October 28th 2009
You can’t kill the America’s Cup.
I understand my friends who ask, “Who cares anymore?” But the same question was asked a lot circa 1988, and it comes ...
October 27th 2009
This just in: Larry Ellison’s BMW Oracle Racing team has successfully eliminated Ras al Khaimah as a venue for America’s Cup 33.
I reckon I can give up shopping for best-price tickets.
First word comes from Alinghi, ...
October 13th 2009
When it rains it pours. Just ask the sailing team at UC Irvine.
They’re still smarting over losing last year’s Sloop Pacific Coast Championship to USC by one point.
This year it’s losing varsity status to become, instead, a club sport. Fly ...
October 5th 2009
There is no entry in the CIA Factbook for Ras Al Khaimah, the maybe-yes maybe-no site of the alleged next America’s Cup. The Defender is on-site. The Challenger says he ain’t goin’. But what is this little-known spot ...
September 19th 2009
© Dan Nerney
At the New York Yacht Club Invitational –
When they read the entries alphabetically, it takes a long time to get through the R’s.
Royal this, Royal ...
September 4th 2009
Kids, don’t try this at home.
The Ronstan Bridge to Bridge is one of those oddball specialties on the calendar of racing on San Francisco Bay. First it was about windsurfers. By and by, 18-foot skiffs and kites were ...
August 30th 2009
There is no reason to sail a 505 except for the love of the game, love of the challenge, love of the people. Sure, you have Olympic-level talents, but the 505 is no stepping stone to a six-figure America’s Cup ...
August 26th 2009
There hasn’t been a 505 world championship on San Francisco Bay since 1981. Apparently it takes that long to forget—
Though day three lacked the carnage of day two, and that was a relief.
August 23rd 2009
Photo by Rich Roberts
I know why Mike Holt and Carl Smit lost 30 seconds on the final beat of the second race of the 505 Worlds. They ...