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New Division Assignment Method

May 15th, 2013

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has introduced a performance screen for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. The purpose is to identify modern lightweight, high-performance boats with large sail plans for assignment to the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division, and more traditional boats for assignment to the St. David’s Lighthouse Division. “In the past, the division break


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A discussion of do-overs, mulligans, and other well-intended solutions

May 15th, 2013

By Rob Overton, Chairman of the US Racing Rules This posting is about redress. Before we get into this topic, let me be clear – if I could, I’d remove redress from the rulebook altogether. No other sport’s rules include the concept that somehow when things go bad on the field of play the results


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Artemis Racing Update: Speculation Clarification

May 15th, 2013

Since the training accident on May 9 wherein America’s Cup challenger Artemis Racing incurred significant damage and suffered the loss of crewman Andrew Simpson, the team has revealed no information as to the cause of the incident. There has, however, been no shortage of speculation, which is likely to continue until the facts are revealed.


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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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