Racing

America’s Cup Coming to Strictly Sail

by Sail Staff, Posted April 12, 2010
See what all the fuss is about firsthand. The America’s Cup will be on display from noon until 6 p.m. this Thursday at Jack London Square in Oakland, California.

The Cup is coming to Oakland as part of the Strictly Sail Pacific show, taking place April 15-18.

Following the public viewing, recent America’s Cup winners, Team BMW Oracle, will be on hand for an hour-long presentation


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Kenny Speaks

by Kimball Livingston, Posted April 12, 2010
Little-known fact: Puma's store in Boston, the U.S. stopover for the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race, is now the sports apparel maker's hottest store.

I got that small but meaningful tidbit out of a sit-down with Puma Ocean Racing skipper Ken Read on the final day of competition at Les Voile de St. Barth, where Read spent the week aboard David George's winning maxi sloop, Rambler. With Puma


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After coming in second place overall in the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race, PUMA has decided to do it again in 2011-12, once again under the leadership of skipper Ken Read.

PUMA joins France’s Groupama syndicate, Italia 70 and Team Abu Dhabi as officially declared entries. About 20 other syndicates are reportedly working to put together viable campaigns for the race as


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Sunsets: Peter "Spike" Doriean

by Sail Staff, Posted April 8, 2010
The international sailing world was stunned on tuesday April 6 2010 by the news of the sudden death of Peter ‘Spike’ Doriean, 38, one of Australia’s best known professional sailors and one of the nicest guys any of us have had the privilege of knowing.

Trimmer on Movistar in the 2005-2006 Volvo Ocean Race and member of the News Corp team in 2001-2002, he was also a regular in the TP 52


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NY-BCN Boats Set Sail

by Adam Cort, Posted April 8, 2010
The crews of the two matched IMOCA Open 60 Estrella Damm and W-Hotels set out today from Ambrose light, at the mouth of New York Harbor, on their way to set a new record between New York City and Barcelona, Spain. Both yachts are carrying a mixed Spanish-American three-man crew. The passage is expected to take about three weeks.

In a weather briefing on Wednesday,


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Footage of the Race Leaders Rounding Cape Horn

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