Clipper Race: More oomph in the forecast:
(February 3, 2016; Day 15) – Passing to the north-east of the Philippines, the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, Race 7 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, leader Derry~Londonderry~Doire is within 160 nautical miles of the waypoint between the island of Itbayat and Taiwan, with the front boats expected to round the mark within the next 24 hours. Having had some settled conditions recently; the weather is about to change again for the fleet, as Clipper Race Meteorologist Simon Rowell explained. GREAT Britain remains in second place holding a 27nM lead over Qingdao in third. Full Report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Clipper Race: More oomph in the forecast, Assoc Editor
Reviving Historic Royal Lymington Cup:
The Royal Lymington Cup match race event was started in the mid-Seventies by a group led by Californian sailor and Lymington yacht builder Bill Green in open admiration for and imitation of the Long Beach YC’s Congressional Cup, then well-established as a training patch for would-be America’s Cup helmsmen and tacticians. The Cup trophy has been revived by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club and will be presented to the winner of its new two-boat IRC inter-club team racing championship to be held in Christchurch Bay, UK on July 16/17, 2016. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Reviving Historic Royal Lymington Cup, Editor