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Gladwell's Line- Tragedy in San Francisco + RYA Tribute Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:42 AM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Following is the editorial published in Sail-World NZ's newsletter published on May 10, NZT. It is republished for those who don't subscribe to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter. Tragedy hit the 2013 America's Cup with the death of double Olympic Medalist, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson. Includes RYA tribute video to Andrew Simpson ...
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America's Cup- Am-Cam Video of Artemis Racing's final run *Feature By Sail-World, 12:38 PM Sat 11 May 2013 GMT
Video shot on May 9, 2013 of Artemis Racing's final run on San Francisco Bay, before she had her fatal capsize later in the day. Second shows Oracle Team USA sailing very quickly in a fresh breeze, easily the fastest we have seen to date. ...
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America's Cup- Tributes flow after Gold Medalist dies in AC72 capsize *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:38 AM Sat 11 May 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing have confirmed that 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist in the Star keelboatclass, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson has died in a training incident in San Francisco. Simpson was pulled from the water after the incident, and CPR was attempted on the water and ashore, but was not successful, and he was pronounced dead. ...
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America's Cup- Two inquiries underway in fatal capsize - Updated *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:34 PM Fri 10 May 2013 GMT
At an international media conference today, America's Cup Events Authority, Stephen Barclay, announced that two inquiries were running into the Artemis incident. The first is being conducted by the San Francisco Police Department, as is standard practice in any fatality. The SFPD have impounded the boat as part of their accident investigation. ...
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America's Cup- Television deals, details and conflict revealed *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:39 PM Wed 8 May 2013 GMT
A spat between two America’s Cup team bosses at a fundraising dinner has led to details of the America’s Cup television coverage being revealed to Sail-World. CEO of America's Cup Event Authority revealed that organisers had been forced to buy TV air time in USA to to reach the maximum audience. ...
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Laser Lawsuit - Challenge to Laser trademark ownership *Feature By Marine Business-World, 11:34 PM Tue 7 May 2013 GMT
Another new development in the widening legal dispute between Bruce Kirby, the designer of the world´s best known sailing boat, the Laser dinghy and one of the Laser builders LaserPerformance (LPE) the builder and supplier of Lasers into UK, Europe and North America, because of non-payment of design royalties. ...
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ISAF and ILCA on thin ice? Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright *Feature By Marine Business-World, 9:09 PM Sun 5 May 2013 GMT
Extracts from an article written for Scuttlebutt USA by IPR lawyer John Harwood-Bee on the lawsuit between Laser designer Bruce Kirby, builder LPE and associated companies and ISAF and ILCA. ...
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America's Cup- Coutts and Dalton at odds over Cup television coverage *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 5:38 AM Sat 4 May 2013 GMT
The heads of two America's Cup teams squared off in Auckland on Friday May 3, 2013, at a fundraising dinner to support the 2016 Paralympic campaign of two America's Cup sailors, Rick Dodson and David Barnes. Here is the first of a two part feature covering the Question and Answer session between Grant Dalton and Russell Coutts. television and the America's Cup dominated the opening rounds + Video ...
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ISAF Laser intervention - Supply problems looming? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 2:11 AM Wed 1 May 2013 GMT
The long running dispute between the designer of the Laser dinghy Bruce Kirby and one of the Laser builders LaserPerformance, the builder and supplier of Lasers into UK, Europe and North America, because of non-payment of design royalties is now much wider than ever before and now it appears that its likely to threaten supplies of Lasers. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013 -Golden returns as Hyeres action concludes *Feature By Fabienne Morin, 11:13 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013, the medals were decided across the ten Olympic events which brought the regatta to a close. An up and down breeze that never truly filled in at any point ensured for close knit racing on the final day in the south of France. ...
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Fisher's View- Super Sunday - America's Cup WS - Race Day 4 *Feature By Bob Fisher, Naples, Italy , 8:30 PM Sun 21 Apr 2013 GMT
Race Day 4 America's Cup World Series, Naples: 'Super Sunday' – the very term is destined to be inspirational, but it can also induce fear to a team that has dutifully logged a series of good results to appear at or near the top of the scoreboard. The reason is the heavily skewed points available for the one race on the final day. ...
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America's Cup- Happy Birthday, Fish - Images of bygone daze *Feature By Sail-World and Various Photographers, 8:57 AM Sat 20 Apr 2013 GMT
The doyen of America's Cup media, Bob Fisher, celebrates his birthday again today. Here's a selection of images from Bob's Birthdays past (and many). ...
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America's Cup WS- Images from Naples - Close to the action - Day 2 *Feature By Linda Wight, 7:52 AM Sat 20 Apr 2013 GMT
Sail-World's Linda Wright is at Naples, Italy, for the America's Cup World Series. She filed this image gallery from the Race Day 2, at Naples, where she was positioned on one of the media RIBs ...
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Fisher's View- Poets in Naples - America's Cup WS - Race Day 2 *Feature By Bob Fisher, Naples, Italy , 10:46 PM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
Race Day 2 America's Cup World Series, Naples: First up was the quarter-final match for Luna Rossa – Swordfish in the hands of Francesco Bruni and Dean Barker in ETNZ. It promised much, and delivered. Barker forced Bruni over early and after the Italian had taken his penalty, ETNZ led by five seconds at the first mark and held that to the leeward gate. ...
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Nine sailors named to represent NZ at ISAF Youth Worlds in Cyprus *Feature By Jodie Bakewell-White, Auckland , 9:22 AM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
Nine sailors have been named in the 2013 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team to represent New Zealand at the prestigious ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships. ...
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Fisher's View- Watching the breeze die.' - America's Cup WS - Day 3 *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 9:32 PM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Day 3 America's Cup World Series, Naples: Winds in Naples Bay have a reputation for being notoriously fickle. One old salt once expressed this graphically by altering an age-old instruction to 'See Naples and watch the breeze die.' And it did, during the races with patches of no more than four knots and huge shifts of up to 40 degrees. ...
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Fisher's View- Wished for a Lay Day - America's Cup WS, Naples - Day 2 *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 9:04 PM Wed 17 Apr 2013 GMT
Day 2 America's Cup World Series, Naples: There was a time, back when Olympic classes regattas were week-long affairs with one race a day, that Wednesdays were always lay days. Some of the sailors in the ACWS final regatta might have wished it were still the case, but all nine boats were out all afternoon for practice racing, just as they had been the previous day. ...
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Fisher's View- A gift horse in need - America's Cup WS, Naples - Day 1 *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 1:42 PM Tue 16 Apr 2013 GMT
Day 1 America's Cup World Series, Naples: Today’s media 'conference', for want of a better word, was a shining example of a gift horse in need. It was held in a building with bare walls and more echoes than enough – and the behavior of the 'media' not actually involved was appalling – they talked loudly and the photographers were among the worst. Interviewing a skipper was a painful operation. ...
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Young 88 New South Wales Champs- Pistol Dawn outguns the fleet *Feature By Andrew Spencer, Pittwater , 9:15 AM Tue 16 Apr 2013 GMT
On April 6-7, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club hosted the Pittwater Young 88 Championships. A combination of three Saturday windward-leewards races and a Sunday course race saw three different race winners, highlighting the competitive nature of the fleet. ...
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Australia's Belcher predicts 470 battle with Brits all the way to Rio *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, 5:43 PM Sat 6 Apr 2013 GMT
nder 470 coaching wizard Victor Kovalenko Australia has dominated the 470 Class. From 2000 onwards they have won five Olympic Gold medals and already the portents are there for Rio in 2016. ...
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Sailing World Cup expands its role *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 2:45 PM Sat 6 Apr 2013 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup is now quite a lot different to the product of just 12 months ago, it is now it is more continental as it aims to increase high grade event accessibility for sailors around the world as Antonio González de la Madrid (ESP), the ISAF Sailing World Cup Manager, explains. ...
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America's Cup- 'We will keep learning, even in the Match' - Simmer *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand , 1:50 PM Fri 5 Apr 2013 GMT
Part 2 of the interview with Oracle Team USA's COO, Grant Simmer, whose experience spans nine America's Cup campaigns, including three wins in 1983, 2003 and 2007. Simmer picks up the story, revealing that the launch date for Oracle Team USA’s second AC72 will be prior to the end of April, and elaborates on the program through to the end of the America's Cup Match. ...
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America's Cup- Oracle boss says Kiwis favourites - for the moment *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 5:52 AM Thu 4 Apr 2013 GMT
With just over 20 weeks left on the clock until the start of the 34th America’s Cup, Grant Simmer, COO of Defender Oracle Team USA, is playing the usual psychological games, picking challenger Emirates Team New Zealand to win the America’s Cup. Emirates Team NZ is the favorite. I would say that they are the favorites to win the Cup, at the moment ...
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Zippier Wins 2013 Australian Sports Boat Title *Feature By Darren Spence, , 9:58 AM Wed 3 Apr 2013 GMT
The Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) National Titles finished up at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria on Easter Monday with all 10 races completed over the Easter weekend. The series was dominated by NSW entry Zippier (Andrew Waugh) who has now competed in all six ASBA National Titles and finally taking out the coveted winner’s Gill Jacket for the first time. ...
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Can Australia be a threat in the Finn Class?? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 12:12 PM Tue 2 Apr 2013 GMT
While the British have dominated the Olympic Finn class since 2000 onwards, Australia´s prospects are looking up. It now has a three man Finn squad and there is the possibility of a 2012 Olympic Gold medallist switching to Finns. ...
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