Daily Archives: May 5, 2013

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QUOTABLE: Making sailboat racing fun again

May 5th, 2013

“In general, sailing in the Caribbean and in particular, Puerto Rico is great. Steady tradewinds blowing over gin clear water with hundreds of islands as natural marks just can’t be beat. That’s why there is always so much sailing down here, and there really is no end to growth in sight for Caribbean racing. Strong


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Tequila storm hits San Diego

May 5th, 2013

San Diego, CA (May 5, 2013) – The typically sleepy sailing conditions of San Diego got hit by a tequila storm for the annual Yachting Cup, with 20+ knots on Saturday preceding the Cinco de Mayo party that night. Amid stories of torn sails and broken boats, there were 83 boats competing in 10 PHRF


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New England Boatworks agrees to pay EPA fine

May 5th, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency announced that New England Boatworks will pay a $31,500 penalty and take steps to reduce its emissions of volatile organic compounds from paints and thinners used at its Portsmouth, R.I., facility under a settlement with the agency to resolve allegations of Clean Air Act violations. – Soundings, read on


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U.S. Optimist Team Trials

May 5th, 2013

One hundred ninety-three sailors competed in the U.S. Optimist Team Trials, an event that qualifies sailors to represent the U.S. at International and Continental championship. Hosted by Pewaukee Yacht Club (WI) on May 2-5, Shawn Harvey won in a series dominated by his Coral Reef Yacht Club members, with CRYC taking five of the top



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