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by Kimball Livingston, Posted February 12, 2010
While the advantage ebbed and flowed in the prestart and in the first few minutes of the first leg, the challenger USA overcame a 650 meter deficit and passed Alinghi just 15 minutes into the first race of America's Cup 33. From there, the Americans never looked back. It's 1-0 in a best-of-three match.

Imagine you're Jimmy Spithill and you're no longer a


A Sailor's Journey

by Sail Staff, Posted February 12, 2010
My sailing journey began in 1983 when I met my future husband, who then owned a 25-foot daysailer. We sailed locally on New Jersey’s Raritan Bay on weekends, with an occasional evening sail during the week. After a few years of daysailing we graduated to a 27-foot cruiser. We spent most weekends and our summer vacations cruising together. But then I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a

USA wins Race One

by Meredith Laitos, Posted February 12, 2010

Today in Valencia, USA, the trimaran sailed by the Challenger, BMW ORACLE Racing Team, crossed the finish line 15 minutes and 28 seconds before the Defender Alinghi during Race One of the 33rd America's Cup. After two days of postponement, today's race kicked of a best-of-three match that will last throughout the weekend and possibly into next week.


USA, represented by San


AC Friday: GAME ON

by MacDuff Perkins, Posted February 12, 2010
With only 3kts of wind, Alinghi and USA are on the line reading 23 and 17kts, respectively.

For the best up-to-the minute coverage, check out the official America's Cup live ticker. For all the inside details, a race breakdown, and final wrap up, check back for Kimball Livingston's report from


Failure to Launch

by Sail Staff, Posted February 11, 2010
The wind at dawn blew from the mountains across the plain and out to sea, bringing tears to unprotected eyes and cutting through parkas and fleece that yesterday felt warm enough for winter on the Spanish Mediterranean but now we know the falsehood of that. I walked from playa to darsena with the sun two fingers above the sea, lighting the Varadero Publico that houses Race
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