Thursday, May 25, 2017

America’s Cup Opening Day Postponed Until Saturday 27th May

The America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA), and America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM), have announced that the strong winds in Bermuda have meant that day one of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and the Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup have had to be postponed.

Credit : A Wong / ACEA

America's Cup / 35th America’s Cup Opening Day Weather Forecast

The America’s Cup Village is ready, the teams are prepared and excitement is building for the eagerly anticipated start of the 35th America’s Cup. The weather has been excellent this week, and is forecast to remain good on Saturday (27th May) and next week, however the current forecast for Friday 26th May is showing wind levels gusting above 30 knots in the afternoon. Whilst the wind may drop within the raceable limits of 6-24 knots later in the evening, the safety of both the sailors and spectators is always paramount, and a decision whether to open the America’s Cup Village or not will be taken accordingly.

Crédit : R Pinto

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ultim / One month until celebrations start of The Bridge

On Thursday a press conference was held in Paris to mark the launch of The Bridge, an event that commemorates the centenary of the first landing in France of American soldiers in June 1917.

crédit : Th Martinez

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Volvo Ocean Race unveils combined Monohull-Multihull future – the ultimate test of a professional sailing team

The Volvo Ocean Race has solved the question of whether its future should be monohull or multihull – by opting for both. The introduction of a foil-assisted 60-foot (18.29 metre) monohull for the ocean legs plus an ultra-fast 32-50 foot (10-15m) flying catamaran for use inshore will elevate the race to the ultimate all-round test in professional sailing.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Volvo Ocean Race / Fifth entry, Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag will represent Hong Kong

The fifth entry to the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will sail under the name Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag and will represent Hong Kong. The Hong Kong-based owner of supermaxi yacht Scallywag, and aims to promote competitive sailing in Asia and build a long-lasting youth sailing legacy in the region. 

Crédit : A Francolini

America's Cup / Drama on day 2 of practice racing

Day two of the final week of practice racing before the 35th America’s Cup starts in Bermuda on 26th May saw all six teams enter the fray of competitive races, in what proved an afternoon of highs and lows for Emirates Team New Zealand.

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