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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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America's Cup- Oracle and Artemis out to play on the Bay + Video *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 9:28 PM Wed 31 Jul 2013 GMT
Videographer John Navas was shoreside on San Francisco Bay, for the practice session involving Artemis Racing, Oracle Team USA and also Luna Rossa. The latter reported as being stopped in the water for a 90 minute period in the afternoon. Includes video ...
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Score big! Enter the Quantum summer giveaway *Feature By Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team, 8:40 PM Wed 31 Jul 2013 GMT
For a limited time, Quantum Australasia is offering the best pricing of the year on all cruising, racing and one design sails. And when you request a quote, you are automatically entered in our 26-week Summer Sale Giveaway with fornightly prizes and a grand prize of a Quantum Sail. ...
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America's Cup- Oracle and Artemis at play on San Francisco bay *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco, USA , 10:45 AM Wed 31 Jul 2013 GMT
Chuck Lantz was shoreside on San Francisco Bay today, with a big lens and caught this action as Artemis Racing and Oracle Team USA, sparred together. ...
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America's Cup- Oracle Team USA Match Race Practice - Video *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 8:46 AM Wed 31 Jul 2013 GMT
John Navas presents the first video of Oracle Team USA staging a match race on the America's Cup Course in San Francisco between their first AC72 Boat 1 and the more recently launched Boat 2. ...
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America's Cup- Challenger of Record hooks up with Defender + Video *Feature By John Navas, 11:18 PM Tue 30 Jul 2013 GMT
The Challenger of Record, Artemis Racing (SWE) hooked up with the Defender, Oracle Team USA, on a foggy day on San Francisco Bay. Earlier Oracle Team USA had sailed their two AC72 catamarans on the America's Cup course, again in foggy conditions. John Navas caught the action from both sessions today on San Francisco Bay. Includes video. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Dean Barker reflects on the final Round Robin *Feature By Dean Barker, San Francisco, USA , 12:03 AM Tue 30 Jul 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand have sailed their last race in the Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robins. Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' websites, of which he is a substantial shareholder and director, skipper Dean Barker gives his view of the day out with Tom Cruise in the Louis Vuitton Cup. ...
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Sail to Glory- The dramatised story of the first America's Cup - Video *Feature By Sail-World, 12:16 PM Mon 29 Jul 2013 GMT
Maritime Productions presents the first of the trailers for its video library of America's Cup and other sailing video, available on a rent to view basis. It features an ambitious docu-drama, which is the only film ever produced of the original race around the Isle of Wight in 1851. In 1968 Gerald Schnitzer, a noted Hollywood Producer/Director wrote and directed this epic story. ...
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