Legendary yachtsman Syd Fischer retires:
The most famous name in Australian yachting has finally decided it’s time to retire from the sport he loves after a career spanning more than 55 years. Syd Fischer, 89, who completed his 47th Sydney-to-Hobart Race last December, is synonymous with ocean racing in this country. His Ragamuffin yachts have competed with distinction and success in every major offshore event in the world.
In announcing his retirement Fischer was typically blunt, saying only, “I reckon I’ve done my dash”. Over the past few years his sense of balance has diminished, preventing him from steering his yachts or standing watches at night.
After finishing the last Hobart race Syd told the medi…
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STIR Round the Rocks Race Provides Tune-Up:
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (March 24, 2016) – A fleet of nearly a dozen yachts sets sail in the first-ever Round the Rocks Race on Thursday, March 24. This 21-mile counter clockwise circumnavigation of the beautiful island of St. John will give racers a good chance to tune-up crews and shake-down yachts, while experiencing great racing conditions that span both the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It’s a perfect way to get ready for the main event ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’, the 43rd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), March 25 to 27, 2016. F…
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