AC35, “cuadreras” entre Artemis Racing y ETNZ. ¿Quién ganó?.

Nadie lo sabe porque las regatas no las terminaron pero en las imagenes se ve que van parejito y según declaraciones de los kiwis (y es algo bastante obvio que ya se habia dicho), el que menos se caiga de los foils durante la regata sencillamente va a ganar. Una Copa America que esta teniendo defensores y muchos detractores. Yo por ahora la banco porque renegar del futuro y la innovación es una batalla perdida según mi opinión. Hay que “cambiar” el chip y aceptar que el juego cambió, lo que no significa que sea ni mejor ni peor que lo anterior.
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AC35. BAR Racing y ETNZ a los golpes en una regata de práctica. Esto viene muy “heavy” señores.



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LAND ROVER BAR CRASH INTO EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND IN PRACTICE RACING

The second practice race day today in Bermuda, ended in a heavy pre start collision when Land Rover BAR collided with Emirates Team New Zealand after they had been comprehensively shut out in last stages of the pre start sequence.

Peter Burling on the helm of Emirates Team New Zealand had done a good job securing the favoured leeward end of the line and shutting out Sir Ben Ainslie and the Land Rover BAR boat.

“It was a bit of a shame in the last pre start we had the leeward end of the line pretty locked down, Ben was quite late and just ran straight into the back of us.” said helmsman Burling.

“Just unnecessary a week out from the America’s Cup we are all here to learn and it’s a shame we have a pretty big metre dent now in the back of our nice boat.”

As for the damage:

“It went straight in under the media pod with his windward bow and right down the inside of the leeward hull, so there is a pretty good dent there. You can definitely see if has punctured right into the cockpit right around where my steering wheel is.” continued Burling

Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton upon assessing the damage, “We know Ben well, he is a good guy but frustration is obviously getting to him and the red mist came down and it’s a lot of damage in a time we can’t afford it.”

Other than the damaged sustained it was a positive day for Emirates Team New Zealand, winning both of the races it sailed against Land Rover BAR earlier in the day and Groupama Team France after both Oracle and Softbank Team japan refused to race against the kiwi team.

“Up until the last race with BAR we had a bloody nice day, we got the boat around the track really well, in really nice yachting conditions, but very unfortunate to get a hole in the boat on a practice race. I dont think Ben will be feeling too happy about it at the moment.” said Skipper Glenn Ashby

The Emirates Team New Zealand shore crew were waiting at the dock to retrieve the boat and will now be working around the clock to get the boat back out on the water as soon as possible.

VOR 2017-18. Dongfeng Race Team presenta a su equipo.


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Martes, Mayo 16, 2017
Dongfeng Race Team presenta a su tripulación para la Volvo Ocean Race

- La presentación de la tripulación ha tenido lugar hoy en París con la presencia de los directivos de Dongfeng Motor Corporation y los medios de todo el mundo
- Pascal Bidegorry se embarca de nuevo, así como Kevin Escoffier
- Una tripulación compuesta por 12 regatistas de seis nacionalidades distintas incluyendo dos mujeres

Dongfeng Race Team, equipo chino de la Volvo Ocean Race patrocinado por la empresa Dongfeng Motor Corporation, ha presentado hoy en París su tripulación al completo para disputar esta prueba. Todavía quedan 160 días para la salida en Alicante, el próximo 22 de octubre, de la vuelta al mundo por equipos más dura del mundo y Dongfeng Race Team ya ha anunciado su tripulación completa, compuesta por doce regatistas, de seis naciones diferentes que aúnan experiencia y juventud.

El patrón francés Charles Caudrelier guiará de nuevo a esta tripulación que cuenta con un palmarés envidiable: cinco victorias en la Volvo Ocean Race, cinco campañas olímpicas y 32 de la Solitaire du Figaro -incluyendo cinco victorias en esta última.

Charles Caudrelier estará acompañado por el francés Pascal Bidegorry, ganador tanto de la Transat Jacques Vabre como de la Figaro y que vuelve como navegante en esta campaña de la Volvo Ocean Race. En la pasada edición, Pascal Bidegorry fue la mano derecha de Caudrelier y una parte muy importante del equipo de meteorología y estrategia táctica.

El polifacético regatista oceánico Kevin Escoffier, otro pilar de la pasada edición, vuelve también a formar parte del equipo. Escoffier, además de un fantástico regatista, es un experto constructor naval.

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AC35. Pirelli, nuevo sponsor de ETNZ.

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PIRELLI JOINS EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND

Pirelli gets onboard Emirates Team New Zealand completing the team’s shortlist of highly committed brands for the 35th America’s Cup.

Pirelli, one of the world’s largest tyre manufactures, announcing its partnership with the team confirms once again to be at the forefront of international sports events.

“For Emirates Team New Zealand is definitely a plus to have Pirelli on our side just before the racing begins in what will be one of the most competitive America’s Cup ever” said Grant Dalton “We value associations with premium international brands like Pirelli where continuous innovation and dedication are a core part of the culture.”

“The sponsorship of Emirates Team New Zealand – says Marco Tronchetti Provera, Pirelli CEO and executive Vice President- “adds to the already rich portfolio of high profile sporting collaborations which Pirelli, the leader in the Prestige segment, has and which has grown ever richer in recent months, even beyond motor competitions, with the goal of strengthening the brand’s positioning at the high end of the market”.

Pirelli, which sponsors 350 motor championships in the world, including F1, is committed to support not only motorsports but it is proud partner of a wide range of team and events such as the Ski World Championships, those of Hockey which are now under way and in cycling of the Giro d’Italia, in addition to the 20-year commitment to soccer alongside Internazionale di Milano and the recent collaboration with the Dodgers of Los Angeles in the National Baseball League.

Pirelli logos and branding will feature on Emirates Team New Zealand’s boat and rudder for the competition starting on the Great Sound at 5.00pm on Friday 26th May (8:00 am of Saturday 27th in New Zealand) then, from the day after, racing will start at 2:00 pm (5:00 am +1 in New Zealand).

VOR 2017-18. Team AkzoNobel confirma su equipo que incluye al español Roberto ‘Chuny’ Bermúdez de Castro y al brasileño Joca Signorini.


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15 May 2017

Team AkzoNobel name winning quartet as part of strong multinational squad for Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

Team AkzoNobel skipper Simeon Tienpont has selected four former Volvo Ocean Race winners as part of a strong, multinational crew for the 2017-18 campaign.

Tienpont named a total of eight sailors from seven nations to the team on Monday – just under five months before the race starts from Alicante on 22 October.

New Zealand’s Brad Jackson, Roberto ‘Chuny’ Bermúdez de Castro from Spain, the Brazilian Joca Signorini and Britain’s Jules Salter are the past winners.

They are joined by Dutch Olympic silver medallist Annemieke Bes, Australia’s Luke Molloy, Danish match racing skipper Nicolai Sehested and New Zealander Brad Farrand.

“The crew I have chosen blends maturity and experience with youth and vigour,” said Tienpont, a two-time America’s Cup winner who competed in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2005-06 with ABN AMRO TWO and 2014-15 on Team Vestas Wind.

“We have an incredible depth of experience in this team, with 24 Volvo Ocean Races and five Olympic campaigns between us. In addition, we have the instinctive high performance skills of our two under-30 sailors, Brad Farrand and Nicolai Sehested, to call on.”

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