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The 100th Race to Mackinac

by Sail Staff, Posted July 18, 2008
Call it a milestone because it is.

The 100th running of the Race to Mackinac—aka the Chicago-Mac, 400+ boats over the start line as of July 19—is unprecedented in American sailing.

Call it Lake Michigan because a lake it is, but it's also an inland sea, and this event is run under offshore regulations.

Call it unprecedented because the Race to Mackinac celebrated


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Crushed!

by Sail Staff, Posted July 15, 2008
Since the days of Clipper Ships, sailors heading for England on fast boats have faced an obvious challenge: Break the trans-Atlantic record, starting from Ambrose Lighthouse, off New York Harbor, to the iconic Lizard off England’s southern tip. Given the number of boats and fine sailors who have made this journey, you can bet that the bar for this record has been set high. Very high. In fact,
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Junior Women's Doublehanded Champs

by Sail Staff, Posted July 13, 2008
Sydney Bolger and her crew Caitlin Beavers dominated US SAILING's 33-boat U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy, which wrapped up Saturday evening at host club Sausalito Yacht Club, Calif. The two 18-year-olds from Southern California came out of the gates strong on the first day of racing, winning all three races that day. They continued their dominance
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Ready for the Weather Gate?

by Sail Staff, Posted July 9, 2008
By Jeff Zarwell
National Race Officer
RegattaPRO: jzarwell@regattapro.com

Going into my first windward-gate regatta as a race officer, I anticipated increased mark-set responsibilities and a need for experienced hands to pull off the initial set and then to maintain a four-buoy weather-mark configuration.

I was right.

However, the benefits of the windward


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The Heat in the Cold

by Sail Staff, Posted July 2, 2008
It's one thing to talk about who won the 2008 US Youth Sailing Championship, but the most meaningful words I heard out of that regatta came from a coach, Jen Glass. She's a veteran of the whole process, and Jen said, "The best friends I have now came out of sailing these regattas."

Who would have thought?

Emotional moments. Adventure experiences. New, far-away places. Riding the ups


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