Racing Most Commented
- Mar 31, 2015
- Mar 26, 2015
- Mar 25, 2015
Let’s start with the premise that Larry Ellison and his Oracle Racing CEO, Russell Coutts, set out after winning the Cup in 2010 to “normalize” the beast that is America’s Cup competition. Their intent was/is to transform Cup racing into a profitable, predictably organized professional sport.
Co-skippers Joe Harris and Patrick O’Connor aboard Gryphon Solo 2 won the fourth annual Atlantic Cup in a tiebreaker, closing out a dramatic series marked by both a hard grounding and the closest offshore race finish in Atlantic Cup history.
Open 60 fans will get a rare chance to see the boats in action in the United States at the start of the double-handed New York-Barcelona Transoceanic Regatta, the first of three IMOCA Ocean Masters World Champtionship races set for this year. The three-race series will culminate in the Barcelona World Race
This year marks the 12th running of the Great Texas 300—a marathon event in which many teams are forced to drop out before they even have a chance to truly get going, as their dreams come to grief in the heavy surf of the race’s signature beach starts.
Maxi-yacht construction in the United States has been pretty anemic since the Great Recession. But with the economy on the mend and the S&P 500’s record-crushing 29.6 percent uptick in 2013, there now appear to be some “green shoots” out there