Nominations Open for USA Coach of the Year:
Portsmouth, RI (November 15, 2016) – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has opened the nomination period for the 2016 US Sailing Coach of the Year Awards. The OSC will honor American coaches in five categories who have done outstanding work at the youth, national and international levels. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Nominations Open for USA Coach of the Year, Editor
Vendée Globe: Fastest Ever to the Equator:
(November 15, 2016; Day 10) – Alex Thomson led the eighth edition of the Vendee Globe solo nonstop around the world race into the Southern Hemisphere when he crossed the Equator at 1905hrs UTC today. The solo skipper of Hugo Boss sets a new reference time for the passage from Les Sables d’Olonne of 9 days 7 hours and 3 minutes. This betters the 2004 passage time of Jean Le Cam by 1 day and four hours.
Thomson is the first British skipper ever to lead the Vendee Globe into the Southern Hemisphere. The last British skipper to lead the race was Mike Golding in December 2008. Golding led for a few hours before his mast was felled by a rogue gust, then forced to retire into Fremantl…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Vendée Globe: Fastest Ever to the Equator, Editor