Here’s segment on this week’s Nautical Channel – a quick report on the Chicago AC World Series.
Last week I shared my video analysis of highlights from Race 4, based on what we could see in the ACTV footage. What we could NOT see in that footage was that Artemis Racing protested Groupama Team France at the course boundary and Team France was penalized. What the Umpires Saw The umpires’ system showed […]
Nautical Channel caught up with Ernesto Bertarelli just after he finished second in this year’s Bol d’Or on Lake Geneva, three minutes behind his sister’s boat (although she was not aboard this year). What does the winner of the last two America’s Cups sailed in monohulls think of the current edition? Will Alinghi be back […]
An amended version of the Protocol has been released with changes concerning: Wind limits for AC45 racing have been removed. It is now left to the Regatta Director (Iain Murray) to decide whether or not to race, based on fairness and safety. Teams are allowed to ship an additional 40 foot container (total five) to […]
Artemis Racing won the America’s Cup World Series in Chicago with Land Rover BAR second and SoftBank Team Japan third. It was the first time for Dean Barker and Team Japan to be on the podium and the first time that Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand were not. Artemis, New Zealand and […]
In the substitute race run on Friday Oracle came in last for the first time in the America’s Cup World Series. They were well behind, still on the downwind leg, and did not see Artemis coming upwind with right of way. A crash tack avoided a collision but not a capsize. Oracle bowman, American Matt […]
Four boats arrived at Mark 1, side by side, up on their foils, at 28 knots! Three of the helmsmen didn’t realize how close the boundary was and got penalties for going out of bounds. SoftBank Team Japan gybed in bounds, then stretched out their lead for a comfortable race win and their first regatta […]
The Nautical Channel airs in 40 countries over cable networks in Europe, Asia and North America, reaching 20 million households. They’ve asked me to do quick weekly updates with them. Here’s the first one.
Baron Marcel Bich, then 50 years old and having built a fortune with his ballpoint pens, launched the first French challenge for the America’s Cup in 1970. When the New York Yacht Club told him they already had a challenger he showed some outside-the-box thinking and asked if there could be a challenger selection series, […]
America’s Cup World Series Confirmed for Fukuoka, Japan The final America’s Cup World Series event in 2016 will be held November 18-20 in Japan’s fifth largest city, Fukuoka. The schedule for the rest of the year is: June 10-12 Chicago July 22-24 Portsmouth Sep 8-10 Toulon Nov 18-20 […]