Racing begins at 470 World Championships:
Thessaloniki, Greece (July 10, 2017) – The 2017 470 World Championships got underway today with three qualifying races for the 132 teams from 32 nations. After a two-hour postponement ashore waiting for the thermal breeze, patience was rewarded with 8-10 knots for the first race at 1400, building to 15-16 knots under a clear blue sky. Full report.
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Every Dog Gets Their Day:
The Van Isle 360 is a biennial (odd year) race circumnavigating wild and rugged Vancouver Island, B.C. Sailed in nine legs that total 524 nm, the course provides inshore, offshore and overnight legs through some of the most stunning and challenging waters on the planet.
Twenty-nine teams recently took on the two week challenge, one of which was ‘OxoMoxo’, the never-winning, always last in fleet, Swan 391. But this time they won.
‘OxoMoxo’ owner Doug Frazer and his team stunned the northwest sailing community by winning Division 3. Frazer, a Van Isle 360 first timer, attributed his improbable success to the law of averages. “We’ve never won anything before, so basically, …
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