W O W!!

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)

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Artemis Says Goodbye,

…….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. […]

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And So it Begins…….

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 […]

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What it Takes to Win…..

………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.

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Keeping Up with the Cup

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 […]

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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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