Louis Vuitton Cup: The Semifinal Round

by Sail Staff, Posted May 11, 2007

For daily updates and insight from Valencia, see Kimball Livingston's GOT LIVE blog linked from our home page

 

Events are moving fast. In the semifinal round of the challenger eliminations we have two pairings. Each pair races until somebody wins five races. That boat advances, and the other is through, thank you very much. With breaks, the semis run May 14-24. Then we have the final


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Juan Fast Tractor

by Sail Staff, Posted May 6, 2007

By Kimball Livingston
(the pics too)

 

Wanna have fun? Go talk to Juan K about Volvo boats, running a design office, and of course this boat race that's happening in Valencia. Listen to him talk about "doing Formula One on a tractor," and mobile Cup teams, and be sure to check out the 128-cpu computer that arrived last November and


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The Other Oracle

by Sail Staff, Posted April 29, 2007

By Kimball Livingston

 

Malin Burnham is a man I trust, and not only because he wears his Top Siders without socks, proper-like. If he's willing to talk about changes at the America's Cup (Cup in Dubai?) or about the good reasons for retaining the America's Cup Class, or the prospects for and meaning of a US win in America's Cup 32, I'm ready to listen. No


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The Shosholoza Meteor, the BMW Oracle Freight Train

by Sail Staff, Posted April 24, 2007
By Kimball Livingston

Ninety seconds into the matchup between New Zealand and Areva, I could look up the racecourse and say, I want that boat. NZL 92. Same story in the BMW Oracle walkover of Victory Challenge. Then came Shosholoza's upset win over Luna Rossa and BMW Oracle's razor-thin win over that same frustrated Italian team and some of the weariness of day after day of


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Inshore Racing

Learning to fly

by David Schmidt, Posted April 23, 2007
The emergence of the Foiler Moth has been one of sailing’s most pyrotechnic developments. The Moth is a development class which by definition, means that it’s capable of true innovation, such as hydrofoiling at speeds up to 27.9 knots. It was only recently that Foiler Moths—the Bladerider, the Prowler, the Mistress, and the Hungry Tiger—became commercially
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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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