New York Yacht Club to Challenge for 36th America’s Cup:
Newport, RI (October 5, 2017) – After a decade and a half away from sailing’s flagship competition, the New York Yacht Club, represented by Bella Mente Quantum Racing Association, will challenge for the 36th America’s Cup.
The New York Yacht Club held the ornate silver trophy from 1851, when it was won by the yacht America (above), through 1983—a run often known as the longest winning streak in sports. The Club regularly challenged for the trophy in the years that followed the historic loss to Australia II off the coast of Newport 34 years ago, but had remained on the sidelines since its last challenge with Team Dennis Conner for the 2002-’03 America’s C…
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Modern Day Outlaws Reveal Secrets:
When Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid paired up in the late 1800s, they formed a gang known as the Wild Bunch that were responsible for the longest string of successful train and bank robberies in American history.
The modern day tandem is now Victor Diaz de Leon and Willem Van Waay.
These guys are regularly on the podium, recently teaming up with Peter Duncan and Jud Smith to completely annihilate the 161-boat fleet at the 2017 J/70 World Championship.
What makes these outlaws so good? Let’s hear from them:
Willem van Waa…
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