Daily Archives: May 29, 2013

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ICSA: College Dinghy Nationals – Day 2 report

May 29th, 2013

St. Petersburg, FL (May 29, 2013) -Today was the second day of the ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship. The top 18 college sailing teams in the nation are gathered on Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla. after qualifying in a semi-final championship held at Hampton University in April. The National Championships are co-hosted by the


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Warning over GPS accuracy

May 29th, 2013

Navigation experts are warning about the possibility of decreased GPS accuracy and possible outages over the next months as the sun enters the most active phase of an 11-year solar cycle. Sunspots and solar flares increase ionising solar radiation, creating more free electrons in the ionosphere. Sudden variations in the density of the ionosphere can


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The ‘Real Surf City, USA’

May 29th, 2013

Made in Santa Cruz Race Week has three days of sailing down and four to go. The Express 37s had Saturday all to themselves, five PHRF boats joined them on Sunday, and four of the PHRF racers sailed Monday after the Expresses and the SC50 Deception went home. Saturday and Sunday were seriously breeze-on, with


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Four killed in Memorial Day weekend boating accidents

May 29th, 2013

Despite the U.S. Coast Guard efforts to advocate safe boating during the Memorial Day weekend, there were fatalities and injuries on the water during the unofficial start of boating season. – Soundings, full report


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Germans back in Youth America’s Cup

May 29th, 2013

The German team that had reportedly dropped out of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in September has re-organized the team to participate. The misinformation stemmed from the German federation withdrawing its financial support, which left the team unfunded to continue. However, the sailors have managed to secure the support needed to show the event


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QUOTABLE: Changing the rules after the game has started

May 29th, 2013

“It is daunting to arrive at the venue after years of planning to find the ‘goalposts moving’ so late in the (America’s Cup) campaign, long after design decisions have been made based on the anticipated windy conditions in San Francisco. The most contentious issues for ETNZ are the reduction in the wind limits and the


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Happy Ending…. But

May 29th, 2013

There’s a special place in hell for those who steal from agencies dedicated to doing good, and some thieves (in San Francisco) got an express ticket south when they stole all five outboard motors from chase boats for the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors. It’s a cruel irony that the thefts occurred over the


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EIGHT BELLS: Svend Svendsen

May 29th, 2013

After a courageous and dignified battle with cancer, Svend Svendsen passed over the bar quietly at home in Alameda, CA on May 27 with his family by his side. Born 1932 in Espergaerde Denmark, Svend was the fourth of six children to Anna and Jens Svendsen. Svend descended from a long line of Danish fishermen.


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WMRT: French on top in Korea

May 29th, 2013

Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (May 29, 2013): Pierre-Antoine Morvan’s Vannes Agglo Sailing Team took the top of the leaderboard with four wins from five matches on day one of the Korea Match Cup. However the only team to keep a clean sheet thus far was the reigning champion of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, Ian


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Ten Great Modern Sailing Innovations

May 29th, 2013

By Zuzana Prochazka, Boats.com My colleague, power-boater Lenny Rudow, wrote a discussion-provoking article on 10 Great Modern Boating Inventions and Innovations. He started with the concept of cup holders, which seemed strange until I thought about our latte-consuming culture and realised he might be right in his priorities. However, a different set of innovations have



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