Eight Bells: Bob Norton:
Bob Norton, of Damariscotta, Maine, died at 82 years on October 28, 2016. He was a longtime one design sailor, first in the Town Class age five, to running the dinghy program at the U.S. Naval Academy after graduating from Brown.
Bob was part of the gang of Finn sailors in Pewaukee, Wisconsin that produced 1968 Finn Olympian Peter Barret. It was on to E Scows, DN Iceboats in Midwest and than on to Etchells and PHRF boats in his hometown of Marblehead. Bob moved on to Maine and cruising a decade ago.
Bob was an active Board Member in the YMCA, both in Marblehead and Boothbay Harbor. He was active in the Boston Yacht Club and the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club.
Bob is survi…
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A Dose of Common Sense:
The new edition of the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing will come into effect on January 1, 2017. Jon Napier, director of legal affairs and governance at World Sailing, provides this update in the December issue of Seahorse magazine…
Over the past four years World Sailing has received and considered proposals from all over the world on how the rulebook should evolve. The final result was published in July and is available as a free download on the World Sailing website, with the rule changes coming into force at the start of 2017. Not all changes are mentioned here but this is a summary…
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