America’s Cup: Maybe Four is Enough:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
I am inherently pessimistic when it comes to team announcements for events like the America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race. There’s been too many examples where the media (me) is used to fortify the façade of a team, only to see the house of cards soon crumble. Sailors were pushing fake news before it was trending.
Best to wait for the checks to clear, and someone with authority to declare legitimacy, but when we received a statement in June 2018 from an Italian team based in Sardinia that it had issued a challenge…
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Fastnet Race changes schedule:
The 2019 edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race will start on Saturday August 3, which is two weeks earlier than the original published date.
Unusually, the race will now run the week before Lendy Cowes Week, whose dates remain unchanged, starting on Saturday August 10. This break with tradition, in consultation with Lendy Cowes Week, has been made for a number of reasons, including weather concerns over late August.
“We have been wrestling with this decision over the summer and particularly the relative timing with other events in Cowes and the Solent,” said RORC Commodore Steven Anderson.
“A late August start has weather implications for our big fleet and we antic…
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