Daily Archives: August 21, 2013

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Gyber Beware: Know the rule before you round the mark

August 21st, 2013

By Dave Perry, chairman, US Sailing Appeals Committee I am often asked: “If I am clear ahead at a windward or offset mark beginning a run, do I have the right to gybe onto port if that is my proper course; i.e. can I gybe-set without risk of fouling?” Under the new 2013-2016 rules, the


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Terhune leads Lightning North Americans

August 21st, 2013

Westport, CT (August 21, 2013) – With the qualifying series for the 2013 Lightning North Americans completed on Tuesday, the championship fleet of 36 teams completed two races today on Long Island Sound. Fresh from his victory at the Thistle Nationals, Allan Terhune, Jr. with crew Katie Terhune and John Wilson posted a 3-3 to


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CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2013

August 21st, 2013

Kingston, ONT (August 21, 2013) – It was the final day at CORK Olympic Classes Regatta, which was offered another day of great sailing conditions of 12-15 knots of breeze from the southwest.  The 49er and 49erFX entertained everyone with spectacular medal races close to shore at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, with overall winners as Jon


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America’s Cup: Focusing on the Sizzle

August 21st, 2013

One of our favorite bloggers, Tillerman, has sought to look past all the troubles that the 34th America’s Cup has incurred, and has assembled his list of the 5 Reasons Why the 34th America’s Cup is the Best Thing since Sliced Bread. Let’s see if you agree… Well, sure it is true that the price


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Legal Troubles for Golden Gate Yacht Club

August 21st, 2013

Documents filed in the San Francisco Superior Court have named the Golden Gate Yacht Club as Defendant in a complaint filed by Gameday Merchandising, which is seeking damages in the amount of approximately $4.2 million in a dispute of certain merchandising rights in connection with the 34th America’s Cup.  Golden Gate Yacht Club is the


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America’s Cup: Kiwis lead Italians 4-1 in Challenger Finals

August 21st, 2013

San Francisco, CA (August 21, 2013) – Something remarkable happened today. There were two America’s Cup challenger races, and each race had two boats both start and finish them. With the breakdowns and winds limits disrupting the first three days of the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals, the fourth day proved to be a charm for


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New ISAF Athletes’ Commission confirmed

August 21st, 2013

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced the sailors who will serve on the ISAF Athletes’ Commission for 2013-2016. Five sailors have been elected to join three who remain on the Commission to complete their second term. The three members who remain on the Commission are: Ben Barger (USA) Men’s Windsurfer competitor in 2008; Malcolm


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Rochester Yacht Club to Host New U.S. Adult Championship

August 21st, 2013

The historic U.S. Adult Sailing Championship will unveil a new format for competitive adult women and men sailors this Friday through Sunday, August 23-25, on the waters of Lake Ontario. Teams will compete in a J/24 round robin format with a minimum number of four crew including the helmsperson. In the new format, the U.S.


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America’s Cup: Sailors join Oracle ‘cheating’ drama

August 21st, 2013

By Paul Lewis, New Zealand Herald Allegations have now spread to at least two of US syndicate’s crew on water, threatening whole team if proven. The picture is beginning to firm – it now appears two members of Oracle Team USA’s sailing crew are involved in the cheating allegations disrupting the 34th America’s Cup. Until


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World’s Best Finn Sailors in Tallinn for Gold Cup

August 21st, 2013

The 58th Finn Gold Cup begins August 25 in Estonia at the Tallinn Olympic Yachting Centre at Pirita, which was originally built for the 1980 Olympics. The pre-entry list includes 97 sailors from 30 nations, and offers hope for the aspiring champion. With last year’s winner Ben Ainslie (GBR) leaving the class and the 2011



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