June 18 - 24, 2017: Issue 317
35th America’s Cup Final Stage Begins
Race 1 Day 1 of the 35th America's Cup
Sunday, June 18th, 2017: 4.30 a.m. (AEST)
Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand lead by a point at the end of day one of the final stage of the 35th America’s Cup Match. The Kiwi Challengers to James Spithill’s ORACLE TEAM USA took back-to-back victories in the first two races over the ‘Defenders’ of the ‘Auld Mug’.
The New Zealanders’ first race victory of the day put the scores at 0-0 as Spithill’s team started the America’s Cup Match with a one point advantage over their rivals having won the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers.
Despite relinquishing the point advantage they held at the beginning of the day, ORACLE TEAM USA helmsman James Spithill is refusing to panic.
“We’re obviously disappointed with what was a tough day, but the deficit is only one point so we we’re not panicking,” James said at the post races press conference.
“Clearly we didn’t sail our best today, but we still had opportunities and that is what we will take away with us.
Careel Bay Marina Winter Festival 2017
Owners of Careel Bay Marina, Gordon “Bluey” and Anne-Marie Woolcott have shared their love of classic timber boats with the community again this year, inviting all to visit that old marina at the end of George Street and indulge their aquatic senses in seeing some of Pittwater's most beautiful vessels up close.
2017 HIF NSW SURFMASTERS TITLES
Carl Musker (Collaroy Plateau) - photo by Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW
The 2017 HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles saw its first round of champions crowned on Thursday, with Carl Musker (Collaroy Plateau) claiming the Single Fin division and Rob Hazelwood (Narrabeen) placing third.
Heats continued on Friday for other divisions in pristine conditions at Boomerang Beach.
Reports and pictures by Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW HERE
Rob Hazelwood (Narrabeen) - photo by Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW
Mark Tickle (Newport) - photo by Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW