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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]

America's Cup Discovered: Episode 72 - Passion to Excel By ACM, 7:58 PM Sun 13 Jan 2013
This week on America's Cup Discovered Cup veteran and America's Cup World Series commentator Gary Jobson take us on a journey through the oldest trophy in sport. Features a lot of historical footage of previous America's Cups including J-Boats and the 12 Metre era, plus the sailors and characters of that era. ...[more]

American Youth Sailing Force ready for battle at Youth America's Cup By Vince Casalaina, , 6:18 AM Fri 11 Jan 2013
The American Youth Sailing Force (AYSF), representing the City of San Francisco in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup (RBYAC), is determined to beat Team America and the 10 competing international youth teams this September. AYSF’s single-minded focus to win includes training with Oracle Team USA (OTUSA), sailing and racing various high-performance yachts and pursuing an ambitious fundraising effort ...[more]

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa '45ing + Video By Sail-World.com, 6:17 AM Fri 11 Jan 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand has started back on the final push of the 2013 America's Cup with the re-commissioning of the team's AC45 and a work-out against fellow Challenger Luna Rossa (Italy). With the ETNZ AC72 decommissioned and stored in the boat shed and the second AC72 yet to be delivered to the base for assembly, the sailing crew took to the water to sharpen up and practice for the next ...[more]

America's Cup: Luna Rossa skipper updates from Auckland By Americas Cup.com, 8:13 PM Thu 10 Jan 2013
Just before his team stopped sailing for a short break over the Christmas holidays in December, Luna Rossa Challenge skipper Max Sirena sat down at the team base on Auckland’s waterfront to answer some questions from americascup.com. Here are the highlights. ...[more]

America's Cup: Luna Rossa crew return to Auckland for final training By Sail-World, 6:40 AM Thu 10 Jan 2013
America's Cup Challenger, Luna Ross's (ITA) sailing and shore crew have all returned to the team’s Auckland base to resume the training and development program. The plan for January is to make the most of the 13 remaining days allowed by the Protocol to sail the AC72 prior to the January 31st deadline. ...[more]

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's second wingsail arrives in San Fran By Sail-World, 9:41 PM Wed 9 Jan 2013
The new wing sail for Oracle Team USA arrived to San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon, completing a journey from New Zealand and around the South Bay before pulling into the team base at Pier 80. The wing is the second built by the team and will be fitted into the Defender’s first AC72 to begin sailing again in the coming weeks. See video of the arrival and unloading ...[more]

America's Cup: Top designer still rates Oracle's chances of success By Sail-World, 6:33 AM Wed 9 Jan 2013
Top America's Cup designer, Duncan MacLane rates Oracle Team USA's chances at better than 60% of mounting a successful Defence of the America's Cup in September 2013, despite the capsize in October which ripped four months out of their development program. 'I think it is possible, Oracle have an incredibly strong team and with tons of experience. At the early stages I would have said that the c ...[more]

America’s Cup Event Authority announces focus on 'Summer of Sailing' By America's Cup Event Authority, 5:57 AM Wed 9 Jan 2013
In an effort to retain a sharp focus on the centerpiece of sailing’s most prestigious trophy, the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) will shift its attention from the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) events contemplated for later in the spring. Instead, the ACEA will turn its full focus to San Francisco’s 'Summer of Sailing,' starting with the Louis Vuitton Cup beginning July 4th and culminatin ...[more]

America's Cup: US events in America's Cup World Series cancelled By Richard Gladwell, 4:27 AM Wed 9 Jan 2013
In a media conference just concluded the America's Cup Events Authority have announced that the two America's Cup World Series events scheduled for USA have been cancelled. The events were set down from May 28-30, and May 31 - June 2, 2013. Although no venue was nominated on www.americascup.com, the official website, it was advised that they were to have been held in New York. ...[more]

America's Cup: Oracle expect second wingsail to arrive on Tuesday By Richard Gladwell, 1:14 PM Tue 8 Jan 2013
America's Cup Defender Oracle team USA have are expecting their second wingsail to arrive in San Francisco on Tuesday. The 40 metre wingsail which has been shipped in sections, was constructed by Core Builders Composites in Warkworth, near Auckland, New Zealand. ...[more]

America's Cup: Tony Rae picks up 500kg of WeetBix + Video By Emirates Team NZ, 8:01 AM Sun 6 Jan 2013
Long time Emirates Team NZ America's Cup campaigner and Round the World sailor, Tony Rae, is one of many in the AC72 crew who are WeetBix fans. In this video Tony sets off in the team pick-up to collect almost 500kg of WeetBix from Sanitarium, makers of WeetBix. ...[more]

America's Cup: Conditioning for the Cup - a look inside + Video By Emirates Team NZ, 7:13 AM Sun 6 Jan 2013
Emirates Team NZ trainer David Slyfield updates on the team's training program, the demands on AC72 sailors, and where it will go from here in the final eight months of the 34th America's Cup. There's also some comparisons between crewing on the monohull America's Cuppers and the new AC72 catamarans. Features new onboard video, plus a look at the team in the gym. ...[more]

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