Racing

For most dinghy sailors, co-skippering an Open 60 in the Barcelona World Race, a non-stop double-handed circumnavigation race via the three capes, would be a suicide mission. Luckily, Seattle based Jonathan Mckee, 45, isn’t your typical dinghy sailor: His resume includes three years on the All American College Team during his time at Yale, a Gold medal in Flying Dutchman in the 1984 Olympics,


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Debutante Skipper Wins First MDI Luders Invitational

by Sail Staff, Posted October 26, 2007
Julie Bracken, in her first turn at the tiller of the beautifully restored Spirit, won the three-day MDI Luders Invitational in Southwest Harbor, Maine, by one point over fleet secretary Dave Folger and his teenage daughter Liana in the vintage Voodoo. The Folgers in turn beat fleet newcomer and big-boat veteran Thomas Chase in his recently imported Grace by one point. The
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Triple Victory: Rambler Scores Big in Middle Sea Race

by Sail Staff, Posted October 24, 2007

The 28th Middle Sea Race proved shorter than expected for many competitors as 45-knot sustained winds with lashing, 50-knot-peak puffs forced nearly half the 57-boat fleet to retire and one boat, the Australian-flagged Reichel/Pugh 60 Loki, to abandon ship because of a broken rudder.

At least one owner crossed the finish line with a smile on his face. George David’s older-generation


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Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Wraps Up

by Sail Staff, Posted October 24, 2007
Perhaps not as well known on the yachting circuit as Rolex, Panerai, the Italian watchmaker, is hot on the sponsorship heels of its Swiss counterpart. The finale of the 2007 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge recently closed with the first annual New York series. held in New York Harbor October 2–6. The 300-plus yachts taking part in the close racing made for a spectacular sight
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Full-throttle Ahead: Sailing Legend Joins Team Ericson

by Sail Staff, Posted October 22, 2007
The 2008–09 Volvo Ocean Race is still more than 11 months out, but teams are gearing up for the world’s most brutal fully crewed ocean showdown. Ericsson Racing Team recently announced that Brazilian sailing legend Torben Grael will be skippering one of their two boats. Grael is replacing American John Kostecki in this role, as Kostecki had to step down because of to family obligations. Grael,
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