SAIL’s 2018 Best Boats Awards:
SAIL Magazine has announced the winners of SAIL’s 2018 Best Boats Awards. If there’s one word that sums up the Best Boats Class of 2018, it would have to be “performance.” This is most obvious in the simple fact that the panel of judges exercised its editorial prerogative to create an additional third performance category, to accommodate three great new speedsters.
However, as any old salt can tell you, there’s a lot more to good performance afloat than pure boatspeed. Equally important is the way a boat treats its crew, whether it’s resting on the hook in a quiet anchorage or off soundings battling a gale.
A perfect example of this alternative kind of performance…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – SAIL’s 2018 Best Boats Awards, Assoc Editor
Clipper Race: First Points Awarded:
(November 11, 2017; Day 11) – The first points of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race have gone to Sanya Serenity Coast, who crossed the Scoring Gate in first place overnight ahead of the rest of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet.
Sanya Serenity Coast, which has also moved back into first place on the leader board, crossed the northern end of the Scoring Gate at 2103 UTC last night to collect the maximum three bonus points on offer.
Skipper Wendy Tuck reports: “Another day, another upwind bash, but at least there was a bit of a silver lining last night as we crossed the Scoring Gate. A large cheer was heard from up on deck as they counted down to the line on the Ga…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Clipper Race: First Points Awarded, Assoc Editor