Daily Archives: August 7, 2013

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18′ Skiffs share San Francisco Bay with America’s Cup

August 7th, 2013

The America’s Cup? Fine. The Mark Foy Trophy? New Zealand wants that, too. Both stand to be available to the Kiwis Sept. 7-15 when San Francisco Bay hosts eight New Zealand teams among those competing in the Nespresso 18′ International Skiff Regatta for the Mark Foy Trophy, while sharing the waterfront race course on race


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Chubb U.S. Junior Championships

August 7th, 2013

LaPorte, Texas (August 7, 2013) – The 11 teams competing at the Chubb U.S. Junior Championships in the Triplehanded division (Sonar) started racing Tuesday on Galveston Bay, with the Singlehanded (Byte CII) and Doublehanded (Club 420) Championships getting underway today. Day one leaders in the Sonar, Liam McCarthy/ Noah Blacker/ Nevin Avila, Emily Wright, maintained


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470 World Championship – Finals Day 1

August 7th, 2013

La Rochelle, France (August 7, 2013) – With qualifying completed at the 470 World Championship, today proved to be an incredibly hard to read race course on this first day of finals. Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) briefly lost the lead to Great Britain’s Luke Patience/Joe Glanfield after the day’s opening race. The same story for


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Naples Sabot U.S. Junior National Championship

August 7th, 2013

San Diego, CA (August 7, 2013) – The Naples Sabot U.S. Junior National Championship attracted 145 sailors to compete in the dominant pram class in Southern California. After the flight selection series on Monday, the top 35 sailors advanced to the Gold fleet to compete in six races on Tuesday and Wednesday. Derek Pickell (BCYC)


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Local Taylor Canfield shines at World Match Racing Tour

August 7th, 2013

Chicago, IL (August 7, 2013) – If Flight 1 of the Chicago Match Cup is an indicator of things to come, there will be plenty of upsets in the coming days. Three out of four of the leading lights on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour lost their opening matches to the qualifier and Wild


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Line Review: Dyneema Blended Single Braids

August 7th, 2013

By Matthew Fafoutis, Annapolis Performance Sailing As the category title would indicate, all of these lines are Dyneema blended single braids. Constructionally none of these lines have covers (as would be expected from double braids). They are all a mix of Dyneema and another fiber, be it the most popular polyester, nylon or Cordura. They’re


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Thunderstorms torment Thistle Nationals

August 7th, 2013

Sandusky, OH (August 7, 2013) – The qualifying series on Monday and Tuesday at the Thistle U.S. National Championship divided the 109 team, with the top 45 teams advancing today to begin the Championship Division. However, with thunderstorms lurking, racing was cancelled for the day. With the qualifying races as part of the championship score,


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Quarterfinalists decided in Lysekil Women’s Match

August 7th, 2013

Lysekil, Sweden (August 7, 2013) – Four matches of the Lysekil Women’s Match round-robin still remains, but the quarterfinalists are already decided. Also confirmed is that Lucy Macgregor (GBR) will also be the first champion of the inaugural Women’s International Match Racing Series. At this point she cannot finish the Lysekil event lower than eighth


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Roshambo: Speed beats Smarts

August 7th, 2013

Before Artemis Racing had launched their AC72, helm Nathan Outteridge knew what it would take to win… “To succeed in the 34th America’s Cup, a team will certainly require a fast boat, but more importantly being able to do all the maneuvers properly. It will be imperative to understand what a boat can do, being


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AC34: Arrivederci, again

August 7th, 2013

San Francisco, CA (August 7, 2013) – In another lop-sided match, the America’s Cup challenger Luna Rossa (ITA) trounced the Swedish Artemis Racing team in the second race of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Semi-Final series. The final delta was 2:06 minutes. The two minute start cycle provided riveting maneuvers, with Artemis Racing claiming a



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