M32 Class begins the World Title Season:
It’s world championship season in the USA with a succession of class organizations preparing for the biggest event of the season. Throughout the country, J/70, Farr 40, Star, Sunfish, and Formula 18 sailors are hopeful fall weather will deliver consistent winds for their elite competition.
The party gets started with the M32 Class which has its 2018 World Championship on September 20 to 23 in Chicago, IL. Twelve teams will take the fight to Lake Michigan where the favorite will be Kiwi Phil Robertson and the crew of ChinaOne Ningbo which won the inaugural M32 World Championship last year.
The team got a good start in their bid to defend last weekend by winning the pre-world ch…
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Hazy Memories of Newport:
Joe Cooper, columnist of Coop’s Corner in WindCheck magazine, orates on the experience of the haze, the noise and the smell of Rhode Island Sound.
Summer in Newport is spelt SAILING. Apart from the usual “even year” events – the Bermuda Race (go MudRatz!!!) and the Offshore 160 – there are the annual events. The (10) NYYC regattas, weekday evening sailing: Monday (sport boats); Tuesday & Wednesday (Shields & PHRF); and Thursday (J/24s); the Ida Lewis Distance Race. Then there’s the New England Solo Twin, and the I420 World Championship at Sail Newport. And there’s still the rest of September to go.
At Newport Shipyard, one can …
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