Big breeze thrills NYYC Annual Regatta:
Newport, RI (June 11, 2016) – For the crew on the U.S. Naval Academy’s Ker 50 Wahoo, the journey to the top of the podium of IRC 2 in the 162nd New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex started on the chilly Chespeake Bay during the latter stages of the past winter.
“I look at this regatta and I think it was really won over the course of three months,” said Midshipman 1st Class Matt Robbins, the boat’s skipper. “We worked really hard on three different platforms of boats in order to prepare this crew. We dealt with a lot of changes. We sail with a crew of 12 midshipman and everyone of them developed the experience to step up on a day like today and keep things under con…
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America’s Cup: Show and Go in Chicago:
Like a memorable rock concert, the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) nailed its performance for the seemingly sold out crowd on Navy Pier (June 10-12) in Chicago, IL. After a widely panned presentation in New York, a change of venues brought out the best in the entertainers. Chicago had both show and go.
The song set started on Friday with some favorites, particularly the capsizes by Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA. Saturday offered that mellow section of the concert when fickle winds allowed for bathroom breaks and drink refills. And then Sunday closed strong with fresh winds and encore sets.
In the landscape of the ACWS, racing has to occur within the telev…
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