Chicago Match Race Autumn Invitational:
Chicago, IL (October 8, 2016) – Eight teams will compete this weekend in the Autumn Invitational, the final event of the Chicago match racing season. The mostly Chicago-based field of teams will sail in Chicago Yacht Club’s fleet of Sonars. Six out of the eight teams competing are regular CMRC or CYC members, and some even started match racing this year. “The strong local participation at this event is a testament to the success of the ‘CMRC @ CYC’ partnership. We have a lot of new match racing fans here in Chicago.” said Maggie Shea, CMRC Sailing Director.
Peter Holz’s Windy City Match Race Team and Steve Lowery’s Shadow Racing Team …
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Benjamin Holds Lead at Etchells NA’s:
Belvedere, CA (October 7, 2016) – The 2016 Etchells North American Championship is being held at the San Francisco Yacht Club October 6-8, 2016. Eight races are scheduled; the racing area is in the vicinity of the Berkeley Circle and/or Southampton Shoal.
Eighteen boats have entered the regatta, hailing from the US and New Zealand. Three races were sailed on Friday under the skies where the Blue Angels were practicing for Fleet Week.
Marvin Beckman with crew Ezra Culver and Chris Lawson did not have the day they hoped for and dropped into seventh overall after their finishes of 3, 15, 5 today.
Steve Benjamin with his team of Michael Menninger, George Peet, …
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