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
Just 5 days ago the Extreme Sailing Series finished up ACT 2 in Muscat, Oman. Leigh McMillan and the top notch team aboard The Wave Muscat came out victorious once again. The home snuck into the lead position just in front of Americas Cup skipper Dean Barker of Team Emirates New Zealand. The last spot on […]Read More A Home Team Win
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…….
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!!
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…….
Check out the launch of the re-vamped Oracle Team USA AC 72. A short interview with the teams GM, Grant Simmer gives some insight into the changes and the future plans for the boat. At first glance, I noticed the red rudders and ‘T’ foils that carry the Yanmar logo. It looks like this boat has […]Read More Oracle Team USA, Back On Track