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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.
America's Cup – Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 2016   (Image © Matt Knighton)

AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup News - Hamilton BER - Man over board - the Video

 AC-45-Catamaran - America's Cup News - Hamilton BER - Man over board - the Video A number of America's Cup teams are running trainings on the waters of the forthcoming 2017 AC Challenge in Bermuda. During testings, a crew of the 'Japan SoftBank Team' took an unplanned swim when the cat stopped foiling during a gybe. The video.
America's Cup – Thursday, March 3, 2016
Thursday, March 3, 2016   (Image © Sam Greenfield)

America's Cup News - 'Oracle' capsized

 America's Cup News - 'Oracle' capsized After the Oman America's Cup World Series two weeks ago - we reported - the AC defender 'Oracle' resumed trainings off the Bermudas home base overturning their new AC-45. Contrary to the former AC-72, the smaller cat can be turned up and Jimmy Spithill AUS and his team could sail back to the harbour. Except the watered electronic box in the leward hull, there were no damages. The report with a video.
America's Cup – Monday, February 29, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)

AC-45 - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Oman OMN - Final results

 AC-45 - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Oman OMN - Final results Three races were sailed on the second day of the America's Cup World Series 2016 in Oman as well. Although the English 'BAR'-Team with Ben Ainslie GBR remained without race win, they defended the first place overall. 'Oracle Team USA' (Jimmy Spithill AUS) and 'Team New Zealand' (Glenn Ashby AUS) remained on the rankd 2 and 3. The team of the day was 'Groupama Team France' with Adam Minoprio NZL as helmsman, replacing Franck Cammas FRA still recovering from his accident, with the ranks 2 and 1 and moving up on the 4th position.
The report with results. 'Team New Zealand' remains on top of the overall rankings of the World Series, but 'Oracle' reduced the backlog on 6 points. The next Round of the World Series will take place in New York on May 7/8.
America's Cup – Sunday, February 28, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)

AC-45 - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Oman OMN - Day 1

 AC-45 - America's Cup World Series 2016 - Oman OMN - Day 1 Day one of the first Round of the America's Cup World Series 2016 in Muscat OMN began in a very light breeze and none of the 6 foiler catamarans was flying. 'BAR Racing' of Ben Ainslie GBR took the overall lead with the ranks 3/1/1 ahead of 'Oracle' with James Spithill AUS. In today's races, double points are at stake, and the final outcome is still wide open.
The report with results.
America's Cup – Monday, October 19, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015   

AC-45 - America's Cup World Series 2015 - Hamilton BER - Final results

 AC-45 - America's Cup World Series 2015 - Hamilton BER - Final results Three races were sailed at the America's Cup World Series on the Bermudas yesterday, as on Saturday, there was not enough wind to start the event according to program. 'Oracle' with Jimmy Spithill AUS, 'Artemis' with Nathan Outteridge AUS and 'Team New Zealand' with Peter Burling NZL did win a race each. With a convincing performance - superb foiling by the 49er Olympic and Moth World Champion Nathan Outerridge AUS and perfect tactics by the Star Olympic Champion Ian Percy GBR -'Artemis Racing' finished as overall winner. The event website remains without further information ! The report of Sail-World.
America's Cup – Sunday, October 18, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)

AC-45 - America's Cup World Series 2015 - Hamilton BER - Day 1

 AC-45 - America's Cup World Series 2015 - Hamilton BER - Day 1 The America's Cup circus at its first appearance on the Bermudas yesterday was held in harbour, as the wind did not join the party of the AC World Series in Hamilton. The six teams will therefore only have the 'Super-Sunday' today to determine the winner of this Act. Overall leader in this Series up-to-now is 'Team New Zealand' with Glenn Ashby AUS ahead of 'BAR Racing' with Ben Ainslie GBR.
The report of the BAR-Team. The Event-Website has no updated information for the moment .... (!).
America's Cup – Saturday, October 10, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015   

Youth America's Cup 2017 - 'Team Tilt' initiates recruiting

 Youth America's Cup 2017 - 'Team Tilt' initiates recruiting The second edition of the Youth America's Cup will take place on the Bermudas in two years from now. The Société Nautique of Geneva 'Team Tilt', missing the podium last time as 4th by a small margin only, intends to participate again and is now starting the recruiting of the team. Applications are welcome from all Swiss passport-holding candidates born in 1994 or later. Just contact teamtilt.youthamericascup@gmail.com. The details (PDF).
Read the 3rd Tilt Newsletter to learn more about the multiple engagements of this squad managed by Alex Schneiter SUI.
America's Cup – Monday, August 31, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015   (Image © Dan Ljungsvik)

AC-45 - America's Cup World Series 2015 - Göteborg SWE - Final results

 AC-45 - America's Cup World Series 2015 - Göteborg SWE - Final results Finishing 2 and 1 yesterday, 'Team New Zealand' with Glenn Ashby AUS is the winner of the Gothenburg AC World Series Act. 'Oracle' with James Spithill AUS and 'BAR' with Ben Ainslie GBR had to content themselves with the ranks 2 and 3. 'Team New Zealand' is the new leader of the annual rankings.
The report.
America's Cup – Saturday, August 29, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015   (Image © Gilles Martin-Raget)

AC-45 - America's Cup World Series 2015 - Göteborg SWE - First races today

 AC-45 - America's Cup World Series 2015 - Göteborg SWE - First races today Two tune-up races in a rather fresh breeze were sailed yesterday in Gothenburg SWE with 4 of the 6 teams in action.
'Artemis' with Nathan Outteridge AUS after a capsize and 'Team New Zealand' of Peter Burling NZL with equipment damage had to return ashore prematurely. Ben Ainslie GBR ('BAR') and Jimmy Spithill AUS ('Oracle') won one race each. Franck Cammas FRA with his 'Groupama' finished twice on 3rd. Here the video of the French team with an interview of the tacticien Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI.
The official report.
America's Cup – Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   

AC-45 - How to fly an America's Cup AC45f foiling catamaran, a video

 AC-45 - How to fly an America's Cup AC45f foiling catamaran, a video The flying AC-45 catamarans attracted a huge crowd in Portsmouth during the past weekend. The easy hovering is always astonishing. Paul Campbell-James GBR, wing trimmer of Ben Ainslie's 'BAR Racing Team', explains in detail in an 8-minutes' video, how the cat has to be driven for an optimal and safe flying.
America's Cup – Monday, July 27, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015   (Image © Yvan Zedda)

AC-45 - America's Cup World Series 2015 - Portsmouth GBR - Final results

 AC-45 - America's Cup World Series 2015 - Portsmouth GBR - Final results Extreme winds forced the cancellation of racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth on Sunday. The upper wind limit to race for the AC-45 is 25 kn. How hazardous racing with these foiler catamarans with top speeds above 40 kn can be is shown on a Trainings-Video of Ben Ainslie's GBR 'BAR-Racing Team'.
With no racing to close out the weekend, the results from Saturday - ranks 1 and 2 - stand, meaning that 'BAR-Racing Team' is the winner of the first event of the 35th America’s Cup cycle. 'Team NZL' with Peter Burling NZL folllows one point behind on 2nd, the America's Cup holder 'Oracle' with James Spithill had to content themselves with rank 3. On rank 4 follows Franck Cammas FRA on 'Groupama Team France'.
The ranking list and the report.
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