Cup Watch

AC34: Who is Larry Ellison?

by Julian Guthrie, Posted June 27, 2013
For a number of years, Larry Ellison, the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corp., has been an enigma. With a personal net worth of around $40 billion, his life is outsized, whether he’s running a company with 120,000 employees, pursuing the America’s Cup, or buying the entire Hawaiian island of Lanai.

It's ON

by Sail Staff, Posted March 18, 2008
By David Schmidt   Or it’s off, depending on your point of view. Today, Justice Herman Cahn ruled that he is upholding his November 27, 2007 decision that Golden Gate Yacht Club (BMW Oracle Racing - BOR) will be the challenger of record for the 33rd America’s Cup. This means that unless Alinghi tries for more legal action, which they apparently renounce, (and unless Alinghi and BOR can

RAK Your Brains Out

by David Schmidt, Posted October 28, 2009
For months, the sailing world has had a field day(s) with images of a Middle Eastern America’s Cup, as the defender, Ernesto Bertarelli’s charade YC, the Societe Nautique de Geneve (SNG), had hoped to hold the 33rd AC in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) nation of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK). Reportedly, the tiny nation, "conveniently" located precariously close to Iran, has spent hundreds
At a press conference in Rome, the defender and challenger of record for the 34th America’s Cup revealed a timeline and, more importantly, a philosophical approach to the regatta, which they hope will repair the damage of the 33rd Cup match.“Diktat has been replaced by discussion, confrontation by consultation…. Our minds and our ears are open. We are receptive to ideas,” said Russell
What’s not new in the otherwise “all new” America’s Cup is backroom intrigue. Only a true Cup junkie would follow the jury rulings posted on the Cup’s official website, but a picture is emerging of a stark divide. On the one hand, we have the Emirates Team New Zealand/Luna Rossa partnership, in which the two campaigns plan to design and test their boats in tandem.

An Early Look at the AC72s

by Adam Cort, Posted September 13, 2012
The AC72s are here! Well, sort of… Challenger of Record Artemis and Defender Oracle Team USA have now both splashed their respective 72-foot cats on San Francisco Bay.
The teams, the boats, the venue and the racecourse: everything you need to know about the 34th America's Cup in one info-packed story. PLUS download a printable PDF of our entire Cup feature section from the July issue of SAIL. 
The Louis Vuitton Cup finals is beginning to look like a race of the pit crews as Luna Rossa and ETNZ have both been experiencing a spate of race-ending mechanical failures. 

And The Lineup Is...

by Sail Staff, Posted March 20, 2008
Immediately following on the heels of Justice Herman Cahn’s decision to uphold his November 27, 2007 decision that the Golden Gate Yacht Club shall be the official challenger of record for the 33rd America’s Cup, BMW Oracle Racing (BOR) announces their star-studded line up. The roster is deep, with talent from many disciplines of high-end sailing. Here’s a look at who will be doing what on

Look Ma, a Wing!

by David Schmidt, Posted November 10, 2009
On November 8, BMW/Oracle released what could be the worst-kept secret of the 33rd America's Cup, but also the coolest single development in months: a hard wing sail for their massive trimaran, which is slated to race against Alinghi in a Deed of Gift (DoG) challenge this coming February. But unlike the somewhat modest looking wing used on Dennis Conner's Stars and Stripes 1988
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