Appealing Alternative to Upward Spiral:
The Bucket events, open to cruising yachts whose length 100 feet or greater, have always attracted amazing sailboats. But now in its 30th year, the boats are far more performance oriented with polished and professional crew that once dominated the America’s Cup and other elite titles.
Thirty-eight magnificent yachts from around the world assembled for the 2017 St Barths Bucket on March 16 to 19 which saw the debut of the ‘Corinthian Spirit Class’ – the SuperYacht Racing Association’s latest initiative to avert an upward spiral of inve…
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Qualifiers begin at Match Racing Tour:
Perth, Australia (March 20, 2017) – In front of a packed lawn at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Taylor Canfield and his US One team are the standout performers of Qualifying Session 1 of Match Cup Australia, the first event of the 2017 World Match Racing Tour. Canfield, from the US Virgin Islands, chalked up three wins and a second place to dominate Group 2.
“It was a lot of fun,” he commented, “it’s been a while since we’ve been match racing or fleet racing these boats. Today was a little bit experimental with a new team, and it was good to get out there and mix it up with some other boats.”
The opening fleet racing rounds separate the fleet in three group…
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