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America's Cup: Dean Barker talks about the sailing side of NZA By Richard Gladwell, 8:12 AM Wed 6 Feb 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand's skipper, Dean Barker discussed the sailing issues and program with the teams new AC72, New Zealand Aotearoa. Surprisingly he reveals that the team only have 13 sailors, and that they will be announcing a 'First Eleven' from that group. For most teams that would not even be a viable reserve bench. Who is the backup skipper? ...[more]

America's Cup: Grant Dalton on the new AC72 - Aotearoa By Richard Gladwell, 11:26 PM Tue 5 Feb 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand's Managing Director, Grant Dalton spoke with Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, after the team named their second AC72 - New Zealand Aotearoa. Here he elaborates on the new features on the AC72 catamaran, and the thinking behind them, along with an assessment of the competition and where they are ranked. ...[more]

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA sails again after three months lost By Guilain Grenier, 11:06 PM Tue 5 Feb 2013
Oracle Team USA's photographer, Guilain Grenier was on hand to record the re-launch of USA-17 on Monday, in San Francisco. The boat which suffered catastrophic damage in the capsize, last October has been repaired and altered. After her launch she sailed in light winds. Includes video of first sail and some interviews, after the outing. ...[more]

America's Cup: Onto the next phase for Oracle Team USA By Oracle Team USA, San Francisco , 5:18 PM Tue 5 Feb 2013
America's Cup 2013. Oracle Team USA ‘17’ was back in the San Francisco Bay today, beginning the next phase of training for their upcoming America’s Cup defense. A crew of 11 sailors, plus members of the design and performance team, took Oracle Team USA's AC72 racing yacht on the water for testing and commissioning of the boat and new wing. ...[more]

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA relaunch USA-17 in San Francisco By Sail-World, 1:17 PM Tue 5 Feb 2013
Oracle Team USA relaunched their first AC72, USA-17, today in San Francisco. She was rebuilt after a catastrophic capsize in San Francisco, which destroyed her wingsail, and severely damaged the platform. She will now undergo sailing trials and the team will continue their development program from the eight days of sailing they were able to achieve before the capsize. ...[more]

America's Cup 2013 - Emirates Team NZ unveil second AC72 By Warren Douglas, Auckland, New Zealand , 6:41 PM Mon 4 Feb 2013
America’s Cup 2013. Emirates Team New Zealand today unveiled its second AC72 with a low-key ceremony at the team’s Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, base. Barely six months after the team’s first AC72 catamaran started testing the second boat was ready for the water, another significant milestone accomplished as the team prepares for its challenge for the 34th America’s Cup. ...[more]

America's Cup: Images from Emirates Team NZ's launch in Auckland By Richard Gladwell, 1:38 PM Mon 4 Feb 2013
Images from Emirates Team NZ's launch of their second AC72 in Auckland. These images of the boat and gear show a lot of the refinements which have been done from the first design, mainly in the area of platform fairing and drag reduction. The boat features smaller foils and slightly altered hull shape from its predecessor ...[more]

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ unveil second AC72 in Auckland + Video By Richard Gladwell, 12:58 PM Mon 4 Feb 2013
Emirates Team NZ christened their second AC72 in Auckland, this morning, in a simple ceremony including a Maori blessing of the waka, or canoe. As expected there was nothing radical about the boat, in terms of a departure from the base design developed for the teams first AC72, launched last July.Rather the focus is on refinement in terms of drag reduction and efficiency in working systems. ...[more]

America's Cup: Double AC72 launch on Monday on opposite Pacific coasts By Richard Gladwell, 9:21 PM Sun 3 Feb 2013
Both Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team NZ have confirmed that they will launch AC72's on Monday February 4, 2013. Emirates Team NZ's will be first in the water with their second AC72 catamaran, in Auckland, New Zealand, followed about 20 hours later by Orate Team USA, who will be re-launching their first AC-72, repaired after its capsize four months ago, on October 2012 ...[more]

America's Cup: A look behind the door at Oracle Team USA By Guilain Grenier, Oracle Team USA, 10:57 AM Fri 1 Feb 2013
Oracle Team USA's photographer, Gulian Grenier provides this look behind the building shed door at Oracle Team USA, as they make the final touches on the rebuilt and repaired USA-17, which was badly damaged in a capsize on San Francisco Bay in October 2012. ...[more]

America's Cup: Flying High on the AC72 By ETNZblog.com, 1:41 PM Thu 31 Jan 2013
Emirates Team NZ crew members describe what it is like to sail aboard the AC72, the 72ft catamaran capable of sailing at speeds of over 40 knots and which will be used in the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco in just five months time. ...[more]

America's Cup: The End of the Beginning By Richard Gladwell, 7:16 PM Wed 30 Jan 2013
We are now in the Year of Cup - in fact, in just over five months, the first racing will be under way in the Louis Vuitton Cup. The end of January also marks the end of the first limited sailing period - where test sailing and racing by the AC72's is limited to just 30 days. ...[more]

Youth America's Cup 2013 - Stage set for Selection Series By Irene Corosu, San Francisco, California , 12:57 PM Wed 30 Jan 2013
The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Selection Series will feature 11 national teams battling in two qualifying sessions in San Francisco from 9-24 February. ...[more]

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA makes final preparations for sailing By Sail-World, 6:12 AM Wed 30 Jan 2013
Following months of repair work and delivery and assembly of the second wing, the boat is nearing completion and is on track to be sailing in the San Francisco Bay, again. Following the launch it is expected the AC72 will undergo the usual towing trial, before the wingsail is stepped and USA-17 sails once again. ...[more]

America's Cup: Olympic Rowing Gold medalist on the AC72's physicality By ETNZblog.com, 10:23 AM Mon 28 Jan 2013
2000 Olympic Rowing Gold medalist in the Single Sculls, Rob Waddell well remembers the day he first set foot on the AC72. 'I remember thinking the boat was about as big as it could be and still be sailed by people power. If it was any bigger it would need an engine rather than grinders alone. 'The first day sailing was pretty tough physically and sailing the AC72 is still tough. ...[more]

America's Cup: Kouyoumojian and Cayard on the new wingsail By America's Cup Media, 7:29 AM Mon 28 Jan 2013
Artemis Racing, the Swedish Challenger for the 34th America's Cup, trained with its second wing sail for the first time earlier this week. Principal Designer Juan Kouyoumojian calls the new wing an evolution from wing one. 'The general concept is very much the same. I would define it as a refinement of the first wing,' he said. ...[more]

America's Cup: Time running out for Emirates Team New Zealand + Video By Emirates Team NZ, 7:26 PM Thu 24 Jan 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup skipper, Dean Barker, talks about the task ahead, as the realisation hits home that 2013 is the year of the America's Cup. There is no next year. And for the longest running America's Cup team, the options are running out, with some hard decisions yet to be made. See more images from inside the shed of the fitout ...[more]

Brewing Partnership - America's Cup gets sponsorship from Nespresso By Anna Lundstrom, San Francisco, California , 5:35 PM Wed 23 Jan 2013
Nespresso will join the 2013 America’s Cup as the Official Coffee of the event, continuing a strong relationship between the premium portioned coffee pioneer and the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport. ...[more]

America's Cup: Iker Martinez splits from Italian Challenger By Richard Gladwell, 6:42 AM Wed 23 Jan 2013
In a tightly worded statement on their website, Luna Rossa Challenge have announced the departure of one of their helmsmen, Iker Martinez from the team. Chris Draper who placed ninth in the last America's Cup World Series, is expected to assume the duties of principal helmsman, for the team's only AC72, with team boss, Max Sirena as backup. ...[more]

America's Cup: Horsepower from Yamaha backs up AC72 on the water By Emirates Team NZ, 9:21 PM Tue 22 Jan 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand’s sailing crew relies on the wind to win races. Raw horsepower is needed to back them up and make it possible for them to do their job. Since 1988 Yamaha engines have provided the power and that’s how long Hugh Stewart has been looking after them. ...[more]

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