by Sail Staff, Posted November 10, 2006By Kimball LivingstonIf the sailors have their way, we could see a very different America's Cup in the future. First we have to get through America's Cup 32, next year in Valencia. And then?During the Allianz Cup, a World Match Racing Tour event sailed in October on San Francisco Bay, America's only America's Cup challenger, Larry Ellison, sat behind a
by Sail Staff, Posted September 10, 2008By Kimball LivingstonLarry Ellison's would-be America's Cup challenger has been launched, and it's a monster90 feet long and 90 feet wide and rocket-fast as a giant racing trimaran should beleaving one question, which only a New York court can answer: Is this a bridge to nowhere? Impressive, regardless, and probably a bit scary at times. We
up on its foils in winds as strong as 15 knots—a dramatic statement from the team that has been in crisis mode ever since the May 9 capsize of its first boat took the life of strategist Andrew “Bart” Simpson.
by Sail Staff, Posted March 26, 2007Hushed: America’s Cup secrecyUnless masts start breaking in Valencia, Spain, things should be getting back to normal around Hall Spars. Things have been anything but normal for most of this year, however, with Hall building masts for several different America’s Cup teams and maintaining a strict code of secrecy for each client. The normally welcoming Hall