Classics and Catamarans at New York Yacht Club Race Week:
Newport, RI (July 9, 2016) – Sailing in light and shifty conditions often requires courage, just not usually of the physical variety. When the windspeed is in the single digits, there’s little fear of personal injury or of falling overboard. But tactical mistakes are amplified and excess maneuvers, especially on heavy boats, can be very costly.
During Day 1 of the 2016 New York Yacht Club Race Week presented by Rolex, the yacht Courageous lived up to her name, sailing boldly and decisively to runaway wins in both races.
“The first race, we knew we wanted to go to the right side,” says Robbie Doyle, who was the main trimmer on Courageous when she won the 1977 Amer…
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