Big Boat Series: Late but worth the wait:
San Francisco, CA (September 15, 2017) – Good wind is almost never in short supply on San Francisco Bay during the Rolex Big Boat Series, and day two of racing at the 53rd edition of this legendary big-air contest was no exception, even if it required a one-hour shore-side postponement to allow the breeze to build.
But once the starting signals began sounding, the air pressure gathered with the steepening seas, delivering what the 88 teams came here for: full-on San Francisco Bay conditions that tested each team’s boathandling skills and endurance levels during two races stretching into the late afternoon.
And while the wind speed kept ratcheting upwards as the day progres…
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Two teams fight for Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup:
Newport, RI (September 15, 2017) – Day 4 of the 2017 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup was the sort of day when things can and do go wrong.
The racing was held inside Narragansett Bay in a shifty southerly breeze with thick fog bank hovering on the windward edge of the course and occasionally working to leeward of the windward mark. Both of the leading boats had moments of doubt, but both showed their mettle with impressive comebacks and were the top two boats on the day.
With one race remaining, Southern Yacht Club has a commanding—but still surmountable—8-point lead over Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. With third a further 22 points in arrears, the battle for first…
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