Too much at RC44 Porto Cervo Cup:
Porto Cervo, Italy (July 1, 2017) – Despite Sardinia returning to more sunny summery conditions, the onset of the Mistral wind resulted in racing being cancelled on the penultimate day of the RC44 Porto Cervo Cup.
After keeping the teams ashore this morning, at noon Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio explained “It is averaging 28-29 knots and there are puffs to 39 so we’ve sent everyone home. It is just white out there now.
“Tomorrow it is supposed to be a bit lighter with the same direction at the beginning of the day as now. Then there is a chance it will go right to the northeast. We can deal with that.”
Igor Lah, skipper of second placed Team CEEREF…
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Survival sailing at Sunfish North Americans:
Blue Point, NY (June 30, 2017) – Alonso Collantes (PER) has held his first place standing after day two of the Sunfish North Americans, followed by Paul-Jon Patin in 2nd, Doug Kaukeinen in 3rd, Rich Chapman in 4th place and Dan Hesse in 5th.
The Top Female competitor in 26th place is Gail Murphy-Heausler of the Davis Island Yacht Club, Tampa, FL. Marguerite and Katie Koehler are in 36th and 37th place, respectively, followed by Nancy Hastings-Jaywork (39th) and Amanda Callahan (40th). Considering these sailing conditions require a “survival” level of thinking, to stay out on the race course and sail all day is worthy of kudos in any place standing!
Day Two’s winds of 1…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Survival sailing at Sunfish North Americans, Editor