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Court of Arbitration of Sport Decision on 2012 Paralympic Games

June 12th, 2013

When the forecast on the final day of the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Regatta in Weymouth, UK on September 6th offered little chance for suitable winds, the lack of breeze in Portland Harbour ultimately scuppered racing for the day. However, a lack of racing did not stop the race scores from changing. An overnight protest occurred


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Team NZ Vows to Fix America’s Cup

June 12th, 2013

Emirates Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton has vowed to invoke a nationality clause and slash the costs of competing by around 50 per cent if Team New Zealand win the America’s Cup in San Francisco this year. The winners of the cup not only earn hosting rights, they also control the rules of the


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It’s Pretty Basic…Sailors like to Drink

June 11th, 2013

Aboard the honorable William Wall, northeast of Ellis Island – Can anyone entirely explain the unquestionable pleasure of drinking by the sea? Perhaps there is a natural felicity in casually consuming one form of liquid while gazing at another – or perhaps the coastal cocktail is an atavism of our lost amphibian past. Then again,


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Recreational Boating is $121 Billion Economic Driver for U.S.

June 11th, 2013

CHICAGO, IL (June 11, 2013) —The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), today announced that recreational boating in the U.S. has an annual economic value of $121 billion. The industry’s rising tide supports 964,000 American jobs and 34,833 businesses, generates $40 billion in annual labor income and drives $83 billion in annual spending. The NMMA, on


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Safety Foremost for Ainslie

June 11th, 2013

In competitive sport there are wins and losses. For sailing superstar Sir Ben Ainslie, a helmsman for Oracle Team USA, winning is something that he’s very good at, but last month the 36-year-old Brit experienced an unexpected loss: that of close friend Andrew “Bart” Simpson, his lifelong sailing buddy, in a [well publicized] sailing accident


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Tritium Racing Completes First Ocean Passage

June 11th, 2013

By Ryan Breymaier Over the past six weeks I have had my head down working hard on a new exciting project called Tritium Racing. The aim is to race the Transpac from Los Angeles to Hawaii this coming July and hopefully beat the course record. Our weapon of choice is … a real weapon. Originally


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Sailing is for everyone, even the disabled

June 11th, 2013

By Glenn McCarthy I have a good sailing friend who lost two legs in an auto accident 20 years ago. And I have not met anyone who is so upfront and straight forward about how he deals and beats the challenge in everything he does. His forthrightness, and explanations of the prosthetics, the care of


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ETNZ defends position

June 11th, 2013

(June 10, 2013) – Late Monday, Emirates Team New Zealand managing director Grant Dalton replied to Artemis Racing’s statement distributed earlier in the day regarding the team’s readiness to sail in the upcoming challenger series. “The joint proposal put forth by Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand of starting the Louis Vuitton Cup later


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Main Sail Lowered on America’s Cup Expectations

June 11th, 2013

Even without a fatal accident casting shadows across their bow, America’s Cup would have had a hard time meeting their promised $1.4 billion in regional economic benefit. San Francisco has officially lowered its sights for the world-renowned regatta, now expected to generate just $900 million toward the local economy, reports the SF Public Press. The


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PRO SAILING: Good to have a back-up plan

June 10th, 2013

Name other sports – besides sailing – where amateurs and professionals compete together? Our list includes running and biking, but in those two examples you likely only see the pros at the start. So it seems that sailing is quite rare in this aspect. The professional aspect of sailing has grown beyond industry professionals, with



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