Young Kiwi sailors Burling, Tuke go for Triple Crown
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Together, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of New Zealand won Olympic silver and gold medals, and then the America's Cup.
Separately, they will try to win the Volvo Ocean Race, the round-the-world race that starts Sunday from Alicante, Spain.
Burling is a helmsman and trimmer with Team Brunel, a Dutch-backed squad led by VOR veteran skipper Bouwe Bekking.
Cup champ Burling joins Team Brunel for Volvo Ocean Race
ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — America's Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Peter Burling has joined Team Brunel for the Volvo Ocean Race.
If Team Brunel wins the bluewater classic, Burling would become the first sailor to win the "Triple Crown" of an Olympic gold medal, the America's Cup and the VOR.
Burling helmed Emirates Team New Zealand to an upset of two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup in June.
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — The #battleofbermuda is on, mates.
The America's Cup has jumped fully into the 21st century, from the space-age catamarans that lift up on hydrofoils and fly across the waves to the use of social media for some smack talk between sailors in the days before two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA and challenger Emirates Team New Zealand meet in the 35th America's Cup starting Saturday on the Great Sound.