High winds postpone Tartan 10 North Americans:
Chicago, IL (August 4, 2017) – Racing at Day Two of the Tartan North American Championship sponsored by Skyway Yacht Works in Chicago, IL was abandoned for the day due to prevailing high winds. “This is a completely separate situation from the storms that we experienced yesterday,” said Principal Race Officer Dick Schweers. Schweers, of course, was referencing the microburst that blew through the fleet and dismasted one boat after the second race yesterday.
Chicago Fleet Captain Steve Karstrand agreed with the Race Committee’s call to cancel racing for the day. “We’ve got two more days of racing this weekend. No one is in a hurry to break their boats,” said Karstrand….
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Darden leads J/70 US Corinthian Nationals:
South Dartmouth, MA (August 4, 2017) – Ideal conditions on Buzzards Bay allowed four races to be accomplished at the second annual J/70 US Corinthian National Championship, hosted by New Bedford Yacht Club as part of the Buzzards Bay Regatta.
Texan Glenn Darden on Hoss recorded finishes of 5,5,1,3 for 14 points and the early advantage in the 28-boat fleet. 2014 Corinthian World Champion Heather Gregg’s Muse holds second place after notching a 2,10,5,1 for 18 points. Brian Keane’s Savasana and Jenn & Ray Wulff’s Joint Custody are tied at 20 points for third and fourth, respectively.
The all-amateur teams enjoyed beautiful breeze of 8-12 knots on Friday. Dave Kerr and Le…
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