That race of 2012 was memorable, as Ben Ainslie was helming the mighty "Eleanor", the re-creation of the legendary 'Westward', the 135ft Herreshoff schooner.

That race of 2012 was memorable, as Ben Ainslie was helming the mighty "Eleanor", the re-creation of the legendary 'Westward', the 135ft Herreshoff schooner.

DOMINIQUE SCHWARTZ: Oh look, I mean it's the old sort of rivalry. Someone said to me, gee I wish we'd had the cup and we'd trade it, we'd trade a Bledisloe Cup for the America's Cup. But yeah, there's always a healthy rivalry but I think in the end they didn't really think of it as an American team. As you say, there really weren't many Americans on board so they think they were just beaten by a syndicate which had more money in the end and probably a faster boat.

DOMINIQUE SCHWARTZ: Oh look, I mean it's the old sort of rivalry. Someone said to me, gee I wish we'd had the cup and we'd trade it, we'd trade a Bledisloe Cup for the America's Cup. But yeah, there's always a healthy rivalry but I think in the end they didn't really think of it as an American team. As you say, there really weren't many Americans on board so they think they were just beaten by a syndicate which had more money in the end and probably a faster boat.

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Bertrand has teamed up with an impressive crew. In the middle will be Grant Simmer.  At the front will be his long-time Etchells crew mate and friend, Andrew Palfrey. Palfrey’s most recent campaign was as Head Coach of the Artemis Racing America’s Cup Team. Of all the crew available for Bertrand to select to sail with him, including former crew members Sir Ben Ainslie and Tom Slingsby, these two crew are his top choice.

Bertrand has teamed up with an impressive crew. In the middle will be Grant Simmer. At the front will be his long-time Etchells crew mate and friend, Andrew Palfrey. Palfrey’s most recent campaign was as Head Coach of the Artemis Racing America’s Cup Team. Of all the crew available for Bertrand to select to sail with him, including former crew members Sir Ben Ainslie and Tom Slingsby, these two crew are his top choice.

“#Foiling upwind is a decision between me, Tom and Jimmy a bit, and it’s got to do with wind pressure,” said #Ainslie. “If we see that we have good pressure and a good shift we’re happy to go in that mode. Today a bit in the second race we had good pressure and were happy to go fast the way we were going. It’s important to do it at the right time. If you do it at the wrong time on the outside of a shift or a header you can lose as much as you’d possibly gain.”

“#Foiling upwind is a decision between me, Tom and Jimmy a bit, and it’s got to do with wind pressure,” said #Ainslie. “If we see that we have good pressure and a good shift we’re happy to go in that mode. Today a bit in the second race we had good pressure and were happy to go fast the way we were going. It’s important to do it at the right time. If you do it at the wrong time on the outside of a shift or a header you can lose as much as you’d possibly gain.”

Wed Sept 25  RACE 19 DATA Course: 5 Legs/10.07 nautical miles 			 Elapsed Time: OTUSA – 23:24, ETNZ – 24:08 Delta: OTUSA +:44 Total distance sailed: OTUSA – 11.9 NM, ETNZ – 12.2 NM Average Speed: OTUSA – 30.55 knots (35 mph), ETNZ – 30.55 knots (35 mph) Top Speed: OTUSA – 44.33 knots (51 mph), ETNZ – 45.72 knots (53 mph) Windspeed: Average – 18.2 knots, Peak – 21.3 knots Number of Tacks/Jibes: OTUSA – 9/7, ETNZ – 9/7

Wed Sept 25 RACE 19 DATA Course: 5 Legs/10.07 nautical miles Elapsed Time: OTUSA – 23:24, ETNZ – 24:08 Delta: OTUSA +:44 Total distance sailed: OTUSA – 11.9 NM, ETNZ – 12.2 NM Average Speed: OTUSA – 30.55 knots (35 mph), ETNZ – 30.55 knots (35 mph) Top Speed: OTUSA – 44.33 knots (51 mph), ETNZ – 45.72 knots (53 mph) Windspeed: Average – 18.2 knots, Peak – 21.3 knots Number of Tacks/Jibes: OTUSA – 9/7, ETNZ – 9/7

Oracle Team USA Now Has the Wind at Its Back.  With Alcatraz Island for a backdrop, OracleTeamUSA continued its jailbreak Monday, winning its fifth consecutive must-win race in this America’s Cup.

Oracle Team USA Now Has the Wind at Its Back

Oracle Team USA Now Has the Wind at Its Back. With Alcatraz Island for a backdrop, OracleTeamUSA continued its jailbreak Monday, winning its fifth consecutive must-win race in this America’s Cup.

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