THAT Capsize

 
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 08 Oct 2012
 

THAT Capsize

(Photo by Paul Todd / Gallo Images/Getty Images)  Paul Todd/Outside Images ©
Australia's James Spithill of Oracle Team USA delivered a spectacular capsize on Day 4 of the America's Cup World Series. It certainly provided the photo sequences of the week.

One can only imagine what chaos we might see on San Francisco Bay if we have a similar incident with the AC72's.

Oracle Team USA (USA) Skipper and Helmsman James Spithill flips his boat around the first turning mark during Day 4 of the America's Cup World Series on 06 October, 2012, in San Francisco, USA
(Photo by Paul Todd / Gallo Images/Getty Images)  Paul Todd/Outside Images ©


We have Bob Fisher, the respected America's Cup commentators report on Super Sunday and we have AC45 photos from across the course from our good friend Chuck Lantz.

ACWS San Francisco  Chuck Lantz


Lots more news from the local scene too.

Have a great week on and off the water.

Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team



America's Cup: Paul Todd's view of THAT capsize - Gallery 1
Paul Todd, Outside Images,
This is the first of two spectacular photo galleries taken by top international photographer, Paul Todd of Outside Images, who just happened to be on hand when James Spithill of Oracle Team USA performed a spectacular capsize on Day 4 of the America's Cup World Series... [more]
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America's Cup: Paul Todd's view of THAT capsize - Gallery 2
Paul Todd, Outside Images,
This is the second of two spectacular photo galleries taken by top international photographer, Paul Todd of Outside Images, who just happened to be on hand when James Spithill of Oracle Team USA performed a spectacular capsize on Day 4 of the America's Cup World Series... [more]
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ACWS San Francisco Fleet Racing Championship – Tough race for Team BAR
Ben Ainslie,
The America's Cup World Series San Francisco Fleet Racing Championship round one concluded in San Francisco, California today. Ben Ainslie on the today's racing:... [more]
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Photos by Chuck Lantz, Saturday at the AC World Series San Francisco
Chuck Lantz,
America's Cup World Series - No fog and good winds, plus a rare mistake by Oracle's James Spithill. Images by photographer Chuck Lantz.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series San Francisco - Images by Chuck Lantz
Chuck Lantz,
More photos of Saturday's action at the America's Cup World Series San Francisco by photographer Chuck Lantz.... [more]
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Open Day at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron brought its own sunshine
John Curnow/Sail-World Cruising,
Melbourne's weather had been quite peachy, with 30 degrees to be enjoyed by all on Thursday, but alas that was then and this is now. Come Saturday October 6, the 137th time St Kilda's Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS) was to have its Open Day, it would be a gloomier, colder and indeed, slightly wetter affair.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Day 5 - Super Sunday in America's Cup WS
Bob Fisher,
Day 5 Final of the Fleet racing: After yesterday's race programme, no one could doubt that San Francisco Bay is the perfect venue for the America's Cup in catamarans. Huge crowds, many of whom were the result of the spectacular Air Show provided as part of the annual Fleet Week, saw the racing at close quarters with the finishes of the tip of the Peninsular at the end of Yacht Road... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Canfield claims King Edward VII Gold Cup
Leigh Ireland,
At the Argo Group Gold Cup, young US Virgin Islander Taylor Canfield made a huge statement of his future Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) intentions today, taking a 3-0 victory over Johnie Berntsson in Bermuda. Canfield (ISV) Canfield Racing joins a list of previous winners including Russell Coutts (7), Peter Gilmour (3) and Ben Ainslie.... [more]
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PWA Sylt World Cup event summary
Chris Yates,
The PWA Sylt World Cup provided an outstanding array of conditions for 2012, as anything from cross to cross offshore wave riding to perfect freestyle conditions hit Sylt over the 10 days of the event. In front of the biggest crowds of the year, some of the most epic action occurred to provide a truly fitting end to another incredible year on tour.... [more]
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AC World Series San Francisco - Spectacular day on San Francisco Bay
Paul Cayard,
Artemis Racing's Paul Cayard reports from San Francisco, California at America's Cup World Series: Another spectacular day on the Bay of San Francisco. The Blue Angels were working up in the air and the America's Cup sailors were working at sea level. It was a historical day too because I think that today was the largest crowd to ever watch a sailboat race in person.... [more]
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AC World Series San Francisco - Saturday photos by Chuck Lantz
Chuck Lantz,
Images from Saturday's action at the America's Cup World Series San Francisco by photographer Chuck Lantz.... [more]
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Kiteboard Course Racing Worlds - Mastering the challenge on day 3
Yacht Club Cagliari,
The Kiteboard Racing World Championship, which will conclude tomorrow at Poetto after four days with high technical and competitive races, expressed their top riders. Even today the Sirocco made it to master the challenge of the Gold fleet male and the Women fleet, still in contention for the Medal Race. The stars of the four races of the day were Johnny Heineken (USA) and Steph Bridge (GB).... [more]
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Bay of Fires Channel Race - Obsession outsails the fleet
Peter Campbell,
David Creese's Turkish-built Obsession, a Mills-designed M.A.T. 1245 IRC cruiser/racer, has taken line honours in her first race in Tasmania, the Bay of Fires Channel Race, the opening race in the Hobart's Combined Clubs Long Race Series for 2012-2013.... [more]
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AC World Series San Francisco images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
America's Cup World Series San Francisco images by photographer Carlo Borlenghi.... [more]
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America's Cup: Images from Day 4 - Sander van der Borsch
Sander van der Borsch,
One of the world's top photographers, Sander van der Borsch presents this gallery of spectacular images from Day 4 of the America's Cup World Series, San Francisco... [more]
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America's Cup: Spithhill wins Match Racing title, Ainslie leads Fleet
America's Cup Media,
Oracle Team USA Spithill showed the resiliency today at America's Cup World Series San Francisco that is the mark of a great team. The veteran crew, led by skipper Jimmy Spithill, overcame a spectacular capsize in Fleet Race 5 and later won the Match Racing Championship of the event sailed on San Francisco Bay.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Semi Finals continue in Bermuda
Talbot Wilson,
During competition Saturday morning at the Argo Group Gold Cup, skippers 5-8 from the Quarter Finals sailed a knock-out series to determine their finishes. Adam Minoprio (NZL) Team Argo Group got to choose his opponent and selected the young Aussie David Chapman. That left Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team to race Staffan Lindberg (FIN) Alandia Sailing Team in the other consolation match.... [more]
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America's Cup: Spithill cartwheels World Series style in Race 1
Sail-World,
Oracle Team USA's James Spithill performed a spectacular pitch-pole when in second place rounding the first mark in the first fleet race of Day 4 of the America's Cup World Series, causing the competitors advancing rapidly from astern to scatter.... [more]
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Official opening of season in Hobart celebrated by 290 boat fleet
Peter Campbell,
290 recreational vessels of all ages, shapes and sizes, today celebrated the Official Opening of the Yachting Season on Hobart's River Derwent with a colourful parade of sail in historic Sullivans Cove. Despite lowering skies and a light but chilly sou'easter, the 131st Official Opening attracted a huge fleet.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Day 4 - Win and a swim for Spithill in America's Cup WS
Bob Fisher,
Day 4 MR Semis/Finals and Fleet racing: The burble of 'will they - won't they' continues around Little Marina Green in San Francisco. The latest is whether or not there will be a European tour next year for the AC-45s, and if there is, just which venues will be used, or will it be deleted from the schedule and allow the 'serious' players to devote more time to their campaigns in the AC-72s.... [more]
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AC World Series San Francisco - Another good day for Team Artemis
Paul Cayard,
Artemis Racing's Paul Cayard reports from San Francisco, California at America's Cup World Series. Another good day for Team Artemis out on the water yesterday. But this is not like any other regatta you have ever seen.... [more]
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Botany Bay Race - About Time back on top
Di Pearson,
Having lost out in the first race of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Ocean Point Score Series to Darryl Hodgkinson's Victoire two weeks ago, Julian Farren-Price was back at the top of the scoreboard in Race of the series today, triumphing over the relentless ‘Beneteau Brigade' in the Botany Bay Race.... [more]
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Kiteboard Course Racing Worlds - Challenging day 2
Yacht Club Cagliari,
The second day was challenging, but exciting for competitors at the Kiteboard Racing World Championship, underway until Sunday at the sixth stop of Poetto Beach. The Sirocco medium-intensity, short-wave that formed framed four new races and the new battle between the four fleets (three male and one female) who selected the 51 men for the gold fleet, including local rider Luca Marcis.... [more]
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Bird Island Race victory for Celestial
Di Pearson,
In the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 85 nautical mile Bird Island Race, Sam Haynes has sailed his Rogers 46, Celestial, to victory - putting to an end the winning streak of Stephen Ainsworth and his Reichel/Pugh 63, Loki. Race record holder, Loki, took line honours at 03.22.04 hours this morning, in the time of 8hrs 22min 4sec, close to two hours outside the record she set last year.... [more]
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