Pittman Innovation awards for 2016 announced:
Named after Freeman K. Pittman, SAIL’s long-time technical editor who died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in 1996, the Pittman Innovation Awards recognize outstanding new products created by a sailing industry that is perpetually innovative in its thinking.
Every year there’s a kind of competition within a competition as mechanical systems vie with electronics for primacy in SAIL’s Pittman Innovation Awards, and in 2016 it’s safe to say electronics won hands down. Whether it was a turnkey hybrid drive system, an LED-powered replacement for traditional pyrotechnic flares, route-finding software for chartplotters or a system that automatically trims sails underway, the ma…
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Olympic & Paralympic Hopefuls Named To US Sailing Team Roster:
Portsmouth, RI (January 19, 2016) – With 200 days remaining until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 21 of America’s best sailors to the 2016 US Sailing Team Sperry, the national sailing team. While the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams, which will be selected later in 2016, are selected every four years, the US Sailing Team Sperry is selected annually. Additional athletes will be named to the team on January 30. Full Report.
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