It’s a Lucky 13th for Rich Wilson American sailor Rich Wilson has not only completed his second Ve...
In many ways we are living in a new Golden Age of sailboat racing, and SAIL magazine covers it all, from the America’s Cup to solo-sailing races like the Vendée Globe and the new boat designs, gear and electronics systems that make these incredible feats of seamanship possible.
On a light-wind day that saw Race 1 thrown out when neither team made it to the finish within the 25-minute time limit, Emirates Team New Zealand fulfilled pre-regatta expectations by becoming the official challenger for the America’s Cup. The 5 – 2 win over Sweden’s Artemis Racing sets the stage for a re-match of Read More
For a brief moment on Sunday, Artemis had it tied up 2 – 2 with Emirates Team New Zealand on the second day of the America’s Cup challenger playoffs finals after the team took the first race of the day. By the end of racing, though, ETNZ had jumped ahead to a commanding 4 – Read More
The America’s Cup village looked forlorn on Wednesday, Day 3 of the challenger semi-finals. The 30-knot gusts that had forced racing to be canceled had the few visitors—most of them from the massive cruise ship docked alongside—chasing their hats across the asphalt and blew the froth off their beers. The teams’ hangar-sized workshops were buttoned Read More
That’s why they make ‘em run the races. Up until the middle of yesterday afternoon, Emirates Team New Zealand looked unstoppable after beating Land Rover BAR in the first race of the day to go up 3 to 0. Then, just moments after the start of Race 2, Kiwi helmsman Peter Burling submarined both of Read More
The 35th America’s Cup, set to take place on Bermuda’s Great Sound, officially kicks off May 26 with the start of the Louis Vuitton Qualifiers, comprised of a pair of elimination rounds that conclude June 12. The winner then takes on the Defender, Oracle Team USA, in a best of 13 series beginning June 17. Read More
Over the weekend the 35th America’s Cup marked a pair of major milestones, with the French being eliminated and the Defender bowing out until the finals two weeks from now after winning the first qualifying round. The high point of the weekend was Saturday’s first race between Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Read More
Day 4 of the America’s Cup Qualifiers saw the beginning of the second round robin series and what may be the beginning of the end for Sweden’s Artemis. Before the start of the day, it was Sir Ben Ainslie and Britain’s Land Rover BAR that appeared to be in trouble. However, by beating the Swedish boat Read More
It was the best of times, but it was also nearly the worst of times—as we very nearly witnessed our first fatality in the throes of actual Cup competition See video. Nonetheless, if the first weekend of America’s Cup qualifying racing is any indication, AC35 is going to be one hell of an event. First Read More
Bermuda’s 75-degree water makes sailing foiling catamarans pretty fantastic. Let’s be frank, San Francisco is a cold place to sail. And the fact that you’re on a boat being hosed with spray and 50 knots of apparent wind as normal operating conditions doesn’t make things any easier. Dry suits were common, wetsuits were a must. Read More