The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly:
Gail Turluck, Board member for the Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation, has spent at least 50 years enjoying and contributing to the sport of sailing. For the past 5 ½ years, this Chicagoan has specifically been working daily to cause growth in the sport. Here she shares her observations in this report.
Offshore Handicap Fleets
Offshore handicap racing is at a break point. There are so many rules and none have been declared obsolete. As a result, owners are sitting out rather than acquiring multiple handicaps due to cost. More people are opting for offshore one-designs, with local yacht clubs competing to hold races for these Classes. This has drawn …
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Nearly skunked at Melges 20 Miami Winter Series:
Twenty-one teams came out for the third stop of the 3-event Melges 20 Miami Winter Series, held March 3-5 in Miami, FL. Rob Wilber on Cinghiale along with Sam Rogers and Matt Woodworth led after day one, later taking the final event after excessive winds kept the fleet off Biscayne Bay for the final two days. Series winner was Drew Freides with Morgan Reeser, Charlie Smythe and Federico Michetti on board Pacific Yankee. Full report.
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