Evaluating One Person Dinghy Equipment for Paris 2024:
Following the invitation by World Sailing for Class Associations and Equipment Manufacturers to tender for the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy Equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition, World Sailing received eight bids, none of which were deemed invalid. The Re-Evaluation Working Party reviewed the bids and concluded that the following should be shortlisted for further evaluation:
– Laser Standard and Laser Radial sailboat, presented by ILCA – Current equipment.
– D-Zero, presented by Devotti Sailing s.r…
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Biennial Summer Classic in Newport:
With their sleek hulls, tinted windows, black composite sails and raked-back mast, Gunboat catamarans exude all the cool and sophistication of a premium stretch limousine. That’s not far from the truth, says Phil Lotz (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), who will be sailing his Gunboat 60 Arethusa in the 11th edition of the New York Yacht Club’s Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex.
While his monohull colleagues are grunting upwind with their crew hanging over the lifelines to help balance the yacht, Lotz and his team are going faster and flatter. And occasionally enjoying some snacks. “I see a lot more smiles on the Gunboat, when we’re doing 20-plus knots and serving lunch,” says Lo…
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