Annapolis to Newport Race to Build on Momentum:
Jim Praley has been around long enough to know you don’t mess with success. The Annapolis-to-Newport Race enjoyed a resurgence in 2015 due largely to several innovations by host Annapolis Yacht Club.
Praley, who has competed in the biennial Annapolis-to-Newport Race six times, has been appointed chairman for the 2017 edition and plans to build on the momentum created by the previous organizing committee.
Wooing cruising style sailboats, conducting informative seminars, installing staggered starts, and ramping up the parties on both ends proved a winning formula for the venerable event. Praley and his family-based crew sailed the J/120 Shinnecock to second place in PHRF 1 i…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Annapolis to Newport Race to Build on Momentum, Editor
NOOD Tour Coming to Chicago:
The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta series returns to Chicago for its fourth stop of the season this Father’s Day weekend, June 16-19. The Chicago NOOD will host three days of racing for one design fleets, with an additional day of racing specifically for the J/111 class which will be using the event for its North American Championship. Also, the North Sails Rally on June 18 will offer a handicap race on a 10 to 25 nm course. Full report.