Six Nantucket IODs Sink and Float Again:
by John Burnham, International One Design World Class Association
What happens in Nantucket Harbor when you combine 30- to 40- knot winds gusting over 50 with the staying power of a 4-day nor’easter and all the rain in the northwest quadrant of a hurricane? Turns out, you have a weather concoction that can sink International One-Design sloops at their moorings.
Six in the Nantucket IOD fleet of 15 boats sank as Hurricane Jose parked offshore from the island. Seven others had already been moved ashore for the winter in advance of the storm, and two others cam…
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Holt/Smit Clinch 505 Worlds:
Annapolis, MD (September 28, 2017) – Organizers of the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship said from the outset that versatility would prove crucial to winning. That is because Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay figured to deliver a wide range of wind conditions over the course of a week. Mike Holt and Carl Smit proved to be the best all-around team, which was a surprise even to them. Holt and Smit clinched the championship with one race to spare thanks to a dominant performance on the fourth day of the competition. Full Report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Holt/Smit Clinch 505 Worlds, Assoc Editor