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Seacraft Gallery models - Buy now for Father's Day! *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 2:30 AM Tue 20 Aug 2013 GMT
Ideal for dad this Father’s Day, the intricately hand-crafted models from Seacraft Gallery have a model to suit every interest and every room of the house. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Finals Race 3 - One wheel on my wagon *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 11:05 PM Mon 19 Aug 2013 GMT
Maybe, just maybe, one day will see two boats finishing a race, and perhaps even the second scheduled race taking place, but not today. Malfunction in the wing controls put Luna Rossa out of the race shortly after starting the third leg, and Emirates Team New Zealand finished to put the Kiwis 2 – 1 up in this first-to-seven wins final. ...
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America's Cup- Oracle Team USA face very serious charge over kingposts *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 8:26 PM Mon 19 Aug 2013 GMT
Oracle Team USA face an unprecedented Hearing under discipline provisions of the America's Cup and racing Rules. If found to have committed a serious offense the Defender team could face very serious consequences, with just 20 days remaining to the 34th America's Cup. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Another breakdown mars Race 3, Emirates Team NZ win *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:26 PM Mon 19 Aug 2013 GMT
Racing got underway in the delayed Race 3 on San Francisco Bay, in Race 3 of the Final of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the wind at the top of the range, blowing 18kts. After a better start from Luna Rossa's Chris Draper, the two boats were even off the start line, with Emirates Team NZ just nudging ahead at the reach mark ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Predictwind - Strong winds despite changed start *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:10 PM Mon 19 Aug 2013 GMT
Predictwind indicates that winds will be just under the limit for racing in the third and fourth races of the Finals for the Louis Vuitton Cup between Italian Challenger Luna Rossa, and Emirates Team New Zealand when they meet on Monday August 19, 2013 in San Francisco. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week- Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 11:40 AM Mon 19 Aug 2013 GMT
Day 2 of Race Week started on a more hopeful note, with all divisions getting away from their respective start lines on schedule, albeit in very light airs. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Day 1 Images by Crosbie Lorimer *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 4:37 AM Mon 19 Aug 2013 GMT
Aside from the opening party fireworks it's been a quite start on the race course of the 30th Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. On Sunday, all starts were postponed for a couple of hours until enough wind filled in to send the fleets on an islands course. With the breeze gradually dying the courses for most classes were shortened and the fleet sent home mid afternoon. ...
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America's Cup- Oracle Team USA foiling upwind! *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 1:38 AM Mon 19 Aug 2013 GMT
Videographer John Navas was on the water in San Francisco, this morning and caught Oracle Team USA foiling upwind. 'Just got video of Oracle boat 2 hydrofoiling upwind, clear and unambiguous', he told Sail-World by Skype. Above is one image, we'll have the video later in the day. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup-The Demolition Derby continues in San Francisco *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 11:05 PM Sun 18 Aug 2013 GMT
As if the damage inflicted to the boats on the opening day of this possible 13-race series to decide the challenger for the 34th America’s Cup was not bad enough, the decimation continued on the second day. This time, the biggest sufferer was Emirates Team New Zealand, generally regarded as the bullet-proof boat. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 2 Dawn and a Bundy kind of day *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 8:36 PM Sun 18 Aug 2013 GMT
Early visitors to the Marina might see Regatta Director Denis Thompson walking down E arm with a brown paper bag. There are rumours that he pours rum in the water on predicted soft wind days. Today he will need a full bottle of Bundy.(Bundaberg Rum) ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Flat battery stops Red Tractor's unbeaten run *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:23 PM Sun 18 Aug 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand looked to be handing Luna Rossa another sailing lesson, but for the first time in the Louis Vuitton Regatta, they suffered major gear failure, and allowed Luna Rossa to complete the course alone. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Am-Cam Video Emirates Team NZ nosedive in slow-mo *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 11:52 AM Sun 18 Aug 2013 GMT
San Francisco based videographer John Navas, was Bayside today for the Finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup and captured the nosedive sequence of Emirates team New Zealand as they rounded the windward mark, fo the final time in Race 1. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Am-Cam video of Emirates Team NZ nosedive *Feature By John Navas, 1:51 AM Sun 18 Aug 2013 GMT
Videographer, John Navas was on site to catch the action at the windward mark, for the final rounding in Race 1, when Emirates Team New Zealand nosedived in spectacular fashion. Speed dropped from 43kts to 13kts inside a boat-length throwing two crew members over the side. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup Final- It’s broke, so fix it. *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco , 10:50 PM Sat 17 Aug 2013 GMT
One-sided is a poor description of the one race sailed on Saturday, but it does adequately describe the state of Luna Rossa, the Italian challenger that met Emirates Team New Zealand. Before the start, Max Sirena, the Italian skipper, indicated that there was a problem with the centreboard on the starboard side. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Close-ups of Emirates Team NZ crash and damage *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco , 10:43 PM Sat 17 Aug 2013 GMT
Race 1 of the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals were marred by a daggerboard failure on Luna Rossa, and a slamming nose-dive at the top mark by ETNZ, which resulted in two crewman falling overboard. Neither crewman was injured, and both were picked up immediately by support boats. ...
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America's Cup- 'Defender Series' proves to be close *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco , 10:15 PM Sat 17 Aug 2013 GMT
Oracle Team USA put both its AC-72s out on the race course a couple of hours before the first race of the finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Ben Ainslie was at the wheel of the original boat while Jimmy Spithill steered the newer one. No one will ever know just what information can be gathered from this in-house match ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Emirates Team NZ nosedives at 43kts in Final *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:24 PM Sat 17 Aug 2013 GMT
Both Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa came away from the first final of the Louis Vuitton Cup with major damage, after racing in winds that were close to the limit. After a close start, Luna Rossa was forced out on the first reaching leg when their starboard daggerboard would not lower properly, and suffered a mechanical failure. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Top breeze predicted for first day of Finals *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 3:05 PM Sat 17 Aug 2013 GMT
Predictwind indicates that winds will be right on the limit for racing in the Round 3 encounter between Italian Challenger Luna Rossa, and Emirates Team New Zealand when they meet on Sunday July 21, 2013 in San Francisco. The 40 minute race is due to start at 1215hrs local time. ...
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Gladwell's Line- Measurement Committee 'clarifies' report to Jury *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:33 AM Sat 17 Aug 2013 GMT
The often bizarre world of the America's Cup took a new twist today with the release of two new reports form the International Jury. In fact, only one of the reports was new - that of a clarification from the Chairman of the Measurement Committee - on some points made earlier in his report to the International Jury concerning the taking out of class of three AC45 catamarans managed by OTUSA. ...
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America's Cup- The truth takes time to emerge *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 8:08 AM Sat 17 Aug 2013 GMT
It wasn’t until Friday that the Measurement Committee issued some of its findings. These contradicted earlier reports that all three of Oracle Team USA’s AC-45s had been modified out of class. All three had been withdrawn from races in the series and the results were being re-processed. ...
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Oracle gets some practice in on the SF bay *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco , 10:00 PM Thu 15 Aug 2013 GMT
Team Oracle had both their AC72 boats out today, taking advantage of a non-race day to practice running the America's Cup course. Their number one boat did most of the work, trying a number of gybes, using a shorter, fuller headsail than usually seen on either of the two boats. ...
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Hard campaigner preparing for Sydney Hobart handicap challenge *Feature 8:22 PM Thu 15 Aug 2013 GMT
Yachting Australia Vice President Matt Allen probably sails at more keelboat regattas and races in more boats than any other skipper in the Asia Pacific. We talked to him at Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week about his new offshore race being launched ahead of the 2013 Sydney to Hobart race ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup Media Conference- Sirena says Kiwis ahead *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 7:44 PM Thu 15 Aug 2013 GMT
'The Louis Vuitton Cup is a crucial part of the build-up for the America’s Cup,' declared Dean Barker, the Emirates Team New Zealand skipper in his opening remarks at the pre-final press conference. For the past 30 years, winning the Louis Vuitton Cup has been an essential step in the dethroning of the defender. ...
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Three new inductees into America’s Cup Hall of Fame *Feature By Sail-World.com, 9:45 AM Wed 14 Aug 2013 GMT
Three new members of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame were inducted in a ceremony and dinner in San Francisco, timed to start with the start of the Semi-Finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup. The three is year’s Inductees are Lucy M. Jewett of San Francisco; Noel Robins of Perth; and Grant Simmer of Sydney. ...
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America's Cup- 1983 was the game breaker - New video - Updated *Feature By Sail-World, 6:12 PM Tue 13 Aug 2013 GMT
Maritime Productions presents the second of the trailers for its video library of America's Cup and other sailing video, available on a rent to view basis. As Bob Fisher describes below, the 1983 America's Cup was a game breaker in every sense of the word. Not only did Australia II break the longest winning streak in sports history, but their story became an inspiration for the Australian nation ...
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