Tag Archives: America’s Cup

Larry Ellison Eyeing Honolulu for ’17 America’s Cup

Larry Ellison sat in the quiet living room of his Woodside home and talked about what comes next, after winning the America’s Cup for the second time in September 2013, an epic victory being called “the comeback of comebacks.” His vision … Continue reading

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ORACLE TEAM USA Completes Massive Comeback to Win the America’s Cup

ORACLE TEAM USA won the 34th America’s Cup in a winner-take-all 19th race, defeating challenger Emirates Team New Zealand by 44 seconds in Wednesday’s clincher. Led by skipper Jimmy Spithill, ORACLE TEAM USA won by the score of 9-8. This … Continue reading

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AC REPORT: BWS and Multihulls Quarterly at the America’s Cup

Blue Water Sailing Media’s Scott Akerman was on hand at the America’s Cup this past weekend in San Francisco, here’s his report… The San Francisco waterfront Americas Cup area is fantastic. Huge screens are placed in front of an astro turf … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Oracle Gets Two-Point AC Penalty

The jury’s report details five incidents where OTUSA AC45s breached class rules. They involved extra weight being added to the forward and/or main king posts of three team cats. © 2013 International Jury for the 34th America’s Cup / ACEA On … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle, is both sponsoring and leading the American team in this year’s America’s Cup. He spoke to Charlie Rose about sailing, racing, and designing boats.

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Oracle to Be Banned from the AC?

It could happen. Bob Fisher, one of the world’s most respected yachting journalists declared, “I would have thought Oracle would have the common decency to withdraw [from the America’s Cup].” When measuring the AC45s in late July for the upcoming Red … Continue reading

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Kiwis and Italians Fight America’s Cup Regatta Director on Rudder Issue

Racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup, America’s Cup Challenger Series, begins on Sunday and the war of words is ramping up ahead of the start gun. At issue are safety recommendations issued by Regatta Director Iain Murray. Specifically, safety recommendations that allow … Continue reading

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Unresolved Issues for AC 34

Sadly, in the modern era of America’s Cup racing, contentiousness between competitors off the water has sometimes been more explosive than on the race course. America’s Cup 34 seems to be following that trend. On June 24th, a mere two weeks … Continue reading

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AC Teams Agree to Downshift, Training Continues

In the aftermath of America’s Cup sailor Bart Simpson’s death on May 9, representatives of the three challenging teams and the Cup defender, Oracle Team USA, have met several times behind closed doors to reassess their options going forward. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Emirates Team New Zealand Finds a Home by the Bay

Emirates Team New Zealand has given the grand tour of their new base at Piers 30-32 in San Francisco to a local Kiwi television program. The team has made its home away from home out of 70 shipping containers and tents, … Continue reading

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Regatta Director Presents Safety Recommendations for AC72′s

Structural reviews of AC72 boats and wings, a 10-knot lower wind limit (23 knots maximum) and enhanced sailor safety equipment are among the 37 recommendations issued Wednesday to increase safety during the Summer of Racing at the 2013 America’s Cup. … Continue reading

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America’s Cup to Remain on Track after Last Week’s Tragic Accident

In light of last Thursday’s events on San Francisco bay, we at BWS would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and teammates of Andrew “Bart” Simpson. Organizers of the America’s Cup said emphatically that the race … Continue reading

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US Sailing, America’s Cup Join Forces on New Website

US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, has joined forces with the pinnacle event in sailing – the iconic America’s Cup – to introduce, inform and educate a new generation of sailors. The new website at www.startsailing.org offers visitors … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Flying on Foils

At 20 to 40 knots it looks and sounds like quite a ride for the crew of ORACLE TEAM USA’s 17… Hear from the ORACLE TEAM USA crew about what it’s like to fly their AC72 17 on foils, sometimes … Continue reading

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Yanmar Partners with ORACLE TEAM USA

ORACLE TEAM USA announced that Yanmar has been selected as Official Technical Partner. Yanmar, a Japanese company with an intimate knowledge of the world’s oceans, will provide engines for ORACLE TEAM USA’s chase boats during the bid to defend the … Continue reading

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Video of the Week

Now that ORACLE TEAM USA “17″ is comfortably back on it’s boards and flying high, attention turns to the constant state of development for both sailors and shore crew alike.

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Improved ORACLE TEAM USA Boat Back in the Water

It’s been a long time in coming, but ORACLE TEAM USA hit the water on Monday in its ‘better than new’ AC72, named 17. After conducting load testing over the weekend, 17 was launched on a grey morning in San Francisco, with the … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Authority Announces New Focus

In an effort to retain focus on the America’s Cup, the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) will shift its attention from the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) events this spring to San Francisco’s “Summer of Sailing.” The “Summer of Sailing” … Continue reading

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Team NZ to Boycott Pre-Cup Regattas

Team New Zealand will boycott most of next year’s America’s Cup pre-regattas as the team believes it will be a distraction from the main event. In what is certain to create further tension between Grant Dalton and Oracle chief executive Sir … Continue reading

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Update: Lawyers Battle Over Cup Cat

Hero or hijacker? The question has swirled around night watchman Todd Tholke, who filed a $200,000 salvage claim after finding the French America’s Cup World Series team’s 45-foot catamaran in the dead of night after it drifted away from a San … Continue reading

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