Eight Bells: Chester E. Halpern:
Chet Halpern, 93, passed on quietly in his own bed ashore on September 6, 2019.
Chet Halpern was an extraordinarily ordinary sailor but held a deep love of the sport with its mix of physical and mental, emotional and scientific, and with all of the casual and intense beauty and adventures that come with our sport.
Chet’s interest in the sea was fostered at a young age growing up in Weehawken, New Jersey in childhood home perched on the Palisades overlooking the Hudson River bustle of ship, tugs, and barge traffic passing below his windows. Chet volunteered for the Navy, and served as an electronics mate on a destroyer escort during the final days of WW II.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Eight Bells: Chester E. Halpern, Editor
Laser confirmed for Paris 2024:
London, England (September 10, 2019) – The Laser and Laser Radial has been approved as the equipment for the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy Event for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. The Laser was first introduced as an Open Event at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics, becoming a Men’s Event with the introduction of the Laser Radial as a Women’s Event at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Laser confirmed for Paris 2024, Editor