America’s Cup: Converting Whine to Wine:
When the 52-year-old Bill Koch won the 1992 America’s Cup, he was not impressed with an event that he estimated had about $ 600 million spent by the challengers and defenders as they prepared for the 1992 event. “It’s gotten obscene and wasteful,” said Koch.
Thinking that a $ 20 million budget would cover the cost, Koch soon succumbed to the competitive treadmill. With the eventual Italian challenger Il Moro di Venezia syndicate building five boats, Koch built four. Koch’s victory, he estimated, rose to $ 64 million.
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Quick Race Around Tortola Island:
Tortola, BVI (March, 29, 2016) – The BVI Sailing Festival Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup and Nanny Cay Challenge started promptly at 09:30 today in seas a little rougher than normal due to last week’s high winds, and an easterly breeze of 18+ knots.
The trimaran Triple Jack, owned by Richard Wooldridge and Steve Davis (BVI), charged off the start to an early lead in the CSA Multihull class, making its way around the island in corrected time of 3:46:38, taking first place overall in the 2016 Nanny Cay Cup.
Woolridge commented: “It was a beautiful day for it, the wind was perhaps a little more than forecasted, blowing a good 18 at the start and gus…
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