Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Racing to the Pink Pony Bar

July 31st, 2013

While the Chicago to Mackinac Race proved to be a nightmarish event with light winds, oppressive heat, and carnivorous flies, the Bayview to Mackinac Race (starting on July 20) was much more receptive to its participants. On the longer of the two courses (there is a 204nm and a 254nm) was Tim Lewin, who enjoyed


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The Last Youngstown Level Regatta

July 31st, 2013

By Don Finkle, event founder/chairperson How do you do justice to describing an event –Youngstown Level Regatta – that has been a Lake Ontario fixture for most of the last 40 summers, almost from the 20 boat beginning in 1974? Well you really can’t, not in the time and space allowed here anyway.  All the


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29er Worlds – Change of Leaders in the Finals

July 31st, 2013

Aarhus, Denmark (July 31, 2013) – With the fleet now split into Gold, Silver, Bronze and Emerald, competition at the 2013 29er World Championship heated up with every race on the line. Three races were held on the four courses simultaneously but with differing winds as they were spread across Kaløvig Bay. With a noon


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Canada’s largest keelboat regatta

July 31st, 2013

Competitors from across Canada and the Eastern Seaboard will descend on the picturesque village of Chester, Nova Scotia for Canada’s largest keelboat regatta – Chester Race Week. Hosted by Chester Yacht Club on August 14-17, a full schedule of events with boat tours, live music, great food, races and a racing seminar from J/Boat designer,


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Quantum Racing extend after Coastal Race win

July 31st, 2013

Palma de Mallorca, Spain (July 31, 2013) – Doug DeVos’ Quantum Racing team moved two more points ahead of Rán Racing at the top of the standings for the 52 SUPER SERIES regatta at the 32nd Copa del Rey Mapfre, their reward for winning a surprisingly challenging but nevertheless interesting 29 miles coastal race out


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The ‘other’ regatta in San Francisco

July 31st, 2013

St. Francis Yacht Club will once again welcome racers from around the globe to participate in the West Coast’s premier regatta, the Rolex Big Boat Series (RBBS), from September 26-29. The event, in its 49th edition, will host four days of racing for monohull and multihull classes and serve as the West Coast IRC Championship,


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A Smoothness That Is Like Nothing Else

July 31st, 2013

The 36th annual McNish Classic Yacht Race at Channel Islands Harbor (CA), this year held on July 27, is essentially a 16.5 mile parade of history. Kate Sheahan, who is touring the west coast this summer on behalf of US Sailing, provides this report… “If I spent $15 on plans, I better build a boat,”



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