Setting a New Standard for Youth Sailing:
Something special is taking shape along the southeastern Connecticut shoreline for the world of youth sailing. In just its second year, The SECOR Volvo Fishers Island Sound Race is giving young sailors between the ages of 12 and 18 an aquatic experience normally reserved for world-class skippers.
The regatta’s founder and chairman, Brandon Flack, has modeled this one-of-a-kind kids’ race to closely resemble the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race Newport. Just like the big boys, Flack’s race around Fisher’s Island Sound comes complete with live-streaming video footage shot by drones, online access to real-time GPS race tracking, a VIP spectators boat and, of course, top-notch sai…
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Staying Nimble to Remain Relevant:
by Laurie Fullerton
New England’s top sailors gathered on August 26-28 for the coveted end of summer event. – the ONE (Offshore New England Championships) Regatta, which saw over 80 boats racing off Marblehead.
The ONE Regatta has evolved from the former PHRF New England’s, which once attracted over 1,000 sailors. As the big boat numbers have dwindled, the racing format has evolved to include smaller, sport boats and the change has received a lot of positive feedback from the sailors.
“We have to be nimble enough to make changes and we have incorporated the smaller sport boats like the J/70s and the Vipers,” said event organizer Carter White…
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