Sailboat Racing

America’s Cup Comes to America
I see Ernesto Bertarelli, ex-Defender of America's Cup, quoted as saying that he might challenge again, “if the rules are fair,” which might be the tone-deaf statement of the year. Does the man not realize what just happened? Meanwhile, I’m off ...
America’s Cup Returns to the Future
What does it mean to have an Italian Challenger of Record for America’s Cup 34? Let’s start with spirit, enthusiasm, gusto, sport pursued con brio. Vincenzo Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino team was one of four (yes, four) Italian entries in the ...
USA Wins America’s Cup 33
Photo by Guilain Grenier/BOR The struggling Defender crossed the finish line flying a protest flag—5 minutes 26 seconds in arrears in a graying twilight, temperatures dropping (what, you forgot gloves?) —but the second and final race of the 33rd America’s Cup ...
Two Camps, Two Moods at AC 33
It wouldn’t be fair to say the mood was gloomy as Alinghi 5 docked out on Sunday morning to face match point in America’s Cup 33. It would, however, be fair to say that the crowd was thin. The resolve ...
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You know it’s early in Race 1 if Alinghi is ahead © Gilles Martin-Raget/BOR It’s cold in Valencia the day after Race One, threatening rain, windy and gray and gloomy. Time to go sailing. No, not the crew of the ...
USA (USA)
USA steaming along © KL The advantage shifted twice in the prestart, then the Defender got away first by more than a minute, which in these boats is a huge distance. But. USA passed Alinghi 5 less than 15 minutes ...
Failure to Launch
. The wind at dawn blew from the mountains across the plain and out to sea, bringing tears to unprotected eyes and cutting through parkas and fleece that yesterday felt warm enough for winter on the Spanish Mediterranean but now we ...
Patience Please (BUT)
Read my flags © KL Define slow news day. Paul Cayard walking around the media center with a EuroSport microphone interviewing journalists. Define buzz. Media Center staff walking through at noon with the surprise words, “We’re racing. We’re racing.” Define letdown. Three minutes later this screen ...
Whither Whether
Right of way, eh? Alinghi 5 fills the channel as she returns from the first attempt at Race One, AC 33. Valencia has since dried out. Luca Butto/Alinghi Hand it to our two billionaires. At a time when a lot of ...
Breathless
Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget You’ve probably heard that we have here at the America’s Cup the two fastest, most technologically advanced large yachts ever built. And you’ve probably heard that it takes but a breath of wind to drive them ...

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Mode Mod - February 13th 2010