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Staff, Johnson Win U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships

September 14th, 2013

Brielle, NJ (September 14, 2013) – In a thrilling finale to the women’s Byte CII division at the U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships, Simone Staff (Los Angeles, Calif.) came from behind on Saturday to edge Hanne Weaver (Gig Harbor, Wash.) for the Helen Willis Hanley Trophy. In the men’s Laser division, Clay Johnson (Point Pleasant, N.J.)


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U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships – Day 2 Report

September 13th, 2013

Brielle, NJ (September 13, 2013) – It was active day on the Atlantic for the competitors in the women’s and men’s divisions of the U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships, hosted by Manasquan River Yacht Club. The women’s Byte CII fleet tallied five races following Thursday’s three and the men’s Laser fleet duplicated their four races from


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U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships – Day 1

September 12th, 2013

Rielle, NJ (September 12, 2013) – Defending Champion Clay Johnson was dominant in the men’s Laser division and last year’s runner-up Hanne Weaver took an early lead in the women’s Byte CII division on day one of the U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships, hosted by Manasquan River Yacht Club. – Full report


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U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships

September 11th, 2013

Top sailors in men’s and women’s divisions will compete this week for the 2013 U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships in Brielle, NJ on September 12-14. Men have been competing for the George D. O’Day Trophy since 1962. The event will use the Laser, with Clay Johnson (Point Pleasant, N.J.) returning to defend his title. The women’s


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Report Cites Problems with Spinlock Deckvests

September 10th, 2013

By Darrell Nicholson, Practical Sailor Within a day of US Sailing releasing a report that concluded that four out of five Spinlock Deckests failed to work properly in a fatal sailing accident earlier this year, PS testers were in the water with a Spinlock Deckvest (5D, 170N, Pro-Sensor inflator), trying to figure out what might


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US Sailing Proposes US Safety Equipment Requirements

September 9th, 2013

Portsmouth, RI (September 9, 2013) – A goal of US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Committee has been to overhaul the Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) so that they become more popular for race organizers, and more understandable to owners and boat inspectors. Based on some excellent initial work by the Northern California Ocean Racing Council in


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Ruf, Everhart-Skeels Earn First Career U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships

September 8th, 2013

Milwaukee, WI (September 8, 2013) –  John Ruf (Pewaukee, Wis.) and the team of Sarah Everhart-Skeels (Tiverton, R.I.) and Gerry Tiernan (Falmouth, Maine) won their first U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship titles following three more races today on Lake Michigan. Teams in 2.4mR and Ideal 18 classes tallied seven races over three days, beginning this Friday,


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Figueroa, Malatrasi Win 2013 U.S. Multihull Sailing Championship

September 7th, 2013

Sausalito, CA (September 7, 2013) – It was a memorable day for everyone involved in the 2013 U.S. Multihull Sailing Championship, hosted by the Sausalito Yacht Club. The 21 teams in Hobie 16s shared San Francisco Bay with Emirates Team New Zealand, Oracle Team USA and all the excitement surrounding the America’s Cup Finals. Prior


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2013 U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships

September 5th, 2013

It is officially “Disabled Sailing Week” in Wisconsin as the 2013 U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships, hosted by the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, gets underway for three days of racing on Lake Michigan, beginning this Friday, September 6. Several of the top sailors in the country will race in single- and doublehanded fleets. This year’s talented


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US Sailing Releases Report on 2013 Islands Race Tragedy

September 4th, 2013

Portsmouth, RI (September 4, 2013) – US Sailing has released a report of an independent review panel on its investigation of the sailing accident that occurred off the coast of Southern California on Friday, March 8 during the 2013 Islands Race. The accident resulted in the death of a sailor. The 2013 Islands Race Organizing Authorities



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