True Highlight of the 35th America’s Cup:
Time will tell whether match racing 49-foot dragsters proves sufficiently engaging, but at least the 35th America’s Cup program won’t be solely relying on it. The highlight of the 2017 event may very well be the America’s Cup Superyacht Program which includes two events during the America’s Cup Class racing schedule.
“We have made great efforts to engage the global superyacht community and we are looking forward to showcasing some of the world’s biggest and most beautiful superyachts at the heart of our event,” said Sam Hollis, COO of the America’s Cu…
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Eight Bells: John Russell:
On March 26, Captain John Russell crossed the bar at 72 years in Huntington, NY.
Big John, The Gentle Giant, JR… since the early 1970’s, John and I have sailed thousands of offshore miles together. On one memorable Thanksgiving, about 600 miles offshore, we used wooden sail battens, canvas, flattened coke cans, and underwater epoxy to stem the gushing flow of seawater through the seams between the planks of Golden Eagle, a classic Alden wooden ketch.
Undeterred, John sailed with me for years in numerous trips between the US and the West Indies. Later, John sailed with Eric Ritter in his various sized Tempests, racing hard and working hard. John joined the Dolan crew, ski…
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