Daily Archives: October 3, 2012

Guest Commentary

From Tom Priest

October 3rd, 2012

Two items jumped at me in Scuttlebutt 3688 that needed comment: #1: In the letter’s section Roger Vaughan said, “This is not just about sailing. It reflects a national malaise. The concept of ‘risk,’ upon which this country was founded, has become a bad word in some ever-expanding circles.” No truer words were ever spoken!


Guest Commentary

From Skip Novak

October 3rd, 2012

Zach Berkowitz’s interview with Scott Oslter hit the nail on the head (Scuttlebutt 3687). You can say the same phenomenon exists in the Volvo Ocean Race. Not many Americans compete, in spite of the American stopovers as a feature since Volvo took over the event in the early 90’s. In the Whitbread era there was


Guest Commentary

From Captain Paul Warren

October 3rd, 2012

Congrats to Michael Holden (‘Not Just a Snacktician’, SBUTT 3688)! Obviously, he’s a great Dad and a note-worthy sailor. He’s helping to fill in the ranks of future sailors by showing them both the fun of sailing as well as the responsibility-side of the sport. Getting young Jack involved makes him a legitimate part of


Guest Commentary

From Jay Cross

October 3rd, 2012

I loved Glenn McCarthy’s piece. So true and, by the way, I would have given anything to sail on Inferno but growing up in Toronto had to make do with Bonaventure – those great days of C&


Guest Commentary

From Hugy Elliot

October 3rd, 2012

I read Glenn McCarthy’s piece in Scuttlebutt 3688 with interest. He is right as far as he goes. This last weekend I was working a Snipe regatta as a judge (it was a qualifier for the 2013 Worlds) and we were doing Appendix P on water. For Sunday, we were short one judge and it


Sailing Shorts

2012 Long Island Sound Sonar Championship

October 3rd, 2012

For the 34 teams at the 2012 Long Island Sound Sonar Championship (Sept. 29-30), host Noroton Yacht Club in Darien, CT could only offer a weekend of traditional July weather with light and remarkably shifty northerly zephyrs during the event. But the cream rises to the top even when the milk is a bit sour, and Colin Gordon demonstrated remarkable consistency in such squirrely conditions. Gordon was guided through the bumps and potholes by tactician Bill Lynn, Bill's son Peter and sail maker Tom "TK" Kinney


Sailing Shorts

Three Crowns Up For Grabs at The Adris RC44 World Championship

October 3rd, 2012

The 2012 RC44 season has its grand finale this week in Rovinj on Croatia’s Istrian peninsula. In addition to this being the showdown for the five event match racing and fleet racing series, it also stands alone as the class’ World Championship. Valentin Zavadnikov and Leonid Lebedev’s Synergy Russian Sailing Team with American helm Ed


Sailing Shorts

Dinghy Champions Prepare for Endeavour Trophy this Weekend

October 3rd, 2012

The Endeavour Trophy is taking place at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch on October 5-7. This invitation-only event, to determine the overall dinghy champion of champions from the UK's most popular dinghy racing classes, is recognised as an ultimate achievement in British dinghy racing. A total of 25 British national champions are signed up for the event, including 470 Olympic silver medallists Stuart Bithell and Luke Patience, plus last year's Endeavour champions Nick Craig and Toby Lewis


Unexpected Reunion

October 3rd, 2012

Jeremy Leonard of Sail Revolution shares a story about a sailing community coming together to get a sailor’s lost Velocitek


So Much For Pit Row

October 3rd, 2012

After seemingly endless negotiations with the City of San Francisco to secure Piers 30-32 so the America’s Cup fans could



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