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America’s Cup Will Be Tested Again

Following successful America’s Cup Deed of Gift Challenge in the year 2010, Oracle team, which, is owned by Larry Ellison and led by Russell Coutts went on a mission to give a new shape to the event.

The motto of both sailors is creating a competition that just not remains for the sailors alone, but it remains for everyone.

Of their larger plan, creating interest was integral to enhance the commercial attraction of this event. There were not more than required billionaires to provide funding to the teams, they worried, and America’s Cup relevance would fade out if the sailors would not take part in it.

After a couple of failed campaigns, and a cruel court battle, which led to their win, finally Ellison held the trophy that no other sailor would want if they are asked to race opposite him. Continue reading America’s Cup Will Be Tested Again

Star Eastern Hemisphere Championships Won By Nichol And McDonald

Club NauticoVersilia hosted the 2017 Star Eastern Hemisphere Championships and this regatta event consisted of six races that were held over 5 days.

The event took place from May 30 to June 4 this year in the picturesque port of Viareggio. It was a well-attended race and the winners of the championship were the American pairing of Andy McDonald and Brad Nichol. They sailed on a brand new boat, but did not have any difficulty in adjusting to the boat. There were no signs of them to show that they were the apprehensions of sailing a new boat in an all-important championship. They performed like pros and won the event with a total of 26 points.

The second place went to Irish team of Robert O’Leary and Peter O’Leary and they also end e the regatta with 26 points. This was a very close regatta to call and the Americans were adjudged the winners in the tiebreaker race. They beat the Irish team hands down in the tiebreaker race to claim the 2017 Star Eastern Hemispheres Championships. Continue reading Star Eastern Hemisphere Championships Won By Nichol And McDonald

Racecourse On Bermuda Waters

As of the last week of January teams who have qualified to participate in the America’s Cup finals this year are training for the same.

The next venue for the competition is Bermuda. There are four teams who would be participating. They are gearing up as the main event is scheduled to take place in six months. Four teams who are based in Bermuda currently have undergone a practice race, which the race management team of America’s Cup organized.

The race courses were set up by Ian Murray, who is the regatta director of the organization. The practice races are crucial for the teams to get acquainted with the weather as well as the racing venue. The practice races offer the teams to also line up and understand the kind of competition they would be up against. The 34th edition was completed recently in November of last year. Having taken place in Japan, the British team took away the honor from the defending champion US team. Sir Ben Ainslie and his team had a target of getting the cup back to their country which had not been accomplished for several years. Having achieved the same, it was a historic win for the British team.

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Plan For 35th America’s Cup

Now that the 34th edition of the America’s Cup has come to an end, many are wondering what is up next or what is there to watch in the world sailing events. Indeed, there was a lot of attention that this series caught from audiences and spectators all over the world.

The series is concluded after nine regattas are conducted all over the world in different destinations. For those who followed the series from beginning to end, they felt that the teams worked well through varied water and wind conditions and how the final six survived for the ninth regatta was definitely a journey worth defining. Continue reading Plan For 35th America’s Cup