Phil Robertson (NZL) tops the list of the ten Tour Card holders that will compete in the 2017 World Match Racing Tour. Robertson returns to defend his Match Racing World Champion title that he won in Marstrand last July which earned his team a million dollar payday. Full report.
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The Man that Revolutionized Sailing:
“If I started a sailmaking company, would you buy a sail from me?” That’s what Lowell North asked his friend John Shoemaker, one afternoon in 1957, while seated at the bar of San Diego Yacht Club. John replied, “Yes, I would,” which surprised Lowell.
Sure, they were friends, but neither man could predict that Lowell’s new company would eventually grow into the largest sailmaking business in the world. Or that along the way, Lowell would become a world champion sailor and two-time Olympic medalist.
Lowell later would say that John’s answer “gave me the encouragement to start North Sails.” He admitted that before starting the company, he hadn’t built many s…
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