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America's Cup - Race Format

America's Cup - Race Format | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it
The 34th America's Cup consists of three main stages - the America's Cup World Series, the Louis Vuitton Cup and the America's Cup Finals.
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America's Cup - Luna Rossa first to sail in Venice

America's Cup - Luna Rossa first to sail in Venice | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it

Luna Rossa Challenge is the first AC World Series team to take to the waters of Venice.

 

The two Luna Rossa crews - Swordfish and Piranha - docked out mid-afternoon for a short training sail in light wind conditions.

 

The team is planning to sail on Saturday, with other teams expected to join the Italian crews on the water early next week.

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‘AMERICA’S CUP: SPEED TRIALS’ PUTS COMPETITIVE SAILING IN YOUR HANDS

‘AMERICA’S CUP: SPEED TRIALS’ PUTS COMPETITIVE SAILING IN YOUR HANDS | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it
New sailing game is available as a free app in the Apple App Store, with an Android version coming soon...
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Wonderful teaser video Countdown to America's Cup World Series Naples!

Wonderful teaser video Countdown to America's Cup World Series Naples! | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it
Naples will host the America's Cup World Series, an event that will bring the best sailors in the world to Italy in April 2012 and May 2013.
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America's Cup - ORACLE Racing Spithill collect the double

America's Cup - ORACLE Racing Spithill collect the double | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it

San Diego saved the best for last, testing the international America’s Cup World Series fleet with the strongest winds of the week, with gusts approaching 20 knots on Sunday afternoon, making for great racing conditions.

 

The teams didn’t disappoint the fans gathered on Broadway and Navy Piers – the race was full of intrigue, with plenty of lead changes on the race course, and lots of near misses and thrills and spills from start to finish

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How to follow the AC World Series - San Diego

How to follow the AC World Series - San Diego | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it

Race days are Saturday and Sunday November 12-13 and then from Wednesday November 16 through Sunday November 20. Racing starts each day with a warning signal at 1305.


To follow online:

The America's Cup website has all the news, features, images and results from San Diego, including a webcam from the team bases.


Beginning with the championship races from November 16-20, our YouTube channel will have live and on-demand streaming coverage of all the racing.

For the first time, this streaming coverage is available to iOS devices (iPad, iPhone).

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America's Cup - New look Energy Team

America's Cup - New look Energy Team | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it

As training got underway in San Diego, the French challenger Energy Team revealed the new design look for its AC45.


A new logo is featured on the hull and along the black wing sail, and looks like it has been branded on with a hot iron. This logo symbolises the DIFFERENCE, that is part of the DNA of Energy Team. A strong, dynamic expression, which matches a new type of sailing, which is faster, more innovative and impressive, resulting from the wing and bow coming together.


We are looking at what is a very modern colour, which really stands out using the current codes, ensuring maximum visibility and improved recognition.

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AC World Series begins set up in San Diego

AC World Series begins set up in San Diego | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it

The America's Cup World Series is beginning to set up shop in San Diego.

Several teams are planning to start training on San Diego Bay as early as November 8th, ahead of the opening races on November 12th.

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Artemis Racing shines on lighter day

Artemis Racing shines on lighter day | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it
Lighter breezes brought more players to the front of the fleet on day one of the Plymouth Match Racing Championship, with Artemis Racing winning two of today’s three fleet races.
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America's Cup - French teams at the ready

America's Cup - French teams at the ready | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it
There are two French teams chomping at the bit in Cascais, getting ready to sail their AC45s for the first time.
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AC World Series Stop #1 - Cascais, Portugal

AC World Series Stop #1 - Cascais, Portugal | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it
On the 6 August, the inaugural America’s Cup World Series (AC World Series) will get under way in the port city of Cascais, Portugal, a location world-famous for its spectacular sailing conditions.

The event will be held the 6th to the 14th of August and will showcase the AC45 wing-sailed catamaran in its first-ever competition.
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Thrills, spills and close racing to open AC World Series in Naples

Thrills, spills and close racing to open AC World Series in Naples | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it

The AC World Series – Naples opened in spectacular fashion on Wednesday as strong winds and big waves created thrilling racing conditions. The AC45 catamarans, powered by their powerful wing sails, were leaping out of the water, launched into the air by the heavy sea state.

 

“It's cool, the sailing is pretty awesome, you can't complain when you're sailing in conditions like that,” said Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker, who sits at the top of the leaderboard after two fleet races. “But it's very challenging for the boats and very taxing for the crew. The goal was to get back to the dock in one piece, which we did - it’s nice to be back in good shape."

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America's Cup - Championship racing in AC World Series Naples begins April 11

America's Cup - Championship racing in AC World Series Naples begins April 11 | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it

The first championship races in 2012 in the America’s Cup World Series are scheduled to begin in just under three weeks, on April 11, on the waters off Naples, Italy.

 

As the crews make their final preparations, ORACLE Racing skipper Jimmy Spithill, who has previously raced for the Italian Luna Rossa team from 2004-2007, says he thinks the Italian fans will be blown away by the new-look America’s Cup – with short course racing in exciting and fast wing-sailed catamarans, all within shouting distance of the crowds on the shoreline.

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Overall Standings

Overall Standings | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it
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Energy Team on top

Energy Team on top | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it

Consistency was the key for the French Energy Team who won the third of three races on Wednesday afternoon to top the table at the end of the seeding races for the San Diego Match Racing Championships at the America’s Cup World Series.


New skipper Yann Guichard posted three race finishes inside the top five to end the day one point clear of Emirates Team New Zealand. ORACLE Racing Spithill, plagued by penalties and starting trouble all day, recovered strongly in each race to hold on to third place.

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Kiwis claim Port Cities Challenge

Kiwis claim Port Cities Challenge | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it

Ideal racing conditions returned to San Diego on Sunday, with 6-10 knot westerlies and bright sunny skies. Crowds poured into the America’s Cup Village to watch the racing which at time brought the boats just a few yards from the viewing points along Broadway and Navy Piers.


Emirates Team New Zealand may have been the last crew to arrive in town on Friday and skipper Dean Barker had never sailed in San Diego ahead of Saturday’s first race. But his team didn’t miss a beat, winning the Port Cities Challenge on this opening preliminary weekend of the America’s Cup World Series.

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Training rolls on in San Diego

Training rolls on in San Diego | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it
Sunny and warm again today here in SD, with moderate winds expected this afternoon to allow for another good training session.

I spoke with Harold Bennett, Assistant Race Officer and Director of On-Water Operations this morning as he was running through his checklists ahead of Friday's practise racing.


Bennett says he's been blown away by the cooperation his team has received from all the local officials who have jurisdiction over the Bay, including the US Navy, the Coast Guard, the Port, the Police and the Fire Department.

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America’s Cup World Series shifts focus to San Diego

America’s Cup World Series shifts focus to San Diego | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it
With the second stop for the America’s Cup World Series in Plymouth reaching a thrilling conclusion on Sunday, attention now shifts to the next event in San Diego, November 12-20...
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America's Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth

America's Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it

Plymouth, England is the second stop in the inaugural America’s Cup World Series (AC World Series).

 

The event will be held September 10-18, 2011, and will feature both fleet and match racing.

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Emirates Team NZ double winners

Emirates Team NZ double winners | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it
Emirates Team New Zealand were double winners on Sunday, claiming top spot in the AC Cascais Preliminaries after four fleet races...
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The Boats, AC45 Catamaran

The Boats, AC45 Catamaran | America's Cup-2013_AC34 | Scoop.it
The first of two new designs for the 34th America’s Cup, the AC45 catamaran made its debut in Auckland on January 17, hitting speeds in excess of 20 knots, right out of the box.

The boat is an essential element of the vision for the 34th America’s Cup, which will feature 72-foot catamarans raced on San Francisco Bay in the Finals in 2013.
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