Mixed Bag at the Verve Cup:
Chicago, IL (August 13, 2016) – Chicago Yacht Club’s Verve Cup Race Committee wasted no time firing off races for 6.5 hours on Day Two of the regatta after cancelling racing yesterday. More than 120 boats dotted Lake Michigan in 6-18 knots of westerly winds providing flat water for the day.
The M32 fleet enjoyed a full day running eight races just a half mile off of Monroe Harbor. Chicago Yacht Club member John Heaton typically campaigns his J/70 Empeiria, but he took a break to race the Verve Cup aboard the M32. Despite sailing a catamaran before, this was Heaton’s second day onboard the high performance catamaran and his first day racing one.
“There wasn’t a…
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Resilient Sailors at Chester Race Week:
Chester, Nova Scotia (August 13, 2016) – Sailors are a resilient lot – they race hard when conditions allow, and when they don’t. After hours on the course looking for wind, Chester Race Week organizers finally cancelled races for Bravo, Delta, and One Design fleets, sending wind-weary sailors back to shore. The only fleets to get races in today were Alpha and Bluenose.
“This was a tough week for everybody, weather wise,” said Principal Race Officer Brian Todd. “Huge thanks to our race boat leaders – Ken Legler, Oliver Bone, and Daniel Conrod – and their mark boat crews who all worked so hard to ensure the best racing possible given the challenging, cons…
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