rules established following the Artemis Racing capsize that resulted in the tragic death of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson in May. A decision by the International Jury upheld protests by Emirates Team New Zealand and Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge that the Regatta Director alone could not change some of the regatta rules, even if he was acting in the best interests of all the sailors. 

3 Locals sailing in Youth America's Cup Page 1 of 2 | UTSanDiego.com: "Three San Diegans will be sailing on one of the two United State entries entered in the inaugural Red Bull Youth America’s Cup later this summer on San Francisco Bay. Nevin Snow, Jake Reynolds and Jake LaDow will make up a third of the crew on Team USA-45 in the series that will match nine crews from eight countries. . . ."

Sailing the Leeward Islands
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Sailing school has boat sink in harbor
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Sailing: Golden pair bound for Rio via France
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Most sailors gearing up for next month's 470 world championships will be hitting the water as they fine-tune their preparations but not Jo Aleh - instead, she'll be riding some of the most demanding stages of this year's Tour de France. Aleh, one half ...

Sail Sandpoint offers boating for kids
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Bardowie Sailing Club sets sail for a fantastic future
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Around 30 enthusiastic novice sailors gathered at Bardowie Loch this week to take part in one of a series of summer camps organised by Clyde Cruising Club's Dinghy Section. Countless generations of people have learned to sail at Bardowie over years ...

Sailing: Reilly defies light winds
Irish Independent
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Sailing family endures sudden storm on journey to Amherstburg
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Sailing the Great Lakes for the first time, the Tilley family endured a brief but powerful squall Wednesday causing damage to their tall ship before it set sail to Amherstburg. “Within a matter of minutes it was upon us,” said Liana Tilly, namesake of ...

America's Cup jury rejects disputed rule change
Chicago Tribune
Luna Rossa Challenge, from Italy, and Emirates Team New Zealand objected to requirements put in place after a May accident that killed Sweden's Artemis Racing crew member Andrew Simpson, an Olympic sailing champion from Britain, and wrecked the ...

Sailing or failing: Three things sucking the wind out of America's Cup
San Francisco Business Times (blog)
The America's Cup promised a “Summer of Sailing” in San Francisco. So far what we've seen is a summer of failing. The Louis Vuitton Cup – billed as a spectacular display of nautical talent beginning July 7 – has been a joke. Due to a spat with the Cup ...

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