Star Sailors League Coming to the City:
Hosted by the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein located right in the city of Hamburg, the first ever Star Sailors League City Grand Slam on May 3-7 should prove to be quite a show in the German City. Ninety international teams will be vying for victory on the tight confines of Lake Alster, known as the ‘living room’ of Hamburg.
Crowds are anticipated as the lake is surrounded by park land, restaurants and bars, but the online audience will have great access too. The SSL Finals in Nassau, Bahamas last December attracted 100,000 fans… here are ten reasons to tune in again.
Clipper Race: Seattle Steps Up:
Some of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 12-boat fleet suffered serious damage during the leg from China to Seattle, and it has some local businesses now racing to get the fleet back in top shape before the competition begins again on April 28.
“We really didn’t know how much work we were going to do,” said Alex Simanis, the owner and operator of Ballard Sails & Yacht Services. “We have a bunch of work for ourselves – building other sails and doing repairs – so it’s kind of pushed up backwards a little bit but we’re happy to work extra hours.”
Workers at Ballard Sails are repairing sails that were damaged due t…
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