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The America’s Cup, Explained

July 22, 2014 admin

There’s a movie I’ve seen too many times.

Scripts vary, but in movie-talk, the “arc of the story” is the same.

First, there is an America’s Cup match that is riveting, thrilling, inspiring and enthralling to a huge audience. It can’t get any better than this, you think. The sequel will be just as good, meaning great.

Then everything goes to hell.

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Aussies Pull Out of America’s Cup 35

The Challenger of Record, Australia, pulls out of America’s Cup 35.

And that means . . .

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Manta Hits the Big Four-O

Forty years ago, necessity being the mother of invention, and with necessity calling, the one-design Manta landsailer was born.

Today they’re “everywhere.”

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Invention Trumps $$ at Landsailing Worlds

A sailor is a sailor, no matter what the sailor sails.

And my point is?

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Frosty Defender/Challenger Relations in AC?

Stuart Alexander, writing in The Independent, recounts a weekend meeting in Los Angeles in which the six challengers for America’s Cup 35 laid down a number of peeves.

The lack of an announced venue.

The lack of San Francisco.

The plan to split the venue, possibly between hemispheres.

The lack of an announced PRO.

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Match Racing at 212 Degrees

What’s the fastest-growing segment in sailing? Women.

And why shouldn’t match racing get a piece of that?

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Chicago Dropped from AC Venue List

Chicago is dropped from consideration as a venue for America’s Cup 35. And the contenders are—

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Good News, Bad News

Three races are now under way from the West Coast to Hawaii and —

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Youth…American…Sponsored: It Can Be Done

Even the best of American pro sailors struggle to find backing. And then —

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Club Communications—There’s an App for That
(Your Next Move?)

Does your event, or club, need something handier than a web site?

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WHAT IS IT ?

Looks slow . . .

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