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Emirates Team New Zealand Wins the America’s Cup, 7-1!

Emirates Team New Zealand has won the America’s Cup, defeating Oracle Team USA 7-1!   In the races in 2013, Team New Zealand was within one race of winning the cup, only to have Oracle stage a dramatic comeback and … Continue reading

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Oracle Team USA AC45 Capsizes in Bermuda

From 1862 to 1956, yachts competing in the America’s Cup were required to sail to the races “on their own bottoms.”   My, how things have changed. Today, the AC 45 foiling catamarans sailing in the current America’s Cup Races … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Oracle Team USA! A Comeback For the Ages – America’s Cup Stays in America

The comeback by Oracle Team USA has been nothing short of amazing. Oracle appeared to be facing certain defeat, with only one more win needed by Emirates Team New Zealand to clinch the Cup.  Nevertheless, Oracle came back with eight … Continue reading

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The Final America’s Cup Race – Winner Take All

Oracle Team USA has come screaming back from what appeared to be an impossible deficit, winning the last 7 races.  In total races, they have now won 10 to the Kiwi’s 8.  Only the two race penalty assessed for past … Continue reading

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America’s Cup – Oracle Rebounds with a Vengence

After looking like they were in an impossibly deep hole, Oracle Team USA has come charging back. Only last Wednesday, Emirates Team New Zealand was on the verge of winning the America’s Cup.  They had won 8 of the 9 … Continue reading

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America’s Cup – Oracle Charges Back, But is it Too Late?

At first it looked like the 34th America’s Cup races would be a route. Emirates Team New Zealand was simply out-sailing the defender, Oracle Team USA. Not only was the crew making fewer mistakes but the Kiwi’s boat seemed noticeably … Continue reading

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AC Race 8 – Team New Zealand Nearly Capsizes, Oracle Picks Up a Win and Momentum

In brisk winds on Saturday, Emirates Team New Zealand’s hopes of winning the America’s Cup nearly came to an end when they came perilously close to capsizing during a tack in Race 8 of the Americas’ Cup races in San … Continue reading

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Emirates Team New Zealand Wins Races 6 & 7 – Only Three More Wins Needed to Take the Cup

The Emirates Team New Zealand challengers continue their winning streak against the defending Oracle Team USA, winning races 6 and 7. The Kiwis need only three more races to win the best of nine series to win the America’s Cup. … Continue reading

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Are Foils the Future of Fast Sailing? Oracle’s AC45 Goes Flying & l’Hydroptère DCNS Readies for Pacific Challenge

When I was coming of age, many thought that the future of speed on the water would be in motor-powered hydrofoils.  While there are still a few hydrofoil ferries in operation, the idea really never caught on.  Now, however, hydrofoils have appeared … Continue reading

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