Sixteen Sporting Conclusions for 2016:
America’s Cup CEO Russell Coutts may be among the most notable of Kiwi athletes, but the New Zealand Herald took a swipe at his event when columnist Dylan Cleaver included the America’s Cup in his list of 16 sporting conclusions for 2016:
“America’s Cup organizers are serving nobody well. The AC World Series has featured some spectacular in-shore racing but with so little resting on the result the series has fallen into a vacuum. There is also a glaring lack of frisson that nor…
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Eight Bells: Mort Bloom:
In the early morning hours of December 12, 2016, facing in a southerly direction, with the Pacific Ocean at his starboard side, Commodore Morton J. Bloom sailed away at 99 years. He died peacefully at home in Los Angeles, surrounded by the love of his family, friends, and devoted caregivers.
Mort was a man of great integrity and many talents, not least of which were his uniquely inventive mind, wonderful sense of humor, and great gift for telling stories and jokes. After graduating from UCLA in 1938, and from Berkeley’s Boalt Hall in 1941, he had a long career as an attorney. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during WW II.