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Fail Boat Friday – America’s Cup Man Overboard Edition

Filed Under (SailingFail, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 13-09-2013

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Friday Fail Boat – America’s Cup Man Overboard Special

Here is a collection of funny sailing fails from the 34th America’s Cup involving sailors going overboard – seems fitting since Oracle are getting dicked by ETNZ.

Its been a little while since I posted, I promise I will start doing these each week.

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America’s Cup Press Conference from Race 5

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 11-09-2013

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Jimmy Spithill getting a grilling at the latest America’s Cup press conference after Race 5.

Lots of questions about what Oracle will be doing in the future, is John Kostecki going to be onboard….

I think Jimmy did very well, but I think there will be a few changes come Thursdays races.

Torbjörn Takes The Helm of Artemis Racing AC45

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 21-06-2013

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Artemis Racing’s owner, Torbjörn Törnqvist, this week visited San Francisco, where he spent time with the team—working out, participating in dive training, and sailing on the AC45 (even notching a new speed record). It was Torbjörn’s second visit in the last month.

Friday Fail Boat – Awesome Edition

Filed Under (SailingFail, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 14-06-2013

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So thought we would have a break from all the fail videos this week and move onto some awesomeness.

First up we have some awesome footage for a Mini650 hauling ass in some breeze, you can tell the bottom is very clean on this one….

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The View from the Top – Oracle USA Crane Driver

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 10-06-2013

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Nice to see some of the guys in the background finally getting some exposure. Great video here showing what Ron Esparza does for Oracle Team USA, he is the crane driver that gets to play with the wing

The first part of the video is footage of the boat flying around the bay in San Fran, looking really good

Andrew Bart Simpson – 1976-2013 #sailonbart

Filed Under (Sailing) by Chriswah on 31-05-2013

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A Tribute from the America’s Cup.

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson – 2012 British Sailing Team – Star.

RYA Olympic Manger Stephen Park pays Tribute to Andrew.

The Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson Memorial Service FB page – lots of great photo here.

Emirates Team New Zealand First Day in San Francisco

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 24-05-2013

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Today Emirates Team New Zealand took its AC72 out sailing on San Francisco Bay for the very first time.

It was to be a light shake down but all systems were go and so was the AC72 foiling around the bay.

Get used to the sight, it will be a frequent one over the coming months.

Artemis Racing AC72 modifications

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 29-04-2013

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During the AC World Series event in Naples, all America’s Cup teams were not allowed to sail the AC72’s. So Artemis Racing used this time as a chance to modify the boat.

Mark Carpenter, head of platform maintenance, explains the mods and how the shore crew tackle the work set out for them.

Oracle Team USA 2nd AC72 hits the water running

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 26-04-2013

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The first footage of the new Oracle Team USA AC72 out on the water. Is this going to be the winning America’s Cup boat?

I have a feeling it is going to be, but this looks like a beast! Roll on the start of the America’s Cup

Awful music on this…..

America’s Cup – ORACLE TEAM USA boat two launch

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 25-04-2013

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ORACLE Team USA launch boat two – USA17, with a fair amount of fan-fair as well.

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