With a little more than a week remaining in the year, the focus for Oracle Team USA hasn’t changed, says a Team news release. All eyes have been on 2013 for months, for years, with the same goal in mind: defending the America’s Cup in San Francisco next September. Ask any member of the team their New Year’s resolution and it likely involves winning the Cup. Or more immediately, it’s sailing Oracle Team USA 17 again. READ MORE
(CNN) -- When faced with the most ferocious waves on the planet, most people would seek protection in the largest, sturdiest vessel they could find. But when Swedish pensioner Sven Yrvind sets out on his ambitious mission to circumnavigate the globe, it won't be in a hefty ship piled high with food, creature comforts and telecommunications equiptment.
The Vestas SailRocket2 built on the Isle of Wight has become the fastest boat on the planet after it smashed the world sailing speed record following almost ten years of attempts. READ MORE
Pieces of the broken Oracle Team USA's AC72 racing yacht have been washing up on the beaches of West Marin and were the subject of a cleanup effort this week. READ MORE
British sailors say their home- country experience with Weymouth Bay may help them keep their spot as the No. 1 team at the London Olympics and propel Ben Ainslie to a record-tying fourth gold medal. Their American rivals say the English waters may be too challenging even for the locals to figure out. READ MORE
Members of the Australian Olympic sailing team arrived in London today for the Games without a crucial part of their luggage – their sails. Australian sailing champion Elise Rechichi, who was among those who touched down at Heathrow Airport, reportedly wrote on Twitter that baggage handlers had lost three sets of her team’s Olympic sails.
London, England (CNN) -- Eight years ago Justine Laymond was told by doctors to say a final goodbye to her family -- she had, they said, only hours left to live before her lungs would stop working and her body shut down. But this July Laymond defied her medical fate and made history by becoming the first double lung transplant survivor ever to have raced across an ocean. READ MORE
The U.S. Sailing Association, the national governing body for sailing, has appointed an independent review panel to investigate the crash of the Aegean during the annual Lexus Newport Beach to Ensenada Yacht Race. READ MORE