Reliving America’s Cup days in Newport:
The America’s Cup was held in Newport, RI 12 times from 1930 to 1983, with the 12 Metre as the selected class for nine of those times, from 1958 to 1983. When the 12 Metre World Championship comes to Newport July 8-13, it will be a reunion of boats and men.
For the 2019 12 Metre Worlds, teams from around the world again will sail a series of fleet races, held over five racing days, to determine winners in four Divisions: Grand Prix, Modern, Traditional, and Vintage.
And they will sail the same America’s Cup courses – 24 miles or so in length and plotted beyond the mouth of Narragansett Bay and off Brenton Reef in the Atlantic Ocean – that long ago brought notoriety t…
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Golden Globe: Istvan Kopar gets fourth:
(March 21, 2019; Day 264) – American Hungarian solo yachtsman Istvan Kopar reached the finish line at 13:58 UTC today to take 4th place in the 2018 Golden Globe Race at Les Sables d’Olonne, France. Kopar’s return leaves just one more skipper at sea, Finland’s Tapio Lehtinen and his Gaia 36 Asteria, still 4,227 miles from the finish. He is not expected to finish before mid-May. Full report.
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