Casual and Scenic Overnighter:
The 12th edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 18, 2017, promising once again to deliver an exciting late-season topper to a busy summer of competitive racing on Narragansett Bay.
Classes for IRC, PHRF, One Design, Multihull and Double-Handed insure that everyone (with a qualifying boat of 28 feet or longer) has a place to fit in. This race is more about fun than fierce competition; youth teams, collegiate teams, and even low-key teams sailing Cruising Spinnaker are encouraged to compete, and there are special trophies for them to chase.
“I love doing this race,” said last year’s winner of Cruising Spinnaker Class Matthew Pilo…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Casual and Scenic Overnighter, Editor
Extreme Sailing Series returns to China:
Seven teams will take to the water for the second Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in China’s Olympic Sailing City, Qingdao, for the “Mazarin Cup”, run in conjunction with Mazarin Qingdao Shipyard Co. and hosted by Qingdao Organising Authority. Wildcard entry Team Extreme is set to join the six full-season squads for a piece of the action, which runs from April 28 to May 1.
Following the season opener in Muscat in March, the racing reconvenes over China’s May Labour Day holiday weekend, with open water racing on day one followed by Stadium Racing in Fushan Bay, a venue notorious for its temperamental weather that has previously seen multiple capsize…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Extreme Sailing Series returns to China, Editor