Attrition Continues at A Class North Americans:
Newport, RI (September 14, 2016) – The third day of the 2016 Zhik A Class North American Championship completed three races for those among the initial 45-boat fleet that have yet to succumb to gear failure. Reigning North American Champion Matt Struble’s streak of all firsts was broken today, though his 1-2-2 still puts him at the top of the Foiling Division and Overall results. Leading the Classic (non-foiling) Division and sitting in sixth Overall is Ken Marshack. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Attrition Continues at A Class North Americans, Editor
Club Reputations Tested at Resolute Cup:
Newport, RI (September 14, 2016) – For the 28 teams competing in the 2016 Resolute Cup, the opening day was a tale of two fleets in this Corinthian Championship for U.S. Yacht Clubs.
In the Red Group, which spent the day ripping around Narragansett Bay on the speedy Melges 20s, the wheat quickly separated from the chaff, with a handful of teams assembling very strong score lines through five races.
Competition in the Blue Group, which sailed the more tactically demanding Sonars, was much more compact, with nearly three-quarters of the fleet finishing in the top 3 in at least one race and the key moments in each race often being decided by the smallest of margins.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Club Reputations Tested at Resolute Cup, Editor