Ten Commandments of Beercan Racing:
Rob Moore was only 58 years old when he succumbed to lung cancer on Jan. 6, 2012. He was among the 20% of lung cancer victims with no history of smoking. During Rob’s short tenure on the planet, he covered a lot of ground, and was both active in the sport and a popular contributor at the Latitude 38 publication.
Rob believed strongly that sailboat racing should be competitive and fun, and to encourage participation at all levels. He was discouraged by the downturn in participation in San Francisco Bay racing, and he was constantly trying to find ways to increase the number of boats on the water.
As a tribute to Rob, we annually share his “Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Ten Commandments of Beercan Racing, Editor
Joe Harris: Global Lap Concludes Thursday:
Aboard his Class40 GryphonSolo2, American Joe Harris departed Newport (RI) on November 15 in a bid to break the 40 Foot Monohull Solo Non-Stop Round the World Record. That plan, however, got derailed with a detour to Cape Town to repair his energy systems and another pit stop in Uruguay due to hull damage. But Joe has persevered to fulfill his lifelong ambition to circumnavigate the world. That ride is now coming to an end as his anticipated arrival back to Sail Newport at Fort Adams is early Thursday, May 5. Full report.
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