A Conversation about Competition:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
Sailing is that sport when, if you seek it out, you can compete against the best in the game. No other sport provides access to its elite athletes. There are amateur sailors that thrive on this, whereas others may like the idea at first, but soon find that getting hopelessly pummeled is no way to spend their recreational hours.
Heightened competition requires increased commitment in time and money. As a result, that level of play will appeal to fewer people. But what creates heightened competition? Certain classes have the history, such as the Star and Etchells, whereas newer high performance classes tend to attract the best sailors.
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Repairs start for Vestas 11th Hour Racing:
(February 12, 2018) – Only six of the seven teams are competing now in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Hong Kong to Australia as Vestas 11th Hour Racing is on a mission to repair their boat following the collision with a fishing boat as they neared the finish line of Leg 4 in Hong Kong.
After revealing on February 5 they were loading the boat onto a freight vessel in Hong Kong for transportation to Auckland, they report today the yacht was offloaded from the transport ship in Tauranga, New Zealand, and was then transported that evening by truck 200 kilometers to a shi…
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