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Sailing Instructor Earns International Designation

Sailing Instructor Earns International Designation

Bermudian Tristan Loescher has completed an internationally recognized yachting instructor course as part of his professional development at the America’s Cup Endeavour program. Mr Loescher, a full-time member of the AC Endeavour team, travelled to the UK this July to complete the Royal Yachting Association’s Instructor training course. This... Read more of this article

Final Team Selected For Youth America’s Cup

Final Team Selected For Youth America’s Cup

Bermuda’s team for next year’s Youth America’s Cup is now complete with the final 11 members selected after an intensive training camp held last week. Last week’s training camp saw the participants sailing in Nacra 17s, an Olympic class catamaran, as they showcased their skills and development as sailors and teammates.The final members of... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sailors Finish In Top 10 In California

Bermuda Sailors Finish In Top 10 In California

Bermuda sailors Michael Wollmann and Camille Chin-Gurret — both 16-years-old – finished competing in the youth division of The C420 North American Championship and ninth overall after four days of racing. Wollmann – fresh from watching his sister Ceci compete in the 2016 Olympics – and Chin-Gurret achieved the result in their... Read more of this article

Young Sailors Competing In C420 In California

Young Sailors Competing In C420 In California

Bermuda sailors Michael Wollmann and Camille Chin-Gurret — both 16 years old — are presently competing in the C420 North American Championship in California, and after two days of sailing are in 10th place.They have now both aged out of Optimist sailing and are sailing in both Lasers and now 420 classes. The C420 North American Championship... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Sailors Secure Olympic Gold

America’s Cup Sailors Secure Olympic Gold

Emirates Team New Zealand sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke – who will compete in the America’s Cup in 2017 – have secured the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio after winning the first two races of the Olympic regatta. In all, the pair were able to achieve seven top-three finishes out of the 12 total races.The sailors finished... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: Wednesday Night Sailing

Photos & Results: Wednesday Night Sailing

Twenty-two boats went to the start line for Race Day Twelve of the 2016 Wednesday Night Sailing that begins and ends in the Hamilton Harbour. Cross Fire crossed the line first with a time of 1:06:31 and with their corrected time of 1:12:58 saw them finish 5th on the night. Nasty Medicine was the second boat to cross the line clocking a time of 1:12:44,... Read more of this article

Video: Sailor Pimentel Aiming For 2020 Games

Video: Sailor Pimentel Aiming For 2020 Games

Following his performance at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Bermuda’s Cameron Pimentel called it “a great experience,” with his coach saying that he performed “very, very well.”Mr. Pimentel said, “It was a great experience; I think it went well. It could have been better, but I’m overall happy with how the... Read more of this article

Ceci Wollmann On Olympic Games Experience

Ceci Wollmann On Olympic Games Experience

Following her performance at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Bermuda’s Ceci Wollmann said that she “really enjoyed” the experience, while offering thanks to those that have helped along the way. In a post on social media, Ms. Wollmann said, “My first Olympic Regatta has come to an end. I have really enjoyed my experience competing... Read more of this article

Results: Fitted Dinghy Racing In Granaway Deep

Results: Fitted Dinghy Racing In Granaway Deep

The Bermuda Fitted Dinghy season continued with three races and two different winners in Granaway Deep. Elizabeth II skippered by Jon Nicholls won the first race of the day in the A.S. Cooper Cup race and then they won the Perot’s Island Trophy race. Chase Cooper sailing Contest III won the White’s Island Cup race. A.S. Cooper Cup1. Elizabeth... Read more of this article

Olympic Sailing: Pimentel 41st & Wollmann 34th

Olympic Sailing: Pimentel 41st & Wollmann 34th

[Written by Don Burgess] Ceci Wollmann finished 34th in her first Olympics. The talented teenage sailor had originally targeted the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 but surprised everyone by qualifying for the Rio Games. Wollmann was 32nd in both laser radial races today and did not qualify for Monday’s medal race.Heading into the finals, Marit Boumeester... Read more of this article

Olympics: Pimentel & Wollmann Continue Sailing

Olympics: Pimentel & Wollmann Continue Sailing

[Written by Don Burgess] Cameron Pimentel was 39th and 34th in the seventh and eighth in the men’s laser sailing regatta at the Rio Olympics. Phillip Buhl of Germany won the seventh race while Francesco Marrai of Italy crossed the line first in the eighth race. Tonci Stipanovic of Croatia is the overall leader with Brazil’s Robert Scheidt second... Read more of this article

Team Japan Begin Construction Of New Boat

Team Japan Begin Construction Of New Boat

SoftBank Team Japan officially began construction of their new America’s Cup Class [AC50] yacht this week with the fabrication of two carbon fibre bow-sections at a Yamaha production facility in Gamagori, Japan. Once completed, the new yacht will be delivered to Bermuda in January 2017 where the team will begin testing it in preparation for the 35th... Read more of this article

Video: Oracle Team Is “Flying Low, Flying High”

Video: Oracle Team Is “Flying Low, Flying High”

In a video dubbed “Flying Low, Flying High,” Oracle Team USA compares America’s Cup sailing with a rigid wing to aviation itself, with Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Aerobatic Pilot Sean D. Tucker combining to highlight the similarities. In the video by John von Seeburg, Mike Herbener, and Tim Davis for Oracle Team USA, Spithill –... Read more of this article