The boat that just won’t die:
Fazisi, a boat unlike any the Whitbread race had ever seen, has always faced challenges. In Sailing magazine, designer Vlad Murnikov reflects on the life of the legend and how, even battered by a hurricane and plundered by thieves, you can never count the old girl out.
As it often happens these days, the news came through Facebook. The striking hull of a maxi yacht, massive yet graceful, laying on top of the salvage barge, looking very sad with all the deck gear stripped, hatches torn apart, stanchions and pulpits bent, yet looking hauntingly beautiful even in this distressed state.
For a moment I lost my breath. It was Fazisi, my dear boat bound for …
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Conflict of Interest:
RacingRulesOfSailing.org is an online platform that assists in the understanding of the racing rules and provides answers to rules questions. Participants are all quite skilled and offered interesting responses when Paul Zupan posted this scenario about conflict of interest:
The protest committee at a large regional event (that is a ladder event for qualification for the World Championship) is a three member panel of nationally certified judges. A protest has been received from a boat called Wicked against boat Wanton on an RRS 10 (On Opposite Tacks) question. The judges ass…
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