Entries by Paul Cayard

America’s Cup 35

Artemis stuffing the windward hull. Photos by Richard Smith Bermuda Big day on Great Sound.  Four races were held at the upper limit of the wind range today and the skills of these sailors were tested.  The pre start jostling was rather tame today and in three out of the four starts, one of the teams was […]

America’s Cup 35-Challenger Playoff

Bermuda The Challenger Playoff started today on Great Sound in 15 knots from the southeast. The first pairing featured ETNZ against BAR while the second pairing was Artemis vs. Softbank Japan. Each pair was to race two matches today. In the first race, ETNZ handily won the start over BAR and led around the first mark and […]

America’s Cup 35

Match of the Day-Oracle vs. ETNZ Bermuda The final four races of the qualifications series for the 35th America’s Cup were held today in Bermuda in 12 knots dropping to as little as 8 knots as the day went on. New Zealand vs. Oracle Team USA was the first race of the 35th America’s Cup […]

America’s Cup 35

Bermuda Last night after I wrote my piece I realized that there is a lot at stake in today’s race between ETNZ and Oracle.  In fact, it may be the first race of the America’s Cup Finals! If ETNZ wins the Louis Vuitton Cup, they will race Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup Finals […]

America’s Cup 35

Artemis back on their game! Bermuda The wind was back today on Great Sound! 15 knots of wind from the South greeted the competitors and four races were held.  Different to other days, the wind was steady in both direction and velocity across the course. This made the racing less volatile and relatively tame.  All […]

America’s Cup 35

Softbank and Oracle looked solid in the trying conditions Bermuda Four races were held at the very bottom of the wind range today on Great Sound. The wind speed topped out at 7 knots today while 6 knots is the minimum windspeed for racing as stipulated in the rules. All boats struggled to keep the […]

America’s Cup 35

America’s Cup Village photo by Ricardo Pinto Bermuda No races were held today in Bermuda as the wind was too light or non existent.  A Big high pressure system has come and squatted on us. Today’s schedule is moved to tomorrow with a slightly better forecast of southwesterly wind at 4 knots building to 8 knots and building to […]

America’s Cup 35

Artemis has had a tough 24 hours. Bermuda Three races were held today on Great Sound in 12- 14 knots of wind. It was a day to get more racing in as the forecast for the next few days is very light.  However the schedule was set in stone and so no changes were made. […]

America’s Cup 35

Artemis with pace! Bermuda The final three races of round robin 1 were held today on Great Sound.  The conditions were a bit windier than the first two days and the surprises kept coming. Race 13 featured Groupama Team France against BAR of the UK.  Ben Ainsley schooled Frank Camas on the starting line almost […]

America’s Cup 35

Oracle Team USA and Softbank Nippon duel at start of race 12. Bermuda Six fantastic races were held today on Great Sound, Bermuda, in 12 dropping to 8 knots from the southwest. What is of interest in a condition like this is to see who has the light air boards on and who has the all […]