Shaken and Stirred?

July 25, 2014 admin

The announcement that the America’s Cup Challenger of Record, Australia’s Hamilton Island Yacht Club, will withdraw from further participation shook things up and unloosed an avalanche of negative press.

The counter-push is now under way, and it is being led by other challenging teams. Then, reading between the lines . . .


The America’s Cup, Explained

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.


Aussies Pull Out of America’s Cup 35

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

And that means . . .


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.”


Invention Trumps $$ at Landsailing Worlds

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

And my point is?

Gilles Martin-Raget

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.


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?


Chicago Dropped from AC Venue List

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


Good News, Bad News

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

Team AlvimedicaLissabon-Newport

Youth…American…Sponsored: It Can Be Done

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


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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