Eight Bells: Dick Gooch:
Richard John “Dick” Gooch, an airline executive who was a pioneer in sports marketing and founded the Pan Am Clipper Club Yacht Series in Hawaii, died March 15 in Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
Gooch, who helped transform the annual Waikiki Yacht Club race into an international event, was 84 when he succumbed to a long battle with cancer.
He spent about nine years working for Pan American World Airways in Honolulu after he was hired as the sports marketing promotions director in 1977.
In 1978, he expanded the Waikiki Yacht Club’s annual race to include an international field of competitors. The race attracted teams from countries around the Pacific Rim an…
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Clipper Race: Finding the Path Forward:
(June 27, 2016; Day 7) – A wind hole at the centre of the North Atlantic High could engulf the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet today, with weather reports and tactics being analysed carefully on day 7 of The LegendDerry Finale. Full report.
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