Sparking a Resurgence in Racing:
Sometimes, it takes more than a study of the past to remind an organization what it once was. The New Bedford Yacht Club, which was founded in 1877 in what was then one of the world’s wealthiest port towns and is now located in South Dartmouth, Mass., has always been about boating.
But recently, the Club’s long history in competitive yachting, particularly in major regional and national events, has faded from the forefront of the collective mind of the membership.
Nearly five years ago, the club launched a campaign for the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup with the aim of sparking a resurgence in racing sailboats at a high level. The early returns have been promis…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Sparking a Resurgence in Racing, Editor
Hurricane Irma Gains Strength:
(September 5, 2017) – Category 5 Hurricane Irma has become one of the strongest storms recorded in the Atlantic, and is threatening to slam into Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with “potentially catastrophic” force tomorrow, with the likelihood of Florida by the weekend.
Here’s the update (500 PM AST Tue Sep 05 2017) from the National Hurricane Center:
POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE IRMA NEARING THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS…
…WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORAT…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Hurricane Irma Gains Strength, Editor