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The first domino falls – Germans drop out of Youth America’s Cup

May 13th, 2013

After becoming aware of the tragic death of professional and Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson (GBR), who lost his life on May 9 as part of an America’s Cup accident on the Artemis Racing AC72, the Sailing Team Germany (STG) and the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV) have withdrawn their entry from the Red Bull Youth America’s


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Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week fires up the fun

May 13th, 2013

(May 14, 2013) – The concept that sailboat racing could be fun even in big fleets of keelboats wasn’t original 3 1/2 decades ago, but no event that evolved from that notion lives on more vigorously than the one that has ushered summer into Southern California for 35 years. Under its prestigious title sponsor since


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IMG Media To Distribute Alpari World Match Racing Tour Series

May 13th, 2013

IMG Media, a division of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, has signed a long-term partnership with the Alpari World Match Racing Tour to increase global viewing of the leading professional sailing series. The engagement will see IMG Media distribute a series of highlights programmes from each event, as well as a


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Caribbean school wins High School Nationals

May 12th, 2013

Chicago, IL (May 12, 2013) – Twenty teams competed at the High School Doublehanded Championship on Lake Michigan (May 11-12). Both days saw winds over 20 knots at times, though the wind was far from locked in with both direction and velocity varying. What didn’t vary was the unseasonably chilly temperatures (wind chill in the


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The Atlantic Cup: Will the Gulf Stream deliver?

May 12th, 2013

Seven Class40 teams from the United States and England started the first of three stages of the 2013 Atlantic Cup on Saturday, commencing the 648nm doublehanded leg on from Charleston, SC to New York, NY. Click here for photos. After an exciting start out of the Charleston harbor, which saw multiple lead changes between Icarus


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Has the cause of the America’s Cup accident been revealed?

May 12th, 2013

He heard a crack, and the next thing (helmsman) Nathan Outteridge knew, the catamaran he was piloting was airborne. As it rose and fell back into the San Francisco Bay, the 72-foot catamaran cracked into pieces, folding in on itself ‘‘like a taco shell’’. Then the Olympic hero was in the water, along with 10


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QUOTABLE: Serious concerns about safety

May 12th, 2013

“The way it [the America’s Cup] is now is not good. It is necessary that those responsible take note. Not everyone has realised that we have gone from a romantic America’s Cup to an extreme one. This Cup with the AC72s is too extreme, they have to realise it and change, revise the rules, everything.


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Kirby Files to Cancel Laser Trademark and Sunburst Logo for Boats

May 10th, 2013

(May 10, 2013) – Bruce Kirby Inc. today filed the below petition to cancel US trademark registrations directed to both the word LASER and the Sunburst logo for boats. According to US Trademark Office records, these US registrations are owned by Karaya (Jersey) Limited based in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. Grounds for the petitions


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Who was Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson?

May 10th, 2013

Training onboard America’s Cup challenger Artemis Racing, crewman Andrew “Bart” Simpson, a British double Olympic medalist, died May 9 when the team’s AC72 catamaran capsized on San Francisco Bay. That was when Bart’s life ended… but where did it start? Andrew Simpson (Dec 17, 1976-May 9, 2013) caught the sailing bug when he was a



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