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No racing on penultimate Finn Masters day

May 23rd, 2013

La Rochelle, France (May 23, 2013) – Too much wind spoiled the show for the 285 Finn Masters at La Rochelle on Thursday. Michael Maier (CZE) holds a three point edge on Andre Budzien (GER) with Erik Lidecis (USA) four points off the lead. Racing concludes Friday. Full report here


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Armed assault on Sailing Academy

May 23rd, 2013

The Sailing Academy in Ukraine has faced recent turmoil from military forces that has led to the destruction of three keelboats and additional property damage. The court system is calling for the destruction of facilities and the transfer of assets to the Military Intelligence unit of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine. The land disputes and


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High School Team Race Nationals

May 23rd, 2013

The 2012-13 High School racing season closes with the Team Race Nationals in Tampa, FL on May 25-26. Twelve schools will vie for the title, including defending champions Point Loma High School (San Diego, CA) and current Doublehanded National champs Antilles School (St. Thomas, USVI). Details here


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TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2013

May 22nd, 2013

(May 22, 2013) – Although it began last year, the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 will show its real fire power in Summer 2013, when Tall Ships America’s bi-national TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® series of tall ship races and family friendly public maritime festivals sets sail throughout the Great Lakes. In collaboration with local port


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Storm Trysail Club’s 68th Block Island Race

May 22nd, 2013

(May 22, 2013) –  Ushered in with snow and rain, a messy spring in the Northeast looks to be giving way to more acceptable conditions for Memorial Day Weekend and the Storm Trysail Club’s 68th Block Island Race that coincides with it. Scheduled to start Friday, May 24 at 1400, the 186 nautical mile race


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Moving day at the Finn World Masters

May 22nd, 2013

La Rochelle, France (May 22, 2013) – It was moving day at the Finn World Masters; the day everything changes, the day between the beginning and the end. There were lots of changes at the top with several favourites picking up high scores after the only race sailed. Michael Maier (CZE) sailed a flawless race


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Report eyes pent-up demand after cool spring

May 21st, 2013

Growth of new boat registrations is down in all categories for the three-month period from February to April, according to new Bellwether data from Florida-based Info-Link Technologies. But Info-Link co-owner Jesse Wells says looking at three-month rolling averages can be tricky when considering months that traditionally see fewer sales, such as February, March and April,


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U.S. Olympic Sailing Program Releases Vision 2024 Plan

May 21st, 2013

Portsmouth, R.I. (May 21, 2013) – The U.S. Olympic Sailing Program released “Vision 2024,” its plan to rebuild the pathways to the Olympic podium. The plan represents phase one (2013-2016) with a 10-step action plan. With a mission of creating sustainable performance in all aspects of Olympic class sailing and reshaping our Olympic pathways, Vision


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Past Champion takes lead at Finn World Masters

May 21st, 2013

La Rochelle, France (May 21, 2013) – With little respite in the weather, the Finn World Masters completed two more great races in moderate, cold winds. Three time champion Andre Budzien (GER) takes a one point lead over Erik Lidecis (USA) with Michael Maier (CZE) four points back. Racing for the 274 sailors continues on


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285 Finns gather for 2013 World Masters

May 20th, 2013

La Rochelle, France (May 20, 2013) – The racing on the opening day of the 2013 Finn World Masters had the fleet of 285 Finns split into two starts of around 140 boats each. After the first two races, three times champion Andre Budzien (GER) shares the lead with Erik Lidecis (USA), sailing his first



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