Eight Bells: Ken Batzer:
Kenneth Strong Batzer, 72 yrs., an avid sailor who was passionate about all aspects of the sport – from one design and offshore racing, to organizing regattas and trophy presentation – passed away May 13 in Miami, FL (7/21/45 – 5/13/18).
Ken grew up sailing with his family in South Florida. Shortly after college, he bought a Greenwich 24 which was the first of many of his boats called War Eagle; named after his alma mater Auburn.
In 1974, he caught the racing bug sailing in the SORC as a crew on the famous C&C 40 Red Jacket. Ken then became active in racing sailboats while living in Newport Beach, California. In the late 70s, he moved back to South Florida and joined t…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Eight Bells: Ken Batzer, Editor
Regatta parties need to embrace change:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
Our love affair with convenience has heightened our reliance on plastic goods, which seems harmless until we understand how our environment is not too stoked with this trend. And because we now are so addicted to these products and packaging, changing habits is hard.
Sensitive to how our sport should be trailblazers when it comes to environmental stewardship, we see with regularity how regatta organizers are setting standards on how to be clean. Reduce, reuse, and recycle is the mantra. All good ideas for habits to follow.