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Are the bells tolling for the America’s Cup?

Are the bells tolling for the America’s Cup?

Skiffie May 12, 2015
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As sporting events go, the America’s Cup is pretty much unparalleled in terms of longevity. Since the first race around the Isle of Wight in 1851 where the schooner America won the 100 Guinea

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2014 JJ Giltinan Trophy

2014 JJ Giltinan Trophy

Skiffie February 27, 2014
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The James J Giltinan (JJ Giltinan) Trophy is the World’s Championship for 18ft skiffs.  In skiffie language, it’s just called “the JJs”. Some history Traditionally the open boats known as skiffs were actually utility

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The recent history of the Americas Cup for Australia

The recent history of the Americas Cup for Australia

Brett Gibson October 11, 2013
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It’s been pointed out to me, even be die hard aussie sailors, that not everyone is as into the America’s Cup as I am. Not everyone has the background knowledge or know how to

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The Americas Cup Trading period has begun.

The Americas Cup Trading period has begun.

Brett Gibson October 10, 2013
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Reading between the lines of interviews with Russell Coutts, James Spithill, Tom Slingsby and Ben Ainslie the Defender for America’s Cup 35 is open to negotiation on cost reduction and Nationality rules. The Challenger

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For Artemis Racing its ‘Second verse same as the First’ as Lunna Rossa takes the point.

For Artemis Racing its ‘Second verse same as the First’ as Lunna Rossa takes the point.

Brett Gibson August 8, 2013
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The prestart While the sides were switched for Race 2 the prestart was a similar situation. Entering the start area again seemed to be a problem for both teams. Artemis had the Port side

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Artemis plays the percentages and can take a psychological win from Race 1

Artemis plays the percentages and can take a psychological win from Race 1

Brett Gibson August 7, 2013
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Everything lined up for Artemis. The Italian entry Luna Rossa took the Port entry option along with the 10 second advantage, for this new match racing start sequence but failed to capitalise. 3 minutes

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How similar are Pro Cycling and Pro Sailing?

How similar are Pro Cycling and Pro Sailing?

Brett Gibson January 15, 2013
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As we wait with baited breath to hear what Darth Armstrong has to say to Oprah I look at Professional Sailing and I keep seeing the similarities with Professional Cycling.  Not for the Bad

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With Artemis now on the water that’s 4 (ok 3) AC72′s on the water – Check our Gallery

With Artemis now on the water that’s 4 (ok 3) AC72′s on the water – Check our Gallery

Brett Gibson November 14, 2012
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Even though it goes against every part of our DNA – the Kiwis seem to have the development process under control.  It’s great to see Luna Rossa and Artemis on the water. Luna Rossa/Prada

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Worth a watch – A Great Production of the USA 17 recovery

Worth a watch – A Great Production of the USA 17 recovery

Brett Gibson October 25, 2012
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  This really is worth a watch

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America’s Cup Capsize Video Team USA AC72

America’s Cup Capsize Video Team USA AC72

Brett Gibson October 17, 2012
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“If you break a boat or a wing, you can replace it without using up your allotment,” Coutts Here is the Capsize Here is the Recovery effort Image Gallery  

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