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Italians Threaten To Withdraw Over Boat Change

Italians Threaten To Withdraw Over Boat Change

Italian challengers Luna Rossa said they are “distinctly opposed to the proposal” to use smaller boats in the America’s Cup, saying “if the principle of unanimity of all challengers required to change the Class Rule were not to be respected Luna Rossa will be obliged to withdraw from the 35th America’s Cup.” This follows... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Fryderyk Chopin Visits Island

Photos & Video: Fryderyk Chopin Visits Island

The tall ship Fryderyk Chopin recently paid a visit to St. George’s, making for a graceful sight as it cruised gently through Bermuda’s waters, with white-roofed buildings providing a stark backdrop to the vessel’s arrival. The Fryderyk Chopin was designed by Polish naval architect Zygmunt Choreń and launched in Dora Shipyard in Gdańsk,... Read more of this article

Seized America’s Cup Boat Ordered Released

Seized America’s Cup Boat Ordered Released

A catamaran seized by marshals in the United States following a lawsuit filed against Oracle Team USA by fired sailor Joe Spooner has been ordered released by a federal judge. The boat was seized as Mr. Spooner claimed wrongful termination against the group; he was allegedly fired “after he asked for a raise to help cover the cost of relocating... Read more of this article

Training Vessel Eendracht Visits St. George’s

Training Vessel Eendracht Visits St. George’s

The Dutch-flagged sail training vessel “Eendracht” berthed in St. George’s today [Feb 23] after stopping by the island for a crew transfer. The vessel sails as a training vessel and arrived in Bermuda from Marigot, St. Martin and is scheduled to depart on Wednesday to Horta, Azores. Eendracht is one of Holland’s largest three-mast schooners... Read more of this article

Coast Guard Rescues Bermuda Bound Sailors

Coast Guard Rescues Bermuda Bound Sailors

A father and son sailing to Bermuda were recently stranded after getting caught in a large storm, requiring the United States Coast Guard to rescue them in “near hurricane-force winds” on Sunday [Feb 15]. Coast Guard crews responded to an offshore distress call from the 43-foot sailing vessel Sedona, which was disabled and adrift in a winter... Read more of this article

Rousmaniere Looks Back At 46th Thrash

Rousmaniere Looks Back At 46th Thrash

[Written by John Rousmaniere] When I wrote my history of the race, A Berth to Bermuda, in 2006, one theme wove its way through the narrative: Anyone who wishes to win the oldest of all ocean races must be prepared to be bold in choosing strategy and tactics. Richard B. Nye, who with his father and three Carinas won two races and almost a third, told... Read more of this article

J Class To Return America’s Cup After 80 Years

J Class To Return America’s Cup After 80 Years

The majesty of the J Class era will return to the America’s Cup eighty years after the class last raced for the oldest trophy in international sport. The J Class Association [JCA] and the America’s Cup Event Authority have agreed to stage a J Class regatta in Bermuda in June 2017 between the conclusion of the America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs... Read more of this article

40 Min. Video: America’s Cup Press Conference

40 Min. Video: America’s Cup Press Conference

Sir Russell Coutts, ACBDA Chairman Peter Durhager, and ACBDA CEO Mike Winfield held a press conference today [Feb 10], where they spoke on various aspects of the America’s Cup including the preparation work, the actual sailing aspects, plans for teams to be based in Bermuda and more.About the ongoing work to prepare the island, Sir Russell said,... Read more of this article

$25,000 Donation To Bermuda Sloop Foundation

$25,000 Donation To Bermuda Sloop Foundation

Marsh and Guy Carpenter recently made a $25,000 donation to the Bermuda Sloop Foundation, and colleagues have also volunteered to mentor 10 middle school students on four, full-day sailing voyages aboard the Bermuda Sloop Foundation’s training vessel Spirit of Bermuda. The sailing voyages will take place February 9, 10 and 11 and students and volunteers... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Priority: Marion Bermuda Racers

America’s Cup Priority: Marion Bermuda Racers

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Racers entering in the 20th Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race that starts June 19, 2015 will earn priority status at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club [RHADC] to experience the 2017 America’s Cup being sailed during the month of June. Participating in the 2015 race will act as a warm-up-trip to Bermuda that will... Read more of this article


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