Racing News

Letter of the Month: Who's to Blame?

by Rod Glover, Posted December 20, 2012
The lack of yachting medals in the recent Olympics will undoubtedly spawn many letters and articles. David Schmidt's column "What Went Wrong" in the October 2012 issue of SAIL is not the first and will not be the last.

Canfield Takes Monsoon Cup

by Adam Cort, Posted December 20, 2012
Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC) sailing director Taylor Canfield and his US One Sailing Team crew may have entered Malaysia’s Monsoon Cup as wild cards.

2012 Yachtsman & Yachtswomen of the Year Shortlist

by Sail Staff, Posted December 20, 2012
With the record books about to close on another year of racing, US Sailing is celebrating the most outstanding performances of the year with the release of its shortlist of nominees for the 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards.
Things have now stabilized in the 2012-13 Vendée Globe, following an early spate of collisions and dismastings that forced over a third of the fleet to retire before it even reached the equator. 

Racing: Know Your Rules

by Adam Cort, Posted December 13, 2012
Boat A sails up from astern to establish an overlap with boat B about 20 seconds before the start and immediately begins luffing up to try to pinch off boat B at the committee boat...
Attention BVI Spring Regatta racers: Due to a busy Caribbean racing schedule, the dates for the annual BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival have changed to March 25-31, 2013.

Olympics 2016: Road to Rio

by Josh Adams, Posted December 6, 2012
With the Weymouth Olympic Regatta now more than three months behind us, and a deep-dive evaluation of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program complete, we’re focused on a strategy designed to return U.S. sailors to the podium.
Vincent Riou of France surrendered his spot in the 2012 Vendee Globe Sunday morning, becoming the seventh skipper to retire from the race. After he collided with a FO (floating object) Saturday, Riou damaged his boat’s monohull and the shroud underneath his outrigger.
Rolex Watch U.S.A. and US Sailing announced Monday Rolex will renew their long-standing sponsorship of US Sailing, the sport’s national governing body.

Early Drama in the Vendée

by Adam Cort, Posted November 19, 2012
A little over a week into the 2012-13 Vendée Globe, with the doldrums still ahead of much of the fleet, and already the field of 20 has been reduced by four, with a fifth looking to be in serious trouble.
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