Golden Era Still Good at 12 Metre North Americans:
Nine 12 Metre teams competed in their North American Championship, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club on September 23-25 in Newport, RI. Sailing on sloops best known as the America’s Cup boats during that event’s so-called “Golden Era” (1958-1987), the teams competed in three divisions – Grand Prix, Modern and Traditional – and completed eight races in 13-17 knot breezes that held for courses both on Rhode Island Sound (where the America’s Cup was held from 1930-1983) and upper Narragansett Bay. Full report and photos.
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Fall Begins in Long Island Sound:
The 2016 Fall Series hosted by American Yacht Club got started September 24-25 with the first part of the two weekend event. Eighty-five teams competed in divisions for IRC, PHRF, J/44, J/109, J/88, J/105, and J/70. Racing in each division will continue on October 1-2. Event details.
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