Sailing


Funding boost for Team NZ

TEAM New Zealand will receive US$5 million from taxpayers to allow it to retain key personnel in the immediate aftermath of its America’s Cup win over Oracle Team USA in Bermuda. Prime Minister Bill ...

July 4, 2017, Tuesday


Kiwis crush US to recapture America’s Cup

NEW Zealand lifted the America’s Cup on Monday, almost white-washing the US holder with a revolutionary boat and a new superstar sailor avenging a humbling defeat four years ago. Emirates Team New Zealand ...

June 28, 2017, Wednesday


NZ pedals its way to brink of America’s Cup glory

EMIRATES Team New Zealand was to take to Bermuda’s Great Sound today (China time) with a mission, to finally wipe out the hurt inflicted on the sports-mad country by Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup. But ...

June 27, 2017, Tuesday


US secures 1st win of America’s Cup, trails NZ 1-4

DEFENDING champion Oracle Team USA clawed its way back into the America’s Cup on Saturday with a much-needed win over Emirates Team New Zealand to reduce its deficit to 1-4 in the first-to-seven final. The ...

June 26, 2017, Monday


Kiwis in control with 2 more wins

PETER Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand are cruising in the 35th America’s Cup. With two race wins over Oracle Team USA on Sunday, helmsman Burling and his crew completed a sweep of the weekend’s ...

June 20, 2017, Tuesday


Kiwi catamaran capsizes

Emirates Team New Zealand, skippered by Peter Burling, is seen capsizing at the start of race 5 of the 35th America’s Cup Challenger playoffs semifinals against Land Rover BAR off Bermuda’s Great Sound on Tuesday. All crew members were reported safe as the race was black-flagged and support crews rushed to the aid of the crippled Kiwi catamaran. The capsize handed the British outfit its first point of the first-to-5 series, which New Zealand led 3-1 at the end of the day. SoftBank Team Japan beat Artemis Racing of Sweden twice to take a 3-1 lead in their series. ...

June 8, 2017, Thursday


Perpetual LOYAL leads Sydney to Hobart race

Supermaxi Perpetual LOYAL remained on course yesterday to win the Sydney to Hobart yacht race in record time after inheriting the lead when race favorite Wild Oats XI withdrew due to a hydraulic failure. Perpetual ...

December 28, 2016, Wednesday


4-time Olympic champion dies

PAUL Elvstrom, a yachtsman who won four straight Olympic sailing gold medals between 1948 and 1960, has died, the Danish sports confederation said yesterday. He was 88. Elvstrom, who was named Denmark’s ...

December 9, 2016, Friday


Chinese sailor attempts trans-Pacific bid

Chinese mariner Guo Chuan set sail on his trimaran from the US west coast city of San Francisco on Tuesday, embarking on a solo trans-Pacific voyage to Shanghai....

October 20, 2016, Thursday


Xu disqualified in 2nd race, loses lead

DEFENDING Olympic champion Xu Lijia of China lost top spot in the Laser Radial class standings on Monday after she was disqualified from the second of two races following a right-of-way protest by American ...

August 10, 2016, Wednesday




 

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