US J/24 Class Enabling Young Sailors:
The US J/24 Class Association has awarded the first-annual Kelly Holmes-Moon J/24 Scholarship Boat to students from the University of South Florida Sailing Team.
The crew members— Brendan Feeney (helm), Sean Cornell (tactician), Mikey Treblecock (primary trimmer/alternate skipper), Scott Ewing (primary trimmer), Orrin Starr (secondary trimmer/pit), Andrew “Ty” Baird (bow) and Alex Smith (bow)—will be campaigning the boat in 2017 through early 2018.
The program is named in honor of Kelly Holmes-Moon, a long-time supporter of the J/24 Class Association who served as US Class President and as the Copyright Holder’s Representative.
The program encourages talente…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – US J/24 Class Enabling Young Sailors, Editor
Field set for biennial Invitational Cup:
This coming September, amateur sailors representing top yacht clubs from five continents will converge to contest the premiere trophy in Corinthian sailing, the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup in Newport, RI. The fifth edition of this biennial event, which is scheduled for September 9 to 16 at the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court, is likely to be the most competitive ever. And that’s no faint praise.
The 2015 event came down to the final leg of the final race, with three teams in contention for the top prize. To the delight of friends and family watching the live webcast from back home in Great Britain, the Royal Thames Yacht Club became the first team from outside Nort…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Field set for biennial Invitational Cup, Editor