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Louis Vuitton Cup- Curiouser and curiouser . . . *Feature By Bob Fisher, 9:39 PM Sat 20 Jul 2013 GMT
The doings around the 34th America’s Cup, and its precursor, the Louis Vuitton Cup, would have baffled even Lewis Carroll. His Alice would have needed more than going through the looking glass to unravel the puzzles this event is creating. A sunny Saturday in California should have provided the answers but instead it left more unanswered questions. ...

Americas Cup- Emirates Team NZ want access to Oracle's speed data *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:51 PM Fri 19 Jul 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand have gone to the International Jury to require the America's Cup Defenders, Oracle Team USA, to make public their performance data, now they are about to commence racing on the America's Cup course. The New Zealand team are also looking to have the Defender's access to the America's Cup Course restricted as apparently provided in the Protocol governing the Regattas. ...

America's Cup- Artemis is alive and well - Bob Fisher exclusive +Video *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 10:32 PM Thu 18 Jul 2013 GMT
In a vast hangar (formerly part of the Pan Am Seaplane base) on West Tower Avenue in Alameda, the Artemis Phoenix is arising from the ashes of the May 9th accident that took the life of Andrew Simpson. It hasn’t been an easy process, as Paul Cayard,pointed out. 'Quitting or retiring was not an option, but every one of the 130 people in this team has had different agenda to satisfy.' ...

America's Cup- Crowds grow as word spreads about ETNZ's talent *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco , 8:29 PM Thu 18 Jul 2013 GMT
America's Cup: Even as we witnessed yet another in the long series of single-boat by-races as Artemis, the scheduled opponent, remains in her hangar, still preparing their boat for their first race, the shore-side crowds of spectators are growing. The spectacle that Team Emirates New Zealand is providing, even when all by herself on the Louis Vuitton Cup course, is simply amazing. ...

America's Cup- A busy day on San Francisco Bay + Video *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 2:31 AM Thu 18 Jul 2013 GMT
Sail-World's John Navas was on the water today in San Francisco to capture the action as four AC72's from three teams jousted on the America's Cup course. Here is his still image gallery and video of the day's practice. ...

America's Cup- Three teams, four AC72's in practice session on Bay *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco , 9:10 PM Wed 17 Jul 2013 GMT
Emirates Team NZ, Luna Rossa and both Oracle Team USA's AC72s were on the water today, taking advantage of a Reserve Day to get in some practice. Skies were partially cloudy, with some sunshine getting through, with good breeze in the 12-15k range. A perfect day for the America's Cup AC72s. All photos by Chuck Lantz, one of Sail-World's on-scene photographers. ...

Cruising Masterclass at Sydney Boat Show - by reservation only *Feature By Rob Kothe, 9:02 PM Tue 16 Jul 2013 GMT
Maybe you know a lot about sailing, but do you know all you need to know for cruising? Are you up to date with the latest sailing aids? safety systems? Technology? Do you know all about snubbers, sentinels, Med Hooks? If the answer is no or maybe, then attend the Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney Boat Show, 3/4 August. You'll never regret it. It's free in the inaugural year but must be reserved ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Softly, softly catchee monkey . . . *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 9:00 PM Tue 16 Jul 2013 GMT
It was nothing more (nor less) than an exercise in sailing an AC-72 in light airs when the Luna Rossa crew graced San Francisco Bay with their elegant silver and red boat for an hour on a grey Tuesday afternoon. There was no excitement, but none had been expected, although the mandatory body armour seemed superfluous to requirement and more restrictive to movement than the sailors might have pref ...

America's Cup- AC72 sailing explained - all you ever need to know *Feature By John Navas, 8:48 PM Mon 15 Jul 2013 GMT
Program for Australian TV to promote America's Cup participation, featuring John Bertrand, skipper of Australia II, wing keel winner of the America's Cup in 1983, and narrated clips of AC72 catamarans in 2013 by John Navas. For those who want to understand the basics of AC72 sailing, this is an excellent primer on both the basic and finer points of AC72 sailing. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- July 14 - Emirates Team NZ wins another solo race *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco , 12:09 AM Mon 15 Jul 2013 GMT
On Sunday, July 14, with less fog and haze on the LVC/AC race course, ETNZ took another point in a solo run. Photos by Chuck Lantz in San Francisco, shooting from the shore ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Emirates Team NZ wins another sail-over *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 7:48 PM Sun 14 Jul 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand tore around the 9.09 nautical mile course without the attendance of her opponent, Artemis, in 16 – 18 knots of south-westerly breeze in an impressive manner. She completed the course in 25:56 and recorded a top speed of 40.62 knots. Bob Fisher reports she is estimated to gain 100 metres on each foiling gybe ...

America's Cup- Dean Barker reflects on Race 4, Louis Vuitton Cup *Feature By Dean Barker, San Francisco, USA , 12:23 PM Sun 14 Jul 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand have lined up for their first real race of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' websites, of which he is a substantial shareholder and director, skipper Dean Barker gives his views of the fourth day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Blackwash on the water in Cup Opener *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 10:48 PM Sat 13 Jul 2013 GMT
The much-heralded first match between Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa was all over in a flash. The spark was at the start when Dean Barker and his crew 'hooked' the Italian boat and prevented Chris Draper, the Luna Rossa helmsman, from bearing away until the Kiwis were fully in control of the situation. ...

America´s Cup - Jury restates the obvious *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 4:19 PM Fri 12 Jul 2013 GMT
The 34th America's Cup Regatta lurches on in San Francisco, with the International Jury ruling this week on the protest applications that have been lodged by Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa ...

America's Cup- White Smoke finally emerges from the Jury Room *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 8:34 PM Thu 11 Jul 2013 GMT
It took three days for the five-person International Jury to issue its findings from the two protests submitted by Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa. And when the tablets were handed down – all 23 pages – the important decisions were to be found 22 pages in, and most important of them all was: 'Regatta Notice 189 has the effect of changing the Class Rule and is therefore not in accordance ...

America's Cup- The Italian quandary *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 6:47 AM Thu 11 Jul 2013 GMT
Luna Rossa, the Italian challenger from the Circolo della Vela Sicilia, did not race against Emirates Team NZ on the opening day of the Louis Vuitton Cup on the express orders of the team’s principal, Patrizio Bertelli. This, he explained, was no sudden reaction but a carefully calculated matter. ...

Australian speedster lines up for inaugural Auckland to Bluff Race *Feature By Sail-World, 8:17 AM Wed 10 Jul 2013 GMT
The Auckland to Bluff Ocean Race has received a major boost with 'Team Australia', the record-breaking 60ft trimaran, planning to take part in the inaugural race which sets sail from Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour on Sunday, 9 February 2014. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- More images from Day 1 *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco , 5:23 AM Mon 8 Jul 2013 GMT
more photos from the first day the America's Cup challenger series. With Luna Rossa refusing to participate in this first race to protest what they see as an unfair situation regarding the new rules proposed after the Artemis tragedy, the Emirates New Zealand AC72 ran the course alone. Those onshore didn't seem to mind, and enjoyed the solo show put on by the Kiwi monster boat. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Fastest Louis Vuitton Cup Race ever sailed + Videos *Feature By Richard Gladwell and John Navas, Auckland and San Francisco , 10:35 PM Sun 7 Jul 2013 GMT
The first race of the Summer of Sailing got underway on time today in San Francisco, with Emirates Team New Zealand sailing an uncontested race. Despite the no-show of Italian Challenger, Luna Rossa, the New Zealand team took the race as full on practice, entering the pre-start area at full pace ahead of the race set to be sailed over the 40 minute course. Includes 10 minute video - unblocked ...

America's Cup- Ma'am there is no second - Louis Vuitton Cup opens *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 9:10 PM Sun 7 Jul 2013 GMT
July 7th was set in stone for the first race of the Louis Vuitton Cup and the race organisers were determined that racing should take place on that day no matter what; and so, they set up a 16.05 nautical mile course around which one competitor sailed in 46 minutes and 27 seconds. It was a sad reflection on what should have been a joyous day on San Francisco Bay – the day that the America’s Cup b ...

America's Cup- Smiles break ice at Skippers Media Conference *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 2:54 AM Sat 6 Jul 2013 GMT
Despite their much published differences, it was almost all sweetness and light between the four America's Cup skippers at the Media Conference to open the 2013 America's Cup Regatta. The full video replay is included in this story. ...

America's Cup- Press conference and parade images by Carlo Borlenghi *Feature By Carlo Borlenghi images, , 9:02 PM Fri 5 Jul 2013 GMT
Renowned photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site for the 34th America's Cup press conference and parade to capture this gallery of images. Enjoy! ...

America's Cup- Images from the Oracle Team USA base tour plus Video *Feature By John Navas, 10:45 AM Thu 4 Jul 2013 GMT
John Navas was on the media tour of the Oracle Team USA base today, and provided this image gallery. Catch two videos, the first by Pierre Orphanidis of European website who is in San Francisco for the week, and the second from Oracle Team USA as Tom Slingsby discusses rudder elevators. ...

America's Cup- NZ Rigging drops the Big Boat's mast into cafe alley *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:20 PM Mon 1 Jul 2013 GMT
KZ-1, the Big Boat of the 1988 America's Cup fame is now on permanent display outside the Maritime Museum, and forms the predominant landmark on the Auckland waterfront. 18 years had lapsed, since the 1988 America's Cup Challenger had her rig checked fully, and the Maritime Museum turned to NZ Rigging to undertake the tricky task. Sail-World was on site for the first few hours of the operation ...

America's Cup- Coast Guard permit triggers Class Rule changes *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 1:22 AM Sat 29 Jun 2013 GMT
America's Cup organisers have announced that they have received a Permit for the conduct of the America's Cup Regatta, with just a week to run before the start of the event. As expected the Organisers have made several significant AC72 Class rule changes, several of them without the unanimous approval of all four teams, as required by the protocol governing the conduct of the 34th America's Cup ...

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