August 21, 2012The America's Cup World Series: San FranciscoThe second season of the America's Cup World Series is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Aug. 22, in San Francisco. There will be a total of eight teams competing: Artemis Racing (SWE), China Team (CHN), Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL), Energy Team (FRA), J.P Morgan BAR (GBR), Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 (ITA), ORACLE TEAM USA (USA), and Team Korea (KOR). Photos by Gilles Martin-Raget
August 21, 2012Preview: America's Cup WS San FranciscoWith a new team, more boats and more sailors, the second season of the America's Cup World series will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in San Francisco. The newest team is J.P. Morgan BAR, skippered by Ben Ainslie, who recently won his fifth Olympic gold medal. How will he measure up compared to the skippers who competed in the ACWS 2011-12? Will his undying confidence be enough to overcome Oracle Team USA's golden boy, James Spithill?