Clipper Race: Beware of Mother Nature:
(October 9, 2019; Race 2, Day 24) – The countdown clock on the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race is definitely ticking, with potentially less than 36 hours of racing to go before a winner is crowned in Punta del Este, Uruguay. But, as the teams know all too well from the light wind shutdown in the final stages of Race 1 from the UK to Portugal, Mother Nature always has a few tricks up her sleeve. Full report.
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Top race boats from 30 to 50 feet:
In the Irish publication Afloat, Olympian and Sailing Coach Mark Mansfield runs through the options available for an owner looking to buy a new boat for racing in the 30 to 50-foot range and picks his top 15 from the market:
Having sailed in numerous regattas over the last few years, there are clear designs that feature well on the IRC rating system used in Ireland, the UK, France and many other European countries. Some of the 15 that I have selected below are more offshore orientated, some are true cruiser-racers, with nice interiors, and only one is a full-on racing boat.
There are, of …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Top race boats from 30 to 50 feet, Editor