Growth: Why Have a JAM Section?:
by James E. Schrager, St. Joseph River Yacht Club
This is a test. Select the best answer for why your Club has a Jib and Main (JAM) section:
1) For beginners only
2) For shorthanded skippers
3) For cruising boats
4) For skippers with older racing/cruising boats
5) None of the above
6) All of the above.
If you selected #1, you picked the reason why most JAM fleets started many years ago. JAM provided a section where beginners got to try all the unique activities that make racing so much fun, like starts, mark roundings, sailing in all kinds of weather, navigation, and of course, a round of beer at the Club post-race. But the times …
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Volvo Ocean Race: The pecking order:
(April 25, 2018; Day 3) – How do you know there is a pecking order in the Volvo Ocean Race? When the top four teams on the overall leaderboard allow the bottom three teams to get leverage on the upwind leg along the Brazilian coast and cash that in to lead Leg 8 to Newport, USA.
Earlier in the day it was Turn the Tide on Plastic and Vestas 11th Hour Racing that had blitzed to the head of the fleet by capitalizing on their easterly position as the fleet approached an oil field exclusion zone 100 miles off Rio’s coast, enabling them to continue make headway north for longer while their rivals were forced to tack.
Then when these top two teams sought to consolidate their posi…
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