Daily Archives: May 15, 2013

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New Division Assignment Method

May 15th, 2013

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has introduced a performance screen for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. The purpose is to identify modern lightweight, high-performance boats with large sail plans for assignment to the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division, and more traditional boats for assignment to the St. David’s Lighthouse Division. “In the past, the division break


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

May 15th, 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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First Named Storm of Pacific Hurricane Season

May 15th, 2013

(May 15, 2013) – The hurricane season opened Wednesday with a flourish, and more specifically, with the debut of its first named storm, Tropical Storm Alvin. Tropical Depression 1-E was upgraded and named a tropical storm on Wednesday, which happens to be the first day of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season, according to the National


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Artemis Racing Update: Speculation Clarification

May 15th, 2013

Since the training accident on May 9 wherein America’s Cup challenger Artemis Racing incurred significant damage and suffered the loss of crewman Andrew Simpson, the team has revealed no information as to the cause of the incident. There has, however, been no shortage of speculation, which is likely to continue until the facts are revealed.


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International flavor for Transpac Race

May 15th, 2013

First run in 1904, the Transpacific Yacht Race currently has 58 monohull and 2 multihull entries for the 2013 edition of the iconic 2225-mile sprint from Los Angeles to Honolulu that biennially continues to attract the interest of offshore sailors around the world. Teams are coming from Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Germany and Italy, as



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