The Transat: Multi50 Podium Complete:
(May 19, 2016; Day 18) – French skipper Pierre Antoine crossed The Transat bakerly finish line at Sandy Hook off New York in the early hours of this morning, taking third place and completing the Multi50 podium aboard his trimaran Olmix. The first Class 40 is expected to arrive in New York City on Friday. Full report.
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Increase Participation, Improve Satisfaction:
If Annapolis Yacht Club is right, other clubs will need to sit up and take notice. What they’ve done with their Annual Regatta next month is to look beyond the advanced racing teams and re-tune the event to be more inclusive to the casual racers.
At its peak in the 1990s, the AYC Annual Regatta predominantly featured handicap racing. Over the past decade or so, one-design competition has become more popular and those classes have come to dominate the regatta. Participating in PHRF classes has decreased to the point the handicap component of the event has not been held for five years.
“Everyone talks nostalgically about what we did in the past. A lot of folks were qui…
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