Inshore Racing

After the successful 2008 US SAILING’s Disabled Championship, it was evident that competitors wanted more top-level disabled sailing events. The American Yacht Club responded by organizing the inaugural Robie Pierce One Design Regatta. From June 5-7, 25 teams will compete in a fleet of donated Ideal 18s. Each boat will include two blind or disabled sailors and one able-bodied

Storms Hamper Miami OCR

by Adam Cort, Posted January 26, 2010
The sailors at US Sailing’s 2010 Rolex Miami OCR, the second of seven stops for this year’s International Sailing Federation World Cup, are hoping for better conditions today after all 13 classes had to stand down due to bad weather.Though the day seemed promising enough at first, the threat of thunderstorms on Biscayne Bay compelled organizers to put racing on hold for safety. In all, the
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center (MCSC), perched on the shores of Lake Michigan, is celebrating the completion of a new 6,000 ft2 building that includes everything from expanded classroom facilities to indoor plumbing. Nice!Founded in 1979, MCSC offers sailing classes for adults and sailing programs for at-risk kids. It maintains a fleet of about 75 boats, comprised of everything
In Boston Harbor, all eyes were on American skipper Terry Hutchinson this past holiday weekend as his Team Artemis Racing entered the final day of Extreme Racing with an 8-point lead. From July 30 through July 4, Artemis competed in a top-notch fleet of 11 Extreme 40 catamarans racing in Boston for Act 4 of the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series.Over the course of the weekend,
For the first time since it became a major pro series with serious cash prizes, the Alpari World Match Racing Tour will be coming to the United States, in mid-July for the five-day Chicago Match Cup.
The 33rd Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta took place over Labor Day weekend in Newport, Rhode Island. A favorite event in the community, sponsored by Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, the regatta is limited to classic wooden yachts.

A handicapper speaks

by Sail Staff, Posted June 4, 2004
By Bruce Bingman, Technical Chair for PHRF on the ChesapeakeI think the real issue is what kind of racing do sailors want. The problem is that different sailors want different kinds and different levels of racing, but usually there are not enough boats in any one group to be able to offer a specific class and/or start. The USSAILING website offers information on "golf

Race Ready

by Sail Staff, Posted April 8, 2008
When most people think of charterboats, they think of bulky cruisers that are slow to sail but fun to party on once the anchor drops. But if you happen to be a world-class sailor and the boat you've chartered is a race-ready Farr 40—as was Peter Holmberg’s experience at the 35th Annual International Rolex Regatta in St. Thomas—this wasn't the case. Holmberg, who served as

Winning Bronze and Gold at the Paralympics

by Sail Staff, Posted September 12, 2008
Qingdao, ChinaAs released by US Sailing over the weekend: 2.4 mR sailor John Ruf (Pewaukee, Wis.) added a Bronze Medal to the U.S. Paralympic Team’s medal count today, joining Gold Medalists Nick Scandone (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Maureen McKinnon-Tucker (Marblehead, Mass.) on the podium at the 2008 Paralympic Regatta. Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Tim Angle

Auxiliary telltales

by David Schmidt, Posted May 14, 2009
Most modern sailboat races are run on windward-leeward courses designed to give racers the maximum number of chances to pass each other and to create lanes. While there’s little doubt that these “new” courses (until the mid-1990’s, most racecourses were triangular and featured more reaching) make for exciting racing, they do create a problem for drivers and trimmers, namely that it can be tiring
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