In their post-competition interviews, USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner Christian Vande Velde (top) and America's Cup World Series champ James Spithill said basically the same thing. Why did Vande Velde's comments seem so much more heartfelt?
The America's Cup World Series has the wow factor nailed, but it still struggles to attract the long term viewer.
Last night, between putting the kids to bed and doing the same for myself, I had a few hours to kill.I thought about trying to catch up on a few of the TV series I have on the DVR, but I just wasn’t sure I had the focus for anything with a complicated plot line.
Oracle Team USA swept the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco with Russell Coutts' team winning the match racing championship, while Jimmy Spithill's team captured the fleet racing and event championship.
Watch highlights from Super Sunday at the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco:
Oracle Team USA continued its dominance on the penultimate day of the AC World Series San Francisco, giving little doubt to the scale of their defense. Jimmy Spithill is on a tear on the home turf.
Saturdays two semi-final matches race set up an Oracle Racing team Super Sunday rematch, and the two fleet races of the day put Oracle's team Spithill atop the leaderboard. Here's Saturday's video highlights.
Who says sailboat racing is boring? Plenty of fast-paced action off the San Francisco waterfront today, including one smashing smash-up by Oracle Racing's Russell Coutts. Are the boss's reaction times slowing down with age?
Now that's getting boxed out! Russell Coutts crashes into the race committee boat during the third fleet race of the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco on the third day of racing.
Sweden-based SCA will enter an all-female team in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, using the new Volvo 65. Wood veneer on the hull may be optional.
An all-female effort from Sweden is the first to throw its hat in the ring for the 2014 Volvo Ocean Race. Kersti Strandqvist, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications at SCA, above with project manager Richard Brisius.
Tim Zimmermann's Beneteau 36.7 Moondust was purchased with cruising in mind, but she might just get to the starting line this coming year.
I used to be one of those sailors who believed deeply in racing ... other people’s boats, especially when it came to big boats. Racing your own boat seemed like such a hassle (organizing and provisioning for lots of crew), as well as a potentially voracious, money-sucking, black hole (new sails, bottom jobs, and divers, just to name a few). So the biggest boat I ever owned and raced was a J/22. Even that was downgraded to my current race ride: a Laser. And I was content.
U.S. Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider head coach Kenneth Andreasen (left) has a big job ahead of him trying to get the team to rebound from a medal shut out in Weymouth. Convincing talented young sailors like Women's 470 crew Sarah Lihan (right) to continue on the Olympic path will be crucial to the team's future success.
The closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics featured a phoenix rising as the Olympic flame was extinguished. Can the U.S. Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider treat the sailing regatta in a similar way, and pull the keys to a successful future from the ashes of a disaster? Here's a few thoughts.
The first step for anyone looking to find the reason behind the U.S. Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider’s dismal performance at the 2012 Olympics (no medals, just one top-five finish) is this: take a deep breath.
In fact, that’s probably steps two through 10 as well.
OK, with that out of the way, let’s move forward by looking at some of the most pressing questions hovering around this regatta.
Head coach Kenneth Andreasen, Women's 470 crew Sarah Lihan, outgoing chair of US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee Dean Brenner, and two-time Olympian Amanda Clark put a close on the US Sailing Team's regatta on Friday when they pulled Clark and Lihan's 470 from the water.
With her Olympic career now in the rearview mirror, this two-time Olympian fires back at some of the team's critics.
Like this Olympic regatta, the medal race didn't go as planned for Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan. The American 470 team was out of the medals, but in a position to move up a spot or two with a good race. They got caught on the wrong side of the first run (along with the British team that had a 50-50 shot at gold) and could never close the gap, finishing 10th in the race and ninth overall.