Daily Archives: April 21, 2013

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CHARLESTON: The year big fleets met big winds

April 21st, 2013

It was on the eve of the 2013 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week (April 19-21) when most weather models predicted big breeze for the start of racing on Friday, with Sunday promising similarly apocalyptic conditions. And that is exactly what the 2013 edition received. With the 287 teams scattered about on harbor and offshore courses,


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Charleston Race Week: Brutal winds, mondo waves cancel most racing

April 21st, 2013

Charleston, SC (April 21, 2013) – If Friday’s winds were “monster” (the event’s own description), there really isn’t an appropriate superlative to describe what happened this morning in Charleston. Rapidly increasing winds and huge seas offshore (8 feet at the mouth of Charleston Harbor) prompted the principal race officers to cancel all competition offshore. Inshore,


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FAMILY: Embracing the regatta experience

April 21st, 2013

By Brandon Flack, Boats.com When we bought a new sailboat this year, one thing on my mind was the advice of boats.com editorial director, John Burnham. “Don’t make the mistake I did,” he said. “Invite your kids to race with you while they still think you’re cool.” Well, we just finished up a family trip


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The long arms of Hurricane Sandy

April 21st, 2013

When Hurricane Sandy roared ashore on the Northeast coast last October, it not only caused flooding, but it also shook the ground as far away as the West Coast, triggering seismometers monitoring vibrations in the Earth’s crust. Scientists announced their findings about the massive storm at the Seismological Society of America’s annual meeting, which wrapped


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#ACWSNaples: Bruni, Slingsby shine as rookie helm

April 21st, 2013

Naples, Italy (April 21, 2013) – Led by helmsman Francesco Bruni, Luna Rossa Swordfish today won the overall championship of the America’s Cup World Series Naples. Bruni posted a thrilling win in the fleet racing finale, coming from behind on the final run in a race that saw the lead change hands three times. The


PHOTO: Best Dressed Crew

April 21st, 2013

On April 21, 2013, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia held its annual tribute to those classic Sydney Hobart Yacht


EIGHT BELLS: Magnus Olsson

April 21st, 2013

Magnus Olsson (64), one of the greatest sportsmen in the world of sailing, passed away on April 20, 2013 at



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