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Louis Vuitton Cup- Emirates Team NZ nosedives at 43kts in Final *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:24 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. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Top breeze predicted for first day of Finals *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 2:05 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. ...

Gladwell's Line- Measurement Committee 'clarifies' report to Jury *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:33 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. ...

America's Cup- The truth takes time to emerge *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 7:08 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 All three had been withdrawn from races in the series and the results were being re-processed. ...

Oracle gets some practice in on the SF bay *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco , 9:00 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. ...

Hard campaigner preparing for Sydney Hobart handicap challenge *Feature 7:22 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 ...

Louis Vuitton Cup Media Conference- Sirena says Kiwis ahead *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 6:44 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. ...

Three new inductees into America’s Cup Hall of Fame *Feature By, 8:45 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. ...

America's Cup- 1983 was the game breaker - New video - Updated *Feature By Sail-World, 5:12 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 ...

America's Cup - Images from inside Luna Rossa's base in San Francisco *Feature By Carlo Borlenghi, 3:48 AM Tue 13 Aug 2013 GMT
Images from inside the Luna Rossa Base in San Francisco by Carlo Borlenghi. ...

Red Bull Youth America's Cup- Teams on the water for practice + Video *Feature By Sail-World, 9:42 PM Mon 12 Aug 2013 GMT
The 10 teams entered in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup received their AC45s today, marking the official beginning of the series created to give youth sailors a pathway to be an America’s Cup sailor. The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup is scheduled Sept. 1-4 on San Francisco Bay, just off the America’s Cup Village, at Marina Green. ...

Gladwell's Line- Oracle walking on eggshells over Jury investigation. *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:25 AM Sun 11 Aug 2013 GMT
With Louis Vuitton Cup in abeyance for a week, the investigation by the International Jury is expected to continue into the measurement issue relating to three AC45's serviced by Oracle Team USA. The accusation of cheating has been widely bandied around in the media. It is a easy shot, and those who have sat on an International Jury will know that all is often not quite what it seems ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Stay on the course to win + Media Conference Video *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 11:29 PM Sat 10 Aug 2013 GMT
High-level aggression was evident in the pre-start of the fourth semi-final of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Sufficient to bring the umpires into play and the blue lights at the back of the boats flashing as Luna Rossa and Artemis Racing came into close contact. And contact it was that saw Artemis penalised for a port/starboard infraction. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Penalties cost Artemis as they exit Semi-Final *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:17 PM Sat 10 Aug 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing has exited the Semi-Finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup after match racing and course penalties effectively cost them the race. Two penalties in the start, after the teams lack of match racing practice showed itself, coupled with twice sailing out of the boundary marred a performance, which could well have given the Swedish Challenger their first win in the best of seven series ...

America's Cup- Am-Cam video Emirates Team NZ and Oracle training *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 7:33 AM Sat 10 Aug 2013 GMT
While the attention has been on the two challengers sailing for a place in the Semi-Finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the first finalist and the Defender have been going through their paces on San Francisco Bay. The ever present videographer John Navas, caught the action from beside the Bay. Features seven videos from the past week, including sailing with the Code Zeroes. ...

Now more news on the foiling Laser *Feature By PSA Media, 2:54 AM Sat 10 Aug 2013 GMT
Last weekend there was a brief report from Chris Caldecoat, the 96 kg Finn and F18 sailor and General Manager of Performance Sailcraft Australia,(PSA) a company that’s been building Lasers since 1973, of his first ever foiling experience. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Am-Cam highlights of Semi-Final 3 *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 12:46 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. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Artemis closer, but still no cigar for Outteridge *Feature By Bob Fisher, 9:58 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. ...

America's Cup World Series- Oracle Team USA to be investigated by Jury *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:46 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. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Two Nil and the Semi's have an air of inevitability *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 8:55 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. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Semi-Finals Day 2 action from San Francisco Bay *Feature By Sail-World, 11:28 PM Wed 7 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 ...

America's Cup- Is it Fair? Unprecedented bias towards the Defender *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 9:48 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. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Ugly race gets Luna Rossa halfway to the Final *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:20 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. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Images of the Semi-Finals - Day 1 *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco, USA , 11:56 AM 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. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Am-Cam video of Semi-Final 1 *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 4:01 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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