Two Years Down, Two Years To Go:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
After agonizing over the details throughout the 2018 Sailing World Championships on August 2-12, that once every four year extravaganza of Olympic classes to decide their world titles, I now fear the question I am to ask. Did any of it make sense?
It is phenomenal the repercussions of being an Olympic class. Don’t forget that each one of the boats is a one design class of its own, with class officers and often many times more class members that care little about the Olympics.
Passion held by class enthusiasts:
The International 110, often just called the 110, is a one-design class boat designed in 1939 by Ray Hunt and was first built in Marblehead, MA. Hunt, now inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame, had a unique idea of how boats should go through the water.
The 110 is a double-ender, slicing the water at entry and in theory, bringing it back together at exit. While yacht design did not follow Hunt, that does not lessen the passion held by class enthusiasts.
The 110 faithful recently gathered at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club in Holland, Michigan to sail the Nationals when a new fiberglass boat, built by Jon Easley of New Holland Boats, was splashed for the first time.
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