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America's Cup – Thursday, September 18, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)
The six teams of the 35th America's Cup Challenge decided to equip the AC45-catamarans with foils. 'Luna Rossa' and 'Oracle Team USA modified their cats already, and at the AC-World Series starting next year, the AC45s shall be flying. A report of 'Luna Rossa Challenge' and the official communiqué.
America's Cup – Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)
Yesterday, the Defender and five Challengers of the 35th America's Cup were present at a Media Conference in London GBR without any substantial news. The venue San Diego or the Bermudas are still under examination. The AC-62 as presented remains the equipment, starting in 2015, the AC World Series on AC-45s will be launched (foils or not still open). Instead of a Challenger of Record, the Challengers might operate as a team. Not one word on the individual financing of the Challenges. Here the full conference in a video or read a summary in a report.
America's Cup – Friday, August 22, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014   (Image © America s Cup)
Two weeks after the entry dead line, five challenging teams have officially been recognized by the Golden Gate Yacht Club of the America's Cup Defender, Oracle Team USA. Seeking to compete in the 35th America's Cup match in 2017 are
Artemis Racing (SWE), Royal Swedish Yacht Club, Ben Ainslie Racing (GBR), Royal Yacht Squadron, Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL), Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Luna Rossa Challenge (ITA), Circolo della Vela Sicilia and Team France (FRA), Yacht Club de France, apparently all having paid the million-dollar entry fee.
The news.
America's Cup – Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   
Yesterday, Artemis Racing officially launched its challenge to win the 35th America's Cup at an event in Stockholm SWE alongside Kungliga Svenska Segel Sällskapet (KSSS), the Royal Swedish Yacht Club. This will be their second campaign, and in addition of the core group from the last campaign, new talent across all areas has been secured, above a the Starboat Olympic Champions Freddy Lööf and Max Salminen and Rod Davies NZL, formerly 'Emirates Team New Zealand', as sailing coach. Torbjörn Tornquist SWE, owner of Gunvor Group Ltd , one of the largest crude oil traders in the World operating out of Geneve SUI, is the Team Principal of Artemis.
After the announcement of 'Emirates Team New Zealand', this is the second official confirmation from a Challenger to have formally entered. At entry deadline August 8, the America's Cup Management had announced, that the formal presentation of the accepted Challengers will take place after examination of the validity at a Press Conference on September 9th.
The press realease of Artemis.
America's Cup – Saturday, August 9, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014   (Image © Ron Sellers)
Just before the 35th America's Cup Entry Deadline Day August 8th, midnight PT, the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron became the first team to formally announce that it ponied up the millions required for a challenge to Golden Gate Yacht Club, and that Emirates Team NZ would be their representatives.
According to today's Communiqué on the America's Cup Website, the AC organisers need one month (!), i.e. Press Conference of September 9th, to validate the entries ! For the moment, the line-up remains up to speculations. After the retirement of the Challenger of Record 'Team Australia', only 'Luna Rossa', the British 'BAR Racing Team' of Ben Ainslie GBR and the Swedish 'Artemis' did reiterate their interest to firmly enter the Challenge. The intentions of 'Team France' have not yet been confirmed. The formal application has to be accompanied with a one-million $ entry fee cheque.
Saturday, August 9, 2014   
Jimmy Spithill AUS, helmsman of the 'Oracle - Team USA', participated in a competition of a special kind in Hawaii. He won the 32-miles Stand-up-Paddeling race from Molokai to Oahu, one of the most important events of this new sport. The report in Sail World.