Daily Archives: April 28, 2013

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CONTEST: Speed polish for the Optimist sailors

April 28th, 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, May 3 at noon PDT. Have you read the latest Scuttlebutt newsletter? Read it Subscribe to it  


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2013 OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Island Sailing Series

April 28th, 2013

Peter Island, BVI (April 28, 2013) – Roberto Tomasini Grinover and his Robertissima team won the 2013 OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Island Sailing Series, which consisted of the the BVI Sportboat Regatta (Feb 21-24), the International Rolex Regatta in the U.S. Virgin Islands (Mar 22-24), and the 2013 Caribbean Championship in the BVI (Apr 26-28).


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First day of racing at Antigua Sailing Week

April 28th, 2013

(April 28, 2013) – Beautiful sunshine, crystal clear blue skies and a gentle breeze produce a positive vibration for the first day of racing at Antigua Sailing Week. In CSA 1, HM King Harald of Norway took Line Honours in today’s race but after time correction, the winner was Jorge Bellina Lishner’s Peruvian Soto 48,


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Changes in the US Optimist National Team structure

April 28th, 2013

(April 28, 2013) – The USODA (US Optimist Dinghy Association) has announced changes in the National Team structure to be implemented this season. Designed to strengthen the platform for the top US Optimist sailors to train and compete at the highest level both in US and abroad and to better prepare them for competitive sailing


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German dominance at 5O5 Worlds

April 28th, 2013

Bridgetown, Barbados (April 28, 2013) – With four races completed after two days at the 69-boat SAP 505 World Championship, a pattern of German dominance has formed. Claas Lehmann and Leon Oehme (GER) are the current leaders, taking over for first-day leaders Stefan Boehm and Gerald Roos (GER). Close in third are Mike Holt and


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Eighteen Teams Qualify For College Coed Dinghy Nationals

April 28th, 2013

Hampton, Va. (April 28, 2013) – Thirty-five college sailing teams descended on Hampton University and Hampton Yacht Club this weekend for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (ICSA) National Championship Semi-Finals co-hosted by Hampton and Old Dominion Universities. Supporting sponsors were LaserPerformance and U.S. Sailing. The Semi-Finals were divided into two fleets, Eastern and Western. There were


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Race Future Uncertain After Disastrous Week

April 28th, 2013

American Jeffrey MacFarlane grew up in western Michigan along the shores of Spring Lake, but had progressed far from those summers of Sunfish sailing. After launching his professional sailing career over a decade ago in Australia, he was either been racing, building, modifying, or preparing some of the elite high performance sailboats in the sport.


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COMMENTARY: Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright issues

April 28th, 2013

By John Harwood-Bee As I write this it is the middle of World Intellectual Property Day, which falls on the 26th April each year. To those of us who are involved in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Copyright issues, it is a very important occasion when we are reminded of the need for the protection


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New Sunfish website goes live

April 28th, 2013

The International Sunfish Class Association has launched a new website. Events, rigging tips, training ideas, repair guides, and more are all available at http://www.sunfishclass.org


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Etchells class to make history

April 28th, 2013

For the first time in Etchells class history, a non-Anglo-Saxon country will host the Etchells World Championship when the competition is held in Rosignano Solvay, Italy on June 10-15. Approximately seventy crews from Australia, Finland, France, Germany, England, Ireland, Nederland, New Zealand, United States, Sweden, Switzerland and, naturally, Italy will meet together in Tuscan sea



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