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America’s Cup Catamaran Capsizes in San Francisco Bay

Another week, another capsize – this time with Oracle’s AC72… A boating outing for the Oracle racing team training for the America’s Cup in the San Francisco Bay turned into a upside-down surprise when their 72-foot catamaran capsized and was pulled … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: AC72 Hydro-foiling

To fly or not to fly? This week’s Americas Cup Discovered focuses on the latest technology as the hydro-foiling 72-foot wing-sailed catamarans become a reality. The secrecy around all the teams and their boat designs has been rife, but America’s … Continue reading

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Ted Turner and Dennis Conner to Reunite with Jobson and Whidden

America’s Cup history will repeat itself this week when the 2012 12 Metre North American Championships feature two of sailing’s most famous skippers, Ted Turner and Dennis Conner, reuniting with their winning tacticians, Gary Jobson and Tom Whidden, respectively. Turner, an … Continue reading

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ACWS: Oracle Dominates Super Sunday

Sun, breeze and stars, the AC World Series finals for Super Sunday had it all. The bookies had James Spithill down as the favorite in the match race final against his boss Russell Coutts, but only just. Conditions were superb … Continue reading

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Video of the Week

Russell Coutts gets closed out at the starting line during the ACWS San Francisco and ends up getting fresh with the committee boat.

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America’s Cup Program Released

The program for the 2013 America’s Cup season in San Francisco will include up to 55 days of racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup, America’s Cup Finals and Red Bull Youth America’s Cup as four teams take up the challenge against … Continue reading

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AC Defender Still King

Last week proved to be a statement event for the US defender of the America’s Cup as Oracle Team USA was prominent in all areas of the AC World Series event. Jimmy Spithill’s team claimed the overall 2011-12 season title … Continue reading

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San Francisco: Fire at Pier 29 Won’t Affect Nearby AC Activities

A four-alarm fire heavily damaged a historic pier building on San Francisco’s waterfront Wednesday, June 20th, but the blaze won’t interrupt construction of nearby America’s Cup facilities, official said. Dozens of firefighters controlled the flames in the main structure of … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Newport Begins!

Narragansett Bay and Newport, RI are alive with the America’s Cup experience this week. The America’s Cup World Series kicked off on June 23 and will run through July 1. The nine-day international sporting competition will see fast action on … Continue reading

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Joint Effort Planned to Lessen the AC World Series’ Environmental Impact in Newport

As the eyes of the sporting world descend on Newport, RI during the final stop of the America’s Cup World Series (June 23-July 1), a trio of local organizations are working in collaboration to set a new standard for sustainable … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Wins Sports Emmy for Technical Innovation

It’s not often that you hear the words sailing and broadcast innovation in the same sentence, but the new technology developed by the America’s Cup is sure to change the way we watch the sport via television for good. America’s … Continue reading

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Big Layoffs at America’s Cup Event Authority

While this isn’t exactly shocking news, it’s not great news either. The America’s Cup Event Authority said it will be laying off 28 staff members, or about a quarter of its staff, due to “downsizing of the event footprint in … Continue reading

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Artemis the First to Launch AC72 Wing in Controversial Move

All we can say is wow! These boats are going to be huge. Artemis launched and sailed with its first AC72 wing last Thursday from their training base in Segunto, Spain. Towering above the equivalent on their AC45, the first … Continue reading

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U.S. AC World Series Stops Set to be Broadcast on NBC

Can’t make it to Newport or San Francisco this year for the AC World Series? Not to worry, you won’t have to hover over your computer watching a webcast. You’ll at least be able to watch the final day of … Continue reading

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New Condensed Venue Revealed for America’s Cup

More evolutions in the 34th America’s Cup…we’re sure they won’t be the last. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) have announced a consolidated venue plan for the 34th America’s Cup, removing Piers 30-32 for use … Continue reading

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Ainslie Announces America’s Cup Team

Four times Olympic medalist Ben Ainslie has announced the formation of Ben Ainslie Racing, which will compete in the America’s Cup World Series from September 2012. No sailing team members were named at the media conference staged at the London … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Exec Wins Award for Innovation in Sports

Despite all the red tape that’s been cut through this year with the America’s Cup, one of its leaders is being recognized by the greater sporting world for his work in advancing the Cup. Richard Worth, the chairman and CEO … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project Set to Lead the Way

We commend the America’s Cup program for taking the initiative to create such a program when they certainly weren’t expected to do so. Driven by its commitment to have the 34th America’s Cup be “more than a sport,” the America’s … Continue reading

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Newport Named as Final Stop on AC World Series

We can’t wait to see these boats hits our local waters! Newport, RI was unveiled as the final stop of the 2011-2012 AC World Series, which promises to be a dramatic finish to the first season of the new AC45 … Continue reading

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Emirates Wins First AC World Series

Emirates Team New Zealand made an incredible recovery during the “winner takes all” fleet race on Sunday to win the America’s Cup World Series Cascais, the first event of a new global series leading up to San Francisco in 2013. … Continue reading

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