Accepting Nominations for Industry Service Award:
Annapolis, MD (July 11, 2018) – Nominations for the 2018 Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award are now being accepted to recognize members of the sailing industry for their high standards of excellence, service, and commitment. Created by the Annapolis Boat Shows in 2014, each year the organization honors someone who has distinguished him or herself through continued and unselfish service to the overall advancement of the sailing industry. Details.
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Correcting the carelessness of others:
(July 11, 2018) – In the Racing Rules of Sailing, Part 1 of the Fundamental Rules states that “a boat or competitor shall give all possible help to any person or vessel in danger.” But what about sea life? Doug Frazer and the crew of the Swan 39 OxoMoxo answered that question along the course of the 2308nm Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race.
After sailing past a sea turtle entangled in a ghost fishing net, the team took down the spinnaker, stopped the boat mid-ocean, over 900nm NNE of Hawaii and freed the turtle from the net. After setting the turtle loose, they removed the net from the water so it could not continue ‘fishing’.
While offshore race boats have long …
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