Entries by Paul Cayard

America’s Cup 35

Bermuda Races 4, 5 and 6 of the Challenger Playoff Final were held today in winds from 16 knots to as little as 11 knots.  The big factor for the day was that the teams both changed their daggerboards in opposite directions.  The Swedes went for the small, high speed boards which are best suited […]

America’s Cup 35

Bermuda Today was the first day of the Challenger Playoff Final featuring Artemis of Sweden against ETNZ of New Zealand.  This event used to be known as the Louis Vuitton Cup.  Three races were held in a building breeze that started out at 7 knots and finished up around 12 knots from the southwest. Artemis […]

America’s Cup 35

Bermuda One race was held today between Artemis and Softbank Japan in 20 knots from the south.  Japan hit something underwater about an hour before the start.  There didn’t appear to be significant damage to their boat but the investigation by the shore team definitely through the Japanese off their pre game program. In the […]

America’s Cup 35

Artemis goes 3-0 when it counts.   Photos by Richard Smith Bermuda Six races were held in the Challenger Playoff Semifinal today on Great Sound in 12-14 knots from the south.  With yesterday’s races lost to winds in the 30 knot range, Race organizers were keen to try to catch up on the schedule today. […]

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 […]