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by David Schmidt, Posted November 19, 2009
Anyone who follows the America’s Cup likely has a headache the size of Texas and more than a few empty bottles of Aspirin kicking around the floor. And given the legal shenanigans involved, who wouldn’t? The good news is that it finally looks as though the Cup is on track to be raced in February at a venue that both parties can agree upon.Astute Cup fans will baulk at this last sentence,

Designers Gather to Discuss America’s Cup Class

by Rebecca Fenton, Posted May 20, 2010
A team of 19 designers recently met in Valencia, Spain, to begin working on a new decision rule for the 34th America’s Cup.“The teams want a new boat. The fans deserve one too,” said Russell Coutts, four-time winner of the America’s Cup and CEO of BMW Oracle, winner of the 33rd Cup match. “It will not be a ‘defender’s boat.’ It will be the product of genuine discussion and
Somewhere out there, America’s Cup 2013 is being won right now. During the recess before AC45 World Series racing resumes in April in Naples, Italy, design and engineering teams are racing to complete the first generation of AC72 catamarans eligible to race in America’s Cup 34.
Russell Coutts was over the moon. The first America’s Cup World Series had just wrapped up on San Francisco Bay, right where the 34th America’s Cup match will be contested in 2013.
Secrecy is as much a part of the America’s Cup as the “Auld Mug” itself, and AC34 has been no exception. That said, it’s hard to hide what you’re up to aboard a full-foiling catamaran; no more hiding your underwater appendages behind a skirt as you take the boat in and out of the water.

The Cup Begins at Last!

by Adam Cort, Posted September 8, 2013
After months of waiting, Oracle USA and Emirates Team New Zealand are finally providing the kind of racing Larry Ellison promised so very long ago.

The Inevitable

by Sail Staff, Posted March 27, 2008
On Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Tom Ehman and Russell Coutts from BMW Oracle Racing traveled to Geneva to meet with Alinghi’s lead council Lucien Masmejan and Societe Nautique Geneve's (SNG) Vice Commodore Fred Meyer, with the intention of settling some unresolved details regarding the 33rd America’s Cup, including the “when”. The timeline for when the first starting gun will fire in
VALENCIA, Spain—Alinghi’s A5 catamaran and BMW Oracle Racing's BOR 90 trimaran have both arrived in Valencia, Spain, in preparation for next month’s 33rd America’s Cup.“The voyage from Ras Al Khaimah to Valencia went smoothly, and over the coming days we will settle back into our base in the Darsena,” said Alinghi design coordinator Grant Simmer. “The team will focus on
In a move that is sure to energize and inspire the sailors of San Francisco Bay, Larry Ellison's BMW Oracle Racing team today announced that it is no longer entertaining bids from other US cities hoping to host America's Cup 34. San Francisco, home to the winning Golden Gate Yacht Club, is now the only city in the USA under consideration.The team, with the America's Cup in tow,
Details on the 2013 America’s Cup Finals are still elusive, but a newly released course diagram eliminates most of the guesswork. The reaching starts that trialed in AC45s in the America’s Cup World Series will be the new standard.
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