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DISPUTE: Laser class not ready to be called the Torch

April 10th, 2013

These are interesting times for the International Laser Class Association (ILCA), a self-administered, self-funded international organization which provides co-ordination, organization and communication for the class worldwide. On March 4, 2013, Laser designer Bruce Kirby filed a complaint in the U.S. Federal Court system against builder LaserPerformance, an act that followed years of disputes regarding royalty


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HISTORY LESSON: A near-identical reflection of the J Class era

April 10th, 2013

By Andrew Hurst, Seahorse So on the basis of the best current information the 34th America’s Cup this autumn is shaping up as being not dissimilar to the 2010 Deed of Gift Match. The result of one brief two-day trial between Oracle and Artemis was confirmation that we can expect dramatic speed differences on San


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First ever Mini 650 Pacific Challenge

April 10th, 2013

For the first time in the USA, a group of singlehanded sailors will race from California to Hawaii onboard 21-foot Mini Class. The 2300 nm Mini 650 Pacific Challenge is being organized by the North American Mini 6.50 Class Association and the start is scheduled for July 6, 2013. The race currently has 10 entries,


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Skippers announced for Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

April 10th, 2013

(April 10, 2013) – The twelve skippers have been announced for the ninth edition of the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race include a mix of youth and experience, international challengers and home grown talent as well as some familiar faces and only the third ever female to skipper the race. The 2013-14 race


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Live video streaming available for Act 2 of Extreme Sailing Series in Singapore

April 10th, 2013

Act 2 of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series™ starts Thursday 11th April in Singapore and will deliver LIVE race coverage from the incredible Marina Bay – the perfect stadium for Extreme 40 racing! The live video streaming of the race coverage will start from Friday 12th April when the event opens to the public and


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CON CUP: It’s never like this, except when it is

April 9th, 2013

Long Beach, CA (April 9, 2013) – Mathieu Richard of France hadn’t match-raced in seven months and Great Britain’s Ian Williams was coming out of five inactive months, but they dealt better with weird conditions than anyone else in a 10-boat international field to share first place with four wins and one loss after Day



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