Daily Archives: August 20, 2013

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Day 2 Lightning North American Championships

August 20th, 2013

(August 20, 2013) – Long Island Sound treated sailors to breeze once again today! Another beautiful day with 6-10 knots from the South/Southwest. The final races of the qualifying series were completed. Debbie Probst, Jenna Probst and Mikayla Warde from the Buffalo Canoe Club won the Blue Fleet Race while Charlie Wardwell, Colin Kirby and


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Don’t Ever Let a Great Racing Day Pass with No Race Committee

August 20th, 2013

By Glenn McCarthy, Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation The International 505 Class runs all of their races without a Race Committee boat, whether for fleet races, National Championships or their World Championship. How do you run a race without Race Committee? With a Rabbit Start! It is a really simple process and commonly works very


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Next Up: Transat Jacques Vabre

August 20th, 2013

After much needed rest, pizza and a few beers, Brit Hannah Jenner & American Rob Windsor (Team 11th Hour Racing) look back on their Fastnet Race (they finished 8th among 18 Class 40s competing in the world’s oldest and largest offshore ocean race) and turn their attention towards the Transat Jacques Vabre which starts November


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O’pen BICs Hit AC Racecourse

August 20th, 2013

San Francisco, CA (August 20, 2013) – When the second AC72 Challenger Finals races were postponed Saturday and Sunday due to “too much wind”, twenty-five youth sailors in O’Pen BICs hit the water at the America’s Cup Village Marina Green. They entertained the spectator crowd directly off the grand stands with the first ever O’Pen


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Allegations Laughable Says ETNZ

August 20th, 2013

By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team New Zealand San Francisco, CA (August 20, 2013) – Allegations by Oracle that Emirates Team New Zealand had trespassed to gather information has been dismissed by the team as laughable. Oracle alleged in a protest to the Jury that members of Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa had trespassed


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CORK Olympic Classes Regatta Day 4

August 20th, 2013

Kingston (Lake Ontario), Canada (August 20, 2013) – Day four of the Cork Olympic Classes Regatta (OCR) saw another day of great sailing conditions with 12-15 knots of breeze from the southwest. After 12 races, David Wright (CAN) sits in first with 20 pts in the Laser NA Grand Prix. In the Radial NA Grand


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Frankie Dair/Gavin Abraham Win 2013 Lido 14 Junior Champs

August 20th, 2013

(August 18, 2013) – National Class Championship Week wrapped up on Saturday at Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club where eight very talented young sailors competed in six races to determine who was going to be the 2013 Lido 14 Junior Champion. As the day started, the PRO talked to the teams and decided to throw


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Iain Murray, AC’s Cool Head In The Hot Seat

August 20th, 2013

By Michelle Slade It’s hard to say if Iain Murray, America’s Cup Race Management’s quietly spoken head honcho, will be pleased to see the end of AC34, or whether he almost wishes he could have it over again to make serious amends to a sailing event that has proven to be unpredictable. At this stage


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Patience Is A Virtue: Ken Read Reports from LV Cup Finals

August 20th, 2013

Lets be honest. Frustration rules the day in San Fran. Everyone is frustrated. At the top of the list are the sailors and teams who’s boats aren’t making it around the track in one piece. Then we have the fans, who are clearly having a tough time getting it all straight with the boats, the


PHOTO: Souvenir from Ireland

August 20th, 2013

Esteemed photographer Daniel Forster hiked to this cliff on August, 17th, and took this photo while on “pilgrimage” to Kinsale



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