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The Match is On!

by Adam Cort, Posted February 1, 2010
Justice Shirley Kornreich of the New York Supreme Court has told the two syndicates competing in the 33rd America’s Cup that she will not hear any further arguments between now and the time the competition is scheduled to begin in February—in effect giving the final go-ahead for some actual racing.

In recent weeks, challenger BMW Oracle capped off years of legal wrangling by claiming that


Digging Deep for MEXORC

by Meredith Laitos, Posted January 29, 2010
MEXORC has always been a moving target, and for 2010 it’s being redesigned yet again. This is your looking-ahead checkup, because there’s been a concern and maybe we can clear that up. But first—

The essential West-Coast-of-Mexico-biennial is now a featured component of the inaugural Regata Copa Mxico, intended to celebrate the country’s bicentennial and then build from there. Some pretty


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


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

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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