Happy Endings after Racing:
Traveling to distant regattas can take a lot of effort, and there is no promise the racing conditions will be any good. But all gets forgotten at rare venues like Key West (FL), Block Island (RI), Put-in-Bay (OH) or Huntington Lake (CA). Out of the ordinary is good.
Same goes for distance races. If your finish line is along the Mexican Riviera, Hawaiian Islands or in the Caribbean, memories of painful days get lost in the idyllic atmosphere. But you don’t need to aim south for happy endings as racers to Mackinac Island have long understood.
In this travel report by Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Happy Endings after Racing, Editor
Russell Coutts: Transforming the America’s Cup:
Sir Russell Coutts, five-time winner of the America’s Cup, now holds the chief executive role of the America’s Cup Event Authority that is hosting the 35th America’s Cup. Russell pens for The Telegraph how he got here, and where the road extends.
The Olympics were an interruption to my studies
It wasn’t a given that sailing would be my life. I was studying structural engineering when I entered the Olympics in 1984. It was a good interruption to win a medal [a gold in the Finn class sailing]…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Russell Coutts: Transforming the America’s Cup, Editor