Daily Archives: June 20, 2013

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Etchells North Americans – Day 1

June 20th, 2013

Newport, RI (June 20, 2013) – Thirty-two teams are competing in the Etchells North Americans, which saw three races completed in the first day of the championship (June 20-22). Canadian Hank Lammens holds the early lead with a 5-1-6, followed by Scott Kaufman (USA) in second and Bruce Golison (USA) in third. – Event website


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Legal troubles loom for America’s Cup

June 20th, 2013

By Cory E. Friedman, Scuttlebutt legal analyst “Don’t you know what’s goin’ on out there? This is no Sunday School picnic!” – Night of the Living Dead, Public Domain 1968. “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…,” – Jaws 2, Universal Pictures 1978. Until recently the shambolic mess that


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HANDICAPPING: A history of failure. A solution to consider.

June 20th, 2013

By Tim Dick I like to race sailboats, but I’m not a “one design” kind of guy (where absolutely identical boats with identical sails & identical crew weights race together) because I don’t get to use any ingenuity, creativity or technology. The problem is, outside one-design racing, yacht racing has failed. “Development-class” yacht racing holds


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EDUCATION: Open Class(room)

June 20th, 2013

By Joe Cooper, WindCheck The scene: A lovely Sunday afternoon on our favorite body of water…steering our boat upwind. The sails are trimmed just so, the boat is at about 12-15 degrees of heel, feels great and you know it is going “fast” without looking at the TV on the binnacle. Quick question: How many


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COMMUNICATION: We Talk To Ourselves

June 20th, 2013

By Glenn McCarthy Just like the mentally challenged guy standing on the street corner talking to himself, we in the sport of sailing talk to ourselves. Most event hosts don’t bother with press releases, write stories or even get the results on a website, or with great delay getting them up on the website or


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Rose Cup: Youth Match Racing event begins Friday

June 20th, 2013

US Sailing has partnered with Sail Sheboygan to organize the 2013 Rose Cup, a national youth match racing event with racing to be held on June 21-23, at the Sheboygan Yacht Club and U.S. Sailing Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The event, founded by the Newport-Balboa Sailing & Seamanship Association, is the fourth running of the


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Friendly feedback: The Current State of the Sport

June 20th, 2013

The report ‘You May Ask Yourself, Well, How Did I Get Here?‘ published on June 19, 2013 was initiated when Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck received a letter from David M. McClatchy, Jr., where Dave was reflecting on how the sport of sailing had changed through the course of his lifetime, and was curious what others


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Maximo Nores receives inaugural William I. Koch Development Team award

June 20th, 2013

Fort Lauderdale, FL (June 20, 2013) – The Lauderdale Yacht Club Sailing Foundation has named Maximo Nores (Miami Beach, Florida) the inaugural winner of their William I. Koch Development Team Award. Nores, who trains out the Miami Yacht Club, qualified for the U.S. Sailing Development Team (RS:X Class) by winning the U.S. Sailing Youth World


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Countdown for Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week

June 20th, 2013

Long Beach, CA (June 20, 2013) – Online entry for Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week ends Tuesday at 6 p.m. PDT, with three days of racing scheduled Friday through Sunday June 28-30. After Tuesday anyone else aiming to join the inshore racing and nightly parties in the West Coast’s largest keelboat regatta will have



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