Racing News

The International Sailing Federation has suffered serious backlash from the sailing community after eliminating windsurfing from the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and replacing it with kiteboarding. US Sailing has issued a statement establishing their support of the ISAF decision.
Ten yachts crewed by non-professional sailors returned from their 40,000-mile journey of 15 races to greetings from thousands of fans in Southampton, UK, on Sunday, July 22. 
This past month, Taylor Canfield became the second U.S. Virgin Islander, after Peter Holmberg, to win the Argo Group World Cup in Bermuda.
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.
Although numbers remain down from the event’s pre-recession heyday, Quantum Key West Race Week 2013 will undoubtedly go down as one of the strongest in the event’s long history.

Volvo Comes to Newport

by Adam Cort, Posted April 8, 2013
The 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is fast taking shape, with a U.S. stopover set to take place in Newport, Rhode Island, in May 2015.

AC34: Who is Larry Ellison?

by Julian Guthrie, Posted June 27, 2013
For a number of years, Larry Ellison, the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corp., has been an enigma. With a personal net worth of around $40 billion, his life is outsized, whether he’s running a company with 120,000 employees, pursuing the America’s Cup, or buying the entire Hawaiian island of Lanai.
The weather may not have been the best, but on October 16, during a rainy, light-air day off Hawaii, U.S. sailor Bora Gulari did what no American has been able to do in over half a century—win a second International Moth World Championship.
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...

The Great Texas 300 Hits the Beach

by SAIL Editors, Posted May 22, 2014
This year marks the 12th running of the Great Texas 300—a marathon event in which many teams are forced to drop out before they even have a chance to truly get going, as their dreams come to grief in the heavy surf of the race’s signature beach starts.
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