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The 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race has not only been attracting more participants, it has also become more interesting for sailing fans in the United States.


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In the end it was Taylor Canfield’s USone team that carried WAKA Racing skipper Phil Robertson on its shoulders as part of his victory celebration—despite the fact that it had been Robertson who’d knocked them out of Malaysia’s Monsoon Cup just hours earlier.
 


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From a deep field of contenders, Brian Porter of Fontana, Wisc. and Jody Starck of Amherst, N.Y. have been named US Sailing’s 2013 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.


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A Classic Sydney Hobart

by Adam Cort, Posted January 13, 2014

It was a textbook Rolex Sydney Hobart Race this past Boxing Day: sunshine for the start in Sydney, followed by a nice snotty gale in the Bass Strait by Day 4, which forced number of boats to withdraw, including the Reichel Pugh 55 Wedgetail, dismasted off Tasman Island as she neared the home stretch.


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The good news is that the Volvo Ocean Race has what looks to be a fast, super-sexy one-design boat for crews to compete aboard. The bad news is that at press time, with less than a year to go to the October 4, 2014, start in Alicante, Spain, only three teams had officially thrown their hats into the ring: China’s Team Dongfeng, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Sweden’s all-female Team SCA.


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