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THE ATLANTIC CUP: Bodacious Dream gets first dance with Lady Liberty

May 15th, 2013

With a fleet of seven Class 40s competing in The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing, it was Bodacious Dream with Dave Rearick and Matt Scharl that crossed the finish line first at 21:06:15 ET on Tuesday, May 15, with an elapsed time of 78:55:13 to complete the 642 nautical mile first leg of


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Racers versus Rod and Rifle Crowd

May 15th, 2013

The sailing community of southwestern Idaho is fighting an environmental proposal that has concerns about sailboat racing. In this part of the country that values hunting and fishing, they see organized races as the problem. Huh? The Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge wants to no longer allow regattas on Lake Lowell as a part of


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The Atlantic Cup: Nearly able to bite the Big Apple

May 14th, 2013

(May 14, 2013) – Barring anything catastrophic for the Class40 teams over the final miles, Bodacious Dream (Dave Rearick/ Matt Scharl) will win the first leg of The Atlantic Cup.  At the time of this writing, the skyline of Manhattan is in sight, and second place Lecoq Cuisine (Eric Lecoq/ Conrad Colman) is 1.4 nm


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America’s Cup Investigation and Review

May 14th, 2013

At a press conference today (May 14) that included Tom Ehman, Vice Commodore of the Golden Gate Yacht Club, and Race Director Iain Murray, the following information was made available… Artemis Racing: An internal review is underway by the team to determine the cause of the May 9 accident. It is believed the team has


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ISAF Suspended Sailors

May 14th, 2013

The following sailors have their ISAF Eligibility suspended: Leandro Martin Luque, Argentina * Breaches of good manners and sportsmanship: October 30, 2012 – October 29, 2017 Anne Caseneuve, France ** Breaches of good manners and sportsmanship; December 28, 2011 – January 1, 2014 Alberto Campos Perez, Mexico Breaches of good manners and sportsmanship; May 7,


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What we need right now is to take some deep breaths

May 14th, 2013

By Kimball Livingston, yachting journalist The America’s Cup match of 2010 was a rescue. The direction of the Cup under Alinghi post-2007 was so sour as to convince Louis Vuitton to bail out, remember? Only a risk taker with tenacity, resources and experience in hostile takeovers – Larry Ellison – could have undertaken the mission.


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QUOTABLE: Growing the event, the wrong way

May 14th, 2013

“I actually think it draws people in; unfortunately it’s sort of the NASCAR model,” said IMG Worldwide Executive Vice President Steve Tseng, regarding the Artemis accident last week. “Unfortunately, that draws people in because they’re like, ‘Wow this is amazing, I can’t believe there is a car accident,’ or whatever it may be there so


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Says the Prez

May 13th, 2013

The 2013 ISAF-Mid Year Meeting came to a close over the weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was the first meeting for new ISAF President Carlo Croce. Here are excerpts from his report… “I feel that managing the Federation (ISAF) through its Regulations, as has been done in the past, is not efficient and doesn’t give


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The Atlantic Cup: It’s an inshore year

May 13th, 2013

(May 13, 2013) – As The Atlantic Cup reaches the end of the daylight hours on day two of the doublehanded leg from Charleston, SC to New York, NY (648 nm), the Class40 teams have gone through a second major transition, and this one, has caused a shakeup. Around midday today the boats that were



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