Sailing Shorts – March 7

Published on March 8th, 2013

* Miami, FL (March 7, 2013) – Racing at the Gaastra 52 World Championships was abandoned today when winds proved too little to complete a fair race. Race 5 of the series was started in very streaky and shifty conditions, and after over an hour and within only 300 metres of the shortened finish line at the second top mark, Tony Langley’s Gladiator was ahead of the pack when the time limit expired. Several teams filed for redress but the International Jury dismissed the requests. Racing continues Friday and concludes Saturday. – Full report

* Muscat, Oman (March 7, 2013) – If Wednesday was all about the new talent at the Extreme Sailing Series, today was about experience with the established teams using their knowledge of the short stadium style race courses to make the most of the light winds. The stage is set for the final day on Friday with points tight between Red Bull Sailing Team, The Wave, Muscat and Alinghi at the top. Currently in the lead is light air specialist Roman Hagara and his Red Bull Sailing Team. – Full report

* Details for the 2013 Bermuda One-Two Race are now available online. This is the 19th running of the biennial race between Newport, RI and St. George’s, Bermuda, with race distance at 635 nm each way. The race is sailed in two parts: Leg One is singlehanded from Newport to Bermuda, and, following a brief layover, Leg Two back to Newport is doublehanded. The race is run by the Newport (RI) Yacht Club and the host in Bermuda is the St. George’s Dinghy and Sports Club. The start of Leg One is June 8. – Details

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