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Daily Archives: July 9, 2013

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Transpac: Early starters escape

July 9th, 2013

(July 9, 2013) – The first of three staggered starts for the 2225nm Transpac Race got underway Monday, with 14 of the 58 entrants making fast progress offshore toward Hawaii. Separating from the pack has been Bob Hayward’s Seastream 650 Manatea, building a 20nm lead on the field. The American classic Dorade is among the


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Importance of diversity to the long-term health of boating

July 9th, 2013

Lou Sandoval is a passionate sailor and co-founder/co-owner of Karma Yacht Sales, a successful Beneteau dealership on Lake Michigan in Chicago. He is also very active in the marine industry. As a member of the diversity committee of the Recreational Boating Leadership Council and being of Hispanic heritage himself, Sandoval discusses the importance of diversity


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Flying Scot North American Championships 2013

July 9th, 2013

The 2013 Flying Scot North American Championships begin Sunday, July 14 in Mooresville, NC at Lake Norman Yacht Club (LYNC) with the women’s and juniors’ national championships. General racing is July 15-19. The week-long event features two days of qualifying races and three days of finals, with the competitors divided into championship and challenger fleets.


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Rambler takes Marblehead to Halifax elapsed title

July 9th, 2013

(July 9, 2013) – George David’s R/P 90 Rambler topped the 75 boats in the 35th biennial Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race, taking the elapsed title for the 363 mile race in 42:44:32. Also finished are James Muldoon Andrews 80 Donnybrook and Ron O’Hanley’s Cookson 50 Privateer, with O’Hanley currently the overall IRC leader. – Event website


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BoatUS offers hurricane tips

July 9th, 2013

With the NOAA Climate Prediction Center forecasting an “active or extremely active season this year,” recreational boaters will have to make storm preparations for a likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) just added three online seminars on Superstorm Sandy that share an analysis of what worked,



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