Posts Tagged "America’s cup"

America’s cup – day 9

»Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Featured, San Francisco

America’s cup – day 9

Today every reporter and photographer I talked to, had the obituary of Team USA written and ready to be submitted by the end of Race 12. Guess what, Jimmy Spithill and its crew are not going to let the Kiwis get the cup so easily. In the 9th day of the America’s cup, they show great strength both at the start and on the racetrack by foiling upwind at 30-32 knots and posting an average speed for the race just under 30 knots. Race 13 were again postponed due to high winds. Oracle has offered to raise the high wind limit, but it’s all in their advantage, their boat is faster in higher wind. Team New Zealand had obviously refused. Tomorrow is day 10 but I can’t be there…

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America’s cup – day 6

»Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Featured, San Francisco

America’s cup – day 6

Yesterday we had the excitement of a near capsize (FYI it was a 44.8 degree pitch). My guess is anything above 45 and they would have lost the boat. Today was two really close races. In the first race team USA did a great job blocking team New Zealand and did a perfect race increasing their lead on each leg, crossing the finish line with a 46 second lead. Some spectator don’t understand that those boats are really fast and don’t turn on a dime… Guess who had a discussion with the Coast Guard. On the second race of the day, it was the closest race we have ever seen. They were four lead changes in the race, Team New Zealand won by only 17 seconds. The current score is 7 points for Team New Zealand, 1 point for team...

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America’s cup – day 5

»Posted by on Sep 14, 2013 in Featured, San Francisco

America’s cup – day 5

What a race !! The score was 6 points for Team New Zealand and -1 for Team USA. Team New Zealand was expected to win the two races. Team USA was fast but significantly slower on the up wing leg. Each time Team New Zealand was able to close the gap, pass and then increase its lead on the up wind leg against Team USA. Today was different in many aspects. First the wind was at the upper limit (more on that later) which seems to favor Team USA. Second Team USA said they made modifications to their boat to make it more competitive in the up wind leg. Third Grant Dalton was not on the NZ boat (last time it was not on the boat, Team USA won the race). Team New Zealand took the better start and was leading at first mark. During the down wind leg, Team USA was able to...

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America’s cup – day 1

»Posted by on Sep 7, 2013 in Featured, San Francisco

America’s cup – day 1

Today was the first day of the America’s cup between Team USA and Team New Zealand. Everyone was anxious to see how fast against Team New Zealand’s boat Oracle’s boat would be. We guessed that the boats were close in speed and close they are… The first race was close and saw a change of leader happen twice (unseen until today in any previous races with the AC72s). The kiwis made no mistakes, sailing a very good race. The second race was also close but not as close as the first one. That’s two wins for the kiwis. The kiwis left no chance to the Americans. They show that they are fast and sail clean lines, a very hard to beat combo. They will be a lot of analysis and video watching tonight at Oracle’s base, they have to win...

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Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton cup

»Posted by on Aug 25, 2013 in Featured

Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton cup

Today, Emirates Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton cup 7 win to 1 against Luna Rossa challenge. For the very beginning Team New Zealand was the favorite but today they have proven, they are the team to beat and Oracle Team USA (the defender) should be worried. Those kiwis are fast, really...

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