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Louis Vuitton Cup- Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team NZ on Cup course *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 7:36 AM Sun 28 Jul 2013 GMT
Videographer, John Navas, was on the shore of San Francisco Bay to catch Emirates Team New Zealand in their defaulted race agaist Artemis Racing. Also out was Oracle Team USA getting some more practice on the America's Cup course. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Cheap point for new helmsman *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 11:15 PM Sat 27 Jul 2013 GMT
For the first time in the Louis Vuitton Cup races for six years, Dean Barker was absent from the wheel of Emirates Team New Zealand, and his place as helmsman was taken by Glenn Ashby, normally the wing trimmer. Ashby’s credentials for the job are more than sufficient, having won 14 world championships in three multihull classes and ten Australian A-class catamaran championships. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Emirates Team NZ wins solo race with new helmsman *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:38 PM Sat 27 Jul 2013 GMT
Australian Glenn Ashby became the third Australian helmsman in the America's Cup Regatta, when he stepped in for Dean Barker, on Emirates Team NZ. Ashby took 30 minutes and 39 seconds to complete the five lap course sailed in San Francisco. The Round Robin 4, race 2 was originally destined to be sailed against Swedish challenger, Artemis Racing who has now been sailing for just three days since ...
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America's Cup- Up Close 2 - Three teams training on San Francisco Bay *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 5:43 AM Sat 27 Jul 2013 GMT
More images as three America's Cup teams were out on San Francisco Bay, today, getting in some vital practice ahead as the time nears when the elimination part of the regatta gets under way in early August. John Navas was Bayside and captured the up close action ...
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America's Cup- Up close - Three teams training on San Francisco Bay *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 3:26 AM Sat 27 Jul 2013 GMT
Three America's Cup teams were out on San Francisco Bay, today, getting in some vital practice ahead as the time nears when the elimination part of the regatta gets under way in early August. John Navas was Bayside and captured the up close action ...
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America's Cup- Safety now in Class Rules - but no elevator changes *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 9:37 PM Fri 26 Jul 2013 GMT
The after-shock of the Artemis accident on May 9th is met with rule changes announced by the Measurement Committee and approved by Race Director, Iain Murray, early on Friday July 26th. As yet, there are no changes in the rudder 'elevator' rules. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Am-Cam Video of Artemis foiling, Luna Rossa strike *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 9:23 PM Fri 26 Jul 2013 GMT
John Navas was bayside at San Francisco to catch Artemis Racing on her second day of sailing ahead of Round Round Robin 4, Race 2 in the Louis Vuitton Cup. Then it was Luna Rossa's turn to try some foiling gybes, followed by her race proper, curtailed when she hit an underwater object. Ten minute video of the day's action. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Luna Rossa hits a fish, breaks a rudder, limps home *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco , 8:18 AM Fri 26 Jul 2013 GMT
Luna Rossa can't seem to buy any luck as they hit a large fish while foiling downwind during their solo LVC series race today. Their scheduled opponent, Artemis, is not yet ready to race, but was out practicing on the South Bay. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Am-Cam video - Luna Rossa hits fish while foiling *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 10:26 PM Thu 25 Jul 2013 GMT
Am-Cam video of Luna Rossa hitting a fish/seal or underwater object while foiling fast during Round Robin 4, Race 2 of the Louis Vuitton Cup in San Francisco. The Italian challenger broke a rudder in the incident and sailed the rest of the course slowly to finish and get the point for the day. ...
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Louis Vuitton Cup- Luna Rossa hits fish, breaks rudder, takes point *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 9:52 PM Thu 25 Jul 2013 GMT
Luna Rossa sailed alone around the five-leg course in her scheduled fourth Round Robin match with Artemis for ten minutes. Then the Race Committee hoisted a black flag, indicating that Artemis had not crossed the start line within the allotted time and the race was awarded to the Italian team, who could add another point to its scoreline. ...
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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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