Eight Bells: Mark Bryant:
Mark Bryant passed away at 61 years on September 24 in Estero, Florida, losing a battle with esophageal cancer after multiple sclerosis couldn’t take him down. “He was one tough SOB,” notes Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck. “He had his detractors, but I liked the rascal in him, and damn, there was a lot of it.”
Mark covered wide areas of one design sailing. He learned to sail on Lake Erie in Buffalo (NY) racing Lightnings and J/24s among other local one design boats. He quickly understood the role of technology in helping good sailors improve their game, working on mast innovations and rigging changes that became the norm in the classes he raced.
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Wide open for RC44 World title:
Defending RC44 World Champion Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika arrive at the venue where they also claimed the 2015 title, led by Dean Barker on tactics to seek the 2018 trophy on September 27-30 in Cascais, Portugal. But looking at this year’s form, Team Nika lies fourth on the 2018 leaderboard, albeit only four points behind the leader. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Wide open for RC44 World title, Editor