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Newport Bermuda Race Adopts New US Safety Equipment Requirements

October 25th, 2013

By John Rousmaniere A summary of the new U.S. Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements is at http://offshore.ussailing.org/SAS.htm. The 2014 Newport Bermuda Race Safety Requirements will be posted soon on the race web site, www.BermudaRace.com. The requirements will be addressed and discussed at the Cruising Club of America Bermuda Race Safety at Sea Seminar in Newport, R.I.,


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Final Results Hobie 16/18 North Americans

October 25th, 2013

Galveston, TX (October 25, 2013) – Big breeze and big waves for the final day or racing in Galveston of the Hobie 16 & 18 North American Championships. Three races were completed in 20-25 knots of wind with large waves. Those that stayed out were truly challenged by the waves, the sea state was very


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America’s Cup: Auctioneer Thrilled With Liquidiation Sale

October 24th, 2013

Say what you will about the masterminds behind the America’s Cup — but they don’t seem to be overly nostalgic. One day after the controversial regatta’s on-the-water conclusion, the fixtures and furnishings found within the buildings generously provided by the city and its Port went under the gavel, en masse. In insider’s terms, this is


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Big Day for Mt Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record

October 24th, 2013

October 24, 2013 – Newport, RI – Four boats attempted the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record today and records fell across the board in all categories with boats concurrently breaking the Under 32’ and Monohull records, as well as the Multihull and Outright record. The first record of the day fell to Billy MacGowan


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Jobson Report: Curtis’ Revival

October 24th, 2013

A new Hall of Famer grabs the spotlight once again at Block Island Race Week. By Gary Jobson At Storm Trysail Club’s 25th Anniversary Block Island Race Week in June, the stars aligned for 67-year-old Dave Curtis, of Marblehead, Mass., one of the greats of one-design sailing and one of the first college sailing All-Americans.


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Finest Wave Sailors Compete at JP Aloha Classic PWA World Cup

October 24th, 2013

October 23, 2013 – Is this the dawn of a new era in windsurfing? With the finest wave sailors on the planet from both the AWT and PWA tours united at the Aloha Classic in Maui, even Robby Naish couldn’t resist throwing his hat into the ring for what is being dubbed ‘The Clash of


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Eight Bells

October 24th, 2013

We are very sad to report from Port Washington, New York, the passing of a wonderful friend and sailor- Gould “Stretch” Ryder. Stretch is best known as the winch grinder for Ted Turner aboard Courageous for the 1977 Americas Cup defense against Australia (One). Stretch fought cancer for the past ten months and leaves behind


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Ben Ainslie’s British Syndicate Needs Backer

October 24th, 2013

Sir Ben Ainslie’s bid to launch a British challenge for the America’s Cup is gathering momentum with the ace sailor now eyeing design and sailing talent. Ainslie, the English sailing great whose late addition to the Oracle crew helped the Americans defend the Auld Mug against Team New Zealand, is desperate to get a local



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