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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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2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour opens this week

May 14th, 2013

Langenargen, Germany (May 14, 2013) – Top match racing crews from around the world are gathering on the north shore of Lake Constance this week ready for the first salvos of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, starting on Thursday. The Tour this year comprises six events, starting with Match Race Germany from this


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Strong Fleet Comes to Annapolis for 2013 Farr 40 East Coast Championship

May 14th, 2013

    Struntje Light looks to protect circuit lead during regatta on Chesapeake Bay       Skipper Jim Richardson and his crew aboard Barking Mad captured Quantum Key West 2013 in convincing fashion. Owner-driver Wolfgang Schaefer and the Struntje Light team went wire-to-wire to win the Miami Beach Invitational. Those two programs will continue their battle for


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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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Newport Bermuda Race generated an estimated $20.8 million

May 14th, 2013

NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND (May 14, 2013) – The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (“BROC”) has released the results of an economic impact study which shows that the 2012 edition of the biennial Newport Bermuda Race generated an estimated $20.8 million in local expenditures for Newport and Bermuda.  This world famous ocean race is run jointly by


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Possibly the largest Finn event… ever

May 14th, 2013

Next week (May 20-24), the Finn class returns en-masse to La Rochelle, France for the 2013 Finn World Masters. To date some 307 sailors from 27 countries have pre-entered and if all show up it is destined to be not only the largest Finn Masters ever, but also the largest Finn event ever. While the


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Says the Prez

May 13th, 2013

The 2013 ISAF-Mid Year Meeting came to a close over the weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was the first meeting for new ISAF President Carlo Croce. Here are excerpts from his report… “I feel that managing the Federation (ISAF) through its Regulations, as has been done in the past, is not efficient and doesn’t give


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The Atlantic Cup: It’s an inshore year

May 13th, 2013

(May 13, 2013) – As The Atlantic Cup reaches the end of the daylight hours on day two of the doublehanded leg from Charleston, SC to New York, NY (648 nm), the Class40 teams have gone through a second major transition, and this one, has caused a shakeup. Around midday today the boats that were



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