Racing

Kites Take the Speed Record

by Sail Staff, Posted September 22, 2008
There is sadly little detail—and of course, everything waits for official ratification—but there is every reason to believe that we have a new sailing speed record of 49.84 knots set by an American, Rob Douglas, with a kite. Douglas is a windsurfer who took to kites only in June. There has been a lot of speculation that kiting development would overtake the lead of windsurfers in
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Young Wins Sixth Mallory

by Sail Staff, Posted September 21, 2008
Scott Young of the Austin Yacht Club, deep in the heart of Texas, scored an unprecedented sixth Mallory Cup win over the weekend on San Francisco Bay. With crew John Morran, Doug Kern, and Mike Haggerty, Young claimed the US Men's Sailing Championship with solid finishes in the fleet of 11 borrowed J/24s. Second was the Mobile, Alabama team of Ken Kleinschrodt, David Bolyard, Michael Mark, and
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Rolex Day 4 BBS

by Sail Staff, Posted September 14, 2008
September 15, 2008

There’s a saying in sailboat racing that if there’s wind, then everyone is happy. It’s safe to say that the competitors in the Rolex Big Boat Series were ecstatic with today’s conditions of 8-10 knots in the morning, building to 15+ knots by early afternoon for the regatta’s final race – known as the Bay Tour. The St. Francis Yacht Club (StFYC) Race Committee sent the 10


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Rolex Big Boat Series 2008 Day 3

by Sail Staff, Posted September 14, 2008
Despite a light wind start to the third day of racing at Rolex Big Boat Series, the St. Francis Yacht Club's race committee completed two races for the 1,000-plus sailors competing. The wind built to a suitable 6-8 knots while racers waited on San Francisco Bay for the 11am start of race one. However by mid-day the wind picked up to the more typical 15-18 knot range and with a
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Day Two at the Rolex Big Boat Series

by Sail Staff, Posted September 13, 2008
September 12, 2008

Although the grey fogged-over conditions around the St. Francis Yacht Club seemed to deter spectators from gathering along the shore, building 10-15 knot breezes on San Francisco Bay were the only thing on the minds of competitors in the 111-boat fleet racing in the Rolex Big Boat Series. Principal Race Officers Kevin Reeds (Annapolis, MD) and Jim Taylor (San Francisco)


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