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#ACWSNaples: Slingsby ready to deliver for ORACLE TEAM USA

April 20th, 2013

Naples, Italy (April 20, 2013) – Dean Barker’s Emirates Team New Zealand won today’s fisticuffs on the Bay of Naples, but it was ORACLE TEAM USA’s Tom Slingsby who is on the verge of securing the season-long battle for the 2012-2013 America’s Cup World Series Championship in Jimmy Spithill’s No. 4 boat. Spithill led ORACLE


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Charleston Race Week: No lead is safe

April 20th, 2013

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 20, 2012) – On the heels of Friday’s gear-busting winds, Saturday’s moderate breezes and calm seas translated into less anxiety for most of the fleet at America’s biggest regatta. That doesn’t mean it was a drama-free Day 2 at 2013 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week; in fact, one look at the scoresheet


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IMOCA chooses the boat for the future

April 19th, 2013

Press Release Friday 19 April 2013 IMOCA chooses the boat for the future; OSM announces 2013-2014 Race Programme The Skippers and Members of IMOCA met in Paris on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 April 2013 at the IMOCA Annual General Meeting to decide the future direction of their class, and in particular to discuss two


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Charleston Race Week: Opening day brings epic breeze, monster competition

April 19th, 2013

Charleston Delivers the Goods Opening Day of Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Brings Epic Breeze and Monster Competition  CHARLESTON, SC  (Friday, April 19, 2013) – Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week has a reputation for consistent, solid breeze. In fact, Charleston’s great wind is one of the big reasons this event has grown so spectacularly over


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#ACWSNaples: Steady sailing, jarring collision on Day 2 of ACWS

April 19th, 2013

Strong performances by ORACLE TEAM USA SLINGSBY and Energy Team along with a jarring collision between Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge were the hallmarks of Day 2 at America’s Cup World Series Naples. Naples, Italy (April 19, 2013) – Helmsman Tom Slingsby led ORACLE TEAM USA into the top spot in the


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Charleston Race Week: Strong winds predicted

April 19th, 2013

Monster Winds Will Challenge Big Names And Average Joes Alike 20+ Knots Forecast For Start Of Sperry Top-Sider® Charleston Race Week From professionals to novices, you’ll find the full spectrum of sailors among more than 2,500 participants at 2013 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week (April 19-21). And while there’s plenty of strategizing and practicing going


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MAINTENANCE: Caring for Encapsulated Ballast Keels

April 18th, 2013

By Darrell Nicholson, Practical Sailor It’s getting warm enough now in most places up north that we can start thinking about getting some actual work done on the hull – thinking about. I checked the weekend in Duluth, Minn., and it still looks a bit chilly for curing epoxy. You’d think that maintenance chores wouldn’t


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Charleston – By the number

April 18th, 2013

Here are the numbers to consider for the Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week on April 19-21. There are 28 sponsors listed to support the 3 day regatta that seeks to complete 8 races. There are 287 entrants, representing 7 countries, racing 64 types of boats. There are 18 different classes that will compete on 1


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COLLEGE: Where Are They Now

April 18th, 2013

The Quantum Woman Collegiate Sailor of the Year in 2006 was Alana O’Reilly, who graduated from The College of Charleston. Alana recently finished an 18-month Olympic campaign in Women’s Match Racing where she took second place. Before that, she spent five years coaching at Georgetown University. Alana’s college sailing career greatly impacted her, teaching her


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Good news for Chicago suburb

April 18th, 2013

Wilmette, IL (April 18, 2013) – The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District this morning reversed course and awarded a 39-year lease to the private Wilmette Harbor Association, assuring North Shore boaters they’ll have a place to dock their vessels this summer. The district earlier this month had voted 4-3 not to renew the association’s lease –



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