Paul Bieker On Some of His Oracle Design Projects

Matthew Sheahan on Yachting World pointed out the following on Paul Bieker’s blog which helps support his earlier post on speed improvements made to the Oracle. Bieker has a number connections to local boats including the PT15 built by the Boat School and located at the Maritime Center.

From Bieker Boats blog

It was an […]

America’s Cup: What was Changed on Oracle

How Oracle turned their boat into the rocket ship that won the 34th America’s Cup

Photo by Jan Pehrson

Post by Matthew Sheahan on Yachting World

Having remained in San Francisco for a few days after the end of the event, I got to speak to a number of people about what was really […]

PT’s Chris Sitzenstock, Two-Time Cup Winning Team Member

From the Port Townsend Leader.

Annie and Chris Sitzenstock, both PTHS graduates. Photo courtesy of Annie Sitzenstock from the PT Leader

Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 5:00 am

Port Townsend played a role in last week’s stunningly successful defense of the 34th America’s Cup sailboat […]

Oracle Team USA Wins America’s Cup!

An amazing event for sailors and non-sailors alike.


Cup Tied Up at 8 Races Each, Last Race Decides All

Just fabulous racing today finds Oracle after winning two races today tied with New Zealand at 8 races each . Great match racing, amazing boats, solid grit and it all comes down to one last race, winner takes all.

Oracle Down 2 Races Before America’s Cup Starts

By JOHN BRANCH of the NY Times, Published: September 3, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — Oracle Team USA will begin defense of the America’s Cup on Saturday with a two-race deficit after being penalized for prohibited modifications to its racing yachts in 2012.

Oracle will begin the best-of-17 event with a score of […]

AC Idea, It’s Not Too Late to Switch to Moore 24’s

Former Bay Area Express 27 sailor Larry Fisher sent this along with a note saying, ” My feelings exactly. Of course I would have suggested Express 27’s!” From In the Present Sea.

It’s not too late to switch to a more compelling boat and save this Cup.

Evanston: GANNET Wins America’s Cup

By chance […]

Emirates Team NZ Goes Bow Down, Way Down

New Zealand Protest Could Affect the America’s Cup…Forever

Published on July 1st, 2013 in Scuttlebutt | by Editor

With so much promise, so much build-up, so desperate a desire to put the America’s Cup on a stage where it can draw unprecedented interest, the last thing the organizers want to hear is bad news. With the start on July 7, it must […]

AC History

Long, but good.