Luther Carpenter: For the love of sailing:
Success at the Olympic level requires continuity, and nobody has provided that like Luther Carpenter. He is the longest-tenured and most successful coach in the history of US Olympic Sailing, having guided American athletes to four medals in three different classes over the past 25 years.
“I’ve got to be honest that when I first started this job (in 1990) I really didn’t think too much about how long I’d stay,” said Carpenter. “For me, really the attraction to the Olympics was that I just loved sailing.
“I really think that from junior high on, when I was asked by the local yacht club (in Louisiana) to run the races, I couldn’t wait to pull the anchor up and follow the…
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Clipper Race: A cat and mouse game:
(December 13, 2017; Day 11) – With under 200 nautical miles left to Sydney, but with under five nautical miles separating Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams Qingdao, Sanya Serenity Coast, and Visit Seattle at the front of the fleet, it looks to be a truly nerve-wracking conclusion to the fourth stage of the 2017-18 edition.
“We are less than 200nm away from Sydney Heads, but unfortunately the wind is coming directly from where we want to go,” reports Qingdao Skipper Chris Kobusch. “Currently we are sailing at around 5 to 6 knots in about 20 knots of breeze. Luckily Sanya Serenity Coast and Visit Seattle are facing the same problem and it has been a cat and mouse g…
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