Clipper Race: Equator crossing shenanigans:
(September 11, 2017; Day 22) – Today marks a third day at the top of the Clipper Race leader board for Visit Seattle, which is followed closely by Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef in second and third place respectively as teams re-acclimatise to the angled upwind tropics sailing and look ahead to the first Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. Full report.
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America’s Cup to be Tested Again:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
Following their successful America’s Cup Deed of Gift Challenge in 2010, the Larry Ellison owned and Russell Coutts led Oracle team went on a mission reshape the event. Their objective was to create a competition that wasn’t just for sailors to follow, but for everyone.
Creating interest was integral to their larger plan to heighten the commercial attraction of the event. There weren’t enough billionaires to fund teams, they worried, and the relevance of the America’s Cup would fade if people wouldn’t compete in it.
No doubt valid concerns for a team that could and would outspend everyone. After two failed cam…
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