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American Magic loses to Team UK in AmCup challenger series

Everything went to plan for American Magic on Friday on the first day of the America’s Cup challenger series at Auckland, New Zealand. The problem was the plan itself. ...

Former America's Cup helmsman David Barnes dies at 62

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former New Zealand America’s Cup skipper and three-time sailing world champion David Barnes has died. He was 62. Barnes’ death was confirmed by Hamish ...

Orca attacks force Spain to ban yachting off northwest tip

MADRID (AP) — Spain has prohibited yachting across 100 kilometers (62 miles) of its northwestern coast after a number of sailboats have been damaged by orca whales knocking their hulls. ...

1968 Mexico City Games marked by protest, falling records

The 1968 Olympics could not escape the turmoil of their times. A gold medal gymnast silently rebelled against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Apartheid South Africa was disinv...

Fanny Blankers-Koen shattered myths at 1948 Olympics

The biggest star of the 1948 Olympics was a 30-year-old mother of two who survived Nazi occupation and was thought to have missed her best chances at gold when two Olympics were canceled. ...

Winds of change? Company looks at weather's effect on ball

CHICAGO (AP) — The wind blowing out at Wrigley Field. The tricky breeze in San Francisco. The heat in Los Angeles. The weather is important business in baseball. But what kind of bus...

Murray takes over as America's Cup regatta director

Noted Australian yachtsman Iain Murray is taking over as the independent regatta director for the 36th America’s Cup scheduled for next year in Auckland, New Zealand. Murray was joi...

Oscar Predictions: Can 'Parasite' upset '1917'?

NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of Sunday’s 92nd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writer Jake Coyle shares his predictions for a ceremony with a lot of locks but the potential for a few surprises. ...

Anping Yachting Festival in SW Taiwan to showcase nearly 50 yachts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Tainan Anping Yachting Festival will take place at Anping Argo Marina in Tainan's Anping District from Nov. 22–24, with nearly 50 yachts on display wort...

US yacht freed after 3 days on rocks in Southwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A sailing boat from the United States with one person on board was finally afloat again Friday (September 13) after spending three days stuck on coral reefs near the Pingt...

Children’s festival in Yilan,Taiwan to make a splash July 6 – Aug. 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Yilan International Children’s Folklore & Folkgame Festival (YICFFF) will kick off at Dongshan River Water Park (冬山河親水公園) in Yilan County on Saturday (J...

Review: Sail away with the must-see documentary 'Maiden'

Just over 30 years ago, a woman named Tracy Edwards had the idea to lead an all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. It wasn't exactly met with a groundswell of support, or any sup...

Senet Group Appoints Sarah Hanratty, Portman Group Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Corporate Affairs, as New Chief Executive

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 27, 2018--Senet Group, the UK body dedicated to addressing problem gambling through consumer information programmes, announces that it has appointed Sarah Hanratty as its ...

Luxury Card Launches New TV Commercial with Leading Surf Talent and Champion Ian Walsh

JACKSON, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--Luxury Card's new commercial is currently airing on national networks and digital channels. Featuring Ian Walsh, the message focuses on how Luxury Card me...

Metal Shark Acquires the Assets of Horizon Shipbuilding

JEANERETTE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 11, 2018--Following a motion approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Alabama on June 5th, 2018, Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has acq...