Category Archives: Sports

America’s Cup: ‘Sailing At Triple Wind Speed’ (Video)

The AC75 is something special with the ability to sail at three to four times the speed of the wind.

The 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada will be contested by the winner of the 2017 America’s Cup, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron represented by their team, Emirates Team New Zealand, and the winner of the Prada Cup, the challenger selection series which takes place in January–February in 2021.

Extreme Sports: Norway’s ‘Finnmarksløpet Dogsled Race’ – Europe’s Toughest

The Finnmarksløpet in Norway is the longest and toughest dogsled race in Europe. Among this year’s competitors are Ben Voigt from Germany and 20-year-old native Hanna Lyrek. It’s a race that is always full of surprises and setbacks.

Sailboat Racing: ‘Onboard AC75 Action’ From Prada ACWS Series, New Zealand

Some of the best bits of AC75 onboard action from the PRADA ACWS Auckland, December 2020.

The 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada will be contested by the winner of the 2017 America’s Cup, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron represented by their team, Emirates Team New Zealand, and the winner of the Prada Cup, the challenger selection series which takes place in January–February in 2021.

Extreme Sports: ‘2020 In Review’ (Outside TV Video)

2020 has been a year of perseverance and learning for most of us. We know everything will not be perfect just because the calendar flips to 2021, but we’ll approach it one day at a time and make the most of what lays ahead.

Sailboat Racing: The Spectacular Technology Behind The ‘America’s Cup AC75 Monohulls’ (Video)

Fusing athleticism, teamwork, and technology, the monohulls competing for the 36th #AmericasCup are the fastest in the world. It was August 2012 when the sailing world was turned upside down by a 72 foot catamaran flying in the Hauraki Gulf. Emirates Team New Zealand had brought the foils to the America’s Cup and changed the face of top-level yacht racing forever. Since then the increase in performance for America’s Cup boats has been greater than at any point in the 170-year history of the event. Six years later, in 2018, the publication of the AC75 Class rule, marked the beginning of a new sailing era. Nowadays foils are commonplace, but the engineering and sailing techniques needed to get the AC75 to fly are completely different from anything seen before.

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Sailboat Racing: History Of ‘America’s Cup’ (Video)

In the America’s Cup there is no second, either you win or you lose and it has been like this for over 170 years. On the 6th of March the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand will face the winner of the Prada Cup in a 13-race Match. The first team to score seven points will be the Defender of the 36th America’s Cup. The Challengers competing to win the Prada Cup are YYC American Magic, INEOS Team UK and @Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team.

Racing dates: Sat, Mar 6, 2021 – Sun, Mar 21, 2021

Outdoor Sport: ‘The Path Less Paved’ – Gravel Biking

For decades, cycling disciplines have diverged, and in some cases, even polarized from each other. Road bikes stay on the road and mountain bikes stay on the trails. But in our contemporary age of cross-functional design and innovative engineering, bikes have more recently started to transcend their own genres.

Take gravel biking. This relatively “new” sport is actually a reboot of what cycling was up until the mid-20th century, before concrete and asphalt roadways spread across the developed world. Now, gravel has taken the backcountry freedom and exhilaration of mountain biking and blended it with the speed, efficiency and achievable distances of road cycling. Skinny tires, but not too skinny. Powerful yet light hydraulic disc brakes. Gear ratios that encourage speed both up and down the terrain.

Gravel bikes evolved due to an insatiable demand for riders to explore. Not just a Trailforks route or a Strava segment, but capitalizing on the thousands of miles of dirt and gravel roads that exist in rural regions. The result is more bikes rolling through more of the landscape, unhindered by the need for constructed trails or an asphalt surface.
Gravel follows the path less paved.