Racing

New Volvo Ocean Race CEO

by Sail Staff, Posted March 7, 2008
For those of you who closely follow the Volvo Ocean Race, you will know that Glenn Bourke, who steered the managerial duties of the event since November of 2002, stepped down in December of 2007. Filling these shoes was no easy task, as Bourke himself has a deep sailing resume, as well as the sort of leadership and managerial skills necessary to drive an event as dynamic as the VOR. Bourke
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Now the Kiwis Sue

by Sail Staff, Posted March 6, 2008
This one's been chugging down the track making noise for a long, long while, but it was an open question whether or not Team New Zealand would wait for the courts to rule on the legal battle between Larry Ellison's BMW Oracle Racing and Alinghi. Now we have the answer.

The ETNZ issues and Oracle issues are not really linked, though they are inextricably intertwined. All that ever needed to


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Cup Watch

Poached!

by Sail Staff, Posted March 5, 2008
In high-end sailing as in the business world (really, are the two worlds all that separate in these elite niches?), talent is recognized and rewarded—or the competition buys it up. In this case, the competition isn’t even sure if it's going to get a shot at competing, and the whole great gig known as the America’s Cup hangs in limbo, awaiting word from Justice Kahn as to whether the next Cup will
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Safety

A Nautical Novice on Lake Nokomis

by Sail Staff, Posted February 28, 2008
It was a beautiful afternoon with a gentle breeze from the southeast. My wife, Catherine, and I were out for a romantic sail. What could go wrong?

I was eager to set off in our recently acquired boat, Ruach, a 13.5-foot trailerable Expo Solar Sailer designed by Garry Hoyt, Ted Hood, and Everett Pearson. Cath, a first-timer, was nervous, but throwing in a picnic


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Inshore Racing

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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