Small field anticipated for America’s Cup:
Emirates Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton has all but confirmed there will be just three seriously-funded challengers for the 2021 America’s Cup in Auckland. Challenger of Record Luna Rossa, Ben Ainslie’s Ineos Team UK and the New York Yacht club are the big players confirmed for the monohull event. There are enough bases for three more challengers at the Auckland waterfront but they are unlikely to be completely filled. Full report.
My Rookie Swiftsure Experience:
The Swiftsure International Yacht Race is the premier long distance sailing race in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia area. Starting and ending in Victoria, BC, Canada, the 75th edition on May 26 attracted one design expert but distance racing rookie Ron Rosenberg.
Here Ron tells the story of how this unlikely team succeeded on the race course, but more so, gained an appreciation of what has even greater importance:
I knew my teammates onboard Mike Breivik’s Beneteau Oceanis 45, Le Reve, felt my nap time was over when they tacked without telling me and I reverse …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – My Rookie Swiftsure Experience, Editor