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 […]Read More Emirates Team New Zealand ‘s AC72
……. doing some practice in the San Francisco Bay to prepare for the crossing of the Pacific. The freshly painted, newly sponsored DCNS Hydroptère, the boat that flies, has recently been delivered from France to the west coast of America to attempt to beat the Trans-Pacific World Record. This record should get smashed considering the boat’s speed. I am […]Read More Check Out The New Hydroptère…….
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. […]Read More Keeping Up With The Cup
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 […]Read More First AC 72
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 […]Read More The Oldest Trophy In Sports
Some interesting and almost forgotten history of the Americas Cup. Here is a brief look at the oldest trophy in sports.Read More Americas Cup
Probably the most extreme Ac 45 wipe-out……… See some of the race day highlights from Plymouth, day 2. This must have been some sort of record for ‘amount of broaches in one day’ !!Read More More Crash Highlights – AC 45
You can say what you want about how the classic feel of the Americas Cup has been lost. Most of us feel the same way about these mutli-hulls taking over for the gorgeous mono-hulls of the past. However, let’s not forget one of the primary functions of Americas Cup. It is one of the testing […]Read More Americas Cup Technology
From Connor to Ainslie. I said it before, this (Ainslie) guy is going to be the next Tiger Woods of sailing. There are talks of him having his own Team. Take 23 miutes to catch up on what’s happening for the Americas Cup 2012-2013. They will discuss how the Cup used to be vs. how […]Read More The Americas Cup
I have to admit that initially I had my reservations about the new Americas Cup format. I don’t really like these radical multihulls. Sailing that fast just removes some of the strategy, tactics and beauty of the sport, right? Wrong, I spent about two hours watching the new A.C. last night for the first time […]Read More New Catamarans with Wings Bring Excitement for the Whole Family!