Epic Show at College Nationals:
The final day of qualifying for the College Women’s Nationals was full-on for the 36 teams seeking to make it to the next round. As Sarah Wilkinson reports, it was an epic show as the sailors sought to stay upright.
Mount Pleasant, SC (May 24, 2017) – Capsizes. That was the theme of the day. Only a few escaped the day without one. Charleston Harbor saw winds in excess of 25 knots, and Fort Sumter spiked in the 50’s. Needless to say, today’s sailing was a challenge.
Teams all along the spectrum went swimming while safety boats calmly circled, ready to help. Many teams were plucked from the water with support personnel jumping in to right boats.
The view from…
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Waszp: Delivering Fun and Fulfillment:
Starting a new racing class of boat is easy. Getting people to commit to it is hard. A compelling reason is needed for the sheep to herd, which is something the Waszp may have hit on.
We have all seen the Moth class – the forerunner in foiling. But the boat is expensive, hard to sail well, nearly requires a shore team to maintain, and is regularly evolving. It is a development class for tinkerers.
The Waszp set out to address these issues. Developed by Andrew McDougall, a forerunner in Moth design, the mission was to make an affordable, modern, durable, easy to learn racing class that offers both fun and fulfillment.
Waszps are a kindler and gentler Moth, and they are…
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