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U.S. Coast Guard Issues Permit for America’s Cup Racing

June 29th, 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued the America’s Cup with the Marine Event Permit required to conduct America’s Cup racing on San Francisco Bay this summer. “This is an important and necessary step for the America’s Cup,” said Iain Murray, independent Regatta Director for the America’s Cup. “I’d like to thank the United States Coast


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Team Aqua Lift RC44 Sweden Cup

June 29th, 2013

The breeze really kicked in on for the final day of racing at the RC44 Sweden Cup in Marstrand. Forecasters had predicting anything from 12-30 knots from the south, east or west; as the 12 competing RC44 teams headed out to the race course no-one knew quite what to expect. Ironbound (USA) won the only


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Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week

June 29th, 2013

(June 28, 2013) – Unlike other sailing venues, seldom is it said about Long Beach that if you don’t like the weather, just wait a little while. It just doesn’t make any difference to Dark Star, Jeff Janov’s Farr 40 from the California Yacht Club that has dominated Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week and


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Day 1 Chicago Match Race Qualifier

June 29th, 2013

A high pressure system lingering in the Midwest produced shifty and puffy conditions for first stage of competition today in the Chicago Match Race Center’s Grade 2 Chicago Match Cup Qualifier. The near ideal conditions with blue sky, fresh breeze, and flat water allowed the RC team to finish 14 flights today. This weekend will


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Locals Smith and Davidson Capture U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship

June 29th, 2013

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (June 27, 2013) – Carolyn Smith (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Bayley Davidson (Costa Mesa, Calif.) cashed in on their fourth consecutive attempt to win the Ida Lewis Trophy at the 2013 U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship, hosted by the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. The duo tallied a 3-4-2-4 scoring line in


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ETNZ Confirms Intention To File Protest

June 27th, 2013

June 27 2013 – Emirates Team New Zealand confirms its intention to file a protest with the America’s Cup Jury seeking a ruling that the regatta director has exceeded his jurisdiction in seeking to unilaterally introduce changes to the AC 72 Class Rule. The recommended changes relate to additional weight of the yachts and rudder


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The Dinghy Sailor

June 27th, 2013

As announced earlier this week, seven- time International Penguin Champion Runnie Colie, Jr., from East Windsor, NJ, is one of 10 people who made the National Sailing Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee list. Here Roger Vaughan pays tribute to Colie, now 97 years old… Dennis Conner says his first boat was a Penguin. That was


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The Future Is Now

June 27th, 2013

Newport, R.I. (June 27, 2013) – The 11th annual C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta kicked off today with the clinic sessions that are the hallmark of this event that provides training and competitive racing opportunities for sailors with disabilities. The event utilizes the same equipment as used in the Paralympic Games –


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AMERICA’S CUP Issues Elevate To New Highs

June 27th, 2013

It was either wishful thinking, or America’s Cup regatta director Iain Murray was unaware of the irony in his choice of words. In explaining the way forward for the beleaguered event after the competitors failed to reach an agreement over the safety recommendations following four days of mediation, Murray said he would push on and


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VOR 13-14: State of Play

June 27th, 2013

We are nearing the midpoint of the Volvo Ocean Race hiatus. It has been a year since the 2011-12 edition completed, with the 2013-14 edition set to begin next October. With three teams confirmed for the next edition, and several more waiting in the wings, Seahorse magazine editor Andrew Hurst checked in with Volvo Ocean



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