Sailing

The U.S. team F50 foiling catamaran trains with the skyline in the distance after its launch Monday, April 22, 2019, in San Francisco. New global sports league SailGP launched the first of six F50 race boats into San Francisco Bay that will compete May 4-5. The catamaran is capable of hitting speeds of 60 miles per hour. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
April 22, 2019 - 11:26 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. SailGP team trained on American waters for the first time Monday after launching its new-look F50 foiling catamaran on San Francisco Bay in advance of the fledgling global league's second regatta. "It was nice to get back on the boat after almost a couple of months now,"...
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Fans cheer Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, front, reacts after a basket against the Los Angeles Clippers in the second half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 14, 2019 - 7:35 pm
Opening day of the NBA postseason was no time to be home. Not home for the summer. Home for a game. Only the Golden State Warriors managed to win there Saturday in a rough day for the higher seeds. Both No. 2s lost, and the Brooklyn Nets won the game and the crowd in Philadelphia, where home fans...
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In a photo provided by New York Yacht Club's American Magic, American Magic's test boat knowns as the Mule undergoes training Feb. 23, 2019, at Pensacola, Fla. American Magic is the only one of the seven teams for the 2021 America's Cup that has built the closest thing allowed by the rules to what the actual race boat, the AC75, will look and perform like. American Magic is building its first AC75 in Rhode Island and expects it to be finished by the middle of the summer. (Armory Ross/NYYC American Magic via AP)
March 15, 2019 - 3:46 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Out on Pensacola Bay, the combination of a fantastical-looking test boat called the Mule and technology from aviation giant Airbus is giving the New York Yacht Club's American Magic a flying start toward trying to win the America's Cup in two years. When the 38-foot Mule reaches a...
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In this March 24, 2010, photo, Thai Princess Ubolratana poses for a photo during her visit to promote Thailand's film industry at the Entertainment Expo Hong Kong Filmart. Thai Raksa Chart party selected Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, the princess as its nominee to serve as the next prime minister, upending tradition that the royal palace plays no public role in politics and upsetting all predictions about what may happen in the March election. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 08, 2019 - 12:33 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, the first child of Thailand's beloved late king, has always been a bit of a rebel, and on Friday she shook Thai society by becoming the first member of the royal family to say she would enter party politics. But hours later, her younger brother, King Maha...
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French sailor Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, 73, right, aboard his Rustler 36, Matmut, is congratulated by legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston of Britain, after winning the Golden Globe Race, a single-handed round the world yacht race, after 212 days alone at sea, in Les Sables-d'Olonne harbor, western France, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Yohan Bonnet)
January 29, 2019 - 11:07 am
LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France (AP) — A 73-year-old French sailor has won an unusual, around-the-world yacht race after 212 days alone at sea without modern instruments — his first sailing victory. Jean-Luc Van Den Heede arrived Tuesday in the harbor of Les Sables d'Olonne in western France in his...
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A French race boat is tested on Sydney Harbor by a crew of members from several different teams as preparations for the SailGP series are underway in Sydney, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. The new sailing league founded by tech billionaire Larry Ellison and five-time America’s Cup winner Russell Coutts will leap from concept to reality next month when six souped-up catamarans hit the starting line off Shark Island in Sydney Harbor. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
January 24, 2019 - 2:28 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — SailGP, the new sailing league founded by tech billionaire Larry Ellison and five-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts, will leap from concept to reality next month when six souped-up catamarans hit the starting line off Shark Island in Sydney Harbor. SailGP will be a true...
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British yachtswoman Susie Goodall sailing her Rustler 36 yacht DHL STARLIGHT on arrival at Hobart, Australia, Oct. 30, 2018, arriving in 4th place in the 2018 Golden Globe Race. British woman Goodall sailing solo in the Golden Globe Race round-the-world has lost her mast and was knocked unconscious in a vicious storm, and Thursday Dec. 6, 2018, rescuers are trying to reach her in the Southern Ocean, 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn near the southern tip of South America. (Christophe Favreau/PPL Photo Agency, Golden Globe Race via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 11:35 am
LONDON (AP) — A British woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race is being rescued after losing her mast and being knocked unconscious in a vicious storm in the Southern Ocean. Golden Globe Race officials said Thursday on the race website that they have been in regular radio contact with Susie...
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August 03, 2018 - 2:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A U.S. citizen has been detained in Russia's Far East after accidently sailing there from Alaska on a small boat, officials said Friday. John Martin had been traveling down the Yukon River across Alaska on a one-person boat when he ended up in the open Bering Sea, said Russian Foreign...
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The Unicef, Liverpool 2018 and Sanya Serenity Coast, right, teams in a "sprint finish" to conclude the Clipper 2017-2018 Round the World Yacht Race on the River Mersey in Liverpool. Australian sailor Wendy Tuck has become the first woman to skipper the winning vessel in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. Tuck led the Sanya Serenity Coast team to victory in the race that finished in Liverpool on Saturday. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
July 28, 2018 - 11:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Australian sailor Wendy Tuck has become the first woman to skipper the winning vessel in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. Tuck, 52, from Sydney, led the Sanya Serenity Coast team to victory in the race that finished in Liverpool on Saturday. Her team beat 25-year-old British...
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June 21, 2018 - 2:55 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bouwe Bekking has sailed more than 300,000 nautical miles during the last 33 years and circled the globe nearly eight times trying to win the Volvo Ocean Race. After seven unsuccessful attempts, that elusive victory is just 700 nautical miles away if the Dutch skipper can place...
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