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Estrella Damm Nearing Finish

by Sail Staff, Posted April 20, 2010
Earlier today, the IMOCA 60 Estrella Damm was almost assured of victory as it closed in on the finish of its NY-BCN record passage, between New York and Barcelona, Spain.

Crewmembers Alex Pella, Pepe Ribes and Stan Schreyer are hoping to finish this afternoon with the help of a thermal breeze, which they were worried will drop with the sun this evening.

Currently, they have


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NY-BCN Boats Grind to a Halt

by Sail Staff, Posted April 19, 2010
After riding an express train across the Atlantic, the two Open 60s vying to establish a new sailing record between New York and Barcelona, Spain, have slowed to a crawl in the Mediterranean.

Estrella Damm was the first to enter the Straits of Gibraltar, with W Hotels about 130 miles behind. However, W Hotels has since cut the deficit in half.

Although


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Another Setback for W Hotels

by Sail Staff, Posted April 16, 2010
The three sailors aboard the Open 60 W Hotels were dealt another blow early this morning when they broached after being struck by a large wave. The trio had been waiting for an opportunity to re-ship its port rudder, which had only recently been repaired.

Although there were no injuries, the boat is now over 100 miles behind its rival Estrella Damm, which crewmembers Alex


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Strong Medicine

by Kimball Livingston, Posted April 15, 2010
hat if I told you there is a way to keep post-college sailors in the game instead of letting them drift away? Of mixing generations of sailors? Stirring club spirit? Building relationships between different sailors and regions? Making the game more fun for all sorts of people? Well, I’m telling you.

I have to admit I’m not talking about low-hanging fruit. It might be a no-brainer to want it


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Swiped my Dolly

by Adam Cort, Posted April 15, 2010
Sailors have long sought to express their love of boats and the water in song, but few have done it as well, or with as much originality, as Dayton Colie of Charleston, South Carolina.

A lifelong sailor and founder of what he describes as the “Sailcore” movement, Colie recently released his second album, “Somebody Swiped my Dolly,” a collection of melodies paying homage to everything from


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