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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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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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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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Team NZ Back On The Water

August 4th, 2013

San Francisco, CA (August 3 2013) – With the breeze up to a brisk 22-24 knots on Saturday, Emirates Team New Zealand took the AC72 for a test and training run on San Francisco Bay. Fresh from five days in the boat shed for modifications, the big cat revelled in the conditions on the Louis


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AC34: Challenger status report

July 25th, 2013

(July 25, 2013) – The Round Robin segment of the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series doesn’t conclude until August 1, but America’s Cup challenger Emirates Team New Zealand already has enough points (1 point for a win) to secure the top rank in this segment. As of today, here are the Round Robin standings. Emirates


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Has the America’s Cup outgrown the Deed of Gift?

July 17th, 2013

As badly as the 34th America’s Cup seeks to attract the “Facebook Generation”, it can’t escape its deeply rooted history of elegance. The New Zealand Herald provides this report by lifestyle editor Ginny Fisher, who got a taste of the glamorous side of sailing onboard Larry Ellison’s gleaming 184-ft Asahi and the glittering Louis Vuitton


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America’s Cup: Details, Details, Details

July 16th, 2013

* With the school year completed, activity is now increasing for the two North American teams selected to compete in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup (Sept 1-4). The American Youth Sailing Force (USA), which represents San Francisco, continues to train on the very high-performance SL33 this month. The team had been utilizing Oracle Team


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Oracle Team USA Responds to Jury Decision

July 11th, 2013

“We respect the decision of the America’s Cup Jury,” said Grant Simmer, ORACLE TEAM USA General Manager. “We continue to support the Regatta Director and we believe all teams have benefited from his review. We don’t have an issue complying with the Class Rule, and we will be ready to race under the rules affirmed


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First Point for Luna Rossa

July 11th, 2013

Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 took to the America’s Cup racecourse today for its first action of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series and came away with one point. With the wind blowing between 13 and 15 knots, helmsman Chris Draper guided the silver AC72 around the 12.07-nautical-mile course in 28 minutes, 58


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ETNZ Responds to Jury Decision

July 11th, 2013

July 10, 2013 – Emirates Team New Zealand is pleased the jury has maintained the sanctity of the AC72 Class Rule in ruling that it can be changed only by unanimous consent of the competitors and the Regatta Director. Emirates Team New Zealand has completed two races in San Francisco with all 37 safety recommendations



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