Grand Prix comes to Miami:
Miami, FL (February 28, 2017) – After Key West in January, where Doug DeVos’s Quantum Racing won with an immaculate final 2,1,1 flourish, the 52 SUPER SERIES moves to South Beach for next week’s Miami Royal Cup.
Although Quantum Racing triumphed by six points, the competition in Key West was incredibly close. Behind Quantum Racing, six boats finished within two points of Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon, who took second place only on countback.
In Miami, 2016 US Olympian and multiple World Champion helmsman, Bora Gulari, steers championship winner Quantum Racing for the first time ever in the white heat of competition. Tony Langley’s British-flagged team will be g…
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Gathering Sportboats for Better Racing:
For 30 years, the NOOD regattas have been offering a national tour of one design racing, but an effort is now underway to support the one-designs that don’t have critical mass to form a fleet, yet still want to get off their trailers and onto the racecourse.
This was the vision of North Sails expert Vince Brun who saw an active group of local sportboats likely to sit out the 2017 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in San Diego on March 17-19. “Many of these boats are really fun to sail, and they should be sailed and not just sit waiting for a one design class to form,” he says.
But rather than add a PHRF class in which the sportboats often sail, the NOOD is seeking a better solutio…
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