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America’s Cup Racing – the Reason that the Crews Wear Crash Helmets

I have a distinct recollection a photo of Thomas Lipton on one of his Americas Cup challengers sipping a cup of the tea on which his fortune was based.  I can’t find the photograph, so perhaps I shouldn’t trust my memory. … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Warm-up Capsize

A few weeks ago, New Zealand sailing legend Russell Coutts predicted an exciting America’s Cup series, sailed in high-tech catamarans.   The racing may be more exciting than Coutts originally intended. Yesterday the AC45 catamaran  being sailed by Coutts pitchpoled (capsized … Continue reading

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