Class of 2016: Irving Johnson:
Nine new members of the US National Sailing Hall of Fame will be inducted at a ceremony on October 29-30 in San Francisco, CA. Roger Vaughan provides this report on sail training pioneer, adventurer and author Irving Johnson, one of the members of the 2016 induction class:
When he was crew on a 60-footer, Irving Johnson would pick up the 75-pound anchor and casually toss it overboard. He rowed the yacht’s dinghy so fast its wake rocked the big boat. He could lower himself down the leech of a square sail by pinching the cloth between …
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Next Phase for Australian Farr 40s:
The long history of the Farr 40 class has consistently delivered elite competition, attracting top owners and crew ever since its inaugural world championship in 1998. But playing the game at this level comes with a price, with a payroll for crew and coaching needed to succeed on the windward leeward track.
But when the investment in time and money increases, there generally is a decrease in how many people are willing to make that investment. Since hosting the 2016 World Championship, the Sydney fleet in Australia is now moving into another phase for their local racing.
For the upcoming Farr 40 2016/17 Australian Open Series extending from October to March, the field is mor…
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