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America’s Cup and YouTube Join Forces for Unprecedented Experience

We love it when people let us decide how we want to see things! Focused on pushing the boundaries of fan interactivity, event organizers of the 34th America’s Cup and YouTube have announced a global partnership to elevate sports content … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin-AC World Series Kicks Off

Five teams crowded the podium on Sunday at the America’s Cup World Series–Cascais as the opening weekend ended with some champagne sailing across the two events. On Sunday, large crowds on the beach and in the spectator fleet enjoyed front … Continue reading

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AC World Series Experience Kicks Off this Weekend

If you happen to be in Portugal, this should be worth checking out. The Cascais Marina will come alive with the America’s Cup Experience when the inaugural America’s Cup World Series kicks off in Cascais August 6-14. The nine-day international … Continue reading

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Let the AC34 Non-Sense Begin

While we understand Emirates Team New Zealand’s initial reasoning on this issue, we think there is probably a mature way to solve the problem without having to make it such a big issue. How about a slight domain name change … Continue reading

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New America’s Cup Website Launched

Last week, the 34th America’s Cup launched their new website, which combines all teams into one site in an effort to cut down on operating costs for each of the challengers. In addition to the all the latest news on … Continue reading

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Oracle Capsize Sends Crew Through Wingsail

We have to say that it really is amazing to watch these boats go. Who knew that sailors could fly? Four-time America’s Cup winner Russell Coutts was at the helm of an AC45 that capsized Monday on San Francisco Bay. … Continue reading

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More Updates to the 34th America’s Cup Program

Surprise, surprise. There are more changes to the America’s Cup. We wonder if it’s even going to still be called the America’s Cup by the time racing rolls around. The recent AC45 test period produced two major results – outstanding … Continue reading

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Artemis to be Challenger of Record for 34th America’s Cup

Hopefully this will be the last change in Challenger of Record. The Royal Swedish Yacht Club (Kungliga Svenska Segel Sällskapet, KSSS), represented by Artemis Racing, has become the Challenger of Record for the 34th America’s Cup. “We welcome KSSS and … Continue reading

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Mascalzone Pulls Out of America’s Cup

Our Italian isn’t great and neither is Google Translate’s, but here’s our best attempt at translating Vincenzo Onorato’s open letter explaining why Mascalzone has backed out of the Cup. Dear Friends and Supporters, It is with profound sadness that I … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Aims to Revolutionize Media Coverage of Sports

Not widely considered an extreme sport, sailing is about to gain a whole new audience as the new America’s Cup reveals just how heart-pounding and dangerous the sport can be. Connecting viewers to the racing in ways not previously possible, … Continue reading

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Emirates Team New Zealand Announces Challenger Status for AC34

Emirates Team New Zealand has announced that it will be challenging for the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. Managing Director Grant Dalton said the team is now in a position to formally announce its campaign. “We believe … Continue reading

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Shared Design Program Gives Cup Contenders a Boost

For the first time ever in the America’s Cup, a shared design program is being offered to the entered teams to jump-start designs of the fast, high-tech AC72s, the new wing-sailed catamarans to be launched next year. With the surge … Continue reading

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Strictly Sail Pacific Discounted Tickets!

Strictly Sail Pacific will take place from April 14-17 at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA. The show will feature boats of all price ranges including high-end yachts, multihulls, racing boats and daysailers, as well as the best gear and … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Draws 14 Challengers

The new era of America’s Cup racing has attracted 15 teams from 12 countries who will begin their quest for the Cup with 2011 America’s Cup World Series stops in Cascais, Portugal; Plymouth, England; and San Diego, California. As the … Continue reading

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Two More Entries for America’s Cup

With the entry deadline of March 31st fast approaching, two more teams have been accepted as competitors for the 34th America’s Cup. A formal, public announcements by one team has not yet been made, but China Team revealed that they … Continue reading

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AC World Series Dress Rehearsals to be Held in Auckland

In preparation for the inaugural America’s Cup World Series this July, event organizers will stage on and off the water dress rehearsals in Auckland April 25-29 and May 2-6. These test periods will focus on refining all of the courses, … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Class Rule Amended for AC72

This week, America’s Cup competitors amended the AC 72 class rule, the design rule that will govern the development of the Cup class wing-sailed catamarans for the 34th America’s Cup and the America’s Cup World Series events in 2012. The … Continue reading

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AC45 Capsizes on Huraki Gulf

The prototype AC45 capsized on the Huraki Gulf Sunday afternoon, sustaining serious damage to her wingsail; however, the platform appeared to be undamaged and there were no injuries to the crew save for wounded pride. The incident happened off Murray’s … Continue reading

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Sixth Challenger Accepted for 34th America’s Cup

The Yacht Club de France is the sixth challenger to be accepted for the 34th America’s Cup. This brings the current total to seven confirmed and validated competitors for the 34th America’s Cup. The seven include ALEPH Equipe de France, … Continue reading

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