01 October 2013

Sailing, Apparent Wind (video); Australian America's Cup Challenger

America's Cup: Apparent Wind feature video

Australia’s Hamilton Island Yacht Club confirmed as Challenger of Record / America’s Cup: "Hamilton Island Yacht Club (HIYC), located on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia, has challenged for the 35th America’s Cup. HIYC’s challenge has been accepted by the Golden Gate Yacht Club, which remains the Defender and Trustee of the world’s oldest international sporting trophy after its team, ORACLE TEAM USA owned by Larry Ellison, won the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco last Wednesday. . . ."

Sailing-Australian club confirmed as America's Cup challengers
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:51pm EDT. Oct 1 (Reuters) - Australia's Hamilton Island Yacht club have been confirmed as the Challengers of Record for the next Americas' Cup regatta, organisers said on Tuesday. The club, from the northern Australian state of ...

There was no secret weapon - Coutts
New Zealand Herald
Oracle Team USA celebrate after winning the final race of the America's Cup. Photo / AP. Sir Russell Coutts says the foil-adjusting technology rumoured to be the key to Oracle's comeback in the America's Cup was a figment of someone's imagination.

America's Cup Challenger Will Emerge Soon, Though The Talks Began Long Ago
Reuters is reporting that Australian vintner Robert Oatley has challenged Larry Ellison for the America's Cup. Oatley, famous on land for his TIK TOK wines and on the water for a series of ocean racers named Wild Oats, reportedly delivered his ...

Joe DeFors: America's Cup worth more coverage
Lansing State Journal
Really? The United States has held the America's Cup, first awarded in 1851 and the oldest trophy in sports (and the equivalent of the world championship in sailing) for the past three years. We just finished defending it with an amazing come-from ...

Wealthy challenger for America's Cup
Nelson Mail
Billionaire Australian winemaker and his son have officially challenged software mogul Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA for the next America's Cup. Bob Oatley, and oldest son Sandy, signed the challenge on behalf of their Hamilton Island Yacht Club in ...

Australia rejoins America's Cup challenge
The Age
Australia is back as an America's Cup challenger, with holders the Golden Gate Yacht Club confirming on Tuesday the Hamilton Island Yacht Club will contest the 35th incarnation of the race. Australian winemaker Bob Oatley and son Sandy submitted an ...

Sailing: NZ sailors add more gold to end world title drought
New Zealand Herald
Talk about famine to feast; until a few weeks ago New Zealand's Olympic class sailors hadn't won a world title since 2008. That was the year RS:X boardsailor Tom Ashley won the world champs to go with his Olympic gold in Beijing. Now, in the space of ...

Sailing amateur from Sutton takes on world's longest ocean race
This is Local London
A woman who has never sailed before is taking on the world's longest ocean race. A story of a badly injured sailor during an around-the-world-race is enough to turn most people off the high seas, but not Anne Jobbins, 43, from Sutton, who was inspired ...

Sailing: Yachting NZ to capitalise on golden success
Newstalk ZB
Yachting New Zealand will seek an increase in funding from High Performance Sport at the end of the year. The organisation is enjoying another incredible run of success after two gold medals and a silver at the 49er World Championships in Marseille.

Navy Sailing Club holds Independence Day race
The Guardian Nigeria
THE Navy Sailing Club would shift attention to youth development as it holds a competition today to celebrate Nigeria's 53rd Independence anniversary at the Navy Barracks, Ojo. Commodore of the club, Babatunde Ajayi, said the competition is one of the ...

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