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Monthly Archives: May 2013

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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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TESTING: How Do You Stack Up?

May 28th, 2013

By Susan Shingledecker, BoatU.S. Magazine Whether you’ve been boating for 20 days or 20 years, many boaters around the country



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