Over 200 start Laser Radial Youth Worlds:
Kingston, ONT (July 26, 2019) – The first day of competition in the 2019 Laser Radial Youth World Championships served up conditions that made life easy for Race Committee: enough wind to keep boats moving and only mild oscillations in direction. Providing a good bit of help, the modest current was working against the boats lining up to start.
Or perhaps the sailors were just being conservative, having only one potential discard in the Championship. It is a truism that you can’t win a regatta on day one, but you can lose it. Being over early on the first day really puts you in a tough spot the rest of the way.
Perhaps it was this thought that led to zero recalls and only on…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Over 200 start Laser Radial Youth Worlds, Editor
Venue filling at Marblehead NOOD:
Marblehead, MA (July 26, 2019) – After the IOD and Rhodes 19 Classes got the action started yesterday, today there were 10 fleets of one-design raceboats gathered in the ocean venue for the 2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at Marblehead Race Week. Light winds and shifting currents had teams battling for top honors and a chance to earn a trip to the British Virgin Islands in late October for the NOOD Caribbean Championship sponsored by Sunsail.
Erica Beck Spencer helmed her boat Sea Bags Women’s Sailing Team to a pair of firsts to lead the J/24 fleet after the first day of racing. “Jess Harris and I put the team together after the 2014 Worlds (Newport, RI), where we were frustr…
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