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America's Cup- More images as Artemis foils on Blue Boat + Video *Feature By Sail-World, 12:33 AM Thu 25 Jul 2013 GMT
Second gallery of images as Challenger of Record, Artemis Racing foils with the new AC72, the Blue Boat, on her first sail on San Francisco Bay. John Navas was on hand, and provided this gallery of images from on the water and her departure from the base in Alameda. ...
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America's Cup- Artemis attempts foiling on Blue Boat on first sail *Feature By Sail-World, 8:55 PM Wed 24 Jul 2013 GMT
Challenger of Record, Artemis racing has attempted to get foiling with the new AC72, the Blue Boat, on her first sail in San Francisco bay. John Navas was on the water and reports that she was struggling to get her transom consistently clear of the water. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Am-cam video of Round Robin 4 Race 1 *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco , 7:53 AM Wed 24 Jul 2013 GMT
San Francisco based videographer, John Navas, was on hand to record today's Round Robin 4, Race 1 between Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand. The video opens with some sequences from Oracle Team USA, doing some practice runs and roundings followed by foiling gybes. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Emirates Team NZ rolls over Luna Rossa again *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco , 6:20 AM Wed 24 Jul 2013 GMT
Emirates Team NZ ran away and hid from Luna Rossa again today, in a replay of their previous match race. This time, Emirates Team NZ kept her jib up and secure. In their previous meeting, their jib halyard shackle broke early in the race. With no spare onboard, they continued under main alone, still easily defeating Luna Rossa. ...
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Emirates TNZ rolls over Luna Rossa again - part 2 *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco , 4:11 AM Wed 24 Jul 2013 GMT
More photos from Chuck Lantz, showing the second half and finish of today's LVC race between Emirates Team New Zealand and Prada Luna Rossa. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Emirates Team NZ stake claim on Finals option *Feature By Emirates Team NZ, San Francisco, USA , 12:57 AM Wed 24 Jul 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand now cannot be beaten in the Louis Vuitton Cup round robins. The team beat Luna Rossa by 7min 14sec on Tuesday, to put it beyond the reach of Luna Rossa and Artemis, which has yet to sail a race. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Emirates Team NZ are dangerously dominant *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 11:40 PM Tue 23 Jul 2013 GMT
There were two boats out on the racecourse, but it was difficult to depict this fourth Round Robin of the Louis Vuitton Cup as competition. Emirates Team New Zealand simply strode away from her opponent, Luna Rossa. There was no competition from 15 seconds before the start and the Italians must have been embarrassed to be 15% slower around the 15.43-mile course. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Emirates Team NZ score runaway win over Luna Rossa *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:19 PM Tue 23 Jul 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand ran away to their biggest win of the Louis Vuitton Cup regatta with a 7m 19 second margin at the finish of Round Robin 4, Race 1 and has emerged as the winner of the Round Robin phase. ...
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America's Cup- Artemis Racing launches new AC72 and fits wingsail *Feature By Bob Fisher, Alameda, CA, USA , 10:40 PM Mon 22 Jul 2013 GMT
Before a crowd of almost 300 members of Artemis Racing, including family and friends, the team officially launched their second AC72 this morning during a private christening ceremony. Artemis Racing is the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, and represents Royal Yacht Club of Sweden. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Am-cam video of Round Robin 3 Race 3 *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco , 8:29 AM Mon 22 Jul 2013 GMT
San Francisco based videographer, John Navas, was on hand to record today's Round Robin 3, Race 3 between Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand. In this self-commentated video taken from three vantage points bayside in San Francisco, John Navas gives a different perspective on the race from the televised product. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- One sail on my weapon - Emirates Team NZ win again *Feature By Bob Fisher, 10:45 PM Sun 21 Jul 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand today proved that it can win at will. Even without a headsail for much of the race, the Kiwis’ boat was demonstrably faster than Luna Rossa, winning the seven-leg, 15.42-mile race in the third round robin of the Louis Vuitton Cup by 2’:20' in 16 knots of west-south-westerly breeze. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Emirates Team NZ win sans headsail - Image Gallery *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco, USA , 8:21 PM Sun 21 Jul 2013 GMT
Emirates Team NZ ran away with the first two-boat match race in over a week, over Luna Rossa, albeit on a reduced winning margin. Soon after the start of the third leg, Emirates Team NZ lost her jib and ran the remainder of the race on mainsail only, and still increased their lead over Luna Rossa. ...
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America's Cup- Big breeze predicted for Luna Rossa vs Emirates Team NZ *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:41 AM Sun 21 Jul 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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Louis Vuitton Cup- Curiouser and curiouser . . . *Feature By Bob Fisher, 10:39 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. ...
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Americas Cup- Emirates Team NZ want access to Oracle's speed data *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:51 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. ...
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America's Cup- Artemis is alive and well - Bob Fisher exclusive +Video *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 11:32 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.' ...
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America's Cup- Crowds grow as word spreads about ETNZ's talent *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco , 9:29 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. ...
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America's Cup- A busy day on San Francisco Bay + Video *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 3:31 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. ...
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America's Cup- Three teams, four AC72's in practice session on Bay *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco , 10:10 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. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Softly, softly catchee monkey . . . *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 10:00 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 ...
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America's Cup- AC72 sailing explained - all you ever need to know *Feature By John Navas, 9:48 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. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- July 14 - Emirates Team NZ wins another solo race *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco , 1:09 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 ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Emirates Team NZ wins another sail-over *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 8:48 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 ...
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America's Cup- Dean Barker reflects on Race 4, Louis Vuitton Cup *Feature By Dean Barker, San Francisco, USA , 1:23 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. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Blackwash on the water in Cup Opener *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 11:48 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. ...
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