There were some interesting stories around the America's Cup this week. As I wrote in this space last Friday, the committee charged with reviewing what happened to Artemis Racing's "Big Red" AC72 was meeting; their first press release was very positive about how all the teams are agreeing to work together with the committee members, but expressed disappointment that Italy's Luna Rossa team was not going to abide by the committee's request not to restart AC72 until May 23. Sure enough, I went out to Ballena Bay on Monday and could see Luna Rossa flying around out in the South Bay. (If you have a marine VHF radio, the teams call in to Vessel Traffic Control when they're heading out to practice.) Read more >> about The Maritime Report for May 23, 2013
America's Cup Race Management Regatta Director Iain Murray and Golden Gate Yacht Club Vice Commodore Tom Ehman held a press conference Tuesday in San Francisco. The purpose was to "announce the members of an independent panel to review all aspects of training and racing of AC72 yachts in the 34th America’s Cup." Read more >> about The Maritime Report: Artemis review on the way
Lots of news coming out of the America's Cup world this week!
New "Start Sailing" Website
The objective of writing this blog, right from the beginning last June, was to use all of the excitement and attention to sailing flying around the America's Cup events to try and get more of our Island residents out on the water. I am very happy to report that the AC folks have started a partnership project with U.S. Sailing, probably the most important sailing organization in the world. Read more >> about The Maritime Report for May 9, 2013