Test Rules for Match Racing:
A newly released package of test rules for match racing is a collaborative effort across the Match Race Committee, Racing Rules Committee and Umpires Sub-Committee. The aim of this package of rule changes is to simplify some of the racing rules, and in doing so improve the consistency of umpiring decisions and make the racing more spectator friendly. Full report.
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Returning to the Volvo Ocean Race:
Two years ago, Americans Charlie Enright and Mark Towill were just 29 and 26 years respectively when they launched their 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race campaign. Leading the Team Alvimedica crew, the two upstarts had made it into the big leagues, but they had little interest in being one-hit wonders. So when the the race ended in June, the echo of ‘what’s next?’ was deafening. Now we now.
The duo have announced the formation of their new racing team, 55 South. Enright and Towill will train and race under 55 South as they work toward their ultimate goal of returning to the Volvo Ocean Race in 2017-18.
Joining them for 2016 is the sustainability organization, 11th Hour Racing, which…
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