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America's Cup – Saturday, March 22, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014   
Are there difficulties caused by the World Politics ahead for the 35th America's Cup before even the Protocol has been published ? With the USA and European Union expressing sanctions against Russia and Russian individuals after the turmoils in Ukrainia, Torbjörn Tornquist SWE, owner of 'Team Artemis', is indirectly concerned as his business partner of the Geneva raw material company 'Gunvor' Gennady Timchenko RUS (owner of the RC44 team 'Katusha') is on the black-list. Before the posting of that list, Timchenko sold his share of the Company to Tornquist. Will the Swede, handling 80% of the Russian Oil, be affected ? The report.
America's Cup – Thursday, March 13, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014   (Image © Andrea Francolini)
During the past weekend, the Cupholder 'Oracle' and the new Challenger of Record 'Team Australia' started to their first joint trainings on Sydney Harbour. Both, Tom Slingsby AUS steering the 'Oracle' AC-45 and Matthew Belcher AUS, the just appointed helmsman of 'Team Australia', were enthusiastic about catamaran sailing. The video and the report.
America's Cup – Thursday, March 6, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014   
Yesterday, the Australian America's Cup 'Team Australia', Challenger of Record, has announced the team composition as first. Helmsman will be the 470 dominator and multiple champion Matthew Belcher AUS, and among the team are also the 18-footer cracks Seve Jarvin AUS and Sam Newton AUS. The report with all names.
America's Cup – Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014   
Despite of a number of job offers from other syndicates, James Spithill AUS, helmsman of the American Cup-Holder 'Oracle Team USA', decided to stay with the US-team in the next America's Cup Challenge. His objective is to achieve the third AC victory in a row. The report.
America's Cup – Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013   
San Francisco is still in the red from hosting the 34th America's Cup, which so far has cost taxpayers at least $5.5 million, according to draft financial figures from the regatta that The Chronicle reviewed Monday. This situation is expected to be in the spotlight as Mayor Ed Lee prepares to submit a preliminary proposal for hosting the next Cup by a Dec. 22 deadline. The article in the Chronicle.