Stormy Start for Atlantic Cup 2016:
Charleston, SC (May 28, 2016) – Nine teams representing the United States, England, Sweden, Canada, France and Spain started the 2016 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing at 12:05 ET today in light rain and a northeast 10-15 knot breeze.
The oldest boat in the fleet, Pleiad Racing owned the start line. Coming into the first mark teams had to make a very physical sail change from their Code 0 to solent in order to sail upwind at a tighter angle of which the Spanish team, Tales II, executed flawlessly and launched to the front of the pack.
After the mark rounding, Tales continued to extend on the fleet with Eärendil, Pleiad and Oakcliff close behind. As the teams …
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Franck Cammas Leads at GC32 Riva Cup:
Riva del Garda, Italy (May 28, 2016) – After a dramatic capsize yesterday, Malizia came out all guns blazing to win the first race on day three of the GC32 Riva Cup.
“We had a change of approach,” said Pierre Casiraghi, skipper of the crew representing Yacht Club de Monaco. “We really went for it at the start and it worked.” It’s Malizia crewman Boris Herrmann’s birthday. “This morning we said we were going for the win to celebrate Boris’s birthday and it was great to give him his birthday present on the first race of the day.”
As one of the three Owner-Drivers in the nine-boat fleet packed with Olympic medallists and Volvo Ocean Race winners, Casirag…
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Atlantic Toyota as well as Huntington Toyota customers have heard the announcement of the new, bigger Prius that is going to be added to the already efficient lineup of Toyota’s hybrid models. This new Prius model will be a step in the direction of more fuel efficient minivan-like hybrids.
In the U.S. economy, there is still a big drive for greener ways of life, especially in the automotive industry with the push to lower air pollutants. Toyota has been a part of this movement for at least 10 years as the Toyota Prius celebrated its 10th anniversary this past October. During the celebration, guests received large puzzle pieces that they arranged to reveal the new, minivan-like Prius positioned behind the current generation Prius model.
The size difference is very apparent.
Not only will Atlantic Toyota and Huntington Toyota customers enjoy the new size of the new Prius as it adds more interior space, but the engine is also more powerful with a 2.5-liter engine. This is definitely a step-up from the 1.8-liter engine.
There are other automakers making models to compete with the Prius which include the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt. These models can get up to 90 mpg, but are all-electric while the Prius gets up to 50 mpg as a gas-powered vehicle without requiring any plugging in. Even though Toyota’s competitors represent another section of the hybrid industry, Toyota Corp wants to turn the Prius models into a multi-vehicle minibrand, complete with vehicles ranging from compact to full minivan.
Toyota has almost hit its goal of one million hybrids sold each year, and with this bigger Prius, they may be able to reach the goal with a wider audience being included.
If any Atlantic Toyota or Huntington Toyota customers want to see the new Prius, Toyota will be showcasing the hybrid in January at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.
For more information about Toyota Care visit http://www.atlantic-toyota-huntington.com or call 888-247-0226.