Patience needed for iceboat racing:
The DN class, which is the most popular iceboat in the world, has its 2018 DN North American Championship scheduled on January 21-27, with racing to be held in a region defined by the eastern seaboard, mountain lakes, and Canada.
With cars gassed up, the plan was for an announcement on January 18 to direct competitors to the primary site for racing to begin January 22. But someone failed to give Mother Nature the memo, as finding sailable ice this winter has not come easy.
The communication lifeline to the 57 entrants is the remarkable class secretary Deb Whitehorse, with her frequent email updates ke…
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Building Strong Sailors from Within:
The America’s Cup began as a test of nations. It was that beacon which promoted and measured technical prowess in the developing world. But the Deed of Gift, as brilliant as it has proven to be, was not sufficiently strong to maintain this premise:
“This Cup is donated upon the condition that it shall be preserved as a perpetual challenge Cup for friendly competition between foreign countries.”
While the boats today may carry foreign flags, most entrants now look beyond their borders to assemble their teams. The search for unique skills to compete at …
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