By Joe Cooper
In mid-March, I was at home riding out the third blow in as many weeks. Absent electricity for a few hours, I was looking for a simple read. I discovered a little book that had floated to the surface recently. It is thin, just merely 56 pages so, just the right size, and a lovely read, by E.B. White. This little picture window in words is called Here is New York. Reading this lovely little snapshot of New York City, I was reminded the first time I was there, late May of 1980.Read more
Released by NYYC 10/5/17 - After a decade and a half away from sailing's flagship competition, the New York Yacht Club, represented by Bella Mente Quantum Racing Association, will challenge for the 36th America's Cup. The New York Yacht Club held the ornate silver trophy from 1851, when it was won by the yacht America (above), through 1983—a run often known as the longest winning streak in sports. The Club regularly challenged for the trophy in the years that followed the historic loss to Australia II off the coast of Newport 34 years ago, but had remained on the sidelines since its last challenge with Team Dennis Conner for the 2002-'03 America's Cup.Read more
Another dominant race win for Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand in race nine of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, gave the Kiwi team victory on the Great Sound in Bermuda, sparking wild celebrations on board their America’s Cup Class (ACC) boat, and the team’s support boats on the Great Sound. Burling now adds the 35th America’s Cup to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup trophy he won in San Francisco, 2013.
Emirates Team New Zealand's path to winning the 35th America's Cup was paved with adversity, and scars of the past, but in the end there was no doubt that they were the better team. Through incredible innovation and a single minded determination they have earned their place in history and will bring the oldest trophy in international sport home to New Zealand.Read more
The America’s Cup Match begins Saturday, June 17.
Photo: Sam Greenfield/© ORACLE TEAM USA
Saturday 6/17/2017 1:00-2:30P NBC
'Courageous' to air Saturday, June 17 - NBC Sports Films will premiere Courageous, a one-hour documentary which chronicles media pioneer and sailing maverick Ted Turner’s quest to win the 1977 America’s Cup, on Saturday, June 17 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Watch the preview at http://www.nbcsports.com/video/general/americas-cup
Sunday 6/18/2017 1:00-3:00P NBCRead more
America’s Cup Media: Emirates Team New Zealand pitch-poled at high-speed moments after the start, the bows digging in and boat tumbling forward, its sterns in the air, three crew pitched into the water, the rest hanging on in the cockpits.Read more
By Joe Cooper
The America’s Cup is, as most sailors remember, about to happen in Bermuda. There are many opinions (hey, we’re sailors) on the current state of the AC, and they range across the spectrum from “Great!” to “Bring back the 12s!”
Listening to a shortwave radio broadcast of the 1962 America’s Cup at his home on the other side of the world from Newport, Rhode Island, little Joey Cooper was late for school the day Gretel (KA1) surfed past Weatherly to win Race 2. © unikatoo.com
There is one thing about the America’s Cup that, even if held in bathtubs on an obscure body of water in Mongolia, would not change: the experience of the guys and, way too infrequently, the women, who sail in this most storied sailing event. Win, lose or…well, there are no draws, sailing in, and the larger America’s Cup experience is one of the most profound experiences in sailing, or at least it was for me.Read more
Due to Bermuda wind forecasts of gusts over 30 knots, Opening Day Ceremonies and the first day of the America's Cup Qualifiers is postponed until Saturday, May 27th. Saturday racing is due to take place between 2pm and 5pm and the Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup will now take place on Saturday at 8.30pm.
Although racing was cancelled today, a few teams practiced for the America’s Cup Qualifier Series postponed until tomorrow. Photo © SE Benton
United States Television – NBC Sports Network – Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 1-3 pm ET Check NBC Sports Network for Most up to date schedule
The America's Cup Mobile App (iOS & Android)
Live coverage is available on mobile devices from the AC App.
Website - www.americascup.com,
The venue for this year’s match for the oldest trophy in sports is arguably the most beautiful in the event’s history, and the Public Host of the 35th America’s Cup says it’s not too late to plan an unforgettable trip!
The 35th America’s Cup starts next month, and the regatta will be held in Bermuda for the very first time. The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and Challenger Playoffs run from May 26 to June 12, 2017 and the America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton will be held June 17 & 18 and 24 - 27, 2017.
The 50-foot America’s Cup Class (ACC) boats are even faster than their 72-foot predecessors. Photo: Sam Greenfield/© ORACLE TEAM USARead more
May 26 – about June 27
The opening race of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda will be race one of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers between the Defender, ORACLE TEAM USA, with two time America’s Cup winner Jimmy Spithill and his crew looking to start their defense of the cup against Groupama Team France, led by Franck Cammas.
Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York, 2016 © Stephen Cloutier/PhotoGroup.usRead more
Offshore Passage Opportunities (OPO), a crew networking service based in Halesite, NY, has announced that registration for its “Rally to the Cup” is now open. The Rally departs from several East Coast ports on June 7, 2017 to allow enough time for arriving in Bermuda before the start of the 35th America’s Cup finals on June 17.
The Rally to the Cup will start in six different ports and finish in Bermuda in time for the America’s Cup finals. © David H. Lyman
The rally will provide dock space at the St. Georges Sports and Dinghy Club for the first 20 to 25 boats to sign up, and a designated anchorage area (with launch service) or a berth along the wall in St. Georges for all others.Read more