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Line Review: Dyneema Blended Single Braids

August 7th, 2013

By Matthew Fafoutis, Annapolis Performance Sailing As the category title would indicate, all of these lines are Dyneema blended single braids. Constructionally none of these lines have covers (as would be expected from double braids). They are all a mix of Dyneema and another fiber, be it the most popular polyester, nylon or Cordura. They’re


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Roshambo: Speed beats Smarts

August 7th, 2013

Before Artemis Racing had launched their AC72, helm Nathan Outteridge knew what it would take to win… “To succeed in the 34th America’s Cup, a team will certainly require a fast boat, but more importantly being able to do all the maneuvers properly. It will be imperative to understand what a boat can do, being


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AC34: Arrivederci, again

August 7th, 2013

San Francisco, CA (August 7, 2013) – In another lop-sided match, the America’s Cup challenger Luna Rossa (ITA) trounced the Swedish Artemis Racing team in the second race of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Semi-Final series. The final delta was 2:06 minutes. The two minute start cycle provided riveting maneuvers, with Artemis Racing claiming a


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My America’s Cup Experience: Two days in San Francisco

August 7th, 2013

By Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Riding the BART train from San Francisco International airport, I exited two blocks from the Bay on Market Street. At lunch time there is the ebb and flow of the downtown workforce. People seem to seek out the water to recover from cubicle cramp. Arriving at the end of Market Street,


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America’s Cup: One Race Two Wins

August 6th, 2013

(August 6, 2013) By Matt Sheahan, Yachting World At last – a lead change in an AC34 race. I don’t mean to sound flippant, but lets face it, while the boats have been as spectacular to watch as the rate at which the crews are climbing the learning curve, the one thing we haven’t seen


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Smooth Sailing At Sports Bar

August 6th, 2013

(August 6, 2013) – The America’s Cup races may have gotten off to a stumbling start, but the event’s “pop-up” sports bar at Pier 27 in San Francisco is sailing along nicely. A collaboration among restaurant vet Eric Rubin, San Francisco builder Karl Hasz and mixologist Scott Beattie, the America’s Cup Sports Bar is an


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Keeping Up With Anna Tunnicliffe

August 6th, 2013

Best known for her succes as an Olympic Gold Medalist, world class Laser Radial sailor world class women’s match racer, Anna Tunnicliffe is mixing it up in 2013 with a few new pursuits, like the 49er and … CrossFit. Here Dan Cooney, former Associate Executive Director of US Sailing, chats to Anna about her latest


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Black Watch Wins Ames Cup In Castine Classic Regatta

August 6th, 2013

Castine, ME (August 5, 2013) – In the fourteenth annual Castine Classic Yacht Regatta, Black Watch, a 67.8’ Sparkman & Stephens yawl built in 1958, sailed by Peter Kellogg and Lars Forsberg, led a fleet of 40 classic yachts to win the coveted Ames Cup. The Ames Cup honors the memory of Richard Glover Ames


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Oakcliff Sailing Center: From Zero To US Sailing Team Official Sailing Center

August 6th, 2013

Not one to let moss grow underfoot, renowned yachtswoman Dawn Riley has swapped a successful career as a pro sailor and set her sights on creating the Oakcliff Sailing Center in Oyster Bay, NY, a (relatively) new training center for those seeking a career in the business of sailing, whether it be sailboat racing or


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Nations Cup In Middelfart Promises To Go Off With A Bang

August 6th, 2013

(August 6, 2013) – After an opening ceremony at Hindsgavl Castle tonight (Tuesday, August 6) overlooking the beautiful field of play on Fænøsund, canons will sound the start of the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final match racing on Wednesday morning at 1000hrs (CET) in Middelfart, Denmark. Follow the racing live. The final is on Saturday,



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