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America's Cup – Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016   

America's Cup News - What next on the road to the America's Cup ?

 America's Cup News - What next on the road to the America's Cup ? The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series wrapped up in Fukuoka last week after 9 events around the world over the past 18 months. Now, the final preparations for the Cup Challenge beginning in May 2017 on the Bermudas are underway. After AC World Series on One-Design-45-foot-catamarans, 50-foot catarmarans designed for the Cup will be built and tested. Find all details and comments on the Team New Zealand website.
America's Cup – Monday, November 21, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016   

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016

The AC World Series ended a few days ago in Japan and 'BAR' and 'Oracle' collected Bonus Points for the double round robin AC Qualifiers that begin 26 May 2017 in Bermuda. At the end of the Qualifiers, ties will be broken according to the final results of the AC World Series.
The leaderboard before the AC Qualifiers that begin 26 May 2017 in Bermuda is:
1. 'Bar' 2 points
2. 'Oracle 1 point
3. 'Team NZL' 0 points
4. 'Artemis' 0 points
5. 'Team Japan' 0 points
6. 'Team France' 0 points
America's Cup – Sunday, November 20, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016   

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Fukuoka JPN

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Fukuoka JPN The America's Cup defender 'Oracle' and the five challengers have been sailing the last round of the AC-World-Series in Fukuoka JPN. After the three races of Saturday, Ben Ainslie GBR with his 'BAR'-Team had the lead and today, he defended this first place, winning not only in Japan, but also the overall rankings of the World Series, earning the two bonus points for the AC Challenge next year. Team of today Sunday was 'Artemis Racing' with Nathan Outteridge AUS, winning two of the three races and moving up on rank 2 at equal points with the winning Brits. 'Oracle' with Jimmy Spithill AUS followed on rank 3. The Fukuoka rankings and the final classification of the AC-World-Series 2016. Reports, photos and video have been posted on the event website.
America's Cup – Sunday, November 13, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016   

America's Cup News - damage with 'Team Japan', near-capsize for 'Oracle'

 America's Cup News - damage with 'Team Japan', near-capsize for 'Oracle' In the Bermudas, some America's Cup Teams are in intensive trainings with their flying AC45-Cats. Pushing the envelope, two hot situations occurred during the past week. 'Team Japan' with Dean Barker NZL crashed the wing sail in a wind exceeding 20 kn, as can be seen in a video, and 'Oracle' almost capsized when a gust hit the cat during a gybing manoeuvre, also documented in a video.
America's Cup – Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016   

America's Cup News - Alinghi’s Ernesto Bertarelli inducted into the AC Hall of Fame

 America's Cup News - Alinghi’s Ernesto Bertarelli inducted into the AC Hall of Fame Alinghi’s Ernesto Bertarelli, two times America's Cup winner, was inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the historic New York Yacht Club on Friday 21st October. The report.
America's Cup – Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016   

The World Sailing Show - September 2016

 The World Sailing Show - September 2016 The latest edition of World Sailing Show presents the 2016 Olympic Regatta, including a portrait of Santiago Lange ARG, who earned his third Olympic Medal at the age of 58. The Paralympics, the Class 40 and the foiling gibes of the America's-Cup-catamarans are other items contained. The video.
America's Cup – Monday, September 12, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016   

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Toulon FRA - Final results

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Toulon FRA - Final results Light winds prevailed also on the second day of the AC World Series in Toulon, too little to get the AC-45-catamarans flying. Nathan Outteridge AUS and his 'Artemis' team defended their first place ahead of 'Team Japan' with Dean Barker NZL and 'BAR Racing' with Ben Ainslie GBR on the ranks 2 and 3. Overall leader of the Series remains Ben Ainslie GBR before the last Act of the World Series in Japan.
The official website informs about the Toulon Harbour parking lot situation, but updated reports have not yet been posted this morning. Here the report of the 'BAR' team.
America's Cup – Sunday, September 11, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016   

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Toulon FRA - Day 1

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Toulon FRA - Day 1 The AC World Series in Toulon FRA began yesterday in a very light breeze (6 kn), and 'Artemis Racing' with Nathan Outteridge AUS was the dominator with the ranks 1/1/3 leading over 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas FRA with a 4 points' advantage. Double points will be awarded in today's races - light winds have been forecast again - and all six teams still have a chance for the podium.
The report with results.
America's Cup – Friday, September 9, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016   

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Toulon FRA

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Toulon FRA The Toulon FRA America's Cup World Series Act begins this afternoon with the Practice Race. During the trainings yesterday, a fresh Westwind prevailed - here a video of 'Team Oracle' with Tom Slingsby AUS as helmsman in Toulon. The forecast for the race days predicts light winds with 8 kn as maximum.
The event website.
America's Cup – Thursday, September 1, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016   

America's Cup - Foiling Tacks

The name of the game at the last America's Cup on the AC-72 multihulls was the ability to do Foiling Gybes. In the future, it will be mandatory to do Foiling Tacks as well with the ultimate objective to race a whole course without touching the water with the hulls. See the the video of the SoftBank Japan team that did it a few days ago. "The foling tack, a game changer"! And only some days later, the Oracle Team USA did it as well.
America's Cup – Monday, July 25, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016   (Image © Ian Roman)

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Portsmouth GBR - Final results

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Portsmouth GBR - Final results Yesterday on 'Super Sunday', the Portsmouth AC Series continued with the double-point races. Ben Ainslie GBR with his 'BAR' was the final winner much applauded by the big crowd attending the event. The report. Once more, the format of the AC Series was critisized, as the proximity to the shore to bring attractivity for the spectators can distort the results. This time, 'Team New Zealand' was handicapped colliding with a mooring buoy trailing below the surface. The video.
The daily news (without results).
America's Cup – Sunday, July 24, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016   (Image © Ian Roman)

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Portsmouth GBR - day 1

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Portsmouth GBR - day 1 The GBR Round of the America's Cup World Series began yesterday in Portsmouth GBR. Sun and light winds prevailed and the races close to the shore were followed by a big crowd. Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'BAR' team won two out of the three races taking the interim's lead. The report.
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