America’s Cup: Kiwis lead Challenger Finals:
Hamilton, Bermuda (June 10, 2017) – What began as five teams seeking to become the Challenger for the 35th America’s Cup, the elimination series now is down to two: Nathan Outteridge’s Artemis Racing (SWE) and Peter Burling’s Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL).
These two skippers know each other well through their Olympic 49er campaigns, with Outteridge getting the gold and Burling the silver in London 2012 but reversing the results at the Rio 2016 Games.
More so, both their crews from the 49er continue to be alongside: Iain Jensen on the wing trim with Outteridge and Blair Tuke on the board trim with Burling.
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Storm derails Transatlantic Race:
The Canadian military launched a rescue mission on Friday (June 9) to reach several sailing vessels in distress in the mid-Atlantic after high seas and hurricane-strength winds disrupted a race from Britain to the United States.
The defense ministry said it was “responding to distress calls from multiple sailing vessels,” coordinating efforts with marine rescue centers from the United States, Portugal and Britain.
The incident occurred during the Royal Western Yacht Club’s single-handed and two-handed transatlantic race, with 21 entries competing on the course from Plymouth, England to Newport, Rhode Island.
The race began May 29 and is open to mono and multi-h…
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