Record Breaking Interest in Rolex Fastnet Race:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
The biennial Rolex Fastnet Race is not a race for novices. There are no palm trees at the finish or scenic islands along the route. Each team must be prepared for severe weather, large and confused seas, and strong winds. Boats have been lost, people have perished, yet, the attraction of this 603-nautical miler is unmatched.
Entries opened today (Jan. 9). Here was the Twitter feed:
• We’re just minutes away until entries for the 2017 ROLEX Fastnet Race Open!
• 5 minutes! @Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 registration.
• 1 minute! @Rolex Fastnet Ra…
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Slow Start for Match Race Circuit:
The first stop of the three-event California Dreamin’ Match Race Series was held January 7-8 in San Diego, CA. Organizers and racers were challenged by light and shifty conditions on the city-front course, managing five flights on Saturday but on Sunday the winds never produced enough for a single race. Nicole Breault of St Francis Yacht Club, and her Vela Racing teammates Molly Carapiet, Karen Loutzenheiser, and Hannah Burroughs, took the title. Details.
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