Daily Archives: August 13, 2013

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Struble opens A-Cat NAs with three wins

August 13th, 2013

Long Beach, CA (August 13, 2013) – Attention, class, A-Cat sailing school is back in session at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, with Matt Struble presiding as usual. The 41-year-old sailor from San Diego continued his undefeated domination of his class in this venue Tuesday when he swept the three opening races of the International A-Class


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The Best Boat Drink

August 13th, 2013

Sailing World editor Dave Reed reports on the winning entry of their Ultimate Boat Drink Contest… “Wow. That went down way too easy.” Those were the very words that popped into my head after sampling the winning entry in our Ultimate Boat Drink Contest presented by Regatta Ginger Beer. In fact, that darned cocktail went


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U.S. Youth Championship – Day 1

August 13th, 2013

Corpus Christi, TX (August 13, 2013) – An easy going Texas summer breeze in August? Not quite. The wind was howling here in Southeast Texas today and a collection of the best young sailors in the country were challenged by Corpus Christi Bay’s conditions. Heavy wind and steep chop presented these sailors with the ultimate


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COMMENTARY: A Question about Redress

August 13th, 2013

By Andrew Morgan – RCYC: I’d love to hear any comments on the types of redress given and how they compare. Specifically, why two boats involved in the same 61.2(c) might be awarded different redress? Are there standards that a jury can refer to when deciding on redress? What is the best redress to ask?


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Fastnet Race posts first finishers

August 13th, 2013

(August 13, 2013) – At 02:53:58 BST, Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard’s Spindrift 2 crossed the finish line in Plymouth as the fastest multihull yacht at the 611nm Rolex Fastnet Race. The fleet’s largest yacht at 131-ft completed the course in an elapsed time of 38 hours, 53 minutes and 58 seconds following a painfully


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It’s Not What You Know, But Who You Know

August 13th, 2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial decision last week to change the dates of the New York Boat Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center followed a personal meeting about two weeks ago with a boat dealer who knows him, Crain’s has learned. The organizers of the Boat Show, the National Marine Manufacturers Association,


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Windmill battle on Nantucket

August 13th, 2013

The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound has filed a federal lawsuit against the Coast Guard, the latest in a series of suits against federal officials and agencies by groups opposing the planned Cape Wind offshore wind farm at Horseshoe Shoal that will include 130 windmills within sight of the shore. According to the alliance, the


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Garmin faces investor lawsuit

August 13th, 2013

Investors filed a $1.9 billion lawsuit against three GPS receiver manufacturers, including Garmin International, over LightSquared, a now bankrupt company that still hopes to build a wireless broadband network across the United States. The suit, filed Friday, alleges that Garmin International, Deere & Co. and Trimble Navigation, plus the U.S. GPS Industry Council and the



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