Racing

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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Getting Personal

by Adam Cort, Posted January 21, 2010
For those looking to capture the true tenor of the 33rd America’s Cup without having to wade through all those boring legal briefs, look no further than the work of Alinghi’s team cartoonist, Mark O’Brien.

A native of Dunedin, New Zealand, O’Brien has been covering sailing for years, ever since he created a series on the 1989-90 Whitbread for the Auckland Star during the fleet’s


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America's Cup 33

by Charles Mason, Posted January 20, 2010
Ian Campbell of the University of Southampton’s (UK) venerable Wolfson Test Unit takes data provided to him by SAIL and runs it through their velocity prediction programs and the WinDesign VPP developed in conjunction with Clay Oliver’s Yacht Research International. His detailed analysis, which begins on page 14 of SAIL’s February issue, suggests that
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He Said She Said

by Kimball Livingston, Posted January 20, 2010
I’m pretty sure the BMW Oracle folks weren’t really expecting Alinghi to apologize for what they claim are misrepresentations attributed to Alinghi skipper Brad Butterworth—regarding the breakup of the Singapore negotiations—but for the record, Golden Gate YC commodore Marcus Young did request an apology in a January 15 letter to SNG commodore Pierre-Yves Firmenich. In a new
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I had a couple more of those conversations today.

They start with someone asking, “Are you going to Valencia?”

Yep.

“What’s it gonna be like?”

Darned if I know.

At this point in ‘07 I was long since pre-registered at the America’s Cup Media Center, which may or may not now exist. The building, yes, but no authority has put itself forward advising me how, as foreign


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