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Reigning World Champions Join Lineup; Early Registration Ends January 16

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January 11, 2006

Miami, Fla. (January 10, 2006) – A quick glance at the list of early entries for the upcoming US SAILING Rolex Miami OCR provides valuable insight as to which sailors are eyeing an opportunity to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. With more than 260 boats already registered, including the reigning world champions in six classes, the entry list already looks very impressive while registrations are still being accepted through January 22 (discounted fees until January 16). Organized by US SAILING to prepare sailors in the classes chosen for the Olympic and Paralympic Regattas, the Rolex Miami OCR kicks off with opening ceremonies on Sunday, January 22, followed by five days of racing through January 27.   more...

 


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USSailing Advanced Race Management Seminar

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Gull Lake Yacht Club will host a USSailing Advanced Race Management Seminar the weekend of February 25 & 26 at the WK Kellogg Biological Station Conference Center on the East side of Gull Lake. Gull Lake is conveniently located mid-way between Detroit and Chicago about 10 miles North of I-94.
 
Lead instructor for the seminar will be Marcia Everingham from Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit. Cost of the seminar is $140 for USSailing members ($160 for non-members) and includes lunch & snacks both days plus seminar and testing materials. Accommodations and additional meals will be available on site at very reasonable prices. Sign-up deadline is February 6th.
 
For more information contact: Alec Borden, alecborden@earthlink.net. Advanced Race Management Seminar and testing are required to qualify for certification by US Sailing as a Race Officer.
 
For a complete listing of requirements visit – http://www.ussailing.org/racemgt/. Those attending are encouraged to bring a copy of USSailing’s Race Management Handbook and review the study questions available at http://www.ussailing.org/racemgt/Race_Officer_Prog/Study_Questions.htm


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Boat Camp

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Twenty-six boats, eight windy days of testing, four judges, and a Ribcraft 7.8: These are some of the numbers associated with Boat Camp, where it all went down for CW's 12th edition of its Boat of the Year project.

By Herb McCormick
http://www.cruisingworld.com/

We got into a ritual pretty early, and by the end of the week, we had it down pat. Each morning, our four Boat of the Year judges would gobble down breakfast, layer up in their foul-weather gear, and convene on the private dock adjacent to our comfortable, rented home on secluded Lake Ogleton, just south of Annapolis, Maryland. There we'd board our chase boat—an all-black Ribcraft 7.8 powered by a single four-stroke Honda 225-horsepower outboard—and moments later, we'd be flying over lumpy Chesapeake Bay at close to 50 mph, en route to a full day of sailing.   more...


 



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Yacht display wins conditional OK

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Bill Koch's America³ yacht, winner of the 1992 America's Cup race, will soon be trucking down the highway from Rhode Island to Palm Beach.

Pending final approval by the town, the boat will be displayed at The Society of the Four Arts in conjunction with Koch's collection of maritime art.   more...

 



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Commodore's Cup presents quite a challenge

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By DAVE ELLIS
http://www.sptimes.com/

The 53rd annual Davis Island Yacht Club Commodore's Cup is an important stop on the tour of sailing races on Tampa Bay.

George Haynie set up the courses to their best advantage in upper Hillsborough Bay south of Davis Island and west of the ship channel. Winds are affected by shorelines nearly surrounding the area, making conditions challenging.

Those on the 48 boats who like breezes were happy Saturday with gusts up to 15 knots. Sunday made the light air skippers shine with variable winds under 5 knots. Robert Hobbs of the Davis Island club was victorious in the Spinnaker A class on his J/33. Jeff Marks of Clearwater was second on a J/105 followed by the Martin 243 of Mike Siedlecki, who wanted more wind Sunday.   more...

 



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Anonymous donor gives $2 million to Boy Scout sailing program

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Associated Press

The Boy Scouts in central Illinois have gotten a $2 million gift from an anonymous donor to develop a new sailing program, scouting officials said.

The donation is the largest single gift in the history of the Abraham Lincoln Council, which includes about 5,000 scouts in nine counties, said Dan O'Brien, executive director of the council.

"The phone call in August was certainly a surprise," O'Brien said Tuesday. "As it continues to unfold, the size of the gift is a great surprise."   more...

 



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2nd Annual MAC Events Boat Show – Richmond - Opens Jan. 13

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(Jan. 10, 2006 - Richmond, VA)... MAC Events 2nd Annual Central Virginia Boat & Water Sport Show will thrill & excite all that enter the Greater Richmond Convention Center, January 13-15, 2006. With interest in the event already soaring, the added dimension of a flotilla of sailboats, under full sail has raised attention in the event to another level.

“We are very pleased to have good showing by sailboat dealers this year. Along with the fishing seminars by The Fisherman, they really round out the show,” said Kevin McLaughlin, show director and vice president of MAC Events. “This show truly reflects the way boaters enjoy the waters of central Virginia, from cruising the Chesapeake Bay to fishing the lakes and rivers.”   more...


 



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VOR - New record for Two

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ABN AMRO TWO after the Start of leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Capetown to Melbourne © Oskar Kihlborg

At the last position report at 1000GMT ABN AMRO TWO had clocked up a new unofficial world 24 hour run record of 558 miles, an average speed of 23.3 knots – and as the numbers keep coming in, the record could rise still further, or one of the other boats could lock into the right wind and wave pattern to set a new benchmark. ABN AMRO TWO now holds the Volvo Ocean Race Gant Time 24 hour run record.

TWO's navigator SiFi seems pleased, “Just wanted to say that the boys are absolutely stoked with cracking the 550 mark although we don't want to celebrate too soon as the guys around us are going pretty damn fast as well. It has been an awesome 24 hours though, phenomenal speeds, but safe and under control - a testament to how incredible this new class is! What an awesome race.”    more...

 



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VOR - The kids are all right

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ABN AMRO TWO speeds off on leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race © Oskar Kihlborg

article from http://www.volvooceanrace.com/

Volvo Race Headquarters Duty Officer Lisa Marie Wood has been jumping off her chair every hour and rushing into the office with the news that ABN AMRO TWO have added another mile to their 24 hour runs. First they shattered the record by blasting a monohull through the 550 mile barrier, then they broke 560 miles, finally in time for the 1600GMT position release, they topped out with an amazing 563 miles.    more...

 



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DN Western Regionals

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article from http://www.iceboat.org

January 7-8, 2006
Lake Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Day 2
What a difference 16 hours can make...  Saturday evening people were pushing their boats back to the pits; Sunday morning the problem was keeping them in one place.  Overnight the wind shifted 180 degrees and increased, with solid mid-teens and gusts up to near 20.  Whoo, Hoo!

This is exactly the kind of conditions where my stiff mast really comes into it's own.  I reset my rig to the settings I'd been using Friday and went out for a quick test-sail before the first gold-fleet race; everything was working together perfectly and the boat felt great.  Dan put on his brand-new insert runners and played around a bit with mast-step position and fore-stay length; he also pronounced his boat "good to go".  Unfortunately Wes Wilcox was battling a way-too-stiff mast and had quite a bit of trouble in the gusty conditions.   more...    

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Restored schooner offers adventure in hands-on sailing

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Arline Bleecker
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/

It was, as they say, a dark and stormy night. In fact, it was four dark and stormy nights.

In early October, on Penobscot Bay off the coast of Maine, the 82-foot schooner Nathaniel Bowditch pitched and yawed in 52-mph gale-force winds.

I clung to the bunk in my Spartan cabin, smaller than most walk-in closets, and wondered if this nearly century-old vessel would survive the pounding rain and swells that lashed it.

Waves slapped the Bowditch's flank. Water leaked from a beam above and soaked my belongings stored on an empty bunk nearby.

This was unlike cruising as I knew it.   more...


 



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Winter can be cool for the Carolina Sailing Club

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For most, the marriage of winter frost and brisk breeze makes for a cool "chill factor," a measure of the effect that wind has on our perception of cold temperatures.

For members of the local Carolina Sailing Club, temperatures in the 40s along with winds stiff enough to stir up whitecaps across Jordan Lake make for a "thrill factor." It holds the capacity to turn a mid-winter Sunday into an adventure.   more...

 



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Ice Sailboat Capsizes on Lake Winnebago

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WBAY

Two Oshkosh men were lucky after their ice sailing boat capsized in open water on Lake Winnebago. The accident happened around 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon on the south end of the lake.

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Department says a passing airplane called in to report two men clinging to a capsized boat in open water.   more...

 



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Rose Bowl Regatta and Long Beach Race Week

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(01-10-2006) - Many of America's best young sailors representing 23 colleges and 61 high schools shone through light winds and fog in the 21st annual Rose Bowl Regatta Saturday and Sunday. Freshman Adam Roberts, with crew Justine O'Conner, led Boston College to first place in the collegiate group while his older sister Melanie, a junior at USC, crewed for Greg Helias for third place behind the University of Hawaii, led by Bryan Lake with crew Meredith Adams. The latter pair won the first five of eight races in the collegiate A division---nobody else won more than one---but the combined A and B boat scores put Boston College on top with 51 (27-24) total points to Hawaii's 60 (15-45) and USC's 70 (44-26).   more...

 



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VOR _ ABN AMBRO ONE takes a flyer

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The Black Pearl sailing upwind in the inport race in Capetown - © Oskar Kihlborg

Mike Sanderson has put on the right turn indicator and taken a side road off the highway towards Australia. For reasons of wind hunting the leading ABN AMRO boat is, at 1600GMT, heading south at some 16 knots in 17 knots of wind. In a radio interview Mike referred to this strategy probably losing them a lot of distance, even up to 130 nautical miles, but clearly he is concerned that people see this as a part of the plan, “We need to prepare people that we are going to lose big time; up to 130 miles. We don’t want people to think that this is going to turn into another drama. It’s all part of the plan.”   more...

 



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