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Stars+Stripes joins New York Yacht Club's America's Cup push

Jul. 23, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Yacht Club has brought on the Stars+Stripes sailing team as part of its effort to field an all-American squad for the next multi-challenger America’s Cup. The NYYC made the announcement Friday. The club held the America’s Cup from 1851...

Hometown Brits, Aussies look for SailGP rebound in Plymouth

Jul. 16, 2021 01:57 AM EDT

The SailGP global road show touches down in Old Blighty this weekend, giving Britain’s Paul Goodison the opportunity to race in front of home crowds for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics. The regatta on Plymouth Sound will also give Australia’s Tom...

Kiwi sailors Burling, Tuke care for oceans as wins pile up

Jul. 07, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

The world’s oceans have given New Zealanders Peter Burling and Blair Tuke the chance to accomplish so much at relatively young ages. Together the New Zealand sailors have won Olympic gold and silver medals; helped their country win and then defend sailing’s greatest...

Seattle sailor dies in accident near Anacortes in race week

Jun. 26, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

ANACORTES, Wash. (AP) — A Seattle man died during a sailing race near Anacortes, officials said. According to Race Week PNW, the crew member died Tuesday, the Skagit Valley Herald reported. A story in the Seattle Times on Friday identified the...

Spithill's US team has strong start to SailGP regatta

Jun. 05, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

TARANTO, Italy (AP) — Jimmy Spithill skippered the United States team to victories in two of the three fleet races Saturday to take the lead in SailGP's second regatta of its second season. The strong performance came five weeks after Spithill’s SailGP debut was...

Ainslie, Waterhouse to miss SailGP regatta in Taranto, Italy

Jun. 04, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

The second regatta in SailGP’s second season will be notable for who’s missing as much as who will be sailing in Taranto, Italy. The biggest absence will be that of Sir Ben Ainslie, who helmed the British team to victory in the podium race in the opening regatta in...

CDC says Florida lawsuit imperils summer cruises to Alaska

Jun. 03, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

U.S. officials say Florida’s lawsuit against the federal government over conditions for cruise lines to resume sailing could threaten plans to restart cruising in Alaska. Florida sued the Biden administration to throw out requirements, called a conditional sailing...

US SailGP Team launches Foiling First diversity program

Jun. 03, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

Two-time America’s Cup champion Jimmy Spithill is all for improving diversity and inclusion in sailing, whether it’s along lines of race, gender or socioeconomic status. After all, he needed a bit of help to get going in a sport in which he’s become a superstar. ...

11th Hour Racing heads to sea to resume prep for Ocean Race

May. 28, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

After sailing together in two round-the-world races, Brown alums Charlie Enright and Mark Towill are taking on different roles as 11th Hour Racing heads back out to sea to begin preparations for the 2022-23 Ocean Race. Towill will move off the boat to lead the team as CEO...

Top Aussie female sailor Curtis picked to join SailGP squad

May. 06, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

Nina Curtis has been picked to join the defending champion Australian team for the rest of SailGP’s second season as part of a developmental program to fast-track women into the global league. Curtis, who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and sailed with...