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nter Marine Corp. founder Warren Luhrs has died after suffering a heart attack September 18. He was 69 years old. 

Team Wild Hogs en route to Bacardi Miami Sailing Week

by Peter Bauer, Posted April 10, 2014
It was Friday, February 28, when I collected my regular Wild Hogs Viper 640 crew, Buttons Padin and Chris Foley, and left Washington D.C., heading south down I-95 en route to Bacardi Miami Sailing Week. 

The Klondike Spirit

by David Schmidt, Posted January 26, 2015
In the Pacific Northwest, sailing can be an adventurous affair. Take, for example, the inaugural Race to Alaska, which starts June 4 in Port Townsend, Washington, and runs 40 miles to a one-day pit stop in Victoria, British Columbia before punching some 710 miles north to Ketchikan, Alaska.
After marking the third decade of hospice regattas in 2011, the National Hospice Regatta Alliance (NHRA) is promoting no less than 25 events in 2012, taking place from Mt. Desert Island, Maine, to Santa Barbara, California. Since its founding in 1982, the all-volunteer hospice regatta movement has raised more than $16 million to support hospice programs around the country that have helped relieve the suffering of tens of thousands of dying patients through the years.
In light of the recent accident during the 2012 Farallones Race, US Sailing has created an Independent Review Panel that will be investigating the factors that contributed to the tragedy, at the request of the US Coast Guard.
Four sailors lost their lives in the 2012 Ensenada Race—a first in the history of that event as well—just 15 days after the accident up north. The double whammy stunned the sailing community, coming only 11 months after the two fatalities, under very different circumstances...

Full Report on Farallones Race Tragedy

by Sail Staff, Posted August 9, 2012
US Sailing has released a full report on the Farallones race accident, along with the following press release. See what one of our editors had to say on the topic at Sailfeed.com.
In the August, 2012 issue, you might have read a story about my first time flying a spinnaker in a college regatta.  I returned to the same offshore regatta in Larchmont, New York, this year, excited to perfect the craft of downwind speed.

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.

A New Bacardi Cup

by Adam Cort, Posted February 28, 2013
Now in its fourth year, Bacardi Miami Sailing Week is fast becoming one of the premier sportboat regattas of the winter southern circuit.
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