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.
Sailing World's Dave Reed keeps a low profile on Artemis Racing's AC45.
Sailing World editor Dave Reed scores a ride on board Artemis for their series-winning match race against Team Energy, and after weeks of anticipation, it's over in a matter of minutes.
After Artemis Racing handed France’s Energy Team its second match-race trouncing of the day in the opening matches of the America’s Cup World Series Newport, mathematically securing the circuit’s match-race title, Artemis skipper Terry Hutchinson exhaled deeply, releasing pent-up anxiety, and then quietly addressed his teammates, Sean Clarkson, Thierry Fouchier, Andy Feathers, and Julien Cressant.
“Not my finest day,” he confessed. “But great job every one.”
Luna Rossa Challenge tests out its new Prada-branded AC45, minus the 4-meter wing extension that will be used in light-air races starting in April, on the Hauraki Gulf off Auckland, New Zealand.
A competitors' forum in Auckland highlights the progress made by America's Cup Race Management, and the long way still to go.
Details of the new-look America’s Cup competition slated for San Francisco are still emerging and much remains to be discussed. That was the measured but optimistic report from Iain Murray, head of America’s Cup Race Management, after the latest teams’ forum held today in Auckland, New Zealand.
Sailing World goes for a ride on the AC45, and gets a chance to drive the wing-sailed rocketship that's redefining the America's Cup
Maybe Russell Coutts was saying, “Hey, what do you think of this cool custom carbon tiller extension? Did I show you how they inlaid my initials in gold? What a nice gesture by the guys at Core Builders.”
Or perhaps he was trying to get me to notice how light a touch on the helm it took to drive the AC45 catamaran in typically blowy San Francisco Bay conditions.
AC34 PRO John Craig in the control center for the test event on Hauraki Gulf off Auckland, New Zealand. Advanced technology will take much of the guesswork out of running races for the America's Cup, and allow unprecedented control of the race arena. But it's still very much a work in progress.
Two weeks of intensive test racing in Auckland, New Zealand, have given race organizers and television operatives a glimpse of what they're in for when it comes to re-inventing the America's Cup. The early returns are positive, but not universally so.
In developing a system which will allow graphic elements to be overlaid onto live video, Stan Honey said that he and his team are not only breaking new ground for the sport of sailing, but for sports coverage in general. As the mind behind the glowing hockey puck, the National Football League’s first down line, and the pop-up info boxes for NASCAR broadcasts, Honey knows more than a little bit about forging new electronic trail.