Roll Call on Rolex Middle Sea Race:
(October 25, 2016; Day 4) – Among the 107 yachts that started the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race there are 94 yachts racing for the overall prize of the Rolex Middle Sea Trophy, awarded to the best yacht racing under the IRC Rating system. There are six individual IRC classes, and winning class at the Rolex Middle Sea Race is a primary goal among the teams. Once that is achieved, the prevailing weather conditions will influence which class produces the overall winner.
At 14:00 CET on the fourth day of the race only two of the yachts vying for the overall prize had finished. Eight yachts have retired, leaving 84 still racing. While only a dozen yachts have rounded the most souther…
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Class of 2016: Tom Perkins:
Nine new members of the US National Sailing Hall of Fame will be inducted at a ceremony on October 29-30 in San Francisco, CA. Roger Vaughan provides this report on Tom Perkins, the innovator behind the modern square rigged superyacht The Maltese Falcon, and one of the members of the 2016 induction class:
When he was in his twenties, armed with degrees from MIT and Harvard, the late Tom Perkins went to work for a couple Stanford graduates named Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. Perkins met the famous duo in the 1950s, when Palo Alto, Cali…
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