Skunked at RC44 World Championship:
Marstrand, Sweden (July 11, 2019) – Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose and unfortunately today was the latter for day two of the RC44 World Championship 2019.
At the skippers briefing in the morning, PRO Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio kept the crews ashore as the race committee set off to the west of Marstrand island to find suitable conditions. However, when there was still no wind at 1530, Reggio pulled the plug on racing for the day.
“Forecast was for 6-7 knots and we never saw over 4 – I don’t think at any given time did we have 20 minutes where we could have been sailing, let alone racing,” described Reggio. “The wind was flicking bet…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Skunked at RC44 World Championship, Editor
The Rescue of a Regatta:
Hosting a major championship is no small undertaking, and when all competitors are 21 or younger, and many much younger, the task grows. St. Francis Yacht Club had taken on the mission, but when a situation out of their control threatened the event, it was a test of a community to right the ship. Former StFYC commodore Kimball Livingston explains: