Stormy Start to College Women’s Nationals:
Mount Pleasant, SC (May 23, 2017) – The 2017 Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s series of Spring Championships began today for 36 teams that advanced through national qualifiers to compete in the Sperry Women’s Semifinal Championship.
The semifinals today and tomorrow are the precursor and qualifying event for the Sperry Women’s National Championship Finals on May 25-26.
The semifinals are divided into two fleets, an Eastern and Western semifinal, each with 18 teams from across the nation, with the top nine teams from each fleet advancing to the finals. The competitors are racing in FJs and Z420s on windward-leeward courses with four and five legs.
The day of…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Stormy Start to College Women’s Nationals, Editor
Video Preview: 35th America’s Cup:
Four years in the making and hundreds of millions of dollars in development, it’s time for the battle to begin for yachting’s most prestigious trophy.
In The World Sailing Show’s preview of the 35th America’s Cup, they take a close look at the teams and consider how they might fare over the next five weeks.
They will look at the road to the America’s Cup and explain what the successful Challenger needs to do to be selected to take on the Defenders, Oracle Team USA. Finally, they will find out directly from some of the skippers about how hard these boats are to fly and how they rely on innovative new technology.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Video Preview: 35th America’s Cup, Editor