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America’s Cup & ISAF To Support Youth Sailing

America’s Cup & ISAF To Support Youth Sailing

The America’s Cup and the International Sailing Federation [ISAF] are supporting youth sailing with major investments in two youth sailing programs – one in Bermuda and one international. In a new first, the entire sanction fee for the 35th America’s Cup will be split equally between ISAF’s international youth sailing charity and the America’s... Read more of this article

Ainslie Jumps Ahead At Portsmouth World Series

Ainslie Jumps Ahead At Portsmouth World Series

Ben Ainslie, the most decorated Olympic sailor of all time, and the man who is leading the British challenge for the America’s Cup, holds a narrow lead after the first day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth today [July 25]. Ainslie led his team to a win and a second place finish in the two races held on Saturday... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Racing To Kick Off On Saturday

America’s Cup Racing To Kick Off On Saturday

Racing for the 35th America’s Cup is set to begin, as Saturday marks the start of the race to Bermuda, as the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series gets underway in Portsmouth. Six teams will begin to accumulate points toward the ultimate goal – winning the America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017.“Everyone is going to have their ‘race-face’... Read more of this article

America’s Cup To Be Broadcast In Poland

America’s Cup To Be Broadcast In Poland

Nc+ platform has secured the broadcast rights to all events in the 35th America’s Cup for Poland. Under the new deal, the leading Polish platform will provide extensive coverage from all events across nc+ channels, including the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in 2015 and 2016 [beginning this weekend in Portsmouth, UK], the Louis Vuitton... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Racing To Get Underway In UK

America’s Cup Racing To Get Underway In UK

Ben Ainslie, the hometown hero at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth, is finding his rivals are keen on naming him the favourite ahead of this weekend’s racing. “I think Ben is clearly faster than everyone,” Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill said, to the applause of a home crowd eager to support the local team.“Honestly,... Read more of this article

‘America’ Replica Begins Tour, To Visit Bermuda

‘America’ Replica Begins Tour, To Visit Bermuda

A replica of America, the namesake yacht of the America’s Cup, is getting set to tour the east coast next year, including a stop in Bermuda during the event itself. The tour is being undertaken by Troy Sears of Next Level Sailing, who is currently touring the west coast, including stops in yacht clubs in California, Oregon, Washington and British... Read more of this article

Photos: Sailing Ship ‘Tiare Taporo’ In St George’s

Photos: Sailing Ship ‘Tiare Taporo’ In St George’s

The Tiare Taporo, a 130-foot sailing vessel owned by Pacific Schooners, paid a visit to St. George’s this week, bringing with it the interesting history behind the ship’s name. The Pacific Schooners website says, “The name itself is Tahitian and means “lime blossom” [in Cook Islands’ Maori it would be Tiare Tiporo] and was also... Read more of this article

Atlantic Anniversary Regatta To Include Bermuda

Atlantic Anniversary Regatta To Include Bermuda

The Norddeutscher Regatta Verein [Hamburg] and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda [Porto Cervo, Sardinia] announced an offshore regatta series in 2017/2018 which will include a stop in Bermuda. The “Atlantic Anniversary Regatta” will depart from the Canary Islands in November 2017 headed for Virgin Gorda [British Virgin Islands], where the Yacht... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Enter Team In Youth America’s Cup

Bermuda To Enter Team In Youth America’s Cup

Bermuda will enter a sailing team in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, it was announced today [July 14], saying the plan is to “find the best athletes in the country and match them with the best sailors in the country to build the best youth sailing team Bermuda has ever known.” “The ACBDA committee tasked with putting the team together... Read more of this article

Video: Oracle Team Sailing Training Continues

Video: Oracle Team Sailing Training Continues

Oracle Team USA recently continued its training, posting a video of their efforts on YouTube, following up on a similar video from last month. In the video, skipper and helmsman Jimmy Spithill says, “The first half of June has been very light, but the second half has been incredible. Today we had 20 knots at times, so it’s just fantastic.” Sailing... Read more of this article

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