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A discussion of do-overs, mulligans, and other well-intended solutions

May 10th, 2013

By Rob Overton, Chairman of the US Racing Rules This posting is about redress.  Before we get into this topic, let me be clear – if I could, I’d remove redress from the rulebook altogether.  No other sport’s rules include the concept that somehow when things go bad on the field of play the results


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Details available for International Sailing Summit

May 10th, 2013

The International Sailing Summit preliminary brochure has been released and placed on Sail America’s website: SailAmerica.com/sailing-summit.asp. The summit will take place August 18-20, 2013, at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA and is organized by Sail America. The ISS preliminary brochure contains the event agenda, seminar descriptions, a list of sponsors to


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National Safe Boating Week – May 18-24

May 10th, 2013

A sunny day on the water can turn deadly in seconds. The National Safe Boating Council is seeking to increase life jacket safety awareness, as approximately 84 percent of drowning victims in recreational boating accidents were not wearing a life jacket (U.S. Coast Guard 2011 Recreational Boating Safety Statistics). The National Safe Boating Council is


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2013 World Yacht Racing Forum now scheduled

May 10th, 2013

The sixth edition of the World Yacht Racing Forum will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden on 10-11th December, 2013. Delegate and media feedback tells us that last year’s event was the best to date and for 2013 we have even more new features to ensure you maximise your time at the event! > View pictures


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What led to the Artemis Racing disaster?

May 10th, 2013

A major investigation into the cause of the catastrophic capsize which led to the death in San Francisco of British Olympian and America’s Cup sailor Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson will be led by the US Coastguard. Other city and state bodies, including those concerned with the port, safety, and sport, will be joined by members of


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Tragic America’s Cup death ‘an accident waiting to happen’

May 10th, 2013

The tragic death of Artemis Racing’s Andrew “Bart” Simpson was an accident waiting to happen, according to America’s Cup expert Peter Lester. British Olympic gold medallist Simpson was on board the Swedish AC72 boat when it capsized in San Francisco Harbour today and Lester believes that his death could be just the tip of the


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Changes for Bayview Mackinac Race

May 10th, 2013

The winner of the J.L. Hudson Trophy in this year’s running of the Bayview Yacht Club Mackinac Race will be decided differently than in years past. The 2013 winner of the division with the greatest number of boats registered in the race – which is July 20 – will win the trophy and the flag


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EVOLUTION: Not very good for the sport

May 9th, 2013

By Fin Beven It doesn’t seem that long ago, but it has been. It was 1958, and I was 12. I totally enjoyed sailing in dinghies, and still do. None of us had coaches. At Los Angeles Yacht Club, we had Naples Sabots, Guppys, and the DinKitten, which was slightly bigger and faster than either


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Sailing to be among events at 2014 Gay Games

May 9th, 2013

Ohio-based Tartan Yachts will be supporting the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland by building 20 boats for the sailing portion of the world’s largest LGBT multi-sport event. The 20 new boats will be Tartan One Design Racers. Modeled after the award-winning Tartan Fantail 26, the boats feature nine-foot sit-in cockpits and comfortably accommodate a 3-



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