Robertson and Steele top field at Congressional Cup:
Long Beach, CA (April 8, 2016) – The US Postal Service has a saying, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” That could be the new motto of the Long Beach Yacht Club Race Committee and Congressional Cup racing.
Despite three days of rain, light air, shifting breeze, drizzle, gusts, cross currents, and ultimately a saturating fog, LBYC PRO Randy Smith and his committee pulled off 66 matches, to complete the Round Robins.
The racers willingly obliged, saying, “that’s sailing” as the weird and wet weather system overtook Southern California. But there was breeze. Wafting light, bu…
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Why All Athletes Should Be More Like the Oracle Team Sailors:
By Erin Beresini, Outside
Oracle Team USA is a sailing crew of 14 athletes bankrolled by billionaire software tycoon, Larry Ellison. Every three years, these Olympians and world champions are called upon to compete for the America’s Cup title in a 46 mile-per-hour spectacle that’s been dubbed the world’s most dangerous sailing race.
Nine years ago, America’s Cup boats had a top speed of about 11.5 mph, The Verge reports. That 35 mph leap comes from a combo of intense training and a greater focus on boat design. “Leaning how to sail is mayb…
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