What is Going On with America’s Cup Coverage?

DEAR CURMUDGEON: I am a sailor and live in Southwest Florida. There has been essentially no media coverage available locally of the America’s Cup races in New York or Chicago. The network TV stations have had zero coverage; not even reporting in the brief sports news. The local newspapers as well as the Wall Street Journal have had zero coverage. I found that I could go on the AC website and for $7.99 I could get streaming video, but of what I am not sure. Can you explain the media blackout? Has the AC Event Authority priced themselves out of the market? The only ...

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Encouraging Participation

Laser Master sailors created a new grassroots campaign to encourage participation. The models below are all real sailors photographed by Joe Berkeley and Peter Hurley (bottom). from Scuttlebutt Sailing News http://ift.tt/1toIDf5 via IFTTT

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Nathan Outteridge: My Best Olympic Race

World Sailing looks back at some of the great Olympic sailing moments during the build up to the Rio 2016 Games. In this report, we learn of the influence a small British pub had on Australian Nathan Outteridge that culminated in his London 2012 gold medal winning performance with Iain Jensen… The Cove House Inn will probably never be the same. A small British pub, The Cove House Inn, was transformed into a little piece of Australia at London 2012 and turned into the focal point for the nation’s most successful sport at the Olympiad. Australian sport, in general, ...

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