Qualifying complete at College Nationals:
Mount Pleasant, SC (May 31, 2017) – The second day of the semifinals for the Gill Coed National Championship completed the task of reducing the field of 36 college sailing teams to the top 18 that will advance to the championship finals tomorrow, Thursday, June 1.
Sailing in FJs and Z420s, the top nine teams from each of the 18-boat semifinal fleets qualify to compete in the finals.
Racing started on time around 10 a.m. in a light southwesterly around 8 knots under partly sunny skies with temperatures in the low 80s. As the day progress, winds varied down to 5-7 knots from the southwest and up to 8-12 knots from the south. At the end of the day, the winds were light again …
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In Pursuit of Fair Racing:
Jeff Motley reports on the process taken in the Pacific Northwest to provide fair racing for a fairly diverse race.
Beginning and finishing in Nanaimo British Columbia, the biennial Van Isle 360 Yacht Race circumnavigates Vancouver Island counter clockwise in a series of 9 legs over a 14 day period. At approximately 460km/286mi in length and 100km/62mi in breadth, Vancouver Island, skippers and crews are immersed in some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet every day.
Encounters with wildlife, Orca’s, Bald Eagles, Humpback Whales or Seal Lions are part of the expectation on each leg. But while the 2017 race takes sailors back in time to remote regions, when…
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