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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.
America's Cup – Thursday, July 21, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016   

America's Cup News - Ernesto Bertarelli SUI inductee to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame

 America's Cup News - Ernesto Bertarelli SUI inductee to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame Last Tuesday, the Herreshoff Marine Museum announced the 2016 inductees to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame, one of them Ernesto Bertarelli SUI, two-time winner of the Cup in 2003 and 2007 and runner up in 2010. The America’s Cup Hall of Fame was founded in 1992 as an arm of the Herreshoff Marine Museum by Halsey Herreshoff, a four-time America's Cup defender and grandson of legendary yacht designer Nathanael G. Herreshoff. Over eighty legends of the Cup have been inducted into the Hall. The 2016 America’s Cup Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on October 21 at the New York Yacht Club. The announcement.
America's Cup – Monday, June 13, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Chicago Il, USA - Final results

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Chicago Il, USA - Final results No racing on Saturday due to lack of wind, but favorable sailing conditions on Lake Michigan yesterday, allowing to sail three races at the Chicago America's Cup World Series. 'Artemis Racing' with Nathan Outteridge AUS won ahead of 'BAR Racing' with Ben Ainslie GBR and 'Team Japan' with Dean Barker NZL. The report with results and the video summary.
America's Cup – Sunday, June 12, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Chicago Il, USA - Day 1

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Chicago Il, USA - Day 1 No wind on the first day of the America's Cup World Series in Chicago, lasting only two days. According to the Notice of Race, the Practice Race of Friday will be part of the overall rankings. 'Team Japan' with Dean Barker NZL was the winner ahead of 'Artemis Racing' (Nathan Outteridge AUS) and 'Groupama' (Franck Cammas FRA). The results and the daily news.
America's Cup – Saturday, June 11, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Chicago Il, USA - Heute Start

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Chicago Il, USA - Heute Start Chicago, Lake Michigan, is the venue for the another America's Cup World Series 2016 Round over the coming weekend. Within only two days, the six teams enrolled for the 2017 AC event will race on their AC-45 foiling wing sail catamarans. Apparently, they are difficult to master in the puffy breeze of the Windy City as the two top favorites 'Team New Zealand' and also 'Oracle Team USA' capsized during yesterday's trainings. The event website.
America's Cup – Monday, May 9, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016   

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - New York USA - Final results

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup World Series 2016 - New York USA - Final results Unstable shifty winds between 5 and 20 kn prevailed on the Hudson River in New York yesterday where over 100'000 spectators followed 4 attractive races.
A lucky punch on the final downwind leg to the finish brought 'Team New Zealand' with Glenn Ashby AUS and Peter Burling NZL from the 6th to the 1st place, what meant at the same time the overall victory of the AC World Series New York Act. 'Team Oracle' with Jimmy Spithill AUS and 'Team France' with Franck Cammas FRA followed on the ranks 2 and 3. The next Act of the World Series follows in Chicago in June.
The report with rankings.
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