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  • Wind war at Star Western Hemispheres 24/05/2019
    San Diego, CA (May 23, 2019) - After the opening day of the International Star Class 2019 Western Hemisphere Championship was cancelled due to strong winds and a difficult sea-state, today's challenge for the 24 teams vying for the Silver Star title was light winds. Surviving the 5 knot first race was Carl and Jamie Buchan followed by Brian Ledbetter/ M […]
  • Stormy seas clear a sailor’s mind 23/05/2019
    Sarah Douglas reflects on experiences that fuel her drive toward representing Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. We sail at the sufferance of wind, waves, tides and whatever else the environment throws at us. For all the days of champagne sailing through beautiful venues, there are others that test our ability to endure. In Olympic sailing, I’ve had days whe […]
  • Harvard leads Women’s Nationals 23/05/2019
    Newport, RI (May 23, 2019) - After two days of qualifying, the field of 36 teams was reduced to the top 18 schools which today began the College Sailing Sperry Women’s National Championship. After Yale, Brown, and Boston College showed their might in the qualifiers, today it was #10 ranked Harvard University that topped the field. In winds ranging from 10 to […]
  • Final stage for Laser Europeans 23/05/2019
    Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal (May 23, 2019) - The Laser European Championship began the final stage with the top 54 Standard Rig men and 60 Radial Rig women advancing to gold fleet. Two races were completed today with Olympic champion Tom Burton (AUS) scoring a 2-2 to build a 16 point lead while Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) continues her dominance with a 1-3 to no […]
  • Ten Ways To Revive an Old Regatta 23/05/2019
    by Joe Borrison, SpinSheet Don’t you love the racing stories that begin with, “Remember when we had 75 or 100 boats for the Such-and-Such Regatta? The parties were great, and the racing was fantastic.” These old stories are told frequently, and we all wish we could return to the days when almost any event we [&hellip
  • Moving day for Quantum Racing 23/05/2019
    Menorca, Spain (May 23, 2019) - On an uncompromising, very much one-sided race course off Mahón, Quantum Racing proved the top scoring boat at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week to take the overall lead at the first circuit regatta of 2019 by one single point. After missing yesterday’s scheduled races due to the lack of breeze, the third day delivered […]
  • Canadian Team system for Tokyo 2020 23/05/2019
    Sail Canada has finalized the Internal Selection Process for the Canadian Team to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. A major change for the 2020 Olympics is that once Canada qualifies for entry in any of the ten Sailing Events through the World Sailing qualification system, the country will put forth a representative to fill that entry slot. Full repor […]
  • Going full monty at California Offshore Race Week 23/05/2019
    Interest in distance racing finds California Offshore Race Week preparing for its fourth edition which once again connect three distances races into a full offshore race week series. Over 40 boats on May 25 will tackle the first stage, the 88nm Spinnaker Cup from San Francisco to Monterey, with 10 teams committed to the full monty which includes the Coastal […]
  • Top 10 Boat Names of 2019 23/05/2019
    Each year, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) tallies the most popular boat names. The tradition dates back a quarter century, with the list derived from adding up requests for boat name designs from BoatUS Boat Graphics. Here are the 2019 BoatUS Top 10 Boat Names: • Aquaholic: After a four-year absence from [&hellip
  • Dicey start for GC32 Racing Tour 2019 23/05/2019
    Sardinia, Italy (May 23, 2019) - The opening day of the GC32 Villasimius Cup, the first event on the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour, endured fickle winds which stabilized itself long enough to get one race completed which was won by Ben Ainslie and his INEOS Rebels UK. Full report.