Tom Duggan: Helping your team succeed:
Tom Duggan (East Sandwich, Mass.) is an International Race Officer and Umpire, a long-time member of the US Sailing Race Management Committee, and Chair of the World Sailing Race Management Subcommittee. Through his race officer experiences, which span from Figawi Race Weekend to the Olympic Games, he has found how information has value but only if you give it away.
Sailing is a sport more dependent on information than most.
Bearing, distance, wind speed, depth, vmg, cog, true wind, apparent wind, current speed, current angle, time to start, time to layline, time to mark, and much more information needs to be properly analyzed and acted upon to manage a successful rac…
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Pacific Island Awash in Tons of Trash:
Henderson Island ought to be one of the most pristine places on earth: an uninhabited South Pacific atoll so remote that the nearest human settlement is the small island 120 miles away where the Bounty mutineers hid out.
But the atoll’s white sand beaches are littered with tons of multicolored plastic junk, deposited there by ocean currents.
“I’ve been fortunate in my career as a sc…
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