Daily Archives: March 11, 2013

Guest Commentary

The fascination of sin

March 11th, 2013

From Iain McAllister, Peggy Bawn Press: As Adrian Morgan suggests (Scuttlebutt 3792), bring it on! Charles Paine Burgess, son of America’s Cup defender designer, Edward Burgess, brother of the J-Class Ranger’s designer, Starling Burgess – and himself an aeronautics engineer, rig designer and naval architect – wrote in 1935: “In the charter of the New


Guest Commentary

Olympic regatta format

March 11th, 2013

From John McNeill: As ISAF observes the performance of the new regatta format at the ISAF Sailing World Cup (as mentioned in Scuttlebutt 3792), I sincerely hope that they keep an eye on the potential dominance of the starting position on the end results. Too often, in short races, success on the starting line provides


Guest Commentary

Playing by the rules

March 11th, 2013

From John Rumsey: Regarding Craig Fletcher’s comments in Scuttlebutt 3792, I remember when personal integrity was the norm in sailing. In the Star Class, when I sailed in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, there were seldom protests. If someone broke a rule they withdrew from the race. In the 1963 Star Class World Championship in


News

Farr 40 U.S. Circuit

March 11th, 2013

A typically talent-laden fleet of seven Farr 40s has gathered in one of the world’s greatest locales to contest the Miami Beach Invitational Regatta, being held March 13-16. This is the second stop on the United States circuit for Farr 40 class, coming two months after Quantum Key West 2013 kicked off the season. Professional


Ski-Sail in Switzerland

March 11th, 2013

The Gstaad Yacht Club celebrates its 15th anniversary, with another unique Ski-Yachting event. Gstaad, Switzerland – March 10th. “Our vision


News

Lightning Southern Circuit

March 11th, 2013

The 2013 Lightning Southern Circuit got underway last weekend at the Deep South Regatta (March 9-10) in Savannah, GA, with


One Design Fleet Building

March 11th, 2013

THE COMMUNITY OF ONE DESIGN SAILING By Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt The best part about one design sailing is the opportunity.



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