Sydney Hobart: 50 for Ellis:
Sydney, Australia (December 31, 2017) – When David Gotze/Michael Cranitch’s Triton docked in Hobart on finishing the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart, Tony ‘Ace’ or ‘Grumpy’ Ellis became only the second person to sail 50 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s race – only Tony Cable had gone then before him.
And yesterday, Ellis came face to face with Bill Ratcliff, who at 81 had just ticked off his 49th –and hopes to be standing in Ellis’ and Cable’s shoes next year.
Ellis is taking it in his stride – he doesn’t get all the fuss. He has been sailing at an international level for far too long – America’s, Admiral’s and Clipper Cups. He’s done it all, …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Sydney Hobart: 50 for Ellis, Assoc Editor
Tight Racing at Open Orange Bowl:
Miami, FL (December 30, 2017) – The Open Orange Bowl was held December 26-30 at Coconut Grove Sailing Club.
The regatta was open to sailors in the following fleets: Lasers, Laser Masters, Laser Radials aged 19 or over, International 420s with no age restriction and 29ers with no age restriction.
The winners of each fleet are:
Bella CASARETTO/Kaitlin HAMILTON
Thomas RICE/Trevor BORNARTH