Daily Archives: May 10, 2013

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Kirby Files to Cancel Laser Trademark and Sunburst Logo for Boats

May 10th, 2013

(May 10, 2013) – Bruce Kirby Inc. today filed the below petition to cancel US trademark registrations directed to both the word LASER and the Sunburst logo for boats. According to US Trademark Office records, these US registrations are owned by Karaya (Jersey) Limited based in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. Grounds for the petitions


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Who was Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson?

May 10th, 2013

Training onboard America’s Cup challenger Artemis Racing, crewman Andrew “Bart” Simpson, a British double Olympic medalist, died May 9 when the team’s AC72 catamaran capsized on San Francisco Bay. That was when Bart’s life ended… but where did it start? Andrew Simpson (Dec 17, 1976-May 9, 2013) caught the sailing bug when he was a


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A discussion of do-overs, mulligans, and other well-intended solutions

May 10th, 2013

By Rob Overton, Chairman of the US Racing Rules This posting is about redress.  Before we get into this topic, let me be clear – if I could, I’d remove redress from the rulebook altogether.  No other sport’s rules include the concept that somehow when things go bad on the field of play the results


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Details available for International Sailing Summit

May 10th, 2013

The International Sailing Summit preliminary brochure has been released and placed on Sail America’s website: SailAmerica.com/sailing-summit.asp. The summit will take place August 18-20, 2013, at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA and is organized by Sail America. The ISS preliminary brochure contains the event agenda, seminar descriptions, a list of sponsors to


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National Safe Boating Week – May 18-24

May 10th, 2013

A sunny day on the water can turn deadly in seconds. The National Safe Boating Council is seeking to increase life jacket safety awareness, as approximately 84 percent of drowning victims in recreational boating accidents were not wearing a life jacket (U.S. Coast Guard 2011 Recreational Boating Safety Statistics). The National Safe Boating Council is


PHOTO: Blast from the past

May 10th, 2013

“Last weekend at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club Opening Day Race, the Choate 48 Amante, a perennial SOCAL favorite. put



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