Inshore Racing

Ready for the Weather Gate?

by Sail Staff, Posted July 9, 2008
By Jeff ZarwellNational Race OfficerRegattaPRO: jzarwell@regattapro.comGoing into my first windward-gate regatta as a race officer, I anticipated increased mark-set responsibilities and a need for experienced hands to pull off the initial set and then to maintain a four-buoy weather-mark configuration. I was right.However, the benefits of the windward

The Heat in the Cold

by Sail Staff, Posted July 2, 2008
It's one thing to talk about who won the 2008 US Youth Sailing Championship, but the most meaningful words I heard out of that regatta came from a coach, Jen Glass. She's a veteran of the whole process, and Jen said, "The best friends I have now came out of sailing these regattas."Who would have thought?Emotional moments. Adventure experiences. New, far-away places. Riding the ups

Crunch Time at the Youth Nationals

by Sail Staff, Posted June 30, 2008
By Kimball LivingstonWhatever happens in Tuesday's final races for the US Youth Sailing Championship on San Francisco Bay, the action in the Club 420 comes down to two boats. Look at Tyler Sinks/Briana Provancha leading by one point after two of three race days, and Joseph Morris/Justin Doane hot on the trail. Scores by

Hardesty Wins Etchells Worlds

by Sail Staff, Posted June 28, 2008
New world champions were crowned in the Etchells class over the weekend, with the completion of racing on Lake Michigan out of Chicago Yacht Club. Here is a report from the race organizers:Bill Hardesty, Erik Shampain, Steve Hunt, and Jennifer Wilson of San Diego, California take their first Etchells World Championship title after ending the regatta with a strong 12th place finish

End Game

by Sail Staff, Posted June 17, 2008
If you pay attention to national and international sailing news, you will have noticed:1. US SAILING, the national organizing body of competitive sailing in the USA, has made a strong push to require the skipper of any boat competing in any U.S. regatta to be a member of US SAILING.2. This was not popular.In many sports, membership in the governing body is mandatory. In some

Boston College Women Win

by Sail Staff, Posted May 28, 2008
The First Women’s Title in Boston College HistoryBy Kimball LivingstonNewport, Rhode Island They came into the third and final day of racing in second place after moving up from seventh on day two—that's fast climbing, and they kept right on going. The women of Boston College moved into the overall lead on three back-to-back wins by A-Division

Island Time

by Sail Staff, Posted May 15, 2008
By David SchmidtFew regattas dish up the trade winds, the big waves, and the international scene that can match Antigua Sailing Week. This year there may have been an extra infusion of Europeans, considering the high value of the euro in terms of U.S. dollars. What awaited them this year were conditions on the light side for this exposed flank of the Antilles, with average winds in

Bright Star

by David Schmidt, Posted April 18, 2008
Simply put, one-design racing doesn’t get more competitive than the venerable Star class. Take this year’s Worlds, held Miami, Florida. 104 Star boats from around the world arrived to battle for the title of the world’s best Star sailor, including names as big as Hamish Pepper, Robert Scheidt, and Mark Mendelblatt, but ultimately it was the Polish duo of Mateusz Kusznierewicz

Race Ready

by Sail Staff, Posted April 8, 2008
When most people think of charterboats, they think of bulky cruisers that are slow to sail but fun to party on once the anchor drops. But if you happen to be a world-class sailor and the boat you've chartered is a race-ready Farr 40—as was Peter Holmberg’s experience at the 35th Annual International Rolex Regatta in St. Thomas—this wasn't the case. Holmberg, who served as

Truth in (MedCup) Engineering

by Sail Staff, Posted February 25, 2008
It's the hottest game going, but it's not coming to a port near you unless you live close to the Mediterranean glamour circuit. MedCup racing for TP52s is what we're talking about, and the series has just signed Audi AG as title sponsor to replace Breitling from 2007.Hmm. Perhaps it was no accident that Audi had such a large display of hot cars outside the tents on the '07 circuit.
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