New Zealand advances to America’s Cup:
Hamilton, Bermuda (June 12, 2017) – The drama of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Finals carried through a delay-plagued day to see Peter Burling’s Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) win the first scheduled race and close out the series 5-2 against Nathan Outteridge’s Artemis Racing (SWE).
The deciding race was a do-over after the first attempt at race seven was abandoned when the 25 minute limit expired. Getting underway in 7 knots, it was all New Zealand as they won the start after the Swedes were OCS, extending quickly until the wind dramatically dropped on the ensuing upwind leg. The Swedes closed at the upwind gate but copped another penalty, with both teams drift…
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Stepping off in the Atlantic Ocean:
The Royal Western Yacht Club’s single-handed and two-handed transatlantic race has made headlines as many of the 21 entries competing on the course from Plymouth, England to Newport, Rhode Island have required rescue.
Following the start on May 29 for to mono and multi-hulls between 27 and 60ft in length, the first wave of incidents began in the early hours of June 9 when 60 knot winds and 15 metre seas caused damage to many boats with 3 emergency beacons (EPIRB) triggered.
After the Canadian coastguard in Halifax immediately reacted to the…
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