Slow go for Youth Match Racing Worlds:
Corona del Mar, CA (August 1, 2017) – Light winds prevailed for the start of the 2017 Youth Match Racing World Championship, with only four flights completed in the qualifying stage of the competition. Twelve teams seek to complete a double round robin series to determine the top four that advance to the semi-finals. Staying perfect today was Harry Price (AUS), George Anyon (NZL), and Ettore Botticini (ITA) with Charlie Welsh (USA) on the bubble at 3-1. Details.
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Below decks with the Cup’s new keeper:
Suzanne McFadden details for Newsroom.co.nz the behind-the-scene story for what occurs when a club becomes the new America’s Cup’s keeper.
Steve Mair, the young commodore of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, never got to see the final race of the 2017 America’s Cup live. He was locked in a boat on Bermuda’s Great Sound, deep in a James Bond-style covert mission.
Mair was concealed within a gleaming superyacht, while boat staff stood guard around the deck, instructed to kick into the ocean any packages or envelopes that might be suddenly hu…
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