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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


SUCCESS: What makes a good team good

April 9th, 2013

Molly Vandemoer and her two teammates, Anna Tunnicliffe and Debbie Capozzi, were members of the 2012 US Olympic Sailing Team. They won gold at the 2011 Women’s Match Racing World Championship, silver at the 2012 Worlds, spent more than a year ranked #1 in the world and finished 5th at the Olympic Games. Here Molly


IYRS Expands Scholarship Opportunities

April 9th, 2013

Newport, RI (April 9, 2013) – IYRS has expanded its scholarship opportunities for students applying to the school’s three full-time programs. This larger field of scholarship options is expected to draw a competitive pool of applicants for Fall 2013 admission. These scholarships are the direct result of the strong emphasis the school has placed on


GROWTH: Reflections from the President

April 8th, 2013

Tom Hubbell, President of US Sailing, provides successful examples of how one design classes can remain healthy… Introducing newcomers to their boats… Picture me about five years ago getting acquainted with a J/22.  Step one, how do you get up there to rig the thing as it sits on the hard? (Need a ladder.)  Step

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