July 2, 2012ACWS in Newport: Race Day 4Day 4 of the ACWS in Newport wrapped up the Series with Oracle Team USA on top. Team Spithill took home the first-ever overall America's Cup World Series Championship, while Team Coutts won the Newport Match Racing Championship. Photos: R. Steven Tsuchiya
August 15, 2012Highlander NationalsHeld July 21-26, the Highlander Nationals were held at EYC/Whiskey Island Marina. This quirky class brought with it tents, kilts, and party treats, on top of competitive racing.
Photo Credit: Chris Howell and Gayle Kaufolz
November 28, 2012Calamities of the Vendée GlobeThe nonstop solo around-the-world race has been called the "Everest of the Seas." Like Everest, the Vendée Globe takes prisoners. As the miles left to the finish diminish, so do the number of boats in the race.
March 12, 2013Extreme Sailing Series 2013Photos from the first act of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series in Muscat, Oman.
Photos: OC Events and Sabine König for Chili Sports Communication
Extreme Sailing Series 2013 Act 1, Muscat, Oman results
Position / Team / Points
1st The Wave, Muscat (OMA) Leigh McMillan, Ed Smyth, Pete Greenhalgh, Musab Al Hadi, Hashim Al Rashdi 232 points.
2nd Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Hans Peter Steinacher, Matthew Adams, Pierre Le Clainche, Graeme Spence 226 points.
3rd Alinghi (SUI) Ernesto Bertarelli, Morgan Larson, Pierre Yves Jorand, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey 218 points.
4th Team Duqm Oman (OMA) Robert Greenhalgh, Bleddyn Mon, Will Howden, Andrew Walsh, Nasser Al Mashari 185 points.
5th Team Korea (KOR) Peter Burling, Blair Tuke, Mark Bulkeley, Sungwok Kim, Matt Cornwell 173 points.
6th GAC Pindar (NZL) Will Tiller, Brad Farrand, Stewart Dodson, Harry Thurston, Shaun Mason 164 points.
7th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Jes Gram-Hansen, Rasmus Kostner, Pete Cumming, Mikkel Røssberg, Nicolai Sehested 153 points.
8th Realteam (SUI) Jerome Clerc, Bryan Mettraux, Arnaud Psarofaghis, Cédric Schmidt, Thierry Wasem 147 points.
June 15, 2012Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 8Although the shortest leg yet, Leg 8 was arguably the most intense. Groupama made their homecoming to Lorient, France, a comeback victory. CAMPER set a record 24-hour run of 565 miles and placed second. PUMA took third, while Telefonica dropped back in the standings due to rudder damage.
Photos by: Ian Roman, Paul Todd, VOR media crewmembers Diego Fructuoso/Team Telefonica, Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team, Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ, Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.
July 24, 2012New York Yacht Club Race Week: Part IIIPart III of the New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. The regatta concluded on July 22, with beautiful breeze and sunshine on Sunday.
Photo Credit: Rolex/Daniel Forster
October 10, 2012America's Cup World Series, San FranciscoJimmy Spithill's Oracle Team USA returned to San Francisco to claim their second consecutive Championship title on the Bay waters, despite a capsize that damaged their wing on the second-to-last day of racing. Spithill also won the Match Racing Championship. Photos: ACEA
December 11, 2012Tofinou 8mBoat of the Year Nominee
Photos by Walter Cooper
Imported from France, the Tofinou 8M, was a looker at the dock, thanks to the sharpness of its metallic paint and teak deck, but on the water, the judges quickly dismissed it because excessive friction in every control line, and a combative helm took the fun out of sailing it.
“The thing was a workout,” said Tom Rich, explaining that the practice of hiding ropes by leading them under deck from the mast to the jammer banks in the cockpit introduced too many 90-degree turns. The boat could’ve benefited from a top-down roller-furling spinnaker or sock system, added Chuck Allen, because a spinnaker launch from a turtle in the cockpit would likely fill with water before the tack reached the outboard end of the sprit.
As a daysailer, they deemed, it was too challenging to sail, and with winch pods dividing the cockpit seating, there was nowhere to stretch out and take a nap. The interior, too, was cramped.
April 30, 2012Melges 32 East Coast Championship 2012The Melges 32 fleet descended upon West Palm Beach, Fla., for the 2012 East Coast Championship. Ryan DeVos' Volpe nabbed the championship title on a tiebreaker. Photos ©2012 JOY | International Melges 32 Class Association.
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