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Kiwi going for the triple crown

Blair Tuke has confirmed his bid for sailing’s triple crown, signing with Spanish team MAPFRE for the upcoming edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. Just three weeks after lifting the America’s Cup in Bermuda with Emirates Team New Zealand, Tuke will link up with MAPFRE in Sanxenxo next week to …

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Creating Opportunities for Women

Through an initiative by the US Sailing Match Racing to promote match racing among women, the San Francisco Bay Women’s Match Race Clinic and Grade 5 Regatta on July 7 to 9 attracted 36 female sailors from the Bay Area, Southern California, the East Coast, and even St. Petersburg, Russia. The …

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Racing begins at 470 World Championships

Thessaloniki, Greece (July 10, 2017) – The 2017 470 World Championships got underway today with three qualifying races for the 132 teams from 32 nations. After a two-hour postponement ashore waiting for the thermal breeze, patience was rewarded with 8-10 knots for the first race at 1400, building to 15-16 …

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AMELS delivers highly customised 55-metre LILI

The AMELS 180 named LILI is the latest on-time and on-budget delivery from the Dutch luxury yacht builder’s busy yard in the Netherlands. After her christening on 23 June, LILI departed the yard on 5 July – AMELS’ fourth delivery this year from its popular Limited Editions range. IMPERIAL acted …

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World Sailing appoints Director of Technical & Offshore

Carlos de Beltrán Gutiérrez has been appointed Director of Technical and Offshore for World Sailing. De Beltrán Gutiérrez joins the sport’s International Federation after 2.5 years working at the America’s Cup World Series events, the Challenger Series and the 35th America’s Cup Match as a measurer within the Measurement Committee. …

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Closure for the 35th America’s Cup

The march toward Bermuda and the defense by Oracle Team USA included five Challengers seeking to relocate the oldest trophy in international sport. With the cards dealt on May 25, it was Emirates Team New Zealand that walked away with all the chips on June 26. To relive the 35th America’s …

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America’s Cup: Home Sweet Home!

(July 5, 2017) – Emirates Team New Zealand landed today in Auckland, bringing the America’s Cup back to New Zealand after 14 years. “It’s fantastic to be home, we just so proud of being New Zealanders,” said CEO Grant Dalton in front of hundreds of fans gathered at Auckland Airport …

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World Sailing Presidential Update – June 2017

World Sailing President Kim Andersen offers his monthly update on what is occurring within the international governing body for the sport of sailing. June has proven to be a very productive month, with the World Cup Series Final and the Para World Sailing Championships both taking place; two events which …

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Economic Impact of the America’s Cup

With the conclusion of the 35th America’s Cup, an independent assessment has been commissioned to determine its economic impact on Bermuda. PricewaterhouseCoopers has been hired by the ACBDA to conduct an independent study for completion by October, according to Grant Gibbons, the Minister of Economic Development. Giving his congratulations to …

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How the Tail Wagged the Dog

As Defender of the America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA had a strong vision for the event. So strong, in fact that their Challenger of Record, the mechanism in the Deed of Gift to insure mutually satisfactory event conditions, quit for both the 2013 and 2017 editions. More so, for Oracle to fulfill …

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