JJ Giltinan: World’s Greatest 18 Footer Event:
The 2016 JJ Giltinan Championship sponsored by appliancesonline.com.au will be a closely fought battle with 30 boats on the start line and a number of them in the hot seat to take the title. Racing kicks off February 12 on Sydney Harbour with the Invitation race, followed by the JJ Giltinan Championship on February 13-21. Full report.
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New Classes at St Thomas International Regatta:
Two new classes will be tested when the 2016 St. Thomas International Regatta gets underway on March 25-27 in the US Virgin Islands.
This year a large multihull class joins the perennial beach cat class, which will find the original Gunboat designer Pete Melvin racing aboard one of these boats – the Gunboat 60 Fault Tolerant.
“I am looking forward to sailing with old friends,” says Melvin, partner in Morelli & Melvin Design and Engineering and chief architect of the America’s Cup design rule for the 34th and 35th editions. “The owners of Fault Tolerant, Rob and Libby Alexander, Andy Morrell, and I were all on the Boston University sailing team at the same tim…
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