Fight to Finish at RORC Transatlantic Race:
(December 6, 2018; Day 13) – Franco Niggeler’s Swiss Cookson 50 Kuka3, skippered by Roberto Chuny Bermúdez de Castro, overcame technical issues and a fire on board to post the best IRC corrected time so far in the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race. Kuka3 finished today at 17:34:35 UTC in an elapsed time of 12 days 5 hrs 34 mins and 35 secs the second yacht racing under IRC to finish, after Pier Luigi Loro Piana’s Supermaxi My Song. Kuka3 set the best time after IRC correction and is in a very strong position to win the race overall. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Fight to Finish at RORC Transatlantic Race, Assoc Editor
New Leadership at West Marine:
Watsonville, CA (Dec 6, 2018) – West Marine has hired retail executive Ken Seipel as CEO. Seipel is an experienced leader with a strong track record helping grow privately held retail companies, as well as Fortune 500 brands. He was most recently CEO of Gabe’s and prior to that held executive positions with a wide range of retail organizations including Old Navy, Target and JCPenney. Ken is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys farming and amateur photography. He has served on numerous community boards and participates as a volunteer for the United Way, Salvation Army and youth athletics.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – New Leadership at West Marine, Assoc Editor