A Foiling Wonder

Here are some great shots of Oracle¬†Team ¬†USA’s¬†Hydro-foiling¬†AC 72in action. Insane! I can’t wait to see them all on the race course. This will indeed be a Cup to remember….. Images courtesy of Guilain Grenier. …..and as a bonus, some AC 45 highlights.

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Junior Americas Cup

For the first time ever the America’s Cup offers sailing youth a chance at the spotlight. Select kids will be given the¬†opportunity¬†to train on various boats before taking a shot at a cup of their own on the same wing-sailed AC45 catamarans that are used in the America’s Cup World Series right now. The Red […]

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First AC 72 Pitch pole…..

…..and it caused them almost loose more than the rig! Apparently¬†it is quite the big deal when these things flip, unlike the smaller AC45’s that seem to go over regularly. After extensive hours, efforts and a strong ebb tide, the crew and the boat made it back to shore. The enormous wing however did not […]

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Emirates Team New Zealand ‘s AC72

Check out the new AC72 in action and hear some of sailings best commentators describe the awesome yacht from both on-board and off. Peter Lester¬†, who¬†was apparently one of the first non-crew guests on the fixed winged,¬†hydro foiling, super catamarans. Discusses the experience in disbelief, being no slouch himself and having won¬†the¬†New Zealand Yachtsman of […]

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Keeping Up With The Cup

The Americas Cup gets rolling in less than 80 hours. Make sure you catch the live coverage of day one right here (courtesy¬†of americascup.com and youtube.com) The teams have had some good time off since Newport. I don’t know about you, but I am¬†getting¬†anxious for the¬†excitement¬†to resume in San¬†Francisco. This should be a great venue. […]

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First AC 72

Well, Team New Zealand did it. Check out the footage of the new AC 72 revealed and christened in the city of sails¬†Auckland, NZ. Man, those things are going to be fast. It’s okay to fast forward as I did to cut to the chase. Do they really expect us to sit through 15 minutes […]

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The Oldest Trophy In Sports

Newport Rhode Island is no stranger to the Americas Cup. Annapolis local, Terry Hutchinson and Team Artemis seem to be the big match racing threat. ¬†While James Spithill and Team Oracle maintain a 4 point lead in the overall standings just ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand. The standings atop the leaderboard are tight to […]

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