Fast Forecast for Maxis in Pacific Cup:
The biennial Pacific Cup attracted 64 entrants for the 2070 nm course from San Francisco to Hawaii, with the fleet divided among four staggered starts on July 11, 12, 14, and 15. With 59 of the 64 teams underway, here is a report from the race office on July 15.
Big boats, big winds, big seas. Today’s final start of the 2016 Pacific Cup showcased maxis at their best, with a clean start and a huge port tack lift that carried the yachts quickly under the Golden Gate Bridge. The BMW of San Rafael Division comprises the fastest of the…
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Setting the Pace at New York Yacht Club Race Week:
Newport, RI (July 15, 2016) – Dan Cheresh and his team should’ve started Day 3 of the 2016 New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex with a strong lead in the nine-boat C&C 30 One-Design class. They won two of three races on Day 1, and crossed the line first after Day 2’s lap of Conanicut Island. But a mis-reading of the sailing instructions—which led to the team not honoring one rather inconsequential government mark—turned a first into a RET/10 and left Extreme2 knotted in first with another team, with three other crews within three points of the lead.
“We actually had a long discussion last night, we did a debrief and we really t…
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