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ALBERT EINSTEIN: Not much of a sailor

March 21st, 2013

This week marks the 97th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s release of his General Theory of Relativity. The renowned physicist spent the summer of 1935 in Old Lyme, CT, often sailing on the Connecticut coast. Despite sailing for over half a century, Einstein was not a very accomplished sailor. According to his biographers, he would lose


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ACCIDENT REVIEW: US Sailing to study 2013 Islands Race

March 20th, 2013

The 2013 Islands Race Organizing Authorities of San Diego Yacht Club and Newport Harbor Yacht Club have jointly requested that US Sailing, national governing body of the sport, conduct an independent review of the sailing accident that occurred during the race on Friday, March 8 off the coast of Southern California that resulted in the


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ZACK RAILEY: The Finn is “Faster, Higher, Stronger”

March 20th, 2013

Among the ten sailing events selected for the 2016 Olympic Games, nine of them involve high performance dinghies, skiffs, boards, and multihulls – all sailed by agile men and women. And then there is the Finn, 60+ years and counting, sailed by bulky men with grunt strength. Amid the movement for the Olympic sailing events


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EIGHT BELLS: Francis A. Seavy

March 20th, 2013

Francis A. Seavy (91 years) of Clearwater, FL died on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Francis was an avid competitive sailor, woodworker and musician. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, he was the son of George Seavy (Mayor of Clearwater from 1941-1946) and Lucie Strother Seavy who moved to Clearwater when Francis was a young child. He worked


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MYBOATSGEAR.COM: Bottom Paint Guide

March 20th, 2013

This is the time of year where you are planning your next boating season and before you launch your boat, you more than likely will be repainting her bottom. So what to use? Today paint choices are abound, but the main choice is between; Hard antifouling and Ablative antifouling. Biocides/toxins: When a bottom gets fouled


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Quote / Unquote

March 19th, 2013

“One of the biggest changes to an America’s Cup campaign since the introduction of the wing has been that instead



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