Scuttleball 2018: We have a champion:
In its 30th year, Scuttleball pool brought together the sailing community to see what sailors knew about men’s college basketball. Beyond busting and boasting egos, an extra incentive was for the funds raised to go towards helping Jim Hahn from Ronstan who suffered a catastrophic accident that has left him paralyzed from the waist down.
Jim Hahn submits this report following the national championship title game on April 2:
The dust has cleared and Villanova took top ranking for the second time in three years. A lot was riding …
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Brunel holds on to win Leg 7 in Itajaí:
Itajaí, Brazil (April 3, 2018; Day 17) – It was easily the most difficult stage of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, and the sailors will almost certainly rank it as one of the hardest in the history of the race.
But Bouwe Bekking used his veteran nous to fight through all the challenges and lead Team Brunel to an incredibly narrow win over Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team. After racing nearly 7,600 nautical miles over the ground, the margin at the finish was less than 15 minutes.
“It’s been an unbelievable leg,” Bekking said. “We are sad in our hearts about the loss of John Fisher (SHK/Scallywag) and that sits very deep with us, but from a sporting standpoint we…
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