Amplified Fandom for Volvo Ocean Race:
Alicante, Spain (October 13, 2016) – The Volvo Ocean Race will be introducing innovative new team bases at all the Host Cities for the 2017-18 edition. The newly conceived bases will form the ultimate ‘pit lane’ where the public will be able to see what before has gone on ‘behind closed doors’ and interact with crews in a casual environment. Full report and videos.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Amplified Fandom for Volvo Ocean Race, Editor
Class of 2016: Bill Ficker:
Nine new members of the US National Sailing Hall of Fame will be inducted at a ceremony on October 29-30 in San Francisco, CA. Roger Vaughan provides this report on Bill Ficker, one of the members of the 2016 induction class:
One afternoon in 1970, Bill Ficker, the Star World Champion (1958) and Congressional Cup winner (1974) who would steer Intrepid to an America’s Cup win that year, encountered Ted Turner after winning a trial race in Newport, Rhode Island. “He walked up to me,” Ficker recalls, “and said, `Ficka is quicka.??…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Class of 2016: Bill Ficker, Editor