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America's Cup - Images from inside Luna Rossa's base in San Francisco *Feature By Carlo Borlenghi, 4:48 AM Tue 13 Aug 2013 GMT
Images from inside the Luna Rossa Base in San Francisco by Carlo Borlenghi. ...
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Red Bull Youth America's Cup: Teams on the water for practice + Video *Feature By Sail-World, 10:42 PM Mon 12 Aug 2013 GMT
The 10 teams entered in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup received their AC45s today, marking the official beginning of the series created to give youth sailors a pathway to be an America’s Cup sailor. The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup is scheduled Sept. 1-4 on San Francisco Bay, just off the America’s Cup Village, at Marina Green. ...
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Gladwell's Line: Oracle walking on eggshells over Jury investigation. *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:25 AM Sun 11 Aug 2013 GMT
With Louis Vuitton Cup in abeyance for a week, the investigation by the International Jury is expected to continue into the measurement issue relating to three AC45's serviced by Oracle Team USA. The accusation of cheating has been widely bandied around in the media. It is a easy shot, and those who have sat on an International Jury will know that all is often not quite what it seems ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Stay on the course to win + Media Conference Video *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 12:29 AM Sun 11 Aug 2013 GMT
High-level aggression was evident in the pre-start of the fourth semi-final of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Sufficient to bring the umpires into play and the blue lights at the back of the boats flashing as Luna Rossa and Artemis Racing came into close contact. And contact it was that saw Artemis penalised for a port/starboard infraction. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Penalties cost Artemis as they exit Semi-Final *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:17 PM Sat 10 Aug 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing has exited the Semi-Finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup after match racing and course penalties effectively cost them the race. Two penalties in the start, after the teams lack of match racing practice showed itself, coupled with twice sailing out of the boundary marred a performance, which could well have given the Swedish Challenger their first win in the best of seven series ...
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America's Cup: Am-Cam video Emirates Team NZ and Oracle training *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 8:33 AM Sat 10 Aug 2013 GMT
While the attention has been on the two challengers sailing for a place in the Semi-Finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the first finalist and the Defender have been going through their paces on San Francisco Bay. The ever present videographer John Navas, caught the action from beside the Bay. Features seven videos from the past week, including sailing with the Code Zeroes. ...
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Now more news on the foiling Laser *Feature By PSA Media, 3:54 AM Sat 10 Aug 2013 GMT
Last weekend there was a brief report from Chris Caldecoat, the 96 kg Finn and F18 sailor and General Manager of Performance Sailcraft Australia,(PSA) a company that’s been building Lasers since 1973, of his first ever foiling experience. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Am-Cam highlights of Semi-Final 3 *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 1:46 AM Sat 10 Aug 2013 GMT
John Navas was Bayside in San Francisco, to capture the third Semi-Final between Luna Rossa and Artemis Racing. In what proved to the the closest race of the series, and indeed the whole regatta, Luna Rossa notched her third win, to go onto Match Point. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Artemis closer, but still no cigar for Outteridge *Feature By Bob Fisher, 10:58 PM Fri 9 Aug 2013 GMT
Just one slip, but a crucial one, by Nathan Outteridge in the two-minute pre-start sequence, and Luna Rossa was ahead and never to be caught in the third race of the semi-final of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Outteridge was late in 'pulling the trigger' and allowed Chris Draper to pull out from under his lee and nail a perfectly timed start to have an eleven second lead around the first mark. ...
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America's Cup World Series: Oracle Team USA to be investigated by Jury *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 1:46 AM Fri 9 Aug 2013 GMT
The International Jury for the 34th America's Cup has launched an inquiry under Rule 69 of the racing Rules, following a report from the Regatta Director that Oracle Team USA's AC45's and one Ben Ainslie Racing, appeared to have deliberately have breached the class measurement rules in the America's Cup World Series. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Two Nil and the Semi's have an air of inevitability *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 9:55 AM Thu 8 Aug 2013 GMT
Already there appears to be an inevitability surrounding the semi-final of the Louis Vuitton Cup. This match between Luna Rossa and Artemis Racing is heavily one-sided in favour of the Italians – the extra time Luna Rossa has spent on the water, compared to the Swedish team, is reflected in superior performance. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Semi-Finals Day 2 action from San Francisco Bay *Feature By Sail-World, 12:28 AM Thu 8 Aug 2013 GMT
Videographer, John Navas and photographer, Chuck Lantz were out and about in San Francisco today for the second day of racing in the Semi-Final of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Ahead of the Challengers, Oracle Team USA again had access to the course and tried using a Code Zero in the lighter conditions, said to be on a new furling system ...
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America's Cup: Is it Fair? Unprecedented bias towards the Defender *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 10:48 PM Wed 7 Aug 2013 GMT
Fairness has never been a serious consideration in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup, but what is currently in operation in San Francisco shows an unprecedented bias in favour of the defender that puts to shame the often one-sidedness that was handed out prior to 1983. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Ugly race gets Luna Rossa halfway to the Final *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:20 PM Wed 7 Aug 2013 GMT
Italian Challenger Luna Rossa scored their second point today in a best of seven Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Final in San Francisco. After Artemis gained a very small advantage at the start, the Italians had got themselves away to an equal position at the first reaching mark. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Images of the Semi-Finals - Day 1 *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco, USA , 12:56 PM Wed 7 Aug 2013 GMT
San Francisco based photographer, Chuck Lantz was on the water for the first race of the louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Final and provided this gallery of images of the day. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Am-Cam video of Semi-Final 1 *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 5:01 AM Wed 7 Aug 2013 GMT
Videographer, John Navas was in his favorite position just to the east of the St Francis Yacht Club, today as Artemis Racing and Luna Rossa met for the first Semi-Final in the Louis Vuitton Cup. Here's his view and commentary on the day. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Artemis big surprise in first Semi-Final race *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 10:59 PM Tue 6 Aug 2013 GMT
The first semi-final of the Louis Vuitton Cup was marked by a surprisingly good performance by Artemis Racing with ‘Big Blue'. The Swedish team was beaten by Luna Rossa, but considering the relatively different amount of sailing of the two teams – 80 days for Luna Rossa to 80 hours for Artemis Racing – the two minute difference at the finish was a great deal closer than might have been expected. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Luna Rossa prevails in close first race of Semis *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:42 PM Tue 6 Aug 2013 GMT
The Italian Challenger, Luna Rossa proved once again the value of time on the water in the America's Cup, when she beat the Challenger of Record, Artemis Racing, today in San Francisco. After a closely contested start and first run, where Artemis got the initial jump, only really conceded time on the foiling gybes, Swedish hopes were raised ...
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America's Cup: Images of Emirates Team New Zealand foiling upwind? *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco, USA , 11:06 PM Mon 5 Aug 2013 GMT
Local photographer, Chuck Lantz was on the water today and captured Emirates Team New Zealand in a training session on San Francisco Bay. He comments: 'Emirates Team NZ made one good hot run on their final pass before going home, including a short foil ride uphill.' ...
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing does foiling gybe + Video *Feature By Artemis Racing, 9:48 AM Mon 5 Aug 2013 GMT
After seven days of training on Big Blue, Artemis Racing's second AC72, the sailing team completed their first foiling gybe. Catch the video of the moment and the crew's reactions ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Am-Cam Video - Artemis Racing and Emirates Team NZ *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 3:02 AM Mon 5 Aug 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing and Emirates Team New Zealand hooked up today on San Francisco Bay to have some informal starting and first reaching leg practice. John Navas was shoreside and caught the action ...
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Gladwell's Line: Jury backs Defenders over Trials and Performance Data *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:13 AM Sun 4 Aug 2013 GMT
The International Jury have agreed with the Defenders of the America's Cup, that they are not required to make public their Performance Data, even though the Challengers are required to do so. The effect of the Decision is that the Defenders have gained a significant tool with which to evaluate the Challengers' performance and assess whether Oracle Team USA are ahead or behind and why. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Charities benefit from Luna Rossa's No-Shows *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:03 AM Sun 4 Aug 2013 GMT
Two charities have benefited to the tune of USD 35,000 each in penalties imposed by the International Jury on the Italian Challenger, Luna Rossa. The penalties stem from two complaints laid by the America’s Cup Event Authority for the late boycott of the Louis Vuitton Party at the start of the Regatta and the refusal to display an AC45 at the America’s Cup Opening Ceremony. ...
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America's Cup: Artemis revealed - Adam May talks with Bob Fisher *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 8:54 PM Sat 3 Aug 2013 GMT
Adam May, who is in charge of performance analysis for Artemis Racing was assessing the opposition for the Louis Vuitton semi-final match that is due to start next Tuesday, 6th August. May is a Tornado Olympian and a foiling Moth sailor. 'Artemis may be better in straight lines,' said May, 'but hull shape counts for little in ultimate speed. Foils make the big difference.' ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Semi Finals - Pistols at Dawn *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 9:56 PM Fri 2 Aug 2013 GMT
The two protagonists in the Louis Vuitton Cup semi-final races, Artemis Racing and Luna Rossa, faced the media at a series preview on Friday morning. It provided an opportunity for comparison, not so much of the teams as their beliefs. Both have had their setbacks. Luna Rossa’s latest only two days ago when the red and chrome AC-72 was towed sideways, by two support boats, back to her base. ...
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