Cup Watch

SHOCKER DECISION IN NY COURT

by Sail Staff, Posted July 29, 2008
The New York State Supreme Court's Appellate Division ruled 3-2 on Tuesday that Club Nautico Espanol de Vela is the legitimate challenger of record for America's Cup 33. This decision according power to an entity that was gathering dust (did they even bother to pretend to hold an annual regatta this year?) reinstates CNEV's right to negotiate terms of the next competition with the current Cup
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Inshore Racing

David Wright Takes Laser North Americans

by Sail Staff, Posted July 27, 2008
July 27, 2008

Canadian David Wright nailed the Laser North American Championship completed today on San Francisco Bay, skipping the final race with a comfortable margin and turning his attention next to the Laser Slalom, a classic that is being revived Monday through Wednesday.

The epic Slaloms of decades past were sailed in winds of 25 knots or more over


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Inshore Racing

Wrapping Up a Windy NYYC Race Week

by Sail Staff, Posted July 27, 2008
NEWPORT, R.I. (July 27, 2008) -- Diabolical winds made for plenty of exciting stories back at the New York Yacht Club after its sixth biennial Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex concluded today. The four-day competition had started much the same wet, windy way on opening day, but fortunately sunshine followed for two days with fair winds to dry things out. Today, the race committee managed
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Ocean Racing

Cutting Their Teeth

by Sail Staff, Posted July 27, 2008
By Lyn Hines

La Rochelle, France

La Solitaire du Figaro, three stages long and 50 boats strong—sailed single handed in purpose-built boats—finally got a start over the weekend after a dreary, windless and rainy postponement. Conditions were opposite to the windy, sunny prologue last week, won by the “Green Giant”, Gildas Morvan, who is a favorite to win again despite


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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