Newport to vote on Sailing Hall of Fame:
Newport, RI (July 12, 2018) – The Newport City Council vote on whether the city should sell the Armory on Thames Street to the National Sailing Hall of Fame will take place on July 25, according to Mayor Harry Winthrop in NewportRI.com.
“I think it is a tremendous opportunity for the city to have a second hall of fame located here, along with the International Tennis Hall of Fame,” Winthrop said. “It’s an ideal use of the property and will give us the economic value from it that we have been looking for since the city took it o…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Newport to vote on Sailing Hall of Fame, Editor
Inaugural Olympic event in San Diego:
With an eye towards the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 2028, the inaugural San Diego Olympic Classes Regatta (SDOCR) will provide a venue for sailors to train and compete in international, high-performance classes from October 6-8, 2018. The SDOCR plans to be an annual event, growing in scale approaching 2028.
“When I was a kid, we had the Olympic trials in San Diego,” recalled two-time Olympic gold medalist Mark Reynolds. “Fast forward 8 years, I got the chance to attend the 1976 Olympics helping Dennis Conner and setting me on my path to try out for the Olympics. After a few tries, my Olympic dream came true.”
Hosted by San Diego Yacht Club, Reynolds is pleased the next ge…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Inaugural Olympic event in San Diego, Editor