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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]

Volvo Penta sets America’s Cup vessels precisely on station By Lindsy Shrewsberry, , 4:42 AM Tue 22 Jan 2013
Volvo Penta will provide the engines, drives and dynamic positioning systems for a new class of support vessels for America’s Cup events. The six new custom 13.9m (46-ft) power catamarans, which were designed by Australian naval architects One2three and built by East Asia Composites, made their debut at the America’s Cup World Series events held in San Francisco in August and October 2012. ...[more]

America's Cup: New wingsail for Artemis Racing? By Sail-World, 9:17 PM Sun 20 Jan 2013
San Francisco based website pressure-drop.us is reporting that the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, Artemis racing (SWE) has fitted a new wingsail at their base in Alemeda, San Francisco. They expect the AC72 to be sailing next week, with the new wingsail. The team has sailed on just 14 of their allowed 30 sailing days, before the first cut-off of January 31, 2013. ...[more]

America's Cup: Nick Holroyd on Emirates Team NZ's design gains + Video By Richard Gladwell, , 9:14 PM Fri 18 Jan 2013
'These boats have a long gestation', explains Nick Holroyd, Design Director for Emirates Team NZ. 'The designs for the tooling up at Cookson Boats, were delivered after just four or five days sailing in Boat 1.' ...[more]

America's Cup: Inside the AC72 hangar with Grant Dalton + Video By Richard Gladwell, 7:09 PM Fri 18 Jan 2013
'Two years ago, we were pretty well gone for all money. We were basically broke and trying to stay alive', says Emirates Team NZ's Grant Dalton, reflecting on the team's then dire situation, back in early 2011. 'We managed to get some good people on board, but they all knew that if we didn't have the money by April 2011, then we were gone. But it's moved a huge distance since then', he adds. ...[more]

America's Cup: The Wing is the Thing for Emirates Team NZ's next AC72 By Richard Gladwell, 8:05 AM Fri 18 Jan 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand are on target to launch their second AC72 catamaran, around February 4, with their Challenger for the 34th America’s Cup having her first sail on February 7. Doors at the teams base were thrown open for the New Zealand media today, showing the 72ft catamaran, with hulls in place, beams fitted and in an advanced state of preparation. ...[more]

America's Cup: Designer Mike Drummond looks at foiling and pitchpoling By Richard Gladwell, 1:39 PM Thu 17 Jan 2013
Sail-World talks with Mike Drummond, former Design Director for Oracle Racing in the 2010 America's Cup. In this second part of the interview the issues of foiling and the trade-offs are discussed, along with the factors that led to the pitchpoling of Oracle's USA-17, and what is expected to be seen in the second generation of AC72 catamarans ...[more]

America's Cup: First look at Emirates Team NZ's second AC72 + Video By Sail-World, 4:06 PM Tue 15 Jan 2013
Emirates Team NZ have moved their second AC72 from the Cookson Boatbuilders yard in Glenfield, on Auckland's North Shore to the Hangar at the team base in Halsey Street. The hulls have been put in place, and beams will be fitted along with the rest of the infrastructure, after which the wingsail will be fitted. ...[more]

America's Cup: Ex-Oracle design chief looks at the Class of 2013 By Richard Gladwell, 1:16 PM Tue 15 Jan 2013
Sail-World caught up with Mike Drummond, former Design Director for Oracle Racing in the 2010 America's Cup and asked his overall impression of the four designs currently working up towards the 2013 America's Cup regatta. 'From the design point of view there are three and a half groups,' he counters. ...[more]

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