Technicality Saves British America’s Cup Effort:
On February 6th 2017 Land Rover BAR became the first America’s Cup team to launch their America’s Cup Class (ACC) boat, the yacht with which the British team will challenge for the 35th running of the America’s Cup in Bermuda in May and June 2017.
Sir Ben Ainslie’s wife Georgie and baby daughter Bellatrix sought to appropriately smash a bottle of English sparkling Nyetimber wine to christen Land Rover BAR’s America’s Cup Class race boat Rita – the name carried by all 19 of Ben’s previous Olympic and world championship winning boats.
However, it didn’t quite go according to plan. Does a failed first attempt to christen the boat pose doom on this upstart new te…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Technicality Saves British America’s Cup Effort, Editor
Who Will Shape the Future of UK sailing?:
John Derbyshire OBE, whose involvement with the RYA’s Racing programmes spans some 32 years as a coach, Olympic Manager and as latterly Director of Racing, is to retire from the organisation in late 2017. With Olympic Manager Stephen Park OBE also moving on this spring, the RYA is seeking two outstanding candidates to lead the development of racing in the United Kingdom. Full report.
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