NAPLES, Italy — Ben Ainslie's sailing team has moved into the lead after winning the second fleet race on the opening day of the America's Cup World Series on Thursday.
The four-time Olympic champion skippered JP Morgan BAR to victory in the second race for 21 points. Emirates Team NZ has 20 points after winning the opening race but finishing fourth in the next outing. Read More
City officials are heralding the first America’s Cup World Series event held in San Francisco as a success, as crowds lined Marina Green for five days to watch the world’s fastest boats push toward sailing’s biggest prize.
“The response from the public has exceeded our expectations,” said Stephen Barclay, CEO of the America’s Cup. Read More
I have to admit, I was a little nervous. Judging from the comments of a television reporter — who will remain nameless — who was enjoying the same opportunity, I was not alone. But when you get invited to ride along during one of the America’s Cup World Series events, you don’t say no. Read More
Oracle Team USA dominated every phase of the America’s Cup World Series events Thursday, with Jimmy Spithill’s team beating Luna Rossa-Piranha in its match race and taking the second fleet race. Spithill’s Oracle teammate Russell Coutts won the other fleet race. Read More
The first controversy of the Bay Area’s introduction to the America’s Cup World Series stemmed from technical difficulties on the umpires’ boat.
The officials use a digital text-messaging system to communicate with the skippers of the competing teams — a system that crashed during the second race between Team Korea and Ben Ainslie Racing. Read More
Spend a few minutes talking to Jimmy Spithill, skipper for Oracle Racing Spithill, and you will quickly learn two things: he loves competitive sailing, and he wants everyone else to love it as much as he does.He gave many reasons why he was looking forward to the America’s Cup taking place in San Francisco, but one came to mind before the others.“I think it’ll really showcase to people how cool the boats are and how cool it is to watch,” he said. Read More