Selection Underway for America’s Cup Endeavour O’pen:
Seventeen O’pen BIC sailors have now been selected to participate in the America’s Cup Endeavour O’pen, held in conjunction with the America’s Cup Finals, June 15-18 in Bermuda. Youth sailors, age 15 and younger, coming from Japan, France, New Zealand, Sweden, Australia, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, and Poland are now confirmed. The qualification for the nine spots from North America will be at the O’pen BIC North American “Un-Regatta”, hosted by Sarasota Youth Sailing, March 17-19. The Bermudan representatives will be selected at the BDA O’pen BIC Nationals, May 6-7, to determine the final coveted spots. Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Selection Underway for America’s Cup Endeavour O’pen, Editor
Vendée Globe: Nine in the Barn:
(February 13, 2017; Day 100) – From one of the most prolonged and challenging storms encountered by any of the 29 skippers who left Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday November 6th last year, French solo skipper Eric Bellion emerged triumphant, securing a remarkable ninth placed in the Vendée Globe solo round the world race when he crossed the finish line at 1658hrs UTC. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Vendée Globe: Nine in the Barn, Editor