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Ben Ainslie's British Challenge Accepted for the 35th America's Cup
The British Royal Yacht Squadron Racing (RYSR) has had its challenge accepted by the America's Cup defender, the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. RYSR is the affiliate club of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the challenging club for…
America's Cup Sailor to Race F18 at Ballyholme Yacht Club World Champs
Australian Glenn Ashby was wing trimmer on the Emirates Team New Zealand AC72 in last year's America's Cup. He is a multihull specialist, with 14 World Championships across three classes to his name. Ballyholme Yacht Club, host of the 2014…
Ben Ainslie Launches Britain's America's Cup Bid
#americascup – Sir Ben Ainslie likes to defy the odds but his latest race against time could even test his skills of generating something from nothing writes James Toney.Last year Britain's most able seaman since Admiral Nelson masterminded one of…
'Bart' Simpson Inquest Rules Accidental Death
#AmericasCup - An inquest into the death of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson while training for the America's Cup last summer has ruled the tragic incident as an accident, as the Bournemouth Echo reports. The sailing world was shocked a year ago…
Sir Ben Wants To Swap The Seas For The Skies
#AmericasCup - Having already mastered the seas, now British Olympic and America's Cup hero Sir Ben Ainslie wants to conquer the skies. The Bournemouth Echo reports on his recent appearance on BBC Radio's Desert Island Discs, where he expressed his…
'Nationality Rule' Proposed For Next America's Cup
#AmericasCup - Sir Ben Ainslie's historic contribution to Oracle Team USA's astonishing turnaround victory in this year's America's Cup may prompt a future rule change for the yachting classic - one that would prevent its likes from happening again. The…
'Blunt Trauma, Drowning' Killed Andrew 'Bart' Simpson In America's Cup Tragedy
#AmericasCup - Andrew 'Bart' Simpson died from "blunt trauma with drowning" after the Artemis Sailing catamaran capsized and broke apart during training ahead of the America's Cup this summer. That was finding of the medical examiner's report into the tragic…
Ben Ainslie Talks His Role In America's Cup Turnaround
#AmericasCup - Fresh off of helping comeback kids Oracle Team USA to the America's Cup in San Francisco last week, Britain's Olympic sailing superstar Sir Ben Ainslie gets the profile treatment in The Guardian this weekend. Credited by many with…
Baltimore's Revelin Minihane Lifts the America's Cup
#americascup – West Cork Commodore's Cup sailor and 1720 crew and former Mirror world dinghy champion, Revelin Minihane (right), who is also a helmsman with Baltimore RNLI lifeboat, proudly holds the America's Cup aloft during celebrations in San Franciso. As…
Comeback Kings Oracle Team USA Win America's Cup
ORACLE TEAM USA won the 34th America's Cup in a winner-take-all 19th race, defeating challenger Emirates Team New Zealand by 44 seconds in today's clincher. Led by 35-year-old skipper Jimmy Spithill, ORACLE TEAM USA won by the score of 9-8.…
#americascup – San Francisco is in the process of serving up the greatest sailing spectacle of all time writes Anthony Shanks. Will it be Oracle Team USA (OTUSA) to continue their unbeaten run into eight races or can Emirates team New…
Oracle Team USA Draws Even for Thrilling America's Cup Climax
#americascup – Oracle Team USA has forced a winner-take-all final race for the 34th America's Cup after posting a come-from-behind win in Race 18. Kiwi skipper Dean Barker started the race to leeward of rival Jimmy Spithill and held the…
Americas Cup Comeback, Team ORACLE USA Wins Again...Now 8-6
#americascup – Is this the greatest sporting comeback of all time? The elusive match point for Emirtates Team New Zealand was again out of reach in San Francisco today. And as Oracle crossed the finish line ahead, the longest America's Cup…
Oracle Team USA Closes the Gauge To Extend 34th America's Cup Another Day
#americascup – Oracle Team USA won Race 15 by 37seconds over Emirates Team New Zealand to sweep the day after winning Race 14 by 23 seconds. Oracle Team USA has clawed its way to 8-5 on the scoreline, after trailing…
America's Cup Race Postponed Again, Oracle Foil Kiwi Plans With Second Win
#americascup – Another one-race day at San Francisco as wind and tide conspired against the race committee's best endeavours to get the second race away. They came close to succeeding. The boats were well into the two-minute start sequence when…
Team New Zealand on the Edge of America's Cup Victory
#americascup – Emirates Team New Zealand's wire-to-wire win in Race 11 moved the challenger to match point in the 34th America's Cup against defender ORACLE TEAM USA. About 38 minutes later, as the two crews were jockeying for position on…

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