Louis Vuitton Cup finalists disheartened but show spirit in first races (Photos)

Louis Vuitton Cup: Predictwind – Strong winds expected to marr racing

With wine-colored lips and dark eyebrows, the actress models two of the French fashion house’s latest handbags, the W and the Capucines, while taking direction from famed Vogue photographer Peter Lindbergh. In a behind the scenes video released by Louis Vuitton, the 32-year-old is seen getting into character for her model moment: pouting, smiling, posing seriously and bursting into giggles, as the company’s large creative team looks on. Scroll down for video Model moment: Michelle Williams smoulders in Louis Vuitton’s autumn/winter 2014 campaign, but it took an army of hair-stylists, make-up artists and photography assistants to capture the perfect picture Perfect shot: With wine-colored lips and dark eyebrows, the actress models two of the French fashion house’s latest handbags, the W and the Capucines, while taking direction from famed photographer Peter Lindbergh ‘It’s like falling in love, I fall in love with characters like falling in love in life,’ said Ms Williams during the shoot. ‘I don’t try and mastermind it, I hope to try and stay very present and open to what is moving me in the moment. And generally that tends to be something that’s challenging. If it’s not challenging, then why do it?’ she added. The campaign marks Ms Williams’ first major fashion endorsement, aside from a brief spell as an ambassador for Band of Outsiders for spring/summer 2012. Posing pouts: In a behind the scenes video released by Louis Vuitton, the 32-year-old is seen getting into character for her model moment: pouting, smiling, posing seriously and bursting into giggles Lights, camera: The campaign marks Ms Williams’ first major fashion endorsement, aside from a brief spell as an ambassador for Band of Outsiders for spring/summer 2012 Primp and prime: The Louis Vuitton campaign, certainly a far cry from her days as Jen Lindley on Dawson’s Creek, had some high-fashion help from hairstylist Sam McKnight and make-up artist by Stephane Marais Louis Vuitton’s latest: The actress models the French fashion house’s new fall collection in the campaign The Louis Vuitton campaign, certainly a far cry from her days as Jen Lindley on Dawson’s Creek, had some high-fashion help from hairstylist Sam McKnight and make-up artist by Stephane Marais. Best known for her roles in Brokeback Mountain and My Week With Marilyn, Ms Williams is currently filming Suite Francaise, based on the novel by Irene Nemirovsky, which follows a blossoming romance between a French villager and a German soldier during the early years of the German occupation in France. The actress discussed her role as Marilyn Monroe, revealing just how seriously she takes each character in the lead up to a film.

Yachting: 3 things we’ve learned in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals

One older lady watching the helmsmen meet the press after the race murmured shyly how exciting it is to see the men in person after seeing them on television. They do have an understated star presence. This is the first Americas Cup to be seen by the public inland and without the necessity of having ones own boat or a charter to go out to sea to watch. The racers have never been so accessible. The Louis Vuitton Cup continues until the first racer wins seven points and weather permitting the Cup could be decided by this weekend. Oracle and the other teams often practice on the Bay on non-race or “reserve” days or at non-race times on race days; and the park provides ample space to Get More Info relax, mingle and enjoy daily.

Emirates Team New Zealand beats Italy’s Luna Rossa in scary opener of Louis Vuitton Cup finals

Thats about as hard as you can probably push it and get away with it. The Kiwis still emerged victorious because their competition Louis Vuitton Yelp bowed out from their own mistakes. The Italians scrambled to fix a bracket that holds the lines around the right daggerboard of their 72-foot catamaran just before the scheduled start. They caught a break when officials delayed the race 20 minutes waiting for the wind to drop below the 18.9-knot limit (21.74 mph). Luna Rossas broken board wobbled up-and-down seconds after crossing the start line, and the team dropped out as it made more repairs. The Kiwis quickly had their boat foiling above the water, and they seemed to be flying away with an uncontested win until the near catastrophe. As Barker made a sharp turn around a marker going 41 knots, or about 47 mph, he said a strong gust of wind occurred. The front of the hulls dipped under water, the carbon-fiber fairing on the trampoline peeled away and the two men tumbled overboard.

It was a shame a malfunctioning battery unit caused their hydraulics to shut down, for you got the sense we were about to see something quite special. Likewise in race one, the Kiwi boat was looking extremely quick before the damage incurred to their fairing slowed their progress around the course. If Team NZ can overcome the mishaps of the past two days it is likely we may see a new speed record set for the regatta during the Louis Vuitton finals. 3. Oracle look fast, too The Cup defenders have also been out on the race course flexing their muscle this week, putting on a show with some in-house racing prior to the finals races getting underway. They too suffered a minor glitch yesterday, with their rudder on Boat 1, helmed by Ben Ainslie, snapping in yesterday’s pre-start.

Heroes of Cosplay

– PredictWind.com Click Here to view large photo The fifth chart shows the wind expectations for the following day, Thursday, which shows a reduction in the strength of the breeze, allowing officials some scope to catch-up if required. Predictwind – Weather predictions for Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 August, 2013 – San Francisco – PredictWind.com Click Here to view large photo Two weather feeds are used by Predictwind, the key to the accuracy of the forecast lies with the graphs, as when the two lines for the two feeds are quite close together and following each other in the trend, then the likelihood of the forecast is high. If there is separation to any marked degree, then there still some issues to be resolved but usually 24 hours from the race they are well aligned. The Predictwind model takes various weather feeds and then polishes these, part of this process is factoring in the effect of local topography on the breeze – well demonstrated by the image with the funneling of the breeze. Developed by former Olympian, Jon Bilger (470, 1992), PredictWind application was used by the Swiss team Alinghi to win the 2003 and 2007 America’s Cups, and has become the leading wind system used by racing and recreational sailors around the world. It is available on a subscription basis and also with a free forecast option. A mobile app for Android and iPhone is available and PredictWind is probably the most used app on the Sail-World iPhone. Real time local wind observations have been added as further functionality. You can check the weather anywhere in the world, and get a five day forecast, plus a variety of other features and functions of PredictWind .

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