Racing

The 14th Annual Offshore/North U Performance Race Week

by Rachel Kashdan, Posted June 11, 2014

Just over a month ago, 44 sailors and 11 coaches gathered for a crash course in racing during the 14th annual Offshore/North U Performance Race Week at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, Florida


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Afterguard Marine HUD Sunglasses

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 6, 2014

Now “ordinary” sailors can enjoy the same fighter-jet-style technology, thanks to a company called Afterguard Marine, which introduced its own set of head-up-display sunglasses this past spring, at about $2,000 apiece.


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The Onion Patch Series Celebrates a Half Century

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 6, 2014

 

It’s been said the Newport Bermuda Race is held only once every two years because it takes that long for the memories of how tough the last one was to fade sufficiently to entice crews to sign on for another.

 

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Charleston Hosts Fort 2 Battery Race

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 1, 2014

Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, the Moth North Americans and, new this year, the inaugural Fort 2 Battery Race, a high-speed 3.8 mile downwind sprint from Fort Sumter to the Charleston waterfront.


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Let’s start with the premise that Larry Ellison and his Oracle Racing CEO, Russell Coutts, set out after winning the Cup in 2010 to “normalize” the beast that is America’s Cup competition. Their intent was/is to transform Cup racing into a profitable, predictably organized professional sport.


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