Sailboat Racing

UK Olympians Lead on Fluff, Too
Britain, already a leader in funding Olympic athletes to live and train as professionals, has made a move to sneak ahead on style points as well. Hard to say whether Stella McCartney would have achieved rank in the fashion industry ...
Tulloch Wins Match Racing Title
Some days you really enjoy opening the Inbox. Today, for example, I find this from Genny Tulloch . . . We just finished up four days of racing in Sheboygan, WI where we won the 2010 US Women’s Match Racing ...
AC-N-SF: Do You Believe?
One hurdle to staging the next America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay is the locals’ expectation that we’ll F it up, given the opportunity. There’s still room for that, but there is no excuse. I get two things from today’s ...
Normal to Not Be Normal
Jeff Lebesch (left) and Adrian Johnson, first and second finishers in the Singlehanded Transpac. © Kathe Hashimoto Photography No matter where you go in the world it’s “never like this” when they switch the weather on. So it goes with distance ...
Pacific: Beginnings and Endings
Consummate veteran Skip Allen, who has won California-Hawaii races crewed, doublehanded, and solo, maintains that doublehanded is the hardest, harder even than singlehanded because when you’re alone, you know you have to make compromises. Doublehanded, he says, “You feel obligated ...
A Smaller AC Class Mono/Multi
The defenders of the America’s Cup today released narrower parameters for the next racing class, still keeping open the question of whether it will be monohull or multihull. I’m happy to see a wing mast specifically permitted in the new specs ...
What’s Never Been Done
The problem: The wind will carry you Dead Down Wind, but DDW is slow. DDW is especially “slow” in a fast race boat sailing against similar boats that are using narrower wind angles to generate more apparent wind and additional speed. ...
Only in San Francisco
Okay, most places where people sail, you wouldn’t see this mix of geography, seabreeze, and sailing types. Beyond that, the quiz of the day goes, why is this truly, Only In San Francisco? As seen from Crissy Field, ...
Solo in the Pacific
Solo sailors under way from San Francisco to Hanalei Bay are finding the breeze slowly filling in for them today, after a spell of difficult going in light air. George Lythcott on the Express 27, Taz, noted that some ...
Protocols, Meetings, Pending
What jumps out at me from the 23 June Protocol is that a door remains open to a match in 2013 rather than 2014, which still seems more likely. Also, there’s item 24.4: Racing Areas to be Shared: The racing ...

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