June 26, 2012Skipper's Press Conference: ACWS 2012A crowd of hundreds, including youth sailors from many local sailing programs, gathered on Tuesday for the opening press conference of the 2012 America's Cup World Series in Newport, RI. After the ceremony, youth sailors were given a chance to take photos with the cup and meet and greet their heroes.
Photos: Stuart Streuli
August 1, 20122012 Copa del ReyThe Copa del Rey is the chronicle of the highest level of competitive sailing in Spain and the Mediterranean. This year marked the 31st year of the regatta. The winners were Ran, All4One, Swanderfull, Power Plate, Alegre, Margherite and Mapfre.
Photo Credit: Jes Renedo s
October 26, 2012Luna Rossa AC72 LaunchLuna Rossa's AC72 was launched on Oct. 26, 2012, in Waitemata Harbor in Auckland, New Zealand. The hulls of the Italian challenger were built at the Persico Marine facility in Northern Italy. Most of the components, including the 130-foot tall wing sail, were built in New Zealand.
Skipper Max Sirena commented in an article on americascup.com: “We will not go out sailing in 25 knots on day one,” he said. “In the AC72, there are a lot of tricky systems to test. It is not just the structural part. There are the foils, the rudder systems, the wing – a lot of systems to check before we can start to push.
“We are excited to jump into the water. It is hard to keep the crew under control, because they want to push, but we need to push smartly.”
February 25, 2013Finn Brazilian ChampionshipFrom an International Finn Association press release:
"In the lead up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the Finn class in Brazil is undergoing something of a resurgence. It's recent National Championship, held in Sao Paulo, attracted 25 boats, and many of them were new boats built in Brazil. The 2012 Olympian Jorge Zarf dominated the series with six race wins from seven races. Second was the double Olympic Star medalist Bruno Prada on his return to the Finn class. Andre Mirsky was third.
Also on the water was photographer Ale Socci from Green Pixel Photos. As well as the expected race action photos, he took some incredible water level shots of the fleet from a variety of angles proving once again, it's not what you have that matters, it's what you do with it."
Photo by Ale Socci, www.greenpixel.com.br
May 28, 2013Rolex Volcano RaceThe third edition of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race offered a variety of tactical tests and capricious conditions with some of Italy’s most iconic destinations forming the backdrop. The weeklong event, beginning on 18 May, comprised three segments: the first an offshore race from Gaeta, on the Italian mainland, to Capri; the second featured inshore racing off Capri; and the third a long-distance offshore race that started and finished off Capri.
Photos by Kurt Arrigo
July 29, 2013Rolex Farr 40 North American ChampionshipIn the waters just off of Martha's Vineyard, 11 teams from six nations raced in the Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship. Nico Poons of Monaco and his predominantly Dutch crew aboard Charisma sealed their victory with just 25 total points. They finished out of the top two only twice throughout the four day series.
Photo Credit: Daniel Forster, http://DanielForster.com
October 9, 2013AC34 in PhotosOracle Team USA’s defense of the 34th America’s Cup was hailed as the greatest comeback in sport. Flip through this recap of the racing.
June 5, 20122012 ICSA Women's National ChampionshipsThe 2012 Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women's National Semifinals and Finals Championships were held on Lake Travis in Austin, TX, from May 30 to June 2. The teams saw everything from 0 knots to 30 knots. Boston College came out on top, while Yale finished second and Rhode Island placed third.
Photos courtesy of ICSA Facebook page.
July 10, 2012Extreme Sailing Series: Act 4 (Porto)Leigh McMillan's team The Wave, Muscat performed brilliantly on the tight racecourse of the Douro river, winning first place in 10 of the 32 races and extending his overall series lead. Red Bull Sailing Team came in second in Porto, with Oman Air claiming the final podium spot in third.
Photo Credit: Roy Riley/Lloyd Images and Joao Ferrand