Some big news in the two sailing events that will always have my full attention. The Americas Cup has announced the return of the classic (yet modernly equipped) J Class boats for the 35th edition of the Americas cup taking place in 2017, in Bermuda. This will add some class back into the highly modern, […]Read More AC and the VOR
The 35th Americas Cup will be taking place in Bermuda in 2017. Here it is March 2015 and things are starting to heat up… Dean Barker, a 15 year veteran at the helm, was recently devastated with the news that he would be replaced by 24 year old Peter Burling as the skipper of Team New […]Read More Keeping Up with the Cup
USA-17, the fixed wing revolution icon, meets its final resting place just in front of Oracle’s Headquarters in Redwood City, California. Apparently it is quite the process to make this happen, but relative to the world of Americas Cup costs, this is just a drop in the bucket.Read More The Symbol of the Modern Americas Cup
As the Americas Cup brings its greatest Cup race in history to a close. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 is just getting starting to get ‘wet’. Team SCA splashed the first One Design VO65 a few days ago. This boat will be sailed by the all girls team that we mentioned back in August of last […]Read More Americas Cup to Volvo Ocean Race
Yesterday could have marked the end for the American team. However, with a solid win in the first race, living by the old adage “win the start and extend your lead”, Oracle held them off once more. A race cancellation due to wind strengths just prior to the 2nd start […]Read More Foiling Upwind? Not a Problem…….
……….and Team USA is barely keeping up with Emirates Team New Zealand. The American team finally pulled off their first victory in yesterday’s last race. The Oracle sponsored team is going to have to maintain this trend for a while in order to stay “in-the-swing-of-things”. The current score is 3 to -1, New Zealand. Each […]Read More Keeping up with the Cup
I am sure if you keep up with the Louis Vuitton Cup you have already seen this. Either way just go ahead and watch 2:09. W O W!! Thanks to the Americas Cup YouTube feed for allowing us American’s to actually watch some of the AMERICAS CUP! ;-0)Read More W O W!!
…….but not for good. Having overcome such a great tragedy as the Swedish team has endured, the mere participation of the team’s New AC72 and its crew is remarkable. Artemis Racing Chairman Torbjorn Tornqvist says “I certainly see this was the first campaign, but not the last one”. Check out the Semi-final Race 4 Highlights. […]Read More Artemis Says Goodbye,
Well, take a look for yourself. As much as I hate to say it……….those Kiwis are lookin’ strong.Read More Why Hydrofoils?
The Louis Vuitton Cup is underway and Emirates Team New Zealand broke some LVC/AC records. At one point in the leg, the AC72 team was sailing its 72-foot water line in a single second, recording a top speed of 42.8 knots. This was with a wind speed of only 14-16 knots. Wowzers! The 90-foot multihulls back […]Read More And So it Begins…….
………The Red Bull Youth Americas Cup. A good video that gives you an inside look into what it takes to sail a 40 foot hi-performance racing yacht , with a fixed wing! Check it out @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ1KazLeYdM This isn’t your daddy’s America’s Cup anymore. No beer cooler on this racing yacht. ~T.R.C.Read More What it Takes to Win…..
Just over a week ago, the Americas Cup teams took it back to the water on their AC 45’s as the AC World Series continued in beautiful Naples Italy. Check out the final day highlights as helmsman Francesco Bruni of Luna Rossa Swordfish takes the overall championship over the Australian Tom Slingsby of Oracle Team […]Read More Keeping Up with the Cup