In Search of the Perfect Storm:
Back in 2004, Scuttlebutt detailed the best racing venues in the USA, and when they were at their best. With few exceptions, every region has an ideal time of year for sailing. This is when the wind is reliable and the temperature is, at a minimum, tolerable. But what about the iceboaters? Their situation is way more complicated.
While ‘soft water’ sailors may complain about difficult wave patterns, or weeds catching on the keel, the iceboaters need nearly an act of god for their playing surface to be suitable for sailing. Deb Whitehorse, the Secretary for t…
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A Teammate Who Can Do Anything:
Every sailor who is in charge of managing a crew has a floater or two on speed dial. For the person who gets called last minute to fill a vacancy or add crucial weight, “pro-floater” Lara Dallman-Weiss shares some tips with QuantumSails.com on how to excel.
The floater position is reserved for a very special type of sailor, often overlooked but extremely important. They’re the sailor that jumps on last minute when there is weight to be filled or a regular crew member gets food poisoning. To understand the key …
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