Daily Archives: May 14, 2013

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The Atlantic Cup: Nearly able to bite the Big Apple

May 14th, 2013

(May 14, 2013) – Barring anything catastrophic for the Class40 teams over the final miles, Bodacious Dream (Dave Rearick/ Matt Scharl) will win the first leg of The Atlantic Cup.  At the time of this writing, the skyline of Manhattan is in sight, and second place Lecoq Cuisine (Eric Lecoq/ Conrad Colman) is 1.4 nm


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America’s Cup Investigation and Review

May 14th, 2013

At a press conference today (May 14) that included Tom Ehman, Vice Commodore of the Golden Gate Yacht Club, and Race Director Iain Murray, the following information was made available… Artemis Racing: An internal review is underway by the team to determine the cause of the May 9 accident. It is believed the team has


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ISAF Suspended Sailors

May 14th, 2013

The following sailors have their ISAF Eligibility suspended: Leandro Martin Luque, Argentina * Breaches of good manners and sportsmanship: October 30, 2012 – October 29, 2017 Anne Caseneuve, France ** Breaches of good manners and sportsmanship; December 28, 2011 – January 1, 2014 Alberto Campos Perez, Mexico Breaches of good manners and sportsmanship; May 7,


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On standby for transatlantic record attempt

May 14th, 2013

French multihull sailor Francis Joyon and the 97-foot IDEC trimaran will be based at Dennis Conner’s North Cove harbor in New York City, and will wait for a weather window to challenge the solo transatlantic (west to east) Record. In 2008, Joyon and IDEC set the current solo, non-stop round the world record of 57


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America’s Cup organizers have confirmed that events remain on track

May 14th, 2013

(May 14, 2013) – In parallel with completing the final arrangements for the America’s Cup, a highly experienced panel of sailing and safety at sea experts has been appointed and charged with reviewing the training and racing of AC72 yachts in the 2013 America’s Cup. The Review Committee will make its recommendations following the loss


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Silver anniversary for Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week

May 14th, 2013

(May 14, 2013) – If there were a playbook for awesome summer sailing competitions, the Storm Trysail Club would surely have written it. As the club heads into its 25th presentation of Block Island Race Week, no less than seven classes have coordinated major championships to be held in conjunction with the event, and now


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U.S. Coast Guard releases 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics

May 14th, 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics, revealing that boating fatalities that year totaled 651, the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. From 2011 to 2012, deaths in boating-related accidents decreased from 758 to 651, a 14.1 percent decrease; injuries decreased from 3,081 to 3,000, a 2.6 percent reduction; and the



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