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QUOTABLE: ‘Mange’ comments on the Volvo Ocean Race

April 22nd, 2013

“It’s changed a lot from the early days when you went on an adventure and you didn’t care too much about the result. Then it became more of a race and it was important to at least finish and then to do well too. Now it’s all about winning. The sailors are all top sportsmen


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Wilson Trophy: Olympic medallists to make guest appearance

April 22nd, 2013

Two Olympic silver medallists are set to take on West Kirby Sailing Club’s home team plus other top teams from across the UK, USA and Ireland, as the world’s largest team racing event, the British Open Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy, is hosted by West Kirby Sailing Club over Bank Holiday weekend (3-5


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CHARLESTON: The year big fleets met big winds

April 21st, 2013

It was on the eve of the 2013 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week (April 19-21) when most weather models predicted big breeze for the start of racing on Friday, with Sunday promising similarly apocalyptic conditions. And that is exactly what the 2013 edition received. With the 287 teams scattered about on harbor and offshore courses,


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Charleston Race Week: Brutal winds, mondo waves cancel most racing

April 21st, 2013

Charleston, SC (April 21, 2013) – If Friday’s winds were “monster” (the event’s own description), there really isn’t an appropriate superlative to describe what happened this morning in Charleston. Rapidly increasing winds and huge seas offshore (8 feet at the mouth of Charleston Harbor) prompted the principal race officers to cancel all competition offshore. Inshore,


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FAMILY: Embracing the regatta experience

April 21st, 2013

By Brandon Flack, Boats.com When we bought a new sailboat this year, one thing on my mind was the advice of boats.com editorial director, John Burnham. “Don’t make the mistake I did,” he said. “Invite your kids to race with you while they still think you’re cool.” Well, we just finished up a family trip


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The long arms of Hurricane Sandy

April 21st, 2013

When Hurricane Sandy roared ashore on the Northeast coast last October, it not only caused flooding, but it also shook the ground as far away as the West Coast, triggering seismometers monitoring vibrations in the Earth’s crust. Scientists announced their findings about the massive storm at the Seismological Society of America’s annual meeting, which wrapped


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#ACWSNaples: Bruni, Slingsby shine as rookie helm

April 21st, 2013

Naples, Italy (April 21, 2013) – Led by helmsman Francesco Bruni, Luna Rossa Swordfish today won the overall championship of the America’s Cup World Series Naples. Bruni posted a thrilling win in the fleet racing finale, coming from behind on the final run in a race that saw the lead change hands three times. The


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COLLEGE: Getting ready for spring nationals

April 21st, 2013

For collegiate racing in the U.S., the fall season championships focus on singlehanded and keelboat events, while the spring is all about doublehanded racing: women’s, team race, and coed dinghy. The 2013 spring nationals will be hosted by the University of South Florida and St. Petersburg Yacht Club, with the events held in Flying Juniors.


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Growth in Asia attributed to RS Sailing

April 21st, 2013

RS Sailing is proud to announce that the RS Range received a prestigious award at the fourth running of the Asian Marine and Boating Awards in Shanghai, presented on the first evening of the China International Boat Show. The RS Range beat off stiff competition in the Best Dayboat, Sportboat or Dinghy category because it


EIGHT BELLS: Magnus Olsson

April 21st, 2013

Magnus Olsson (64), one of the greatest sportsmen in the world of sailing, passed away on April 20, 2013 at



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