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Cup Watch: an America’s Cup blog

by Sail Staff, Posted January 28, 2010

Brought to you by Kimball Livingston and the editors of SAIL

After years of legal wrangling, it appears there is finally going to be an America’s Cup between Team Alinghi, representing Switzerland’s Socit Nautique de Genve, and the challenger BMW Oracle Racing, representing San Francisco’s Golden Gate Yacht Club. The Swiss will be racing aboard a


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The Wunderkind

by David Schmidt, Posted January 26, 2010
For most sailors, just competing in the Olympic Games is a dream come true, but for Anna Tunnicliffe, 27, getting to the Games was only the start. The real dream was winning a gold medal, a lofty goal Anna set for herself at the tender age of 12 after immigrating to the U.S. from England with her parents. Anna’s gold in the Laser Radial class in the 2008 Olympic Games at Qingdao, China, was the
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Storms Hamper Miami OCR

by Adam Cort, Posted January 26, 2010
The sailors at US Sailing’s 2010 Rolex Miami OCR, the second of seven stops for this year’s International Sailing Federation World Cup, are hoping for better conditions today after all 13 classes had to stand down due to bad weather.

Though the day seemed promising enough at first, the threat of thunderstorms on Biscayne Bay compelled organizers to put racing on hold for safety. In all, the


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BMW Oracle has begun sailing in Valencia, Spain, as it continues to tune up for next months scheduled running of the 33rd Americas Cup regatta. The team has also unveiled a new name for its boat. Previously referred to—none too glamorously—as BOR 90, the 90ft trimaran is now being called USA.

“Everyone was very excited to get out on the water," said team CEO Russell


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Brits Win Star Worlds

by Adam Cort, Posted January 22, 2010

British Olympians Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson have bested a fleet of 73 to win the Star World Championship regatta, hosted this year by the Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro (ICRJ). The Swiss team of Flavio Marazzi and Enrico De Maria, leaders in the ISAF world ranking, took second while Brazilians Torben Grael and Marcelo Ferreira came in third.

 

With his victory, Percy joins a select group of


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