Daily Archives: April 23, 2013

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Trouble in Paradise: Sailors and Spelunking

April 23rd, 2013

By Kimball Livingston Psst, if you stumble across a wayward container full of boats, marked 505 Worlds, please, please send it fastest way to Bridgetown, Barbados. The, uh, California container is awol. It could arrive on the 25th . . . It could arrive on the 26th . . . Let’s go ask that guy


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JOE HARRIS: The Importance of The Atlantic Cup

April 23rd, 2013

With four transatlantic crossings, nine Newport Bermuda Races, five Marblehead to Halifax Races, five Bermuda One-Twos (including a course record) and several other major races under his belt, Joe Harris has logged more than 60,000 offshore miles and is one of the best shorthanded sailors in the U.S. A resident of South Hamilton, MA who


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Scuttlebutt Optimist Contest

April 23rd, 2013

Courtesy of our friends at McLube, this week Scuttlebutt is giving away HullKote Speed Polish to a lucky Optimist sailor. To enter, post in the comments below your… Name Sail number Home waters Entries close Friday at noon PDT. Have  you read the latest Scuttlebutt newsletter? Read it Subscribe to it  


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Oracle splashes second AC72

April 23rd, 2013

(April 23, 2013) – America’s Cup defender Oracle Team USA today christened and launched their second AC72 in a ceremony at their team base at Pier 80 on San Francisco Bay. Judith Sim, Oracle Corp.’s chief marketing officer, smashed a bottle of Moet across the bowsprit. The team later began the sea trials which were


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OLYMPICS: Does more money mean more success?

April 23rd, 2013

By Roger McMillan, editor Sailing has been the major beneficiary in a ‘redistribution of wealth’ announced by the Australian Sports Commission. On the back of its three gold medals at London 2012, sailing’s government funding is up 16.7% while swimming (down 5.8%) and athletics (down 3.8%) have paid the price for poor performances at the


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C Class hits a road bump in France

April 23rd, 2013

It is with great regret that Challenge France, French challenger for the next International C Class Catamaran Championship (ICCCC), is


Video Contest: Voters Needed

April 23rd, 2013

Almost 700 entrants have registered so far for the 13th year of Defi Wind, a major windsurfing competition which takes



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