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LV Cup Finals: 2-1 to Kiwis

August 19th, 2013

San Francisco, CA (August 19, 2013) – Emirates Team New Zealand regained the lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup Final today when Italy’s Luna Rossa Challenge had to pull up at the beginning of Leg 3 with damage sustained to a sheave on the control arm of the 131-foot tall wing sail. Emirates Team New


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International Jury To Conduct Rule 69 Hearing Over Oracle AC45s

August 19th, 2013

(August 19, 2013) – The International Jury issued two Jury Notices on Monday morning, both relating to the “unauthorised modification of AC45 yachts.” JN101 says that “The Jury has decided to conduct a hearing under the Racing Rules of Sailing (America’s Cup) rule 69.1 to determine if allegations (that persons associated with ORACLE TEAM USA


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Hydraulics Problem Costs Kiwis A Race

August 19th, 2013

By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team New Zealand San Francisco (August 18, 2013) – An electronics problem disabled the hydraulics system on board Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC72 today, bringing the boat to a halt at the third mark of the second race in the Louis Vuitton Cup final. Without hydraulics the crew can operate neither


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Windczar Wind Wizards Win J/111 North Americans

August 19th, 2013

Chicago, IL (August 18, 2013) – The last day of the International J/111 first North American Championships dawned with the prospect that just about any team in the top six boats could win the regatta. With a promising breeze flowing in from the east at dawn onto the spectacular Chicago shoreline and slowly building for


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2013 Ida Lewis Distance Race Proves Tricky Overnighter

August 18th, 2013

Newport, R.I. (August 18, 2013) – Of 29 boats that started this year’s Ida Lewis Distance Race, only 13 managed to finish within the 30-hour time limit due to light winds and strong currents. Nevertheless, the popular overnighter, which started Friday afternoon (August 16) on Narragansett Bay, was a hit, taking the fleet on its


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Day 2 CORK 2013

August 18th, 2013

Kingston, ONT (August 18th, 2013) – The second day of CORK Olympic Classes regatta saw light breezes and almost all fleets were able to get 3 races in. After 6 races, in the Laser NA Grand Prix, Christopher Barnard (USA) sits in first place overall with 15 pts. In the Radial NA Grand Prix, Max


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Canfield Wins CMRC Grand Slam

August 18th, 2013

Chicago, IL (August 18, 2013) – In a superb display of near-flawless match race sailing in Lake Michigan’s light and lumpy conditions, Taylor Canfield of the US Virgin Islands and his Team USone have won the 2013 CMRC Grand Slam, the first of four events in the US Grand Slam Series. Canfield and his crew


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LV Cup Final: Challengers Score 1 Point Apiece

August 18th, 2013

San Francisco, CA (August 18, 2013) – The Louis Vuitton Cup Final got off to a shaky start over the weekend with just two of the scheduled four races being sailed and both Challengers suffering equipment failure/damage. In Saturday’s race 1, the Italian crew on Luna Rossa withdrew due to problems with its starboard daggerboard


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LV Final Race 2: Luna Rossa Even With ETNZ

August 18th, 2013

San Francisco, CA (August 18, 2013) – Italy’s Luna Rossa Challenge evened the final of the Louis Vuitton Cup against Emirates Team New Zealand at 1-1 with a victory in Race 2. Luna Rossa was trailing by more than 400 meters on Leg 3, upwind, when the Kiwis stopped sailing, apparently due to a problem


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Semi-Finalists Emerge In CMRC Grand Slam

August 18th, 2013

Chicago, IL (August 17, 2013) – After a long 10-hour day of match race sailing off Chicago’s Belmont Harbor, four Semi-Finalists have emerged today from the field of 12 teams from six nations at the CMRC Grand Slam, the first event of the 2013 US Grand Slam series. World #2-ranked Taylor Canfield and his USone



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