Unlocking New Heights of Stoke:
With the backdrop of America’s Cup, thirty-two O’pen BIC sailors from 10 nations, ages ten to fifteen, participated in the America’s Cup Endeavour O’pen.
The first two days on June 15-16 saw spectacular “Un-Regatta” style racing with required freestyle moves, unique course obstacles, and tight courses. Several reaching, America’s Cup style starts tested the sailors, and made for very close action.
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Slippery sailing at Hobie North Americans:
Yankton, South Dakota (June 20, 2017) – The second day of racing at the Hobie 16 and Hobie 20 North American Championships continued the chutes and ladders theme but with some get-of-jail cards thrown in. There was plenty of opportunity to go from the front to the back or the back to the front.
On the course, positions changed frequently. On-off shifty winds from 5-10 knots with a slow persistent right shift frustrated sailors and race officers alike. The early morning breeze moderated as competitors left the beach resulting in a very unstable breeze. They call this “lake sailing” for a reason.
Despite the shifty frustrating conditions, the standings are very tight in th…
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