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Daily Archives: July 11, 2013

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Slow Second Start to Transpac

July 11th, 2013

San Pedro, CA (July 11, 2013) – Unseasonably overcast rainy skies greeted the 21 starters today in the 2013 Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu, or the Transpac. The teams representing Australian, Canada, Japan, and the USA set off at 1300 local time from the start line off Point Fermin in San Pedro


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Women’s International Match Racing Series

July 11th, 2013

Oakcliffe, NY (July 11, 2013) – Stephanie Roble from Chicago and Swede Anna Kjellberg are both undefeated in the lead after the first day of round-robin racing in New York Women’s Invitational. The very light winds challenged the competitors and allowed only three full flights to be run. When the inaugural Women’s International Match Racing


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Bacardi Newport Sailing Week

July 11th, 2013

NEWPORT, R.I. (July 11, 2013) – Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, is set this weekend to host the 29th edition of New England’s premiere one-design event – the Newport Regatta® in conjunction with BACARDI® Newport Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank – from July 12-14, 2013. Variety is surely the spice of life


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Jury Decision Leaves “Uncertainty” Says Swedish Team

July 11th, 2013

(July 11, 2013) – Artemis Racing is disappointed that the Jury’s decision leaves uncertainty. Artemis Racing is here to compete and remains confident that a solution will be found allowing for a safe regatta that all can compete in. Our team is working hard and we are currently in the midst of completing the structural


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Oracle Team USA Responds to Jury Decision

July 11th, 2013

“We respect the decision of the America’s Cup Jury,” said Grant Simmer, ORACLE TEAM USA General Manager. “We continue to support the Regatta Director and we believe all teams have benefited from his review. We don’t have an issue complying with the Class Rule, and we will be ready to race under the rules affirmed


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HANDICAPPING: A history of failure. A solution to consider.

July 11th, 2013

By Tim Dick I like to race sailboats, but I’m not a “one design” kind of guy (where absolutely identical boats with identical sails & identical crew weights race together) because I don’t get to use any ingenuity, creativity or technology. The problem is, outside one-design racing, yacht racing has failed. “Development-class” yacht racing holds


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43rd ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Kicks Off

July 11th, 2013

The 43rd 2013 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship gets underway on Friday in Limassol, Cyprus and will continue through July 20. Great Britain is the current holder of the NationsTrophy, awarded annually to the top performing nation at the Youth Worlds. The Nations Trophy was first introduced in 1991 and in 1999 became the Volvo


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France Dominates Qualifiers At F18 Worlds

July 11th, 2013

With 18-knot winds and more spectacular sailing at the F18 Worlds, French sailors Gurvan Bontemps, Billy Besson and Francois Gabart finished the first six qualifying races in first, second and third positions respectively. On Thursday, the fleet split into Golden and Silver groups with four races planned for each, starting from 12:00 (local time). A


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Finn Junior Worlds

July 11th, 2013

Lake Garda, Italy (July 11, 2013) – With one race left in the 2013 Finn Junior World Championship, Jorge Zarif (BRA) has sealed the title after a series of consistent races. On the penultimate day, Zarif scored a third and a second place and is now untouchable. Jake Lilley (AUS) struck back with two bullets


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First Point for Luna Rossa

July 11th, 2013

Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 took to the America’s Cup racecourse today for its first action of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series and came away with one point. With the wind blowing between 13 and 15 knots, helmsman Chris Draper guided the silver AC72 around the 12.07-nautical-mile course in 28 minutes, 58



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