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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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Three join America’s Cup Hall Of Fame

August 6th, 2013

San Francisco, CA (August 6, 2013) – Three distinguished members of the America’s Cup family were inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame on Monday night. Grant Simmer, Lucy Jewett, and the late Noel Robins received the honor at a ceremony in San Francisco. More on each of the inductees is below, from our


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The Young American Looking To Do A ‘Hansen’ In Chicago

August 6th, 2013

Chicago, USA (Tuesday 6th August): Taylor Canfield and his USone team are pulling out all the stops for a home victory at the Chicago Match Cup, stage four of the 2013 Alpari Match Racing World Tour taking place this week in Chicago. Canfield is sailing director at the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC), the event


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Chubb US Junior Championships

August 5th, 2013

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 5, 2013) – From all over the United States, sailors have arrived just southeast of Houston, Texas for three days of racing at the Chubb U.S. Junior Championships for the Sears Cup and the Bemis and Smythe Trophies. Top junior single-, double-, and triplehanded sailors who have earned the right to compete


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Ken Read Joins America’s Cup TV Commentating Team

August 5th, 2013

August 5, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – North Sails is pleased to announce that Ken Read, president of North Sails Group, has joined the America’s Cup TV commentating team in San Francisco, CA. Read will join Todd Harris, Gary Jobson and the ACTV production team to deliver live commentary for the Louis Vuitton Cup


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Moore Fun Than You Can Imagine

August 5th, 2013

August 5, 2013 By Mark English This year’s Moore 24 Pacific Coast Championships were held in Hood River, OR, in the heart of the mighty Columbia River Gorge. The Gorge’s famous winds are fueled by thermal differences between the hot Oregon interior and the typically moderate coastal climate of Portland, with high speed sleigh rides


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11 Countries to Contest Nations Cup

August 5th, 2013

The Nations Cup begins on Wednesday, August 7 in Middelfart, Denmark, with 11 countries confirmed in a highly competitive field of skippers. Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Singapore and USA will contest the Open competition, and Brazil, Denmark, Norway and USA, the women’s competition. Dustin Durant will represent the US


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NBC ramps up America’s Cup coverage in the United States

August 5th, 2013

San Francisco, CA (August 5, 2013) – The America’s Cup is returning to network television in the United States for the first time in over 20 years with NBC. Coverage begins with Semifinal races 3 and 4 of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series, on August 9 and 10 which will be


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Brushing Up On Downwind Tactics For Thistle Nationals

August 5th, 2013

By Mike Ingham (August 5, 2013) – At 109 boats, the Thistle Nationals (August 3-9) is underway. With such a big fleet, a few of us just got into a discussion on downwind tactics and how they differ from small fleets. The leaders won’t have a lot of clear lanes and can get locked into


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US 470 Sailors Prepare For Worlds in La Rochelle

August 5th, 2013

(August 5, 2013) – As the 470 World Championships kick off in La Rochelle, France, among the fleet will be ISAF #1 ranked team Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha. Dana Paxton (US Sailing) caught up with the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider sailors as they prepared for the Worlds to talk about competition, travel, lucky



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