What would you do if you were the fastest sailor on water?
If you were coming off eleven years of obsessed design/build/test/fail/win and when you finally were a winner it was not by a smidgen, no, a winner by a country mile, a winner by a revolution, you could go away and stare at the trees for a while. Wait for a butterfly to flutter by. Read a book about anything but boats, aerodynamics, hydraulic drag. Take a little hike in the Antarctic. Maybe even think, never again.
AND it will be the 50th Newport Bermuda Race. The word —
By John Rousmaniere
When the Newport Bermuda Race is next sailed in 2016, it will be scored by one handicapping system, the Offshore Racing Rule (ORR). The ORR calculates each boat’s speed potential based on its dimensions, using a Velocity Prediction Program (VPP). The ORR has been used in the Newport Bermuda Race since 2006, following many years of handicapping under other VPP systems.
The announcement was made by Race Chairman A. J. Evans (Red Bank, NJ). He noted that the 2016 race will be a double anniversary ...
The screening of a rough-cut documentary doesn’t always draw a crowd, but apparently there’s something about the Cape Horn rounding of the schooner, Wander Bird, and black and white footage that, for once, does not shrink the waves. They look really big. Or maybe the camera did shrink the waves, and they were really, really, really big.
(There’s this saying, How do you flatten an angry sea? Take a picture of it.)
Director Oleg Harencar and producer Don Zimmer embarked a while back upon documenting some of the great characters of the ...
It was a crazy day on the water. The word from ISAF —
New Zealand’s Peter Burling reeled off four straight wins to take the lead on Day 2 of the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship on Port Phillip in Sorrento, Victoria, sounding the warning bell for the other 159 competitors.
With the fleet split into Blue and Yellow, Burling was in the Blue group on a course closer to shore. Defending world champion Nathan Outteridge (AUS) was in the Yellow on a course further ...
Georgetown Romps While Newport Harbor Ends Pt. Loma’s Reign
Long Beach, California
While Georgetown University coasted to a comfortable defense of its College championship in the 30th Rose Bowl Regatta Sunday — skipper Nevin Snow and crew Katia DaSilva rocking a 37-point win over second-place Coast Guard Academy — Newport Harbor High School kept its foot on the gas to end Point Loma’s eight-year reign in the High ...
It was shot dockside at the International Orange Bowl Regatta, sponsored by Coral Reef Yacht Club on the shores of mostly-lovely Biscayne Bay. With the US Sailing Center next door running the regatta “in cooperation” with CRYC, it makes you wonder.
Comments on social media ranged from simple outrage that garbage was thus strewn to huffy offense that a photograph was taken and run when the person commenting was sure that all that yucky ...
Once the 30th Rose Bowl Regatta got underway in Saturday’s light, chilly breeze, “It went well,” Nevin Snow said.
From Snow’s standpoint, that was the understatement of the day.
The skipper and crew Isabelle Luzuriaza of the Washington D.C. school’s A boat won all four of their races in the College A class—a big jump toward defending the championship they won for Georgetown University last year.
Harbor Patrolman Tim Mitchell died while attempting to save a 65-foot dive boat, the King Neptune, as it was being driven ashore at Avalon Harbor, Catalina on Tuesday night, according to a statement from the City of Avalon. Mitchell, a New Zealand native and naturalized citizen of the USA, had worked as a dive instructor at Avalon-based Scuba Luv which featured excursions aboard the King Neptune, and was close to its owners. He had been a dive instructor for ten years and joined the Harbor Patrol ...
There have been no comparable dramas on San Francisco Bay, but high winds beat the waters to a froth, and the folks from Motor Lifeboat Station Fort Baker had their hands full rounding up strays that ...
Kimball, an editor-at-large for SAIL, has been a leading sailing journalist for more than 25 years and specializes in coverage of sailboat racing, most particularly the America's Cup.. A native of San Francisco, he'll be in the catbird seat as the current edition of the never-ending battle for the Cup, perhaps the most exciting ever, comes to a head on San Francisco Bay. He's been writing an independent blog, Blue Planet Times, since August 2009. blueplanettimes.com