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Reports: Japanese Team To Join America’s Cup

Reports: Japanese Team To Join America’s Cup

A Japanese team is expected to announce they will enter the America’s Cup, according to media report from the Japan Times, sailing website Scuttlebutt and the Independent. Scuttlebutt Sailing News reports, “The long-heralded announcement that Japan is to challenge again for the America’s Cup is expected finally to be made by the end of next... Read more of this article

Oracle Team USA Takes First Sail In Bermuda

Oracle Team USA Takes First Sail In Bermuda

Oracle Team USA took its maiden sail on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda Wednesday with the team training on two foiling Phantom boats. Kyle Langford, Graeme Spence, Joey Newton and Andrew Campbell were the first sailors on the Defending champion to test the local conditions. “It was a great day,” said Kyle Langford following the... Read more of this article

Videos: America’s Cup Public Town Hall Meeting

Videos: America’s Cup Public Town Hall Meeting

[Updated] A town hall meeting regarding the America’s Cup and its effect on Bermuda was yesterday [April 21] at the Heritage Worship Centre. The event included speakers and multimedia aiming to give those in attendance a more thorough understanding of the upcoming event and its ongoing progress on the island, outlining community outreach programs... Read more of this article

Team NZ: We Did Not Agree On Format, Location

Team NZ: We Did Not Agree On Format, Location

Following the organisers saying that the “America’s Cup competitors have agreed the format for racing in 2017,” Emirates Team New Zealand released a statement saying they “did not agree on the format.” A statement the organisers released a few days ago said, “The America’s Cup competitors have agreed the format for racing in... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Lending Club 2′ Boat Departs Bermuda

Photos: ‘Lending Club 2′ Boat Departs Bermuda

The crew of the Lending Club 2 left Bermuda this evening [April 20] after sailing the 635-nautical miles from Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda in a record setting time of 23 hours, 9 minutes, and 52 seconds. Minister of Community, Culture and Sport Patricia Gordon Pamplin visited the departing crew and was invited on board, and some people lined the... Read more of this article

Sailors Shatter Newport-Bermuda Record: 23 Hrs

Sailors Shatter Newport-Bermuda Record: 23 Hrs

[Updated with video + photos] Lending Club 2 has shattered the 635-nautical mile Newport to Bermuda sailing record, arriving in Bermuda at around 2am this morning [April 20] to set a new time of 23 hours, 9 minutes, 52 seconds. Renaud Laplanche and co-skipper Ryan Breymaier, and the crew of the 105’ trimaran Lending Club 2, successfully achieved... Read more of this article

Record Breaking Sailing Attempt Underway

Record Breaking Sailing Attempt Underway

[Updated] The Lending Club 2 racing yacht left Newport, Rhode Island early this morning [April 19] aiming to break the 635-nautical mile Newport to Bermuda record, which presently stands at just under 39 hours. The Newport to Bermuda course record is currently held by Steve Fossett, who, aboard his 125-foot catamaran Playstation, set a time of 38 hours,... Read more of this article

All 2017 America’s Cup Racing In Bermuda

All 2017 America’s Cup Racing In Bermuda

“The America’s Cup competitors have agreed the format for racing in 2017 with all racing taking place on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda,” the organisers said. “At our Competitor Forum meeting this week, the teams agreed on the details of our race program in 2017,” said Commercial Commissioner Harvey Schiller. All teams will... Read more of this article

Entry Fees Increase For Marion Bermuda Race

Entry Fees Increase For Marion Bermuda Race

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Entry fees for racers entering in the 20th Marion to Bermuda Race that starts June 19, 2015 will increase by $150 per yacht as the regular entry period ends Monday April 20th. The regular Entry Fee is $950 for Yacht and Skipper plus $50 for each additional crewmember. The entry fee for a service academy or University sailing... Read more of this article

Lending’s Next Goal: Newport-Bermuda Record

Lending’s Next Goal: Newport-Bermuda Record

Just two weeks ago the maxi-trimaran Lending Club 2 set a new sailing speed record on the English Channel: from Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, to Dinard, France — and the crew have now set their sights on breaking the Newport-Bermuda sailing record. Driven by Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, with co-skipper Ryan Breymaier, the 138-nautical... Read more of this article

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