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ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship

July 15th, 2013

Limassol, Cyprus (July 15, 2013) – Over 350 from 61 nations took to the water on the opening day of the Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds, where a steady 16 knot afternoon breeze allowed for a full complement of racing across the eight events. Leading the charge for North America is America’s Marion Lepert who


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America’s Cup: What are the Betting Odds?

July 15th, 2013

Though Las Vegas sports books aren’t taking bets on the America’s Cup races, English betting house William Hill, famous for offering odds on just about anything, definitely is. Each number below represents the amount that you would receive back on a winning bet of one dollar – that is, if sports betting weren’t illegal in


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COMMENTARY: An example of honesty and integrity

July 15th, 2013

As the commitment to competition increases, we sometimes forget the manner in which we play the game is as important as the results of the game. Paul Zupan shares a story that gives hope to the future, and provides deserved recognition to the reason… I was fortunate enough to be a part of the Jury


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HANDICAPPING: Need to support our existing rules

July 15th, 2013

The op-ed by Tim Dick titled HANDICAPPING: A history of failure. A solution to consider. has received little praise since it was published. Here is a response from Bill Lee, who left an indelible mark in yacht design when he launched the ‘fast is fun’ era in the 1970s. Nowadays, Lee is entrenched in handicapping


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New Regulations Seek To Counter Disturbing Trend

July 15th, 2013

When entrants prepare prior to the Newport to Bermuda Race on June 20, 2014, new regulations have been established to ensure both a level playing field for the racers, and to ease some of the burden off the race organizers. For many years, the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has imposed monetary penalties for failure


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QUOTABLE: Struggling to muster the competitive spirit

July 15th, 2013

“If it had been completely down to me I wouldn’t be here now. I would have liked more time. I may have even packed in sailing altogether but it’s not just about me. There are 140 people working on Artemis and I owe it to them and their families as well, but I’m struggling to


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AC34: No Team NZ buzz on streets of San Francisco

July 15th, 2013

By Dave Armstrong, Stuff.co.nz It was meant to be a quiet trip overseas, away from things New Zealand. It was only after we booked our tickets that my wife and I realised that we would be in San Francisco during the opening of the America’s Cup. We were expecting to see cup hype everywhere, and


Transpac: From the Course

July 14th, 2013

(July 14, 2013) – Navigator Peter Shumar reports from the Santa Cruz 50 Deception that their position south of the



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