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Just Whose Job Is It To Grow Sailboat Racing Anyway?

July 2nd, 2013

By Glenn McCarthy, Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation When I asked Eric Jones of World Yachts this question recently, his answer was “Everyone.” But the next question I ask everyone is, “And how is that working?” As everyone in the sailboat field succeeds when more boats are out there racing, doesn’t everyone want growth and


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COMMENTARY: The Costs of Competing in US Sailing Championships

June 27th, 2013

There has been commentary this week in Scuttlebutt about the costs of competing in various events, among them being US Sailing’s Chubb U.S. Junior Championships, with concern expressed over the entry fee of $600 per person for the singlehanded, doublehanded, and triplehanded events. Providing background on the situation is Frank Ustach, US Sailing’s Volunteer National


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COMMENTARY: Escalating entry fees

June 27th, 2013

By James Marta – Seattle, WA: Bravo to Henry Sprague’s exposure of the escalating entry fees imposed by yacht clubs, thus defeating a major purpose of their existence; its participation in yachting. In the Seattle area’s past history, we used to have just two principle racing yacht club sponsors, and we had wonderful turnouts for


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Their First Sail…

June 18th, 2013

Whether it’s for a weeknight beercan race, or the Summer Sailstice celebration on June 22, bringing along non-sailors is the



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