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SYRF Appoints New Officers

May 30th, 2013

Effective June 1st, the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) will have a new Treasurer and a new Executive Director position filled to help guide the organization forward in its mission to support the science of sailing. Scott Weisman joins Board of Directors as new Treasurer and Bjorn Johnson becomes Executive Director. The SYRF provides the


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Public Service Announcement: Boating Under the Influence

May 30th, 2013

Boating and booze… is that redundant? Asking if a yacht club has a bar … is that even a question? Aren’t we now in ‘Beer Can’ racing season? Yes, it’s hard to escape the connection sailing has with spirits, so consider what follows to be a helpful reminder to be responsible… * A boat operator


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Time For a System Change

May 30th, 2013

The handicap fleet in northwestern U.S. continues to diminish in the wake of increased demands on people’s time and the economic costs associated with racing. But when you add to that mis-managed rating systems with frequent changes being made without owner input and due process, it can take the fun out of racing. A concerned


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COMMENTARY: Crew classification is not black and white

May 30th, 2013

With shelves of championship titles to his name, Dave Ullman continues to race and coach at the highest level. Here Dave offers his take on crew classification… “What needs to be recognized is that the more competitive the class, the more likely the class rules will be pushed to the limit. And if that class


VIDEO: The thrill of victory

May 30th, 2013

The College of Charleston Sailing Team celebrates their overall win at the 2013 ICSA/Gill Intercollegiate National Coed Championship. Video by



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